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Old 03-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Tornado Watches and Warnings..

Everyone please check your weather station for warnings and watches.. Annie
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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Kinda windy here today - looks like it will pass soon. There was a hail warning earlier that did not materialize. Whew....
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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Middle-America got hammered today. Lots of twisting in the atmosphere. I'm glad that I can at least get my car inside. It also has an aluminum hood, roof and deck lid..... not something hail agrees with.
The bus on the other hand is out in the open at the AS dealer....waiting again to finish up the Honda genset install.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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We are under a watch until 2am .. Arcadia Fla
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #5
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How 'bout Winter Storm Warnings with snow and ice?

All the red are roads closed due to ice and snow. I-80 is closed from Council Bluffs to Iowa City. I-35 is closed in Iowa. I-380 is mostly closed. There isn't much travel west of I35 in Iowa right now... and it's moving toward us... second major storm in five days... Sounds like Alabama has a real tragedy unfolding...

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It's raining cats and dogs here, so I'm naturally out hunting down the last few leaks! Hey, all that bad weather has to be good for something. Be back to check in (and the weather radar) later. Keep yer heads down.

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Tornado Watches and Warnings..

We had quite a bumpy afternoon. One side of the ciy had hail so heavy that you couldn't see traffic signals until you were already in the intersection -- the other side of the city experienced the wind and heavy rain. The Tornado sirens went off at about 12:30 sending all of our 1,000+ students into safe areas of our school for about 45 minutes -- my classroom is on the ground level, but some who had to make the trip from the third floor down to the ground level mentioned that it was a bit scary to see the sky as one made the trip down the stairways. We escaped without severe damage, but had a good reminder about the necessity for storm preparedness here in the Midwest.

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:41 AM   #8
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i know this sounds like a stupid question, but what do you do if it starts to hail or you hear it is coming? do you try to run for cover or cover the roof with blankets or just hope for the best? i apologize if this sounds as stupid as i think it does, but i did have to ask. thanks
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:47 AM   #9
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Everything ok here but had some stuff ready at the door in case of fast exit needed.. Hope that everyone is well and safe
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:51 AM   #10
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Airstreams, I suspect most of us react to the moment. Hail storms are usually small in area and move fast. I would try to drive away from it. This is where a weather radio comes into play. I think it's mandatory equipment for a Airstream. Now that the service has committed to modifying their landmarks from just county boundaries to towns, hiways, and other recognizable points, it should be much easier to track a storm.
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i know this sounds like a stupid question, but what do you do if it starts to hail or you hear it is coming? do you try to run for cover or cover the roof with blankets or just hope for the best? i apologize if this sounds as stupid as i think it does, but i did have to ask. thanks
The best thing if you are at home, is to have a building over your coach. Usually by the time you find out hail is coming, it is too late to do anything about it. DON'T go out in the hail to try to protect your trailer, it won't help enough to matter, and you may get seriously hurt.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #12
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Airstreams, I suspect most of us react to the moment. Hail storms are usually small in area and move fast. I would try to drive away from it. This is where a weather radio comes into play. I think it's mandatory equipment for a Airstream. Now that the service has committed to modifying their landmarks from just county boundaries to towns, hiways, and other recognizable points, it should be much easier to track a storm.
great idea, thanks. i'll put a weather radio on my needed items list.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:54 PM   #13
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The best thing if you are at home, is to have a building over your coach. Usually by the time you find out hail is coming, it is too late to do anything about it. DON'T go out in the hail to try to protect your trailer, it won't help enough to matter, and you may get seriously hurt.
thanks terry. we are planning on building her a home of her own. actually we are going to buy one and fix it to suit what is needed. oh, and i'll try to remember the part about not going out in the hail storm to try to save her, no matter what!
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