Thursday, November 30, 2006

oklahoma!...where the wind/rain/hail/sleet/snow comes sweeping down the plain

In the last 24 hours we have been under a tornado watch, winter storm warning, flood watch, and the first blizzard warning ever issued for this part of the state. If we can't get a handle on this global warming we're going to freeze to death here in Oklahoma.

This morning we woke up to rain and since it was still above freezing, Dorothy decided to drive in to work. She called at 10:30 to tell me she was on her way home. Things were beginning to freeze and she wanted to get home while she could still manage the roads without slipping and sliding.

The roads were still clear at our house so we went to Walmart to pick up a few things. Before we checked out a sleet storm began. The sleet pellets stung my head and ears when I made a dash for the car to bring it around to the front door of the store to pick up Dorothy. We drove home through England Hollow over sleet covered roads without losing traction. Barren Fork creek was over the banks when we crossed over the bridge. This is strange weather.

1 comment:

Envoy-ette said...

And it's coming our way! I wish I had a wood burning fireplace!