I was up about 4 AM this morning, letting the dog out when the first Texas siren sounded. It was some distance away – miles, and my old ears often hear things that are not quite what they seem. But in the scant time it took the dog to finish all the sirens were wailing, even the one at the fire station a quarter-mile from our house.
The amateur radio storm watchers were reporting high winds and heavy rain a bit northeast of here, so I wasn’t sure why our siren was sounding? A Dallas TV station reported more than one tornado, while the outside temperature had increased to the mid-70s.
“You won’t be able to see these twisters because they are rain-wrapped,” the meteorologist stated.
Inside of ten minutes the sirens were silent. b the cold front had decreased our temperature by about 20 degrees.
Thunder storms followed the cold front and the houses across the street were hardly visible.
But we, the storm-watchers, were unscathed.
i think it was in 2013 that a rip-snorter traveled east along Interstate 20. As it reached Schniders Truck Terminal it touched down and moved some trailers around. Directly behind the power pole is the tornado. To the left of the pole and just below the wire is a dark object that in the air. It’s one of Schniders 53′ trailers.
It was a wild afternoon.