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Old May 25, 2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default .....storm clouds over Arlington, TX

While there were many tornados in the DFW area last evening we in Arlington had a couple intense scares but fortunately no touch downs. There was a lot of hail of varying size from pea to softball in size over the storm area, our neighborhood got no hail.... 25-years ago our then home was pummeled by baseball size hail, never want to hear that sound or see that much water pouring through the ceilings again, this time we were lucky.

The baseball game at Rangers Ballpark last night had 30,000+ attendance evacuated to tunnel areas of the stadium..... after a 3-hour delay the game was finished.

I made these photos with the E-3 & 14-54, seen overhead at our home, 8pm.







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Man, those look pretty ominous and foreboding, Bob. I believe I would have been heading for the storm cellar!
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I was just reading about last nights storms. I hope all our Midwest friends on the forums are okay. Have to agree with Gary, Bob. I think I would have been well inside with those storms, but nice shots.
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Great formations, love those shots Bob. Just glad we don't get those extreme conditions.
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Good photos, Bob. Makes me glad I'm not in Tornado Alley.
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Hi Bob,

Glad you're safe and sound. This has been an absolutely crazy Spring around the country. The devastation wreaked by these tornadoes is just mind boggling.
Happy to hear that you weren't a part of it.

As for the photos, they certainly tell the story. very scary- i'm also glad there were no funnel clouds in any of them.

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...thanks everyone, it was a scary and eventful evening for sure.

There were confirmed 9-tornados within 30-miles of us by the 10pm news. At the time the ballpark evacuated there were 2 formations in Arlington but to the south side of town, the ballpark is 10-miles north east of our home. The tornados did not touch down......... this time.

'twas an absolutely beautiful day here today, Greg had great weather for the Rangers game.
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That second shot looks totally unreal .. i think the last time I saw anything like that was on a trip to NYC 8-9 years ago. Glad to know that your all safe ... extreme weather seems to be an understatment.

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Boy it was hot put there though! So hot my eyes hurt right now.

Your cloud formations are awesome. I was out on my covered deck trying to shoot lightening strikes with a tripod mounted, cable-controlled E5 as the tornado sirens were blaring. I could tell the main bit of tornadic activity was far enough south, so continued until the marble-sized hail started hitting the tripod legs, at which point I beat a quick retreat.
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Good shots that definitely create a foreboding mindset. I'm with Harj on the second shot Bob, really scary. I have a friend who lives in Mckinney, he said not far from him they were getting very large hail.

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