Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

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The National Weather Service in OXNARD has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
Northwestern Santa Barbara County in southwestern California...

* Until 215 AM PST.

* At 125 AM PST, a rotating cell capable of producing a weak tornado
was located just off the coast of Gaviota moving towards Highway
101 through Gaviota State Park.

HAZARD...Weak tornado.
SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.
IMPACT...Expect damage to mobile homes, roofs, and vehicles.

* This dangerous storm will be near...
Refugio State Beach around 130 AM PST.
Santa Ynez, Solvang and El Capitan State Beach around 135 AM PST.
TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...0.00IN

Recommended actions
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

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a-1558616815 Feb 04, 2019 02:47 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

This is the entire warning I received, I live 5 blocks up from State St. in La Cumbre Plaza area: (Even a zip code location would have been helpful!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "TORNADO WARNING Issued by the NWS. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris."

Shasta Guy Feb 03, 2019 09:26 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

Here’s a compilation of articles of the 1970s speculation-scare-hysteria about global cooling/coming ice age. All the major media players participated such as the NYT, LAT, WP, Time Mag, Newsweek mag, and etc. There was no avoiding it at the time. I was in elementary school at the time, but I remember the magazine articles at TV segments dedicated to the topic. Don’t be bullied about the source. This is what happened then. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/03/01/global-cooling-compilation/

macpuzl Feb 03, 2019 10:26 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

Plus, if you follow the money through the Heartland Institute, which funds anti-science climate denial, you'll see that Mr. Watts is funded by the Big Carbon Koch brothers. Funny about that.

macpuzl Feb 03, 2019 10:22 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

And, for those unfamiliar with denialist Anthony Watts: Credentials Anthony Watts studied Electrical Engineering and Meteorology at Purdue University, but according to correspondence between Purdue University and SourceWatch, he did not graduate. Background Anthony Watts is a former television meteorologist best known as the founder and editor of the blog Watts Up With That (WUWT), which primarily publishes articles critical of mainstream climate change science. "

macpuzl Feb 03, 2019 10:15 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

Well. I guess you couldn't be bothered with reading the article, so I'll extract the pertinent parts for you: "By 1980 the predictions about ice ages had ceased, due to the overwhelming evidence contained in an increasing number of reports that warned of global warming. Unfortunately, the small number of predictions of an ice age appeared to be much more interesting than those of global warming, so it was those sensational 'Ice Age' stories in the press that so many people tend to remember." [graph showing breakdown of scientific studies from 1965 to 1979] [10% predicted cooling, 28% no stance, 62% predicted warming] "The fact is that around 1970 there were 6 times as many scientists predicting a warming rather than a cooling planet. Today, with 30+years more data to analyse, we've reached a clear scientific consensus: 97% of working climate scientists agree with the view that human beings are causing global warming." ======================================================= And for those unfamiliar with wattsupwiththat denial: "Watts Up With That? (or WUWT) is a blog promoting climate change denial that was created by Anthony Watts in 2006. The blog predominantly discusses climate issues with a focus on anthropogenic climate change, generally accommodating beliefs that are in opposition to the scientific consensus on climate change."

Shasta Guy Feb 03, 2019 08:38 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

11:33 am is correct. The early 1990s saw much more extreme rainfall in SB than what we this week. Weather in California is cyclical. In the late 1970s there was severe drought in Northen California which saw Shasta Lake drop 230’ feet, just above the intakes for the hydro plant. It was Armageddon, and with the polar vortex winters on the east coast all the “climate change” talk was about the new coming “Ice Age”. The drought broke with an unprecedented 40’ snowpack on Mount Shasta which was shortly followed by a Pineapple Express storm which melted most of it which threatened to overtop Shasta Dam. For many today, the storms this week are the worst in their lifetimes, however it’s nothing new. Just look at all the boulders in Rocky Nook Park. They were deposited there by some ancient debris flow just like the one that terrorized us last year. I’m not a Facebook person, but crack open a history book every now and then to get some perspective.

macpuzl Feb 03, 2019 08:49 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

And crack open some science if you want to talk about climate. That "Ice Age" nonsense is just another climate myth pushed by the denial crowd. You can find the details here, as usual for climate mythology: ================================================================== https://www.skepticalscience.com/ice-age-predictions-in-1970s.htm

EastBeach Feb 03, 2019 02:05 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

That said, personal recollections (or lack thereof) do have an impact on perceptions. I recently listened to an NPR segment about how some people point to occurrences of very cold weather as proof that "Global Warming" can't be happening. The truth is they've just become accustomed to warm winters and perceive moderately cold weather as extreme. Even the recent "polar vortex" doesn't approach the extreme cold snaps of 1936, 1970, 1977, 1983, 1989, and 1996 ......... https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/02/this-polar-vortex-should-have-been-colder/

EastBeach Feb 03, 2019 01:46 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

Facebook, even Facebook Memories, is hardly a "straight dope" source of info. And FB Memories allows users to filter information (FB wants you to have "pleasant" memories of your choosing). If someone lies, colors, or inadvertently misstates information in a post, and it shows up in FB memories, is it suddenly the truth? If you want solid historical weather info, go to NOAA or one of the weather networks with archives (e.g. MESOWEST).

a-1558616815 Feb 03, 2019 11:03 AM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

Get used to it. This is not crazy weather, this is the new norm thanks to our desire to consume the earth and strip all of its resources.

a-1558616815 Feb 03, 2019 12:31 PM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

For those who lack reading comprehension skills, the post was about FB memories, not FB news. Must not have lived here long enough to know, what we are seeing now is normal. But, some just love love love drama and fear peddling, it's what they live for. It's a soul sickness.

macpuzl Feb 03, 2019 11:49 AM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

Facebook - the new informational norm for people who don't care whether that information is tethered to reality.

a-1558616815 Feb 03, 2019 11:33 AM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

No, it's not the "new norm". PPL just don't remember, we've had weather like this. Just check FB memories, I do and mine from the past all have weather posts, with lots of rain, microbursts, you name it. Nothing unusual here. In fact, this is actually the norm for January around here.

Red Creek Feb 03, 2019 10:28 AM
Tornado Warning Issued to Santa Ynez

We got two tornado warnings in the middle of the night in Goleta by UCSB and an all clear this morning around 7. This is craziness.

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