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Is everyone ok? We just got hit by a short but incredibly powerful storm, and the weather radar shows it stretching clear down across the Cumberland Plateau. We don't have any major or structural damage, but lots and lots of little stuff. The TV ariel is down, 2 of the big Ash trees out back are down, one uprooted and one just snapped off, the motorcycle got dumped over, and I think my trash bin is probably somewhere near Cave City by now.
post #2 of 13
Goodness Mike - that's scary! Thank goodness you are OK.
post #3 of 13
its just starting here. We are having very strong wind gust and its 70 degrees! Which is awesome! But its starting to get a little scary.
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We are under a high wind warning with steady winds of 15-20mph and gusts up to 60+. Folks are still edgy since the ice storm and there are worries that the wind will finish off the trees that the ice damaged.
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up here in NE Ohio we are going to be under a strong wind advisory starting this evening Glad there wasn't too much damage! To knock over your bike, that must have been some gust
post #6 of 13
I've been watching the radar all day. We've had high winds since before lunch, but no significant rain so far. Right now, the line of storms looks like it just passed over Crossville, so I'd guess it will pass over Knoxville (where I live) sometime around 5, which is not good for commuters. I'm planning to hang out at the office (at the gym we have on site actually) until after the bad stuff has passed. These buildings here are big cinder block things, so I don't think there's any chance they'll be damaged, barring a tornado. My apartment (and my kitties) should be safe as well since it's below ground and well constructed. The only real fear I have on days like this is a little water running in, but that should take a very, very hard rain.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Grogs View Post
I've been watching the radar all day. We've had high winds since before lunch, but no significant rain so far. Right now, the line of storms looks like it just passed over Crossville, so I'd guess it will pass over Knoxville (where I live) sometime around 5, which is not good for commuters. I'm planning to hang out at the office (at the gym we have on site actually) until after the bad stuff has passed. These buildings here are big cinder block things, so I don't think there's any chance they'll be damaged, barring a tornado. My apartment (and my kitties) should be safe as well since it's below ground and well constructed. The only real fear I have on days like this is a little water running in, but that should take a very, very hard rain.
Looks like it may hit even sooner than that! My boyfriend just moved to knoxville and is working in downtown of the old city in a highish rise. So I'm hoping these storms just pass by uneventfully!
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Looks like it may hit even sooner than that! My boyfriend just moved to knoxville and is working in downtown of the old city in a highish rise. So I'm hoping these storms just pass by uneventfully!
I work out in Oak Ridge which is 1 county west and it's already passed over. It seemed like we had ~10 minutes of intense wind with rain coming down in sheets, then it tapered off. Now we're actually sunny. I don't see anything serious coming in behind it on the radar. I'll be driving home around 6:30 tonight, so it will be interesting to see if there are any trees down or the like along the route home.
post #9 of 13
nothing here yet.. but Im also up in NE Ohio.. so I may get it later tonite.
post #10 of 13
Im getting hit with the high winds now.. the house is shaking and rumbling.. I had to go lock the back door, it sometimes flies open when the wind hits it hard enough, even if its shut tight.. dont want any kitties to get out! (I can trust the dogs not to leave, but at least 2 of the cats will go out if the door is open!)
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Im getting hit with the high winds now.. the house is shaking and rumbling.. I had to go lock the back door, it sometimes flies open when the wind hits it hard enough, even if its shut tight.. dont want any kitties to get out! (I can trust the dogs not to leave, but at least 2 of the cats will go out if the door is open!)
I'm in NE OH too, and boy is it shaking now I live in a trailer and these storms always freak me out
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
up here in NE Ohio we are going to be under a strong wind advisory starting this evening Glad there wasn't too much damage! To knock over your bike, that must have been some gust
It was on the center stand and had a cover tied down over it, so I'm guessing that the cover acted like a big sail and caught all the wind. Luckily it just went over against the trailer setting beside it, and the trailer had pine wood gate racks on the side, so the bike wasn't hurt.

The wind finally settled down here sometime around 9 pm.
post #13 of 13
Well, we didn't get too much damage here in Knoxville. Several trees down, but no tornadoes or anything like that. My parents lost a tree in the back yard, but I don't think it damaged anything. The main effect for me was that a large portion of the city, including my house, was without power for about 8 hours. It was a bit surreal driving home down streets with no street lights. It ended up being a pleasant evening. My neighbor, Susan, and I sat around by candle light talking for several hours. The cats seemed to really like it too. I was pretty nervous the power was going to be out all night and the food in my refrigerator would spoil, but the power came back on at around 11 pm (after I had gone to bed) so I think everything will be OK.
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