Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Speaking of yesterday's storms, we were quite startled to discover that Bellefonte has an extreme weather alarm, this harsh unmodulated siren which could be heard all the way up here in the Penn Eagle Industrial Park, some three miles out of town. I hear that they got a few microbursts doing damage somewhere in town, but I didn't see anything. Every time some extreme weather comes blowing up our way, the meteorologists go clustering out on the front porches to watch it roll in, and the rest of us generally come along to listen to the chatter. There was a lot of loose talk about tornado watches, yesterday, but nothing particularly concrete. We didn't even get any hail. Bah.

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