Tuesday, April 25, 2006
When we returned home, we quickly tuned in to KOMA for our weather updates. Tornado season is one of the few times I regret not having a TV. I love to watch the storm chasers' play by plays. So instead of watching the coverage on TV, we listened to the radio and went outside for a better look. All the neighborhood gathers on these occasions.
"I guess the tornado hit the El Reno airport pretty bad. Lots of damage."
"Looks like the hail is coming our way."
"That tornado is coming straight down I-40."
"I heard it's supposed to hit the fairgrounds."
"What do you guys do for information since you don't have a TV?"
Throw some weatherman talk into this friendly neighborhood banter, and you've got an exciting Oklahoma evening: Rope twisters, circulations, and tightening wind shears, oh my!
Here are some pictures:
Oooooh! Big rain clouds!
Rick started to clear out the hall closet...just in case.
The big rain clouds get scary!
And just as I started to grab things to take with me into the hall closet, Mike Morgan announced that the radio and TV networks would be resuming normal programming. The tornado watch was over. I had only had time to gather my keys, the checkbook, a flashlight, my knitting, and my Pharmacology project that is worth a quarter of the entire grade and is due this Thursday.
Oh, and the digital camera with which I was documenting the whole affair. Rick laughed at me the rest of the night. But I know he's just jealous of my photo-journalism skills.
Keep up the great posts!