Today was a beautiful day, the proverbial calm before the storm.  All of that warm weather mixed with the cold air rolling in and in the midst of some wicked thunderstorms came the tornado warning.  Down to the basement we went ready to get into what we deem to be the safest spot in the basement.  But curiosity wins every time.  We had to take just a peek out the door to see what the weather was doing.  Rain was coming down in sheets that we couldn’t see 10′ beyond, lightning was ripping through the sky in all directions with bellowing thunder, but the sky never got that ‘tornado green’ color.  I know the color because I’ve been through a couple of tornadoes.  We still stayed downstairs until we got the all clear signal.  The tornado took a path just south of us about 10 miles.  And now I’m zapped of energy.  Too tired to write  much more than relay the events.  Tomorrow the day will cool more and more until Saturday when the snow storm will roll through dropping 1-3″ of snow on our area.  I’m hoping everyone in the tornado’s path was safe.  The news will tell us more tomorrow.  Right now, it’s time to drift off to the land of Nod with the pitter-patter of rain on the roof and windows thinking- I’m glad I took a 6 mile walk this afternoon in that gorgeous weather.



  1. Wow, you wrote a powerful first hand account of an emotional and frightening event that I have no experience with. We often forget, in this huge country of ours, the varied emergency situations others handle, on a sometimes regular basis, due to their particular geographical location.


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