Here’s the cloud as it passed by our house …. it formed tornadoes about 30 miles east of us.
We have absolutely the best weather coverage. Have to in this part of the country. Mike Morgan is always calm (Channel 4) and is very good with naming exactly the towns where the storms will be hitting. He had storm trackers out and about on the “gitner” – whatever the heck that is. Also, live helicopter footage.
“Rick said it would!” is the slogan for Rick Mitchell. You might remember he had a bit part in the movie “Twister”. He is usually very calm too and Channel 5 has the coolest radar set-up. Look out for the “hook echo”! Also helicopter footage and weather chasers out and about.
The legendary Gary England was on duty at Channel 9. Jump back Loretta! Monday night in the Big Town! He was definitely featured in the movie Twister, with actual footage of him back in the 1970’s. He’s still around, but he’s a little excitable. And John has never forgiven him for getting the streets wrong when we were ALMOST in that killer tornado in 1999. So we don’t watch Gary that much.
I have some video that I’m uploading to You-Tube of “Pam and John watch weather reports”. May have to post it here later!
UPDATE: Okay, it is later. Don’t ask me why I posted this, I have no idea. Meanwhile, I did have the camera handy just in case I needed to shoot some tornado footage this afternoon. Plus, I also now know why I’ve been so tired. Ear infection. Got sent home today. A blessing, really, because otherwise I’d have run into this storm on the afternoon commute.