For the second time in less than two weeks last night we had really bad weather here and the tornado sirens were going off.
The first time it happened there was light out, and that was actually kind of scary. As I was leaving work I looked to the west and saw the clouds I knew were tornadic in nature. It was either the remnants of one or the beginnings of one. Once I got home I turned on the TV and learned it was actually the beginnings of a tornado that didn't come together. The sirens were wailing. 10 minutes later the sirens stopped, and it was bright and sunny. That is one of the funny things about tornado producing weather is that it usually blows over pretty quick.
Early this morning (around 4AM) I heard the sirens going off again. I woke up for a bit, and just decided that if a tornado was going to get me, I would be asleep when it happened. When I did get up, a local radio station had one of their antennas knocked out, and power was out to over 160,000 people. The city just a few miles north got winds of over 80MPH. Luckily nothing much really happened here. This storm was also gone in about 10 minutes.
4 days ago