The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Friday, January 22, 2010

Crazy January Weather!

I have gotten away from posting on Friday's, but with all the relatively near tornado activity yesterday, and the severe weather we had locally, I feel like an update is in order. Today, we have beautiful blue clear skies.

The big story was the well-covered (EF2 rated) tornado in Huntsville, AL yesterday, fellow Southern Weather Brigade members were chasing the cell as it moved across northern Alabama, until Mike had to leave to take care of his fatherly duties. JB and Mike parted ways, neither watching the cell anymore. Unfortunately, that's when that stubborn cell decided to produce a tornado. Photo of Huntsville tornado as captured by LeAnn Shady Reid, Mike's neighborPoor Mike, his neighbor was actually taking pictures of the tornado from her front porch, since it passed his house within a mile. Holy cow, that sounds like my kind of luck! Poor Mike and JB. So close. I won't even bother posting coverage, as it would pale in comparison to what Mike has posted on his blog, with extensive continuing coverage of "the one that got away." Seriously, check out Mike's blog.

It was a very active storm day. The rotating cell that had once been tornado warned and then approached us, just missing to the south, caused downed power lines in my county. The same system moved across Florida and wreaked havoc all over the northern part of the state. This morning, I noticed that tornado warnings were being issued near Cocoa Beach (which has generated a tornado report for today). All in all, I would like to commend the Storm Prediction Center and the National Weather Service for being on the ball. Job well done, guys!You see the damage report dots on the graphic above. You can click on the map for a detailed list of the storm reports, including several tornado reports in Arizona and California. Crazy January weather.

Be safe.


  1. Look... twins!


  2. I am still sick to my stomach over this one. It is "the one that got away" but as well as it was photographed and videoed, it will go down in Alabama weather history as perhaps the most-photographed tornado yet. The day was perfect for visibility. I now really know how it feels to be in your "Dewvoid" shoes!


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