Tornados in britain. Ive not heard of such a thing, have you had them in the past?
Were there thunder storms?, If you had thunder storms I'd bet you'all had a twister.
A few years ago, during an El nino event, we had a particularly strong set of storms blow through in march.
I was at work, I was a cnc machinist with a mfg firm in the area.I was running parts on the big cnc lathe in the shop, it was big enough for me to
stand up inside of it, and I heard an odd sound coming from what I thought was the machine. We were turing parts at the very edge of the machining
envelope. At the speeds we we were working with if something happend like a broken tool or the part was about to come out of the chuck , the only
clue you would have was a change in sound of the the machine.
While running a part I could hear a distinct rumble, I immediately hit the emergency stop button, to stop what could be a multi-thousand dollar
incident if a part came out of the chuck. I checked and everything was ok, the rumbling was still going on, and none of the other machinists seemed to
notice what was going on.It was a loud shop, but my machine was by the back wall so I could hear the train track that ran behind the shop.
I figured that it was a freight train running behind the shop, so i went over to the door and took a peak outside, and I saw the roof of the old shed
next door go flying by. I immediately ran to my machine, hitting the lock out switch as I went by it, I was ready tovjump inside and close the door.
The machine weighed 19-1/2 tons and was bolted to the 1' thick concrete floor, so I was sure it wasnt going anywhere. If the roof started to come off
the building I was in there in a second.
Well, my boss saw the emergency stop flasher on and came over to see what was up, and I told him that a tornado came by. His first expression was
then it was
. There are no tornados around here he exclaimed, and chewed me out for stopping the machine.
A couple of minutes after the boss went back to his office, the power went out. So we all got to go home. When I got home the power was also out
there, so i decided to crack a pint of stout, sit on the porch and watch the storm. While I sitting on the porch, a group of local hooligans,
gangbangers(Parkside Bulldogs), were strutting by and one of them pointed to the sky and they all started running down the street. There arent may
thing that will make the bulldogs run away, the police heli is one, but it was a rather large funnel cloud swinging around in the sky that gave them
the fright. I have never seen such a group of toughs run so fast in my life.
It was slowly rotating around just to the west of my house, trying to form into a full fledged tornado. I was big enough to get me to run to the
basement door and hang out.
The point of my rather long story is that we had maybe a funnel cloud every few years years, now we have them every year with at least
The worlds climate is changing.
I have met people from the US midwest and south that ask me how I can live in an area with earthquakes, and I reply that I would rather have the
ground shake every few years than have the "finger of god" come down and erase everything once season.