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Old 04-29-22, 08:54 PM
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Incredible tornado footage from KS today

Haven't seen this intense close up of a 'nado in sometime. Reed Timmer was on this monster earlier today in Andover KS. Pretty incredible. Hope there were no casualties.


Even the drone footage he shot is nuts, wow.


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Being a Environment Science / Geography major from UTSA I love these videos! Nature’s wrath is violent and unforgiving. Fortunately I live a few hundred miles below Tornado Alley. But tornadoes still make their presence here and are always a threat. Great videos from OP. Send more
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While shooting video, he went the wrong way on the roundabout and ran a red light . Let the wrath of BF begin
Personally I would have been going the opposite direction, wrong way, runnin red lights while lookin over my shoulder....
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The yelling commentary is brilliant.

"Comin' at us! It's violent! Very violent!"
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Old 04-30-22, 06:32 PM
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Here's a quieter one although they got that chaser adrenaline going alright.

Timmer has good videos but I sure wouldn't want to ride with somebody yelling that much. I'd hate even more driving for him.

His instructions to drivers usually go like this:

"Trust me keep going. We need to be closer. We'll be OK. You'll see. Stop . . . BACK UP. BACK UP. Wait stop. NO BACK UP BACK UP. THERE GOES THE SIDE WINDOW."

LOL. i'd probably be tempted to leave when he got out to set sensors. That's risky duty anyway, setting those sensors right in it. That's what that team was doing that got killed at Reno OK in 2013.

Actually you can usually get better video of what the thing looks like a bit further out than he likes to be. If you want to see what it's like being in one the amateurs running video that take a direct hit have the best and there are compilations of that.

Pecos Hank is my favorite. He has good tips for beginning chasers and a pretty good presentation style along with disseminating knowledge.

But yeah I'll watch Reed because he's a nut and gets too damned close..
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Originally Posted by EJ123;22489739Hav
en't seen this intense close up of a 'nado in sometime. Reed Timmer was on this monster earlier today in Andover KS. Pretty incredible. Hope there were no casualties.
Nobody killed but some injuries. F3 was it's max rating.


Now this guy is not a chaser but he got out there for this both driving and filming and this was the real deal. An F4 bordering on f5 with 190 mph wind (look at all the damned noodles off that thing. Looks like Lernean Hydra, the 9 headed snake in Homer's Odyssey) rampaging through Tuscaloosa Alabama in 2011.

The guy is so scared he can't hold the camera still and he should be. This one alone killed 64 people that day. The outbreak in total killed over 300. It's what makes it a great amateur video though. The fear just radiates from this video and he got close enough if shaky video that most dedicated chasers will never get the opportunity for.


Here are some college boys from UA shooting that 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado. The camera work is steady. The breathing is steady. But they're not looking at a near miss from a few blocks away and I imagine Meteorology or Radio and Television Communication is the major among some of them..

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Originally Posted by 308jerry View Post
While shooting video, he went the wrong way on the roundabout and ran a red light .
I've heard a couple chasers say what they fear the most are accidents on the road, especially during a tornado chase.
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Now this guy is not a chaser but he got out there for this both driving and filming and this was the real deal. An F4 bordering on f5 with 190 mph wind (look at all the damned noodles off that thing. Looks like Lernean Hydra, the 9 headed snake in Homer's Odyssey) rampaging through Tuscaloosa Alabama in 2011.

The guy is so scared he can't hold the camera still and he should be. This one alone killed 64 people that day. The outbreak in total killed over 300. It's what makes it a great amateur video though. The fear just radiates from this video and he got close enough if shaky video that most dedicated chasers will never get the opportunity for.
I was sitting throughout going "Are you nuts??? It's RIGHT THERE!"

I love the point where he gets scared... can barely breathe, "OH MY GOD OH MY GOD" ... as he's driving closer.
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Among the reasons I didnít move to Alabama a few years back
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Old 05-01-22, 07:38 AM
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Holy crap! That's terrifying.
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Growing up in Oklahoma, I've seen a bunch of destruction. But the worst I ever saw with my own eyes was in Huntsville, Alabama in 1989, which killed 21:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nove...ville,_Alabama

Fortunately I moved to the PNW well before the two Moore, OK tornados (between OKC and Norman) in 2010 and 2013. They basically hit the same neighborhoods a couple years apart. Just insane.

I watched a few videos on YouTube of that footage outside Wichita, Kansas this week. It's just unbelievable and vastly devastating what a cloud can do.
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Old 05-01-22, 03:27 PM
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Among the reasons I didnít move to Alabama a few years back
Yeah i only recently learned that the circumstances down there right off the gulf can potentially add up to some of the longest lived and strongest tornados if the meteorological factors add up because of the warm gulf air continuing to feed into any supercells that go through there. That one in 2011 was pretty unique because of other factors that came together simultaneously but down there off the gulf they got it really hard. So if you had lived through that you could've had the hurricane season to look forward to.
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Yeah i only recently learned that the circumstances down there right off the gulf can potentially add up to some of the longest lived and strongest tornados if the meteorological factors add up because of the warm gulf air continuing to feed into any supercells that go through there. That one in 2011 was pretty unique because of other factors that came together simultaneously but down there off the gulf they got it really hard. So if you had lived through that you could've had the hurricane season to look forward to.
The job was in Huntsville, 350 miles inland, which often longs to be considered part of TN. Tornadoes are much more a concern.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Alley

You might argue most of Alabama is shielded from hurricanes by the Florida panhandle, but Mobile Bay is a surprisingly frequent target.
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Andover

This is the age of the telephone camera and nearly everyone but me has got one on 'em at any time. I don't know how they got this compilation from Andover Kansas together in 2 days but here it is, before and after video from the front doors in Andover Kansas. Some of this is pretty close.

EF3 damage gets pretty intense and it's in here. I can't tell the difference between the damage of EF4 or 5 (not shown here) but they're both insane. I guess 4 wipes the house off the slab and 5 lifts the slab out of the ground or something like that. I mean really that's just hard to believe but it's been done alright. It's why you don't want to be above ground for any 4 or 5.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
The job was in Huntsville, 350 miles inland, which often longs to be considered part of TN. Tornadoes are much more a concern.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Alley

You might argue most of Alabama is shielded from hurricanes by the Florida panhandle, but Mobile Bay is a surprisingly frequent target.
When I was watching video about "Dixie Alley" yesterday I noticed that tornadoes in Alabama just keep going and growing as they head more inland because of that gulf air factor. And they're often wetter making them hard to see especially at night. and it's the gulf air factor that virtually throws the clock away making them more likely to form any time at all than they would be in the midwest including dark AM hours. All that adds up to deadlier tornadoes. Just looking at the numbers of killed there kind of stunned me because they just outdid the numbers in the worst of the infamous F5s anywhere in the Midwest alley that I'm aware of.
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More drone footage from Reed Trimmer but even more clear than Post 1, check out the 1st 30 seconds....scary !


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This guy's video has a good anticyclonic spinoff vortex example @5:30 of the video. Anticyclonic (clockwise spinning) funnels can be dangerous to spotters or gawkers that don't pay attention to the sky directly above because they are focused on the original or main developing circulation.
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I learned about anticyclonic tornados from watching Pecos Hank info vids. Most funnel systems are counterclockwise but anticyclonic clockwise vortices can potentially be intensive enough to be deadly and destructive on their own energy.
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7fIlxTXdto&t=190s

This guy's video has a good anticyclonic spinoff vortex example @5:30 of the video. Anticyclonic (clockwise spinning) funnels can be dangerous to spotters or gawkers that don't pay attention to the sky directly above because they are focused on the original or main developing circulation.
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I learned about anticyclonic tornados from watching Pecos Hank info vids. Most funnel systems are counterclockwise but anticyclonic clockwise vortices can potentially be intensive enough to be deadly and destructive on their own energy.
Wow now that is scary!
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This guy's video has a good anticyclonic spinoff vortex example @5:30 of the video. Anticyclonic (clockwise spinning) funnels can be dangerous to spotters or gawkers that don't pay attention to the sky directly above because they are focused on the original or main developing circulation.
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I learned about anticyclonic tornados from watching Pecos Hank info vids. Most funnel systems are counterclockwise but anticyclonic clockwise vortices can potentially be intensive enough to be deadly and destructive on their own energy.
I wanted to see more of this one... did anything ever touch down?
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I wanted to see more of this one... did anything ever touch down?
I'm sure he would've filmed it if it had.
A lady chaser on FB posted a video from near Wichita Falls TX of a wall cloud that morphed into a huge funnel that looked like it was on the way to about an EF4 most of the way earthward but it never touched a bit, No debris, no tree limbs down, nothing. Then it just dissipated wall cloud and all. All that traveling, chasing some radar images and waiting as if stalking Elk at their watering hole when the wind changed direction and they got a whiff of you and cleared out before you could draw a bead on one.

It must be a chaser's letdown . . . But sometimes they get some interesting supercell action on video. That one was a great example of a spinoff anticyclone even though it didn't land on him..
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Btw Here's what that one (or another preceding) that hit Andover the other day looked like before it touched down. Maybe a spinoff vortex of the circular looking one with the lightning strike through it.

I've seen very similar but that one was thinner, longer and both ends sticking out of the side of a supercell after having gone through my yard without damage. That one an F0 to be sure but an F3 followed then dissipated before it got to Amarillo.

I never thought I'd see another with both ends in the cloud like that but somebody caught this photo the other day.
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I'm sure he would've filmed it if it had.
A lady chaser on FB posted a video from near Wichita Falls TX of a wall cloud that morphed into a huge funnel that looked like it was on the way to about an EF4 most of the way earthward but it never touched a bit, No debris, no tree limbs down, nothing. Then it just dissipated wall cloud and all. All that traveling, chasing some radar images and waiting as if stalking Elk at their watering hole when the wind changed direction and they got a whiff of you and cleared out before you could draw a bead on one.

It must be a chaser's letdown . . . But sometimes they get some interesting supercell action on video. That one was a great example of a spinoff anticyclone even though it didn't land on him..
I wasn't sure, because the end seemed kind of abrupt... looks like a tornado forming and then he just walked away as if he suddenly got bored. Maybe I didn't watch closely enough and things were spinning down and he decided there wasn't a point in filming anymore; I'm not sure. I thought at first maybe he decided it was too dangerous to stay there, but I'm not good enough at reading the clouds to know if that was the case.
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I wasn't sure, because the end seemed kind of abrupt... looks like a tornado forming and then he just walked away as if he suddenly got bored. Maybe I didn't watch closely enough and things were spinning down and he decided there wasn't a point in filming anymore; I'm not sure. I thought at first maybe he decided it was too dangerous to stay there, but I'm not good enough at reading the clouds to know if that was the case.
He well might've moved from under that anticyclonic rotation but then if a tornado formed he probably would have shot it from another location. My bet is that it didn't

I've personally seen rotations that didn't drop and that was following a pretty large tornado that had dissipated before reaching my location. Lots of unstable weather that night.
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