Skip to comments.Lambert/St. Louis Airport Struck by Tornado
Posted on 04/22/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT by Strategerist
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 845 PM CDT FRI APR 22 2011
0843 PM TORNADO BRIDGETON 38.77N 90.43W 04/22/2011 ST. LOUIS MO EMERGENCY MNGR
AIR NATIONAL GUARD BUILDING DAMAGED...AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AT THE AIRPORT...AND CARS FLIPPED
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 817 PM CDT FRI APR 22 2011
0814 PM TORNADO BRIDGETON 38.77N 90.43W 04/22/2011 ST. LOUIS MO OFFICIAL NWS OBS
OBSERVER AT STL REPORTS TORNADO AT LAMBERT FIELD MOVING EAST
Dear God! Hopefully no people were injured (nor aircraft damaged for that matter). Friday eve is an awfully busy time at most airports.
Hope everyone is ok.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
855 PM CDT FRI APR 22 2011
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
0853 PM TORNADO BRIDGETON 38.77N 90.43W
04/22/2011 ST. LOUIS MO BROADCAST MEDIA
MAIN TERMINAL WINDOWS BLOWN OUT AT LAMBERT
AIRPORT....ROOF OFF OF CONCOURSE C...AND POWER OUTAGES
Per Twitter, some people cut by flying glass
I took my Air Force maintenance Q/A training at that base.
Friday evening,, lots of traffic around.. here’s where emergency planning can pay off.. Prayers BumP!
Most likely cut the number of flights per day in half for at least a month.
One can get live radio update here:
And the airport is now offically closed due to tornado damage.
Scanner audio for police and fire here...
“Scanner audio for police and fire here.”
Not much use to me..I am in Asia, hahaha
I use radiotime.com to hook me up with any radio station in the world.
It is a great service, and I use it to get all the talkers.
That shuttle is always late anyways
We can only hope there were no passengers on that van. And that the report of only some glass cuts is as bad as it gets. I never trust early reports.
Lots of ppl injured by flying glass. Highway 270 is a parking lot due to power lines down. Nasty little storm this was.
I got a breaking news tweet that said among other things semi standing on end. WOW!
Boy, do I feel fortunate!
Tornado causes injuries at St. Louis airport
ST. LOUIS Several people at Lambert Airport in St. Louis were injured Friday after an apparent tornado touched down, spewing debris over the airfield, bursting glass in the concourse and damaging cars atop a parking garage.
The tornado was part of a series of strong storms that struck central and eastern Missouri. Unconfirmed tornadoes were reported in several counties in the St. Louis area.
KMOX reporting jet blown off runway. 100 people waiting to be rescued... http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/04/22/possible-tornado-hits-lambert/
Well. Hello, Norm.
Well I hope they have it ready before the Packers have to play there.
(Well, somebody had to say it)
Looks like another rough night ahead
U.S. Severe Weather Alerts Map
Saw a crawl on Fox News about an hour ago... supposedly everyone was quickly evacuated from Busch Stadium in St. Louis during or before the baseball game vs. the Cincinnati Reds. I've been checking the Cardinals' game (in between the Red Sox vs LAA Angels game)... everything looks normal at Busch Stadium.
WHAT is going on with all these tornadoes this spring??
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/22/missouri.severe.weather/?hpt=T2 (some of the damage is in this video)
Once stood on the Ramp line when I worked there circa 2000, and watched a small tornado run right down the runway centerline, about 300 yards away.
They were going to get a good one eventually. The tornados come right down the hill on the west side of the airport, on to the property.
Yeah, you wouldn't want obama to miss that Packers/White Sox game.
I know I wouldn’t miss it....Bat’s against helmuts and pads....Brawl at the pitcher’s mound on the 50 yard line....
When I flew on Southwest recently they were having a problem with planes having an unexpected sunroof. Now I am flying American from Stl to DFW. Of course American flies out of Concourse C.
Still raining back there this morning.
Lot of homes wiped out by the Tornado path near the airport and across the Mississippi in Illinois as well.
He lives further North of the Airport and has no problems this round.
And, I hear you can land commercial jets right on the field! That's exciting. What other team has that convenience?
My husband used to work at Lambert. Ugh!!
SkyZoom 4 images of the Lambert Airport damage
Lambert passengers watch plane move, then evacuate terminal
Lambert Airport storm damage Concourse C
We’ve had a lot of heavy rain and it’s to continue for another five days. The sky last night was an evil color just after the sirens went off. The tornado that hit Lambert had touched down about ten miles southwest of us, then skipped over about thirty miles before hitting the airport. Pretty lucky for us as we were right in the path.
"Evil color" - pea green?
Glad you are all right. I read somewhere recently that the city of St. Louis proper has been hit by tornadoes more than any other major American city; this would be #23 or thereabouts.
This security video inside the airport really deserves it own thread cause it is amazing. (I will let someone else post if they like)
(massive tornado outbreak looks likely mon-weds) the worst so far this year
if the above link does not work try this one...
more and more amazing security videos inside of Lambert Airport are now being released. KMOV.com is showing them now on TV, they should be on their website soon.
I literally HATE that the liberals have turned the weather channel into this dirtworshiping globalists ‘greenies’, who cannot look at a literal map and give proper locations.
O’Fallon, actually. The tornado first touched down around New Melle, which is just to the west of the Busch Wildlife area. And the sky was a yellowish-green color.
New Years eve was the last time we retreated to the basement under a warning. Must be something about the holidays.
Wow. Those could cause some severe damage to everything. Imagine on one’s head.
When the threats are immanent I use the weather radio on my scanner. Accurate and portable.
As do I when in my particular area... BUT it was this thread that caught my attention last night there was severe weather in this state... so I turned on the weather channel, and all they focused in on was Lambert... and NORTHWEST of St. Louis proper.
I get a phone call message today, saying well how are your relatives, because of a FACEBOOK posting regarding damage... so I am caught feeling like wait a minute Maryland Heights in my mind is not NORTHWEST of St. Louis... Anyway good to hear you made it through the whirlwind last night.
I lived in STL all my life and Maryland Heights was always considered Northwest. Bridgeton & St. Ann are also in the Northwest area. Do you recall Northwest Plaza on the edge of St. Ann & Brigeton.
Hazelwood, Florissant, etc is North County
I have never lived in St. Louis or near it. But have been there and driven through the city too many times to count. Depending on the time of day and 'road' work dictates which interstate I select to get through the city. I do consider Florissant to be northwest, but never considered Maryland Heights to be northwest... due west but not northwest... as I literally leave the interstate to go north to get to Florissant but in my driving mind I stay very close to the interstate to go to Maryland Heights...