Wednesday, March 28, 2012

28 years ago today

"The Carolinas Outbreak" started here. It actually likely started just a few miles from my current back yard and did severe damage to Newberry. If the tornado had been "mature" it is likely that downtown Newberry would have been completely destroyed. We don't have outbreaks like this very often, and thank goodness for that.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring is trying to be early

Many plants have already bloomed. The Bradford Pears in Newberry are about finished, but out here they have just started. It's still dry.

The last blast of weather had a doppler indicated tornado in a severe thunderstorm sail by at 60 miles to my north by about 6 miles. It was 4 AM and I dressed and had the dogs on the leashes, but it was already by me as I was on the phone to the weather bureau.

Daytime temperature readings have been in the mid 80s multiple times. Too warm too early.