May 31, 2013

Two Tornadoes Hit Suburbs of Oklahoma City
— Ace

As the twisters may hit the most populated area, this has the potential to be worse than the Moore strikes.

Oh, No: Now tornado sirens are going off in Moore, too.

The tornado (one of them) is expected to hit downtown OKC in the next three minutes, per Shep Smith.

Losing Destructive Power? Shep just explained something I don't understand -- something about a down-draft rearward wind, or such -- which may have knocked the storm cell down a notch in power.

UPDATE [DIT]: Casualties reported at a Holiday Inn in Earth City MO, about 10 miles NW of St. Louis. The ball game at Busch Stadium was called off tonight.

Just lots of confusion and bad storms. Watching KMOV for coverage.

MORE: No casualties at the Holiday Inn (Express)

Posted by: Ace at 03:09 PM | Comments (493)
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1 Prayers for the people of OKC, may God keep them safe.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 31, 2013 03:11 PM (jGsIV)

2 Oh no! Praying for those in harm's way.

Posted by: Jmel at May 31, 2013 03:11 PM (9tSXa)

3 Prayers to all in its path

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:12 PM (DPdf7)

4 uh, FOR all in its path

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:12 PM (DPdf7)

5 TWC:  7:11pm CDT: Local TV helicopters show a traffic jam on I-35 in in the path of the tornado.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:12 PM (X6akg)

6 Oh, No: Now tornado sirens are going off in Moore, too. If I lived there, I would so effin move.

Posted by: toby928 at May 31, 2013 03:13 PM (QupBk)

7 Storm chaser sees a new tornado.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:13 PM (X6akg)

8 Maybe crash program to build more tornado shelters.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:13 PM (ZPrif)

9 get small, y'all

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 03:14 PM (8sCoq)

10 I  can't  be  bothered  with  this.  I  was  just  in  new  Jersey.  Got  an  early  tee  time  on  Saturday  so  don't  bug  me.  Reggie,  time  for  bed.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at May 31, 2013 03:14 PM (q4QfH)

11 Wow... it could hardly be any worse for Oklahoma City right now.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at May 31, 2013 03:15 PM (Q1DS+)

12 *scribbling down names of all those who are praying*

Posted by: I.R.S. at May 31, 2013 03:15 PM (UI1cZ)

13 I called Gandalph the White to ask for help. It's ringing. Still ringing. Damn, voicemail.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 03:16 PM (cQ4xo)

14 Good god this is awful.  Prayers to all in OKC...  cannot believe this...

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:16 PM (/jHWN)

15 Just what exactly are the contents of your prayers? Fill out this form in quadruplicate and submit it by 700 AM tomorrow.

Posted by: The IRS at May 31, 2013 03:16 PM (xw77v)

16 Report on twitter that folks are abandoning their cars in the path of the storm. Interstate is a parking lot.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:17 PM (DPdf7)

17
Freaky.  I hope the cooling of night makes the tornadoes suck its balls up.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2013 03:17 PM (jKWYf)

18 Streaming avail KOCO TV in OKC, or KFOR in OKC...  both have helo's in the air and of course CNN and FOX are borrowing feeds...

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:17 PM (/jHWN)

19 Tornado Warning for Lincoln County in MO until 7:45 PM CDT

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:17 PM (X6akg)

20 So is OKC the largest tornado prone city?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:18 PM (ZPrif)

21 Praying for you guys. Take cover and be careful.

Posted by: Moki at May 31, 2013 03:19 PM (SdetR)

22 At least Shemp told the storm chaser to slow down and speak clearly

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 03:19 PM (0PiQ4)

23 I count five vortexes on Hi Def radar

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 03:19 PM (MhA4j)

24 shemp did something good. guy was unintelligible.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:19 PM (ZPrif)

25 At least Shemp told the storm chaser to slow down and speak clearly *** Yeah. that dude is on an adrenaline high.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:20 PM (DPdf7)

26 I was explaining to my daughter, in tornado alley, how to look at the radar image. Now that she's been there a couple years, she took over. 'When I see black, heading in my direction, that's debris,' is how she put it. Smart girl, I guess she got good jeans, from the mailman, I suppose.

Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request [/i] at May 31, 2013 03:20 PM (U2UQk)

27 ... ok... ok.. the tornado has now hopped in a white Ford Bronco...

... it's speeding off...

... getting on the highway...

... I think... I think I can see it holding a gun...

... many police cars are now giving chase...

Posted by: Storm Chasing Helicopter at May 31, 2013 03:20 PM (UI1cZ)

28 Yeah. that dude is on an adrenaline high.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 08:20 PM (DPdf7)


My blood pressure goes up everytime he speaks.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:20 PM (X6akg)

29 Channel 9 in OKC is what I've been watching: http://tinyurl.com/m24yl59 Click "Watch Live Now".

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 03:21 PM (sdi6R)

30 Really hoping that everyone finds shelter

Posted by: BEL SHAMHAROTH at May 31, 2013 03:22 PM (MUZDl)

31 Tornadoes are caused by too much salt. You're welcome.

Posted by: Mayor Bloompants at May 31, 2013 03:22 PM (cQ4xo)

32 On FNC you can see the car lights on the interstate and it does, indeed, look like a parking lot.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:22 PM (DPdf7)

33 Is Shep crying yet?

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2013 03:22 PM (F/Gq0)

34 As preening as Shemp is, BOR would be insufferable covering this. That ass would probably call for a boycott on all tornadoes or something. Feel so bad for Moore, OK

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 03:22 PM (0PiQ4)

35 Many prayers for Oklahoma.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:22 PM (baL2B)

36 Oz is going to be packed with visitors. Witch pancakes everywhere.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 03:23 PM (cQ4xo)

37 Hitting OKC Community College.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 03:23 PM (08XhI)

38 All Girls Garage on Velocity.

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2013 03:23 PM (F/Gq0)

39 Shep makes everything out to be the most horrible news ever.

Posted by: Shonuff at May 31, 2013 03:23 PM (jo0fs)

40
hitting okc city college.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2013 03:24 PM (jKWYf)

41 32 On FNC you can see the car lights on the interstate and it does, indeed, look like a parking lot.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 08:22 PM (DPdf7)


Those poor people. Hate even thinking about this.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:24 PM (baL2B)

42 Look how dark it is. They're an hour earlier than me, and the sun is just setting here.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 03:24 PM (sdi6R)

43 please don't reward Shep Smith, watch the local news streams

Posted by: Jose at May 31, 2013 03:24 PM (zc/sw)

44 what should you do if youre in your car in a hurricanes path? besides pray, I mean

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 03:25 PM (qPCAa)

45 Shouldn't Drudge be covering this? Maybe instead of covering Will Smith's box office dud?

Posted by: Boulder toilet hobo at May 31, 2013 03:25 PM (MUZDl)

46 "Hitting OKC Community College." Omg. That's a block from my late grandparents' house. It's about 3 miles north of moore.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 03:25 PM (wsGWu)

47

>>OKC Community College.

 

They're the  Fightin' Boll Weevils, right?

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2013 03:25 PM (F/Gq0)

48 KFOR reports a Weather Channel vehicle was tossed and destroyed

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 03:26 PM (8sCoq)

49 I don't have cable TV anymore, but I would bet my life savings that Channel 9 in OKC has better coverage than Fox or TWC.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 03:26 PM (sdi6R)

50

OKC. YOU are our people , hope your preped, stay lo. With our prayers from Pa. 

Posted by: tony redenzo at May 31, 2013 03:26 PM (DUfN3)

51

>>>something about a down-draft rearward wind, or such

 

I think I  like the sound of that.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper at May 31, 2013 03:26 PM (F/Gq0)

52 Elizabethe, Gtfo out of the car would be my advice, and run for better shelter

Posted by: Boulder toilet hobo at May 31, 2013 03:26 PM (MUZDl)

53 My grandma's last surviving friend lives two houses down. Praying she got to the neighbor's storm shelter.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 03:26 PM (wsGWu)

54 I was just thinking,another reason people think the weather is worse or weirder than ever 24 hour cable news,social media etc.They simply hear about and see every severe weather event now.

Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2013 03:27 PM (9XBK2)

55 what should you do if youre in your car in a hurricanes path? besides pray, I mean Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 08:25 PM (qPCAa) I assume you mean tornado: Get out of the car and lay flat in a ditch. That's if you can see it (and in this case the tornadoes are rain-wrapped).

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 03:27 PM (08XhI)

56 This is the type of thing Shep is good at.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:27 PM (ZPrif)

57 stupid CNN was talking about why oh why was there so much traffic stuck on the highways and major roads....  What fucking idiots... like Oklahoma City doesn't have friday afternoon fucking rush hour??  Good god...

Like everyone can go home at 2:30pm when tornados are forecast .  The Oklahoma City metro is huge and rush hour there , just like everywhere is a total bitch especially on Friday nights......

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:27 PM (/jHWN)

58 Guide to understanding things Shep says:

1.  Shepard Smith is an idiot.

2.  ????

3.  Profit!

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 03:28 PM (7vimm)

59 How do these storm chasers fits their balls in the car.  Good Lord.....


Holy crap....the interstate is a parking lot!

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:28 PM (X6akg)

60 Shep is a very good local TV anchor. Which is why I find him so annoying. He's the epitome of everything that sucks about local TV anchors -- but he's really good at live breaking tragedy stuff.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:28 PM (ZPrif)

61 I'm in DFW area.... sun isn't setting... that's a freaking HUGE storm over OKC... that's why it looks like night..  sunset isn't for another hour..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:28 PM (/jHWN)

62 Shep sucks. But this cunt is Sandy's evil twin. 

Posted by: tony redenzo at May 31, 2013 03:29 PM (DUfN3)

63 The tell-tale 'hook' that I see on Weather Underground is still about 40 miles back. To the east is still just bad thunderstorm.

Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request [/i] at May 31, 2013 03:29 PM (U2UQk)

64 now they're saying the big OKC tornado is turning south towards Moore OK which had that deadly tornado just a week or so ago

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 03:29 PM (8sCoq)

65
Its so bad commanders in chiefs are eating dogs!

Posted by: Shepard Smith at May 31, 2013 03:29 PM (jKWYf)

66 Earth is a pretty safe place to live except when it isn't.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 03:29 PM (cQ4xo)

67 52 Elizabethe, Gtfo out of the car would be my advice, and run for better shelter

Posted by: Boulder toilet hobo at May 31, 2013 08:26 PM (MUZDl)


I was taught to go find a ditch or something, but thankful I have never had to do this. I also was told to shelter under my desk during a nuclear attack from Bay of Pigs, so what do I know.


My prayers are for the people of Oklahoma.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:29 PM (baL2B)

68 Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 08:27 PM (08XhI) Yes tornado. Thanks.

Posted by: Elizabethe on the phone at May 31, 2013 03:30 PM (qPCAa)

69 KFOR:  Circulation dropped south. North Moore, it's headed your way. On ground near I-240 & Western

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:30 PM (X6akg)

70 "Shep just explained something I don't understand -- something about a down-draft rearward wind, or such -- which may have knocked the storm cell down a notch in power."

"Down-draft rearward wind"? Sounds like when a guy pounds a beer from the tap then lets one rip.

Posted by: Slappy at May 31, 2013 03:30 PM (LTbLf)

71 Everything about Shep's personality is perfectly tuned to terrify old ladies and keep them glued to the TV. He's like the apex predator of local TV anchors.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:30 PM (ZPrif)

72 OT sad day in Houston The Houston Fire Department is saddened and deeply regrets to list the following members who gave the ultimate sacrifice from a fire in Southwest Houston this afternoon: Captain EMT Matthew Renaud (35) of Engine 68. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2001 and in addition to Fire Station 68, has served out of stations 51, 39, 83, 73, 37, 60 and 35. Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee (41) of Station 51. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in August of 2001 and in addition to Fire Station 51, has served out of Stations 37, 40, 10 and 48. Firefighter EMT Robert Garner (29) of Station 68. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2010 and has served out of Fire Station 68 since. Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan (24) of Station 68. She graduated from Houston Fire Department Academy this past April and was assigned to Fire Station 68. The Houston Fire Department has never seen four firefighters pass away from the same incident in the history of the department. In 1929, three firefighters passed away after their Engine was broadsided by a train. Five firefighters were initially transported to the hospital for a range of injures from heat exhaustion to a critical injuries. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with not only those friends and family of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice today but also those who were injured and all members of our department.

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 03:31 PM (nH8jP)

73 A ditch would work. Anything that a tornado can't uproot as easily as a honda civic

Posted by: Boulder toilet hobo at May 31, 2013 03:31 PM (MUZDl)

74 The tell-tale 'hook' that I see on Weather Underground is still about 40 miles back. To the east is still just bad thunderstorm. Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request at May 31, 2013 08:29 PM (U2UQk) I think you're referring to a new hook that's east of Binger and west of Tuttle; the lead tornado is in south OKC.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 03:31 PM (08XhI)

75 yeah, they always told us... get out of your car and get in a ditch or culvert..   images of those cars from Moore last week proved that point...  and sometimes, theres' nothing you can do ..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:31 PM (/jHWN)

76 Holy cow, that's got to really suck there about now.

Posted by: Gmac - Pondering the implosion. at May 31, 2013 03:31 PM (IanLz)

77 KFOR reports a Weather Channel vehicle was tossed and destroyed *** Mike Bettes' truck. He said it got tossed about 200 yards.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:32 PM (DPdf7)

78 Holy crap, I'd not heard about he firefighters in Houston getting hit by a train...  that is so sad ..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:33 PM (/jHWN)

79 56 This is the type of thing Shep is good at.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 08:27 PM (ZPrif)


Except for the Katrina dramas and bodies scattered all over I-10. My personal favorite, however, was Geraldo snatching baby from Grandma's arms and screaming that this baby (whose face he was pinching and making her cry) was the face of Katrina! HELP! Rape! Then Grandma looked at the loon and got her baby back.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:33 PM (baL2B)

80 Shemp's voice is the male version of my x-wife's.

Posted by: tony redenzo at May 31, 2013 03:33 PM (DUfN3)

81 Find a small depression and get into it.

Don't go into a deep ditch.  You might trade a tornado for a flash flood that way.  Either one will kill you.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 03:33 PM (7vimm)

82 >Earth is a pretty safe place to live except when it isn't weather on other planets is really bad there's a prevailing wind of about 500mph on Uranus venus daily high temp avg 900F

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 03:34 PM (8sCoq)

83 Get out of the car and lay flat in a ditch. That's if you can see it (and in this case the tornadoes are rain-wrapped). Exactly. Happened to me once on the way from McConnell AFB back to Ft. Riley after dropping off fuel samples. Damn near cost me a pair of pants.

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 31, 2013 03:34 PM (ullr5)

84

Sweet Timmy Tebow - get a very dirty sock and STUFF it in Shep's mouth!! He is going to be so disappointed if thousands/millions are not killed in front of his eyes. I cannot imagine listening to him with family/friends in the area. Grow a brain, FNC - take him off the air!!

Posted by: dwagyak at May 31, 2013 03:34 PM (ngQoz)

85 Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with not only those friends and family of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice today but also those who were injured and all members of our department. Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 08:31 PM (nH8jP) Indeed!

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 03:34 PM (cQ4xo)

86 Damn those are ugly clouds .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at May 31, 2013 03:35 PM (TQOZk)

87 Anyone know how badly the college was hit?

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 03:35 PM (wsGWu)

88 Holy crap, I'd not heard about he firefighters in Houston getting hit by a train... that is so sad .. *** I missed that news. It is awful about the four who were killed in duty at a hotel fire today

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:35 PM (DPdf7)

89 >>>there's a prevailing wind of about 500mph on Uranus

Sorry. It's cold as a mother fucker out here, and I eat a lot of chili.


Posted by: Uranus at May 31, 2013 03:35 PM (UI1cZ)

90 Holy crap, I'd not heard about he firefighters in Houston getting hit by a train... that is so sad .. Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 08:33 PM When I was arson training there in 1974 two guys in my class were killed in a house collapse

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 03:36 PM (MhA4j)

91 The Oklahoma City metro is huge and rush hour there , just like everywhere is a total bitch especially on Friday nights...... Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 08:27 PM (/jHWN) What??!! You mean there is actual life outside of New York?!!

Posted by: your betters at CNN at May 31, 2013 03:36 PM (DGIjM)

92 >Earth is a pretty safe place to live except when it isn't weather on other planets is really bad there's a prevailing wind of about 500mph on Uranus venus daily high temp avg 900F Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 08:34 PM (8sCoq) Planets. Feh. Artificial colonies.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 03:36 PM (cQ4xo)

93 Shemp was concived in a storm.

Posted by: tony redenzo at May 31, 2013 03:36 PM (DUfN3)

94 Whoa .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at May 31, 2013 03:36 PM (TQOZk)

95 How much warning is typical for tornadoes? Any hope for advances in warning tech? Couple hours warning so people can hunker down.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:36 PM (ZPrif)

96 The Channel 9 OKC channel has good coerage.  Currently doing split screen showing storms on one side (complete with transformer flashes) and weather radar on the other side.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 03:37 PM (GoIUi)

97 Shemp was concived in a storm. Shepard Stormborn?

Posted by: toby928 at May 31, 2013 03:37 PM (QupBk)

98 Sorry. It's cold as a mother fucker out here, and I eat a lot of chili. Posted by: Uranus at May 31, 2013 08:35 PM (UI1cZ) Could you PLEASE do something about that?

Posted by: Pluto (the planetoid, not the dog)[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 31, 2013 03:38 PM (ullr5)

99 Ten  thousand  died  during  Katrina  under  my  predecessor.   This  will  pale  in  comparison.  Reggie,  the  needle.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at May 31, 2013 03:38 PM (q4QfH)

100 Holy crap....OKC police are already reporting looting! 

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:38 PM (X6akg)

101 they went in to the hotel to make sure everyone got out. Roof fell in. The female just graduated from the academy last April. At least one of the injured has serious burns.

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 03:39 PM (nH8jP)

102 How much warning is typical for tornadoes? Any hope for advances in warning tech? Couple hours warning so people can hunker down. *** that Gary fellow, the big weatherman in OKC, said he remembered when the warning was, basically, you just got hit. In last week's Moore tornado, it was 15 minutes which is why they believe only 24 people were killed. 15 minutes is pretty good.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:39 PM (DPdf7)

103 With tornados you get a few hours to know a storm is brewing, 15 minutes to know it's headed to your area, and maybe 5 minutes to know to take cover immediately.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 03:39 PM (wsGWu)

104 How much warning is typical for tornadoes?
Any hope for advances in warning tech? Couple hours warning so people can hunker down.

If you're smart, you start nervously eying the sky when a Watch is issued.

Any storm in a watch area has the potential to drop a tornado.  If a storm is headed your way, you should have a plan to get to safety.

When the sky starts turning sickly pea-soup green, it is time to execute that plan.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 03:39 PM (7vimm)

105 Ten thousand diedduring Katrina under my predecessor. This will pale in comparison. Reggie, the needle. *** My favorite was "There are alligators and snakes swimming in the streets of New Orleans!"

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:40 PM (DPdf7)

106 Collectivtists from the upper east side will try to drain our wallets to stop these evil Republican storms.

Posted by: tony redenzo at May 31, 2013 03:40 PM (DUfN3)

107 100 Holy crap....OKC police are already reporting looting!

Posted by: Tami at May 31, 2013 08:38 PM (X6akg)


Shoot looters. Shoot them. #ChristyBhasnotoleranceforthis

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:40 PM (baL2B)

108 73 A ditch would work. Anything that a tornado can't uproot as easily as a honda civic Posted by: Boulder toilet hobo at May 31, 2013 08:31 PM (MUZDl) Or the opposite side of a big river or lake. Those things tend to make a tornado "lift" when passing over it. (I grew up on the Nebraska side of Sioux City, and actually watched the Missouri river cause that phenomena. North Sioux City would get hit, South Sioux was spared, and destruction resumed around Dakota City)

Posted by: [/s][/b]jwb7605 ([i][u]Let it Burn[/u][/i]) at May 31, 2013 03:40 PM (Qxe/p)

109 >>>>>OKC police are already reporting looting How disgusting. And expected.

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 03:41 PM (0PiQ4)

110 Any prospects for warning tech to advance to 30 minutes?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:41 PM (ZPrif)

111 95 How much warning is typical for tornadoes? Any hope for advances in warning tech? Couple hours warning so people can hunker down. Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 08:36 PM (ZPrif) We've never had better warning than we have today, with Doppler radar. The Tri-State Tornado in 1925 killed over 600 people. It was rain-wrapped, like these, and many people had no idea what was coming. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-State_Tornado

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 03:41 PM (sdi6R)

112 I second the motion to summarily shoot looters.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 03:41 PM (7vimm)

113 I always watch Gary England on kwtv. I grew up watching him. They have the best team out there. Im in Shawnee. Headed our way. Bonus : google "Gary England drinking game ". Play along at home.

Posted by: 2dogs at May 31, 2013 03:41 PM (w0coE)

114 Flatbush, they forecasted the possibility of tornado outbreaks early in the day if not last night.  They knew the possiblility exists, just as always... they just never know exactly when they'll drop down and track...

I'd bet warnings were issued late afternoon...  but in this part of the country, watches and warnings are issued and most of the time, city-wide devastating systems are .... or used to be .... rare events.  This outbreak is crazy..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:41 PM (/jHWN)

115

@101 Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 08:39 PM (nH8jP)


Heartbreaking.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:42 PM (baL2B)

116 hope all in OK are okay!

Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2013 03:42 PM (v2FRB)

117 Yep, Gary England is definitely the guy to watch.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 03:42 PM (wsGWu)

118 107 Certainly if people knew they would be shot for looting(as was normal for many years) they  wouldn't be as likely to try it.

Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2013 03:43 PM (9XBK2)

119 gotcha. thx for the info.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:43 PM (ZPrif)

120 city-wide devastating systems are .... or used to be .... rare events.

In large part, because cities are a LOT bigger than they used to be.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 03:43 PM (7vimm)

121 RE; the Houston firefighters... I misread the post... didn't see the firefighters today died at the scene of the fire... and missed the date about 1929 was the train accident.  Sorry..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:43 PM (/jHWN)

122 Prayers for OK people.

BTW I think Shep's wall to wall coverage is appalling. It's like he's saying, stay tuned! Big time splodey destruction footage coming!

I'd rather see O'Reilly bloviate with an insert with the coverage and then break way if something happens.

Posted by: PJ at May 31, 2013 03:43 PM (ZWaLo)

123 Tornado in Dell City moving directly toward Tinker AFB.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:44 PM (X6akg)

124 73 A ditch would work. Anything that a tornado can't uproot as easily as a honda civic Posted by: Boulder toilet hobo at May 31, 2013 08:31 PM (MUZDl) Or the opposite side of a big river or lake. Those things tend to make a tornado "lift" when passing over it.... Posted by: jwb7605 (Let it Burn) When the Jarrell tornado came through here we opened the front door and it was 1/4 mile away, hit the Corps of Engineers reservoir and lifted over my neighborhood. F5

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 03:44 PM (MhA4j)

125 Tinker AFB is about to get hit.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 03:44 PM (08XhI)

126 Wow... so many without power

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 03:44 PM (RZssu)

127 Evil Republican storm brings on, "fair share'" Democrat looting.

Posted by: tony redenzo at May 31, 2013 03:45 PM (DUfN3)

128 OKC channel 5 spotters say they're stuck in traffic

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 03:46 PM (8sCoq)

129 that Gary fellow, the big weatherman in OKC, said he remembered when the warning was, basically, you just got hit. In last week's Moore tornado, it was 15 minutes which is why they believe only 24 people were killed.

15 minutes is pretty good. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 08:39 PM

The Joplin tornado 2 years ago killed 158, it seems that it was either weak or hadn't formed when within a few minutes it turned and cranked up to an F5

Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2013 03:46 PM (mCvL4)

130 I agree Shep sucks -- but I understand how this milking-the-tragedy persona will increase ratings. Shep clearly enjoys his job most when something horrible is happening. But that's local news. Somebody got shot. Somebody got stabbed. Something in your kitchen now is poisoning your children! Tune in at 11!

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:46 PM (ZPrif)

131 Growing up, we called Gary England chicken-little cause he was the most dramatic of all the weatherman... this was in the 70's...   He's outlasted them all... I can't believe he is still on.. but he is the best.   Channel 9 really invested in their weather center and it has paid off.  I'm listening to him now...via Al Gore's magical interweb..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:46 PM (/jHWN)

132 It's too bad they don't give orders to shoot to kill looters, anymore.

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 03:47 PM (RZssu)

133 I am watching Anderson Cooper instead of Shep.  Governor Fallon on now.  She is very concerned and says there are tornadoes at Moore, Norman, Tinker AFB, missed the rest.

Cooper is doing a professional job without hysterics.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 03:47 PM (GoIUi)

134 After Katrina, most of the entire state of Mississippi had no power. People were mainly stealing gas from cars in driveways for generators. Everyone, or nearly everyone, has a shotgun. In one town near my Daddy's farm, 120 miles from Coast, a relative reported hanging out on his screened front porch one evening. A "youth" came up to porch, relative cocked his shotgun, and "youth" suddenly realized and said he was at the wrong house and retreated post haste.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:47 PM (baL2B)

135 I'm 47 and I can't remember when Gary England wasn't our weather man

Posted by: 2dogs at May 31, 2013 03:48 PM (w0coE)

136 Shep is good at conveying a sense of impending, terrifying, world-ending doom. Whether it's warranted or not. And that's what he was hired to do.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:48 PM (ZPrif)

137 And last week's tornado in Moore was only moving at 15 mph... usually they move about 30 - 35 mph... so last week's Moore tornado just sat there and chewed stuff up.

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 03:48 PM (RZssu)

138 Never let a good crisis go to waste!

Posted by: OKC Tornado Looters at May 31, 2013 03:49 PM (PDkNw)

139 remember the Joplin tornado was controversial because the NWS was slow on issuing the warning if I remember right.  Plus issues with the time of day...   during a work day... people out and about... harder for the word to get out and that tornado dropped quickly just outside of town..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 03:50 PM (/jHWN)

140 tvvnweather.com/live pick your own storm chaser live feed

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 03:50 PM (RZssu)

141 @ 130 Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 08:46 PM (ZPrif)

My most recent Shepism was him saying, after Boston Marathon Bombing (man---we have had a lot of tragedies lately), that there were ten people with partial decapitations in hospitals in Boston. Or something like that. Then he got jabbery during the manhunt and I was correcting him from my chair. Sometimes his mouth cannot keep up with teleprompter, but he tries!

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 03:51 PM (baL2B)

142 During Hugo, their were rumors - even radio news casts about "looters will be shot ...".  Problem is that word never reached me or my platoon leader - I had a squad of SC NG guarding a neighborhood in Mt Pleasant.  We didn't even distribute ammo, though we could have bayoneted them.

Posted by: Jean at May 31, 2013 03:51 PM (CMlD4)

143 Joplin was late Sunday Afternoon

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 03:52 PM (MhA4j)

144 Funnel over Tinker AFB, according to report from OKC's channel 9.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 03:52 PM (7vimm)

145 channel 9 spotter says tornado on the ground Tinker AFB

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 03:52 PM (8sCoq)

146 Funnel over Tinker AFB.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 03:52 PM (sdi6R)

147 guy says Tinker tornado is 'huge'

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 03:54 PM (8sCoq)

148 Shep is good at conveying a sense of impending, terrifying, world-ending doom. Whether it's warranted or not. It's the drawn-on eyebrows that do the trick.

Posted by: toby928 at May 31, 2013 03:54 PM (QupBk)

149 Shep was very good on September 11, but the not everything is like that, thank God.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 31, 2013 03:54 PM (kPZG7)

150 Tornadoes headed for Joplin, Mo, another near Buffalo, Mo, and 2 more just about to hit St. Louis

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 03:55 PM (RZssu)

151 Shep was very good on September 11, but the not everything is like that, thank God. *** Yes. There was a time when he was good at what he does.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:55 PM (DPdf7)

152 air force guy just said he's known about this for a couple days.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 03:56 PM (ZPrif)

153 Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2013 08:43 PM (9XBK2)

Liberal thought of the day:  Looters are people too and are much more important than your things.  Besides, if your things were really important to you, you'd live in a gated community like we do!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2013 03:57 PM (Cnqmv)

154 Yes, we do get notices about probable tornado WATCHES several days in advance.

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 03:58 PM (RZssu)

155 Hopefully Monroe, OK will be spared from another hit.

Posted by: Hurricanes at May 31, 2013 03:58 PM (2LKaa)

156 Rand Paul about to speak at Reagan Library, live stream

http://www.reaganfoundation.org/live-webcasts.aspx

Posted by: Jose at May 31, 2013 03:58 PM (zc/sw)

157 Shep Smith talks like a fag and his shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 31, 2013 03:59 PM (Cdzld)

158 Can anyone take a look at the sheer size and massive power contained within that storm system, all of the energy generated by the interaction between Sun and Earth's atmosphere,  then multiply that by every wind, cloud and rainstorm on the face of the planet at any given time of day and with a straight face talk about man-made impact on global climate?   Humans are puny. 

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 03:59 PM (pxDth)

159 For those interested. Rand Paul will be speaking at the Reagan Library in a couple of minutes. Live streaming: http://t.co/rVrLf0vXWy

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 03:59 PM (DPdf7)

160 OMG that thing is huge! jeebus OK

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 03:59 PM (nH8jP)

161 152 air force guy just said he's known about this for a couple days.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 08:56 PM (ZPrif)

 

We USAF folks know stuff, not like those Army pukes.  Stationed twice at Tinker.  Was first duty station in 1972 and returned as commander of a very small unit in the early 80s.  Had several tornadoes head right for the base while we lived there.  Threw the family in the bathtub and covered them with a mattress. 

Posted by: Ammo Dump at May 31, 2013 03:59 PM (GgPam)

162 Rain wrapped tornado over Tinker pic:


http://tinyurl.com/k2xwk5h

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 03:59 PM (X6akg)

163 I shot a looter in Reno, just to watch him cry.

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 04:00 PM (MhA4j)

164 Posted by: Jose at May 31, 2013 08:58 PM (zc/sw) *** great minds....

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:00 PM (DPdf7)

165 Whoa....Shemp gets Hannity's time too.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:00 PM (X6akg)

166 135 I'm 47 and I can't remember when Gary England wasn't our weather man I'm 51 and remember Lola Hall before Gary. Yikes! And our Low Information President thought it was 10,000 people who died in the Greensburg tornado.

Posted by: Cowboy Bob at May 31, 2013 04:00 PM (7y5DX)

167 Can Shemp try to sound a little less excited, please?

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 04:01 PM (0PiQ4)

168 Storm Prediction Center had the Oklahoma situation pegged as a "Particularly Dangerous Situation."

Basically that's the NWS saying "Shit is about to get real, people.  Listen up." 

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:02 PM (7vimm)

169 how long before he talks up OK cannibals?

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:02 PM (nH8jP)

170 I know it's been humid as an island down in the DFW area and over 90 today.... lots of energy in the atmosphere...for sure

Tornado north of Norman is headed towards my brothers house...  my Mom just called me and told me he left and drove south into Norman to stay away..

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 04:02 PM (/jHWN)

171 Is the "fast talking guy" still on Fox? I had to turn it off because he was giving me a headache.

Posted by: TomB at May 31, 2013 04:04 PM (SNxYz)

172 I'm 50.... wow.. Lola Hall??   That's a name from the past!

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 04:04 PM (/jHWN)

173 Shep  has   a   police   record.

Posted by: snopes.com at May 31, 2013 04:05 PM (q4QfH)

174 So did anybody check out the Gary England drinking game ?

Posted by: 2dogs at May 31, 2013 04:05 PM (w0coE)

175 169 how long before he talks up OK cannibals?

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 09:02 PM (nH8jP)


I am not watching him. Let me know when he mentions global swarming as the cause. He is the favorite, for sure, in weather-related matters since his performance in N'Awlin's and Katrina. I usually like all things Mississippi, but Shep is not one of them. I do wonder what brand of eyeliner he wears.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:05 PM (baL2B)

176 I'm glad I'm not alive anymore to be seeing this stuff...   Foreman Scotty... out.

Posted by: Danny Williams at May 31, 2013 04:05 PM (/jHWN)

177 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 262
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
330 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA *

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 330 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
SEVERAL INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
NUMEROUS VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:05 PM (7vimm)

178 Getting closer to us now.

Posted by: 2dogs at May 31, 2013 04:06 PM (w0coE)

179 till midnight? in the dark? *shudder*

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:06 PM (nH8jP)

180 I hope everything will be ok. Watching Chimp Smith has been ok. Not as bad as he could be

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2013 04:07 PM (jucos)

181 Now a confirmed tornado heading towards St. Charles, MO.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:07 PM (DPdf7)

182 2dogs you in a storm cellar?

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:07 PM (nH8jP)

183 176. Holy crap. I was on the Forman Scotty show for my birthday.

Posted by: 2dogs at May 31, 2013 04:07 PM (w0coE)

184 Sometimes the 6pm news spills over to the show starring Shep. Do any of you recall what he called Jonathan Hunt one night? If not, you need to find that video.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:07 PM (baL2B)

185 Be safe, 2dogs! Just learned that so far, my grandparents' is damaged, but standing. All neighbors accounted for.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 04:08 PM (wsGWu)

186 Man, they seem to be developing in clusters. Bad stuff.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at May 31, 2013 04:08 PM (vbh31)

187 Lauren @ 185, prayers said for your grandparents and 2 dogs.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:09 PM (baL2B)

188 It sucks for the people who are stuck in traffic. They're practically helpless if a tornado hits them.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 04:09 PM (sdi6R)

189 Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 09:08 PM (wsGWu) relief. prayers.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:09 PM (qPCAa)

190 Oh, Lord . . . OKC channel 9 showing slow-moving traffic on an Interstate.  Looks horrifying.  I'd be scared shitless if I were caught in that.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:09 PM (7vimm)

191 Can anyone take a look at the sheer size and massive power contained within that storm system, all of the energy generated by the interaction between Sun and Earth's atmosphere, then multiply that by every wind, cloud and rainstorm on the face of the planet at any given time of dayand with a straight face talk about man-made impact on global climate? Humans are puny.

 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 08:59 PM


Thats been my argument for years. Don't forget though, liberals like to think they're special, and are arrogant enough to think the earth really gives a flying fuck about what they think.

Posted by: Berserker at May 31, 2013 04:09 PM (FMbng)

192 oh my God

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:09 PM (nH8jP)

193 That Jeff Storm Chaser is useless. He needs a tranquilizer.

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 04:10 PM (0PiQ4)

194 182. Not yet. Watching Gary. Will jump in if need be.

Posted by: 2dogs at May 31, 2013 04:10 PM (w0coE)

195 I joined the cub scouts for the direct reason to get on that show..!!  Of course remember Tom Terrific!! heh... good times, good times.  I'm jealous you go to go. 

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 04:10 PM (/jHWN)

196 fast talking crazy guy back on. today was a bad day to do speed.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:11 PM (ZPrif)

197 >>He needs a tranquilizer.<<



Agreed.  Dude needs a 'lude.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 31, 2013 04:11 PM (0eDuG)

198 Personal air bag suits would be cool at times like this. The tornado could toss you around like a toy but you likely would be pretty much unhurt. Like the way they sometimes plop landers on Mars.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 04:11 PM (cQ4xo)

199 Nature is both awesome AND horrifying. It is sheer folly to believe that we have any effect on weather/climate at all. It just goes to show that Adonai is in charge.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2013 04:12 PM (jucos)

200 2 dogs you still good?

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:13 PM (nH8jP)

201 Paul Driscoll ‏@pdriscollTBT 1m PHOTO: Hail from El Reno, OK from @dillonyoung #okwx http://t.co/fHP5PZPSHi

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:13 PM (DPdf7)

202 FYI horde, I'm in my basement.  Don't expect to hear from me for a bit power is going down.

Posted by: tsrblke (Away) at May 31, 2013 04:13 PM (GaqMa)

203 channel 9 live video looks bad

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 04:13 PM (8sCoq)

204 181 Now a confirmed tornado heading towards St. Charles, MO.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 09:07 PM (DPdf7)


Yikes!  I have family in O'Fallon.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:13 PM (X6akg)

205 I switche dback to Fox because Piers Morgan is totally unqualified to coer this,  and I despise him,  anyway.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 04:13 PM (GoIUi)

206 tsrblke stay safe. you two 2dogs.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:14 PM (qPCAa)

207 what Truck Monkey said. Amen.

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 04:14 PM (0PiQ4)

208 202 FYI horde, I'm in my basement. Don't expect to hear from me for a bit power is going down.

Posted by: tsrblke (Away) at May 31, 2013 09:13 PM (GaqMa)


Stay safe tsrblke!!

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:14 PM (X6akg)

209 tsrbike save your battery

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:14 PM (nH8jP)

210

tsrbike save your battery

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 09:14 PM (nH8jP)

 

I'm on the netbook, it's useless in an outage since it needs wifi.  The wife is watching the phone.

Posted by: tsrblke (Away) at May 31, 2013 04:15 PM (GaqMa)

211 Godspeed tsrblke

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 04:16 PM (0PiQ4)

212 Personal air bag suits would be cool at times like this. The tornado could toss you around like a toy but you likely would be pretty much unhurt. Like the way they sometimes plop landers on Mars. Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 09:11 PM (cQ4xo) -------------------------------------------------------- I agree. Just like if I was in an airplane that was about to crash I would open the door and jump out right before it hit the ground. Same thing for an elevator that is run away. I would time my jump so as not to smash into the floor when the elevator hit the ground. I am a thinker like that.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2013 04:16 PM (jucos)

213 stay safe you guys

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 04:16 PM (/jHWN)

214 shep took a piss break I'm guessing

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:16 PM (ZPrif)

215 oh tsrbike may God have you in the palm of his hand you too 2 dogs

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:16 PM (nH8jP)

216 I hate to sound voyeuristic, but it's remarkable that modern communications technology allows people, theoretically all over the world, to watch this live. That wasn't the case even 20 years ago. And 100 years ago even people directly in the path had little or no warning, other than what they could observe with their own eyes.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 04:17 PM (sdi6R)

217 Prayers said for all in harm's way.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:18 PM (baL2B)

218 Prayers  for all in the path.  Stay safe,  seriously you guys.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at May 31, 2013 04:18 PM (GgPam)

219 Large, dangerous tornado reported north of St. Charles, Missouri -

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:19 PM (X6akg)

220 I wonder if all the people listening to warnings and trying to get out of town causes more deaths in the end than the tornado would have?

People either getting into accidents, getting caught in flash flooding, strong downdraft winds, or guessing wrong where the twister would strike ..

Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2013 04:19 PM (mCvL4)

221 Ironically guys we were watching "Thor" when this hit, and the bifrost was powering up. So my wife thought I was just hearing the movie

Posted by: tsrblke (Away) at May 31, 2013 04:19 PM (GaqMa)

222 guy in chopper over Norman says half the city just went dark

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 04:19 PM (8sCoq)

223 Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 09:17 PM (sdi6R) ------------------------------------------------------- It is said that the end of the world will be televised. Not possible 10 years ago. It is now

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2013 04:19 PM (jucos)

224 Watching OK City WX radar, looks grim.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:20 PM (aDwsi)

225 I agree. Just like if I was in an airplane that was about to crash I would open the door and jump out right before it hit the ground. Same thing for an elevator that is run away. I would time my jump so as not to smash into the floor when the elevator hit the ground. I am a thinker like that. Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2013 09:16 PM (jucos) It's worth a try. I bet James Bond will use one in his next movie. Then he'll make a vodka martini joke.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 04:20 PM (cQ4xo)

226
Storm is weakening in OKC apparently, not out of the woods yet.  St. Louis next up.

Moore got hit again.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2013 04:20 PM (jKWYf)

227 Large, dangerous tornado reported north of St. Charles, Missouri -

Posted by: Tami at May 31, 2013 09:19 PM (X6akg)

 

 

Yikes! That's north of me even, but not by much.

Posted by: tsrblke (Away) at May 31, 2013 04:20 PM (GaqMa)

228 #216  My dad grew up in Texas,  and never forgot a town leveled vack in the late 1920's.  They drove by it not long after.

No warnings then of course.   Hardly anyone in the ranach areas even had radio,  because no electricity.

He was scared of storms his whole life.  Once dragged us into the station wagon and drove 10 miles south due to seeing a transformer flash during a thunderstorm.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 04:20 PM (GoIUi)

229 Appears to be sweeping down on Moore.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:21 PM (aDwsi)

230 LARGE TORNADO Spotted Near Airport – Sirens in St. Louis City

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:21 PM (X6akg)

231 In the Moore OK tornado, how did those kids drown?

Posted by: Waldo at May 31, 2013 04:21 PM (dHIHO)

232 220 I wonder if all the people listening to warnings and trying to get out of town causes more deaths in the end than the tornado would have? People either getting into accidents, getting caught in flash flooding, strong downdraft winds, or guessing wrong where the twister would strike .. Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2013 09:19 PM (mCvL4) No, on the whole they're much better off with warnings than without. Most modern tornadoes have much lower death tolls than ones from decades past, despite the massive property damage.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 04:22 PM (sdi6R)

233

Same thing for an elevator that is run away. I would time my jump so as not to smash into the floor when the elevator hit the ground. I am a thinker like that.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 31, 2013 09:16 PM (jucos)

 

*****

 

I've always had the same concept about elevators.  With my luck when the day finally comes, I'll be too old and decrepit to get a good leap, or I'll mis-time it.  Ah well. 

 

'Mythbusters' actually tried to debunk the elevator thing.  I think they had a lot of flaws in their set-up so it was inconclusive in my mind. 

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 04:22 PM (pxDth)

234 Nasty stuff. A line from OK City NE to Sringfield IL

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:23 PM (aDwsi)

235 #225  Your velocity when jumping out would be the same as the crashing airplane,  which is to say you would be a grease spot.

You would have to jump UP at a velocity almost equal to the downward velocity of the crashing plane.  Most of us cannot jump upwards at 100+ (conservative estimate) miles per hour.

Thanks to Professor Flake,  my physics proessor in the 1970's.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 04:23 PM (GoIUi)

236 Shemp is back with his disaster hard on. Ugh. Shit. That pic of the highway looks awful. Jesus.

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 04:23 PM (0PiQ4)

237 Some of that hail gets to baseball and softball size and falls at 100 mph

Like getting beaned by Justin Verlander without a helmet if you get hit in the head

Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2013 04:23 PM (mCvL4)

238 225 I agree. Just like if I was in an airplane that was about to crash I would open the door and jump out right before it hit the ground. Same thing for an elevator that is run away. I would time my jump so as not to smash into the floor when the elevator hit the ground. I am a thinker like that.

I saw that in a Pink Panther cartoon once...or was it Bugs Bunny?

Posted by: CanaDave at May 31, 2013 04:24 PM (Hg34i)

239 Rand Paul is a crunchy con apparently.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:24 PM (qPCAa)

240 Of course, the libbies will be buttfucking each other in unrestrained glee because.......... Conservatives. Liberals need eradicated...... .....with extraordinary prejudice.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 31, 2013 04:24 PM (59NK+)

241 NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 8s MAJOR FLOODING PHOTO: @KyleK_3: Downtown #OKC is flooding http://t.co/W1yO8G3N36

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:24 PM (DPdf7)

242 231 In the Moore OK tornado, how did those kids drown?

Posted by: Waldo at May 31, 2013 09:21 PM (dHIHO)


I have been wondering about that as well.


Stay safe morons and 'ettes. Many prayers tonight for all in the path of these storms.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:25 PM (baL2B)

243 I am in Moore right now. Lots of wind reminded me of a hurricane. I saw one small funnel to the south. Hailing right now. I'm on second floor of hotel with no shelter. Tv is so no news. Hate this place.

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 04:25 PM (jh1Of)

244 NDH dear God. Flooding is horrible.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:25 PM (qPCAa)

245 You would have to jump UP at a velocity almost equal to the downward velocity of the crashing plane. Most of us cannot jump upwards at 100+ (conservative estimate) miles per hour.

Thanks to Professor Flake, my physics proessor in the 1970's.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 09:23 PM (GoIUi)

 

****

 

Airplane?  I agree, no dice.

But elevator?  Might have a chance to at least lessen your velocity at impact.

 

 

I just hope I don't bump my head on the ceiling.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 04:26 PM (pxDth)

246 They didn't vote for President Obama, so why should he help them ?

Posted by: LaQuisha Largess at May 31, 2013 04:26 PM (3Z1wn)

247 Reports of funnel cloud over I-270 & Dougherty Ferry Road -St. Louis.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:26 PM (X6akg)

248 They didn't vote for President Obama, so why should he help them ? Posted by: LaQuisha Largess at May 31, 2013 09:26 PM (3Z1wn) seriously, didn't every county in OK go for Romney?

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:27 PM (qPCAa)

249 We USAF folks know stuff, not like those Army pukes. Stationed twice at Tinker. Was first duty station in 1972 and returned as commander of a very small unit in the early 80s. Had several tornadoes head right for the base while we lived there. Threw the family in the bathtub and covered them with a mattress. Posted by: Ammo Dump at May 31, 2013 08:59 PM (GgPam) Nope. Sorry. Conservatives are to blame. Oh,.....and Global Climate changey warming whatever.....this month...

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 31, 2013 04:27 PM (59NK+)

250 Big ass hail now. I guess my pickup truck "Black Betty" is gonna have some dimples. Damn siren right outside my window and that bitch is loud.

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 04:28 PM (jh1Of)

251 Of course, the libbies will be buttfucking each other in unrestrained glee because..........

Conservatives.


That sentence means a lot more than you would think because they usually add in the obligatory "bible thumpers who hate ghey marriage who deny AGW deserve this shit."

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2013 04:28 PM (cK0tU)

252

242 231
In the Moore OK tornado, how did those kids drown?

Posted by: Waldo at May 31, 2013 09:21 PM (dHIHO)

 

I think they were trapped in the basement under heavy debris and a water pipe broke.  Horrible.

Posted by: girldog at May 31, 2013 04:28 PM (i/s89)

253 unclezeb. be safe please.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:28 PM (qPCAa)

254 If you record the sound of the tornado and then play it backwards, it sounds like "sequester....sequester....sequester"

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 04:28 PM (cQ4xo)

255 243 I am in Moore right now. Lots of wind reminded me of a hurricane. I saw one small funnel to the south. Hailing right now. I'm on second floor of hotel with no shelter. Tv is so no news. Hate this place.

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 09:25 PM (jh1Of)


Prayers said for your safety.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:30 PM (baL2B)

256 OKC Police just received a call for a domestic dispute... inside a car... that's half flooded. Unreal....




I don't mean to laugh but.....hahahaha!

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:30 PM (X6akg)

257 231 - 242 I've read that the children drown from broken water pipes near them, and then later I read that they were just crushed. So, so, so sad.

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 04:30 PM (RZssu)

258 I was in an airplane that was about to crash I would open the door and jump out right before it hit the ground.
----------------------
Perhaps if you were in a small plane.
In my mis-spent youth, I roadraced motorcycles for a while. I generally regarded a spill on a M/C as less risky than a car crash. The reason being, once a car is out of control..., you're just along for the ride. Because of the large mass of the car, it is likely to continue onward until it hits something. As they say, it isn't the speed...., it's the sudden stop that gets you. One regularly sees M/C racers dismounted at high speed. Generally they skidder along a bit, but slide to halt fairly quickly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:31 PM (aDwsi)

259 222 guy in chopper over Norman says half the city just went dark Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 09:19 PM

A severe t-storm can pack some winds up to 100 mph, like the "dericho" that hit Virginia and Maryland last year.

That would knock down more power lines than the relatively narrow path of a tornado

Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2013 04:31 PM (mCvL4)

260 Dear Lord.  Prayers for all in the paths of these tornadoes. 


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:32 PM (lVPtV)

261 Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 09:28 PM (jh1Of)


You stay safe!

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:32 PM (X6akg)

262 @DarthWyatt OKC Police just received a call for a domestic dispute... inside a car... that's half flooded. Unreal....




Maybe they just left Popeyes, that would have pissed me off too seeing all those delicious chicken legs and thighs drowning.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2013 04:32 PM (cK0tU)

263 Mass casualty event at the Holiday Inn in Earth City, MO, west of the STL airport.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 04:32 PM (08XhI)

264 the gyros?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:32 PM (ZPrif)

265 All you morons in the area, PLEASE stay safe. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:33 PM (lVPtV)

266 Shemp just said the Cardinals cancelled their basebal game with the 'Gyros'.  Who the hell are the Gyros?!

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:33 PM (X6akg)

267 Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 09:28 PM (jh1Of) And maybe think about moving to a lower level...

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 04:33 PM (RZssu)

268 In the Moore OK tornado, how did those kids drown? *** The coroner's report said that they didn't drown after all, they suffocated from the weight of the walls on top of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (DPdf7)

269 Has Shemp begun declaring babies are being raped in the area?  Jeez, he's a loon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (lVPtV)

270 Bennett Springs, Mo.... OH NO... there's a huge campground and tons of people on canoe trips.

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (RZssu)

271 Nope. Sorry.

Conservatives are to blame.

Oh,.....and Global Climate changey warming whatever.....this month...
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 31, 2013 09:27 PM

I pointed out with the Houston fire today that when tragedies like that hit a red state, the leftards blame lack of regulation. When it hits a blue state, the lefties blame lack of federal funding

Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (mCvL4)

272 Iv been near the school site all week and they did not drown buff said. U dont want to hear the stories I get all day long.

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (jh1Of)

273 Yeah, it looked like St. Louis was going too get smacked

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (aDwsi)

274 Prayers for all, but remember that the stories from the last tornado had the causalities all wrong... Hope they're wrong here too...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (9+ccr)

275 shep -- not a sports fan.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (ZPrif)

276 Cue the zombies.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 04:34 PM (cQ4xo)

277 Wow, they're pinpointing this stuff street block by street block.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at May 31, 2013 04:35 PM (vbh31)

278 seamus, I agree. This leads one to contemplate in awe the Lord, not man.

Posted by: PJ at May 31, 2013 04:35 PM (ZWaLo)

279 Reed Timmer... the hood ripped off the dominator!

Posted by: Stormy at May 31, 2013 04:35 PM (RZssu)

280 Imagine if Boooooosh were president.

Did anyone hear TFG in his speech on the Jersey Shore call Moore, OK, "Monroe."

No Fucking Words.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:36 PM (lVPtV)

281 And who the hell made Shep the disaster King? I remember his disgusting performance during Katrina...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 31, 2013 04:36 PM (9+ccr)

282 Daughter in St. Louis is with her boyfriend and two of his buddies from college basketball.  One of them is 6' 10".  I told her to take cover under them.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:36 PM (X6akg)

283 NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 4m DEVELOPING: @spann: “Mass casualty event” at the Holiday Inn in Earth City, MO… reported by KMOV-TV

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:36 PM (DPdf7)

284 ST. Louis you're about to get plastered.

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 31, 2013 04:36 PM (yfeAd)

285 And who the hell made Shep the disaster King?

Drama Queen.  Always has been.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:36 PM (7vimm)

286 Iv been in the stair well but went back for beer. Rain so hard it's coming into the room around the window. Thank goodness the fridge is still working.

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 04:36 PM (jh1Of)

287 And who the hell made Shep the disaster King? I remember his disgusting performance during Katrina...

--

I know, right?  He is insufferable.

Posted by: Lady in Black (I haven't read all the comments yet, but...) at May 31, 2013 04:37 PM (ovWeo)

288 Does anyone know, where the love of God goes, When the waves turn the minutes to hours?

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 04:37 PM (MhA4j)

289 Daughter in St. Louis is with her boyfriend and two of his buddies from college basketball. One of them is 6' 10". I told her to take cover under them.

Spoken like a True Moron Mom.

/tips cap

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:37 PM (7vimm)

290 282 Daughter in St. Louis is with her boyfriend and two of his buddies from college basketball. One of them is 6' 10". I told her to take cover under them.

Posted by: Tami at May 31, 2013 09:36 PM (X6akg




Praying for them right now, hon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:37 PM (lVPtV)

291 Another flood pic NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 29m NEW PHOTO: From @nicholasoxford: Major flooding in Mesta Park OK http://t.co/4hGNkHy0VB

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:38 PM (DPdf7)

292 Maybe when the Thames freezes over again, the Brits will notice.

Posted by: John Wesley Powell at May 31, 2013 04:38 PM (/gHaE)

293 I sure hope when the end of the world comes for me it is not at night in a tornado. I also hope snakes are not involved. Or Democrats.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:38 PM (baL2B)

294 This shit is what Shep lives for. And it's what he's good at. Good meaning being a drama queen that terrifies people at keeps them watching. This is why he gets paid millions.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:38 PM (ZPrif)

295 Does anyone have a link to local St. Louis news?

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 04:38 PM (sdi6R)

296 Nice Gordon Lightfoot reference. dept o'accuracy

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 04:39 PM (pxDth)

297 Iv been in the stair well but went back for beer. Rain so hard it's coming into the room around the window. Thank goodness the fridge is still working. Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 09:36 PM (jh1Of) Unclezeb, you are cracking me up.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:39 PM (qPCAa)

298 Tami: praying for your daughter and friends.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:39 PM (baL2B)

299 Praying for them right now, hon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 09:37 PM (lVPtV)


Thanks Jane...me too!



Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:39 PM (X6akg)

300 Comparing human beings to the Earth, human beings are equivalent in size to bacteria on a basketball.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2013 04:39 PM (cQ4xo)

301 Okay, tornado warnings after sunset are like 17 kinds of bullshit!, I agree, but all those people on the freeway? Where do you think you are GOING?! STOP IT! You're just being silly now and NOT HELPING.

Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (Y4Lwq)

302 295 Does anyone have a link to local St. Louis news?

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 09:38 PM (sdi6R)


KMOX


http://tinyurl.com/aor6ze8

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (X6akg)

303 Unclezeb, you are cracking me up. Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 09:39 PM (qPCAa) meant to add, go back to the fucking stair well!

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (qPCAa)

304 293 I sure hope when the end of the world comes for me it is not at night in a tornado. I also hope snakes are not involved. Or Democrats.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 09:38 PM (baL2B




I had a spider crawl out from under a fabric head band I wear when I wash/give myself facials.  It crawled onto my upper cheek. 



I can't tell you how much I hate spiders, and how much that freaked me the hell out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (lVPtV)

305 Unclezeb, priorities! Back to stairs.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (baL2B)

306 The storm center is kind of lingering over Ok City..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (aDwsi)

307 I don't think I've willingly watched more than a minute of Shemp since his truly disgraceful and disgusting performance during Katrina.

Can literally not stand to be in the same room as a TV that he's on.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (7vimm)

308 What the hell does "mass casualty" mean?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:40 PM (DPdf7)

309 Ms Blinky, you might oughtta get out of Mississippi!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 04:41 PM (zrlmb)

310 I can't tell you how much I hate spiders, and how much that freaked me the hell out. Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 09:40 PM (lVPtV) OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't hear the story earlier. another drink. here.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:41 PM (qPCAa)

311 254 Way out here they have a name for wind and rain and fire The rain is Tess , the fire’s Joe, and they call the wind Sequester........... Se-ques-ter, Se-ques-ter they call the wind Sequester.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2013 04:42 PM (M/TDA)

312 Crud, Shriners parade going on right now in Belleville, IL, across the river from STL.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 04:42 PM (08XhI)

313 Preezy Choom:  I'm praying for all those rednecks in "Monroe" OK.

To wild applause from the Jersey Shore.  Idiots.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:42 PM (lVPtV)

314 Mass casualty is term for large numbers of injuries occurring at the same time due to a common event.   Storm, plane crash, bus wreck, etc.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 04:42 PM (pxDth)

315 Mass casualty is term for large numbers of injuries occurring at the same time due to a common event. Storm, plane crash, bus wreck, etc. *** That hotel must have been wiped out

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:43 PM (DPdf7)

316 Oh Shemp....you just mangled that town name! 

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:43 PM (X6akg)

317 Rand Paul just finished a great speech at the Reagan Library. He poked the Republican Establishment in the eyes and slapped them all over the room and was greeted with one ovation after another.

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 04:43 PM (MhA4j)

318 312 Crud, Shriners parade going on right now in Belleville, IL, across the river from STL. Posted by: Vendette
-------

People would surely have sought shelter there by now...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:43 PM (aDwsi)

319 Tuna, that's almost a barrel offense.  But sense we're all focused on tornadoes tonight, you may get off with a warning.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:43 PM (lVPtV)

320 309 Ms Blinky, you might oughtta get out of Mississippi!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 09:41 PM (zrlmb)


I am in Floriduh now but have family all over state. Hurricanes will be coming for me soon, but, here on Coast, the tornadoes are weak little water spout things compared to what is going on tonight in OK and MO. Had my share of some big ones growing up, therefore the knowledge of leaping from car to ditch if in tornado. However, if a snake was in the ditch I would rather deal with the tornado.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:44 PM (baL2B)

321 Someone tell me again why people live in Oklahoma?

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 04:44 PM (jh1Of)

322 It seems that Earth City, MO got hammered.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:44 PM (DPdf7)

323 Rand Paul just finished a great speech at the Reagan Library. He poked the Republican Establishment in the eyes and slapped them all over the room and was greeted with one ovation after another. Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at May 31, 2013 09:43 PM (MhA4j) I agree, I'm watching the Q and A now.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:44 PM (qPCAa)

324 First responders and medical personnel (hospitals, etc) practice for mass casualty events in order to have well-established procedures for allocation of resources, prioritization of treatment (triage) and the like.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 04:44 PM (pxDth)

325 Someone tell me again why people live in Oklahoma? It was free.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:44 PM (qPCAa)

326 298 Tami: praying for your daughter and friends.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 09:39 PM (baL2B)


Thanks Christy....my sister and her family are in O'Fallon.  Near St. Charles.


Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:45 PM (X6akg)

327 t seems that Earth City, MO got hammered. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
--

Where in MO is Earth City?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:45 PM (aDwsi)

328
fox showing the arch in the dark.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2013 04:46 PM (jKWYf)

329 321 Someone tell me again why people live in Oklahoma?

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 09:44 PM (jh1Of




Wrong question to ask at a time like this.  Why do people live in NYC?  In LA?  Etc. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:46 PM (lVPtV)

330

 "Someone tell me again why people live in Oklahoma?


It was free."

 

The fuck?

Posted by: Quanah Parker, et al at May 31, 2013 04:46 PM (6rcHp)

331 Earth City, MO is close to the St. Louis airport.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 04:46 PM (08XhI)

332 Isn't chemjeff in MO? You out of harms way, CJ?

Posted by: L, elle at May 31, 2013 04:46 PM (0PiQ4)

333 First responders and medical personnel (hospitals, etc) practice for mass casualty events in order to have well-established procedures for allocation of resources, prioritization of treatment (triage) and the like. *** When I asked, I really was being sarcastic (not the right word), I suppose. I know what "mass casualty:" means but not what it means with regard to the hotel in Earth City, MO.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:46 PM (DPdf7)

334 Land rush. My G-grandfather was there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:46 PM (aDwsi)

335
earth city is outside of st. charles which is outside of st louis.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2013 04:47 PM (jKWYf)

336 Shep Smith needs to get rid of that jabbering storm chaser. He's talking faster than an auctioneer.

Posted by: NealK at May 31, 2013 04:47 PM (5dW+Y)

337 Lots of small towns are probably getting smacked pretty hard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:47 PM (aDwsi)

338 Beats the fuck out of NYC and Mayor Michael Dumbfuckberg.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (cK0tU)

339 It was free. Oklahoma land run.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (ZPrif)

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (yfeAd)

341 If chemjeff is where the bad is, we won't be hearing from him, if he has any sense.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (m9V0o)

342 First responders and medical personnel (hospitals, etc) practice for mass casualty events in order to have well-established procedures for allocation of resources, prioritization of treatment (triage) and the like. *** I'm in the process right now of being recertified by the Red Cross to respond to such emergencies. I was certified before, but became ill and was never able to deploy. I hope, when the time comes, I can cut it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (DPdf7)

343 It was free." The fuck? Posted by: Quanah Parker, et al at May 31, 2013 09:46 PM (6rcHp) I'm sorry, it was a dumb joke at a bad time. I was referring to the OK Homestead Act of 1862 where the U.S. gave OK land away to people who promised to develop it. I actually have been there many times, have family from there, and think it's quite beautiful.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (qPCAa)

344 Where in MO is Earth City?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 09:45 PM (aDwsi)


NW of St. Louis....near St. Charles, Mo.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (X6akg)

345 I remember when our son was at MOS in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.  He was a Marine, living in the Marine barracks.

A HUGE storm came up as I brought him back on base, the night before his graduation.  As we arrived at the gate, we were told several windows at his barracks had been blown out by and extremely powerful storm we drove through.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:48 PM (lVPtV)

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 31, 2013 04:49 PM (yfeAd)

347 So if you are swept up in a tornado and land in Earth City, MO, would you consider yourself a "down to earth" kind of person? 

ba-doom-ching

Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2013 04:49 PM (v2FRB)

348 Geeze..., that cell is just stalled over OK City

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:49 PM (aDwsi)

349 Oklahoma land runs were an amazing part of US history. Towns that went from zero to 10k people in 24 hrs. With schools, banks and stores setup within the first 72 hours.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:49 PM (ZPrif)

350 Land rush. My G-grandfather was there. Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 09:46 PM (aDwsi) Do you have that picture? I know someone who's g-grandfather was there and he has this group picture of all the old guys who did the land claim run.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:49 PM (qPCAa)

351 ...and that answers the question of whether chemjeff has any sense.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 04:49 PM (m9V0o)

352 341 If chemjeff is where the bad is, we won't be hearing from him, if he has any sense.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 09:48 PM (m9V0o)


I actually happen to be in Louisville right now but thank you for the concern

Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2013 04:50 PM (v2FRB)

353 NewsBellGlobal ‏@newsbellglobal 16m Oklahoma Highway Patrol: If you get caught while driving, abandon vehicle, get into a ditch - safer there than staying in car. #okwx

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:50 PM (DPdf7)

354 I think chemjeff lives in western Missouri.   But I think he's currently in Louisville.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:50 PM (X6akg)

355 Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 09:44 PM (baL2B) Plenty of snakes and Dems (BIRM) in FL, ma'am! I grew up in GA and live in Arkansas now. All too familiar with the damned tornado thing. Pretty fortunate in that we always had a storm cellar, except that memorable night in Stroud OK on May 3rd, 1999, when we were all huddled in the ladies' room of a truck stop and had the roof come off while we watched the cinder block walls "breathing" in and out. God bless all of you in the path of these storms. I'd appreciate prayers for my cousin Terri in St Charles...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 04:50 PM (zrlmb)

356 People would surely have sought shelter there by now... You'd think so but apparently a not insignificant portion of them are going to get into their fucking cars because... I dunno, honestly I don't. Maybe your KIA is magic or something?

Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 04:50 PM (Y4Lwq)

357 Sooners came and took my land...that's why they are here. (Take care everyone on this line of storms..all snark aside)

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at May 31, 2013 04:50 PM (l3vZN)

358 Chemjeff hangs out on over here on the western side of the state--Kansas City, St. Joseph, those parts, I do believe.  We got ours last night.  Mostly a shitpot full of rain.

My rain gauge at home has measured nearly six inches of rain in the past week.

That's a bunch in this part of the country.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:50 PM (7vimm)

359 I actually happen to be in Louisville right now but thank you for the concern Good to hear it. OK and MO are Places Not To Be right now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 04:51 PM (m9V0o)

360 Tami yup

although my parents are in the St. Louis area, they are doing okay though

Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2013 04:51 PM (v2FRB)

361

Tuna, that's almost a barrel offense. But sense we're all focused on tornadoes tonight, you may get off with a warning.

Into the warning bucket with you.

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 31, 2013 04:51 PM (yfeAd)

362 Why do people live in Oklahoma? Hard to explain unless you've lived there. My prayers are with all of you in your basements or cellars ("caves"). 2dogs, don't forget Ho Ho and Pokey.

Posted by: Cowboy Bob at May 31, 2013 04:51 PM (7y5DX)

363

I love Oklahoma, and would live there, if circumstances allowed. One of the highlights of my childhood was visiting my cousins in Oktaha and swimming in a creek, with one kid on the lookout for water moccasins.

 

God bless those people. They can handle shit like this.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 31, 2013 04:51 PM (6rcHp)

364 Do you have that picture? I know someone who's g-grandfather was there and he has this group picture of all the old guys who did the land claim run. Posted by: elizabethe
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No picture..., just the story. He went out there and opened a grocery(!) in the Indian Territory.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:51 PM (aDwsi)

365 Number of Today Show hosts concerned about the Heartland tomorrow: 

0

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:52 PM (lVPtV)

366 You'd think so but apparently a not insignificant portion of them are going to get into their fucking cars because... ...given the choice between trying to drive out of the way and staying in a trailer, you have better odds in the car.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 04:52 PM (m9V0o)

367 Isn't the Sooner name from folks who snuck over the starting line early? If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:52 PM (ZPrif)

368 although my parents are in the St. Louis area, they are doing okay though

Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2013 09:51 PM (v2FRB)


Glad you're out of harms way and the 'rents are good too.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 04:52 PM (X6akg)

369 OOPS Weather Channel guys got too close to the weather all okay http://t.co/LxKDOPgLps

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 04:52 PM (8sCoq)

370 I can't tell you how much I hate spiders, and how much that freaked me the hell out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 09:40 PM (lVPtV)

 

It was probably pretty traumatic for the spider as well.

Posted by: Ook? at May 31, 2013 04:52 PM (OQpzc)

371 Please lose the storm chaser. Cannot understand a word he is saying, he's so hysterical. Why the hell would Fox hire him??

Posted by: PJ at May 31, 2013 04:53 PM (ZWaLo)

372 No picture..., just the story. He went out there and opened a grocery(!) in the Indian Territory. Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 09:51 PM (aDwsi) My great grandmother told a story of when her dad moved them to OK and all his relatives were like "why do you want to go to OK? the injuns will kill you and those kids!"

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:53 PM (qPCAa)

373 LEAVE THE TORNADO ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Hysterical Storm Chaser at May 31, 2013 04:53 PM (v2FRB)

374

Isn't the Sooner name from folks who snuck over the starting line early?

*****

 

I thought it was because they said, "I'd sooner live here than anywhere else."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 04:53 PM (pxDth)

375 Do any of you ever get the feeling that the storm chasers really, really want a huge one to hit so they can witness it?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 04:54 PM (lVPtV)

376 Oklahoma land runs were an amazing part of US history. Towns that went from zero to 10k people in 24 hrs. With schools, banks and stores setup within the first 72 hours. *** Don't laugh but I really like that movie Far and Away

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:54 PM (DPdf7)

377 Most people live where they live cause that's where they were born and that's where they have family.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:54 PM (ZPrif)

378 okc channel 9 showing some major street flooding

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 04:54 PM (8sCoq)

379

@343, Elizabethe.

 

No harm. I was actually just playing along. Kind of a dumb time for levity, all in all. As I just said, I love OK. Would move there in a minute.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 31, 2013 04:54 PM (6rcHp)

380 I think they were trying to get out of the way and got stuck on the road happened during a hurricane evac in Houston too a few years back

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 04:54 PM (nH8jP)

381 ...given the choice between trying to drive out of the way and staying in a trailer, you have better odds in the car. Posted by: Brother Cavil
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Might have luck finding a culvert. I once climbed up into the beams of an Interstate overpass. Rain was blowing horizontally all the way through under the bridge. Skeery.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:54 PM (aDwsi)

382 365 Oh, they'll voice their concern but really they don't give a flying fig.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2013 04:55 PM (M/TDA)

383 Weather Channel guys got too close to the weather all okay *** they tweeted out with the hashtag #TornadoHunt I tweeted them back: #TornadoFound

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:55 PM (DPdf7)

384 Still lots of Indian land left. We could do some more land rushes.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 04:55 PM (ZPrif)

385 Man this storm chaser is freaking annoying. I have heard one complete sentence from this crazy nutcase. He is speaking waaaay to fast.

Posted by: NWConservative at May 31, 2013 04:56 PM (lrfAa)

386 ...given the choice between trying to drive out of the way and staying in a trailer, you have better odds in the car. Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 09:52 PM (m9V0o) I'm scheduled to go from here (Boulder, CO area) to Sioux City in 2 weeks. Pulling a trailer. I've been reading the comments here and wondering WTF to do if I get surrounded by tornadoodles somewhere on beautiful I-80 or I-29. On a memorable fishing trip with my dad back in '58, we just turned the fuck around and outran the things.

Posted by: [/s][/b]jwb7605 ([i][u]Let it Burn[/u][/i]) at May 31, 2013 04:56 PM (Qxe/p)

387 Don't laugh but I really like that movie Far and Away Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 09:54 PM (DPdf7) I enjoyed that one, too. I thought Cimarron was a little depressing and scary, esp. the locusts.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:56 PM (qPCAa)

388 That large bipedal female may be stompy, but we outnumber her.....

Posted by: Spiders at May 31, 2013 04:56 PM (v2FRB)

389 That cell still over OK City..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:56 PM (aDwsi)

390 No harm. I was actually justplaying along. Kind of a dumb time for levity, all in all. As I just said, I love OK. Would move there in a minute. Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 31, 2013 09:54 PM (6rcHp) =)

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:57 PM (qPCAa)

391 God bless all of you in the path of these storms. I'd appreciate prayers for my cousin Terri in St Charles...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 09:50 PM (zrlmb)


Done.


Tammy: the Dems are scarce in this county. They are skeered of us. There is a large black snake in our yard who, husband claims, keeps away the bad snakes. I think there are coral snakes somewhere, but I rarely venture outside into the wilds. Let's just say if Mr. Black Snake, who has scared me in the past, ever gets inside, well, I am out of here. Lizards I can handle (hairspray messes them up pretty badly, the wee little ones who somehow get inside). I read yesterday that snakes were falling out of trees in DC and that made me happy as, for once, it was not in Floriduh (which now has giant lizards and some type of huge snail that looks gross and pythons in toilets). We are moving West, God willing.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 04:57 PM (baL2B)

392 Man this storm chaser is freaking annoying. I have heard one complete sentence from this crazy nutcase. He is speaking waaaay to fast. Posted by: NWConservative
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They are all self-important drama queens

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 04:57 PM (aDwsi)

393 Might have luck finding a culvert. I once climbed up into the beams of an Interstate overpass. Rain was blowing horizontally all the way through under the bridge. Skeery.

You were very, very lucky, Hammer.

Kids:  DO NOT DO THIS.  Tornadoes and sufficiently violent straight-line winds have been documented to suck people out of this "shelter."  Do not take shelter underneath overpasses.  They can concentrate the winds as much as they will shelter you.

Get low--Lower than the surrounding terrain.  Cover your head.  Pray.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 04:58 PM (7vimm)

394 See, I was right!  Turkeys *can* fly after all!

Posted by: Les Nessman at May 31, 2013 04:58 PM (v2FRB)

395 I had to turn off some stormchaser live stream I was watching b/c they were just bitching about the other drivers. time and place, people.

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 04:58 PM (qPCAa)

396 AccuWeather.com ‏@breakingweather 4m Fans are trapped under debris at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO according to local news sources.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 04:58 PM (8sCoq)

397 I thought Cimarron was a little depressing and scary, esp. the locusts. *** I never saw that one. I'm guessing it's a bit more serious than Far and Away.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 04:58 PM (DPdf7)

398 Thanks for the links, but none of the St. Louis media live video is working for me.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2013 04:58 PM (sdi6R)

399

"Far and Away"

 

They filmed a lot of that outside of Billings, Montana, of all places. Guess they thought it  looked more Oklahomey. I lived there at the time, and the local press was spooging constantly, knowing that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were in the same sip code as they were.

 

*Squirt*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 31, 2013 04:59 PM (6rcHp)

400 I've been reading the comments here and wondering WTF to do if I get surrounded by tornadoodles somewhere on beautiful I-80 or I-29. Get out of the car and into a ditch or under an overpass. Oh, and pray. A lot.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 04:59 PM (m9V0o)

401 Just had to run to the store to buy beers.  It's clear here in DFW, but as the sun is setting/ was setting... HUGE storms visible waaaaayyyy to the north.  Can you see a 60000 foot supercell system 200 miles away?  I'm thinking so... 

Posted by: Yip at May 31, 2013 04:59 PM (/jHWN)

402 They are all self-important drama queens Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 09:57 PM (aDwsi) I am getting so irritated with this. Shep keeps cutting him off because it sounds like his connection is not good and he is slurring all his words together. They need to get someone who is not an adrenaline junkie to describe the situation...

Posted by: NWConservative at May 31, 2013 04:59 PM (lrfAa)

403 O/T


I'm in a mood.  A couple we spoke with at dinner, whose grandson is a scout in my husband's troop, were very full of themselves tonight.

Then, the husband, upon learning our son is an Eagle Scout in his grandson's troop, and an assistant Scout master and a Marine Cpl., said this:

"You know, all the army guys I talk to coming home say the Marines are the biggest, whiniest pussies on earth."

My husband grabbed my arm and begged me not to engage the fuckwit.

I'm still mad as fucking hell.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (lVPtV)

404

okay that's enough lame jokes for one night

good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (v2FRB)

405 Joe, there's great plenty of idle BLM and other national land that is NOT park quality but is nicer than most reservations.    Of course we'll probably end up trading all that land to China for debt forgiveness.

Posted by: palerider at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (dkExz)

406 Nevermind on the overpass, apparently. O.o Two casualties on I-40, as if the point needed punctuation.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (m9V0o)

407 Can you see a 60000 foot supercell system 200 miles away?

Yes, you can.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (7vimm)

408 #330  Oklahoma Land Rush.  My great great uncle Louis had a fast horse and got a part of downtown Tulsa.

PS.  I didn't get any of the estate.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (GoIUi)

409 Its best to get in the car and haul ass.

Posted by: Worst Advisor Ever at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (iPq1D)

410 Fans are trapped under debris at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO according to local news sources.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 09:58 PM (8sCoq)


Wha?  They cancelled the game.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (X6akg)

411 Severe weather has passed throughout the St. Louis area....

Posted by: zsasz at May 31, 2013 05:00 PM (MMC8r)

412 ...given the choice between trying to drive out of the way and staying in a trailer, you have better odds in the car. How so? I'm not saying don't drive your ass to a cellar or at least a stairwell but I fail to see how being in your shitty Acura is somehow safer.

Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 05:01 PM (Y4Lwq)

413 Fans are trapped under debris at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO according to local news sources.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 09:58 PM (8sCoq)


Unreal. Cannot handle any more of this. Will keep praying.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 05:01 PM (baL2B)

414 Prayers to all who live in these areas in Oklahoma.

Posted by: NWConservative at May 31, 2013 05:02 PM (lrfAa)

415 Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at May 31, 2013 09:57 PM (baL2B) Thank you! And yes, you just let that black snake be. He's a good guy. We have a 4 ft King snake living in one of the rock walls along the driveway. Freaks my city boy husband out, but makes me very happy, since we have copperheads further back on our property and water moccasins down by our pond. Snakes don't fuss me much, but the gawt-damned tarantulas scare the bejeezes out of me!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 05:02 PM (zrlmb)

416 okay that's enough lame jokes for one night good night all Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2013 10:00 PM (v2FRB) there can never be too many lame jokes. night!

Posted by: elizabethe at May 31, 2013 05:02 PM (qPCAa)

417 Poof!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 05:02 PM (pxDth)

418 Shep is so stupid.....The Holiday in Earth city is NOW WHERE NEAR Busch stadium.  Idiot.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 05:02 PM (X6akg)

419 http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

The thinking is that the tornado alerts for OKC will be lifted at 9PM CST. Severe flooding and grapefruit sized hail still a problem.

Posted by: Xavier at May 31, 2013 05:03 PM (d/pE6)

420 No. Don't shelter under an overpass. It's a terrible idea.

Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 05:03 PM (Y4Lwq)

421 Fastest TB3K evah!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 05:04 PM (pxDth)

422 I am so glad I live in Washington. Never have to worry about storms of this magnitude.

Posted by: NWConservative at May 31, 2013 05:04 PM (lrfAa)

423 Oops....Holiday Inn....

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 05:04 PM (X6akg)

424 I go early to games all the time. I wouldn't stay if it got cancelled to to a freaking tornado though. Do they still call it Busch Stadium?? I thought they built a new one.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 05:04 PM (zrlmb)

425 some clever fellow should get in the storm cellar business in TX, MO and OK

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 05:04 PM (nH8jP)

426

I'm not seeing any reports of stadium damage. There is reports for of damage at a holiday inn not far from here with many injuries.

we had a power surge. I turned off our ac after it sounded loud after the surge it was running at the time. Any horde members have advice on that? I haven't turned it back on yet.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at May 31, 2013 05:04 PM (GaqMa)

427 " Someone tell me again why people live in Oklahoma? " Friendliest people on Earth. Good neighbors abound.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 05:05 PM (wsGWu)

428

Severe weather has passed throughout the St. Louis area....

 

There's another pile of shit coming their way in about an hour.

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 31, 2013 05:05 PM (yfeAd)

429 Do they still call it Busch Stadium?? I thought they built a new one. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 10:04 PM (zrlmb) Yep, it's Busch Stadium.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 05:05 PM (08XhI)

430 420 No. Don't shelter under an overpass. It's a terrible idea. Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 10:03 PM (Y4Lwq) Speaking as a complete noob, why not??

Posted by: NWConservative at May 31, 2013 05:05 PM (lrfAa)

431

@403. Jane.

 

I was a soldier, but never, ever, did I think Marines were pussies. Someone has an agenda, whatever the fuck that might be.

 

In all honesty, there are days when I wish the Marine recruiter had not gone out for coffee that day in Scottsdale recruiting office. I don't regret my Army service at all, but I missed out on the chance to become a Marine.

 

Prayers to your son.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 31, 2013 05:05 PM (6rcHp)

432 maybe they came early for a game and did not want to be stuck in a car on the road so they thought they would wait for it to blow over

Posted by: thunderb at May 31, 2013 05:05 PM (nH8jP)

433 Shep bummed no pile of dead bodies so far.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 05:06 PM (ZPrif)

434 some clever fellow should get in the storm cellar business in TX, MO and OK

You can get them.  They are not cheap.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 05:06 PM (7vimm)

435 You will never meet finer people than the ones who reside in OK. I wouldn't hesitate to live there.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 05:06 PM (zrlmb)

436 Uh yeah. I think these guys got a little too cocky. NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 4m BREAKING VIDEO: Storm footage in Union City, Oklahoma just to the west of OKC tonight http://t.co/9gZeIBFp5V

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 05:06 PM (DPdf7)

437 omg Diet Mtn Dew why didn't you guys tell me

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 05:06 PM (8sCoq)

438 It's something about sucking you out from the overpass. The differential is bad, right?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 31, 2013 05:07 PM (ZPrif)

439 Do they still call it Busch Stadium?? I thought they built a new one.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 10:04 PM (zrlmb)


Actually, it's Edward Jones stadium now....it's a new one.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 05:07 PM (X6akg)

440 I'm not saying don't drive your ass to a cellar or at least a stairwell but I fail to see how being in your shitty Acura is somehow safer. If you make it, you get out of the way. If not... It's a gamble.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 05:07 PM (m9V0o)

441 " Speaking as a complete noob, why not??" There's a wind tunnel effect. You can get sucked right out.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2013 05:07 PM (wsGWu)

442

439 Do they still call it Busch Stadium??

 

*****

They built a new one just slightly to the north.  Called FUPA Stadium.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- a legend in my own mind at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (pxDth)

443 Thanks, pug.

And to the people judging those who live in the heartland, enjoy living in the NE and So. Cal.  The jihadists will be knocking on your doors again.

Seriously, people are suffering and dying. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (lVPtV)

444 Shep's hoping to reuse his '10,000 dead in ' schtick.

Posted by: zsasz at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (MMC8r)

445

You can get them. They are not cheap

we have basements in STL, so most people don't do the storm shelter thing.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (GaqMa)

446 They claim you will get sucked out from under the underpasses because of the way the wind gets compressed or something. They seem so sturdy, I can see why people get in them.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (zrlmb)

447 Speaking as a complete noob, why not?? *** You can easily be sucked out.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (DPdf7)

448 The unbelievable power of Mother Nature's child, Weather, makes one feel very tiny indeed. No wonder the ancients thought bad weather was the gods' punishment for human misbehavior.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (M/TDA)

449 ONT has debuted.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (7vimm)

450 Do they still call it Busch Stadium?? I thought they built a new one. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 10:04 PM (zrlmb) Actually, it's Edward Jones stadium now....it's a new one. Posted by: Tami at May 31, 2013 10:07 PM (X6akg) Edward Jones is where the Rams play. The new baseball stadium has kept the name Busch.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (08XhI)

451 Get out of the car and into a ditch or under an overpass. Oh, and pray. A lot. Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 09:59 PM (m9V0o) Right. Between Ogalla and Kearny, the "ditches" are 4 feet deep and 70 yards wide. Overpasses are around 40 miles apart. I will have the Platte river as "cover".

Posted by: [/s][/b]jwb7605 ([i][u]Let it Burn[/u][/i]) at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (Qxe/p)

452 "You know, all the army guys I talk to coming home say the Marines are the biggest, whiniest pussies on earth."
-----------
It is entirely possible that the guy is just a mouthy, ignorant asshole, who may have heard that from someone who did intend it as malevolent. Having said that, there is plenty of good-natured inter-service humor. Any long-term serviceman has a whole raft of cheap shots to take at the other services. At any rate, if the guy wasn't speaking from that perspective, then see opening sentence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 31, 2013 05:08 PM (aDwsi)

453 I don't understand why everyone is going to their cars and getting stuck on the highways? It would seem to be better just to stay where your at.

Posted by: NWConservative at May 31, 2013 05:09 PM (lrfAa)

454 They claim you will get sucked out from under the underpasses because of the way the wind gets compressed or something. They seem so sturdy, I can see why people get in them. *** It didn't help that the vid of Greg Jarrett getting up under the overpass during a mild tornado has been seen by everyone a dozen times.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2013 05:09 PM (DPdf7)

455
   I have fought WITH and ALONGSIDE Marines.

   Alongside is much less painful.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 31, 2013 05:09 PM (SAMxH)

456 They built a new one just slightly to the north. Actually, it's partially over the same footprint. We basemented for a while, but that wave passed without major events. I've got family in North STL county, but my folks checked in okay. At least Earth City isn't a residential area.

Posted by: zsasz at May 31, 2013 05:11 PM (MMC8r)

457
Edward Jones is where the Rams play. The new baseball stadium has kept the name Busch.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at May 31, 2013 10:08 PM (08XhI)


Oh that's right.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 05:11 PM (X6akg)

458 So, has Shemp started crying about babies being raped?  Jeeze, he's a slimy shit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2013 05:11 PM (lVPtV)

459 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 10:02 PM (zrlmb)

Saw a huge black snake sunning near a flower bed the other day.  Next day I was mowing near the same spot and saw him slip-sliding away.  I sure hope I did not hurt him with the mower.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 31, 2013 05:11 PM (Cnqmv)

460 Shep says reports of people trapped at the stadium were wrong.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 05:12 PM (X6akg)

461 No confirmed casualties in Earth City, Mo. Holiday Inn.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 31, 2013 05:12 PM (X6akg)

462 I'm frickin trapped in debris too. This place is a mess!

Posted by: That Guy at May 31, 2013 05:13 PM (iPq1D)

463 " Someone tell me again why people live in Oklahoma? " I dunno but they must like it! You rarely meet people who are from Oklahoma and it's most always a treat. Maybe they just have better people than the rest of us.

Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 05:13 PM (Y4Lwq)

464 Can you see storms from 200 miles away? Well, yeah. I can remember seeing some storms off to the east and coming in to check the radar to see where they were. They were in Louisiana, and I'm in Katy, TX, west of Houston. Going to a horizon distance calculator, I find that the horizon distance from 30,000 feet is 212 miles.

Posted by: JonathanG at May 31, 2013 05:15 PM (aYOnh)

465 I'm frickin trapped in debris too. This place is a mess!

You don't REALLY have a problem until you're "rain-wrapped."

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 05:15 PM (7vimm)

466 437 omg Diet Mtn Dew why didn't you guys tell me Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 10:06 PM (8sCoq) I've sung its praises for years, but does anyone listen? Noooooo.....

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 31, 2013 05:16 PM (5J54Q)

467 hiding from the tornado under the overpass thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHBZylcxIvw not recommended by experts

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 05:17 PM (8sCoq)

468 Prayers for all in Oklahoma and Missouri.

I am heading to bed and listening to the radio.  The leading edge of this storm is over in Illinois right now.

Good night,  everyone!

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 31, 2013 05:17 PM (GoIUi)

469 Apropos to nothing, as a child I always thought those big earth embankments for overpasses should incorporate bunker/storm shelters. As an adult, I wonder if that's not such a bad idea...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, elsewhere at May 31, 2013 05:17 PM (m9V0o)

470 Jane, you have my permission to slap the shit out of him if you ever see him again.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2013 05:18 PM (zrlmb)

471 Speaking as a complete noob, why not?? Short version? Wind Tunnel. For a more detailed explication http://1.usa.gov/dr57EA

Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 05:18 PM (Y4Lwq)

472 >I've sung its praises for years, but does anyone listen? Noooooo..... Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 31, 2013 10:16 PM (5J54Q) I mean, yeah, it's the color of antifreeze but tastes gooood

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 31, 2013 05:19 PM (8sCoq)

473 I would never tell you not to hide under an overpass for protection if a tornado was suddenly bearing down on you, provided of course you climb high into the underside pocket where the girders are and hang on for dear life.

Watch this video of a Kansas City news crew having to do exactly that during a 1991 tornado outbreak:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHBZylcxIvw

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at May 31, 2013 05:21 PM (Q1DS+)

474 Watch this video of a Kansas City news crew having to do exactly that during a 1991 tornado outbreak:

And the consensus opinion is that they were f'ing idiots and damn lucky to be alive at all after that stunt.

That was a very, very, VERY small, VERY weak tornado, by the way.

They were DAMN lucky it wasn't any bigger.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 05:25 PM (7vimm)

475 Obviously it depends on the strength of the tornado though.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at May 31, 2013 05:25 PM (Q1DS+)

476 Well shep totally pimped the story tonite. Bet he got twofer. A storm woody and a bonus from fox for over pimping the storm.

Posted by: Unclezeb at May 31, 2013 05:27 PM (jh1Of)

477 Watch this video of a Kansas City news crew having to do exactly that during a 1991 tornado outbreak: They got so, so lucky. Just because it's on You-Tube doesn't mean it's a good idea. No. Don't shelter under an overpass if you can help it. Just don't. If you find yourself caught without shelter in one of these situations: Find some relatively low place on the prairie (like a ditch or a culvert) grind your face into the ground and commence pooping/praying. Well, that's what's worked for me.

Posted by: Deety wants a basement in AZ at May 31, 2013 05:32 PM (Y4Lwq)

478 I don't disagree, certainly that's the very best option -- get into a low culvert or ditch if you can provided there is one nearby and you have time to reach it.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at May 31, 2013 05:38 PM (Q1DS+)

479 Prayers for everyone in the paths of these tornadoes, and their family members that are not with them right now .

Posted by: Marybeth at May 31, 2013 05:40 PM (zFUKI)

480 Skirted just south and west of us. All good here Why live here ? The people are great Good place to be cept for springtime. Jug ears didn't win a single county Also. We have open carry

Posted by: 2dogs at May 31, 2013 05:44 PM (w0coE)

481 I threw the crew into a car a couple years ago to drive outta the way of a tornado. Ended up driving right into the fucker. Moron............

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at May 31, 2013 05:49 PM (qkv/i)

482 Funny... Ohio is the forgotten "tornado alley".. Tends to get rough here in the spring, but for basically just April-May, and then a little uptick in October. Haven't had shit this year. Not even a good thunderboomer.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at May 31, 2013 05:52 PM (qkv/i)

483 In the olden days, when I was growing up, we were told to "drive at a right angle to the storm" if we were driving and a storm came up.  If it was going due east, go due north or due south.  Don't try to run in front of it.

This actually did work, a couple of times.  Not really recommended, though.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 31, 2013 05:54 PM (7vimm)

484 The weather channel has an enormous tornado onscreen now live, OMG

Posted by: caustic at May 31, 2013 06:05 PM (/b8+5)

485 @482: Remember the 1974 tornado outbreak that leveled the city of Xenia, Ohio? 

http://ww2.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/swio/pages/content/1974_tornado.htm

148 tornadoes in 13 states during that event.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at May 31, 2013 06:09 PM (Q1DS+)

486 >>>Xenia Ohio Grew up 10 miles away. Our. farm got slammed a year and a day later....

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at May 31, 2013 06:29 PM (j/LgN)

487 Sorry to hear that.  I'd forgotten how bad tornado outbreaks can be in Ohio.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at May 31, 2013 06:44 PM (Q1DS+)

488 Commissioner Gordon, I was living in Delaware County Ohio at the time of the Xenia tornado, which is just north of Columbus. I remember that day it got dark as night around noon, but the clouds off to the west had cleared off early enough that I could watch the sun set. And we lost power for 24 hours. We were just about to use the neighbor's gasoline pump to pump the water out of the basement when the power came back on.

Posted by: JonathanG at May 31, 2013 07:28 PM (aYOnh)

489 The bottom line with severe weather is to understand what the forecast is DAYS before it happens. If you want to be safe, you KNOW what the convective outlook is and make your plans around it. You have an emergency radio, an app for your phone for radar/warnings and a PLAN for wherever you are at. OKC was sitting in the middle of the hatched zone days ago. Here in the STL area, we knew that this would be the worst day of the week. If something was going to happen, it would be today. Doesn't mean that something will happen but means that you pay attention. If I lived in OK, I would for damn sure not be on the road, whatever that looks like. But there are always some people that don't want to modify their plans. Leave work early or stay late or whatever. Never operate blind. This includes people who visit. There are free apps for phones and always always check out www.weather.gov for the area that you're traveling to in tornado alley. Always.

Posted by: tired at May 31, 2013 08:18 PM (adOUE)

490 I work a half mile from the holiday inn, at an evil health insurer. Live about a mile or 2 from work and we have some fallen trees and such. House was also in the path of the Good Friday tornado a couple years ago. Had the same feeling of intense pressure in the ears as then, and was relieved it wasn't as bad here this time. Hear the work building took it bad though. Haven't tried to make it there, because its a PITA for emergency personnel to have onlookers. Sounds like we'll have to be contingency planning for Monday all weekend though.

Posted by: Dave S. at May 31, 2013 08:24 PM (L7JQT)

491 Posted by: Dave S. at June 01, 2013 01:24 AM (L7JQT)

thank God you and yours are ok, you got your own personal miracle.

Posted by: caustic at May 31, 2013 09:33 PM (/b8+5)

492 test

Posted by: PaleRider at June 01, 2013 06:25 AM (cQZV0)

493 last

Posted by: bill-o at June 01, 2013 07:33 AM (4gzwW)

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