Thursday, October 21, 2010

How big do they get?

Snapped these pictures of a Whirlwind the other day. At first the main body of it was hidden behind the hill seen in front of it and the way the sun was shining on it it looked just like a road going up the mountain. I thought to myself Now why haven't I seen that before and I bet it would take one hell of a vehicle to climb it. Of course out here people put cabins and RVs in placed you wonder how in the heck they got them there to though. Anyway I noticed a bobble in it and then figured out it was just a big whirlwind. How big do they get? I don't know, but I've seen considerably bigger down here. Having been raised a little further north in West Texas I've seen them all my life, but nothing to compare to the size they get down here! These things are bordering on being small tornadoes in the destruction they can do. BTW this has to be AT LEAST 7 or 8 miles away from here.

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8 comments:

  1. Wow, David, nice pics. That is a big one. Maybe they get so big down there because everyone is so full of hot air (grin). No, I mean there is a lot of hot air down there. Yea, I know, shut up Dizzy!!!

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  2. DD, there really is a lot of hot air down here. (In more ways than one.) ;)

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  3. Yeah, nice pics! Hope nobody lives out where it was. Scary!

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  4. Abby, another good reason for living in a container. They won't effect them. Added a couple more pictures for your viewing pleasure. ;)

    BTW I was sitting on the east side of the trailer and caught Bigfoot driving down 118 headed for their cabin. He was honking and waving. I just noticed they have a fire going so had to keep up with the foots and build my on fire. :

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  5. that last snapshot is breathtaking.....

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  6. ~mc~, I wouldn't call it that, but it turned out better than I expected. I'll try to catch one this evening right after the moon rises above 9 Points Mesa.

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  7. Ok, between your pic of the moon over 9 Points and the pics I have of the views on my land, I'm gonna have to rethink my design to give myself a better view of 9 Points.

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  8. Abby, 9 Points is probably the best view around both at sunrise and sunset mainly because of the way it changes colors with the sunset and the awesome sunrises behind it. Of course the moon rises are great to.

    BTW Paula passed away at 8:45 AM this morning.

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