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Offline Bunty

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There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« on: June 04, 2016, 01:19:03 AM »
KFOR-4 Oklahoma City, TV Meteorologist Emily Sutton Comments on a Recent Oklahoma Weather Phenomenon

Okay, we need to talk about this because no one is talking about this...and you know, I keep it real. Sometimes Mother Nature humbles us. We strive to give the most warning as possible...but today a storm quickly went up near Amber, Minco and Pocasset, interacted with the boundary and quickly dropped what appeared to be 3 weak tornadoes. And no one got a warning on this one. Not by the weather service, not by our competitors...we were all in the same boat. That's because these weak tornadoes were likely LANDSPOUTS. A landspout is a violently rotating column of air in contact with the surface of the Earth that ascends to a growing cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud. Because they do not stem from a classic mesocyclone, they are very challenging to detect on radar. Landspouts can still cause damage. Speeds vary from 40 miles an hour for the weakest up to 200 mph or greater for the most violent. Thankfully, no one was hurt!



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Re: There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 01:57:34 AM »
Amazing. We had one SE of Tucson a couple of years ago, very weak. What causes the rotation and sustains it?

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Re: There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 01:59:31 AM »
First I've heard of them. Wikipedia has a good description of them.

I imagine those wind turbines in the background were getting a work out.
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Re: There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 02:42:27 AM »
Awesome picture of that!   I liken them a bit to the dust devil's we get out here in AZ that can have those sort of winds but tend to be pretty short lived.

From a Dust Devil link from above article.

"On Earth, most dust devils are very small and weak, often less than 3 feet (0.9 m) in diameter with maximum winds averaging about 45 miles per hour (70 km/h), and they often dissipate less than a minute after forming. On rare occasions, a dust devil can grow very large and intense, sometimes reaching a diameter of up to 300 feet (90 m) with winds in excess of 60 mph (100 km/h) and can last for upwards of 20 minutes before dissipating.[7]

Dust devils typically do not cause injuries, but rare, severe dust devils have caused damage and even deaths in the past. One such dust devil struck the Coconino County Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, Arizona, on September 14, 2000, causing extensive damage to several temporary tents, stands and booths, as well as some permanent fairgrounds structures. Several injuries were reported, but there were no fatalities. Based on the degree of damage left behind, it is estimated that the dust devil produced winds as high as 75 mph (120 km/h), which is equivalent to an EF0 tornado.[8]"
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Re: There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 08:00:24 AM »
Awesome picture of that!   

the first one or the second one? :D

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Re: There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 12:33:59 PM »
Awesome picture of that!   

the first one or the second one? :D

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Re: There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 07:55:56 AM »
Very nice comment by her. I have been working in the news industry for a week now, and honesty is something I wish I saw more. It's a dirtier business than I anticipated.
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Re: There Are Landspouts in Oklahoma
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2016, 09:05:17 PM »
Awesome picture of that!   

the first one or the second one? :D

The second one. Emily married one of her fans.  She went to a Circle K convenience store to buy a drink.  Her husband to be, a fireman, was also there and was surprised to see the woman in person there, the woman, who he had a crush on from seeing her do the weather on TV.  He wasn't afraid to strike up a conversation with her.  They dated and got married.  Picture of them below.



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