Friday, March 31, 2006

An ill wind this way cometh, rather quickly.

It's about 1:00 AM Friday morning. The image is the National Weather Service Radar for St. Louis (with all the non-radar options turned off). It's sort of a pretty picture, unless the wind was flattening your mobile home, the hail was tenderizing your Buick, or the lightening was turning your big-screen TV into a paperweight. Rooty and I are in the blue area, just a little right of center.


The Phoenix said...

It's going to be a long Spring. I just get the feeling strong storms are going to be the norm.
"The worst is over, the storms have moved into Illinois."

Amy in SC said...

I think that's (spring storms)the #2 think I don't miss about STL. #1 being sudden tornados. At least with hurricanes we knows they' a comin'.
but...there are frequently tornados along with the hurricanes.

Here some trivia: Sometimes tornados split into two funnels -- the plains Indians called such a pair a "dead man walking"