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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #135 on: May 17, 2018, 06:43:20 AM »
Better pic up a copy of Hustler to get you through.
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« Reply #136 on: May 17, 2018, 08:46:49 AM »
I really hope they still produce the print mag.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #137 on: May 17, 2018, 08:53:10 AM »
Looks like my part of Alabama has entered into the humid time of the year (i.e. 7-9 months).

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« Reply #138 on: May 17, 2018, 11:30:53 AM »
So have my boxers.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #139 on: May 17, 2018, 12:24:34 PM »
Praise the Lord - The Wife informs me that our power is back on!!
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 17, 2018, 12:27:06 PM »
You should still pick up a Hustler.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2018, 01:06:22 PM »
Wow, that German twister looks relatively punchy! -- strong F2 at least, maybe F3.  :o

Edited to add: that guy in the car was lucky it was only a strong F0 or F1 when it hit him (looked worse than it was).
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 17, 2018, 01:16:30 PM »
Heh, that guy at the end... "...opps, time to get indoors. Uh-huh, yeah. I wonder where it's going noOH IT'S COMING HERE!" {scurries for cover} {a minute later} "Wow, that was intense, my patio is covered in debris, I wonder where it is nowWHOOOMM!!!"

Crap, I have nightmares like that.  :hide: :timeout: :wow:
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #143 on: May 17, 2018, 01:38:23 PM »
Heh, that guy at the end... "...opps, time to get indoors. Uh-huh, yeah. I wonder where it's going noOH IT'S COMING HERE!" {scurries for cover} {a minute later} "Wow, that was intense, my patio is covered in debris, I wonder where it is nowWHOOOMM!!!"

Crap, I have nightmares like that.  :hide: :timeout: :wow:

Normally we don't have twisters like that over here so I guess most people don't really know how to react.  I don't think one house in Germany or the Benelux has some kind of tornado shelter.
In extreme conditions an F0 or F1 occurs but something like the one in the video could be a first.


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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #144 on: May 17, 2018, 01:47:24 PM »
It just occurred to me, what it would be like on the steppes of the Eastern Front to have something like that rolling toward you along with Panthers or, on the other side, kilotons of artillery shells.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #145 on: May 17, 2018, 04:41:20 PM »
A guy in my area was taking video of one of the tornadoes here Tuesday and posting it online as it destroyed his house, unknown to him :/
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #146 on: May 17, 2018, 06:52:06 PM »
Oof, that's rough. :(

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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #147 on: May 17, 2018, 07:24:52 PM »
Quite :/
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #148 on: May 18, 2018, 12:45:06 PM »
I hate tornadoes. Even being in the middle of an F0 is hideous. My family and I were in the local diner ten or fifteen years ago when an F0 landed smack on top of it. It never got registered as a tornado, but aside from the telltale pressure drop you could look out the windows on the left side and see rain going horizontally one way, and look out the windows on the right side and see rain going horizontally the other way. Only one thing does that. No real damage, so only F0, but {shudder}.

A funnel cloud about ten miles wide (basically a supercell just decided to drop straightdown) dropped four or five half-mile wide F4s, on our town and the one next door and down the road, back on April 1st ten years ago or more. The actual touchdowns bounced around, merged, converged, and were strong enough to spin off their own satellites. Funnels were on the ground from Paragould, AR to around the Tennessee River. Killed the daughter, husband, and baby, of one of Mom's best friends, and flattened two neighborhoods in our own town (that particular funnel jumping over our house). We weren't there for it, but weren't far enough away to suit me! (I had argued strenuously to just drive twenty miles south while we still had plenty of time; went to an aunt's basement instead.) Night-time so nothing to see, other than solid horizontal rain from the basement windows as the cell passed over for a minute. Had the main funnel touched down it would have been wider than Reno, OK, five times as wide easily. (That's probably true of other super-funnels that never themselves touched the ground but spun off vortices that did.)
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #149 on: May 18, 2018, 12:50:13 PM »
In what was probably my eeriest experience (so far) with a funnel (and I followed one in the air to Cracker Barrel once!), the 1998 Nashville wedge tornado (3/4 mile wide, never itself quite touched down on the city but threw off satellite funnels that did) passed over our factory a few hours earlier. The guys and I were all standing outside in sunny daylight watching these weird clouds pass overhead, ten or twelve layers of them, and up in the middle was one lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng thin vortex, umpty miles long, thin as a rail but twisting around, parts of it coming and going, practically from horizon to horizon. We all figured someone east of us was going to have a very bad day; and as the system got to the eastern horizon (about an hour later) we thought we saw the system developing into a wedge. We were correct, but it stayed in the air from the Tennessee River on to Nashville and only touched down itself on the east side (about 3 hours away from us).
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.