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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

That apparently - I should spend tomorrow digging a hole.

And then hiding in it until Tuesday

Gads - I know they need to inject a little drama into the weather - but, the local weathercasters in NW Arkansas are in full "Armwaving/flailing mode"  I guess the midwest is in for a rough ride the next few days.

2 full days of severe storms ahead....

*goes out to dig hole*

Hope it's better where you are.

"Toto???"

May 18 13 09:09 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24641

Tampa, Florida, US

grab a camera and chase

May 18 13 09:13 pm Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

um - I don' usually have to chase - it seems to come to me

Bolt from my front porch
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248641_225550997470290_3435225_n.jpg

And one from the back yard
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254931_225548444137212_2198918_n.jpg

May 19 13 05:05 am Link

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Eye of Sicari

Posts: 37041

Toledo, Ohio, US

those are great shots!

May 19 13 06:03 am Link

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DivaEroticus

Posts: 14720

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Vintagevista wrote:
That apparently - I should spend tomorrow digging a hole.

And then hiding in it until Tuesday

Gads - I know they need to inject a little drama into the weather - but, the local weathercasters in NW Arkansas are in full "Armwaving/flailing mode"  I guess the midwest is in for a rough ride the next few days.

2 full days of severe storms ahead....

*goes out to dig hole*

Hope it's better where you are.

"Toto???"

Yes...much flailing of arms and gnashing of teeth.  Sensationalism at its best...LOL.

May 19 13 07:48 am Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17229

Frontenac, Kansas, US

DivaEroticus wrote:

Yes...much flailing of arms and gnashing of teeth.  Sensationalism at its best...LOL.

And yet, when there's an event like the one that hit Joplin, Mo. on May 22, 2011,  people bitch and moan that there was not enough/not strong enough warning.

May 19 13 08:07 am Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

Glad I'm not driving home today - looks like a tornado south of OK City along highway 40

3 tornado warnings and 13 severe thunderstorm warnings - not good.

Stay safe.

May 19 13 04:13 pm Link

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Wicked Photos

Posts: 7582

New York, New York, US

it's not good on this side either. rain in the forecast for the next 5 days! gonna be wet and depressing sad

May 19 13 04:26 pm Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17229

Frontenac, Kansas, US

Vintagevista wrote:
Glad I'm not driving home today - looks like a tornado south of OK City along highway 40
http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/lite/N0Z/ICT_0.png

3 tornado warnings and 13 severe thunderstorm warnings - not good.

Stay safe.

That's all just a couple of counties West of me. sad

May 19 13 06:40 pm Link

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ArtisticPhotography

Posts: 7699

Buffalo, New York, US

Phssssst. You guys are weather amateurs. Try Buffalo in the winter. They have weather forecasts that are downright frightening. My favorite is, "Severe Winter Weather Warning" which means you're going to get just about everything.

May 20 13 06:20 am Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

And  - - - - Nuthin' here - sun just popped out

Not minimizing the distress of those poor folks in Oklahoma - for whom the armwaving was fully justified  Especially for Oklahoma City

Now, it's all about the "stormwatch" here tonight.

May 20 13 12:25 pm Link

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Caradoc

Posts: 19750

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

I like lightning and thunderstorms. Tornadoes? FUCK NO.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7571088454_59838990ac.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7828580580_78b7037cbf.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7977806531_ca9d69022d.jpg

May 20 13 02:03 pm Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

Well, it finally got around to us - severe storm to be sure - 1 fatality in Springdale Arkansas and sporatic damage.  But, not a storm they will talk about in hushed tones in years to come.

But, compared to Oklahoma - Holy Mother Of God - those poor people... sad

Shutting off the computer now as the lightning has started up again.  (I did get one stunning lightning shot earlier this evening)

Bye.

May 20 13 08:51 pm Link

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Caradoc

Posts: 19750

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Vintagevista wrote:
(I did get one stunning lightning shot earlier this evening)

I wanna see.

May 21 13 05:45 am Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

Caradoc wrote:

I wanna see.

I'll do that - just can't right now - Traveling soon - have to post when I get back to Cali

But, it's - - spooky

May 21 13 07:13 am Link

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DivaEroticus

Posts: 14720

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Vintagevista wrote:

I'll do that - just can't right now - Traveling soon - have to post when I get back to Cali

But, it's - - spooky

Safe travels. smile

And yeah, it got...weird, last night.  It was 0 to crazy in five minutes, with sirens going off, and warnings to "take shelter now."  I gathered my important papers, two boxes of family photos, my violin, four books, and some water and took shelter in my closet.

May 21 13 09:18 am Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

Yeah - I was in Rogers - and the storm was drowning out the sirens.

But, I can't even think of that "0-weird" version we had here -

compared to a "0-EF4 tornado" sad

May 21 13 03:08 pm Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

and here is the shot from my back yard from that storm.

This is NOT a multiple exposure - I was getting some individual flashes and then Boom, the storm just UNLOADED - flickered for more than a second along the same strike track and just emptied the cloud down that same path.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/296255_668227719869280_1960672111_n.jpg

May 26 13 10:41 am Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24641

Tampa, Florida, US

Holy fuck that is incredible,I'm jealous

May 27 13 05:11 am Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11049

Sun City, California, US

Thanks - My reaction to having that storm unload in the moment the shutter was open - was kinda the same

"Holy Shit!"

May 27 13 07:53 am Link