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Fresh "Tornado" from WBZ Midday News
"Accredited license treatment provider and accepting new patients call today 1 800 recovery. David struck Feli. No W B Z traffic on the threes for David. Thank you. And right now we haven't updated forecast from deemed of war, he says. It's not going to be as McGee this afternoon as it was this morning when you first woke up if you got up early with us here, but it will be quite hot. 90 for in Boston upper eighties at the Beach tonight, Human Late showers and thunderstorms. Low 73 then tomorrow rounds of rain and thunderstorms. The steady and the heaviest later in the day high 83 Low 70 to 75 d now says there is a slight risk. Of I would say a tornado. I I I'm I'm almost versus saying a tornado but Tor net IQ conditions. Let's put it that way in the Boston area on this would be for later in the afternoon and tomorrow night, so it's not anything that is a definitive but certainly the conditions may Ah, give rise to the potential for tornadoes in the area. Alright. So Wednesday a couple of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, otherwise warm and human high 85 Thursday but human high 80 and again we just got that tropical storm warning from the National Weather Service for Chatham Family and Provincetown. And we can expect some strong surf. Maybe some minor coastal flooding in particular for those those towns on the cape and some beach erosion and, of course, rip currents. So you know if you want to go in the water, you see those waves, they can be very dangerous. The rip currents Eve's we've seen over.
Boston - Tornado Touch Down Confirmed By Radar In Western Massachusetts
"Authorities in Connecticut and western Massachusetts have received multiple unconfirmed reports of tornadoes is strong thunderstorms move through the region. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Connecticut state police said a possible tornado reportedly touched down tonight around the Falls Village section of Salisbury. In the northwestern corner of the state National Weather Service says there were also reports of a tornado and Santa's field. Massachusetts trees and utility wires were reportedly Knocked down in both
Fresh "Tornado" from 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"No sugar, no sweeteners. No calories. Available a local grocery store or drink it dot com. Hint. What with the touch of true fruit flavour. I'm Karen Stewart on 10 10 wins. Now, the 10 10 win. Zach you Weather four day forecast. Here's meteorologist Dean DeVore. Sorry. We're looking at you Say yes, Tomorrow tomorrow night early hours of Wednesday morning, Until then, and what a day going on here, It's going to get up to 90 degrees. Humidity actually comes down a little bit. That humidity surges tonight is the head of the storm, and some of the first shower storms that we see will probably be just after midnight in the city out of the gate, they could get a little heavy already and then more rounds of showers and thunderstorms, Rain and thunderstorms tomorrow. We have a flash flood watch for the city and inland spots. You've got 2 to 4 inches and the possibility of some more in some areas with repeated downforce. We also the threat of a spin up tornado tomorrow afternoon, I think is the best chances we get into some of those. Early thunderstorms and then some of the heavy rain tomorrow evening. Showers and thunderstorms still left over late tomorrow night into the very early hours of Wednesday morning is then the storm pulls away the other things. We're gonna have to watch out for high wind gusts at the peak of the storm, causing gust of 40 to 50 miles per hour inland. 50 to 60. Maybe some 65 mile per hour. Guster. Is he sure? And the Long Island Coast. And we're looking at the possibility of some minor to moderate coastal flooding at the peak high tides during the storm Lee Tuesday and then go back to some sunshine Susan and 80 for Wednesday and Thursday. Already this morning at 82 up to near 90 this afternoon, I'm Anke withdrawal just into four New York's weather station 10th and wins. Wins news Time. 11 30 for a new survey by the New York City Hospitality Alliance finds 83% of the 500 restaurants and bars it pulled could not pay all their.
Strong storms fire up across Washington, DC area
"Four meteorologist Steve Prince Valley. Good evening, Mike. We continue to watch these storms that are rumbling in from the West were in storm Team four Weather alert mode through the evening, Mike because we have the risk of some strong to severe storms now, nothing in the immediate area right now, But we are watching coming across from parts of West Virginia West Virginia panhandle. There are a couple of raindrops just encroaching upon Frederick County, Virginia, and that will be pushing our way out of hardened county into Shenandoah County as Wells again Frederick County in Virginia's That's where Start as it spreads eastward through the evening. 567 o'clock, we'll see. Some of the storm is pushed towards the district. They could be strong with gusty winds. Downpours in an isolated tornado not impossible will watch it very closely. Temperatures in the eighties Otherwise partly cloudy to mostly cloudy will do it. Showers and storms linger through the first half the night then gradually diminish after midnight with compassion. Fog into the seventies. Tomorrow's a hot, muggy day, a breezy day to mid ninety's the high 30% chance of a couple of storms, but certainly not a wash. He's most aquatic McGee showers. Couple thunderstorms High school being a lone amenities on Tuesday, we're gonna watch closely for the approach of hurricane he seizes. It may bring the risk of some rain to the area Temperatures into the lower AIDS Wednesday Sunshine just a small chance of a storm as we top off in the mid to upper eighties conductors right now across the area, it is 86. And I am still 85 Frederick and temperature in Germantown coming in 83. Mike Thanks, Steve for
Fresh "Tornado" from The KFBK Morning News
"If you can decide on two prices, participation, Mayberry cannot be combined with any other offer combo feel single item at regular price. On Tuesday. Expect more stormy weather with the approach of visa he is which at times will be a tropical storm and and other times may become hurricane the worst of the storm affecting eastern North Carolina northward along the coast, including across the Delmarva Peninsula and north into Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Also New York in Pennsylvania, those two states Will incur some damages, well, damaging winds hail, heavy downpours and possible tornadoes. All concerns in the affected areas of the mid Atlantic and the Northeast. Rain will extend back through the interior Mid Atlantic with rain for the eastern and central Great Lakes states to watch for delays in travel in the Northeast on Tuesday, mid Atlantic travel delays too. Some rain for the Ohio River Valley on Tuesday, also some rain into the Tennessee Valley as well. Mississippi River Valley Clouds and sun on Tuesday. It'll be warm and dry for most of the far West. That's your national weather Forecast. Mike Ellis, NBC news radio. Coming up in the business week ahead. The big numbers air on Friday the July unemployment rate and job creation and or lost number before we get their stats on car sales, construction spending, factory.
Tropical Storm Hanna barrels toward southern Texas
"Hanna is producing heavy rain and flash flooding in southeast Texas. The National Hurricane Center says. Hannah is now about 50 miles west of McAllen, Texas and moving into northern Mexico. The storm continues to pack 50 miles an hour winds and a tropical storm warning remains in effect along the southern Texas coast. Forecasters are warning of life threatening flash flooding, dangerous surf and rip current conditions and possible tornadoes today and into this evening. North
Fresh "Tornado" from Herman Cain
"Organization sounding an alarm about the spread of the virus, and the Atlanta Beast, a lot of a CDC warns Of up to 11,000 deaths a week in the United States. This month. We have 83 degrees on Peachtree Street, hazy and humid with on and off again. Showers and storms highs around 87. Atlanta's most accurate in dependable forecast coming up, and WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish is watching a storm that could pack hurricane force winds. But the time it hits the Carolina Coast Tonight, expected to be hurricane today, with the greatest impact on South and North Carolina with flooding and an isolated tornado possible tonight and tomorrow, warnings and watches extend up the entire East Coast, except for Florida. And what about your drive? Let's go to the WSB 24 hour traffic center Veronica Harrold Well, the rain is not affecting your drive, however. You do have an overturned vehicle crash over on 6 75 North bound is on the exit ramp to 85. Westbound, right lane has taken out and you are dealing with delays. I have more minutes on Veronica Harrold, 95.5 WSB Wst.
Hanna upgraded to a hurricane as it barrels toward Texas
"As if rising Corona virus cases weren't enough for Texans to handle now the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic seasons making its way toward them. This morning, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Hanna to a Category one hurricane meteorologist Allison Chinchar, You have hurricane mornings in place, basically stretching from around the Corpus Christi area down towards Port Mansfield and then tropical storm warnings surrounding that, implying that those winds are going to be very gusty at times today, so power out You are going to be possible, along with storm surge up to five feet in some areas and tornadoes and
Fresh "Tornado" from WBZ Midday News
"Cool storm after hitting hurricane levels last week has been making its way along the eastern coastline hitting places in Florida and now the Carolinas. They could see 1/2 a foot of rain. Now. This storm is tracking northward making it swayed you. New England BBC TV meteorologist Jacob Wycoff tells us what we might expect for watching for. With this Western track is basically a weaker storm with heavy rainfall a little bit less wind because it is inland, and it's gonna lose a lot of its punch as it approaches. Southern New England. Right now. It looks like the bulk of the rain will hit western Massachusetts more than the Boston area. But we're also hearing about the chance of that rough surf rip currents, even some minor coastal flooding along the coast. Obvious hot spots. You know them South Coast. How sure the Cape and islands We'll be watching it for you as we close in on that timeline. Also, the National Weather Service is the tropical storm could bring isolated tornadoes, and we heard that from Dean DeVore as well. There is an isolated risk of tornadoes. Tomorrow. It will not be the first this week, A tornado touched down last night out in western Massachusetts would hit the towns of Blandford and Sandy's field. The area is dealing with down trees. And of course, they had some power outages. A team of meteorologists is on route to check out if it were maybe a two tornadoes. Luckily no one was injured. Tornadoes also seen in Connecticut. President Trump continues to weigh in on school. Reopening Submit Corona virus Here's more from washing. President Trump took to Twitter Monday to encourage schools to re open in the fall. Tweeting quote, open the schools..
Chicago Weather: Storm Threat After 4 p.m.; Tornado Watch For Some Areas To South
"Warning until 5 30 that now includes fair very forced. In Chatsworth. A confirmed tornado was sighted seven miles west of February, just before 4 30 So seeks shelter If you're in that area, a Tornado watch is in effect for area south of Chicago, including Grundy, Kinky in four counties until nine We'll continue to see showers and storms throughout the night. And as we could see some potentially severe as for traffic, which is brought to you by you
Slight risk for severe storms, gusty winds, large hail Thursday for Chicago
"Severe storms in the forecast late today tonight, so heads up, move out about thunderstorms could contain gusty winds and hail even the risk for tornado. It's a slight risk and some Heavy downpours 93 this afternoon. Scattered storms developing mid to late afternoon into tonight. Tonight's low 73 right there. It amounts of cloud some sun Scattered storms.
Alabama officials warn of students holding coronavirus parties to intentionally get infected
"And apparently Alabama students have organized covert nineteen parties is a contest to see who would get the virus first Tuscaloosa city councillor. Sonia McKenzie. Said students hosted the parties to intentionally infect each other with the new coronavirus party organizers purposefully invited guests who had tested positive for covid nineteen, and she said the students put money in a pool a pot and whoever got covert I. Would get the cash.
Supreme Court to decide if Congress can get secret Russia grand jury materials
"The Supreme Court today announced it will hear the Muller Grand Jury Materials Case on the merits next term, which is going to push. Back its potential release. Should win on the merits to after the election, so don't imagine now first of all. These are the molar grand jury materials under rule sixty. We weren't going to get to see these anyway. It was just GonNa go to
Philadelphia coronavirus updates
"In Philadelphia is giving its Regular Corona virus news conference Now Brian Abernathy, the city managing directors on Let's listen in the life of general heat guidance in a few minutes. I'm also pleased that we're joined today by nausea or the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. I will offer guidance for seniors and talk about how PCH and help Philadelphia traditionally has an extensive heat response system that has been nationally. Examples include PCs Heat Line, which nausea will speak about, as well as our Department of health outreach teams and homeless outreach during hold right emergencies. Our goal this summer's to maintain as many elements of that is possible despite the Koven restrictions. As you know, we made the difficult decision back in made keeper city who was closed this summer to safeguard against the virus. We are offering, however, is one alternative spray grounds. 91 spray grounds and spray features were open on Monday, July 6, operating under safety guards. The city is also offering its place streets program. 100 place streets in areas Most impacted one. Yes, I'm sorry. 100 place treats in areas most impacted by the Heat island effect will have cooling gets which include umbrellas, intense misting fans, super soakers and neck cooling rags. So far, 310 place trees applications have been approved. This brings me to a more difficult area of summer heat. How we offer help one days when the heat is the most intense, such as when we invoke a heat off emergency. We're currently currently in in the the process process of of determining determining how how we we conceive conceive the the open open facilities facilities such such as as libraries libraries and and PC, PC, a a senior senior centers centers during during those those feet feet events. events. We're We're working working with with our our partners, partners, including PC, a unbalancing. This social distancing needs imposed by the pandemic against the health risks a prolonged exposure to heat. Is may include some out of the box options that would not be necessary during normal summer. Because the pandemic is evolving situation. We will be providing specific details when we're closer to a potential heat health emergency. We will, however, make sure that those in need that need to go somewhere have somewhere to go. In the meantime, it is vitally important. Every resident try to develop a he plan for their family members, particularly seniors. Don't wait for the heat wave to figure out what to do make a plan now. I also want to remind folks who struggled financially that options are available. Data from one from Philly counts shows that among people concerned about heat utility costs are significant reason where they're concerned. In response to the Corona virus, the state's low income home energy assistance program or lie, he will be accepting applications for his recovery Crisis program through August 31st. Or until fund's exhausted whichever comes first. In addition, utilities have extended their moratorium on John Ross. Chico is extending and supports policies, which includes the spending, non payment service disconnections, waving new late fees and reconnecting customers who were previously disconnected until further notice. We hope efforts like this will ensure that residents who have the option of air conditioning will make use of that during he waves. Before I turn it over to Dr Farley. I also wanted to note that this morning we announced details regarding its partnership with North Broad Renaissance, or NPR to support local businesses. NPR launched the reopened with care campaign to help businesses on their order or reopen safely on the stay at home, where was lifted. The goal was not only to support businesses but also to restore consumer confidence by letting people know that businesses are falling recommended safety safety procedures procedures procedures to to to to keep keep keep keep keep customer customer customer customer customer safe. safe. safe. safe. safe. 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Thanks very much. Eso case counts from the Corona virus infection continue to rise nationally and in Pennsylvania and hear Philadelphia. Our daily case counts are rising slowly. After falling for months. So you're some numbers Since this time Yesterday, we identified 143 new cases of the virus infection in Philadelphia residence bring us a total of 26,460 beginning of the epidemic. On some of that 143 or past cases, which we identified through a database maps we did yesterday. But if you look at our graphs overall on our website you statement the past week. We're averaging about 110 cases per day. Now we have seen some shifts with this increasing number of cases in the towards younger people in the past two weeks, about 1/3 of the new newly identified cases are under the age of 30. And we continue to get reports of people with infection who traveled before they got affected to the New Jersey shore. Since this time yesterday were identified five additional deaths from the Corona virus infection resident springing US to total 1614 just beginning the epidemic that 830 or 51% are a nursing home residents That's what's happening here. Philadelphia now in other areas were saying very continued very rapid growth of U. S case counts overall, more than 80% higher now than there were 14 days ago, and they're at all time highs in this epidemic. States that are particularly hard hit hard on the state of South and the West. Re opened without enforcing safety precautions like mess. We're also seeing rapid growth of the epidemic in southwest Pennsylvania around Pittsburgh, and every region of Pennsylvania now is showing increases in case counts. I want to just summarize a little bit. What our response is the second way that you talk about previous sessions. First, we're reminding businesses and manages the activities that they are required from four star safety precautions, particularly around distancing. And masks. But no, this is well and this week, Staff and volunteers Health Department are going to stores and distributing that guidance in person as well. Distributing posters, stores can put up to remind people that was intended to follow when their store Next week. We'll be launching a media campaign directed it all filling up your resident's talking about the importance of using masks. We really want to make reinforce that simple message as much as possible. Tied to that the mayor signed an executive order requiring people to wear masks whenever they're indoors and public places or outdoors and can maintain a distance of more than six feet. Mother people Governor, as you probably know now has passed the state wide assigned a state right order, saying something very similar. Damascus is not required until it's required in the state of Pennsylvania. We announced on Tuesday that we're going to put a pause on restarting indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gyms and took the center's because we're particularly concerned about the risks in those settings. We're reminding everybody who can continue to work remotely continue to do so. If you can work remotely that reduces the risk so continue to do so. And we're recommending that people who are medically vulnerable such as people were elderly or medical conditions. Take extra precautions. Basic rules are stay home. And don't let cove it into your house. That means having your other household members stay home as much as possible. And when you're around them where have asked yourself on Have your council members are a mess as well? Now the second way was gotta be disheartening. After so much progress. We made it. It's gotta be frustrating to see case rates rise here as well as run. The rest of it is clear that we will be living with this virus for a long time. But the situation isn't forever. Tourism hope so I thought I talked just a few minutes about a long term goals for this epidemic that is to me vaccine development. Overall progress developing vaccines has been extremely rapid much faster than it would have ever expected. There now. Dozens of research groups that created vaccines that have produced antibodies fund administered to animals and those antibodies appear to protect those animals from the infection. So it really appears to be that it's easy to train immune system to recognize and kill this virus much easier than with other virus is much easier than I would have expected. Put up sign language called a 19 is nasty, but it looks like not very smart. The New York Times has an excellent read page summarizing vaccine development. It was 145 vaccines and development, 19 of which our human trials that this is a given him two humans test out their safety and effectiveness. And more than 1000 people who were vaccinated. Just one try alone there three vaccines that are particularly promising to be supported by the several. What's called the operation Warp, Steve The's vaccines was different technologies different approaches, but they also far quite promising as far as their production of antibodies and immune response in experimental animals. In the forest, along by the Oxford Group in the United Kingdom is not testing this vaccine on more than 10,000 people United Kingdom in Brazil and South Africa. They're aspect, trying to find out how effective vaccine is preventing infection in people or preventing severe disease and people and they're testing the same people vaccine. Once we have a vaccine that has proven to be effective and safe, and these companies are going to produce hundreds of millions of dozens, that's going to take a certain amount of time. Nonetheless, I'm optimistic that we will have at least one and maybe more than one vaccine. We're deploying here in Philadelphia sometime in 2021. I can't say whether it's gonna be early twenties money one or late 2021 sometime next year. I think we're gonna be deploying a vaccine and excited about that. After we do that. It's like we're protected from this virus. We could take off our masks and we can get together. So we may have some tough months ahead, but it will be an end to this epidemic overall. One more information about where we are with the evidence. Now what Our guidance is just Goto website. Www. Phyllida Cove it now before I sign ups, let me to start a little bit about heat A cz Brian never mentioned. I want to just point out more people die from heat, a zoo, a zoo risk and from all other natural disasters combined. More people die from heat waves, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes or floods may not recognize it, but you can be quite dangerous. Not necessary things for everyone, but it's dangerous, particularly for vulnerable people that includes elderly people. People People with with chronic chronic medical medical conditions conditions includes includes people people who who have have psychiatric, psychiatric, developmental developmental disabilities. disabilities. Especially Especially if if they're they're low low income income and and don't don't have have a a lot lot of of resources resources or or things things alone. alone. Fact, it's really but many of the same people who are vulnerable to the risk from Cove it on and there is a risk. Therefore, having those people together, anyone setting them potentially acquiring are spreading the virus amongst themselves. Fortunately, prevention of death from heat is really not that difficult. If the basic idea is pretty simple, I have somebody be in a cooler environment. Have them drink plenty of fluids. So as much as possible. We want to help people who are vulnerable. Stay at home safe. So that's why I would encourage everyone in the city Philadelphia to be prepared to check on your vulnerable relatives checking your vulnerable friends, your neighbors, even that elderly person who this maybe next door down the street he may not know well, but you're concerned about him or her. There is particularly concerning if they live alone. Elderly have commissions where you can help us to help them get air conditioning. Using some of the resource is the prime just mentioned and they can't get air conditioning been simply opening the windows, using fans and great influence to help people, not the temperatures get to dangerous levels. We don't have a heat waves. It's gonna happen right now. But it's not too early for people think about how they're going to do that. When we do have people. It's very likely sometime this summer. We're going to need to do that. Thanks very much. Now I'll turn it over to Armando advice from Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr Tom Farley there considering tomorrow will be 94 degrees in the Sunshine in Philadelphia, Humid 92 today. So some tips to follow in terms of heat. Doctor Farley trying also simultaneously to raise our spirits while keeping us grounded in the science of Corona virus, as he sees the case counts, continuing to rise nationally in Pennsylvania and slowly rising in Philadelphia. Where he says there are 143 new cases of Corona virus Today in Pennsylvania State why there were 832 reported over the last 24 hours. That's the highest number since May 22nd and he says across the country were seeing all time highs in terms of the epidemic in Philadelphia, Seeing shift is seeing the shift in cases toward younger people, and nearly 1/3 of new cases are in people under the age of 30. And doctor. Farley also noted reports of infection related to travel to the Jersey shore, He says it's disheartening and frustrating to see what he calls a second wave of Corona virus and it's clear that we're to be living with this for a long time. However, he says there is hope That he's been surprised by the progress in developing vaccines, the one furthest along being developed by Oxford in England, testing in 10,000 people. To see how safe and effective it is. Doctor. Farley says he's optimistic we'll have at least one vaccine will be able to deploy in Philadelphia sometime next year. Doesn't know if it's going to be early 2021. Or later on in 2021. After that, he says. We could take off our masks and be close with each other once again, again, says says Covert Covert 19 19 is is nasty, nasty, but but it's it's not not very very smart. smart. And And so so these these vaccines vaccines are are promising. promising.
"This week we talk about fighting fires twice a week. A firefighter dies in the line of duty. Heroes sense of the word firefighters spend their lives, doing gritty dangerous work, wearing down their lungs and their bodies, so that the rest of us can have safer lives the biggest fire in recent San Francisco history began with just a few wisps of smoke from the top story of the building right here within a half hour, the entire structure was engulfed. Here's how it happened beginning with the first call to fire dispatch. Construction. East of Los Angeles more than fifteen hundred firefighters are facing walls of fire, eighty feet, tall, hot, dry gusts, or whipping up fire tornadoes across brush, Brittle from drought. Firefighters a frontline responders in the battle against climate change whether it's fighting raging wildfires or helping urban dwellers overcome extreme heat or rescuing victims of rising seas, firefighters, a who we call on. What is less well known that? are being exposed to toxic soup of chemicals from melting screen TV's and nylon carpets each time they respond to a residential fire. I talk with Tom O'Connor. Battalion Chief in San. Francisco's five. The poppin as well as one of the directors of the San Francisco Cancer Prevention Foundation about how firefighters a leading the charge to clean up. One Community at the time. I stopped by asking Battalion Chief O. Connor how long he's been with the San Francisco Fire Department. Had Been a firefighter in San Francisco for roughly twenty seven years until one attracted you in the first place to becoming a firefighter. ability to help others and engage in some sort of civic duty that I wanted to serve the community and as well as a kind of drifting between jobs. At that point in my life I thought I was going to be a college professor and I was in Grad. School Davis and this job came up in San Francisco, and I thought well. Maybe I'll do this and make our way through Grad. School before I get my Phd and twenty seven years later and all but dissertation, but one day I'll go back and finish up. What what was on Tom. Science that's pretty amazing that you made that switch of that time that you thought about being firefighter before and the first and the family come from a family of new. York cops and ironically enough My mother's an identical twin, and both sisters gave birth at roughly the same time, and my cousin is in New York firemen and I'm San Francisco firefighter. So yeah, we both kind of follows similar career paths in life. We're in an interesting time as it relates to public service and firefight is still revered, and you'll everyone's local hero, whereas the police are going through a rough time in terms of public perception, and and frankly the behavior firefighters are very fortunate in that. Every time were called. Were there to help? We don't give out tickets. We don't arrest people like there's no. Negative outcome of a visit from a firefighter. We know that the public call us at their absolute worst moment, so we make sure that they have absolute trust in us if they call and they want us, there were at their lowest of low. We WanNA. Make sure that's a very non-intrusive private visit and we WANNA. Maintain that trust so if they opened their doors stranger to. To come in and help we WANNA make sure that they always feel welcome to open that door, so we're always in the community talking to people and we make sure we follow up on the clients that we do visit for Medical Paul or fire call I mean we really nurture the relationship with the community, so it's sort of an oral tradition that's been handed down. With virtually every fire department in the nation, that's you maintain that that level of trust in that relationship with the public and one of the things that's unique about firefighters is you'll live together I mean it's more like a family. You're going back to your family of firefighters. How does that shift even work at one twenty four hour shift, and usually you're off for forty eight hours, and it comes to forty eight or fifty six hour workweek. But yeah, it is kind of a unique social experiment where you put all these people together for twenty four hours. We have meals together and us. You know live and fight and work together, and it's like any family. You'll have fights. You have disagreements and you make up and you come together, and there's high points and low points, but. You make it all work. Some people say we put the fun and dysfunction, but Like it, it's a it's a great experiment and is really an enjoyable profession especially when you put that family aspect together, and where's your battalion Tom I'm battalion one which goes from downtown, San Francisco Chinatown North. Beach all you over to the wharf, so it's a big busy battalion. How many? Do, you have We have roughly seventy firefighters this battalion every day, so it's five stations and I get about six thousand runs a year so I don't know how many would get with all the engines and trucks put together probably in excess of ninety thousand calls a year amazing. It's huge. Yeah, we keep busy. It's really slowed down now with the pandemic because downtown is emptied. So, there's nobody to call nine one one anymore. They're all sheltering in place somewhere
Severe Storms Moving Through Chicago Area
"From the purpose the weather center a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for northern dekalb in north central can counties until six forty five the storm could produce seventy mile an hour wind gusts and half dollar size hail there's a significant weather advisory for lake in southeastern make Henry county that's until seven wind gusts of fifty miles an hour possible with these storms and that severe thunderstorm watch still in effect for the Chicago area and northwest Indiana until nine o'clock tonight we'll see clusters of gusty heavy thunderstorms the strong is capable of strong winds vivid lightning and hail third nine or ten this evening and isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out then turning mostly cloudy humid a chance for another isolated shower overnight with a low of seventy one Saturday Mixon emerges warming here but a few scattered thunderstorms especially in the warmer hours of the day in the evening a high of eighty nine Sunday as sun cloud mix warm and humid scattered mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms will see a high of eighty seven on
Small businesses fighting to survive the pandemic
"Let's focus on some small business owners today Alex what changes were made to the payroll protection program yes obviously during these are president times slot of small business owners have felt the pressure Lebanese restaurants or retail stores services other businesses that have been impacted by by opposite the pandemic and smashes the corona virus and there's two major programs of that that were pushed through Congress one already existed and that was the call the prickly and economic injury disaster loan program to BSP actively used for the release for hurricanes tornadoes things like that but in this case there is extra funny made for also she was a present to clear it they're able to use some of the funds for the crown of our sense of the server program nothing major really in terms of its regular course except that instead of being a natural disaster they used to this time around for for but the pandemic now the paycheck protection program that you referenced for the look at the most televised news when it first launched it was definitely a rocky ledge rollout because there's some concerns over the bank's been ready to issue the loan for the the program itself is could be rushed through the process because ultimately paychecks are be needed because a lot of folders right rely on those funds that said the president the house and the Senate all agreed to make some changes to it the unanimous vote that I've lived through or at least in the Senate and the then president trump also signed that the biggest change is that no longer will new PPP loan from an older PPP loans can use these funds for payroll of her twenty four week period from when they're dispersed Bedlam that because a lot of restaurants initially in areas of the country that are just starting to open up areas like New York City where I'm sitting right now the district Columbia which will on Monday formally move into what we call phase two of the use of more time to use the funds to bring staff back on board and also the other major changes is the lowest threshold the have to go directly to paychecks to allow a lot of businesses to pay rent pay their vendors you know key things that they'll need in order to fully resume operations hopefully for all of us writer then later are going forward well you know this small businesses make up seventy percent of the jobs in America and the small businesses have problems the whole countries and I have a problem child was far as I'm concerned having we were having a small business you can up small business god help it looks a lot of small companies small businesses now they're continuing to struggle so either you know you read in the paper every day restaurants still going out of business and what have you are there any government support programs in the works yet you know on the local level three level there have been more assistance programs that have been instituted in the city of Tampa itself is on the call one Tampa to where you can get some small grants and even some small loans in order to help on the whole business people flow but as you know the truth runs the way they are most of our business owner still so sugar retailer restaurant sometimes it's always not enough so on a national scale there have been more discussions about maybe the ten Chile refunding the P. P. P. program and all and then allowing businesses to go through again if they need more funding in order to try and keep people on the payroll I think you know this is obviously very hard philosophical discussion because there are some small business owners and everything bothered to apply for president need to it's it's hard because at the end of the day policy makers want to keep people on the job working having some businesses that have a parking PPP level they may have not been allowed to be formally open they did use the time they they brought their staff back to the bottom off the unemployment rolls to do other projects that may be would Amazon dot the US on this our local area some small businesses including in Gloucestershire restaurants use it as a good time to deep clean their restaurants maybe change other restaurant operated for the future I think you're seeing that a lot of Congress men and women are coming on the side of maybe we need to extend this program allows businesses especially small ones on the PPP program really is designed for very small businesses another leg up as we move into the next phase of the of of this current situation and to allow them the flexibility to to of all their business model and what is going to be the the new normal all right to save some jobs maybe even create new ones in the future all this is it because they go what we're dealing with this virus is the unknowns the anonymous and not not just getting sick but how do you run a business when you're not supposed to talk to people with you know other than on a computer or six feet apart from each other you know we're living in a very unique space and time and that system out of being smart about it and she helped washes up it's very very hard to plan even for the government
Chicago Weather: Tornado Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In Chicago Area
"With breaking weather news a severe thunderstorm warning just issued for parts of cook county let's go right to accu weather alive for the details with senior meteorologist Bob Larson ways it's a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern cook county runs till three thirty all due to a store that as of moments ago was centered over all set moving north rapidly at fifty five miles per hour B. pushed rapidly north by strong upper level winds there's potential for sixty mile per hour wind gusts of the service with this storm certainly strong enough to cause damage we're looking at the same time at a larger area very heavy rain without warnings just yet that extends from Joliet to Batavia sycamore also moving north rapidly so showers and storms will tend to come and go in quick order as we go through this afternoon and evening some with heavy downpours a potentially damaging
Tropical Storm Cristobal will make landfall Sunday
"What is left of tropical storm Cristobal is dumping some heavy rain near the Gulf coast storm made landfall on Sunday south of New Orleans it's now moving up the Mississippi River bringing a chance of tornadoes through that area Louisiana were inundated with four to six feet of water the storm's destructive path stretched more than five hundred miles to Florida flooding streets in Jacksonville and spinning off two tornadoes the first one touchdown Saturday in Orlando there were no reports of injuries the second hit Sunday afternoon south of Lake City damaging trees in the area that's W. W. L. T. V.'s jade Cunningham reporting there from Mandeville
Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Louisiana
"Tropical storm Cristobal has made landfall along the coast of southeast Louisiana the center of the storm landed between the mouth of the Mississippi and Graham dial as the eastern side of crystal ball swept over Florida on Saturday night a tornado turned in Sumter county Florida about twenty minutes later second tornado followed and destroyed a barn another tornado hit near downtown Orlando two brothers were killed after they were caught in an undertow and swept away off the coast of Louisiana the young boys or swimming at a beach in grand Isle when they were caught and swept away ahead of the storm Louisiana governor John bel Edwards requested president trump declared a pre landfall emergency for the
Revisiting the Archive: Larry Kramer
"I've talked before in this series revisiting the archive about anger. How it can fuel action? How an anger is partnered with love? It can produce a kind of righteous rage that propels us those of us who lived through the AIDS crisis. Know about it. Some of US learned it from Larry Kramer who died this week in Manhattan where he's lived for. Decades Larry was famous for being one of the first billions to sound the alarm during that last epidemic. The one that began forty years ago he was on the front lines even before aids was called AIDS and became a global epidemic at swept away more than thirty million lives before AIDS. Larry was best known for his work as a screenwriter and author but the virus that was claiming so many lives in the political indifference political negligence that greeted it turned Larry into a very public activist. His friends were dying and he felt compelled to do something more than to just bury the dead and mourn their loss in nineteen. Eighty-two Larry co-founded a gay men's health crisis now known as GM five years later he co-founded act up the AIDS coalition to unleash power. Act Up came to be known for its brilliant use of public protests to bring attention to the epidemic by early nineteen eighty nine. When I I met Larry AIDS take in more than sixty thousand lives. Most of them. Gay Men Larry quickly earned a reputation as an uncompromising firebrand with a fierce temper. I'm not proud of it. But that kind of person generally inspires me to run in the other direction. I was more than a little anxious. I approached the door to Larry's apartment in a building that fronts Washington Square Park in New York. City's Greenwich Village. As I said when this episode originally aired I got myself worked up. Nothing I brace myself for a tornado and found the teddy bear. Here's the same. Larry welcomed me into a spacious apartment and showed me into his all white book line living room and I took a seat opposite him across a broad desk as I said at my tape recorder and attach the Mike to his shirt. We talked about how we both had wanted to find a husband early in life and settle down and that led us back in time to Larry's memories as it confused and Unhappy College student in the Early Nineteen fifties. I pressed record interview with Larry Kramer Thursday January twenty six thousand nine hundred eighty nine at the home of Larry Kramer in New York City. Interviewer is Eric. Marcus tape one side one. When I went to Yale I thought I was the only gay person in the world and tried to kill myself because I was so lonely. Did try to What am I think that was fifty? Three was the year my freshman year. Yeah is awful. I mean I do want to go back that far curious because I was a college student on seventy six desperately unhappy. We're at Vassar College. There were there were a lot of gays. They weren't that many people think there were a lot if there were so many gays. Why was I so unhappy? Miserable person and And deaths seemed very appealing at moments during my freshman year when I was dating a woman in making off the man by in life and fifty three must have been much more difficult than seventy six at Vassar. You can even start in shifty. Three Easter I knew I was gay. I think from the day I was born and I think that there have been I. I now know that there were isolate. They were experiences all through before. I even got to Yale. And they were all covert in guilt. Inducing on on everybody's part so the it seemed as if all those early years were spent trying to deny these feelings the feelings would sort of get to strong erupt in and I would have an experience. Which would autumn always make me feel guilty in one way or another and then you put it you become. Sylvia's would come down for a while a week a week or two and Yale was awful. There was a gay bar called parolees. It was awful the time when I finally have the courage to go there. It was only two blocks from campus. But it was a million years away. It was very dark and grey and inside and smokey and and filled with old old older man and I only went the once and somebody picked me up. A car drove for like hours before we found a place that was quiet to do it and then he drove me back where you didn't say a word all of that list of yourself. I eight two hundred aspirin. Oh my God talk about slow and Miss. You must have been pretty miserable to swallow two hundred and yours anymore. Will after you wanted out. Was that who knows. It's a scene. I'll never forget the scene of taking pills the Yup and find you're still better. I didn't wake up. I I went to bed and I got scared and I call. The campus. Police came took me to the hospital and put myself and that was in woke then I fell asleep and I woke up in a room with bars and after grace new haven hospital and there. Was this very unpleasant hospital psychiatrist. Who said all right Mr Cramer? Why did you do it and I go fuck yourself or words to that end he said? I'm now you're not going to be let out of this hospital until you tell us why you did it. And I just had a few rubbed me the wrong way and I wouldn't have told who who knew why I did it anyway. So my brother who's always sort of looked after me came and got me out and he was friends with the dean of Freshmen. My brother had been the before me and And it was you know ordinarily when something like that happen you were shipped off to go join the army really in those days. Yeah and then you come back to Yale and you've grown up but they let me stay. If I went to the University of Coyote. Just his name was Dr Fry Clement Fry. And he was about in the sixties he had silver hair and it was a good looking man he whereas reptiles button down shirt and You just knew that. He cared more about Yale and he ever did about you
Dayton's Road to Pandemic Recovery
"We've been taking a look around the country at how different cities or dealing with the fallout from the pandemic. Today we head to Dayton Ohio unlike other places Dayton hasn't been a hot spot for the coronavirus and the death toll has been low but the pandemic is just the latest in a series of struggles. The city has faced in the past year our reporter Doug Belkin visited the city recently and joins me now Doug Dayton Ohio has been through a lot in recent years even before the pandemic from natural disasters to rising numbers of deaths the OPIOID crisis. Can you tell us a little? Bit more about the position Dayton was in before the pandemic it. It's a fascinating town. It really punched above. Its weight for a long time. Many years ago it was a home of a lot of innovation. The Wright brothers came from there there are a lot of major manufacturing companies and engineering companies that really employed thousands of people and built a Beautiful City in the early twentieth century. The housing stock is really lovely. But it fell on hard times. A lot of those companies moved south to chase cheaper labor and the revenue into the city declined significantly and then they had really hard shock. The financial crisis in two thousand and seven and eight pulled a lot of jobs out that didn't return and then the opiate crisis that was really ground zero. It's a lot of highways going in and out of Dayton and it made it a kind of a pitstop for these drugs and they were just hundreds and over the years. Thousands of people who overdosed from opioids. So they were very hard and then last summer they had a string of horrible tragedies. They had a tornado that wiped out part of the town and killed people they had A mass shooting in downtown shopping district that killed nine people and injured another twenty people and they had a Klu Klux Klan rally Which really hard for the people there so last year was very difficult moment for them and all of that brings us up now to the pandemic and Ohio responded to the coronavirus pandemic with one of the nation's strictest lockdowns how has the corona virus now impacted Dayton and our elected officials grappling with it so the virus itself has not taken deep root there the shutdown or have been very effective or at least the pandemic did not make huge inroads. There's been about fifteen people who've died in Dayton of a city of one hundred forty thousand six hundred confirmed cases so the sickness has been. You know it's the specter has there but the fear was a major problem in the shutdown and the economic implications of the shutdown have been dramatic. And what we wrote about in the story was a lot of of what that's done to the economy to the people in the town to the churches in the town and even to the revenue of the city. And how they're gonNA deal with it and how they're sort of handcuffed because they will have less revenue to keep their social safety net strong so we spoke to the mayor of the City Nan. Whaley WHO's trying to lead the community through this and this is what she had to say. And when since we all become mayors because you can see directly the impact you make you get to make decisions and you have this control but the more you do it the more you realize the less control you really have. So what she's talking about here is the fact that these these tragedies that happened last summer in the pandemic it's going on now are all national and international issues. The handgun issue is a national problem. The racism issue that the KKK was part of is obviously a national issue tornadoes. That came through As part of the change in climate and this pandemic as part of a global problem and one thing that they all have in common that the mayor belief is that the federal response has not been robust enough to help cities and towns and they are ending up dealing with these problems by themselves with much smaller resources than the federal government. Has IT Doug? You also spoke to members of the Dayton community. What did you hear from them about how they're coping right now? So a lot of folks were really knocked back on their heels by the shutdown A lot of business owners you know. Obviously they shut down their businesses and they were concerned that they wouldn't be able to restart them and a lot of folks were laid off from their jobs. I spoke to one woman named bridget. Hadn't who has had to dig into her children's college savings account to get by these last few months. And here's bridget. I think this is going to Their their futures. They're gonNA come out of this with a lot of debt Things that they shouldn't have to endure at their ages. I planned for this. I planned in plan for this so that they wouldn't have to do this and now I'm giving into their college funds just to be able to survive day to day and we know that the people around the country are digging into their children's college savings account to get through these periods of unemployment. This is a national issue. And it's it's playing out in Dayton along with everyone else and a big question that all of us are grappling with now is what happens next when the pandemic is over and and what does our new normal look like. Here's mayor naturally again in what she had to say about that. I do think during the tragedies of Dayton last year I did feel the region really come together to support the city. The city center which was very special. I worry that that could go away. Because of the WACO vid puts people in their corner really fast both politically and like literally in the corner. You know in their home. Dave chapelle lives in that area. The wonderful comedian and he gave a show after the the mass shooting to help bring the community together and to heal the community and one thing that the mayor said was that that's not possible now. People can't gather here show so she asked. How do you heal a community? That's gone
Bad Weather Scrubs SpaceX Launch
"The NASA SpaceX launch has been scrubbed for today because of bad weather a tornado warning was issued for Brevard county a couple hours before the scheduled launch of the crew dragon capsule and a falcon nine rocket NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug earlier trying to become the first man launched into space from U. S. soil this is the space shuttle program ended in two thousand
"tornado" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"This in the same way so that makes us think it's not just a reporting issue. It's actually really physically occurred. Unfortunately we don't have the full physical mechanism and linkage to go to them. At this point we don't see any evidence there's been any changes of intensity That doesn't appear to have changed anything beyond that. We can sort out from the from the changes in reporting that have taken place and I know that you and a former student of ours at the University of Georgia Dr. Victor Ginny who's now Northern Illinois University published on that shifter. If you will or you know in prevalence of what we call or some people call dixie alley as opposed to the more traditional tornado alley. So I'm glad you mentioned that. And I know that Noah led or is leading an effort called vortex southeast actually which is an extension of a previous series of expire field experiments to understand these tornadoes that tend to happen in the very populated densely populated south. The there's a marginalized population in the south of some of the places in so-called Dixie Alley Some of the economically more economically disadvantaged parts of the country so there's more vulnerability there And as you mentioned we tend to see a lot of nocturnal tornadoes. Along these QUA- I guess they're called Quasi Linear convective system kjell type tornadoes so very challenging problem. I want one of those things. One of the things about the southeast. If you if you look at a map there. Couple of questions one is the prevalence of tornadoes in the southeast. They tend Kumasi S. Tornadoes tend not to kill many people but one of the questions that I really wish I had an answer to is. How does our performance of forecasting them? Because we don't forecast them as well as we do. Isolated supercell tornadoes. How does our our performance on forecasting them affect how people respond to the forecast of other events Lose confidence in the because we can't they're harder to forecast the other big factor in the southeast. The I saw map a few years ago. This struck me really hard. That the big difference in the southeast and the and the plains rural population densities rural population densities in in which sort of Mississippi East in the southeast tend to run on the order of ten people per square kilometer. You know there's a there's a some sort of living unit every several hundred feet you go to the you come out to the planes and those numbers are like you know one hundred times smaller. It's maybe a tenth of a person per per square kilometer so a tornado in the in the in the rural areas in the southeast. There's so many people there that it will hit people you put that same tornado into the plains and you can have it on the ground for many miles and it may not hit a building it all and how we deal with rural populations is is really hard to figure out because there's lots of issues that going with communication with being aware of where people are really are challenging to deal with. I agree and I'm always very cognizant of that and I know James Span talks about this a lot too because you know there tends to be oftentimes a warning bias for the Urban Communities and certainly The the rural communities face Risk is well. Hera one of the things that I know. You've done research on it and dive deep on this little bit tornado days and Tornado outbreak. Days first of all I mean this is an interesting one because there's been a lot of debate on what in the world? A Tornado. Outbreak is. How do you define what an outbreak is? So I guess my question for you is. How do you break these down? And have you seen any trends in Tornado? Days Tornado outbreak days. Well outbreaks her there. As many definitions of outbreaks. There are people who have tried to define it. It's it's a really fuzzy kind of concept when I you I I have students who want to deal with it. I basically say it comes down to I try to. I like to think of some fraction of the biggest days of the year or or a decade. Do we want to look at the? You know if you WANNA do real. Detailed case study analyses. You can't do very many. So we're only gonNA look at the maybe the top three or four days each year. If you WANNA get really large statistics and be able to do lots of statistical modeling than okay. Maybe we look at the biggest fifty days of each year. And so how you WANNA define that? I typically tend to think of something that looks at maybe the top few percent of each year. I WanNa know what the scene changes in the in. Maybe the the statistics of the top ten days per year Which leads to our. There's an arbitrary definition. You have to go through at some point if you're GONNA try to be consistent and that if you do the top ten days and you're looking at typically at something that looks like maybe twentieth wanting greater tornadoes a a a Donald Day. And that leads you to you know large enough. I mean it's one of these things when we when we talk about it. There's certain days that if your definition doesn't include them your definitions wrong I mean if you don't include April twenty-seventh two thousand eleven April third. Nineteen seventy four MASER. Nineteen ninety nine if those. Don't make your outbreak definition. You know something's wrong. Yeah right but but then when you get down to the things like well you know there were. There were ten tornadoes in kind of a small area on some day and some some day in April of nineteen ninety one is that now break Maybe and so there's there's a lot of fuzziness there that depends on the purpose of what you're what you're what you're doing back. In my days of doing physics I read a book that was talked about operational definitions and sort of defining concepts by how we measure them. And how and how we talk about them and that's kind of what what what we want to come up with an. That's I try not to get too hung up on one of the outbreak days. But I'll say okay the number you know when we look at the really big things this has happened and when we when we look at slightly bigger we also see this pattern and we get an idea of how things changing. Yeah that's a great point. Talk with Dr Harold Brooks from NSL expert on tornadoes so just to kind of put a bow on that discussion. Are we seeing any trends in Tornado days? Or Tornado outbreak days. Wait we've seen a large drop in the number of days with at least one F one a greater tornado over the last over the last forty years was about one hundred fifty days per year in the nineteen seventies. Now it's about ninety But at the same time we're seeing an increase in the number of of days with a lot of tornadoes Sochi. Just say as an extreme example. Thirty Day thirty tornadoes on a on a day F. One in greater which on average of the course of a record going back to the mid nineteen fifties. There's about one of those on average a year in the nineteen seventies. We had one every other year and now be run two to three per per year and even even in years it had been relatively quiet so twenty. Thirteen two thousand fifteen We we still had two to three and so that appears to be fairly significant change And it's really hard to explain those two things together by anything that's happened in our in our reporting system because you would expect that if we're putting more effort in and we would see both more days and more big days and if we were if we had become more cautious in our approach we dec- fewer days and we see fewer big days. Instead we see fewer days but more big days and I just you have to make a really convoluted argument to come up with something that says that. That's because of reporting things so I think is actually physically real and I think there's some other evidence that kind of points in that direction so I think we really have seen that Talafar. That goes forward in the future is a really interesting question. And I don't know if we if we have any way to really ask the answer that right now and we are back on the last segment of the weather. Geeks PODCAST.
"tornado" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"And Hurricane Katrina of all things very interesting. Hurricane Katrina has all types of impacts that extend beyond what people think. I WanNa stay with you greg you use. I'm imagining the same enhanced. Fujita scale the F. Scales that we certainly us here in the United States. Can you talk to the listeners about the Fujita slash in evolution to the enhanced? Geeta scale why it's enhanced in and why it's valuable and why we need to do the assessment in sort of post storm fashion. Sure well yeah. Fujita came up with the first scale and he he. He broke the wind up into a scale of a range of wind speeds. Up to up to the speed of sound and then he Had damage observations from those tornadoes and tried to estimate wind speeds. And then that's that's where it fit in and you and you got the catastrophic damage at at at five I guess over overtime engineers had some concerns about some of those those speeds and for jettas original scale especially the F. Five was reliant on on the performance of wood-frame houses under under severe wind and there is some thinking in the engineering community that those wind speeds and for Judas original scale too high at the upper end that you could actually destroy a wood frame house at a lower speed and so the enhance for Judah scale came about that was dot led by Texas Tech University. And they had a some engineers and some meteorologist together and they used their expert opinion and an updated the scale. They did a few things that were really important. They brought in a whole bunch of new damage indicators. That wasn't Info that weren't in Virginia's original scale and then they categorize the damage by from kind of onset of damage to total destruction. And they call these degrees of damage and so free to the damage indicators. We have these degrees of damage. So that's a really useful improvement to the scale. And then they they really estimated or if you WanNa be critical you say guest. The wind speeds are associated with that so the wind speeds that we have and tornadoes are estimated based on the damage caused and those are our estimates of of the wind speeds based on the damage so if a tornado passes by and doesn't hit anything it doesn't get raided or in Canada. We call it a of Ciro in the US. It's unknown but if it hits something and depending on what it is it can it..
"tornado" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"Anchor for how that Very innovative name for your project came about. Yeah that's right. We're applying for grant we're going to do full scale testing of houses in a lab under under severe wind load and and we had a really technical engineering name for it and someone senior in the university just said. Oh it's just the three little pigs and And so we actually went with that and everyone everyone kind of gets that huffing and blowing the big bad wolf is the wind and you know we travel the world doing our research and almost every culture I've been to has a story about The big bad wolf and and they have some variation of the story so it resonates really around the world and And people don't understand intuitively immediately. What we're what we're trying to do with it all right. Let's no with that intro. Let's talk tornadoes. No I think people that listen to weather geeks are familiar with Tornado Alley here in the United States and ironically there's an emerging area here in the southern United States where I live. Call Dixie Alley. Is there a Tornado Alley in Canada? They're actually a couple of Tornado. Alleys and Canada and one of them is kind of sculpted by the Great Lakes and that area between Lake Huron and Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Runs basically from Detroit Windsor up to the Toronto area and then even into Quebec in towards Montreal Quebec City. So it's along the the 401 highway corridor and into Quebec. And that's in the east. That's quarter of some of the biggest tornadoes happen. They're up to four four. Then there's another corridor in the the the planes of the prairies in the central part of Canada and southern sketchy. Juan is actually the hotspot in Canada for Tornado activity and that's an extension of the Great Plains maximum that goes out through the United States and it actually extends quite a bit far towards the northwest as well up into the Edmonton Alberta area. So you've got these. These two main corridors the east and out in the West where much of the activity occurs. And then you've got lesser activity of course across a lot of the rest of the country but one of the reasons that we're doing. The northern tornadoes project is because we don't exactly know where there are those corridors and or how intense they are as far as the frequency because a lot of the population of candidates is concentrated. Ray Long the. Us Canada border. Ninety percent of the population is within a one hundred kilometers or so of the border. So you've got this huge expanse across across the country here where there's not a lot of population and a lot of the torn. The tornadoes that occur never get reported So you really are trying to figure out what the actual occurrences whether the actual risk is across Canada. And we are talking with David Sills and Greg Cop of the northern tornadoes project and this is a partnership between Western university impact weather and environment and environment and Climate Change Canada and they're looking to understand tornadoes in Canada. I think it's a pretty self explanatory project relative to the United States. I mean I think the numbers are different. In terms of the number of tornadoes he received. Can you clarify that? Yeah if you look at the actual number of verified tornadoes. Over the last thirty year period. We looked at nine hundred. Eighty two thousand nine. We get on average about sixty one tornadoes per year. So that's obviously far less than than what's verified in the US. But one of the projects. While I was in Environment Canada one of the projects that I worked on trying to get a better idea of tornado prone areas across Canada. That was for the building code and one of the things we did was Tried to to fill in those gaps as said there's these large gaps where the population density is quite low and we wanted to fill in those gaps in the past the way they've done that.
"tornado" Discussed on Stupid Genius with Emma Chamberlain
"I mean I'm not really laughing because it's funny but like when I hear somebody's eight Tornado like I'm definitely GonNa Laugh at that if somebody like kind of pulled that out of their ass talk loud it spins and it keeps spinning and then it starts spinning so fast because all the air is pushing it in different directions and then it it actually that cloud the particles go from being stationary cloud to being a twisty tornado. How is that I mean yeah no way yeah okay it should I guess again one more time okay guess number three is that the cloud is like the humor is like just tell me give so they're six steps in Howard tornadoes form here's answer the first step is a large thunderstorm occurs Cumulus Nimbus cloud yes there's a storm in the cloud number two is a change in wind direction and wind speed at high altitudes caused the air swirl horizontally then rising air from the ground pushes up on the swirling air in tips it over the funnel of swirling era begins to suck up more warm air from the ground and it grows longer and stretches towards the ground when the final touches the ground it becomes a tornado so it's picking up warm air swirly Tornado then it moves around how long can they last ast it's a good question let me find that out for you do you grow up in California now I grew up in Michigan so do they have them there we would have Tornado watch isn't stuff yeah we would have them occasionally I mean my my family's from Texas they had more tornadoes there yeah so a tornado can last several seconds to more than an hour and is fuck everything up man depending on the strength God that is so awful yeah.
"tornado" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"But specifically as meteorologist one of the things that I know you're trying to get at his to reduce the number of false alarm tornado warnings into improve the detection of these potentially lethal storms. Tell the listeners about what we mean when we talk about false alarm tornado warnings. Yeah. The false alarm rate has unfortunately been pretty steady. Of the last couple of decades at about seventy five percent, which means that seventy five percent of all tornado warnings don't actually result in or don't have an associated tornado. And so, you know, the the social scientists have been exploring the impact of this. And it's it's a nice complement to this. This work is the social science bit to see what what false lot with the impact of false alarm rates is. But Nevertheless, I think everyone agrees that we need to reduce that number. We need to make sure that if a tornado warning is issued that it's accurate in that there will probably be tornado associated with it without. And this is the challenge without compromising the probability of detection, which is the the the rated which you issue a tornado warnings issued and rather a tornado forms an had an associated tornado warning. So I mean one way to lower the false alarm rate is to issue more tornado warnings. But. Invariably the probability detection would go up or go down. So that is you you, you know, you don't you don't catch as many tornadoes, and some could argue that if the probability detection goes down, then it's probably worse than the false alarm rate up. Right. Yeah. I think that's something. That's a big challenge. No, he here in Georgia recently. We had a a radar warned circulation Mezai clone essentially move right over my house. I mean, really there was there was no tornado the that actually form, but we certainly headed to the basement anyhow because I was watching it on radarscope in the weather service had a warning out on it because of it was indicated on radar. So it's a constant battle between sort of warning people and giving them ample time versus what actually on the ground. If you will. And so I I think this is an Admiral goal for what you're trying to do. Yeah. And it's tough because we have to a large extent. Rent. I'll have to be careful you're I we've run up against a limit. And and you know, we we have only so much so many data or disposal. You know there. We have radar data, which is fantastic. We have served survey Sion's, which are fairly sparse. But are absolutely essential. We have up rare up survey ships, which are even more sparse. But also really essential. We can use satellite data. You know? There's there they're more and more data that are being available or being your have access to. But we don't have the kind of high.
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"There's always the future ling's group on facebook future we have no idea from our vantage point and your distant past whether this show will be regarded as a comical misapprehension of how bad future tornadoes will be we may ironically get our come up by being destroyed in the great seattle tornado of two thousand forty irony tornado won't that be hilarious you know i just remembered that the end of the world in cat's cradle by kurt vonnegut there's tornadoes everywhere after the oceans turned is it does seem like tornadoes play a big role in in apocalypse scenarios i think their their lots and lots of tornadoes in the bible aren't there oh yeah people us so the wind and then they reap the whirlwind shirt that's what you get i think it's because they're very cinematic you know it's an earthquake he's have to shake the camera but a tornado is a thing that can come charlton heston concealed in the distance we hope and pray that we do not die in a tornado i hope also that my children do not die in a tornado people after that i can't comprehend so i'm not really that word i just wanted time in there one of my children but i do not want to help and the other one fine changes day to day it's not like i have one good one a law that oh i get what you're saying but there's always one that's kind of on my bad side but you won't want at least a serb off yes i would like one of the good whoever the child is who is currently pleased me to survive the torn i see agreed agreed i feel that way about your children too if the tornado does come soon however this recording like all our recordings may be our final but if all the tornado god's allow we will hope to be back with you soon another entry it'd it'd.
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"Our secret history when the hunger for knowledge mutated into a lust for power the control group from how stuff works subscribe for free on apple podcasts i think another phenomenon of recent times is to try to d fang debunk demystify phenomenon of the past by offering some other explanation or some something the degrades the it's part of our hot take culture i think that we have to we even have to have hot takes on bhubaneshwar play turns out a lot of plague victims actually died of did you see the one a couple years ago whereas like actually i wasn't rats it was gerbils and this was the headline everywhere and if you read the paper if you read the actual research no there's like one line where it's like other asian mammals like marmots and gerbils may have been involved or whatever but that becomes the headline right now it's actually gerbils like what do we literally deborah hot take on the war of the roses like and just be the word of the rosena we wanna take the funder away from everything and in this case there has been some revisionist research about big big tornado systems of your and describing them now as tornado family multiple right saying that no no one tornado could have done all this so we have to imagine a wizard of oz looking tornado connecting storm cloud to the ground and that bottom has to physically move across three states that is that is the requirement to get a record to to set the record i guess and these guys are saying it was a more complicated thing where somewhere he was constantly appearing and disappearing and strengthening and weakening and well so the that that idea of tornado family has been a retroactively applied to a lot of great tornadoes very destructive tornadoes it turns out oh it was a tornado family all of the top ten most destructive ones i looked at terms of loss of life now had a little tornado family asterisk on them right and it made me a little angry it makes me angry too because you know hey stop trying to try trying to make that tornado less than it was but in a lot of cases tornado families are clearly a family you'll get a turn this tornado is you know is cooking across the landscape here it goes through this town and then ten minutes later a town forty miles to the north is also hit by a tornado and it's clear it couldn't have been the same tornado but they're all twisting together if what if i'm just saying it got on a bus this is unlikely knowing the behavior of tornadoes as as well as i do although you will find a guerilla will get on a bus of tornado typically will not that is good to now so yeah it must've just been a new system forms nearby or a very similar system and like you're suggesting right a tornado touches down and then it kind of like bounces and then this one comes down and bounces over here you know it's a it's a storm system it's a single storm and all these little racist all these white midwesterner saying all these tornadoes look alike oh wow right oh you had to go there that's right i would i don't know where there is but but in this case the tri state tornado all the evidence shows that although there was a it was in some ways the worst storm day in american history there were tornadoes touching down all over the united states in alabama in tennessee in kansas in kentucky this same day very very destructive tornadoes were appearing everywhere there is ample evidence to suggest that the tri state tornado itself was just a single storm an unprecedented insanely big fast moving sixty mile an hour storm as it moved across the landscape so nothing in nineteen twenty can outrun that at sixty miles an hour i mean you'd have to.
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"Would describe as southeastern missouri by that little tongue thing that's always tugging arkansas funding arkansas that's a great independent film it started in southeastern missouri and then it went entirely across the southern part of the southern half of illinois yeah it doesn't just clip a corner like this thing is tristate legit it crosses a whole us state here it crosses it from one end to the other and then goes into southwestern indiana so this tornado which unverified unimaginative is called the tri state tornado rather than being called the i don't know it's we're slaves to alliteration yeah we're just like fm and u roslea cummins tornado or something interesting like give it some kind of i feel like it should have some more biblical name you know like it should be the great terrifying tornado or a long long acres tornado what would that mean one across many acres i mean i'm not i'm not in the tornado naming we're like a high school basketball star ladies and gentlemen the long acres tornado gef willoughby yeah actually long acres was right a horse racing track out here so that maybe that's where i got the name but the tri state tornado pretty boring you know hurricanes they get named after people ida inez or sure horace it's always one of those three people yeah why isn't this haida that it's in as they go back why don't they do that with tornadoes why isn't this called like tornado frank also tristate makes it sound boring it kind of implies that it's like new jersey connecticut and new york right sounds like an insurance agency right but the tristate tornado was a unique and remains a unique tornado in many many many respects terrifying crimes have been perpetrated in the name of scientific advancement not so long ago experiments in mind control interrogation and behavior modification were performed at major institutions across the country the control group is at ten part podcast that dramatizes and especially disturbing chapter of.
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"This research but fujita developed a tornado ranking scale the fujita scale or what we describe as f one through five in ranking tornadoes so today when you emailed me and said hey i think i'm going to do the tri state tornado and the other f fives i thought you were talking about some kind of airplane right i was like am i gonna to learn about the some slick another kind of military hardware thanks john well there is a there is a military jet called the tornado it's a british fighter plane from the fifties and and fives are also there's the northrop grumman f five i bet you didn't think i was actually going to talk to you about fighter planes but i sure will i made it come true it's like angels of mons i created my own nightmare and it came to her in real life no you cannot imagine mike lee when i learned this was going to be an actual tornado and i was not gonna have to learn about the manufacturing history they plane called the tornado so fujita yet developed this system he actually had a like a co author of the paper it's actually called the food geeta pearson scale but fujita is such a nice name and pearson is who cares and it also like like we've already stipulated if you put a hyphen in something nobody cares about the second name that's why you did not on the show to be called the ken jennings hyphen roger jaw on roderick podcast ken roderick podcast you were like it's gotta be the john rod cast man if you know if i had if i had made this the jennings roderick podcast maybe my name would actually show up in the in it tunes meta data instead of it saying i'm gonna bus with ken ellipses in one screen actually says ken jennings got thought ken jennings what a vegetarian jennings at where so so pearson got erased so now we had a fujita scale and it was very important i think to people to go back throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century and apply it to tornadoes in history to see if we could come up with the greatest tornado of all time and and it's sort of like going back and describing oscar wilde as being bipolar right it's like oh no we know this tornado asked burgers said drummond now we know why van gogh cut off his ear it's because he was suffering from borderline personality disorder we have quite a bit of the data we would need yeah there were meteorologists throughout this period people were studying the weather and observing it closely and and this was a time when the census this was very important to america and also i mean throughout the nineteenth twentieth century the census and almanacs all played a big role in how we apprehended the world farmers needed all this data sure and so there's a lot of record of tornadoes throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century so you can give it the old retroactive fujita that's right you give it the which is not a sex move the retroactive fujita does sound like a pretty good like i'm gonna get my swing out of the barn but it's universally acknowledged that the greatest tornado the largest of all the tornado greatest whatever i hit this tornado the most awesome move all tornado kissing after this tornado john happened on march eighteenth which is my daughter's birthday the day after saint patrick's day that's right whole lot hans hung over mid westerners march eighteenth nineteen twenty five a tornado begin in the state of missouri what i guess you.
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"That i see out there might might the agree with what brantley sadder young leaving the jack energy i agree with you both you know i think i was also maybe a little skeptical about about what people did you know in and around tornadoes and but when you're there you know i learned a lot of things over my years of chasing about severe weather they didn't know right by just looking at a radar budgets reporting in a studio but i would say that know chasers that that found themselves in tough positions with the renault tornado especially ones that were there i think it changed them i think they're experienced you know was you know a difficult and i think knowing what happened at tim you know really hit home for so many chasers that were there that day or chasers that new tim i think for them it changed and i think it's like any disaster if it if it doesn't happen to you you're like okay whatever if it does happen to you it's different right and so i think for the chasers that were there i think for many of them they're they're once cavalier attitudes towards tornadoes change yeah yeah i think i see that as well let's let's talk about just let's this be weather geeks here for second there's been a relative lull in high profile tornadoes in mass seven or so years after two thousand eleven two thousand thirteen tornado seasons there continues to be development building i think here even in two thousand eighteen i was talking to the weather geeks producers were counted down in numbers what what is your take mike on tornadoes in general are d bullet buy into these capabilities now we talked about in a previous podcast the ability to predict tornadoes out sees a couple of weeks to months do you think that they're tornado frequency intensity is changing in relation to things that are going on in the broader client we just what are your thoughts on tornadoes science i wreck you know a couple of different things you know i do think that in in the backdrop of of.
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"Acer i'm saying oh no there could be this could panic people you might not happen and if people think about a particularly dangerous situation pd too often they're they're going to think that crying wolf and not gonna react in the right way here's just lobbed this out there aren't all tornadoes particularly dangerous sure jazz me i just want to sort of think about that in the context also worry about that sort of cry wolf we'll false alarm rate as well victor i think there's they're all dangerous i do think though there are varying levels of dangerous right if you have a violent a confirmed violent tornado from a storm chaser or how he's raider that's moving in to a populated area and you know obviously the potential catastrophe or disaster is greatly magnified in those situations versus the qc yes tornado that happens at midnight that may affect any much more local population unfortunately again sometimes even if you're looking at radar and you have a strong confirmed circulation again the tour the maybe with how he's radars but not the operational eighty eight network we cannot detect tornado we detect circulations within the storms and so the varying their signatures there's been some research that's been done saying that you know this this delta v on the radars generally signature of of a significant tornado f two or three four so on boy but i would not want to be in the hot seat is a warning person saying that you know this is a dangerous situation i'm trained on the meteorology aspect not necessarily the impacts of those sort of situations give you three scenarios here and tell me and it may be an unfair question but that's okay.
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"Would be a great thing now for the average person who's consuming information may be sitting on the couch they see the tornado warning go they have forty five minutes i mean what are you going to do in forty five minutes of lead time you make go outside generally what we see is when there's a tornado warning issued people try to confirm the threat so they may dial grandma they made dial family they made friends to try to figure out if the threat is real even if it's a trusted source the generally try to confirm the threat the societal research is pretty clear there what they do in that period of confirmation of threat to actually taking action i'm not sure we had the answer and you bring up some points that i really wanted to touch on here in this discussion with both of you you think you think forecasting super cells tornadoes hard forecasting what a human human they're gonna do right that's and this is where i'm going do are we one equipped to best warned that human being about this tornado threat and what i mean by this social science perspective in our they're inherently things about us as humans that make us particularly vulnerable misuse information out there and where i'm going with this is the rise and sort of social sciences within meteorology within warning people are spending a lot of time thinking about the colors that we use i taught a class at university of georgia and we read some literature suggested the public some public or more literate on what the polygon even means some people thinks it means the tornadoes in the middle of the polygon they don't understand sort of this orientation so give me your thoughts on warning the public and the way we warn i mean our watches and warnings affective ps particularly dangerous situations where it means something uh does that really mean anything to the public what are your thoughts there i have to speak as as a scientist and the public doing i guess when i hear something particularly dangerous situation on one hand i think well boy this could really be strong tornado is storm.
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"Norman this past year and surprised me i was out of the restaurant and a squall line was coming in and and i looked at my cellphone there's something happening and there was a small taste touchdown just a few miles away in head on through norman that could have been quite serious it was after dark and people weren't as wear talk about after dark nocturnal because i know you let an experiment called pecan or p con depending on what car i was in it i didn't want the scientists involve what were the goals of that particular experiment pecan really one of those pecan goes pk we're not to learn about tornadoes nocturnal tornadoes they were to learn about nocturnal convection over the planes and it turns out that after midnight there's a maximum in store activity over the planes and which is absolutely fascinating but it's not necessarily connected with tornadoes so that's interesting i think that people like walker actually one of your colleagues have talked about these nocturnal tornadoes as well we may have to pick up on this a bit more in the podcast but i want to ask you a question n that get your initial reaction to it can we have too much lead time to warn for tornadoes they're sweet spot time i don't really think so although you surely don't want people thinking that oh i have forty five minutes to get out of dodge and have everybody run over to the interstate and clog up the highway so i don't think so and if you know that tornado was gonna hit forty five minutes or now on advance i don't know if we can do this ever but if we could do it then that would give people time to perhaps be able to get out of the way prepare things in their house close the windows do whatever needs to be done a lot of time to me is good.
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"We were talking about some of this sort of ins and outs of tornado forecasting and the challenges associated with understanding tornado environments i wanna count shift gears a little bit and talk about your own personal experiences there a storm or tornado that really sticks out at your mind is being inspirational tv from wanting to be a scientist or is there storm that you recall as a scientist really sticks in your mind i think this a star that i didn't see that i was sort of near cal fifty miles away being near when i was very very young i was about five years old growing up in in the boston area there was a large tornado hit wister massachusetts and i told this story many many times but i remember that i was outside playing and the sky was getting a little yellow yellowy was very erie in my mother came and got me and said how he come inside i did want to go inside i was having fun i was playing outside she said this tornado coming and tornadoes take little boys and suck them up into the class and i didn't believe any of it but i had to go in the house so that that's that's that's my first experience where the tornado victims april twentieth two thousand four you know some dates just etched in your mind for me that it was called terrible tuesday in the valley and it was synoptic situation was a warm front moving from south north across illinois supercell developed and tracked along that warm front that produced a tornado that hit actually my high school in the town of granville it moved through the town of utica and into the suburbs of chicago but in utica hit a a tap tap house called the milestone tap and unfortunately all the people that went there to take shelter as it was a big brick building they thought that it was the best defense against any sort of tornado and i'll tell you from firsthand experience serving those people they did not believe in a twenty across the river and it crossed the river and in that forecast by the way was not particularly good forecast it started asking the questions why why.
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"It's a really challenging and you get humbled when you deal with long range prediction the prediction just in general your you know start from the premise that you're going to be wrong and then and then work to make it better so you know with that introduction of you both let's just launch into some discussion and let's go where it takes us what would you consider to be our most challenging aspect or sort of holy grail of tornado research forecasting here in twenty eighteen right now i think i think the holy grail is what's been the holy grail for the last twenty years we know that the most intense tornados come from super cells but not all super shows produced tornadoes heckling you tell whether super sale going to produce a tornado in when it is in a lot of research has been focused on that vortex one vortex two and continuing search but i think we all would agree with that but what's i mean we've been at this for a while just what's missing what do we need or what do we just have at our disposal to really because i think we understand a lot about super supercell dynamics we understand a lot about signatures from radar polar metric what what what are we missing i think from a from a forecasting standpoint in an observation standpoint we need to have measurements of temperature near the ground i think that's very important that's something that's been missing we have nice doppler radar up survey sion's throughout the storm but we need to have the temperature measurements what victor you actually wanted to add to that.
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"It's if the except it was very very difficult practice and and and one day i remember nineteen eighty two we had toto out the total tornado observatory and tornado is going over l to air force base it was coming right for toto and of course what do you think happened the tornado dissipated before came to toto and we said okay there's another tornado forming lich try to get it and the tornado moved off to the northwest totally change direction so we gave up in that and national storms laboratory used it for few years but late the middle to late nineteen eighties we started to use a portable doppler radar to make measurements and then that we got more sophisticated with that and then josh women came by with the dow in wheels and and so on and so on right so that's sort of and we're gonna delve in all of that other than the course of the podcast and i want to talk to victor because you're what i call sort of a new generation expert i think highly respected in the field well tell us a little bit about sort of what you've been up to tornadoes just as an intro and they were going to really prove this it's first of all it's an honor to be here and sitting next to how you mean reading papers after paper after paper research group puts out and then really growing up with some of these first videos of tornadoes with how you out there turning the turning the portable doppler and that was sort of fascinating from a curiosity perspective when when you really start diving into tornadoes who were the folks that were really trying to learn about the ins and outs of the physics and the thermodynamics and that really sparked me and then of course a tornado hit my high school we've all maybe had that weather event as a winter gig and then really never looked back after that yeah we're we're trying to push the envelope now these these sort of vents from forecasting perspective and really trying to understand you know ed lorenzo chaos theory of this this ten to fourteen day cut off with numerical weather prediction that initial initial condition problem versus these forced boundary problems where maybe we can push a little bit further down the road and.
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"This week on whether geeks i'm joined by two of the best twenty experts in the world the george lynn cross research professor from the university of oklahoma dr howard blue stein and assistant professor from northern illinois university dr victor seaney today we'll talk about one of nature's most inspiring creations the tornado we're going to talk about the evolution of tornado forecasting the importance of observing tornadoes in action and where does the future of tornado forecasting live thank you both for joining us lots right in because we're talking tornadoes and everybody knows tornadoes some people fear tornadoes and some people are just in all of them now you were actually the inspiration i understand dr blue stein for the movie twister so talk about whether that's first of all true and then tells the real story i don't know if they exactly true but what they showed in the movie was something like what we do but we don't have we don't him good guys and bad guys yeah but there is some shredder truth maybe a little bit of shredder trip tell tell us about the shrimp i'm curious we begin chasing tornadoes i wasn't the first to chase tornadoes i came to oklahoma when people were just starting to chase tornadoes but we began for the first time to use device that we tried to place in the path of tornadoes and this was toto back in nineteen eightyone longtime ago this is a four hundred pound cylindrical device that we we head in the bag of pickup truck in the idea was you'd go out and find a tornado and and let the thing down place it up let the tornado come over like a great idea.