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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,561
Tampa, Florida, US


grab a camera and chase
May 18 13 09:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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Eye of Sicari
Posts: 37,016
Toledo, Ohio, US


those are great shots!
May 19 13 06:03 am  Link  Quote 
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DivaEroticus
Posts: 14,645
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  Quote 
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Jim Ball
Posts: 17,185
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  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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Wicked Photos
Posts: 7,579
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  Quote 
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Jim Ball
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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  Quote 
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ArtisticPhotography
Posts: 7,699
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  Quote 
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Vintagevista
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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  Quote 
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Caradoc
Posts: 19,634
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  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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Caradoc
Posts: 19,634
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  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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DivaEroticus
Posts: 14,645
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  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,561
Tampa, Florida, US


Holy fuck that is incredible,I'm jealous
May 27 13 05:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,939
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  Quote 
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