I don’t know why, but tornados seem to love western Kentucky (where I grew up) much more than eastern Kentucky (where I’ve lived for years).
Over Easter weekend, we were treated to extensive tornado watches and at least TWO warnings. Friday night, a tornado was reported to be headed — well — pretty much right for us, e.t.a. 11:18pm. Yeah — we went into the basement.
The weirdness outside (pounding rain and wind, followed by eerie calm, followed by pounding rain and wind), along with this radar shot (from my brother’s iPhone), suggest that we may have been just plain lucky. Reports the next morning said that this tornado (the *TORNADO-shape* in the blue circle) veered away from us (the yellow dot right next to it) and touched down briefly somewhat to the north.