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Decrepit
What a night, and it ain't over yet!

Fairly early yesterday evening, was at the computer (where else?) when electricity cut out maybe 10-20sec. Weather didn't seem bad at all, so I didn't think much of it. Restarted PC, hoping to continue work on my ill conceived Hamfat Hamkin pre-Crisis history project. Wouldn't boot into Windows. Rebooted and entered BIOS. Custom setting, of which I have a lot, wee reset to DEFAULT. Started reconfiguring settings. BLAM...electricity cut out...and stayed out. Reported outage to Entergy. A nice robot lady to me service would be restored circa 2230. Grabbed my emergency reading light and retired to bed. Soon received an update call...estimated repair now expected by midnight. Returned to bed. Did a bit of reading. Fell asleep, with weather still not appearing to be all that bad. Woke circa 0032 to no electricity. heavy rain, lots of thunder. City warning sirens soon came on and stayed on a LONG time. Not knowing exactly what was going on I dressed and returned to bed, hoping for the best. Sirens finally shut off and stayed off maybe ten minutes before kicking in again. Stayed on a long time. Electric finally restored a bit after 0200. Immediately turned on local TV station, which as expect was running constant weather coverage. By then my immediate area what not under immediate threat, but had been not long before, with strong rotation passing just north of the city. Torrential rains had fallen. More were/are expected before all is said and done. Another wave of severe storms is moving up from the south, bringing more tornado threats, torrential rains, chance of flooding, heaving lighting, hail, hard-line winds and so on. We're in a trough of calm at the moment, but it won't last long, unless the worst of the coming storm wave passes to our east as it travels north.

Turned on the computer. Reconfigured BIOS. Rebooted. Wouldn't boot into Windows. For whatever reason the BIOS had not remembered my Boot Device changes. Reconfigured. Rebooted. Wouldn't boot into Windows. BIOS had again not accepted Boot Device changes. Rinse and repeat a good 25min. At least, following another BIOS modification, Windows launched. Not sure why it worked that attempt but not before. Hope it's be okay from this point on. <crosses fingers>

TV station has resumed regular programming for now. A potential good sign?
mirocu
Dearie me. Sounds like you have not had as calm an evening/night as I've had, Decrepit. I hope it won't get worse.


On your computer issue, while it's working as normal I strongly urge you to make as many backups as you can, of as many things that are important to you as you can. Worst case scenario you can just paste the info on to a new computer.
Decrepit
Weather coverage kicked back in. Bit of nastiness not far to our south, with strong rotation that looks like it might morph into a true tornado. On the plus side, if it stays on curse it'll pass a bit to our east as is moves north. Our worst thread is expected to be rains and flooding. We're under a warning now, and will remain so until around noon. There's been water evacuation along one river in our coverage area, but nothing local so far as I know.
QUOTE(mirocu @ Apr 30 2017, 04:10 AM) *

Dearie me. Sounds like you have not had as calm an evening/night as I've had, Decrepit. I hope it won't get worse.

On your computer issue, while it's working as normal I strongly urge you to make as many backups as you can, of as many things that are important to you as you can. Worst case scenario you can just paste the info on to a new computer.
Luckily, I do have "reasonably" up-to-date backups of my OS partition, Oblivion partition, and a couple of other partitions. They could stand updating, but I wouldn't lose much of anything important should I need to restore those backups. Now, I DO need good up to date backups of a number of my data partitions. I've put that off far too long. Those are on a separate physical drive, so hopeful won't be affected should something toast my boot drive.
TheCheshireKhajiit
Yeah we are under tornado warnings in our area. Was really hoping the really hot weather we've been having lately was a signal that we were done with severe weather for now.
mirocu
QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Apr 30 2017, 06:12 PM) *

Yeah we are under tornado warnings in our area. Was really hoping the really hot weather we've been having lately was a signal that we were done with severe weather for now.

We've had below zero every morning and close to zero during the day so I guess we're not out of the woods either? tongue.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Apr 30 2017, 11:40 AM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Apr 30 2017, 06:12 PM) *

Yeah we are under tornado warnings in our area. Was really hoping the really hot weather we've been having lately was a signal that we were done with severe weather for now.

We've had below zero every morning and close to zero during the day so I guess we're not out of the woods either? tongue.gif

No no 'Rocu, you have to have warm weather too! tongue.gif
Dark Reaper
Had a good one last night, my Dad has problems sleeping through them but I can sleep like a log through one.
Decrepit
We're still under flood warning and flash flood watch (or is it the reverse?), with over an inch of new rain expected today and half an inch tomorrow. That said, the worst threat is to those along certain rivers and/or low lying areas. I doubt I'll be in any serious danger, though with my house as close to the ground as it is that can't be taken for granted.
Decrepit
Oh oh...

We are now under a severe storm WARNING for the next 45min, with my town listed in the path. There was no hint of severe weather when I checked just prior to supper. Screwy days for sure, weather wise.

(The threat is expected to be damaging wind and hail. Tornadoes are not mentioned...yet.)

ADDENDUM: Our warning has expired....for now. More severe threats expected later tonight (and/or early tomorrow).
Decrepit
Yipes!

Decent size hail hitting the house (and my car). Thankfully it doesn't seem to be a pounding hail, which with luck will prevent damage to my property. (Of course with my hearing like it is hail might be hitting harder than I think.) Local TV hasn't interrupted normal programming to cover the threat, a good sign? On the other hand, my online weather site of choice shows the potential scariest part of this cell immediately west of my town heading east.
Acadian
Good thing you got your lawn mowed! Seriously, I hope it passes without damage to chez Decrepit or your chariot.
Decrepit
QUOTE(Acadian @ May 27 2017, 06:56 AM) *

Good thing you got your lawn mowed! Seriously, I hope it passes without damage to chez Decrepit or your chariot.

Unless I overlooked something I escaped unscathed yet again. Oddly, though not much time has passed, we've now a lovely blue morning sky with only a few small non threatening clouds to break the monotony. Heck, if the streets weren't underwater I could get in my quasi daily walk without worry. There'll be more weather threats moving through later today and again tomorrow. Yeah, no way could I mow today, even should we get no more rain. The ground is far too waterlogged, with low spots submerged. Too, the forecast has worsened, showing rain/storms off and on today and tomorrow, a partly cloudy Monday, rains/storms Tuesday, a partly cloudy Wednesday, then rains and storms Thursday through Monday, where the forecast ends. Things can change for the better between now and then, but I'm not counting on it.
Decrepit
Rough night. Severe weather rolled through beginning around 10pm and lasted hours. Heck we can still expect storms until mid morning, though at the moment now are predicted to be severe. Won't know if any damage was done until it gets light enough to venture outside for a look-see, assuming its safe to do so then.

I am vindicated, though I fervently wish I was not. At lunchtime about a week ago, on a day following a stormy night, I noticed water standing atop a portion of one of my kitchen counters near its back where it abuts a wall. (Not an outside wall. The one separating kitchen from computer room.) I looked and looked but for the life of me could find no evidence of where the water came from. I finally gave up and asked my next door neighbor, who does home repair, to take a look. He couldn't find a source either. He said I had to have spilled something and not noticed. I reluctantly accepted that verdict, though I could think of absolutely nothing I had done that might have led to a spill of that sort. In the back of my mind I could not quite believe it. Yet how could the water have gotten where it was without me causing it?

I checked that counter top at least once a day. Nothing new... until the heavy rains we had before the batch last night. At lunchtime that day I again noticed some water in that same area. Again no source could be found, but in this I "had" done a bit of very minor cleaning atop the counter earlier that day. I was very careful during that cleaning, but could not be 100% sure I had not somehow missed a bit of water spillage. This was bothering me more and more.

During last night's rains, as I was about to retire to bed, I thought to check counter. This time heavy rain was still falling, rather than me checking after the fact. Plus, I had checked the counter after supper and knew it "should" be dry. VOILA! Water atop counter. I could even see a few droplets dripping down from above. So far I've tracked the leak to the area around where the stove vent is, though exactly where the leak originates within that area still eludes me. It sort of magically appears where it shouldn't be. Still, I've enough evidence to once again badger my neighbor for assistance. (The water's passage before it reaches the counter top is rather convoluted, making it easy to see why we didn't spot it sooner.

By the time I ended my water leak investigation I was keyed up. Between that and near constant thunder so loud even I had no problem hearing it I likely got no more than 2hrs sleep, at best.
Decrepit
Chance for rain and/or T-storms these next three days. Nothing severe is mentioned as of yet. Was able to mow much of the yard yesterday evening to avoid over tall grass when this ends. (A portion of my back yard was too waterlogged to mow yesterday.)
Decrepit
Today and tomorrow scary rain/storms day, with the worst danger as of now the potential for heavy rains, as much as 1.88" today and slightly less than that tomorrow. Flash floodings expected. Rain is expect to begin by 0600, no exercise walk for decrepit me. Nor will I get a chance tomorrow if the forecast holds true.

ADDENDUM: A forecast change moved the start of rain/storms back an hour, allowing me to get in my walk by leaving the house earlier than usual. (I could have left a bit later, but didn't want to risk it.)
Decrepit
Hope I'm not jinxing myself saying this, but while we are still on a Flash Flood Watch until sometime tomorrow, the forecast now predicts appreciably less rainfall than it did early this morning. Today's rains, at one time predicted to begin at around 0630-0700, still haven't arrived, though they are currently expected to before long. Tomorrow is still predicted to be solid rains and storms until at least mid-afternoon if not later. No walk for me. Then again, I said the same about today and had no problem getting one in.
mirocu
Haven't had a good ole thunderstorm in years sad.gif
Renee
We've had a bunch of storms last week. One of them was really intense. The air was hot and sticky, but then a huge storm blew through. It went from hot / sticky (sun shining occasionally) to a full storm in about an hour, just like the storms we see in Oblivion. Trees were blowing in the wind, and occasionally a lightning bolt would hit within my neighborhood, rocking the house and causing me to cower! indifferent.gif

I still love storms though. I can't help but rush out into them for a few seconds, my clothes getting soaked!

Dark Reaper
Had some nice looking thunder-boomers but didn't get a drop of rain...sadness sad.gif .
Dark Reaper
In a nasty one now...FFUUUNNNN biggrin.gif .
Decrepit
QUOTE(Dark Reaper @ Oct 21 2017, 08:53 PM) *

In a nasty one now...FFUUUNNNN biggrin.gif .

Hope all's well with you!

THIS is our storm day. Or rather when I went to bed last night solid storms and rains were predicted throughout the daylight hours. Nothing severe, thank goodness.

Checked a few minutes ago to see if the situation had worsened. To my delight we are now expected to get only two hours of non severe storm threat during the morning, and rain otherwise, with a number of gaps.

Was surprised to see my thermostat read 74F when I woke. The house had been cooling down into the mid-upper 60s overnight for some days now.
Dark Reaper
Well the storm passed last night which had tornadoes in it but none came near my house...though there was a thunder clap last night that sounded like a bomb went off and even shook the house. YEAH that sucker was loud.
Grits
Massive storm tonight. In the middle of my back porch getting soaked. Loving it!
Decrepit
Hmm...my online weather site of choice shows us as being under a flood watch from later this morning through Saturday morning. First of those I've seen in quite a while. We had a relatively dry mid/late spring, summer and fall. No T-storm threat today and tomorrow, just steady rain and potentially lots of it.
Decrepit
We just entered a five or so hour window for severe storms, their danger stated to be damaging winds and large hale. After that we've "normal" thunderstorms until after my bedtime. Flash floor warning too. Funny, or not, I was finishing up a Mashinky video until not too long ago. Several minutes after beginning to render the video I looked out the window to see heavy rain. With my hearing I never heard a drop. I hope my last few vocal retakes aren't ruined by background noise! As if I'll be able to tell. tongue.gif

circa 1550 ADDENDUM:
Tornado watch...until 9pm this evening. Doh! Tornado warnings to the south, moving our way. No reports of tornadoes on the ground yet, so far as I know. Just a lot of radar picked up rotation. Still damaging wind and hale threat, though our local weather lady says hale threat is slim. Oh yeah, and potential flooding.

circa 2040 ADDENDUM:
Looks like we're in the clear except for a floor watch. Lost electricity earlier. Was off only 5sec or so. Had the town sirens blaring for quite some time. The local over-the-air TV station was doing solid weather coverage...until it went dead. It's still not back up. Which reminds me I need to go turn it off....never mind, I already turned it off. Don't remember that, but whatever.
Decrepit
Whew... or rather potentially whew. Looks as if we're on the very western edge of today's predicted nasty storms throughout much of the mid-south. For us it looks as if there's a threat of heavy storms for the next hour or two, but no "severe" watches or warnings of any kind...knock on wood. The worst stuff is gonna be some way east in TN and to the its south. Man do I hate tornado season.
Renee
Oh. Yikes. You live in the tornado belt eh? indifferent.gif

Yes, we're supposed to get some snow up in Maryland. I hope we do. I hope we get slammed, so I gets a day off. Our snow season this year has been dismal. I'm thinking about moving up to Canada.
Kane
I live in Maryland once upon a time. I miss the blue crab.
TheCheshireKhajiit
We had some nasty storms early this morning. Now it’s pretty outside!
mirocu
QUOTE(Renee @ Mar 19 2018, 04:22 PM) *

Yes, we're supposed to get some snow up in Maryland. I hope we do. I hope we get slammed, so I gets a day off. Our snow season this year has been dismal. I'm thinking about moving up to Canada.

We had a bad season last year. This one has been business as usual thankfully, especially post-Christmas.
Decrepit
Nasty storms moving through. Thankfully, I got home from my dental appointment before they moved into my immediate area. So far the worst here (so far as I know) has been hail that hit us a short time ago. Wasn't large size so I doubt it did any real harm. <crosses fingers> We're still under warnings, but most of the scariest threats are now to our east....I hope.
mALX
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Apr 3 2018, 07:04 PM) *

Nasty storms moving through. Thankfully, I got home from my dental appointment before they moved into my immediate area. So far the worst here (so far as I know) has been hail that hit us a short time ago. Wasn't large size so I doubt it did any real harm. <crosses fingers> We're still under warnings, but most of the scariest threats are now to our east....I hope.



Since this is the first time I've seen that you all necromanced this thread last year, I'm joining you in it! laugh.gif

There wasn't an option on that poll for just hating them; it jumped from "nuisance" to "terrified," well I think there should have been a "don't like" or "hate them" option added to that poll.

I don't like them at all, and at their worst I hate them. In both TN and FL I've seen roofs ripped right off buildings in storms. I've lost a friend to lightning in FL, and had another friend in TN that lived through it but it was only through years of hospitalization and plenty of prayers. I lost two of my producing apple trees and one young peach tree to lightning, and seen it blow transformers down a highway I was driving down once = that was terrifying, no matter how fast I drove to get away from them they were exploding near my car; and I wanted out of there before the storm caught me.

Thunder also = makes something inside me jump if it is loud. And I've never owned a dog or cat that wasn't terrified by lightning and thunderstorms, so I take that as instincts for survival telling the animals these storms are dangerous = I agree. I don't like having my electricity go off in a storm at all; won't get out in them unless forced. Hate driving in them, too many times I've seen big trees felled in the roads here in TN.

So I'm sending you my very best wishes that everything came out all right from this storm.


Decrepit
Yikes! Was dressed in walking attire and headed for the front door. Heard ominous sounds of thunder rumbling in the distance. Decided to check local weather online. Turns out we are in the midst of a severe storm warning, with my town in its direct path. Damaging wind and potential torrential rains. It's due to hit any time now. Hmm...I think I hear what might be the start of rain. With my hearing ya never know for sure. <leaves desk to look out a window>
Yup, raining. Not heavily...yet. (I must have heard a brief heavy squall. I heard nothing now other than my ears ringing.) So much for my morning walk, unless this proves a short lived event and does me no harm. One can hope.
mALX
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Jun 24 2018, 07:27 AM) *

Yikes! Was dressed in walking attire and headed for the front door. Heard ominous sounds of thunder rumbling in the distance. Decided to check local weather online. Turns out we are in the midst of a severe storm warning, with my town in its direct path. Damaging wind and potential torrential rains. It's due to hit any time now. Hmm...I think I hear what might be the start of rain. With my hearing ya never know for sure. <leaves desk to look out a window>
Yup, raining. Not heavily...yet. (I must have heard a brief heavy squall. I heard nothing now other than my ears ringing.) So much for my morning walk, unless this proves a short lived event and does me no harm. One can hope.



Gaaah, you don't unplug your computer in a storm? Good luck with being safe with that bad forcast, I hope both you and your Brother fair well through it!



Decrepit
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 24 2018, 06:43 AM) *

QUOTE(Decrepit @ Jun 24 2018, 07:27 AM) *

Yikes! Was dressed in walking attire and headed for the front door. Heard ominous sounds of thunder rumbling in the distance. Decided to check local weather online. Turns out we are in the midst of a severe storm warning, with my town in its direct path. Damaging wind and potential torrential rains. It's due to hit any time now. Hmm...I think I hear what might be the start of rain. With my hearing ya never know for sure. <leaves desk to look out a window>
Yup, raining. Not heavily...yet. (I must have heard a brief heavy squall. I heard nothing now other than my ears ringing.) So much for my morning walk, unless this proves a short lived event and does me no harm. One can hope.

Gaaah, you don't unplug your computer in a storm? Good luck with being safe with that bad forcast, I hope both you and your Brother fair well through it!

Unplug my PC? Not this time. The hazards of this particular storm don't seem the sort that might damage it. In any case, the warning is now expired. Thunder still rumbles in the distance, but it's apparently passed through and headed away. No damage done that I can tell from inside the house. I hope to get in my walk if I can leave home before it gets too hot.
Dark Reaper
Had a couple of good ones rolled in these past couple of days...Loved every bit of it.
mALX
QUOTE(Dark Reaper @ Jun 24 2018, 08:58 AM) *

Had a couple of good ones rolled in these past couple of days...Loved every bit of it.



I hate thunder and lightning; so does my dog. Not fond of rain, either = but without the first two it is tolerable. My dog agrees.





TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 24 2018, 04:24 PM) *

QUOTE(Dark Reaper @ Jun 24 2018, 08:58 AM) *

Had a couple of good ones rolled in these past couple of days...Loved every bit of it.



I hate thunder and lightning; so does my dog. Not fond of rain, either = but without the first two it is tolerable. My dog agrees.

Khajiit’s little dog runs and hides when she even thinks it’s raining (because in her little dog mind rain=thunder storm). The 20+ year old cat sleeps through it all and then wakes up questioning you where his dinner is laugh.gif
Decrepit
Yikes. "Excessive Heat Warning" in affect much of today, with heat index around 110F. Gonna head out for my walk soon as I post this. Wanna get it out of the way early as possible, before it becomes super duper hot.

ADDENDUM:
I'm back. Had I not seen today's forecast I'd not suspect we're due for a scorcher. Weather was pleasantly mild (for this time of year) the entire walk. The sun was up when I left the house, but not yet above rooftops. It hadn't risen much higher at walk's end.
Recent walks haven't been as energetic as they were not long ago because, I surmise, I had to abandon rowing machine arm pulls and sit-ups. Which reminds me I need to resume dumbbell exercises. (It can be said that any exercise I do is a dumbbell exercise, but we'll ignore that.)
Renee
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Jun 29 2018, 07:02 AM) *

Which reminds me I need to resume dumbbell exercises. (It can be said that any exercise I do is a dumbbell exercise, but we'll ignore that.)

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

It's been hot up here but not that hot. We're in the 90s this week though. Yuck.
Decrepit
Another day, another Excessive Heat Warning. From circa 10am until around sunset. They never end, it seems. Super hot. Super muggy. Non existent Climate Change is the gift that keeps on giving. You can bet I'll head out for my exercise-walk in a few minutes.
mirocu
Got some thunder this weekend, followed by some rain (!) which was much needed to say the least.

But we need more, much more. Ugh indifferent.gif
Decrepit
Man o man. By 0700 it's gonna be 90F! Gonna get today's exercise-walk out of the way soon as it's light enough outside to hopefully not get ran over. Need to mow this evening. That's not gonna be pleasant. Can't really postpone it as we've a string of storm days beginning tomorrow. By the time that ends and ground dries grass would be too high.

ADDENDUM:
Done! Finished my walk at 0615. Wish the lawn was dry enough to mow this time of day. Be great to get that out of the way while temp is still bearable.
Decrepit
Lots of thunder rumblings at the moment. Checked online. We're subject to heavy storms for a while and under a tornado watch until roughly 8am.
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Dec 1 2018, 04:31 AM) *

Lots of thunder rumblings at the moment. Checked online. We're subject to heavy storms for a while and under a tornado watch until roughly 8am.

It’s these crap unseasonably warm temps we are getting. It’s in the 70’s(F) here in Khajiit’s town which has led to some thunder, gusty winds, and of course, the possibility of tornadoes.
Decrepit
No T-storms today, but darn cold temps!!!!! In the teens with "feels like" in the single digits! Brrrrrr.... Naturally it's grocery day. I could put it off until tomorrow, but temps then are predicted to be only a few degrees higher than today. So off I go in a few minutes. I'm dressed for the occasion. Insulated top and bottom undies. Two layers of socks, jeans, sweat shirt. old military field jacket, neck scarf, light toboggan, heavy toboggan over it. Thick gloves. Roads aren't iced. My car windshields don't need scraping. Should be okay, barring misfortune? One possible problem. The latch of my front driver-side car door sometimes won't catch in place during super cold weather. That door won't stay closed when that happens. Not a good situation to be in. We shall see.

The tie-in to this thread is that by Thursday temps are in the sixties!, and we experience our first days-long series of potential severe T-storms that herald the beginning to Tornado Season.

Addendum:
Back! Nothing to it. Frankly, I'm rather we had these cold temps for the next some months rather than suffer through tornado season. Well, so long as there are no big winter storms to contend with. We've not had one of those in years.
Decrepit
By the time it arrived, our first severe storms threat this spring had shrunk from days to a 3-4 hour window early one afternoon. Turned out to be much ado about nothing. The local TV station ran solid weather coverage two expended periods, and our "city" warning siren sounded for a grand total of 4-5 seconds. We were on the edge of the storm front, the nasty stuff traveling northeastward just to our south. Some pretty hard rain is about all we suffered.
mirocu
Enjoyed some thunder last night. Pitch black, no rain, no wind. Just some lightning in the far distance coupled with some soft booms. Amazing.

And now we have gentle but steady rain - PERFECT! biggrin.gif
Decrepit
Was worried when nasty storms moved through much of the country late last week. We were at first predicted to be on its outer edge, thus face only a minimal risk of severe weather. Friday, predictions were revised, putting us at high risk. Our 'bad time' was expected to be early Saturday, with the front due to move beyond us to the east by 5-7am. Took what precautions I could, which is next to none. Woke Saturday morning to find nothing amiss. It definitely rained heavily during the night, but I, of course, heard none of it.

In the end, the storm adversely affected me in one way only. I should have uploaded a TpF Scenic Excursions episode overnight, timed for publication 0345 Saturday. I didn't dare, fearing electrical outage or worse. I'm not going to try again until this coming Friday evening. On average, I get a few more views when a video is published at the start of a weekend. Since TpF2's release, interest in my TpF1 video has dropped significantly. I get nowhere near the views I used to, and I never got many. An irony is that I originally planned to upload the video in question Thursday night, set for Saturday morning publication. When the time came that evening I was too sleepy to mess with it, so postponed until Friday, not foreseeing the severe weather threat escalation.
Decrepit
Gah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! panic.gif

Holy crappoli! Strong tornado plowed through a portion of the city 8-10 miles away this afternoon. The city where I do all my shopping, have medical appointments, etc. The city where my Brother lives.

I watched it on TV from start to finish, having been alerted to possible severe weather at my online-weather-site-of-choice. Turned on my local TV station. Solid severe weather reporting, to the exclusion of all else, which is still going on. The tornado was first reported south of us, heading Northeast. The funnel then disappeared. Our weatherman said not to trust it, as it looked as if it would reform, possibly over the city. Which is exactly what happened. Class 3 or 4 was his guess, not yet confirmed. They had a live-cam active, pointed at the storm cloud. We saw the funnel reform, touch the ground, and carve a path through the city, debris flying. Darn scary! The city's big mall, where I worked some years ago, was hit hard. Among stores receiving the most damage, our area's only book store, and Best Buy. (A little sad irony, when talking on the phone earlier today, pre storm, with my brother, he mentioned the that only reason the visit the mall these days is its book store. I agreed. So much for mall visits.)

I called my bro soon as it was safe after the tornado passed beyond the city. He's okay, as is his property.

I'm fine too. Well, as fine as a decrepit person can be. My little town was at first included the tornado's possible path, but it ended up passing us to the east.

I suspect clips of this to appear on YouTube, but at the moment my internet is responding at a snail's pass. Oh...here it is...what we saw as the tornado touched down and passed through the city!

(YouTube Video) KAIT8 ABC live shot from Skycam of Jonesboro AR tornado, March 28th 2020 (YouTube video)
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