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Surrey Hit With Catnado

samzenpus posted about 10 months ago | from the raining-cats-and-more-cats dept.

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taikedz writes "A "mini-tornado" brought down trees, damaged property and even lifted cats in the air, an eyewitness has said. Shirley Blay, who keeps horses at the Jolly Blossom Stables on Station Road, Chobham, told BBC Surrey: 'It was a mini-tornado, I can't describe it as anything less. It started with very heavy rain, hailstones and very strong wind and all of a sudden, the wind was very, very strong, to the point of lifting roofs. We've got four feral cats in the yard and they were being lifted off the ground — about 6ft off the ground — they just went round like a big paper bag.' She said the people and animals who were caught up in the storm were uninjured. A spokesman from Valgrays Animal Rescue in Warlingham said: 'It was like something out of a Steven Spielberg film.'

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First wind (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080375)

Farted all over your beta site, niggers!

weather report (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080389)

Come on slashdot editors, can you pick something a little more interesting?

Re:weather report (2)

geogob (569250) | about 10 months ago | (#46080995)

But it's about cute cats!

Re:weather report (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081339)

Actually [xkcd.com] , TFA doesn't say that the cats were cute.

Re:weather report (1)

noh8rz10 (2716597) | about 10 months ago | (#46085147)

hahaha animal abuse hahaha so funny! if only there were a youtube video!

Re:weather report (1)

The Grim Reefer (1162755) | about 10 months ago | (#46081393)

But it's about cute cats!

Do tell. What is so cute about flying feral cats? I don't want this flying at me. [sodahead.com] Do you? Or how about this fluffy fellow? [wp.com]

"Catnado" is actually her superhero identity... (1)

Thud457 (234763) | about 10 months ago | (#46082235)

Her NAME is Dr Eleanor Abernathy MD JD

Re:weather report (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46083235)

That's not a feral cat. It's merely a sphynx meowing (first pic), and play-biting something (second pic).

Re:weather report (1)

The Grim Reefer (1162755) | about 10 months ago | (#46086037)

That's not a feral cat. It's merely a sphynx meowing (first pic), and play-biting something (second pic).

Great. So what your are saying is that those are domesticated animals. That makes me feel so much better about having a wild ass cat flying at me. Thanks. I think.

Re:weather report (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46084311)

Read the first half sentence, clicking the link, expecting a youtube video of a cat thrown in the air by a tornado.

But no.

I'm disappointed and didn't read any further.

Just came here to complain.

Re:weather report (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081831)

Technically it wasn't a catnado, it was pussy wind.

Re: weather report (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46082939)

Just call it a queef.

Re: weather report (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46083269)

Well, at least it wasn't raining cats AND dogs.

Hundreds or thousands (3, Interesting)

i kan reed (749298) | about 10 months ago | (#46080397)

There are hundreds to thousands of real, super destructive tornadoes each year, I don't get why a particularly weak one is of note. We didn't even get a "scientists baffled" tagline.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (5, Funny)

Big Hairy Ian (1155547) | about 10 months ago | (#46080445)

Because it hit Cobham and did millions of pounds worth of renovation :D

Re:Hundreds or thousands (2)

Hypotensive (2836435) | about 10 months ago | (#46081335)

Chobham is a good 12 miles away from Cobham.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (4, Funny)

Big Hairy Ian (1155547) | about 10 months ago | (#46081423)

It is now :)

Re:Hundreds or thousands (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46083883)

One is a tiny village that's little more than a road going passed a pub, the other is close to London where Chelsea FC players live and also a base for many US mega-businessmen doing their tour of duty. A small 4 bed detached will cost you around £650,000 (>$1m + 5% stamp duty (another tax when you purchase a house in the UK)) in Cobham.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

betterprimate (2679747) | about 10 months ago | (#46080451)

I have never heard of tornado-like weather being native to England. Perhaps our British brethren can elaborate on how this story is unique.

Hello I'm british (2)

CdBee (742846) | about 10 months ago | (#46080477)

We get tornadoes, just not often. Perhaps a few dozen a year - in my life I've only seen one once (I was driving at night and it crossed the road from one side to the other 100 yards in front of me - scared the crap out of me).

As a result they are much discussed over cups of tea when they occur. The national obsession with cats has made this the news story of the year

Re:Hello I'm british (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080737)

Actually the UK gets more tornadoes/hurricanes every year than the whole of the USA. Whilst they are not the same size as the ones that hit the news in the US, there are due to the odd location of the UK (gulf stream, arctic winds etc etc) an extremely high amount of them each year.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081089)

The UK gets a couple dozen a year while the US gets about 1200 tornadoes a year. The UK only gets more in the sense of average per land area, but not anywhere close in total number. In 1985-2005 about 4 hurricanes made landfall in the UK total, while the eastern US averages about 1.7 a year. The UK does not get a lot of hurricanes. There is an important distinction between hurricanes and cyclones in general, as the UK does get extratropical cyclones plenty, although I don't know of the statistics suggesting which country gets more of those.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

rainmouse (1784278) | about 10 months ago | (#46081119)

I believe he/she meant to say, "However, the UK probably has most tornadoes per area per year, 0.14 per 1000 km."

(source) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... [wikipedia.org]

Re:Hello I'm british (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081319)

If you average over the whole country, although some US states could beat that, or specific US counties that get over 3 per 1000 km^2 per year.

Re:Hello I'm british (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081127)

. In 1985-2005 about 4 hurricanes made landfall in the UK total

A correction: I meant to say that the UK got about 4 tropical cyclone systems to make landfall, none of them were hurricane strength. The US figure is only for hurricane strength storms, and would be much larger if including tropical storms and depressions.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

beelsebob (529313) | about 10 months ago | (#46084371)

The UK has however in that time had several systems that reached hurricane strength, just none of them were ever called cyclones.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

RabidReindeer (2625839) | about 10 months ago | (#46081559)

The UK does not get a lot of hurricanes. There is an important distinction between hurricanes and cyclones in general, as the UK does get extratropical cyclones plenty, although I don't know of the statistics suggesting which country gets more of those.

What the UK gets a goodly quantity of is former hurricanes. Hurricanes that spawn off West Africa, move west towards the Carribbean and US, then turn north, then northeast and head straight towards Ireland and Wales. By the time they reach about 40 degrees North or so, they lose tropical characteristics, but persist as large areas of weather moving towards the UK. I think that in some cases, they then head towards places like Germany, where they name them and call them "Orkans", but I'm not sure that all Orkans were originally Atlantic storms or vice versa.

Hurricanes spawned in the Gulf of Mexico are less likely to make it to Europe, since in order to escape the Gulf, they have to cross land, which deflates them severely. Plus some Gulf hurricanes end up in the Pacific instead of taking the northeast track. Hurricane Ivan several years back came up from the Gulf, crossed Georgia into the Atlantic, then headed South and west back into Florida, giving some residents multiple hits from the same storm.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

vakuona (788200) | about 10 months ago | (#46083229)

Um. Hurricanes and cyclones (and typhoons) are the same thing. At least in this part of the world (the UK) they are the same thing. Just different parts of the world call them different names.

Tornados, though, are different.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

betterprimate (2679747) | about 10 months ago | (#46084195)

Yip. Tornados occur when two fronts collide, typically north and south.

Because of this, tornado season varies for all states. In Kansas and Oklahoma, tornado season is primarily in late spring to mid-summer. Other states, like Ohio, may have tornados in August through October.

If I recall correctly, in tornado alley they typically form on the south-east side of the two colliding fronts, at least on this hemisphere. So when you have the two fronts collide, the funnel will almost always form at the "end" of the storm.

Re:Hello I'm british (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46085087)

A hurricane can also be referred to as a typhoon or as a tropical cyclone in other parts of the world, and as a cyclone colloquially. However, this are important distinctions between a tropical cyclone and other types of cyclones. For example, tropical cyclones are essentially temperature gradient powered while extratropical cyclones are pressure gradient driven. The different types are often connected, as tropical cyclones that venture too far north typically turn into extratropical cyclones, and occasionally an extratropical cyclone can turn into a tropical one. Although there are other large scale cyclones and low pressure systems that are not connected to tropical cyclones, even though they can produce hurricane strength winds and a lot of damage, they occur under different conditions and locations.

Re:Hello I'm british (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081157)

The UK has the most recorded tornadoes per year of anywhere in the world. This is because tornadoes are both surprisingly common here and because of our high population density. They are rarely very powerful and do little more than levitate cats, knock off chimney pots and amuse the locals. Ones powerful enough to tear up gardens and destroy rooves happen every few years.

Re:Hello I'm british (4, Informative)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about 10 months ago | (#46081257)

What you saw is a large "Dust devil" I've seen those to. About the size of an office building.

A REAL tornado you can't be within 100 yards of. They reach from the ground to the sky and are usually anywhere from a few dozen yards wide to miles wide at the base. I've survived 2 of those, and if it were an actual tornado, you probably would have crapped yourself for real.

Re:Hello I'm british (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081531)

You can easily get within 100 yards of a "real" F1 tornado, and not be in much trouble as long as you are in a solid building and not a car or auto. Although I wouldn't recommend it since it can be kind of difficult to know how bad the tornado is just form looking at. England does get up to F4 scale tornadoes, but they use the TORRO scale that measures wind speed and not damage, so direct comparisons are not always possible.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

supercrisp (936036) | about 10 months ago | (#46085171)

A pair of F2s passed on either side of my house once. One was about 100 yards away, the other was less than 20. I wasn't shitting myself, but I was juggling a beer, a cigarette, and a rather small pipe as I peeped up thru a basement window. If I'd had glue to sniff, that'd have been in the rotation too. F2 is plenty big enough, thank you! Each of the two utterly destroyed houses along the two east-west streets they were traveling.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | about 10 months ago | (#46081317)

Tornadoes can happen *anywhere*. However, some places are more likely to get them than others; the American midwest is the most likely place, by a fairly wide margin. Meteorologists are are not entirely certain why.

Re:Hello I'm british (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46082657)

The locals here in the American midwest sure as hell know why.

It's flat, but not perfectly flat. What causes tornadoes is high-speed straightline winds blowing over a minor height change in the terrain. This starts a small turbulence wave in the wind. Turbulence waves then can "roll" out of that terrain feature and gain speed and power over more flat land. After a while, they gain altitude, but unevenly, due to a thermal updraft. This "tips" the rolling wave onto its end, and that's when you get a tornado. You need a crapton of flat land to make it work. The American midwest has that in spades.

You can also "hide" in the "shadow" of hills and mountains. If you live immediately east of large amounts of rough terrain, you'll get far fewer tornadoes. An example of this is St. Louis. St. Louis sits at the northeastern edge of the Ozark Mountain foothills. South of the Missouri river is a lot of rough, hilly terrain stretching for several hundred miles. North of the Missouri river is a huge expanse of flat farmland extending for a thousand miles (all the way to Montana!). Areas in north St. Louis metro get hit with tornadoes pretty frequently. The southern part of the St. Louis metro area rarely gets tornadoes because of the Ozarks. Bad weather will even track across the Ozarks, but not build up destructive speed until it hits the flatland north of the Missouri river just west of the northern portion of the metro area. Then it'll level a chunk of Hazelwood, hit the Airport, and tear up north county. It's getting hard to get homeowner's insurance in those areas now. A fair bit of the region's income disparity can be traced to southern metro's natural weather protection.

Re:Hello I'm british (1)

KernelMuncher (989766) | about 10 months ago | (#46085877)

I thought it had to do with the common occurrence of cold fronts from Canada colliding with warm fronts from the Gulf of Mexico. That would occur right around Kansas / Oklahoma, the center of Tornado Alley.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

Big Hairy Ian (1155547) | about 10 months ago | (#46080495)

Actually we do get minor tornado's every now and then but it's only very occasionally like every five or ten years.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

Applehu Akbar (2968043) | about 10 months ago | (#46081355)

I've heard that providing low-cost housing has been an issue in Surrey, but this story should tell you that a mobile home park is not the best approach.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080589)

The story is unique because of how localised the strong wind was.
I was few miles from that area and felt almost nothing. Just normal, weak-ish wind gusts.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 10 months ago | (#46081125)

The UK has more tornadoes by area than any other country, and more in total than any other European country.

But they only pick up cats, not cows. Or towns.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

Alioth (221270) | about 10 months ago | (#46081639)

The UK actually has the most tornadoes in the world per unit area (0.14 per 1000km^3) - more tornadoes per 1000km^3 than "Tornado Alley" in the United States. Including territorial waters, the UK has more tornadoes per year than any other European country. It's just they are very rarely strong enough to be noteworthy. If no one sees them then no one will know they even existed, since they tend to be too weak to do any damage (or at least damage that's not consistent with other attributes of the storm). The ones out at sea are waterspouts and unless they hit a boat or are observed by a weather reporting station, no one will even know it happened.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46082425)

The UK actually has the most tornadoes in the world per unit area (0.14 per 1000km^3) - more tornadoes per 1000km^3 than "Tornado Alley" in the United States

I think you meant 0.14 per 1000 km^2. This is more than the US as a whole, although more than half of the US gets very few tornadoes. It is short of what you get in Tornado alley though. Kansas for example gets about 0.45 per 1000 km^2 per year. The top 15 states in the US for tornadoes all get over 0.24 per 1000 km^2 per year. On a smaller scale, there are areas around Wichita and Oklahoma City that get into the 0.05-0.10 per 1000 km^2 per year range just for EF3-5 tornadoes. Although to be fair, on a smaller scale southern England would have a higher average than the total UK average, but I haven't seen actual numbers for it.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

cffrost (885375) | about 10 months ago | (#46082797)

The UK actually has the most tornadoes in the world per unit area (0.14 per 1000km^3) - more tornadoes per 1000km^3 than "Tornado Alley" in the United States.

You might want to check that number — you claimed a count per unit volume right after you wrote "per unit area." Perhaps you meant 0.14/1000km^2/year, or 0.27/100km^2/year (0.14^(1/3)^2)/1000^(1/3)^2/year)?

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

betterprimate (2679747) | about 10 months ago | (#46083909)

Britain is an island. Per unit area is not an appropriate way to justify this statement: "The UK has the most tornados in the world per unit area."

Having been raised in "Tornado Alley", the majority of Tornados go unreported. They are too commonplace. Plus, we have had tornados one mile in circumference. So if your'e going to use per unit area (since Britain is an island), you need to include the unit area of the tornados themselves. For instance, a one mile wide tornado that is on the ground for an hour will make the recorded history of *all* tornados occurring in the UK irrelevant.

Let me know when you see this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... [youtube.com]

That day, over 50 tornados were reported. I personally saw 7.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

beelsebob (529313) | about 10 months ago | (#46083791)

Actually, the UK has a higher rate of tornadoes than tornado alley in the US. It just happens they're generally somewhat smaller.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

betterprimate (2679747) | about 10 months ago | (#46083969)

As for someone who has been raised in "tornado alley" and has seen over 100 tornados before the age 7, I find this hard to believe.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (4, Insightful)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 10 months ago | (#46080537)

Because, how often do you get to use the word "catnado," much less actually see it happen?

Here's hoping someone caught it on film and is uploading to the net as we type.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (4, Insightful)

mattie_p (2512046) | about 10 months ago | (#46080813)

Because, how often do you get to use the word "catnado," much less actually see it happen?

Here's hoping someone caught it on film and is uploading to the net as we type.

Seriously. Pics or it didn't happen.

catnado catnado catnado!!! (1)

ThatsDrDangerToYou (3480047) | about 10 months ago | (#46080947)

Exactly. I believe this is the first ever catnado documented on /.

I also take issue with the "the cats were unharmed" thing. I'd bet they are particularly pissed today, and by pissed I mean irritated, not the Brit meaning, though they may be drunk as well.

CATNADOOO! There, I feel better now.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

Vitriol+Angst (458300) | about 10 months ago | (#46081009)

If someone is not uploading a Catnado as we type, then something is broken in our system.

In fact, If someone on SyFy isn't already writing a screenplay -- something is broken.

I'm even betting the man who wrote the screenplay for the epic "Sharknado" is on the case. Don't worry. Don't worry at all.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt27... [imdb.com]

Re:Hundreds or thousands (2)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 10 months ago | (#46081429)

I'm even betting the man who wrote the screenplay for the epic "Sharknado" is on the case.

Someone wrote that? I assumed it was the result of a buffer overflow.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

Vitriol+Angst (458300) | about 10 months ago | (#46080981)

are you obtuse?

This "small" tornado that "baffled no scientists" had cats. YouTube and SlashDot need to inform people.

Have you seen the internet(s) yet?

Re:Hundreds or thousands (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081297)

The UK doesn't have tornados. This little one supposedly had cats going around in it, according to a single eye witness. The poster lifted it from the UK's largest media and news outlet which also covers local items. Cats anything is newsworthy, cats in a tornado is global news, even people in the Ukraine and Syria have stopped fighting to look for youtube footage.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (3, Informative)

TheCarp (96830) | about 10 months ago | (#46081337)

You clearly don't understand news.

"When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news." ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M... [wikipedia.org] )

It doesn't matter that more people are hurt by dogs biting them then dogs hurt by men biting them, it is all about frequency and expectation. If you can tell some random person on the street "X happened" and they are shocked, then its news. if they shrug and say "no shit, it happens every day" then its not news.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

wcrowe (94389) | about 10 months ago | (#46081773)

Since the story is from the UK, it would read, "Boffins Baffled".

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

betterprimate (2679747) | about 10 months ago | (#46084019)

I am inclined to think that even thousands is understatement. We still do not have an adequate apparatus to predict tornados. We still rely upon 3rd person accounts.

Re:Hundreds or thousands (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 10 months ago | (#46084325)

Maybe 15 years ago that was true. The wind shear hypothesis, as measured by doppler radar has been pretty well validated.

WTF Slashdot (5, Insightful)

sanosuke001 (640243) | about 10 months ago | (#46080409)

What is this, the local fucking news?

Re:WTF Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080443)

No, it was a weak attempt to play off the sharknado meme for clicks, but it worked, didn't it?

Re:WTF Slashdot (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080473)

What is this, the local fucking news?

No, local fucking is generally dealt with in the classifieds.

_>

Re:WTF Slashdot (3, Funny)

J'raxis (248192) | about 10 months ago | (#46080475)

Clickbait [wikipedia.org] .

Re:WTF Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46085109)

I'm a sucker for hot chicks. I will click on that shit all-day-long. God help me!

Post as AC to hide my shame.

Re:WTF Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080491)

Hey moron, check the URL. This is IDLE. If you don't like Idle, unsubscribe from it.

Re:WTF Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080773)

I still expect some level of quality from idle. I don't want to see pictures of your mother's cat.

Re:WTF Slashdot (3, Funny)

mattie_p (2512046) | about 10 months ago | (#46080879)

I still expect some level of quality from idle. I don't want to see pictures of your mother's cat.

If the cat is flying in circles due to being caught in a mini-tornado, then I do want to see pictures of your mother's cat.

Re:WTF Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46081357)

On slashdot or reddit?

Re:WTF Slashdot (1)

mattie_p (2512046) | about 10 months ago | (#46083185)

I'm not picky, I'll take whatever flying cat pictures you got. Honestly, can you go wrong posting flying cat pictures on the internet?

Re:WTF Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46083325)

I have loads of pictures of your mother's pussy, though.

Re:WTF Slashdot (1)

Shoten (260439) | about 10 months ago | (#46080615)

I'm just glad that Kanye West doesn't follow news of pretty much any sort. I dread the sort of music that would be inspired by a "pussy tornado."

Anyone else thinking this? (1)

caspy7 (117545) | about 10 months ago | (#46080425)

It was Q.

Re:Anyone else thinking this? (1)

JustOK (667959) | about 10 months ago | (#46080887)

Harry Potter on 'shrooms

Re:Anyone else thinking this? (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 10 months ago | (#46081463)

No, it was Q.

Spielberg? Nah. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080453)

Spielberg would never stoop so low.

fake history unravels follow the monkey trail.... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080465)

or tail? or tale as shIT happens? finding out why we have hymens & monkeys for the most parts do not can be perplexing prior to investigation? gift from god? it could have done better? there is no clear reference as to when the illicit hymenizations began but the motive is very clear.... tbc

The good news (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080481)

The people and animals who were caught up in the storm were uninjured.

Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080639)

Why the hell is this on slashdot? For the love of god, keep weather reports to the weather channel or local news.

April 1 (1)

Dan East (318230) | about 10 months ago | (#46080767)

I literally looked down at the clock on my taskbar to see if today was April 1 while reading this blurb.

Jolly Blossom Stables? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080847)

Am I the only one who read "Jolly blossom stables" and thought of this: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=jolly+farm&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=NH7mUt2FI8j9ygPbqoGIAQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1270&bih=613

Catnados have organized funnels of cat herding (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080859)

Methinks you mean Microburst. [wikipedia.org]

Re:Catnados have organized funnels of cat herding (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46083649)

The only informative post in this whole narcissistic shitpile. Thanks for fighting the good-fight fellow AC. Microburst sounds exactly like what it was: Pretty much the opposite of a tornado.

Next On Beta.Slashdot.org (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46080863)

Up next on beta.slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , Slashdot's continued attempt to claw its way back to relevance and emulate Reddit, cat pictures! For the time being, irrelevant local news stories with ludicrous headlines like; Catnado.

Re:Next On Beta.Slashdot.org (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 10 months ago | (#46081303)

Reddit is actually quite usable interface-wise.

relax mate (1)

WindBourne (631190) | about 10 months ago | (#46080885)

It was just dust devils. With the climate changing, more ppl will see what we get in Colorado regularly.

Love this post (2)

SeanBlader (1354199) | about 10 months ago | (#46081073)

This post is perfect for a monday! It's about cats, it's on the internet, and it's about a tornado in England of all places. Along with that it's certainly due to be a Syfy movie of the week, following up after Sharknado, Sharkalanche, Sharkicane, and Sharkano.

Re:Love this post (1)

R3d M3rcury (871886) | about 10 months ago | (#46083725)

Not to mention a good lead-up to Puppy Bowl [animalplanet.com] !

Just in time ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46082007)

... for Caturday. Videos on /b/.

Whichcraft ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46082047)

Definitely WHICHCRAFT.- um, cat lifting?, spinning breezes?... Becca Cooper? (book by Tamora Pierce)

Spielberg? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46082127)

'It was like something out of a Steven Spielberg film.'

More like a crappy syfy b movie

A Spielberg film you say? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46082395)

So, the people were just looking into a camera for half the tornado's duration?

Meteorologists has rated it (2)

Ukab the Great (87152) | about 10 months ago | (#46083781)

cat gory 5 catnado.

Hit us, lost 2 trees (1)

hazeii (5702) | about 10 months ago | (#46084399)

It was more a band of very strong wind (for the UK) - the damage track is several miles wide, nothing like a tornado. Not too severe, about one tree down every 2 miles (rough calculation from seeing about a dozen trees down on a 25 mile local trip). We lost 2, both ripped off about 10 feet from the ground (in from the edge of a small wood - apparently others have seen a similar pattern).

No picture or video! (1)

michaelwigle (822387) | about 10 months ago | (#46084533)

I am very disappointed there were no pictures or video of said "catnado". :P

It was a slow day on Slashdot until... (1)

rjmarvin (3001897) | about 10 months ago | (#46085555)

...CATNADO ripped through the Front Page, leaving a trail of pun-laden comments and fur ball debris in its wake.

Surrey England, not Surrey BC (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46085625)

Good to post the region of the world you are talking about editors...

Especially when you are dealing with city names that have notorious reputations.

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