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Title: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: SteveandTracyinKY on March 02, 2012, 09:19:38 AM
Well I figured as this thing moves on we want to keep track of our people caught in this. I have tracked a lot of weather and chased a few storms and this one does not look great. We are in central Ky, and appear to be dead center to the projected outbreak. I will keep this posted as to what we are experiencing, and our status.

So far today we have had some strong storms, but nothing severe yet.

On Wednesday, we had a group of tornadoes move through the state, and I managed to capture this funnel cloud with my iphone. This one did not touch down, thank God, but many others did.
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l618/SteveandTracyinKY/12.jpg)
 
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Roundabouts on March 02, 2012, 10:04:08 AM
shoot STAY SAFE!!  Let the news fools get the pics.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: fritz_monroe on March 02, 2012, 11:19:45 AM
Stay safe and good luck.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Robinelli on March 02, 2012, 11:28:11 AM
Wow! Cool pic. Glad you are ok. I keep hearing rumblings of bad weather in my area today too via friends. Guess I'll go watch the news and see what is up.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Nicodemus on March 02, 2012, 03:56:36 PM
We were on the outer edges of the severe storms and though there were EBS blasts most of the day, we only got some house rattling thunder storms.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: SteveandTracyinKY on March 02, 2012, 04:38:39 PM
Been getting pounded For over 2 hours, had one massive rotating wall cloud go through and grabbed a great pic.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l618/SteveandTracyinKY/12-1.jpg)
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Robinelli on March 02, 2012, 07:13:05 PM
It's moving through here now. Hail. Thunder. Wind. Tornadoes in different areas near us but I don't think any coming at us.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: OldManSchmidt on March 02, 2012, 07:20:11 PM
Sprained my ankle due to slipping in mud after getting out of my "hunker down" hole on the job site.  No significant injuries or property damage here in Louisville.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Polar Bear on March 02, 2012, 08:02:00 PM
Glad it was just a sprain.  You guys be careful and safe.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Robinelli on March 02, 2012, 08:08:52 PM
Sprained my ankle due to slipping in mud after getting out of my "hunker down" hole on the job site.  No significant injuries or property damage here in Louisville.
That is such a painful experience! So sorry'
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Robinelli on March 02, 2012, 08:10:40 PM
Made it thru first round.  More coming up to 1am. Gonna be 3 more long hours.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Thom on March 02, 2012, 08:10:40 PM
We got a little bit of hail and a lot of rain and straight line wind here in Southern Middle TN.  NOTHING like what IN, KY, and AL got.  Glad most of it missed us but really wishing it hadn't hit so many others as hard as it did.

That sounds like my luck, get through the storm ok, then get hurt climbing out.  Sprained ankles suck, but it certainly could have been worse. 
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: SteveandTracyinKY on March 02, 2012, 09:40:39 PM
Well its over. A lot of wind damage and hail damage around the county, but we are all fine. However, West Liberty, Ky was hit VERY HARD. One of our sister prisons is up there, and the only communication they had were the SAT phones. If you do that kind of thing, say a prayer for the people of Ky that lost everything tonight. There are already over 12 confirmed dead, and communication is completely absent in some communities still.

We definitely learned a few things about our preps and specifically our BOB bag. I would never have dreamed of using out BOB inside out home, but if we would have taken a direct hit, that would have been what was in our safe area with us. Tomorrow there will be an inventory and discussion over out bag. Also we will be looking for some used motorcycle helmets. May sound weird, but learned today that almost every casualties that occurs withing a structure is due to head injuries.

I also discovered that my iphone is the greatest severe weather tool I have discovered. Being able to look at the live radar maps while hunkering down for the tornado warnings was very reassuring.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Roundabouts on March 02, 2012, 11:09:40 PM
That is so scary.  Glad you guys came through ok.  My heart goes out to those that didn't.  Crash helmets are a good thing to have.  When we have freezing rain SW washington and it starts to thaw you bet I grab a helmet to run to the barn.  Take care
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Robinelli on March 03, 2012, 07:08:14 AM
We're all ok here, too. The kids hunkered down with pillows, blankets, and bicycle helmets in the tub during the worst part of it. I played a movie on my laptop to keep them occupied so they would stay put!
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: Roundabouts on March 03, 2012, 10:49:58 AM
Sooooo glad to hear that!  Hope things calm down now.
Title: Re: High Risk Severe Weather Outbreak 3/2/12
Post by: ncjeeper on March 03, 2012, 01:39:59 PM
We lost power for a bit and a few homes a few miles down the road got damaged pretty good. Had red cross out there and also one of our civil emergency units.