5:30 p.m. update: CNN Weather reports there are presently 22 active tornado warnings and 5 tornado watches, covering 5 states.
5:55 p.m. update: A mind-boggling number of tornado warnings continue, with a large concentration in central and eastern Kentucky into southern Ohio. As darkness approaches, the tornado danger grows due to difficulty in spotting them (and verifying those seen on radar).
Here is a frightening image of the tornado that destroyed the town of Henryville, Indiana.
Jeff XXXXXX: We did get hit,but it was only a glancing blow, with some minor damage to a few homes. Roofs blown off, decks destroyed, etc. Thankfully nobody was hurt.
For all my FB friends, this is the storm that passed over my house with no damage. The house 2 houses down from me wasnt so lucky.
Friday Storms - March 2, 2012
This is the tornado that spun up in Morganfield KY that is what hit the Whispering Meadows area where we do have some homes with damage
Pictures from the Tri-State as severe storms pass through on Friday.
By: Eyewitness News Local WEHT WTVW
Jeff xxxxx We have already done rescue operations. The most severe damage in our area was 1 house that got hit hard, losing its whole second floor. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.
6:55 p.m. update: Storms that have destroyed several small towns in southern Indiana and elsewhere continue. In the last hour, over 20 additional tornado warnings have been issued and we’re now closing in on 200 tornado warnings on the day with 67 reports of tornadoes on the ground. Both numbers continue to climb as tornadic storms impact areas from eastern Ohio to Mississippi and Alabama. If most of the tornadoes that were reported today are confirmed, this outbreak is well placed to surpass the previous March calendar day record of 59.
Of particular concern are a number of radar signatures, like the one shown in this loop in Kentucky, indicating debris being picked up near the southern end of the hook (where the tornado is). In the coming period, eastern Kentucky and into eastern Tennessee (Chattanooga in central Tn. faced its second tornado warning of the day recently) are under the gun for the most intense storms, but supercells capable of producing tornadoes continue in a line to the south and east.
Aren't you glad you cleared out your safe area?