A fierce thunderstorm just blew through. Tornado watches were being broadcast and we were warned to stay indoors. The winds were clocked at 50-60 miles per hour with hail reported in the surrounding area as large as golf balls.
The weather report pre-empted my tuning into the Oprah show this afternoon. I watched through my living room windows as the wind picked up and started swirling around in squalling, gigantic rotations throughout the tops of the trees in my yard. I actually felt a surge of fear–I remembered the infamous summer when three back-to-back hurricanes churned through our lives.
Thought I would write this short 100 word story on the fierce thunderstorm that blasted through here this afternoon. They’re very common here in the warmer months.