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(KWCH Wichita) NewsFlash Supercell with confirmed tornado bearing down on Wichita as severe weather outbreak begins in plains states. Hang tight Tornado Alley farkers, it's gonna be a bumpy evening. LGT live streaming vid   ( kwch.com) divider line
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2013-05-19 06:42:24 PM  
10 votes:
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2013-05-19 06:46:10 PM  
9 votes:

SCUBA_Archer: Is there such thing as an F5?

My keyboard goes all the way to F12.
2013-05-19 08:04:32 PM  
7 votes:

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2013-05-19 06:43:30 PM  
5 votes:

hitlersbrain: It's not fun loading screaming animals into an underground tornado shelter.

You should try doing it with a girl. On a first date. When there's no storm. They will NOT shut the fark up about it.
2013-05-19 05:01:17 PM  
5 votes:
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2013-05-19 06:41:10 PM  
4 votes:

hitlersbrain: It's not fun loading screaming animals into an underground tornado shelter.

You think animals are hard, try nurses...
2013-05-19 10:06:32 PM  
3 votes:
Oh that's obviously fake.

One of those is an orange for Krissakes!
2013-05-19 07:08:39 PM  
3 votes:
When will TWC start naming tornadoes?
2013-05-19 06:38:05 PM  
3 votes:
This is Wichita's Benghazi.
2013-05-20 12:02:56 AM  
2 votes:
And a message I'd like to generally send on behalf of Traditional Tornado Alley resident Farkers to $DEITY/$HAARP_Weather_Machine_Ctl/$Bored_Geek_In_11_Dimensional_Space_ Playing_4D_SimCity:

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2013-05-19 10:45:59 PM  
2 votes:

RagnarD: Me 2 days after May 31, 1985 OH/PA outbreak.

I have a vision of that Frogger arcade game hopping through the debris to safety.
2013-05-19 10:12:47 PM  
2 votes:

revrendjim: 2xhelix: From OKC, don't look  fake.:

Why is one yellow?

Because it is from Florida.
2013-05-19 07:55:53 PM  
2 votes:


So it's terrorists, then?
2013-05-19 07:48:52 PM  
2 votes:
As a showing of solidarity I'll be F5ing this thread all evening.
2013-05-19 07:46:54 PM  
2 votes:

dletter: Shawnee, OK is about 30k, so, a decent size town.

The news 4 stream is announcing it is heading straight towards the "Shawnee Mall", about a 1/4-1/2 mile wide.   

Hope they have a good underground basement/parking garage there.

If they're shopping on the Sabbath, it is God's will.
2013-05-19 07:00:26 PM  
2 votes:

jfarkinB: iheartscotch: / last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister

Man, it must suck when the spotters come through and then there's a twister, too. Must be a lot worse than either one alone.

/I know, still not as bad as when the grammar Nazis come through

I know your laughing, but the SCARIEST thing I have ever EVER seen in regards to severe weather was last February/March when the tornadoes came through Kentucky, and I was less than a THREE MILES from where I was living at the time.. and I saw a news crew on the corner.. and there was Jim Cantore.

I'm not kidding either. I've seen things while storm chasing that would make any sane person crap themselves in horror, but seeing Jim Cantore in the same zip code as my mail box scared the hell out of me in a way I can not describe.

/I know this sounds like a joke, but i swear to god its true.
2013-05-19 06:52:10 PM  
2 votes:

cheap_thoughts: This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(

Is his face going to stay all blurry, or will he get better? :)
2013-05-19 06:46:37 PM  
2 votes:
Tornado allegedly wants to work the saw, watch sweat drip out of every pore.
2013-05-19 06:43:11 PM  
2 votes:

We have an office in Wichita. Every time they shut down, their traffic gets routed to us.

/Yeah, selfish bastard. Going to hell.
2013-05-19 06:25:34 PM  
2 votes:

2xhelix: F4, a mile wide and still growing.  Damn that's a beast of a tornado!

For some reason, I always have a mental image of F4 as meaning F*CKF*CKF*CKF*CK!

/slightly appropriate, I guess
//stay safe, all in that area
2013-05-20 08:41:03 PM  
1 vote:
Stone Meadow:
BTW, can one even feel a 2.8?

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2013-05-20 02:09:28 AM  
1 vote:

UnspokenVoice: Great Porn Dragon: (Bangladesh, in case you're curious, is about the only place in the world that has the level of tornadogenesis that exists in the Tornado Alleys in the US.

My bathroom reading is, as of late, an older (2001) Guinness Book of World Records. I was surprised to read that the UK has the most tornadoes per year per square mile. I was quite surprised by this as one seldom hears about them coming from the UK so I went online and that appears to be factually correct. Ah well, I figured I'd mention it as an interesting aside.

British tornadoes are too polite to do any visible damage.
2013-05-19 11:22:58 PM  
1 vote:

trappedspirit: How stupid would you have to be to turn into tornado alley?  Is it not clearly marked or something?

Even Mig Alley was clearly marked!

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2013-05-19 11:16:14 PM  
1 vote:
How stupid would you have to be to turn into tornado alley?  Is it not clearly marked or something?
2013-05-19 10:57:21 PM  
1 vote:
2013-05-19 10:38:05 PM  
1 vote:

Shadow Blasko: Begoggle: [24.media.tumblr.com image 400x258]

Meanwhile in Ohio...

/Moved from Norman, OK the day after the F4 hit in 2003

Totally safe here

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Me 2 days after May 31, 1985 OH/PA outbreak. Niles, OH.  Former skating rink

And I figured Ohioans hadn't forgotten  Xenia.yet.
2013-05-19 10:13:42 PM  
1 vote:
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Meanwhile in Ohio...

/Moved from Norman, OK the day after the F4 hit in 2003
2013-05-19 09:29:45 PM  
1 vote:

UnspokenVoice: Tom_Slick: Aigoo: So, I'm sorry; you were saying about tornadoes and how good we have it?

You are not Mississippi who gets Tornadoes AND Hurricanes or something like that.

/If you want to avoid severe weather move to Maine, lived in northern Maine for 15 years other than the occasional blizzard now big weather problems and you can prepare for for blizzards.

Believe it or not, that was a prime consideration for my retiring here.

Did you retire to Northern Massachusetts Maine or Real Maine?
2013-05-19 08:54:11 PM  
1 vote:
Allegedly the Welty cell is weakening maybe a little?
2013-05-19 08:32:00 PM  
1 vote:
I hope and pray for all the farkers in the area. Be safe
2013-05-19 08:31:52 PM  
1 vote:

Shadow Blasko: If people tried to hide under that overpass, others are looking for their dental records.

I've always wondered how that would work in Britain.
2013-05-19 08:26:18 PM  
1 vote:

2xhelix: God-is-a-Taco: Oh now I see, my local station "news on six" online just uses a OKC feed. Odd.

Tulsa 6 and OKC 9 are sister stations.  The big advantage is that they each have a chopper to chase with, so they pool coverage for twice the punch.  You'll notice in the chopper feeds that one has a big 6 on the side and the other has a 9.

That is just because it is upside down at the time.
2013-05-19 08:25:47 PM  
1 vote:

ArgusRun: spidermilk: meyerkev: aevorea: "Let's move out to the Midwest," the boyfriend says. "Tornadoes aren't that bad," he says.

Yeah. F*ck that noise.

You've got to put it in perspective.

Tornados wipe out EVERYTHING in their path which is about 1 half mile wide and 10 miles long.
Hurricanes wipe out EVERYTHING in the state of New Jersey (or Florida or the Carolinas, etc).
Earthquakes wipe out EVERYTHING within N miles of their epicenter (and occasionally trigger tsunamis which wipe out entire COUNTRIES on the other side of the ocean).
Floods wipe out EVERYTHING that's within their floodplain which can be miles wide and hundreds or thousands of miles long.
Every once in a while, a really, really, really bad thunderstorm will roll through and knock down some power lines, and drop a branch on some people's roofs.

The midwest has it pretty good as far as "OH SHIAT weather goes"

Exactly. I live in the midwest and to be frank, tornadoes are scary but a big blizzard that knocks out power or a heat wave where people lose power is far more deadly.

Only because of our density.  Cram 7 million on an island a a few people will die if you have a light rain storm.

The difference is, if you are healthy and prepared, It's hard to die in a blizzard.  Don't drive.  Have food and water.  Stay warm.  Don't burn shiat inside to stay warm without proper ventilation.

But if a tornado decides to pick you up and dump your remains nd the remains of your house a half mile away, then there's nothing you can d.

So much this.  I will take a blizzard over tornadoes any day of the week.  If I am walking down the street during the middle of a blizzard I still stand a damned good chance of making it home alive.  Hell, if I am walking in a blizzard chances are that I am already within walking distance of my home and barring some freak accident I will make it home alive.  If I am walking down the street in the middle of a tornado, well, chances are I am not walking down the street any more.
2013-05-19 08:23:45 PM  
1 vote:

Epiphany: kth: Uh oh. TWC just showed us.  That's not a good sign. KC area.

fark. what did they say?

They said "The Hopper" is now available in your area allowing you to watch movies, sports, and more from any location in your house.
2013-05-19 08:20:27 PM  
1 vote:
Alright, it's too windy here now. The storm isn't here yet, though.
If I don't survive, don't let my mom see the porn on my F drive.
2013-05-19 08:05:10 PM  
1 vote:

ArgusRun: Most malls in tornado alley have shelters.  Also, their construction is a little more substantial than your typical stick house or mobile home.  Little to no windows, steel and concrete construction.  A 30 year old Sears might be the best place to ride one of these out.

would not wanna be near the tool section
2013-05-19 07:50:32 PM  
1 vote:
As a tornado, I am getting a kick out of these responses.
2013-05-19 07:45:42 PM  
1 vote:

Fark It: Oh shiat, Reed Timmer is on the phone.  He's the Jim Cantore of tornadoes, the shiat is hitting the fan.

Jim Cantore is with Reed Timmer.  I think we're dividing by 0 here.
2013-05-19 07:32:48 PM  
1 vote:

mr intrepid: I remember we were traveling across country and stopped in Kansas for the night.  Eating dinner at a restaurant during a torrential downpour, we heard a tornado warning on the radio.  Waitress told us to pay it no mind.
A few minutes later, the wind kicked up and started going HORIZONTAL.

Got real quiet in there.

Man, horizontal wind?! That's like rain following  down.
2013-05-19 07:30:14 PM  
1 vote:

Epiphany: /this shiat will pre-empt the Celebrity Apprentice finale, damn't.

Truly an unspeakable tragedy.
2013-05-19 07:23:42 PM  
1 vote:

Matthew Keene: Large tornado just east of Norman, OK. Live coverage with Gary England on KWTV.  England, and James Spahn are weather GODS!!!


Getting worse by the minute in that area.

That thing is MASSIVE
2013-05-19 07:22:53 PM  
1 vote:

Popcorn Johnny: What size hail does it take to damage a vehicle?

How many cups of sugar does it take to get to the moon?
2013-05-19 07:18:02 PM  
1 vote:
Obviously, the solution to this is to give more tax breaks to the rich, says Gov. Brownback every day.
2013-05-19 07:16:25 PM  
1 vote:
I take severe weather seriously but just to keep the mood up a bit there is this:

2013-05-19 07:12:19 PM  
1 vote:

Shadow Blasko: ASS TORNADO

Well, that stinks.
2013-05-19 07:11:53 PM  
1 vote:

cheap_thoughts: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]

My street currently after the storm. It's.flooded and a tree is down just down the road.
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This is my poor kitty Hank who rode the storm outside. He's all wet :-(

He's wet AND blurry faced, poor thing.
2013-05-19 07:11:29 PM  
1 vote:
One question. When did Oklahoma legalize gay marriage and marijuana?
2013-05-19 07:02:15 PM  
1 vote:
Tornadoes must be democrats cause they usually hit republican states the most
2013-05-19 06:55:34 PM  
1 vote:

SBinRR: Pappas: Some friends from my station are storm chasing in the area right now. Here's a link to their live feed if anyone is interested.


It's a little laggy. Be safe, OKC metro

They are in Las Vegas.

Oh wait. Never mind.  That was an ad.

To be fair, stormchasing is a lot like Las Vegas to meteorologists.
2013-05-19 06:47:29 PM  
1 vote:

SCUBA_Archer: Is there such thing as an F5?

Shut up Jami. This isn't your scene.

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2013-05-19 06:46:58 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-05-19 06:43:48 PM  
1 vote:

iheartscotch: / last time this happenes the amateur weather spotters actually caused more damage then the twister

15 years ago I would have fought you over those words... Now I just nod and go back to looking at GR3
2013-05-19 06:42:09 PM  
1 vote:
it sucked.
2013-05-19 06:41:18 PM  
1 vote:
God hates the FARK out of red states.

/seriously, be safe and get the fark underground or hold a mattress over your head or do whatever the fark you do in a place where storms knock down buildings
2013-05-19 06:40:49 PM  
1 vote:
They sent out a warning, but apparently everybody knows about it from the Queen of England to the hounds of hell.
2013-05-19 06:39:21 PM  
1 vote:

shower_in_my_socks: This is Wichita's Benghazi.

Wichita Strong. Today we are all Wichita.
2013-05-19 06:38:52 PM  
1 vote:
This is news to me! I'm currently in Wichita and it's sunny!

/you're about 2 hours late
2013-05-19 06:38:25 PM  
1 vote:
The safest* place during a tornado is outside, in the middle of a field.

* Definition of safest may be twisted.
2013-05-19 06:38:23 PM  
1 vote:
If this heads into F5 category it will be bad news...for Triple H
2013-05-19 06:37:46 PM  
1 vote:
The lineman for the county is going to very, very busy driving the main road searching for another overload.
2013-05-19 04:46:20 PM  
1 vote:
You know it's bad when NWS evacuates their station.  Hope my friends up there are riding it out ok.
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