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Ever Been In A Tornado?  
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

I've been watching TLC tonight, with a series of shows about tornados. While I personally have never seen one, I was wondering how many of you have actually seen/been in a tornado? What are your recollections?

Plus, I was reading information on one of the largest tornados ever to hit the U.S.-the 1974 Xenia, Ohio tornado. Came upon this site:
http://www.interaxs.net/pub/hgr/tornado.htm

Theres some pretty good photos, but pull up the link that has almost 4 minutes of audio on that actual twister. It's pretty intense.

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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

I've been in several tornados while I lived in Texas. Also saw many while on driving trips.

They are simply amazing. Like that guy on the shows tonight said, you earn a great respect for them when you see them.



-NWA742


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

NWA742, my wife lived in Des Moines for much of her life-we got married there-and she's told me how her family used to sit on porches at their house and friends' houses, and watch the twisters go by out on the plains.

She was at a friends house once, and the sirens went off. They went into the basement-5 minutes later, the basement was all that was left, yet she said that while they heard the twister, they didn't feel it, nor thought it was that close-but it took the house clean away. Amazing.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

I was on I-35 the day of the Jarrell F5 tornado. I was north of it on a trip to Dallas, and I stopped at a rest center as soon as I heard about it on the radio. I went back south on I-35 to see it.

Pretty soon, it became visible and I stopped from there to watch it move south. It was simply horrifying and amazing at the same time. Police vehicles were stopped all over the place watching it.

After the tornado disappeared from my view, I turned back around with an interesting story to tell when I got to my destination.

It was the only F5 I've ever seen. Most storm chasers would be incredibily lucky to see even an F4, but quite a few of us saw the deadly weather that day in central Texas.



-NWA742


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I've seen two tornadoes. One was in 1996, a pair of twisters that were rotating around a common point just off of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The second was a touchdown about a mile away. Just saw this grey swirling mass descend from a nasty looking cloud out my patio and thinking "Oh G-d no!". I grabbed my cats threw them into the safest room in the house, got ready to get in there myself, grabbed the phone, and prepared for the worst. The tornado began to move towards me, but just as quick as it came it went back up into the clouds and was gone. Close call.

Seen a few funnel clouds during hurricanes too, but no touchdowns


User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Saw one, an F0 though  Sleepy. It was when I was in first grade, so I don't remember much.

User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

a couple of years ago I was in the Tornado that touched down close to ceader piont. I have pictures and everything. I one of the pnly people around taking pictures. Everyone else was a) running or b) praying to god. Myself and thisother guys were taking pictures and luaghing about the whole mess. I loved it. my familey still calls me nuts over the whole ordeal.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8341 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 996 times:

Cedar Point? I remember that one. Wasn't it a waterspout too?


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 971 times:

I was in one in June 1990, an F1 that came through Ossining, NY. It went right behind my house. I was outside when it hit. I never want to see, hear, or feel another one.

It looked like a big black boiling cloud (like a bad fire?) coming at me very fast. By the time I turned around to go inside, it was on me.

Oh, and I went outside not because I knew it was coming, but because the wind stopped suddenly and I wanted to look at the weather.

The tornado was associated with a gust front, not a thunderstorm. The storms came later.

redngold



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 966 times:

Umm... I've seen a watr-spout in the Bahamas once...  Smile

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Yes one hit my development here in Central Jersey last June ('01), they said it was an F-4.




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User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Almost. 1 block away when I lived in the northern part of Milwaukee, WI. Blew down some guy's garage, and went away. Probably not even an F1.

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