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EXTREME tornado footage captured by drone over Andover, KS last night

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Reed Timmer managed to capture some incredible footage from his drone last night.

EXTREME tornado footage captured by drone over Andover, KS last night! Erratic vortex behavior​

 

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Videos like this make all of the vertically shot, shaky potato cam footage well worth suffering through.
 

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From comments:

"Hands down the best footage ever of a tornado. Get an incredible perspective on what is really occurring, it’s structure and impact. Unreal work Reed! Be safe!"
 

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It makes me think twice about all the times I refuse to take shelter.
Got my taste of that reality in Joplin.

https://goldismoney2.com/threads/shtf-joplin-mo-one-month-after-the-c-5-tornado-hit-pictures.19292/

Especially after closely examining this car:
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I saw 3 separate vortexes
 

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Yeah there was a lot going on with that one. I happened to be watching this live as it happened. Note: don't drive like this (sorry Reed):

 

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Scenes like that make me emotional, even though I haven't seen anything near that bad. I am a weather spotter. Have only seen 3 tornadoes and when I was young all I wanted to do was see more. Now I won't mind if I never see one again.
There's a very distinct feeling of death in the air. It's impossible to describe unless you've experienced it.

Even though our conscious minds might not be aware subconsciously our bodies know.
 

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When I was in the guard we worked a tornado that touched down in Shelbyville, a few cuts and scrapes, mostly just damage.

What got me was how quiet it was. No birds, no frogs, no crickets. Nothing.
 

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This is how close it was to me

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Boy if you watch a minute of it at half speed or a quarter speed and then switch to normal speed, it's gets even crazier
 

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The footage reminds me a lot of this tornado. I remember this well. Paul Douglas came to my grade school and had this footage from the KARE 11 news helicopter showing. Your little GIF shows the same corkscrew look that tornado had. It was one of a few childhood experiences that got me obsessed with weather. I very nearly went into meteorology.

 

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In the opening scenes of the video, what was the classification? F?
 

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The footage reminds me a lot of this tornado. I remember this well. Paul Douglas came to my grade school and had this footage from the KARE 11 news helicopter showing. Your little GIF shows the same corkscrew look that tornado had. It was one of a few childhood experiences that got me obsessed with weather. I very nearly went into meteorology.

Yeah I made that gif because of how inspiring it is no pun intended. Very rare to see such a dramatic, illustrative display of nature/ physics.
 

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In the opening scenes of the video, what was the classification? F?
EF classification only comes after survey. I would estimate EF2-3 but ultimately the survey will have to determine that.
 

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In the opening scenes of the video, what was the classification? F?
I believe the official designation was DF - Destination F-ed!
 

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Houses literally exploded and sucked up. Terrifying and so sad.
 

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Growing up in Connecticut, tornadoes were one of the last things on my mind. Since being surrounded by them down here in Arkansas I'm a lot more familiar with them. First thing to be on the lookout for is a change in temperature and changing color in the sky and if you see distinct lines like this , very dangerous weather may apply.

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Houses literally exploded and sucked up. Terrifying and so sad.
Stories regarding Joplin tells the tales of people literally walking like zombies towards the hospital impaled with street signs and whatever else you can imagine. The terror and unpredictability of these storms and what they are capable of cannot be overstated.
 

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Growing up in Connecticut, tornadoes were one of the last things on my mind. Since being surrounded by them down here in Arkansas I'm a lot more familiar with them. First thing to be on the lookout for is a change in temperature and changing color in the sky and if you see distinct lines like this , very dangerous weather may apply.

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That is the updraft base / rain-free base as used to be called. Your arrows show what the air in that region was doing so much that it resembles some of the slides that were shown at the skywarn training I attended on Tuesday.

"Wall clouds" are a lowing of the rain-free base that occur when moisture condenses lower due to increasing humidity caused by inflow and updrafts.
 

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That is the updraft base / rain-free base as used to be called. Your arrows show what the air in that region was doing so much that it resembles some of the slides that were shown at the skywarn training I attended on Tuesday.

"Wall clouds" are a lowing of the rain-free base that occur when moisture condenses lower due to increasing humidity caused by inflow and updrafts.
And in my experience may contain very cold air and large hail.

Ironically enough several years ago I was visiting my mom in Connecticut. While helping her erect her bat enclosure(for rehabilitation) a storm just like that carrying a microburst came through and ruined the enclosure.

The damage wound up being so bad that she had her entire roof replaced and cedar siding replaced on two sides of the house through insurance.
 

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And in my experience may contain very cold air and large hail.

Ironically enough several years ago I was visiting my mom in Connecticut. While helping her erect her bat enclosure(for rehabilitation) a storm just like that carrying a microburst came through and ruined the enclosure.

The damage wound up being so bad that she had her entire roof replaced and cedar siding replaced on two sides of the house through insurance.
Dang. That sucks.

Yeah hail does fall from the updraft area. Stronger updraft can mean larger hail.

The cold air is normally from the outflow and will inhibit storm formation if it enters the inflow/updraft region.

I have had numerous experiences where the wind goes from warm/humid to cold as the wind changes direction, back and forth in the vicinity of a storm. It is quite the experience when a storm dies, it becomes outflow dominant and on a warm day suddenly you get a nice long cool breeze.
 

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There's a very distinct feeling of death in the air. It's impossible to describe unless you've experienced it.

Even though our conscious minds might not be aware subconsciously our bodies know.

i have been thru 3 and witnessed the aftermath of many including joplin.....

what you saying is so true.....many times the air as you see in those videos is calm elsewhere ...sky many times is dark green......remember joplin well was driving towards joplin on I44 the afternoon it hit a huge wall cloud of darkness was rolling towards me from the east looked like the scenes you see in movies where a huge sand storm is coming ........in one Stockton missouri......one went thru a grave yard and tossed grave stones which i found difficult to comprehend

i am fascinated by them .....dont directly fear them but i respect them.......i have a 8" thick walled concrete vault in my home i can walk into from my bedroom as many people are killed because they dont want to get out of the house to seek shelter during a storm mine is easy quick and convenient

a direct hit is akin to a bomb going off in your house
 

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i have been thru 3 and witnessed the aftermath of many including joplin.....

what you saying is so true.....many times the air as you see in those videos is calm elsewhere ...sky many times is dark green......remember joplin well was driving towards joplin on I44 the afternoon it hit a huge wall cloud of darkness was rolling towards me from the east looked like the scenes you see in movies where a huge sand storm is coming ........in one Stockton missouri......one went thru a grave yard and tossed grave stones which i found difficult to comprehend

i am fascinated by them .....dont directly fear them but i respect them.......i have a 8" thick walled concrete vault in my home i can walk into from my bedroom as many people are killed because they dont want to get out of the house to seek shelter during a storm mine is easy quick and convenient

a direct hit is akin to a bomb going off in your house

I grew up with earth quakes (So Calif) & so many people are deathly afraid of them.
I will take the worst quake (I have been in some bad ones) anytime, over that or any tornado.
 

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i have been thru 3 and witnessed the aftermath of many including joplin.....

what you saying is so true.....many times the air as you see in those videos is calm elsewhere ...sky many times is dark green......remember joplin well was driving towards joplin on I44 the afternoon it hit a huge wall cloud of darkness was rolling towards me from the east looked like the scenes you see in movies where a huge sand storm is coming ........in one Stockton missouri......one went thru a grave yard and tossed grave stones which i found difficult to comprehend

i am fascinated by them .....dont directly fear them but i respect them.......i have a 8" thick walled concrete vault in my home i can walk into from my bedroom as many people are killed because they dont want to get out of the house to seek shelter during a storm mine is easy quick and convenient

a direct hit is akin to a bomb going off in your house
Yes that gray/green color is now a permanently affixed warning flag in my mind. It's hue is unmistakable now.
 
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Reminds me of a simple program I wrote many years ago. It "simulates" a tornado by animating dots to spiral in a similar way to a tornado. It has a number of adjustments you can make including a "cow" feature, where the cow appears and floats around the tornado when enabled.

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Reminds me of a simple program I wrote many years ago. It "simulates" a tornado by animating dots to spiral in a similar way to a tornado. It has a number of adjustments you can make including a "cow" feature, where the cow appears and floats around the tornado when enabled.

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Nice!

c Toggle cow. :belly laugh: just when you think you've seen it all!
 

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Houses literally exploded and sucked up. Terrifying and so sad.

I have a feeling it is not in Kansas anymore. Ask Dorothy.
 

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I feel terrible for the survivors of such events... that was/is devastating!
 

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THE MOST INSANE TORNADO FOOTAGE of all-time from Andover, Kansas drone and ground compilation

New compilation from the Andover, KS EF3 tornado intercept on April 30, 2022 including Dominator Drone and ground perspectives. Audio has been softened for the faint of heart. Miraculously, no lives were lost from this tornado despite immense damage and nearly 1000 structures impacted. This shows how incredible the warning process was for this storm. We called in the tornado in progress and NWS issued tornado warning and sirens sounded. We hope that this drone footage can advance our understanding of the tornado relationship with the ground and the influence of friction.

 

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Wow, the shrapnel!

 

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