In fact, there were severe thunderstorm warnings for most of the evening and for about an hour we were under a tornado warning as well.
Now the storm rolled thru other areas but when they showed the radar for the storm moving thru the province it all looked pretty good and then you saw the big, red square covering only our area.....it's about the only time I wished I lived in Regina :) (oh just kidding - I never wished I lived in Regina - Hee!)
They call it tornadic winds - I was making fun of the radio announcer for using that term "tornadic winds - is that even a word - I think not! Why would he just make up a word like that, what an ass!"
Then Yvan googled "Tornadic Winds" and lo and behold it is a real word:
Main Entry: tor·na·dic
Pronunciation: \tȯr-ˈnā-dik, -ˈna-\
: relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a tornado
Guess the only ass around here is me!
So, we did what anyone would do when there are tornadic winds in the area - we headed to the basement. What do you mean not everyone did that? In our house, if you are married to my husband, you go to the basement!
We had our sleeping blankets,candles, radio, cell phone, water and all 4 fur babies snuggled on the floor in our basement! HA!
After the warning was downgraded we went back upstairs and back to bed!
If you want to see what a torrential down pour looks like after oh 3 hours of storms you can go here.
All right - I am going to catch up on Z's at my desk and await the onslaught of revenge emails from friends in Regina!