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wyleyrabbit
10-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Gasp! This is scary.

Don't know where this picture was taken, but definitely a wake up call to all of us.
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wyleyrabbit
10-18-2012, 06:39 PM
Update: Here's a news article that explains. It's from the Black Hills area of South Dakota.
http://rapidcityjournal.com/site/wind-oct/collection_d6e78456-1937-11e2-8ab2-001a4bcf887a.html

Nabo
10-18-2012, 07:05 PM
WOW - that's impressive. Been across SD several times and run into high winds but not like that. WOW!

brianharrison
10-18-2012, 09:59 PM
In that linked article there is a pic of a 5ver on its side - SOB. But it looks like it was unhooked and just sitting there when it was blown over - the landing legs are extended......

Crumgater
10-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Yikes!
One picture caught something that looks very suspicious in the background... like a pseudo-tornado??
-T

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/rapidcityjournal.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/f5/ef527ace-1945-11e2-940e-001a4bcf887a/5080371235c22.preview-620.jpg

rick_debbie_gallant
10-19-2012, 10:37 AM
I wonder if they was stopped when they tipped over or wuz the moving down the highway? I wonder if "outriggers" would have helped?

wyleyrabbit
10-19-2012, 10:43 AM
I heard from a snowbird neighbour of mine that there's a section of highway in California that trucks and RVs are not supposed to ever drive because of the high likelihood of being blown over. Anyone know if that's true?

wino2
10-19-2012, 12:04 PM
Yes it is very true. Starting within a couple of weeks they are called the Santa Ana winds. Extremely bad. Sometimes it looks like the pictures that were posted for South Dakota. Driving up the 14 hwy and the 10 out to the desert and beyond. They are not fun. Some years they aren't so bad, some years they are really bad.