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Big Day here in Lawrence.

I woke up this morning around 8 am with a thunderstorm going on outside. The wind started howling....and howling. I'd never heard wind like that before. I looked outside and it was evident that our house and immediate neighborhood was being hit by a tornado...at first I thought it might be straight line winds but the rotation was obvious. I'm quite certain it was a tornado, albeit a weak one, F0 probably. Local radio reports lots of people in Lawrence reporting funnels.

The storm passed quickly. Our house is undamaged, but some neighbors lost major tree limbs. A school crossing sign across the street was ripped out of the ground. The power was out from 8 am to just now, so I haven't had a chance to post anything today. UPDATE: the weather service is saying that Lawrence was hit by a downburst with 80-90 MPH winds.