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(KWCH Wichita) NewsFlash Supercell with confirmed tornado bearing down on Wichita as severe weather outbreak begins in plains states. Hang tight Tornado Alley farkers, it's gonna be a bumpy evening. LGT live streaming vid   ( kwch.com) divider line
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2013-05-19 04:43:58 PM  
that is a big storm,

stay safe
 
2013-05-19 04:46:20 PM  
You know it's bad when NWS evacuates their station.  Hope my friends up there are riding it out ok.
 
2013-05-19 05:01:17 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 05:15:53 PM  
Video unavailable.
 
2013-05-19 05:18:01 PM  
North OKC and Edmond getting hit now too
 
2013-05-19 05:41:00 PM  
Well, THAT sucked! O_O

\ Currently in Wichita.
\\ Power is out.
\\\ Slashies.
 
2013-05-19 05:45:17 PM  
I've been texting my friend in Wichita. He's in the basement with his dog. He's from Arizona and says that our monsoons have nothing on Kansas.
 
2013-05-19 05:47:27 PM  

Captain Steroid: Well, THAT sucked! O_O

\ Currently in Wichita.
\\ Power is out.
\\\ Slashies.


Keep low

/stay safe
 
2013-05-19 05:54:04 PM  
Oh, goodie. A new tornado is heading for Udall, KS.

It was wiped off the map by one in 1955.

They... never quite recovered. >_>
 
2013-05-19 05:56:56 PM  
OKC news has a helicopter tracking a 1/2 mile wide and growing tornado now. http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/
 
2013-05-19 05:59:25 PM  

2xhelix: OKC news has a helicopter tracking a 1/2 mile wide and growing tornado now. http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/


Weather Channel is showing that, and Cantore is with Reed Timmer following it.
 
2013-05-19 06:01:53 PM  

2xhelix: OKC news has a helicopter tracking a 1/2 mile wide and growing tornado now. http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/


Well... that's not good. o_o
 
2013-05-19 06:04:01 PM  
F4, a mile wide and still growing.  Damn that's a beast of a tornado!
 
2013-05-19 06:25:34 PM  

2xhelix: F4, a mile wide and still growing.  Damn that's a beast of a tornado!


For some reason, I always have a mental image of F4 as meaning F*CKF*CKF*CKF*CK!

/slightly appropriate, I guess
//stay safe, all in that area
 
2013-05-19 06:28:47 PM  

i40.tinypic.com

 
2013-05-19 06:33:25 PM  
If you ever get caught in the path of a tornado, drive your car on top of the highest hill possible, provided that it is under a bridge and attached to the outermost room in your house.  This will keep you safe if you are in the path of a tornado.
 
2013-05-19 06:36:37 PM  
This is Obama's Katie Vick.
 
2013-05-19 06:36:57 PM  

doglover: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]


Nice.
 
2013-05-19 06:37:46 PM  
The lineman for the county is going to very, very busy driving the main road searching for another overload.
 
2013-05-19 06:38:03 PM  
Stay safe, Farkers.

Meanwhile, I'll retire to my lab and begin work on a weather control machine.
 
2013-05-19 06:38:05 PM  
This is Wichita's Benghazi.
 
2013-05-19 06:38:14 PM  
It's not fun loading screaming animals into an underground tornado shelter. The storm passed over our house but the clouds definitely looked weird.
 
2013-05-19 06:38:20 PM  
I was wondering if this would get an article on Fark. Been watching it for a while now as the main cell heads my way.
It's always fun to see the weathermen and meteorologists excited
 
2013-05-19 06:38:23 PM  
If this heads into F5 category it will be bad news...for Triple H
 
2013-05-19 06:38:25 PM  
The safest* place during a tornado is outside, in the middle of a field.


* Definition of safest may be twisted.
 
2013-05-19 06:38:52 PM  
This is news to me! I'm currently in Wichita and it's sunny!

/you're about 2 hours late
 
2013-05-19 06:39:03 PM  
Goddamn Norman, OK again. That place is like ground zero for these things.
 
2013-05-19 06:39:21 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: This is Wichita's Benghazi.


Wichita Strong. Today we are all Wichita.
 
2013-05-19 06:39:24 PM  
Get up under the girders!
 
2013-05-19 06:39:52 PM  
Been watching for a couple hours now... Gonna be an interesting night.

/Hopes no one gets killed, but also loving the intense weather, and sad most of it will miss where I am.

That is ONE BIG ASS TORNADO WATCH... well, a series of watches actually

icons-sf.wunderground.com
 
2013-05-19 06:40:32 PM  
Ah, so now we get to hear why it's okay for Brownback to request federal aid, but it was bad for Christie to do it.

Should we start a betting pool on how long that takes?
 
2013-05-19 06:40:47 PM  

Mock26: The safest* place during a tornado is outside, in the middle of a field.


* Definition of safest may be twisted.


You mean the *best place to be in a tornado.

/Along with a good camera, and some form of hail shield.

//Added that last part after a rather painful experience in the 90s.
 
2013-05-19 06:40:49 PM  
They sent out a warning, but apparently everybody knows about it from the Queen of England to the hounds of hell.
 
2013-05-19 06:41:00 PM  
I know I'm looking forward to this evening. I live in Lincoln, NE. Every time the sirens go off, puerile in this part of the country wonder why we still live here.
 
2013-05-19 06:41:10 PM  

hitlersbrain: It's not fun loading screaming animals into an underground tornado shelter.


You think animals are hard, try nurses...
 
2013-05-19 06:41:18 PM  
God hates the FARK out of red states.

/seriously, be safe and get the fark underground or hold a mattress over your head or do whatever the fark you do in a place where storms knock down buildings
 
2013-05-19 06:42:01 PM  

EmmaLou: I know I'm looking forward to this evening. I live in Lincoln, NE. Every time the sirens go off, puerile in this part of the country wonder why we still live here.


Freud found your slip.
 
2013-05-19 06:42:09 PM  
it sucked.
 
2013-05-19 06:42:24 PM  
s22.postimg.org
 
2013-05-19 06:42:28 PM  
Doooooom!!

Or the start of tornado season.

But, mostly doooooooom.

/ last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister
 
2013-05-19 06:43:08 PM  

NewportBarGuy: [i40.tinypic.com image 431x300]


Yea, holding on to a leather belt tied to a pipe will stop a full blown twister from sucking you away to Oz.
 
2013-05-19 06:43:11 PM  
Goddamnit.

We have an office in Wichita. Every time they shut down, their traffic gets routed to us.

/Yeah, selfish bastard. Going to hell.
 
2013-05-19 06:43:18 PM  
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
 
2013-05-19 06:43:30 PM  

hitlersbrain: It's not fun loading screaming animals into an underground tornado shelter.


You should try doing it with a girl. On a first date. When there's no storm. They will NOT shut the fark up about it.
 
2013-05-19 06:43:38 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net

My street currently after the storm. It's.flooded and a tree is down just down the road.
fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net

This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(
 
2013-05-19 06:43:43 PM  
Stay safe you middle of amurica farkers.
 
2013-05-19 06:43:48 PM  

iheartscotch: / last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister


15 years ago I would have fought you over those words... Now I just nod and go back to looking at GR3
 
2013-05-19 06:43:52 PM  
"Let's move out to the Midwest," the boyfriend says. "Tornadoes aren't that bad," he says.

Yeah. F*ck that noise.
 
2013-05-19 06:44:48 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: The lineman for the county is going to very, very busy driving the main road searching for another overload.


topnews.in

What a Wichita lineman might look like
 
2013-05-19 06:45:05 PM  
CNN is very somber. They must be getting a lot of ratings right now.
 
2013-05-19 06:45:14 PM  

EmmaLou: I know I'm looking forward to this evening. I live in Lincoln, NE. Every time the sirens go off, puerile in this part of the country wonder why we still live here.


Nobody lives in the breadbasket because they want to. It's like this train, it can only go where the rails take it.
 
2013-05-19 06:45:25 PM  
Is there such thing as an F5?
 
2013-05-19 06:46:04 PM  

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

Yeah. F*ck that noise.


I've been in 7. Unless it's an EF-4 or better, you'll survive if you keep your wits about you and know what to do when crap gets bad.

/Problem is, you don't know if it's an EF-4 or better until after it's killed you and everyone you know.
 
2013-05-19 06:46:05 PM  
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE OH GOD! WHYYYYY
 
2013-05-19 06:46:10 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: Is there such thing as an F5?


My keyboard goes all the way to F12.
 
2013-05-19 06:46:37 PM  
Tornado allegedly wants to work the saw, watch sweat drip out of every pore.
 
2013-05-19 06:46:40 PM  
cheap_thoughts:

This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(

Looks like the storm really shook his face up good.  :)

A wet kitteh is a pissed off kitteh.
 
2013-05-19 06:46:40 PM  

skinink: NewportBarGuy: [i40.tinypic.com image 431x300]

Yea, holding on to a leather belt tied to a pipe will stop a full blown twister from sucking you away to Oz.


Are you trying to tell me that wasn't a documentary recorded in real-time? Get the f*ck outta town!
 
2013-05-19 06:46:40 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Mock26: The safest* place during a tornado is outside, in the middle of a field.


* Definition of safest may be twisted.

You mean the *best place to be in a tornado.

/Along with a good camera, and some form of hail shield.

//Added that last part after a rather painful experience in the 90s.


Only experienced my first halfway decent hail storm last year (about the size of a quarter); I'd been in pea-sized hail before).

Have yet to witness a tornado.
 
kth
2013-05-19 06:46:43 PM  
This is gonna be a long night.
 
2013-05-19 06:46:44 PM  

make me some tea: Goddamn Norman, OK again. That place is like ground zero for these things.


There's a lot of excited meteorology students today. I doubt OU advertises it this way, but this stuff can't be taught in a classroom.
 
2013-05-19 06:46:48 PM  

studebaker hoch: Get up under the girders!


The bridges on the turnpike are built differently. I would suggest not doing what they did.
 
2013-05-19 06:46:58 PM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-19 06:47:29 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: Is there such thing as an F5?



Shut up Jami. This isn't your scene.

movieactors.com
 
2013-05-19 06:47:42 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: Is there such thing as an F5?


Finger of god.
 
2013-05-19 06:49:23 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Mock26: The safest* place during a tornado is outside, in the middle of a field.


* Definition of safest may be twisted.

You mean the *best place to be in a tornado.

/Along with a good camera, and some form of hail shield.

//Added that last part after a rather painful experience in the 90s.


GoPro should hook up with Red Bull and get some people to don helmets with video cameras and go run towards tornadoes.
 
2013-05-19 06:49:41 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Shadow Blasko: Mock26: The safest* place during a tornado is outside, in the middle of a field.


* Definition of safest may be twisted.

You mean the *best place to be in a tornado.

/Along with a good camera, and some form of hail shield.

//Added that last part after a rather painful experience in the 90s.

Only experienced my first halfway decent hail storm last year (about the size of a quarter); I'd been in pea-sized hail before).

Have yet to witness a tornado.


Ever since I got my new car I seem to attract hail like never before. If there is golf ball sized hail ANYWHERE in Ohio it will find my car.

/RX-8 has a REALLY thin skin on it, so I have lots of speed dimples in my car now.
 
2013-05-19 06:49:58 PM  
The camera crew on the live feed just blew through a red light.  Do they get to do that?
 
kth
2013-05-19 06:50:38 PM  

cheap_thoughts: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]

My street currently after the storm. It's.flooded and a tree is down just down the road.
[fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]

This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(


I miss my brick streets. Except when it snows.

/used to live in College Hill
 
2013-05-19 06:50:40 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x427]


That has to be a set up image... Seeing as how that is a copy of Twister laying next to it on the ground.
 
2013-05-19 06:51:02 PM  

cheap_thoughts: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]

My street currently after the storm. It's.flooded and a tree is down just down the road.
[fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]

This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(


Poor baby. :-(
 
2013-05-19 06:51:14 PM  
Some friends from my station are storm chasing in the area right now. Here's a link to their live feed if anyone is interested.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kfsm-dashcam 

It's a little laggy. Be safe, OKC metro
 
2013-05-19 06:51:23 PM  
Why must people say "pray" in times of stress? They must know after the 3rd or 10th time that it doesn't farking work.
 
2013-05-19 06:51:28 PM  
And by "bumpy", subby means "terrifying and lethally dangerous."
 
2013-05-19 06:51:35 PM  

Shadow Blasko: iheartscotch: / last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister

15 years ago I would have fought you over those words... Now I just nod and go back to looking at GR3


Yeah; there were in the neighborhood of 30 to 45 cars following a damned twister around last year. Actually caused 4 or 5 pretty nasty wreaks. The twister went up and over the town, not actually causing any damage in town.

/ that was the luckiest day ever; that twister was headed straight toward downtown. It would have taken half the town.
 
2013-05-19 06:51:49 PM  
Dear God,

Please send that tornado a bit northeastern and hit Topeka instead.

Thank you,
AAG
 
2013-05-19 06:52:10 PM  

cheap_thoughts: This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(


Is his face going to stay all blurry, or will he get better? :)
 
2013-05-19 06:52:59 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: Is there such thing as an F5?



25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-19 06:53:07 PM  
Be safe, gentle farkers.
 
2013-05-19 06:53:09 PM  
g-ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-05-19 06:53:46 PM  

Warthog: The camera crew on the live feed just blew through a red light.  Do they get to do that?


TWC pays the tickets.

/Part of the reason that assnozzle Reed Timmer and crew lost their ride with Discovery Channel was because they filmed themselves doing REALLY stupid crap like that... One time they blew past an ambulance, in a no passing zone, with the cameras rolling. That was pretty much the beginning of the end for them. (Or so I have been told)

//Also one of the big reasons I stopped chasing.
 
2013-05-19 06:53:58 PM  

Pappas: Some friends from my station are storm chasing in the area right now. Here's a link to their live feed if anyone is interested.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kfsm-dashcam 

It's a little laggy. Be safe, OKC metro


They are in Las Vegas.

Oh wait. Never mind.  That was an ad.
 
2013-05-19 06:54:09 PM  

Shadow Blasko: SCUBA_Archer: Is there such thing as an F5?


Shut up Jami. This isn't your scene.

[movieactors.com image 266x121]


Giggle : )
 
2013-05-19 06:54:25 PM  
Hold on tight, ladies and gentlemen.
 
2013-05-19 06:54:47 PM  
Remember Farkers,

When in danger, or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout.
 
2013-05-19 06:54:51 PM  
What a ride!          Just don't bump into the cow. They hurt.
 
2013-05-19 06:55:12 PM  

leftyblonde: it sucked.


Hooray! You're alive! :D
 
2013-05-19 06:55:28 PM  
Good luck OK and KS. Stay safe, as we down here wnet through this last week.

/North Texas
 
2013-05-19 06:55:30 PM  
 
2013-05-19 06:55:34 PM  

SBinRR: Pappas: Some friends from my station are storm chasing in the area right now. Here's a link to their live feed if anyone is interested.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kfsm-dashcam 

It's a little laggy. Be safe, OKC metro

They are in Las Vegas.

Oh wait. Never mind.  That was an ad.


To be fair, stormchasing is a lot like Las Vegas to meteorologists.
 
2013-05-19 06:56:23 PM  

iheartscotch: / last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister


Man, it must suck when the spotters come through and then there's a twister, too. Must be a lot worse than either one alone.

/I know, still not as bad as when the grammar Nazis come through
 
2013-05-19 06:57:55 PM  

bearded clamorer: The Pope of Manwich Village: The lineman for the county is going to very, very busy driving the main road searching for another overload.

[topnews.in image 404x501]

What a Wichita lineman might look like


I think he needs a small vacation.
 
2013-05-19 06:58:09 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


Our turn is tomorrow and Tuesday, *sigh*
 
2013-05-19 06:58:27 PM  
I remember reading somewhere of a tornado going through the screen of a drive through movie that was playing Twister during the scene where they are at the drive thru movie
 
2013-05-19 06:58:51 PM  

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"
 
2013-05-19 07:00:26 PM  

jfarkinB: iheartscotch: / last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister

Man, it must suck when the spotters come through and then there's a twister, too. Must be a lot worse than either one alone.

/I know, still not as bad as when the grammar Nazis come through


I know your laughing, but the SCARIEST thing I have ever EVER seen in regards to severe weather was last February/March when the tornadoes came through Kentucky, and I was less than a THREE MILES from where I was living at the time.. and I saw a news crew on the corner.. and there was Jim Cantore.

I'm not kidding either. I've seen things while storm chasing that would make any sane person crap themselves in horror, but seeing Jim Cantore in the same zip code as my mail box scared the hell out of me in a way I can not describe.

/I know this sounds like a joke, but i swear to god its true.
 
2013-05-19 07:00:55 PM  
Hopefully it will kill some retarded psycho Christians and tea tards.
 
2013-05-19 07:01:53 PM  

Shadow Blasko: jfarkinB: iheartscotch: / last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister

Man, it must suck when the spotters come through and then there's a twister, too. Must be a lot worse than either one alone.

/I know, still not as bad as when the grammar Nazis come through

I know your laughing, but the SCARIEST thing I have ever EVER seen in regards to severe weather was last February/March when the tornadoes came through Kentucky, and I was less than a THREE MILES from where I was living at the time.. and I saw a news crew on the corner.. and there was Jim Cantore.

I'm not kidding either. I've seen things while storm chasing that would make any sane person crap themselves in horror, but seeing Jim Cantore in the same zip code as my mail box scared the hell out of me in a way I can not describe.

/I know this sounds like a joke, but i swear to god its true.


God. Auto correct/predictive text just made that post look like a 5 year old wrote it.
 
2013-05-19 07:02:11 PM  
i.imgur.com

Dayum. Best wishes to all affected farkers. You guys be careful.
 
2013-05-19 07:02:15 PM  
Tornadoes must be democrats cause they usually hit republican states the most
 
2013-05-19 07:02:33 PM  
I've seen a few tornadoes and they are terrifying. I love Minnesota but when we get tornadoes I freak the fark out.
 
2013-05-19 07:03:40 PM  
Not wanting to see anyone hurt or worse but if one drips over Norman maybe it will drop off a decent quarterback in Gaylord Stadium
 
2013-05-19 07:04:39 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: The lineman for the county is going to very, very busy driving the main road searching for another overload.


Thank you i thought the same thing........
 
2013-05-19 07:05:55 PM  
Yeek. Stay safe, people!
 
2013-05-19 07:06:06 PM  

jimmyjackfunk: Not wanting to see anyone hurt or worse but if one drips over Norman maybe it will drop off a decent quarterback in Gaylord Stadium


Drops
/stupid auto correct
 
2013-05-19 07:07:48 PM  
Here is the current rad...OH MAH FARKING GAWD!...ar summary.

radar.weather.gov
 
2013-05-19 07:08:39 PM  
When will TWC start naming tornadoes?
 
2013-05-19 07:09:00 PM  

2xhelix: Here's the live news feeds out of the Tulsa area as it starts heading in:
http://www.ktul.com/category/261938/live-video-severe-weather-covera ge
http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=207223&BannerId=990
http://www.kjrh.com/subindex/news/news_livestream1


My vote is on channel 8, by the way.
The woman is adorable. She's still pretty new to this, so she makes cute mistakes and gets nervous sometimes.
They're understaffed over there unfortunately, they lost some of their veterans (who went to channel 6) and I think they're still trying to figure things out.
 
2013-05-19 07:09:40 PM  
tracking one on the ground  http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/
 
2013-05-19 07:09:46 PM  
Went to Gaylesville,Ks. once.

Boy did they name that right.
 
2013-05-19 07:09:47 PM  
Here Emily, let me direct you to your imminent demise!

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

OKC Live Stream.
 
2013-05-19 07:10:01 PM  
Stay the fark away from these.
i.imgur.com
/tornado magnets
 
2013-05-19 07:10:10 PM  
Showing it moving across Lake Thunderbird water looks to clean to be coming out of "dirty bird"
 
2013-05-19 07:10:12 PM  
4photos.net
 
2013-05-19 07:10:13 PM  

mt.madman: The Pope of Manwich Village: The lineman for the county is going to very, very busy driving the main road searching for another overload.

Thank you i thought the same thing........

CRAP... now that song is stuck in my head.......
 
2013-05-19 07:10:23 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"


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.

Of course I refuse to live in a house without a basement. Be safe Kansas-ians and Oklahomans. Tip from my Bridgeton family who had some neighbors get their homes destroyed a few years ago: When you go downstairs, grab your purse or wallet. Because if your home is destroyed and you have no ID, no nothing, it can be difficult to prove who you are to get your insurance benefits (or even if the police want to make sure those are your house ruins you are rooting around in). Plus if you can keep important documents (or copies of them) down there anyway... (if your basement is safe from flooding) that will help too.
 
2013-05-19 07:10:35 PM  

LlamaGirl: I've seen a few tornadoes and they are terrifying. I love Minnesota but when we get tornadoes I freak the fark out.


I've never actually seen one in person but I've seen what they can do up close and personal.
/I definitely respect the damage they can do.
 
2013-05-19 07:10:45 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-19 07:11:29 PM  
One question. When did Oklahoma legalize gay marriage and marijuana?
 
2013-05-19 07:11:53 PM  

cheap_thoughts: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]

My street currently after the storm. It's.flooded and a tree is down just down the road.
[fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]

This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(


He's wet AND blurry faced, poor thing.
 
2013-05-19 07:12:19 PM  

Shadow Blasko: ASS TORNADO


Well, that stinks.
 
2013-05-19 07:12:24 PM  

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

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

OKC Live Stream.


Not Emily Sutton! !!!!!!
 
2013-05-19 07:12:28 PM  
DAMN that was a nasty hook!
 
2013-05-19 07:12:36 PM  
That is one hell of a hook echo.
 
2013-05-19 07:12:38 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-19 07:13:09 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.


I hope Emily is OK see!
 
2013-05-19 07:13:09 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.


Best link so far.  Thanks!
 
2013-05-19 07:14:32 PM  

Shadow Blasko: God. Auto correct/predictive text just made that post look like a 5 year old wrote it.


I just figured you were grammar-trolling me, and that I was asking for it.
 
2013-05-19 07:14:41 PM  

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

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

OKC Live Stream.


Oh, S**T! O.O
 
2013-05-19 07:15:15 PM  
I've never seen rotation like that
 
2013-05-19 07:15:52 PM  

2xhelix: Here's the live news feeds out of the Tulsa area as it starts heading in:
http://www.ktul.com/category/261938/live-video-severe-weather-covera ge
http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=207223&BannerId=990
http://www.kjrh.com/subindex/news/news_livestream1


There's also http://chasertv.com.  Was just watching a chase crew with an awesome wall cloud right in front of them.
 
2013-05-19 07:16:03 PM  
the one in OK is nasty
 
2013-05-19 07:16:20 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Shadow Blasko: Mock26: The safest* place during a tornado is outside, in the middle of a field.


* Definition of safest may be twisted.

You mean the *best place to be in a tornado.

/Along with a good camera, and some form of hail shield.

//Added that last part after a rather painful experience in the 90s.

Only experienced my first halfway decent hail storm last year (about the size of a quarter); I'd been in pea-sized hail before).

Have yet to witness a tornado.


I always thought it would be cool to see one up close. It ain't.
 
2013-05-19 07:16:25 PM  
I take severe weather seriously but just to keep the mood up a bit there is this:

http://www.okstorms.com/chasing/other_weather/drinking_game.htm
 
2013-05-19 07:16:32 PM  
What size hail does it take to damage a vehicle?
 
2013-05-19 07:16:38 PM  
whatever she is chasing looked more like a massive wall cloud to me than a tornado, but the view was occluded... if that was ALL tornado they are chasing a monster.
 
2013-05-19 07:17:03 PM  

leftyblonde: it sucked.


Where is Vortex Dweller?
 
2013-05-19 07:17:55 PM  

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.
 
2013-05-19 07:18:02 PM  
Obviously, the solution to this is to give more tax breaks to the rich, says Gov. Brownback every day.
 
2013-05-19 07:18:19 PM  
Wind map, while not showing the pretty spiral patterns you see for a hurricane, still indicating that things are pretty farked up in the central us

http://hint.fm/wind/
 
2013-05-19 07:18:39 PM  
Look out P!nk!
 
2013-05-19 07:18:41 PM  

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


Pea
 
2013-05-19 07:18:55 PM  

Scruffinator: Best link so far.  Thanks!


KWTV always has the best OKC coverage. And you're welcome.
 
2013-05-19 07:19:25 PM  
I'm in Kansas City Kansas, nothing happening yet but it should start soon.

I only have 6 beers, luckily they are 6.5 percent alcohol, time to chug soon.

/this shiat will pre-empt the Celebrity Apprentice finale, damn't.
 
2013-05-19 07:19:35 PM  

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

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

OKC Live Stream.

Oh, S**T! O.O


So Emily has been replaced by Hank, but it sounds like Hank might not be long for this chase if it's heading directly towards him.

I like how the OKC channel 4 weatherman keeps asking "is X still with us?" The phrasing sounds like he is asking if someone has died yet.
 
2013-05-19 07:20:07 PM  

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


About ping pong ball for the hood and starting at egg size windshields.  I managed t grab a space in the drive-thru lane at a closed down bank by my place.  The hood on my last car looked like a golf ball skin from hail dents, not gonna risk that again.
 
2013-05-19 07:20:12 PM  
http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=207228&BannerId=988">http: //www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=207228&BannerId=988
from the air OK
 
2013-05-19 07:20:48 PM  
http://www.chasertv.com/

Live cams of tornado chasers
 
2013-05-19 07:21:07 PM  
I would rather live in the Midwest than anywhere else. But knock on mrswood, we don't usually get that many nados in Omaha.
 
2013-05-19 07:21:23 PM  

Compact Travel Size: Captain Steroid: torquestripe: Here Emily, let me direct you to your imminent demise!

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

OKC Live Stream.

Oh, S**T! O.O

So Emily has been replaced by Hank, but it sounds like Hank might not be long for this chase if it's heading directly towards him.

I like how the OKC channel 4 weatherman keeps asking "is X still with us?" The phrasing sounds like he is asking if someone has died yet.


Then they would be "YES! Fatality! Now things are exciting! FEED MORE SACRIFICES TO THE STORM GOD!"
 
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...).

i37.photobucket.comi37.photobucket.com
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.
 
2013-05-19 07:45:46 PM  
I knew malls were dangerous.
 
2013-05-19 07:46:09 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-19 07:46:29 PM  
MSNBC just broke into regular programming with coverage of a tornado heading toward a mall in eastern OK. Shawnee I believe.
 
2013-05-19 07:46:39 PM  
Wow heading right for Walmart and Lowes in Shawnee Mall. Thats a huge storm
 
2013-05-19 07:46:54 PM  

dletter: 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.


If they're shopping on the Sabbath, it is God's will.
 
2013-05-19 07:47:41 PM  
God really has it in for that mall.
 
2013-05-19 07:47:51 PM  
Christ... this is just worst case... Well, would be worse if it was dark.
 
2013-05-19 07:48:35 PM  

i.imgur.com
R.I.P Shawnee Smith

 
2013-05-19 07:48:52 PM  
As a showing of solidarity I'll be F5ing this thread all evening.
 
2013-05-19 07:49:04 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: MSNBC just broke into regular programming with coverage of a tornado heading toward a mall in eastern OK. Shawnee I believe.


Yep. News9.com just said there are two on the ground, one near the mall.
 
2013-05-19 07:49:06 PM  
All these posts and no White Stripes?
I am disappoint.

ts1.mm.bing.net
 
kth
2013-05-19 07:49:34 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.


Driving home from our honeymoon through Kansas, I looked to the south and jinxed us with the words: "if those clouds got organized, it could get interesting." They did, and it was.  It went from 103 to 67 degrees in about 12 miles.  We pulled over to wait out the rain, and abandoned ship when the wind started lifting our car and inch or two. We huddled in the ditch with the weather radio, listening to the report that the worst of the storm was 10 miles west of Solomon, KS. The only sign we could see was Solomon 10.

When it all passed, we got back in the car and drove to the nearest convenience store. They looked at us funny because we were wet, shivering and buying hot chocolate. It was 103 again.  Here it is a while later...

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-19 07:49:52 PM  
Cantore screams at me to look at the debris, but all I see is grey.
 
2013-05-19 07:49:57 PM  
The only upside is that most mall stores are going to close around 6:00 on Sunday, and those that are open are going to be emptying out around this time.  If this was Saturday at around 2:00 it would be a lot worse....
 
2013-05-19 07:50:00 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Multiple Vortices now..  Wow thats a monster.


My ex is on the telly?
 
2013-05-19 07:50:06 PM  
"search and rescue had to put a cow out of its misery"
 
2013-05-19 07:50:24 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
farm6.staticflickr.com

Nope, nope nope nope.
 
2013-05-19 07:50:27 PM  
Wow debris falling in Hallet from Carney, that's a good 30 miles as the crow flies.
 
2013-05-19 07:50:32 PM  
As a tornado, I am getting a kick out of these responses.
 
2013-05-19 07:51:24 PM  
I just want to repeat, Reed Timmer and Jim Cantore are in the same vehicle, that pretty guaranteeing violent tornadoes today.
 
2013-05-19 07:51:33 PM  
A second tornado forming now in Shawnee.

/they must really love the gays there
 
2013-05-19 07:52:06 PM  

Fark It: The only upside is that most mall stores are going to close around 6:00 on Sunday, and those that are open are going to be emptying out around this time.  If this was Saturday at around 2:00 it would be a lot worse....


Mayfest (Tulsa art festival thing) was also prematurely ended today due to the forecasts.
I imagine any complaints people had from it are gone by now.
 
2013-05-19 07:52:28 PM  

2xhelix: North OKC and Edmond getting hit now too


startyourmorningoffrightwithmcdon..

fark You!
 
2013-05-19 07:52:44 PM  
Multiple tornadoes on the ground.   FAP FAP FAP
 
2013-05-19 07:53:23 PM  
Here in Earthquake country we are shaking our heads wondering why people would want to live where this happens annually
 
2013-05-19 07:54:20 PM  
A SECOND TORNADO HAS HIT SHAWNEE.
 
2013-05-19 07:54:32 PM  

PacificaFitz: Here in Earthquake country we are shaking our heads wondering why people would want to live where this happens annually


Coz it's cheap and pretty and the people are nice.
 
2013-05-19 07:54:49 PM  
Wait, there 

Bathia_Mapes: shower_in_my_socks: MSNBC just broke into regular programming with coverage of a tornado heading toward a mall in eastern OK. Shawnee I believe.

Yep. News9.com just said there are two on the ground, one near the mall.


Crap! As someone with family NW of Shawnee, I'm not getting a kick.
 
2013-05-19 07:55:04 PM  

AbbeySomeone: All these posts and no White Stripes?
I am disappoint.

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 160x124]


Check again.
 
2013-05-19 07:55:10 PM  
Tornadoes r nothing. Try living in a lake effect belt. That can truly be difficult in your day to day life
 
2013-05-19 07:55:28 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Mayfest (Tulsa art festival thing) was also prematurely ended today



Premature Tornadic-Action?
 
2013-05-19 07:55:36 PM  
It's Kansas, the religitards that live there should just pray the tornado away.
 
2013-05-19 07:55:36 PM  
Mm, blue shirt girl(I think she's Lace?) is pretty hot.
 
2013-05-19 07:55:53 PM  

Minarets: A SECOND TORNADO HAS HIT SHAWNEE.


So it's terrorists, then?
 
2013-05-19 07:55:57 PM  
A SECOND TORNADO HAS HIT THE NORTH SHAWNEE
 
2013-05-19 07:56:11 PM  
reports of multiple people ejected in cars off of I-40.. trauma units being called.
 
2013-05-19 07:56:33 PM  

LlamaGirl: PacificaFitz: Here in Earthquake country we are shaking our heads wondering why people would want to live where this happens annually

Coz it's cheap and pretty and the people are nice.


but your entire lives get disrupted EVERY YEAR
 
2013-05-19 07:56:53 PM  
I don't want to get too vulgar, but listening to The Weather Channel, I think Jim Cantore has an erection.
either that or he is broadcasting live from a massage parlor
 
2013-05-19 07:57:28 PM  

PacificaFitz: but your entire lives get disrupted EVERY YEAR


The chances of being hit by a tornado are soooooooooo small that 99.9999999999999999999% of the time nothing is disrupted.
 
2013-05-19 07:57:35 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 07:58:13 PM  
Textbook massive wall cloud. That's a beauty.
 
2013-05-19 07:58:17 PM  
Is any of this shiat heading towards Kansas City? I will not be amused.
 
2013-05-19 07:58:25 PM  
reports of multiple people ejected in cars off of I-40..


Great, as if there wasn't already enough talk now about driving while on your cell phone.
Now it's also dangerous to drive while driving?
 
2013-05-19 07:58:50 PM  
Most malls in tornado alley have shelters.  Also, their construction is a little more substantial than your typical stick house or mobile home.  Little to no windows, steel and concrete construction.  A 30 year old Sears might be the best place to ride one of these out.
 
2013-05-19 07:58:56 PM  

spidermilk: Of course I refuse to live in a house without a basement. Be safe Kansas-ians and Oklahomans.


Got a friend who lives in Norman, her and her family had just got out of the shelter in their basement.
They're still keeping their eyes open, and the cell that passed their house is heading to where they have other family living at.
/eek
 
kth
2013-05-19 07:59:18 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Is any of this shiat heading towards Kansas City? I will not be amused.


Yes, we've got a couple hours before it gets too bad.  1 hour east, we're under a watch until 1 am.
 
2013-05-19 07:59:19 PM  

Epiphany: 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


Sad thing is there was a Twitter outrage when The Bachelor got preempted for severe weather. Mostly a bunch of preppies pissed off that they were missing the season finale
 
2013-05-19 07:59:19 PM  
www.cyclelicio.us
 
2013-05-19 07:59:20 PM  

phrawgh: 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 image 640x480]
/hot, continuing into the afternoon...


Julie Durda is the best weather woman around.
 
2013-05-19 07:59:27 PM  
 
2013-05-19 07:59:49 PM  

LlamaGirl: PacificaFitz: but your entire lives get disrupted EVERY YEAR

The chances of being hit by a tornado are soooooooooo small that 99.9999999999999999999% of the time nothing is disrupted.


so you guys say the same as us regarding earthquakes, "chances are we will be fine"
 
2013-05-19 07:59:56 PM  
I wonder how many fundamentalists went out into the tornado to pray it away.
 
2013-05-19 08:00:41 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-05-19 08:00:53 PM  
PacificaFitz:
but your entire lives get disrupted EVERY YEAR


Because cute women discussing weather:

i.imgur.com

Not the same woman from earlier, but it is hte same channel.
 
2013-05-19 08:01:35 PM  

Dinobot: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x177]


It's the FSM! All hail his noodly appendages!
 
2013-05-19 08:01:53 PM  

PacificaFitz: so you guys say the same as us regarding earthquakes, "chances are we will be fine"


Yep!

Earthquakes scare me. Never been in one, never want to be in one.
 
2013-05-19 08:01:54 PM  
shiat .. gonna have to turn off images. Too much crap in the thread.

/Also guilty.. Didn't realize this was gonna be such a massive storm. This is going to go for hours.
 
2013-05-19 08:01:57 PM  
Listening to the link,  the reporters are only on the air for a little bit.  The rest is off air.  Kind of like the old satellite days where  you could still see the anchors but could hear everything going on off air.

Apparently they like to shuffle papers, cough and eat.
 
2013-05-19 08:02:04 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Man, horizontal wind?! That's like rain following  down.


Thanks for saving me the effort.
 
2013-05-19 08:02:08 PM  
Fatalities reported at trailer park.
 
2013-05-19 08:02:20 PM  
One fatality from a.... what else, a trailer park. According to news 9.
 
2013-05-19 08:02:21 PM  

Matthew Keene: Minarets: A SECOND TORNADO HAS HIT SHAWNEE.

So it's terrorists, then?


HAARP! False Flag!
 
2013-05-19 08:03:38 PM  
Anyone listenig to local scanners?
 
2013-05-19 08:04:32 PM  
THE OFFICIAL STATE BIRD OF KANSAS

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 08:04:36 PM  

ArgusRun: Anyone listenig to local scanners?


yep. 3 under CPR right now.

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2190/web
 
2013-05-19 08:05:10 PM  

ArgusRun: Most malls in tornado alley have shelters.  Also, their construction is a little more substantial than your typical stick house or mobile home.  Little to no windows, steel and concrete construction.  A 30 year old Sears might be the best place to ride one of these out.


would not wanna be near the tool section
 
2013-05-19 08:05:45 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Dear God,

Please send that tornado a bit northeastern and hit Topeka instead.


So... um... I have to ask: if there is a God, and if he has total control over the weather, and chooses to exercise it, and he can hear your prayers, and chooses to give you what you want ... why wouldn't you ask for no tornado?
 
2013-05-19 08:07:11 PM  
I joined this event already in progress. Are we still using the original link, or are we watching something else?
 
2013-05-19 08:07:28 PM  

ArgusRun: Anyone listenig to local scanners?


I am listening to this one  http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2190/web
 
2013-05-19 08:07:57 PM  

ravenlore: I joined this event already in progress. Are we still using the original link, or are we watching something else?


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

Best link posted so far IMO.
 
2013-05-19 08:08:11 PM  

ravenlore: I joined this event already in progress. Are we still using the original link, or are we watching something else?


This one is doing pretty well.

three on the ground at the moment..

http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=207228&BannerId=988
 
2013-05-19 08:08:12 PM  

TommyymmoT: THE OFFICIAL STATE BIRD OF KANSAS

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 614x326]


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-19 08:08:15 PM  

ImpendingCynic: AverageAmericanGuy: Dear God,

Please send that tornado a bit northeastern and hit Topeka instead.

So... um... I have to ask: if there is a God, and if he has total control over the weather, and chooses to exercise it, and he can hear your prayers, and chooses to give you what you want ... why wouldn't you ask for no tornado?


Because Topeka needs one real bad.
 
2013-05-19 08:09:11 PM  

ravenlore: I joined this event already in progress. Are we still using the original link, or are we watching something else?


This one is pretty good    http://www.news9.com/category/258217/weather-control-center#!/central /
 
2013-05-19 08:10:03 PM  
Well.. He's excited!
 
2013-05-19 08:10:16 PM  

Scruffinator: ravenlore: I joined this event already in progress. Are we still using the original link, or are we watching something else?

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

Best link posted so far IMO.


Shadow Blasko: ravenlore: I joined this event already in progress. Are we still using the original link, or are we watching something else?

This one is doing pretty well.

three on the ground at the moment..

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


Much obliged. Also saw the scanner feed. Thank you kindly.
 
2013-05-19 08:11:37 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Been watching for a couple hours now... Gonna be an interesting night.

/Hopes no one gets killed, but also loving the intense weather, and sad most of it will miss where I am.

That is ONE BIG ASS TORNADO WATCH... well, a series of watches actually

[icons-sf.wunderground.com image 800x525]


COLOR CODE:
Yellow: Boring places
Red: REALLY FARKING BORING
Light Green: An interesting spot if you're into the things that are here
Dark Green: Not interesting even if you're into the things that are here
Orange: Majority of people are happy that no one else likes it here
Blue: No one knows or cares about these counties. 
Last color: Annoying douchebags that just had to be put on this map. Whine country.
 
2013-05-19 08:11:38 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 500x500]


represent! i love my shiatty city
 
2013-05-19 08:11:45 PM  
This is Barn Burner this is Barn Burner! It's not hanging out!
 
2013-05-19 08:12:03 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Because Topeka needs one real bad.


June, 1966, Topeka.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-19 08:12:22 PM  
Prague maaay get hit.

Copter cam showing F4ish damage
 
2013-05-19 08:12:46 PM  
Surprisingly, at "Old Mcdonald" state bird park there are some people trapped.
 
2013-05-19 08:13:20 PM  
These meteorologists do a good job of discussing the current situation:

http://www.americanwx.com/bb/index.php/topic/40284-may-15-20-severe- we ather-obsdiscussion-part-2/page-19
 
2013-05-19 08:14:04 PM  
Tornado on the ground!
Tornado on the ground!
Can't see a thing with a
Tornado on the ground!
 
2013-05-19 08:14:10 PM  
RIP mobile home park.
 
2013-05-19 08:14:16 PM  
http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

KFOR is possibly about to have a spotter drive through the damage path in Shawnee
 
2013-05-19 08:14:25 PM  
that WAS a trailer park
 
2013-05-19 08:14:31 PM  
i.imgur.com

That's right, talk science to me. Yeah, safety precautions is what I like to hear.
 
2013-05-19 08:14:45 PM  
Holy crap.
 
2013-05-19 08:14:52 PM  
 
2013-05-19 08:14:54 PM  
Wow that mobile home park got slammed
 
kth
2013-05-19 08:14:56 PM  
Uh oh. TWC just showed us.  That's not a good sign. KC area.
 
2013-05-19 08:15:14 PM  

Random Name Generator: Prague maaay get hit.

Copter cam showing F4ish damage


Mobile homes, apparently, so maybe EF3.
 
2013-05-19 08:15:32 PM  

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

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

OKC Live Stream.

Not Emily Sutton! !!!!!!


She is my favorite OKC TV personality
 
2013-05-19 08:15:38 PM  
Just have to wonder when news 9 got David Payne does Gary England have to tranquilize him to keep him in check?

/just saw pics of trailer park in Shawnee there is nothing left
 
2013-05-19 08:15:43 PM  
Winona County MN is now Tor warned.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=mpx&wwa=tornado% 2 0warning">http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=mpx&ww a=tornado%2 0warning
 
2013-05-19 08:16:04 PM  
rear flank draft, if y'all were curious
 
2013-05-19 08:16:06 PM  
Shawnee EMS Scanner:

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2190/web


I can type 120 words per minute, so here is a little bit of what I have been hearing...p.m. times are all Eastern.


"18 to headquarters, I'm 97 in this area, I don't see any real major damage or debris." 8:03 p.m.

"There's circulation right over the mall" 8:03 p.m.

"Reported somebody stuck in a house with no injuries 15813 Sleepy Hollow" 8:03 p.m.

12 to 7 could you head up there and assist 57   8:04 p.m.

A semi turned over by I-41 & 77 8:04 p.m.

I'm at Walker and Clearboun, several houses are here that got hit, and I've got three propane tanks that are rippling (?) whenever you can get fire out here to get to it.   8:07 p.m.

A possible heart attack 17 Airport Drive apartment 601  8:08 p.m.

I've got a call for 3 injured and 2 missing at 102 and the trailer park   8:09 p.m.

I'm on Wolverine, there's no damage here at all. 8:11 p.m.

It's still rotating but it hasn't developed much more than that 8:11 p.m.

There's no damage up north as far as I can tell except a few trees down. 8:12 p.m.

We've got a report of people trapped at Old McDonald in the trailer park there, not sure how many but they have had a hard itme coming in, they may have to come in at Bethel Road. 8:12 p.m.

Flipped truck right in the middle of the highway 8:13 p.m.

Midwest City Ambulance just advised that htey've got 3 ambulances standing by if we need them 8:14 p.m.

(8:14 p.m. trailer park identified at Indepdence Trailer Park)

The trailer park is pretty much gone. 8:15 p.m.
 
2013-05-19 08:17:49 PM  
Wow that mobile home park got slammed


The Shawnee EMS and Fire Department over the scanner said "The trailer park is pretty much gone."
They sent additional units to the scene. Last update was at least two injured, three missing, and crews have to use an alternate way into the trailer park because the main driveway is totally blocked.
 
2013-05-19 08:18:32 PM  
s10.postimg.org
That's bad.
 
2013-05-19 08:18:40 PM  
"We pretty much got into the outer walls of the tornado, so we're heading south now."  Wow.
 
2013-05-19 08:19:15 PM  

Dilvias: Fatalities reported at trailer park.


Alright who the hell is stupid enough to stay in a trailer park on a day like today...oh, right.
/Hope the causalities are low.
 
2013-05-19 08:19:57 PM  
DUMBASS must have been watching RFD eat the original action area and the it reformed over his head. Dude they teach that shiat in Skywarn class. what the serious fark,
 
2013-05-19 08:20:10 PM  
Semi thrown off the overpass.  Holy shiat.
 
2013-05-19 08:20:22 PM  
Semi truck thrown off overpass, I-40 & 177.
 
2013-05-19 08:20:24 PM  

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

KFOR is possibly about to have a spotter drive through the damage path in Shawnee


They do have the right vehicles for the job:

i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-19 08:20:27 PM  
Alright, it's too windy here now. The storm isn't here yet, though.
If I don't survive, don't let my mom see the porn on my F drive.
 
2013-05-19 08:20:38 PM  
Damn blew the 18 wheeler off the overpass
 
2013-05-19 08:21:14 PM  

kth: Uh oh. TWC just showed us.  That's not a good sign. KC area.


fark. what did they say?
 
2013-05-19 08:21:18 PM  
If people tried to hide under that overpass, others are looking for their dental records.
 
2013-05-19 08:21:20 PM  
South Tulsa here, doesn't look like anything major's going to hit us.
 
2013-05-19 08:21:44 PM  
My fraidy hole is ready...

/Tulsa area

..Terrible pics coming out of Shawnee, Ok. Scary! I hope people in the path are taking cover.
 
2013-05-19 08:23:44 PM  

phrawgh: One question. When did Oklahoma legalize gay marriage and marijuana?


you got it backwards; Stoops and Weiss insulted Nicky Sataan.
 
2013-05-19 08:23:45 PM  

Epiphany: kth: Uh oh. TWC just showed us.  That's not a good sign. KC area.

fark. what did they say?


They said "The Hopper" is now available in your area allowing you to watch movies, sports, and more from any location in your house.
 
2013-05-19 08:23:54 PM  
i35.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-19 08:24:05 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: South Tulsa here, doesn't look like anything major's going to hit us.


So far, everything is dying as it crosses the river (like always).  Tulsa may not get any rain at all.
 
kth
2013-05-19 08:24:27 PM  

Epiphany: kth: Uh oh. TWC just showed us.  That's not a good sign. KC area.

fark. what did they say?


the storm that was in wichita is heading into the kc area. bowing a bit. and a big red blob sw of warrensburg (where we are).
 
2013-05-19 08:25:11 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Dilvias: Fatalities reported at trailer park.

Alright who the hell is stupid enough to stay in a trailer park on a day like today...oh, right.
/Hope the causalities are low.


To be fair back in 11 when it came through Chickasha, we got out but that 24 year old girl was trying to help her disabled mother out when theirs got pancaked. Not saying she was stupid or stubborn but her mom wasn't very mobile.
 
2013-05-19 08:25:47 PM  

ArgusRun: 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.


So much this.  I will take a blizzard over tornadoes any day of the week.  If I am walking down the street during the middle of a blizzard I still stand a damned good chance of making it home alive.  Hell, if I am walking in a blizzard chances are that I am already within walking distance of my home and barring some freak accident I will make it home alive.  If I am walking down the street in the middle of a tornado, well, chances are I am not walking down the street any more.
 
2013-05-19 08:26:18 PM  

2xhelix: 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.


That is just because it is upside down at the time.
 
2013-05-19 08:26:55 PM  
I hope those boxes are not from amazon...
 
2013-05-19 08:28:01 PM  
Wow  www.fbastard.com
 
2013-05-19 08:28:12 PM  
The sky to the southwest is getting dark and there's some thunder and lightning off in the distance.
 
2013-05-19 08:28:36 PM  

make me some tea: Goddamn Norman, OK again. That place is like ground zero for these things.


Clearly, you have never heard of Moore, OK...

/live in S OKC
//too goddamn close to Moore
///siren serenade all afternoon, but safe. Wish Shawnee was as well :(
 
2013-05-19 08:28:49 PM  

UnspokenVoice: 2xhelix: 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.

That is just because it is upside down at the time.


Or it's the other channel's chopper and it got a little too close
 
2013-05-19 08:30:22 PM  
Another large tornado on the ground from the same system
 
2013-05-19 08:30:28 PM  

ArgusRun: Most malls in tornado alley have shelters.  Also, their construction is a little more substantial than your typical stick house or mobile home.  Little to no windows, steel and concrete construction.  A 30 year old Sears might be the best place to ride one of these out.


I don't know why that was so funny, but the 30 yo sears comment lead to finding glass cleaner for my monitor.
 
2013-05-19 08:30:33 PM  
Dude, can you see debris? If not...report what you SEE, not what you THINK you see.
 
2013-05-19 08:30:40 PM  
 
2013-05-19 08:30:58 PM  

jimmyjackfunk: tinfoil-hat maggie: Dilvias: Fatalities reported at trailer park.

Alright who the hell is stupid enough to stay in a trailer park on a day like today...oh, right.
/Hope the causalities are low.

To be fair back in 11 when it came through Chickasha, we got out but that 24 year old girl was trying to help her disabled mother out when theirs got pancaked. Not saying she was stupid or stubborn but her mom wasn't very mobile.


That is sad, and you're right there can be outlaying circumstances.
/Was really just hoping this would pass with damage but little to no injuries.
 
2013-05-19 08:31:23 PM  
You havent been in a real blizzard if you can walk 5 feet in it.

 

So much this.  I will take a blizzard over tornadoes any day of the week.  If I am walking down the street during the middle of a blizzard I still stand a damned good chance of making it home alive.  Hell, if I am walking in a blizzard chances are that I am already within walking distance of my home and barring some freak accident I will make it home alive.  If I am walking down the street in the middle of a tornado, well, chances are I am not walking down the street any mo ...
 
2013-05-19 08:31:52 PM  

Shadow Blasko: If people tried to hide under that overpass, others are looking for their dental records.


I've always wondered how that would work in Britain.
 
2013-05-19 08:32:00 PM  
I hope and pray for all the farkers in the area. Be safe
 
2013-05-19 08:33:03 PM  
I understand the human interest part of it... but why are they concentrating on the trailer park that was destroyed when there are still places that are directly under threat?
 
2013-05-19 08:33:48 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I understand the human interest part of it... but why are they concentrating on the trailer park that was destroyed when there are still places that are directly under threat?


If it bleeds it leads

/sigh
 
2013-05-19 08:33:53 PM  
aw christ. TWC's twiiter is reporting debarking in Shawnee.
 
2013-05-19 08:34:11 PM  
Tornado took the roof off a house but left the above ground pool unscathed. Those damn things are strange
 
2013-05-19 08:34:45 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I understand the human interest part of it... but why are they concentrating on the trailer park that was destroyed when there are still places that are directly under threat?


Local news are doing both.  They can't exactly get the helicopter in front of the tornado to show the places that are in danger, though, so the news copters focus on where it's gone through while the meteorologists in the studio focus on the current storms and where they're heading.
 
2013-05-19 08:35:06 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: jimmyjackfunk: tinfoil-hat maggie: Dilvias: Fatalities reported at trailer park.

Alright who the hell is stupid enough to stay in a trailer park on a day like today...oh, right.
/Hope the causalities are low.

To be fair back in 11 when it came through Chickasha, we got out but that 24 year old girl was trying to help her disabled mother out when theirs got pancaked. Not saying she was stupid or stubborn but her mom wasn't very mobile.

That is sad, and you're right there can be outlaying circumstances.
/Was really just hoping this would pass with damage but little to no injuries.


Well I have lived in Oklahoma all my life and have been in several twisters (scariest are at night) wife is from Connecticut and after 11 when the sky gets dark and she says go I am loading up the dogs cats and kids and hauling ass to a safe spot. After they are safe is when I pull out the camera looking for funnels.
 
2013-05-19 08:35:07 PM  
looks like someone detonated a missile in the trailer park O_O
 
2013-05-19 08:35:30 PM  
Shawnee EMS Scanner:

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2190/web


"18 to headquarters, I'm 97 in this area, I don't see any real major damage or debris." 8:03 p.m.
"There's circulation right over the mall" 8:03 p.m.
"Reported somebody stuck in a house with no injuries 15813 Sleepy Hollow" 8:03 p.m.
12 to 7 could you head up there and assist 57   8:04 p.m.
A semi turned over by I-41 & 77 8:04 p.m.
I'm at Walker and Clearboun, several houses are here that got hit, and I've got three propane tanks that are rippling (?) whenever you can get fire out here to get to it.   8:07 p.m.
A possible heart attack 17 Airport Drive apartment 601  8:08 p.m.
I've got a call for 3 injured and 2 missing at 102 and the trailer park   8:09 p.m.
I'm on Wolverine, there's no damage here at all. 8:11 p.m.
It's still rotating but it hasn't developed much more than that 8:11 p.m.
There's no damage up north as far as I can tell except a few trees down. 8:12 p.m.
We've got a report of people trapped at Old McDonald in the trailer park there, not sure how many but they have had a hard itme coming in, they may have to come in at Bethel Road. 8:12 p.m.
Flipped truck right in the middle of the highway 8:13 p.m.
Midwest City Ambulance just advised that htey've got 3 ambulances standing by if we need them 8:14 p.m.
(8:14 p.m. trailer park identified at Indepdence Trailer Park)
The trailer park is pretty much gone. 8:15 p.m.
How many units do we have on I-40 right now?  8:17 p.m.
"If you're going that way, the roads are blocked."  8:18 p.m.
"You guys got a command post or anything set up yet?" "No we haven't found any damage in town yet, I don't know if they are going to set up a command post in the upper county yet. Depends on what they need?" 8:21 p.m.
"Do you know if any Fire units are on scene at Stillman Estates."  8:22 p.m.
"We have three engines, two ambulances, a squad in route from Midwest City" 8:25 p.m.
Old McDonald road not cleared on a search yet, going to need a lot of people, sheriff has a command post there 8:25 p.m.
18 to 12, notified west side of 77 that there are several houses that have been levelled out there. 8:27 p.m.
"It's pretty bad out here. We've got one county on scene. We're going to try to help" 8:27 p.m.
People trapped on Sleepy Hollow. 8:29 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow has people trapped in a cellar. 8:29 p.m.
We're doing a house-to-house here right now so if we can get to them we will. 8:32 p.m.
A seizure at Dana's Garden 307 South Kennedy 8:35 p.m.
 
2013-05-19 08:35:44 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-19 08:36:16 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I understand the human interest part of it... but why are they concentrating on the trailer park that was destroyed when there are still places that are directly under threat?


I've been watching TWC off and on and they're mixing coverage and really if someone can see what these storms has down already they might decide to be safer whem it's a warning for them.
 
2013-05-19 08:36:19 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I understand the human interest part of it... but why are they concentrating on the trailer park that was destroyed when there are still places that are directly under threat?


At least that met is trying to get the message through to Welty...but now we're back to the trailer park.

DAMMIT, go back to telling Welty to take shelter. Ten minutes is...potentially lifesaving lead time. They need to NOT SHUT UP about Welty.
 
2013-05-19 08:36:20 PM  
Just said that they cleared I-40 "of all victims."
 
2013-05-19 08:36:38 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I understand the human interest part of it... but why are they concentrating on the trailer park that was destroyed when there are still places that are directly under threat?


If you mean the OKC tv stations, it's moving out of their viewing area and into Tulsa's.
 
2013-05-19 08:37:13 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"


Tell that to the Oklahomans who got hit by the Piedmont tornado two years ago. That farker was a mile wide and traveled 70 miles across Oklahoma.

Tell that to Joplin.

Tell it to the folks in Shawnee today. That was about a half mile to a mile wide at times and traveled over 40 miles. I watched it form and watched it travel its entire path and am currently watching the coverage of the entire swath of homes it utterly obliviated and the truck it picked up off the highway, slammed down on another highway, and the one known fatality.

So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?
 
2013-05-19 08:38:05 PM  
I know trailer park residents are typically of limited financial means, but getting a trailer in tornado alley should also involve getting a small underground room that folks can jump into in case of severe weather. A simple, watertight, pre-fabricated box that goes into a hole next to the trailer.
 
2013-05-19 08:40:07 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net

Better screencap from facebook
 
2013-05-19 08:40:42 PM  

ravenlore: Shadow Blasko: I understand the human interest part of it... but why are they concentrating on the trailer park that was destroyed when there are still places that are directly under threat?

At least that met is trying to get the message through to Welty...but now we're back to the trailer park.

DAMMIT, go back to telling Welty to take shelter. Ten minutes is...potentially lifesaving lead time. They need to NOT SHUT UP about Welty.


THIS!
 
2013-05-19 08:40:54 PM  
 
2013-05-19 08:41:01 PM  

jimmyjackfunk: Well I have lived in Oklahoma all my life and have been in several twisters (scariest are at night) wife is from Connecticut and after 11 when the sky gets dark and she says go I am loading up the dogs cats and kids and hauling ass to a safe spot. After they are safe is when I pull out the camera looking for funnels.


We don't get as many as y'all but here in 'Bama we get plenty and the big outbreak in 2011, and smaller one in 2012 was enough. Oh and in 2011 we lost power about 5 pm before the storms had gotten to us. So had no radar and trying to listen to the radio to track storms is not fun.
 
2013-05-19 08:41:14 PM  

LlamaGirl: PacificaFitz: so you guys say the same as us regarding earthquakes, "chances are we will be fine"

Yep!

Earthquakes scare me. Never been in one, never want to be in one.


Tornados and hurricanes are brutal but have a small degree of predictability. EQ's, not so much. i have been blessed to have been in all of these situations as well as the eruption of St. Helens in '80.
Eyeballing Mt. Rainier out my back window right now and checking seismic report.

yarly
 
2013-05-19 08:41:42 PM  

ariseatex: Better screencap from facebook


Is that.. pumpkins?
 
2013-05-19 08:41:47 PM  

Aigoo: So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?


You are not Mississippi who gets Tornadoes AND Hurricanes or something like that.

/If you want to avoid severe weather move to Maine, lived in northern Maine for 15 years other than the occasional blizzard now big weather problems and you can prepare for for blizzards.
 
2013-05-19 08:41:52 PM  

JungleBoogie: I know trailer park residents are typically of limited financial means, but getting a trailer in tornado alley should also involve getting a small underground room that folks can jump into in case of severe weather. A simple, watertight, pre-fabricated box that goes into a hole next to the trailer.


Most parks have shelter buildings on site - pretty sure it's required in most states.
 
2013-05-19 08:42:12 PM  
 
2013-05-19 08:42:22 PM  

Bunny Deville: ariseatex: Better screencap from facebook

Is that.. pumpkins?


Boxes.
 
2013-05-19 08:42:47 PM  
For those who don't remember May 3rd 1999, it was a record breaking day for tornadoes in OK. Here's the radar of the hook echo. I hope we never have another day like that again.

www.mindspring.com
 
2013-05-19 08:42:52 PM  

LlamaGirl: PacificaFitz: Here in Earthquake country we are shaking our heads wondering why people would want to live where this happens annually

Coz it's cheap and pretty and the people are nice.


And there's no farking serious earthquakes to speak of. Plus fewer douchebags.

/Apparently, Hawaii is the safest state for natural disasters. Who knew?
 
2013-05-19 08:43:00 PM  

jimmyjackfunk: tinfoil-hat maggie: jimmyjackfunk: tinfoil-hat maggie: Dilvias: Fatalities reported at trailer park.

Alright who the hell is stupid enough to stay in a trailer park on a day like today...oh, right.
/Hope the causalities are low.

To be fair back in 11 when it came through Chickasha, we got out but that 24 year old girl was trying to help her disabled mother out when theirs got pancaked. Not saying she was stupid or stubborn but her mom wasn't very mobile.

That is sad, and you're right there can be outlaying circumstances.
/Was really just hoping this would pass with damage but little to no injuries.

Well I have lived in Oklahoma all my life and have been in several twisters (scariest are at night) wife is from Connecticut and after 11 when the sky gets dark and she says go I am loading up the dogs cats and kids and hauling ass to a safe spot. After they are safe is when I pull out the camera looking for funnels.


I've been here all my life.

I've never hunkered down except for the May 3,1999 tornado. I was living in Stroud and it was absolutely terrifying. I was in the bathtub with the mattress over my head. Will never forget that night.
 
2013-05-19 08:43:01 PM  
Getting nasty in KC.
 
2013-05-19 08:43:14 PM  

JungleBoogie: I know trailer park residents are typically of limited financial means, but getting a trailer in tornado alley should also involve getting a small underground room that folks can jump into in case of severe weather. A simple, watertight, pre-fabricated box that goes into a hole next to the trailer.


After 2011 they tried to pass a law but to many insurance company lawyers started screaming "liability" so they left it up to individual towns. Chickasha passed an ordinance that trailer parks and apartment complexes had to either install storm shelters or notify all residents and potential residents there was none. Guess which route my place took.

/$50 dollar sign lots cheaper than installing a shelter
 
2013-05-19 08:44:02 PM  
A friend of my son has been sending him updates from Mustang, OK where she moved several months. She's alright, but obviously scare to death.
 
2013-05-19 08:45:06 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: For those who don't remember May 3rd 1999, it was a record breaking day for tornadoes in OK. Here's the radar of the hook echo. I hope we never have another day like that again.

[www.mindspring.com image 511x632]


The echo over Carney earlier looked eerily similar.  A less populated area than what you show, I believe, but still frightening to see on radar.
 
2013-05-19 08:45:44 PM  

JungleBoogie: I know trailer park residents are typically of limited financial means, but getting a trailer in tornado alley should also involve getting a small underground room that folks can jump into in case of severe weather. A simple, watertight, pre-fabricated box that goes into a hole next to the trailer.


Actually, the problem is more a case of people not taking warnings seriously enough to move to the (ample) shelters in the area. Tbh, in Oklahoma, we hear the sirens and check the news to see where it is first. I heard sirens three times in one hour today and not one time did I take shelter. Why? I checked the radar and had news 9 on and knew the sirens were for the north side of town, several miles away (got a great photo via text from a buddy, though--one formed directly above the apartments I used to live in). Later, heard sirens from Moore and Norman--again, a few miles away--and didn't take shelter than either because the reports indicated the storms weren't moving my direction.

Some people don't even bother to do that much--watch the reports. They don't move until they can see/hear the storms and by then, it's too late. Thing is, when you live here and see this all the time, it doesn't freak you the fark out. It's like "oh, cool... oh shiat! It's headed this way, dammit!"
 
2013-05-19 08:45:46 PM  

JungleBoogie: I know trailer park residents are typically of limited financial means, but getting a trailer in tornado alley should also involve getting a small underground room that folks can jump into in case of severe weather. A simple, watertight, pre-fabricated box that goes into a hole next to the trailer.


They have those they cost around 10 grand installed, the trailer didn't cost much more than that.
 
kth
2013-05-19 08:46:39 PM  
We just got 70 mph straight lines in warrensburg. Power flickers. Power lines in trees, which are now on fire.
 
2013-05-19 08:46:53 PM  
This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.
 
2013-05-19 08:47:46 PM  

Aigoo: 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"

Tell that to the Oklahomans who got hit by the Piedmont tornado two years ago. That farker was a mile wide and traveled 70 miles across Oklahoma.

Tell that to Joplin.

Tell it to the folks in Shawnee today. That was about a half mile to a mile wide at times and traveled over 40 miles. I watched it form and watched it travel its entire path and am currently watching the coverage of the entire swath of homes it utterly obliviated and the truck it picked up off the highway, slammed down on another highway, and the one known fatality.

So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?


Having experienced three of those four disasters (and having spent the better of the afternoon in the basement of the Wichita Public Library), I can see his point.  All three are potentially devastating.  I would mark earthquakes as the worst simply because of their randomness and hurricanes as the least worst because you typically get a few days warning.  While tornadoes can be devastating, they can also be nothing.  Just look at this thread's headline.  "Supercell with confirmed tornado bearing down on Wichita" and yet the city reported not one injury.  You rarely hear of a "super" earthquake or hurricane that ends up leaving nobody injured.
 
2013-05-19 08:48:05 PM  

SomeOkieGirl: jimmyjackfunk: tinfoil-hat maggie: jimmyjackfunk: tinfoil-hat maggie: Dilvias: Fatalities reported at trailer park.

Alright who the hell is stupid enough to stay in a trailer park on a day like today...oh, right.
/Hope the causalities are low.

To be fair back in 11 when it came through Chickasha, we got out but that 24 year old girl was trying to help her disabled mother out when theirs got pancaked. Not saying she was stupid or stubborn but her mom wasn't very mobile.

That is sad, and you're right there can be outlaying circumstances.
/Was really just hoping this would pass with damage but little to no injuries.

Well I have lived in Oklahoma all my life and have been in several twisters (scariest are at night) wife is from Connecticut and after 11 when the sky gets dark and she says go I am loading up the dogs cats and kids and hauling ass to a safe spot. After they are safe is when I pull out the camera looking for funnels.

I've been here all my life.

I've never hunkered down except for the May 3,1999 tornado. I was living in Stroud and it was absolutely terrifying. I was in the bathtub with the mattress over my head. Will never forget that night.


That one kept me up until 2-3 in the Morning in Tulsa.  That storm produced a tornado in west Tulsa and the TV station was taking cover.  Crazy day.
 
2013-05-19 08:48:22 PM  

kth: We just got 70 mph straight lines in warrensburg. Power flickers. Power lines in trees, which are now on fire.


I'm assuming you're seeing this on TV & not out your window.  Unless your first reaction when watching a dangerous fire is to post about it on Fark.

/seriously, stay safe
 
2013-05-19 08:48:23 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: A friend of my son has been sending him updates from Mustang, OK where she moved several months. She's alright, but obviously scare to death.


Going through days like this can be scarey. It's a nasty lottery. really.
 
2013-05-19 08:48:47 PM  

rugman11: Aigoo: 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"

Tell that to the Oklahomans who got hit by the Piedmont tornado two years ago. That farker was a mile wide and traveled 70 miles across Oklahoma.

Tell that to Joplin.

Tell it to the folks in Shawnee today. That was about a half mile to a mile wide at times and traveled over 40 miles. I watched it form and watched it travel its entire path and am currently watching the coverage of the entire swath of homes it utterly obliviated and the truck it picked up off the highway, slammed down on another highway, and the one known fatality.

So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?

Having experienced three of those four disasters (and having spent the better of the afternoon in the basement of the Wichita Public Library), I can see his point.  All three are potentially devastating.  I would mark earthquakes as the worst simply because of their randomness and hurricanes as the least worst because you typically get a few days warning.  While tornadoes can be devastating, they can also be nothing.  Just look at this thread's headline.  "Supercell with confirmed tornado bearing down ...


Or at least it's not worth avoiding the Midwest just because of tornadoes.  Every area has its potential disaster, most of which are as bad (if not worse) than tornadoes.
 
2013-05-19 08:49:03 PM  

Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.


My brother lives in Cullman, there were some tense hours when we couldn't track him down.  The tornado made a turn one block before his neighborhood.
 
2013-05-19 08:49:39 PM  

Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.


man, i still have nightmare of that one.
/came close to being sucked into one
//f-0...but damn..
 
2013-05-19 08:50:28 PM  

ontariolightning: You havent been in a real blizzard if you can walk 5 feet in it.

So much this.  I will take a blizzard over tornadoes any day of the week.  If I am walking down the street during the middle of a blizzard I still stand a damned good chance of making it home alive.  Hell, if I am walking in a blizzard chances are that I am already within walking distance of my home and barring some freak accident I will make it home alive.  If I am walking down the street in the middle of a tornado, well, chances are I am not walking down the street any mo ...


Live in Chicago.  Grew up in Buffalo.  Lived in Finland.  I know what a real blizzard is.
 
2013-05-19 08:50:31 PM  

Tom_Slick: Aigoo: So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?

You are not Mississippi who gets Tornadoes AND Hurricanes or something like that.

/If you want to avoid severe weather move to Maine, lived in northern Maine for 15 years other than the occasional blizzard now big weather problems and you can prepare for for blizzards.


Not complaining. I've been in every kind of natural event there is--including blizzards--except volcanic eruption (though I've lived on volcano evac routes). I'm simply pointing out that, no, the midwest doesn't have it "good" and that the loss of one's home and, especially, the loss of life is a tragedy. It doesn't matter how long the event lasts, destruction is destruction. I thought the original poster of the comment was a bit of a douche, considering the destruction of today's storms and the fact that there are entire neighborhoods destroyed and one confirmed death so far.
 
2013-05-19 08:51:22 PM  
They... they dropped me on my head. I can't help it.
 
2013-05-19 08:51:41 PM  
Aigoo:
So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?

I'm back from windy weather (that was a weird "burst" of strong wind far away from the main storm..)

We do have it lucky. The odds of your house getting hit by a tornado of sufficient strength to harm or kill you are extremely small.
If you don't worry about getting hit by a meteorite on your drive to work, you shouldn't worry about a tornado hitting your very small location in an area the size of Tornado Alley.

Of course, we have earthquakes now because of fracking. Thanks, energy industry!
 
2013-05-19 08:51:47 PM  

Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.


Been wanting one myself, In Hunstville as well, I miss Dan Satterfeild. I think hes in OKC working for NWS now, he should be getting all kinds of excited.
 
kth
2013-05-19 08:51:48 PM  

ariseatex: kth: We just got 70 mph straight lines in warrensburg. Power flickers. Power lines in trees, which are now on fire.

I'm assuming you're seeing this on TV & not out your window.  Unless your first reaction when watching a dangerous fire is to post about it on Fark.

/seriously, stay safe


Scanner feed. If there was a fire I would not be playing with my phone.
 
2013-05-19 08:52:04 PM  

Tom_Slick: Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.

My brother lives in Cullman, there were some tense hours when we couldn't track him down.  The tornado made a turn one block before his neighborhood.


Yeah, we had one right down the street from our apartment. Of course, 1% of the land in AL was affected by a tornado that day, which is rather staggering. It's only 1%, but it's 1% of a pretty big area.

/we moved to a neighborhood that hasn't had one in recorded history
 
2013-05-19 08:52:07 PM  
Did ... did they just ignore a live shot of a tornado on the ground to go to a "wow look at the devastation in Carney" shot?
 
2013-05-19 08:52:38 PM  

kth: We just got 70 mph straight lines in warrensburg. Power flickers. Power lines in trees, which are now on fire.


yikes be careful!
 
2013-05-19 08:52:40 PM  

mr lawson: Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.

man, i still have nightmare of that one.
/came close to being sucked into one
//f-0...but damn..


Yikes :/
 
2013-05-19 08:53:14 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.

Been wanting one myself, In Hunstville as well, I miss Dan Satterfeild. I think hes in OKC working for NWS now, he should be getting all kinds of excited.


He's in Delmarva now, but he still tracks stuff here and in OKC. I miss him too.
 
2013-05-19 08:53:28 PM  

rugman11: Aigoo: 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"

Tell that to the Oklahomans who got hit by the Piedmont tornado two years ago. That farker was a mile wide and traveled 70 miles across Oklahoma.

Tell that to Joplin.

Tell it to the folks in Shawnee today. That was about a half mile to a mile wide at times and traveled over 40 miles. I watched it form and watched it travel its entire path and am currently watching the coverage of the entire swath of homes it utterly obliviated and the truck it picked up off the highway, slammed down on another highway, and the one known fatality.

So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?

Having experienced three of those four disasters (and having spent the better of the afternoon in the basement of the Wichita Public Library), I can see his point.  All three are potentially devastating.  I would mark earthquakes as the worst simply because of their randomness and hurricanes as the least worst because you typically get a few days warning.  While tornadoes can be devastating, they can also be nothing.  Just look at this thread's headline.  "Supercell with confirmed tornado bearing down ...


True enough. And I admit, experiencing my first earthquake while driving scared the shiat out of me lol
 
2013-05-19 08:54:11 PM  
Allegedly the Welty cell is weakening maybe a little?
 
2013-05-19 08:55:25 PM  

Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.

Been wanting one myself, In Hunstville as well, I miss Dan Satterfeild. I think hes in OKC working for NWS now, he should be getting all kinds of excited.

He's in Delmarva now, but he still tracks stuff here and in OKC. I miss him too.


Oh cool, I learned so much about storms from watching him over the years.
 
2013-05-19 08:55:28 PM  

Mock26: ontariolightning: You havent been in a real blizzard if you can walk 5 feet in it.

So much this.  I will take a blizzard over tornadoes any day of the week.  If I am walking down the street during the middle of a blizzard I still stand a damned good chance of making it home alive.  Hell, if I am walking in a blizzard chances are that I am already within walking distance of my home and barring some freak accident I will make it home alive.  If I am walking down the street in the middle of a tornado, well, chances are I am not walking down the street any mo ...

Live in Chicago.  Grew up in Buffalo.  Lived in Finland.  I know what a real blizzard is.


People die in blizzards because they go outside. You could go outside to your car and get turned around and walk away from your house and freeze to death. It happens all of the time.
 
2013-05-19 08:55:34 PM  

ravenlore: Allegedly the Welty cell is weakening maybe a little?


That's what it looks like right now.   Earlier the storm relative velocity was showing bright red and bright green.  Now its different shades of green, so much less circulation, but it is still there.
 
2013-05-19 08:55:40 PM  

Bunny Deville: It's only 1%, but it's 1% of a pretty big area.


Per Wikipedia Alabama is 52,419 square miles, that mean 524 square miles were hit by tornadoes in some very populated areas of the state.  That is a lot.
 
2013-05-19 08:56:32 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: This situation is making me think of the April 27th tornadoes here in Alabama.

We're all sitting around talking about how maybe a real underground shelter would be a good investment.

Been wanting one myself, In Hunstville as well, I miss Dan Satterfeild. I think hes in OKC working for NWS now, he should be getting all kinds of excited.

He's in Delmarva now, but he still tracks stuff here and in OKC. I miss him too.

Oh cool, I learned so much about storms from watching him over the years.


Follow him on Facebook, he posts all sorts of science leaks.

I just wish he was still on WHNT so I could hear him talk about fraidy holes and frog stranglers.
 
2013-05-19 08:57:00 PM  
Getting seriously creeped out hearing "I-40" again and again, given that we live maybe half a mile north of I-40 -- fortunately for us, about 1200 miles east.

/don't know that our house-of-sticks would hold up much better than a trailer under that kind of wind
 
2013-05-19 08:57:13 PM  

LlamaGirl: PacificaFitz: so you guys say the same as us regarding earthquakes, "chances are we will be fine"

Yep!

Earthquakes scare me. Never been in one, never want to be in one.


Living in San Francisco Bay area I've felt the earth move more times than I can count.  The only one of note was 89 and I was just a kid, the thing about earthquakes is the first emotion is panic/fear and then when you realize the world didn't end there's a feeling of excitement.  We build for the big one now so there isn't much fear of them.
 
2013-05-19 08:58:10 PM  
"Any fatalities?"

"Confirm one. Repeat. Confirm one."

- Scanner feed.
 
2013-05-19 08:58:11 PM  
Do we have another feed for where the storms are at now?
 
2013-05-19 08:58:16 PM  
I know that the guy who owns the property our park is on came out to survey the damage but was more interested in the trailers he owned (we are buying not renting) and actually made the statement "there is no way a god damn tornado did all of this" of course he was from the left coast and only experienced the typical California stuff. The park manager had to get him out of harms way cause I think some folks were ready to form a lynch
mob
 
2013-05-19 08:59:34 PM  

Minarets: ravenlore: Allegedly the Welty cell is weakening maybe a little?

That's what it looks like right now.   Earlier the storm relative velocity was showing bright red and bright green.  Now its different shades of green, so much less circulation, but it is still there.


Yeah, it's not so far away from the radar site to blame rangefolding...
 
2013-05-19 09:00:34 PM  
Calmed down again in KC. Some light rain and occasional thunder/lightning, but the winds are back to normal.
 
2013-05-19 09:00:34 PM  
Torn newspaper clipping from OKC area fell out of the sky in Jenks, OK.
 
2013-05-19 09:00:54 PM  
There's debris from the OKC area landing in the Tulsa area now.  Wonder if I should go out and look for flying money?
 
2013-05-19 09:00:54 PM  
Weakening a ton into Tulsa.
 
2013-05-19 09:00:55 PM  
Meanwhile in San Francisco, drop-dead perfect weather for the Bay to Breakers race. I finished in 2 hours, 4 minutes. Suck it, Westboro Baptist Church.
 
2013-05-19 09:01:04 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Do we have another feed for where the storms are at now?


Reposted from somebody upthread:  http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=207219&BannerId=923">htt p://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=207219&BannerId=923
 
2013-05-19 09:01:08 PM  
The Shawnee Fire, PD and EMS are having trouble getting around because of all the debris in the roadways.

One fatality confirmed in Shawnee right now.
One EMS used up so much equipment that they had to return to headquarters to restock.
 
2013-05-19 09:01:42 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Do we have another feed for where the storms are at now?


http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=207219&BannerId=923

Storms are dying off when they get to Tulsa though
 
2013-05-19 09:01:56 PM  

Fiction Fan: "Any fatalities?"

"Confirm one. Repeat. Confirm one."

- Scanner feed.


From what they are showing there has to be lots. They just said multiple fatalities...

//sad
 
2013-05-19 09:03:34 PM  
Ariseatex, are you seeing this huge rotation in the middle of the storm near Welty? I'm thinking either it's nothing or it's gonna be huge.
 
2013-05-19 09:04:18 PM  

Minarets: Shadow Blasko: Do we have another feed for where the storms are at now?

http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=207219&BannerId=923

Storms are dying off when they get to Tulsa though


Those are the idiots that were ignoring storms on the ground for sensational shots of the trailer park. Not happy with them at the moment.. and the storms are moving out of that area.
 
2013-05-19 09:04:25 PM  
Shiat.  Looks like we are up for another round tomorrow.
 
2013-05-19 09:04:40 PM  

Bunny Deville: Ariseatex, are you seeing this huge rotation in the middle of the storm near Welty? I'm thinking either it's nothing or it's gonna be huge.


That was huge, but it's weakening.  I'm not ruling out reformation, though, on that one.
 
2013-05-19 09:05:26 PM  
Well, it's been an interesting day here in Okla.
 
2013-05-19 09:05:53 PM  

jfarkinB: Getting seriously creeped out hearing "I-40" again and again, given that we live maybe half a mile north of I-40 -- fortunately for us, about 1200 miles east.


Don't get overconfident - that tornado could draft behind a semi, maybe use the carpool lane, and be there in no time.
 
2013-05-19 09:06:09 PM  

Bunny Deville: Follow him on Facebook, he posts all sorts of science leaks.

I just wish he was still on WHNT so I could hear him talk about fraidy holes and frog stranglers.


Cool I'll have to check that out sometime.

So true : ) Also just loved when he'd get caught up in all the nuances of a storm and start playing with all the cool settings, VIL, velocities, etc, good times.
 
2013-05-19 09:06:14 PM  

Minarets: Shiat.  Looks like we are up for another round tomorrow.


Any idea where?
 
2013-05-19 09:07:28 PM  

ariseatex: Bunny Deville: Ariseatex, are you seeing this huge rotation in the middle of the storm near Welty? I'm thinking either it's nothing or it's gonna be huge.

That was huge, but it's weakening.  I'm not ruling out reformation, though, on that one.


I hope they're keeping their eye on it. I can just see that one spitting out a mile wide F4 or something.

Also, I do hope this crap isn't headed my way next. The other day I had to track for my dad because there was a little one headed right for his house. He saw the funnel cloud and got 2 inches of rain in 20 minutes.
 
2013-05-19 09:08:43 PM  

Kevin72: Meanwhile in San Francisco, drop-dead perfect weather for the Bay to Breakers race. I finished in 2 hours, 4 minutes. Suck it, Westboro Baptist Church.


SF is well overdue for a true megaquake, though- as in 1906 scale.
Each day it doesn't have one the odds increase.

Seattle has that problem as well, although it's mostly in regards to a tsunami from an offshore one.
 
2013-05-19 09:08:52 PM  

Minarets: Shiat.  Looks like we are up for another round tomorrow.


Sorry, best of luck and stay safe.
 
2013-05-19 09:11:16 PM  
South Tulsa residents reporting insurance information from Shawnee falling from the sky.
 
2013-05-19 09:11:19 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Minarets: Shiat.  Looks like we are up for another round tomorrow.

Sorry, best of luck and stay safe.


May not be as bad as today.  Severe storms w/ tornado potential.

Insurance verification card from Shawnee found in Tulsa.
 
2013-05-19 09:11:23 PM  
Holy shiat, loudest thunder clap I've ever heard.
 
2013-05-19 09:11:31 PM  
You know that wasn't pretty...but that looked wallish to me.

UH, yep, that's a wall. NOT rotating obvs, and it looks pretty high, but...
 
2013-05-19 09:11:44 PM  
Day 2 moderate for tomorrow: including Tulsa, E. OK, Springfield MO, and Joplin.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-19 09:12:23 PM  

basemetal: Well, it's been an interesting day here in Okla.


Indeed! Happy to "see" you though. Stay safe!
 
2013-05-19 09:13:02 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Seattle has that problem as well, although it's mostly in regards to a tsunami from an offshore one.


I'd like to shake the hand of any tsunami that could make two right turns to get into Puget Sound to affect downtown Seattle.
 
2013-05-19 09:13:06 PM  

ariseatex: South Tulsa residents reporting insurance information from Shawnee falling from the sky.


And sheetrock landing just a few miles west in Kelleyville.
 
2013-05-19 09:13:06 PM  

Random Name Generator: Day 2 moderate for tomorrow: including Tulsa, E. OK, Springfield MO, and Joplin.


Because that's all Joplin needs right now.

TWC reporting multiple fatalities in Shawnee.
 
2013-05-19 09:15:48 PM  
Now I'm going to go outside and see if I can find anything.
 
2013-05-19 09:16:57 PM  

Matthew Keene: God-is-a-Taco: Seattle has that problem as well, although it's mostly in regards to a tsunami from an offshore one.

I'd like to shake the hand of any tsunami that could make two right turns to get into Puget Sound to affect downtown Seattle.


It's much easier than you think.  The underwater geography is such that it would easily channel and amplify any tsunami that did come in.

There's also concern from an earthquake causing a Whidbey Island (or a similar Sound Island) rockfall creating a massive wave in itself.

/minored in rocks for jocks at UW-Seattle
//also, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night
///slashies come in threes
 
2013-05-19 09:17:26 PM  
 
2013-05-19 09:18:01 PM  

Bunny Deville: Random Name Generator: Day 2 moderate for tomorrow: including Tulsa, E. OK, Springfield MO, and Joplin.

Because that's all Joplin needs right now.

TWC reporting multiple fatalities in Shawnee.


From what I hear, it maaay be moved more southwardly, towards the Red River.
 
2013-05-19 09:21:30 PM  
www.spc.noaa.gov

Current watches.  7 tornado, 1 severe t-storm.  Expriation times range from 9PM CT to 3 AM CT.
 
2013-05-19 09:22:15 PM  
bloody hell. did he just say it changed direction?

making a right turn. fark.
 
2013-05-19 09:23:18 PM  

Tom_Slick: Aigoo: So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?

You are not Mississippi who gets Tornadoes AND Hurricanes or something like that.

/If you want to avoid severe weather move to Maine, lived in northern Maine for 15 years other than the occasional blizzard now big weather problems and you can prepare for for blizzards.


Believe it or not, that was a prime consideration for my retiring here.
 
2013-05-19 09:26:14 PM  

UnspokenVoice: Tom_Slick: Aigoo: So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?

You are not Mississippi who gets Tornadoes AND Hurricanes or something like that.

/If you want to avoid severe weather move to Maine, lived in northern Maine for 15 years other than the occasional blizzard now big weather problems and you can prepare for for blizzards.

Believe it or not, that was a prime consideration for my retiring here.



Driving on snow and ice half the year is a chore as is getting around in the snow
 
2013-05-19 09:27:40 PM