A winner is fun... a tornado watch, not so much!
Randomizer.org picked the number 7 and that equates to Labbie1.... email me your address and I'll get your gift card in the mail pronto!!
Thanks to all who entered and good luck in March's Country Giveaway, which will be posted in a few days.
In the meantime, we're ushering in the early spring season with our first tornado watch until 11 pm tonight.
Hubby and I are more prepared this year to watch the sky for signs of turbulent weather. Last night we attended a National Weather Service storm spotter presentation. We've been wanting to do this for a few years. It was an excellent presentation by Chance Hayes, who works out of the Wichita NWS office. Here's a link to the Wichita Eagle, which published an article a few weeks ago with more information.
We brought home a handout from the presentation with all kinds of great web links. One of the best ones (my humble opinion) is for an Online Spotter Training Course. This takes about 2 hours, but both myself and the hubby plan to take this course. We really enjoyed last night's presentation and agreed that we both learned quite a bit. Now we want to take our learning to the next level and become trained weather spotters so that we can call the NWS with reliable severe weather information in our area, especially since we live in a rural area.
What about you? Does severe weather fascinate you - do you head for your front porch with your camera (like I do!) or do you run for the basement?! I'll be honest... I head for the closet, eventually. But it's usually at the last minute.
I know. Not very smart, but I can't help it. The photographer in me wants to get a few cool shots first!
Weather Update, 9:40 pm CST: We are safe. A severe thunderstorm passed through here earlier, but the worst of the storm is now to our east. I hope that it does not cause too much damage in southeast KS and northeast OK.
(Stay safe, Pioneer Woman... the storm line is close to Pawhuska!)
My Weds morn memory revival - Pioneer Woman and family are in Colorado skiing, so they are safe. Duh.