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  1. It's not much different than those who left the path of the hurricane, just less of a warning time. I wouldn't recommend it for most people as they don't know how to use radar, computer models etc... I have a cousin who lives in Ft. Polk, LA and he and his family are staying in Dallas for the week, and my gf's mom's boyfriend's daughter lives in Beaumont and she relocated about 3 hours away, somewhere in Texas. Most of the time we get lines of storms, so there's typically no fleeing, but there have been a few times where we got supercells. It's easy to drive around the supercells or we will 'hop' the dryline/front and get behind it before storms fire so we don't have to experience the storms.
  2. I'm not sure. I certainly wasn't rooting for it to happen, but at the same time, there's nothing anyone can do to stop it, you know? It's going to do what it's going to do, regardless of how anyone feels about it? Praying/wishing/hoping isn't going to stop it or make it worse. My girlfriend's house was destroyed with her in it. It's amazing she survived. We have fled tornado warnings after the tornado happened, so we wouldn't have to experience that again because the anxiety and fear still remain. She still can't go through the "blower" portion of an automatic car wash without plugging her ears and closing her eyes because it takes her back to the tornado. People have to realize that natural disasters can impact people's lives for years, or maybe the rest of their lives, but with that being said, no amount of hoping or wishing for a storm to be worse/less worse is going to change what happens.
  3. After being through the Joplin EF-5 tornado back in 2011. I can see both sides. On one hand, it was probably one of the worst experiences in my life, but on the other hand, to witness such an incredible amount of power and destruction was something that generated a certain amount of excitement and feeling that I would never witness anything like that ever again . Granted, I hope to never experience anything like that ever again. Sometimes people get caught up in the excitement and want to witness something that others will never witness. There's a certain adrenaline rush that takes place, plus if you're a weather nerd, you want to see everything mother nature can do. People forget about the suffering that the event causes, and the loss of life and property that occurs because they aren't directly impacted.
  4. Just wanted to give you all a heads up who don't follow on Facebook. Doug Heady's 11 year old son has Stage 4 cancer. So sad news to hear that. Some kind of rare sarcoma.
  5. No sustained negative AO, been stormy at the pole. No blocking. Haven't had a negative AO since the end of Dec. Models were always wrong in the long range, seasonal models weren't bad as they indicated that would happen. After a long sustained -AO for months before winter, it had to flip back to balance out. The EPO wasn't able to sustain itself either. End result. Fast moving zonal systems with mostly Pacific air.
  6. Yeah, sleet is so useless. Eats up your snow. There may be more storms to watch out for when it comes to frozen stuff, models can't figure it out yet, though.
  7. KSN measured 5 1/2" of snow on the SW side of Joplin.
  8. I don't know why Springfield can't recognize similar setups and build in a bigger warm nose than anticipated since the models frequently miss it. Similar systems have the exact same issues time and time again.
  9. Heaviest of the day, can't see 2 blocks away, but the back end is just to the west.
  10. Probably 2-3" here in Joplin. It's pretty coming down at times, Snowglobe.