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        04-18-2013, 05:47 PM
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    Unhappy Anybody else afraid of severe weather?

    Just wondering. The whole 900-mile tornado watch is scaring the crap out of me since we live in tornado alley.

    And, tornadoes are my #1 fear!
         
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        04-18-2013, 05:57 PM
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    I live in NJ so we don't really experience severe storms but we've had a few nasties. I'm soooo not a fan of severe weather. The easy thunder shower I can deal with and sometimes enjoy, anything worse I'm running for my closet. Kudos to you for living in tornado alley I don't think I could do it. Although, weird thing, I'm FASCINATED by tornados and I'm always researching them.
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        04-18-2013, 05:59 PM
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    Just make sure to have a safe place to go if the time comes. Like a basement or an underground food cellar or if you have a tornado shelter. Weather has been real hot here in TN and unless this storm is real cool weather im not worryin about it.. then again I did hear it would get back down in the 30s sometime this week so we didnt do our starters for the garden yet.

    My hubby is real weary of tornadoes too.. im not at all, lol.
         
        04-18-2013, 06:07 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    Negative. I am a severe weather fanatic!

    I'm currently living in Canada but have been following the storms down in the US the last two days on radar, weather maps and also live streams from storm chasers. It's one of my dreams to see a tornado up close which I know is kind of silly because I'm sure most people down south hope they never have to see one, lol.

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    To anyone interested, you can watch live streams (good quality too!) of some storm chasers using the link below. It's kind of like watching grass, you can watch for 12 hours and see nothing... but I have seen a few amazing tornados last year and hopefully see some more this year.

    http://tvnweather.com/live (Click on the red icons)

    I'm currently following a chaser outside of Louisville. Some light rotation there but nothing of great concern yet...
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        04-18-2013, 06:10 PM
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    They terrify me - we've had the 2 hurricanes here and they are nothing compared to tornados. We have a pretty safe reinforced area in part of our basement but its the horses I most worry about
    My DH has turned down two high paying jobs because I refused to move to tornado areas though if he was out of work we'd have had no choice I guess
         
        04-18-2013, 06:17 PM
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    I used to be a little fascinated with severe weather.
    Um, not anymore. Iíve been through 5 hurricanes in my life, several extremely severe T-storms, and about a mile form a tornado touch down.
    Uh huhÖ between those and the all kinds of typical nasty weather here, Iíve had my fill.
    Couple that with the fact that I have my own farm with lots of critters beyond the equines, and it really concerns me. We get severe T-storms where I currently live and tornadoes, and while one would think hurricanes arenít an issue hereÖ they still can be.
    One Sept I was without power and water for 9 days because of one. Had to haul in water daily just to keep everyone alive. Very daunting when I had over 150 animals at that time.
         
        04-18-2013, 07:15 PM
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    I've been through a couple of hurricanes - they don't scare me as much as tornados, they are just really spooky with the sustained wind, and you have lots of warning so can go or stay. I've been in 3 tornados and have had several more near misses, as in just a three or four hundred yards away, and I just don't like them at all - too unpredictable and violent...
         
        04-18-2013, 07:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
    Negative. I am a severe weather fanatic!

    I'm currently living in Canada but have been following the storms down in the US the last two days on radar, weather maps and also live streams from storm chasers. It's one of my dreams to see a tornado up close which I know is kind of silly because I'm sure most people down south hope they never have to see one, lol.

    Edit:

    To anyone interested, you can watch live streams (good quality too!) of some storm chasers using the link below. It's kind of like watching grass, you can watch for 12 hours and see nothing... but I have seen a few amazing tornados last year and hopefully see some more this year.

    TVNweather Live Chasing (Click on the red icons)

    I'm currently following a chaser outside of Louisville. Some light rotation there but nothing of great concern yet...

    Oh gee....we must've been separated at birth....I dream about tornados....don't ever want to be in one but would love to chase one!
         
        04-18-2013, 07:23 PM
      #9
    Showing
    Hugs, OP. I am sure that you will be fine. You will be in my thoughts regardless.

    We had a tornado warning once and it freaked me out.. but it is best in any situation to stay as calm as you can
         
        04-18-2013, 07:52 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    I love a good thunderstorm, but tornados are a no go. I lived in tornado alley growing up so I know how terrifying one can be.

    The only thing I worry about with thunderstorms is the horses out in the field possibly getting struck by lightning.
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