That was as close as I EVER want to come - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default That was as close as I EVER want to come

Ah, fathers day, what a day that was. I got home from work, the sun is shinning, it'* nice. I change in to my lounge pants, and sit down to relax. My kids are up stairs playing, my wife is folding laundry. I'm board, so I get up to help fold laundry, stop it she yells, it'* fathers day, you cant help. I'm still board, so I walk in to the family room, there'* my computer, I think, ah, internet, my old friend. As I walk over to the computer, what was that I here? It'* gone. I have VERY good hearing mind you, so I was sure I knew what I heard. So I yell to my wife in the other room, as she responds with WHAT? I crack the window open. Yep, I thought that was what I heard. I respond back by yelling, GRAB THE KIDS, THE SIRENS ARE ON!!! She rounds the corner to get the kids, I go the other way grabing a cell phone, then run to our room, throw on a shirt and sweat pants, throw teh rug back and open the door. The door is in the floor, ya, not my idea. I jump in to the hole, turn on the lights and jump back out. There'* the wife and kids, I run past them as they head for the basement. My wife yells, where you going? I yell back, I'll be right back. I grab my keys and head for the garage. Now I know what your thinking, but I was not going to save my baby. Instead I run across the driveway, open the door, and grab two sleeping bags that were left there from teh last weekend. As I head back to the house, I notice a rumble, and lound nonstop rumble. At this point my feet really picked up the pace. I run back in, throw the sleeping bags on the floor. Then I think, I've never seen a tornado. So I get the camera, and go for a peek.



That'* when I notice the rumbling again, it'* nonstop thunder. So I venture out a bit further, and notice a big black cloud, it'* rotating, and it'* low



What comes with tornados? Oh ya, hail. Better move the wifes van under the car port. Once under there the rain starts



I'm stuck here for a little while. Then as fast as it cam, it'* over.









The weather service said we were very lucky, that storm should have spawned a tornado, but never reached teh ground. Several started, but just didn't have it. Several miles to teh south, one did touch down and ripped the roof off of a school, and did a lot of damage. And a water spout was a bit to the north.

Yep, I wont forget this fathers day for a while
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 11:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 1,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
VigCS is on a distinguished road
Default

Holy crap
VigCS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 11:04 PM   #3
PopaDopaDo
True Car Nut
 
popatim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 4,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
popatim is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad your safe!
I had one touch down when I was a kid in Tx about 200 yards from us,
makiing a bee-line for the trailer park we lived in.
Us kids had no idea what it was and just stood there watching it form
and come down; most impressive. And like yours, *poof* it was gone.
It only lasted seconds but its seemed alot longer than that to my 8y.o. self,
its also a sound you'll never forget either.
popatim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 12:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

We stood on my back porch and watched a tornado go across the property behind ours a couple years ago. It was crazy.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 12:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Sycamore, IL
Posts: 2,361
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonnieBrougham is on a distinguished road
Default

Those pictures are AMAZING.
BonnieBrougham is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
come one come all ReallyAGXP Lounge 19 01-11-2007 12:19 PM
come to the chat room, come to the chat room, come come come wjcollier07 Lounge 12 11-23-2006 10:43 PM
I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! GOT IT!!!!! MOS95B Lounge 28 02-13-2006 03:38 PM
come out come out..... ratmfan2118 Lounge 4 06-16-2004 03:20 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.