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(KOCO Oklahoma City) NewsFlash Large tornado on ground right now -in- OKC   (koco.com) divider line 1221
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2013-05-20 04:23:46 PM
holy crap that monster is headed straight for a traffic jam
 
2013-05-20 04:23:51 PM
Great.

Family's there...what's left of them anyway.

Waiting to hear back from my mom.  SE 44th and Sooner area...close to where the last huge one took out most of the neighborhood next to Tinker.
 
2013-05-20 04:24:01 PM

PacificaFitz: I said yesterday and I'll say it again, 1 earthquake every 30+ years is much less scary than this every year


It's the one that isn't every 30years that gets you though. It's the one that is every 100 years (which you are about 10 years overdue for) that gets you good.
 
2013-05-20 04:24:05 PM
Wow.  A 2 mile-wide debris ball.

/get underground.
 
2013-05-20 04:24:12 PM

Random Name Generator: This is bad. bad. bad bad bad bad bad


Sure looks that way, stay safe everybody out that way.
/Lots of supercells out there forming with just Thunderstorm warnings for now that could go tornadic as well.
 
2013-05-20 04:24:24 PM
Can someone out there put this into perspective for me? I'm a dumb person when it comes to weather. Like size wise, how big are the tornados?

I lived in Norman when I was a kid for exactly 6 weeks. I remember epic floods and frogs falling from the sky, I shiat you not, it was like a scene from Magnolia. OK has crazy stupid weather.
 
2013-05-20 04:24:27 PM
Have people been saying "Tornadic" for years and I've just missed it?
 
2013-05-20 04:24:37 PM
I'll stick to my occasional May snowstorm, thankyouverymuch...
 
2013-05-20 04:24:41 PM
Jesus. The sky looks like the goddamn Apocalypse.
 
2013-05-20 04:24:41 PM
Fuuu. Hope everyone's under cover.
 
2013-05-20 04:24:47 PM
Maybe it can relocate the Thunder to Seattle?
 
2013-05-20 04:24:53 PM
Moore is the antfarm of Oklahoma.  Tornadoes shake it to pieces and everyone rebuilds.
 
2013-05-20 04:25:11 PM
Moore about to get pasted.
 
2013-05-20 04:25:13 PM
Stay safe OK. Farkers. Hope anyone near this beast is safely hunkered down in a basement or an underground shelter.
 
2013-05-20 04:25:16 PM

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Oh, don't get in the way of his pity party, Di.


MY BAD! I will behave. Maybe.


PacificaFitz: I said yesterday and I'll say it again, 1 earthquake every 30+ years is much less scary than this every year


The difference is, a major earthquake is going to destroy just about everything. Tornadoes are a bit more pinpoint. I mean, usually. Not when they're a 1/2 mile wide. You also generally know when tornadoes are coming. No such luck with earthquakes. But I do see your point. Especially on days like today.

And if anyone is curious about what a hook echo really looks like, just check the radar over OKC. That is massive.
 
2013-05-20 04:25:30 PM

ariseatex: Approaching a "log-jammed" roadway...holy shiat...


a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-05-20 04:25:47 PM
Too early for a root cause analysis?

a). OK conservatives engaged in some kind of sodomy that has enraged jeebus.
b). Global warming
c). Obama

I'll just wait for Pat Robertson's input...
 
2013-05-20 04:25:49 PM
All joking aside... Stay safe up there. This does appear to be quite serious.
 
2013-05-20 04:25:53 PM

mariner314: Maybe it can relocate the Thunder to Seattle?


It's too busy relocating Oklahoma to Arkansas
 
2013-05-20 04:25:54 PM
Oklahoma! Where the tornados sweep-in with the rain. Oklahoma! Oklahoma! OK!
 
2013-05-20 04:25:59 PM
A guy on the news just said he saw "a new area of rotation to the northeast" and that the current one looked smaller. While the latter half of that is obviously not-as-bad, I can't imagine that new rotation opening up is a good thing in any way. Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?
 
2013-05-20 04:26:01 PM

LunarAtom: Ive been forecasting for this area for the better part of 7 years now and never seen rotation like this = /

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 800x442]


Nasty fishhook, with a huge debris ball, those are not good to see.
 
2013-05-20 04:26:35 PM
Smeggy Smurf: "What happens if NIckleback gets sucked up in a tornado? Does that form a supersuck or do they cancel each other out? I propose we find out."

You fool! If you super-charge them with a tornado they'll grow to 50' tall and march across the world scouring the countryside with tepid rock!
 
2013-05-20 04:26:38 PM
Aren't news people in OK. right now?

Run.
 
2013-05-20 04:26:43 PM
Holy crap it just hit a medical center
 
2013-05-20 04:27:03 PM
Finger of god.


Tornadoes are one of the few things that scare me on an absolutely primal level.


Take that shiat seriously and do whatever you can to get underground or get out of the way.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:11 PM

fatalvenom: People always say to me, "I can't believe you can live in FL because of hurricanes"

I always say, "Fark that, we know hurricanes are coming for 7-10 days a head of time. Tornadoes Earthquakes are the scary shiat"


Hurricane will wipe out a state, but give you a week's warning.
Tornado will wipe out a town or three if we're really unlucky, and gives you a couple hours general warning (Big Storm a-coming, be near shelter) and unless you're incredibly unlucky and you're right where it drops, a couple minutes specific warning (Funnel cloud on the ground, get in shelter NOW NOW NOW)
Earthquake doesn't give you squat for warning and wipes out an entire region.

/Seattle area is screwed since Rainier and the offshore fault are both overdue.
//So's the midwest.
///And San Andreas is overdue for a really big one to send SF sliding into the sea.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:15 PM

ringersol: Smeggy Smurf: "What happens if NIckleback gets sucked up in a tornado? Does that form a supersuck or do they cancel each other out? I propose we find out."

You fool! If you super-charge them with a tornado they'll grow to 50' tall and march across the world scouring the countryside with tepid rock!


Oh my God what have I done???
 
2013-05-20 04:27:23 PM

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'd feel better if i could get hold of any family members ... one of my sisters lives in Moore, right at where that thing was. I think it's moved east of there. Hopefully she still has a house.

Oh, no. Good luck, mang.


I'm hoping it's just that cell network is overloaded/down. I did text, also. No answer yet. (shrug) can't do anything from 200 miles away. Not wanting to panic until I know there's something to panic about.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:36 PM
 
2013-05-20 04:27:44 PM
o_O
 
2013-05-20 04:27:46 PM
This is Joplin-bad.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:47 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: LunarAtom: Ive been forecasting for this area for the better part of 7 years now and never seen rotation like this = /

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 800x442]

Nasty fishhook, with a huge debris ball, those are not good to see.


I was gonna say.  Those lines couldn't be any cleaner unless they were DRAWN.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:50 PM
Mrs.Sharpier: Can someone out there put this into perspective for me? I'm a dumb person when it comes to weather. Like size wise, how big are the tornados?

This tornado is approximately a half-mile wide, and it's grinding along at twenty miles an hour. Winds are clocking  well above 200mph. It's in the middle of a metropolitan area. This is about as bad as it gets.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:51 PM

dugitman: holy crap that monster is headed straight for a traffic jam


In other news, hundreds of truck nuts rained down from the sky in OKC on Monday.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:52 PM
HO
LEE
SH*T!!!
 
2013-05-20 04:27:53 PM

WTF Indeed: That was supposed to be "congrats, btw" in reference to the other thing.


I figured because, really, an OKCupid joke was kinda low-hanging...

me_onthenet: /get underground.


Vault 101 has room!

Elzar: I'll just wait for Pat Robertson's input...


GAY MARRIAGE.
 
2013-05-20 04:28:04 PM
SE 104th and Bryant tornado is crossing
 
2013-05-20 04:28:10 PM
Two mile wide debris field
 
2013-05-20 04:28:14 PM

crab66: Finger of god.


Tornadoes are one of the few things that scare me on an absolutely primal level.


Take that shiat seriously and do whatever you can to get underground or get out of the way.


I'm that way with clowns.
 
2013-05-20 04:28:31 PM

MugzyBrown: Finger of god!


The middle finger, I think.  :(
 
2013-05-20 04:28:39 PM

LunarAtom: Ive been forecasting for this area for the better part of 7 years now and never seen rotation like this = /


Good Lord, that's a tornado hook and no mistake about it.
 
2013-05-20 04:28:43 PM
second tornado forming.
 
2013-05-20 04:28:43 PM

Jekylman: Have people been saying "Tornadic" for years and I've just missed it?


Webster's says its been in use since 1884.

I've been snickered at for using the word.

Guess its not used a lot unless you live in DorothyLand
 
2013-05-20 04:28:50 PM

crab66: Finger of god.

Tornadoes are one of the few things that scare me on an absolutely primal level.

Take that shiat seriously and do whatever you can to get underground or get out of the way.



As I posted before, that's not a finger.
 
2013-05-20 04:28:56 PM
"The tornado has just moved a couple of inches above 4th street!"

/oh man, stay safe peeps
 
2013-05-20 04:29:03 PM

wxboy: Tornado Emergency for Moore and southern OKC.


Is there something very specific about the Moore area that causes more tornado activity there than other places?  *Is* there, in fact, more activity there than other places?  It seems to happen around Moore so, so often.
 
2013-05-20 04:29:18 PM
Another funnel forming NE of the current one
 
2013-05-20 04:29:38 PM

fatalvenom: People always say to me, "I can't believe you can live in FL because of hurricanes"

I always say, "Fark that, we know hurricanes are coming for 7-10 days a head of time. Tornadoes are the scary shiat"


I actually prefer volcanic eruptions and earthquakes on the left coast. The just happen.
 
2013-05-20 04:30:05 PM
Get to the low ground, OK people.
 
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