TORNADOES LIKELY NOW 4:22 pm. date 4-28-08 on east coast

VIRGINIA If you are near Eastern Virginia check your weather radars right now.

Several rotating super-cells, with tornado warnings, are showing strong tornadic signatures, possibly moving up to 47mph, so they can almost seem to come out of nowhere. One might be threatening to become rain wrapped. You might not even see it coming, so please check your local radar!

Once in a great while, the sky does seem to fall. Let’s hope the ocean will knock these down many notches. However, some are not yet near the ocean.

Tornado headed towards Port Smith, north of Norfolk, Newport News-to Naval Base, let’s see if this one diminishes rapidly, but it still has a strong Doppler signature, as of moment of this blog-4:22pm.

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0118

(Note by me. What may look like a funnel cloud above at lower right, actually might be creating significant localized damage on the ground. This photo is not of the current conditions (from NSSL library)).

Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

GOOD signs of the one nearing the coast diminishing!

To read of my own tornado experiences my post; TORNADO! –nearly 41 years old, not forgotten., and Page on

{Virginia tornado up-date as of 12:30 east coast time, April 30th. 9 confirmed tornadoes on 4/28/08, strongest a EF-3, likely on the upper end of a 3. That is the one being shown doing most damage to homes on TV news. Here is a link to morre of the story; Colonial Heights }