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  •  My personal experience during the storms: (15+ / 0-)

    woken up by sirens around 2:30 AM.  Turned on local news (I know, I know Weatherdude.  Not advised.  But the warning is county-wide and I live in a long county, so the track makes a difference).  Local news had been on for some time covering, as the storms had started in counties south of me.  Then the weather alert went off on my phone (and pretty much hourly after that).  

    If I had my weather radio plugged in (I know, I know Weatherdude.  But I have redundant systems, in case of failure (in this case operator error) )I would have gotten those warnings, too.  

    But...if you live far enough out that you don't have/can't hear sirens, if you didn't leave local tv on overnight, if you don't have a weather radio, etc, then you might not have gotten notice.  Countering this, however, is the fact that this fall/winter we've gone through unseasonably warm to cold cycles, and unseasonably warm (like it was Sun night/Mon morning) is called "tornado weather" here, and you don't need a weather man to tell you that we might get bad storms when the weather is like this.  

    Republicans: if they only had a heart.

    by leu2500 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:42:56 AM PST

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