Monday, June 15, 2009

An impressive storm

We're in Wichita, Kansas. We went out to dinner with our friends Brad and Bob. Now we're back at our hotel, sitting in a room on the 15th floor of the Hyatt Regency. On the way here, we endured blinding rain, and our car got pelted with hail.

From our windows (it's a corner room, so it's great for observing), we've watched some impressive wall clouds head our way. As I type this, rain is pelting the window, there are bolts of lightning all over, and we can see things being blown sideways in the outside lights.

I don't think we're in much danger. The weather radar was showing reds and purples heading our way (and hail isn't a great sign), but we can head to the bathroom or a stairwell if there's any sign of a tornado. Even a big one shouldn't do too much damage to a building like this. We just need to make sure we're not near any windows!

I'll stop now, since we may lose the Internet connection (the TV's already out--amazing this still works). Back to watching the light show!


Michael Vernon said...

Kansas? Bad storm? Perchance, is there a post about a little doggie and a wizard forthcoming? :-)

Pua; Bakin' and Tendin' Bar said...

Someday remind me to tell you my story about being in a hotel in Sioux Falls with three terrified kids (mine), a ferret (not mine), and 50 or so other hotel guests, while a tornado passed through town.

I'll wait til you get home. ;)

Have a fabulous rest of your visit in Kansas and be safe, you two!

tornwordo said...

Love storms like that. Good for you knowing how to identify a wall cloud.