As Pete's storm chase team stops in a small part of town, a tornado takes shape just as Gary and Trey arrive, destroying several buildings. Before the tornado dissipates Gary must save Pete's meteorologist, Allison Stone. Then, Pete's team agree to help Gary get to the paper mill. While en route, another round of tornadoes form and encircle Pete's team, in the process destroying a residential neighborhood and a car lot. An explosion turns one of the tornadoes into a firenado, which Jacob the cameraman tries to film, only to be caught up in the storm and killed. This causes friction in the team, as Pete's concern seems to be more on collecting data than ensuring his team's safety. After recovering their vehicles, Allison leaves with Gary to continue their trip to the paper mill.
Yes pun intended. Also I thought the movie was not as bad as I thought going into it. And while I do like watching movies in 3D, I think it works best that way, especially considering this is all found footage. And yes there is a reason why some people try to do what the title says. But it's not all the people, some do try to get away from it too, you know! Just saying.Back to the pun(s), you could also call this a "Thrill ride", "merry go round" and a few other fun names. But the movie itself takes itself seriously most of the time. Some light moments aside of course, which are needed. It might not always make the most sense, but it's suspenseful from start to finish and very well shot at that
Pete (Matt Walsh) leads a group of storm chasers in the armored Titus. He's frustrated with Allison (Sarah Wayne Callies) for missing another tornado that killed some Oklahoman teens. She directs them to the town of Silverton. The local high school is caught in the storm. Vice principal Gary Fuller (Richard Armitage) has his grumpy sons Trey and Donnie film for the school's time capsule. Donnie has a crush on Kaitlyn Johnston and takes off to help her film an abandoned paper mill. Donk and Reevis are local Jackass wannabes.Eighteen years before, Twister blew into the theaters. This one uses more modern CGI with lots of rain and destruction. Twister is not at an award-winning acting level but this one is at a lower level. The characters are less well-drawn and less compelling. Sometimes, the group makes some illogical moves. They leave their 'tank' and run outside ending up in a church. The point seems to be a guy getting swept up into a fire tornado. There is another flying cow but this one doesn't have its 'flying cow' moment. The CGI is probably bigger but it's not quite as memorable. Twister was ground breaking at the time but this one is only a few steps above a TV Sharknado movie.
In the past we were often asked whether our choirs can deliver the feeling of The Lord of the Rings soundtrack. Being huge fans of the series, the original score inspired us to create choir libraries in the past and it's the same with this one. Therefore we decided to include the choir midi files for a mockup of The Prophecy from the Fellowship of the Ring movie. The presets are included in the download of the library.
That week, the world watched as Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas and then stalled for more than 36 hours, leaving an estimated 200 people dead and 70,000 homeless. It was the strongest storm on record to hit the island nation.
During a hurricane, instruments on NOAA-20 and S-NPP capture data twice a day. These data are converted into brightly colored pictures that reveal the structure, intensity and temperature of a storm, along with other features, such as lightning and gravity waves.
A tropical cyclone, known as a hurricane in the Atlantic, a typhoon in the Pacific and a cyclone in the southern hemisphere and Indian Oceans, typically begins as a cluster of thunderstorms that form over the ocean. As it strengthens, drawing energy from warm ocean water and warm, moist air, it begins to organize and rotate. The warm air rises high into the atmosphere, where it condenses into liquid and freezes to ice, forming giant rain-producing clouds. When winds form a closed circle with speeds exceeding 39 miles per hour, the cluster of storms becomes a tropical storm. At 74 mph, it officially becomes a hurricane, one of the most violent storms on Earth.
At the time the Sept. 6 image above was taken, the storm was experiencing an increase in wind shear and crossing into cooler waters, Straka said. You can see a ragged eye and a drop in symmetry compared to the earlier image.
At its December 21, 2020 City Council meeting, City Wastewater General Supervisor Bruce Royce; study consultants from Hubbel, Roth & Clark; and experts from Moore+Bruggink and Primodal provided updates on the City's progress on both storm and sanitary sewer projects, as well as recommendations for how to proceed into Phase II of the study. This presentation was given as a 'receive & file' opportunity for Council to hear the information, but not to take any action at this time. In total, over $30.5 million in improvements to the City's sanitary system were recommended. (Storm water improvements are faced with several challenges, which are outlined below.)
Watch the video below (presentation begins at the 1:18:00 mark) to view a full presentation and further detail about these initiatives from Director of Wastewater Services Patrick Frazee. You can also download a PDF version of his presentation and a document detailing all improvements via the buttons below the video.
Further into the film, the tornado chasers also remark on the Fujita scale ratings of active storms they are chasing. Meteorologist Kathryn Prociv wrote a point-by-point review of the science in "Twister" for the Washington Post, in which she called out several specific inaccuracies. The Fujita scale issue, she said, was possibly the most egregious error made, since a rating could not be assessed before the storm actually caused damage.
Under a bridge, you'd still be at risk of being hit by flying debris, and there's also a chance the bridge could fail and collapse around you. Being under a bridge also doesn't eliminate the possibility that you could get blown out into the storm, and you might wind up blocking other people from fleeing or obstructing the path of emergency vehicles.
In the event that you get stuck in a car near tornado activity and can't get out of the storm's path and into a shelter, NOAA advises parking it quickly and safely (away from traffic). Then keep your seat belt on and your head down below the windows, covered with a coat or cushion. 2b1af7f3a8