Settled into a motel in Demopolis, Alabama, just as the tornado warning sirens went off. The wind was blowing like mad, but there was nothing photo-worthy in the vicinity. However, not too far away cities like Tuscaloosa and Birmingham are reported to have been badly trashed by mile-wide twisters.
Some (non-weather) photos a little later tonight.
Looks like somethin’ fun is coming.
Update 7:51: Ahh, shit… Weather’s gettin’ squirrely.
Update, 9:44 PM: the storm finally seems to be over. It was an entertainingly energetic one, with lightning landing in the damned parking lot. Attempts were made at photography… attempts that pretty much utterly failed. The humidity aroud here caused a permanent fogover of the lens (hopefully only an exterior problem… water *inside* the camera would be bad news). A number of emergency vehicles just went tear-assing down the road, lights and sirens blazing. All evidence so far points this out as being one hellacious storm system. CNN is currently reporting at least 31 dead. Of course, the storm isn’t really over, it’s just moved up the road a piece, and is causing a hell of a ruckus.