Talk:April 26, 1991 tornado outbreak

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I was there in April of 1991, stationed at McConnell AFB. I even took a picture of this one. Being from the Pacific NW, I had only seen tornadoes in textbooks and occasionally on the national news.

This beast was a sight to behold. I admit, that was the first time I was in fear of my life. There have been times since, but that was the first.

Data in the "List of confirmed tornadoes"

table is mispaced by one column.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.146.208.101 (talk) 18:40, 3 July 2008 (UTC) 

More tornadoes[edit]

OK, this article should either focus on the outbreak, or the F5 tornado should be broken off. Hurricanehink 22:07, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

The standard is that the outbreak gets a section, and if there was one or more major tornadoes, they get an additional section below with a reference in the chart. In this case, the F5 should have its own section below, with the note "see section on this tornado" added beside each of the tornadoes involved. CrazyC83 04:04, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I also added a section on the Red Rock OK tornado, since it was one of the more noteworthy twisters of the outbreak. No fatalities or significant damage, but the its track was 66 miles long and portable dopplar registered a windspeed of up to 286 mph. Bigphishy56 07:38, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Very good writing of the outbreak as a whole! That is exactly how it should be done! (Don't worry about the damage from the smaller tornadoes as they are hard to find) CrazyC83 16:45, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
In the formal paper that reported the Red Rock observations, Bluestein et al. (1993) reported the winds as 115-150 m/s (257-268 mph), with an uncertainty of 5-10 m/s. Also, the Doppler on Wheels group puts the maximum winds from the 3 May 1999 observations as 301 mph.Hebrooks87 15:55, 17 June 2006 (UTC)Hebrooks87

I cleaned up the opening paragraph. It was too wordy and confused the reader regarding the actual subject of the article. It went into a tangent about the actual Andover, KS tornado instead of focusing on the title subject. MplsNarco 17:52, 31 March 2007 (UTC)MplsNarco

Citations[edit]

If this article were to be cleaned up, and provided with in-line citations, it could be a Good article, possibly even featured. I'm not really familiar with the sources, and I don't want to have to go through the entire article introducing citations if I dont have to, so would someone who has worked on this article be willing to bring it up to snuff? Runningonbrains 20:21, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Sure thing, I created this article and never got a chance to finish up the citations and such. I'll try to do that as soon as possible.Bigphishy56 19:31, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Many of the sources are listed in the links menu. I will attempt to match these with their respective contributions in the text. Bigphishy56 19:32, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

I moved the article named "Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak" to "Andover, Kansas tornado outbreak" to comply with Wikipedia:Naming conventions (events). --Rosiestep (talk) 23:20, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Disputed times of the tornadoes[edit]

I strongly dispute the times of the tornadoes as being of UTC. For example, the F3 tornado cited as NW of Hanover, KS to N of Beatrice, NE did not occur around 10 AM local (UTC -0500) but did occur at about the local time listed--approximately 3.00 PM. Also, the F2 NW of Washington, KS and the F2 from N of Bushong, KS to NE of Grove, Ks through Wabaunsee, Shawnee, and Jackson counties all occurred during mid afternoon, not late morning.

I know this as I was en route from Kansas City to my parents home near Hanover, KS that afternoon and was listening to the warnings being issued and watching the clouds as I was driving west from St Joseph, MO on US 36 Highway. Also, once I got home I found out my grandfather's farm north of Hanover, KS had been hit and he and my mom and aunt had rode it out in the fruit cellar under the garage (fortunately there was minor damage to the house which was protected by a large grove of trees, but the barn was flattened and much debris was strewn about). Also, our neighbor's brother in-law's dairy farm north of Odell, NE was hit by that same tornado (as were too many others along the path).

Looking over the list of tornadoes I recall first hand, the times are consistent with Central Daylight Time (CDT) and not UTC. I suspect that is true for other times in the tables as well.

N0NB (talk) 21:50, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Deleted link to Tulsa Task Force[edit]

The main page for this event does not indicate any connection to Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have removed the link to the Tulsa Task Force. Bruin2 (talk) 17:11, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 00:19, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Underpass construction reference[edit]

Okay, so I took out the part saying that an open girder design is rare for a few reasons. 1. The article it came from offers conflicting information (are they talking about all bridges nationwide or just the ones in that state?). 2. Not able to find a second source stating the design is rare. 3. I have seen for myself the design commonly used in the state I live.

The listed reference is now only an archived link, which puts in question whether any of the information has since been updated by the original poster (NWS in Norman, OK) or disputed in the road construction industry as true.

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Dustin (talk) 01:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)



1991 Andover, Kansas tornado outbreakApril 26, 1991 tornado outbreak – The outbreak affected far more than just Andover, Kansas; there were not just multiple other violent tornadoes in Kansas, but were three F4-rated tornadoes in Oklahoma, including the famous "Red Rock" tornado. 1. Norman (OUN) In addition, when I searched the names for the number of results each had, my name had 29,100 Google search results, whereas the current title only had 3,430 results, so WP:COMMONNAME may be applied here. Also, multiple sources from Weather Forecast Offices of the the National Weather Service refer to the outbreak with names very similar to the one I am proposing. 2. Tulsa (TSA) 1. Norman (OUN) Finally, because it neither fits the common name nor is consistent with the standard (although unofficial) naming conventions of tornado outbreak articles on Wikipedia, I believe that the name should be altered for consistency. Dustin (talk) 00:41, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support move per your reasoning. A discussion probably wasn't needed. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 01:13, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • You are probably right about that, but I was unsure whether any people would be against it or not for some reason or another, so I decided to start a discussion just in case. Dustin (talk) 00:49, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment – It seems that there are not many people responding; if no one responds within a short time, I will move the page. Dustin (talk) 00:49, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Go ahead and move it. I was skeptical when I noticed that discussion, but your argument was convincing. United States Man (talk) 20:46, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment – Based on what has been said, while I know that the waiting period is generally one week and it has only been five days, I will wait no more than two and a half hours, and if I receive no more opposition, I will move the page. Dustin (talk) 21:41, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

I have renamed the article and spent a while changing all of the links in Wikipedia mainspace to reflect the change. Dustin (talk) 01:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)


The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.