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> Have You Ever Seen a Tornado in Person?
Have You Ever Seen a Tornado?
Have You Ever Seen a Tornado in Person?
Yes [ 28 ] ** [42.42%]
No, but I want to. [ 34 ] ** [51.52%]
No, and I never want to. [ 4 ] ** [6.06%]
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kab2791
post Jun 7 2010, 01:44 PM
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After the latest Tornado Outbreak, I'm curious.

I never seen a tornado in person, but one day, I want to go storm chasing to see one. Right now, I'm not willing to sacrifice the money for a lot of gas.

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post Jun 7 2010, 01:49 PM
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No but I want too. I saw a funnel cloud though.


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post Jun 7 2010, 01:51 PM
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Yep, two of 'em. They were only F-1s and were brief, but they were tornados. Even in SoCal we get a taste of severe weather sometimes.


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post Jun 7 2010, 01:54 PM
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I've seen a lot of them. Always from a distance though.


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post Jun 7 2010, 02:16 PM
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I saw a light funnel from far away.
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post Jun 7 2010, 02:19 PM
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Do very low funnels count?


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post Jun 7 2010, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE(futureweatherman12 @ Jun 7 2010, 02:19 PM) *
Do very low funnels count?

Where do you draw the line between funnel and tornado? I always thought they were the same thing unless it's a waterspout.
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post Jun 7 2010, 02:26 PM
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QUOTE(harmelrhy @ Jun 7 2010, 03:24 PM) *
Where do you draw the line between funnel and tornado? I always thought they were the same thing unless it's a waterspout.

Funnel Clouds never reach the ground. Tornadoes are on the ground.


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post Jun 7 2010, 02:28 PM
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QUOTE(futureweatherman12 @ Jun 7 2010, 02:26 PM) *
Funnel Clouds never reach the ground. Tornadoes are on the ground.

Then why do you hear people say a tornado touched down? Can't they just say tornado?
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post Jun 7 2010, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE(harmelrhy @ Jun 7 2010, 02:28 PM) *
Then why do you hear people say a tornado touched down? Can't they just say tornado?


Those are the weenies of the world who don't know a difference.


In one wild day of my life, I saw two funnels and they were the only funnels I've ever seen. Never saw a tornado.

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QUOTE(hckyplayer8 @ Jun 7 2010, 02:40 PM) *
Those are the weenies of the world who don't know a difference.
In one wild day of my life, I saw two funnels and they were the only funnels I've ever seen. Never saw a tornado.

I guess I won't argue with two weather guys. blink.gif
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QUOTE(harmelrhy @ Jun 7 2010, 02:28 PM) *
Then why do you hear people say a tornado touched down? Can't they just say tornado?


You'll see us state that as :the initial point at which the tornado touches the ground"...hence making a difference between a funnel and a tornado. For instance...while the tornado was ongoing, it could be referred as "the tornado touched down outside of Elmwood".


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QUOTE(harmelrhy @ Jun 7 2010, 02:42 PM) *
I guess I won't argue with two weather guys. blink.gif


I'm just telling it as it is.  tongue.gif


Funnel clouds (unless so low that they cause damage to elevated objects) have zero impact on the ground.

You will not see funnel clouds included in the severe report by SPC.



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post Jun 7 2010, 02:53 PM
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I've only seen funnel clouds.


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seen a tornado when i was 12 but it was far away... now i kinda wanna go go chase one


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post Jun 7 2010, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE(hckyplayer8 @ Jun 7 2010, 02:40 PM) *
Those are the weenies of the world who don't know a difference.
In one wild day of my life, I saw two funnels and they were the only funnels I've ever seen. Never saw a tornado.

The people who create dictionaries must not know what they are talking about when they define tornadoes then.
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post Jun 7 2010, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE(futureweatherman12 @ Jun 7 2010, 03:19 PM) *
Do very low funnels count?

Nope, but still, that's better than anything I've seen. At least you live in a more rural/open area.


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QUOTE(harmelrhy @ Jun 7 2010, 03:57 PM) *
The people who create dictionaries must not know what they are talking about when they define tornadoes then.

"It's the suck zone." wink.gif


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QUOTE(harmelrhy @ Jun 7 2010, 02:57 PM) *
The people who create dictionaries must not know what they are talking about when they define tornadoes then.


Taken straight from the Merriam-Webster dictionary.


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Main Entry: tor·na·do
Pronunciation: \tȯr-ˈnā-(ˌ)dō\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural tor·na·does or tor·na·dos
Etymology: modification of Spanish tronada thunderstorm, from tronar to thunder, from Latin tonare — more at thunder
Date: 1556

1 archaic : a tropical thunderstorm
2 a : a squall accompanying a thunderstorm in Africa b : a violent destructive whirling wind accompanied by a funnel-shaped cloud that progresses in a narrow path over the land
3 : a violent windstorm : whirlwind


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Main Entry: funnel cloud
Function: noun
Date: circa 1909

: a funnel-shaped cloud that projects from the base of a thundercloud and that often precedes the formation of a tornado; also : tornado 2b




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I remember asking my grandpa why we didn't see many tornados in New Mexico when I was about 4 or 5. He told me that they would just bounce off the mountains.

Fast forward to about 25 years later, we were in the middle of a huge storm and a tornado had touched down in a town up the road from me at over 10,000 feet above sea level. As I was under my bed cowering, I thought, "It's not possible! How didn't it bounce off the mountain?" Then I realized that my grandpa LIED TO ME. ohmy.gif


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