HA! My inner Llao was right again! I knew when I saw those disgustingly hot weather forecasts, and it only March, that tornadoes were bound to pop up eventually.
Well, the sirens just went off, and the southern half of my county (my half) is under a tornado watch.
It's matching what the tv guys are saying right now--pretty unthreatening right overhead, but there's some impressive, powerful-looking stuff marching along the eastern horizon. (I took a picture out the window.)
At least it's breaking early, from what they're saying, the most violent stuff should be past by 7 pm or so...
(I have weird tastes about what counts as positive, don't I?)
What really got me was how fast those storms were moving--the cloud shifts were quite impressive, and the weathermen on tv said it was coming through at 50-55 miles an hour, with winds up to 60. Perhaps that helped--it came in and out so fast it didn't get to do much damage.
I think there was one funnel cloud sighting, but no touchdowns, unless they found damage in some part of Wisconsin.
On March 26th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
funny... I remember HATING those tornado alarms as a kid. especially once they built one right across the street from the apartments. remember putting cotton in the ears? anyway, one of the best days of my childhood is when grandpa took us to McDonalds (naturally my favorite childhood restaurant) on a test day and it just so happened we didn't hear the alarm at all that day.
Yep--I remember how much you disliked that alarm! And your love of the nearby McDonalds.
I'm glad I live somewhere where I can hear them; would be worse to have no warning. At work, our planning meeting is at 1 pm on Wednesdays, so every first week of the month I hear them there.