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What is a Cold Air Funnel? [Video]

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!

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Tornado Touches Down in Franklin, Kentucky [Video]

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.

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Watch the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Form [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, you saw astonishing video of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado captured by  Basehunters Chasing.

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Toby Keith Audibly Shaken By Destruction in His Hometown of Moore, Oklahoma [VIDEO]

Many of country music's biggest stars--many of them Oklahoma natives--sent their best wishes, thoughts, and prayers via Twitter to those affected by the massive EF-5 tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, killing 24.

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You Can Help the Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado with Donations to the American Red Cross

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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Horrifying Footage of Moore, Oklahoma Tornado [Video]

Tons of footage is surfacing from yesterday's devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.  But it's this video, by Basehunters Chasing, that truly captures the fury of Mother Nature.

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More Than Two Dozen Tornadoes Rip Through the Midwest on a Violent Sunday [VIDEO]

I couldn't take my eyes off the television. New reports and new video of violent tornadoes were continuously being reported throughout the afternoon and into the evening on Sunday.

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Approaching Tornadoes Force On Air Meteorologist to Evacuate, Seek Shelter [VIDEO]

Sunday's midwest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa involved more than two dozen twisters. Video of these dangerous storms has been popping up all over the Internet.

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Moderate Risk for Severe Weather Today

It's week three of severe weather season in the tri-state and, today, we face our first substantial threat of the spring.  This afternoon and evening variables are expected to line up for an event with damaging straight line winds and possible tornadoes embedded in a squall line.  Get full details here at WBKR.com!

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Revisit Owensboro’s 2000 F-3 Tornado [Video]

I remember January 3rd, 2000 very well.  It was a holiday here at WBKR studios and I had worked for a couple of hours early that morning.  By that afternoon, it was sunny.  Our temperatures were hovering near 80 degrees and I was ready for a big afternoon nap.  That nap was cut short.  Cut short by blaring emergency alert sirens ringing through Owensboro-Daviess County.  I jumped out of bed and headed for the station.  I knew if a storm was going to hit, that's where I needed to be.  Boy, did it hit.  And Wayne Hart, like he is always, was in his studio with the play-by-play.  Check this out!

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Kentucky Tornadoes Bring Back Memories of Scary Sirens, Cigars, and Vanishing Kiwanians

The tornado (we think it was one) that blew past the WBKR studios on Friday afternoon took me back 12 years to 2000. That F3 tornado (we knew it was one) that ripped through Owensboro on January 3 created the exact same high-velocity visuals we saw just two days ago. Yes, Friday's storms took me back 12 years. The sirens took me back even farther.

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Amazing Footage of West Liberty, KY Tornado [Video]

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!  My Facebook friend, Nathan Nelson, posted this video yesterday.  It's of a massive funnel cloud swirling overhead in West Liberty, KY.  As you know, that town was hard hit by the twister you are to see.  But what makes the video even more powerful is the woman in it.  She stands underneath this monster storm, her hand extended up to it in ferocious prayer.  She is literally trying to will the beast away from her house and town.  This is one of the coolest videos I have ever seen.  It truly looks as if it's ripped right out of the movies.  WATCH!

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