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  • Ever since the April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak, I've been spooked by the weather. There was a lot of damage in our region and many in our city and surrounding areas were without power for nine days.

    This morning when I stepped outside, a dozen little things about the air, temperature and the sky made me nervous. If you grow up here, you can feel it in your spine on days like these. You know when it's tornado weather.

    Today was filled with dark skies and warning sirens. We ended up with four or five tornados, all just north of Huntsville. Many homes were damaged, but not as bad as last year. The worst we saw down in the south part of town where I live and work was lightening and hail.

    We're thankful.

    The audio is from later in the evening, when the worst was over. It's the sound of the last thunderstorm passing through. They're actually relaxing when they loose a little steam, mellow-out and aren't spinning-off twisters.
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