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Old 03-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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First camping trip of season

Hi all! We're suppose to be taking our new TT out this weekend to our local state park. Our temperature has been wonderful, but we may receive strong storms Friday afternoon into evening and I'm nervous about being stuck in this tin can. My hubby isn't worried at this point but we need to make a decision soon to ready the TT. Should I be worried?

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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No, just be cautious as you would with any trip.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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This is Friday Night's Weather - "Windy... strong thunderstorms in the evening will give way to partly cloudy skies overnight. Damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a tornado with some storms. Low 37F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%."

I would play it safe and post pone. But I'm the worry wort of the family. Thunderstorms I would be okay with staying through. But the wind, hail and tornado warning, I wouldn't risk. Cincy and Dayton and Indy show the same weather warnings.

Could you go Saturday morning after the storm passes through? Sunday shows a 30% chance of snow flurries. Those wouldn't worry me as much as the wind on Friday.
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This is Friday Night's Weather - "Windy... strong thunderstorms in the evening will give way to partly cloudy skies overnight. Damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a tornado with some storms. Low 37F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%."

I would play it safe and post pone. But I'm the worry wort of the family. Thunderstorms I would be okay with staying through. But the wind, hail and tornado warning, I wouldn't risk. Cincy and Dayton and Indy show the same weather warnings.

Could you go Saturday morning after the storm passes through? Sunday shows a 30% chance of snow flurries. Those wouldn't worry me as much as the wind on Friday.
Given that forecast, I agree with Lady Ann.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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Go and have fun. Pay close attention to local news when storms are near and if tornado warning is issued for your area, move quickly to a safer location. Know your surroundings and where you can go for safety. If you have one, take a weather radio with SAME technology and program it for your county or just leave it on open and listen to all.

The only time I cancel travels with our TT is when there is a hurricane predicted for our area, but then I'm also confined to be at work, so no camping anyway and if I am on a camping trip, early return.

Thirty six hours ago we were predicted to have severe storms with possible tornadoes in them, we ended up getting a light sprinkle and not even one flash of lightning.
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1st questions to ask when you check into any campground is where are the storm shelters. Better to know and not need it than to need it and not know.

As far as your trip plans, I'd go. Just keep an eye of the weather.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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We decided not to go, as many of the families that had planned to go. Out of 10-12 families, only 4 have shown up. We didn't have to make reservation or pay ahead, so no money has been lost. We're going to try for next weekend! We are still anticipated to get a major storm later today. The first storm was extremely mild but now we have tornado watches in effect.
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I am thinking that you made a good decision. I have been watching the weather channel today and tornado's are happening all over.
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I am thinking that you made a good decision. I have been watching the weather channel today and tornado's are happening all over.
The brunt of the storm missed our area entirely. Our house just got light rain, but tornado's were confirmed in IN and east OH with deaths and I'm thinking of the families today.
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