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2014-07-28 10:20:47 AM  
cdn01.dailycaller.com
 
2014-07-28 12:38:31 PM  
So basically it was windy?
 
2014-07-28 12:41:01 PM  

abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?


Yeah, we have downdrafts from thunderstorms worse than this. But CT doesn't get hit with a tornado very often and I guess it is a welcome change from the typical blizzard.
 
2014-07-28 12:41:09 PM  

abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?


They're reporting it like it's the end of the world
 
2014-07-28 12:41:12 PM  
I've had FARTS stronger than EF0 tornadoes.
 
2014-07-28 12:41:18 PM  

abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?


Well, windy and circular, but...yes.
 
2014-07-28 12:41:47 PM  
FFS, my backyard took more damage than that a few years back from a tornado that didn't even touch down.

80-100-ft-tall oak tree went over and its root ball yanked the fence up out of the ground, and one fallen branch actually got impaled into the dirt at about a 45 degree angle. It was all pretty fascinatingly brutal once we knew we weren't gonna die.
 
2014-07-28 12:43:09 PM  
I had no idea tornadoes came in a size that small, actually.

wiiudaily.com
 
2014-07-28 12:43:29 PM  
There was also a small tornado in Massachusetts this morning along the coast, on Revere Beach Boulevard.  http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/28/national-weather-service-invest i gating-possible-tornado-in-revere/

For those of you unfamiliar with Revere Beach, think of the Jersey Shore with less class.
 
2014-07-28 12:44:08 PM  
The relativity of severe weather will always amuse/fascinate me.

Up here in NC we got all fretful about that most recent barely-a-hurricane, while Florida doesn't even get out of bed for anything below a cat 3.
This post happens in Connecticut -- back home in Mississippi, anything EF2 or lower you were standing out in the yard trying to see it.
And don't even get me started on ANYONE from out East facing an earthquake.
 
2014-07-28 12:45:18 PM  

Demetrius: [cdn01.dailycaller.com image 450x193]


Done in one. Thank you, Demetrius.
 
2014-07-28 12:46:29 PM  
More proof of global warming. When will we stop destroying the planet?
 
2014-07-28 12:47:16 PM  
You never hear, that train sounded like a tornado.
 
2014-07-28 12:54:50 PM  
since my link did not get greenlite last night:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7KM28chL14
/from last nights storms
 
2014-07-28 12:54:54 PM  

uncleacid: You never hear, that train sounded like a tornado.


Now I'm wondering what they sounded like before there were trains.
 
2014-07-28 12:56:41 PM  

mr lawson: since my link did not get greenlite last night:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7KM28chL14
/from last nights storms


Ya might want to get into the house.  Just sayin'...

/Lots of shiat flying around...
 
2014-07-28 12:56:53 PM  

stirfrybry: More proof of global warming. When will we stop destroying the planet?


Um, we're not gonna destroy the planet. The planet will carry on, with or without us. It always has. Yes, we are making an impact on the ecosystem, but so did the dinos...the planet is still operating. We absolutely need to get off this veil of tears and find other planets to screw up. At least we'd still be viable as a species.

You CANNOT save the planet
You can only SAVE yourself
 
2014-07-28 12:58:16 PM  
Sorry, Mikey
I was just trolling
 
2014-07-28 01:00:38 PM  

bikerbob59: Ya might want to get into the house.  Just sayin'...


not my video
 
2014-07-28 01:03:19 PM  

stirfrybry: Sorry, Mikey
I was just trolling


Yeah, but I hear that song so often IRL. I also troll, by letting them know that they're idiots.
 
2014-07-28 01:06:44 PM  
There was certainly a disappointing lack of sharks.
 
2014-07-28 01:09:14 PM  

JackieRabbit: abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?

Yeah, we have downdrafts from thunderstorms worse than this. But CT doesn't get hit with a tornado very often and I guess it is a welcome change from the typical blizzard.


There have been strong ones, though:
manuscripts.files.wordpress.com
Windsor Locks, 1974

www.yankeemagazine.com
New Haven, 1989 (I do not understand the picture they went with)

And New England's deadliest:
stormstalker.files.wordpress.com
Worcester, 1953 (crossing Lake Quinsigamond into Shrewsbury)
 
2014-07-28 01:10:33 PM  
Wow. I thought my road's twin tornadoes, years ago, were freaking small. At least they managed to take out a couple barns and an outbuilding. Insulation strewn for miles from that last one.

That didn't get national coverage or anything.
 
2014-07-28 01:12:52 PM  
Did it sound like this?

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-28 01:18:26 PM  
The stormchaser sites are certainly falling down on the job. Both http://www.chasertv.com/ and http://severestudios.com/ have no videos up and running all of last night and today. It's been a bad year for video chasers, since ChaserTV changed their format.
 
2014-07-28 01:33:47 PM  

Grandemadaca: There was certainly a disappointing lack of sharks.


This deserves repeating.
 
2014-07-28 01:55:17 PM  

mama2tnt: Grandemadaca: There was certainly a disappointing lack of sharks.

This deserves repeating.


There was certainly a disappointing lack of sharks.
 
2014-07-28 02:01:22 PM  
I talked to a customer from there today...  He was freaked out, talking about how big it was.  I guessed based on his reaction it was probably and EF1 or EF2 ... nope.   I looked up the storm, it was an EF0.

 EF0?  C'mon man  I lived through the storms that made them put the E on the Fuchida scale.  I grew up staring at the doom clouds that spawned movies.

/Oklahoma may have been OK. but that storm wasn't.
//Never want to do S&R again, no teaches people to wake up the next morning.
/// Slashies for the EMT's who do that crap for a living.
 
2014-07-28 02:15:36 PM  
Some decades ago, there was apparently an internal competition among the editorial staff of the Times (UK) to create the most accurate yet boring headline possible. The winner was "Small Earthquake in Chile, Not many dead."  People in Chile still quote it as an example of the world's perception of their country.
 
2014-07-28 02:15:49 PM  
What Woollcott and a tornado may look like.
famousdude.com
 
2014-07-28 02:31:45 PM  
Pinky finger of God.
 
2014-07-28 02:48:25 PM  
Couple towns away from good old Revere, and I got family who live there.  Good god.  One of the perks of living in New England is supposed to be no tornadoes, no matter how tiny.
 
2014-07-28 03:13:38 PM  
This is all because of those immigrant kids
 
2014-07-28 04:11:31 PM  
A tornado in New England could only leave a short trail of damage in any state....just as dogs
bark less in February than any other month.  (Now, if the tornado in question moved across state
lines, like the 1925 tornado that hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, or a multi-state outbreak involving
lots of tornadoes - one in 1974 affected something like 14 states and a small part of Canada, and
there have been some outbreaks since then that were even bigger.....hoo boy.)
 
2014-07-28 05:00:15 PM  

Paris1127: JackieRabbit: abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?

Yeah, we have downdrafts from thunderstorms worse than this. But CT doesn't get hit with a tornado very often and I guess it is a welcome change from the typical blizzard.

There have been strong ones, though:

Windsor Locks, 1974


New Haven, 1989 (I do not understand the picture they went with)

And New England's deadliest:

Worcester, 1953 (crossing Lake Quinsigamond into Shrewsbury)


My dad bought a used truck cheap after the Windsor Licks tornado. It had been sitting in a gravel pit during the storm and the winds sandblasted one side with a million tiny pits inTo the paint. The other side looked perfectly fine. The contrast got greater as the years went by; from one angle, it looked great, walk around the other side and it was a collection of a million rusty freckles.
 
2014-07-28 05:02:17 PM  
NWS says the Revere tornado was an EF2... and yet an EF0 in CT has its own thread.

/probably because Revere is such a dump
 
2014-07-28 05:20:36 PM  
I think driving I-95 qualifies me to say that Connecticut is one long-ass nightmare of a state,  subby.
 
2014-07-28 05:43:44 PM  

hugheric: This is all because of those immigrant kids


That'sRacist!.jpeg
 
2014-07-28 06:06:47 PM  

Paris1127: JackieRabbit: abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?

Yeah, we have downdrafts from thunderstorms worse than this. But CT doesn't get hit with a tornado very often and I guess it is a welcome change from the typical blizzard.

There have been strong ones, though:
[manuscripts.files.wordpress.com image 750x585]
Windsor Locks, 1974

[www.yankeemagazine.com image 675x506]
New Haven, 1989 (I do not understand the picture they went with)

And New England's deadliest:
[stormstalker.files.wordpress.com image 593x664]
Worcester, 1953 (crossing Lake Quinsigamond into Shrewsbury)


Hell's teeth! That looks like the New England Air Museum.
 
2014-07-28 06:08:46 PM  

Grumpy Cat: I think driving I-95 qualifies me to say that Connecticut is one long-ass nightmare of a state,  subby.


Try the Merritt next time.
 
2014-07-28 06:24:04 PM  

Tillmaster: Paris1127: JackieRabbit: abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?

Yeah, we have downdrafts from thunderstorms worse than this. But CT doesn't get hit with a tornado very often and I guess it is a welcome change from the typical blizzard.

There have been strong ones, though:
[manuscripts.files.wordpress.com image 750x585]
Windsor Locks, 1974

[www.yankeemagazine.com image 675x506]
New Haven, 1989 (I do not understand the picture they went with)

And New England's deadliest:
[stormstalker.files.wordpress.com image 593x664]
Worcester, 1953 (crossing Lake Quinsigamond into Shrewsbury)

Hell's teeth! That looks like the New England Air Museum.


It was... That's what happens when an F4 tornado hits an aviation museum...
 
2014-07-28 07:33:44 PM  

Tillmaster: Grumpy Cat: I think driving I-95 qualifies me to say that Connecticut is one long-ass nightmare of a state,  subby.

Try the Merritt next time.


Does the Merritt get you to Cape Cod? Not all the way. Thanks.
 
2014-07-28 08:48:42 PM  

Tillmaster: Paris1127: JackieRabbit: abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?

Yeah, we have downdrafts from thunderstorms worse than this. But CT doesn't get hit with a tornado very often and I guess it is a welcome change from the typical blizzard.

There have been strong ones, though:
[manuscripts.files.wordpress.com image 750x585]
Windsor Locks, 1974

[www.yankeemagazine.com image 675x506]
New Haven, 1989 (I do not understand the picture they went with)

And New England's deadliest:
[stormstalker.files.wordpress.com image 593x664]
Worcester, 1953 (crossing Lake Quinsigamond into Shrewsbury)

Hell's teeth! That looks like the New England Air Museum.


It was:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Locks,_Connecticut_tornado
 
2014-07-28 08:49:30 PM  

Tillmaster: Paris1127: JackieRabbit: abhorrent1: So basically it was windy?

Yeah, we have downdrafts from thunderstorms worse than this. But CT doesn't get hit with a tornado very often and I guess it is a welcome change from the typical blizzard.

There have been strong ones, though:
[manuscripts.files.wordpress.com image 750x585]
Windsor Locks, 1974

[www.yankeemagazine.com image 675x506]
New Haven, 1989 (I do not understand the picture they went with)

And New England's deadliest:
[stormstalker.files.wordpress.com image 593x664]
Worcester, 1953 (crossing Lake Quinsigamond into Shrewsbury)

Hell's teeth! That looks like the New England Air Museum.


It was:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windso r_Locks,_Connecticut_tornado
 
2014-07-28 08:57:59 PM  

mr lawson: since my link did not get greenlite last night:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7KM28chL14
/from last nights storms


Get the video rehosted on wimp then submit that.
 
2014-07-28 08:59:19 PM  
They had a tornado in Connecticut? I didn't know that was possible. So the value of the storm isn't measured by its velocity but, like dog dancing the polka, that it happened at all.

Tornadoes are cool. Even though I went out into a couple and they rejected me too. Always a bridesmaid, never a Dorothy...
 
2014-07-28 09:40:59 PM  
"Several trees were also topped"

That was one horny tornado.
 
2014-07-28 10:12:56 PM  

The One True TheDavid: They had a tornado in Connecticut? I didn't know that was possible. So the value of the storm isn't measured by its velocity but, like dog dancing the polka, that it happened at all.

Tornadoes are cool. Even though I went out into a couple and they rejected me too. Always a bridesmaid, never a Dorothy...


Technically speaking, tornadoes occur any and everywhere in North America, also occasionally on all continents except Australia.
 
2014-07-28 10:13:41 PM  

awalkingecho: The One True TheDavid: They had a tornado in Connecticut? I didn't know that was possible. So the value of the storm isn't measured by its velocity but, like dog dancing the polka, that it happened at all.

Tornadoes are cool. Even though I went out into a couple and they rejected me too. Always a bridesmaid, never a Dorothy...

Technically speaking, tornadoes occur any and everywhere in North America, also occasionally on all continents except Australia.


This was supposed to say 'except Antarctica but I obviously did not use the preview feature.
 
2014-07-28 11:23:22 PM  
The Antarctic tornadoes are the most dangerous of them all.
 
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