All day yesterday our weather radio kept going off blasting news about the terrible thunderstorms headed our way. When the first one hit it was no big deal. I needed to pick up my glasses from the store because they had come in. I had to have them remade. My long term optometrist had made my left eye's prescription too strong so it wasn't compatible and working in conjunction with my right eye. I had to go to a new doctor to get it straightened out. That guy issued a new prescription, so the store agreed to switch the lenses in my glasses free of charge because of the debacle with the doctor. ANYWAY, there was a lull between storm systems moving through so I had an hour to run and get the glasses before the next bout of severe weather rolled in. So off to the store I went. After I picked them up I decided to do a little shopping, getting something for dinner. That's when all hell broke loose. The lights started blinking, the ceiling roared with rain and hail pounding down, thunder crashed, lightening flashed, wind blew ferociously. It was quite dramatic and a little scary. Everybody continued shopping, but it had me worried. Probably because once upon a time I had shopped through a tornado hitting . Seriously I did about 10 years ago. Cars had been stacked in that parking lot like toothpicks. Since then I pay attention to the weather. Managed to get a call through to the husband who told me to stay put for at least another 30 minutes, no tornadoes associated with this system, so far. So I hunkered down and that's what I did. By the time all was clear enough to venture out, traffic lights were out so it made driving difficult. But I made it back in one piece, in spite of the weather with my new glasses on my face.
The only storm damage here was some really minor flooding.
More bad weather is expected here later, though. And are you sitting down?
Possible SNOW this weekend. I kid you not.