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  1. wistahpatsfan

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    I used to wonder why people would want to live in LA, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas...all the places where Nature can KILL you at any moment. I used to take comfort in the calm weather, no geological hazards and, most striking...NO KILLER TORNADOES since 1953.

    Well...I can't say that no more.

    The weather everywhere is wierd this year. I hope this isn't the beginning of a trend here. I might have to move to Texas................NOT!

    Oh well. At least we still have great sports, schools and beaches.
     
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    Actually we had a killer tornado in !995


     
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    Great Barrington? That's so far out it might as well be Oklahoma.
     
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    So far out? It's pretty close to the Springfield where a tornado touched down today. I actually live about an hour north of that. It takes me 2 1/2hours to get to Gillette(if i don't get caught up in game day traffic by leaving too late that is) on game day for perspective.
     
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    nah, Great Barrington is a good ways past Springfield.

    great Barrington is exit 2 off the pike, iirc -- same as Lee, and lenox, but south. You can't get a lot further west in Mass.
     
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    Is there a Lesser Barrington? Or is it Great Barrington, as in Great Britain, where there were a lot of smaller Barringtons united under some Arthurian village father? I'm sorry but I just can't get past Great Barrington here. Someone help me out.
     
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    Its named after a reef off the coast of Australia. :)

    There is a lesser Barrington but its in England. They have both. Imagine the complex those growing up in Lesser Barrington must have?
     
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    Reports this AM indicate 4 have been killed.. sympathies to their families.
     
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    I guess it's relative. It's about 50 miles.
     
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    Global cooling
     
  11. PatsFanInMaine

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    Had a few touch down just west of where i live, thankfully it was in unpopulated areas so no one was hurt. the weather service sent some people out to confirm they had toughed down. I think here in Maine the advance in radar technology now picks up tornados that were never noticed before. Two years ago one passed right over my camp but didn'y actually touchdown.
     
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    I just got my power back on yesterday around 11am. I was VERY lucky. My section of the street was fine except for a few downed trees, but a quarter mile away ( this is in Springfield) on the next street was a complete disaster area. Most trees and power lines were down. Housing damage was slight to moderate on most homes, but what a mess. It was amazing to see nature's power first hand. 20 inch thick trees twisted around like they were toothpicks. Some areas were almost completely deforested.

    Here is a clip from the one that past by my area. The view is to the east from Springfield into Wilbraham.
    YouTube - ‪Springfield Ma Tornado 6/1/2011‬‏
     

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