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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 05:08:57 PM  

zomega: That poor lady with the two kids they're interviewing. I wouldn't even be able to talk after that.


waterrockets: Mom held her daughter in the tub by her hair as the wind pulled her. Damn.


I noted that she said her husband put them in the tub. Where is he?
 
2013-05-20 05:09:18 PM  

mikebagger: waterrockets: Mom held her daughter in the tub by her hair as the wind pulled her. Damn.

That's shock.


That's a parent going 'oh HELL no.'
 
2013-05-20 05:09:31 PM  
And now a house is on fire, cuz fark you house!
 
2013-05-20 05:09:43 PM  
Yep. There's the hook echo. It's going to drop, and soon.
 
2013-05-20 05:09:50 PM  

mikaloyd: jurzdevil: that lady is pretty badass for walking out of the debris with a chunk of wood stuck in her leg like that

Got t agree. She was straight up calm and going forward despite all the shiat that just happened to her.


Shock will do that.
 
2013-05-20 05:09:51 PM  
Good ribs at Leo's
 
2013-05-20 05:10:03 PM  
Holy shiat, that's a wide path of destruction they're showing on Fox right now.
 
2013-05-20 05:10:12 PM  
looks like avant, ramona going towards nowata getting hammered on radar
 
2013-05-20 05:10:28 PM  

LasersHurt: I noted that she said her husband put them in the tub. Where is he?


He was at work, not at home.  He was talking to her on the phone.
 
2013-05-20 05:10:32 PM  
That truly is God's Country out there.
 
2013-05-20 05:11:05 PM  
F5?

This is Brock Lesnars fault...dammit, comedy isn't helping.
 
2013-05-20 05:11:40 PM  

zappaisfrank: God, is everyone in that neighborhood fat? You'd think so just from watching the footage..


Tornado couldn't pick them up, that's why you don't see the skinny people.

/I'm going to hell for that
//aisle seat please
 
2013-05-20 05:11:41 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: LasersHurt: I noted that she said her husband put them in the tub. Where is he?

He was at work, not at home.  He was talking to her on the phone.


Ah, thanks, I missed that.
 
2013-05-20 05:11:52 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Holy shiat, that's a wide path of destruction they're showing on Fox right now.


But enough about Obama's mad power grab...
 
2013-05-20 05:11:52 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: Crap that's a huge fire.


Yea and they can't get firetrucks to it.
/This is bad, so very bad.
 
2013-05-20 05:12:09 PM  
Tornadoes forming north of Tulsa. If that path continues, Joplin is on the way. Hope that doesn't get worse.
 
2013-05-20 05:12:11 PM  
They're saying that this tornado followed almost the exact same path as the 1999 tornado. fark that noise, I'd be relocating.
 
2013-05-20 05:12:12 PM  
 
2013-05-20 05:12:26 PM  

Outrageous Muff: That truly is God's Toilet out there.


FTFY
 
2013-05-20 05:12:26 PM  

Di Atribe: MartinaMcSorley: 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.

Tinker AFB was once hit by tornadoes twice in one week.

I believe that was some sort of record for most frequent repeat tornadic touchdowns. Today may be breaking that record. Geez.

And to answer your question, there are lots of places in OK that are hit repeatedly. There are infamous tornadoes from Edmond, Moore, Tuttle, and OKC proper. There's a reason that the meteorology department at OU is world-renowned.


Yeah, it seems like the best meteorologists come from Oklahoma.  I guess I was just wondering if there is some sort of very local topography that makes some places more tornado-y than others.  Like, with earthquakes, places that are/were wetlands shake worse than places that are solid granite.  So, I was wondering if maybe hills or bodies of water could channel tornadoes into certain areas.  Honestly, though, from what I see of OKC, there isn't a hill in the whole state.  That place is flat, flat, flat!
 
2013-05-20 05:12:27 PM  
Dear Mrs. ohdoublereally, here's another frigging reason I don't want to move from San Diego to Oklahoma.
 
2013-05-20 05:12:34 PM  
Some pretty good coverage... except for MICHAEL.

http://www.news9.com/category/258217/weather-control-center
 
2013-05-20 05:12:51 PM  
I hope this doesn't delay my Amazon orders
 
2013-05-20 05:13:01 PM  
"This ain't good, for sure."
 
2013-05-20 05:13:08 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 05:13:14 PM  

theorellior: Maud Dib: Never heard of Jarrell, eh?

I was having a meeting with a possible business partner in a restaurant when Jarrell happened. All the TVs had footage going. We sat there in stunned silence as the tornado progressed. It was surreal.


Damn thing was coming right at us in Hays Co. for awhile until it turned west and hit out near the Pedernales River.
 
2013-05-20 05:13:15 PM  
Chasers on the ground monitoring a wall cloud with the Moore storm.
 
2013-05-20 05:13:16 PM  

jurzdevil: that lady is pretty badass for walking lumbering out of the debris with a chunk of wood stuck in her leg like that

 
2013-05-20 05:13:22 PM  

WTF Indeed: Popcorn Johnny: Holy shiat, that's a wide path of destruction they're showing on Fox right now.

But enough about Obama's mad power grab...


farking Obama....
 
2013-05-20 05:13:22 PM  
wonder if this storm has enough legs to make it to westboro
 
2013-05-20 05:13:26 PM  
ARRGH the goddamn elementary school is gone. I hope they had underground shelter.
 
2013-05-20 05:13:30 PM  
Sounds like they did have some sort of cellar in the school. That's good news.
 
2013-05-20 05:13:32 PM  
digging in wreckage of the school in moore on tv now
 
2013-05-20 05:14:01 PM  
"We're not done yet."

As if things aren't bad enough with the aftermath of this tornado, now it looks like another one will hit in about an hour.

Be safe if you're up there.
 
2013-05-20 05:14:05 PM  
God. It's never good when the reporter is at a loss for words
 
2013-05-20 05:14:21 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 05:14:36 PM  
That shirtless fella looked like he had a bunch of debrus bits stuck in his back. He was scratching at it while sitting on the back of the ambulance.
 
2013-05-20 05:14:38 PM  
I don't think this guy from the Orr Family Farm wants to be interviewed.
 
2013-05-20 05:14:41 PM  

Di Atribe: Radar shows back-building into Tuttle & Mustang.


Anymore info on that? My son has a friend that lives in Mustang.
 
2013-05-20 05:14:43 PM  
ok VELOCITY IS NOT A SCALAR

/sorry
//gets tiresome
///JUST SAY SPEED
 
2013-05-20 05:14:52 PM  
Oh, God running a shop-vac across your town not enough?  Here's some FIRE!
 
2013-05-20 05:14:55 PM  

ravenlore: How COULD you get a count on destroyed homes when it's all just one pile of debris.


Google maps
 
2013-05-20 05:15:06 PM  

MartinaMcSorley: Yeah, it seems like the best meteorologists come from Oklahoma. I guess I was just wondering if there is some sort of very local topography that makes some places more tornado-y than others. Like, with earthquakes, places that are/were wetlands shake worse than places that are solid granite. So, I was wondering if maybe hills or bodies of water could channel tornadoes into certain areas. Honestly, though, from what I see of OKC, there isn't a hill in the whole state. That place is flat, flat, flat!


The flat helps by keeping atmospheric conditions consistent.  By far the biggest factor though is being about halfway between the warm air of the Gulf of Mexico and the cold air of the Rocky Mountains.
 
2013-05-20 05:15:11 PM  

ohdoublereally: Dear Mrs. ohdoublereally, here's another frigging reason I don't want to move from San Diego to Oklahoma.


Why would anyone want to do that...ever?
 
2013-05-20 05:15:59 PM  
http://www.redcross.org/ok/oklahoma-city">http://www.redcross.org/ok/ oklahoma-city

Please donate what you would spend drinking this weekend. Also if you know anyone that would like to volunteer follow the link.
 
2013-05-20 05:16:04 PM  

Guelph35: ravenlore: How COULD you get a count on destroyed homes when it's all just one pile of debris.

Google maps


Well, yes, later. I meant right now.
 
2013-05-20 05:16:07 PM  

MartinaMcSorley: Yeah, it seems like the best meteorologists come from Oklahoma.


Very true, but in my experience, it tends to be the Oklahoma meteorologists who are LEAST interested in storm-chasing.  Probably because they had enough experience with them growing up that they have no interest in seeing them up close EVER again.

/friend's mother was in a Moore school building that is mostly gone
//they're okay physically, just shell-shocked as you'd expect at the moment
///slashies come in threes
 
2013-05-20 05:16:17 PM  

Kaeishiwaza: Wow, the helicopter footage is amazing.  I've never seen a tornado 'rope-out' and dissipate live, but it was fascinating to watch.  If it weren't so awful it would be beautiful.


Yeah, these live feeds are really educational.  More so than the pre-packaged tornado shows that pop up later during "tornado week" or whatever.  The older gentleman who is wrangling the live feeds on the TV channel is very good.  He's probably a famous meteorologist.  =)
 
2013-05-20 05:16:21 PM  

soporific: "We're not done yet."

As if things aren't bad enough with the aftermath of this tornado, now it looks like another one will hit in about an hour.

Be safe if you're up there.


TWC has been warning that Sunday & Monday would be pretty awful days for a lot of OKC.
Did not think anyone saw this coming...
 
2013-05-20 05:16:25 PM  
Can't we put up some kind of vertical structures to break up the ground speeds of tornados? I've seen all manner of things designed to break up waves, etc - surely a similar principle could be used to protect residential areas?
 
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