Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It wasn’t Santa Claus!


As I was coming out of the doors to my building tonight after work, I looked up and what to my wandering eyes should appear but a miniature (not so much) funnel cloud…

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I stopped by our maintenance shed and watched is with a couple of the guys.  It was interesting seeing it move around.Funnel cloud 7-6-11

I don’t typically do storms well.  Ask anyone who knows me. Sad smile  So I was pretty proud that I was able to stand and watch this thing and not wet myself. Smile 

Of course, I had to be strong as the maintenance guys wouldn’t have ever let me forget it if I acted scared.  Momma always told me “never let ‘em see you sweat”.

The weather later on said the funnel that was sighted didn’t have enough strength to reach the ground and cause damage although we didn’t know that at the time.

Not something I would want to see everyday but interesting just the same.


  1. That's just crazy!! ! Didn't think it was supposed to rain (hence grocery shopping)...looked like we should have gotten nailed, but it only sprinkled!

    Good job not having an accident in front of the guys ;)


  2. Thank God for weak funnels! I have always been a tornado fraidy gal. Growing up in tornado alley in Texas probably had something to do with that!

  3. Glad it never touched down!
    We had a storm come through one day at work, and my co-worked almost had to slap me because I got hesterical! She still talks about that everytime a storm comes up.
    Thank goodness I'm at home today, because storms are headed this way real soon!

  4. I don't care how little it is, I don't want to see one! And it wouldn't have mattered if they laughed at me for years...I still would have run away. :) blessings, marlene