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  • Don't care and continue with whatever it is you were doing

    9 18.75%
  • Sort of care, but do something cautious (bring car/pets in, close garage, ect)

    10 20.83%
  • Get a bit nervous, and do things in option 2

    2 4.17%
  • Become a bit excited and occasionaly look out the window

    1 2.08%
  • Get a bit nervous and occasionaly look out the window

    0 0%
  • Become really excited/pull out camera and hope to see tornado, hail, or cool lighting outside

    17 35.42%
  • eat pie

    9 18.75%
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    Your county is just under a severe thunderstorm warning...

    Do you...
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    sit back and watch tv and ignore the weather but remind yourself to check lake levels online in a bit? yep that is what I do
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    I make sure the top is up on my car and get the laundry off the line.
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    any excuse for pie is my motto
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    Storm watching is a favorite pastime here in Kansas. I have yet to see a tornado, and I'm kind of upset about it. If I ever left the midwest, I'd miss the storms dearly.

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    How about ride and count the seconds between the thunder and the lightning?

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    I play in the street. nobrainer440's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny
    How about ride and count the seconds between the thunder and the lightning?
    Done it. I've been under a second. That was scary and awesome.

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    This poll dont apply to me since we have parishes, so I voted pie.

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    This poll doesn't apply since I live near downtown L.A.
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    I love storms and watch them! I've seen several tornadoes on the ground in TN, KS, and been in two here in Indiana. Awesome things really!
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    Pray that it wont soak my dirt jumps

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    My older boy was in basic training, on an army bus, with really no earthly idea of exactly where he was in SC, when the radio on the bus erupts into all those warnings about severe thunderstorms, flash floods & tornado warnings... He remembered them all looking at each other & wondering... where the hell they were.
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    I'm sure most of you have seen video of the "Andover" Tornado,The one that went thru Andover Air Force Base,Wichita Ks 1991(Seen on "Most Amazing Videos" too many times) That one was an F-5 an it went thru South Wichita before heading over to the AFB...This sucker ran up Seneca Ave as it approched Wichita,and the auto parts store I worked for at the time was on also located on Seneca Ave. It blew the windows out and sucked the back door (12 foot loading dock door) off the building,sucking EVERYTHING out of the store!! I don't know about you,but anything that can take a pair of Chevy S-10 pickups and a half dozen Big-Block engines and fling them a 1/4 to 1/2 mile like a three year throws a tonka truck while having a temper tantrum is nothing I'm gonna Mess with!!

    The S-10's were a foot tall afterwords,I stood next to one and it barely came up to my knee!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobrainer440
    Storm watching is a favorite pastime here in Kansas. I have yet to see a tornado, and I'm kind of upset about it. If I ever left the midwest, I'd miss the storms dearly.
    I have been in 4 tornados, three on land, one on water. Had the windows blown out of my car by one, had the houses on either side of mine damaged and others on the street leveled. Seen a 20 foot ski boat shoved under a 40 foot cruiser. Watch all you want, but pray that you never have to see a tornado up close.

    As to the lighting and counting the seconds. I have had lightning strike the mast of a sailboat 50 feet from me. Amazing to see what damage it did to the electronics and wiring. Insulation exploded off of wire, faces blown off gauges, awesome power. Did not have time or presence of mind to count, but I can't count that fast anyway.

    I respects me some weather and heed all warnings.
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    The fact that the county is under a warning doesn't necessarily change things. Sometimes there's a general regional warning and nothing hits here.

    But if I see on the radar or in the sky that a storm is about to hit my location, I'm likely heading inside.

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    Move the cars out from under trees, limbs are always falling in my neighborhood. Then unplug all of my electrical equipment just for piece of mind.

    After I do that its time to keep looking out the window excitedly! ha

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    no storm warnings just flood warnings here
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    The scary thing is when you hear the crackle of lightning just milliseconds before the thunder, when lightning hits a phone pole about 30 feet away.

    Here in Texas, the weather here is usually sunny and dry, so any storms are definitely worth the entertainment value they give for the brief amount of time they sail overhead.

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    I see no option for "OMFG PANIC, run around the house 3 times, and then set it on fire."
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    We don't often get tornados in PA, but I love to chase litghning. When I lived in NJ there was this place about 10 minutes away, a hill with iron rich soil. A lightning magnet! I'd drive there, feel the hair on my neck stand up, watch the strikes, andsmell the ozone. Wunnerfulness!

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    Usually when they call for all that severe weather stuff we don't get half of it. Maybe just a decent thunder storm and at most the power goes out. If you're lucky you'll see some trees fall around town but nothing special. The only precaution i ever take is turn off my computer in case we loser power and like i said before...hope my trails don't get soaked.

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    Send up a kite with copper wire to try and get free electricity

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    Severe thunderstorms in western Oregon/Washington means there's a 50% chance of seeing lightning, 99% of which is cloud-to-cloud. We had a thunderstorm sneak up on us while swimming once...weren't about to let that spoil our fun time.

    It's hard to get excited about them in this area.

    On the other hand chance of rain is a certainty around these parts.
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    One one thousand, two one thousand...
    Shortest I can remember was "wuh"
    Thankfully I'd had the presence of mind to pull off the road and was standing on a (nice, dry, fairly deep) porch at the time.

    Once while crossing Missouri, we were on a little rise of ground just east of Adair, and could see this boomer coming at us. Didn't think we'd make town in time and there was naught but open field in between.

    Worse, I think, is when you wake up in the middle of the night and it's all rattle and bang outside with enough flashes and hammering that you can't really correlate them. You start to wonder... "Is that tree next to me going to get hit, and if it does, are there branches that will fall on my tent?" I really don't like that feeling.

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    closest I remember was a tree in my backyard getting take out by lightning.
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