Monday, July 28, 2008

Scary Storm

Tonight after church, my darlings and I went out to Tim's with my sister. At about 9:30, I turned on to Avenue W, one of the last streets I turn onto to get to my house, heading south, when I saw a sight much like this picture above. Actually, what I saw was much clearer than this picture because it wasn't raining yet and the funnel was even slightly closer to the ground than this.

I honestly thought I was imagining it. To be truthful, I still wonder, because there was not one report of a funnel cloud being spotted in the south end of Saskatoon tonight. There were funnel clouds and tornadoes all reported north of Saskatoon, but none south. I was a bit freaked out, to say the least. My house was a very short distance from this presumed funnel cloud.

Needless to say, I played chicken and turned around and went to my mom's house. She lives in a basement suite and I felt a little safer there. My basement is in total disarray and if the kids and I would have had to go there we would have been stranded in a tiny 4' x 6' area - no kidding, and I couldn't imagine being there for any length of time. At least we could play games and read at my moms.

I'm interested to know if anyone else saw anything south of the city Sunday night. Also, would you have played chicken and ran like me? My husband, who was working at the time, has very little concern about things like this and sometimes I feel a little bit sheepish after it's all over. I don't freak out in storms like I used to, but the funnel cloud definitely unnerved me.

Any other witnesses?


Mrs. Wizzle said...

None this far east! =)

Darla said...

Yeah, and you're lucky. We're expecting more bad weather today, too.

By the way, what were you doing up at 2:35 a.m.?

Jenna said...

Well, the youth were at Jerry's last night, and on the way, after, to Kyle's house, Becca and I saw this cloud kinda like the one you saw, actually, it could have been the same one. It was very wide at the top, but tapered down til it looked like it was cut off at the bottom. It wasn't super close to the ground, but it had a very diffenant shape to it. Then, when we were at Kyle's, on the balcony, there was another cloud that looked almost the same, but not as dangerous. So, yes, we didn't kinda see one cloud like that. But I think the time may have been different. Maybe later, so I don't know.

Darla said...

Thanks Jenna, for helping me not feel too stupid!

Jenna said...

Yeh, it kinda looked like a funnel cloud that just hadn't reached the ground yet.

Mrs. Wizzle said...

Couldn't sleep, didn't actually make it to sleep till about 3:30 and then was up at 5:30. Oh joy oh bliss. I slept last night. Kinda like your toad! Notice no late nite or early morning comments for last night!