Another Tornado

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Another Tornado

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This twister hit right at full dark a few nights ago. No one saw it, but the track it left rule out just another periodic wind storm. It lasted about 8 or 10 minutes and left damage 1/2 A mile wide, leveling my 100 yo barn, and knocking the 5th wheel off the Jack's even though about 95% of its 15,000 lb weight was on the Jack's very solidly. A half mile from my SW corner, downed mesquite littered the county road for a mile. 1 mile E, my good neighbor lost a number of rooftops , trees, and it weirdly picked up a 55 g barrel with 160lbs of oil in it, and floated it out of the carport and over a suburban without scratching it and deposited it 4o yards away. Just a bit E of there a tractor trailer turned over, ripped a big metal roof off, and moved another big building 4 in off the foundation, and snapped a half dozen power poles. 2 more miles S, my cuz lost half his barn, a huge old building constructed of heavy beams. 10 miles NE of his place had softball sized hail. Mesquite leaves were embedded everywhere. I expect a lot of my big old trees to be down, which means time for a big bbq. No reports of injured people or livestock. The ranch is now an ocean of mud, it will take a week or 2 to dry out so I can get to work out there, hopefully before it starts getting hot. Thank God I've been blessed with a big fine son (19) to help with this heavy work. My wife is hell with a shotgun, and will be on constant snake patrol while we do the hard work. Ranches/farms are always dangerous places even if there were no snakes, she busted some ribs there recently.
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Re: Another Tornado

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Sorry to hear about that but I'm glad that no-one got hurt.
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Re: Another Tornado

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hope everyone gets repaired before the Heat arrives. i'd rather ride out a hurricane in the ocean than get messed up by a tornado.
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Bummer for sure, hope all gets back in order soon.
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Prayers up for all. I have said it before, Tornadoes are no joke. They do some crazy stuff. Back in the later 50s, there was a tornado hit Enid, Oklahoma. Dad went with a friend to help that friend's relatives to fix up after a tornado. Dad said the telephone poles with wheat straw stuck in them were scary to see. It takes some just right and dangerous conditions to stick a piece of what is essentially dried grass into a wood pole at a 90 degree angle.
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Right now, about 20 minutes before 7pm, we are in a Tornado Watch. West of us nearer the Ft Worth area it is raining with some severe hail. The weather on local news said that some circulation was happening.
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Re: Another Tornado

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https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/NationalF ... rt/map.php

2-1/2 day forecasts. looks like all clear after Tuesday

hang in there Y'All. I have family in the active zone. Phoooie

and prayers up for everyone
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I’m sorry to hear about your losses. Thank God nobody was hurt.
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We escaped without any real issues. The Tornadoes were North of us, in the Plano area, and South of us, near Hillsboro. I have not heard yet about damages. Prayers up for those in the path of destruction.
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I won't get back to Texas until Thursday, I'm hoping my place is still intact. Glad there were no injuries.
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I heard on the radio as I was stop-and stop-and go-and stop in traffic that three 18 wheelers were tipped over in Waxahachie. One driver was injured. Have not heard of any other injuries.
Took 2 hours to drive 26 miles. :roll:
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Re: Another Tornado

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gamekeeper wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:59 am
Sorry to hear about that but I'm glad that no-one got hurt.
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One touched down near me this week, hitting a barn... full of turkeys. Killed 250 of them. :shock:
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