Confused about where I am on the map
Every time I watch the weather I get confused when they discuss where the storms are. Tonight on the national news they were saying that severe storms and tornadoes are all over the mid-west portion of the nation. I imediatly bring up the radar on my computer and being in the center of the nation In Oklahoma I look to the radar to the west of me. Radar is clear to the west. Hell its clear all the way from central U.S. to the west coast.
Next I bring up the national radar and find the storms to the east of me. Over half way to the east coast from me.
I'm trying to figure all this out. From what I can gather from listening to national new is that it works this way.
You start out on the east coast.
Then as you travel west you hit the mid-west. This includes the largest city in the mid-west, Chicago. I'm not sure where the west starts but if Illinois is in the mid-west then the actual west must start around Memphis maybe?
Now traveling on farther west you enter the central portion of the U.S. Oklahoma, Kansas, etc. No one can fully explain to me why the Central portion of the U.S is west of the mid-west.
Then traveling further west you hit the eastern edge of the west which is west of the middle of the west which is east of the central part of the country.
Have I got it right?