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Old 08-02-2010, 11:20 AM
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this photo was taken yesterday in the town i live in, pretty scarry that with a town event there was really no warning...

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:21 AM
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im glad i have earthquakes instead of tornados, id rather have my house split in half than picked up by a tornado and set it down miles from where it was lol
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:24 AM
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yea man i dunno if i would rather earthquakes, but i do know that it is scary to find this out today knowing that we didnt have a warning yesterday, i do remember it going from +32c in my f150 to having to wear jeans in about 5 minutes, got really cold
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:44 PM
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Yeah unforunately no matter how hard we try, it is a phenomenon that there is no reliable and productive way to predict. Nexread can trigger alarms at the NWS indicating rotation that may or may not be or become a tonado. It usually does not become a tornado. The only reliable way to say "there's a tornado" is someone with eyes on it reporting it to the NWS. They will sometimes issue a tornado warning based soley on radar indicated conditions, but it is a double edged sword. Issuing a bunch of tornado warnings when there isn't actually a tornado makes people start ignoring them and is counter-productive.

Was there no actual NWS tornado warning issued, or just no local notfication (sirens, etc).?
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:57 PM
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there was nothing to my knowledge, i didnt hear of anybody saying tornado warnings for our area, but some buddies said they heard warnings for about 20 miles away
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:58 PM
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Where abouts do you live in Canada?

I've seen a few random tornadoes this year, pretty cool to see but scary when it's coming towards you.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:03 PM
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in sask. on the border of alberta 110 kms south of lloydminister
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I just noticed you're in Canada so I have no idea how the systems work up there. I would assume it is similar to here in the US.

One other point, you say they sounded the alarm about 20 miles away. To be honest the tornado in that picture looks to be at least 10 to 15 miles away if not more. It is possible your town didn't get a warning because the tornado wasn't a threat to your town.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:05 PM
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well i dunno how far away it was, but to me it looks closer then 20 miles
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:12 PM
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in sask. on the border of alberta 110 kms south of lloydminister
Oh decent.

Looks pretty scary, know if it caused alot of damage? Doesn't look to be too big.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:14 PM
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no damage that ive heard of, i would assume that some of the crops out there got wrecked, i heard that down by regina the crops are poor, but over in this area they are coming along just great, best crop in years
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:18 PM
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Alot of the crops are drowned out. First time in 40 years my grandpa's crops have not been seeded because of rain (that's by the Manitoba border). The rain is absolutely ridiculous here.
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oh we are getting it aswell just not so bad, but we have something like 20 inches this year?
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well i dunno how far away it was, but to me it looks closer then 20 miles
Can you tell me where that picture was taken and the direction it is facing? I can find out all these answers if I know where it is.
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Yeah not sure how much total rain, all I know is it's too much.
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