Tuesday, May 5, 2009
We had a little excitement last night. Veronica and I were watching tv in our bedroom when a weather alert interrupted the program that we were watching. Throughout the day we had been having off and on showers with thunder but nothing really exciting. Now we were being told that there was a tornado warning and that a confirmed tornado was about 1 mile away from the house. We scurried downstairs so that we would be closer to the laundry room, which is about the most interior room in the house. Of course being the closet meteorologist that I am....I was opening the front door so I could check out the sky along with the flooding rain that was coming down in buckets. I have always loved bad stormy weather...something about gray swirling clouds or a real dark wall cloud that gets me excited. And if you want to really get me excited, start talking about updrafts, downdrafts, isobars or virga. And if you even dare to mention the Coriolis Effect to me....well let's just say that those words would push me to the point of no return. To sum it up....ones persons stormy weather is another persons aphrodisiac. Unfortunately all of the weather excitement diminished and subsided within 5 minutes....not much different from the way it is in other areas of my life.
Posted by Rick Rosenshein at 9:06 AM