If I lose power, see yall later. It's coming.....Got the closet cleaned out in the hallway, ready to dive in if needed. Whew baby!
Crap...it's coming within 5 miles of my house! I'm preparing....
There's been a band of storms crossing the state tonight with a lot of tornadic activity.
Stay safe "donotfear". After it blows past, come back and let us know you're ok. Right now you should be in a closet or interior bathroom.
Gonna turn of computer for now...save my hard drive. Gusty for sure. It may be losing strength. Later yall.
Grab a pail of water ... in case ya end up in Oz.
That's Michael Willis (from Arkansas) hiding from a tornado too(he posted on another thread). Is that near where donotfear is?
Let's just hope they are both OK (and everyone else in the path of the tornadoes too!)
I'm Back!!!! It blew right over! It's raining now. Seemed like a peaceful hole developed right over this little stretch of land. Haven't heard that there is ANY damage in my county yet. Good!! But Cass County in Texas got it.
I did hear a few balls of hail, but thank God it's gone. Man, this was the closest we've come in years to a direct hit. It evidently didn't touch down.
Michael Willis? He's up near Little Rock, I think. Where's his post?
Hey girl!!!! It missed me also. Got the warning, but nothing happened. It is so common to have those warnings. Never know when they will actually touch down.
Hey Michael. The deal with this one is that it was verified rotation heading on a direct path straight through my neck of the woods. The wind gusted several times, rain off & on....a few hail pellets. It's gone on NE. First one we've had that came this close. I had my cell phone, my camera, and my flashlight handy while hubby sat peacefully in the living room watching re-runs of Andy Griffith!!
He should have sat over you protecting you! Andy Griffith would have done that for you!
Awwww.......I can take care of me. If he wants to stand in the line of fire of a twister, that's his problem.
LOL, I am sure you can. Country girls are the best!!!
It's on a path to GA supposed to start up in the next hour and continue all day tomorrow. Apparently we are the stall point.
Oh, you're in my prayers! Be safe. Please keep us updated!!!
Glad your alright...and it missed you...Sorry for the ones it hit. Nothing like knowing one is coming right at you!
I just don't picture a nice rainbow with a tornado though. lol Glad to see you are safe donotfear!
I was very frightened for you. These tornadoes look terrifying!
We do not get tornadoes in this part of Australia, and even when I lived up north I never even saw one.
So happy it missed, I would have been very scared and would have no idea what to do either.
Glad to hear the storm didn't produce a tornado. I live in Kansas (didn't get blown to Oz, I started here.....) and we have to watch out for a tornado every now and then, also. It can be pretty scary sometimes.
You click your heels together and say "I guess we're not in Kansas anymore" !
I am just so glad you are both safe ))
I can go to bed now - seeing as its 4.30am now in my time zone.
I think this was the most intense thread I ever read. I am glad everyone is safe. Everyone is safe right?
I'm in central Texas and it passed near here near 5:30 pm. We had the warnings for the counties bordering our south. It was moving NE and it was moving East more than North, so it missed us. We have another round coming in later because we're expected to get our heaviest ran between midnight and 6 a.m.
Thank goodness you guys are safe...Are there any other Hubbers in the general vicinity I wonder?
@Izzy: Have a good night
Glad everyone's safe. Earlier tonite I heard my area's supposed to have thunderstorms and possible tornadoes, but their actually rare in the city where I live. I've heard it's cuz of the lakes, like, tornadoes avoid water...? (lol can't remember where I heard that, don't know if it was a reliable source or not lol)
Glad to hear everyone made it through. Fingers crossed that the damage in general was not too terrible and that the storms peter out...
Take care everybody!
It's heading toward us now. I'm terrified of tornadoes! Maybe we'll just get the bad thunderstorms. It's pouring rain here now!
I kinda want to see a tornado now I am in America, however I would also prefer it to be a safe distance from my home.
I am thinking of going on craigs list and seeing if any storm chasers have a couple of spare seats in their cars for me and my fiancée!
Can you Say NUT. sorry Oli you would not catch me anywhere close. But I do understand the attraction for the young and enthusiastic.
I was caught outside (driving!) with a tornado in the county, once. It wasn't a fun experience!
In a matter of about 20 minutes the sky went completely black and the wind picked up faster than I had ever been in and big old trees were bending as far as they could. Huge branches fell across the roads so we ended up driving in circles, not knowing which way was safest to go. After 10 minutes, the sky was clear and the air was calm.
Never did see a funnel cloud, but a tornado was reported far from where we were, like 10 miles or so...I think. This was over 15 years ago.
So scary! Glad I'm not near an active region. We've had a few here in PA over the years, but its a rarity. However, we get a little bit of everything here... I always joke we're in some sort of natural crossroads. In the 30odd years I've lived in PA there have been:
Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, hail, "straight winds", drought, heat waves, cold snaps, blizzards, "thundersnow" (that's my favorite one - IMHO proof that we've royally screwed up this planet), and even a (very minor) earthquake.
No volcanos... yet. (is there a "knock-on-wood" smiley?
We've pretty much had the same here, in WI, although I don't know what 'straight winds' are...haven't heard the term before. lol I think hurricane Katrina is the one that reached all the way up here, after landfall of course, and the couple earthquakes originated in Illinois but were felt all the way up here.
hehehe thundersnow, I love it! guess you've never had a tornado in January then, have you? Up here we've had a tornado recorded in every month of the year. If you have mountains, I wouldn't put it past it to be a Volcano in slumber...
I've seen tornadoes almost every month of the year. Not all one year, but since I can remember. We get em in October, even! If we have cold weather in January, then it warms up for a few days, then cold comes in again...it can spawn thunderstorms and tornadoes. No month is immune to them if you live in tornado alley.
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