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    tornado damage

    Tornado touched down in Bellmont around 8am. Stormchaser Elrancho66 reports snapped powerlines, flipped over semi-trucks on I40, and train cars off the track. Don't see that too often. Thankfully, no reports of injuries.
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    Wow...... Love the cool weather, but the rest of this stuff we could do with out..

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    That board stuck in the ground like a yard dart is pretty wild.
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    Holy...........
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    More here. The tornado watch has been extended to 5pm.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39528247/ns/weather/

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    Yikes Hope all is ok.

    That was a serious storm. Last night in the SE part of the Valley of the Sun I swear there was a constant thunder for at least 45mins non-stop and the most lightning I think I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dag Nabbit
    That board stuck in the ground like a yard dart is pretty wild.
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    Just got a call from wifey who works at Coconino HS. They've got the place in lockdown with all the students kept away from the windows. NWS has a warning for a cell just south of town.

    1148 AM MST WED OCT 6 2010

    ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST FOR SOUTH
    CENTRAL COCONINO AND EXTREME EAST CENTRAL YAVAPAI COUNTIES...

    AT 1143 AM MST...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS
    LOCATED NEAR MILEPOST 315 ON I-17...OR 11 MILES EAST OF SEDONA...
    MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

    OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MUNDS
    PARK...MILEPOST 325 ON I-17 AND MILEPOST 330 ON I-17

    Kinda crazy. I can't believe Traildoc goes for rides in this stuff.

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    when was the last time we had strong storms like this in OCT? It's not too often as I recall....????

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    Noon update and a pic of the Bellemont tornado I lifted from Stu's weather blog.
    http://azdailysun.com/news/local/art...cc4c002e0.html
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    October 83 was the biggest flood I ever saw in Arizona. Tucson was cut off from the world as bridges east and west of town were closed. Hwy 77 was also closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tilt mode
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    Nice avatar. Made me laugh.
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    a shot of this mornings tornado

    This was taken from near Prescott as the tornado passed through Belmont.


    [IMG][/IMG]

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    wow, I haven't seen that type of stuff since I lived in Nebraska!

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    I had been watching the winds aloft for the last few days. At 9000', it's been anywhere between about 45 and 37kts, which means LOTs of windshear. Lots of windshear is very conductive to severe storms. We also had a convective outlook over the last couple days highlighting arizona and pointing out the possibility of severe storms. These type of storms are definitely the type that produce tornados unfortunately. I can't say that this was unexpected for me, but it's been an amazing few days of weather, that's for sure. One of the last images on that wx website is the "radar", but it's not really preciptation, it's relative velocity of the precipitation returns. That's why there are the different colors, and that's how they sense the "rotation", but tornadoes are next to impossible to predict. The convective (thunderstorm) activity we've had over the last few days has been amazing.
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    its been since 94 since I have seen one of these in person . Scary no doubt. People can't say arizona doesn't have tornados anymore. If it wasn't for the pics I would think they wuld be tring to blam this on a micro burst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prodigal Son
    This was taken from near Prescott as the tornado passed through Belmont.


    [IMG][/IMG]
    That is a remarkable shot.

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    Not So Sure this Photo is Real.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockman
    That is a remarkable shot.
    I don't quite believe that this photo is legitimate, have seen it posted on a few other websites, FB included. Who took this photo, I have yet to see it credited to anyone? Explain to me how it was taken near Prescott at close to or at ground level, about 100 miles South of Bellemont? Is this the 1st or 2nd tornado? I need convincing. I was outside at 6am yesterday checking out the sky etc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,3 miles from Bellemont and it was nuking rain and hail at that time................waiting. The Photo in #11 has already been outed as a fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elrancho66
    I don't quite believe that this photo is legitimate, have seen it posted on a few other websites, FB included. Who took this photo, I have yet to see it credited to anyone? Explain to me how it was taken near Prescott at close to or at ground level, about 100 miles South of Bellemont? Is this the 1st or 2nd tornado? I need convincing. I was outside at 6am yesterday checking out the sky etc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,3 miles from Bellemont and it was nuking rain and hail at that time................waiting. The Photo in #11 has already been outed as a fake.

    I don't believe it's real either. That location and description makes NO sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman
    That is a remarkable shot.
    Indeed, a bit TOO remarkable. Love the pretty bright sunshine on the peaks, which have been obscured by clouds for the past five days. The scale is all wrong. Shopped big time.

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    sorry Son.... u got snookered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    sorry Son.... u got snookered
    That'll teach me to trust my wife. She showed me the picture on her Droid. Told me it was sent to her from a friend. I don't know the first thing about photoshop, so I can be fooled by anyone who does. The main reason I got a computer in the first place was to load my music collection onto. Other than that, I don't have much use for it. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona
    I don't believe it's real either. That location and description makes NO sense.
    i think that's that evil cloud formation from the neverending story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    i think that's that evil cloud formation from the neverending story...
    No! Not the Nothing! Faaaaaalllllccoooooooooorrrrrr!!!!
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