Kansas Has Been Insane Lately!

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'm sure most of you have heard of the storms in the Central parts of the U.S.

Well, Kansas has gotten a handful of tornadoes. And as always, I get dispatched to Liberal, KS to pickup a meat load. That drive was an experience...

That is dirt/sand. As tall as the mountains (if there were any around) truckers pictures of a giant storm cloud brewing in kansas

Strange looking cloud to my right. A beautiful sight! To this day, I still don't know what that thing is.. truckers pictures of a giant storm cloud brewing in kansas

Just beautiful! But its moving awfully fast and in my direction. truckers pictures of a giant storm cloud brewing in kansas

Well, I'm pretty much under it. Notice the left side compared to the right. All the way to my right was extremely dark. truckers pictures of a giant storm cloud brewing in kansas

And then I feel it! Damn, that hit hard. It was like I was cruising in Arizona with a gorgeous view then I'm slapped with Wyoming in February. There was another truck with me and a few cars. We all slowed down to about 15mph and no one seemed to be in a hurry anymore. The cars weren't passing me, the truck was following closely. The initial wind that came out of no where did scoot my trailer a few feet. Otherwise, it was hang on and continue to drive because there's not a single safe haven in site!

I looked to my right and could hardly see out of my window. My OnGuard Detector shut itself off because it detected debris on the sensor.

Was pretty fun though. I did actually hear on the radio that earlier in the day I was 15 miles from a tornado that actually touched down. It was an adventurous day and would have surely made a spotlight on my Adventures of Daniel B Thread Enjoying my days! Its always fun, even in Spring!

Anybody familiar with clouds could tell me what that thing is? It reminds me of War of the Worlds.

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Chris D.'s Comment
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That's a wall cloud, your lucky you didn't get swept away in a tornadoe!!!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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That's a wall cloud, your lucky you didn't get swept away in a tornadoe!!!

Eh, it really wasn't that bad. Does give me another story to tell though!

Chris D.'s Comment
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Just saying you see one of those more than likely there will be a tornado and you did say one touched down 15 miles away. I used to live in Minnesota and when those come around the sirens start going off! Glad you made it through with no troubles.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Just saying you see one of those more than likely there will be a tornado and you did say one touched down 15 miles away. I used to live in Minnesota and when those come around the sirens start going off! Glad you made it through with no troubles.

Thank you! By the way, I have a delivery tomorrow in Riverside, CA. Please tell everyone to stay off the roads so I won't be stuck in traffic all day! Haha!

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Just saying you see one of those more than likely there will be a tornado and you did say one touched down 15 miles away. I used to live in Minnesota and when those come around the sirens start going off! Glad you made it through with no troubles.

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Thank you! By the way, I have a delivery tomorrow in Riverside, CA. Please tell everyone to stay off the roads so I won't be stuck in traffic all day! Haha!

I will be in Fontana around noon to drop off a Conway load then DH 8 miles to pickup a Amazon.com load to take to Portland Oregon the next day. Oh the joy of life on the road.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'm in Fontana tonight. Right by that Little Sisters Truck Stop!

Have a delivery in Mira Loma at 0900. Then Riverside at 1400. I wish my next load could go North, that way I can stop by the house.

Jopa's Comment
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Just saying you see one of those more than likely there will be a tornado and you did say one touched down 15 miles away. I used to live in Minnesota and when those come around the sirens start going off! Glad you made it through with no troubles.

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Thank you! By the way, I have a delivery tomorrow in Riverside, CA. Please tell everyone to stay off the roads so I won't be stuck in traffic all day! Haha!

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I will be in Fontana around noon to drop off a Conway load then DH 8 miles to pickup a Amazon.com load to take to Portland Oregon the next day. Oh the joy of life on the road.

OK people, while you're in Riverside/Fontana say "hello" to my sister and niece for me or at least "Honk" as you go by. What's wrong with this picture: I'm all over the eastern seaboard and mid-America and everyone else (like Ken as well) is all over California where I'd love to be. I guess that's part of the irony of truckin', eh??

Jopa

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Old School's Comment
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Really cool pictures Daniel, glad you survived it so you could share them with us. From the looks of it you're lucky you didn't end up making a visit to the land of OZ.

Gary A.'s Comment
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WOW! great photos! THIS is one BIG reason why I want to get into trucking..can't see or experience these types of events sitting in a cube!!!!

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