Yesterday morning it dawned rather humid. The weather forecasters were calling for Severe Storms in the afternoon. I didn’t pay much attention, and just too it as another “cry wolf” as has happened before. This time I was wrong!
Around 4:45 pm my Phone Alert went off telling me that I severe storm was heading our way. Humm . . . now this made me take a look. Went outside and saw dark clouds coming in from the West, as they always do when bad weather is coming. Oh Crap! This does not look good at all! On top of that the phone alert came on again saying that we were under a Tornado Warning! Not good! When ever I hear this, it will concern me.
I went outside, because I have a habit of liking to watch Storms as they come rolling thru. The wind started picking up and I could hear Thunder in the distance. The sky got much darker and then a blast of heavy wind came in almost knocking me off my feet. It was getting very windy with some slight rain. I’m watching the sky and listening for a “freight train” sound and hoping I don’t see a funnel cloud. Thank goodness I didn’t. No Tornado, but it did blow rather hard and had some heavy rain. It lasted about 10 min. and then slowed down, with the wind diminishing. I’m always concerned with heavy wind, because of the large Pin Oak Tree out in the front yard. This Storm was one of the heavy hitters! No damage to the house. Just alot of leaves and twigs to pick up after.
I’ve been in some heavy weather during my time in the US Navy. I’ve been in and seen heavy wind at sea and a Typhoon! That one scared me. The ship was heaving up & down, side to side with waves crashing over the 02 Level.