Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tornado Warning! In Arizona?

We are having some incredibly uncustomary weather here over the past few days. In fact, we are currently under a tornado watch, which is unheard of in Arizona. They are advising all people to stay indoors and sleep away from the windows and as someone who was out hiking and then driving in the wind earlier today (before the tornado advisory) I can tell you I really thought the wind was going to lift my car off the highway and plop me down somewhere along the yellow brick road.

Aside from the 60 mph winds right now I think the weather is gorgeous. It's rainy, cold, gloomy. To me, that's perfect. (I should probably consider moving to Seattle). But honestly, this wind is freaking me out. It's howling, rattling the windows. There's been a ton of structural damage in our immediate area, thankfully not to our home though.

In recent memory we have not had anything like this and while I complain about the heat of Arizona a lot it is rather nice to live someplace where we don't really have to worry about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and other natural disasters.


Joanne said...

The weather seems a little off across the nation. We've been having a mild spell, in the 40s here on the east coast, not your typical January New England winter. I like the winter weather, so bring on the snow! (Hope your tornado doesn't happen!)

Nancy said...

That's freakish and it scares the crap out of me when they're sighted around here.
We had an actual Emergency Warning System broadcast one afternoon and I was ready to head for the cellar. No, I think I actually went outside and looked around.
Hope the weather is improving. We have howling winds today with lots of rain coming -- but it'll be 50!