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Severe Weather thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by DEEVON911, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    X2!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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  3. Jun 17, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    Wow, really cool.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    wow really cool lighing storm!

    well thought i was going to go to sleep. but as soon as i feel asleep a storm said not FU you are not going to sleep right now.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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    You suck! I wish I lived there...so many darn trees down south...
     
  6. Jul 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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    So we have had some pretty crazy weather here the last couple days, a lot of rain (which cause flash flooding), some wind, including a F1 tornado that touched down just north west of Pittsburgh. So yesterday morning I took some pics while enroute to my storage unit that I recently put some stuff in because I have my house for sale. Being so much rain I was worried about it, because I have some pretty irreplaceable things in there, including a cradle my dad made for my 2nd son. I was worried because there is a creek that runs right along side of the storage facility, so with all the water, I wanted to check, in-case I had to get things out. I was one of the lucky ones at the facility though, because the whole back end of the place was flooded. The front of the facility where my unit is, was ok, because it sits just a little higher than the rear.

    So here is some of the pics I took on way and after going to the storage area:

    This is a shopping area that I pass on way, with the lot under water.
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    This is the street that runs along side of the shopping area, which was blocked off by police, so I couldn't go that way. I'm sure I could of made it, judging the depth by the car stalled out there, but had to turn around.
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    So after turning around, thought I would try this way:
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    Nope. This is not that uncommon to be flooded here, but this is the worst I have ever seen it. This is where I got a little worried about my things in storage, because the creek flooding this street is partly fed by the one running along side the storage facility.

    This is the creek running along side of the storage facility. Thats about 8ft deep. Which is crazy, because a little over a month ago when I put things in the storage unit, it was bone dry. Looking at the pic, this is from the front, thats the front gate to get in, and looking back,you can't see, but those back storage units where all flooded out. The fencing that ran along side of the creek back there was washed away.
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    Here is the street looking from the front gate.
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    So after realizing my stuff was safe,I left for home, cause I had to go to my in-law's to shop-vac out their basement since it got some water and dump some water from their in-ground pool, since it was almost overflowing.On my way I stopped at that shopping area from the 1st pic since the water receded a good amount since it stopped raining.
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    That street cleaner was trying to blow away the debris from the sewers so the water would drain.

    So that's my pics. It was a crazy day. Also no one was hurt where the tornado that hit nearby, so that's always a good thing. In the words of the late Tim Samaras (storm chaser) "Stay weather savvy"
     
  7. Jul 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    Nice pic. We have also had some flash flooding.

    It stopped raining here sunday, nice monday and tuesday and we got storm yesterday.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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    I have a out 300 pictures but we were at a job in okc and our hotel was 5 mins down 35 from moore we went to help right after cause our job got shut down cause of the weather

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    Last picture is on the way down 35 to our hotel we had no clue there was a tornado yet but if you look ( and shortly after this is when we noticed) the tornado is behind the bill board on the left

    The 2nd picture the truck upside down in the house was a 1 ton Chevy dually with a 16' flat bed on the back the first picture was a BMW about 299 yards from the owners house it was parked in his garage the house was just a bare foundation no wood nothing even ripped tile off of some parts
     
  9. Jul 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    ^ Yikes scary stuff there. Nice pics. Lucky you didn't get too close to that tornado! Sad to see all that damage to people's property.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    Yeah, weather here today is great. Much less humid and temps in the mid to upper 70's so its nice.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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  12. Jul 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    yeah. mid 80’s and just looked out and it’s raining. :goingcrazy::annoyed:
     
  13. Jul 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    Since my truck is currently in the shop for some roof repair I'll post up my experience with some Tornado weather that came through 4 weeks ago.

    It was a Thursday evening about 6 or 7pm and I wanted to go get some subway sandwiches for my girlfriend and I. I headed out to the parking garage to hop in my truck and was off to subway, which was only 5-10 minutes away from my college campus.

    I immediately noticed some evil bastard looking clouds off in the distance, and thought nothing of it. I get to subway, get my sandwiches made up, and the Hispanic guy next to me is on the phone with someone, obviously a woman on the other end talking pretty frantic. As soon as he gets off the phone my girlfriend calls, and I knew it had to do with weather. As soon as I get off the phone the other guy says Tornadoes have been touching down and its headed this way.

    So I split a few hairs while the subway employee is ringing up my sandwiches, hoping he hurries up so I can pay before the power goes. I decide to head right on back to the dorms, since they are only 5 minutes out and my girlfriend is scared as hell by this point.

    Unfortunately the only stop light to get out of the shopping center area is slow as hell to turn, even on a normal day, so I'm shitting myself figuratively at the stop light as the Tornado sirens fire up, and that devil cloud system is rolling on over faster than I imagined it would. Light turns green, I'm ready to blast through and make my left turn to get the hell on home. Of course the car in front of me sits on its ass and barely hits 10 mph getting through that light.

    By this time I am fired up. I am trying to keep my cool as I make it down the road, and by this time the weather has reared its ugly head. All the stop lights are out or flashing red, so traffic is chaos. Luckily I took a side road alongside the mall to get the hell out of dodge, so not too many cars. I make it through two more intersections just fine, and finally am almost back home. The final major intersection to get through has all traffic lights working, which is great because its a BIG intersection. Not many vehicles on the road now.

    Sitting at that light was the longest moment of my life. Everything turns pure green and darkness really sets in. Wind picks up and the rain almost doesn't even hit the ground as it sweeps off into the wind. The light turns green, I go through the intersection, and shit just gets worse. At this point I know I am rolling right into the storms path. Rain immediately gets heavier, and with brights on and fogs I can't see 5 feet in front of my truck. I know this road by heart so I know where I am going luckily.

    Everyone that was behind me disappeared. I don't know if they sought out the restaurant options nearby for shelter when the light turned green or what. I probably should have. I'm shaking, I'm nervous, I know my girlfriend is peeing herself right about now, scared as hell because I haven't phoned her since departing subway. But I'm still making my way down the road, right alongside campus, and that's when tree limbs started flying around, some of which hit my truck with some good "thud!" noises. I noticed my phone was ringing at this point.

    Picked up the phone to quickly tell my girlfriend everything will be okay, she is scared as hell as she is crying trying to ask if I am alright, I yell at her that I am fine and I'll be back any second, meanwhile I still can't see anything, the atmosphere is still dark green, lightning is striking every few seconds, sirens still ablaze.

    I make the last light I need to go through, pass a car just sitting with caution lights on in the middle of the road, and ride on in on my pyrite stallion into the pitch black parking garage. I conquered that shit and finally ran on into the dorm and ate subway with my girlfriend in an interior closet with a storm lantern. Most delicious subway sandwich I ever tasted in my whole life.
     
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  14. Jul 11, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    Not really severe, but cool.

    From about a month ago in Albuquerque NM
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  16. Jul 13, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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  17. Jul 13, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    we have an in ground shelter...but with the amount of rain coming down and it blowing against my garage door during the may 31 tornados, we decided we need to get some sandbags to place around it whenever we get warned of potential storms. I had about 1-2 inches of water down in there the next day :( my house is about 5 feet above the street level and the street is another 8 feet above the normal level of the retention pond down the street.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Do you guys put impact resistant film/laminate over your windows for protection against wind blown debris?

    Alot of window manufactures here in Florida are starting to incorporate into their windows
     
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