Stormy Weather #JusJoJan

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…

22 thoughts on “Stormy Weather #JusJoJan

  1. I remember a lot more tornado warnings when I lived in Florida. Plus, we had those pesky hurricanes. IMHO, where we live now, the weather is pretty mild compared to other places. Being prepared for inclement weather is a good thing!

    Like

    1. We’ve been lucky the last several years. I can remember much worse years. A few years back it seemed like every Friday would bring severe thunderstorm warnings or tornado warnings. Seems like the bad weather goes around us in our area…

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m glad you have these alerts and I am scared to see a tornado. It’s like the devil’s finger twirlingnear the ground. I think it’s great to have all these places to check.

    Like

    1. Do you get that many tornadoes? I think we went all of last year with only one or two warnings. I hope the outbreak last night isn’t a harbinger of things to come…

      Like

  3. Thank you for using the word, “electricity” instead of power. ‘Cause when we lose electricity, we still have power as you have clearly demonstrated! Being prepared is one of your superpowers!

    Like

  4. We’re having some pretty rough weather here too considering. I am having to time my walks with Benny between showers so we don’t get soaked. And wind! Very windy.

    Like

    1. You don’t get a lot of severe weather (severe thunderstorms or tornadoes) where you are, do you? We get thoose and I guess you get earthquakes…

      Like

Comments are closed.