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Possibly a close callPosted Saturday, April 11, 2009, at 6:57 PM
Shelbyville may have come closer to a tornado strike than we realize.
It occurred to me that reports of funnel clouds came from Temple Ford Road (and I wonder if that was actually Temple Ford Lane, about two miles to the east), the new subdivision off Hendon Memorial Road, the Edgemont area, H.V. Griffin Park, Canova Drive (just to the east of the park) and Wartrace.
Plot those locations on a map and you've got a straight line from southwest to northeast.
Could that have actually been a funnel cloud going up and down?
I was at the T-G office at the time and kept going outside looking at the clouds. No funnels, but one layer of clouds speeding south and a higher layer heading north. Definitely a turbulent sky.
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