Tip #3409: You’re on the drive home and you can’t hear the tornado sirens going off because the wind is too loud.
Seriously. On 39th west of Classen I saw a city trash bin, once full of yard waste, upended. And the operative word here is “on”: the bin dropped across one lane of traffic, forcing motorists to detour around it, provided of course that they even saw it, black shapes being fairly indistinguishable when the skies have next to no light to give.
As severe thunderstorms go, this one was pretty routine — except that I was actually out in it, which made it look a whole lot worse.
Update: Damage reports are coming in, and apparently the worst of it hit just a couple miles west of me.