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Offline niko

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« on: August 23, 2004, 03:29:52 AM »
At 08:54 yesterday morning the NWS issued "large and extremely dangerous" tornado alert for Los Angeles  8O  It was cancelled 4 minutes later  :oops:

http://edis.oes.ca.gov/bulletins/

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TORNADO WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
839 AM PDT SAT AUG 21 2004

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OXNARD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  CENTRAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA

* UNTIL 915 AM PDT

* AT 825 AM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
  A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTH OF
  GLENDALE...OR ABOUT NEAR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES...MOVING NORTHEAST AT
  20 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
  PASADENA BY 850 AM PDT
  MOUNT WILSON BY 905 AM PDT

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS
THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY
ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU
ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE
LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO
NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 3413 11837 3400 11822 3425 11788 3441 11808

$$

WOFFORD


[TORLOX / WFUS56 KLOX 1093103637]

EDIS-08-21-04 0854 PDT

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2004, 03:50:54 AM »
oops  :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2004, 04:00:01 AM »
In the tradition of the Colorado tsunami alert I guess http://www.kfor.com/Global/story.asp?S=1687488

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2004, 08:01:12 AM »
they must have been watching the day after tomorrow?

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2004, 06:49:49 PM »
being an experienced Storm Chaser that is not that uncommon to be honest.  In 2003 near Boliva, Missouri NWS radio was telling us a large and extremely dangerous tornado was heading towards us!  It missed but the fact the sirens were going off gave us a fright I can tell you.  Read it here....

http://www.chaseruk.co.uk/Storm_Chasing_2003_-_060503.html