WhyteRaven74: craigzy: but do you need a special pass from the cops to be a storm chaser?Nope, there's a few Farkers who are storm chasers. I'm sure they'll show up eventually.
ravenlore: Preliminary EF4?nothing swept clean? i find that difficult to believe.
Warthog: Almost Everybody Poops: All kids at elementary school have been accounted for!!!Finally good news.Accounting for a child and confirming the child is still drawing a breath are unfortunately two different things.
Di Atribe: Marine1: They're possible, you just have to be willing to build one. We carved a damn fortress into Cheyenne Mountain, for fark's sake.They should be built into the price of a home. This thing where people get killed and they find the corpse 1/2 a mile away from the home because they didn't have anywhere to go is getting really old. Especially when it's a kid.Yeah ok whatever you say. I suppose you're the expert in the geology of Oklahoma. Again, if they were widely available & feasible, don't you think everyone would have one?
Professor Farksworth: craigzy: this is probably a stupid question, but do you need a special pass from the cops to be a storm chaser?Most of us are volunteers who work with the National Weather Service's SkyWarn program. We have decals on our cars that indicate us as SkyWarn Storm Spotters but we get no special privileges with speed/red lights etc. but occasionally do get access to damage sites./SkyWarn Spotter for 3 years//Cops let me in to inspect local fairgrounds that got hit by an EF-2
Coco LaFemme: Almost Everybody Poops: Dumb-ass reporter talking to a guy who lost is home:"Where do you live? Where is your home?"Guy points to wreckage.Apparently when you go into broadcast journalism, they don't make you take a class on how to speak someone who has just been affected by a natural disaster.
Almost Everybody Poops: man, woman, and baby found dead in the 7-eleven..I have a bad feeling the body count is gonna be much higher than Joplin.
Popcorn Johnny: How can there possibly be schools in Oklahoma without underground tornado shelters?
dugitman: LeadFootSpiderMonkey: I dont have TF right now, so I can't post a TFD thread. We have family in Wagoner, Ok, the storms are headed there, I dont think they have a safe place to hunker down, any TFers in the area have a little extra room?????gave you TF
zomega: Almost Everybody Poops: man, woman, and baby found dead in the 7-eleven..I have a bad feeling the body count is gonna be much higher than Joplin.How many died in Joplin? *googles*
ariseatex: Nope. Most of the larger groups won't take you along unless you go through training,
mikaloyd: Former gas station with rescue attempts under the rubbl4e[i.imgur.com image 850x637]
iheartscotch: LasersHurt: iheartscotch: / You'd have to make every single building tornado disruptive for it to be effectiveThe idea is more like a grid of devices throughout the area permanently in place for constant protection. It's also entirely academic.They'd have to be completely independent of the power grid to function.I suppose a bomb, detonated at the right altitude, COULD, possibly, disrupt the cyclonic effect. But, if you miss, or mess up; you blowup someone's cow
netizencain: It doesn't take an expert to build a farking tornado shelter in a public building. So yes, explain to me the logic of electing to not do the right thing. Go ahead... you're the expert.
meyerkev: Ok, that is creepy. You can see the track in Google's traffic monitor. Just this big hole where there are no cars. and big red lines leading in.
craigzy: KOCO 5 news live vid
ArtosRC: WhyteRaven74: craigzy: but do you need a special pass from the cops to be a storm chaser?Nope, there's a few Farkers who are storm chasers. I'm sure they'll show up eventually.I wonder if they're out chasing.
Adolf Oliver Nipples: It's not a stupid question, but it's about arguably stupid people. Fascinating as it is to see the footage from storm chasers, you have to question their judgment. If the storm turns unexpectedly there's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
God-is-a-Taco: Hmm... time to prepare to shelter I suppose.I've never seen a tornado survive the journey into Tulsa county, but there's always room for exceptions.Al Roker protect me!
Bunny Deville: Watch out, you,re next, cells forming SW of DFW.
Di Atribe: Bunny Deville: Watch out, you,re next, cells forming SW of DFW.We've got a pretty decent cap in place, so not much should get through. We are under a tornado watch, however.
netizencain: How the fark is a 'hallway' a safe zone in a school in tornado alley? Who the fark approves that?
ArtosRC: LasersHurt: You only need to disturb the bottom of the rotation. A buffer layer of a few hundred to thousand feet would be enough to protect from the worst damage. It would still be a matter of enormous engineering, but I'm not suggesting stopping the entire tornado, just breaking up the ground layer.You are asking to create what amounts to a new mountain range in the nation's heartland. That is not "enormous engineering," but rather impossible engineering. Furthermore, there is no way to "disturb" the rotation. There is too much power from the other, oh, eight miles of vertical rotation to prevent any meaningful disruption. This is a force of nature. It cannot be stopped.
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Anyone have a Moore sitrep/police scanner feed?
violentsalvation: God DAMN... I just turned on the news and this looks depressingly bad.
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