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rlands July 27th, 2015 7:49pm

When you get emergency weather alerts on your phone, do you ignore them?

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rlands
07/27/15 12:58 pm

Wow, that's impressive. I have a friend who swears she can sense impending rain with her knee.

I also have a brother who claims to have 100% accuracy with predicting the current weather by looking out the window.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/27/15 12:53 pm

My Mrs can uncannily smell the weather, and is also pretty sensitive to the changes in pressure. She's just as reliable, and I don't get a text charge.

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missblank101 Ithaca, New York
07/30/15 5:12 am

My galaxy s5 does a great job at texting me every 2 minutes to tell me that there's a severe thunderstorm watch.

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raywygo Pittsburgh
07/27/15 6:22 pm

We never get flooded so really no need. I always check the radar first.

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TierasPet
07/27/15 3:12 pm

No. I pay attention.

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rlands
07/27/15 1:59 pm

Exactly!! Rather unnecessary fanfare...

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rlands
07/27/15 12:58 pm

^ the latter is very rarely consulted for meteorological advice

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jlong105 Indiana
07/27/15 1:00 pm

After three in one night of thunderstorms I disabled them all. I need my sleep.

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TomM
07/27/15 1:03 pm

I look at them, but if I'm not going anywhere and they say heavy rain and risk of flooding, I don't care.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/27/15 1:11 pm

And a month ago, while camping on the NShore of Lake Superior, a light shower formed out of nowhere (well, somewhere) and she pegged it about three minutes before it hit.

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susanr Colorado
07/27/15 4:11 pm

I pay attention. Although, during several weeks of daily thunderstorms here recently, I was getting alerts numerous times a day through Wunderground. Severe thunderstorm alert, alert cancelled, flash flood alert, alert cancelled. Cycled all day.

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EarlyBird Portland
07/30/15 6:22 pm

I've never had one.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 1:25 pm

rlands...I just got 3 for NoVA. Sending some boomers your way.

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rlands
07/27/15 1:28 pm

Believe me, I've heard! I'm in the office and everyone's phones went off practically simultaneously. We had some about an hour ago and it's disruptively loud!

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LostTexan42 Deal With It
07/29/15 4:54 pm

Why would I subscribe to weather alerts if I wanted to ignore them?

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BetweenRivers
07/29/15 7:32 pm

I only disregard the flash floods for here. It never happens

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/27/15 1:55 pm

That's what happened to us too! I was on the phone with a client and my cell and everyone else's started sounding off. You'd have thought there was a tornado coming!

johnnycub Bronx
07/31/15 1:11 am

Usually I noticed adverse conditions before the alert comes.

Iamamerican California
07/29/15 7:13 pm

I get flash flood warnings, but I don't live in a flash flood area.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/29/15 9:31 pm

I don't think there is likely to ever be one here. Certainly not one that warrants action.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/27/15 1:06 pm

With my Mrs, it seems to be resultant of diving. I think she feels the change in pressure through her ears.

And I believe her to be a supertaster. She could easily be a sommelier.

rlands
07/27/15 1:14 pm

Ohhh yes that would make a lot of sense. It's helpful to be sensitive in terms of sensory perceptions. Although I can imagine the taste thing at least can get overwhelming at times?

Brilliant10 Ioway
07/29/15 9:38 pm

If there's a tornado I'll hear sirens otherwise I don't care that much

susanr Colorado
07/27/15 4:12 pm

That really was annoying, & I *almost* cancelled getting alerts.

slickspin Heart of Texas
07/30/15 7:03 am

I turned all my alerts off. Annoying as hell.

rlands
07/28/15 8:00 pm

Whoops marked this as inappropriate, sorry soh monitor people...

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/27/15 1:23 pm

It can be. We throw out more meat than I'd like. She gets a whiff on the tiniest malodor and she doesn't trust it. I'll usually eat it later.

Luckily, she is finance mgr @ our co-op so usually brings home fresh whatever for dinner.

rlands
07/27/15 1:26 pm

Hmm that's rough for her. But sounds like that's a good solution, with the fresh food.

jvc1133 61535
07/29/15 3:07 pm

I examine weather location on I/phone then ignore it.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/30/15 9:09 pm

I live in a tsunami zone. A couple years ago the TV flashed my mediate evacuation noticed for a Tsunami coming in. I immediately I'm plug the iron and debated taking my sewing machine upstairs. Then it dawned on me I have not felt an earthquake.

ThomG25 Texas
07/29/15 5:54 pm

I definitely remain aware of it, but I don't stress or worry about it. I usually get flash flood warnings, so it's good to at least remain aware.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/30/15 9:10 pm

So I plugged my iron and kept on sewing. About 30 minutes later the TV announce that had been a mistake someone pushed the wrong button.

omagabi Surf City
07/30/15 4:54 pm

In Southern California they rarely happen. I would be concerned about a tsunami warning.

mugendraco Alabama
07/29/15 8:37 pm

Severe thunderstorm warnings happen almost every day here. The storms themselves last 30 minutes at most, and should hardly be called severe.

WyattDenham The Moon
07/30/15 1:35 am

My weather channel app tells me every time lightning strikes within 10 miles of me and it gets kinda repetitive.