Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Fun with severe weather.
"Spring in the South is seersucker and tornadoes." - EW Erickson (via my BFF's Twitter)
April and May are always crazy weather months in Tennessee. I've spent too much of the past couple of weeks in my safe bathroom with my cats and weather radio, but thankfully nothing major has happened in my area. Last night was the worst so far this year. I was excited to get some dime-sized hail - the first time I've ever watched hail falling at my house - but the rain melted it all before I could take pictures. Here are the best storm photos I saw on the Channel 5 website. They are NOT my pictures, and I'd gladly credit the takers if I knew their names.
Taken at Rhodes College. How creepy awesome is this?!? A friend of mine commented on another friend's Facebook, "It looks like the Dark Mark should be coming out of it."
This funnel cloud was spotted a couple of miles from my house, but it didn't touch down.
I don't remember where this was taken, but I believe it was also close to my house.
I keep thinking of this time last year - almost the exact weekend - when massive storms flooded the Memphis metro area and went on to cause that devastating thousand-year flood in Nashville. I know the odds of that happening again are very low, but I'm sure Nashvillians are extra jumpy about any flash flooding at this point. I would be too. According to my home rain gauge, we've had almost 5 inches of rain here since last night. I drove over the Wolf River on the way to work and it had completely overflowed its banks.
I don't know if I've mentioned here that I always wanted to be a meteorologist. So I apologize if this stuff is boring to others. :)