Wednesday, March 15, 2017

EF1 ~ Tornado

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
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot


  1. That is so terrifying. So happy you were safe! Mom was in Florida once and heard the "freight train" ugh
    Lily & Edward

  2. Hari OM
    Definitely we are getting more of these truly wild winds; in OZ experienced several such and over here in the UK we have been getting them too - actually, we are under an amber alert for later today. Sometimes outside my window, it sounds like I am in a washing machine!!! As you have said SWTS, how anyone can deny climate change is beyond understanding. Just glad you and Lee were safe and relatively intact! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. that is so scary to be just a ball in mother natures wild games... why this siren was silent? strike? I hope the change of the weather does not mean that we have to deal more and more with such horrible storms...

  4. OMD, how incredibly scary! Thank goodness you and Lee are safe, William!

  5. WOW!!!! That's scary stuff William! I am soooo glad you and Lee are safe but what a mess to be cleared up.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Oh my - me an'mom r furry much happee u all r ok. How scary that must haf bin - egspeshally with no warnin. We haf gotten lotz of warnin'z an'threatz butt so far, nuthin'just hope it stayz that way.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

  7. Have another touch of the hops and you won't care!

  8. OMD....I'm so glad you guys are safe! What a big scare that must of been!

  9. So Scary!! We're glad your house is okay, but feel sorry for those that were hit. Just crazy weather--and we thought our Thunder/drenching rain/hail storms were bad!

  10. So glad you are safe. What a scary happening. I am sorry for the ones that are on the other side of the street. I fear that we will be seeing a lot more strange weather in the future.
    Bentley & Mom

    1. May you have sunbeams to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you and faithful friends our wish to you this St. Patrick's Day.

    2. What a nice blessing. Thank you Sweet William.

  11. We are THRILLED that You and Miss Lee were SAFE and had minimal Damage... Those Tornadoes are REALLY Strange and totally SCARY.
    THAT ONE was BOTH fur SURE.

  12. So so scary!! the weather this year has been so nasty. Glad you are ok and your home is Ok
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. We are glad you were safe and hope the tornados are gone. We know the climate is changing . . . . sigh!

  14. CRIKEY Sweet William ....... I'm so glad you and Lee are safe. You got NO warning!!! When we have cyclones they sound BIG, noisy sirens so we know to batten down the hatches. You need warnings. Crikey I'm sure glad you are ok but others weren't, aye?? So, so scary. Stay safe!!

  15. Thank doG y'all survived! Tornados are super powerful and scary if our weatherman says tornado warning, mom packs our bag and we stay the night in our shelter. Dad isn't a scaredy-cat like us.

    Aroo to you,

  16. Thank goodness you are safe! These can be dangerous times!
    Your Furend,
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  17. Sweet William we are so glad to hear you and your mom are safe. We had 80+ mph winds last Wednesday and it knocked out power all over our area for a week. We were only out of power for one day but it was cold. Our Oma came to stay for a couple of days until her power came back on.

  18. Great Scots! Sir William, I am so glad you and Lee are okay. That must have been scary hearing all those noises of wind and trees cracking. You are so brave!
    Your pal,

  19. Oh Sweet William, thank goodness that you are Lee are safe and your house is still all in one piece.
    Now you two take care and enjoy some green beer tomorrow.
    Toodle pip!

  20. Hi, William stop in from Yam...I like the music on your blog. Hope all is going good.
    Coffee is on

  21. I'm so glad you and Lee are safe and sound. How frightening. I agree that the weather is changing - not sure how anyone could think otherwise. We live in Northern IL and only this week had our first snow since December. There were days in February that were 60 degrees! It should be around zero with lots of snow in February in our area. All very strange and sad.

    In spite of the changing weather, I hope you and Lee have a very Happy St. Paddy's Day!

  22. Wow, did you truly have green beer??? Not ere...Hmmm, am I missing anything excellent??

    That is a lot of destruction, wow. Yikes. We had winds of about 60-70MPH...and those knocked over trees, pulled off roofs, and put out the power, for some peeps almost a week. UGH. We were mostly unscsthed, though some of our bird feeders got blown off their pole...and hte neighbor's lean to shed had its roofing tore off and that stuff was flying around like tissue paper...kind of funny if it wasn't so scary and unsettling. Then it got way cold and the snow flew in...sheesh. But its glorious spring...well, its supposed to be:)

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