Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Marz, Apr 22, 2016.
Holy crap! It does sound like a freight train!!
No thanks - I'll take earthquakes, high taxes and stupid politicans over those things. Then again, I think everyone in America is dealing with issue #2 and #3......
That's some amazing footage. I wonder if he still thinks it was worth it.
I watched an EF-1 tear through my neighborhood last year. Looked just like this, only the tornado wasn't nearly as dark. You can read about it here. I feel terrible for the guy who lost his wife in that video. What a monstrous thing nature can be.
I always think it's more like a rocket motor than a freight train. Loud nevertheless.
Why was that guy just out there like that? I duck for cover.
Looks like our first big storm system is rolling in Sunday with good possibility of severe weather. It's that time of year again here on the Great Plains.
Some shots from last year's goings on.
It's always at the mobile home park...
Much like the lions know which gazelle to attack - natural selection.
What on earth was this guy doing filming instead of getting in the most secure place in his home. While this wouldn't have guaranteed survival, standing there on the 2nd floor against a window filming sure isn't the optimum thing to do in this circumstance... Terrible loss. Nothing cool about tornadoes..
To be fair, the frame homes nearby didn't fare much better. It was a mess.
I'm going to ask Clem what he used to record that thing, and get one to mic my kick drums.
That is, if he didnt catch a 2x4 through the cranium filming that
I think this is birth footage of the same OP twister.
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In Oklahoma, May 3,1999 is one of those dates where everyone knows what you mean. That was a crappy day.
I know - just my inappropriate, un-PC sense of humour.
Watched a show on Nat Geo years ago, apparently Tornado Alley is only in the US; no other place in the world has the amount of tornado's as does that stretch of land.
Science classes here always dwell on it heavily. Apparently, the area is unique in terms of three distinct air masses meeting here.
Dry cool air from the northwest, dry warm air from the southwest and warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico make for an unstable brew.
When they meet up just right, the magic happens.
Prediction science has made a huge difference in saving lives. When I was a kid, warnings were very general in nature until something was spotted. Now, they can tell us a day in advance how rough it's gonna get. I remember the 5/3/99 event. We were warned all day that we better be near cover.
I don't think he was hand-holding it, because the video is too steady. I suspect the camera was on a tripod, and the guy was somewhere else. Could be wrong.
I wondered why we never heard "Oh ****!"
Damn, nature. You scary.
That is a scary video OP. Wouldn't want to experience that. These videos were shot a few house down from me. I was at work at the time. This was from the same system that killed 27 in Jarrell Texas in 97.
As a kid, my bother and I found a #2 pencil speared into a cottonwood tree after a tornado. It slid right out of the hole it made and barely had a mark on it after embedding itself 4" into the trunk.
He was there - read here: http://wgntv.com/2016/04/04/one-year-later-haunting-video-surfaces-of-deadly-fairdale-tornado/