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storm chaser

Dyersburg, TN

#1 Apr 27, 2011
Ok folks let me try this again and see how many civilized responses you can give me..those of you who live in the dyersburg city limits heard the tornado sirens today,the tornado the sirens were turned on for was neither close to nor headed for the city of dyersburg it was reported for the extreme western central portion of dyer county the storm cell was going across the missouri bootheel and the far western tip of dyer county,aside from all the other bullcrap should the tornado sirens have been turned on or not and why.
PrefersWarning

Brownsville, TN

#2 Apr 27, 2011
The standard emergency services policy is to sound the sirens whenever the National Weather Service issues a specific "official" warning, typically but not limited to, such as a tornado warning. I personally prefer to have this policy continued. Far better to be warned too early in some cases or even to be prepared for something that changes course along the way, ie. whatever happens otherwise. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". It is also commonly referred to as "the early warning" system. My vote - yes.

Hopefully this is considered a civilized response like you expected and does not garner a maniacal tirade of idiotic rantings that bothered you earlier from childish invaders.
The End

Martin, TN

#3 Apr 27, 2011
storm chaser wrote:
Ok folks let me try this again and see how many civilized responses you can give me..those of you who live in the dyersburg city limits heard the tornado sirens today,the tornado the sirens were turned on for was neither close to nor headed for the city of dyersburg it was reported for the extreme western central portion of dyer county the storm cell was going across the missouri bootheel and the far western tip of dyer county,aside from all the other bullcrap should the tornado sirens have been turned on or not and why.
Yes,because trained spotters are on the scene and watching with a birds eye view
guest

United States

#4 Apr 27, 2011
If a tornado is comming toward Dyersburg then they should be turned . Thought the sirens was to let you know a tornado was headed your way, you can cry wold to many times and people wont take it serious,

Since: Mar 09

Truth or Consequences, NM

#5 Apr 27, 2011
storm chaser wrote:
Ok folks let me try this again and see how many civilized responses you can give me..those of you who live in the dyersburg city limits heard the tornado sirens today,the tornado the sirens were turned on for was neither close to nor headed for the city of dyersburg it was reported for the extreme western central portion of dyer county the storm cell was going across the missouri bootheel and the far western tip of dyer county,aside from all the other bullcrap should the tornado sirens have been turned on or not and why.
Much like the Amber alerts, they become overused and no one pays attention.
Really

Dyersburg, TN

#6 Apr 27, 2011
Yes There was a tornado warning that could have impacted a portion of the county.
guest

Rockwell, NC

#7 Apr 28, 2011
yes because a warning was issued and i want to know at the earliest
guest

United States

#8 Apr 28, 2011
everyone in charge wants a little power to push the button

“Whatever it is, I'm against it”

Since: Jan 10

Newbern, TN

#9 Apr 28, 2011
Sirens are activated whenever there is a Tornado Warning issued for Dyer County as a whole. Tornadoes are notorious for switching their paths and moving in unpredictable directions. It may seem like an inconvenience for all the sirens to sound when the predicted path is at the other end of the county, but it is far better than someone not being warned and losing their life because the storm changed direction. It is not a perfect system, but it is the best available at this time.
kissmeass

United States

#10 Apr 28, 2011
thought the sirens was turned on to take cover? pretty soon, who will listen and trust them. Shame Shame
Keep em Sounding

Ripley, TN

#11 Apr 28, 2011
After reading what the officals said in St Louis, it is a no brainer. Keep the siren policy as is, it proved it saved lives in St Loui.
storm wanker

Milan, TN

#12 Apr 28, 2011
storm chaser wrote:
Ok folks let me try this again and see how many civilized responses you can give me..those of you who live in the dyersburg city limits heard the tornado sirens today,the tornado the sirens were turned on for was neither close to nor headed for the city of dyersburg it was reported for the extreme western central portion of dyer county the storm cell was going across the missouri bootheel and the far western tip of dyer county,aside from all the other bullcrap should the tornado sirens have been turned on or not and why.
we are so lucky that we didn't get hit this week and here you are still whining about the sirens going off "for nothing." surely you, mr big badass storm chaser, know how unpredictable those kind of storms can be and how many lives are saved with the early warnings... you should be thankful that nothing actually happened here and that your mindless ranting is all we have to talk about this morning.

if you're looking for an argument try telling these people...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/tuscaloosa-al
Real Storm Chaser

Dyersburg, TN

#13 Apr 28, 2011
storm chaser wrote:
Ok folks let me try this again and see how many civilized responses you can give me..those of you who live in the dyersburg city limits heard the tornado sirens today,the tornado the sirens were turned on for was neither close to nor headed for the city of dyersburg it was reported for the extreme western central portion of dyer county the storm cell was going across the missouri bootheel and the far western tip of dyer county,aside from all the other bullcrap should the tornado sirens have been turned on or not and why.
This person (above) is not even a real storm chaser.

I will play along so "facts" can provided vs the above persons crazy rant. I was a storm chaser when I attended OSU in the 1980ís. We studied and documented tornado producing storms. There is a difference in a storm chaser and a storm spotter. The person above is neither. I now work for a radio station in Jackson and handle all severe weather on air programing. I live in Dyer County so I have a valid concern. Below are answers to questions that are based on recommendations from EMA, storm chasers, and weather service professionals:

When should sirens be sounded? As soon as a tornado warning is issued by NWS

What policy is best? When a warning is issued or waiting for a confirmed tornado on the ground? When a warning is issued. The NWS, through improvements in technology, can now issue a warning on average 30 minutes before the storm cell strikes the community

Why not wait for a confirmed tornado on the ground? Most killer tornadoes occur at night and are wrapped in rain. Few people ever see these tornadoes, unit it is too late. Earlier the warning, the better opportunity to save lives.

I applaud the City of Dyersburg. They are doing everything within their power, with the tools they have, to save our lives. The City of Dyersburg appears at least to me, to be very proactive.

When you hear the sirens, weather radio alarm, or even get that automated phone call from the City, it means there is a tornado warning. You should seek shelter, and monitor the storm through your local TV and radio stations. That is why we go live on the air when a warning is issued.
i da skank ho

Satellite Provider

#14 Apr 28, 2011
storm chaser wrote:
Ok folks let me try this again and see how many civilized responses you can give me..those of you who live in the dyersburg city limits heard the tornado sirens today,the tornado the sirens were turned on for was neither close to nor headed for the city of dyersburg it was reported for the extreme western central portion of dyer county the storm cell was going across the missouri bootheel and the far western tip of dyer county,aside from all the other bullcrap should the tornado sirens have been turned on or not and why.
apparently you need to spend more time getting laid than worring about the sirens? No one gives a d a m n about your opinion. Will someone b i t c h slap this person, then maybe they will shut up!
storm chaser

Dyersburg, TN

#17 Apr 28, 2011
thank you all for your informative opinions,except for a few who obviously dont understand the ENGLISH language by the phrase no criticism,and also whomever refers to himself as real storm chaser,he keeps his head in school books looking up terms and words in the dicitionary and encyclopedia to make himself sound like a storm god,the rest of you have been very helpful.4454
official storm chaser

Dyersburg, TN

#18 Apr 28, 2011
the ones claiming to be storm chasers are not. i am a storm chaser. i have been chasing for years. go ahead, ask me a question. i once chased a storm from the southern tip of mexico to the most northern stop in canada. it was one hell of a trip. a couple time i almost shit my pants. but i didnt.

Since: Mar 09

Truth or Consequences, NM

#19 Apr 28, 2011
I don't chase storms, they chase me.
cHiKnLoVr

Brownsville, TN

#20 Apr 28, 2011
Just have to say it - "CHICKEN GOOD" !!!!!!!!
storm chaser

Dyersburg, TN

#21 Apr 28, 2011
official storm chaser wrote:
the ones claiming to be storm chasers are not. i am a storm chaser. i have been chasing for years. go ahead, ask me a question. i once chased a storm from the southern tip of mexico to the most northern stop in canada. it was one hell of a trip. a couple time i almost shit my pants. but i didnt.
ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY impossible,folks I know yall have better sense than to believe that,it would have been geographically impossible for him to do that.AS A MATTER of fact i wished now i hadn't even responded to such ironius bull crap
hmmm

Dyersburg, TN

#22 Apr 28, 2011
storm chaser wrote:
thank you all for your informative opinions,except for a few who obviously dont understand the ENGLISH language by the phrase no criticism,and also whomever refers to himself as real storm chaser,he keeps his head in school books looking up terms and words in the dicitionary and encyclopedia to make himself sound like a storm god,the rest of you have been very helpful.4454
i would suggest that you read more, as it is apparent that you are unlettered

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