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...goes here A tornado has struck the small town of Aumsville in Oregon, south of Portland. AUMSVILLE, Ore. A tornado has struck the small town of Aumsville in Oregon, south of Portland. Witnesses reported heavy damage to some buildings and said people were...
Originating a tornado warning (real audio) (clayranger89) on my SAGE ENDEC, weather radios, and my TV.
Covering The Weight by the Band
A small tornado of snow passes on a windy day at Mt Hood Meadows Oregon. A much larger one formed right after I put my phone away. This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
I got a Tornado Warning EAS on my TV today on Comcast.
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Springfield, Oregon. Mini Tornado, Weather
This dust twister crossed the road in front of me near Lebanon,OR. I could have died...
Company of Thieves At Lola's Room, Portland Oregon, Aug. 7, 2009
Start-to-finish clips of the entire AiC setlist. Great, show, lots of fun. Be sure to check back for complete song uploads. Sorry for any shaky camera, I did my best given the fact that it was a bit hectic where I was standing. It was taken with a Sony Cyber-Shot digicam so also not the greatest quality. A blog of the evening from 'Baldy', who rolls with the band... 'Good Lord, someone get Salem a cold shower and a straightjacket. 30 seconds into the first song and we've got a fistfight going down in front. One or two songs in and we've got a wheelchair coming up over the top of the crowd into the pit. A moment later, its occupant came over. (I know that was you Karen. I hope you're okay.) With the exception of a couple of slower songs, we had a nonstop parade of crowd surfers from start to finish. I'm still trying to figure out the guy who came shooting over the top into the pit with a huge grin on his face, stopped and turned around on his way back out in the crowd and flipped Jerry off for a good 3 or 4 seconds, then came flying back over 10 minutes later. It just seemed a little weird to me. Kind of like saying, "You guys are awesome, and I'm having a great time, but please go *#%! yourself." Interesting. And when the mosh pits broke out it was like a giant Oregon-sized testosterone tornado blowing through the middle of the venue. Basically Salem was just nuts, and it didn't go unnoticed by the band. There were times when I thought we were about one guitar solo away ...
The required monthly test (RMT) at 12:17 AM. The second one startled me.
Weather radio was being weird so I setup my Video Camera. Well then this happened. "The tornado will be near Tigard and Beaverton"
KVAL YouNews user pynekone submitted this terrific clip of big waves on the Oregon coast Nov. 10 from Shore Acres State Park. More information can be found here: www.kval.com
www.lincoln-city-oregon.com Oceanfront home in Roads End Oregon Coast hit by tornado.
www.youtube.com I'm gonna take you on a nautical road trip. On November 6th, 2009, Lincoln City had a tornado touch down. We drove down to the coast, hoping to catch some incredible storm footage. Music by Kevin Macleod If you like this video, please know that I am for hire, and I can film and produce your project. You can contact me on my web site at www.ahearttowitness.com
...said almost 350 homes were without electricity. The power has been restored. No injuries were reported from the tornado. Resident Brenda Ruble lives on a stretch of coastline in Lincoln City and said it took a moment to realize that a tornado was hitting the...
The News Review
www.lincoln-city-oregon.com Tornado hits Lincoln City Oregon Beaches on the Oregon Coast. Phenomenal first hand view of actual home damage and real devastation to homeowners.
...a tornado that tore through a coastal area of Lincoln City in northwestern Oregon, damaging about a dozen homes. The Friday night tornado packed winds that reached 85 mph. The weather service says 11 homes, three cars and three decks were damaged. The destruction...
Dayton Daily News
About 15 miles away from our home in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, a summer tornado pelted the east valley area. The storms residual dumped water and wind on us. It came up quickly, blew very hard, then went away as fast as it came.
Flying from Southern Oregon to Northern California in a Titan Tornado II. I challenge you to make a better video. Let's get it on... haha
Here is a video featuring a Tornado Warned Supercell that we chased for over 4 hours on June 7th. We traveled through Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri to catch up with this beautiful storm. The Supercell produced hail larger than baseball size at times as we drove through the city of Oregon, Missouri. It came close to producing a Tornado but failed to do so...otherwise it contained numerous rotating wall clouds and frequent lightning. During the evening hours, we found ourselves being hit by hail and caught in very strong RFD (rear flank downdraft) winds as the mesocyclone passed north of us.
Video starts just after some extreme verticals and ends just after engine dies. Awfully quiet up there... Flying over Southern Oregon 9/16/09
Landing at Powers, Oregon in the Titan Tornado II. This time my buddy Tom was at the controls and I was recording from the back seat.
Here's what I was able to capture of a Tornado Warning that popped up on me by surprise as a big round of thunderstorms moved over the Pittsburgh area on June 17, 2009. Comcast broadcasts this on addressable converter boxes and on Channel 21 on standard cable. (Any complaints about missing the tones will be deleted. I caught this late and had to boot up the DVR in time).
Man from Oregon moves to Aurora, Colorado with little knowledge of the danger of tornadoes. He remains outside taking photos instead of heading to his basement, and winds up knocked unconscious with three broken bones in his neck. This tornado was officially rated an F1, but was likely a high F0 when it passed this man's house.
June 7, 2009. Started the Day in NE Kansas. We stayed with this supercell for most of it infancy but were lured into the NW storms which we later dropped before we even got to it and head east to this monster which dropped grapefruit size hail Near Oregon, MO. This cell would cycle over and over. It did produce a funnel over Oregon. It produced another occluded funnel somewhere near Oregon. It then went on to produce a possible rain wrapped tornado near Weatherby, MO. The funnel is hard to make out on the video by the time i zoomed in close enough it was all but dissipated. All in all a great chase.
This video was captured in Southeast Nebraska and Northwest Missouri on the evening of June 7, 2009 where two beautiful supercells dropped hail to the size of softballs near Oregon, MO and one reported Tornado. I didn't see the Tornado as I was too busy driving through hail cores. I am astorm chaser based in Norman, OK but originally from Lansing, MI. You can visit my website at www.michiganstormchaser.com for more information about me and full accounts from my past storm chases including video and pictures. Attention Producers This media clip is available for license as stock footage. Please contact Ben Holcomb by e-mail at email@example.com.
On June 4 2009, a line of severe rotating thunderstorms developed in Western Oregon. These storms lasted over 3 hours producing downburst winds of 60-70 mph, 1" diameter hail, and even a brief tornado near Salem. A wind gust 22 miles east of Salem was estimated 80 mph. There were numerous unconfirmed tornado reports in several counties. Atmospheric conditions earlier in the afternoon prompted the Storm Prediction Center to issue a "Severe Thunderstorm Watch", and warnings followed soon after. The watch that was issued could have been a first to ever include the Portland Metro. An unstable atmosphere characterized by surface CAPE values of 1000 - 1500 J/kg. Warm and humid conditions combined, and the watch followed with severe development. Here is an image of that watch: i32.tinypic.com I took some pictures of the storm as it approached my area. If any of you are interested in seeing these photos, click on the following links: farm4.static.flickr.com farm3.static.flickr.com farm4.static.flickr.com farm3.static.flickr.com A roll cloud is seen in these pictures. I decided to put together some radar imagery here for better viewing... These were taken from the NCDC NEXRAD Viewer program. (Click on the following links) Zoomed radar at 20:23 UTC i33.tinypic.com 20:53 UTC i35.tinypic.com 21:10 UTC (Storm clusters with other cells w/ peak reflectivity of 73 dBZ) i33.tinypic.com 21:27 UTC i38.tinypic.com 21:52 UTC i34.tinypic.com 22:17 UTC (Severe warned complex continues its track ...
Tornado warnings, Severe thunderstorm warnings, watches of all sorts, that was one wild afternoon. After several days of watching the storms explode in the distance, we finally got ours beginning around 4pm. There were several unconfirmed reports of tornadoes on the ground in multiple counties, reports of 1 inch sized hail, rainfall amounts of more than 3 inches per hour, winds in excess of 80 mph in some places, and much, much more! This video shows my experience. Unfortunately, my video doesn't accurately portray the awesomeness that was this storm...
on June, 4, 2009 the National weather service broke in on all channels to warn of a severe storm. It was! I filmed the storm for 3 hours. I captured 27 minutes and increased the speed 25 times, making the formation of a funnel cloud and general weather fury easy to see.
A fast moving thunderstorm blew through Western Oregon and Southwestern Washington. Up to 50000 households were without power, and there were several reports of funnel clouds. There was minor flooding, and dozens of downed trees. One of the strangest things about this storm, was that it stirred up so much pollen, that local emergency rooms were filled with people complaining about breathing problems. One local hospital had to set up a tent in the parking lot to handle the more than 100 people affected by the pollen. One report by a motorist driving through the Willamette Valley, said that the pollen was so thick, it was like driving in a snowstorm. The National Weather Service has not yet ruled whether there were any tornados associated with this storm, but they did say that they have never seen this type of thing in this area before. Several of the 32 wildfires are still burning; caused by the more than 24000 lightning strikes across the state.
A rare tornado warning in Marion County. A squal line came out of a blue sky and developed full intensity right over Salem. After eerie hollow winds of 50 mph and dust clouds a hundred feet high, the rain began, first as a few large droplets, then becoming a torrent of a cloudburst.
Punching the core of a rotating severe thunderstorm is a bad idea.
Tornado warning storm out of no where
Sunday May 3 2009 SLIDE SHOW of development and progression of a huge storm front which pushed north-east-ward over the small communities of Ontario Oregon, Payette & Fruitland Idaho. Some say it was a tornado funnel cloud that nearly touched down. You can be the judge. At any rate, these cloud formations were powerful! This slide show shows the storms progression as it moved over us northeastward. Photos were taken from the balcony looking south, southeast and southwest ward. What do you think - is it a tornado funnel cloud? Or is it not just a cool video slide show? What a photo opp! Lots of fun. The storm brought cold heavy winds,rain and hail which took all afternoon to melt. Also masses of downed leaves from area trees & shrubs literally littered the streets, driveways and yards!
So, this freak thunderstorm ripped through my neighborhood today (May 2, 2009), bringing thunder, lightning, large hail, and even a possible tornado. It was a storm the likes of which is so uncommon here in Western Oregon, I'm so happy I caught it on video!!! This is part 3, and shows the aftermath and the damage around my neighborhood. It also has some interviews by the Media, and an eye-witness account from one of my neighbors who actually saw the funnel pass over. He told me that it basically passed directly over my big tree - so, directly over me (and my camera!). Part 2 is by far the most exciting, which shows the storm passing overhead, but if you haven't watched it yet, you should also see Part 1, which shows the storm as it was approaching. The wall cloud is an amazing sight! Enjoy! :) .
So, this freak thunderstorm ripped through my neighborhood today (May 2, 2009), bringing thunder, lightning, large hail, and even a possible tornado. It was a storm the likes of which is so uncommon here in Western Oregon, I'm so happy I caught it on video!!! This is part 2, and shows the storm as it is passing over my neighborhood from SW to NE. This is by far the most exciting, but if you haven't watched it yet, you should see Part 1, which shows the storm as it was approaching. The wall cloud is an amazing sight! If you feel so inclined, watch part 3 to see some of the aftermath, interviews by the Media, and an eye-witness account from one of my neighbors who actually saw the funnel pass over. He told me that it basically passed directly over my big tree - so, directly over me (and my camera!) Enjoy! :) .
So, this freak thunderstorm ripped through my neighborhood today (May 2, 2009), bringing thunder, lightning, large hail, and even a possible tornado. It was a storm the likes of which is so uncommon here in Western Oregon, I'm so happy I caught it on video!!! This is part 1, and shows the storm as it is approaching out of the SW. I'd encourage you to watch all three parts, but the second is by far the most exciting! Enjoy! :) .
I took this while driving home from work on March 29, 2009 Worst weather here in a while. Below is the full text of the alert from the NWS TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA 421 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTHERN LANCASTER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... * UNTIL 500 PM EDT * AT 421 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR MOUNT JOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LANDISVILLE AROUND 430 PM EDT... MANHEIM AND EAST PETERSBURG AROUND 435 PM EDT... LITITZ AROUND 440 PM EDT... BRICKERVILLE AND ROTHSVILLE AROUND 445 PM EDT... EPHRATA AND AKRON AROUND 450 PM EDT... DENVER AND REAMSTOWN AROUND 455 PM EDT... THIS WILL IMPACT THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 269 AND 290. THIS WILL ALSO IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...STATE HIGHWAY 283...ROUTE 30...ROUTE 222...ROUTE 322...STATE ROAD 501. WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! IF YOU WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO GET ...
Hot day, full gross weight, 80 hp Rotax 912. Near the end of the video you can see the airport a mile or two off the left wing and me adjusting the inflight adjustable prop at the very end
A tornado touched down near the Eugene Airport at about 3:16 PM, and another touched down near Beavercreek 7 miles SE of Oregon City at about 8:00 PM. The reason why these weren't tornado warnings, is because the thunderstorms that spawned the tornadoes never reached severe levels.
CRATER LAKE WIZARD ISLAND OREGON BEFORE A LIGHTNING/THUNDER STORM
The landing, take-off and flypast of a Titan Tornado 912 (ZU-CME) in Franschhoek in South Africa. Pilot and new owner is Phil Bristow. Wing = 23½' Engine = Rotax 912 ULS 100Hp Prop = Ivo Inflight adjustable
Tyree Wilde of the National Weather Service discusses the agency's work to survey and assess damage from Thursday's twister in Vancouver, Wash.
January 10, 2008, a Tornado went into Vancouver Washington, across the river, then a huge funnel cloud came roaring about 5 mins away.
Just the leaves in the street on an October day in downtown Portland.
OMSI educator demonstrates how tornados of fire are made. Fire tornados happen in forest fires. It took 1 pint of fuel to make this video. www.omsi.edu
Swifts entering the chimney of Chapman Elementary School in NW Portland.