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Old 07-18-2010, 03:54 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mythplaced View Post
Tornadoes didn't exist until the mobile home was invented..

Prior to that they (tornadoes) had no source of food!


In the old days they called 'em "Twisters" the word "Tornado is somewhat new.. But yes, you do occasionally come across a reference to a Twister in older documents and journals.

But even more important.. Have you, personally, ever seen a tornado? I have not and I'm 60 years old living in southern Michigan.. I have been close, in fact close enough to see it had I been outdoors, Close enough to have to deal with the aftermath,,, but never actually seen one save on film or video.

And frankly.. I'd like to keep it that way.

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Old 07-18-2010, 04:56 PM   #16
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:26 PM   #17
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I saw one about 1970 south of Seattle, near Kent. It did a lot of damage and even moved a big old two story house on it's foundation enough that you could see it from the highway.

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Old 07-19-2010, 06:49 AM   #18
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Nope, yer right....I too have NEVER actually seen one. We're presently parked here on the beautiful prairie of S. Dakota, just S. of Mitchell, and while we've had to "button up" a few times in anticipation of winds/hail/rain, etc., the tornadoes that HAVE been forming and moving through, have been either South or North of our location. Ahhhhh.....which is O.K. by me !!!

NOW I gotta go find some wood to knock on!!!

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Old 07-19-2010, 06:54 AM   #19
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In my lifetime I have seen one in Ohio, two in St louis, one in southeast MO, one in St Charles Mo., one in Oklahoma, and the aftermath of one in Kansas City. I quess i'm just lucky if you want to call it that.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:14 AM   #20
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In 07 & 08 we were heading north in Arkansas and were a day behind the Tornadoes. It was amazing how fast the main roads were open and the Road Departments were cleaning the side roads.
We hope that is as close as we ever come to one.
Both storms took down trees and minor damage to homes and property . Saw tree on top of car, roofs off, sheds blown over.
That was when the Lake over flowed in Branson, MO saw that also as that was where we were headed from Texas.
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Originally Posted by speed racer View Post
In my lifetime I have seen one in Ohio, two in St louis, one in southeast MO, one in St Charles Mo., one in Oklahoma, and the aftermath of one in Kansas City. I quess i'm just lucky if you want to call it that.


I too have never seen, or seen the results of a tornado, except for on TV. I really don't care to see one. I hope you have your name on the outside of your RV in BIG letters, because with your expierience with all those tornados, I NEVER WANT TO CAMP NEXT TO YOU.

Just kidding, I am a native Californian, and have never visited tornado country in tornado season, and really have never seen one.

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Old 07-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Jimmy F View Post
I said "perhaps", never claimed to be an exspert.

I was not referring to you or any poster specifically. Actually, I was referring to network weather readers.

No offense intended.
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At one time I lived in Northern Ontario (Sault Ste Marie) and drove to and from bi-annual model railroad conventions using Michigan as a short cut to southern Ontario. The corridor between Flint MI and Sarnia ON was a hotbed of Tornado activity back then. Saw one in the rear view mirror right on the highway we were on as we approached Lapeer from Imlay. I think that's the only time my ex never said boo about my penchant for speeding.

Way back when I was younger there was a heck of a 'twister' that destroyed Lively ON just west of Sudbury so tornadoes are not just a recent thing in Canada. I think its just the news people trying to get audience participation up that is the real problem.
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Tornado's and Cyclones are the same weather phenomenon, one forms over land the latter over water. I watched one tear up a neighborhood 4 miles from my parents house (atop a hill), where the sun was shining and no wind blowing.
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