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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #420 on: April 26, 2020, 04:09:52 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
@CEB1993:
To me unique city names are a good thing.

That's quite an impressive looking supercell (honestly -disregarding the damage they do- they're beautiful clouds)
Glad you're ok

I shoulda did radar screengrabs of the velocity & hail-core on that thing.


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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #421 on: April 27, 2020, 05:41:06 PM » Author: CEB1993
The tornado that struck last Saturday night was a confirmed F2. It literally developed a quarter mile away from me. I work in a well known orange hardware store and our property sustained some damage. Two garden sheds were torn apart and thrown across the street, signs in the parking lot were knocked down, and the outdoor garden area had a lot of misplaced and broken products.

At about 8:30 pm I walked outside and heard a lot of thunder and felt the cold downdrafts. I knew this beast would be a hail maker. The thunder got louder and more frequent over the next few minutes. At 9:10 pm it got eerily silent and then this storm absolutely exploded. Iíve never heard such a loud and terrifying sound! Hail pounded the metal roof and rain began falling in a swirling pattern. 100+mph wind gusts. The storm was rotating directly overhead  :o One of my coworkers claims he saw the vortex swirling right outside the building. The power went out at 9:15 pm and we (10 other employees and me) took shelter in the meeting room. I could barely hear any wind or thunder outside, but it passed in about 15 minutes and we closed early at 9:30.

Outside, my car was miraculously spared from this storms fury. I had a hard time driving home because full sized trees were down and power was out everywhere. Only a few stop lights were working. I consider myself blessed to come out of this unharmed. If that wind blew a different direction, it could have ripped the roof off or thrown a garden shed on top of my car. Iím still kinda shaken up from this storm  :-\

The damage was severe and itís going to take a long time to clean up and repair around town. Thankfully no fatalities or injuries reported.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxcarolina.com/news/nws-ef-2-tornado-confirmed-near-taylors-took-roof-off-of-motel/article_cd632d78-87b0-11ea-8fe6-df5cac1c9c75.amp.html

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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #422 on: April 27, 2020, 05:44:51 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
The tornado that struck last Saturday night was a confirmed F2. It literally developed a quarter mile away from me. I work in a well known orange hardware store and our property sustained some damage. Two garden sheds were torn apart and thrown across the street, signs in the parking lot were knocked down, and the outdoor garden area had a lot of misplaced and broken products.

At about 8:30 pm I walked outside and heard a lot of thunder and felt the cold downdrafts. I knew this beast would be a hail maker. The thunder got louder and more frequent over the next few minutes. At 9:10 pm it got eerily silent and then this storm absolutely exploded. Hail pounded the metal roof and rain began falling in a swirling pattern. 100+mph wind gusts. The storm was rotating directly overhead  :o One of my coworkers claims he saw the vortex swirling right outside the building. The power went out at 9:15 pm and we (10 other employees and me) took shelter in the meeting room. I could barely hear any wind or thunder outside, but it passed in about 15 minutes and we closed early at 9:30.

Outside, my car was miraculously spared from this storms fury. I had a hard time driving home because full sized trees were down and power was out everywhere. Only a few stop lights were working. I consider myself blessed to come out of this unharmed. If that wind blew a different direction, it could have ripped the roof off or thrown a garden shed on top of my car. Iím still kinda shaken up from this storm  :-\

The damage was severe and itís going to take a long time to clean up and repair around town. Thankfully no fatalities or injuries reported.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxcarolina.com/news/nws-ef-2-tornado-confirmed-near-taylors-took-roof-off-of-motel/article_cd632d78-87b0-11ea-8fe6-df5cac1c9c75.amp.html



Wow man that sounds scary! Glad you were okay! And hopefully everyone else too.
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #423 on: April 27, 2020, 05:50:25 PM » Author: CEB1993

Wow man that sounds scary! Glad you were okay! And hopefully everyone else too.

Yes, we all came out unharmed. Everyone I know in town was safe too. I have officially ridden out a tornado!
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #424 on: April 27, 2020, 10:44:18 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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Yes, we all came out unharmed. Everyone I know in town was safe too. I have officially ridden out a tornado!
Sounds like a pretty scary experiance. Glad you're ok.
Yep you sure did!


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The storm was rotating directly overhead  :o One of my coworkers claims he saw the vortex swirling right outside the building.
He very well could have...
I found the NWS damage survey & from the map there + google's maps ... it went right over the SW corner of that store's parkinglot.


8 miles is a is certainly a reasonable-length damage path. Plus 120mph winds at its max strength...
I'd say its lucky there were only 3 reported injuries.
They did mention large numbers of trees down.
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #425 on: April 28, 2020, 03:37:07 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
There's a pretty good chance of severe weather today (especially in OK & surrounding states).
Stay safe / watch out for tornadoes/hail/etc
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #426 on: April 29, 2020, 09:11:11 AM » Author: CEB1993
There's a pretty good chance of severe weather today (especially in OK & surrounding states).
Stay safe / watch out for tornadoes/hail/etc

Theyíre calling for severe weather again for me this evening  ::) South Carolina canít catch a break. 24 tornados so far this year in the state, on of which was the EF2 literally right outside my workplace  :o

Today we have heavy rain and strong gusty winds in the forecast. Iím going to be on high alert for tornadoes. After actually experiencing one, they are no joke and can strike faster than you can think.
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #427 on: April 29, 2020, 09:29:38 AM » Author: suzukir122
@CEB1993, yeah an EF2 is pretty bad. From what you describe it doesn't sound like it'll be as bad as
what it was the other day. Hopefully it's not.
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #428 on: April 29, 2020, 12:57:48 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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Theyíre calling for severe weather again for me this evening 
Here's what they're showing for the  risk areas today.
(this time also including the text/description part)
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #429 on: April 29, 2020, 01:02:40 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
And check out this 'chain' of severe thunderstorm warnings from last night (9:56pm mountain time)
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #430 on: April 29, 2020, 01:37:05 PM » Author: suzukir122
Over here we just got a small rain/wind storm. Nothing severe but I got to see the unorganized base cloud and everything.
This wasn't a thunderstorm though. Just a small rain shower with a little wind. But seeing everything in detail with
no trees in the way... that was awesome. I saw the slight rain "curtains" from the base cloud before it passed.
Just a rain shower...
Dude... severe thunderstorms will be absolutely fantastic to film here during the day... this is something I really have to bare in mind.
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #431 on: May 08, 2020, 12:07:25 AM » Author: CEB1993
Two days ago on May 5 I got slammed with a wave of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain. We got some small hail and a total of 3 inches of rain in 24 hours. South Carolina just canít catch a break this year  :-\

I sat out in my car on my lunch break and saw some scary looking clouds rolling in. I saw some of the biggest, closest lightning bolts Iíd ever seen and then a monsoon of pea sized hail began to fall. Thankfully these hailstones were tiny and didnít dent my car. The hail lasted less than 5 minutes. After the initial hail producing storm, it rained heavily for the next two hours with constant rumbling thunder. If I wasnít at work, Iíd take a nap. Rainfall and gentle thunder are really relaxing for me. I think weíre already above average for May rainfall.
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #432 on: May 16, 2020, 09:36:00 PM » Author: Cole D.
On the Weather Channel I saw the update on the tropical depression that will probably develop into tropical storm Arthur.

It's supposed to affect the Outer Banks of NC, along Cape Hatteras.

I can't believe we already are having tropical depressions in May!  :o
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Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it! « Reply #433 on: May 16, 2020, 10:36:43 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
@Cole D.:
Yep saw that earlier & was just preparing to post on it.
Forecast to become a tropical storm next week.
For now just known as tropical depression One, it'll get a name of Arthur if/when it becomes a tropical storm.
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