I love that Spring has finally arrived. I love the warmer weather, the longer days, being able to enjoy sitting outside again and taking Abby to the park. I love the flowers blooming, working in the yard, yep I love pretty much everything about Spring. Except for the bugs, the pollen and most of all… the start of severe weather/tornado season here in AR.
Yep, along with our wonderful warm weather we also have the joy of dealing with severe storms. Once the season starts it sometimes feels like we have storms almost nonstop. I love the rain, I don’t mind the occasional thunder storm (although I wish storms and heavy rain would arrive more during the day since Abby won’t sleep during any of it) but I hate when we have severe weather and have to worry so much about tornadoes.
All of the weather people have been predicting this weather since last week. It was supposed to be here Mon/Tues. As you can tell, it took it’s time arriving. They said it would definitely be the kick off to our severe weather season. All day I have watched as they predict, repredict, up the torcon level, etc and now the storms are finally arriving.
Yep, already we have a Tornado Watch issued for pretty much the entire state. This one says until 9 pm, the alert I got on my phone said midnight. Who knows, I’ll be up until all the storms pass that’s for sure. Yes I worry, I can’t help it. I feel safer being awake with a careful watch on the weather until all the severe threats pass. I remember clearly all the news stories I watched two years ago, when just major winds caused so many trees to fall on houses. We are surrounded by huge trees, the biggest one sits right outside the kitchen and a huge branch goes almost all the way across the roof (it hits the house during really gusty winds). We don’t have a tornado siren out here where we live, not that I really trust sirens anymore. I never remember the one on base going off when the tornado hit. If it did, it was after the tornado already arrived.