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(YouTube)   The first 10 minutes of the Moore tornado   (youtube.com) divider line 9
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2013-05-24 11:57:27 AM  
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This quickly goes from "Hey, that's cool" to "Holy fark".
2013-05-24 07:37:41 PM  
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shifter_: Everyone wants to see one, but in all seriousness. On Video is the only way..... just too dangerous to watch in person...


Honestly if you're a trained spotter and know what you're doing, the tornado is the least dangerous thing about the storm, as far as observing goes. The tornado is a small area of the storm and is rather visible (unless it gets rain wrapped). You're in more danger from the hail and lightning than the tornado, PROVIDED YOU STAY BEHIND IT. They hammered this into my head during SkyWarn Training. Stay BEHIND IT or PARALLEL TO IT. DO NOT GET IN FRONT OF IT. Only once in the past three years of working with SkyWarn have I ever ended up in front of one and that was by complete chance and it turned out to be an EF0.
2013-05-24 03:36:29 PM  
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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.
2013-05-24 02:59:47 PM  
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2013-05-24 02:36:08 PM  
1 votes:
Well that escalated quickly
2013-05-24 02:18:19 PM  
1 votes:
I LOVE big storms.  I drive into them when I know they are going to be wicked.  I would love to see a tornado like that, without question.  Would I be wetting my pants, probably.  I have pulled over to watch funnel clouds and when lightning is striking, I am right at the sliding glass door to watch it.

However if I saw a storm like that, I would immediately drive to the area to look for people who need help.  And it would probably scar me for life looking at that kind of devastation.  It is so beautiful to me, that much power.  But that kind of devastation makes my heart go out to all the people who lose loved ones/pets and everything they own.  I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.  (Well maybe the Westboro Baptists)
2013-05-24 01:49:27 PM  
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2013-05-24 01:23:49 PM  
1 votes:
Seems to me that a lot of today's storm chasers were yesterday's kids that threw shiat at hornets' nests.
2013-05-24 12:59:08 PM  
1 votes:
Only trouble with things like this is that it encourages the ignorant to start chasing tornadoes, creating problems for first responders.
 
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