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Title: wicked weather
Post by: pinnah on May 24, 2011, 10:32:21 PM
 Watching storms flare up on radar is amazing.   

Folks are scrambling in midsection America.:-X




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Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: speed on May 24, 2011, 11:05:50 PM
yea, i am in midsection america.not in danger where i live but south of me is a chance of major flooding. i was in omaha last weekend and the missouri river is full full full.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: bluesman on May 25, 2011, 02:08:17 AM
Oklahoma is getting hit with tornados as I type.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: maxieboy on May 25, 2011, 02:33:34 AM
The company I used to work for in Joplin, MO had the tornado go by six blocks to the north of their facility. Sustained some damage but not the utter devastation seen in the direct path. Wicked weather indeed.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: weazletoe on May 25, 2011, 03:32:02 AM
My parents got hit pretty good lasy night here in Ohio. Tornado sirens went off several times, they say. Tonight, all is quiet. Supposed to kick back up tomorrow night. Hope so, now that I'm here to get in on some of the action!
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: nicneufeld on May 25, 2011, 05:37:19 PM
Tornadic system just went overhead, sirens winding down (Kansas City).  I'll take these over earthquakes though, at least we have advance warning!
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: Slowbrew on May 25, 2011, 05:56:25 PM
Tornadic system just went overhead, sirens winding down (Kansas City).  I'll take these over earthquakes though, at least we have advance warning!

I heard about the tornado in KC on my way back to the office after lunch.  Any damage?  I used to live down there so I'm have a soft spot for KC.

It's been a danged strange Spring.  All the nasty weather started too early.

Paul
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: nicneufeld on May 25, 2011, 06:24:18 PM
Heard of some 1 1/2" hail in parts, and there were a lot of rumours of touchdowns on the radio but I have my skepticism in many cases.  People around here are always very jumpy about this stuff and even more so in the wake of Joplin, so a lot of "eyewitness reports" tend to be exaggerations.

Where we are we just got a good dose of rain and a pretty vicious looking wall cloud pass over with reported rotation.  Its sunny and beautiful out now...we'll see how long that lasts!   ;D
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: corkybstewart on May 25, 2011, 06:40:53 PM
We would love to see some rain.  We're in the opposite situation from the rest of the country.  No measurable precip since September 19, 2010.  It is wicked dry out here and there have been lots of tremendous fires already.  The forecast is for no significant chance of rain until July, and then it'll probably rain every day.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: pinnah on May 25, 2011, 07:19:06 PM
Man, that thing rotated out of here yesterday afternoon, and was still cranking this morning!
If I lived out there, I would have a root cellar for sure!

They are preparing for an EPIC runoff around these parts,
with most basins in the state at 150-250% above average snowpack. :o


Wonder how many years it will take for our severe weather events to reach sci-fi standards?

Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: weazletoe on May 25, 2011, 07:28:46 PM
 Supposed to get some biggies here in Ohio tonight, and tomorrow! Woohoo!!! I'll be in the front yard wearing my foil hat, holing a beer.  ;D
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: tumarkin on May 25, 2011, 07:42:23 PM
Wonder how many years it will take for our severe weather events to reach sci-fi standards?

ever read Bruce Stirling's Heavy Weather??
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: pinnah on May 25, 2011, 09:18:07 PM
Wonder how many years it will take for our severe weather events to reach sci-fi standards?

ever read Bruce Stirling's Heavy Weather??

So the year 2031 then?    :D



Weeze, you better get back to the land-o-milk-n-honey. 
Nothing ever happens in the chosen land that is SE Idaho. ;)
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: weazletoe on May 26, 2011, 01:15:52 AM
  Decent storm just rolled through. It was tornadic all around us, but not right here. Oh well, supposed to be worse tomorrow.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: pinnah on May 26, 2011, 01:35:40 AM
Oh well, supposed to be worse tomorrow.

Or maybe later tonight :o

Tornadic is just a cool, wicked sounding word.
There is a fascinating power in severe weather. 
Like thunder and lightning at the same time above treeline.

I spent some time in Texas, and really wanted to see and experience a tornado.
The locals thought that was tweaked and I was obviously an ignorant outsider.

Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 26, 2011, 01:48:25 AM
Oh well, supposed to be worse tomorrow.

Or maybe later tonight :o

Tornadic is just a cool, wicked sounding word.
There is a fascinating power in severe weather. 
Like thunder and lightning at the same time above treeline.

I spent some time in Texas, and really wanted to see and experience a tornado.
The locals thought that was tweaked and I was obviously an ignorant outsider.

I feel the same. I would love to witness it clear an open field...No structures.
I share the sentiment. Add earthquakes, and volcanoes to that list.
I don't think it is wierd to want to witness and experience the power of nature..

as long as no one is hurt.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: weazletoe on May 26, 2011, 01:48:36 AM
"Tornadic".......that would make a great name for a beer.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: euge on May 26, 2011, 06:37:55 AM
Wonder how many years it will take for our severe weather events to reach sci-fi standards?

ever read Bruce Stirling's Heavy Weather??
That book was the first thing I thought of! Sterling. We're almost there. Wish that guy would put out a few more books.

Well like Corky we've been abnormally dry for years now. When it does rain like gangbusters people die all the time- usually by trying to cross a low-water crossing and are swept away. This midwest tornadic weather is some bad sh!t though.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: nicneufeld on May 26, 2011, 11:04:32 AM
ever read Bruce Stirling's Heavy Weather??

I have read P.G. Wodehouse's Heavy Weather!  One of the Blandings Castle series.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: pinnah on May 26, 2011, 03:40:51 PM
"Tornadic".......that would make a great name for a beer.

I just kicked a keg of The Tsorachi Tsunami.  ;)


Another term that freaks me out is referring to an outbreak of tornadoes as a swarm.

"A tornadic swarm hit the Midwest today....." :o
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: ccarlson on May 26, 2011, 04:18:21 PM
Whenever there's bad weather, I get so tired of the expression "hunker down".
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: Mark G on May 26, 2011, 05:21:22 PM
Oh well, supposed to be worse tomorrow.

Or maybe later tonight :o

Tornadic is just a cool, wicked sounding word.
There is a fascinating power in severe weather.  
Like thunder and lightning at the same time above treeline.

I spent some time in Texas, and really wanted to see and experience a tornado.
The locals thought that was tweaked and I was obviously an ignorant outsider.

I feel the same. I would love to witness it clear an open field...No structures.
I share the sentiment. Add earthquakes, and volcanoes to that list.
I don't think it is wierd to want to witness and experience the power of nature..

as long as no one is hurt.
I have the same strange fascination. I've seen a tornado live once in my life, and I have to say that while it was frightening, it was also one of the most exhilirating experiences I've ever had.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: Slowbrew on May 26, 2011, 05:48:19 PM
Oh well, supposed to be worse tomorrow.

Or maybe later tonight :o

Tornadic is just a cool, wicked sounding word.
There is a fascinating power in severe weather.  
Like thunder and lightning at the same time above treeline.

I spent some time in Texas, and really wanted to see and experience a tornado.
The locals thought that was tweaked and I was obviously an ignorant outsider.

I feel the same. I would love to witness it clear an open field...No structures.
I share the sentiment. Add earthquakes, and volcanoes to that list.
I don't think it is wierd to want to witness and experience the power of nature..

as long as no one is hurt.
I have the same strange fascination. I've see a tornado live once in my life, and I have to say that while it was frightening, it was also one of the most exhilirating experiences I've ever had.

I watched one go over the farm when I was in high school.  Sounds like great fun until you watch one laying flat in a cattle lot while it goes over you.  and all you can do is pray it doesn't touch down until it gets past you.   :o

I'll just say, I don't need to see another one anytime soon.  Looking up the column of a tornado isn't as interesting as one might think.  I still love thunderstorms but you can keep the tornadoes.

Paul
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: jeffy on May 26, 2011, 07:46:57 PM
I was on a dive boat 20 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico waiting for some divers to return when I watched a water spout get a little too close for comfort.  I was a little nervous as I recall.
Once in Cincinnati I went up onto the roof of my apartment building to get a closer look at the sky when a tornado approached across the valley.  The atmosphere was thick.  I probably was, too.
I was in a car once when a tornado passed by within a quarter mile.  Those things are really powerful.  Oak trees four or five feet in diameter were blown down.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: tschmidlin on May 26, 2011, 07:55:55 PM
A tornado touched down not far from where I lived in Indiana.  I never saw it, but I heard it.  it was very loud.  It wrecked a church that had already burned down, a gas station, venetian blind factory, and of course, a trailer park or two.  No thanks.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: bluesman on May 26, 2011, 08:03:28 PM
I've seen one touch down and go right back up where it belongs. Thank God!

Pretty darn scary sight...that's for sure.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: weazletoe on May 27, 2011, 12:56:35 AM
.  It wrecked a church that had already burned down......

  Wonder who they ticked off......a burnin' and a tornado wreckin'. Think they got the insurance to pay twice? :-\
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: bluesman on May 27, 2011, 01:16:55 AM
.  It wrecked a church that had already burned down......

  Wonder who they ticked off......a burnin' and a tornado wreckin'. Think they got the insurance to pay twice? :-\

Good question...talk about two strokes of bad luck. I don't think I would want to go back there after that. Seems like there's a target on their property. What a shame.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: tschmidlin on May 27, 2011, 05:11:35 AM
They were planning to rebuild on the same spot. :)

I looked it up, it was the factory, a trailer park, and two gas stations.  And it was an F4, confirmed. :o
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_1994_tornado_outbreak

No mention of the church though.  I can only assume that since it had burnt down the destruction wasn't attributed to the tornado.  It was near one of the gas stations if I remember right.
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: weazletoe on May 30, 2011, 01:11:24 AM
Just had a pretty good one roll thorough NE Ohio. GREat lightning show. I was sitting on the front porch with my sister, and a bolt hit right at the end of the driveway. I pooped a little bit.  :-[
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: maxieboy on May 30, 2011, 01:21:20 AM
Just had a pretty good one roll thorough NE Ohio. GREat lightning show. I was sitting on the front porch with my sister, and a bolt hit right at the end of the driveway. I pooped a little bit.  :-[

Same squall line that came thru here a few hrs. ago. Tornado sirens almost distracted me from my Ruination bomber...
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: weazletoe on May 30, 2011, 01:39:08 AM
Those things can really be a bother sometimes.  ;D
Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: pinnah on May 31, 2011, 01:13:28 AM
 :o    Tornado sirens as a bother.     :o
Frequency can dull the senses.




The WIND as wicked destructor
this weekend.

Sent my prize aspen snag to explode on the ground,
in a wicked nasty gust
woodpeckers iz lamenting.

The government weather site calling for epic flows
based on record temps melting voluminous snowpack.

Head fer higher ground.
^^that phrase^^
not so bad as Hunker Down?



Title: Re: wicked weather
Post by: jeffy on May 31, 2011, 01:43:35 AM
:o    Tornado sirens as a bother.     :o
Frequency can dull the senses.




The WIND as wicked destructor
this weekend.

Sent my prize aspen snag to explode on the ground,
in a wicked nasty gust
woodpeckers iz lamenting.

The government weather site calling for epic flows
based on record temps melting voluminous snowpack.

Head fer higher ground.
^^that phrase^^
not so bad as Hunker Down?

Nice poetry, pinnah. 
Waiting for impending hunker down season here in Florida.