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17th Mar '17 2:50:00 PM Theriocephalus
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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees, cars,[[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and tear entire houses out of their foundations. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 experienced storm chasers. There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as it happened. The even greater risk lies in being bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]

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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees, cars,[[Film/{{Twister}} cars and [[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and tear tearing entire houses out of their foundations. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 four experienced storm chasers. There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as it happened. The even greater risk lies in being bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] trouble]]. '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]
trouble]].



* John's hurricanes in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' appears to work like this, though they might be carrying some debris that does the real damage.

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* John's hurricanes in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' appears appear to work like this, though they might be carrying some debris that does the real damage.
11th Mar '17 3:33:09 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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Compare MegaMaelstrom. When weaponised, see TornadoMove.

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Compare MegaMaelstrom. MegaMaelstrom and FunnelCloudJourney. When weaponised, see TornadoMove.
TornadoMove.
27th Feb '17 6:38:29 AM Tightwire
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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees and cars and [[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and so forth. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 experienced storm chasers. No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]

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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees and cars and [[Film/{{Twister}} trees, cars,[[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and so forth.tear entire houses out of their foundations. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 experienced storm chasers. No one can come nearly as There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to a real tornado tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or happened. The even greater risk lies in being bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]



* Naturally averted. However, for lower grade tornadoes, this really isn't a concern, so long as you stay in a safe location. Once you start getting up to F3 and beyond, it's time to run...to suitable cover. Where you will hunker down, with something soft protecting you, while praying to the deity of your choice, if you so desire. Just to make things clear, you should ''not'' be attempting to outrun a tornado. Even assuming you could move faster than the funnel cloud, you'd probably get a 2x4 through the head for being out in the open, or [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz get hit by a house]].

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* Naturally averted. However, for lower grade tornadoes, this really isn't a concern, so long as you stay in a safe location. Once you start getting up to F3 and beyond, it's time to run... to suitable cover. Where you will hunker down, with something soft protecting you, while praying to the deity of your choice, if you so desire. Just to make things clear, you should ''not'' be attempting to outrun a tornado. Even assuming you could move faster than the funnel cloud, you'd probably get a 2x4 through the head for being out in the open, or [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz get hit by a house]].
23rd Feb '17 1:36:34 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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* Jumping into a tornado in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', perhaps ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is encouraged. Not to mention the surrounding platforms are completely unharmed except for occasional flying debris. Possibly lampshaded in the latter; Knuckles shouts for help when sucked up, despite it being the only possible way forward for himself and Shadow.

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* Jumping [[FunnelCloudJourney into a tornado tornado]] in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', perhaps ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is encouraged. Not to mention the surrounding platforms are completely unharmed except for occasional flying debris. Possibly lampshaded in the latter; Knuckles shouts for help when sucked up, despite it being the only possible way forward for himself and Shadow.
14th Jan '17 3:20:46 PM Blazer
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* Played more or less straight in one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' series. One of the weapons of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' is Rust Tornado. The HumongousMecha blews ''three'' tornadoes from its grill mouth. Of course, anything it touches gets obliterated, and the wind gales kick big dirt clouds and leave a trail of destruction in its wake (in the movie it dug a wiiiiide trench across Mount Fuji). Though the area surrounding the attack does not seem so affected how it should.

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* Played more or less straight in one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' series. One of the weapons of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' is Rust Tornado. The HumongousMecha blews ''three'' tornadoes from its grill mouth. Of course, anything it touches gets obliterated, and the wind gales kick big dirt clouds and leave a trail of destruction in its wake (in the movie it dug a wiiiiide trench across Mount Fuji). Though the area surrounding the attack does not seem so affected how it should. This is actually justified as the wind also unleashes acid that corrodes anything the wind touches. Mazinger Z and Anime/GreatMazinger's Rust Hurricane and Great Typhoon aren't as powerful as Rust Tornado, so they can't do the massive damage Kaiser can.
19th Dec '16 7:37:38 AM Tron80
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* Naturally averted. However, for lower grade tornadoes, this really isn't a concern, so long as you stay in a safe location. Once you start getting up to F3 and beyond, it's time to run...to suitable cover. Where you will hunker down, with something soft protecting you, while praying to the deity of your choice, if you so desire. Just to make things clear, you should ''not'' be attempting to outrun a tornado. Even assuming you could move faster than the funnel cloud, you'd probably get a 2x4 through the head for being out in the open, or [[TheWizardOfOz get hit by a house]].

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* Naturally averted. However, for lower grade tornadoes, this really isn't a concern, so long as you stay in a safe location. Once you start getting up to F3 and beyond, it's time to run...to suitable cover. Where you will hunker down, with something soft protecting you, while praying to the deity of your choice, if you so desire. Just to make things clear, you should ''not'' be attempting to outrun a tornado. Even assuming you could move faster than the funnel cloud, you'd probably get a 2x4 through the head for being out in the open, or [[TheWizardOfOz [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz get hit by a house]].
9th Nov '16 10:18:01 PM FunnelVortex
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''. The tornado at the end of the game is clearly seen causing catastrophic damage to Arcadia Bay long before the funnel cloud even comes onshore.
10th Oct '16 7:15:47 PM nombretomado
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7th Oct '16 8:45:29 AM ArchTeryx
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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year TWISTEX veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]

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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled that killed 4 experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year TWISTEX veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] chasers. No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]
6th Oct '16 11:06:04 PM ArchTeryx
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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]

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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year TWISTEX veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]
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