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2013-05-21 11:46:52 AM

thebigearl: Flab: Shadow Blasko: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Dear OKC/Moore

Who did you piss off?!? I mean REALLY?

/Image current as of 11:16 EDT

What's the difference between a diamond and a triangle, in that graph?

Square is a hail core.  Diamond is a rotating mesocyclone.  Triangle is a radar indicated tornado vortex signature (not necessarily a tornado, but has the radar characteristics of one)


Hgh 5 for the stereo response!
 
2013-05-21 11:48:18 AM

muck4doo: Stay safe.


We're good...on the far western edge of the risk area. I don't think we'll see much of anything...including a badly needed rain.
 
2013-05-21 11:55:48 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-21 11:56:36 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: muck4doo: Stay safe.

We're good...on the far western edge of the risk area. I don't think we'll see much of anything...including a badly needed rain.


Hoping you get some rain then. :)

Austin weather is telling us Tornadoes a possibility, and golf ball sized hail, but not likely. 50% chance of strong storms though.
 
2013-05-21 11:58:29 AM

muck4doo: TanSau: muck4doo: TanSau: Confabulat: TanSau: Let's be honest here.

If you live in a tornado or hurricane prone area, and don't have a home/school constructed like this:

http://www.monolithic.com/

Then I have no sympathy for you.

That's hilarious. I suppose the entire Eastern coast of the USA needs to adopt your little hobbit homes before you are willing to shed a tear if they die. You are a very wise person, said no one ever.

Not my company.

and you're right, the entire east coast needs to have a strong infrastructure.

You'll be crying on the doorstep of those hobbit homes during/after a Cat 5 or F5

BTW, you're part of the problem.

Where do you live at that is immune to natural disasters?

It's not about living in a location that is devoid of natural disaster.
It's about being PREPARED for the disasters in your area.
dumbass

So how do you prepare a city for an F5 tornado, a major 9.0 earthquake or Major Tsunami hitting the East Coast? An asteroid hitting you? How do you prepare for massive California wildfires? Are you going to put a big ass sprinkler system over all of their woods? Let's hear your thoughts on how to prepare for those events, and make it economically feasible. I'm betting you still haven't figured out how to solve the homeless situation in your neighborhood.


You guys really are newbs
F5 Tornado: Already posted a link on one (of many) solutions
9.0: earthquake: same link, don't build on a cliff.
Wildfires: same building, also, clear trees a MINIMUM of 50' from your home.
I'll just laugh at your asteroid comment. (points) HAha!

So I'm supposed to cure the homeless problem before I make a strong home? interdesting.jpg
 
2013-05-21 11:58:46 AM

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]


Looking for the moral of that picture...
 
2013-05-21 11:58:48 AM
Just watched a video of people looking for their kids outside of the school.  You could hear some woman screaming her son's name in the background.  As a new dad, that hit me right in the Parent.  Going home to hold my boy at lunch.
 
2013-05-21 12:00:44 PM

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]


That photo seems just as inappropriate as my own thoughts towards it.
 
2013-05-21 12:01:00 PM

muck4doo: Hoping you get some rain then. :)


Thanks. We did have a biatch of a hail storm 2 weeks ago. over $15K damage to my house....and all of a 1/4" of rain. BUT at least the hail melted!

/glass half full
 
2013-05-21 12:02:30 PM

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]


BTW, that one was from the day before the one yesterday.
 
2013-05-21 12:03:11 PM
Hey Farkers - I've been following these threads since yesterday and want to say thanks; this place is awesome for breaking news links, insight from locals being affected, actual education around issues contributing to what's happening, and the huge majority of the community coming together in compassion. Shadow Blasko and others - glad you're here and thanks for the helpful info.

My link contribution: www.tornadopaths.org; found it yesterday, it maps out everywhere in the US that's seen a tornado in the past 48 hrs; you can search for zip codes and 'today in history;' as far as I can make out, the yellow icons are ones that actually touched down, and white is either that or less severe (Shadow, you know?).

Heart goes out to all in the storm's path, and impressed as hell as always with how people come together after disaster.
 
2013-05-21 12:03:32 PM

Shadow Blasko: thebigearl: Flab: Shadow Blasko: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Dear OKC/Moore

Who did you piss off?!? I mean REALLY?

/Image current as of 11:16 EDT

What's the difference between a diamond and a triangle, in that graph?

Square is a hail core.  Diamond is a rotating mesocyclone.  Triangle is a radar indicated tornado vortex signature (not necessarily a tornado, but has the radar characteristics of one)

Hgh 5 for the stereo response!


Thanks both.
 
2013-05-21 12:05:13 PM

TanSau: muck4doo: TanSau: muck4doo: TanSau: Confabulat: TanSau: Let's be honest here.

If you live in a tornado or hurricane prone area, and don't have a home/school constructed like this:

http://www.monolithic.com/

Then I have no sympathy for you.

That's hilarious. I suppose the entire Eastern coast of the USA needs to adopt your little hobbit homes before you are willing to shed a tear if they die. You are a very wise person, said no one ever.

Not my company.

and you're right, the entire east coast needs to have a strong infrastructure.

You'll be crying on the doorstep of those hobbit homes during/after a Cat 5 or F5

BTW, you're part of the problem.

Where do you live at that is immune to natural disasters?

It's not about living in a location that is devoid of natural disaster.
It's about being PREPARED for the disasters in your area.
dumbass

So how do you prepare a city for an F5 tornado, a major 9.0 earthquake or Major Tsunami hitting the East Coast? An asteroid hitting you? How do you prepare for massive California wildfires? Are you going to put a big ass sprinkler system over all of their woods? Let's hear your thoughts on how to prepare for those events, and make it economically feasible. I'm betting you still haven't figured out how to solve the homeless situation in your neighborhood.

You guys really are newbs
F5 Tornado: Already posted a link on one (of many) solutions
9.0: earthquake: same link, don't build on a cliff.
Wildfires: same building, also, clear trees a MINIMUM of 50' from your home.
I'll just laugh at your asteroid comment. (points) HAha!

So I'm supposed to cure the homeless problem before I make a strong home? interdesting.jpg


Great! You figured out the solution to nature! Now you can go pay for it. Didn't realize I was talking to a genius. My apologies.
 
2013-05-21 12:10:03 PM

Shadow Blasko: thebigearl: Flab: Shadow Blasko: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Dear OKC/Moore

Who did you piss off?!? I mean REALLY?

/Image current as of 11:16 EDT

What's the difference between a diamond and a triangle, in that graph?

Square is a hail core.  Diamond is a rotating mesocyclone.  Triangle is a radar indicated tornado vortex signature (not necessarily a tornado, but has the radar characteristics of one)

Hgh 5 for the stereo response!


Hah nice!
 
2013-05-21 12:10:44 PM
So now they're saying only 24 dead, not 51 or 91 or whatever.

Still... "only"
 
2013-05-21 12:13:42 PM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Just watched a video of people looking for their kids outside of the school.  You could hear some woman screaming her son's name in the background.  As a new dad, that hit me right in the Parent.  Going home to hold my boy at lunch.


Link?
 
2013-05-21 12:15:17 PM

TanSau: You guys really are newbs


Newb? My childhood home was destroyed by Hurricane Opal back in like 95. The house stayed, but there's not much anyone could have done about the 5 feet of storm surge that came through the house. I suppose a smart person like you would have never built near a body of water, of course. You are smart and safe from nature.
 
2013-05-21 12:15:26 PM

mrshowrules: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]

That photo seems just as inappropriate as my own thoughts towards it.


It shows a lack of appreciation for the danger. It's like that guy who took video of that fertilizer plant explosion. Somewhere on the other side there's a memory card of a couple of people who did the exact same thing but aren't around to post it.
 
2013-05-21 12:17:06 PM

reillan: So now they're saying only 24 dead, not 51 or 91 or whatever.

Still... "only"


I would imagine that the toll would be hire had children been out of school and families been largely at home. Entire neighborhoods are destroyed. This is pure speculation of course.

I'm relieved to hear the better news. Thanks.
 
2013-05-21 12:19:04 PM
I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/
 
2013-05-21 12:22:53 PM

megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/


That's...mesmerizing...Thanks for sharing.
 
2013-05-21 12:36:31 PM
Waitaminute. The death toll was lowered from 51 to 24? That means 27 people thought to be dead are now... alive...

OMG OKIE ZOMBIES!!! O_O
 
2013-05-21 12:37:57 PM
A quote from Farker Slappy McLongstocking a few days ago in the "racist teen wears confederate flag t-shirt" thread:"just hope the storms kill as many as possible so there wont be so many stupid people."/in the words of the immortal Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does."
 
2013-05-21 12:38:34 PM

megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/


That little spiral west of DFW is shaking things up in Young county right now.
 
2013-05-21 12:40:30 PM

esteban9: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]

Looking for the moral of that picture...


I think it's there to test my morals.
 
2013-05-21 12:47:59 PM

megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/


Cool. o.o
 
2013-05-21 12:50:07 PM

muck4doo: TanSau: muck4doo: TanSau: muck4doo: TanSau: Confabulat: TanSau: Let's be honest here.

If you live in a tornado or hurricane prone area, and don't have a home/school constructed like this:

http://www.monolithic.com/

Then I have no sympathy for you.

That's hilarious. I suppose the entire Eastern coast of the USA needs to adopt your little hobbit homes before you are willing to shed a tear if they die. You are a very wise person, said no one ever.

Not my company.

and you're right, the entire east coast needs to have a strong infrastructure.

You'll be crying on the doorstep of those hobbit homes during/after a Cat 5 or F5

BTW, you're part of the problem.

Where do you live at that is immune to natural disasters?

It's not about living in a location that is devoid of natural disaster.
It's about being PREPARED for the disasters in your area.
dumbass

So how do you prepare a city for an F5 tornado, a major 9.0 earthquake or Major Tsunami hitting the East Coast? An asteroid hitting you? How do you prepare for massive California wildfires? Are you going to put a big ass sprinkler system over all of their woods? Let's hear your thoughts on how to prepare for those events, and make it economically feasible. I'm betting you still haven't figured out how to solve the homeless situation in your neighborhood.

You guys really are newbs
F5 Tornado: Already posted a link on one (of many) solutions
9.0: earthquake: same link, don't build on a cliff.
Wildfires: same building, also, clear trees a MINIMUM of 50' from your home.
I'll just laugh at your asteroid comment. (points) HAha!

So I'm supposed to cure the homeless problem before I make a strong home? interdesting.jpg

Great! You figured out the solution to nature! Now you can go pay for it. Didn't realize I was talking to a genius. My apologies.


No problem. The willfully stupid rarely recognize genius.

Confabulat: TanSau: You guys really are newbs

Newb? My childhood home was destroyed by Hurricane Opal back in like 95. The house stayed, but there's not much anyone could have done about the 5 feet of storm surge that came through the house. I suppose a smart person like you would have never built near a body of water, of course. You are smart and safe from nature.


Would I build in an area known for storm surge, or on a flood plane? Goodness no.
That would be idiotic.

Having experienced such an event, you'd think that you would respect nature and build in a location and a way to prevent common and predictable home destruction.

An ounce of prevention....
 
2013-05-21 01:05:57 PM

megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/


Really cool.
 
2013-05-21 01:10:27 PM

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]


Obligatory fist of an angry god for the girl on the right.
 
2013-05-21 01:11:29 PM

TanSau: Would I build in an area known for storm surge, or on a flood plane? Goodness no.
That would be idiotic.

Having experienced such an event, you'd think that you would respect nature and build in a location and a way to prevent common and predictable home destruction.

An ounce of prevention....


As someone who lives in a coastal town, whose husband is contracted to be here for another 3 years because  people here need doctors and are short on them, where every part of town is susceptible to the possibility of a storm surge, I hope you never have to find out how idiotic your statement really is.

I know I've singled you out, but the incessant posts in all three threads that are accusatory of people for being stupid to not be prepared enough for disaster is ignorant and infuriating on an aneurism-inducing level. No one, no matter where they live or what they do to prepare is safe from disaster. Enough with the blame game. This is a time for empathy of those who have lost everything through no fault of their own, and nothing else.
 
2013-05-21 01:13:38 PM

megalynn44: Well I use Mac/Linux...: Just watched a video of people looking for their kids outside of the school.  You could hear some woman screaming her son's name in the background.  As a new dad, that hit me right in the Parent.  Going home to hold my boy at lunch.

Link?


Here
 
2013-05-21 01:16:37 PM

PowerSlacker: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]

Obligatory fist of an angry god for the girl on the right.


I'll need you to have a seat over here sir.
 
2013-05-21 01:16:39 PM

megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/


North Texas really sucks today.

/awesome site
 
2013-05-21 01:23:08 PM

PowerSlacker: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 720x960]

Obligatory fist of an angry god for the girl on the right.


Why does she have a lightning cable coming out of her wrist?
 
2013-05-21 01:33:53 PM

PowerSlacker: megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/

North Texas really sucks today.

/awesome site


When that low pushes eastward when things ramp up... SEOK, North Texas, NE Arkansas, esp. Texarkana area could see some big numbers..... hoping today isn't as scary as yesterday (although really, it was one isolated large tornado that happened to be in Moore, and many smaller tornadoes)
 
2013-05-21 01:36:51 PM

Random Name Generator: PowerSlacker: megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/

North Texas really sucks today.

/awesome site

When that low pushes eastward when things ramp up... SEOK, North Texas, NE Arkansas, esp. Texarkana area could see some big numbers..... hoping today isn't as scary as yesterday (although really, it was one isolated large tornado that happened to be in Moore, and many smaller tornadoes)


Also, Texarkana is the national headquarters of the American Baptist Association...

/Wrath of God, etc.
 
2013-05-21 01:43:52 PM

TanSau: Having experienced such an event, you'd think that you would respect nature and build in a location and a way to prevent common and predictable home destruction.


I told you, I'm a renter. Do you think people who have leases deserve to die? Be honest now. You're pretty funny thinking you're smart while everyone with an IQ over 80 is laughing at you, so I'm curious to hear more of your delusional ravings that you consider "intelligence."

Do carry on.
 
2013-05-21 01:50:25 PM

PowerSlacker: megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/

North Texas really sucks today.

/awesome site


Yeah, the wind is getting very spinny west of Dallas.
 
2013-05-21 01:50:30 PM
43 minutes of KFOR OKC Channel 4 coverage of Moore Tornado, for those interested.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga7niHGgSN4

They did an awesome job of getting the warnings out, and communicating with storm chasers.

Hope those in Southeastern OK, Central/Northeast TX, and other points in the midwest stay safe today.
 
2013-05-21 01:50:36 PM

Random Name Generator: Also, Texarkana is the national headquarters of the American Baptist Association...


Ermagherd!
 
2013-05-21 01:53:53 PM

megalynn44: PowerSlacker: megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/

North Texas really sucks today.

/awesome site

Yeah, the wind is getting very spinny west of Dallas.


ahh shiat...

Be safe Dallas Area Farkers.
 
2013-05-21 02:00:39 PM
Everything within 100 miles or more of Dallas is under a Tornado Watch right now


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/
 
2013-05-21 02:08:21 PM

vygramul: FullMetalPanda: God damn unpatriotic tornadoes!!!  In America we spin the correct way, the Murica way!!

The ones that spin in the other direction are artificially created.


Great. Now I'm picturing some tabloid exposé called "From Storm Cells to Stem Cells" or something.

TanSau: No problem. The willfully stupid rarely recognize genius.

 cache.thisorth.at

 
2013-05-21 02:08:33 PM

WippitGuud: Everything within 100 miles or more of Dallas is under a Tornado Watch right now


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/


shiat is definitely real.  They used two exclamation points in the headline:

Tornado Watch for All of North and Central Texas Until 7 PM!!
 
2013-05-21 02:18:21 PM

megalynn44: PowerSlacker: megalynn44: I wish I had thought to share this link yesterday, it's always highly useful in weather situation.

http://hint.fm/wind/

North Texas really sucks today.

/awesome site

Yeah, the wind is getting very spinny west of Dallas.


[Deep breath]

Guys, I don't wanna rain on anyones parade here, but http://hint.fm/wind/ is not generated from actual surface readings... or any real-time readings at all.

It is based on a surface wind forecast map from the National Digital Forecast Database. It is not live. It's not even real readings. It's an (hour by hour) forecast weather map, turned into an art project.

It does not take into account individual storms (other than massive storms, like hurricanes or general low pressure areas). It's just a REALLY DAMN COOL artistic layer of a forecast map.

Please don't use it for anything other than "wow, thats cool"... and "it looks like it will be windy in our area, lets try to fly a kite"

/Nothing against them.. I really like it.. but it is not real time or actual observed winds.
 
2013-05-21 02:20:48 PM

PowerSlacker: WippitGuud: Everything within 100 miles or more of Dallas is under a Tornado Watch right now


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/

shiat is definitely real.  They used two exclamation points in the headline:

Tornado Watch for All of North and Central Texas Until 7 PM!!


Darned Texans are just trying to steal our limelight.
 
2013-05-21 02:25:06 PM

PowerSlacker: WippitGuud: Everything within 100 miles or more of Dallas is under a Tornado Watch right now


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/

shiat is definitely real.  They used two exclamation points in the headline:

Tornado Watch for All of North and Central Texas Until 7 PM!!


I find the Plains-state NWS offices tend to put a lot of exclamations on their main page alerts. (Not that it's any less genuinely dangerous, mind.)

Easily the most panicked NWS bulletin in history (and necessarily so) was for Katrina.

Nerd info for the moment: Dallas-area CAPE values are approaching 3000 J/kg in the latest soundings, and storm-relative helicity is around 250 m2/s2.
 
2013-05-21 02:26:29 PM

WippitGuud: CCTV footage from a gas station that is no longer there


Wrong place...its a different storm. U got pwned. LOL!
 
2013-05-21 02:27:47 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-21 02:31:00 PM

ds_4815: PowerSlacker: WippitGuud: Everything within 100 miles or more of Dallas is under a Tornado Watch right now


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/

shiat is definitely real.  They used two exclamation points in the headline:

Tornado Watch for All of North and Central Texas Until 7 PM!!

I find the Plains-state NWS offices tend to put a lot of exclamations on their main page alerts. (Not that it's any less genuinely dangerous, mind.)

Easily the most panicked NWS bulletin in history (and necessarily so) was for Katrina.

Nerd info for the moment: Dallas-area CAPE values are approaching 3000 J/kg in the latest soundings, and storm-relative helicity is around 250 m2/s2.


That Katrina bulletin had its own Fark thread... And was the first of (maybe 20?) Katrina real-time threads

Hey, if you don't mind, Once again I can't get data to load on GR3... (I think its my laptop), how are upper midwest (I'm in Columbus) values looking at the moment. I have not been able to pull CAPE data since before noon.
 
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