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(Yahoo)   El Reno tornado the widest ever measured on earth   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 164
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2013-06-04 09:48:48 PM  
Much like Oklahoma people.
 
2013-06-04 10:56:01 PM  
Finger of god? 2.6 miles? More like raging erection of God.

/Seriously, God is a dick to the OKC area.
 
2013-06-05 12:57:40 AM  
That was one farked up tornado.  I hate May in Oklahoma.
 
2013-06-05 01:10:55 AM  
Damn...

/just... damn...
 
2013-06-05 01:12:58 AM  
And on top of being 2.6 miles wide, being the first tornado known to kill storm chasers, having measured winds of 296 MPH, and happening a little over a week after the EF5 in Moore, El Reno had to deal with an EF5 tornado two years ago.
 
2013-06-05 01:22:58 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Finger of god? 2.6 miles? More like raging erection of God.

/Seriously, God is a dick to the OKC area.


God must not be getting any from his woman lately.
 
2013-06-05 01:36:20 AM  
...your mom...couldn't have felt it...

/bad joke
//bad
 
2013-06-05 01:36:50 AM  
Dayyyyyyuuuunmmmmmmm....

...that is all......
 
2013-06-05 01:37:33 AM  
In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.
 
2013-06-05 01:37:37 AM  
All because of climate change.

This is why the IPCC report included section 309.C, entitled "Why the widest tornado ever measured will hit El Reno, Oklahoma, in May of 2013."
 
2013-06-05 01:37:39 AM  

make me some tea: Shadow Blasko: Finger of god? 2.6 miles? More like raging erection of God.

/Seriously, God is a dick to the OKC area.

God must not be getting any from his woman lately.


It is getting harder and harder to fina a virgin of legal age ya know.
 
2013-06-05 01:38:07 AM  
'on Earth'?

Have we been measuring tornados elsewhere?
 
2013-06-05 01:43:55 AM  

HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.


In other news, someone thinks tornadoes occur with any sort of frequency outside the United States.
 
2013-06-05 01:44:05 AM  

HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.


You say that like it's a new thing.
 
2013-06-05 01:47:03 AM  

The Shoveller: 'on Earth'?

Have we been measuring tornados elsewhere?


Why, yes, yes we have.  And other weather, too: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/7-kinds-of-severe-weat h er-that-are-even-worse-on-other-planets/6504/

Look up on da googles, too.
 
2013-06-05 01:48:49 AM  

HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.


I'll give them this one. Even the 1989 Bangladesh tornado was only 1 mile wide (according to Wikipedia).
 
2013-06-05 01:49:09 AM  

Mentat: That was one farked up tornado.  I hate May in Oklahoma.


went to high school in OK, October and November are the only months worth a damn
 
2013-06-05 01:50:58 AM  

HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.


So which one tornado outside the US beats this one?
It was lucky this time. They're having trouble accurately measuring the full strength of this monster due to a lack of destroyed structures to gauge it.
 
2013-06-05 01:51:27 AM  
In other news: God finally reveals himself as being a Black Man, as he goes all in and drags his big black cock all over Oklahoma, resulting in massive damage.
 
2013-06-05 01:51:30 AM  

Dr. House's Vicodin: HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.

In other news, someone thinks tornadoes occur with any sort of frequency outside the United States.


Honestly, my main beef was just with the submitter misstating TFA.

(Reuters) - Luck was on the side of El Reno, Oklahoma, on Friday as the widest tornado ever measured in the U.S. took a long detour around the city, according to the National Weather Service, which released its findings on the massive twister on Tuesday.
 
2013-06-05 01:51:45 AM  
To all climate change activists, which granted is a supid thing to even exist
.
Stop talking about specific extreme weather events to prove your theories. Makes you look like dumbass opportunists. Even if that was unintentional
 
2013-06-05 01:52:22 AM  
Tornado alley gets more action than anywhere else on earth.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/599941/tornado

America, fark Yeah
 
2013-06-05 01:53:14 AM  
Well, the whole state is pretty much an Indian Burial Ground. I guess it makes sense that they'd get some Stephen King level weather.
 
2013-06-05 01:53:19 AM  
Reporters... ugh!!! *bangs head on desk* The tornado itself was not 2.6 miles wide, sheeple.

Multiple vertices were involved that made the track of the tornado very wide at times (from 0.5 to 1.0 miles, tops).  But it was the debris cloud that was actually 2.6 miles wide at one point, not the tornado.

/still impressive though
 
2013-06-05 01:54:59 AM  

HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.


Huh. I guess I've never really thought about tornadoes in other countries. They seem so...American, what with their appetites for trailer parks and fatty, salty people and all. But there must be tornadoes at similar latitudes elsewhere. How could there not be?

Mind. Blown.
 
2013-06-05 01:55:41 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-05 01:56:07 AM  

make me some tea: God must not be getting any from his woman lately.


Quick someone start another yoga pants thread.
 
2013-06-05 01:56:22 AM  

Ivo Shandor: HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.

I'll give them this one. Even the 1989 Bangladesh tornado was only 1 mile wide (according to Wikipedia).


To be fair, I think the only natural disaster Bangladesh hasn't suffered is massive glaciation
 
2013-06-05 01:58:27 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Dr. House's Vicodin: HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.

In other news, someone thinks tornadoes occur with any sort of frequency outside the United States.

Honestly, my main beef was just with the submitter misstating TFA.


Understood; I read it the other way. This is an area where we  actually crush the rest of the planet, instead of just saying we do.

I think a tornado is the voice of God, and since we have so many people having a conversation with God on a daily basis, God talks back to us a lot.
 
2013-06-05 01:58:49 AM  
fc09.deviantart.net
 
2013-06-05 02:00:30 AM  
So why do people live in "Tornado Alley" again?
 
2013-06-05 02:01:25 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: But there must be tornadoes at similar latitudes elsewhere. How could there not be?


I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think any other part of the planet has wind streams colliding in such a way to produce such consistent and powerful tornadoes.
 
2013-06-05 02:01:40 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.

So which one tornado outside the US beats this one?
It was lucky this time. They're having trouble accurately measuring the full strength of this monster due to a lack of destroyed structures to gauge it.


Actually, no. Doppler on wheels helped to make fast and accurate measurements to get the EF-5 rating
 
2013-06-05 02:02:08 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: To all climate change activists, which granted is a supid thing to even exist
.
Stop talking about specific extreme weather events to prove your theories. Makes you look like dumbass opportunists. Even if that was unintentional


While I get your response, it seems misdirected.  If I were to point to these tornadoes as evidence of global warming, it would only be to counter the loonies I have seen this past week or two pointing to them as proof (PROOF!) that the US Government is using its "HAARP Weather Controller" to suppress freedom-loving red states for when Obama's secret army comes to get them.  -_-
 
2013-06-05 02:02:49 AM  

frostus: So why do people live in "Tornado Alley" again?


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And now a word from Petroleum Pete.
 
2013-06-05 02:04:12 AM  

frostus: So why do people live in "Tornado Alley" again?


Because the world needs wheat and corn.
 
2013-06-05 02:08:00 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: frostus: So why do people live in "Tornado Alley" again?

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And now a word from Petroleum Pete.


I would just rather shovel the occasional snow storm than deal with a tornado/hurricane/earthquake/wildfire/mudslide infestation.
 
2013-06-05 02:08:06 AM  

notyomama: HotWingAgenda: In other news, Americans now consider the U.S. to be the entire planet.

You say that like it's a new thing.


Yeah, all of our athletes are WORLD champions.
 
2013-06-05 02:08:07 AM  

kcfarker: But it was the debris cloud that was actually 2.6 miles wide at one point, not the tornado.


What a 2.6 mile debris cloud might look like:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-05 02:09:40 AM  
where else would I live?

I love tornados. and frigid siberian winds. and tropical humidity. and freezing rain. and hail. that's why I couldn't stand southern california. it was always the same, always sunny, and always lame. LAME, man.
 
2013-06-05 02:10:35 AM  
But everything is OK, right?
 
2013-06-05 02:11:17 AM  

Paris1127: And on top of being 2.6 miles wide, being the first tornado known to kill storm chasers, having measured winds of 296 MPH, and happening a little over a week after the EF5 in Moore, El Reno had to deal with an EF5 tornado two years ago.


Almost as fast as the May 3rd 1999 tornado which had 318 mph winds. If we can make it to next year without another tornado it'll be a farkin miracle.
 
2013-06-05 02:11:47 AM  

awalkingecho: frostus: So why do people live in "Tornado Alley" again?

Because the world needs wheat and corn.


So plant the crops and then commute home to someplace less tornadoey.

/I see it but I just couldn't see me doing it
 
2013-06-05 02:11:57 AM  
I guess after producing the latest My Chemical Romance crapfest, he was like, "fark this, I'm going to be a reporter."
 
2013-06-05 02:14:15 AM  

Tsu-na-mi: StreetlightInTheGhetto: To all climate change activists, which granted is a supid thing to even exist
.
Stop talking about specific extreme weather events to prove your theories. Makes you look like dumbass opportunists. Even if that was unintentional

While I get your response, it seems misdirected.  If I were to point to these tornadoes as evidence of global warming, it would only be to counter the loonies I have seen this past week or two pointing to them as proof (PROOF!) that the US Government is using its "HAARP Weather Controller" to suppress freedom-loving red states for when Obama's secret army comes to get them.  -_-


Maybe climate change isn't to blame.  Either way, it does seem noteworthy that in the past sixty-three years, there have been eight tornadoes in the state that were categorized as EF-5.  Two happened in the past few weeks.  That seems like something we might want to keep an eye on at least.
 
2013-06-05 02:19:12 AM  
Seems that everyone missed the part about it taking the record away from another tornado in that series.
As far as the whole climate change thing. Not to sound like an opportunist gun grabber but there were a heck of alot of people saying these types of things would happen if we didn't do something about climate change.
We didn't do anything about climate change. We got 2 US, and possibly world record brakers in one night.

/I'm not saying it's aliens...
 
2013-06-05 02:19:43 AM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: Paris1127: And on top of being 2.6 miles wide, being the first tornado known to kill storm chasers, having measured winds of 296 MPH, and happening a little over a week after the EF5 in Moore, El Reno had to deal with an EF5 tornado two years ago.

Almost as fast as the May 3rd 1999 tornado which had 318 mph winds. If we can make it to next year without another tornado it'll be a farkin miracle.


at least you are in Tulsa, the weather there is bizarre, not that many tornadoes (in Tulsa proper) and no real snow (but the ice storms suck) and it CAN snow and the next day it's 70.

/good times
 
2013-06-05 02:21:11 AM  

davidphogan: Tsu-na-mi: StreetlightInTheGhetto: To all climate change activists, which granted is a supid thing to even exist
.
Stop talking about specific extreme weather events to prove your theories. Makes you look like dumbass opportunists. Even if that was unintentional

While I get your response, it seems misdirected.  If I were to point to these tornadoes as evidence of global warming, it would only be to counter the loonies I have seen this past week or two pointing to them as proof (PROOF!) that the US Government is using its "HAARP Weather Controller" to suppress freedom-loving red states for when Obama's secret army comes to get them.  -_-

Maybe climate change isn't to blame.  Either way, it does seem noteworthy that in the past sixty-three years, there have been eight tornadoes in the state that were categorized as EF-5.  Two happened in the past few weeks.  That seems like something we might want to keep an eye on at least.


Global Weirding, man.
 
2013-06-05 02:21:22 AM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-05 02:24:04 AM  
The weather channel should retroactively name that storm Christie.
 
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