Well, since we've been here I don't think there have been two days in a row that we haven't got rain. When we first got here we weren't seeing any lighting or hearing thunder. About a week and a half ago we started to get the thunder and lightning. It's awesome!!! But, it doesn't SMELL like I'm used to. (I remember England not smelling either when it rained...)
I recorded a bit on my little camera, but it could never do it justice. It was beautiful! Scott called not long after the storm had stared and told me he had heard rumor of a tornado watch along with the sever thunderstorm that had come in. He asked me not to leave the house for a couple of hours until things were calmer. Even if there weren't a tornado watch, the last time a heavy storm came in, there were parts of Lafayette that the flood waters were up to the windows of the cars. Now, from what I gather, this is nothing new to the folks who have lived here for quite some time and it's no big deal. So I'm not worried, but I did want to see if there really was a tornado watch. Yup, there is click here-Lafayettef weather We are on a tornado watch until 4pm. There is also flood watches for some areas as well.
Again, I'm HONESTLY not worried. But, I've been "feeling" VERY strongly about making sure we have our 72 hour kits ready and be as prepared as we can for any circumstances that may arise. When we went to Utah this past week, I made sure that we brought our larger, more comfortable backpack with us, along with many of our backpacking items that we carry with us when we've gone packing out in the great, and amazing mountains of Utah. I brought a few things with us when we moved out here, but now we've got better packs and more "provisions". SOOO instead of getting "out and about" (thanks mom) I'm going to work on putting our packs together and come up with a list of items that we're still going to need. :-)
Well, no fun pictures this time, but just wanted to update ya'all on our fun weather. Now, Utah...talk about about "fun" weather in Northern Utah...there is SOOO much snow! Scott and I actually saw some snow plow crews pushing snow back and trying to clear the snow off the sides of the road or level it out or something, because it was so high, and they were expecting another storm and the snow plows wouldn't be able to clear the snow because there was no were for the snow to go, except back on the road. ALSO there is a shortage of rock salt, there aren't many stores that have it. UDOT is having problems getting it as well. A statement came out saying that they had already had to buy more than the budget had allowed and they still need more. Crazy hu? Click here-Northern Utah Weather
Anywhooo...enough about weather, I don't know why I find weather to be so fascinating!