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    NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    WOW, I posted in the other thread earlier that I thought it was a Tornado and low and behold I was right...

    There was a tornado warning for Story County but it was north of Ames...


    NWS: 85 mph, EF0 tornado hit Ames | Local News - KCCI Home



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Damage was from straight line winds, not a tornado. They are just comparing the magnitude of the wind to the EF scale, the winds were as strong as winds in an EF0 tornado.

    Link: National Weather Service Text Product Display



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    Damage was from straight line winds, not a tornado. They are just comparing the magnitude of the wind to the EF scale, the winds were as strong as winds in an EF0 tornado.

    Link: National Weather Service Text Product Display

    Yep Channel 8 did a poor job reporting there.



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    That and NWS isnt very accurate either.



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    Yep Channel 8 did a poor job reporting there.
    Channel 8....poor reporting????? No way!



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    That and NWS isnt very accurate either.
    And you base this on??? NWS had the Ames area in a severe thunderstorm warning for high winds during this time frame last night.



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    And you base this on??? NWS had the Ames area in a severe thunderstorm warning for high winds during this time frame last night.
    I base that on weather accuracy ratings throughout the world.



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    In the news I've seen, looked like the worst damage was to apartment complexes. That is 50 percent wind and 50 percent ****** construction.



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    kcci.com is the worst for sensationalizing a story on the headline. this just another example. editing their stories? don't ask.


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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Most of the Ames damage was in the northern part of the city. Reports of fences down, some tree branches, and some roof damage as well. Where I live in south Ames, there was little or no damage outside of turned-over trash cans. At least that was all I could see.



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    kcci.com is the worst for sensationalizing a story on the headline. this just another example. editing their stories? don't ask.
    Absolutely. Theyre always blowing stories out of proportion, or putting up a sensationalist headline about a story with no mention of its location (implying its around here somewhere) about somewhere nowhere near us.



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I base that on weather accuracy ratings throughout the world.
    Care to provide a link?



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Absolutely. Theyre always blowing stories out of proportion, or putting up a sensationalist headline about a story with no mention of its location (implying its around here somewhere) about somewhere nowhere near us.
    Agree, but I think, once again, violence, whether storms, traffic accidents, or holdups, is what sells. And they cost little to report. My favorite terror station is the weather channel. They overdramatize the weather whenever they can. The big theme is man vs. nature



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    Re:NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    This explains the empty beer can disaster



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    Re: NWS confirm it was an EF0 Tornado 85 mph winds

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I base that on weather accuracy ratings throughout the world.
    , I'm not really sure their is a better/more extensive agency anywhere in the world when it comes to operational weather forecasting



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