The last two days I have received Special Weather Statements from AccuWeather and my Weather Channel app about cold air funnels. And that got me thinking and asking myself, "What the heck is that?" So, I did a little research and found some video of one. Check this out!
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire tri-state until 10pm tonight. We've seen sun most of the day, but that has produced a lot of humidity and heat indices of right at or over 100 degrees.
The massive and deadly midwest storms of May have pushed storm chasers' profiles higher and higher. That doesn't necessarily make it the trendy thing to do. It's just that there's not much of a reason to see them as much when big storms aren't in the news.
While weather was relatively calm this afternoon in much of the tri-state, it certainly wasn't as predictable south of here. An EF-2 tornado touched down in Logan and Simpson Counties and it was caught, briefly, on camera. Check out the footage.
UPDATE Saturday 6:15 a.m. EST: The number of reported fatalities is at least five, with another 71 injuries caused by what authorities say are a total of 17 tornadoes ripping through the Midwest on Friday.
The devastation in Moore, Oklahoma goes beyond comprehension and the death toll, unfortunately, continues to rise after yesterday's massive tornado that all but leveled the town of Moore. All of us in the Tri-State want to do anything we can to help and the best way to help is by making donations to the American Red Cross by calling 812-471-7200 or online at redcross.org/tristate.
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