SEVERE WEATHER EXPLODING–tornadoes May 29 4:30pm, cdt

{Update: Tornado watch boxes collecting from Kansas-Nebraska towards Illinois.-8:50pm, cdt

Long lived tornadoes and or rotating supercells dropping tornadoes through intensity pulses, from Northern Kansas to Southeastern Nebraska. Some of these may become rain wrapped.

Large tornado exiting Beloit area northeast.

Tornado Warning


SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
852 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

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JEWELL KS-MITCHELL KS-
852 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
MITCHELL AND SOUTHEASTERN JEWELL COUNTIES...

AT 848 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO.  THIS
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GLEN ELDER...OR 9 MILES WEST OF BELOIT...
MOVING EAST AT 34 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
  BELOIT BY 905 PM CDT
  ASHERVILLE BY 910 PM CDT
  SIMPSON BY 915 PM CDT
  SCOTTSVILLE BY 920 PM CDT

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 3930 9847 3953 9848 3965 9793 3936 9792
TIME...MOT...LOC 0152Z 250DEG 30KT 3949 9824

$$

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We seem headed to another outbreak today.

Tornado watches and sever thunderstorm watches are up in the plains.

Kansas and Nebraska are the current hot spot’s in storm formation.

Tornado warnings now out in both states. Tornado may have crossed I-80

Tornado spotted in Wyoming, south of Buffalo.

Sever thunderstorms in East New Mexico and Texas Panhandle.

West-central Iowa now in severe potential for tornadoes.

Update: 6:00pm,cdt: Tornado warning Kearney, tornado reported east of Hoxie. Two possibly tornadic storms are traveling in lines near same area, in two different areas.

Damage reports from Buffalo Co, NE emerg. Management

Tomorrow–Midwest, centered near Chicago and out in a 3-4-5 hundred mile radius, including Detroit.

Click on US map after clicking emblem logo at right, or link at left to find tornado’s current path.

NOAA’s National Weather Service NOAA's National Weather Service Select to go to the NWS homepage

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0050

Thunderstorm out flow from storm core shows up as sheets of wind driven rain spreading from right to left in 1982 photo.

Image ID: nssl0050, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Photo Date: 1982
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

TORNADO WEEKEND

The experts feel a tornado outbreak is possible this weekend. May 10-11+2008.

It seems we are having tornadoes nearly every day, and not just out in the middle of nowhere.

On Saturday the severe weather starts from Western OK, all of Arkansas and nearby states. Each day the eastward progression brings it to the East Coast-Florida and Georgia on Sunday. As impulses roll of the Rockies into the plains, other severe weather may be going on at times in this period and is expected to follow into next week. Then those go east for more cross country trips. May is usually the # 1 tornado month.

The Weather Channel has been showing a parking lot camera view of a very narrow tornado lifting cars and trucks in an approx. only 50 foot area. Showing how dangerous even the most narrow tornadoes can be. At the end of tornado life cycles when they tend to diminish and “rope out”, that narrowing vortex can intensify the local damage, raising the wind speed in a smaller circumference. Cars are one of the worst places to be in a tornado.

We have had a strong jet stream quite far south for this time of year. The coming storms can be intense and long lasting.

There have been tornadoes every day this week

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0054

Tornado with dust and debris cloud forming at surface. During “Sound Chase”, a joint project of NSSL and Mississippi State University.

Image ID: nssl0054, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

ART AND SCIENCE OF CONTROL

SCIENCE or ART or MORE?

At yesterdays family violence meeting with a family, we talked about health.

Health is a big topic that can go into differing directions and dimensions, but we had questions made. Why am I not taking care of myself in some area? Do I worry about my health and so, emotionally or subconsciously, open a door for a dysfunction? I know I should eat less, or not smoke, or get into more exercise, yet procrastination is in charge. Why? A few of us, for proposed economic reasons, or avoidance, avoid trying to find out what is going on. We wait to see if things get worse as a kind of control on what problem we are noticing.

In this group meeting we all set goals for the next one. After coming up with a desire to act on our own behalf, we set our sights on some realistic movement to be made by next meeting. Your word in made with yourself to get something good done in your life.

That will be all for that review of yesterdays event. I do wonder about all the rest of us; about politics, elections, society, the environment, our effects in the world on one another. Do I avoid looking honestly at them? Do I even want to know and be then possibly worried? What avoidance is there of issues that are of paramount importance to each of or lives, and yet we cover them over with a rug?

I believe politics, religion, the alleged cultural wars promoting ignorance and contempt for knowing something different and respecting it for that Golden Rule, I believe these things do have us hiding from knowing our effects on others, thus promoting their lack of respect for us. In conflict settings, we have learned to wall off our sense of empathy, compassion, full truth seeking and so understanding, because we may be told we are self defeating to entertain, enlightenment!

Many an ego stakes its credentials on not changing no matter what it faces. This may be a strength, or a recipe for complete stupidity. Arrogance, or “macho” displays are meant to be life saving in an odd way, yet they might just as well guarantee that that vulnerability one had to know something of oneself or another, is armored in, and a stunt person is now in charge of my life.

We are hearing in politics now both sides of the insecurity coin shown at once causing a kind of meltdown in-between. Is someone caring or strong? In front of one group they show the one, and in front of the other the other one, why can they not be real in all context, instead of chameleon like color changes designed to suit an audience? Now we seem to be trying to avoid these seeming perhaps contradictions of candidates by the marketing effect to make them just seem to look like the type on our side, without getting too specific about those worries we might have.

With the world in some ways at the mercy of our votes, (if counted) that might impact future well being as well as conflict for the entire planet, we need look more closely at those who would cut a one year old’s birthday cake with the swing of a four foot sword, not noticing the shock and awe in the room of the world.

What to look for?

First, unadulterated honesty, a consistency, not in claims and stances, but in steps to take to get from problem to solution. If candidates do not show respect, and I mean honest recognition and not just a grouping of words, they are not going to be elected to lead (or focus) the whole nation, they will be in it to promote the unacknowledged dysfunction addictions of their base, leaving the rest of us, not entirely innocent bystanders to an ever deteriorating state of the nation and planet.

GANG MAGICAL THINKING

Political and religious thoughts are in some ways easy fodder for group-think imagery.

I experienced a lot of that kind of thought when “New Agers” unhinged their minds from what they thought was a ridged scientific paradigm, to one where one could always be right in ones feelings. If you felt California was going to break off into the ocean, you and a lot of others began to plan the future around your new coastline.

Maps were made of the USA breaking of into romantic sounding regional zones, where of course New Age definitions littered the landscape. How lovely a thought. Well, it was to those who dreamed it up as their Utopian wish about to come true any day now. Sound familiar to the premillenial dispensationalist reading this? Some end is always near.

A watered down version of wishful magical thinking is ever-present in the Iraq politicized manipulations. It was an easy sell once fear is installed as the prime directive; that a magical heavenly like result would result after some localized apocalypse to someone. People unplugged from critical thinking abilities, unable to recognize a false premise from an investment guarantee or an apple, could see the new age vision as a dream to come true. After we make a big mess on someone of course. Their own personal earthquake-shake-up.

All that is require for Gang Magical Thinking is for the proof of truth to be both relativistic and disassociated from actual fact based patterns. We live in a country now where facts and theory’s are considered equals, yes, for control of your mind, true, but to keep us each busy with our confusions. A good explanation that comes down the pike then, can stand in as the view of the enlightened. Coastal properties in Arizona for Sale. Get them before they are gone and still at a low price.

NOT OWNED BY ANY ONE GROUP

Group Magical Thinking is not owned by any one type of religion or political association. It will be employed by most all political and religious leaders for self perpetuating reasons. It is as if ignorance becomes the communal guide. Sorry if communal buzzes you off this topic, since it has been installed as a buzz word; one meant to wrap a whole lot up in a flash.

But the gang mentality is a communal or tribal one, where humankind is separated off in perceptions as us against them. Does not mean that all us against them’s are false mind you, just that almost all of them are in some ways truncated concepts, intentionally on some level, meant to dehumanize others, making them expendable without too much emotional or spiritual angst.

(However, it must here be noted; separation is always an illusion. Consequences will ensue.)

Get ready for the election onslaught of GMT. It will likely spill over into religious groups since the boundaries of religion and state institutionalized concepts of separation are being ever more blurred. No matter the case, it is you and I who will be relied on to both be more fearful of someone, and promised a whole lot by someone else.  Barack will fix it all?  Hillary will mend it all?  John will keep us all safe?  Who are you really kidding.  We actually own what happens, not them!

What I need ask myself is; who is behind this influence, and what promises are even able to be kept without beating someone or something up. Who is asking the most, of my ignorance?

Brooklyn Bridge for sale! Trust me, I have the papers. Global warming coastline to come bids are now open, send in your checks before its to late!

FOUND THEN LOST

There you were

hidden by leaves

covered in dust

.

You were somebody

then a memory

then a nobody

.

It will all be

on your shoulders

there as you lay down

eyes closed forever

your tags will drift

backwards

.

History will be

your last hiding place

until by this accident

your fall off a shelf

what is left of you

before me silent

.

Now here you are

again out of nowhere

I don’t know what to say

your footnote there on a page

your leaflets are blowing away

.

I do no longer see the point

where you came from

what you were doing

how you were undone

by the eraser of fear

.

Your first name it says

was Bill

and your last

Rights

and your middle name

hardly makes sense;

of

.

Of what?

For whom?

of when to where?

.

I see you receding

while we are speeding

away.