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pasnownut

Spring 2018

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Looking at some of the damage it definitely looks like it was a pretty potent tornado. It had to have been AT LEAST a EF1 tornado...possibly a EF2. Hopefully you guys are alright up there and nobody got hurt that badly or died.

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F***. Just...f***. Wilkes-Barre has had enough issues from man-made s***, a natural disaster is the last thing needed there.

Ugh. :(

I've been worried it'd be the Susquehanna bursting through the levees for years, never thought a tornado would be the one...

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Surprising lack of details given by just about any news outlet locally. Bradford county storm was destructive, lots of flattened structures. In WB township it had to at least be strong F2, structures heavily damaged, cars flipped and tossed, debris strewn all over etc.

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14 minutes ago, Wmsptwx said:

Surprising lack of details given by just about any news outlet locally. Bradford county storm was destructive, lots of flattened structures. In WB township it had to at least be strong F2, structures heavily damaged, cars flipped and tossed, debris strewn all over etc.

I was at a church fire over night so my eyes are heavy, but i just looked at about 300 pictures from the WB area and the destruction. It had to be an F2 (or greater) a lot of damage to a Panera Bread and other buildings. 

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Anyone who has Facebook "should" be able to see these pics as they're public, and I was able to view them through a share. Quite frankly (and we'll have to wait for the verdict from NWS Binghamton to be sure) I don't know how the severity and nature of the damage there wouldn't have been from a tornado.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000285199891&sk=photos&collection_token=100000285199891%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.1956219161064238.1073741987.100000285199891&type=3

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1 hour ago, canderson said:

W-B might be a microburst rather a tornado ... we’ll se what NWS rules in a day or two. Terrible damage regardless, winds had to be over 100. 

I am NOT any sort of expert on severe weather, but there were some radar images last evening where it looked evident of a signature hook on the southwest flank of the storm up there. 

My uneducated thought looking at the radar was "my God, that sure looks like a tornado." 

Horst thinking it looks like about an EF2. 

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Damn, that's crazy. I didn't see any radar images last night - I didn't even know it was storming anywhere east of Altoona until I saw my friend's photos of W-B on Facebook. Thank God I didn't post "BUST" to the storm prediction since no one here in the valley even saw rain.

:/

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On 6/11/2018 at 12:54 PM, canderson said:

You're a great dad. Can you adopt me? 

i was thinking of this, i should take you, at least you have a job, she has yet to get one :)

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2 hours ago, Wmsptwx said:

So lucky this thing didn't roll through about 90 minutes sooner, injuries and worse would've been awful.

Yeah, timing worked out about as good as can be hoped for in W-B to minimize injuries. 

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Beautiful Sunset tonight. It was awesome just after 9 tonight with the pinkish orange still present on the horizon, the moon visible, and Venus right next to it. Now the moon has a hazy ring around it and the next two days look miserably hot. 

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7 hours ago, canderson said:

Off topic but @Voyager if you want NYC suggestions let me know, we are there a ton for work and Broadway. 

 

Good luck in the new role - I think you’ll like it!

Thanks! I actually did pretty good for not being in Manhattan in over 15 years. Came out of the Lincoln Tunnel, hit 42nd St and then up 8th Ave to 50th where I drooped the group off. After picking them back up, I went over to 11th Ave and rode it down to 40th St and got back into the tunnel for the ride home. I'm sure it helped being that it was a Saturday and not a weekday.

Weather-wise, it's been a few years since we had a heat advisory issued for our area. Usually Berks and Lehigh Counties have them, but we don't. I guess it's going to be pretty soupy out tomorrow.

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