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Old 06-27-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Wife was coming home from work in downtown, crossing a bridge (don't remember name of it), talking to me on the cell for a minute and ALL OF A SUDDEN she looked to her right and seen this large waterspout on the St. John's River. Traffic came to a complete stop and folks were out of there cars taking photos of it on their cells......all she wanted to do is GET THE "H" OUT OF THERE!! She told me on the phone that she really couldn't see which way it was headed. Also, she had never seen a waterspout and called it a tornado (I informed her of what it was). Actually, while she was yelling over the cell about the waterspout, I turned on tv and was watching it "live" on a news station. They also showed a tornado that was coming down right over the downtown area, but dissolved half way down. That one was just two buildings from where my wife works!
Then, on top of that, a lightning bolt hit a tree in the parking lot right next to our apartment. BIG flash of light and really big BOOM!
What a storm at 5PM!
Talked to her brother who lives by Fort Lauderdale and he said "Welcome to Florida!!".
Did anyone else in the Jax Forum see this waterspout?
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I saw the tornado/spout Downtown. Just for a minute. Wish I could have gotten a better look.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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I don't live anywhere remotely near Jacksonville, but saw the waterspouts on the Weather Channel this morning.

So check out the Weather Channel, I'm sure they'll repeat it to death.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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I saw it from my building. It lasted a long time. It was a real show! I don't think it caused any damage, except for the lightning, which became very intense towards the end of the waterspouts life.
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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haha oh I am not sure I am looking forward to this type of weather.........sure I am originally from the midwest and we'd duck into basements for storms, but I've lived in hawaii for such a long time......we don't generally even get thunder here!

my six year old is really worried about tornados......it might take awhile for him to get used to the thunderstorms.......
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Well, lets see............this weather or freezing our butts off and shoveling inches-to-feet of snow and driving in a "white out", hummmm.......this weather or freezing temps, lots of snow and "white outs" ????
Well, even though it was quite scary, we are still glad that we got rid of our snow shovel, snowblower, snow boots and ice scrapper and live here now! Everywhere has some kind of nasty weather.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I got home and had my car in the garage right as the news was showing one near me, just before the skies opened up at my house. I've lived in FL forever, but have never seen anything like the waterspouts that the news was airing live. Two hours later I had to go on I-25 and 9a and they were still cleaning up the accidents that took place during the storm.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I'm glad no one was severly hurt. It was sunny as could be (was about to get in the pool!) I had another Realtor call me to schedule an appt and I couldn't hear her, she said Sorry, going through a hail strom! I couldn't believe it..turned on the news to see the water spout. Thankfully we only received rain. It does seem that Jax has its share of tornados..
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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My wife and I are thinking about moving to Jksnville also (57, 52,retired military, NC). How is it going, did you use a certain realtor, who ? Do you like where you are house apt, etc,.? If you had it to do over would you ? Where would you recmd for nice 3 bed condo, or 3-4 bed house in roomy area (large lots), reasonable price ? Maybe main thing who for realtor ? Thanks
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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