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MuseRider

(34,277 posts)
2. Just starting to get weird here.
Sat Apr 27, 2024, 05:01 PM
Apr 27

We were supposed to be in all of this from the beginning but have been fortunate. I lost some barn siding two days ago but everything else has been OK. But NOW there have been quite a few tornado warnings about 60 miles to my NW and some newer warnings to my South but quite a way off but getting closer.

Yeah, the temp has dropped in the last 2 minutes and the wind is blowing up a storm, there goes the rest of that siding I fear. Yup, this is real wind now. Warnings are still on either side of us.

I heard again this morning that it could be bad here but tomorrow could be much worse. With this group of storms I am just waiting it out. I do NOT want to see the lightning like it was the other night. What ever comes it comes on strong the last few days and I hear they think we will repeat this soon. Tornado alley.

slightlv

(3,415 posts)
3. Grandson came over, and I recruited him to
Sat Apr 27, 2024, 06:37 PM
Apr 27

helping me get the "safe room" on the main floor cleared out and made ready, just in case. We've got them all around us. We've in warnings and now a watch til midnight. But the safe room is sold concrete walls, floor, etc. I do feel safe in there. Cat carriers are ready with doors open, a box of blankets ready to go over all of us. Put in a tool kit and a med kit. I think we're ready should anything happen. The hardest will be trying to get the cats into the room. They'll be hiding and/or fighting us the whole while. But grandson says he's staying to make sure we're okay and to help should anything come close. My intuition is telling me it'll go around us this time, and the most we're going to have to deal with is water flooding the house from downpours of rain. We need a new roof in the back of the house, where we are most of the time. And the way the ground slants and the house shifting lately, has left us prone to water pouring in under the backdoor. But plenty of towels and buckets stand at the ready. I'm feeling calm inside, which will help where the cats are concerned.

I hate what people have to go through with the severe weather... and I do hate the aftermath; we've done a lot of cleanup after downpours this year so far. But not enough money to redo the roof on the back of the house... it got eaten up by the taxes this year. But, I'll admit to being a total weather buff inside. I love the thunder and lightning; it speaks to me. I should have been a meteorologist instead of getting into computers! To all, be safe.

AllaN01Bear

(20,981 posts)
6. nothing became for me in a job for computers . mostly a home hobbiest now and glad i can find lots of weather
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 01:00 PM
Apr 29

info on the computer.

pansypoo53219

(21,234 posts)
4. lightning + thunder from a distance, but the bad shit went south or ate by lake mich again.
Sun Apr 28, 2024, 04:00 AM
Apr 28

i guess the benefits to closer to the lake.

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