SIAP: Intense tornado video

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Marz, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Marz

    Marz Member

    Messages:
    406
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Location:
    AL
  2. 67blackcherry

    67blackcherry Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,423
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Location:
    South Orange County, CA
    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......
     
  3. geek-mo

    geek-mo Supporting Member

    Messages:
    9,088
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Location:
    Georgia
    That's some amazing footage. I wonder if he still thinks it was worth it.
     
  4. TheClev

    TheClev As seen on TV

    Messages:
    4,641
    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Location:
    O-H-I-O
    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.
     
  5. SPROING!

    SPROING! Member

    Messages:
    8,806
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    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.
     
    derekd likes this.
  6. SPROING!

    SPROING! Member

    Messages:
    8,806
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Some shots from last year's goings on.
    It's always at the mobile home park...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. 67blackcherry

    67blackcherry Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,423
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Location:
    South Orange County, CA
    Much like the lions know which gazelle to attack - natural selection.
     
    SPROING! likes this.
  8. Shamus

    Shamus Member

    Messages:
    2,042
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    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..
     
    SPROING! likes this.
  9. SPROING!

    SPROING! Member

    Messages:
    8,806
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    To be fair, the frame homes nearby didn't fare much better. It was a mess.
     
  10. Jamalot

    Jamalot Member

    Messages:
    8,212
    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    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
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2016
  11. Bozak

    Bozak Member

    Messages:
    5,675
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Location:
    NY
    I think this is birth footage of the same OP twister.


    " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350">
     
  12. SPROING!

    SPROING! Member

    Messages:
    8,806
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    In Oklahoma, May 3,1999 is one of those dates where everyone knows what you mean. That was a crappy day.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. 67blackcherry

    67blackcherry Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,423
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Location:
    South Orange County, CA
    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.
     
  14. SPROING!

    SPROING! Member

    Messages:
    8,806
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    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.
     
  15. Rezin

    Rezin Member

    Messages:
    2,121
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    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.
     
  16. SPROING!

    SPROING! Member

    Messages:
    8,806
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    I wondered why we never heard "Oh ****!"
     
  17. poolshark

    poolshark Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,019
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2007
    Location:
    Flahrida
    Damn, nature. You scary.
     
    SPROING! likes this.
  18. Ampedusa

    Ampedusa Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,749
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    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.



     
  19. SPROING!

    SPROING! Member

    Messages:
    8,806
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    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.
     
  20. Shamus

    Shamus Member

    Messages:
    2,042
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Location:
    Charleston, SC

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice