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2020-08-15 9:04:59 PM  
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2020-08-15 9:48:44 PM  
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2020-08-15 9:57:50 PM  
I mean ... everybody. Right?
 
2020-08-15 9:58:04 PM  
Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.
 
2020-08-15 10:01:25 PM  
This is so 2020.
 
2020-08-15 10:42:21 PM  
 
2020-08-16 12:41:39 AM  

KungFuJunkie: https://twitter.com/BSWinston/status/​1​294742294315245569?s=19

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Aaahhh, yes I remember studying the book of Revelations.
 
2020-08-16 1:50:50 AM  

greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.


If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.
 
2020-08-16 1:54:14 AM  

Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.


https://abc7.com/bush-fire-australia-​r​avine-brushfires-in/5812239/

Yes. We kicked off the new year with fire tornados. August must be on repeats.
 
2020-08-16 1:55:59 AM  

Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.


They're right.  Happened at the VERY beginning of the year. And subby either forgot or didn't do their due diligence.

/ Subby
// Both forgot, and didn't think to check.
/// Perhaps I shoulda phrased it 'Fire tornado in California/Nevada?"
 
2020-08-16 1:56:40 AM  

greentea1985: Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.

https://abc7.com/bush-fire-australia-r​avine-brushfires-in/5812239/

Yes. We kicked off the new year with fire tornados. August must be on repeats.

*shakes tiny firey fist*

 
2020-08-16 2:07:01 AM  
2020. Even its name is a repeat.
 
2020-08-16 2:12:20 AM  
This is about as common in CA in fire season as seeing a Starbucks.
 
2020-08-16 2:12:27 AM  

greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.


There was also the one from the Carr fire, in northern California, in 2018:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carr-fir​e​-video-shows-massive-fire-tornado-that​-killed-redding-firefighter-jeremy-sto​ke/

The 'first' from this news story is the firenado registering as a tornado on automated tornado warning systems.
 
2020-08-16 2:13:45 AM  

Enigmamf: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

There was also the one from the Carr fire, in northern California, in 2018:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carr-fire​-video-shows-massive-fire-tornado-that​-killed-redding-firefighter-jeremy-sto​ke/

The 'first' from this news story is the firenado registering as a tornado on automated tornado warning systems.


Ah, so it is the new and improved version of a fire tornado. Lovely. Absolutely what 2020 needed

/s
 
2020-08-16 2:20:54 AM  

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2020-08-16 2:21:37 AM  

greentea1985: Enigmamf: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

There was also the one from the Carr fire, in northern California, in 2018:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carr-fire​-video-shows-massive-fire-tornado-that​-killed-redding-firefighter-jeremy-sto​ke/

The 'first' from this news story is the firenado registering as a tornado on automated tornado warning systems.

Ah, so it is the new and improved version of a fire tornado. Lovely. Absolutely what 2020 needed

/s


I think we can all agree, 2020 has been the best year ever and we need to repeat it for another decade!

/also s
 
2020-08-16 2:24:56 AM  

greentea1985: Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.

https://abc7.com/bush-fire-australia-r​avine-brushfires-in/5812239/

Yes. We kicked off the new year with fire tornados. August must be on repeats.


So wait a minute, if August is a repeat of January then September will be a repeat of February and...aww schnikeys, we're doomed! It's like the movie Groundhog Day except instead of Bill Murray it's Satan.
 
2020-08-16 2:27:31 AM  
Sharks with torches maybe.
 
2020-08-16 2:28:10 AM  

Whatthefark: greentea1985: Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.

https://abc7.com/bush-fire-australia-r​avine-brushfires-in/5812239/

Yes. We kicked off the new year with fire tornados. August must be on repeats.

So wait a minute, if August is a repeat of January then September will be a repeat of February and...aww schnikeys, we're doomed! It's like the movie Groundhog Day except instead of Bill Murray it's Satan.


Leave Satan out of this. He only does metal bands and orgies.
 
2020-08-16 2:33:41 AM  
These SyFy movies are really running out of ideas.
 
2020-08-16 2:37:45 AM  
Is it me or are the Portland riots getting a little too weird?

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2020-08-16 2:40:10 AM  

KungFuJunkie: https://twitter.com/BSWinston/status/​1​294742294315245569?s=19

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Pyrocumulous vortex is the name of my speedmetal/industrial/circus band.
 
2020-08-16 2:42:48 AM  
Again?
 
2020-08-16 2:43:19 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Is it me or are the Portland riots getting a little too weird?

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TF is that from?
 
2020-08-16 2:47:58 AM  

SafetyThird: This is about as common in CA in fire season as seeing a Starbucks.


Da comrade! I mean, yeah Starbucks! That's what we Americans see a lot!
 
2020-08-16 2:49:33 AM  

greentea1985: Enigmamf: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

There was also the one from the Carr fire, in northern California, in 2018:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carr-fire​-video-shows-massive-fire-tornado-that​-killed-redding-firefighter-jeremy-sto​ke/

The 'first' from this news story is the firenado registering as a tornado on automated tornado warning systems.

Ah, so it is the new and improved version of a fire tornado. Lovely. Absolutely what 2020 needed

/s


Sheeeeeit. You think that's bad? Just wait for every year after this. Spoiler alert: Things don't get better.
 
2020-08-16 2:58:29 AM  

Enigmamf: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

There was also the one from the Carr fire, in northern California, in 2018:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carr-fire​-video-shows-massive-fire-tornado-that​-killed-redding-firefighter-jeremy-sto​ke/

The 'first' from this news story is the firenado registering as a tornado on automated tornado warning systems.


Beat me to it, this one has some more scary footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwqgd​C​C5AOE&fbclid=IwAR1vWOC7J5NsRjanThTJVt3​ze5pDCxTN4ilb8dxc1k4wiNnu2VP8dKEArE0
 
2020-08-16 2:59:22 AM  
I had Mermen. I've always wanted to see one.
 
2020-08-16 3:00:34 AM  

Begoggle: SafetyThird: This is about as common in CA in fire season as seeing a Starbucks.

Da comrade! I mean, yeah Starbucks! That's what we Americans see a lot!


You should go camping. Clear your head.
 
2020-08-16 3:06:43 AM  
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2020-08-16 3:07:22 AM  

khatores: fragMasterFlash: Is it me or are the Portland riots getting a little too weird?

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TF is that from?


It's called "Understanding Joshua" by Charlie White.  There are more in the series.  Google at your own peril.
 
2020-08-16 3:11:55 AM  

fusillade762: khatores: fragMasterFlash: Is it me or are the Portland riots getting a little too weird?

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TF is that from?

It's called "Understanding Joshua" by Charlie White.  There are more in the series.  Google at your own peril.


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2020-08-16 3:15:38 AM  

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2020-08-16 3:16:40 AM  
OMG I got a Bingo! Does the 'fire tornado carrying rabid emu that bite you while giving you rabies and setting you on fire' square count?
 
2020-08-16 3:20:07 AM  

greentea1985: Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.

https://abc7.com/bush-fire-australia-r​avine-brushfires-in/5812239/

Yes. We kicked off the new year with fire tornados. August must be on repeats.


Thread reported as repeat!
 
2020-08-16 3:21:47 AM  

KungFuJunkie: https://twitter.com/BSWinston/status/​1​294742294315245569?s=19

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Cool.  A static image which links to an unavailable tweet.
 
2020-08-16 3:33:45 AM  
I was living in Ventura during the Thomas Fire and it was terrifying.  Lots of friends and acquaintances lost their homes that night.
 
2020-08-16 3:41:32 AM  
If the vortex originates in the clouds and descends to the ground, it's a tornado.

If it starts on the ground and grows upwards, it is a fire whirl.  These have more in common with dust devils than tornadoes.

An interesting case arises when ground-spawned vortices get pulled into thunderstorms, increasing their power.  I don't know what the resulting vortex is called, but if the power is now coming from a mesoscale convective complex and not heated air at ground level, it's probably now a tornado.
 
2020-08-16 3:48:56 AM  

greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.


It's only called a tornado in the northern hemisphere where they spin clockwise.  In the southern hemisphere, they spin counter-clockwise due to the coriolis force.  They call them gazwabblers in Australia.
 
2020-08-16 6:02:07 AM  
Australia sees some of the most extreme fire behavior on Earth.  I don't know if this is a fire whirl or a fire tornado, but whatever it was you could hear it coming from about two kilometers away.

Black Saturday Bushfires St Andrews Vic Australia
Youtube F3dPlVvkIZ8
 
2020-08-16 6:20:15 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Is it me or are the Portland riots getting a little too weird?

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Wow that is an antideluvian meme.
 
2020-08-16 6:49:20 AM  
...first because there wasn't any radar at the time.

Peshtigo Fire Tornado
 
2020-08-16 7:37:29 AM  

greentea1985: Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.

https://abc7.com/bush-fire-australia-r​avine-brushfires-in/5812239/

Yes. We kicked off the new year with fire tornados. August must be on repeats.


shiat, what's going to happen for sweeps week?
 
2020-08-16 8:17:33 AM  

Medic Zero: Enigmamf: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

There was also the one from the Carr fire, in northern California, in 2018:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carr-fire​-video-shows-massive-fire-tornado-that​-killed-redding-firefighter-jeremy-sto​ke/

The 'first' from this news story is the firenado registering as a tornado on automated tornado warning systems.

Beat me to it, this one has some more scary footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwqgdC​C5AOE&fbclid=IwAR1vWOC7J5NsRjanThTJVt3​ze5pDCxTN4ilb8dxc1k4wiNnu2VP8dKEArE0


Jesus christ. That's like something you'd see a wizard cast.

Stay safe if you're there.
 
2020-08-16 8:46:54 AM  
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2020-08-16 8:56:56 AM  

greentea1985: Somacandra: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

If you've got a link I would love to see it. Can't find evidence of this, though I would think it's certainly possible.

https://abc7.com/bush-fire-australia-r​avine-brushfires-in/5812239/

Yes. We kicked off the new year with fire tornados. August must be on repeats.



My Mom said it was a custom (?) in Mexico that the weather that occurred in January would be repeated over the course of the year ...
 
2020-08-16 9:04:37 AM  
.... Google is my friend - the Mexican tradition of using January's weather to forecast the weather for the rest of the year is called cabañuelas

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2020-08-16 9:09:13 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Wow that is an antideluvian meme.


**Sound of me vigorously pounding my OED in applause**
 
2020-08-16 9:31:46 AM  

Alcaste: Medic Zero: Enigmamf: greentea1985: Didn't we already get these during the Australian wildfires in January 2020? I know that feels like ancient history but this is nothing new for 2020.

There was also the one from the Carr fire, in northern California, in 2018:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carr-fire​-video-shows-massive-fire-tornado-that​-killed-redding-firefighter-jeremy-sto​ke/

The 'first' from this news story is the firenado registering as a tornado on automated tornado warning systems.

Beat me to it, this one has some more scary footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwqgdC​C5AOE&fbclid=IwAR1vWOC7J5NsRjanThTJVt3​ze5pDCxTN4ilb8dxc1k4wiNnu2VP8dKEArE0

Jesus christ. That's like something you'd see a wizard cast.

Stay safe if you're there.


I'm not, but I've got family in an area that has serious fires every year near there.

It's now been a couple of summers since the sky has been black for days here where I am (north of Portland), but given how many fires are being set by neglience and malice right now, I expect another black summer this year.
 
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