The weather siren sits on the school not more than four blocks from me. But did the siren go off ~ no the darn thing was silent.
Lee says she does not believe people when they say the weather is not changing. While she was growing up she only remembers one tornado but since we have been blogging we have had three tornados.
Yep in the wee hours on Wednesday the 1st Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, was having a nice snooze when we were awoken by the front of our house rattling and being pelted by hail.
We did not hear a freight train sound but rather what sounded like someone wadding up bubble paper into a ball but louder like a thousand times decimals drowned in sound.
What we heard was trees cracking like match sticks.
First they said it was straight line winds that had hit going by at 82 miles an hour.
I walk this corner.
Then the weather authorities took a look at the radar and they saw what was circular winds had just sat down on my community. Then puff it was gone.
Why we never had time to make it to our basement.
There is a house behind and under those tall cedars!
We got in the car as soon as it was getting light to assess the damage. An this is why our electricity was off for a day. There were a whole row of electric poles that looked like this one. At least it was a warm day.
It is strange how one side of the street can be a total disaster and the other side just a little mess.
We had debris to clean up but our house held together and we suffered no major damage.
The weather authorities said the winds got to over a 100 miles an hour and that we had sustained a EF1 tornado. An EF 1 has winds of 86-110 mph.
I'm going to sleep with one eye open and one ear up from now on.
Or maybe I will just have one more green beer then I won't care.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Sweet William The Scot