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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:02 PM
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Tornado came within 100 feet of our house last night.
There was no warning. We were outside just minutes before it hit. We heard rumbles of thunder and went inside. I then looked out the window and noticed the sky was turning green. As the storm approached, I saw what looked like a rotating wall cloud. I thought it was strange since there were no warnings. I know that rotating wall cloud may mean tornado, so I told my family to get away from the windows and run to the hallway. Then I saw a wall of white rushing towards the house, and a brilliant flash of green as the power went out. That's when I decided it would be smart to join my family.

Power was restored this afternoon, and that is when I went online and found out it was a tornado. A local storm survey team assessed the damage as caused by an F1 Tornado. It was 50 yard wide and stayed on the ground for 500 yards. I don't think I saw the actual tornado, but that rotating wall cloud was like something out of a chaser's video. It was quite a thrill for a weather geek like me to see. No injuries, but a few houses in our subdivision had some moderate damage (none to our house, thankfully). Here's how close it came to us:



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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-23-06 10:04 AM
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1. Wow!
I saw a rotating wall cloud in Maryland, of all places, last year. It was just beautiful and frightening. No touchdowns, though there were a couple little half-hearted funnel clouds. Glad you and your family are safe!
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 07:02 PM
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2. Glad you're play
Bad when they sneak up on you.
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