Monday, May 26, 2008

Severe Weather Possible Memorial Day

The Storm Prediction Center shows SW MO in a slight risk for severe weather over the next two days. Make sure your NOAA All Hazards Radio is on and backed up by battery.

Well, a nice long weekend at Campbell Point at Table Rock Lake ended up being a short one. Brake light issues delayed our exit Friday night because we didn't want to get rear ended with the camper. The tornado watch and approaching severe weather ended the trip early on Sunday. So, it was a one nighter.

We no sooner pulled out of the park and the storms were approaching. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Barry county just as we crossed into Barry from Stone. The campground is on the Stone/Barry line. We were going to take 39 up to Aurora, then 60 to 14 back to Nixa. Jenkins was in the path of the storms, which was north of us on our route, so it was 76 to 160 to get home.

All in all, it ended up being a dud day yesterday, but the ingredients were there for it to be nasty. We prefer to not be out in a camper in that mess, and to be honest, we'd prefer to not pack up wet the next day, even if it just rained. So we were glad to get home and not have to mess with it. We really know how to rough it, huh?

So I guess while we were out camping on Saturday, Oklahoma got hit pretty hard. Here's dramatic video of a tornado absolutely decimating a pig farm.

Here's more footage from the air...amazing views for sure.

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