Friday, March 9, 2012

A TORCON 9 Sky

A week ago today (March 2), we had some very strong storms move through the state. Included in those storms were several tornadoes. My area of Kentucky was in TORCON 9 (Tornado Condition Index). When the storms reached us, the tornado sirens did go off, but fortunately, a tornado never touched down. Other parts of the state were not so lucky. These are photos I took after the brunt of the storm passed and the clouds were getting ready to break.










And now the storm breaks...





Linking to Skywatch Friday


21 comments:

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

This must have been the same storm that passed through here and grounded me at Walmart in a code black for about 30 minutes. Glad is blew over your area without doing any major damage!

Have a great weekend, hopefully it will be storm free. :)

Phil said...

Dramatic sky shots BJK. So glad you didn't get caught up in it too much - it looks frightening.

Tanya said...

gorgeous photos...a reminder that we are just a speck in the universe!

slim said...

This is a very dramatic series of sky pictures and weren't you lucky . . . nice work!

TexWisGirl said...

love the dark, swirling rope in pics 3 and 6. and #8 is a beautiful mix of light and dark. the pine in the last is no slouch, either. nicely done, brian.

Kathy said...

Love the dramatic skies - but fear the destruction which sometimes emanates from them! Have a great weekend.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous skies! Glad you didn't have any damage.

Cathy said...

These are amazing. Such wonderful colors and depth! I would have hid in my closet.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos of these dramatic skies.
It's good you were safe.

Regards and best wishes

Tammy said...

These are amazing captures! I love the storm clouds; I'm glad it did not touch down in your area.

Nancy Claeys said...

We get a few real bad storms like that come through in May and June and the skies are fascinating to me, but scary at the same time.

Love the last photo -- it's just beautiful.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful, scary skies. And great captures!

darlin said...

Amazing shots Brian, thank goodness the clouds didn't turn fully in to funnel clouds... or did they? They look pretty close to it. How long did this last for? I love that you posted during as well as after the danger passed.

Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers.

darlin said...

Amazing shots Brian, thank goodness the clouds didn't turn fully in to funnel clouds... or did they? They look pretty close to it. How long did this last for? I love that you posted during as well as after the danger passed.

Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers.

darlin said...

Amazing shots Brian, thank goodness the clouds didn't turn fully in to funnel clouds... or did they? They look pretty close to it. How long did this last for? I love that you posted during as well as after the danger passed.

Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers.

Carole M. said...

that must be so disturbing to have the sirens go. I believe this is on a special radio transmitter? Thank heavens they escaped your home and thankyou for the lovely skies afterwards. How amazing the grand finale sundown.

Diana said...

All beautiful photos! but #2 following "and now the storm broke" kinda stops me in my tracks... and the last one... and...

barbara l. hale said...

Interesting transition from the ominous sky to the beautiful sunset.

Madge Bloom said...

Amazing skies... so glad you're safe... that must be dis-concerting to hear those sirens go off....

Linnea said...

Those are really awesome and dramatic skies, but they do look a tad dangerous!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - remarkable set of skies - all the tornado wind warnings must be valuable - if a little stress inducing!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia