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It's the start of tornado season and my training from years and years of living smack in the middle of Hurricane Central in South Florida kicks in when TV forecasters start telling me that severe weather with possible tornadic activity is on the way.I tend to freak a bit, staying glued to the computer/TV radar. Got a weather radio that starts braying whenever storms are close. And there's a tornado siren nearby that's gone off a few times in the last few years, exacerbating my nervousness.Most of you have lived here for awhile. Is it all hype or do you head for the basement at the first sign of super cells on the radar? Have you personally experienced any ill effects from high winds/lightning. etc.? Should I be so concerned? I feel foolish.
As a kid I freaked out when there was a tornado watch, even though I never actually saw one. News reports always made them sound so scary, so I couldn't understand why no one seemed to take them seriously. It's true that you have to be unlucky around here to get into the path of one, but it only makes sense to be prudent. Know where to take shelter, have a radio handy, and a few emergency food and water supplies are a good idea as well.
So are we all ready for temps in the mid-90s for the next several days? If this is any indication of what summer is going to be like, I'm staying indoors for the next few months.
I am trying to walk at 6 or 6:30 in the morning and the humidity is still unbelievable!
On a somewhat related note... there's at least one person on this forum who may have comments on this rumored change in weather-people: ONLINE STORY