Just as I was getting ready to leave work yesterday, NOAA weather issued a tornado warning for my county. This was followed a few minutes later by a second tornado warning. I decided to stick around until the storms had passed, so several of my coworkers and I stood at the door and watched it rain and blow with such force that it resembled something the Weather Channel shows during a hurricane.
Later, after the storms had passed and I made it home, Honey found a photo on the website for our local news station that showed this bizarre looking cloud. The scary thing is that we only live a couple of miles from where the picture was taken. I’ve thankful that I didn’t see it with my own eyes, as I would have certainly dropped dead from a heart attack.
To say that our weather has been strange lately would be a huge understatement. Last week, we were hovering just above single digits, but this week we’ve had temperatures around 70 degrees. In January. It seemed inevitable that the clash between all that warm air and the arrival of a strong cold front would trigger severe weather.
Being a big fraidy-cat when it comes to storms, I have always looked forward to the arrival of winter as a welcome respite from the turbulent weather that we often experience in spring and summer. Global warming seems to have destroyed any opportunity for me to relax, unfortunately.