Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Weather

Well, tornado season has really come in with a bang. On Tuesday night we all went to bed thinking that the storms they were watching weren't really anything to get nervous about... then the storm radio started going off around 3am.

Growing up in Virginia we had numerous tornado drills, 2-4 per year... and never a single tornado warning or reason to assume the position:
Tornado Crouch
It really desensitized me to the threat of a tornado. I have to say that after living here for a year, I am now sufficiently scared.

Harrisburg was hit by a tornado early Wednesday morning. This is probably the most famous image from Harrisburg that you have seen:
Harrisburg is about a 45 minute drive from Carbondale. You can help by donating much-needed supplies, including non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, bottled water and toiletries to the First Baptist Church in Harrisburg, which is acting as a relief center, or the Little Egypt Network of the American Red Cross.

Yesterday, another set of storms moved through.This was the view from my window at lunch time:
Winds were blowing and hail was falling. But after about 20 minutes, the rain cleared and I was able to go back to work. However, another storm blew through and knocked out the power in our office for about 45 minutes.

What's you weather like?

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