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Tornado & Storm pics (56k bad)

Silverstar

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Well....I saw on radar and the weather channel that a storm had blown east of here, since the mountains keep us from getting weather in the area. But the storm shifted west north west, and this is what I got :D This isn't tornado alley...but it's rare to see one in the Mojave desert :p

Radar as during the time I took pictures...the purple triangle denotes a tornado, via Edwards AFB radar at weather underground. I acually think there was two of them, because the pictures I took were to the south, and that tornado was west-north-west of me.
http://img62.imageshack.**/img62/9776/radar2ma.jpg

First pic I took, tornado is obvious in center
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/3569/t21ju.jpg

Zoom w/ slight enhance...tornado was naturally blurred some
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/7352/t18iz.jpg

Rain soon following pictures of tornado, almost horizontal, and hail
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/3593/wind17yb.jpg

Close up of front lawn w/ hail
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/1076/hail13rr.jpg

Hail...about pea size, some larger around the area
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/9544/hail20pb.jpg

Flood at top of street
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/5861/flood18hl.jpg

Me playing in the water after Storm passes, water is about 7" high, rushing pretty strong
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/7425/flood24qd.jpg

Storm clouds after tornado...note the bowl shape of clouds..still ALOT of rotation
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/3248/walleast2dr.th.jpg

Front of storm to the north..wonderful colors
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/7524/wallnorth4ds.th.jpg

Last picture taken well after storm left area, wonderful colors here too, storm is pretty strong
http://img331.imageshack.**/img331/2052/wallwest2lw.th.jpg

Well, I hope you liked these pictures, first acual big set of photos I've shown to people, took a total of 103, and only had this handful that I thought would be good!
 
Nice... :)

Edit: I mean nice pics...
 
wow... in California... I can't wait to see one here in the bay area. :unsure:
 
Great pics mate.... Was there much damage from the hail, winds etc etc??
 
Wow... We don't get stuff like that over here...

Buba
 
I thought California doesn't get Tornados?? Or is it once in a blue moon??
 
TY for replies! :D lemme get to some

watto & pdanev:
The tornado dissipated, but from what I understand, the next one dropped 3 blocks west of me, when I took pictures of that rain...there wasn't much damage at all, lot of tree branches blown around, loads of sand and desert dirt (as I call it) was all over the roads.

I would say if my car wasn't in the garage, I prolly woulda got a couple dents in it.

Buba:
Yea, that's the good thing about Germany. I lived in Kaiserslautern for 7 years, we would just get some really strange weather...would rain, then snow, then sun, then hail.....was real wierd :D

Mischief:
It's prolly once in a blue moon, when a cold front like that comes over the desert...that's a perfect brew to cause the clouds to spin...like you could see in that first large pic that it was still spinning :D
 
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