Edit: Confirmed EF-1 Tornado um...rearranged my yard last night

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  1. TheClev

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    I had just arrived home from band practice, and noticing the darkening, foreboding sky and heavy rain that just kinda came out of nowhere, I started to feel a little concerned. Next thing I know, a big grey windy thing comes out of nowhere and pulls a 30-foot tree out of the ground like a toothpick in a club sandwich. A freight train passes over my house, the lights go out and my greyhound is bolting to the basement before I can tear my eyes away from the destruction happening right in my front yard. It was intense. Here's some photos...That's my neighbor's car crushed underneath the tree in the first one.

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    And here's my yard...
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  2. Scott Naylor

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    Glad you are still with us! :beer

    Scary stuff. Sounds like puppy had the right instincts, no?
     
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    down burst?

    There seems to be a sh!tonne of leaves still attached on nearby trees for a tornado.
    But hey, I've never been in one, just seen pics (and saw one in real life...but it was just an EF1.5, at best)

    I was in a down burst here that blew over trees and scared the crap out of a 1/2 mile area...absolutely unreal.
     
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    We got hit with a microburst yesterday in NOVA that caused damage all over. It was short and fierce. A tree fell into my friend's house among other things.
     
  5. TheClev

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    Could be. I'm not sure what to call it, other than scary.
     
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    I'd agree with the microburst suggestion.

    Not enough wide spread damage for a tornado, imo. But what the hell do I know, I'm no meteorologist.

    Glad you are unscathed.
     
  7. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Where are you at Uniontown? N. Canton? I heard about that. :huh
     
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    Sounds like a small tornado. People experiencing tornadoes often describe the sound as a train, as you did. That, and the uprooted trees.
     
  9. stratovarius

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    Tornados can be very capricious. They are well known for annihilating a tree or something big while leaving something else right next to it untouched.
     
  10. TheClev

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    Northern end of Uniontown. There's no doubt we got the worst of it.
     
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    I experienced a microburst that knocked over one of my huge oak trees, sending it into the neighbors yard and grazing their house.

    The hubby tried to say it was my responsibility, but I referred him to the county law that said: Your side of the property line, your problem. He got on the neighborhood list serv and tried to make us look negligent. We just let him swing slowly, slowly in the wind by himself.
     
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    This isn't the correct TGP attitude.
     
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    Dude... You so gotta climb on the roof when those things happen (says the guy that grew up in Kansas).
     
  14. TheClev

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    Well guys, it was a confirmed EF-1 tornado, not a downburst. I really hope to never see an EF-2 through 5. Also, there was no warning whatsoever. Where was Bill Paxton??
     
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    I once saw rotating clouds cruising through Mogadore .... it was wicked. The lower clouds were going one way, the mid clouds were going another direction, and the upper clouds were going opposite the lower clouds :eeks Tornado sirens were on full blast .. it never developed into anything though. Here is a pic the whole mess cruising on in!

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  16. TheClev

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    Dang Doc, that's exactly what I saw before heading home. I think you lucked out not getting a touchdown. But I have to admit...seeing it firsthand was pretty awesome. Terrifying, but awesome.
     
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    Seriously, you need to be all over the county about no tornado sirens, etc. that's why we pay taxes.
     
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    Yikes....glad you were OK! We got the wind and rain, but thankfully no tornado.
     
  19. DivineTones

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    Had one in our backyard acreage in NC about 4-5yrs ago. Freight train is exactly the sound. Scariest thing I've ever heard.
     

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