We are having a giNORmous storm today. It's in wave two right now, with tornado warnings in a bunch of Virginia counties and a tornado watch in D.C. This afternoon at work I was looking out my window and in about 15 minutes it went from a little overcast to yellow to dark as night, then started raining in sheets. I was following warnings online and called my mom after I saw a tornado warning for their county. Then I called again after I saw the somewhat more specific one about a storm with "severe rotation" headed toward a list of neighborhoods including the one where my parents live. (All is fine at home.)
This is one of the many times when it is particularly awesome to have huge south-facing windows. Rehearsal tonight (the first meeting for the Christmas show!) was cancelled because the power's out where we were supposed to have it.
Seriously, though. Aren't tornadoes supposed to stay in the Midwest? I only remember one tornado from when I was growing up around here.
Question of the day: Do we have more tornadoes now or better detection? Or do we just get more worked up about them than we used to?