Approx 5:11pm just before the St Vrain's State Park exit on I-25 South I was heading home and ended up driving through the center of a very nasty storm.
Not a good idea. A definite oh Frak Moment.
I could see that I-25 was taking me into the center of the storm - I could see a descending wall cloud, and then ...
Above me - dark green skies, circulating. Short gasping sucking cross wind spurts. And boy did it hail - I thought my windows were going to smash. I couldn't see above me, and I am glad I couldn't. I saw one van pull over and someone look up.
I got home in one piece.
The weather service issued tornado warnings for Erie
This is the second day in the last week when we have had severe weather that could have badly impacted Erie, and I haven't heard of any reports of Erie using its Tornado Siren. But wait, that's because Erie doesn't have a tornado siren. Oh, that's right. We were all going to be alerted by reverse 911. I am still waiting to get my reverse 911. Oh wait, they were going to put a tornado siren in the fire station... . Kevin was driving past Erie's Fire Station at the time of the warning, and no, we didn't hear any sign of a tornado siren.
What a bunch of D##@ bags!