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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2011, 06:48:25 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.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2011, 06:48:36 PM »
"Tornadic".......that would make a great name for a beer.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2011, 11:37:55 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??
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.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 04:04:32 AM »
ever read Bruce Stirling's Heavy Weather??

I have read P.G. Wodehouse's Heavy Weather!  One of the Blandings Castle series.

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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2011, 08:40:51 AM »
"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

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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2011, 09:18:21 AM »
Whenever there's bad weather, I get so tired of the expression "hunker down".

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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2011, 10:21:22 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.
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.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2011, 08:32:47 PM by Mark G »
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2011, 10:48:19 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.
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.

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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2011, 12:46:57 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.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2011, 12:55:55 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.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2011, 01:03:28 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.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2011, 05:56:35 PM »
.  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? :-\
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2011, 06:16:55 PM »
.  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.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2011, 10:11:35 PM »
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.
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Re: wicked weather
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2011, 06:11:24 PM »
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.  :-[
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