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2013-05-24 09:08:43 PM  
I lived in Edmond OK on May 3rd 1999. Scariest Shiat Ever.

I was about a mile away from the one that tore up Guthrie that day.

I wouldn't live in Moore. Tornadoes like Moore for some reason.
 
2013-05-24 09:17:23 PM  

studebaker hoch: I've never chased tornados or even seen a decent one up close, but even I could tell you they don't back up.

For all its power, the supercell is moving because the wind is pushing it.

Once you're behind the tornado, it can't get you.

/you do have to watch for "clever girl" satellite twisters tho....


They don't back up, but they sometimes circle back around and hit the same place again from a different direction.
 
2013-05-24 09:29:42 PM  

The Southern Dandy: Seems like the best plan is to get in a car and get out of the way, rather than trying to find someplace to hide within your home.  Two reasons...
1. You're out of harm's way.
2. You'll still have a vehicle, even if you've lost everything else.


You don't want to get caught out in the storm in a thin walled metal box with glass windows, while there are trees and building debris flying around.
 
2013-05-24 09:53:08 PM  
I'm... glad that the worst weather I have to deal with is the occasional 4 footer snowfall.
 
2013-05-24 10:38:19 PM  
Freaking Godzilla at 10:03.

Why are they covering this up?
 
2013-05-24 10:45:21 PM  

RedVentrue: I lived in Edmond OK on May 3rd 1999. Scariest Shiat Ever.

I was about a mile away from the one that tore up Guthrie that day.

I wouldn't live in Moore. Tornadoes like Moore for some reason.


I'm Moore born and raised, fark it, i'm moving. The May 3rd one hit my house the day we were moving, we had gotten most of our stuff out by the time we left. It is flippin crazy that F5s used to be rare for a state to see, but now i've lived thru two in the same city. Damn Okies and their unwillingness to affirm that the weather is changing, and that we need to get off our asses to affect some change in the way things are done.
 
2013-05-25 12:00:05 AM  

DicksWii: RedVentrue: I lived in Edmond OK on May 3rd 1999. Scariest Shiat Ever.

I was about a mile away from the one that tore up Guthrie that day.

I wouldn't live in Moore. Tornadoes like Moore for some reason.

I'm Moore born and raised, fark it, i'm moving. The May 3rd one hit my house the day we were moving, we had gotten most of our stuff out by the time we left. It is flippin crazy that F5s used to be rare for a state to see, but now i've lived thru two in the same city. Damn Okies and their unwillingness to affirm that the weather is changing, and that we need to get off our asses to affect some change in the way things are done.


Where I live in CA there are a large percentage of Okie transplants. Even the accent of the people who have been raised here is remeniscent of OK. I was suprised. All we have to worry about here is getting burned alive by wildfires in the summer.
 
2013-05-25 03:09:58 AM  
When I was a missionary in Iowa, a few of us decided to cross lines to Illinois to see a demolition derby. It was a miserable day and we were all cheering as the radio was spewing tornado reports on he radio, hoping we might see one.

We got to the fairgrounds and it was ugly, but they kept coming over the loudspeaker and saying things would proceed as planned. Then a siren started and the calm voice over the loudspeaker turned to panic and started screaming for everyone to take cover.

As that happened, the ugly clouds in the sky began to turn weirdly and I realized they were twisting into a funnel. I'd never seen anything like it until I worked with Adobe Illustrator and learned to use graphic tools to twist and manipulate images. It was like seeing the sky suck into an imaginary drain.

I would have freaked out more if I hadn't been sitting behind a hillbilly in overalls who was swearing and telling us how it wasn't a twister. Against my better judgement and morbid curiosity, I stayed. Sure enough, the funnel rapidly worked its way to the ground, then dissipated into a cloud. A half an hour later, the demolition derby went on as planned.

Not a CSB, but it was a sobering look at how terrifying weather can be.
 
2013-05-25 04:57:59 AM  
RedVentrue:
Where I live in CA there are a large percentage of Okie transplants. Even the accent of the people who have been raised here is reminiscent of OK. I was surprised. All we have to worry about here is getting burned alive by wildfires in the summer.

That dust bowl was no joke. Just goes to show what removing all the natural buffalo grass that has root systems 10 feet deep will do to an area. The sad part is, they took all that out to raise a few crops not suited for the area and grazing grasses for cattle. We traded buffalo for cows, corn, and wheat.

/Buffalo tastes SO GOOOOD
 
2013-05-25 08:15:43 AM  
the Sky is F*cking the Earth.
 
2013-05-25 11:07:53 AM  

Ed Becker: Seems to me that a lot of today's storm chasers were yesterday's kids that threw shiat at hornets' nests.


This.  But I am thankful that this video wasn't shot by Reed Timmer or one of the chucklefarks from Storm Chasers.  There's only so much "LOOK! LOOK! TORNADO!  TORNADO ON THE GROUND!  THERE!  OVER THERE!  THERE!  OVER THERE!  TORNADO! TORNADO ON THE GROUND!  LOOK!  TORNADO!" I can take in a single lifetime.
 
2013-05-25 11:12:47 AM  

Thurston Howell: Ed Becker: Seems to me that a lot of today's storm chasers were yesterday's kids that threw shiat at hornets' nests.

This.  But I am thankful that this video wasn't shot by Reed Timmer or one of the chucklefarks from Storm Chasers.  There's only so much "LOOK! LOOK! TORNADO!  TORNADO ON THE GROUND!  THERE!  OVER THERE!  THERE!  OVER THERE!  TORNADO! TORNADO ON THE GROUND!  LOOK!  TORNADO!" I can take in a single lifetime.


TURN ON THE BOSCH ICON WIPER BLADES!!!
 
2013-05-25 01:35:14 PM  

SmackLT: Holy SHIAT:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iuGipbmneY


1st thought: wow, he's super close the tornado
2nd: there's a lot of debris flying around! hope he doesn't get hit....
3rd, (once he closes his window) : wow his car has really good sound-insulation!
 
2013-05-25 01:50:16 PM  

DicksWii: RedVentrue:
Where I live in CA there are a large percentage of Okie transplants. Even the accent of the people who have been raised here is reminiscent of OK. I was surprised. All we have to worry about here is getting burned alive by wildfires in the summer.

That dust bowl was no joke. Just goes to show what removing all the natural buffalo grass that has root systems 10 feet deep will do to an area. The sad part is, they took all that out to raise a few crops not suited for the area and grazing grasses for cattle. We traded buffalo for cows, corn, and wheat.

/Buffalo tastes SO GOOOOD


Buffalo > Beef, but I like dry meat.
 
2013-05-25 02:10:53 PM  
Totally appropriate use of the tag.
 
2013-05-25 05:08:37 PM  
 
2013-05-25 06:34:29 PM  

Linux_Yes: the Sky is F*cking the Earth.


That's a unique way of putting it.
 
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