Spring Storms

Our power was out for more than three hours this morning after a raging wind storm last night. Surprisingly, I didn’t hear it, despite the numerous times I was up to go to the bathroom. I’m just glad it’s back on now, because I really wasn’t looking forward to going to work without showering (no electricity = no hot water).

March and April are horrible months here in Georgia for storms. Usually March is worse, but this year we’ve been hit hard in April. Last Friday, a big storm hit our area, and we were on the air with special weather coverage for the two hours we were under a tornado warning. It was insane. It would pour and then stop. Then it would hail and then stop. Those patterns were repeated several times. And when I say it was hailing, I mean it was *pouring* hail. We had dime-sized hail at our house, and golf ball-sized hail was reported in the northern end of the county. I’m really surprised our cars weren’t dented. When the hail hit my car, it sure sounded like there would be damage.


We had numerous tornado touchdowns called in to us and broadcast over the police scanner, but after talking to all the police chiefs in the various cities in our county, only one was confirmed. It was in a city close to where we live, which is kind of scary since Joe was here while I was at work.

If this is the worst that it gets this year, we’ll be lucky. Last year, we had a tornado hit one of our cities, and we actually saw one right in downtown where our station is located. From our studio window, we could see it spinning, and we really thought we were going to get hit. I hope storm season is almost over for the year. I’m definitely ready to move on to summer.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Sara says:

    This picture could have been taken at my house..it was terrible!!

  2. Lisanne says:

    Those photos are unreal!!!

    haha … my anti-spam word is “move,” LOL! 🙂

  3. Kendra says:

    UGH! Looks like we have more on our way later today. I woke up with the crazy wind this a.m. B’mingham news called it a Gravity Wave. Not sure exactly what that is technically, but I’m actually surprised we didn’t have any damage, other than Dh having to move a tree off the road this a.m. We lost power at 5:30 and it didn’t come on until 10:30.

  4. Ali says:

    Wow ! thankfully we don’t get storms like that in the UK

    Stay safe 🙂

  5. kate says:

    Your storms all sound crazy scary for my wimpy northern constitution (just say no to tornados, thankyouverymuch)- your hail photo is amazing. I hate to say it but it is really very lovely in a weird way — glad you did not have damage. Congratulations on your recent scan, I am just a few days behind you! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I appreciate it very much. Hope all is well, Kate

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