No tornados here, thankfully

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Got some ice then a few inches of snow. Big winds too. Power went out like 5 times but came back on real quick. I'll take this over the tornadoes... I'm sorry for the devestation and loss of life last night.
 

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Very said glad you were uneffected
 
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Definitely! My prayers are with everyone affected by this storm.
 
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Got some ice then a few inches of snow. Big winds too. Power went out like 5 times but came back on real quick. I'll take this over the tornadoes... I'm sorry for the devestation and loss of life last night.
Where were those T storms?
 
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My wife, African grey and I spent the night in our storm room last night and luckily we didn't have any apparent damages in our little hollow. Lots of damage just north AND south AND west of us but we are OK here thank goodness.
 
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Where were those T storms?
EDIT: Western Kentucky, NOT EASTERN. Estimated over 50 dead so far just there. Very sad. A candle factory was hit with over 100 people inside. Dozens feared dead just there.
 
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Western Kentucky, in Mayfield. Plenty of damage all over the state. Been cutting trees off of fences and getting cattle back in since 4:30 this morning. Just came in for breakfast. Y'all be safe. Mother Nature is a bitch on the farm.
 
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We went to the basement when they started calling for that on the news. I sat there and watched the bad stuff go to the north of us abut 10 or 12 miles. We just saw a lot of lightning, light winds, and almost no rain. So we were spared, I believe the storm intensified after passing above us.
 
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No structure damage here. Just north of us had a bad tornado, in Taylor Co.
 

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It was south of us, near St. Louis, a Amazon warehouse got badly damaged near Edwardsville Illinois. It was in the the lower 40‘s yesterday here than in a couple hours it warmed up to 61 by 10:00 pm then it dropped 30 degrees overnight.
 

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We had crazy winds up here by Chicago, but no tornadoes like they had downstate as they made their way through KY.

I'm mostly fine, except for one tree out front which dropped a limb.

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We in my country watch on TV what has happened in Kentucky and around. OMG, we're so sorry for that!
 

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Here is a good drone video of the devastation. Gee whiz! I grew up in SD were basements were the norm for tornado protection. In the video, I seen none.

It's been discussed on TBN over the years as to why some folks don't want basements. High water table, dampness, bedrock all seem to be the top reasons. Some folks are adamant that they'd never have a basement. Personally, I'd never, ever own a home without one. At the very least, I'd want a hole in the ground to jump into.

Here's a link to lots of coverage on NBC.

 

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More coverage and lots of photos and videos on AP.

 

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Special thoughts and prayers for those in the path.
 

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Here is a good drone video of the devastation. Gee whiz! I grew up in SD were basements were the norm for tornado protection. In the video, I seen none.
Omg, terrible!
 

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It's not just WK. Major damage in Arkansas and up to St.Louis.
This wil be one for the history books.

Lots of TBNers affected and it may be some time before that can check in.
 

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My heart goes out to those effected by this tragedy. Especially my fellow TBNers.

Thoughts & prayers, as were said in my Church this morning.
 

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No tornados/hurricanes here. We are right on the downside of a designated wind storm. I've seen winds to a max of 28 mph. It will bring down all the dead pine needles - nothing more.
 

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More pictures.

 

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Wow, that's crazy, Timm! You're all good? Thx for the pix.
 

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I'm hearing EF3 with these twisters. An EF5 gets to the point of de-barking whatever trees are still standing. I had family in the June 7 1984 one in Barneveld WI. and it looked like a giant flail mower went through. One thing I remember is all the grass was gone down to bare dirt. It was in a VERY small area compared to these ones.

The latest twister damage is mind-boggling though. The total area of destruction..........!
 
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There have been reports that this one tornado was on the ground for over 200 miles. It so, it would make it the longest single tornado track in history. It will that the National Weather Service a while to verify.
 

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The 1925 TriState holds the record at 219 miles as I recall. The track they're looking at here is closer to 250 miles, but they haven't determined if it was a single track, or several combined.

This is not Mayfield's first. They were hit hard several years ago, but no where near this extent.

And in keeping with the board theme, the JD Ag dealership is just across the street from the candle place making alll the news.
 

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December used to be way outside tornado season. Let's dump a bunch of thermal energy into the gulf and introduce it to an arctic front. It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature.
 

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December used to be way outside tornado season.
Not true. December has a rather violent history averaging 24 and back to at least 1916:



What was unusual here was the cluster farther north than typical (but not unheard of) and the greater intensity. So far I've seen at least 5 or 6 EF3's confirmed.
 

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All good at home, thankfully.
 

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Looking at the news coverage of the damage, you know what I don't see? Sanicans. Where are all those displaced people supposed to crap? Where are all those recovery workers supposed to crap? Not only is the sewer system down, but thousands of people are without toilets.
 

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Looking at the news coverage of the damage, you know what I don't see? Sanicans. Where are all those displaced people supposed to crap? Where are all those recovery workers supposed to crap? Not only is the sewer system down, but thousands of people are without toilets.
That's a real good question.
 

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Maybe 5 gallon pails with a toilet seat on top....better than nothing.
 

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This series of things hit several cities, some right through downtown areas, notably Mayfield and Bowling Green, KY. But the St. Louis area also got hit as well as Nashville. That's a path around 300 miles wide and some of the individual tracks are well over a hundred miles long.
 

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It is 72 degrees and cloudy here in Branson this morning. I expect a cold front soon. With wet air that warm and a cold front coming, there is got to be some wind. Not looking forward to it.
 

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SPC put up a Moderate Risk, but it's further north ... primarily Kansas.

 

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I'm in the bullseye....again. I hope the forecasters are wrong but this is what they are predicting.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...

A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE.
WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 90
MPH LIKELY.
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE.

PROBABILITY TABLE:
PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES : 70%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /EF2-EF5/ TORNADOES : 40%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS : 90%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS >= 75 MPH : 70%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS : 20%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS >= 2 INCHES : 10%
PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS : >95%
MEAN STORM MOTION /MPH/ : NE 70
 
 
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