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(LiveLeak)   AMATEUR VIDEO: 18-wheeler picked up and blown over by 'bomb cyclone' winds near Amarillo, TX today   (liveleak.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Semi-trailer truck, Strong wind gusts, racist comments, Tractor unit, tractor trailer, Semi-trailer, Truck, Trailer  
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6057 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2019 at 5:36 AM (8 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-13 08:56:57 PM  
O.M.G.
 
2019-03-13 10:07:23 PM  
Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2019-03-13 10:46:25 PM  
Doesn't look very weighted in the back.  Thought you weren't supposed to drive empty trucks in high winds.
 
2019-03-14 01:48:36 AM  
We seem to be getting a lot more of these "bomb cyclone" things recently. You would almost think that there is some kind of long-term change going on with the climate.
 
2019-03-14 05:44:16 AM  

iToad: We seem to be getting a lot more of these "bomb cyclone" things recently. You would almost think that there is some kind of long-term change going on with the climate.


Not necessarily. It's just the term has gotten hold of the public consciousness and is being tossed around more often now, usually by people who don't actually understand what the term means.

https://www.popsci.com/bomb-cyclone
 
2019-03-14 05:45:48 AM  

FNG: Doesn't look very weighted in the back.  Thought you weren't supposed to drive empty trucks in high winds.


You aren't. It's a real danger. I drive trucks and even fully loaded I've been through some storms that gave blowing me over a good solid try. So being empty basically turns your truck into a kite.

That being said unless a state declares a commercial vehicle ban there's nothing illegal about trying to drive in the wind. So a lot of idiots and greedy assholes who don't want to miss a days pay will risk it. I'm lucky in that my company discourages such behavior to the point that if I shut down for safety they'll still pay me no questions asked.
 
2019-03-14 05:48:29 AM  
Best blowjob ever
 
2019-03-14 05:51:47 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler


Quite right.

It's an AK47
 
2019-03-14 05:54:10 AM  
fark!
 
2019-03-14 05:58:51 AM  
It's not the first time a trucker got a bad blow job in Texas.
 
2019-03-14 06:06:27 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47


Pit bull.
 
2019-03-14 06:06:32 AM  

FNG: Doesn't look very weighted in the back.  Thought you weren't supposed to drive empty trucks in high winds.


I was driving empty in Utah when they shut down I-15 for trucks due to high winds. It was a bit farking hairy, I actually lucked out and found a spot at a truck stop to park. P&G diapers had to wait.
 
2019-03-14 06:15:00 AM  
Thanks, Trump
 
2019-03-14 06:19:17 AM  
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2019-03-14 06:24:03 AM  
I'm just impressed that it was not a vertical video.

The wind thing was cool too.
 
TWX
2019-03-14 06:26:32 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler


two steeering tires. four tires on the front tractor axle. four tires on the rear tractor axle. four tires on the front trailer axle. four tires on the rear trailer axle.

two plus four plus four plus four plus four equals eighteen.
 
TWX
2019-03-14 06:27:26 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm just impressed that it was not a vertical video.

The wind thing was cool too.


yeah. pretty high bar for liveleak.

/come for the vertical videos
//stay for the hateful comments
 
2019-03-14 06:31:49 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.


Becky.
 
2019-03-14 06:37:38 AM  
This is proof that those young-uns are using witchcraft against America.  There's repeated blasphemous chanting of "oh my god!".  And so instead of the hand of god coming down to set that truck back on its wheels the forces of satan pulled it off the highway.  I hope you damned kids are happy now.  And stay off my lawn.
 
2019-03-14 06:37:46 AM  
that headline started out incredibly:

Amateur... Video... 18....

sadly it did not live up to the early expectation.
 
2019-03-14 06:45:34 AM  

TWX: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

two steeering tires. four tires on the front tractor axle. four tires on the rear tractor axle. four tires on the front trailer axle. four tires on the rear trailer axle.

two plus four plus four plus four plus four equals eighteen.


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TWX
2019-03-14 06:46:51 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: TWX: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

two steeering tires. four tires on the front tractor axle. four tires on the rear tractor axle. four tires on the front trailer axle. four tires on the rear trailer axle.

two plus four plus four plus four plus four equals eighteen.

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exactly what I had in mind.
 
2019-03-14 06:56:43 AM  

Alien Robot: ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.

Becky.


Bomb cyclone
 
2019-03-14 07:05:14 AM  

Cosmic Cowboy: Alien Robot: ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.

Becky.

Bomb cyclone


Pretty sure it's Black Ice
 
2019-03-14 07:13:08 AM  
I feel like the backstory of that guy picking up the scrap is that he drives around neighborhoods in a old truck in search of junk, came across this and thought, "Aw shiat finders keepers!"
 
2019-03-14 07:21:26 AM  

Blink: Cosmic Cowboy: Alien Robot: ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.

Becky.

Bomb cyclone

Pretty sure it's Black Ice


img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2019-03-14 07:41:20 AM  
Well, there's your problem.
 
2019-03-14 07:49:09 AM  

Blink: Cosmic Cowboy: Alien Robot: ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.

Becky.

Bomb cyclone

Pretty sure it's Black Ice


polar vortex.
 
2019-03-14 07:50:19 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: iToad: We seem to be getting a lot more of these "bomb cyclone" things recently. You would almost think that there is some kind of long-term change going on with the climate.

Not necessarily. It's just the term has gotten hold of the public consciousness and is being tossed around more often now, usually by people who don't actually understand what the term means.

https://www.popsci.com/bomb-cyclone


See Also:  Polar Vortex
 
2019-03-14 07:52:17 AM  

virulent_loser: Blink: Cosmic Cowboy: Alien Robot: ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.

Becky.

Bomb cyclone

Pretty sure it's Black Ice

polar vortex.


Burr: See Also:  Polar Vortex



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2019-03-14 08:03:13 AM  
I read the comments, Ray. Jeez, Texans have to make everything political.
Just like Fark.
 
2019-03-14 08:04:36 AM  

Alien Robot: ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.

Becky.


i thoroughly apologize for seeing no more than 14 wheels! I'm pleased to be lumped in with gun humpers and racists for my transgression! I only request that someone now accuse me of being a MAGAt.

//;D
 
2019-03-14 08:09:13 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Alien Robot: ArcadianRefugee: nulluspixiusdemonica: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

Quite right.

It's an AK47

Pit bull.

Becky.

i thoroughly apologize for seeing no more than 14 wheels! I'm pleased to be lumped in with gun humpers and racists for my transgression! I only request that someone now accuse me of being a MAGAt.

//;D

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2019-03-14 08:10:58 AM  

Intoxoman: FNG: Doesn't look very weighted in the back.  Thought you weren't supposed to drive empty trucks in high winds.

I was driving empty in Utah when they shut down I-15 for trucks due to high winds. It was a bit farking hairy, I actually lucked out and found a spot at a truck stop to park. P&G diapers had to wait.


When was this? Utah weather is unpredictable in general, but I remember a few times where we had gale-force winds come up out of nowhere. In May of 2016 there were winds over 90MPH in Farmington. My grill was blown clean off my porch an hour North in Brigham the same day. I never could figure out how that could happen.
 
2019-03-14 08:15:48 AM  
Not even cyclone winds could make that town not smell like sheit.
 
2019-03-14 08:20:43 AM  

Rocket To Russia: I read the comments, Ray. Jeez, Texans have to make everything political.
Just like Fark.


Oh yeah? Name checks out.
 
2019-03-14 08:20:45 AM  

MorningBreath: that headline started out incredibly:

Amateur... Video... 18....

sadly it did not live up to the early expectation.


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2019-03-14 08:37:59 AM  
Howlin pretty bad here in SD still. 4' drifts in the backyard, cutting some interesting shapes though!
 
2019-03-14 08:40:10 AM  

TWX: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

two steeering tires. four tires on the front tractor axle. four tires on the rear tractor axle. four tires on the front trailer axle. four tires on the rear trailer axle.

two plus four plus four plus four plus four equals eighteen.


And they're rolling rolling rolling, rolling, flying, flying!
 
2019-03-14 08:47:20 AM  

NINEv2: Howlin pretty bad here in SD still. 4' drifts in the backyard, cutting some interesting shapes though!


Now with visual tastiness:
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2019-03-14 08:48:21 AM  
Here is a longer video of what appears to be that same stretch of highway.

Land hurricane? Major wind event in Amarillo TX!
Youtube UWIBc1ExVMQ
 
2019-03-14 08:57:14 AM  

iToad: We seem to be getting a lot more of these "bomb cyclone" things recently. You would almost think that there is some kind of long-term change going on with the climate.


Or that extra-special Chinese hoax.
 
2019-03-14 09:07:25 AM  
I live 3 hours north of Amarillo.  We had sustained winds of 45mph.  Highest gust recorded in my town was 66mph.  It's been knocking over trees, blowing roofs off houses.  Been nuts.

And it's just as windy today.
 
2019-03-14 09:07:36 AM  
Where are the dozen roses?

/to go with the 18 wheels
//grew up in CB times
///off my lawn
 
2019-03-14 09:14:01 AM  

iToad: We seem to be getting a lot more of these "bomb cyclone" things recently.


The US never experienced a haboob before ten years ago.
 
2019-03-14 09:17:35 AM  
Are they up from San Antone?
 
2019-03-14 09:19:23 AM  

Gonzo317: Here is a longer video of what appears to be that same stretch of highway.

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Looks to be south Lakeside Drive.
https://goo.gl/maps/qVzD49JEQHR2

Next to the airport, there's nothing around it to stop the wind. Although there are two truck stops on the other side of that rail bridge.
 
2019-03-14 09:23:13 AM  

TWX: Devolving_Spud: Holy crap!

//and that's not an 18-wheeler

two steeering tires. four tires on the front tractor axle. four tires on the rear tractor axle. four tires on the front trailer axle. four tires on the rear trailer axle.

two plus four plus four plus four plus four equals eighteen.


Things are changing.  Tire technology has brought us to where a rig with sleeper cab and 53' trailer only needs 10 wheels.  Same 5 axles, but no longer need double wheels on drive and trailer axles.  I've seen plenty of those rigs.  Personally, a bit scarier since when a tire blows, there's no longer a spare on that axle.
 
2019-03-14 09:31:05 AM  
I think we drove through a bit of that from Taos to Moab yesterday. We had no life threatening moments though. Just slow downs for snow or lessened visibility. Did see a semi aggressively pass some super slow drivers though. He seemed competent. It was fun.
 
2019-03-14 09:42:21 AM  
"picked up and blown over" is a bit of an exaggeration.  It was simply blown over.
 
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