Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Wizard of Oz in Nebraska


Yesterday we had a tornado watch which was then upgraded to a warning here in Lincoln. I had never heard the Tornado Sirens before but they were going off in the afternoon/evening. I kept trying to figure out where they come from. They would get louder and then quieter and then louder again. i kinda wanted to drive around and watch - i've never seen a tornado - i thought it might be like the wizard of OZ - and that didn't turn out too bad. But we stayed inside for most of it. The newspaper said that at least 3 tornadoes hit our county flipping vehicles and damaging homes. Looks like they were all just outside our city limits! Crazy. Its all fun and games until your vehicle gets flipped. But i have heard that the city of Lincoln is pretty protected because the geography is a basin so the tornadoes will skirt the city but never really hit here. Grr... other cities get all the fun.

4 comments:

Katrina Rasband said...

yikes! it is time for you to take a break from that weather and come visit!....i think i put this on al your posts...so?! when are you gonna come visit?!

Natalie said...

I like the show storm chasers. I thought that would be fun to see all the big storms. And, it might be fun... until your house is hit. My friends here in MN were hit by a tornado two years ago while they were home. Not so much fun.

Heidi said...

I don't know if I would call getting hit be a tornado fun!!! Can't wait to be able to see you next week!!!

Miriam Oh said...

ha! I've always wondered, why would people live in places where tornadoes and hurricanes, etc. are the norm? but I guess you don't really need a reason, especially when you want to go chasing of them! i hope you catch one.