When Severe Weather Approaches, We Are So Unprepared


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Our Live In Fear Doppler television station is doing their best to create severe weather news. Reports of “rope like” clouds that may or may not be “tornadic.” A wall cloud has been reported with “possible rotation” but “we are unable to confirm” that a tornado is in the sky. The weather dud “@callensky1” or as he calls himself on air “Sky1” is filling the airways with “ifs” and “possibles” and “could” and “might” and “reported” conditions. They efforted getting a life shot out the back door of the studio that may be to the west or the southeast.

It wasn’t even raining.

Here he is in action.  This is for realz. This is our weather dud:

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The National Weather Service just declared our county is under a Tornado Warning. To get some accurate and timely information I broke out the weather radio.

Which is dead.

I found the charger (see photo above.)

Right now it’s what I like to call a “thunderstorm.” Rain, lightening, wind. I’m not sure if that is the correct technical term, but I’m pretty sure it’s accurate. Maybe.

zzzbbbzzzzpffbbbbtzzzzzzt. Boom.

Ah, springtime in Southern Kentucky.

Stand by.

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When Severe Weather Approaches, We Are So Unprepared — 3 Comments

  1. Well, wall clouds are often pretornadic. Problem is, they have to over-forecast to avoid mudslinging or even potential legal liability if there IS a tornado which was under-forecast. (Spoken like a true legal-educated weather nerd, eh?)

    Gretchen…also wrote this…The Hounds Of Guilt.

  2. Your weather ‘dud’ is not very reliable….about as reliable as your mass of tangled cables and charger….YIKES. Good luck Mark. Hope no bad tornados come your way….HIDE!

    Joy…also wrote this…Just a Note from Joy

  3. @Gretchen: Oh, you all stick together.

    I have seen professional weather forecasters. They report what they see and what the predict will happen based on what they see. This weather team speculates. It really is that bad. It borders on irresponsibility.

    @Joy: Because of the past scare tactics we depend on the Natl Weather Service. We don’t take cover anymore. We just were concerned that we didn’t have snowboots for when we ended up in Kansas.

    GoingLikeSixty…also wrote this…When Severe Weather Approaches, We Are So Unprepared