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Cities removing tornado sirens in favor of texts, media and Internet warnings

Oct 15, 2014 - 11:28 AM - by Warren Faidley
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This topic has reached an all time high for number of responses on my Facebook page so I thought I'd open the discussion here.

There are a growing number of cities that are removing (or considering removing) tornado sirens in favor of Internet, media and text warnings.

RE: http://www.local8now.com/news/headli...278795341.html

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Fewer storm days but tornado-clustering a trend? Implications? Plausibility longterm?

Oct 16, 2014 - 8:04 PM - by Jason Harris
Thought people might have some thoughts and speculations of interest on this article.
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In the new study, published today in Science, Brooks and his colleagues tallied U.S. storms from 1954 to 2013, leaving out the small F0 twisters. Then they looked at the days on which those storms occurred. They found that the frequency of
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New Forecast Soundings Online - SHARPpy

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:47 PM - by Greg Blumberg
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For those unfamiliar with the recent updates in online weather data and have been living under a rock for the past few months, this is for you:

HOOT, the student-run organization that develops weather products at the University of Oklahoma, has begun releasing new forecast soundings for public consumption. As of right now, HOOT is only offering select forecast soundings from the RAP, although plans are in place to expand the available forecast soundings to a wide variety of... [Read More]
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Suction Vorticies/Sub Vortex

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:13 PM - by Caleb Routt
Been wondering. Is there any diffrence between suction vorticies and a sub vortex?
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AWIPS II & GEMPAK - no LDM

Oct 11, 2014 - 3:57 PM - by Matthew E. Engelbrecht
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Has anyone done an installation of AWIPS II with GEMPAK in a configuration where you're downloading data from the Internet instead of LDM? Curious if/how AWIPS II can be configured to point to the same data as GEMPAK...
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