Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crazy weather

Where did that come from? Here we are in Central Florida minding our own business. Middle of the day, well actually 3 in the afternoon and a severe storm decides to pass by my school, and zap a huge lighting bolt just a couple of feet from my classroom. We could hear the unmistakable sound of sizzling lighting nearby. It seemed to have slowed down time. We had just read, Lemon Brown in Walter Dean Meyers' short story say, " I have a razor blade so sharp that I can cut a week into nine days." My paraphrase more or less. Well, that lightening strike did the same thing, if you really want to know. We stopped and listened. One students said she saw what looked like electricity coming from the electric clock near the window. It was odd.

Later we heard about tornadoes near Palm Bay and Melbourne in Brevard County and a flooding alert that extends till tomorrow, late at night with the approach of Tropical Depression 16. It could become Tropical Storm Nicole before it is all said and done. Before it is all said and done it can also blow up a storm. So we are going to hold on to our hats, and keep our eyes wide open for any advisories, so we can stay in the know. Umbrellas, sweaters, and hot chocolate will be the order of the day tomorrow. Tell you more when we know.

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