Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Showers

2011-004-24 Thunderstorm

The tornado warning sirens went on and off all last evening. Welcome to springtime in the Midwest, when masses of cool, dry Canadian air collide with warm, wet flows from the Gulf of Mexico and go boom. No tornadoes in our immediate area, although there were a few to the northwest. I sat out on my front porch and watched the show for a while.

Saturday morning update: reports say that tornadoes touched down in the northwestern suburbs. Several homes were destroyed. A church lost its steeple during Good Friday services. Lambert St. Louis International Airport is closed indefinitely after suffering extensive damage to the main terminal and one of the concourses. See photos on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's website here.

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Stefan Jansson said...

Never witnessed a tornado, we don't have that in my part of the world. As I am typing this the sun is shining from a clear blue sky.

Birdman said...

I just saw the pictures of your airport... must have been scary there.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm glad to hear you were out of the danger zone of the tornadoes. The tornado at the airport was big news here.

U "R" Us AKA Captain Crowe said...

I like this a lot. Nice shot objectively, but reminds me of hanging out on the ol porch. Glad you guys were unscathed. You see the video from inside the airport when the tornado hit? Crazy.