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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt

    Default Night Time Tornado Watch

    What the heck good are they? We're under one until 3 am. It's dark as a pocket and no one could see a twister if one came.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 24, 2005
    Winter Park, Florida


    We invested in a weather alert radio. Wakes you up if there is a tornado in the area..I forget whether for a watch or warning. Thankfully we have never had it go off in the middle of the night!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar. 30, 2007
    Hollowed out volcano in the South Pacific.


    It sure does make you want to live underground!
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    In Jingle Town


    Quote Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post
    It sure does make you want to live underground!
    Hobbit house, fo sho!

    Reminds me (we are further East...) I probably need to find my weather alert radio (we got one free, yeah government owned chemicals!!)

    Stay save, people!
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    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.
    GNU Terry Prachett

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May. 5, 2006


    Quote Originally Posted by vineyridge View Post
    What the heck good are they? We're under one until 3 am. It's dark as a pocket and no one could see a twister if one came.
    Good luck! The longest night I ever spent was in a storm cellar in Missouri.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb. 24, 2010


    Verizon Wireless is wonderful about giving weather alerts. Although the Amber Alerts from far away can be annoying in the middle of the night. But better to know, just in case someone drives from those states to yours.

    So get Verizon wireless. It really is great, despite the cost. It "goes off" well before the local weather warning alerts from the firehouse sirens.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb. 22, 2012
    MS Gulf Coast


    Just a clarification. Verizon wireless isn't the only one pushing out weather warnings. All cell phone carriers push them out. As long as your cell phone has a GPS locator (which means pretty much all phones now), you should get the warnings.

    Should be an interesting day, weather wise. Stay safe!

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  8. #8
    Join Date
    May. 12, 2000
    NE TN, USA


    Here ya go:

    We've had one of these for years. They can be programmed to respond only to watches/warning affecting your immediate area.

    It depends on the local NOAA station, but in our area the information is very specific regarding severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Using Doppler radar, they forecast the time of impact for each town/community down to the minute.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun. 24, 2005


    The local weather reporters here have special appearances at drug stores and such, and help program the weather alert radios. It's a great service, and that way you get the right warnings.
    You can't fix stupid-Ron White

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