Threatening storms pass over northern...

Threatening storms pass over northern metro area

There are 11 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 21, 2011, titled Threatening storms pass over northern metro area. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The National Weather Service issued a slew of tornado warnings as a line of severe storms moved through the northern Twin Cities area.

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John

South Elgin, IL

#1 May 21, 2011
As usual, the local weathermen took to the airwaves for hours of incredibly dull and useless coverage.

Without teleprompters, they are as inarticulate as the president.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 21, 2011
John wrote:
As usual, the local weathermen took to the airwaves for hours of incredibly dull and useless coverage.
Without teleprompters, they are as inarticulate as the president.
before they studied the weather and what caused tornadoes. that a weatherman could get FIRED for mentioning the word tornado over the air?
this included studying the various recordings of radar to see what made them form.
I would rather be informed and alive. than run the risk of being dead from not being informed of a severe weather problem.
even if it means missing a program or two.
John

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 21, 2011
John wrote:
As usual, the local weathermen took to the airwaves for hours of incredibly dull and useless coverage.
Without teleprompters, they are as inarticulate as the president.
If you were worried about missing the Twins game than I'll tell you that the weatherman was far more entertaining. I recorded him for tomorrows game as well.
John

South Elgin, IL

#5 May 22, 2011
If you are defending the coverage, it means you didn't watch it.
KTK

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 22, 2011
John wrote:
If you are defending the coverage, it means you didn't watch it.
With about 500 channels to watch at any given time without ever having to leave the comfort of your easy chair, I'm sure you could have taken care of it on your own. Interesting that you watched long enough to have an opinion.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 22, 2011
Sangelia wrote:
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before they studied the weather and what caused tornadoes. that a weatherman could get FIRED for mentioning the word tornado over the air?
this included studying the various recordings of radar to see what made them form.
I would rather be informed and alive. than run the risk of being dead from not being informed of a severe weather problem.
even if it means missing a program or two.
this is from some of the sites about what I said:
http://blog.chicagoweathercenter.com/2011/05/... The record breaking outbreak of tornadoes last week shows in some ways how far we have come in understanding these storms and also how far we need to go. There was a time when forecasters were not allowed to issue warnings for tornadoes because of the panic many feared would follow. A brave, young meteorologist at WKY-TV in Oklahoma City knew better when he issued the first-ever televised tornado "alert" in 1952.
http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/magazine/... Unfortunately, as Finley was developing his techniques, the tornado prediction program encountered a huge road block. The word "tornado" was banned from official forecasts by the U.S. Army Signal Corps due to limitations with the observing network and concerns over causing mass panic among the general public.
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now, tell me on how I am supposedly nuts for remembering something out of several history books I read over the years. and also would rather stay alive due to the advances the weather service has made over the years. if you folks dare to.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#8 May 22, 2011
John wrote:
If you are defending the coverage, it means you didn't watch it.
actually I did. I had the tv on to make sure my kid and I were hopefully not in the path.
looking today at the film of what happened in North Minneapolis. and the amount of damage. if those sirens had not been used. it could have meant alot of wastefull deaths due to the weather.
folks who most likely post on here as well. whose opinions can mean alot. and who are beloved by their families.
TaxTaxTax

Minneapolis, MN

#9 May 22, 2011
Over dramatic.
Under helpful.
AntiMelting

Garden City, MI

#10 May 22, 2011
How much looting will there be tonight?
be supportive

Norwood, MO

#11 Jun 3, 2011
AntiMelting wrote:
How much looting will there be tonight?
I hope no one loots or does anything mean. This is a terrible tme.
profession not

United States

#12 Jun 10, 2011
let's call it what it is - weather terrorists, all the hype with out the drama. nice title chief meteorologist - joke meteorologist.
TaxTaxTax wrote:
Over dramatic.
Under helpful.

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