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Lambert/St. Louis Airport Struck by Tornado
National Weather Service ^ | April 22, 2011

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: lambert; stlouis; tornado
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Per Twitter windows shattered at some of the terminals.
1 posted on 04/22/2011 7:02:39 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Dear God! Hopefully no people were injured (nor aircraft damaged for that matter). Friday eve is an awfully busy time at most airports.


2 posted on 04/22/2011 7:05:27 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Strategerist

Hope everyone is ok.


3 posted on 04/22/2011 7:05:40 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: EDINVA

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....
..REMARKS..

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


4 posted on 04/22/2011 7:09:10 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: Strategerist

I took my Air Force maintenance Q/A training at that base.

Hated it!

;-)


5 posted on 04/22/2011 7:16:04 PM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: Strategerist

Friday evening,, lots of traffic around.. here’s where emergency planning can pay off.. Prayers BumP!


6 posted on 04/22/2011 7:17:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Strategerist
Sounds like this will have an impact on this airport for some time to come.

Most likely cut the number of flights per day in half for at least a month.

7 posted on 04/22/2011 7:21:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Strategerist

Storm brings heavy rain, hail, tornadoes to St. Louis area

STLtoday.com

8 posted on 04/22/2011 7:22:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Strategerist

One can get live radio update here:

http://radiotime.com/WebTuner.aspx?StationId=35759&;


9 posted on 04/22/2011 7:23:16 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: AlexW
Also here:

http://www.kmox.com

And the airport is now offically closed due to tornado damage.

10 posted on 04/22/2011 7:36:20 PM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, and IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: AlexW

Scanner audio for police and fire here...

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=4176


11 posted on 04/22/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

“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.


12 posted on 04/22/2011 7:44:11 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: NormsRevenge

That shuttle is always late anyways


13 posted on 04/22/2011 7:44:24 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

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.


14 posted on 04/22/2011 7:47:06 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Strategerist

Lots of ppl injured by flying glass. Highway 270 is a parking lot due to power lines down. Nasty little storm this was.


15 posted on 04/22/2011 7:50:25 PM PDT by misharu (I am an Independent Conservative who caucuses with the Republicans (for now).)
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To: misharu

I got a breaking news tweet that said among other things semi standing on end. WOW!


16 posted on 04/22/2011 7:56:07 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: tutstar
After staying overnight in St. Charles (5 miles from the airport), I left the area about 2pm, thankfully. I pointed out to my son how dark the sky looked to the Northwest (somewhat less dark than the Southwest sky).

Boy, do I feel fortunate!

HF

17 posted on 04/22/2011 8:05:35 PM PDT by holden
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To: misharu

Tornado causes injuries at St. Louis airport
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110423/ap_on_re_us/us_missouri_storms
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.


18 posted on 04/22/2011 8:27:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Strategerist

KMOX reporting jet blown off runway. 100 people waiting to be rescued... http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/04/22/possible-tornado-hits-lambert/


19 posted on 04/22/2011 8:27:23 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well. Hello, Norm.


20 posted on 04/22/2011 8:28:30 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: Strategerist

Well I hope they have it ready before the Packers have to play there.

(Well, somebody had to say it)


21 posted on 04/22/2011 8:30:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WSGilcrest

Howdy!

Looks like another rough night ahead

U.S. Severe Weather Alerts Map
http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp


22 posted on 04/22/2011 8:40:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Strategerist; La Enchiladita; NautiNurse; Nick Danger; misterrob; big'ol_freeper; Boston Blackie; ..
Prayers for everyone involved...

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??

23 posted on 04/22/2011 8:45:27 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Strategerist

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/22/missouri.severe.weather/?hpt=T2 (some of the damage is in this video)


24 posted on 04/22/2011 8:48:38 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Strategerist
a couple local photos sent into kmov from some of their viewers..

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25 posted on 04/22/2011 8:56:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Strategerist

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.


26 posted on 04/22/2011 9:09:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: Strategerist
50% of the windows at Lambert Airport's main terminal have been blown out. The Concourse C area of the airport may not be structurally sound.
27 posted on 04/22/2011 10:11:52 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: dfwgator
Well I hope they have it ready before the Packers have to play there.

Yeah, you wouldn't want obama to miss that Packers/White Sox game.

28 posted on 04/23/2011 8:05:09 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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I know I wouldn’t miss it....Bat’s against helmuts and pads....Brawl at the pitcher’s mound on the 50 yard line....


29 posted on 04/23/2011 8:34:09 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: stlnative

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.


30 posted on 04/23/2011 9:05:41 AM PDT by heylady
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To: NormsRevenge
Just talked to my brother,...he didn't mention the Hail...Man that will do some damage too.

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.

31 posted on 04/23/2011 9:36:24 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: nevergore
I know I wouldn’t miss it.

And, I hear you can land commercial jets right on the field! That's exciting. What other team has that convenience?

32 posted on 04/23/2011 9:47:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: TSgt

My husband used to work at Lambert. Ugh!!


33 posted on 04/23/2011 9:57:00 AM PDT by Monkey Face ("I regret I wasn't born with opposable toes." Calvin to Hobbes)
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To: Strategerist

SkyZoom 4 images of the Lambert Airport damage
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/SkyZoom-4-images-of-the-Lambert-Airport-damage-120536224.html


34 posted on 04/23/2011 10:51:06 AM PDT by stlnative
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Lambert passengers watch plane move, then evacuate terminal

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Lambert-passengers-watch-plane-move-then-evacuate-terminal-120532999.html


35 posted on 04/23/2011 10:52:27 AM PDT by stlnative
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Lambert Airport storm damage Concourse C

http://www.ksdk.com/life/community/gallerypublic.aspx?plckGalleryID=3590e4f9-31b1-4654-ae01-d99acd83cd33


36 posted on 04/23/2011 11:12:43 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


37 posted on 04/23/2011 11:17:58 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Wow... So you're down in Eureka or Webster Groves or Fenton. Years ago we used to live in Fenton, on the hill overlooking the (former) Chrysler factory.

"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.

38 posted on 04/23/2011 11:50:01 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

bttt


39 posted on 04/23/2011 12:00:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Strategerist

This security video inside the airport really deserves it own thread cause it is amazing. (I will let someone else post if they like)

http://origin.ksdk.com/news/article/255902/3/Security-camera-catches-Lambert-Airport-storm-chaos


40 posted on 04/23/2011 1:24:28 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: stlnative

rated EF4

(massive tornado outbreak looks likely mon-weds) the worst so far this year


41 posted on 04/23/2011 1:27:31 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: stlnative

if the above link does not work try this one...

http://www.ksdk.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=916459882001


42 posted on 04/23/2011 1:32:37 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: janetjanet998

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.


43 posted on 04/23/2011 1:38:15 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Second Amendment First
Somebody sure had it WRONG on the weather channel last night as they kept saying that NORTHWEST of St. Louis proper was the path.... Well I have relatives in the Maryland Heights area and I did NOT consider this NORTHWEST of St. Louis and today I find out that the Maryland Heights areas apparently got uprooted pretty good.

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.

44 posted on 04/23/2011 1:39:10 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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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.


45 posted on 04/23/2011 1:51:40 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow. Those could cause some severe damage to everything. Imagine on one’s head.


46 posted on 04/23/2011 1:52:36 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Just mythoughts

When the threats are immanent I use the weather radio on my scanner. Accurate and portable.


47 posted on 04/23/2011 1:54:19 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First
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.

48 posted on 04/23/2011 2:02:17 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

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


49 posted on 04/23/2011 2:13:49 PM PDT by stlnative
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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...

50 posted on 04/23/2011 2:19:59 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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