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Forecasters warn of life-threatening storms ((To all those who live in the MIDWEST))

Posted by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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Forecasters warn of life-threatening storms

By Ron Recinto | The Lookout - 9 hrs ago

 

http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/thelookout/weather.jpgA severe thunder storm supercell moves above the ground near the small town of Stratton, Nebraska April 12, 2012. ...

In an unusual move, national weather forecasters have issued an early warning that conditions are ripe for violent tornadoes to rip through the Midwest this weekend.

According to a story by the Associated Press, the expected weekend storms will stretch from Texas to Minnesota and could be a "high-end, life threatening event."

On Friday, a tornado was seen near the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman just after 4 p.m. local time, according to a local television station. There were no reported injuries.

This is only the second time in history that the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, Russ Schneider, director of the center told the AP.

The worst weather is expected to develop late Saturday afternoon between Oklahoma City and Salina, Kan., Other areas also could see severe storms with baseball-sized hail and winds of up to 70 mph, forecasters told the AP.

The warning issued Friday covers parts of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Storm Prediction Center advises residents in those areas should be aware of warnings and alerts and seek shelter in a safe place should severe weather hit.


by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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crabbyD
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 7:58 AM
I heard that on the news yesterday. It's terrifying. I live in Chicago, but drove to orlando last month. We drove through indiana by henryville where there was a devastating tornado early in march.... I was speechless and couldn't fathom that type of destruction happening in our community. Very sad.
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momkaribg
by Kari on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Be Safe everyone.
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beadingmom17
by Bronze Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:03 AM
Stay safe and heed the warnings! Even if you think they're over-doing it, be safe and be alert!
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Mommee42boyz
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:14 AM
For sure!


Quoting beadingmom17:

Stay safe and heed the warnings! Even if you think they're over-doing it, be safe and be alert!

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AjCeCeMom
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:15 AM
I hope we are going to be ok in Michigan, I promised the kids a zoo trip today.
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beadingmom17
by Bronze Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:17 AM
Which zoo? Detroit? We're supposed to have rain in the area today...I'm praying it holds off til the afternoon...my oldest has her first soccer game today and I don't feel like being drenched, lol!

Quoting AjCeCeMom:

I hope we are going to be ok in Michigan, I promised the kids a zoo trip today.
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OliviaW.
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:19 AM
It's suppose to start here in Omaha by 9 or 10 today.
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AjCeCeMom
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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I think we are going to drive to lansing. I'm desperate to get out of my area for a day, kwim?


Quoting beadingmom17:

Which zoo? Detroit? We're supposed to have rain in the area today...I'm praying it holds off til the afternoon...my oldest has her first soccer game today and I don't feel like being drenched, lol!



Quoting AjCeCeMom:

I hope we are going to be ok in Michigan, I promised the kids a zoo trip today.

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xo.MommyW.xo
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM
I have fam in nebraska :( they have never been hit in like 50+ years I hope it doesnt start now
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koolkidsmom
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM

 Prayers going out to those in that area.  keep safe ladies.

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