Oh Crap, What are we Gonna Do Now?

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This is the first time we are forced to weather a major storm in the Twin Cities without Paul Douglas! We’re doomed!!!!
This storm is supposed to go for another 24 hours or so.

I am reminded of last spring when there was a particularly bad storm raging outside…

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So we did.

The tornado passed just to our south. It actually touched down on or just near the river, cut across a park, and plowed into a neighborhood not far from us. Fortunately, it was not much of a tornado. Fifty trees or so were yanked out and some roofs blown off but nobody got sucked all the way to Oz on that one. Besides, everyone else was certainly listening to Paul, so they were also in the basement or ‘fraidy-hole (in the case of trailer parks).

Comments

  1. #1 Crazyharp81602
    April 10, 2008

    Glad to know you’re all right.

  2. #2 Ian
    April 11, 2008

    It’s a pity there aren’t more weather forecasters like that instead of the idiots who keep popping up on local TV to “tease” you with the “upcoming weather” at the next news break.

    Just tell us the freaking weather and quit it with the asinine lures, for goodness sake.

  3. #3 Ian
    April 11, 2008

    Good thing you had a basement! It would take me a while to dig down thru the concrete foundation if I got a warning like that. ;)

    It’s a pity there aren’t more weather forecasters like that instead of the idiots who keep popping up on local TV to “tease” you with the “upcoming weather” at the next news break.

    Just tell us the freaking weather and quit it with the asinine lures, for goodness sake.

  4. #4 bob koepp
    April 11, 2008

    Paul Douglas is one of the very best TV meteorologists I’ve seen. I already miss him.

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