Skip to comments.Tornado Outbreak - OK, KS, NE, IA, MO, MN, WI
Posted on 05/19/2013 1:47:32 PM PDT by dirtboy
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...Atmosphere was very unstable.....
Really good way of explaining that....one came close once in Ohio...spooky ! Dark! Doesn’t fel “normal”.
You are talking about the one near Norman right?
Tornado down into Lake Thunderbird!...from the mass...
We have had everything in Texas and Oklahoma the past few days. Lines of thunderstorms. Along with super cells popping up and growing huge in just an hour or two.
This mass is huge!
Tell me about it! We live in west Fort Worth. Terrible what happened just south of here in Granbury. That was a sleepless night. Saying stuff could blow up here again Tuesday.
Oh wow....just stay safe!
The weathermen all say these things can linger then suddenly it will drop a Tornado.
I just saw that at the Lake....happened fast!
Thanks! I am going to watch. One thing that usually makes me feel better for folks up there is that most have shelters at least.
Fox live feed on tornados....
Opps another on the ground! North side of Lake sucking up water....now eAST...NOW ON nORTHEAST CORNER tHUNDERBIRD lAKE
Texas looks clear today, so far. Problems today are further north.
Thanks for radar link...this is wicked!
One that went over the lake is growing.....strong rotation debree ball on the ground... power flashes...north of Franklin road.
Possible touchdown in Emporia, KS
Ripped from weatherunderground:
The tornado just moving off Lake Thunderbird is a rare situation... the circulation is close enough to the radar that radar is able to sample some of the sub-cloud parts of the storm, with the 0.5deg tilt beam centerline at ~250ft.
The tornado signature (TS, not TVS) is roughly 0.25-0.50mi peak-to-peak.
It just hit something,,,mega power flashes....this has multiple vortex’s....and it’s growing...huge thing! Massive and picking up strength even more...gonna be a beast!
Uh oh... did it hit the cooling area of a power plant?
If folks aren’t watching this beast they need to....huge monster tornado forming...
Don;t know...but fireengines were heard right away....
Their telling people to tweet, call and warn people to get in safe places because this thing is a monster...going east....”Pink” needs to find safety ...and all those in tit;s path...very dangerous!
The weatherman are overwhelmed with how large this is....
Prayers up and continuing for all involved. Would you please keep us informed? Thank you.
KFOR TV warning Shawnee Mall to evacuate, related areas to find cover.
To hit if stays on track......need to get out!
Fire Lake Casino is in line for this monster....
Long track Tornado...massive rotations...very dangerous.....
Multiple Vortex’s....very strong winds ahead of this as well...lightening...rain shafts...
Lincoln couty another tornado on the ground...
I have to keep going back and forth to watch it and this thread but I have never seen anything like that! Looks like the whole wall cloud was going to touch down!
Mega prayers for my neighbors in Oklahoma right now.
Rain wrapped now so hard to see....pretty close to Shawnee...they’re watching for power flashes.
High strong winds..and debrie balls...it’s cycling now...they expect it to spin out again...
They think possible if it picks up again the wall could come down more...but frankly this thing is wicked enough as it now stands!
It’s over Shawnee Resevoir pulling water out of the lake...now.
Storm watcher: OMG! This thing is HUGE.
On the ground!
Bethal Acres area heading toward Shawnee Mall.
Shawnee Mall is now closed.
Ohh Power flashes....emergency vehicles lined up ready to go....
Winds could easily be 200 miles an hour....
People in Dale and North Shawnee, North Bethel Acres need to get under cover .......
Close to Shawnee Mall now
Weather channel now has a good vantage point! That just makes my heart sink. Poor people!
None to soon ...it’s almost there...
Another formation forming at the back side of this mass....what a Monster!
‘Another Tornado’...ready to cross 157....2-3 minutes...strong viloent tornado..
Debris ball is one mile wide.
Shawnee Mall is in direct line; it will be hit.
I-40 and Hwy 177
That monster is huge. News 4 has it on chopper.
This one is a grinder — tearing up ground. It is growing as it moves.
Folks hopefully are in their shelters now....it’s coming in...huge thing! And it gets rain wrapped so you can’t see it...
It’s violent as well....
It’s coming out of the trees now....
You need to ‘be below ground’ to survive this Tornado.. they are saying....
People are on the highway!!!!!!
They evacuated the mall a short while agao,..this thing is wrapped so tight...multiple vortex’s...and it’s now intensifying!
Shawnee Mall is being hit now.
My gosh...this thing just sits there and drills!!!
It’s just crossed over 177....
Firelake Casino in it’s path...
This thing has two Tornados....northeast of Shawnee another one...
Debrie falling in the other Part of this beast!
140 is dangerous...debrie ball there now.
Hope all got out....shessh this thing is a titanic!
Shawnee could get hit with two...one larger than the other...both bad...
I saw police trying to stop people on one highway and a few cars just blew right past the blue flashers! Probably crazy storm chasers. I think Reed Timmer is driving right into it now.
New tornado forming north of Shawnee.
This is a new large tornado wrapped in rain, on the ground.
People are nuts...this is a very dangerous and violent Tornado....
Reporting multiple vehicles overturned....trailerparks a mess....(highway patrol)
Multi Semi’s overturned.....!!!!!
They’re saying it’s redeveloping again....west Of Johnson....another west of Dale.
s like the whole storm system is a giant Tornado..they said...
There’s three in this mass...and they’re all violent they’re saying....
Reports coming in Semi trailers overturned...and relocated....multiple cars overturned...just a huge super cell!
Another forming wall cloud coming down...two big circulations and a third forming....
The good news is everybody was warned and had a plan in their minds to be somewhere ~safe. We won’t see fatalities and injuries like we did with Granbury. Mass destruction but everything will be rebuilt, shiny and new.
Unfortunately, no. Fatality already reported and numerous vehicles were overturned at the I-40 and 177 intersection.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
659 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
* UNTIL 730 PM CDT
* AT 657 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF JOHNSON...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.
IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO TENNIS BALL
SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
PRAGUE AND CENTERVIEW.