Bloggers on the storm

KBTV-TV radar picture at 7:09 p.m. CDT

I heard the unmistakable rumble of thunder a couple of minutes ago. It’s funny because when I watched the local weather 45 minutes ago it didn’t seem as any heavy weather was headed our way. Such is the nature of the thunderstorms that can normally pop up just about anytime around these parts during the summer.

Having access to near real-time radar on your desktop is just too cool. After seeing Cowboy John do the local weather on Channel 4 when I was growing up, I wanted to be a weatherman. But as Bob Dylan says: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” So I did other things with my life.

Weather is just an awesome part of nature to me though. After seven years of the big intense thunderstorms I experienced while living in Central Texas, I became less edgy about turbulent weather. I now have a better appreciation for what my friend, Barbara, told me one time as a severe storm that had spawned tornadoes approached. She said storms were neat because they were one thing that man had no control over. God knows man will try his best to control them. With that said, I am not totally stupid so I will move away from the window as the storm seems to be getting closer. And I think I’ll shut off the computer for a little while.

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