Tornado Attacks oobgolf
By mustang6560 on 4/15/11
So we had an exciting day today here in Ridgeland, MS. Our Friday started like a typical Friday (watching Rebecca Black's song "Friday"). Then, a large thunderstorm rolled through with the works- heavy rain, severe lightening and powerful tornados. By 10 AM, the tornado sirens were sounding and we were told to start our tornado drill. So naturally, we ran outside to see what was going on.

We took some videos of the thunderstorm to document the weather, but they don't truly capture how dark and ominous it was this morning. For the most part the weather has passed but it definitely caused some local damage.

Take a look at this video by some local storm chasers (crazy people) of the tornados that touched down in Clinton (about 15 miles from us). Watch the car on the bridge try to turn around and nearly get picked up. Mother nature ain't no joke!

Here are some videos Andrew and I took from this mornings excitement. This time of year in the southeast usually brings some foul weather, including thunderstorms and tornados. Here are some videos of our morning. In this first one, Andrew provides a little commentary of what's going on.

This video was taken during the worst of it. The rain was literally falling horizontal so when I opened the door I got soaked and as soon as I let go of the door it slammed shut.

Here's a video I took. It doesn't capture the heaviest of the rain, but I think you'll get the picture.

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[ comments ]
Backquak says:
you call that bad weather??? where are the flying cows, fences, and cars? we have 30-50 mph winds here today with some 65 mph gusts today. no sympathy from me, I pray we can get some rain soon.
homermania says:
That's at least a three club wind.
mustang6560 says:
@Bq- MS wasn't the only place affect for sure. But the videos don't translate well, especially from a side of a building.
birdieXris says:
Andrew, For the record, here in the north, 11:00 is not the afternoon ;)
Kickntrue says:
@birdieXris- I know right. So awful, but wasn't worth editing after the fact.
srogers13 says:
Stash the cash and cover your A$$.
ppinkert says:
@Backquak: you called it right for us today.

The wind had done nothing but howled all day.
Kurt the Knife says:
I don't think you're in Kansas anymore.

Yep, right there in Missipi.
tcjonny says:
those are the guys from the discovery channel, they're like the highest profile storm chasers in the world. they travel the globe year round researching weather
Clint24 says:
That first video was a massive tornado. Just watch all the power surges! (The blowing up of the transponders and wires.)
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