ABC 33/40 Skywatcher Takes A Direct Hit

| January 26, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

We received this note and message from Wally Coker, a longtime ABC 33/40 Weather Watcher from Clay…

“I just wanted to let you know that my home was severely damaged early Monday, and will have to be completely rebuilt. We are all alive and uninjured. Glad we have a basement, on the right front corner of the house. God took care of us for sure.

On the weather geek side, I should have a very good pressure plot and wind data (until the anemometer disappeared) when I get around to powering up data from my computer. Unfortunately it was about 50 feet from the center line of the tornado. Hopefully it shut down before the water came into the basement. Needless to say I will not be reporting weather conditions for a while from this address (6241 Jonathans Way).

I have a very good endorsement story for the product. NOAA Weather Radio reception at my house is very poor for Birmingham. I can receive Cheaha and Oneonta Transmitters fine. Sure wish I could get Jefferson County warnings added to either of WX Radio Sites. I do not think anybody believes me when I say there is a dead spot for all Red Mountain transmitters (including TV and Radio).”


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