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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Bizarre November Weather!!!!!!!!!!

    I just spent the last half hour in the bathroom with the wife and the cat......no, not kinky, it's the closest thing we have to a tornado shelter in the Apartment. We just were under tornado warnings with a confirmed funnel cloud that literally passed over us. I headed us there as soon as the sky turned green and the wind picked up while the sirens were sounding.

    Purdue was in lockdown, as were the smaller schools like IV Tech.

    We did get winds up in the 80+ MPH range.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Did the BBQ survive?!
    Yes, it definitely did.
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    Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour ModoVincere's Avatar
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    Stay safe amigo.
    That's usually what we get for a week or so in Nov.
    We get a second tornado season that coincides with the advent of warm air from the gulf and cold fronts from your neck of the woods. Guess your getting our weather this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I just spent the last half hour in the bathroom with the wife and the cat......no, not kinky, it's the closest thing we have to a tornado shelter in the Apartment. We just were under tornado warnings with a confirmed funnel cloud that literally passed over us. I headed us there as soon as the sky turned green and the wind picked up while the sirens were sounding.

    Purdue was in lockdown, as were the smaller schools like IV Tech.

    We did get winds up in the 80+ MPH range.
    On one of the many other forums I'm on - one poster there described the same green sky in the same area. They were quite shocked. Guess people in upstate NY (Buffalo area) had tornado warnings as well - very different at this time of the year.

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    Green sky is a sign of hail.

    It's all the goobers' fault. I know. We planned it.
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    I saw a pic of the sky over Ross-Ade that WGN.com put up. Eeek! Glad you're ok.

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    Tom, next time you are threatened by tornadoes, head to Lucas Oil Stadium, esp. if the Colts are playing, as the chances of a touchdown occurring there is almost zero.
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    Tornadoes are no joke. I've seen one EF-4 up close and personal, and that's the only time in my life I've felt true terror. But I still managed to take a picture of it.



    I can't imagine an EF-5.

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    I have only been in three tornados. Seen some crazy stuff, but the worst that I personally experienced was a broken car window. Tornado shot a piece of concrete through my side window, looked like it got shot by a ***.

    Houses on either side of mine destroyed, but our house unscathed. Tornados are as fickle as they are powerful. Seen an oak tree that was "untwisted" is the best way I can describe it. Look like it had been turned against it's growth pattern a time or two. Saw a 45 rpm record stuck into a tree. Found a 6 pack of beer still in the plastic holder thing in the middle of a field, hundreds of yards from the closest house.

    In the one that blew the hole in my car window, it left our place and hit the marina I worked at. Saw 20' ski boats shoved under 50' houseboats, etc. while boats a few slips away were fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    Tornadoes are no joke. I've seen one EF-4 up close and personal, and that's the only time in my life I've felt true terror. But I still managed to take a picture of it.



    I can't imagine an EF-5.
    Honestly, when its approaching, I don't think the EF scale really matters. a 4 or a 5 probably means I'm gonna have to change underwear either way,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Honestly, when its approaching, I don't think the EF scale really matters. a 4 or a 5 probably means I'm gonna have to change underwear either way,
    This is a lie. MV does not wear underwear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Tom, next time you are threatened by tornadoes, head to Lucas Oil Stadium, esp. if the Colts are playing, as the chances of a touchdown occurring there is almost zero.

    With Purdue's record, this year, just go to our Stadium. It's closer.

    By the way, snow here by midweek. Gotta love Indiana weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    With Purdue's record, this year, just go to our Stadium. It's closer.
    Hey, we beat tOSU last weekend! If we beat IU, we'll be bowl eligible...might be the toilet bowl, but a bowl nonetheless.

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    It is rather hot (even for florida) this late into november. This puertorican is quite happy about it. I've even delayed my yearly "OMFG IS COLD" threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    With Purdue's record, this year, just go to our Stadium. It's closer.

    By the way, snow here by midweek. Gotta love Indiana weather.
    I'll be passing thru on Friday. Stopping for a snooze in Columbus (IN, not OH). Should I switch to the snow tires?

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    Wow, stay safe all of you guys in that area!
    I am so happy I live in SoCal. The only thing we need to be worried about are wildfires.
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    Well now..this is more like it.
    Tornado watch for all of the Metro ATL till 7.
    Currently a Tornado Warning for Cobb and Paulding Counties (North West metro ATL).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Well now..this is more like it.
    Tornado watch for all of the Metro ATL till 7.
    Currently a Tornado Warning for Cobb and Paulding Counties (North West metro ATL).
    I'm in the little danger triangle in Kennesaw. Storm just passed by and I'm still here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I'm in the little danger triangle in Kennesaw. Storm just passed by and I'm still here.
    Thanks for the update...daughter's in class there in Kennessaw, and wasn't returning my txt.
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    And it looks like a new wave heading towards the ATL....nice sqawl line of red in that radar image.
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