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Sonic becomes "So" (Photo by Dave Spencer)
Sonic becomes "So" (Photo by Dave Spencer)
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Tornadic Storm Takes Out Signs Near WBKR Studios

We were listening to and watching the Eyewitness News severe weather coverage. It got windy, and then, very suddenly, horizontal rain and hail blasted the WBKR parking lot. Steve Horn's pickup truck moved sideways about 6 to 8 inches and filled up with ice pellets.

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Owensboro Tornado Made for a Memorable Monday 12 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

Has it really been 12 years since a massive F3 tornado swept through Owensboro destroying more than 100 homes and and damaging nearly 800 more? Time has certainly flown in the dozen years since the city was hit by that nasty storm.

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Hurricane Irene (Courtesy of NASA)
Hurricane Irene (Courtesy of NASA)
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Hurricane Irene and Owensboro Tornado Seem More Frightening From Afar

Now that the east coast has, thankfully, said, “Good night, Irene,” I’d like to toss in my two cents regarding a comparison between the hurricane and our very own beloved 2000 tornado. First, I can’t speak for any of those who were affected by Hurricane Irene, nor would I make that attempt. But after seeing a photo of Irene from space, I thought, “That’s what I would have liked to have seen eleven years ago when the tornado ripped through.”

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Are You Prepared? Watch This Tornado Preparation Video

Tornado Preparedness

The weather situation is shaping up to be an interesting one this afternoon and evening and considering the damage thus far this severe weather season now is the time to prepare

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado Footage

Tuscaloosa Alabama Tornado

If you have not seen this yet you will not believe your eyes. With the last week of consistent severe weather and flooding that is still affecting portions of the tri-state, this is the kind of footage that reminds us just how much we are at the mercy of mother nature.

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From Discovery Channel/Storm Chasers
From Discovery Channel/Storm Chasers
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My “Twisted” Obsession

I am sitting at home this afternoon streaming WBKR on my computer.  I just heard Dave Spencer chat with WEHT meteorologist Wayne Hart about this evening's MODERATE risk of severe weather.  We're expecting heavy rains, thunderous storms, dangerous lightning, powerful straight-line winds, and even possible tornadoes.  Normal people hear this kind of news and immediately start thinking about their safety plans.  The main question . . . if the sirens sound, where am I headed?  The basement?  The neighbor's cellar?  The interior-most room of the house?  But not me.  I know where I'll be headed.  I'm going to be outside right in the middle of the storm.

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