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This is a photo of an extreme, severe thunderstorm that was produced under MESO #925 and Severe Thunderstorm Watch #323 in the Ohio Valley on June 2, 2009.
We were under a “severe thunderstorm warning” when I took this photo. This amazing storm produced thunder, lightning, rain, high winds, and pea-sized hail in the Ashland, Kentucky area, which is located in the northeastern part of the state.
At the time of this posting we were still under the “severe thunderstorm warning” for Boyd County, Kentucky. Tornadoes remained a concern with this severe system, as rotation was noted by several trained Spotters.
The Meso, severe thunderstorm watch, and warning were all issued by the Storms Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. This was the first big Meso I have captured this year. Damage reports were unavailable at this time. This photo is “as is” and was only sent to Photoshop to straighten the image.
Photo shot with my Canon EOS 40D camera.