Tuesday night, more like Wednesday morning, my phone started making all kinds of noise, I woke up to the sound of sirens going off… yep, it was a tornado warning.
It’s not unusual to get severe weather just about any time of the year where we are. We’re near the Gulf of Mexico, which sends a lot of warm, moist air toward Atlanta. If there’s a wedge of cold, dry air coming from up north, that can be a recipe for some stormy and potentially dangerous weather coming in. Fortunately, we haven’t had to deal with too much severe weather. In fact, it all seems to go around us.
I’m all prepared where I am: I have multiple weather apps (including a couple of radar apps) on my phone, as well as radio and TV apps to follow whatever comes our way. And, if the storm knocks out the electricity (and thus the wi-fi here), there’s always the 5G from a nearby cell tower, and if I can’t hook up with that, I have a couple of AM/FM/Weather band radios. In short, the chance that we won’t be able to get up-to-the-minute weather information is practically zero. Not that it changes the weather….
Linda Hill runs Just Jot It January, and we’re all happy she does…