“Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore”. On second thought, it sure felt like our state was right in the middle of Tornado Alley! What a strange day Wednesday, June 1st was. Surely we've had tornado watches before, but usually we end up with a micro-burst or two which still can cause quite a bit of damage, but nothing like what central and western Massachusetts just experienced.
We were fortunate here in eastern Mass that the most we received from this series of “super-cell” thunderstorms were gusts of wind, lots of rain, thunder and lightning. nothing like a tornado! Still, I went outside yesterday afternoon after hearing that a tornado warning had been issued for my area, securing deck chairs, hanging plants and an umbrella, just in case. Jarrod and I went down to the lower level of our house when the first two storms passed over. The potential nightmare scenario didn't develop, thank goodness. However, our neighbors to the west weren't so lucky.
You have to wonder what it must be like for the folks in the south and central part of our country, who go through this for months on end every year. Do you ever get used to it?
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