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warneagle

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Really surprised it only had a path length of 1 mile, yeah I think it is most likely the first video footage of a violent tornado....still some of the best tornado footage of all time, even after all these years.
Yeah, a lot of the tornadoes from that day had relatively short path lengths, or at least they were recorded that way. I don't know if it's accurate or just a deficiency in the almost 70-year-old records. A lot of the areas affected were still relatively rural at the time, although some of them aren't today.
 

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I found some pictures of the destruction of the Canadian Barrie Tornado in 1985. Yes, the house has suffered a lot of powerful damage, and the scars left by the tornado are also very obvious. There was another F4 that day, but I don' t have any information about him
 

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I found some pictures of the destruction of the Canadian Barrie Tornado in 1985. Yes, the house has suffered a lot of powerful damage, and the scars left by the tornado are also very obvious. There was another F4 that day, but I don' t have any information about him
That vehicle damage in the second to last pic Is very impressive. Comparable to some of the worst I’ve ever seen photographed. Very intense debarking too. I suspect that the Barrie tornado was a the higher end of the EF4 range.
 
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Yeah, a lot of the tornadoes from that day had relatively short path lengths, or at least they were recorded that way. I don't know if it's accurate or just a deficiency in the almost 70-year-old records. A lot of the areas affected were still relatively rural at the time, although some of them aren't today.
I found some pictures of the destruction of the Canadian Barrie Tornado in 1985. Yes, the house has suffered a lot of powerful damage, and the scars left by the tornado are also very obvious. There was another F4 that day, but I don' t have any information about him
This is one the factories completely leveled by Barrie. 16 out of 20 in an industrial park were left in a manner similar to this:

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Another photograph of the industrial yard aftermath from the ground:

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Marshal79344

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Good lord, there are hundreds of photos from this thing. Pages 1-3 of this thread have some, this blog is a great starting point: https://stormstalker.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/tri-state-tornado/
Yeah, that is probably the most thorough of a summary of the Tri-State-Tornado I've ever seen. I've noticed that the Jackson County Historical Society seems to have a lot of high-definition photos of that thing which is what I'm mainly after, but here's some photos I've found from personal research without stormstalker:
Annapolis
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Griffin:
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Marshal79344

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A lot of newspapers had the same famous photo of damage in West Frankfort in altered versions but here's the most HD one I could find
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More West Frankfort
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Planks from obliterated homes lay across the ground outside of West Frankfort
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That's all that I managed to find from hours shifting through online archives of newspapers. Poor people in the path had no chance. One reason that made this tornado incredibly deadly was not only its incredible power, but the fact that it was partially obscured with low LCL heights, as shown by witnesses in Annapolis describing it as a "thick black fog cloud" with a tremendous roar, and not recognizable as an actual funnel at some points. Also, the tornado severed all telegraph communications to cities in the path so residents had no kind of warning of what was approaching until it was right there. The tornado happened to be on a trajectory where multiple large cities were in its path also, a worst-case-scenario
 

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这是Barrie完全拉平的工厂之一。在工业园区中每20个中就有16个以类似的方式被留下:

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另一张从地面上看到的工业场后果的照片:

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Yes, I believe that if MBS in EF system is used to evaluate the damage of this factory, dod7-8 can be obtained
 

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That's all that I managed to find from hours shifting through online archives of newspapers. Poor people in the path had no chance. One reason that made this tornado incredibly deadly was not only its incredible power, but the fact that it was partially obscured with low LCL heights, as shown by witnesses in Annapolis describing it as a "thick black fog cloud" with a tremendous roar, and not recognizable as an actual funnel at some points. Also, the tornado severed all telegraph communications to cities in the path so residents had no kind of warning of what was approaching until it was right there. The tornado happened to be on a trajectory where multiple large cities were in its path also, a worst-case-scenario

I read that before. They said a lot of people killed were farmers which is not typical because they are so in tune with the weather but evidently did not recognize it was a tornado. That storm always fascinated me and I always wanted to make a documentary about it with historical information, along with modern data and opinions from meteorologists. Now that I am retired after over 20 years in video and film I would really enjoy producing it if I could secure the photos, data, reference materials, access to people in the field, funding, help to sort things, etc.
 

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Today' s the 15th anniversary of the Stoughton WI F3 occurred on 8/18/2005.Another potential violent tornado, narrow but andover-like violent motion was evident as it went into downtown Stoughton.Numerous FR12 got completely destroyed or leveled though a close inspection shows the missing of some anchors in some houses.Ground scouring can be clearly seen outside town.Would like to go a 165—170mph rating
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A lot of newspapers had the same famous photo of damage in West Frankfort in altered versions but here's the most HD one I could find
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More West Frankfort
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Planks from obliterated homes lay across the ground outside of West Frankfort
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That's all that I managed to find from hours shifting through online archives of newspapers. Poor people in the path had no chance. One reason that made this tornado incredibly deadly was not only its incredible power, but the fact that it was partially obscured with low LCL heights, as shown by witnesses in Annapolis describing it as a "thick black fog cloud" with a tremendous roar, and not recognizable as an actual funnel at some points. Also, the tornado severed all telegraph communications to cities in the path so residents had no kind of warning of what was approaching until it was right there. The tornado happened to be on a trajectory where multiple large cities were in its path also, a worst-case-scenario

So, here's a useful resource for Tri-State photos that sadly is only accessible via the Wayback Machine now:

1. https://web.archive.org/web/20160913180314/http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jackson/cahill_photos.htm

2. https://web.archive.org/web/20160913180334/http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jackson/picoftornado.htm

3. https://web.archive.org/web/20160913045125/http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jackson/tornado1925.htm

4. https://web.archive.org/web/2016091...rails.com/ill/jackson/1925tornado_shauna.html
 
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A lot of newspapers had the same famous photo of damage in West Frankfort in altered versions but here's the most HD one I could find
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More West Frankfort
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Planks from obliterated homes lay across the ground outside of West Frankfort
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That's all that I managed to find from hours shifting through online archives of newspapers. Poor people in the path had no chance. One reason that made this tornado incredibly deadly was not only its incredible power, but the fact that it was partially obscured with low LCL heights, as shown by witnesses in Annapolis describing it as a "thick black fog cloud" with a tremendous roar, and not recognizable as an actual funnel at some points. Also, the tornado severed all telegraph communications to cities in the path so residents had no kind of warning of what was approaching until it was right there. The tornado happened to be on a trajectory where multiple large cities were in its path also, a worst-case-scenario
Here's a bunch of photos from Jackson County, Illinois:
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