Yesterday morning the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for our area. Not uncommon when we get heavy thunderstorms.
A little after two o’clock, the wind outside suddenly picked up—within the space of minutes it went from “a little gusty” to “roaring jet engine.”
We all stopped whatever we were doing and ran into the basement. We didn’t even have to round up the cat; she was the first one down, running low to the ground with wide, alarmed eyes. She was really glad when we followed her.
Twenty minutes later, the wind died down and we all went back to whatever we’d been doing. Pretty anticlimactic, but I prefer that to being on the news.
ETA: The wind was over 86 mph, and knocked out power in some areas. A local man recording the weather caught an under-construction building being blown down.