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2020-07-09 1:22:40 AM  
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2020-07-09 3:47:38 AM  
Amazing footage, but wouldn't you like to go somewhere else?
 
2020-07-09 4:00:59 AM  
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2020-07-09 4:07:06 AM  
Now, bear with me here, but I know it's real but some of it looks as fake as shiat.
 
2020-07-09 4:08:18 AM  

deffuse: Now, bear with me here, but I know it's real but some of it looks as fake as shiat.


Oh look, I put in an extra 'but'.  I am the Sir-Mix-A-Lot of grammar.
 
2020-07-09 4:58:42 AM  
Looks fake, but I guess it could be an F-0.1 stalled in place inexplicably.  I suppose.  Anything is possible.
 
2020-07-09 6:22:16 AM  
I was hoping it would come right for him and then the camera view gets incomprehensible as the car is whisked into the sky and lands in Oz or something.
 
2020-07-09 6:34:16 AM  

Ishkur: I was hoping it would come right for him and then the camera view gets incomprehensible as the car is whisked into the sky and lands in Oz or something.


That was the first half of the video.
 
2020-07-09 6:44:52 AM  
Ajax
 
2020-07-09 6:51:24 AM  
Volvos are only safe if you stay inside them.
 
2020-07-09 7:20:56 AM  

foo monkey: Volvos are only safe if you stay inside them.


Don't stick shift in crazy.
 
2020-07-09 7:42:06 AM  

Mollari: Looks fake, but I guess it could be an F-0.1 stalled in place inexplicably.  I suppose.  Anything is possible.


Looks real to me, way too much interaction with the environment around it (watch the grass moving and the tree that breaks off near the top).  It is moving as well - pretty much straight away from the camera.  I would guess that he had been chasing a funnel cloud, and this footage would be from when it first touched down.  If it lifted up right away, then yes EF-0 to EF-1, though it does seem to be picking up some steam as it moves away from the camera.
 
2020-07-09 8:16:08 AM  
Dude, indeed!
 
2020-07-09 8:23:09 AM  
Shark still looks fake ...
 
2020-07-09 8:47:15 AM  
OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole
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2020-07-09 8:52:00 AM  
I'll never understand people who think it's fun to give nature the opportunity to kill you.

Who sees something strong enough to fold trees over and thinks it's a good idea to stand out  exposed.
 
2020-07-09 8:55:08 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Dude, indeed!


What does it mean???
 
2020-07-09 8:57:12 AM  
It's the realist dust devil I ever saw.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_de​v​il
 
2020-07-09 9:17:05 AM  
It's all "whooooo" and "yeaaaah-ha" until one of those suckers whips a chunk of debris in your direction and gives you reason to call your windshield repair guy.
 
2020-07-09 9:24:38 AM  

IDisME: It's the realist dust devil I ever saw.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_dev​il


dust devils typically happen in otherwise clear air, this is a full on funnel cloud

from the wiki you posted:

"Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny conditions during fair weather, rarely coming close to the intensity of a tornado."
 
2020-07-09 9:32:42 AM  
Lol. People thinking this is fake or a dust devil, you are wrong.

It's a low power tornado, but with one hell of a fast rope. Saw another video of the same twister on Twitter.

Plus, it's Reed Timmer. Guy makes a living chasing these. He has no reason to fake it.
 
2020-07-09 9:33:57 AM  

Boudyro: I'll never understand people who think it's fun to give nature the opportunity to kill you.

Who sees something strong enough to fold trees over and thinks it's a good idea to stand out  exposed.


He feels you

"Oh No, I'm Not Messing With You": Reporter In Montana Swiftly Avoids Oncoming Pack Of Bison
Youtube oRxLZLYnoFY
 
2020-07-09 9:38:55 AM  

petec: IDisME: It's the realist dust devil I ever saw.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_dev​il

dust devils typically happen in otherwise clear air, this is a full on funnel cloud

from the wiki you posted:

"Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny conditions during fair weather, rarely coming close to the intensity of a tornado."


I got hit by a dust devil while I was working on my car in front of my house. That stung.
 
2020-07-09 9:41:37 AM  

foo monkey: Volvos are only safe if you stay inside them.


Ron White - Hurricane
Youtube S7Fu-v490-c
 
2020-07-09 10:16:55 AM  
Easily an EF-0.  Trust me. I watched a documentary on this stuff.

The Fujita Scale - Twister
Youtube 525xrI009qQ
 
2020-07-09 10:54:35 AM  

foo monkey: Volvos are only safe if you stay inside them.


They're boxy, but safe
 
M-G [TotalFark]
2020-07-09 11:54:29 AM  

phimuskapsi: Plus, it's Reed Timmer.


Is it?  Twitterer tagged him, but I don't think Timmer shot the video.
 
2020-07-09 12:05:33 PM  
My brother and I were driving up 38th street (of later infamy) in MPLS when a tornado came out of the tail end of a thunderstorm crossing our path going south to north.  First impression was that it was small, when in reality it was at least 5000 feet tall.  I think the speed of the toroidal circulation had something to do with that.  I could see dust and mist take a few seconds to go from ground level to the top, and that must have been moving at 400 mph.

The local tv and radio stations had no warnings for several minutes after it passed.  Ironic, as they had built their whole marketing identity on their Doppler radars and early warnings.   We were home with the tv on before some breathless panicked underling at the tv station finally made a warning.  By that time it had already torn a path through to the northern suburbs.
 
2020-07-09 12:19:30 PM  

M-G: phimuskapsi: Plus, it's Reed Timmer.

Is it?  Twitterer tagged him, but I don't think Timmer shot the video.


If it isn't, it sounds just like him.
 
2020-07-09 12:34:23 PM  
That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.  I'm wondering myself if this footage is faked or not, but no one would willingly fake something like that.

I mean, who drives a Volvo nowadays?
 
2020-07-09 12:41:50 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.


You know, it always surprises me when people say these people have balls instead of "good lord, what a dumbass".

Adrenaline junkies are dangerous morons.
 
2020-07-09 12:44:10 PM  

ongbok: Boudyro: I'll never understand people who think it's fun to give nature the opportunity to kill you.

Who sees something strong enough to fold trees over and thinks it's a good idea to stand out  exposed.

He feels you

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It would have been great if he threw in a "I know how this guys for the black guy in the movies".

Awesome they used his phrase for a PSA poster.

/Nature, you scary
 
2020-07-09 12:52:00 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.  I'm wondering myself if this footage is faked or not, but no one would willingly fake something like that.

I mean, who drives a Volvo nowadays?


They're boxy, but they're damn good.

Plus, if he wanted hand jobs from beautiful women he hardly knows, he would have gotten a Jaguar.

/Maybe too obscure?
 
2020-07-09 1:09:06 PM  

ongbok: Boudyro: I'll never understand people who think it's fun to give nature the opportunity to kill you.

Who sees something strong enough to fold trees over and thinks it's a good idea to stand out  exposed.

He feels you

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/oRxLZLYn​oFY?start=18]


Good for him. Although I wish the cameraman had panned over to the animals for a second.
 
2020-07-09 1:19:52 PM  

yakmans_dad: ongbok: Boudyro: I'll never understand people who think it's fun to give nature the opportunity to kill you.

Who sees something strong enough to fold trees over and thinks it's a good idea to stand out  exposed.

He feels you

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/oRxLZLYn​oFY?start=18]

Good for him. Although I wish the cameraman had panned over to the animals for a second.


Are you kidding? The camera was messing around either. He didn't even bother turning the camera off, he threw it in the trunk and hauled ass
 
2020-07-09 1:43:52 PM  

Perlin Noise: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.

You know, it always surprises me when people say these people have balls instead of "good lord, what a dumbass".

Adrenaline junkies are dangerous morons.


Better to live than waiting to die.
 
2020-07-09 1:53:32 PM  

Perlin Noise: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.

You know, it always surprises me when people say these people have balls instead of "good lord, what a dumbass".

Adrenaline junkies are dangerous morons.


Balls ain't brains.
 
2020-07-09 2:56:06 PM  

ongbok: yakmans_dad: ongbok: Boudyro: I'll never understand people who think it's fun to give nature the opportunity to kill you.

Who sees something strong enough to fold trees over and thinks it's a good idea to stand out  exposed.

He feels you

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/oRxLZLYn​oFY?start=18]

Good for him. Although I wish the cameraman had panned over to the animals for a second.

Are you kidding? The camera was messing around either. He didn't even bother turning the camera off, he threw it in the trunk and hauled ass


Oh, I know. And I approve. But there's still a part of me that wants to see what they're running from.
 
2020-07-09 3:50:17 PM  
Having watched the video yesterday (along with footage and photos from other chasers), I can say that was definitely a tornado as it was associated with a cumulonimbus cloud, was connected at the base and looked like it was positioned in the right part of the storm with deep persistent rotation and a low base.  Radar wasn't too helpful given where it was located (really far from radar sites) but I'd definitely buy that it was a tornado and not a dust devil.

/Great footage all around.
//Chase season more or less has sucked all year so this is a welcome surprise.
///Slashies always come in threes.
 
2020-07-09 4:51:04 PM  

IDisME: It's the realist dust devil I ever saw.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_dev​il


I've seen dust devils in eastern Washington.  They look different, and as another Farker posted, they happen in clear air; this is definitely a small tornado.  (It also looks like it was mostly moving away from him, though getting back in the car and ready to zoom off might have been a good idea.)
 
2020-07-09 5:14:00 PM  

IDisME: It's the realist dust devil I ever saw.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_dev​il


Going for baroque.
 
2020-07-09 7:05:24 PM  

SafetyThird: Perlin Noise: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.

You know, it always surprises me when people say these people have balls instead of "good lord, what a dumbass".

Adrenaline junkies are dangerous morons.

Better to live than waiting to die.


Really? No middle ground? If you don't do something reckless and pointless, you are not living? Perhaps you are making my point for me.
 
2020-07-09 7:07:08 PM  

Human Dude: Perlin Noise: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.

You know, it always surprises me when people say these people have balls instead of "good lord, what a dumbass".

Adrenaline junkies are dangerous morons.

Balls ain't brains.


This is certainly true, I just don't feel it's a plus to encourage that sort of "not brains"
 
2020-07-09 7:12:37 PM  
That thing is leaving a damage path about 1 meter wide.

Tornado, no es dust diablo.
 
2020-07-09 8:00:36 PM  

Human Dude: Perlin Noise: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.

You know, it always surprises me when people say these people have balls instead of "good lord, what a dumbass".

Adrenaline junkies are dangerous morons.

Balls ain't brains.


Tell that to the Brain Balls.
 
2020-07-09 9:18:43 PM  

ongbok: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.  I'm wondering myself if this footage is faked or not, but no one would willingly fake something like that.

I mean, who drives a Volvo nowadays?

They're boxy, but they're damn good.

Plus, if he wanted hand jobs from beautiful women he hardly knows, he would have gotten a Jaguar.

/Maybe too obscure?


"This movie will not only scare you, it will fark you up for life"
 
2020-07-09 9:57:18 PM  

ongbok: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.  I'm wondering myself if this footage is faked or not, but no one would willingly fake something like that.

I mean, who drives a Volvo nowadays?

They're boxy, but they're damn good.

Plus, if he wanted hand jobs from beautiful women he hardly knows, he would have gotten a Jaguar.

/Maybe too obscure?


Sony - Because Caucasians are just too damn tall!

/'Crazy People' was a fun movie
//Remember those old Triumph Spitfire ads?  "You not only get a car and a girl, but a piece of history!"
 
2020-07-09 11:16:22 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ongbok: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.  I'm wondering myself if this footage is faked or not, but no one would willingly fake something like that.

I mean, who drives a Volvo nowadays?

They're boxy, but they're damn good.

Plus, if he wanted hand jobs from beautiful women he hardly knows, he would have gotten a Jaguar.

/Maybe too obscure?

Sony - Because Caucasians are just too damn tall!

/'Crazy People' was a fun movie
//Remember those old Triumph Spitfire ads?  "You not only get a car and a girl, but a piece of history!"


That film needs to be more loved than it currently is.
 
2020-07-09 11:55:55 PM  

Perlin Noise: SafetyThird: Perlin Noise: LeoffDaGrate: That is amazing.  I mean, seriously, that is some incredible footage!  To be so close, that guy has some real balls.

You know, it always surprises me when people say these people have balls instead of "good lord, what a dumbass".

Adrenaline junkies are dangerous morons.

Better to live than waiting to die.

Really? No middle ground? If you don't do something reckless and pointless, you are not living? Perhaps you are making my point for me.


Did you miss moniker?
 
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