Dueling tornadoes in Nebraska
There's been a light, steady rain here all morning. It's kind of nice.
A tornado hit a town just north of Boston a couple of hours ago - not exactly tornado alley
They are saying that we might get some bad weather on Wed. To top it off, it sounds like we are in for a super nasty winter.
We still have people over on this side of the state who are without power since Friday evening's storms. The local utilities have declared that Friday was the 11th most destructive storm in over 100 years.
We were driving home from Traverse City on Friday afternoon and were always a bit ahead of the nasty weather but could literally see the nasty weather rolling in behind us. Around the time we got to Flint it was starting to look particularly bad; I also watched the thermometer on the dash stay in the mid 70s when we left Traverse city until we got to about Saginaw and then start to climb into the mid 90s pretty quickly. About an hour or so after we got home, the skies really opened up (right after I put some burgers on the grill of course). The winds were strong and we lost quite a few limbs and some neighbors lost some big trees but thankfully it calmed down relatively quickly and we never lost power. Saturday morning I was looking at the outage map online and it looked like there was a definitive line just south of us where those to the north escaped with little damage and those to the south just got hammered.
I had a similar experience working at the lake shore and heading back to the City. My rear-view mirror was nothing but lightning and back ominous clouds.
I am starting to wonder if people are over doing this coming storm though. I was going to have a pre-construction meeting with a developer, but he canceled it because of the weather, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new mixed use building near my house, and that is being postponed. There are even some churches that have canceled religious classes for tomorrow because if the pending weather.
What is the big deal with the dire weather warnings? So far this has been a rainy day..... and a rather typical one at that.
[local weather people]OMG! THERE IS WATER FALLING FROM THE SKY! DO YOU BELIEVE THIS? IT IS COLLECTING INTO PUDDLES. OH THE HUMANITY! THE WIND IS GUSTING TO AN AMAZING 4 MILES AN HOUR. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE WE CAN HANDLE. [/local weather people]
Me, Yea! Nice long soaking rain! I don't need to water my lawn this week.
There's no point remaining in denial.....it pretty much looks like fall has already arrived and it's quite early.