Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Calm Before And After

The skies may look clear in the photo above, but this week was a worrisome one for me concerning the weather.

We had a load that was taking us directly into the path of extreme weather.

Every weather organization and all of the news outlets were calling for tornadoes.  Not just one.  Not just passing through.

An outbreak.  Several.  Touching down, and staying on the ground.

Violent, destructive tornadoes.

Tornadoes with GIANT hail.  One news article even said "grapefruit sized".

Some school districts cancelled classes, others let out early.

We were driving right through the Dallas-Fort Worth area, then north into Oklahoma towards Tulsa.  Exactly where all of this activity was going to be taking place.

I have to say, I was a little concerned.  Even more so because I'm the night driver and a) I've never seen a tornado other than in the movies, and b) I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be seeing it heading my way at night.

Fortunately we didn't hit any bad weather.  Not even rain.  Although, Wednesday morning in Oklahoma the sky was looking a little tornado-y and I still wasn't convinced it was over.  I definitely drove Ed crazy with my constant updates and checking all the weather apps and alerts on my phone, something I've never done.  

I won't be deleting those apps anytime soon since the tornado season is just beginning.

I wonder if there's an app showing the nearest storm cellars?  I need to be prepared.

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2015: Cheese On Horseback
2014: A Life That's Good
2013: The Big Weekend Event
2012: Bringing The Sea To The Sleeper Bunk
2011: The Lonely Road
2010: Boys’ Town, Old Digs And A Non-Working Number
2009: She Needs To Wear A Bell
2008: Budding
2007: I Hate When He Does That
2006: The Toes Of Summer Are Peeking Out
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

1 comment:

American Truck Showrooms said...

These apps are a life saver they give you an option of driving in the right path and help you set the expectations for the weather that you are going to encounter on your way. If there are tornadoes or bad weather ahead you can play accordingly.