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Oklahoma Tornado video

  1. May 22, 2013 #1

    Evo

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    You have to wonder why this guy wasn't driving like a bat out of hell in the other direction. I sure would have been.
     
  4. May 22, 2013 #3

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    Me too. A few years ago, I had dropped Evo Child off at a friend's and the tornado sirens started. They had a basement, and they were headed down, so I left her there. Driving home on the highway, there were three tornadoes in a row touched down, but miles away on the horizon. That was still too close for me. The tornadoes were in open fields, so only a couple of barns were damaged, but as more and more land is developed, more people end up with homes in what used to be open fields.
     
  5. May 22, 2013 #4
    Really is amazing how it develops in just a few minutes
     
  6. May 22, 2013 #5

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    I think the tornado was moving across his field of vision.
     
  7. May 22, 2013 #6

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    Uhm...yeah...but tornadoes are notorious for changing direction. So, I don't get your point. What he did was extremely dangerous. People shouldn't try that.
     
  8. May 22, 2013 #7

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    He rationalized he was OK. He repositioned the car a few times somewhat ahead and to the side of the path. Did he take a risk? Certainly.

    The Weather Channel often shows 'storm/tornado chasers'. Most people shouldn't do that, but I think some are savvy enough to be responsible, especially if they monitor with radar and proper information.
     
  9. May 22, 2013 #8

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    Great video! Tornadoes are scary , I don't know how you guys in the tornado valley can live there with storms like this.
     
  10. May 23, 2013 #9

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    Us storm chasers never drive away from storm/tornadoes -- its what we live for ;)
    heck my wife and I fly all the way to the USA just to get into the right spot in front of the storm to be able to photo/video it :)

    Dave
     
  11. May 23, 2013 #10

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    This guy wasn't a storm chaser though, it was a local resident.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/video-moore-tornado-formation-oklahoma-170200551.html
     
  12. May 23, 2013 #11

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    Sounds like you and your wife haven't been reading the small print on the back of the rental car agreement... :smile:
     
  13. May 23, 2013 #12

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    He was driving around in the same parking lot, that hardly qualifies as staying out of the path of a massive tornado...? The footage is imposing, how the funnel turns brown at some point.. glad I don't have to deal with such storms.
     
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