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(YouTube)   Video of one of the Pilger, Nebraska tornadoes throwing massive debris into the air, including what looks like an entire house   (youtube.com) divider line 31
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2014-06-17 02:53:52 AM  
Watching that gave me cold chills.
 
2014-06-17 03:42:05 AM  
Holy crap.  Towards the end of the video, the tornado does look one angry monster.
 
2014-06-17 04:33:05 AM  
Someone needs to dub in the witches theme and laugh from the Wizard of Oz.
 
2014-06-17 04:36:15 AM  
"We call it sin."

There's never a summoner around when you need one.
 
2014-06-17 04:41:00 AM  
I won't lie.  I was kinda hoping that it was going to hit that water tower.  Now I'm sad that it didn't.
 
2014-06-17 04:45:42 AM  
Last week we had tornadoes in Tokyo. And some hail and a lot of rain too.

I totally understand the lots these people are feeling.
 
2014-06-17 07:08:09 AM  
"Cow"
"Another Cow"
"I think that was the same cow"
 
2014-06-17 07:24:12 AM  
Tornado chasers are the stupidest people in the world.  Not the scientific kind that are doing something to help others, I mean the dumb rednecks that just drive after it with a video camera shouting "Holy shiat do you SEE this?!!"

(not saying that's what this video is, just making an observation)
 
2014-06-17 08:02:57 AM  

buntz: Tornado chasers are the stupidest people in the world.  Not the scientific kind that are doing something to help others, I mean the dumb rednecks that just drive after it with a video camera shouting "Holy shiat do you SEE this?!!"

(not saying that's what this video is, just making an observation)


Tornadoes are an incredible display of power that some people want to experience up close. It's going to eat that trailer park whether Jethro is filming or not, so who cares if he brings his camera along? Long as he doesn't park sideways across the highway and get out to take pictures, he's not hurting anyone. I, for one, enjoy the videos that result.

Same rings true for wildlife photographers, world cup rally spectators, people who visit active volcanoes hoping to catch an eruption, war journalists, real estate agents in Detriot, etc...
 
2014-06-17 08:42:26 AM  

LoneVVolf: Same rings true for wildlife photographers, world cup rally spectators, people who visit active volcanoes hoping to catch an eruption, war journalists, real estate agents in Detriot, etc...


guys who frequent the mature divorced lady down the street
 
2014-06-17 12:41:07 PM  
You have just observed the Finger of God, imposing his message upon his flock; "Stop being intolerant nutjobs in my name! I shall do this every year, until you learn to love one another!"

/actually, I don't know if God uses exclamation points that liberally
 
2014-06-17 01:05:48 PM  
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2014-06-17 02:22:13 PM  
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my heart goes out to the families. But I felt I had to make this
 
2014-06-17 02:22:23 PM  
Right at :49 it does look like a whole house got tossed up into the air, it didn't get as much altitude as the other debris, but yeah, pretty crazy. I'm glad all we have to think about are earthquakes.
 
2014-06-17 02:43:27 PM  
I think the flying "roofs" (and UFO) are grain silos.

In the start of the video you can see the steel scaffolds of the grain distribution towers falling backwards into the storm.

The house looks like a house, dang well built one to fly intact.
 
2014-06-17 02:49:42 PM  
Another view of the same tornado.

/Mute the sound to avoid old man yelling at cloud.
 
2014-06-17 03:40:54 PM  

NeuroticRocker: [img.fark.net image 803x638]

my heart goes out to the families. But I felt I had to make this


FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD:
 
2014-06-17 03:46:51 PM  

studebaker hoch: Another view of the same tornado.

/Mute the sound to avoid old man yelling at cloud.


actually, the "old man yelling at cloud"  really got to me,  moaning "no..no...oh no"  over and over as it hit the town.
 
2014-06-17 04:27:24 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 05:11:31 PM  
Grain silos and collapsed distribution system:

media.miamiherald.com

Storm got an EF-4 rating.  You're not even reading this, are you.
 
2014-06-17 08:51:48 PM  

buntz: Tornado chasers are the stupidest people in the world.  Not the scientific kind that are doing something to help others, I mean the dumb rednecks that just drive after it with a video camera shouting "Holy shiat do you SEE this?!!"

(not saying that's what this video is, just making an observation)


How can you tell the difference? Unless you've actually seen a tornado in person, it's difficult to appreciate the excitement of witnessing one.

studebaker hoch: Grain silos and collapsed distribution system:

[media.miamiherald.com image 512x330]

Storm got an EF-4 rating.  You're not even reading this, are you.


If it was an EF-5, there would be nothing there to see.
 
2014-06-17 09:25:11 PM  
EF-5 does not mean "nothing left", it just indicates an estimated wind speed of 261 - 318 mph based on damage as interpreted by human observers.
 
2014-06-17 10:06:44 PM  
That was some incredible footage. I'd love to have a hi-res wallpaper of that last twister with the lightning bolt coming out of it.
 
2014-06-17 11:28:28 PM  
I watched tornado debris fall from the sky once. I was thinking "look at all the shingles" as some square shapes dropped down. As they got closer to the ground I realized they weren't shingles but 4x8 sheets of plywood. Very scary thing.
 
2014-06-17 11:35:59 PM  

studebaker hoch: EF-5 does not mean "nothing left", it just indicates an estimated wind speed of 261 - 318 mph based on damage as interpreted by human observers.


1.) No, it determines the amount of damage the tornado caused. Wind speed is only an estimation, 2.) Estimated wind-speed for an EF5 is just 200 mph or higher, and 3.) It doesn't take that much to knock over a grain tower. A nearby town recently had a grain tower blown over in a recent storm, and it was max 90 mph straightline.
 
2014-06-17 11:57:17 PM  

jmsvrsn: I watched tornado debris fall from the sky once. I was thinking "look at all the shingles" as some square shapes dropped down. As they got closer to the ground I realized they weren't shingles but 4x8 sheets of plywood. Very scary thing.


When I lived in Tennessee we had an F4 (Old scale, no idea how that translates to the new scale) rumble through our area and hit both a Home Depot and a Lowes. The aftermath of that was insane, they were finding plywood and 2x4's scattered all across the county. Eyewitnesses described exactly what you saw stating that they were watching these fluttering sheets of paper and what looked like pink ribbons streaming down, turned out to be entire sheets of drywall and entire rolls of house insulation. Ironic thing was Home Depot had these big Tornado Shelters out in the attached lumberyard that you could buy for a couple of grand and bury them in your backyard. After the storm they were "Porcupined" with 2x4's and other objects.
 
2014-06-18 12:55:14 AM  
LoneWolf343

1.) No, it determines the amount of damage the tornado caused. Wind speed is only an estimation, 2.) Estimated wind-speed for an EF5 is just 200 mph or higher, and 3.) It doesn't take that much to knock over a grain tower. A nearby town recently had a grain tower blown over in a recent storm, and it was max 90 mph straightline.

I agree.  (was using an outdated system)

I'm also in agreement with the EF-4 rating:

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

You can see some structures have been blown totally away, yet there is still debris left behind so it can't be a 5.

/ those silos were big flying like paper.
 
2014-06-18 01:15:59 AM  

cochlear: studebaker hoch: Another view of the same tornado.

/Mute the sound to avoid old man yelling at cloud.

actually, the "old man yelling at cloud"  really got to me,  moaning "no..no...oh no"  over and over as it hit the town.


Me too. For once it was not a litany off O.M.G.'s and HOLY shiat's over and over but a honest and rational expression of his horror that other people lives were being wrenched apart.
/he does not have a fark handle.
// I do which explains for just a moment at :49 in the original video my inner sound track was saying "Auntie Em! Auntie Em! It's a twister!"
///But since in from the upper mid west, I immediately felt guilty while chuckling to myself
 
2014-06-18 01:29:27 AM  
Whoa, cool find, subs! It stayed neat until the very end!
 
2014-06-18 12:08:53 PM  

studebaker hoch: LoneWolf343

1.) No, it determines the amount of damage the tornado caused. Wind speed is only an estimation, 2.) Estimated wind-speed for an EF5 is just 200 mph or higher, and 3.) It doesn't take that much to knock over a grain tower. A nearby town recently had a grain tower blown over in a recent storm, and it was max 90 mph straightline.

I agree.  (was using an outdated system)

I'm also in agreement with the EF-4 rating:

[bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com image 850x541]

You can see some structures have been blown totally away, yet there is still debris left behind so it can't be a 5.

/ those silos were big flying like paper.


Huh, that's a pretty skinny EF4.
 
2014-06-18 06:45:43 PM  

buntz: Tornado chasers are the stupidest people in the world.  Not the scientific kind that are doing something to help others, I mean the dumb rednecks that just drive after it with a video camera shouting "Holy shiat do you SEE this?!!"


"oh, this isn't good."

REALLY? Then keep driving towards it to see if gets "gooder".
 
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