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    5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Just issued - Polk City and Ankeny area, headed NE.



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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    I got some videos of the clouds....not sure if its a funnel or not, but its pretty cool.



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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Polk and Story Counties until 7:55.

    Never had them change the channel on my TV before. That was a new experience.


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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Polk and Story Counties until 7:55.

    Never had them change the channel on my TV before. That was a new experience.
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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Polk and Story Counties until 7:55.

    Never had them change the channel on my TV before. That was a new experience.
    All cable boxes that have cablecards do it i believe.

    Damn annoying, the alert isnt a bad idea, but it sucks that you cant exit it and switch to a channel that might be covering it (at least on my tivo)



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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    We have DirecTV and it doesn't do that. Will it boot you from watching something on the DVR? We were watching via DVR last night and it didn't do anything. Our phones did warn us though - but that was about 10 min after the warning was issued (were following the radar/warnings via iPad).



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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    All cable boxes that have cablecards do it i believe.

    Damn annoying, the alert isnt a bad idea, but it sucks that you cant exit it and switch to a channel that might be covering it (at least on my tivo)
    Agreed, it is annoying but not a bad thing to have.



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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    We have DirecTV and it doesn't do that. Will it boot you from watching something on the DVR? We were watching via DVR last night and it didn't do anything. Our phones did warn us though - but that was about 10 min after the warning was issued (were following the radar/warnings via iPad).
    I dont think directv is held to the requirement cablecards are to display EAS messages.

    But yes, it'll rip you out of things, and can ruin your recordings by tuning away from something youre recording when youre not there.



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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Wall cloud near Cambridge on new Tornado Warning for Story/Marshall/Hardin cell.

    Also a funnel was reported near 47&Briarwood in Ankeny at 7:15.


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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Marble sized 1/4-1/2" hail in Ankeny




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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    2 separate tornado warnings now NE of the metro.



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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    One of my friends just retweeted this:

    Keely Pearson ‏@KeyleeP9m
    So this is why the tornado sirens are going off in Ankeny. Maybe we should go to the basement? pic.twitter.com/hIzHeCSiyi


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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    One of my friends just retweeted this:

    Keely Pearson ‏@KeyleeP9m
    So this is why the tornado sirens are going off in Ankeny. Maybe we should go to the basement? pic.twitter.com/hIzHeCSiyi


    And then this from the same person. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKv6lm8CQAAj0Hx.jpg


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    Re: 5.20 Weather - metro tornado warning

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    One of my friends just retweeted this:

    Keely Pearson ‏@KeyleeP9m
    So this is why the tornado sirens are going off in Ankeny. Maybe we should go to the basement? pic.twitter.com/hIzHeCSiyi


    ummm yeah. holy crap.



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