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2013-05-21 12:36:20 AM
Aaaaaaaaand we're back.
 
2013-05-21 12:36:59 AM
hopefully only us tho... not more twisters.
 
2013-05-21 12:38:00 AM
I just woke up. Tornadoes, huh.
 
2013-05-21 12:38:51 AM
Well... here we go again.
 
2013-05-21 12:38:58 AM

Confabulat: I just woke up. Tornadoes, huh.


Good god y'all!

What are they good for?
 
2013-05-21 12:39:21 AM
I heard on reddit that the tornado could be Ravi Trapathi?
 
2013-05-21 12:39:30 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: hopefully only us tho... not more twisters.

I feel the same way.
 
2013-05-21 12:39:45 AM

Shadow Blasko: Confabulat: I just woke up. Tornadoes, huh.

Good god y'all!

What are they good for?


They'll remodel your house fairly efficiently.
 
2013-05-21 12:40:41 AM
You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.

Desperately trying to find shelter.  Head into an underground parking garage, only to discover that
  it's actually above-ground and directly exposed, that sort of thing.  Sigh.
 
2013-05-21 12:40:42 AM
gwmusic.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-21 12:41:33 AM

you are a puppet: I heard on reddit that the tornado could be Ravi Trapathi?


never listen to those cretins. No good comes from them.
 
2013-05-21 12:41:43 AM

awalkingecho: Shadow Blasko: Confabulat: I just woke up. Tornadoes, huh.

Good god y'all!

What are they good for?

They'll remodel your house fairly efficiently.


well they will suck the paint off your house and give your family a permanent orange afro

/whenever I get a "hey" on my phone I know it isn't good
 
2013-05-21 12:42:16 AM

patchvonbraun: You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.

Desperately trying to find shelter.  Head into an underground parking garage, only to discover that
  it's actually above-ground and directly exposed, that sort of thing.  Sigh.


that's horrifying.
 
2013-05-21 12:43:23 AM

patchvonbraun: You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.

Desperately trying to find shelter.  Head into an underground parking garage, only to discover that
  it's actually above-ground and directly exposed, that sort of thing.  Sigh.


You may have ADHD.
 
2013-05-21 12:43:54 AM
Mom lives in Edmond, dad lives in NW OKC. Both are okay. I was not expecting this storm to weaken as fast as it did, by the time it got to Stroud/Bristow it seemed to almost disintegrate.
 
2013-05-21 12:45:03 AM
 
2013-05-21 12:45:31 AM
Oh great, TWC just said to expect a 50% chance of seeing a tornado withing 25 miles of any particular spot along a pretty big swath of TX/AR/OK/LA - with DFW right in the meat of it. I guess I'll have to pay attention to the weather tomorrow.
 
2013-05-21 12:45:49 AM
Unconfirmed update from the ME's office for Oklahoma that there are 51 confirmed dead and they are expecting 40 more with the majority believed to be children
 
2013-05-21 12:47:16 AM
i can't imagine the balls of those newschopper pilots...
 
2013-05-21 12:48:08 AM
The scale of the destruction just shuts down my mind. I have so many friends that literally were missed by a block or two of this. And we just found out a family friend lost everything. I don't really have anything else to contribute.
 
2013-05-21 12:48:35 AM

FlyingJ: i can't imagine the balls of those newschopper pilots...


Interesting, on the weather podcast thing I watched earlier, they mentioned that the type of tornado you get in the plains states is different from what you get in the southeast... they said their pilots wouldn't be comfortable trying to go film in the plains states because of that.
 
2013-05-21 12:48:46 AM

patchvonbraun: You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.

Desperately trying to find shelter.  Head into an underground parking garage, only to discover that
  it's actually above-ground and directly exposed, that sort of thing.  Sigh.


I've lived in Tornado Alley all my life and I have only seen one tornado with my own eyes. It was when I was a kid. The tornado was far in the distance across some fields as we were driving home (we weren't concerned about it because the storm wasn't coming in our direction).

I've never had scary dreams about tornadoes. I should probably be a little more concerned than I am, though. My house is on a slab and it does not have any internal rooms with no exterior walls.  : (
 
2013-05-21 12:49:48 AM

Heathen: awalkingecho: Shadow Blasko: Confabulat: I just woke up. Tornadoes, huh.

Good god y'all!

What are they good for?

They'll remodel your house fairly efficiently.

well they will suck the paint off your house and give your family a permanent orange afro

/whenever I get a "hey" on my phone I know it isn't good


Want to go out with a bang?

But for real... farking tornados...all my best to the victims
 
2013-05-21 12:50:30 AM
Uncle works at Tinker so he arrived home pretty late, but his home is still standing. Thankfully he and his wife are the only two people I know who still live in Moore. (Why they still live in Moore after living through all the other tornadoes is a mystery to me.)

According to local news, they're already turning away volunteers and there are mile and a half long lines of cars of people trying to drop off donations. Policy-wise we're not always the most forward-thinking state, but we damn well know how to look after each other.
 
2013-05-21 12:50:45 AM
Has President Obama made any kind of declaration/address yet?  I'm just lazy at this point, I'm still looking at that crazy hook echo gif of when it went through, I'll go search soon enough.
 
2013-05-21 12:51:03 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-21 12:51:22 AM
Argh... Just went all Tolstoy in the Wildlife Rehab thread (that goes green at 1:15) and I think I need a break and a few shots of rum.

Gonna run my models for tomorrow and have a shot and I'll be back.
 
2013-05-21 12:51:28 AM

patchvonbraun: You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.

Desperately trying to find shelter.  Head into an underground parking garage, only to discover that
  it's actually above-ground and directly exposed, that sort of thing.  Sigh.


I've had a couple myself; I attribute it to having family in the midwest and visiting once or twice during the season/hearing the sirens.

On a related note, Indianapolis and surrounding counties are under a tornado watch now. Tagged all my facebook connections in the area... hopefully they were already taking precautions before the NWS upgraded it.
 
2013-05-21 12:52:24 AM
Tiny earthquake hit too, but not even a hicup compared to the storm. But the small tremors are getting more frequent. Not even weekly. But it's still creepy.
 
2013-05-21 12:52:26 AM
Fun fact: tornadoes in Australia spin in the opposite direction.
 
2013-05-21 12:52:38 AM

Triumph: [i.imgur.com image 800x450]


Wow.
 
2013-05-21 12:53:27 AM
Gonna post this again.  Some great footage of the beginning of the tornado in the Newcastle area.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=580914905273381
 
2013-05-21 12:54:28 AM
Just got back online after all the craziness today.  It's been crazy here.  I spent all evening tracking down most of my friends, as a majority of them are in the Moore area.  Thankfully all are safe and sound.  This day just broke my heart.

Shattered by the death and destruction this storm wrought.
 
2013-05-21 12:54:29 AM
My office mate's sister lives near OKC. Hoping she's well. (He was in Moore for the '99 tornado.)

Thoughts and good wishes to you folks in the area.

/helped with clean-up in Joplin
//took days to get all the fiberglass insulation off my skin
///it's a truly otherworldly thing to behold.
 
2013-05-21 12:54:32 AM
I send mourning and hugz through the Internet.
 
2013-05-21 12:54:35 AM

AlanSmithee: Fun fact: tornadoes in Australia spin in the opposite direction.


Fun fact, anti-cyclonic tornadoes happen in North America as well.
 
2013-05-21 12:54:48 AM

SeekingSanity: patchvonbraun: You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.

Desperately trying to find shelter.  Head into an underground parking garage, only to discover that
  it's actually above-ground and directly exposed, that sort of thing.  Sigh.

I've lived in Tornado Alley all my life and I have only seen one tornado with my own eyes. It was when I was a kid. The tornado was far in the distance across some fields as we were driving home (we weren't concerned about it because the storm wasn't coming in our direction).

I've never had scary dreams about tornadoes. I should probably be a little more concerned than I am, though. My house is on a slab and it does not have any internal rooms with no exterior walls.  : (


Yeah, it's weird the way dreams work.  I almost *never* dreamed about my wife while we were still
  married.   Now that we're not, a coupla nighmares a month involving her :)

We get smaller tornados here in the Ottawa valley every coupla years.  Never seen one myself.  We're fortunate in that most places have basements.  Mine is full of spiders--they'll just have to get the fark outta
the way if we get a tornado around here!  :)
 
2013-05-21 12:55:38 AM

Joafu: Has President Obama made any kind of declaration/address yet?  I'm just lazy at this point, I'm still looking at that crazy hook echo gif of when it went through, I'll go search soon enough.


He has. Here it is
 
2013-05-21 12:55:51 AM

Triumph: [i.imgur.com image 800x450]


Cool pic.
 
2013-05-21 12:56:28 AM
(thank you mod...got the message) :)
 
2013-05-21 12:56:38 AM
CNN ticker: Wife of meteorologist at CNN affiliate KOCO surveys damage: Neighborhood looks like a 'war zone'

/this is CNN
//Piers Morgan asking coroner to predict the number of bodies
 
2013-05-21 12:56:54 AM

redheededstepchild: Tiny earthquake hit too, but not even a hicup compared to the storm. But the small tremors are getting more frequent. Not even weekly. But it's still creepy.


Aint no one f•cks with tiny earthquake.

Aint no one.
 
2013-05-21 12:56:55 AM

Shadow Blasko: AlanSmithee: Fun fact: tornadoes in Australia spin in the opposite direction.

Fun fact, anti-cyclonic tornadoes happen in North America as well.


Really? I had no idea. Wow...
 
2013-05-21 12:58:30 AM

Peacedog: Gonna post this again.  Some great footage of the beginning of the tornado in the Newcastle area.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=580914905273381


Anyone else see that white spec fly across left to right at 5:14?  That's WAY up in the air, and I doubt it's a bird.
 
2013-05-21 12:59:32 AM

dumbandilikeit: (thank you mod...got the message) :)


Same here, I'll play nice, just a long sad day : (
 
2013-05-21 01:01:03 AM

Joafu: Peacedog: Gonna post this again.  Some great footage of the beginning of the tornado in the Newcastle area.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=580914905273381

Anyone else see that white spec fly across left to right at 5:14?  That's WAY up in the air, and I doubt it's a bird.


I saw it.. It's probably some massive debris. I could see why you wanted to say a bird.
 
2013-05-21 01:01:39 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Shadow Blasko: AlanSmithee: Fun fact: tornadoes in Australia spin in the opposite direction.

Fun fact, anti-cyclonic tornadoes happen in North America as well.

Really? I had no idea. Wow...


Rare, but yep, they happen. Coriolis force tends to give hurricanes the spin directions you'd normally associate with the hemisphere "rule", but tornadoes occur on too small a scale to be affected much by it. Wind shear's the main factor there.
 
2013-05-21 01:03:08 AM
I admit I'm a weather geek. I just got home and signed into my weather chat. We watched this little cell. Then BOOM. As a weather geek I have never seen a radar signature like that. And then to watch it via helicopter. Every local OK TV feed I watched issued the most dire warnings I've ever heard. Still really hard to see the damage and devastation. They had about 20-30mins of warnings, but not much you can do when faced with a storm of that size.

I am just dumbstruck at the level of damage. And my heart aches. While watching it unfold my heart was in a knot and goosebumps to beat all goosebumps. But not a darned thing I could do.

So I will donate to locally appropriate charities. Those that can make the most difference to the 10,000 plus that now have no homes. Please do the same.
 
2013-05-21 01:03:12 AM

susansto-helit: Uncle works at Tinker so he arrived home pretty late, but his home is still standing. Thankfully he and his wife are the only two people I know who still live in Moore. (Why they still live in Moore after living through all the other tornadoes is a mystery to me.)

According to local news, they're already turning away volunteers and there are mile and a half long lines of cars of people trying to drop off donations. Policy-wise we're not always the most forward-thinking state, but we damn well know how to look after each other.


Sounds like Moore is a town that could benefit from shelter-raising parties or something.  They get hit so often it'd be worthwhile.
 
2013-05-21 01:04:35 AM
 
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