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Username Post: Forecast for today        (Topic#328820)
3 Little Ladies 
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11-17-13 09:52 AM - Post#4086330    

Sunday: Very windy with showers and t-storms. Some storms could be severe with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, especially in the afternoon. Wind advisory from noon to 10 PM. High: 67 Wind: SW 25-35 gusting to around 45 mph.

We're under a tornado warning until 4pm.

 
SchoolBusMom 
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11-17-13 10:38 AM - Post#4086338    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Stay safe Jen!! Im sure we will be under one soon. Already getting alerts. I did hear on news that the tornadoes could be ones that stay on ground for a while. Scary!!!

 
Grandma to 3 
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11-17-13 10:40 AM - Post#4086340    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Yep, sounds familiar. Except ours was updated to wind advisory until 1:00 AM tomorrow and tornado warning until 8:00 PM tonight.

But boy -- is it nice out now!!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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11-17-13 11:01 AM - Post#4086342    
    In response to Grandma to 3

I knew I should have put our outdoor Christmas decorations up earlier this week. It was nice, but I had other things going on. Oh well. Hopefully we'll have another decent day this week.

I just hope we don't lose our power.

 
Gramma - Claudia 
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11-17-13 11:13 AM - Post#4086346    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Hunker down and stay safe.

 
gingersfavorite 
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11-17-13 11:18 AM - Post#4086348    
    In response to Gramma - Claudia

Same here - WINDY - it just blew over our adirondack chairs & I read on FB someones grill was tumbling across the yard. Lots of tornado watches / warnings. I'm not worried, it's kind of cozy since we'd planned on being in all day anyway. But will obviously keep an eye on the news & out the window.

 
Grandma to 3 
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11-17-13 01:11 PM - Post#4086360    
    In response to gingersfavorite

You Illinois peeps take care!! Sounds terrible in the reports we are hearing on the Weather Channel.

 
Grandma to 3 
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11-17-13 01:13 PM - Post#4086362    
    In response to Grandma to 3

Steph -- where abouts are you from Washington, IL??

Please, please keep safe. This storm is scaring me.


 
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11-17-13 01:28 PM - Post#4086364    
    In response to Grandma to 3

Storm is just starting here too, there has been quarter size hail, I said 1/4 inch? They said no, quarter, as in money! Wind crazy, raining sideways, really dark outside. Really loud, long thunder. Gonna be a long day/night.

 
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11-17-13 01:48 PM - Post#4086366    
    In response to mlouwho

Karen, we are 50 miles SE of Washington. FB is blowing up with pictures & prayers for the area - one subdivision leveled. Mark works in Bloomington/Normal, which is much closer to Washington and has a lot of coworkers who live there. He just text'd his big boss to see how they are and he replied "we're ok. We're basically at ground zero, but doing ok. Neighbors are here & their home is gone"

Meanwhile... the sun is shining bright here right now. We've had two cells go through but nothing too bad. Then the sun pops out before another fast moving front. Very strange weather day.

 
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11-17-13 01:56 PM - Post#4086368    
    In response to gingersfavorite

HERE is one of the first news stories. It hit less than two hours ago - so plenty more news to come. See where it says Moraine View St. Park? That's where we are.

 
Grandma to 3 
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11-17-13 02:22 PM - Post#4086372    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Wow -- tell Mark we've got his fellow employees in our thoughts/prayers.

We do not have a basement in this house. The neighbor just came over and told us they were heading in town to where he knew they were safer. He and his wife are terrified of tornadoes and they go to the local hospital and ride it out there. He gave us his weather radio in the event we lose power. DH is thinking of going to the newspaper office where he can listen to the police scanner and if necessary, go where he needs to go to report on the storm.

This is when I hate his job...

 
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11-17-13 02:25 PM - Post#4086374    
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Jen, take care of yourselves up there where you are. Keep us informed as to how you fare.

Where is Vivi located around?? Was she in any danger zones that have been hit??

 
3 Little Ladies 
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11-17-13 02:29 PM - Post#4086376    
    In response to Grandma to 3

It's suppose to hit us hard in about 25 minutes. Winds up to 85mph. We're not to worried about a tornado going through our area, but we're hoping the high winds don't knock out our power. Poor Abby is worried she might not get to eat dinner.

 
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11-17-13 03:20 PM - Post#4086380    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Yeah Jen, it's crazy it got over to you guys in IN so quickly - you could literally see the dark clouds rolling to the east.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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11-17-13 03:29 PM - Post#4086382    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Our lights are still flickering, but the storm has passed by.

 
SchoolBusMom 
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11-17-13 03:31 PM - Post#4086386    
    In response to gingersfavorite

I hope everyone is staying safe!! We should have a check in!!!

Ugh!! We just go put under a tornado watch until 12am.

 
Grandma to 3 
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11-17-13 03:41 PM - Post#4086388    
    In response to SchoolBusMom

Just hitting us now, moving into Ohio (we live 6 miles from the line). Satellite TV was only off for a few minutes and that puppy goes off in a breeze, it seems.

Oh crap -- the tornado siren just went off.

Edited by Grandma to 3 on 11-17-13 03:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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11-17-13 04:10 PM - Post#4086390    
    In response to Grandma to 3

Karen get in to a safe place!!!!

 
Grandma to 3 
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11-17-13 04:31 PM - Post#4086392    
    In response to SchoolBusMom

Thanks -- we are good with no issues. Not even sure why the alarm went off. Didn't see any reports of sightings in our area on the weather. Winds weren't even picking up. Thankfully.


 
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