You guys in Springfield Mass okay? Tornado!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cosmo1, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Everyone OK?
  2. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Fine here in the greater Boston area...a little rain, a little lightning, a little humid.

    The dispatch sucked though...
  3. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    events still unfolding. Fingers crossed for the Springfield package car drivers.
  4. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Looks ugly from Lowell area to SPringfield, we up here are not ready for torandos. Hope UPS bought all the drivers in fast when this started coming in.
  5. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    The only warning we have gotten once was thru the Diad ! It said Tornedo Warning, keep eyes at the sky.
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If you see a tornado you should stop drop and roll.
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    When I left the sprinfield building at 8:15 there where driver still out on the road I the positive side there wasn't any talk about anyone getting hurt but that could change when I show up to work tomorrow which should be a fun day. I got lucky the area I covered today only got rain but some of the areas that I'm always on got hammered or should I say destroyed.

    Hopefully all my brother and sisters are safe at home now.
  8. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I was about 5 miles away from the tornado. It sounded like a freight train even from that distance. So far only one fatality has been reported. The pale yellow sky at 8:20 at night was a bit eerie though.
  9. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you are OK Big Babooba.
  10. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Watching the weather channel about 20 minutes ago and they showed a picture that a viewer sent in of a package car off the road with what looked like a tree on it.

    I hope the driver is okay.
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    into a ditch or low spot!!
  12. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    This video was taken by a remote control traffic camera. The Connecticut River's natural flow is from the right of the screen (north) to the left (south) towards Long Island Sound. The river is over 1100 feet wide at the railroad bridge.
  13. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    I don't like seeing tornadoes in any way shape or form, but what it did on the river with the water was awesome!!!! Even my wife thinks so.
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I wonder how many flying fish there were!
  15. paidover95

    paidover95 Member

    Yes that color sky was creepy!!!I have never seen that in my life!!!
  16. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I was out delivering one hot, humid summer day when an afternoon thunderstorm moved in. The sky turned green and I knew that we were in for some dangerous weather. There was nowhere to take cover because I was at an airport.
  17. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    I wonder where they all ended up? Wouldn't that be a sight, walking out to your car to go home from work and see a fish floppin around on your car?

    On a more serious note Babs, were you guys even warned about the tornado, or were you just told to "expect the unexpected?"
  18. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    So, now we know how Moses crossed the Red Sea ! :)
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    That was amazing footage, Big B. I'm glad you are o.k. I hope everyone else from that area is, too.
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Last week Wednesday/Thursday, I told many people (my wife included) that NE would see at least two signficiant tornados yesterday and quite a bit of damage, it was almost a no-brainer. The pattern was almost textbook perfect for many many days in all of the modeling available and nearly a slam-dunk. I was shocked and a little concerned that the TV and wx stations in the area downplayed the threat both Tuesday and yesterday, as well.

    I had the opportunity to chase the SW NH tornado yesterday and did so successfully. However, I only saw the wall-cloud and did not see the actual funnel ( in too hilly/mountainous terrain to really "chase" in this area, anyway) I did not drive down to Springfield/Sturbridge/Monson, MA. Very rare to see such impressive storms in this area.

    Unfortunately, we (the U.S.) will probably see at least one or two more significant outbreaks this Spring/Summer.

    Godspeed to those families and friends affected. Thankfully, the tornados yesterday did not match those from 1989 (The Great Northeastern Outbreak) or 1953 , which was the grandaddy of them all. That would have been a truly grave situation.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011