Sometimes I suspect that "You Know Who" has it out for me, and my family - but it's probably just that I live on the South and West side of town.
Ran to the window, and watched as two funnel clouds swirled overhead, and headed right in our direction. The winds picked up fiercely, and a large limb came crashing down from a tree in our front yard.
Just as the fierce downdrafts hit two teenage girls came visiting, and I immediately opened the door, and let them in - friends of my daughter.
We continued to watch from inside as the wind and rain pelted the house.
Anyway, that's my report from Jerome, Illinois.
NOW IT IS BLUE SKY!
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1153 AM CDT SUN MAR 8 2009
1151 AM CDT SUN MAR 8 2009
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1215 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN
LOGAN AND NORTHEASTERN SANGAMON COUNTIES...
AT 1147 AM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR CURRAN
AT 1144 AM. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED 2 MILES NORTH OF LELAND
GROVE...OR ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF SPRINGFIELD...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 60 MPH.
PEOPLE NEAR THESE LOCATIONS ARE STILL THREATENED...
THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 55 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 92 AND 121.
THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 72 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 97 AND 113.
A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND AND IS LIKELY CAUSING DAMAGE. EVEN IF THIS
TORNADO DISSIPATES...THIS STORM MAY PRODUCE ADDITIONAL TORNADOES AT
ANY TIME. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADIC STORM...TAKE COVER
LAT...LON 3997 8918 3981 8949 3973 8966 3984 8977
3996 8960 4011 8943
TIME...MOT...LOC 1651Z 232DEG 54KT 3984 8962