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Severe Event March 25th 2021


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I haven't seen it posted, but this is incredible.

OTOH I don't know if I should spread this -- last thing we need is a bunch of drones becoming missiles because their owners got too close to the parent funnel.  These are probably the most intense winds I've seen a drone withstand.

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1 minute ago, CryHavoc said:



I haven't seen it posted, but this is incredible.

OTOH I don't know if I should spread this -- last thing we need is a bunch of drones becoming missiles because their owners got too close to the parent funnel.  These are probably the most intense winds I've seen a drone withstand.

Drones are not cheap either. That thing is probably toast. I have a Mavic drone and any water can cause permanent damage.

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1 hour ago, jpeters3 said:

I would be incredibly surprised if this one wasn't also an EF-4 (or 5).

I think an EF4 is all but guaranteed.  The question is whether it'll go to 5, really.  Some part of me doubts it -- I was almost certain the Bassfield tornado would have earned that rating, but the NWS seems extremely particular about what they consider EF5 damage.  Not a criticism, mind you, they know what they're doing, but I've been surprised at numerous storms that seemed to be a lock for EF5 not making the grade.

Hopefully a revision will be made at some point to include more damage parameters, especially for those that happen over open countryside.

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Just now, BuffaloWeather said:

Drones are not cheap either. That thing is probably toast. I have a Mavic drone and any water can cause permanent damage.

Perhaps.  I've got a friend who's seriously into drones, and he makes some that are deceptively hardy -- actually built for wear and tear from the ground up.  They generally aren't as featured when it comes to camera movement/gimballing, but still.

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5 hours ago, Chinook said:

map produced by UStornadoes twitter feed, also most updated map by SPC

 

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6 deaths is indeed tragic.

But we've had high risk days now on consecutive weeks, one that verified with multiple violent tornadoes.

I have to think it would have been so much worse had the experts not been on top of the outbreaks -- especially on 3/25.  Even if a tornado doesn't go through a populated area, it only needs to cross a freeway at the wrong time to encounter dozens of cars if people are unawares.  Overall pretty remarkable that there have been so few deaths on such an active early tornado season.

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1 hour ago, StormChaser4Life said:

Is there a rating yet on the Greensboro tornado that went through Brent and Centreville?

EF2 but still preliminary, they haven't surveyed the entire track yet.  I would guess today or tomorrow.

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Sounds like the Brent-Centerville tornado will end up at EF-3 for a rating. We got so incredibly lucky that this tornado tracked where it did. I have no doubt that if this thing had occurred just a few miles further north, we would have seen EF-4 to EF-5 damage. 
 

As bad as last week was, it could have been even worse. 

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46 minutes ago, DanLarsen34 said:

Sounds like the Brent-Centerville tornado will end up at EF-3 for a rating. We got so incredibly lucky that this tornado tracked where it did. I have no doubt that if this thing had occurred just a few miles further north, we would have seen EF-4 to EF-5 damage. 
 

As bad as last week was, it could have been even worse. 

It made up for windspeed by being huge, 1.3 miles wide according to BMX.  Crazy.

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14 hours ago, brianc33710 said:

I thought for sure the Brent to Wilsonville would at least get a low-end EF-4. But we did wind up with a really wide twister.

Do they even classify tornadoes as EF4+ if there is no structural damage of that magnitude?  Very likely it was that strong in the wooded, unpopulated areas.

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On 3/30/2021 at 2:54 PM, eyewall said:

That is impressive. I only wish it was shot in landscape. The amount of lightning is insane.

Vertical orientation is fine for many applications, especially when your subject is much taller than it is wide, or when the perspective calls for a very narrow image.

If they shot in landscape, chances are you wouldn't see the full extent of the lightning.

https://shop.anseladams.com/collections/original-photographs-by-ansel-adams/products/monolith-the-face-of-half-dome-original

If vertical shots were good enough for Ansel Adams, they're good enough to be used whenever the situation calls for it. :P

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