Monday, May 7, 2012

Storms after the super moon

Severe storms moved through the area earlier this evening around 7pm. High damaging winds, small to medium size hail, Lots of frequent dangerous lightning, And flash flood rains! Even though the skies looked rough there were no tornadoes reported in the viewing area. Take a look at this picture I took today just before the storms hit.
The sky looks awful for sure. It got almost black by the time the clouds were over head in the Lafayette area. Take a look at these storm reports from Tippecanoe county below.

A LARGE OAK WAS UPROOTED IN BURDEN CEMETERY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF US ROUTE 52 AND KLONDIKE ROAD..


WEST LAFAYETTE TIPPECANOE IN 4044 8691 TREE DOWNED NEAR COUNTY ROAD 225W AND MOREHOUSE ROAD. 2 INCHES AND DIAMETER AND ROTTED AT THE BASE. SMALL BRANCHES DOWNED TOO..


7:40PM WEST LAFAYETTE IN TIPPECANOE COUNTY, WIND GUST RECORDED IN THUNDERSOTRM, 57MPH..

The closest tornado to the viewing area to be reported was in Iroquois IL.

TORNADO REPORTED IN IROQUOIS IL SOUTH OF TOWN ALONG I-57 NEAR MILE MARKER 290..

I couldn't find any large hail reports from around the area however some smaller reports were found. There were many reports of hail through out the viewing area of a quarter inch in size. Especially in areas of Tippecanoe, and Fountain counties.
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On a brighter note, Did anyone get out to enjoy the full moon last night? Yes the Super Moon was in full view.

known as a perigee moon, is caused by the elliptical shape of the Moon's orbit around Earth. Big, nearby moons like this come along about once a year; they are harmless, beautiful, and, seen from certain angles, very romantic:
VegaStar Carpentier of Paris, France, took the picture on May 5th.

The moonlight was so intense in Veszprem, Hungary, "the birds started singing because they thought it was morning," reports Monika Landy-Gyebnar. "I went out at 2 AM in almost daylight conditions. The landscape was visible in full color, the sky was vivid blue and only the brightest stars were visible. The perigee Moon lit the world with its full brightness."

I saw the moon coming back from work last night and was amazed! Take a look at a few more pictures below.