Right now the winds are gusting to 29 mph. The TV is on the local station for weather.
For once, I don’t need the velocity map to see the rotation, you can see an eye. Look at the storm below Athens. See the little blob of green below the red? That’s the center of rotation. Cool! Such a shame it’s all going north of us.
NOTE: I got some awesome pictures as it passed (to the south of us unfortunately) and I may be able to post them later today. Yes!
NOTE #2: Please, everyone be careful today since there seems to be unsettled weather over a pretty large area of the east and south.
4 thoughts on “The Eye”
Heh heh heh! I thought you were going to finish with something about how nervous you were, or how disappointing it is to have bad weather when you're out adventuring… and here you are, wishing you were closer to the eye! I love it! 🙂
It hit us! The town next to us had a tornado touch down and our tornado sirens went off a little bit before 2pm. I had to wake the baby up from his nap and get the kids to the downstairs bathroom. Spunky wanted nothing to do with it, she wanted to watch the storm. The dog wasn't upset, so that made me feel better about it. It passed over us very quickly, but it got dark, cold and very windy and then it rained like crazy. Unfortunately, our front windows were still open and our carpet was soaked. I ran out to close them a mere 30 secs after the rain had started, and I made foot prints across our tile floor after walking on the carpet 😦 Oh, and a section of our fence fell down. At least everything was ok.
Thank God you all are ok. I think I rationalize my love of storms by saying that if they're going to happen anyway, I'd rather I were there to watch. Sorry about the carpet!
Check my tag cloud for “storm stories”. I think you'll see a pattern. (c;
My father-in-law has been known to run towards storms and funnel clouds over Lake Erie to get a better view and better pictures. Of course, while everyone else is running the opposite direction. 🙂