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Rare Tornado Strikes Southern California

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posted on May, 23 2008 @ 09:05 PM
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apart from damage they provoke.. the shoots are great




posted on May, 23 2008 @ 10:16 PM
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Oddly enough Torrance was just cloudy but didn't really rain. But what was kind of interesting that I don't see all the time is I saw a C-17 fly into Long Beach, those things ridiculously massive. Then later in the early evening I saw a UN helicopter fly by in Torrance. Don't know what they where doing but definitely an interesting sight. On the way back into OC you could see the heavy rain clouds hanging over the area still though. At this time it's still stormy but nothing too terribly unstable has passed by this area it seems.



posted on May, 23 2008 @ 11:06 PM
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posted on May, 24 2008 @ 01:03 AM
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Ya know, MemoryShock, we had bad storms here in Atlanta this past week again. and have down here a lot this year.

Glad to hear you escaped its wrath.



posted on May, 24 2008 @ 01:05 AM
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Amazing photographs!

My wife and I were just talking the other day, and I said "You'll know it's bad when the volcanos start erupting"

What a kick in the head when I saw the pictures you posted.

Thanks!



posted on May, 24 2008 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by ElectricUncleSam

Wasn't there a tornado in London or something recently... And is it normal to get them in Europe? I'm not sure that's why I'm asking! Thanks!


We expect around 30-40 reported tornadoes in the UK each year. The number appears to be rising but that's mainly because most of ours occur in association with active cold fronts, are often not obviously visible like those in the US plains and in the past any damage has tended to be blamed on just violent wind gusts. A lot more people are now aware we have tornadoes and of how to identify them. I suspect it's a similar story in other parts of Europe and other places not traditionally thought of us being tornado prone.

Conversely there is also an increasing tendency for the media to blame any serious wind storm damage on tornadoes - having got them to accept we do get tornadoes here we need to educate them about straight line gusts and the like now!



posted on May, 24 2008 @ 07:04 AM
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I wonder how many "insiders" having knowledge of planned HAARP directed weather augmentation have their E*Trade open and mouse clicking finger poised on the BUY BUY UY button for Home Depot stock upon getting that data....

or to take it a step further. .how many major stock owners in Lumber/Home repair companies/commodities can actually under the table "buy" ..."HAARP TIME" collectively .... to enter coordinates for specific dates..

if it was available .... do you think SOME people WOULDN'T blink an EYE at the chance??






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posted on May, 24 2008 @ 07:40 AM
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as a child growing up in the socal area i remember distinctly the weather gradually changing right after the mount st. helens eruption . i've also seen what is called dust devils that were as large or even larger than those reported tornadoes on countless occasions . water spouts are not so uncommon here also . i could be wrong but i belive that there is not a huge difference in the inner working's of a dust devil and a tornado only the weather surrounding and creating them .
here's some info on the dust devil's www.wrh.noaa.gov...
www.inflowimages.com...
maybe the Chilean volcano is having something to do with the weather we are having . hopefully it will help give socal back it's Mediterranean climate of day's past .

[edit on 24-5-2008 by ironman433]



posted on May, 24 2008 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by kupoliveson
COME ON???? When are we all going to get it? We have sky-rocketing gas and food prices, a BS war, the us economy is caput and now all of these natural disasters to contend with?!? In the past month we have seen- tornadoes (in places where there really are not supposed to be tornadoes-like California, Atlanta- Georgia, Alabama, and Colorado), florida is on fire (still burning by the way), and predictions that this hurricane season is going to be bad!!!!!! How much can the american people contend with? What is going to be the breaking point? 5$ gas? or maybe 6$ gas? Come on if you had to chose to pay your rent/mortgage or buy your children food which one would you pick? The costs of food are raising very fast! There does have to be a breaking point, this can not continue on forever! The scary part is that gas typically increases over the summer so we have not even felt the increased cost of either the new formulations of gas (which NEVER made any sense to me but I digress) and 135$ a barrel oil... If we have a major hurricane affecting Texas or Lousianna we are in a world of s**T!


Ok, just so nobody else falls into this trap... the area that got hit in Colorado actually is one of the hotspots for the propogation of tornados because of the way the front range directs the winds and air layers. They said something about this on the Weather Channel yesterday (I think they said that area also has the highest frequency of funnel clouds).

Don't be a fanatic... there's this area called 'Tornado Alley' that fringes on some of the states you listed. Tornados, although infrequent, do hit other areas in the U.S. Do some research before shooting like that.

Tornado Frequency in Tornado Alley

Denver, Colorado
Our late season base location is Denver, Colorado. In a typical spring, Denver offers easy access to regions that experience high tornado activity in June and early July. It is common for the Central and Northern Plains (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas), to experience the most significant severe weather during this period. The plains of Eastern Colorado are particularly active during June and early July. That is why Denver was chosen as the base for our late tours.


Here's the tornado data from 1950-1995 for CO:
Colorado Tornados

Year/Tornadoes/Deathes/Injuries/Cost Adjusted
1950 2 0 1 65,607
1951 8 0 2 68,840
1952 3 0 6 715,986
1953 14 0 0 137,565
1954 9 0 0 25,862
1955 18 0 1 739,358
1956 10 0 0 1,802
1957 24 0 1 35,674
1958 18 0 5 98,862
1959 1 0 0 54,335
1960 14 2 3 658,201
1961 13 0 2 169,747
1962 25 0 0 19,581
1963 3 0 0 10,334
1964 2 0 0 5,100
1965 32 0 5 377,565
1966 11 0 0 4,880
1967 21 0 8 1,051,456
1968 6 0 2 100,411
1969 10 0 0 95,213
1970 5 0 0 44,826
1971 16 0 9 4,303,028
1972 11 0 3 45,770
1973 11 0 5 391,723
1974 12 0 0 352,789
1975 20 0 0 449,654
1976 42 0 1 397,368
1977 32 0 3 1,046,264
1978 18 0 3 281,549
1979 37 0 1 2,422,901
1980 25 0 0 27,440
1981 25 0 44 20,893,936
1982 58 0 0 25,462
1983 32 0 0 181,529
1984 41 0 0 243,638
1985 26 0 5 370,303
1986 20 0 6 1,602,774
1987 40 0 0 44,539
1988 47 0 7 15,307,604
1989 22 0 0 295,826
1990 55 0 16 12,646,658
1991 76 0 0 626,883
1992 81 0 4 172,426
1993 71 0 14 1,248,494
1994 46 0 0 21,338
1995 48 0 0 230,323
Total 1161 2 157 68,111,424
Avg/year 25 0 3 1,480,684


I can't really find any data on '95 to present, but I can say that it has been relatively quiet for the last few years or so.

In 1985, we had one helluva disaster here in Cheyenne. The tornado sirens went off, there were several of them, and then when everyone was all tucked nicely in their basements, we had severe flash flooding. It was some screwed up weather there, but not abnormal by any means... but, anyone who has lived in this area knows that weather around here is anything BUT normal! We have experienced snowfall in every month at least a couple times in our history here, including July 4th!

Historical Flood Information - Missouri Basin

The Cheyenne Wyoming Flood of August 1-2, 1985

By late afternoon on August 1, 1985, a stationary thunderstorm developed over Cheyenne, Wyoming, producing record amounts of rainfall. In approximately a 3-hour time span, six plus inches of rainfall occurred. The storm produced at least one tornado, heavy rains, and hail. In some parts of town, hail piled up to depths of 4-6 feet. The severe flooding resulted in 12 deaths, 70 people were injured, and total damages exceeded $61 million.


Like I said, they first issued a tornado warning, then the flood warning. Of course, these warnings are usually about 5 minutes AFTER the occurance starts, and some people didn't have a radio, or were relying on the grid to power their TV's and radios. 12 deaths, and uncountable amounts of animal deaths doe to being locked in basements (apartments, homes, etc). Fun times.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 02:43 AM
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Nibiru incoming...

been here many times and we are still here,but we are going to see amazing things in the near future.



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 04:46 AM
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The HAARP antenna array focuses a beam towards the ionosphere that causes the atoms in the atmosphere to flip their poles and drills a hole up to the ionosphere which heats the ionosphere out to thirty miles and becomes a hard upper deck that they can shoot radio waves off that bounce back to the earth that they can focus in one area to 1. communicate with submarines and create over the horizon radar 2. move the jet stream 3. penetrate the earth and provide below surface mapping and all this can create EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMI'S, HURRICANES, TORNADOES... DEATH AND ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION. WHEN THE HUMANS FINALLY REALIZE THAT THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS AND THE ELITES ARE NOT HUMAN the puzzle will break. Welcome to the farm, throw another baby on the fire because the people you think care about you do not and that means all of them.



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