So everyday for me is pretty uneventful until spring, which is tornado season here in tornado ally. During that time of year the air feels electric before storms move in, it’s like you can feel how bad the storm is going to be. During this time of year my stomach is mostly in knots because I’m from California and even though I’ve lived here for 12 years I can’t get over that feeling.
Over the years I have tried my best to learn from our weather men and women, I pay attention to the way the a flat boring cloud can build up into the sky to create a beautiful yet terrifying thunderhead cloud. When you see that in spring most times it’s going to be an active day, and my stomach in knots.
Even though spring is the most active time of year for tornados, we can get them through out the whole year with winter being the rarest time. I didn’t know this fun fact for years and sometimes I miss that ignorance, but if I didn’t know it was possible then what happen today would of sent me in a full panic attack.
Today I woke up to a tornado warning phone alert and that was my first thought “hey weather you know it’s fall right?”, I turned the news on to see weather men and women telling people in my area to get to cover. Now when they tell you this and show the weather map it shows a path line for the storm, when I first got back here I thought that meant everyone is this path was going to be hit by the tornado (such a noob). In reality it shows the storms path but a small hook is seen in the front line of the storm and that’s your tornado.
Now it took me some time to shake the nerve off and pay attention, it was in our area but 10 miles away, the area of circulation which cause a tornado wasn’t a threat to us. I told my Gf to go back to sleep I’ll keep an eye on it and not even 2 mins later wind hit us so quick and hard I thought we were kinda screwed. I said get tf up because anyone who’s read my last post knows about the tree and I was afraid today was really the day it was going to fall. Luckily it was just strong wind and rain so thick you couldn’t see 10 feet I front of you.
In spring tornados are ef2-ef5 most times ef3s, today they were just dropping down out of the clouds like the fingers of God and going back up, so nothing to dangerous but it does damage. 3 cars where flipped over in one town today from either wind gust or a small tornado, roofs ripped off and it’s fall. As I said I understand it’s a possibility but it still felt weird and like mother nature wanted to mess with me today. I know I was all over the place in this post today but hey it wasnt a boring day.