Storm of the Century Week

Because I grew up in the Midwest, severe weather to me has almost always included the threat of tornadoes. I am more afraid of tornadoes than any other natural disaster, and inexplicably so: I’ve never actually seen one (mostly because I was always cowering in my family’s basement).

Needless to say, when the wind whipped itself to a shrill howl last night, I was a little on edge. I could see the lime tree outside my house bending nearly all the way over. For a few moments, I could have sworn I heard the crackle of a downed power line.

Jogging through my neighborhood this morning, I saw a huge tree split in half and another one uprooted.

Anyone else in town have the same sound-&-light show last night?

1 Comment so far

  1. Miles (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 11:07 am

    In Tempe at around 10:30 we had a lightning strike very close to us. We have double paned windows and a double sliding door. When the lightning struck north of us, immediately there was a very loud noise which sounded like an explosion. We went out into the back yard and we could feel the electricity in the air. The dog and cats who were in the room with us prompty ran out when the thunder shook the house which is cinder block. I love rainstorms but that ligtning strike was a little too close for comfort.

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