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    Thunderstorms

    I snapped a picture of a mesocyclone forming over my house, This storm spawned a funnel cloud over Orlando last week.
    Its a negative image to improve the cloud resolution..

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    Awesome picture!

    I'm a big fan of storms as long as no one is hurt and not much property is hurt.

    We had a major storm roll through last week. I was sleeping (it was around 1am), and the boom that woke me up sounded more like an explosion vs thunder. I laid there wondering if I should look and see who's house blew up. About then I saw a ton of lightning and about 1hr of constant rumbles.
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    I love storms, just wish more A/C unit's would be hit by lightning.

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    I hate storms. A year ago in May my house was destroyed by a tornado i lost just about everything. I was in the house with my family and got in the hallway covered us with a mattress and rode it out. I thought we were all going to die. So i moved back to California from Missourri and enrolled in a tech school to learn hvac.

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    I was driving last week in a storm then suddenly it was quiet and no rain then I realized I was driving under the eye. pulled over and rolled down window looked up and it awesome then the rain caught up to me, I sat there about 10 min. and watched it go by never did touch down. If I was single and younger I'd like to travel with some storm chasers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bt84 View Post
    I hate storms. A year ago in May my house was destroyed by a tornado i lost just about everything. I was in the house with my family and got in the hallway covered us with a mattress and rode it out. I thought we were all going to die. So i moved back to California from Missourri and enrolled in a tech school to learn hvac.
    So, you have exchanged a tornado for an earthquake...
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    Yeah i figured that earthquakes were a little less frequent than tornados.

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    Thats an awesome picture. I'm sure in Florida you get to see some awesome thundersorms. My dad took this picture of a supercell just outside of Goodland Kansas 6 years ago. I wish I could have been there to see that. I've never seen a supercell like that so close.


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    As a kid I once looked out my front window, drawn to it by how dark it had become outside during what otherwise would've been a bright spring mid-afternoon. I looked up. I saw what looked like a huge stack of rings rotating in the sky. I was awestruck. It kept turning, slowly moving east, but didn't appear to lower.

    Next thing I know my friend is riding his bike at high speed into the cul-de-sac. He spots me at the window and points frantically at the sky, yelling "tornado! tornado!" I yell back through the glass, seeing lightning strikes on the increase and thick raindrops beginning to fall, "I know! Get in here!" motioning him with my hand.

    And what do we do once he's inside? Stand there at the window, mesmerized, watching the funnel cloud until it dissolved into the surrounding clouds. Ah, kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bt84 View Post
    I hate storms. A year ago in May my house was destroyed by a tornado i lost just about everything. I was in the house with my family and got in the hallway covered us with a mattress and rode it out. I thought we were all going to die. So i moved back to California from Missourri and enrolled in a tech school to learn hvac.
    Where in Missouri did you live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bt84 View Post
    Yeah i figured that earthquakes were a little less frequent than tornados.
    I am hearing more talk that California may be VERY close to the "big one." Seismologist types on Discovery, Nat Geo, etc.
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