Admist all this, we had a horrible storm role through last night. We got over 3" of rain in a matter of hours, high winds, the most lightening and thunder I have ever seen from one storm in my entire life(no joke), and tornadoes(which is super rare for around here). It started with rain and an ominous sky, then my daughter saw our neighbor across the street taking pictures from his front door. I thought it was odd, I looked out our back windows to see what he was looking at. I couldn't see what he saw, I just saw what I thought were 2 funnel clouds towards town. I told hubby and the kids we need to get to the basement. The kids listened but hubby didn't. I don't think he really believed me. He kept by the windows looking at the storm. The clouds kept converging on each other from different directions, things we had never seen before, it was fascinating and frightening to watch. The power then went out. The rain kept coming in varying stages of intensity. One of the basement windows was open and the kids said they heard trees falling(which ended up being true). After 3 and half hours it was mostly over and the power was back on(I must say that CMP crews are good). My oldest son was at cheering during this and by the time he got his ride home, he said that they had to keep finding new ways to get here because the giant old trees that line the main road that our street was off of were fallen on the road. He said that the roots balls were the height of 2 cars. And many streets had power lines laying on them.
We are all safe, and I haven't hear any reports of injuries, but a barn did collapse at a local dairy farm, they got most of the mamma cows and babies out, but I think they lost one pair.
Now, here are the pics that my neighbor took(I stole them off his facebook page, he won't mind). Like I said, I didn't see this or how close this one was, I just saw two off in the distance. And I think if hubby would have seen this, he wouldn't have stayed upstairs looking out the windows!!
Never a dull moment around here.