Sunday, February 25, 2007

Funnel Cloud

Saturday


This looks similiar to what I saw.

The wind had been blowing hard all morning and the weatherman kept interrupting programs to announce tornado watches and warnings throughout the day. About 20 minutes before they'd announced a possible tornado in Dumas, Arkansas headed in our direction.

James went to the door to see if that storm had gone around us. He stood there a couple of seconds and then said in a quiet voice, "Come here, look at this." I looked out across the field in front of our house and there it was, pale grey, spinning and drifting, only a couple hundred feet above the ground and heading our way. As I watched, heart in my throat, it drifted up into the grey, swirling clouds, and then the hard rains came along with stronger winds.

I didn't even think to grab my camera but I doubt I'd have gotten a shot in those few seconds. I'm glad it didn't reach the ground. It made me about as nervous as I've ever been.

10 comments:

Sally said...

Something like that has got to be the most frightful moment! I'm glad ya'll are okay. Wow, the tornadoe's have been many, powerful and devasting to much of the U.S. this year.

Tammy said...

YIKES!!!
Gal, I'm glad it went back to whence it came...jiminy!!

PEA said...

Oh dear, just seeing one would be more than I could handle!! We've been hearing on our news about all the tornadoes touching down over there...please stay safe!! Hugs xoxo

Cal said...

That must have been scarey! Glad it didn't touch where you are.

mreddie said...

Wow, that would be a heart stopper. Glad it missed you guys. ec

Tine said...

brrr scary! I'm glad we don't have tornadoes in belgium. HOpe you all stay safe! hugs

Anonymous said...

Goodness Brenda, I must say when I checked your blog today what a pleasant surprise to have music. I love the grands pictures on the right hand side. I must say girl you have got it going on. Keep up the good work. Enjoy it so much""""

Brent said...

I LOVE TORNADOES!!! Bring 'em on! I'd just grab it and wrestle it to the ground!
Beautiful song, Brenda. And I love the pictures on the right. You're site is impressive, as always!

Cindra said...

So glad you're safe. I know there have been more down there since you wrote this. I was supposed to head down to Charlotte and on to Pawleys to see the new grandbaby, but weather was so bad I didn't want to fly. I'm a big chicken... or maybe I have good common sense.

Genevieve said...

What a frightening story. Arkansas definitely gets its share of tornadoes. The photo reminds me of a county fair I went to in Harper County, KS. Every weather photo in the photography exhibit was of a tornado!