Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Stormy Weather

What a night of deadly storms across the southern states. I was up until the wee hours watching the weather. We had that red line of storms heading our way. At 12:30 a.m. the tornado warning sirens went off. That storm was one that had moved up from TN and it went along the northern part of our county and we didn't get any of it since we live in the southern part of the county. I was out on the porch and the lightening was almost constant in that direction. Then the line of storms kind of broke up west of us and we didn't get anything until early this morning and then we had just a normal small t-storm! I was so thankful for that! I have heard that KY had 7 deaths, with 48 deaths over all the states from these storms. That is so sad.

Now the wind is picking up and it's going to get a little cooler. Yesterday was like spring with the temperature breaking the record and going over 70! This is February y'all. It's supposed to be cold!


Blogger catsbd said...

Oh Rachel I am so glad you are ok. I say a little prayer for all those affected by the storms for those who are injured or have lost someone. I am so relieved that you are all ok. What is a t-storm though? Here's a hug from me - XCathy

11:09 AM  
Blogger Diane J. said...

Thank God y'all are okay, Rachel. We're fine here, thank the Lord. It just went all around us and didn't harm us, but others near us weren't so blessed. There have been injuries and even deaths in towns and communities all around us, but God had His hand of protection over us. We only got some gusty winds, a little rain and some lightning. No hail even or limbs down, and our power only flickered once.

Thanks for caring enough to check on us.

Hope all is well with you and yours. ;o)

Love and big Hugs,


11:56 AM  
Blogger Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Rachel,
I went back to bed this morning after I took the girls to School. I had been up all night myself. I am still sleepy, but hopefully I will sleep good tonight tho. "PRAISE GOD" yall didn't get anything bad. "THANK YOU" for being concerned about us and stopping by to check on us. Yesterday and the day before it was 72 degrees here and right now it's 39 degrees. They told on GMA this morning that this outbreak would probably go down in the history books. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Janell said...

Tuesday wasn't so "super" for you folks down that way, was it? I had you on my heart when I heard about the storms. So glad you're okay.

1:42 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So strange, Rachel, isn't it? The weather just seems t be bizarre everywhere now...! I am awfully glas the Torebedo part passed you by, my dear....I read about ALL those deaths and all the destruction...! SCARY! Stay warm now, my dear, as it cools down again where you are....!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Doug Bagley said...

glad you are ok. scary stuff

6:18 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Those storms were devastating! I'm so glad you and Phil are okay!! What an awful afternoon and evening it was across our southern states. I can't imagine being in one of those places that had those 126 mile winds, huge hail, and tornados touching down. They touched down all around us. I had the Little Rock weather news on, and they gave very exact info about the path of the storm and where it was most dangerous. We were very lucky!! It passed over us with only some winds, rain, and lots of lightning. We did not have the horrible wind damage that other counties suffered. I feel so badly for those who lost loved ones. It is such a tragedy when this happens so randomly.

You say it's Feb.???
Oh, I thought it was spring when the temp got up to 78 yesterday!!! Just before the weather got bad, it was so humid and warm that the frogs were making a racket and the bugs were chirping and buzzing like they do on a summer's night. I haven't heard a bug buzz since Oct.!!
Very strange!!!

One day it's warm, then the next it's cold. Courtney calls our weather Bi Polar.
Sounds about right, doesn't it?

6:37 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I watched the news this morning and wondered how you fared...I am so grateful that you are alright...It was up in the seventies yesterday and then we woke up to 42 degrees this morning. Tonight it will get down to 38 and then back to the 70's tomorrow. We have had some really strange weather this winter. Once again, I'm glad that you are OK!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

We've had lots of rain and wind. Everything's pretty soppy around here. Getting colder now too.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Glad to hear your area didn't get storm damage, mother nature can be pretty harsh at times.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

Glad you are ok. By the time the storm got here, it was only a heavy downpour for about 5 minutes and was preceeded by lightning and thunder in the far off distance.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

I saw a little bit of these storms on TV. I cannot imagine how it would be, we sometimes have strong storms here in Belgium but nothing comparable. Nice to read that you are OK !

10:22 PM  
Anonymous gel(emerald eyes) said...

Oh, Rachel, I'm so glad you're ok. My heart goes out to those who aren't. We live in a weird weather pattern area and luckily were missed.

(((hugs for you and your husband)))
(At first I thought of the song, when I saw your post title only because I posted about music.)

11:42 PM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

A better title would almost be CRAZY WEATHER! We have gone from sitting on the porch one day to hiding from six inches of snow then back to porch weather.

Thought about you guys and hoped you were out of danger. Our Kentucky friends said the storm came within 15 miles of them. Glad for the safety of many and sad for the devastation for others.

5:14 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...


What do moles drink???


Hole milk.

That is my favorite joke.
I don't know why.
Have a nice day.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

I am so glad you are ok! I saw on TV the stormy weather across the southern states of USA. A big hug to you!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

s has been a most unusual winter for us mid-westerners. Warm, then cold. Then warm again. Spring is just right around the corner, tho!!!

1:46 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks somuch Rachel, for your very very sweet comment....I enjoy making these little videos...And I hope I don't sound too stupid on them...(LOL). I wish Blogger would let us post longer ones...BUT, they have a cap of 100mb's...And I seem to get to that very very quickly! LOL!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

so glad you didn't get a tornado! I love watching storms too, as long as they aren't right on top of me. LOL

7:49 PM  
Blogger b13 said...

I'm glad you are alright. Mother nature can be a real b**** :(

That must be true fear in that situation.

8:29 PM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


So happy you were not in the path of those tornadoes!

It was bad for so many people...


1:40 PM  
Blogger Ralph said...

Glad the storms missed you. They sounded pretty bad.
Heard today on the radio someone saying they were tied to global warming. All I though was,"How can they be tied to global warming when I am freezing my @#$%^&* off."
Glad you are safe.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I hope that you never have a storm where you have to go downstairs. I can imagine how scary it would be trying to get your husband to safety...not an easy task I'm sure.

8:16 AM  

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