I have a strange feelings today. This extra day is a bit confusing, I'd say.
First, thank God, we survived the stormy night. All that severe weather coming our way was getting on our nerves starting late evening and into the night, especially when Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado watch.
My men went to sleep but I couldn't. I was on a watch in case the siren went on: I was ready to wake them up and drive to a tornado shelter. I had my computer on and was checking the moving storm, especially those tornado forming hooks, on three websites about every five minutes.
All of the sudden, about one hour before that storm front would be here, the dangerous cell split into two and went north and south of Fort Smith.
The tornado season in this parts has officially began. Personally, I don't understand how people live here: every year tornadoes take so many human lives, destroy and ruin many others. It seams that I am missing something... Do people get use to it?
Today all my thoughts go out to the families who were hit by the last night tornadoes.
How was your Leap Day?
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian
Weather is unpredictable these days. we were having a nice weather few days back and then it became freezing cold and we had hail and wet snow days. We get so used to 28 days that I felt it was March 1st today.ReplyDelete
Mine was quite peaceful, and rather uneventful as well...although it did rain quite heavily in the evening but noting of a tornado type. I feel blessed to be staying in a country where it is free of disasters but my heart still goes out to those who are suffering or experiencing natural disasters. Yeah, sometimes we do wonder how people survived staying in a disaster prone place; like places with volcanoes, but sometimes, this is probably all part of the diversity in life :)ReplyDelete
You have a great day!;)
Its pretty cold out here & had a light unexpected snowfall too.. True.. its scary.. Godo to know you are safe & hope people have survived the tornado attack.. it is super scary!ReplyDelete
Oh no, that's no good at all! Sorry to hear about the tornadoes and I hope that everyone is safe!ReplyDelete
Ahhh weather can be very scary! I would have been the same way - I can't sleep when something crazy like that is going on!ReplyDelete
I guess I’m lucky to live where there is no tornado and no volcano; basically the only thing that is threaten the country is water. Since we are below sea level everything will be under water if the dikes breaks down. But so far so good.ReplyDelete
I think you just get used to where you live. If you know there are tornados you try to coop with it as well as you can.
I agree with Lilly, I imagine people come to normalise it. There aren't that many places in the world without risk of some sort; bushfire, earthquake, flood, etc, etc and I guess everyone wouldn't fit in the few safe places there are. Having said that I would have been like you - glued to the computer.ReplyDelete
Things were quiet in FL yesterday. Having lived in KS, I always was glued to the TV during a storm, you just never knew. Although, the worst tornado I ever experienced was in Georgia. Glad you are safe and sound, and my thoughts and prayer are with all the families that were not.ReplyDelete
So happy that you are safe! We had a tornado come through my town in high school and the memory of it is still terrifying. Weather is no joke.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're OK. I grew up in tornado alley...and there seem to be just as many in Indiana. And it's a bit scary that there were deadly tornadoes already in February!ReplyDelete
first time in ur space....weather is really unpredictable these days....glas that u r safe n sound....u hav a lovely space here....I'm ur new follower now.....if u like seafood recipes....I hav a blog only on fish recipes.....do visit my space in ur free time :-)ReplyDelete
Ужас то какой. Моя дочь ей 10 лет она жуть как боится всех погодных напостейю Она смотрит какждый день где какие ураганы и где какие торнады. Мы бы умерли бы со страха. БЕРЕГИТЕ СЕБЯ ТАМ!!!ReplyDelete
So happy that you are safe! I don't think I could ever get use to those type of storms.ReplyDelete