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2013-05-19 07:22:12 PM

JungleBoogie: And by "bumpy", subby means "terrifying and lethally dangerous."


As opposed to "Lethally Safe?"
 
2013-05-19 07:22:14 PM

torquestripe: Here Emily, let me direct you to your imminent demise!

http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

OKC Live Stream.


Yeah that one is good.
I can't seem to find my local channel that I like. It's good for the same reason: weathermen veterans that talk a lot of science.
 
2013-05-19 07:22:22 PM

Popcorn Johnny: What size hail does it take to damage a vehicle?


I would say quarter sized but it can vary greatly even within an area the size and amount so it is hard to say if it is going to damage your car. Around here people who maybe don't have insurance but have a nice enough car drive to public garages, Home Depot (they have a huge unused roof area), even under bridges to protect their cars (which is a bad idea if there is a tornado...).

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That was the worst hail I ever saw (in 2006- central Missouri). That isn't my car but I also had a broken back windshield, cracked front windshield, every little emblem knocked off my car, etc.
 
2013-05-19 07:22:53 PM

Popcorn Johnny: What size hail does it take to damage a vehicle?


How many cups of sugar does it take to get to the moon?
 
2013-05-19 07:23:39 PM
God-is-a-Taco:
I can't seem to find my local channel that I like. It's good for the same reason: weathermen veterans that talk a lot of science.

Oh now I see, my local station "news on six" online just uses a OKC feed.  Odd.
Our guys are awesome, though. Travis Meyer especially.
 
2013-05-19 07:23:42 PM

Matthew Keene: Large tornado just east of Norman, OK. Live coverage with Gary England on KWTV.  England, and James Spahn are weather GODS!!!

http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=207228&BannerId=988

Getting worse by the minute in that area.


That thing is MASSIVE
 
2013-05-19 07:25:20 PM

God-is-a-Taco: God-is-a-Taco:
I can't seem to find my local channel that I like. It's good for the same reason: weathermen veterans that talk a lot of science.

Oh now I see, my local station "news on six" online just uses a OKC feed.  Odd.
Our guys are awesome, though. Travis Meyer especially.


Think that is how they all do it and when something happens up in Ttown it is just the opposite
 
2013-05-19 07:26:56 PM

mrswood: I would rather live in the Midwest than anywhere else. But knock on mrswood, we don't usually get that many nados in Omaha.


I'd rather live in the Northeast. Closest to Canada as possible.
 
2013-05-19 07:27:15 PM

tudorgurl: cookiefleck: Any news as to any storms headed towards north central Texas? We've already had one this week and I'm afraid we'll get another

Our turn is tomorrow and Tuesday, *sigh*


Our turn is just about every day. We had one about five miles away Friday night. It only took out one home with no injuries so only local news carried it. Twisters be sneaky, creeping  up on you out of the  clear blue sky.
 
2013-05-19 07:27:28 PM

Shadow Blasko: Popcorn Johnny: What size hail does it take to damage a vehicle?

Depends on the vehicle and the wind speed adding to the speed of the hail, but I've had nickle sized hail damage my roof of my car.

/really thin skin on my car though.


The biggest hail I've ever seen here was dime sized and it damaged a few cars.

That was an interesting day.  Was getting ready to leave and the owner says just bring your car inside and wait it out.  Then the power goes out.  Three hours later, I get to leave, had to go through a puddle that flowed over my car's hood to exit the parking lot.  Good times.
 
2013-05-19 07:27:41 PM
I remember we were traveling across country and stopped in Kansas for the night.  Eating dinner at a restaurant during a torrential downpour, we heard a tornado warning on the radio.  Waitress told us to pay it no mind.
A few minutes later, the wind kicked up and started going HORIZONTAL.

Got real quiet in there.
 
2013-05-19 07:28:48 PM

spidermilk: meyerkev: aevorea: "Let's move out to the Midwest," the boyfriend says. "Tornadoes aren't that bad," he says.

Yeah. F*ck that noise.

You've got to put it in perspective.

Tornados wipe out EVERYTHING in their path which is about 1 half mile wide and 10 miles long.
Hurricanes wipe out EVERYTHING in the state of New Jersey (or Florida or the Carolinas, etc).
Earthquakes wipe out EVERYTHING within N miles of their epicenter (and occasionally trigger tsunamis which wipe out entire COUNTRIES on the other side of the ocean).
Floods wipe out EVERYTHING that's within their floodplain which can be miles wide and hundreds or thousands of miles long.
Every once in a while, a really, really, really bad thunderstorm will roll through and knock down some power lines, and drop a branch on some people's roofs.

The midwest has it pretty good as far as "OH SHIAT weather goes"

Exactly. I live in the midwest and to be frank, tornadoes are scary but a big blizzard that knocks out power or a heat wave where people lose power is far more deadly.


Only because of our density.  Cram 7 million on an island a a few people will die if you have a light rain storm.

The difference is, if you are healthy and prepared, It's hard to die in a blizzard.  Don't drive.  Have food and water.  Stay warm.  Don't burn shiat inside to stay warm without proper ventilation.

But if a tornado decides to pick you up and dump your remains nd the remains of your house a half mile away, then there's nothing you can d.
 
2013-05-19 07:29:55 PM
i.imgur.com

This is that weatherwoman I was talking about earlier. I think I have a crush on her.
 
2013-05-19 07:30:14 PM

Epiphany: /this shiat will pre-empt the Celebrity Apprentice finale, damn't.


Truly an unspeakable tragedy.
 
2013-05-19 07:30:25 PM

the_rhino: Hopefully it will kill some retarded psycho Christians and tea tards.


That's terrible and not nice.
 
2013-05-19 07:31:20 PM

meyerkev: aevorea: "Let's move out to the Midwest," the boyfriend says. "Tornadoes aren't that bad," he says.

Yeah. F*ck that noise.

You've got to put it in perspective.

Tornados wipe out EVERYTHING in their path which is about 1 half mile wide and 10 miles long.
Hurricanes wipe out EVERYTHING in the state of New Jersey (or Florida or the Carolinas, etc).
Earthquakes wipe out EVERYTHING within N miles of their epicenter (and occasionally trigger tsunamis which wipe out entire COUNTRIES on the other side of the ocean).
Floods wipe out EVERYTHING that's within their floodplain which can be miles wide and hundreds or thousands of miles long.
Every once in a while, a really, really, really bad thunderstorm will roll through and knock down some power lines, and drop a branch on some people's roofs.

The midwest has it pretty good as far as "OH SHIAT weather goes"


This.  And I live in the safest part of the Midwest.  We get no tornadoes, hurricanes (the tail of Sandy whipped us with some 60mph winds), earthquakes greater than about a 3.0, it doesn't get hotter than 100 or colder than 10...  Not much rain, not much snow, not terribly much sun...
 
2013-05-19 07:31:46 PM

God-is-a-Taco: [i.imgur.com image 539x324]

This is that weatherwoman I was talking about earlier. I think I have a crush on her.


Yeah, I could see me enjoying an evening with her, me handcuffed and her booted foot on my neck.
 
2013-05-19 07:32:00 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Oh now I see, my local station "news on six" online just uses a OKC feed. Odd.


Tulsa 6 and OKC 9 are sister stations.  The big advantage is that they each have a chopper to chase with, so they pool coverage for twice the punch.  You'll notice in the chopper feeds that one has a big 6 on the side and the other has a 9.
 
2013-05-19 07:32:22 PM

mr intrepid: I remember we were traveling across country and stopped in Kansas for the night.  Eating dinner at a restaurant during a torrential downpour, we heard a tornado warning on the radio.  Waitress told us to pay it no mind.
A few minutes later, the wind kicked up and started going HORIZONTAL.

Got real quiet in there.


Oh yeah, we get Tornado watches and shiat all the time in Kansas. Even Tornado Warnings quite a bit throughout the summer. After hearing them so much you stop caring as much most of the time. Well normal, well adjusted people do. I'm all like "Beer, Basement, NOW"

I hope all the Oklahoma Farkers are ok, they look like there is a ridiculous amount of shiat there.
 
2013-05-19 07:32:46 PM
There is now a tornado warning for a storm that is headed VERY close to downtown Des Moines Iowa.
 
2013-05-19 07:32:48 PM

mr intrepid: I remember we were traveling across country and stopped in Kansas for the night.  Eating dinner at a restaurant during a torrential downpour, we heard a tornado warning on the radio.  Waitress told us to pay it no mind.
A few minutes later, the wind kicked up and started going HORIZONTAL.

Got real quiet in there.


Man, horizontal wind?! That's like rain following  down.
 
2013-05-19 07:33:05 PM

Mister Peejay: This. And I live in the safest part of the Midwest. We get no tornadoes, hurricanes (the tail of Sandy whipped us with some 60mph winds), earthquakes greater than about a 3.0, it doesn't get hotter than 100 or colder than 10... Not much rain, not much snow, not terribly much sun...


But on the other hand, it's Ohio...
 
2013-05-19 07:33:33 PM

Compact Travel Size: Watching a tornado form while my aunt & I were driving through a thunderstorm was one of the scariest things I've experienced. Now I'm watching a live stream of tornadoes forming less than 10 miles from where said aunt currently lives.

I moved to Philadelphia a few years ago after spending most of my life in the plains. The thunderstorms here are not in even the same ballpark.


I made a similar move. Been living in NEOH and SWPA the last 3 years.

I've seen maybe two things I'd call a thunderstorm, while I grew up with "so much lightning night looks like day" every two weeks July-September the first 25 years of my life.

But the snow if definitely much more plentiful. .
 
2013-05-19 07:33:39 PM

Matthew Keene: God-is-a-Taco: [i.imgur.com image 539x324]

This is that weatherwoman I was talking about earlier. I think I have a crush on her.

Yeah, I could see me enjoying an evening with her, me handcuffed and her booted foot on my neck.


The Weather Dominatrix?  I think that's only on TWC After Hours.
 
2013-05-19 07:34:30 PM
Breaking for fuel?  NOOOO!
 
2013-05-19 07:34:55 PM
Wow, huge tornado east of OKC on the weather channel now.  not sure which local station has it, I'm in Texas right now.
 
2013-05-19 07:35:10 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Epiphany: /this shiat will pre-empt the Celebrity Apprentice finale, damn't.

Truly an unspeakable tragedy.


Did I mention it's ALL STAR Celebrity Apprentice?

/just trying to tell some jokes, bad weather in this area of the country freaks me out
 
2013-05-19 07:35:20 PM

Current Resident: Mister Peejay: This. And I live in the safest part of the Midwest. We get no tornadoes, hurricanes (the tail of Sandy whipped us with some 60mph winds), earthquakes greater than about a 3.0, it doesn't get hotter than 100 or colder than 10... Not much rain, not much snow, not terribly much sun...

But on the other hand, it's Ohio...


I know, right?  There's literally no downsides.
 
2013-05-19 07:36:06 PM

Mister Peejay: Current Resident: Mister Peejay: This. And I live in the safest part of the Midwest. We get no tornadoes, hurricanes (the tail of Sandy whipped us with some 60mph winds), earthquakes greater than about a 3.0, it doesn't get hotter than 100 or colder than 10... Not much rain, not much snow, not terribly much sun...

But on the other hand, it's Ohio...

I know, right?  There's literally no downsides.


And here I am .. moving to Florida from Ohio this winter. LOL
 
2013-05-19 07:36:06 PM

Epiphany: mr intrepid: I remember we were traveling across country and stopped in Kansas for the night.  Eating dinner at a restaurant during a torrential downpour, we heard a tornado warning on the radio.  Waitress told us to pay it no mind.
A few minutes later, the wind kicked up and started going HORIZONTAL.

Got real quiet in there.

Oh yeah, we get Tornado watches and shiat all the time in Kansas. Even Tornado Warnings quite a bit throughout the summer. After hearing them so much you stop caring as much most of the time. Well normal, well adjusted people do. I'm all like "Beer, Basement, NOW"

I hope all the Oklahoma Farkers are ok, they look like there is a ridiculous amount of shiat there.


Exactly. I was out working in my garden a month ago and the sirens start going off. I go up on my deck to get a better look, get a snack, my purse computer, 3 cats in a carrier, my dog, and call my neighbors with 2 little kids and no basement to tell them they can come on over. I used to actually love tornado warnings when I was a kid because we'd all get flashlights and have to play games in the basement while the power was out. Our neighbor would bring his guitar and sing...
 
2013-05-19 07:36:39 PM

mrswood: the_rhino: Hopefully it will kill some retarded psycho Christians and tea tards.

That's terrible and not nice.


Hes the same jerkoff laughing about the casualty's from the tornadoes in Granbury this week. Everyone knows hes a soggy bag of dicks. Just ignore him.
 
2013-05-19 07:37:22 PM
Nice Beavertail
 
2013-05-19 07:37:26 PM
2xhelix:
Tulsa 6 and OKC 9 are sister stations.

Ah, yeah, I just learned that. It'd odd, though, if I turn to channel six it's completely different than the internet feed (which is OKC). The narrators and graphics and et cetera.
I would think people would prefer the local version if they're tuning in to it, as online we have access to any of them.
 
2013-05-19 07:37:45 PM
Storms seem to be through in my area, and I've got no power. I'm gonna call it an evening.

Stay safe, FARKers! :-)
 
2013-05-19 07:38:20 PM

Epiphany: mr intrepid: I remember we were traveling across country and stopped in Kansas for the night.  Eating dinner at a restaurant during a torrential downpour, we heard a tornado warning on the radio.  Waitress told us to pay it no mind.
A few minutes later, the wind kicked up and started going HORIZONTAL.

Got real quiet in there.

Oh yeah, we get Tornado watches and shiat all the time in Kansas. Even Tornado Warnings quite a bit throughout the summer. After hearing them so much you stop caring as much most of the time. Well normal, well adjusted people do. I'm all like "Beer, Basement, NOW"

I hope all the Oklahoma Farkers are ok, they look like there is a ridiculous amount of shiat there.


I used to get very nonchalant about tornado warnings because the issued them all of the time.  However, forecasting has greatly improved in the last 10 years and now that radar is much more precise, when they issue a tornado warning, it usually means that storm can or will produce a tornado at any minute.  I take them much more serious than I did 5-10 years ago.
 
2013-05-19 07:38:56 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Matthew Keene: God-is-a-Taco: [i.imgur.com image 539x324]

This is that weatherwoman I was talking about earlier. I think I have a crush on her.

Yeah, I could see me enjoying an evening with her, me handcuffed and her booted foot on my neck.

The Weather Dominatrix?  I think that's only on TWC After Hours.


Introducing Lila Feng, Cruel Weather Mistress!
farm6.static.flickr.com
/hot, continuing into the afternoon...
 
2013-05-19 07:40:43 PM
The streaming link is really interesting.  It is live but not what is on the air so you hear the reporters bsing.
 
2013-05-19 07:41:05 PM
Multiple Vortices now..  Wow thats a monster.
 
2013-05-19 07:41:39 PM
one of the guys went out and told the others his car got farked by hail
 
2013-05-19 07:41:42 PM

cookiefleck: Any news as to any storms headed towards north central Texas? We've already had one this week and I'm afraid we'll get another


Can you send the storms south to Austin? We still need about 800 feet of rain to refill the lake.
 
2013-05-19 07:41:44 PM
holy shiat that I-40 tornado is massive
 
2013-05-19 07:42:20 PM
Shawnee tornado is now a wedge!!!upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-19 07:43:00 PM
i-40 is gonna get farked
 
2013-05-19 07:43:07 PM

BudTheSpud: holy shiat that I-40 tornado is massive


Only good thing about is that there is a massive PRO chaser presence around that area and they will get good data on it.
 
2013-05-19 07:44:07 PM
I'm glad this Shawnee tornado is where it is now instead of 20 miles to the west.
 
2013-05-19 07:44:32 PM
About 10 years ago a girl from London spent the summer at KU doing some kind of graduate work.  All she knew about Kansas was TORNADO!!!!  So, of course, the first week here we had a tornado that knocked around a bunch of houses in southwest Lawrence.  All of locals were outside the bar looking at the funky sky and having a good ol' time.  She was hiding under a table crying.  That's what it's like when you grow up hearing tornado sirens 5-10 times each summer.
 
2013-05-19 07:44:44 PM
Oh shiat, Reed Timmer is on the phone.  He's the Jim Cantore of tornadoes, the shiat is hitting the fan.
 
2013-05-19 07:44:48 PM
Shawnee, OK is about 30k, so, a decent size town.

The news 4 stream is announcing it is heading straight towards the "Shawnee Mall", about a 1/4-1/2 mile wide.   

Hope they have a good underground basement/parking garage there.
 
2013-05-19 07:45:40 PM

Shadow Blasko: BudTheSpud: holy shiat that I-40 tornado is massive

Only good thing about is that there is a massive PRO chaser presence around that area and they will get good data on it.


Tornados love to follow the I-40. The tornado outbreak in '99 had similar pathing, along with minor ones.
I'm sure there's a few grandma-style joke chain e-mails mentioning it.
 
2013-05-19 07:45:42 PM

Fark It: Oh shiat, Reed Timmer is on the phone.  He's the Jim Cantore of tornadoes, the shiat is hitting the fan.


Jim Cantore is with Reed Timmer.  I think we're dividing by 0 here.
 
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