It’s the day after the severe weather day I wrote about yesterday. It’s dark, so I don’t know if the ephemeral creek is still running through my back yard. I don’t know if there is any damage to the house or trees, but I don’t believe so, as most of the worst passed to the south of us by a county or two. The “event” lasted well into the night, though a look at my Twitter feed shows our tornado watch was cancelled just before 11:00 PM.
I’m thankful, of course, that we were spared the worst of the weather, and hope recovery is quick for those who weren’t (I haven’t heard of major damage or injury from yesterday (update: there was major damage throughout central Alabama)).
I’m glad I’m not a meteorologist. Like a lot of people, I’m fascinated by today’s technology and the ability it gives us to see the bigger weather picture, but I’m happy I don’t have any responsibility to use it well. I’m thankful there are those who do carry that responsibility, though, and that they were there for us yesterday.
It’s a new day; y’all be safe out there.