Last night, we had two big storm lines coming through North Texas. The first line produced at least two tornadoes. When the tornado touched down, it left a 17-mile-path of destruction in North East Dallas, Richardson & Garland. About ten miles north of the tornado is our property. We had only one “casualty” from the storm: One of our Halloween tomb stones broke in the front yard. I also saw a few Texas Red Oak leaves blown in our yard. They are the first signs of this Autumn season.
Well, that was unexpected. First it looked like the storm would stay further north from us. But then the wind picked up, the air cooled from 92°F (33°C) to 72°F (22°C), and soon the rain came in. What a refreshing storm it was from the heat. Nature needed all the water it could get as well. The birds enjoyed the fresh rain water in their bird bath. The garden plants were happy, too.
Getting a break from the heat is very welcome in Texas at this time of the year. Yesterday, we still had three digit weather. And this morning, the relief came when it began to rain. The wind and the thunderstorm brought in cooler air. We do not expect to get higher than low 80s in the afternoon. Tonight we suppose to get round #2. That will be a good opportunity to open the window and air out the house in the morning.
The last few days, we had all kinds of weather patterns: Severe thunderstorms, tornado watch, sunshine, more severe thunderstorms, clear skies and sunshine again, … and so on. This evening I’ve watched the sky, when Sara put her bike in the garage. It got extremely windy. We’ve got a few drops in our area, and then everything calmed down again. Looking at the radar, the storms went around us. It was a nice break from last night’s thunderstorm. But I have to admit, that storm was very soothing, which cooled the air nicely. Today, it was not so uncomfortable humid.
We had some storms coming through North Texas, this evening. While neighboring cities had up to softball-size hail, we’ve got some rain. Before the storm came in, I saw the clouds building up, right at sunset. After today’s high temperature of 81°F (27°C), the storm brought a cooler breeze with it. Now, we are in the low 70s (22°C). If feels fantastic outside.
After a thunderstorm, we’ve got rewarded with a stunning sunset, back in September 2013.