TORNADO OUTBREAK FORECAST
Here in Alabama we are being told to expect some Super Cell Tornadic activity tonight and into tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27th. My blogging friend Marlene at StitchinattheLake lives in Arkansas and is without power possibly till Friday! She could only send a message through Madame Samm via Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure!
Given the ominous forecast, I thought it wise to tell everyone I may possibly be in the same "boat" as Marlene at some time during the next 2 days. We have learned to take Tornado watches and warnings VERY seriously and take prudent precautions. I'm headed to the store to stock up on batteries, candles, water, and nonperishable food.
On a scale of 1-10, the Weather Cahnel plus local weather men rate our chances of super cell tornadoes as a 9. This is very rare, in fact the highest I've seen the rating is a 7 and the weather spawned a few F3/F4 tornadoes.
Therefore, #1 Husband will be making an inspection of the "storm Pit" making sure no critters have taken up residence since last spring. Our shelter was built in 1974 after the severe tornado outbreak of over 300+ tornadoes spreading from Texas up thru Xenia, Ohio. 7 neighbors locally were killed and hundreds of concrete "storm pits" were built in reaction to the tragedy.
I'm not talking about these more modern pre-fab storm cellars with electricity and benches to sit on. Oh NO, this shelter of ours is like going down into a large root cellar thus the term "PIT" is very accurate. I hate it with a passion but when a funnel cloud is headed in your direction, I'm one of the first to climb in after my children of course. MY own children and grandchildren have much better accomodations for stormy weather which is one less worry for me. My youngest daughter is on an Eastern Caribbean cruise about now so I know she's OK.
So...for now I will make preparations, listen and watch carefully to all local and national weather forecasts. #1 Hubby is very good at knowing when is the right time to go to the storm pit so I feel safe with him making the decisions. He is the kind of guy that makes you feel safe!
Let's hope everyone remains vigilant, safe, and no loss of property or life is the outcome of this current weather situation. may you stay safe wherever you are and May God Bless.