Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Fri Jun 8 17:37:19 2001

I know!! While stationed in Wichita we had temp duty assignments all over
Okie and the TX panhandle...everytime we switched the radio station we heard
the tornado warning go off from NOAA. Word is that your area is the
tornado's birthplace and they get shipped elsewhere.

I believe they have to do their computer equipment like most fed agencies -
up for reuse by other fed agencies, then state, then county, then chraities,
then up for auction - unless redistribution is restricted due to security

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Jeffrey S. Sharp
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 5:11 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: Storage of computer and parts in the residential area
> Quoting Russ Blakeman <>:
> > All states have had tornados, some just more than others.
> :-) Some have a LOT more. Oklahoma, for instance, where I live.
> We've had bunch of little ones this tornado season.
> I actually live about a mile south of the National Severe Storms
> Laboratory (NSSL) and their field of radar towers. I took a tour
> there waaay back in junior high school. The computer equipment was
> amazing; I also saw Unix for the first time there. Unfortunately,
> they are decidedly *not* a good source of classic computers, as
> theirs must be taken to be scrapped according to some law.
> > semi trucks are constantly blown off the highway and tipped by
> > invisible "dust devils"
> Those aren't tornados.
> > Every place has their sucky weather or conditions. At least with a
> > tornado they can see it coming at you with radar, a little hard to
> > do with earthquakes until it actually hits
> While I admit that certain warning signs precede the possibility of
> tornadoes, they are not *that* easy to track. Radar is not that
> good. With radar we can see where the rotation spots are in the
> storm, but the actual spotting and precise tracking has to be done
> visually by stormchasers. Problems often arise, for instance when
> the tornado is rain-wrapped or if it's dark. Some tornadoes come
> without any warning at all.
> Another problem is that our warning system (the local media) is
> metro-centric. If you live in the OKC metro area (like me), that is
> not a problem; the local media stays on TV nonstop to keep you
> advised. If you live 50 miles or more away and are threatened by
> a tornado, you don't even get close to the the same quality of
> notification; the media is more concerned with getting back to
> regular programming.
> --
> Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Fri Jun 08 2001 - 17:37:19 BST

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