Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It's That Time of Year Again
Yes, it's almost March. Which means Spring. Which here in Kentucky means Tornado Season. It's that time of year that Gizmo and I loathe. I am glued to Channel 3 and www.weather.com, and Gizmo... well, Gizmo lives under the bed. I just sit, wait, and watch for the sky to turn this color:
I exaggerate. Where I am in Kentucky is actually very safe. I am tucked away in the hills of Ashland. We do get the occasional tornado warning here and there but from what the hubby tells me, if a tornado were to approach our area it would most likely hit one of the hills and go back up into the sky. He says flat areas are the more dangerous areas and the ones to worry about. He would know, he grew up here. We do have a basement (I have grabbed the dogs and hid in the basement like a tornado-newbie during a couple of those tornado warnings last year!) which are the safest places to be during a tornado.
We had some pretty good thunderstorms last night. If I hadn't already been up most of the night like a crazy insomniac, the thunder would have woken me up. A few cracks felt like they were right over the house. I don't think I could have pried Gizmo out from underneath the covers if I tried.
I've since gotten up and checked what the weather should be for the day, and while there are thunderstorms in the forecast for the day, there is nary a tornado watch or warning for the day. Gizmo should be thrilled. Speaking of Gizmo, the latest T-storm just passed and Gizmo has deemed it safe to crawl out of his safe place and approach the living room. All he gets is a contemptuous look from the brave dog, Haloti, who has not bothered to move from his post on the back of the couch :)
I obviously should have knocked on wood, because about an hour after I published this post, the county we live in was put on tornado watch for the rest of the day. The hubby also informed me that this is very early for tornado season, it usually holds off until May/June. Hopefully this is just another blip in this very weird winter.