Wind Upsetting Then I Reasoned Why

@Hatley (152484)
Garden Grove, California
March 7, 2016 3:09pm CST
i have had an uneasy feeling a lot of the day due to the strong gusty wind and wondered why.Then I remembered. Whe n I was a kid I lived in South Dakota in an area know n as Tornado Alley. Strong winds on the prairie made us look to the horizons so we could see if here were these dancing devils of destruction. They always missed our farm but we saw three in a row a huge one, a smaller one and one very small one. My mom said daddy tornado , mama tornado and child tornado. They instead ripped through Spearfish South Dakota destroying everything in their path/Baby buggy up in tree, straws driven into poles deep. a house set square on a barn foundation most homes completely destroyed. Back then strong winds were to be feared.Now I do knowIm being sillyas tornadoes seldom have occurred here in our area. So now to be more reasonable and get to doing those 128 notifications.
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@TheHorse (48809)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Mar 16
I was in one tornado when I lived in Iowa. The clouds there fascinated me. When we have strong winds here in CA, I just go "eh."
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Mar 16
yes thats the way to do it as this is not Tornado Alley ;lol
@Jessicalynnt (48199)
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Mar 16
there is a certain smell, and feel in the air, before a tornado, any now, any weather that reminds me of that has me loading up the go bag, dog leashes, purses, shoes and blankets in the one room in this place with no windows.
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
the air is so dry and staticky and smells of ozone for some reason
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Mar 16
@Hatley it always reminded me of wet canvas, and that slight electricity smell
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt that electricity is ozone hyes and wet canvas that is true I forgot that smell
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@rosekiss (30111)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Mar 16
The last time we had strong gusty winds here in Oregon, was back in December, and it took a tree down in my yard. It has since been cut up and gone, and the only thing left is the stump. It was scary, as it could have fallen the wrong way, and landed on the neighbor's car, and thank goodness it fell the other way, and didn't hurt anything. I do hate strong winds a lot as I wouldn't want that happeining again.
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
thats it I was thinking of destruction
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
@rosekiss that was strong we have had some strong winds in the freeways here that blew big rigs over and snarled traffic
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@rosekiss (30111)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Mar 16
@Hatley that is really strong winds for sure. We do have a lot of trees here that uproot, but not sure of anything else. It isn't normal to get a lot of high winds here, but it will happen from time to time.
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@alberello75 (11117)
• Genova, Italy
8 Mar 16
Where I live (Italy), tornadoes did not "see." However I know that they are manifested in various parts of the United States.
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
thats good as they can be v ery destr uctve
@Tampa_girl7 (21022)
• United States
7 Mar 16
My grandma grew up in Rapid City.
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
t s a lovely city and i miss it as I spent a lot pf years working in the old Bennet Memorial hospital I think its been torn down now.
@celticeagle (111774)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 16
Have any dust storms there? I have heard they can be horrid.
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
not recently b ut we had them in Arizona really dangerous too blinding to try to drived through
@Corbin5 (70550)
• United States
7 Mar 16
Love the way your mom named those tornados. Old memories can scare us.
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
yes she had a real sense of humor yes they really can be
@amadeo (42249)
• United States
7 Mar 16
This is the month of March.You know what this mean.Wind and lots of wind.We have been having this
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Mar 16
Ohmygosh how cou ld I forget March has always been windy lol and here we have never had a to rnado either
• United States
7 Mar 16
I'm not a big fan of strong, gusty winds either but I've never lived in an area prone to tornadoes
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@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Mar 16
that was what was nagging me remembering my childhood and the destruction I had seen first hand.
@UncleJoe (7232)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 Mar 16
I saw on the news that a tornado touched down on the Kentucky/W.Va border and caused almost 23 million dollars worth of improvements.
@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
lol well now that wa a good hing out of a bad hing lol lol lol UncleJoe
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@GardenGerty (87800)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Mar 16
Around here right now strong winds make people uneasy because of fire hazards. They had six fire departments out yesterday fighting a fire. Basically the firefighters saved the town.
@Hatley (152484)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 16
o thas right I remember back before cam here we had a fire come down the tustin llss and almost set our apt co mplex on f i re. that was the o e when one hundred deer choked Newport ave snarling traffic for hours they fled that fire and their coats were singed and they were running out of controll. rangers had to tranquilize them put them in big trucks and take them into Northern calif forests where there was no fire.