Dang, that's some scary stuff right there.
Stay safe y'all!
Were those semi's in the air?
10-4 good buddy!
The semis were from a trucking company yard and the were just the trailers. It wasn't like they got swooped up off the road while being driven. Nonetheless amazing.
Oh before we attribute this to "global warming" worse storms were occured in the same area in 1974.
Why do two quotes come to mind when I watch that footage?
"Debris! We got debris!"
"In a severe lightning storm, you wanna grab your ankles and stick your butt in the air."
My sisters live in DFW with their families. One of them sent me a photo of hail at their house that was baseball size. Crazy stuff. The tornadoes were not near them, but the intense storms ravaged car windows, skylights, etc. My sister drove past the local high school and said that nearly every vehicle in the lot had windows smashed by the hail.
And insurance companies are bound to claim "act of God" so that they can get out of paying for the repairs.
Naa, around here (Austin, TX), hail and tornado damage is covered in a typical policy. Not that the ins. co's like it...
I read a weather report that stated the storm was actually pretty tame. Yah, easy to say when you are 1,000 miles away!
Inferno7, The fact that they were "just" trailers doesn't reduce the amazing footage. I live in San Diego, our trailers don't fly! Although there is a good posibility the ground might open up someday and swallow everything up.
Yes Inferno, let's avoid attributing any extreme weather to climate change:
HP- my point was that they were not being driven. I used the word "amazing" in my post
Lumikulta- Were the larger storms in 1974 caused by global warming too? Check out the movie "cool it" .
Well Inferno, at least you didn't refer to a denialist website funded by a conservative think tank or the fossil fuel industry.
The point I'd like to make is that because extreme weather has happened in the past doesn't negate the fact that climate change is increasingly contributing to extreme weather now.
Scientific consensus is increasingly linking extreme weather events to increased energy trapped by greenhouse gases we've put into the atmosphere.
Given the dire consequences climate change poses to all of us your, and the movie "cool it's", penchant to dismiss and ignore the issue is inappropriate and plays right into climate change denialism propaganda.
I dont deny global warming exists and is a problem. For me it's hard to draw conclusions about weather when more severe weather has occured in the past. Maybe global warming was to blame then too?
The movie cool it does not deny global warming exists, it's real focus is how we are not really dealing with it effectivly, and things we could be doing to deal with it that are feasable and realistic.
you said- The point I'd like to make is that because extreme weather has happened in the past doesn't negate the fact that climate change is increasingly contributing to extreme weather now.
That's a fair statement. Perhaps I was a bit myopic.
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