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Tornado On The Ground Near DAL  
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Those of us in Dallas are currently watching live on TV as a tornado on the ground has crossed west of downtown Dallas and is not crossing near Motor Street/ Regal Row and headed toward Harry Hines near DAL.

The weather and camera shots on WFAA are such that we can see the rotation and debris flying into the air.

I assume DAL is in a ground stop right now - but should be safe.

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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3104 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Reminds me of the close-call with a tornado DAL had back in the 50's. Saw it in a book George Cearly did back in the 90's.


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User currently offlineetherealsky From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Wow, this is one brave news crew. I think my first reaction to a tornado would be, "where's the nearest helipad?!"   

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/weather/090810-video:-tornado-touches-down







Spectacular footage! You can see a transformer getting fried in this shot.



[Edited 2010-09-08 17:04:07]

[Edited 2010-09-08 17:04:44]


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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

Gnarly!

KDAL 082328Z 14020G40KT 110V190 7SM -TSRA SCT006 BKN024CB OVC080 26/23 A2981 RMK TORNADO B16 2 E MOV NE AO2 PK WND

KDAL 082318Z 12014G28KT 1SM R13L/1200VP6000FT +FC +TSRA BR OVC006CB 26/24 A2979 RMK TORNADO B16 2 S MOV NE AO2 PK WND


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

No takeoffs from DAL for 30 min now. Just landed the first aircraft after a 23 min break.

I cannot believe these helicopter news crews flying between two storms which have dropped tornados on the ground.

Tornado sirens going off here in Wylie now.


User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1697 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

The tornado sirens have gone off up here in Frisco, due to a storm that had radar indicated rotation but never dropped a tornado like the Dallas and Kaufman/Rockwall storms.

As of about 13 minutes ago, the news stations are reporting serious damage to a paint store near Inwood and the Trinity River. Seeing the shot of the Trinity River was soo breathtaking because it's such a monster river after all the rain.



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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3104 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

Fox News (via KDFW) is reporting several tornadoes/funnel clouds south, east & northeast of the city.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20335 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Wooo hoo hoo hoo! Stuff like this used to happen where I grew up in MI. North end of Tornado Alley. I don't miss 'em one bit. Good luck and stay safe, guys.

Can you imagine if a big one actually went for the terminal building?  Wow! Pick up the planes and throw them around like toys into the buildings. It would be awful. Pray that never happens.   


User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

They had one in Seagoville, one near Rockwall, and the one that touched down in Oak Cliff, headed through part of West Dallas, and dissipated less than 1 mile from DAL, right at Mockingbird and I-35. We had the sirens going off here at White Rock Lake for about 40 minutes. Being the curious bunch we are, my neighbors and I all went outside to look up at the sky.

We've received over 6 inches of rain here, but this is the closest I remember a tornado coming to my part of Dallas County since December 2004. As Danny Glover might say, "I'm getting too old for this tornado dodging s***."

Also, down in San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio, a cell dumped 6.5" of rain in 90 minutes.

We remain under a tornado watch until 1 am, but the latest radar showed the only storms headed this direction down near Meridian, Texas, which is about 90 miles away -- just west of Waco.

Texan



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User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 980 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
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I work on 22nd floor in downtown Dallas. I saw how one twister formed. It picked up water and it was all white the first 30-40 seconds. The funnel cloud looked really bad.

BEG2IAH

[Edited 2010-09-08 17:14:09]


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

DAL looks to be back in operation.

49 min with no SWA departures
58 min with no SWA arrivals


User currently offlineual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

It's all part of what's left of Hurricane Hermine. It's found it's way into Oklahoma City and counties in the Southern Part of Oklahoma have had Tornado warnings issued. Lots of rain and flooding with this one as well. The outer bands started moving in Monday, and it's just gray as ever outside now. Looking forward to a fun filled few days of weather! (I have to admit, the cool 70 degrees is very nice!)

UAL


User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 980 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
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Quoting ual747 (Reply 11):
Looking forward to a fun filled few days of weather! (I have to admit, the cool 70 degrees is very nice!)

Well, it's been basically dark in Dallas over the last two days. This thing brings in a lot of heavy rain. Good luck.

BEG2IAH



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User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Had to hold DAL arrivals for about an hour while the tower was evacuated. Entrail restrictions to DFW all day, as well as yesterday. Nobody wants to fly where they're pointed. General chaos and confusion. Let's all be careful, there's a hurricane out there.

PC

[Edited 2010-09-08 17:57:41]


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5944 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
Can you imagine if a big one actually went for the terminal building?  

Yeah, it'd be great- the terminal demolition would suddenly move from BEHIND SCHEDULE to COMPLETED.


I'm assuming they'd get the people evacuated in time, of course. And I don't want any damage to planes.


User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

I live in the Bryan Place neighborhood and I could hear planes taking off from DAL at the same time I was hearing tornado sirens... I found it amusing and ironic.

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