Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's a twister, Auntie Em!

Well, call me a big ol' chicken, but I think I'm going to wait for this front to pass on by before I do my daily errands.

The thought of driving around in the middle of a tornado warning appeals to me not at all.

14 comments:

Stranger said...

The Res is in tornado country and I thought I was moving to a place with calmer weather.

But with nearly 700 tornadoes a year Choctaw country is the US tornado capital. Keep your head down.

Stranger

John said...

YeeeHAAAAAA!!

50MPH windgusts. Biking to the shop this AM? Think not.

Last week a sudden gust came out of a residential side street wind-tunnel, and hit me broadside -- with enough force to nearly knock me over. The ensuing swerve to stay upright took out two wooden mailboxes on [fortunately rotted] 4x4 posts.

Headwind, tailwind, I can deal wit' it. That's what gears are for. But that 90-degree 'tunnel' gust was a damn good warning. 'Sudden impact' generally just ruins the rest of the day,y'know?

Anonymous said...

There's no tornado coming. Everytime there is a fraction of a percentage of a chance of a tornado, a warning is put out.

This generates viewers. You are as certain to see a tornado today as you are to see a sparkingly ghost zombie.

Shootin' Buddy

John said...

Given Tam's recent dreamscape, I'd say a tornado is f'r certain. 'Sparkingly ghost zombies' prolly are running around in herds, there.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

GHOST ZOMBIE!! LOOK!

Tam said...

"There's no tornado coming."

It's not a tornado I'm worried about, it's driving in what looks to be a regular Texas toad-strangler in a leaky 12-year-old ragtop.

I'll wait 'til the front passes through, thanks.

Anonymous said...

What caliber for tornados? LOL.....

Joanna said...

I'd rather be out driving than stuck in an office full of excitable, middle-aged women.

Nathan said...

Well, there is that :)

DirtCrashr said...

Earthquake's don't have "fronts" so we drive around regardless. :-)

Tennessee Budd said...

When the tornadoes hit here in '06, I got caught by a corner of one. Nearly tipped over a box truck in front of me, & it shoved my '81 Caprice over a lane faster than I could react. Teaches one some respect for weather...

Anonymous said...

I have respect for the weather, but I have no respect for the media.

Tornado=bear=OMG we're all gonna die.

There will be no tornados; there will be no bears; everyone will be just fine, drink water, stretch out and go exercise.

Shootin' Buddy

Tam said...

Media? What media?

I use a radar screen and the NWS feed to make my weather decisions. I used to do it for a living, you know. ;)

(...and when I saw that line this morning, I thanked my lucky stars that I didn't have some freight dog out there in a Cessna twin trying to use his radar to probe it for a hole in order to save an hour or two. That was some serious convective activity and a pretty solid and fast-moving squall line.)

Anonymous said...

Tam,
I used to really enjoy the rain, but a few years on the flight line changed that. 17 degrees and raining changes a whole lot of your thinking.