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2013-05-20 09:43:52 PM  
Just got in for the night, was out of the news loop for the majority of the day. Had colleagues at Norman who went from scientifically interested to absolutely devastated in under 15 minutes. At least two of them had houses that were spared by only a half-mile, but many of their neighbors weren't as lucky.

Went back and got a screen of the hook echo on radar and storm velocity. Incredible.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 09:44:09 PM  
as someone who was in a city that got hit by a major tornado, I understand what a tragedy this is.

But why is the death toll so high?  does nobody have basements?  were schools actually built in a tornado zone without appropriate survival plans?

I don't understand, a few whackos go out and shoot up schools, and all of a sudden teachers need to be armed, and police need to be stationed in schools, people talk about changing firearm laws on a national level, some even question your contitution.

But a few tornado's kill apparently what is upwards of 20 kids, and the response is:  It's too expensive.

Tornado shelters are trivial,  dig a hole, put in some supports and roof and cover it in dirt.  hell put a baseball diamond or soccer field on top of it.  it doesn't even need to be wasted space, put in appropriate lights and put a bunch of classrooms in it.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:17 PM  

vygramul: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Alot of Farkers are shameful.

I disagree. I think they're shameless.


Semantics.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:19 PM  
I heard years ago that something like 95% of tornadoes IN THE WORLD happen in the US, and most of those happen in the lower plains states and along the gulf coast.  Is that true?  I know the plains are perfectly configured for it - nothing to stop cooler air from the north, nothing to stop moist air from the gulf, etc.  But we can't be the only perfect tornado breeding ground in the world, can we?

Meteorology nerds help a Kansan out here.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:25 PM  
Local news guy is saying that any of you who have family in OK should go to safe and well.com to check on them.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:33 PM  

Minarets: 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.

/favorited!filed

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 image 640x480]

This radar loop starts at 3:02.  It was on the ground and about to hit Moore at that time.


Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:39 PM  
I'm only half-listening, but KFOR seems to be suggesting the death count from the school might not end up being as high as feared.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:48 PM  
cdn2.newsok.biz
 
2013-05-20 09:44:56 PM  

One Bad Apple: zvoidx: [i.imgur.com image 320x240]
MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!

/just sayin'
//stay safe

[www.physicalgeography.net image 580x400]


It is just a question of which natural disaster do you want to endue


Can some farker overlay maps of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, volcano etc and tell me where the safest city to live in to avoid natural disasters already?
 
2013-05-20 09:45:06 PM  

Bunny Deville: Local news guy is saying that any of you who have family in OK should go to safe and well.com to check on them.


safeandwell.org
 
2013-05-20 09:45:37 PM  
I'd rather have my kids in a cinder block school than in a house. That being said, that storm was clearly too big to make anyplace safe to be.
 
2013-05-20 09:45:38 PM  
The attempts at humor aren't working this evening.

Damn, what a sad evening.
 
2013-05-20 09:45:47 PM  

Aquapope: I heard years ago that something like 95% of tornadoes IN THE WORLD happen in the US, and most of those happen in the lower plains states and along the gulf coast.  Is that true?  I know the plains are perfectly configured for it - nothing to stop cooler air from the north, nothing to stop moist air from the gulf, etc.  But we can't be the only perfect tornado breeding ground in the world, can we?

Meteorology nerds help a Kansan out here.


True!
 
2013-05-20 09:46:03 PM  

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


I'm sure an extra 20 people died due to modmins' negligence and Drew will be  sued into oblivion.
 
2013-05-20 09:46:12 PM  

Mrtraveler01: artemusprine: OK, I get it.  People who don't believe in God think prayer is a waste of time.  It is utterly stupid to hope that people are found alive and well, are reunited with loved ones, and taken care of because hoping changes nothing according to a purely rational worldview.  And why be thankful that you barely survived a massive calamity if there is no God to thank (and if even if there were you can't know that you aren't on his to-do list for the next tornado)?  In the absence of compelling evidence for or against God, a willingness to believe has to be rooted in optimism.  I'll take that optimism over "don't waste your time praying" and "don't embarrass us both by thanking your made-up God" any day.

I'm a Christian but I see their point in thinking it's stupid when someone is saying thank god they're alive while just a few blocks a way, a bunch of children drowned in a bathroom destroyed by a tornado.


I don't care if people are saying 'God saved me' and they are complete idiots or completely correct. I just want people to survive this.
 
2013-05-20 09:46:14 PM  

wxboy: I'm only half-listening, but KFOR seems to be suggesting the death count from the school might not end up being as high as feared.


Yeah, reporter cited a source within OKC Police that said that might be the case.
 
2013-05-20 09:46:23 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Can some farker overlay maps of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, volcano etc and tell me where the safest city to live in to avoid natural disasters already?


Bangor Maine
 
2013-05-20 09:46:32 PM  

wxboy: I'm only half-listening, but KFOR seems to be suggesting the death count from the school might not end up being as high as feared.


Anything over 0 is horrible...but it's at least some cold comfort.
 
2013-05-20 09:46:35 PM  

Bontesla: [cdn2.newsok.biz image 640x423]


the house in the top right corner looks untouched, the entire front row is gone.  Mind blown (pun only half meant)
 
2013-05-20 09:46:40 PM  

Minarets: 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.


That is good news. 7 drowned kids is 7 too many.
 
2013-05-20 09:46:49 PM  

olddinosaur: 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.


Yup. Was born there & grew up there. I moved to Denton to go to college & have been here ever since. My parents are still there so I go back a few times a year. And nope, not much changes! They built some new stuff on the south & west sides of town, but other than that, same ol' same ol'.


Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hold that thought, and realize what you know vs what mother nature knows is squat


Oh I am well aware that I got nothin on Mama Nature. I try to learn as much as I can, but I know it's less than the tip of the iceberg.
 
2013-05-20 09:46:58 PM  
vygramul         

      2013-05-20 09:41:48 PM  
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Alot of Farkers are shameful.
I disagree. I think they're shameless.


----
I disagree. I think they're assholes.
 
2013-05-20 09:47:28 PM  

Taylor Mental: Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.


i don't think you grasp what happened.
It formed out of nowhere.
 
2013-05-20 09:47:37 PM  

Di Atribe: olddinosaur: 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.

Yup. Was born there & grew up there. I moved to Denton to go to college & have been here ever since. My parents are still there so I go back a few times a year. And nope, not much changes! They built some new stuff on the south & west sides of town, but other than that, same ol' same ol'.


Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hold that thought, and realize what you know vs what mother nature knows is squat

Oh I am well aware that I got nothin on Mama Nature. I try to learn as much as I can, but I know it's less than the tip of the iceberg.


I'm moving to Denton this fall to get my Ph. D. at UNT. So that's cool.
 
2013-05-20 09:48:00 PM  

Tom_Slick: SuperNinjaToad: Can some farker overlay maps of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, volcano etc and tell me where the safest city to live in to avoid natural disasters already?

Bangor Maine


I hardly knew her
 
2013-05-20 09:48:14 PM  

Fiction Fan: Seriously, every woman they interview from Oklahoma is obese.


-------

[imageshack.us image 420x482]


Goddamit, the pics of Moore are bad enough!
 
2013-05-20 09:48:19 PM  

Aquapope: I heard years ago that something like 95% of tornadoes IN THE WORLD happen in the US, and most of those happen in the lower plains states and along the gulf coast.  Is that true?  I know the plains are perfectly configured for it - nothing to stop cooler air from the north, nothing to stop moist air from the gulf, etc.  But we can't be the only perfect tornado breeding ground in the world, can we?

Meteorology nerds help a Kansan out here.


www.boston.com

And yes.  The US is more prone to it because:

www.boston.com
 
2013-05-20 09:48:31 PM  
Here is the ass end of the storm line in Fayetteville, Ark at sunset about 20 minutes ago. It's absolutely amazing how fast this thing came, caused havoc then moved on.

It's also always been amazing to me how such horrible weather creates such beautiful imagery.

Anybody east of me, buckle down.

www.statattacksports.com
 
2013-05-20 09:48:43 PM  

punk.canuck: Tornado shelters are trivial, dig a hole, put in some supports and roof and cover it in dirt.


Well, you go do that.

Let me know how it works out,.
 
2013-05-20 09:49:17 PM  
media.al.com
 
2013-05-20 09:49:34 PM  

Taylor Mental: Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.


You just don't give up do yeah? Keep farking that chickn'.
 
2013-05-20 09:49:41 PM  

punk.canuck: But why is the death toll so high? does nobody have basements?


The ground in Oklahoma is mainly bedrock, and it's really hard to dig a basement there. So, most people don't have shelters there.
 
2013-05-20 09:49:58 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: One Bad Apple: zvoidx: [i.imgur.com image 320x240]
MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!

/just sayin'
//stay safe

[www.physicalgeography.net image 580x400]


It is just a question of which natural disaster do you want to endue

Can some farker overlay maps of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, volcano etc and tell me where the safest city to live in to avoid natural disasters already?


I don't have the map you requested, but Hawaii is actually the safest state when it comes to natural disasters
 
2013-05-20 09:50:31 PM  

dumbandilikeit: I'd rather have my kids in a cinder block school than in a house. That being said, that storm was clearly too big to make anyplace safe to be.


Would a M1 tank be a safe place to be during one of these? There are thousands of them not being used.
 
2013-05-20 09:50:35 PM  

TommyDeuce: Tom_Slick: SuperNinjaToad: Can some farker overlay maps of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, volcano etc and tell me where the safest city to live in to avoid natural disasters already?

Bangor Maine

I hardly knew her


It is pronounced Bang-GORE.

/Born in Maine but not a native, if a cat had kittens in the oven you wouldn't call them kittens.
 
2013-05-20 09:50:45 PM  

punk.canuck: Tornado shelters are trivial,  dig a hole, put in some supports and roof and cover it in dirt.  hell put a baseball diamond or soccer field on top of it.  it doesn't even need to be wasted space, put in appropriate lights and put a bunch of classrooms in it


It's been said over and over that a shelter isn't necessarily trivial. Depending on the ground water and what the ground is made of. Some places it will flood. Some places have huge, huge boulders in the ground. You can't assume a basement can be built everywhere.
 
2013-05-20 09:50:51 PM  

I_C_Weener: Aquapope: I heard years ago that something like 95% of tornadoes IN THE WORLD happen in the US, and most of those happen in the lower plains states and along the gulf coast.  Is that true?  I know the plains are perfectly configured for it - nothing to stop cooler air from the north, nothing to stop moist air from the gulf, etc.  But we can't be the only perfect tornado breeding ground in the world, can we?

Meteorology nerds help a Kansan out here.

[www.boston.com image 450x250]

And yes.  The US is more prone to it because:

[www.boston.com image 400x173]


"In terms of absolute tornado counts, the United States leads the list, with an average of over 1,000 tornadoes recorded each year. A distant second is Canada, with around 100 per year. Other locations that experience frequent tornado occurrences include northern Europe, western Asia, Bangladesh, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa and Argentina. In fact, the United Kingdom has more tornadoes, relative to its land area, than any other country. Fortunately, most UK tornadoes are relatively weak. "
 
2013-05-20 09:50:55 PM  

ariseatex: Went out and bought a too-fattening dessert and a too-fattening latte.

It's how I cope.


Yep. Stress eating. Sounds about like my night.

/getting ready for stress alcohol
 
2013-05-20 09:51:01 PM  
Taylor Mental:

Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.

The point of that .gif, which was implied, is that at that point, that storm had only even existed for 30 minutes, at most.  Fark isn't going to green light a discussion/newsflash thread for every super cell that forms in Oklahoma.  And I'm done with this.
 
2013-05-20 09:51:04 PM  

Deep Contact: dumbandilikeit: I'd rather have my kids in a cinder block school than in a house. That being said, that storm was clearly too big to make anyplace safe to be.

Would a M1 tank be a safe place to be during one of these? There are thousands of them not being used.


And they're going to build more
 
2013-05-20 09:51:07 PM  

Taylor Mental: Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.


So, what time would you have greened a thread?
 
2013-05-20 09:51:13 PM  
Wow.  They just showed a helicopter camera shot that looked like a view of a theater stage from the balcony.  Then they pulled out and it looked like it was a long par-5 away... then they pulled back again and it must have been over a mile away.   That's not a camera, that's a telescope.
 
2013-05-20 09:51:22 PM  

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: I'm moving to Denton this fall to get my Ph. D. at UNT. So that's cool.


Really!? Cool! I may be a bit biased, but Denton is pretty rad. What's your field of study?
 
2013-05-20 09:51:27 PM  
I_C_Weener:

[www.boston.com image 400x173]

Canada probably has a couple hundred  most of them are weak and in areas that are unhabitated
 
2013-05-20 09:51:28 PM  

Taylor Mental: Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.


This isn't the Weather Channel. Check your local listings.
 
2013-05-20 09:51:39 PM  

Taylor Mental: Minarets: 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.

/favorited!filed

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 image 640x480]

This radar loop starts at 3:02.  It was on the ground and about to hit Moore at that time.

Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.


wtf do you want?
 
2013-05-20 09:51:59 PM  
Tornado passed within one mile of my house. No damage and my family is safe. Utter devastation down the street. We were planning on going shopping today, now those stores aren't even there.
 
2013-05-20 09:52:22 PM  

Tom_Slick: TommyDeuce: Tom_Slick: SuperNinjaToad: Can some farker overlay maps of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, volcano etc and tell me where the safest city to live in to avoid natural disasters already?

Bangor Maine

I hardly knew her

It is pronounced Bang-GORE.

/Born in Maine but not a native, if a cat had kittens in the oven you wouldn't call them kittens.


Well, I don't know him either
 
2013-05-20 09:52:43 PM  

I_C_Weener: Aquapope: I heard years ago that something like 95% of tornadoes IN THE WORLD happen in the US, and most of those happen in the lower plains states and along the gulf coast.  Is that true?  I know the plains are perfectly configured for it - nothing to stop cooler air from the north, nothing to stop moist air from the gulf, etc.  But we can't be the only perfect tornado breeding ground in the world, can we?

Meteorology nerds help a Kansan out here.

[www.boston.com image 450x250]

And yes.  The US is more prone to it because:

[www.boston.com image 400x173]


To be fair, tornadoes in Ireland are barely worth mentioning. We get some in the midlands, which are never large and blow themselves out pretty quickly. We've had far more damage (and a few fatalities) from ordinary storms.

Someone captured a seriously cool looking tornado on video last year, which was hovering over the sea.
 
2013-05-20 09:52:53 PM  
Taylor Mental:

Nice, that's when it was a tornado, not when it was actually breaking news. Thanks for the effort.

You really need to put that shovel away. That being said, if you look to use Fark as a weather warning system...

Oh and you're still a dumbass.
 
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