Scariest Storm Photos
July 6, 2005 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Bored by the relative dearth of tornadoes this year the chasers over at the Stormtrack forums have started a (GREAT) diversionary thread asking for chaser's photos of "scariest storms". See the menacing crocodile, the human skull, and the twin twisters. Lots of old historical tornado photos here. AnyMeFites have any scary storm photos to share?
posted by spock (17 comments total)
"Menacing crocodile" goes to the same link as "bored by". Otherwise cool post! What happened to all the big storms?
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 9:27 AM on July 6, 2005

Wow, scary, majestic, beautiful.

It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:29 AM on July 6, 2005

Corrected menacing crocodile link.
posted by spock at 9:34 AM on July 6, 2005

On the plus side, far fewer tornado fatalities so far this year (only 5) as compared to 2004 where we had 17 by this time last year. Strangely, 4 of the 5 from this year were in January.
posted by spock at 9:39 AM on July 6, 2005

Holy crap--those are amazing photos. I am never, ever, ever going outside again.

My favorite is this one, which looks to be straight out of War of the Worlds.
posted by yankeefog at 9:47 AM on July 6, 2005

Crazy stuff. My mother and her family lived through the Twin Twisters storm that was linked in the post. Elkhart, IN was hit really hard by it. The city was for many years the center of mobile home manufacturing for the country, giving further credence to the 'trailers attract tornados' theory. My uncle was in the national guard and was one of the men who had to prevent looting after the disaster. Looting! In Indiana! Craziness.

But, yes. Crazy-ass huge storms...
posted by verb at 10:02 AM on July 6, 2005

Mod note: fixed crocodile link
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:13 AM on July 6, 2005

Twin twisters is damn scary. The pummeling between the two must have been worse than hell.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:14 AM on July 6, 2005

Thanks jessamyn.
posted by spock at 10:22 AM on July 6, 2005

You know those tornadoes that are just, like, double tornadoes?
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:19 AM on July 6, 2005

Creepy and yet totally cool. Tornadoes freak me out completely, to the point where they make regular appearances in my nightmares, but I love to watch tornado footage.
posted by corianderstem at 11:24 AM on July 6, 2005

Storm porn! Love it, spock - thanks.
posted by taz at 11:52 AM on July 6, 2005

Great find, spock, thanks.
posted by wolftrouble at 12:08 PM on July 6, 2005

pictures of real, amazing things. best of the web.
posted by Miles Long at 12:37 PM on July 6, 2005

[this is good]
posted by freshgroundpepper at 1:46 PM on July 6, 2005

Storm chasing has got to one of the coolest jobs (hobby?) on the planet. Who can top those stories?
posted by shockingbluamp at 4:25 PM on July 6, 2005

Makes me glad to be a long way away from such things. What's that you're saying? Global warming???

posted by ninazer0 at 1:10 AM on July 7, 2005

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