SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
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The Storms Prediction Center from Norman, Oklahoma had issued several watches and warnings for severe weather on May 30, 2009. My area here in northeastern Kentucky (Boyd County) was under a “severe thunderstorm warning” when I shot this photo. This same storm system produced damaging high winds, large hail, vivid lightning, thunder, and tons of rain. It also produced 2 tornadoes in Ohio and another one in Indiana.
Three tornadoes were reported to the SPC from these severe storms. One tornado was seen near the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio. Another twister was seen spinning by a trained Spotter in Bethel, which is located in Clermont County, Ohio. Reports came through also from Tipton, Indiana of buildings being devastated and people trapped under the rubble near the Tipton/Hamilton, Ohio county line.
A total of 105 storm reports were noted for the day by the SPC.
Reports consisted of 29 high wind reports, 73 reports of large hail, and 3 tornadoes.
This shot was incredible with the sun’s rays shining through the storm clouds in the afternoon, so I couldn’t resist taking around 100 shots of this one.
To see a different shot of this image and for more information, please go here:SHINING THROUGH
Photo shot with my Canon EOS 40D camera.