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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More storms - Updated!!!



We are in Downers Grove - not to bad in our south part but north is getting some nasty stuff - but the cats are doing great and not freaking out at all.

Brad is at Oak Brook (the mall in the town) and it is supposed to be bad there - sounds like the mall is out of power (boo - he was there to pick up dinner for me) and there was talk of a funnel cloud spotted in the comments on the website I got the pic from - that pic has more purple now (and did earlier too) so that stinks. There is another one headed this way with some lovely upper level rotation. This is when I kind of wish I hadn't taken meteorology and didn't know things like upper level rotation and bow echo radar (though it isn't too much bow echo today - that was the Friday storm).

We have had weather on our local Fox since I got home - usually it is TMZ but they have great weather coverage.

Cats are mostly sleeping - well, older three sleeping, younger three playing. I am 100% convinced that Barney thinks he is one of the kittens.

Ok, goody, I hear the next part of the storm headed this way now (more from the south this time, so maybe we will be on the north edge). Wish us luck!!

Oh wait, the weather lady just said there were around 1000 lightening strikes in the last 5 minutes, and there are recurring waves of the storm - what a party!

UPDATE: So the storm sirens went off, I gathered all the (angry) cats and they went into carriers in the interior bathroom - while I was still gathering I heard this insane rushing noise - of course opened the door to see if I could hear sirens still - and it was crazy loud. Just heard there was a funnel cloud spotted about 3 miles down the road from here. All is ok now but there are a few very angry cats (mainly Lola and Virgil).

23 comments:

Ayla and Iza, said...

Wow, we hope all you guys are OK and safe from the purple storms! The worst we see here is bright red...

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Wow! I do NOT miss that crazy midwest weather one bit! Please be careful and safe...tornadoes are not to be fooled with and the conditions sound perfect for a batch of touchdowns (a little weather knowledge is a dangerous thing)! :) Better the kitties be mad and secure than pampered and injured...keep candles and matches handy (for dinner with Brad AS WELL AS for the possibility of an outage.

twinkietinydog said...

Mr Tuxie and Mrs Grouchy keep grudges, huh? Interesting. I'm guessing from today's post we can't live that close. What storm?
Then I checked Downers Grove on google maps and we live only about two days away by car. BOL
Twinkie

cats of wildcat woods said...

God - I always wonder how we would ever round up the cats if this happend to us! Hope you guys are safe thru all this.

Sparkle said...

That is frightening! Paws crossed that things calm down soon - PLEASE stay safe!

nl1990 said...

Just a lurker here - Watched some of the storm footage on CLTV (I'm just south of you and have family where you're at!) glad you're all ok :)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh no... you guys keep safe and dry!!

Eric and Flynn said...

That sounds very scary! We are purring for you and the cats to stay safe.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are praying yoo are all safe 'cos we love yoo.

We are thrilled that Barney is still in touch wiv his inner kitten! He is gonna be a great teacher for the noo babies.

the casbah kitten said...

Gosh, that sounded frightening! We had lots of bad storms earlier in the year but hope they're all over with now. We're purring that you guys all stay SAFE!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!!! You poor things!! It's so horrifying to read so many US blogs suffering in the path of these storms - and very violent they are too! :-(

I just hope you and Brad and the sweet kitties are safe and sound and well. I hope the storm passes away into the ocean or something! Oh dear!

Please take care! Hugs and purrs to all your kitties!

p.s. Barney is still a baby!! Awww!

Take care
x

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Scary stuff - hope things settled down for the night. We have had a lot of bad storms around us but so far have escaped anything damaging. Phantom spends a lot of time in his cave in anticipation of t-storms.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

We are sure glad that y'all are ok!!! Scary stuff!

Kea said...

Yikes, that is absolutely frightening! Fingers and paws crossed you all stay safe!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Glad you were spared the terrible weather. It was bad. We went under a tornado warning just about the time the mom was thinking of heading to bed. We all ended up in the basement for about 20 minutes while things passed. Didn't get the tornado but high winds and lots of rain. I don't like the storms. Seems like they happen every evening, sometimes in the day too.

Sammy and Andy said...

As long as you all are safe.....they will get over being angry. xxxxxxxxxx

Rene said...

Oh, we're glad you're ok! We are near Milwaukee and saw the storms travel more south. We only got rain and wind.

One Cats Nip said...

OH my goodness. Hope you all stay safe! Be sure to update us!

Mishkat said...

We're very glad to hear that you all are OK - except for P.O.'d cats :). We don't have tornadoes here so we cats have never heard a storm siren, but the human says they are very scary (she used to live in Missouri and they went off all the time!) We hope this is not a recurring pattern where you are.

Purrs from Franklin, Tasha, and Dobby

P.S. We are VERY impressed with your knowledge of meteorology. Our human is interested in it but knows nothing!

chezcat1970 said...

We're so glad you are safe! This has been a crazy week! A few days ago they had a "Code Black" where mama works and she had to move the patients away from the windows!

mayziegal said...

Ohmidogness! Are you guys all okay? I gots all sorts of nervous reading your bloggie. Please lets us know how you are when you gets a chance!

Concerned Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Nico and JayJay said...

Wow, we're not too far from you guys & didn't think the storm seemed that bad - Our Mom usually knows that the storm is going to be bad when we act all crazy... Which we didn't!

Our Mom thought the sky looked cool after the storm, too! She didn't think to take any pictures, though! (darn it!)

We're very glad everyone is ok!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

Lynx217 said...

we got caught out in the storm here yesterday. I'm still a wee shaken after that drive and seeing the aftermath. we are fortunate though - most people around here do not have power and some have been told to not expect it back until next week.