Siren song

Not the sort that lures men to their deaths, but the sort that’s supposed to motivate you to prevent your own. The sound came roaring in at 7:49, followed closely by the howling of gale-force winds. A tornado warning was issued for the area around State Fair Park, about three miles south of here; while no actual funnels were seen, there was enough of the telltale rotation on the radar to justify going into hiding for a few minutes. The warning has just expired for my part of town, but continues on the east side as the storm tracks eastward. We continue to get lots of wind and rain.

Update, 7 am: The office, of course, is flooded.





5 comments

  1. McGehee »

    2 March 2008 · 8:45 pm

    A tornado? That would suck.

  2. localmalcontent »

    2 March 2008 · 8:48 pm

    Best of luck, Charles. I’m very glad you didn’t have a funnel or tornado, but these winds!!

    We get ours in the middle of the night…

  3. Guy S »

    3 March 2008 · 12:34 am

    We are waiting for the storm you are having. Though sever weather of a tornadic nature isn’t forecast, there is a chance for T-storms … and then you guessed it … SNOW !! We can’t get away from it. Though it did get into the 50’s today.

    Happy to hear you are safe. Besides having the space for a bar, mother natures *swirlies* are the best reason for a basement there is.

  4. Dan B »

    3 March 2008 · 9:35 am

    A tornado in Oklahoma in March, yawn.

    I packed up the older child and drove to where we could see the wall cloud. It’s not actually storm-chasing, but it’s all the Mrs. would allow.

  5. Aero »

    3 March 2008 · 10:48 am

    YOU BET! My batteries are getting recharged from the long, cold winter! C’mon Spring and bring on those twisters! (Ahem, please let them cross empty fields.)That rotation last night began practically above my house. By the grace of the wrap around winds I discovered that the fireplace leak is not repaired after all.

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