Monday, May 12, 2008

Swirling Clouds

Tennessee had some very nasty weather yesterday all across the state. Here in Knoxville, we had 45 mph winds that blew down trees and power lines, leaving 16,000 people in the area without electric power for quite some time.  Some of the trees smashed the cars that were parked underneath. Luckily, no one was in those cars.  When I saw these clouds swirling above the Holston Building downtown, I got very nervous, but they broke apart and hurtled eastward.


USelaine said...

That image is simultaneously creepy and fantastic. Glad you're safe.

Chris said...

Hey, Knoxville! Nashville here. We had that awful weather Sat. night/Sun, too. Hopefully you'll have the nice weather we had today tomorrow.

iBlowfish said...

Clouds are always interesting subject, aren't they? And I don't see that swirl clouds that much in my city. Anyway, to answer your question, they were waving small towels and I guess they call it "swirl bird"

Greg said...

Before i even read your entry i was looking at those clouds thinking that they looked like trouble. Very fierce even. Great capture!

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Ming the Merciless said...

Awesome photo but yes, very scary looking clouds indeed.