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(YouTube) Video Security camera captures April 28th Tupelo MS tornado as it roars directly over a playground. The camera is completely inside the funnel at 2:00 mark   (youtube.com) divider line 59
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2014-05-07 06:34:14 PM
And cars still visible driving down the road at 1:46 in.

Unreal.
 
2014-05-07 07:13:59 PM

Wanebo: And cars still visible driving down the road at 1:46 in.

Unreal.


That was my main takeaway as well.
 
2014-05-07 07:18:15 PM
I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.
 
2014-05-07 07:36:04 PM

wxboy: Wanebo: And cars still visible driving down the road at 1:46 in.

Unreal.

That was my main takeaway as well.


Did wonder about that while waiting for the main event. Are they aware and escaping or just oblivious in their metal cocoons?
 
2014-05-07 08:00:29 PM
That blows and sucks.
 
2014-05-07 08:09:14 PM

Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.


That was also my conclusion.
 
2014-05-07 08:10:32 PM
So powerful it sucked the color from the world!
 
2014-05-07 08:10:34 PM
You guys have a season for this shiat? I'll stick with my earthquakes every couple of decades, thanks.

/I bet that Tonka truck doesn't have a scratch on it.
 
2014-05-07 08:10:46 PM
Playground equipment company could use that for a commercial--trees are snapped, fence is crushed, buildings damaged or destroyed... playground equipment still standing.
 
2014-05-07 08:11:34 PM
I'm calling fake. That little toy truck near the bottom right of the playground never moved during the entire video. Who cares if the trees were completely blown away and debris was covering the playground afterward. Obviously a very elaborate hoax.
 
2014-05-07 08:12:25 PM

GypsyJoker: Playground equipment company could use that for a commercial--trees are snapped, fence is crushed, buildings damaged or destroyed... playground equipment still standing.


I was thinking that about the camera.

"A tornado tore through this playground, snapped off all the trees in the background...and our camera kept going..."
 
2014-05-07 08:29:31 PM
I was expecting to see a very old Elvis. Leaving disappointed.
 
2014-05-07 08:31:58 PM
Ill stay here in Florida and chance our hurricanes thank you very much!!!
 
2014-05-07 08:35:17 PM

Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.


It's all colored now :(

I liked it better the wizway
 
2014-05-07 09:11:33 PM
Well I sure as hell ain't cleaning that up
 
2014-05-07 09:15:41 PM

Krymson Tyde: Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.

That was also my conclusion.


I think as the funnel cloud approached it got dark enough to make the camera switch to its low-light or night vision mode, then back when it got lighter.
 
2014-05-07 09:20:33 PM
I want to build a house out of whatever that camera was secured to...
 
2014-05-07 09:44:20 PM

Sensei Can You See: Krymson Tyde: Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.

That was also my conclusion.

I think as the funnel cloud approached it got dark enough to make the camera switch to its low-light or night vision mode, then back when it got lighter.


Mr. Romero?
 
2014-05-07 10:32:15 PM

Wanebo: And cars still visible driving down the road at 1:46 in.

Unreal.


That car drove right into it.
/they are probably dead.
 
2014-05-07 11:01:00 PM

mr lawson: Wanebo: And cars still visible driving down the road at 1:46 in.

Unreal.

That car drove right into it.
/they are probably dead.


"Honey slow down, there's a tornado coming right up the highway"
"F*ck that; I'm not letting the bastard merge from the left!"
 
2014-05-07 11:02:00 PM
This might be the best 'direct strike' tornado footage I've ever seen. The moments from 1:50 to 2:10 absolutely fascinate me. You are witnessing what it's like to be in the direct center of a large tornado.

1:47 to 1:55 - The front wall of the tornado strikes the camera location. Every tree in camera range, and even out of camera range is snapped in half. All debris is flying in a clockwise formation away from the camera.

1:56 to 2:10 - A relative calm suddenly occurs. Two large chunks of drywall crash into the playground. All the debris seems to float, fly and almost hover randomly around. This eerie fourteen seconds of footage capture what it's like being directly inside the walls of a huge rotating tornado.

2:10 to 2:23 - The back wall of the tornado passes. You can actually see it coming. The relative calm is broken. All hell breaks loose again. Debris is now flying clockwise directly INTO the camera lens in direct opposition to what was happening when the front wall hit.

2:24 to end: Tornado's over. Now here's a torrential downpour to add to your misery.
 
2014-05-07 11:29:32 PM
Note to self: If you ever build a house in tornado alley, build it out of whatever they use to make playground equipment. Not only did it stand up to the tornado, it stood up to being hit by pieces of the buildings the tornado destroyed!

/it's not that the wind is blowing, it's what the wind is blowing
 
2014-05-07 11:58:44 PM
Holy Fark....

And that, folks, is why I have no desire to ever see a funnel cloud in my life, even from a distance.
/Living in St. Louis though, probably only a matter of time.
//Suddenly have more respect for Red Tornado's powers.
 
2014-05-08 12:15:45 AM

Krymson Tyde: Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.

That was also my conclusion.


That was my first thought as well...

Sensei Can You See: I think as the funnel cloud approached it got dark enough to make the camera switch to its low-light or night vision mode, then back when it got lighter.


Entirely possible... though I for some reason got the thought into my head that maybe power was interrupted and it went to a battery backup, switching to black and white for power saving? I have no idea why that popped into my head.
 
2014-05-08 01:03:57 AM
I was worried for the tonka truck.
 
2014-05-08 01:10:37 AM
2:00 a small vortex maybe ten feet wide appears behind the slide.

This is the first time a mother tornado bringing her child to a playground has ever been documented on video.

Here's a look inside a REAL tornado.
 
2014-05-08 01:17:53 AM
Notice the highway in the background.  Several people out driving in very threatening conditions.  WTF were they thinking?
 
2014-05-08 01:31:55 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Notice the highway in the background.  Several people out driving in very threatening conditions.  WTF were they thinking?


Gotta get home.
 
2014-05-08 01:58:53 AM
Next time, build the playpark out of the stuff the camera is made of
 
2014-05-08 04:45:22 AM
What I'm still trying to figure out after watching this video multiple times is which direction did the tornado come from?  My best guess is that was traveling from left of and behind the camera to away from and to the right.  Also, rain-shrouded or not?  Would definitely help explain people driving towards the tornado.
 
2014-05-08 05:56:51 AM
Why do they have a camera watching a playground?
Oh, I get it. Pervs!

/Now I know how playgrounds are always so messed up. Tornadoes.
 
2014-05-08 07:56:37 AM

studebaker hoch: 2:00 a small vortex maybe ten feet wide appears behind the slide.

This is the first time a mother tornado bringing her child to a playground has ever been documented on video.

/  Here's a look inside a REAL tornado.


Lmao wayyyy to much
 
2014-05-08 08:07:31 AM
Two things. The playground equipment held up surprisingly well. If a tornado is coming get under that stuff. Second, what is that camera mounted to and what kind of mount did they use. That thing didn't budge.
 
2014-05-08 08:28:37 AM

spittman: Two things. The playground equipment held up surprisingly well. If a tornado is coming get under that stuff. Second, what is that camera mounted to and what kind of mount did they use. That thing didn't budge.


I'm guessing it's a standard dome mounted to the soffit. They can take a lot of punishment. Either the building will go before it does or some debris will get pasted to the dome, obstructing the image. I'm more surprised that the DVR/NVR in the building held up (unless the camera is loaded with an SD card for local storage).

Camera is likely IP66-rated, but they may have to come up with a new rating, like 76 for "can withstand a direct hit by an EF-3 tornado."
 
2014-05-08 08:36:43 AM

Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.


The term is "tornado american".
 
2014-05-08 08:40:01 AM

Sensei Can You See: Krymson Tyde: Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.

That was also my conclusion.

I think as the funnel cloud approached it got dark enough to make the camera switch to its low-light or night vision mode, then back when it got lighter.


Killjoy!
 
2014-05-08 08:48:27 AM

DrGunsforHands: What I'm still trying to figure out after watching this video multiple times is which direction did the tornado come from?  My best guess is that was traveling from left of and behind the camera to away from and to the right.  Also, rain-shrouded or not?  Would definitely help explain people driving towards the tornado.


Location is here.  Tornado was moving approximately SW to NE.
 
2014-05-08 09:40:59 AM
Can someone tell me who that camera and enclosure are made by?  Seriously that was rock-solid the whole time. Impressive.
 
2014-05-08 09:54:02 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Notice the highway in the background.  Several people out driving in very threatening conditions.  WTF were they thinking?


Tornados/tornado-spawning storm cells like that can move QUICK. Like 20-30mph on the ground, sometimes a lot faster. Plus these things can drop out of the sky with little or no warning.

If you're not paying attention to a weather report, it can easily look like just another spring thunderstorm blowing through, and then suddenly the wind is blowing 75mph+.
 
2014-05-08 10:14:36 AM

jayhawk88: If you're not paying attention to a weather report, it can easily look like just another spring thunderstorm blowing through, and then suddenly the wind is blowing 75mph+.


That may be true, but there's really no excuse for these people to not have been paying attention.  The media was breathlessly going on and on about the possibility of tornadoes in MS on the 28th.  If anyone there didn't know they should be paying attention, I have no sympathy for them.  Practically every storm in MS that day seemed to have a tornado warning attached.
 
2014-05-08 10:42:58 AM

wxboy: jayhawk88: If you're not paying attention to a weather report, it can easily look like just another spring thunderstorm blowing through, and then suddenly the wind is blowing 75mph+.

That may be true, but there's really no excuse for these people to not have been paying attention.  The media was breathlessly going on and on about the possibility of tornadoes in MS on the 28th.  If anyone there didn't know they should be paying attention, I have no sympathy for them.  Practically every storm in MS that day seemed to have a tornado warning attached.


I've had days where I just got desensitized to violent weather. Cell after cell in training storms.. and the sirens never stopped. By the time the fourth round came through I was like .. You know what? I'm hungry. I'm going to Wendy's... and there was golf ball size hail and brownouts the whole time I was there ... and everyone was just like .. "If we quit caring.. it will go away .. right?"

It was surreal to consider... but you really can get used to it... and even just ignore it. (Not saying that is what happened here...)

/Drove through an EF2 to get to a potential "EF4 sized" (Pre-damage path examination) confirmed storm once. Didn't even realize I had done it. Missed the actual twister by less than 100 yards.
 
2014-05-08 11:02:50 AM

Shadow Blasko: and the sirens never stopped.


This needs to be fixed.  The problem is that emergency warnings are based on the county so when a warning is issued for any part of the county the siren goes off in the entire county.  Even if the warning is only on the northern fringe, the south gets it too.  And the weather service will sometimes overlap warnings so when the storm has already moved from the western to central part of the county and they issue a new warning for the central and eastern part of the county, the sirens in the west will go off again.
 
2014-05-08 11:22:49 AM
Well, that settles it: my first house is going to be made entirely of playground.
 
2014-05-08 11:43:01 AM
Kudos to whoever installed that camera
 
2014-05-08 12:28:48 PM

12349876: Shadow Blasko: and the sirens never stopped.

This needs to be fixed.  The problem is that emergency warnings are based on the county so when a warning is issued for any part of the county the siren goes off in the entire county.  Even if the warning is only on the northern fringe, the south gets it too.  And the weather service will sometimes overlap warnings so when the storm has already moved from the western to central part of the county and they issue a new warning for the central and eastern part of the county, the sirens in the west will go off again.


That is part of what I want to do when I grow up (laughs) but I have found that EMS directors in almost every rural county in the midwest have their hands completely tied when it comes to making changes or testing new warnings.

/Warnings should be based on cell towers... which have battery backups. Line of site for the warning cell only..
 
2014-05-08 12:31:23 PM
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Imminent rueage
 
2014-05-08 12:39:29 PM

hackhix: Dinki: I always wondered about that in the Wizard of Oz. Now I know- Tornadoes change the world from black and white to colored.

It's all colored now :(

I liked it better the wizway


I got 10 days off FARK for making the same comment. RACIST!!!
 
2014-05-08 12:43:49 PM

jamspoon: wxboy: Wanebo: And cars still visible driving down the road at 1:46 in.

Unreal.

That was my main takeaway as well.

Did wonder about that while waiting for the main event. Are they aware and escaping or just oblivious in their metal cocoons?


As a motorcycle rider I can say with certainty that they were just oblivious in their metal cocoons.
 
2014-05-08 12:59:08 PM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Notice the highway in the background.  Several people out driving in very threatening conditions.  WTF were they thinking?


Watch very closely at 2:09 as a truck of some kind slides back into frame just above the hanging piece of the downspout on the gutter (look for the lights).  Then watch from 2:46-3:01 in the same are as some yahoo is actually driving around debris on that road.
 
2014-05-08 01:00:50 PM

Norad: This might be the best 'direct strike' tornado footage I've ever seen. The moments from 1:50 to 2:10 absolutely fascinate me. You are witnessing what it's like to be in the direct center of a large tornado.

1:47 to 1:55 - The front wall of the tornado strikes the camera location. Every tree in camera range, and even out of camera range is snapped in half. All debris is flying in a clockwise formation away from the camera.

1:56 to 2:10 - A relative calm suddenly occurs. Two large chunks of drywall crash into the playground. All the debris seems to float, fly and almost hover randomly around. This eerie fourteen seconds of footage capture what it's like being directly inside the walls of a huge rotating tornado.

2:10 to 2:23 - The back wall of the tornado passes. You can actually see it coming. The relative calm is broken. All hell breaks loose again. Debris is now flying clockwise directly INTO the camera lens in direct opposition to what was happening when the front wall hit.

2:24 to end: Tornado's over. Now here's a torrential downpour to add to your misery.


You wrote "clockwise" twice...
 
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