Van Coleman

Ashland, United States

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We just had extremely “SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS” move through my area in northeastern Kentucky. Most of my state is currently under either a “Severe Thunderstorm Watch” or a "Severe Thunderstorm Warning, which have been issued by The Storms Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma! Large hail (1.25 – 1.75 inch), damaging winds (some in excess of 60 mph), strong, vivid lighting, torrential rain, and possible tornadoes are associated with this very severe system.
I actually spotted 3 funnel clouds, and my thinking at the time was that “one of these is going to come down, touch down, and become a TORNADO!” Of the three I spotted, one of them did in fact start to descend kind of fast and it was swirling with the rotation involved with it. As this system was moving fast and changing into a much bigger system, all of a sudden the funnel cloud quit coming down.
I believe I took a total of 112 storm shots, and these were some of the best severe storm photos I have ever taken as the clouds were amazingly phenomenal!
I reported the latitude, longitude, minutes, zip code, my phone number, etc. to The National Weather Service as this very intense storm system was headed due east.
More severe storms are in store for my area here in Boyd County later this evening and into the night. Several tornadoes have been reported so far from this explosive storm., and damage reports will be forthcoming as they are reported to the NOAA/NWS/SPC.

Photo taken with my Canon EOS 40D camera.

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