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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject: Spared! Reply with quote

Had armies of thunderstorms advance on Fort Worth and Dallas today. The last wave was impressive! A tornado touched down a couple miles West of us. Warning sirens rang out. We prepared to take cover. I watched the rotation approach. The rotating wall cloud came directly over our house but did not come in contact with the ground. I could look up directly inside the rotation. Sun was still shining through the trees. Wind got still then could hear strong gusts coming. When I was closing the door to get inside, I could feel the overpressure trying to push the door open. Blew two doors open in the house next door. We stayed in the laundry room for a couple of minutes. Then went back out to watch mother nature in action, wow. The rotation touched down again a couple of miles East of us. Hail reported up to baseball size but missed us also. Report of homes damaged just north of us. Alert for the next wave. Nothing like what happened in Joplin MO earlier this week.



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Glad you are Ok Slim,
Here in Coastal area of NSW also was lashed with high wind last night, but luckily not much damages around.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Good to hear of your lucky escape Slim. Be safe my friend.

Like Gelan's area, we too are copping some pretty intense high winds. Very little rain, but the winds are keeping things pretty cool here.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

We had 2 more major thunderstorms pass after this one - a total of 4 for the day. The next one produced some large hail nearby, fortuneately not in our neighborhood. This size hail does some real damage.



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:46 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Looks like a nasty season this year. Keep your eyes to the sky...

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Jeebus! That hail pic was nuts!
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

You ought to see what they do to pickup roofs..Ask me...I know.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Ahhhhhh! I just got mine painted dont EVEN go there man..... Mad

Hail that size would be lethal, no doubt there. I got clobbered lunging w/ a small paint with smaller than golf ball sized stuff and my hat got creamed and man did I git some knots and almost lost my mount, paint took off...that was a long day.

I see hail comin' now? I skidaddle. I HATE hail.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Hail is fine as long as your under ground. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Hail that size will go through the roof - even find you car in the garage and distroy it. Yep, underground is the best place to be.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

Awesome pic. I'm glad that you're OK.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

That hail is just downright scary...I don't even want to imagine what would happen to someone caught out in a storm throwing them buggers down at you.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

I was flying back to the UK on Tuesday & somewhere around NY city we had to do a fair amount of manoeuvring to avoid storm cells that went way up past our 35,000'.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

I'm still reelin' over that baseball sized hail. It's like the Angel's are target practicing with pea shooters.

Not nice!

You'd HAVE to be underground...what could withstand that pummeling?

I'll stick with the earthquakes and fruitcakes, thanks very much.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: Spared! Reply with quote

You say you are staying in Kali? Remember...You can see these storms coming and get out of the way. An earthquake? Well...Good luck with that...

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