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Tornado watch 87

Because one tornado watch isn't enough.

Quite a few nasty looking storms, and all of them passed within a few miles of here, but we got nothing.  A few far off flashes of lightning and a handful of distant rumbles of thunder, but barely even a sprinkle of rain here.

The winds are out of the south, but I don't see anything on the radar in that direction, so it looks like we're safe.  Some heavy stuff to the north of us; there's even a possible vortex signature just beyond the county line north of downtown Omaha.

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equusmaximus
Apr. 24th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that you've been safe from the storms! Here's hoping you continue to do so!

I've always found tornados to be fascinating; Beautiful in their own way, and also terrifying and potentially deadly. The worst I've ever personally witnessed have been small (100' tall or less) dust-devils, but I've always been a fan of the various storm-chaser shows on Discovery Channel and the like.

Personally, I'll be just as happy if TV is the only place I actually see the big ones!
captpackrat
Apr. 24th, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
This location seems to be blessed or something, because the worst of the storms always seem to skirt around us.

When I was in grade school, on a warm day we'd always have (very small) dust devils in the black asphalt parking lot. I used to run through them or try to stand in the center and let it swirl around me. These were, of course, very small and quite weak; the most they'd ever do is muss your hair
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