Footage Of A Tornado In Downtown Springfield, MA

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:11 | 1330897 blunderdog
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Oh dear.  Springfield, MA isn't supposed to host tornadoes.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:27 | 1330933 putbuyer
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Worst tornato in American history was in Mass. Not far from Springfield. I think it was Worchester, MA.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:47 | 1330987 Guarded Pessimist
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Umm, that's Worcester. Not far from here.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:04 | 1331020 Yes_Questions
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Umm, that's Wooster..

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:43 | 1331139 Transformer
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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:48 | 1331457 Harlequin001
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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:47 | 1331141 LongShortSally
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I beg your pardon - it's Woosta.  Take it from a former Quinzee girl.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:46 | 1331143 LongShortSally
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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:02 | 1331351 Anonymouse
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I used to hear Wih-stah.  Mass accent has to be the ugliest in the world.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:52 | 1331535 KennyG09
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Take that back! :D

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:54 | 1331534 KennyG09
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Actually it's Woostah! Go B's!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:56 | 1331005 blunderdog
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Uh, no that's really wrong.  It was a bad tornado, but nowhere near the worst.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:58 | 1331468 NOTaREALmerican
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NOT the worst... it's Woosta.  Take it from a former Quinzee girl (above)

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 03:09 | 1331618 blunderdog
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That's what I was talking about.  Perhaps you Massholes think you're the center of the universe, but the Woosta tornado was nowhere near the worst in US history.

The Midwest is the tornado place.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:11 | 1331050 Confucious 222
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Worst tomato I ever saw had a bunch of bugs inside. Left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

It was just offal.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:51 | 1331463 NOTaREALmerican
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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 05:27 | 1331674 Hephasteus
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Don't laugh my niece used to call tornado's tomatoes.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:20 | 1330898 Conrad Murray
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Bigger, better waterspout. May 30 2011, Australia


Also, don't eat them "double-dead" fish!

Since Friday, over 750 tonnes of fish had died in Taal Lake near Manila -

symptoms of illnesses related to eating double-dead fish include vomiting, dizziness, and parts of the body becoming swollen -

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:26 | 1330931 Hephasteus
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So one story says they died of sudden "climate change" and another story says you get sick of you eat them. Me thinks the sudden climate change story is bullshit.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:03 | 1331016 Problem Is
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Me thinks anyone dumb enough to eat fish all the way from the Philippines gets the illness they deserve...

Go Gulf Coast Corexit Shrimp! The US military is the #1 buyer!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:30 | 1331090 Manthong
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But nothing beats munching a balut and downing a San Miguel on a hot summer afternoon in Olongapo.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:38 | 1331116 narapoiddyslexia
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As long as Mt. Pinatubo isn't erupting...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:39 | 1331121 augie
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I weep for your bowels.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:49 | 1331154 Hephasteus
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Yes. When you want to pull off a huge betrayal. It's best to weaken the dumb animals first. You should see what haliburton does to them. Doesn't clean their water and makes entire army sick. No wonder they can't beat up afghanistan.

Haliburton is a plague to all mankind.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:29 | 1330940 euclidean
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Wicked. The ZH vid shows better pressure differentials across the surface of the water. Science nuts would identify the extended low pressure zone creating condensation on the surface of the water 2-3 diameters outside the main tornado.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:44 | 1330981 Hephasteus
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Look at the australian spout. That's some enormous pressure differentials to elevate water that high.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:41 | 1331522 Rusty Shorts
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Lets step back and take a look Hep.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 02:36 | 1331601 Hephasteus
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First class tickets out of here. Some lucky bastards around that fault line.

It's been months since I talked to the boat crew but they should be getting close to port by now too.


Thu, 06/02/2011 - 08:55 | 1331892 Rusty Shorts
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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 08:04 | 1331774 krispkritter
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That ball of 'whatever' off the East Coast just cruised over us in FL yesterday. Pretty nasty weather for a bit but we're used to fast moving squall lines. The weather guys kept calling it a 'whatever' because they couldn't categorize it as a tropical storm, depression, etc. We had a fast mover over here two weeks ago about 2am. The whole house was shaking, rain was coming in sideways, and it looked like a Hollywood Premier with lights going off all over. Noise was horrendous. Passed in about 30 minutes. Gusts were in the 50's nearby. Probably higher here because there's several hundred acres of pasture in front of me and it really gets rollin' over that. I'm North of Tampa...As for the water spouts; years ago we were in the Keys for Sportsmen season and saw five of them in a single day. One was huge and had two sisters, we just sat there watching it in the boat until we realized it was way too close and then took off for the dock. Sitting on Duval later that day the bar emptied out as one showed up in the harbor and just danced around. We had a good drink to that afterwards...

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 03:27 | 1331629 OldPhart
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Dead fish, don't eat, double dang dinga ding dong, ganga ging gunga din, rama danga dingo dong.

How can they make sense of these sentences?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 07:31 | 1331727 General Decline
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Dead fish, don't eat, double dang dinga ding dong, ganga ging gunga din, rama danga dingo dong.


Sung to the tune of Jesus Built My Hot Rod

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:13 | 1330904 bob_dabolina
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Tornados over water are classified as waterspouts.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:49 | 1330999 tmosley
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Christ, you don't even have the attention span to watch a minute and a half of video.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:14 | 1330906 Out9922
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The Brown Dwarf is coming

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:28 | 1330935 gdogus erectus
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Is that from a Lynch movie?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:04 | 1331027 Problem Is
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He means Tatoo:

"Boss, Da plane! Da plane!"

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:49 | 1330998 JohnG
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Usually drop a couple of those in the mornings.....

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:17 | 1330908 Dave Thomas
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God's Country Bitchez!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:19 | 1330919 Misean
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I'm sure Mr. Burns' atom mine is completely safe.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:35 | 1330963 Yes_Questions
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Burns: Well neighbor I see you've got your running shoes on, that's a good thing!...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:42 | 1330921 Rattling Bones
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This is the biggest wind to blow through Massachusetts since Barney Frank.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:20 | 1330922 Smiddywesson
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That was exactly like a disaster movie.  Absolutely awe inspiring

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:21 | 1330923 putbuyer
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It was supposed to hit us, but then moved 20 miles into Mass. Look how it toyed with the Connecticut river. Thats power!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:31 | 1330947 aint no fortuna...
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they get bad weather out in that part of MA a lot - sure wouldn't have wanted to be in a car on that CT River bridge

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:25 | 1330928 Spirit Of Truth
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My half-sister was in the middle of this.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:25 | 1330937 gdogus erectus
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One of those cars on the bridge?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:35 | 1330954 Yes_Questions
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a mermaid?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:24 | 1331074 WonderDawg
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Which half?

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