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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 05:16:38 PM  
Come on channel six, switch over to YOUR feed instead of OKC's. This storm is heading right farking to us and you won't switch over to your own footage online.
 
2013-05-20 05:16:41 PM  
Ol' Carl needs some training in interviewing disaster victims...
 
2013-05-20 05:16:43 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 05:16:51 PM  
I-35 is completely shut down. Oh, man.
 
2013-05-20 05:16:58 PM  
This is why I stay in California.

Hope everyone is okay, especially that elementary school.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:08 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!


There are some short-ish mountains just south of OKC. That may contribute to a bit of direction. But it's not a guarantee. Chickashaw took a hit last year, I believe. But  you're right, outside of those mountains, it is amazingly flat. Nothin between them & Canada but a barbed wire fence.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:16 PM  

Maud Dib: 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.


I was in Caldwell county at the time and I saw the black wall north of us. At the time I had no idea how severe that storm was. A friend of mine was close to the storm. Her family survived with just a little house damage.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:19 PM  

Di Atribe: Sounds like they did have some sort of cellar in the school. That's good news.


I would hope like hell that's a freaking law for every public building in that region.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:21 PM  
1 fatality . . .  1400 blocks . . . something. Too much chatter.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:25 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Bunny Deville: thismomentinblackhistory: Good luck. We just got caught in a storm whilst viewing the largest crucifix in the world. Maybe just the US? It was big.

The one on 40?

Also, good luck, OK farkers.

Indian Lake in Michigan. I don't think it's the largest cross -- crucifix, rather. A huge iron Jesus.

Now we're waiting out the last of the storm until we can cross to Mackinac Island.


Huge crosses along highways are pretty common in rural Texas and Oklahoma. They're kind of like a Bible Belt equivalent of Muffler Men statues.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:31 PM  
Elementary school....

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 05:17:37 PM  

JerseyTim: I don't think this guy from the Orr Family Farm wants to be interviewed.


Especially by a black guy.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:59 PM  

LasersHurt: Can't we put up some kind of vertical structures to break up the ground speeds of tornados? I


short answer...no
long answer: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah no
 
2013-05-20 05:18:06 PM  
They really aught to consider rebuilding the city completely underground.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:12 PM  
KFOR doesn't know if the kids were in the school or not.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:14 PM  
Another fatality near South Tower.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:14 PM  

PowerSlacker: 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?


Jobs.  There's a lot of meteorology jobs, both governmental and private, centered around Norman (just a few miles to the south).  That's the only reason I'd ever move to Oklahoma, to work there.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:30 PM  

LasersHurt: 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?


Problem is, you never know where the tornado is gonna be, and OKC is one of the largest cities in the US in terms of land area covered. Even if there was an easy tornado disruptor to build, you'd never be able to build enough of them.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:34 PM  

mr lawson: LasersHurt: Can't we put up some kind of vertical structures to break up the ground speeds of tornados? I

short answer...no
long answer: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah no


Why not?
 
2013-05-20 05:18:36 PM  

LasersHurt: 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?


that would be like hitting a needle in a haystack. the best thing you can do is storm cellars and build all buildings in a dome like shape.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:42 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Elementary school....

[i.imgur.com image 850x476]


Where?
 
2013-05-20 05:18:43 PM  
shiat, another tornado forming.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:50 PM  
Guy on KFOR: "We're talking "biggest in the world" (2 to 3x worse May 3 1999)"
 
2013-05-20 05:18:59 PM  

LasersHurt: 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?


It seems that entire cities don't even slow them. What do you propose?
 
2013-05-20 05:19:00 PM  

zomega: cc_rider: I know it's probably too soon, but I have to ask...

They had a few days warning about this. Why didn't the state shut down the schools and stuff and open shelters to all who might need them?

Holy fark...

The difference between a hurricane and a tornado. Tornadoes just APPEAR and you have no idea where they'll drop and which way they'll jump. There's no real way to predict a tornado until you see the signs. Hurricanes you have days to prepare for.


I know they can't predict exactly what towns it's going to touch down in, but the weather reports since last weekend, especially yesterday, seemed to have a pretty good idea this would happen (again) in OK. and that it would be very bad.

I really just hope most people heeded the warnings, and it's not as bad as it looks. o_O
 
2013-05-20 05:19:02 PM  
KFOR meteorologist: "This is the worst tornado in the history of the world."
 
2013-05-20 05:19:02 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I will not hide my face behind stone and mortar. I will stand before the wind and make it respect me


Bye!
 
2013-05-20 05:19:06 PM  
 
2013-05-20 05:19:11 PM  
And it looks like another's about to drop near...Elmore City, did they say?
 
2013-05-20 05:19:14 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!

It's a battle between warm air coming up from the gulf and cold air coming down from Canada.  The flatness of the plains along that whole path really helps.  When they mix just right, you get days like last Wednesday, yesterday, and today.
 
2013-05-20 05:19:17 PM  

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

Anymore info on that? My son has a friend that lives in Mustang.


Luckily, it looks like it's puttering out a bit. They're probably getting some continuous heavy rain since it looks like that's where all the storms are being "born."

I've got family there, too. It catches my eye.
 
2013-05-20 05:19:17 PM  
MartinaMcSorley:  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!

Tornado Alley is where a big warm windstream (jetstream?) meets a big cold windstream. I don't remember the names, but it's why tornados are so common here.
Moore specifically? I don't know, maybe they collide more often there.
 
2013-05-20 05:19:22 PM  
The worst tornado damage in the history of the world, according to the KFOR reporter?!? 2 to 3 times larger area of devastation than May 3, 1999.

Dear God.
 
2013-05-20 05:19:39 PM  
Blizter is annoying and asking dumb questions
 
2013-05-20 05:19:44 PM  
Does anyone have a link to a graphic showing the path of the tornado today?

I can't get ahold of any of my family there and I can't find any information about the path.  I just want to see how close it hit and make sure they're okay.
 
2013-05-20 05:19:49 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Elementary school....

[i.imgur.com image 850x476]


I hope there were no children in there

But this happened like 20 minutes ago, and it was around 3PM then...

Is the storm still going on?
 
2013-05-20 05:19:51 PM  

theorellior: LasersHurt: 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?

Problem is, you never know where the tornado is gonna be, and OKC is one of the largest cities in the US in terms of land area covered. Even if there was an easy tornado disruptor to build, you'd never be able to build enough of them.


For it to be feasible, you'd have to distribute them evenly throughout populated areas, so it would take an enormous amount of material and time. But how would it compare to the resources and time spent constantly rebuilding from Tornados?
 
2013-05-20 05:19:53 PM  

LasersHurt: mr lawson: LasersHurt: Can't we put up some kind of vertical structures to break up the ground speeds of tornados? I

short answer...no
long answer: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah no

Why not?


You have no idea how much power you are talking about.
 
2013-05-20 05:20:12 PM  
Oh shiat. CNN just upgraded the headline TO ALL CAPS.

This must be serious.
 
2013-05-20 05:20:29 PM  

LasersHurt: mr lawson: LasersHurt: Can't we put up some kind of vertical structures to break up the ground speeds of tornados? I

short answer...no
long answer: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah no

Why not?


It's not that the wind is blowin', it's WHAT the wind is blowin'.

i4.ytimg.com
 
2013-05-20 05:20:33 PM  
shear size (mass) needed.
not to mention location placement.
 
2013-05-20 05:20:34 PM  

awalkingecho: LasersHurt: 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?

It seems that entire cities don't even slow them. What do you propose?


Perhaps some type of giant javelin?
 
2013-05-20 05:20:43 PM  
I'm just praying for no fatalities at the school. Those poor kids.
 
2013-05-20 05:20:44 PM  

ontariolightning: Blizter is annoying and asking dumb questions


To be fair, you could post this in any thread and be correct
 
2013-05-20 05:20:44 PM  

WhoGAS: Does anyone have a link to a graphic showing the path of the tornado today?

I can't get ahold of any of my family there and I can't find any information about the path.  I just want to see how close it hit and make sure they're okay.


pic.twitter.com/MT0auFhmnY
 
2013-05-20 05:20:54 PM  
"As you encounter fatalities, secure the area"

Gods have mercy.
 
2013-05-20 05:20:54 PM  

Hobodeluxe: LasersHurt: 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?

that would be like hitting a needle in a haystack. the best thing you can do is storm cellars and build all buildings in a dome like shape.


Not Mobile, permanent installations.

awalkingecho: LasersHurt: 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?

It seems that entire cities don't even slow them. What do you propose?


Cities aren't DESIGNED to handle them.
 
2013-05-20 05:20:55 PM  

youmightberight: 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.


whynotboth.jpg
 
2013-05-20 05:20:58 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: The worst tornado damage in the history of the world, according to the KFOR reporter?!? 2 to 3 times larger area of devastation than May 3, 1999.

Dear God.


Worse than Bangladesh?
 
2013-05-20 05:20:59 PM  
Why, why do people live in tornado alley?
 
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