Tonight I went to training to be a Weather Watcher/Storm Spotter
The picture above looks similar to some of the pictures we were showed learning about Tornadoes, what to watch for and how to call into the Weather Service to report a severe storm or tornado.
We do have them here in the eastern part of the state, they just don't do as much damage as other places where there are more people and structures.
The instructor told us that it is harder to gauge the strength of a tornado in North Dakota and other open areas due to the fact that tornadoes can not be measured while they are active, they can only be measured by the damage that they do. Since damage is difficult to gauge when it is a field instead of a subdivision, there is little debris to give them a understanding of the strength of the storm.
So they need people to take a good look at the weather, and give the Weather Service an actual look at what is going on with a storm and just exactly where it is.
This will count toward my yearly required amount of training for my First Responder position with our local Fire Department.
I am doing some tatting, but don't have anything scanned and there enough energy left to do it now since it is 10:45 at night and I need to get to bed soon.