Aside from a recent cold snap, the weather's been just grand. The air is warm, the trees are leafing, the flowers are a-bloom, and the pollen, she is in the air. So that's all very good.. except for the tornadoes.
storm started late evening the other week. Not unusual for around
here. Then the sirens started going off, so I ducked under the stairs..
the center-most point in my house. The sirens kept going on and off
for the better part of an hour. Between intervals, I peeked out the
window and saw what I later realized was the wall cloud passing right
overhead.. that's the lowest part of the storm, a solid black, round
column of cloud which spawns tornadoes. It was preceded by a curtain of
ground-striking lightning bolts. Rather daunting, I must say.
storm passed away north, and the worst I got was heavy rain and some
wind. Just a few miles away though, some neighborhoods got hit... trees
uprooted and splintered, sections of roof gone, shingles everywhere.
Even my usual video store got hit.. they still have some ceiling panels
broken and hanging.
Well, that's Spring for ya!