Left: Toledo radar image from 7:45 pm courtesy of Intellicast.com
(Toledo, OH) Lucas County is experiencing its first tornado warning of the year, and as I write this I am cooped up in my basement with my children.
They were a bit reluctant to heed the admonishment to take cover, but did so with a minimum of complaining. They have been brought up in an era when schools reinforce weather drills, and intuitively know that tornado warnings should be taken seriously.
The screaming emergency sirens, however, made the issue a moot point.
My new laptop has an excellent battery, and has only lost 21% of its power in the past 30 minutes. I have been able to track radar, follow the National Weather Service broadcasts, and blog while waiting for the warning to be lifted.
The ability to access up-to-the-minute weather information is much preferred to the old method of waiting for radio stations to provide data in between commercials and programming.