key and radar image, for those of you on the west coast who are tired of their boring and weird weather. (Just in case you want to live vicariously.) I am guessing most of you know where we are on the map.
It appears at least two and possibly three or more tornadoes skipped across southern Minnesota Wednesday evening. Thunderstorms with strong rotation developed rapidly between 7pm and 8pm, producing large hail and tornado reports.
It looks like we might be in for more today.
For awhile Hubband and I hung out in the yard before the rain came, then we watched a poor plane be re-routed around the back side and fly in circles before giving up and heading for MSP
(though they have taken out all the cute little circles that were there last night). This is one of our favorite "What is really happening with the airplane" sites, as well as just watching what is going on at our local (or most any other) airport. Comes in handy for helping Hubband know if he is going to make his connections, be home on a given night, etc. (FYI, we watched the circles on the computer, we live about 20 miles north of our "local" airport.)
Later we hung out on the front porch and watched the lightening in the distance and the sparkly bugs in the yard. I am planning on some of Hubband's pictures of that showing up here soon.