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Old 05-07-2015, 07:45 AM   #1
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motobene - Are you OK?

Twisters south of OKC/Norman. I don't think you're near there though. Still, just checking in after a nasty (weather) day.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:57 AM   #2
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Twisters south of OKC/Norman. I don't think you're near there though. Still, just checking in after a nasty (weather) day.
He lives over by Lawton OK which is south and west of OKC. facebook page showed he finally got some rain, copious amounts I guess.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:45 AM   #3
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We often get the "are you OK" questions :-) It's a big state, and the vast majority of times we dodge the bullets. The typical pattern here is for severe weather to brew up at about our place in the SW corner, then it moves up I-44, builds, and nukes Moore... nukes Moore... nukes Moore (sorry, had a bit of a stutter there).

Fortunate for us, we have just been getting a lot of sorely needed water! Western Oklahoma: it's all there, just add water....
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:54 PM   #4
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We often get the "are you OK" questions :-) It's a big state, and the vast majority of times we dodge the bullets. The typical pattern here is for severe weather to brew up at about our place in the SW corner, then it moves up I-44, builds, and nukes Moore... nukes Moore... nukes Moore (sorry, had a bit of a stutter there).

Fortunate for us, we have just been getting a lot of sorely needed water! Western Oklahoma: it's all there, just add water....
Saturday, could really be a big day even near you... first time in a while NWS has used all of the high threat levels, in a map around here, that I recall...
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:08 AM   #5
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Well, I hope everyone survives the weekend.

Doesn't weather ever brew up in the Texas panhandle? Or, is that rather rare?
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #6
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Saturday, could really be a big day even near you... first time in a while NWS has used all of the high threat levels, in a map around here, that I recall...
Really! ANOTHER day of severe weather! Wow this is amazing.

So far today (Saturday) I'm in a hole and the action is around me. But we've been missed all day only to get nailed in the evening hours several days the last week.

I'm off to Mom's house, so I hope the place doesn't blow away. I'd rather go with it
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:32 AM   #7
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Really! ANOTHER day of severe weather! Wow this is amazing.

So far today (Saturday) I'm in a hole and the action is around me. But we've been missed all day only to get nailed in the evening hours several days the last week.

I'm off to Mom's house, so I hope the place doesn't blow away. I'd rather go with it

Weather channel and the "chicken little" (Torcon 7 ?) forecasts, was a bust for KS, with motels full of storm spotters... was unusually cool all day, overcast... frost advisory last night. wow.

Hope you get rain all year there mr Bene...
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:43 AM   #8
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I'm off to Mom's house, so I hope the place doesn't blow away. I'd rather go with it
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:37 AM   #9
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I am STILL OK!

Day before yesterday we had a tornado nearby. All we got, however, was ANOTHER 2.2" of rain! No hail or destruction.

All this rain has turned the ranch into a jungle, and we've not yet reached the hot months.

There are few things positive about years of exceptional drought. One, however, was being able to see the ground most of the year for trials riding. After the 2012 fire we could see every little detail... like riding on Mars. Just rocks and ash.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:15 PM   #11
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Please keep updating, 'bene. My radio mentions your neighborhood every morning...
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:35 AM   #12
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It rained 3.76" a few nights ago. Another 0.8" last night. Forecast for this weekend starting now? 4" to 6"!

How utterly odd to go from many years of exceptional drought, where ONE of these rains would have been prized, to these deluges marching across us with breaks of a day or two! Not much trials riding going on....

All the ponds are full, and the closest bigger lake, Tom Steed, may top out this weekend. Even Lake Lugert, a large lake that got down to a pitiable <20% capacity, has gotten back up to over 70% and it rising.

Oh, I hear it starting to pour again... amazing.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:36 PM   #13
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SW OK or Bust!

Hey Mr Moto, retired Army guy here originally from Tulsa, but after a couple of assignments at Sill and still own property in Lawton I still keep tabs on things there, along with the ocassional roof and fence repairs... never did any trials there just play riding.

Oh yeah, you guys ok?

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Old 06-29-2015, 05:35 AM   #14
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Hey Mr Moto, retired Army guy here originally from Tulsa, but after a couple of assignments at Sill and still own property in Lawton I still keep tabs on things there, along with the ocassional roof and fence repairs... never did any trials there just play riding.

Oh yeah, you guys ok?

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Old 07-01-2015, 04:08 AM   #15
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Wilco, will check in sometime when I'll be in town for more than just a couple of hours!
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