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CoMoChief
03-12-2006, 09:44 PM
There has already been 2 funnel clouds and monsterous winds sweeping through Columbia, blowing cars off the road etc. And there are 3 more huge cells coming our way. Anyone experienced being in a Tornado? I have techincally but I was 3 yrs old and I dont remember.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-12-2006, 09:48 PM
I was just a kid in Kansas, my girlfriend Dorothy and I were foolin' around when a tornado picked up our house. The rest is just a blur...

greg63
03-12-2006, 09:49 PM
I've been keeping track of it also; those folks are getting hammered.

http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/radar.php?product=NCR&rid=sgf&loop=yes

greg63
03-12-2006, 09:53 PM
There has already been 2 funnel clouds and monsterous winds sweeping through Columbia, blowing cars off the road etc. And there are 3 more huge cells coming our way. Anyone experienced being in a Tornado? I have techincally but I was 3 yrs old and I dont remember.


The closest I wanna be to one is watching it on the evening news.

Skip Towne
03-12-2006, 09:54 PM
It looks like God hates Columbia to me. I know I do.

greg63
03-12-2006, 10:30 PM
It looks like God hates Columbia to me. I know I do.

ROFLROFL

I too possess an extreme dislike for Columbia as well. :D

T-post Tom
03-12-2006, 10:45 PM
There has already been 2 funnel clouds and monsterous winds sweeping through Columbia, blowing cars off the road etc. And there are 3 more huge cells coming our way. Anyone experienced being in a Tornado? I have techincally but I was 3 yrs old and I dont remember.


Yep. Nasty bastard ripped the neighborhood to hell. Folks are wrong when they say it sounds like a freight train. Sounds like three freight trains. All in your head. And your ears pop because of the vacuum. The hair on your neck stands straight and every nerve in your body is a jagged shard of fear. Good times.

luv
03-12-2006, 10:54 PM
Southern Missouri too. I just got back from going over to my dad's basement.

Pitt Gorilla
03-12-2006, 10:56 PM
It looks like God hates Columbia to me. I know I do.Yeah, Lawrence wasn't touched.

greg63
03-12-2006, 10:57 PM
Southern Missouri too. I just got back from going over to my dad's basement.

Did you experience a tornado Luv?

luv
03-12-2006, 10:58 PM
Did you experience a tornado Luv?
Not this time. Just some marble sized hail. Where I work (in northern Christian/southern Greene County) got it pretty good though.

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:01 PM
Not this time. Just some marble sized hail. Where I work (in northern Christian/southern Greene County) got it pretty good though.

Well I'm glad ya made it back safe and sound. :)

Mecca
03-12-2006, 11:01 PM
Is it wrong that when I hear the tornado siren I go outside and look around?

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:05 PM
Is it wrong that when I hear the tornado siren I go outside and look around?

Not if you're trying shorten your life span.

Mecca
03-12-2006, 11:06 PM
Not if you're trying shorten your life span.

I've honestly never seen a tornado in person, I think it's because my house is in a hilly area.

Demonpenz
03-12-2006, 11:08 PM
Is it wrong that when I hear the tornado siren I go outside and look around?


its like when you go out to eat and the people say watch out the plates hot and you touch it.

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:09 PM
I've honestly never seen a tornado in person, I think it's because my house is in a hilly area.

I never have either, but I think it's just because I've just been fortunate enough not to ever have to take shelter from one.

luv
03-12-2006, 11:10 PM
I've honestly never seen a tornado in person, I think it's because my house is in a hilly area.
I saw one a few years ago. From a distance. Was right in the middle of one when I was 10.

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:13 PM
I saw one a few years ago. From a distance. Was right in the middle of one when I was 10.


Is it true what they say about it sounding like a freight train??

Nightwish
03-12-2006, 11:15 PM
I've been through a couple, once in a home and once in a car along I-44, at Sullivan. Fortunately, I escaped unscathed both times, and didn't suffer any property damage, though there was a lot of damage around.

It sounds like Columbia is getting hit hard for the second day in a row, and it's heading our way, so we may be in for it for the second night in a row. Most of last night's tornadoes and microbursts, though, hit just south of St. Louis, in Jefferson County, so hopefully it'll give them a pass tonight - there are already too many homeless people down there as the result of last night's storms. Hopefully the worst of it will miss us, too, but I'm keeping my eye on the news. We're under a Tornado Watch until 4:00 am.

ChiefsCountry
03-12-2006, 11:19 PM
Man I have saw two today. Went to KC for the weekend, on the way home saw the one that hit Sedalia/Clinton area. Then tonight saw the ones in Springfield area.

luv
03-12-2006, 11:19 PM
Is it true what they say about it sounding like a freight train??
I don't remember. That was 19 years ago, and we were under a mattress we had propped up between the walls in the hallway of our house. My brother and my dad were on either side of me. I just remember being scared and worrying about my mom (who was at work at the time).

luv
03-12-2006, 11:24 PM
Sirens are going off here again.

Nightwish
03-12-2006, 11:24 PM
Is it true what they say about it sounding like a freight train??
Not always, though it is usually pretty loud. The one that I went through in the cellar of my old home in Jasper, Missouri was extremely loud. The one I went through in my car, passing through Sullivan on the interstate wasn't all that loud. But I was pulled over beneath an overpass, and most of the noise was that of debris being thrown against the concrete walls nearby - and my cat wailing to high heaven in his pet carrier!

Interestingly, I didn't even see the tornado. It was raining very hard, and the funnel cloud blended with the rain and general overcast, so I couldn't see it. I didn't know anything was amiss until my cat suddenly went nuts and started throwing himself against the door of his carrier (I was taking him to the Ozarks to get declawed, and to pay a visit to my family, as it is much, much cheaper there than in St. Louis). I didn't know what was going on, but I pulled over under the overpass to see what was wrong with him, and no sooner had I gotten off onto the shoulder than everything just started shaking, and debris was being whipped and thrown into the walls. Once it was over and I got back on the highway, I could see several cars blown off all the way into the ditch.

I can't say with absolute certainty that the latter event was a tornado, since I couldn't see the funnel, and it wasn't as loud as I expected. It may have been a microburst, which is just as destructive.

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:26 PM
I don't remember. That was 19 years ago, and we were under a mattress we had propped up between the walls in the hallway of our house. My brother and my dad were on either side of me. I just remember being scared and worrying about my mom (who was at work at the time).


I've been pretty fortunate in that I haven't seen any...yet.

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:31 PM
Not always, though it is usually pretty loud. The one that I went through in the cellar of my old home in Jasper, Missouri was extremely loud. The one I went through in my car, passing through Sullivan on the interstate wasn't all that loud. But I was pulled over beneath an overpass, and most of the noise was that of debris being thrown against the concrete walls nearby - and my cat wailing to high heaven in his pet carrier!

Interestingly, I didn't even see the tornado. It was raining very hard, and the funnel cloud blended with the rain and general overcast, so I couldn't see it. I didn't know anything was amiss until my cat suddenly went nuts and started throwing himself against the door of his carrier (I was taking him to the Ozarks to get declawed, and to pay a visit to my family, as it is much, much cheaper there than in St. Louis). I didn't know what was going on, but I pulled over under the overpass to see what was wrong with him, and no sooner had I gotten off onto the shoulder than everything just started shaking, and debris was being whipped and thrown into the walls. Once it was over and I got back on the highway, I could see several cars blown off all the way into the ditch.

I can't say with absolute certainty that the latter event was a tornado, since I couldn't see the funnel, and it wasn't as loud as I expected. It may have been a microburst, which is just as destructive.

We had a microburst here in Coffeyville a couple of years back and it caused quite a bit of hail damage; the siding on the whole west side of my house looked like someone took a machine gun to it.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-12-2006, 11:35 PM
This tornado came within 1/2 mile of where I lived, I was 7 yrs old at the time.

From Wikipedia:
On May 6, 1975, an F4 tornado touched down at 4:32 PM in Sarpy County, Nebraska and then moved north-east, cutting into Douglas County and through the city of Omaha. The tornado chopped a path across 10 miles of streets and residences before lifting at 4:58 PM.

Three people were killed and 133 reported injured. Over 4,000 buildings were damaged and 287 were completely destroyed. In terms of damage, it was the costliest tornado in American history to that date, with insurance costs estimated at up to $1.1 billion (in 1975 dollars).

From NOAA website:
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/oax/archive/may1975/5675aksa.gif

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:38 PM
Sirens are going off here again.

Be safe Luv.

|Zach|
03-12-2006, 11:40 PM
Its been a little rough and tumble here. Kind of fun though hanging out with the folks around my apartment complex...took some funny videos.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/111784429/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/9/111784429_873d2aa474.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1704" /></a>

|Zach|
03-12-2006, 11:41 PM
Ok it looks like the people on Walnut St. will deal with this tornado by getting shit face wasted.

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:43 PM
Ok it looks like the people on Walnut St. will deal with this tornado by getting shit face wasted.

Well; it looks as if they have a plan. :D

BIG K
03-12-2006, 11:44 PM
There has already been 2 funnel clouds and monsterous winds sweeping through Columbia, blowing cars off the road etc. And there are 3 more huge cells coming our way. Anyone experienced being in a Tornado? I have techincally but I was 3 yrs old and I dont remember.

What's a 'tornado'? Is it anything like a 6.5 magnitude earthquake?

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:48 PM
What's a 'tornado'? Is it anything like a 6.5 magnitude earthquake?

Well if by 6.5 magnitude earthquake you mean a swirling whirl wind that could pick you up and set you back down in a neighboring state; then yes.

luv
03-12-2006, 11:50 PM
Its been a little rough and tumble here. Kind of fun though hanging out with the folks around my apartment complex...took some funny videos.
These sirens are driving me nuts. Just thundering and really windy here now. We had our hail.

Guess it's you're turn Zach. Are you getting what's going through northern Springfield?

I'm watching KY3.

luv
03-12-2006, 11:50 PM
Tornadoes on the ground in eastern Springfield.

greg63
03-12-2006, 11:53 PM
Tornadoes on the ground in eastern Springfield.

What part of Springfield are you in Luv?

BIG K
03-12-2006, 11:56 PM
Well if by 6.5 magnitude earthquake you mean a swirling whirl wind that could pick you up and set you back down in a neighboring state; then yes.

Okay, I hear you, and respect that. The only difference is that it appears you have somewhat of a warning before it hits. In CA, it just HITS without any warning. The 6.5 that hit my county came without warning. It knocked my arse to the ground. I hate Californiai.....

greg63
03-13-2006, 12:07 AM
Okay, I hear you, and respect that. The only difference is that it appears you have somewhat of a warning before it hits. In CA, it just HITS without any warning. The 6.5 that hit my county came without warning. It knocked my arse to the ground. I hate Californiai.....



I hear you too, and I think I'm safe in saying that although I have never experienced either that both are catastrophic events; that I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy.

luv
03-13-2006, 12:11 AM
What part of Springfield are you in Luv?
I'm in SW Springfield. I think it's all past us now. My brother lives in Marshfield, so It's their turn now.

greg63
03-13-2006, 12:18 AM
I'm in SW Springfield. I think it's all past us now. My brother lives in Marshfield, so It's their turn now.

Glad to hear that you're out of danger; hope your brother will be safe.

You can track it by hitting the link in my first post; if you're interested.

Stinger
03-13-2006, 12:27 AM
Well that was fun. :rolleyes:

Inintal reports are Tornado hit the Rivercut area 1/2 mile South from the house and also reported structure Damage at Golden and Battlefield. 1 mile North of the house.

Hope you all in North Springfield are ok sounds like the second go around got you all pretty good. Heard one was possibly going through North Springfield any confirmations on that?

luv
03-13-2006, 12:34 AM
Well that was fun. :rolleyes:

Inintal reports are Tornado hit the Rivercut area 1/2 mile South from the house and also reported structure Damage at Golden and Battlefield. 1 mile North of the house.

Hope you all in North Springfield are ok sounds like the second go around got you all pretty good. Heard one was possibly going through North Springfield any confirmations on that?
There was a confirmed touch down at Division and 65, I think. It's moved on to Marshfield area.

I'm off of Republic Road. You know where that new Cody's convenient store is at? I live in the apartments next to that. I went to my dad's (over by KHS), but coming home, it didn't look like it did much here.

I work at Nauvalis Healthcare Solutions in northern Christian County (off AA). I heard it got some damage.

greg63
03-13-2006, 12:41 AM
Here's the latest national view.

Stinger
03-13-2006, 12:48 AM
There was a confirmed touch down at Division and 65, I think. It's moved on to Marshfield area.

I'm off of Republic Road. You know where that new Cody's convenient store is at? I live in the apartments next to that. I went to my dad's (over by KHS), but coming home, it didn't look like it did much here.

I work at Nauvalis Healthcare Solutions in northern Christian County (off AA). I heard it got some damage.

Hey neighbor we are also off of Republic. (across from Price Cutters) :)

Good to hear that there was not much damage in you neck of the woods either. Those reports about Rivercut and Battlefield and Golden where unconfirmed but I guess we will know better in the morning.

Hope the damage at Nauvalis was not too bad. Is it a healthcare facility with patients or just an office? Hope no one was hurt.

My 8 year old was a little weary of the storms out my 5 year old wanted to ride in the tornado....ROFL . She and I will have to have a talk if this daredevil streak continues in a few years.

luv
03-13-2006, 12:51 AM
Hey neighbor we are also off of Republic. (across from Price Cutters) :)

Good to hear that there was not much damage in you neck of the woods either. Those reports about Rivercut and Battlefield and Golden where unconfirmed but I guess we will know better in the morning.

Hope the damage at Nauvalis was not too bad. Is it a healthcare facility with patients or just an office? Hope no one was hurt.

My 8 year old was a little weary of the storms out my 5 year old wanted to ride in the tornado....ROFL . She and I will have to have a talk if this daredevil streak continues in a few years.
Nauvalis is just offices, basically. Definitely no patients. We had a shift going on, but everyone's okay.

Tell your daughter that it's not quite the same as the Gravitron at the fair. lol

kcfanXIII
03-13-2006, 01:11 AM
i'm happy to hear every one is making it through alright. i have a feeling this is going to be a violent spring. how many tornadoes have touched down? i've been at work, and aside from the quarter to golf ball size hail i saw, i have no idea whose been hit or any other details.

Rausch
03-13-2006, 01:50 AM
Sirens here went off all ****ing night.

Not that there's been a tornado within 10 miles of here in the last 80 years (too many hills n' bluffs) but don't let that fool the Cali girlfriend I live with.

Oh no, sirens go off we need to crawl down in the basement like ****ing prarie dogs until those scarry sounds stop...

Nightwish
03-13-2006, 02:02 AM
The hail just hit here about five minutes ago, about nickel sized, complete with the electricity flickering on and off. The wind is really starting to pick up, so something might be heading this way. We've still got an hour left under the tornado watch.

Nightwish
03-13-2006, 02:03 AM
Sirens here went off all ****ing night.

Not that there's been a tornado within 10 miles of here in the last 80 years (too many hills n' bluffs) but don't let that fool the Cali girlfriend I live with.

Oh no, sirens go off we need to crawl down in the basement like ****ing prarie dogs until those scarry sounds stop...
Well, it could always hit the river and follow it as a waterspout! That would take it right into downtown Jeff City, wouldn't it?

Rausch
03-13-2006, 02:13 AM
Well, it could always hit the river and follow it as a waterspout! That would take it right into downtown Jeff City, wouldn't it?

If it wanted to climb over some pretty big bluffs, yeah.

Damn near anywhere in JC has a big bluff ridge next to the Missouri river.

My house is also in a valley between two huge bluffs. We get some nasty rain and hail but we've never had a tornado touch down where I live in the town's history.

The house I live in will be 100 years old in 2014.

I think we're safe...

keg in kc
03-13-2006, 02:36 AM
Oh man, cali girls are bad news. I've left three or four in my wake, poor things.

MOhillbilly
03-13-2006, 06:55 AM
close only count in horseshoes and handgrenades.











i spent alittle time in the basement late lastnight.

Skip Towne
03-13-2006, 07:56 AM
close only count in horseshoes and handgrenades.











i spent alittle time in the basement late lastnight.
Pussy

MOhillbilly
03-13-2006, 08:02 AM
Pussy


cause i was nice to the little woman and went to the basement i got some of that afterwards.

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2006, 08:21 AM
Sirens here went off all ****ing night.

Not that there's been a tornado within 10 miles of here in the last 80 years (too many hills n' bluffs) but don't let that fool the Cali girlfriend I live with.

Oh no, sirens go off we need to crawl down in the basement like ****ing prarie dogs until those scarry sounds stop...

Yeah Jeff City never gets hit. It always screws us at the Lake of the Ozarks first then it dies down by time it hits you guys.

StcChief
03-13-2006, 09:26 AM
Those big Cells blew on thru N of Wentzville and on into Illinois... Jacksonville, Springfield area

These is the normal track for these over the years.

luv
03-13-2006, 09:28 AM
There's a lady who works first shift where I work who lives in Clever. They lost their house and everything.

sd4chiefs
03-13-2006, 09:54 AM
Okay, I hear you, and respect that. The only difference is that it appears you have somewhat of a warning before it hits. In CA, it just HITS without any warning. The 6.5 that hit my county came without warning. It knocked my arse to the ground. I hate Californiai.....

I am just happy that I didn't own a home in the New Orleans area.

Stinger
03-13-2006, 10:02 AM
There's a lady who works first shift where I work who lives in Clever. They lost their house and everything.

Ouch ... Everyone ok in the house?

Sounds like Nixa got hit fairly hard with some striaight line winds. Am not looking forward to looking at my roof ... Half dollar size to racketball size hail.

David.
03-13-2006, 10:29 AM
the tornadoes didn't effect us. The baseball size hail broke all our cars windows, beat the hell out of our cars bodies, tore our house siding and roof to hell though :/

last night sucked.



plus no class cancelled :(

Rain Man
03-13-2006, 10:32 AM
I got kin in Springfield and up near Hannibal. Did either of those areas take damage?

ct
03-13-2006, 10:39 AM
Is it true what they say about it sounding like a freight train??

Yes it is, and what passed over my house was only 'speculated' to be a tornado. There were no official sightings, it was early morning and still dark. The utility crews that came out later that day to repair the downed lines said it looked like a small one just skimmed the tree line over my and my neighbor's house, cutting across about 4 blocks just like that. Said the trees were not blown over, but rather twisted and wrenched in half, then thrown around. Happened so fast we were still trying to get into the hallway closet (no basement in that house) with the 2 kids when it was already over. Very very loud, sounded like living in an apartment just under multiple elavated train tracks, all of them with a passing train at that time.

Condolences and best wishes to anyone who suffered damage yesterday or overnight!!

|Zach|
03-13-2006, 11:23 AM
NSFW...very questionable language within.

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Rausch
03-13-2006, 11:36 AM
NSFW...very questionable language within.

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Is there any time of day Zach isn't surrounded by horny puntang?

StcChief
03-13-2006, 11:39 AM
I got kin in Springfield and up near Hannibal. Did either of those areas take damage?

Storms went well south of Hannibal MO
[Weather man] Tornado's then Jumped the River and went into Illinois
[/weather man] Thru S.Jacksonville IL tword Springfield IL.....

Jumped the river??? WTF.

I guess this is their news day in the spotlight.

|Zach|
03-13-2006, 11:40 AM
Is there any time of day Zach isn't surrounded by horny puntang?
When im on Chiefs Planet.

Sure-Oz
03-13-2006, 11:51 AM
This bitch came down on us for quite some time, it hailed atleast 2 or 3 diff times. Went from marble to golf,to ****in baseball for a few min. major hail damage on my parents cars and my 2nd car. ****ing sucks, atleast no tornados.
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/246/1775/28829.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/246/1775/28830.jpg

:cuss:

Pitt Gorilla
03-13-2006, 12:58 PM
It looks like God hates Columbia to me. I know I do.Interesting, Skip. KU cancelled classes today. Does God hate Lawrence?

Nightwish
03-13-2006, 01:07 PM
Storms went well south of Hannibal MO
[Weather man] Tornado's then Jumped the River and went into Illinois
[/weather man] Thru S.Jacksonville IL tword Springfield IL.....

Jumped the river??? WTF.Well, it is possible for a tornado to cross a river. At some spots, the Mississippi is only about a half mile wide, so depending on the width of the base of the funnel, it could always touch dry land, or it could turn into a waterspout and then back into a tornado as it crossed. But more likely, they were just different tornadoes produced by the same storm, in which case it was just a dumb thing for the weatherman to say.

Dartgod
03-13-2006, 01:07 PM
Does God hate Lawrence?
Why, yes. Yes I do.

MOhillbilly
03-13-2006, 03:57 PM
the tornadoes didn't effect us. The baseball size hail broke all our cars windows, beat the hell out of our cars bodies, tore our house siding and roof to hell though :/

last night sucked.



plus no class cancelled :(


have you seen my baseball?


http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/wearl_diaz_1079929989.jpeg



yeah theres a whole yard full of them.....

DMAC
03-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Anybody got any pics of their damage?

C-Mac
03-13-2006, 04:05 PM
Anybody got any pics of their damage?
Though not super dramatic...its something to look at.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=137223&page=1

Bob Dole
03-15-2006, 10:46 PM
If anyone in Springfield has any hail damage that they need repaired, drop Bob Dole a PM.

Bob Dole just found out that the company that repaired the $3700 worth of hail damage to Bob Dole's RX-8 (for 50% of the adjustment) has relocated to Springtown. These guys worked absolute miracles on the Mazda and get the Bob Dole Seal of Approval.