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  • Kevin in PA July 12, 2020, 1:28 AM

    Amazing video. Very ballsy to hang around to film it. I would have been driving a hundred miles an hour in the opposite direction!

  • JoeDaddy July 12, 2020, 3:30 AM
  • JoeDaddy July 12, 2020, 3:38 AM

    Ol’ Remus……..RIP. Sad.

  • Gordon Scott July 12, 2020, 4:54 AM

    This guy shot some really good video. I’d like to see more squealing, vulgarity and obscenity in the commentary, though.

    I did note that despite the tornado moving through farmland, there were no tanker trucks, combines, cows or tractors in the funnel or being dropped around him. Just his good luck, I guess. Getting that close to even a small tornado is foolish, as a piece of 2X4 and your skull can try to occupy the same space at the same time unexpectedly.

    When I was training as a weather creature in 1980, there was about one minute and 30 seconds of grainy, distant film of tornadoes in the whole world. This guy has three times that amount, crystal clear, parts from within 100 yards. And he’s one of at least a dozen who have posted footage from that day.

    I went shopping for a phone, because my old one broke. I was trying to decide between an S-20, which has seven cameras, and the less expensive and practically obsolete S-10, which has a mere five. Those cameras are as good in picture quality and better in that they shoot video, as the $1000 rig I used in the 1970s. And, it fits in my pocket.

  • Snakepit Kansas July 12, 2020, 6:18 AM

    I’ve lived in Kansas most of my life. I’ve seen just one tornado. Google 1991 Andover tornado Duke Evans Video and you will see the same F5 that I did. I think that is the most scared I have been in my life. I think it killed 21 people that day. It got only within a mile of my house at that time, but debris covered my yard afterward. Small chunks of pink housing insulation was everywhere.

  • Anonymous July 12, 2020, 6:29 AM

    His final words some day will be “Wow! Oh oh …oh shit!” Video downloaded later from his Cloud server will be super awesome. Grew up in Tornado alley and seen and survived my share of tornados. They will kill you.

  • ghostsniper July 12, 2020, 7:18 AM

    Remus news. You won’t like it.

  • Kevin in PA July 12, 2020, 8:07 AM

    Absolutely agree about the amazing footage, but, damn! Scary!
    I hitch-hiked quite a bit in my younger days and on one trip from Denver to points east, I was the passenger among four, 3 in the cab and me in an open bed pick-up, along with somebody’s dog. Well, about halfway through Kansas we started to hit a little rain, but at highway speeds if you hunker up near the cab the rain just flies over you and you can manage to stay dry. Eventually, the driver pulled and asked me if I had taken a look forward and to the north….oh, my! In one section of that big sky were the darkest storm clouds I had ever seen and then, along to the north the clouds turned down to the distinct funnel shape and you could see large piece of debris swirling around the outer periphery. Fortunately, the twister stayed north of our route and we carried on. That dog and I finally did get a soaking when the rains went sideways and came down in buckets.

  • Jewel July 12, 2020, 8:32 AM
  • Callmelennie July 12, 2020, 8:44 AM

    A good illustration of the Winston Churchill quote: There is nothing in life as exhilirating as to be shot at with no effect.

    Accordingly … few things in life are as exhilirating as being caught out in the open during Cat 1 tornado

  • James ONeil July 12, 2020, 9:05 AM

    Regarding Remus;
    RIP Remus, you had a great run.
    & thought it’s 8:05 in the morning I lift a shot of Jameson to his memory.

  • Snakepit Kansas July 12, 2020, 3:26 PM

    I googled “Remus Marsilva obituary” and combinations thereof. I see no obituaries of our venerable hero. I am not giving up hope yet.

  • Tom Hyland July 13, 2020, 9:28 AM

    @ snakepit….. I’m not giving up, either. I think “friend of wife” is full of shit. Whoever she is she’s done nothing to provide any proof, any reality, any anything. Her cryptic contribution to the dialog is harmful purposeful confusion. She has no credibility, no honor, no class whatsoever. She’s a troll.