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  •  Channel 5 in D/FW (5+ / 0-)

    reporting the photo and recollection of a cargo pilot who was flying approximately 4000 feet up when the explosion happened . . . his photo shows a mushroom cloud and he said he could feel it shake his plane.

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    by noweasels on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:12:48 PM PDT

    •  Good lord. When folks are feeling the concussion (2+ / 0-)
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      over 50 miles away - that's an explosion. I watched a shuttle take off at Kennedy. We were 10 miles away from the launch site. I remember distinctly feeling the shock wave quite few seconds before hearing the sound. Can't even wrap my head around what this must have been like.

      if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

      by mrsgoo on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:18:59 PM PDT

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      •  People felt this in Arlington (3+ / 0-)
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        ...which is like 70 miles away.

        This is horrid, and tomorrow morning's light isn't going to make this any better.

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        by Serpents Choice on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:30:33 PM PDT

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        •  yep. And from the NWS, the weather will be (1+ / 0-)
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          terrible too.

          if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

          by mrsgoo on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:36:31 PM PDT

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