Memphis and Jackson, large cities to the west and south of us, were hit hard by tornadoes last night. They have a lot of damage. (The Jackson Sun Newspaper) Several buildings collapsed, were taken away or otherwise damaged. Several people were trapped in roof collapses and some were killed. There is a huge fire northeast of Nashville with flames up to 400 feet high. On a Fark thread we saw a picture someone had taken at midnight that looks like a beautiful red sunset, but is actually the fire viewed from 30 miles away.
Here we just got the scary wind, rain and hailstones. It got loud a couple of times and the scanner issued a tornado warning twice. Among all the 'road blocked by tree' reports on the scanner we heard that a barn had been deposited in a road to the south of us. That's funny in a way, but shows it was a powerful storm even by the time it got here!
Lynn emailed me this morning and said the storm that hit this area is now a blizzard up there. What weird weather!