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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2760 on: April 28, 2012, 06:37:36 PM »
I found an interesting Q&A with someone who survived a direct impact from the Tuscaloosa tornado.  It is a good read if you have a few minutes.

http://www.reddit.com/r/tabled/comments/swx7x/table_iama_survivor_of_the_april_27th_2011/

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2761 on: May 03, 2012, 04:53:16 PM »
New video has been posted of the the monsterous north Alabama EF-5 as it passed near Hackleburg and Phil Campbell. This home was on the very edge of the path and winds I'd say are easily in the 80-100mph range. The sound is incredible and the motion of the funnel for a tornado nearly a mile wide is absolutely astounding.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLDR-mfO5Ms
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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2762 on: May 05, 2012, 12:46:47 PM »
It's like an unstoppable sinister entity with a mind bent on making it's 132 mile journey of death and destruction. Seeing the steady,deliberate movement across the screen and wondering what maybe going on at that moment for the people in it's path is painful.

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2763 on: May 05, 2012, 09:58:14 PM »
Just when I thought I had seen all of the Tuscaloosa tornado videos, here's one I haven't seen. It's possible it's already been posted but this is the birth of the tornado as shot by a couple of people at Walgreen's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5lcPU5g66Q&feature=g-vrec

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2764 on: May 06, 2012, 02:00:33 PM »
New video has been posted of the the monsterous north Alabama EF-5 as it passed near Hackleburg and Phil Campbell. This home was on the very edge of the path and winds I'd say are easily in the 80-100mph range. The sound is incredible and the motion of the funnel for a tornado nearly a mile wide is absolutely astounding.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLDR-mfO5Ms
Watching those trees whip around being pulled towards the funnel...I remember six years ago seeing the trees in my backyard doing the same thing. That guy is extremely lucky that it went just to the right of his house. It's a really good video...but I have PC speakers that are not worth anything so I didn't get to hear the rumble from it lol.

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2765 on: May 06, 2012, 05:22:22 PM »
Watching those trees whip around being pulled towards the funnel...I remember six years ago seeing the trees in my backyard doing the same thing. That guy is extremely lucky that it went just to the right of his house. It's a really good video...but I have PC speakers that are not worth anything so I didn't get to hear the rumble from it lol.

When you get a chance, check it out. The sound is more awesome than the video...in a terrible sort of way.

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2766 on: August 03, 2012, 12:21:59 PM »
This is coverage by Fox6 as the tornado is approaching Birmingham. Of all the videos I've seen, this one has the clearest footage of large debris falling ahead of the tornado and tremendous lightning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VesijCnK63M&feature=g-vrec

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2767 on: August 22, 2014, 04:47:10 PM »
If you have any interest in severe weather...you must read this BAMS article which was published online today on the outbreak. Every single word. I implore you...

http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00229.1

Supplement...
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/suppl/10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00229.1/suppl_file/10.1175_bams-d-11-00229.2.pdf

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2768 on: August 22, 2014, 10:52:12 PM »
I need to read this.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2769 on: August 26, 2014, 11:14:43 PM »
I spotted an error in that. With Figure 5, on diagram "e", it says "Marion/Winston EF4" with the supercell that produced the Haleyville EF3, which is subsequently corrected in diagram "f".

Also, that line segment producing a tornado with a 95 km path length is silly, despite it really being more of a semi-discrete supercell embedded within.

Those four examples of extreme damage from the outbreak really sum it up, these tornadoes were entirely different animals.
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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2770 on: April 27, 2015, 08:18:38 AM »
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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2771 on: April 28, 2015, 12:17:22 PM »
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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2772 on: April 28, 2015, 06:26:38 PM »
If you're at a desktop/laptop and haven't seen this, you should:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/afterthestorm/index.html#/the-life-before-and-the-life-after

Holy crap this is amazing.

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2773 on: April 28, 2015, 07:09:45 PM »
Incredible ....

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Re: Super Outbreak 2011 (April 25-28)
« Reply #2774 on: April 28, 2015, 10:27:59 PM »
Very powerful and well done.

 

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