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Went and got my haircut tonight after work on the other side of town, at the shop my youngest daughter works at. Took her to supper after, left about 8:15, was one of those night that had that feel and look to it. Maybe could, maybe not, there were small storms all over on the doppler, because I checked it when I got in the pick-up.

Headed home down our main street, made the mistake of taking the center lane. About 1/3rd of the way home a dang nice funnel cloud went right over, (They ain't a tornado till they touch ground) Was too much traffic to get over before I was over the hill and lost site of it, took me about 3 more miles to get to a point I could see good again and it was gone back up in the clouds.

Got home, got out and did some prowling around the neighborhood on foot because there was not time before dark to hit the open country.

Did get this over behind my house, a small but nice wall cloud:



Thats it between the wires:



Wall clouds don't always have tornados behind them but often do, this one tonight didn't. Things were building good but once the sun went down it died out a lot, just gonna have rain and T-Storms tonight.
 

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Wow, I sure don't like the looks of that. I'll pass thank you very much. Those things scare the crap outta me.:eek::eek: My DH loves to watch storms roll in, over, and past. Not me, nope, I'm **** near hidden under the bed.
 

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Man you guys had some rough weather there. I'm surprised we didn't have any here!
The season is just starting, I'm glad this one didn't develope further, lots of campers out this weekend. NOAA didn't expect anything nasty and luckly it was close, but nothing bad since nothing touched down.

When I went out and took my break this afternoon I could feel it, just was in the air, reminded me of an evening 4 years and one day ago. When I got off work at 6 there were no watches or warnings, by a little over an hour later the warnings in our area started and at 7:30 this touched down about 40 miles SW of me and was on the ground for an hour and 40 minutes.

Was with in 15 miles of my house at it's worst and within 5 miles of where Iwork when still a F-3.



This one was not a "nice" one that would uproot a few trees and tear off a few roofs, the pros that had the mobile dopplers that I drove by on the way home as far as I know were able to only get one picture of and no video.

When it was 2.5 miles wide it went into the record book at #1 for width. And no way in hell would I try to catch one like that, I'm crazy, but not insane.;)

Fasinating things but they can be a bit dangerous, altough most years snow and/or lightning kill more folks in tornado alley than tornados do.
 

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No thank you. You can keep those. We get hurricaines, and they are bad enough. You can keep those funnels.
You keep those, I can either dodge a tornado, out run it most times if need be (don't try this unless it's the only option) or hide in the basement.

Besides the chances of one really hitting me or my house are minute, them things hit everything in site.
 
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