I am scheduled to deal with some necessary business this morning. It involves a slightly longer drive than usual, and we’re having severe thunderstorms this morning. A tornado just passed through southwest-to-northeast; I don’t know how close it came to here, but I stuck by the radar loop display until I was pretty sure I didn’t need to hide in a closet. According to NWS it is theoretically not coming back here, but I’m not looking forward to this drive. Keep your fingers crossed that no other tornadoes form while I am out. I’ll be back this afternoon, and by evening I may have an interesting event to report (something more enjoyable than a tornado).
UPDATE a few minutes later: I just phoned and found out there are reports of street flooding near the office I’m going to, so I’m going to stick at home until the worst of this passes. The street flooding is happening in spite of a long spell of relatively dry weather with at most occasional light rain, so you can imagine how heavy these showers are if they’re filling up the streets.
AND a few minutes after that: Flooding reported and photographed about a mile north of here, right on my planned route. Fuggedaboutit; I’m staying home for a few hours until this passes.
WHILE YOU WAIT, here’s an amazing NASA photo of the Moon and the International Space Station “nearby” (only in angular terms, of course), taken with a Nikon D3S.
(The photo says “NASA” but it also says “AP”; that intimidated me into taking down the large version. The link will take you to it, though.)