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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #195 on: November 06, 2018, 06:32:53 AM »
Damage around here was odd.  I ventured out to find hot coffee for my wife and while our neighborhood is virtually untouched aside from lots of wet leaves covering everything, around the corner a big section of privacy fence was blown down and out into the road.  There was other damage in that immediate area with big signs torn down, but only one big limb in the roadway.  It looks like what you normally see with a micro-burst type of event because of the small footprint of damage.  Did we have that kind of behavior with this system?

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #196 on: November 06, 2018, 06:43:50 AM »
I grew up in Christiana near Midland. Still trying to contact old neighbors. Our road was right under the circulation but it's unclear if it touched down on that road.


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My girlfriend's iPhone sounded the TOR Warning when Rutherford County was issued. My S7 didn't sound until the polygon was redrawn to include my phone's precise location, which was 5ft away from her iPhone.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #197 on: November 06, 2018, 08:06:10 AM »
Aaaaand the power is back on!  This was about a 5 hour outage for us, longer than what we normally experience as a result of storms.  I hope everybody else is recovering and cleaning up well this morning.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #198 on: November 06, 2018, 08:20:46 AM »
I also lost power for about an hour last night. I somehow managed to sleep through the whole thing. We got over an inch of rain in about 10 minutes. Honestly the flash flooding was worse than the wind here. I had higher winds with the warm front Sunday afternoon.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #199 on: November 06, 2018, 08:43:06 AM »
I assume surveys will determine where any tornado damage took place last night and any path(s).

I still take issue with the NWS stating in the warning text that a tornado was "confirmed" and then the wording clarifies that it was "confirmed by radar." Shortly after that, it was conjectured that the "debris signature" might have just been autumn leaves blowing around...

I did see maybe what they were seeing on the CC scan last night, but it didn't look like the tight TDS "dot" I've seen in the past. It seemed more diffused than that. So, probably, a lot of it was falling leaves pulled up into the circulation (there was certainly that)... though not necessarily a tornado making it to the ground, except for perhaps some brief touchdowns, which should still be assessed. Perhaps, it might yet be determined that a weak tornado did have a long track last night and the TDS was accurate all that time.

But, to me, "confirmed" is a strong word. That means you can say it's been... well... "confirmed." If it turns out that this was based on what turned out to be a debatable radar signature, then that weakens the force of that word.

When breaking news occurs, it's typically described initially as "unconfirmed reports." When an agency "confirms" it, that should give credibility that it really happened.

Ok- I'll get off my soap box. Hope for the best for anyone dealing with storm damage.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #200 on: November 06, 2018, 10:18:07 AM »
Sad news to report... there was a fatality in Christiana last night. Apparent tornado that destroyed the house.

https://www.wkrn.com/weather/woman-killed-in-christiana-as-storms-roll-across-middle-tennessee/1575695745


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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #201 on: November 06, 2018, 10:54:36 AM »
I talked to my son last night who lives in Nashville just as the storms were about to move in. He said the NWS was concerned about areas north of 40. I told him they know what they are doing but I would watch the broken up cells forming to the SW and moving south of 40.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #202 on: November 06, 2018, 11:04:55 AM »
Our power went out for a few minutes last night due to the winds.  No thunder or lightning to speak of.  Looks like 1 possible tornado in TN and 5 total.  Glad it ended up not being bad, wish I didn't stay up so late monitoring things though.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #203 on: November 06, 2018, 11:19:30 AM »
Preliminary EF-2 rating assigned to Christiana Tornado.

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One of our survey teams is down in Christiana. Unfortunately there is one confirmed fatality. Preliminary EF-2 rating with 135 mph winds. There were injuries too, waiting on additional information.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #204 on: November 06, 2018, 11:46:44 AM »
I believe the concept of airmass modification was proven yesterday.  It took a long time, but Mid TN jumped from a 52F dew point to mid 60s before the line of storms rolled through.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #205 on: November 06, 2018, 11:56:02 AM »
OHX needs to do something about the sirens. They are all linked and sound at the same time. Were starting to tune them out and sleep through them since they dont sound with any relevancy to our safety.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #206 on: November 06, 2018, 12:36:22 PM »
OHX needs to do something about the sirens. They are all linked and sound at the same time. Were starting to tune them out and sleep through them since they dont sound with any relevancy to our safety.

Not OHXs responsibility. That is up to each county/council elected officials.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #207 on: November 06, 2018, 12:47:34 PM »
Not OHXs responsibility. That is up to each county/council elected officials.
Exactly. Each county has a disaster official that controls how sirens react.bit can be done too. Shelby Co- the largest county by land size in the state- does an amazing job to sound the alarm only in the polygon warned area.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #208 on: November 06, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
To add to the siren debate, most of the sirens were installed during the period of OLD warning standards, i.e. whole county warnings.  To reconfigure the system would take time and money, both of which most municipalities don't have.  I had several people complain about sirens wailing when they weren't anywhere close to a warning.  The system(s) need to be overhauled, for sure.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #209 on: November 07, 2018, 05:27:26 PM »
I live about two miles from the touchdown area in Christiana Tn. 


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