Friday, March 23, 2012

The Ugly Side of Spring

This afternoon we received alerts that severe weather 
was headed our way.
We were warned to expect strong thunderstorms,
possible hail, and even tornadoes.

As the threat of tornadoes became more likely,
we headed for the basement.

I took up my station at the back door,
looking to the southwest, camera in hand.

The sight was not encouraging.

 The clouds were slowly swirling.

 Then they began to dip.

 As they crept closer.

 And then the winds picked up.

 The flower petals from the flowering pears began flying.

 It looked like it was snowing.

No hail here, though.

But then we looked up and saw a funnel cloud forming
over our back yard.

Fortunately, it rolled over and went on its merry way.

Other areas of the county received hail and reported
multiple funnel clouds.

This part of spring I can do without.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Amazing. I love it.

In the last 3 sky pics,
there are kinda/sorta/icons.
Wassup wid dat?

Marilyn said...

Those are the reflections of the lights of the basement in the window. Sorry, no grand conspiracy.

What can I say, other than Mr. P likes his bright overhead lights?

auto windshield said...

Such an outstanding view!