Thursday, February 19, 2009

Perry County Storm Video

I am almost embarrassed to share this because we made a very poor decision. Here is a video of how NOT to chase a severe thunderstorm. ABC 33/40 Skywatcher John Brown and I experienced this on CR 45 in Perry County yesterday. It is definitely worth sharing for the weather aspect, though. I am no expert and have not seen all of the radar images yet, but we may have been in a broad EF0 tornado. I say that because of the way the wind rapidly changed directions and briefly died down in the middle. We did see a tree down and some limbs down. A power pole was leaning but I don't know if that was from the storm or not. Hail was falling throughout almost the whole video.

I have to give a huge "thank you" to Jennifer and John for their help. Jennifer also blogged about this as it was happening.

Radar captures:







Dewdrop said...

So glad you two are ok! I am so glad! Whew. That hail was huge!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow Mike! Just watched video, gotta agree, ya'll were in something, or on the very edge of it.

So glad ya'll are okay!

Mike Wilhelm said...

Thanks y'all. I submitted a complete report through Espotter to Birmingham NWS.