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Tornadic Storms Shifting into Northwest Georgia, Possibly Atlanta Later
Accuweather ^ | 4/10/2009 4:05 PM | Andrew Ulrich

Posted on 04/10/2009 1:33:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

As of mid-afternoon, a line of tornadic thunderstorms was moving through eastern Tennessee and northern Alabama. At least one tornado touched down in Murfreesboro, Tenn. killing at least 2 people and injuring 13 others. 3 neighborhoods were heavily damaged and an elementary school had its roof destroyed. As of 2:25 P.M. CDT, Interstate 24 in central Tennessee was backed up near Murfreesboro due to a tractor-trailor crash possibly caused by the tornado.

Many tornado warnings remain in effect from south-central Kentucky through central Tennessee and now, northern Alabama. These powerful thunderstorms will shift to far eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia this evening. This includes Augusta, Ga., where the Masters Golf Tournament is currently underway.

(Excerpt) Read more at accuweather.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Georgia; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: stormwatch; tornado

1 posted on 04/10/2009 1:33:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Being in northwestern NC, east of the mountains, I was hoping the Appalachians would break this up as far as we’re concerned, but looks like it’s coming up and around from the southwest. So, we’re going to see some of this. Probably after dark, too. Not looking forward to it.


2 posted on 04/10/2009 1:36:07 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Check out your shelter or shelters.


3 posted on 04/10/2009 1:37:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thirty minutes ago we had bright sunshine. We are now completely cloud covered and the breeze is ‘freshening’. Appears the front is now reaching upper East Tennessee.


4 posted on 04/10/2009 1:39:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Got a nice little hand crank/solar NOA weather radio from LL Bean for Christmas, so it might be put to use for the first time. I have a hall half bath that’s not on any external wall and no windows, so that’s where I’ll go, with several freaked out dogs, if need be. Only had to do that twice before. I think the dogs can hear it well before I can, or maybe the pressure change affects them more.


5 posted on 04/10/2009 1:42:02 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: MHGinTN
It's been cloudy and blowy all day, spitting rain occasionally.

We're by the river and the water table's about six inches below ground level, so no basement. We'll just have to sit in the hall closet. Gonna be crowded in there with all the dogs . . . .

6 posted on 04/10/2009 1:42:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Isn’t Accuweather Joe Bastardi’s company? I would pay no attention to his forecasts.


7 posted on 04/10/2009 1:53:00 PM PDT by Dacula (You are where you are by the choices you make)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I am 40 miles SE of Murfreesboro. We have been in our shelter all afternoon. It was really scary.


8 posted on 04/10/2009 1:57:11 PM PDT by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks to me like most of the bad stuff is going to be going north of Atlanta.


9 posted on 04/10/2009 2:02:47 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: beckysueb

Glad you made it through ok. Do you actually have a dedicated shelter with reinforced walls, a storm cellar, something in a basement? I’m curious. Nearly put one in myself, after the Stoneville tornado in NC, about a decade ago.

Sounds like it’s starting to fire up here in NC, southwest of me, three reports of tornadic rotation and large hail, Montgomery and Moore Counties, headed toward the town of Denton.


10 posted on 04/10/2009 2:05:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Or you could follow Ohio tornado protocol:

1. Make popcorn
2. Grab lawn chairs and a video camera
3. Improvise a neighborhood block party


11 posted on 04/10/2009 2:41:54 PM PDT by Soprano (Remember when dissent was patriotic?)
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To: Soprano

LOL!


12 posted on 04/10/2009 2:43:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: PAR35

We were going to head to the Braves game, I’m undecided. I don’t want to get stuck at Turner Field should things get ugly. Decisions, decisions.


13 posted on 04/10/2009 3:12:24 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I live in Roswell and we are on our way back from vacation. Would anyone please let me know how bad it is now? Typing from my phone.


14 posted on 04/10/2009 3:57:39 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Relax, watch for some wind and heavy rain at best.


15 posted on 04/10/2009 4:04:38 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

Thanks! Our ETA is about 9:30pm and listening to the radio is no help. Freepers rule!


16 posted on 04/10/2009 4:12:39 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: eyedigress

Thanks! Our ETA is about 9:30pm and listening to the radio is no help. Freepers rule!


17 posted on 04/10/2009 4:12:45 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: eyedigress

Thanks! Our ETA is about 9:30pm and listening to the radio is no help. Freepers rule!


18 posted on 04/10/2009 4:12:50 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: eyedigress

Thanks! Our ETA is about 9:30pm and listening to the radio is no help. Freepers rule!


19 posted on 04/10/2009 4:13:15 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Sorry.....I have the hiccups....


20 posted on 04/10/2009 4:14:41 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: panthermom

I dropped off my son at the Braves game about half an hour ago. Lots of people going to the game.

It’s windy, but looks like the bad weather will be north of downtown Atlanta.


21 posted on 04/10/2009 4:19:37 PM PDT by Atlantian
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It is starting to move in on my kids in the Anderson-Greenville area of SC. radar shows nothing higher than 31Kft threatening them right now. Got any info on warnings in that area?


22 posted on 04/10/2009 4:36:24 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: nevergore

You may catch a T-Storm but the wind shear for tornadic activity is no longer viable.


23 posted on 04/10/2009 4:36:52 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Atlantian

We’re under tornado warning, I think we are going to sit this one out.


24 posted on 04/10/2009 4:44:00 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: TXnMA

The local weather had tornado warnings mostly south of I85. I have company coming right now driving in this, just lots of rain. I had water coming in my front door (Anderson) but no wind damage.


25 posted on 04/10/2009 5:31:08 PM PDT by lula ( If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: lula
Thanks!

You had a close call in Anderson -- with that tornado signature that passed close to Belton and eastward... Glad you're OK!

Hope your company arrives safely...

(FReepmail for you...)

26 posted on 04/10/2009 5:51:01 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

We have a vault type shelter in the back yard. Concrete with a door on it. Not very comfy but it serves the purpose.


27 posted on 04/10/2009 11:58:16 PM PDT by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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