(Toledo, OH) A powerful line of thunderstorms ripped through Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan this evening, setting off tornado sirens and turning the skies above into an eerie blend of black, green, and grey.
I was northbound on Secor near Dorr when I heard the sirens, and a National Weather Service bulletin came on the radio. I called my kids and told them to head to the basement. Unfortunately, every idiot on northbound Secor had his head out the window gawking at the arriving storm, and I found the trip home harrowing due to my moronic fellow travelers.
"$%!%$# !!" I hollered at the slow-moving vehicles. "$&!$&!$! !!"
I did manage to beat the storm to my house, but there were a few moments as the front edge of the storm arrived that I thought I would end up a storm statistic. Some early wind gusts had to be over 40 MPH, and there were already quite a few downed branches in my neighborhood.