Sunday, June 8, 2008

Robbie: Mega Storm

1825 hours. Outside of local Hiawatha Pizza ranch.
When the conditions are right, it will all go wrong!

This is the story of driving back from Pizza Ranch in Hiawatha. It begins with the TV showing a huge storm front heading our way. When we leave the building to get to the car, the wind blows rain in sheets and you are blown around like a leaf. After we got in the car, we could hear the rain pounding down on the roof and see the water misting off of the streets. The sky is a dreary grey and you can hardly see thirty feet. As we drove past a Wendy's restaurant, I noticed that the sign had been shattered and there were people picking up the debris. Luckily for them, it was plastic. There were several reports of funnel clouds and tornadoes but none of them were aimed for us.

as you can see from the picture, the cloud mass swiped across the already saturated midwest giving this nagging thought to the residents' minds; "Will this be like 1993?" Only time will tell.

1 comment:

Ken said...

What a great idea! Better than a round-robin. Love Tortoro! Could you crochet a Yubaba?

That mushroom is mutant! Find out if it's edible and you could make a nice mushroom risotto.

Is your basement keeping dry?