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"Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« on: April 03, 2012, 06:52:40 PM »
Well Shit keeps getting real in various locations around the globe. Given the riots, fires, Tsunami and earthquakes, I figured a thread of this is a good idea. Plus we all love some storm porn.

So I'll kick start the season with - yes another tornado. This time we actually had to leave our desks and take cover.

Daaaayyyyaaaaamn it sounded like an angry mob with baseball bats were banging on the walls!
I left my phone in the car - along with the windows open (fuck!) - so I could not take a picture of the hail stone a guy brought in.
It was covered in ice spikes! I shit you not, I wish I had a pic!

Anyway - remarkably no smashed windows on my car. A few dents on the hood.
There was no debris on the streets - which was really weird. Not even leaves or snapped branches. As you can see from the above url: Shit got real elsewhere. Those are trucks and trailers being tossed around. That blur in the center that is slightly lighter: that's the tornado. The CNN guys talking have no idea, it would appear, that they managed to get a tornado on camera.
As you can see, debris and water breaks up a tornado. So it fades in and out a bit.

I'm now home (with a wet tushie) and there's nothing on the streets. No evidence of a bad storm. Thank goodness: house insurance lapsed. I have to reup Friday.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/weather/2012/04/03/nr-myers-tornado-texas.wfaa
To watch all 6 really decent video footage of during and after the tornadoes. Yes, plural.

edit: Bwahahahaahaha!!

« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 08:24:30 PM by DisgruntledGirl »
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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 08:48:01 PM »
Yeah got two calls family making sure I was okay.

All we got in Lewisville was crazy as hell rain. I'm glad I took volunteer time off today, it would have been a hell of a wet ride home.

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 09:56:45 PM »
Is all of Texas prone to tornadoes? Or just certain parts? I'm glad everyone is okay

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 12:41:03 PM »
Is all of Texas prone to tornadoes? Or just certain parts? I'm glad everyone is okay

Here's a pic of what's known as tornado alley and yeah, north Texas is a part of it.




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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 01:31:49 PM »
This year, I was driving home from work, and a funnel started coming down in front of me on the highway, and I thought to myself "Here we go! YAAAAHOOOOOO!!!" ... But it never touched the ground.  I did drive through a brief hail storm that was heading straight towards Arlington.  Luckily I live north west from the city.

Last year I was at home playing Quake Live and the sirens went off.  Asked the other players if their sirens were going off.  Then I told them I would be right back, and see if I was going to die that day.
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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 07:03:44 PM »
@ Heather: As you can see from Panzer's image of the US, the green area is actually where we get hurricanes - which incidentally spawn tornadoes, too. Hence the reddish area of tornado alley.

Panzer's "Fuck tornadoes" image currently sums the current feeling in the DFW metroplex as remarkably: no fatalities  :o
That seriously is a head-turner and eye brow raiser for us here. We're still digging up debris but .. wow. Middle of the damn day and no deaths?

Top's report of no snow in Merry England concerns the fuck outta me. Bad enough we did not get a single freeze here which means we will be eaten alive by insects. But no snow in England means a lot of warm temps in the water which can lead to more hurricanes.

GoodOff! Whereabouts you live? We should all meet up for next Quake Con.
I'm Fort Worth kinda and Panzer is about to drift from Flower Mound to possibly Irving.


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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 07:09:53 PM »
Snow in England today, severe weather warning in place....

Britain braced for more bad weather as snow moves south

Gale-force winds and snow that left homes across Scotland and the north-east of England without power are to continue
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/apr/04/britain-braced-bad-weather-snow
« Last Edit: April 04, 2012, 07:22:58 PM by DragonFly »

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 07:29:19 PM »
that's the amazing thing about this planet.. it's constantly changing.. ;)

Yeah I'd even go so far as to say it's ...

(shades on)...

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 02:48:36 AM »
not sure about were tops is but here the weather is sex.

it gets you all hot and sweaty then withdraws leaving a load of white gunk in its place :/

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 07:36:16 PM »
GoodOff! Whereabouts you live? We should all meet up for next Quake Con.
I'm Fort Worth kinda and Panzer is about to drift from Flower Mound to possibly Irving.

I'm from the Hurst Euless Bedford area.  And you go to QuakeCon? Holy shit.  It's been so long since I've been to one of those, and it's around that time for registering again.  People will laugh as I wait in line with a CRT :o

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 09:31:43 PM »
Always sucks when this kind of damage is done, but I'd say the most import thing is that there were no deaths.  Glad to hear you guys are pulling through this. 

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012, 05:49:32 PM »
GoodOff! Whereabouts you live? We should all meet up for next Quake Con.
I'm Fort Worth kinda and Panzer is about to drift from Flower Mound to possibly Irving.

I'm from the Hurst Euless Bedford area.  And you go to QuakeCon? Holy shit.  It's been so long since I've been to one of those, and it's around that time for registering again.  People will laugh as I wait in line with a CRT :o

Fuck balls!  Haltom City! Most folks outside of of the MetroPlex don't understand the term "MidCities". Cool. Next Cookout I throw, I'll toss ya an invite.
How excellent! Yeah I took Panzer and SystemShock last year to Quake Con - sumbitch closes early on Sat. Can you believe that? Like 5pm on Saturday. Sure the Open Lan gaming is still up but yeah, bit of a disappointment when I realized  we got there late.

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 06:29:44 PM »
temperature is hot here

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 08:24:28 PM »
Where are you from BountyHunter?


Oh nevermind, you're from the Philippines.  I just looked up your IP address   :)

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Re: "Inclement Weather" thread (let people know yer ok)
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 09:07:45 PM »
Poor Bounty. They're nearing monsoon season.   :-[