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Offline dwagner88

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #360 on: April 15, 2020, 04:57:26 PM »
Death count goes up by 1 as the 4 year old Chattanooga boy succumbs to his injuries. Man I am crushed over this one, especially after seeing the picture of the shape he was in. I was really pulling for him.
Apparently the father is also in critical condition and may not make it. They lived in a home which was built in 1998 on a lot that was made vacant by the 1997 Easter Sunday  F3 tornado. Time is a flat circle.
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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #361 on: April 15, 2020, 08:36:22 PM »
Apparently the father is also in critical condition and may not make it. They lived in a home which was built in 1998 on a lot that was made vacant by the 1997 Easter Sunday  F3 tornado. Time is a flat circle.

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #362 on: April 15, 2020, 10:03:18 PM »
No frickin' way.....
Yeah its crazy. They lived on a short street that leads to the East Brainerd ballpark. I was still playing little league when that storm hit, and I distinctly remember the houses on that street were demolished. Actually several houses in the adjacent streets were as well. They have now been damaged twice in 23 years on the same holiday. Path width of the 1997 storm was pretty narrow compared to this storm.

Survey has been posted:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&product=PNS&issuedby=MRX
145 mph EF-3. Path width 1500 yds or 0.85 miles, length was 14.5 miles but this does not include the segment in Catoosa county Georgia. FFC hasnt surveyed that segment yet.

Looking at the MRX tornado database, this is by far the widest path of any tornado in Hamilton county. Its nearly double the path width of the infamous Apison EF4 from the super outbreak.
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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #363 on: April 16, 2020, 12:03:54 AM »

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #364 on: April 16, 2020, 10:08:36 AM »
These may not show up well, but sure can see the Chattanooga Tornado damage path on MODIS Satellite

Before (Saturday the 10th)


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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #365 on: April 16, 2020, 10:45:48 AM »
The public's anger has really built over the Chattanooga tornado, in particular towards the Hamilton County Gov. Honestly it does seem like the ball was dropped, bur the finger can't be pointed at just one.

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #366 on: April 16, 2020, 11:23:02 AM »
The public's anger has really built over the Chattanooga tornado, in particular towards the Hamilton County Gov. Honestly it does seem like the ball was dropped, bur the finger can't be pointed at just one.

I may be late to this, what is the anger about, poor response?

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #367 on: April 16, 2020, 01:54:32 PM »
I may be late to this, what is the anger about, poor response?

Poor response and lack of warning.

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #368 on: April 16, 2020, 02:30:38 PM »
Poor response and lack of warning.

Lack of warning is a tough one....that happens from time to time just like our 3-2-20 supercell that in some places never had a warning

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #369 on: April 16, 2020, 02:44:11 PM »
Lack of warning is a tough one....that happens from time to time just like our 3-2-20 supercell that in some places never had a warning
I understand the short warning time on this one. It weakened substantially in North GA before quickly wrapping back up just before crossing into TN. The warning alert went off on my phone at 11:18. We lost power at 11:24. It still isn't back on. I've put 46 hours on my generator.

What surprises me most of all is that the storm mode at the time was linear. Who expects a mile-wide EF3 from a linear storm?
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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #370 on: April 16, 2020, 06:29:51 PM »
I understand the short warning time on this one. It weakened substantially in North GA before quickly wrapping back up just before crossing into TN. The warning alert went off on my phone at 11:18. We lost power at 11:24. It still isn't back on. I've put 46 hours on my generator.

What surprises me most of all is that the storm mode at the time was linear. Who expects a mile-wide EF3 from a linear storm?
It is uncommon but we had an F4 in 1997 that was embedded in glob of storms that you would never expect a tornado. We received over 10 inches of rain that night.

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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #371 on: April 16, 2020, 06:37:35 PM »
Power is back! Finally had a hot shower. I feel like a different person.
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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #372 on: April 18, 2020, 08:47:44 PM »
FFCs survey has come in. The path length has been revised to 20 miles. My tenants still have no power. I have lent them my generator. Access to that area is severely restricted since some scum of humanity was caught looting this week.
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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #373 on: April 21, 2020, 09:05:45 PM »
Damage estimate is in:
https://www.chattanoogan.com/2020/4/21/407888/Chattanooga-Tornado-Damage-Put-At-225.aspx
Almost a quarter of a billion dollars.
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Re: Easter 2020 Severe Threat
« Reply #374 on: April 24, 2020, 07:09:27 PM »
We had 28 million dollars in power grid damage from this storm. This exceeds the amount in EPBs service area from the super outbreak in 2011.
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