Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Alive and well

When it is 75 degrees all day, and you are able to wear shorts, in Arkansas in February, you have a problem.

We were haunted by strange weather all yesterday.

At about 5:00pm, it broke loose, wind, buckets of rain, thunder, and more lightening than I have ever seen. Snapping, cracking, and popping lightening.

I actually opened the back kitchen window after dinner, because the wind, rain and lightening were so feirce we could not hear clear sirens. We could never decide if they were our town sirens or the next towns. I did manage to get a quart of water in my kitchen from opening that window for that 30 minutes.

Tornado sirens, and tornado watches and warnings throughout the evening.

All is well this morning. the balmy temps moved east, and it is chilly this morning.

It looks like Atkins Arkansas got hit, there was a fatality on I40 down the road, and I see Memphis was unlucky as well....


Anonymous said...

We were kind of freaking out here at our house. Very paranoid after the 2006 tornado that hit our town. Mom swore she heard a roar, then on the news they said they had reports of a tornado here. Ack! I don't think it actually touched down, thank goodness. But a very tense, scary night.

I'm glad you guys are okay.

Caltechgirl said...

So glad to hear you guys are ok! I was worried.