Tuesday, April 03, 2012

At Med-Fair last year it was so dry and windy

the blacksmiths were not allowed to light their forges; everyone was scared to death of wildfires. This year the weekend was warm and a bit windy, but the grass was green and the ground soft. It's raining now; I think we've had more last night & today(not severe either, just rain and some thunderboomers) than we'd had all last year to this date.

And down in Texas, the funnels are dancing. Have friends in the area, and south of there. Looks like lots of damage in Arlington where first wife is from.

Totally unrelated to the storms, but a fine example of idiots removing themselves from the gene pool:
Justin Lavalley, 23, of Dallas was speeding west on the highway about 10:20 p.m. when he ran a red light and collided with a car at the Pickwick Lane intersection, police said.

Lavalley was thrown over a brick retaining wall and into a garage at an apartment complex. He was pronounced dead at the scene
I would think so.

Back to weather, some of the current string from Accuweather:
2:52 p.m. CST: "Damage to the house of an elderly couple. Neighbors could not get a hold of them," Arlington scanner #tornado

2:37 p.m. CST: @JonathanDBoles: Crazy video just happened!! Tornado - Arlington, TX

2:33 p.m. CST: @MadStormChasing "Tornado damage to roof of well-built house in Arlington, TX"

2:31 p.m. CST: "Just in: Significant damage reported at Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas," @ProducerMatthew #tornado

2:23 p.m. CST: Up to baseball-sized hail falling north of Irving, Texas.

2:21 p.m. CST: "Tornado #3 is going to pass very close to Texas Motor speedway," @wxbrad #nascar

2:20 p.m. CST: "Traffic advisory issued -- highway near Dallas, Texas shut down due to tornado, 'numerous' vehicles damaged," @ProducerMatthew
Yeah, Spring has sprung.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

And this is from the land of people afraid of California's earthquakes.
Those devil clouds scare me, and I lived through the February 9, 1971 and the January 19, 1994 earthquakes, WITH falling chimneys and collapsing freeways!
(Our dog in 1994 was extra well behaved afterwards -- "I'll be good! Don't do that again!").