The sky is cryin'

by Joe Zink July. 13, 2018 633 views

The sky twisted and turned and changed colors. The tornado sirens wailed .

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Marlene Mursuli 2 years, 2 months ago

Maravillosas.

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Joe Zink Replied to Marlene Mursuli 2 years, 2 months ago

Gracias, Marlene!

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Joe Zink Replied to Marlene Mursuli 2 years, 2 months ago

¡Gracias por visitar mi página! ¿Vives en Florida?
(Yo vi tu publicación en Miami)
 hace mucho tiempo que uso mi español, así
que mis disculpas si no es muy bueno

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Marlene Mursuli Replied to Joe Zink 2 years, 2 months ago

Si, vivo en Florida, pero soy cubana.
si escribes en español, yo lo entiendo muy bien. puedes practicarlo conmigo cuando desees.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 4 months ago

Jeez, this looks more like a very angry sky!

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

What an amazing sight Joe. Ominous and appealing at the same time. Love this post my friend

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Joe Zink Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks, Antonio!
I'm trying to learn how to use the iphone camera, pretty happy with the way they turned out.

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

Amazing clouds Joe, seems like you have the same weather we are having.

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Joe Zink Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

Definitely a level 8 shot grinning
Yeah, the weather has been unsettled, late afternoon thunderstorms...I saw Illinois was getting some nasty stuff too, stay safe!

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Heike 2 years, 4 months ago

Looks drastic and attractive... Love #3 !
Strange how extreme weather let us behave. When I was living in the north, there were every year storm surges. The people went outside for a walk on the water dikes. It was, as if the danger attracted us...

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Joe Zink Replied to Heike 2 years, 4 months ago

I had a hard time to decide if I should post pictures of clouds by themselves like this...almost every photo of a dramatic sky also includes some  landscape. I suppose it gives the people looking at it some perspective. These are a bit more abstract, but easy to recognize what's happening. Glad you liked them grinning 
I don't know if we feel we are tempting fate, or cheating death, or just not that smart grinning

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Guillermo Huerga Borrego 2 years, 4 months ago

Great work Joe, I love the #2 a perfect colours combination. Have a great day.

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Joe Zink Replied to Guillermo Huerga Borrego 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks, Guillermo!

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Andi Saw 2 years, 4 months ago
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Joe Zink Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 4 months ago

I don't know why, but it  seems everyone I know around here  runs outside to look at the sky when the tornado siren goes off...if we had any sense we would run to  shelter, but we never do.  We do get tornadoes here, so it's always a possibility.
Although the clouds looked like ropes,  spinning and twisting, we never got a funnel cloud out of this storm...a very small amount of hail then it rained a couple inches in an hour and a half.

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Andi Saw Replied to Joe Zink 2 years, 4 months ago
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Joe Zink Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 4 months ago

Yes, Andi, I have seen several. They don't happen very often here, maybe 1 in every three years , but it can be much less. The last one was three years ago, it went north and east  of Somerset.

I remember when I was a little kid, my dad would take us out for A&W root beer at a roadside restaurant where you sat in your car. I was daydreaming, looking out the window at a storm that was coming toward us, and  I saw a funnel cloud drop out of the clouds. I asked my dad "is that a tornado?" and my dad said "OH SH*T" and the next thing I knew we all had root beer in our laps and my dad was driving about 100 miles an hour through town ...LOL...that was near Milwaukee.

Up in the northern part, we get "Derecho winds" about once a year, not too many tornadoes.  These form in front of the big thunderstorms and are strong enough to blow cars across lanes of traffic. Although the worst tornado in Wisconsin history happened about 14 miles from where I live now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1899_New_Richmond_tornado

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