26 September 2008

the storm without a name...

yesterday found us hunkered down with an interesting weather event raging outside our windows.Little Man's predictions of that low pressure keeping us in check were right on...that storm surpassed hanna in interest (higher tide, higher sustained winds over a longer period, greater amount of rainfall) & it brought the ever-popular jim cantore back to our beach. (but our favorite camera crew found themselves landlocked in colorado...hey, R.!!!) any attempts at non-science school yesterday went away with our winds, in favor of instrument readings, graphs, charts, radars, & sky observationsbasically it was Little Man's dream day. but it is not all fun for him; it is also a responsibility...he is a national weather service weather spotter for our county.for all our interesting weather & thanks to Little Man's connections, yesterday gave us a first...a call from the national weather service to let us know that we were in the path of a tornado! not cool! the call came at the very moment we were in the middle of a torrential downpour &, of course, we could see nothing. talk about some nail-biting drama. we don't exactly live in the most tornado-proof home (not one room without windows & no basement), so we make do in our ground-level, non-living space that has only the teeniest window.we never did see or hear (thank God!) the confirmed tornado (i had a much closer call in may) but we did watch the storm that spawned it pass over our bay in the distance. this morning i could find nothing in the local news online to indicate harm or damage from that storm cell, & we are now enjoying gentle winds & bright sun with a higher-than-normal tide this morning.

5 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Deb. I so like wet and rainy weather. The world feels so clean and fresh after a big rain. However, that being said, I can understand your uneasiness what with tornado potential. I've never experienced a tornado and would gladly never experience one.

Jennifer said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Geraldine said...

Weather can really define a day, can't it? I love rain and feel so energized on a rainy day! Great post.

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Mandy said...

That musthave been quite a storm and I am pleased you escaped its worst affects.

qualcosa di bello said...

annie...yes, the rain is wonderful...tornados, not so much. one of my favorite times to take photos is just after rains, esp. if the sun is just beginning to shine again.

jen...i would say tornadoes come under the "nightmare" category. i'll respond via email & delete as you requested

geraldine...me too!!! i could do without the extra energy of tornado watching though

mandy...thanks, dear!