Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thunder all through the night...


So was gonna compose something Tuesday, as I usually do late in the night, when lo and behold the local tornado sirens started going off all over town. I live at an edge of an escarpment, and this means I could hear the report of sirens wafting on the considerable wind from all over the city.


I detest those sirens - the city tests them every Wednesday at noon for a couple minutes, and I sort of expect to see Russian paratroopers dropping into the parking lot in front of my office every time that happens.

Goody. Thanks, Mr. Kruschev.

Anyhoo - so we had hail and rain and it was windier than a bag of buttholes around here. Here's a weather picture to give you an idea of what rolled through town, with the promise of more to follow.


Ugh. I love nasty weather, but this is perhaps taking it a bit far...


6 comments:

Miz Minka said...

Our forecast for today: unsettled weather, 60% chance of rain, thunderstorms possible after 10am. What do I see outside my window? Blue skies and sunshine!!! Eejits. What I'd give for some real winter. SIGH.

Wish you could send some rain our way! You can keep the tornadoes, though. ;P

Thud said...

I always feel nostalgic when I hear those type of sirens...at least then we knew who our enemies where.

Becky said...

I do not miss those Texas storms -- it makes the Seattle drizzle seem like a cake walk. I don't think I ever got through spring finals week without having to go to the basement at least a few times.

Buck said...

It was a BAD night in Oklahoma... nine dead, I think. We got a lot of wind, lotsa rain, and a significant amount of hail when that front blew across The High Plains of NM... but NOTHING like what developed over TX and OK. I don't miss all the drama from my two-plus years in OKC. Not at ALL.

rickn8or said...

"windier than a bag of buttholes'

Did you learn that phrase in Frayser or have you been hanging around Aggies too long??

Kathy said...

"Windier that a bag of buttholes"...I'll have to write that one down!!

heh heh :)