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2013-05-20 10:44:19 PM  
11 votes:
Heartbreaking pic...

i.imgur.com
2013-05-20 07:58:14 PM  
5 votes:

netringer: Obscene_CNN: Look at the size of that tornado!!!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c4_1369088124

The amazing thing to me is those helicopters are flying maybe 10 miles away under the storm shelf.

I won't fly within 20nm of a thunderstorm!


20 nanometers is pretty damn close.
2013-05-21 12:07:19 AM  
3 votes:
Sky Boners in Flight!
Afternoon of fright!
2013-05-20 09:54:12 PM  
3 votes:
You guys should try to ignore the tornados and stop making new threads about them.

Giving them lots of attention for this behavior just encourages them to act out more and things will get even WORSE!!!
2013-05-20 08:17:07 PM  
3 votes:

mikaloyd: Get your ass somewhere safe and stay there young lady. I dont trust these damned tornadoes and dont want you playing fast and loose cuz you think you are tornado proof.


Damn that is a great start to country song, I can't even begin to tell you.
2013-05-20 07:39:01 PM  
3 votes:

Anderson's Pooper: I need a break.


Tune in CNN if you need a break from news.
2013-05-20 07:25:43 PM  
3 votes:
Thank Jesus that Omarion was spared...
img10.glitterfy.com
2013-05-20 11:11:33 PM  
2 votes:

Random Name Generator: What is it about Tulsa that tornadoes avoid?


Professional courtesy. Tulsa sucks enough already.
2013-05-20 10:24:58 PM  
2 votes:
Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain!

/sorry
2013-05-20 09:37:10 PM  
2 votes:
AH TEN SHUN CITTIZUNZ OF OKLAHOMMAH!
i1.ytimg.com
SEVERE TORNADOE WARNEENG!!!
2013-05-20 09:25:20 PM  
2 votes:

Flying Lasagna Monster: Seriously, every woman they interview from Oklahoma is obese.


The skinny ones all got blown away by past tornadoes.

/sorry
2013-05-20 09:25:14 PM  
2 votes:
Dear 11-Dimensional Bored Geek Playing 3+1-Dimensional Simcity:

img.fark.net

Yes, seriously.  QUIT HITTING THE GODDAMN TORNADO BUTTON.  This is getting not only a bit redonkulous but a whole lot of sad and the very sort of thing we don't like to see. :(

Just friggin' stop it with the metaphysical tornado button.  :P

(And I know it's already been mentioned, but people laugh when schools and businesses in Dixie Alley and Hoosier Alley have Tornado Days and Early Pretty-Damn-Severe Tornado Watch Dismissals (yeah, pretty much anytime a PDS tornado watch gets issued here there's a general early dismissal plan in a lot of cities here)...well, this is why. :(  I'm not sure it would have helped much, but it's the sort of thing that the early dismissals are meant to prevent in theory.  And yes, this is actually somewhat of a new thing around here, but especially after some outbreaks in the 90s and the Mega Outbreak in 2011 it's something that is taken fairly seriously.)

And in addition to battery and "Freeplay" crank-dynamo radios...if you have an interest in helping to get better early warning and help with coordinating rescue, I encourage folks to get their ham radio licenses and consider getting training to become a Skywarn storm spotter.  (You don't even need Morse anymore to get a ham radio license--it helps in multistate communication, yes, but most of the Skywarn nets and emergency nets tend to be on VHF repeaters--and you can actually get spotter training online if there isn't an NWS spotter course nearby.  Also, ham radio tends to work well when the cell towers are out.)

/really hopes for the AR/OK/MO folks that the 11-dimensional kid quits hitting the tornado button
//godfarkingdamnit, I thought we were generally past the days when tornadoes racked up huge death counts in the US :(
2013-05-20 09:24:35 PM  
2 votes:

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?
2013-05-20 09:22:03 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-20 08:26:55 PM  
2 votes:
aedude01:
How the fark do you drown in a school?  That's a horrible way to go.

Depends.  Is it a school of fish?

/probably too soon for jokes
2013-05-20 08:10:40 PM  
2 votes:

ontariolightning: Be thankful that tor wasnt near the nuclear plant otherwise this would be like Fukushima




i17.photobucket.com

TBS did it.
2013-05-20 08:08:06 PM  
2 votes:

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

Arkansas
/sometimes Missouri


i.imgur.com 

You're terrible.

/I shouldn't have laughed
2013-05-20 07:55:42 PM  
2 votes:
Somewhere, Al Roker is naked and covered in cheesecake.
2013-05-20 07:54:02 PM  
2 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: Shadow Blasko: ecmoRandomNumbers: Some guy on CNN is thanking the Lord for saving them from the tornado. The one He sent. And flattened an elementary school with.

Christ.

I flamed Danica Patrick on her twitter when she was talking about praying for the safety of the people in Moore.

"the disaster already happened. stop praying and open your purse and call the red cross. praying didn't work, time for actual action"

Her fans are going to flip out on you.


Then, afterwards, someone will call her prayer overrated and her money chest too small.
2013-05-20 07:51:39 PM  
2 votes:

Torgo_of_Manos: Anthracite: Torgo_of_Manos: Donate to the Redcross if you can

DO NOT DONATE TO THE RED CROSS....

Havent you heard enough of the crap they DONT DO???

Thanks O'Reilly...
Just donate some cash to whomever you prefer.


The NightOwl fund for early retirement is up and taking donations!
2013-05-20 07:29:48 PM  
2 votes:

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


rikers island
2013-05-21 12:07:12 AM  
1 votes:

fjnorton: Wow took me a while to put together the bowling alley.


Yeah, it really tied the whole town together.
2013-05-21 12:06:12 AM  
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: Shadow Blasko: Great Porn Dragon: Fark It: Uchiha_Cycliste: bkosh84: Shadow Blasko: sethstorm: Tornadoes: None in my neck of the woods, since they all seem to go to the east or south.

Please tell me where in SW Ohio you are where you have not had a tornado within 10 miles?

Wasn't there a tornado in Xenia or whatever back in the 1920's or 1930's that was the deadliest in history,?

I thought it was called the tri-state tornado or something.

That was almost certainly not one tornado, but rather a big supercell that spawned multiple tornadoes along one path.

...actually, as scary as it may seem, there IS a consensus building among meteorologists that this was in fact genuinely an incredibly long-tracked tornado and not a tornado family (for some time, it WAS thought the "Tri-State Tornado" was in fact a tornado family from a cycling supercell, but in the past few years folks have gone back over the data and determined that it really was pretty much the Tornado That Would Not Die after all).

So... This really isn't the conversation I wanted to be having .. again.. tonight .. How bout you?

Well, hoping by the time the weather gets to the Ohio Valley that the storm gods have tired of whirlydoom, other than that...dealing with frickin' allergies (have not gotten good sleep thanks to, well, the trees essentially having a Tree Orgy and me being rather allergic to tree pollen of just about everything that grows here...remind me WHY I live in the Ohio Valley again? :D)

And yeah, was rather hoping we'd not be having a thread on the Midwest getting rodgered by the sky yet again...:P


Are you saying that tornadoes are sky boners?
Puts a rather chilling spin on what hail is. =/
2013-05-21 12:05:57 AM  
1 votes:
We need hero:

i469.photobucket.com

Where is Ted Nugent?!
2013-05-20 11:33:41 PM  
1 votes:
Looters.  If meth heads would work this hard at real jobs we wouldn't have to send so many jobs overseas.
2013-05-20 11:02:35 PM  
1 votes:

Man On Pink Corner: Uchiha_Cycliste: I can imagine a day when the sky is filled with little solar powered weather drones at various altitudes all over the world and that data is fed into massive computers worldwide resulting in one solid earth weather map. The earth is a closed system. In theory if one were able to measure and correlate all of the forces at work below the edge of space and above the earth, they would have some wicked predicting power. Right?

Chaos theory.  How does it work?


dependably!
2013-05-20 10:53:44 PM  
1 votes:

Random Name Generator: Shadow Blasko: bkosh84: Shadow Blasko: sethstorm: Tornadoes: None in my neck of the woods, since they all seem to go to the east or south.

Please tell me where in SW Ohio you are where you have not had a tornado within 10 miles?

Wasn't there a tornado in Xenia or whatever back in the 1920's or 1930's that was the deadliest in history,?

April 3rd, 1974. And another since, but not as bad as the 74 F5.

It was part of the deadliest outbreak in history (Until two years ago)

Yeah, old enough to remember the 2000 Xenia F4 tornado. Same path too.


You could NOT GIVE ME a house in Arrowhead. I don't care if its a mansion and stuffed with Bianca Beauchamp and Christina Hendricks clones. NO!

/Ok., maybe. But we're moving on day one.
2013-05-20 10:50:50 PM  
1 votes:
What's the over-under on when there's a blog out there saying this was just Obama's weather machine creating casualties in the name of his global warming agenda?
2013-05-20 10:37:56 PM  
1 votes:

Theory Of Null: Kotecks


Neighbor has a shelter. It was guaranteed without it. Oklahoma doesn't do basements so you have to have tiny shelters.

Triumph: Kotecks


We have power and internet but oddly no water. The pump station got wrecked. Urge to drink urine rising...

megarian: Kotecks


It is odd to watch National television cover a huge event like this and realize you live down the street from it and recognize everything. It becomes far less detached.
2013-05-20 10:16:21 PM  
1 votes:
How many times have I heard some Fark cop-hater say, "We don't need no Moore police"?

a57.foxnews.com
2013-05-20 09:58:48 PM  
1 votes:

The Incredible Sexual Egg: 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


Until the mega-tsunami.
2013-05-20 09:46:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:41:48 PM  
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Alot of Farkers are shameful.


I disagree. I think they're shameless.
2013-05-20 09:41:34 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:24:27 PM  
1 votes:

Tom_Slick: exvaxman: One of the reasons I bought my house was due to it being built with a fallout shelter. Built in 1958. The house inspector who went through was amazed with the steel beams holding up the concrete that was the base for the garage. I figured that anyone building a house like that, there would be less issues over the years with construction quality.

The tornado room was a deciding factor in my home purchase, sure it has vinyl floors and Formica counters but it is has a tornado room.

/Please tell me you have a Fallout Shelter sign.


I wish I had a house with an awesome shelter, but there's no practical need for one where I live.
2013-05-20 09:24:17 PM  
1 votes:
What a horrible situation.
---

Are you talking about this thread, or the tornados that hit today?
2013-05-20 09:23:59 PM  
1 votes:

Flying Lasagna Monster: Seriously, every woman they interview from Oklahoma is obese.


The light ones were blown away.
2013-05-20 09:17:52 PM  
1 votes:

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

Arkansas

/sometimes Missouri


Whew, I'm glad I don't have to handle this one.
2013-05-20 09:16:29 PM  
1 votes:

skozlaw: Iowan73: Just saw a guy being interviewed live on CNN who was wearing a tank top with "She Wants the D" written on it. If you wear something like that, you are almost certain to end up on world-wide live television.

After a tornado.


CSB

After the 1998 tornado that ripped through Hall County GA they were showing pictures of the damage,  a reporter was in front of this huge pile of scrap metal, he went to interview the guy walking around, the pile was not tornado damage but that is how his front yard always looked. He informed them of this fact on live TV stating "I didn't lose a damned thing."

/CSB
2013-05-20 09:09:54 PM  
1 votes:
Just saw a guy being interviewed live on CNN who was wearing a tank top with "She Wants the D" written on it. If you wear something like that, you are almost certain to end up on world-wide live television.
2013-05-20 09:01:51 PM  
1 votes:

LessO2: Wheeling out the big screen TV, really?


Do it before the looters do?
2013-05-20 08:58:39 PM  
1 votes:
As a small town first responder I have seen some things that have rattled my cage but I pray to  Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan  that I never find myself in this kind of rescue/recovery situation.

My heart goes out to the people of Moore.
2013-05-20 08:55:57 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!

/just sayin'
//stay safe
2013-05-20 08:52:41 PM  
1 votes:

DON.MAC: Uchiha_Cycliste: Okay. So if I understand correctly, debris can get sucked way up if the drafts are right but primarily its just fierce spinning winds. In other words cartoons and media have taken some creative liberties with what the middle of a tornado does. Thanks!

Tornados do suck.  The wall clouds where they form are a huge low pressure system and that cases an updraft that tends to go from about 3,000 feet up to about 30,000.  Hail bounces around in that from the updraft so the vertical winds happen to be high enough to counter gravity for things like grape fruit sized chunks of ice.  As those wall clouds get close to the ground, you can get the characteristic funnel and once that forms, the forces in it help reinforce the vertical air flow as cyclone helps drive air away from the low pressure point at the center.   The NWS skywarn web site has lots of useful on how they work.


Thanks! Do you know what it is like way above the tornado?
Does that suction dissipate above the clouds, or create a huge upwards force for miles upwards? would a plane flying at 40,000 feet, 10,000 ft above the top of the clouds be safe?
2013-05-20 08:50:26 PM  
1 votes:

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
2013-05-20 08:46:16 PM  
1 votes:

TommyDeuce: Al Roeker on the scene in Moore


As if they haven't suffered enough.
2013-05-20 08:41:38 PM  
1 votes:
http://kfor.com/2013/05/20/efforts-switch-to-recovery-at-moore-okla-e l ementary-school/

From the article....
First responders told KFOR-TV's Lance West they don't believe there are anymore survivors in the Plaza Towers Elementary school.

So far the bodies of seven children have been recovered.

Crews said they believe 20 to 30 more children may be inside but again, do not believe there are anymore survivors.



 Let that sink in for a minute. I harp on our school system here in Northern Va for hitting the goddamn panic button. No more. Never. Ever.
I can't even find the right words right now.
I yelled at my daughter earlier for something rather innocuous. We're heading downstairs for some ice cream.
2013-05-20 08:39:48 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-05-20 08:17:43 PM  
1 votes:

Ravage: Is it to early to talk about tornado control?


www.charlock.org
2013-05-20 08:11:50 PM  
1 votes:

The Downfall: ontariolightning: Be thankful that tor wasnt near the nuclear plant otherwise this would be like Fukushima

[i17.photobucket.com image 249x388]

TBS did it.


If the storm sucked as bad as that movie, I'm surprised there's anything more then bedrock left.
2013-05-20 07:59:03 PM  
1 votes:

Torgo_of_Manos: derpy: Anthracite: Torgo_of_Manos: Donate to the Redcross if you can

DO NOT DONATE TO THE RED CROSS....

Havent you heard enough of the crap they DONT DO???

Your money would be better spent by renting an airplane and dropping dollar bills in the general area.

What an appropriate user name


It's actually true. Here in Alabama they where useless for the Tuscaloosa Tornado outbreak.
All money to the red-cross goes into their 'general fund' very little of that actually reaches people in need.
Better to go on a website and donate to the local chapter of the Salvation Army in OKC---they target the area; and a very streamlined overhead cost.
2013-05-20 07:55:36 PM  
1 votes:

Di Atribe: mikaloyd: Di Atribe: Random Name Generator: [i.imgur.com image 474x320]

As I was SAYING in the other thread, MODERATOR, that one is headed towards Granbury, which was devastated during last week's storms. There's also a tornado warning for Montague County, which also had a tornado touch down last week (EF2). Are we working on some tornado ruts out here or what?

So its your fault?

Hm, it may be. I think I've had my lifetime limit of tornadic experiences so I've developed a weather bubble that deflects all the worst stuff.

In other news, not sure if I should stick with national coverage to keep up with Moore or stay local in case we get a warning. Hm..... I know the answer sounds obvious, but....


Get your ass somewhere safe and stay there young lady. I dont trust these damned tornadoes and dont want you playing fast and loose cuz you think you are tornado proof.
2013-05-20 07:54:57 PM  
1 votes:
Jesus, 7 of the kids drowned in the school.
2013-05-20 07:52:01 PM  
1 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2013-05-20 07:50:56 PM  
1 votes:
Aaaannd the local hospital has just thrown HIPAA out the window, to announce the name of a 9 year old child in their care and ask the parents to call them.

/I'm OK with this.
2013-05-20 07:49:22 PM  
1 votes:
Is it to early to talk about tornado control?
2013-05-20 07:46:57 PM  
1 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: Some guy on CNN is thanking the Lord for saving them from the tornado. The one He sent. And flattened an elementary school with.

Christ.


I flamed Danica Patrick on her twitter when she was talking about praying for the safety of the people in Moore.

"the disaster already happened. stop praying and open your purse and call the red cross. praying didn't work, time for actual action"
2013-05-20 07:45:04 PM  
1 votes:
All of these cells seem to have reorganized after passing Tulsa, and into an environment with more energy... 

What is it about Tulsa that tornadoes avoid?
2013-05-20 07:44:54 PM  
1 votes:
If I were a religious man, I would say he is punishing you for something.

Anti gay marriage, check
Blindly republican, check

Of course this is somehow obama's fault.
2013-05-20 07:39:59 PM  
1 votes:
shiat's head toward Joplin.

/What is this, a frickin greatest hits outbreak?
2013-05-20 07:26:56 PM  
1 votes:

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


New Zealand?
2013-05-20 07:26:03 PM  
1 votes:

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


Who cares, its gotta be better than Oklahoma!
2013-05-20 07:25:33 PM  
1 votes:

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

Arkansas

/sometimes Missouri


Or even worse, Texas.
2013-05-20 07:22:25 PM  
1 votes:
Praying for our sisters and brothers in OK.  :'(
2013-05-20 07:21:44 PM  
1 votes:
If tornadoes in Kansas bring you to Oz, where do tornadoes in Oklahoma bring you?
 
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