Just a quick update to let everybody know that we appear to have survived the tornado last night.
A large “super cell” passed through the Austin metro area last night, producing at least two tornadoes, large hail, and severe winds. A tornado with debris (meaning it had touched down) was spotted by law enforcement officials near Jollyville, Texas (along Highway 183) and another confirmed tornado was identified at the intersection of Highway 1431 and Interstate 35.
We had very large hail and quite an impressive light show but, as far as I can tell, no significant damage. I was lucky and got home just in time to protect the car.
Chase, who is normally oblivious to these things, got stuck outside at one point. I was worried that he did not go out (he likes to go out at a specific time) so I tried to put him in the back yard. He ran under the big tree back there and then the storm picked up a bit and he sort of froze. The poor thing was so frightened he wouldn’t even move. I finally got him back into the house, just as the rain was starting to come down pretty heavy. Poor little guy didn’t much care for the sound of the hail pelting the roof either.
As is typical with these storms, today promises to be a nice, sunny day. It’s always nice, for some reason, the day after the storm breaks.
Until next time…