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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    Their radar on TV was about 5 minutes behind.
    I was watching their coverage for awhile and their radar was not behind. They just had no idea where their reporter was really at. It was starting to drive me crazy but they still had pretty good coverage. Although they had that big appendage on the radar, about 1-2 miles max from their reporter, and none of them had any idea of what was really happening. It really just showed how dynamic and fast these situations are and that standing outside in the middle of it is really stupid.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    I have Mediacom cable and they were pushing NWS alerts, which I had never seen before. Even when we were watching stuff On Demand.

    The part that really chapped my hide was I was trying to watch Channel 13's detailed coverage, but Mediacom would interrupt with their robo-voice and blank screen. Seemed really stupid to me
    Pretty sure all cable companies have to do that when the NWS issues an alert.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Pretty sure all cable companies have to do that when the NWS issues an alert.
    Oh I know. It was just ironic that they were interrupting my storm awareness with a less information alert.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    NWS storm survey results, EF-2 tornado with 16.7 mile track from south of Guthrie Center across Lake Panorama to near Yale.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    What are some things they look for when they are out surveying the sites?


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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    The sirens went off in Altoona around 1030, but we really didn't get much more than a brief thunderstorm about 25 min later. Of course, I'd rather they err on the side of caution; it actually kept me up for awhile just to be sure we didn't need to bring the family into the basement.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    NWS storm survey results, EF-2 tornado with 16.7 mile track from south of Guthrie Center across Lake Panorama to near Yale.
    i went out to the Booneville exit off 80 and had a good high up spot to watch. I kept thinking I was seeing a rotation off to the north/NW which would be up by Panora but couldn't tell for sure. I'm pretty sure now after finding out there was a twister, I did see it.

    It was my first time out looking for storms. I got about 15 minutes of calmness until the winds suddenly went nuts out of nowhere and I knew it was time to leave


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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    I have Mediacom cable and they were pushing NWS alerts, which I had never seen before. Even when we were watching stuff On Demand.

    The part that really chapped my hide was I was trying to watch Channel 13's detailed coverage, but Mediacom would interrupt with their robo-voice and blank screen. Seemed really stupid to me
    I agree how stupid it was that I was getting worse info from the alert. I'm also ****** that all my recordings got screwed up every time it happened.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

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ID:	26631 Two pictures facing North in Polk City around 10:30pm last night. Shortly after KCCI said they had rotation by Grimes but then never talked about it again because they were worried about the storm by ames.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    What are some things they look for when they are out surveying the sites?
    When "grading" a tornado it all surrounds what was damaged. What was damaged? How badly damaged was it? What was the quality of the build? What was it made from? To what extent was it damaged?

    I am on my phone or I would post the exact criteria.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Sorry this is way late, but here is how the damage indicators work.

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/ef-scale.html

    If you click on the number left of each building type, it will list the different damage indicators and how they are "scored."

    Similar types of damaged can be rated a bit differently, depending on what types of construction are involved.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Anyone found a map of the Panora EF2 tornado path?


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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Anyone found a map of the Panora EF2 tornado path?
    I know channel 13 had one on the news the other day. I imagine other channels did as well. Not sure if they still have them on their website or not.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Anyone found a map of the Panora EF2 tornado path?
    https://twitter.com/NWSDesMoines/sta...877441/photo/1

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    Found via the KCCI website.


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