The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 May 2003

Everyone knows it's windy

I've been to the west side of Moore, and there's nothing there that screams to the heavens "Yo! Tornado! Over here!"  For some reason, though, it's the preferred point of touchdown for the nastiest storms on record.

This wasn't an F5 or anything, but F2 was definitely within the realm of plausibility; this particular funnel danced east-by-northeast across the south side of the Oklahoma City metro, taking out much of a bank building on I-240 and smashing roof and window panels at General Motors' assembly plant.

No damage chez Chaz, and this time I had enough sense to stay inside.

(Update, 9 May, 8:30 am: The Weather Guys have started classifying this storm as an F3.)

Posted at 6:48 PM to Weather or Not


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Holy cow. I didn't know that you guys in OKC-metro had big stuff happening today. Can't get to KWTV site right now. Checking Weather Channel.

Wow.

Posted by: David at 7:40 PM on 8 May 2003

Glad to hear you're ok.

Posted by: Wylie at 8:14 PM on 8 May 2003

Good to see you're all right.

Posted by: Cam at 8:46 PM on 8 May 2003

Given a choice between OKC and right where I'm at, I'd stay put. If the one we had Wednesday turns out to have been a tornado, it would be the first in five or six years -- and the last one was minimal (F0) too.

When you get into those F-integers, I say "No thanks."

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 4:32 PM on 9 May 2003

That was one busy day...

Posted by: alfredo stroessner at 7:11 PM on 14 May 2003