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Old 11-13-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Here are some pictures from my town yesterday. I did not capture an image of a funnel, but we saw one about a mile west of my apartment that swirled down about halfway to the ground and then went back up into the clouds. The weather was pretty wild. Here are two images, and I hope they somewhat captured the freakiness of the whole thing. Keep in mind, these clouds are VERY low, and reportedly moving 55mph.





In the second picture on the left side, you can see a little patch of whispy clouds that was being sucked up into the rest of the storm. There were little patches like this that would spin or move straight up, which was pretty crazy. I'm also including a link to a local news station. Go to the page, then click on the video title "November Tornadoes" on the left side of the screen.

http://www.whotv.com/Global/story.asp?*=4110986

*The first camera shots in that video are looking down a street close to my apartment! The houses in the background of my pictures are part of the housing subdivision that is shown in the video. We really missed the worst of it!
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thats freaky!...what time of the day was it?...the skys over toronto did that about 3 months ago at around 3pm only there where no reported funnel clouds but the rain was moving horizontaly (looked like a wind tunnle test over the cars) and the lightning can about every 1 second
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Those are AWESOM pics.....

Wish it would get crazy like that up here again. Been a while
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So...... exactly THREE days after we have a tornado that destroys numerous structures and kills an elderly lady.......


WE GET THIS!


Gotta love the weather in the Midwest!
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lol that looks like michigan for ya.
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So...... exactly THREE days after we have a tornado that destroys numerous structures and kills an elderly lady.......


WE GET THIS!


Gotta love the weather in the Midwest!
i spy with my little eye, an oldsmobile cutlass ciera
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Goodness gracious..... leave it to an automotive forum to pick out the half-snow-covered cars in the parking lot That'* good stuff!

Yes, it'* a Cutlass Ciera, and I was riding in it on Saturday after the storm. The guy who owns it went tornado chasing with his wife. I forget what year it is, but it'* still a pretty nice ride.
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Don't like the weather, wait five min.....LOL

Midwest weather modo lol
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Goodness gracious..... leave it to an automotive forum to pick out the half-snow-covered cars in the parking lot That'* good stuff!

Yes, it'* a Cutlass Ciera, and I was riding in it on Saturday after the storm. The guy who owns it went tornado chasing with his wife. I forget what year it is, but it'* still a pretty nice ride.
the gm a-bodies are good cars imo, my fav is the chevy celebrity (little sleeper with the 2.8v6)

is it snowing over there still?
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It ended up snowing all day yesterday, and through a lot of last night. Winds were blowing at 35+ mph, so it made for some crazy road conditions. So I present this, exactly 4 days after a TORNADO.


Saturday the high was 66 degrees; today, the projected high is 26 degrees. If I wasn't here, I almost wouldn't believe it. It'* true: if you don't like the weather in the Midwest, come back tomorrow.
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