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2014-03-29 11:34:21 PM
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In regards to Earthquake v/s tornado smack talk... Is this where those of us in the midwest say something like:

"Pshh. It's only an EF2. I don't even put shoes on for anything less than an EF4!"

/Stay safe folks.
2014-03-30 12:42:07 AM
1 votes:

LoneWolf343: make me some tea: It'll break up when it gets near the foothills.

Tornadoes have been known to track up and down the sides of mountains.


Any state, any month, any hour. Tornadoes don't care about the topography either. The parent thunderstorm and inner mesocyclone exists on a far larger scale than an average mountain and doesn't care about the land or water structure.
2014-03-30 12:16:24 AM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: ElLoco: Shadow Blasko: "Pshh. It's only an EF2. I don't even put shoes on for anything less than an EF4!"

I was thinking that, actually... but was holding my tongue.

I've had to tell the kids when they were younger to quit screwing around and keep an eye on the weather radar when they kept going outside to take pictures of the dinky little ones and twos that sometimes pass by the house. The last one was about 100 yards away and got a bunch of shiat stuck in my cedar trees... trash and wood and such. Took a couple of days to clean that mess out of them.

I've sat on a hill about 200 yards away from an EF2... It was really neat to get to see a non-threatening (Wayyy out in the fields) tornado up close and with good light.

/Got caught in the hail core before we made it back to where we were parked though.. that part was not so cool. golfball size hail hurts.

//Thing I remember most about all of it was the smell of the ground after the tornado went through. So raw. It's hard to explain. All that ripped up vegetation and fresh earth.


Aye. I'm familiar with that smell. I've always described it as 'crisp and clean.' Very earthy. The smaller tornadoes are always better to watch as the larger ones are typically rain-wrapped around here. Due to the nature of how the supercells form in this area, daytime tornadoes almost always have absolutely perfect, clear weather behind them with clean blue skies. Near the lead edge of the cell, it's almost dark, it's cloudy and drab and the weather looks horrific... then, poof. A perfectly beautiful and sunny day. Kind of surreal, actually.

My house was leveled to the ground by an F5 where nothing but plumbing was sticking up and when it was rebuilt, we were a little more sensitive to sound structural design than is typical, so it can withstand a little bigger storm than most houses around here. There was a death and a severe injury. A direct hit of an F1 and maybe even a 2 now would probably cost me some windows and a roof, which is no biggie, considering.
2014-03-30 12:11:00 AM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: tinfoil-hat maggie: Shadow Blasko: In regards to Earthquake v/s tornado smack talk... Is this where those of us in the midwest say something like:

"Pshh. It's only an EF2. I don't even put shoes on for anything less than an EF4!"

/Stay safe folks.

I, I think I'm in lurve with you right now : )

It's kind of an inside joke with some chasers I used to hang out with.

When you called it a night because it was too dark to chase, but you were still in danger from more approaching storms, you always sleep with your shoes on.

Nothing sucks worse than being woken up by the sounds of wind and breaking glass in a hotel room in the middle of bumblefark, Oklahoma, and not being able to get out of the room because you can't step over the broken glass.

/The older chasers ALWAYS slept with their shoes on.


I'm in the Tennessee Valley we get enough big ones., and yea having shoes on in a bad storm system is a thing everyone should do.
2014-03-30 12:03:40 AM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Shadow Blasko: In regards to Earthquake v/s tornado smack talk... Is this where those of us in the midwest say something like:

"Pshh. It's only an EF2. I don't even put shoes on for anything less than an EF4!"

/Stay safe folks.

I, I think I'm in lurve with you right now : )


It's kind of an inside joke with some chasers I used to hang out with.

When you called it a night because it was too dark to chase, but you were still in danger from more approaching storms, you always sleep with your shoes on.

Nothing sucks worse than being woken up by the sounds of wind and breaking glass in a hotel room in the middle of bumblefark, Oklahoma, and not being able to get out of the room because you can't step over the broken glass.

/The older chasers ALWAYS slept with their shoes on.
2014-03-30 12:03:12 AM
1 votes:
Where I come from, when you hear the sirens, you go outside and challenge the tornado to a knife fight.
2014-03-30 12:01:23 AM
1 votes:
Where I come from, when you hear the sirens, you go outside to look and see the tornado.
2014-03-29 11:55:54 PM
1 votes:
My husband got an emergency alert text on his cell phone and called to see if I got it. I'm in South Chico, doing homework at home. I didn't get the alert on my phone. He's at our auto shop, across the street from the airport's runway.

I read him the tornado warning, that it was moving from Nord, east, i.e. right for him. We could both see lightning - him clearly, as the airport is (obviously) a large, clear plain. He went inside and will shelter in place until it passes.

I can hear thunder and you farking guys talking about it is freaking me out.

He better be OK. I don't really care if the shop burns down though :)
2014-03-29 11:54:02 PM
1 votes:

ElLoco: Shadow Blasko: "Pshh. It's only an EF2. I don't even put shoes on for anything less than an EF4!"

I was thinking that, actually... but was holding my tongue.

I've had to tell the kids when they were younger to quit screwing around and keep an eye on the weather radar when they kept going outside to take pictures of the dinky little ones and twos that sometimes pass by the house. The last one was about 100 yards away and got a bunch of shiat stuck in my cedar trees... trash and wood and such. Took a couple of days to clean that mess out of them.


I've sat on a hill about 200 yards away from an EF2... It was really neat to get to see a non-threatening (Wayyy out in the fields) tornado up close and with good light.

/Got caught in the hail core before we made it back to where we were parked though.. that part was not so cool. golfball size hail hurts.

//Thing I remember most about all of it was the smell of the ground after the tornado went through. So raw. It's hard to explain. All that ripped up vegetation and fresh earth.
2014-03-29 11:48:48 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: "Pshh. It's only an EF2. I don't even put shoes on for anything less than an EF4!"


I was thinking that, actually... but was holding my tongue.

I've had to tell the kids when they were younger to quit screwing around and keep an eye on the weather radar when they kept going outside to take pictures of the dinky little ones and twos that sometimes pass by the house. The last one was about 100 yards away and got a bunch of shiat stuck in my cedar trees... trash and wood and such. Took a couple of days to clean that mess out of them.
2014-03-29 11:37:59 PM
1 votes:
i120.photobucket.com

Farkers are so slow lately.
2014-03-29 11:33:17 PM
1 votes:
I hope there isn't trouble in Paradise
2014-03-29 11:19:58 PM
1 votes:
Tornados aren't generally Newsflash worthy
2014-03-29 11:17:38 PM
1 votes:
It'll break up when it gets near the foothills.
 
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