The Day I Didn't Go to the Pool
That tornado was so dramatic! It really blew me away! What is the most dangerous weather you've experienced?
I think the most dramatic weather I've ever experienced was a thunderstorm. It was so dark out because of the clouds, but whenever there was a lightning flash, it looked like the sun was shining. The hail that rained down was huge!
Some winters, we also got really dramatic snow. There were so many feet of snow one winter, it went over my head!
Over your head? Wow. I guess it's amazing to me, since I live in the deep south. The most dramatic snow I've ever experienced was about one foot. Now that was exiting. Atleast to us.
I think the most dramatic weather I've had was a thunderstorm,but a few years ago,in 2009, we had a really big flood.
I've experienced tornadoes but never one as bad as the one in The Day I Didn't Go to the Pool. We often had tornadoes in Summer but we (luckily) never were hit too badly.
A year ago, when we lived in Chicago, we had a HUGE blizzard on Groundhog Day (btw, when I read Bar Mitzvah Man, I was freaked out because they also had a blizzard on Groundhog Day! Does anyone know if this is a coincidence?
But anyway, there was a huge blizzard, my bus took three hours to drive me home, while it usually takes half an hour, schools closed for the first time in a long, long time and snow was piled up so high that some of the cars parked on our street (including ours) were completely BURIED.
Crazy part is, despite the three hour bus ride, I really enjoyed that blizzard.
In the movie Groundhog Day they also had a blizzard on Groundhog Day.
Probably when we were driving back home form Niagara Falls and there was a HUGE storm. It was raining and hailing at the same time as well as fierce winds lightning. It was SO BAD and we couldn't see anything (literally!) We had to pull over on the side of the road and wait for the storm to lessen. Oh, and did I mention there was a tornado warning too?
So just sayin' when I grow up, I'm going to be a meteorlogist. I love looking at the weather and learning about the science of it!
I know the most Melodramatic weather I've ever been in, Hurricane Irene! I was on vacation in Vinalhaven, Maine, and we where really scared, and it was sunny the entire day.
I remember hurricane Irene ! It was scary and my sisters and I slept in the living room. Anywho The Washington, D.C. Area was barely affected. Now it's hurricane Sandy that has caused a great amount of damage to the north of the east coast. Reply if you donated to a Sandy Relief Program!!!
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I donated to Sandy relief with a group from my church.
I have only have been in really bad weather once. I was in Hawaii and there was a monsoon. But other than that, I luckily haven't experienced any other bad weather other than this strange-looking cloud that covers San Francisco every day.
But my dad, on the other hand is always in bad weather. Yesterday he was driving across the emigrant gap, a narrow highway that mounts to the summit of Mt. Donner, when he was hit by a freak blizzard, and he couldn't see a thing.
I was reading a magazine once, National Geographic, and I read about the worst weather ever. I thought you might want me to share it with you:
1. Mother of all tornadoes - one of the worst tornadoes that has ever hit America, in Oklahoma. Winds travelled more than 365 mph!
2. Fire twisters - tornadoes that have sucked up fire and turn red because of the flames dancing inside them.
3. Balls of fire - these mysterious balls of fire swoop down from the sky and are know to travel through people's backyards.
There are many more, but I don't really have enough time to list them all.
What do you think?
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The scariest weather I've ever experienced was probably when... That one night when the wind was so strong, it blew our screen door right off its hinges! It landed quite a distance in the yard! The wind literally shrieked outside! I'd never heard wind like that. In fact, there's a local story of when a couple wanted to buy a house here, but the man wouldn't sell to them, despite their high offer. When they asked why, he said; "I don't want your blood on my hands." And the couple found out later he was talking about the wind strength. It was especially strong where he lived.
I have two dangerous weather experiences.
The first took place when I was 5, but I remember it perfectly. I was visiting my Great Grandma and all my aunts and uncles were there. It was about lunch time and I was trying to gulp down a egg sandwich - I hate sandwiches- when my uncle looked out the window and noticed the sky had a gtreenish hue. He gathered everyone into the basement and we turned on the news. There was a tornado!!! I started to cry because I didn't know much about tornadoes. THen, I realized that I left my favorite doll, Candy, upstairs on the living room couch! I begged an uncle to get her for me, because I was afraid I would never see her again. Of course, everything turned out OK.
The other time took place just last year. I was visiting my Nana and Pop Pop and we were going to drive to see my cousins. As we listened to the radio, a tornado warning was announced. This was scary because we were in a car with no safe place to go and the tornado was coming our way. I was paralized with fear. We stopped at a Cracker Barrel for over an hour to try to avoid the tornado. When we left, there was still a chance of seeing that tornado. I watched the skyline for the rest of the time. When we got to my cousin's house, we watched the news and discovered that the tornado had done lots of damage. Semi-trucks were 'tossed like toys' and trees were ripped like paper.
Those were two of the most scary storms I had encountered.