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2013-05-20 09:32:48 PM

Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.


So, is that good? ie, it's weakening? or is that a bad sign?
 
2013-05-20 09:33:02 PM

Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.


Wunderground precipitation estimation is already 10-12 inches.
 
2013-05-20 09:33:04 PM
Went out and bought a too-fattening dessert and a too-fattening latte.

It's how I cope.
 
2013-05-20 09:33:15 PM

Omahawg: my buddy in neosho, mo just told me that we've chased worse storms in my t-bird back in the day so hopefully not another repeat of joplin.


I have family near Cassville and Neosho, MO, as well Norman, OK.

\worried sick
 
2013-05-20 09:33:26 PM

Befuddled: Do the K-12 schools in tornado country have shelters for the kids? I would think it would be required but I could see the people there not wanting to pay for it.


No structure except for hardened military bunkers and possibly underground shelters can withstand an EF-5.

EF5 (T10+) damage represents the upper limit of tornado power, and destruction is almost always total. An EF5 tornado pulls well-built homes off their foundations and into the air before shredding them, flinging the wreckage for miles and sweeping the foundation clean. Very little recognizable structural debris is generated by EF5 damage, with most materials reduced to a coarse mix of small, granular particles and dispersed evenly across the tornado's damage path. Large, multi-ton steel frame vehicles and farm equipment are often mangled beyond recognition and deposited miles away or reduced entirely to unrecognizable component parts. The official description of this damage highlights the extreme nature of the destruction, noting that "incredible phenomena will occur"; historically, this has included such awesome displays of power as twisting skyscrapers, levelling entire communities, and stripping asphalt from roadbeds.  Despite their relative rarity, the damage caused by EF5 tornadoes represents a disproportionately extreme hazard to life and limb- since 1950 in the United States, only 58 tornadoes (0.1% of all reports) have been designated F5 or EF5, and yet these have been responsible for more than 1300 deaths and 14,000 injuries (21.5% and 13.6%, respectively).
 
2013-05-20 09:33:39 PM

Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: No shiat, me too! I'm in Camelot off Bailey Cove.

Cool, if you and your hubby ever wanna drink Nicks and the Corner are right over there I'm just a bit farther east.

My husband works at Nicks.


You're kidding? Cool, small world, well first rounds on me if y'all are into it.
/Haven't been there for a while.
 
2013-05-20 09:33:47 PM

Taylor Mental: Bontesla: Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.

The original thread was greenlit and on the Main page during tornado on the ground.

No, no it wasn't.


Do you not own a clock? Or are you just really that bad at reading?
 
2013-05-20 09:33:55 PM

Taylor Mental: Bontesla: Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.

The original thread was greenlit and on the Main page during tornado on the ground.

No, no it wasn't.


It was. Hell - you read the comments and people are talking about the twister HEADING for the school.
 
2013-05-20 09:34:34 PM

Civil_War2_Time: Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.

Wunderground precipitation estimation is already 10-12 inches.


Oh assballs. MASSIVE flooding.
 
2013-05-20 09:34:47 PM

Flying Lasagna Monster: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x645]

It's like one of those zombie apocalypse movies.


Jesus Christ, that's not makeup/photoshop?
 
2013-05-20 09:35:03 PM
 Seriously, every woman they interview from Oklahoma is obese.


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imageshack.us
 
2013-05-20 09:35:10 PM

Bontesla: Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.

The original thread was greenlit and on the Main page during tornado on the ground.


Yep, and just wanna say once again mods and admins have done a great job.
 
2013-05-20 09:35:18 PM

One Bad Apple: Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.

Can't let the 'liters take up all the spaces in the shelters before TFers.

$5 a month is a bargain for that kind of early warning.


Fark Party in OKC next month! Free beer with a verified TF account!
 
2013-05-20 09:35:20 PM
I wanted to say something positive...

But fark.

I'm so sorry, all you OKies. This is horrible.
 
2013-05-20 09:35:26 PM
spidermilk:

I don't know how tornado sirens work in other towns- but in my city they test the first Weds of the month at noon- if the weather is good and sunny/clear- they would NEVER test if it were raining or questionable or not noon on a Wednesday- there is nothing confusing about it. Otherwise, the sirens are only used if there is a tornado spotted or they see imminent signs on the radar that they think is/will be a tornado. It is a serious thing and then if you turn on your radio they very clearly say when the warning is over (and it is usually short like 15-30 minutes). Not overused, everyone takes them seriously.


That's how they were done in my hometown, too.
 
2013-05-20 09:35:29 PM

ArkAngel: If tornadoes in Kansas bring you to Oz, where do tornadoes in Oklahoma bring you?


the ER
 
2013-05-20 09:35:42 PM

PunGent: Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.

So, is that good? ie, it's weakening? or is that a bad sign?


If you're a duck it's delightful
 
2013-05-20 09:35:48 PM

Flying Lasagna Monster: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x645]

It's like one of those zombie apocalypse movies.


Holy fark. Apparently that's Briarwood, the school where the kids didn't die.
 
2013-05-20 09:35:51 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: No shiat, me too! I'm in Camelot off Bailey Cove.

Cool, if you and your hubby ever wanna drink Nicks and the Corner are right over there I'm just a bit farther east.

My husband works at Nicks.

You're kidding? Cool, small world, well first rounds on me if y'all are into it.
/Haven't been there for a while.


Sounds good to me! I can be found on Facebook if you search for my username.
 
2013-05-20 09:36:21 PM

Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.


Anyone who comes to fark for emergency notifications regarding local weather is doing it wrong. Quit griping.
 
2013-05-20 09:36:35 PM
Alot of Farkers are shameful.
 
2013-05-20 09:36:43 PM

snuffy: just got a tornado watch posted until 3 am.

gonna be a long night.


*hugs*
 
2013-05-20 09:36:57 PM

Taylor Mental: Bontesla: Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.

The original thread was greenlit and on the Main page during tornado on the ground.

No, no it wasn't.


Hmmm...math not your specialty I see -  posted at 4:03pmET.  Before the tornado hit by quite a bit.

12561 clicks; posted to 20 May 2013 at 4:03 PM
 
2013-05-20 09:37:00 PM

Taylor Mental: Shadow Blasko: Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.

I see you don't know shiat about shiat.

http://www.fark.com/comments/7758955  Posted at 4:03.

/Plonkfiled

Blah blah blah. It's clearly marked when it happened. What happened on TF means jack to nobody else.


It hit the main page at 3:03 central time.

m.uploadedit.com

This radar loop starts at 3:02.  It was on the ground and about to hit Moore at that time.
 
2013-05-20 09:37:01 PM

Fark It: Befuddled: Do the K-12 schools in tornado country have shelters for the kids? I would think it would be required but I could see the people there not wanting to pay for it.

No structure except for hardened military bunkers and possibly underground shelters can withstand an EF-5.

EF5 (T10+) damage represents the upper limit of tornado power, and destruction is almost always total. An EF5 tornado pulls well-built homes off their foundations and into the air before shredding them, flinging the wreckage for miles and sweeping the foundation clean. Very little recognizable structural debris is generated by EF5 damage, with most materials reduced to a coarse mix of small, granular particles and dispersed evenly across the tornado's damage path. Large, multi-ton steel frame vehicles and farm equipment are often mangled beyond recognition and deposited miles away or reduced entirely to unrecognizable component parts. The official description of this damage highlights the extreme nature of the destruction, noting that "incredible phenomena will occur"; historically, this has included such awesome displays of power as twisting skyscrapers, levelling entire communities, and stripping asphalt from roadbeds.  Despite their relative rarity, the damage caused by EF5 tornadoes represents a disproportionately extreme hazard to life and limb- since 1950 in the United States, only 58 tornadoes (0.1% of all reports) have been designated F5 or EF5, and yet these have been responsible for more than 1300 deaths and 14,000 injuries (21.5% and 13.6%, respectively).


Citation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_intensity_and_damage

In case it hasn't been noted, one of only a handful of confirmed EF-5s hit Moore back in 1999, and that entire outbreak (70+ tornadoes) only killed 66 people.
 
2013-05-20 09:37:06 PM

Bunny Deville: Fark It: Enormous-Schwanstucker: My daughter graduates 4th grade in less than 3 weeks and you better believe my wife and I will be there to celebrate.

Not trying to snark, but seriously?  They have ceremonies for each elementary grade level now?  Do they have a valedictorian?  Who's the speaker?  Clifford the Big Red Dog?

It's a fine arts magnet, so they perform a dance or song, then they get awards for stuff like most improved, attendance, best strings player, best dancer. My kid got a bronze medal for reading the 3rd most books out of her class. It's not like a graduation.


Maybe I should clarify. Mine is graduating out of the first series of her G/T class so it's on to a new G/T and they always have a little end of school year party where the parents are invited for her regular classes.

She's way beyond CTBRD. If Phineas and Ferb showed up THAT would be a party.
 
2013-05-20 09:37:10 PM
AH TEN SHUN CITTIZUNZ OF OKLAHOMMAH!
i1.ytimg.com
SEVERE TORNADOE WARNEENG!!!
 
2013-05-20 09:37:42 PM

Flying Lasagna Monster: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x645]

It's like one of those zombie apocalypse movies.


Oh my gawd!  It is!

This thing is gonna be THE tornado.
 
2013-05-20 09:38:35 PM

PunGent: Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.

So, is that good? ie, it's weakening? or is that a bad sign?


There is a cap over DFW that is preventing anything more than a wee little rain shower to get through. That big ol' thing is basically ramming itself into a brick wall over & over. It won't move until it can fit under the cap.
 
2013-05-20 09:38:51 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Alot of Farkers are shameful.


This is Fark. It's where you go to make fun of disasters as they are happening.
 
2013-05-20 09:39:18 PM

Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: No shiat, me too! I'm in Camelot off Bailey Cove.

Cool, if you and your hubby ever wanna drink Nicks and the Corner are right over there I'm just a bit farther east.

My husband works at Nicks.

You're kidding? Cool, small world, well first rounds on me if y'all are into it.
/Haven't been there for a while.

Sounds good to me! I can be found on Facebook if you search for my username.


I don't use facebook : (
/Don't know why anymore but as soon as I join it'll be like myspace that I also didn't use ...
 
2013-05-20 09:39:24 PM
PROTIP: Donate blood to the Red Cross, donate cash and supplies to the Salvation Army.

Take care, and stay safe, everyone.

cdn.head-fi.org
 
2013-05-20 09:39:26 PM

ontariolightning: PunGent: Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.

So, is that good? ie, it's weakening? or is that a bad sign?

If you're a duck it's delightful


Actually I have a friend who keeps ducks and she says they hate the rain. They're fine with water on the ground, but they're not keen on this whole water-falling-from-the-sky shiat.
 
2013-05-20 09:40:01 PM

basemetal: No, I know it will go higher, but you have to see it to understand what I'm saying.

/two people I know (separate houses) have been wiped out, like to the foundation
//a couple of relatives have not been accounted for and we are waiting to hear back
///it literally looks like the place was bombed


I've been thinking about you and your family. I hope everyone is found and accounted for quickly. Please keep us updated.
 
2013-05-20 09:40:15 PM
 TV affiliates in OKC reporting debris from the  Moore, Ok tornado found as far away as Branson.

----
Jeezus. Who the hell goes to Branson? Not a very classy tornado.


I'll pass on writing it down to be sensitive, but if you're in the mood feel free to create your own Yakov Smirnoff joke for this one



----

Yakov who?
 
2013-05-20 09:40:37 PM

Di Atribe: olddinosaur: I got out of Wichita Falls in 1974. The big tornado hit in 1978, and was probably worse than the Moore tornado.

It was 1979 & I was in that one, too. You're an old dinosaur though, so I'll let it slide. 42 died in that one, I believe.


You lived in WF?  I moved there in 1965, graduated MU in 1972 and left in 1974---took me two years to save up the money.   The tornado killed about six people I  knew.

I came back for a visit in 2011, nothing much had changed.
 
2013-05-20 09:40:40 PM

Tom_Slick: WhyteRaven74: Tom_Slick: I live on Lake Lanier now in a town whose name I hate to mention aloud.

Cumming?

/only Georgia town I can think of with a name that would qualify

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner


A friend of mine lives there!
 
2013-05-20 09:40:50 PM

Di Atribe: PunGent: Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.

So, is that good? ie, it's weakening? or is that a bad sign?

There is a cap over DFW that is preventing anything more than a wee little rain shower to get through. That big ol' thing is basically ramming itself into a brick wall over & over. It won't move until it can fit under the cap.


Hold that thought, and realize what you know vs what mother nature knows  is squat
 
2013-05-20 09:41:00 PM

TV's Vinnie: AH TEN SHUN CITTIZUNZ OF OKLAHOMMAH!
[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]
SEVERE TORNADOE WARNEENG!!!


Love that guy.
 
2013-05-20 09:41:25 PM

megarian: snuffy: just got a tornado watch posted until 3 am.

gonna be a long night.

*hugs*


tkx
 
2013-05-20 09:41:34 PM

Flying Lasagna Monster: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x645]

It's like one of those zombie apocalypse movies.


they weren't actually in the Tornado, she burnt his dinner.....to soon?
 
2013-05-20 09:41:48 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Alot of Farkers are shameful.


I disagree. I think they're shameless.
 
2013-05-20 09:41:58 PM
I'm ok with donating to the Red Cross. Sure about 20% goes to the actual need but the rest is needed to keep the organization going so they can help people.

Also my great aunt worked for the Red Cross in 1947 and was killed in a plane crash going to help flood victims in Virginia.
So I'm kinda partial.
/this tornado stuff sucks and is scary and sad :(
 
2013-05-20 09:42:10 PM
To be fair, not everyone in the school died, and if they did dismiss the kids to go home where would they have gone? Chances are since it's an elementary school that many of them live in the surrounding neighborhood where everything was completely obliterated.
 
2013-05-20 09:42:15 PM
http://www.newson6.com/category/252253/weather-control-center


So I put the KOTV live feed over my Facebook Farmville game, and it's like the news commentators are playing Farmville with me. Awesome. Although I'm a little disturbed that they are talking about all my livestock are dead and my neighbors homeless.
 
2013-05-20 09:42:52 PM

Shadow Blasko: TV's Vinnie: AH TEN SHUN CITTIZUNZ OF OKLAHOMMAH!
[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]
SEVERE TORNADOE WARNEENG!!!

Love that guy.


You just love laughing at mentally challenged people.
 
2013-05-20 09:43:41 PM
Fiance just left to go help in Moore. He was on Joplin FD when the tornado hit there; he's using his 48 hours off to go.

I can't watch this anymore. The KFOR reporters are breaking my heart; the Tulsa ones are getting a little worked up too. The news about Plaza Tower sealed the deal; I can handle blood and gore, but when kids are involved, it's over.

OKC folks please stay safe. They're talking about fractured gas lines, water mains, etc.
 
2013-05-20 09:43:46 PM
Some of the unaccounted for kids at Plaza apparently may be accounted for elsewhere.  So, the 20-30 missing from earlier may not all be fatalities.
 
2013-05-20 09:43:47 PM
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-20 09:43:48 PM

Shadow Blasko: Civil_War2_Time: Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.

Wunderground precipitation estimation is already 10-12 inches.

Oh assballs. MASSIVE flooding.


It's not over, either. 65 dBZ reflectivity is happening right now over that exact area. That's 3-4 inches/hr, so it might very well be a legit 10+ inches of rain in 2-3 hours. Massive flooding indeed.
 
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