Thursday, October 18, 2007

October 17, 2007 - Severe WX

The good news is that things didn't get as bad as they could have on Thursday 10/17/07. The bad news is there were indeed tornadoes as predicted, and at least one that struck SW MO destroyed three homes and caused other damage to property. At the time of this writing, there aren't any reports of injuries in SW MO. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the Columbia area where two people were killed in a mobile home.

The spotter coverage was impressive last night. Michael Rains (K0RFI) did a great job with his first contact reports of the tornado near Mt. Vernon. He did a great job reporting factual information in a professional manner. There were many other spotters out in the field, strategically located during this widespread storm event. I was at home with the kids last night, and wasn't able to get out mobile until after 9:30 p.m. Fortunately that later line didn't put the smack down on us again.

KY3 has quite a bit of video footage and pictures of the event. Check it out.

1 comment:

Max said...

From all appearances it looks like STL missed out again on this line of really severe weather. Good to hear that your spotters on the ground did such a wonderful job.

Hey, in case your guys down there are interested in making a road trip. The STL NWO office will be having an open house on the 27th of October. It's the same day as the Halloween Hamfest ( so if you wanted you could stop by the hamfest and then go out to the open house.