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2013-09-03 10:44:28 PM  
True story: I had a 27ft C&C sailboat in Northern Lake Michigan and had to dodge three of these at once.
Not. f*cking. cool.

I'd have been dead in the water had one hit me.
 
2013-09-03 11:07:21 PM  
 
2013-09-03 11:10:59 PM  
Needs a Florida tag.

Very cool footage, though.
 
2013-09-03 11:35:34 PM  
Nothing says "high intelligence quotient" like boating up right next to a TORNADO ON THE MOTHERFARKING WATER!!!1!  Even if it's a tiny one.

stilted: Dare you to do that to a waterspout in Oklahoma.


Is that ... like an EF3?
 
2013-09-04 12:03:16 AM  

xanadian: stilted: Dare you to do that to a waterspout in Oklahoma.

Is that ... like an EF3?


Yes, it was. Actually created a "mini" tsunami that pushed boats about 100 yards onshore.
 
2013-09-04 08:33:18 AM  
"Wow. Throw your Go-Pro into it dude! Wow"
 
2013-09-04 08:39:45 AM  

stilted: Dare you to do that to a waterspout in Oklahoma.


That's an impressive waterspout. I used to see them a lot in Hawaii, flying between islands. We'd give 'em a wide berth, but that's the biggest I've ever seen.
 
2013-09-04 09:19:59 AM  
Isn't that more like a waterdustdevil?
 
2013-09-04 09:22:02 AM  
Doesn't seem the be the wisest course of action, but the video was pretty damn cool....
 
2013-09-04 10:00:30 AM  
"I'm videoing!"
 
2013-09-04 10:16:20 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: stilted: Dare you to do that to a waterspout in Oklahoma.

That's an impressive waterspout. I used to see them a lot in Hawaii, flying between islands. We'd give 'em a wide berth, but that's the biggest I've ever seen.


I grew up on Ma'alaea bay on Maui (pops is a Coast Guard lifer). We used to see them cruising in toward Kihei once or twice a year. According to the guys at the station you wouldn't want to sail a catamaran or fly a prop/jet prop plane through one, but otherwise they're harmless.
 
2013-09-04 10:24:58 AM  
If that video had been vertical, I'd have been able to see more of the tornado at once.

Say yes to vertical video.
 
2013-09-04 10:33:17 AM  
It's like a crazy straw to the sky!
 
2013-09-04 10:35:36 AM  

Pilikia: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: stilted: Dare you to do that to a waterspout in Oklahoma.

That's an impressive waterspout. I used to see them a lot in Hawaii, flying between islands. We'd give 'em a wide berth, but that's the biggest I've ever seen.

I grew up on Ma'alaea bay on Maui (pops is a Coast Guard lifer). We used to see them cruising in toward Kihei once or twice a year. According to the guys at the station you wouldn't want to sail a catamaran or fly a prop/jet prop plane through one, but otherwise they're harmless.


Yeah, they're harmless soon after touching down, because hey, you try lifting the whole Pacific Ocean. But they'll give a helicopter one helluva spin before touching the ocean and expending their energy. We used to see rows of them, one after the other, on the leading edge of squall lines. The open ocean between Oahu and Maui seemed to be where we'd see them most. Maybe vortices caused by the mountains of Oahu.
 
2013-09-04 10:42:39 AM  

RobotSpider: "I'm videoing!"

vb

videos,videoing,videoed
(Electronics) to record (a television programme, etc.) on a video cassette recorder
Hey, who knew? It's perfectly cromulent.
 
2013-09-04 10:47:14 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Pilikia: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: stilted: Dare you to do that to a waterspout in Oklahoma.

That's an impressive waterspout. I used to see them a lot in Hawaii, flying between islands. We'd give 'em a wide berth, but that's the biggest I've ever seen.

I grew up on Ma'alaea bay on Maui (pops is a Coast Guard lifer). We used to see them cruising in toward Kihei once or twice a year. According to the guys at the station you wouldn't want to sail a catamaran or fly a prop/jet prop plane through one, but otherwise they're harmless.

Yeah, they're harmless soon after touching down, because hey, you try lifting the whole Pacific Ocean. But they'll give a helicopter one helluva spin before touching the ocean and expending their energy. We used to see rows of them, one after the other, on the leading edge of squall lines. The open ocean between Oahu and Maui seemed to be where we'd see them most. Maybe vortices caused by the mountains of Oahu.


Right, didn't think about helicopters.
 
2013-09-04 11:02:27 AM  

Pilikia: Right, didn't think about helicopters.


Well to be fair, I didn't specify. Our pilots had about the same opinion of them that your father did. Good to stay away from, but essentially harmless.
 
2013-09-04 11:06:44 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Pilikia: Right, didn't think about helicopters.

Well to be fair, I didn't specify. Our pilots had about the same opinion of them that your father did. Good to stay away from, but essentially harmless.


Lol, and to be fair to you, my dad and his crew are the type of people who have "tsunami barbecues" and "tropical storm cocktail parties." I learned early on not to trust their definition of harmless.
 
2013-09-04 11:20:29 AM  

Pilikia: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Pilikia: Right, didn't think about helicopters.

Well to be fair, I didn't specify. Our pilots had about the same opinion of them that your father did. Good to stay away from, but essentially harmless.

Lol, and to be fair to you, my dad and his crew are the type of people who have "tsunami barbecues" and "tropical storm cocktail parties." I learned early on not to trust their definition of harmless.


When I was stationed at Barbers Point, my aircraft recovered a crashed Coast Guard helicopter that the scab Air Traffic Controllers (thanks, Ronald Reagan) guided right into the side of a mountain on Molokai. The Coast Guard unit on Barbers Point had my aircrew over to their private bar, and treated us like exalted family. I have a lot of respect for the Coast Guard. They fly (and sail) when I wouldn't dare.
 
2013-09-04 01:00:23 PM  

RobotSpider: "I'm videoing!"


I know, right. But at the same time it sounds weird to say, "I'm taping," when there's no tape involved anymore.

Also, I'm sad that these guys had the bad judgement to come that close to this thing and not have the bad judgement to throttle up and run through it.
 
2013-09-04 02:14:58 PM  
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2013-09-04 02:20:21 PM  

lostcat: RobotSpider: "I'm videoing!"

I know, right. But at the same time it sounds weird to say, "I'm taping," when there's no tape involved anymore.

Also, I'm sad that these guys had the bad judgement to come that close to this thing and not have the bad judgement to throttle up and run through it.


I'm... recording, perhaps?
 
2013-09-04 02:38:28 PM  
"Morans.  Morans as far as the eye can see."
 
2013-09-04 03:34:07 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Pilikia: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Pilikia: Right, didn't think about helicopters.

Well to be fair, I didn't specify. Our pilots had about the same opinion of them that your father did. Good to stay away from, but essentially harmless.

Lol, and to be fair to you, my dad and his crew are the type of people who have "tsunami barbecues" and "tropical storm cocktail parties." I learned early on not to trust their definition of harmless.

When I was stationed at Barbers Point, my aircraft recovered a crashed Coast Guard helicopter that the scab Air Traffic Controllers (thanks, Ronald Reagan) guided right into the side of a mountain on Molokai. The Coast Guard unit on Barbers Point had my aircrew over to their private bar, and treated us like exalted family. I have a lot of respect for the Coast Guard. They fly (and sail) when I wouldn't dare.


This, and they always have killer donuts when you have to go to the station with your pops on Sunday mornings and do homework. ;-)
 
2013-09-04 04:54:25 PM  

2wolves: "Morans.  Morans as far as the eye can see."


This.  ^^^

It is literally a small tornado.  Watch, maybe, but don't go that close to it.
 
2013-09-04 06:32:02 PM  
So, what would've happened if they drove straight through it? That's what I would've done.
 
IP
2013-09-04 06:38:07 PM  
I'm pretty sure I saw a few sharks in that thing...
 
2013-09-04 08:56:11 PM  

China White Tea: lostcat: RobotSpider: "I'm videoing!"

I know, right. But at the same time it sounds weird to say, "I'm taping," when there's no tape involved anymore.

Also, I'm sad that these guys had the bad judgement to come that close to this thing and not have the bad judgement to throttle up and run through it.

I'm... recording, perhaps?


"I'm on it"
 
2013-09-04 09:11:01 PM  
Looks like the bayside of Islamorada in the Keys. And really, I've been in worse weather on a boat down here.
 
2013-09-04 09:49:18 PM  
Closer.... closer!!  CLOSER!!! I wanna pee in it!
 
2013-09-04 11:09:47 PM  
Wasn't nearly as dramatic as a waterspout, but a few years ago my Dad and I were fishing on the 190 acre pond where our camp is on. Saw the rain coming down HARD across the water behind us from west to east. Fired up the 10 horse Mercury but we didn't beat the downpour before we got back home. Cool as hell. Good times.
 
2013-09-04 11:14:25 PM  

SomeTexan: 2wolves: "Morans.  Morans as far as the eye can see."

This.  ^^^

It is literally a small tornado.  Watch, maybe, but don't go that close to it.


Ummm.. no. Not even close.
 
2013-09-05 12:20:06 AM  
That would have been a much cooler video without the yokels laughing like tickled morons in the background.
 
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