Freaky U.S. Weather

April 1, 2008

Freaky

People from other countries sometimes complain that we Americans are consumed with our weather. Well, this is a historic tradition. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington kept meticulous weather journals. Jefferson measured rainfall, weather conditions, and blooming times of his garden plants, year after year. Our country has always been a very agricultural nation, so monitoring the weather helps us with our farms.

So, yes, I guess you could say that we Americans are consumed with our weather. Especially when we have weather like this:

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Those are tornadoes taken from storms in our MidWest. We even have groups of Americans who hop in cars and trucks, chasing these storms and getting as close as they can to take photographs and study patterns. In the Northeast, we often experience similar cyclonish storms– snowstorms called Nor’Easters that can dump as much as 20 feet of snow in one storm.

Photos taken from DailyMail.

9 Responses to “Freaky U.S. Weather”

  1. Daisy the Curly Cat Says:

    Those photos are really awe inspiring. We are getting close to hurricane season where I live, so I am a little bit nervous.

  2. Rebecca Says:

    Goodness, I don’t see how you handle those every year! They seem so scary! Tornadoes, also. I prefer the snow. It rarely harms anyone, and although it can be difficult to drive in it, we are so accustomed to it that it’s not a problem. That, or we just don’t go out til it blows through.

    You please take care this season! I’ll be praying for ya. šŸ™‚

  3. Saph -Walk with Me Says:

    Wow oh wow! I don’t like those kind of storms but I love the photos of them. They’re just sooo amazing.

  4. feefifoto Says:

    If you’re interested in tornadoes, check out a book called Storm Warning by Nancy Mathis, about a bunch of catastrophic tornadoes that struck in Oklahoma on May 3, 1999.

  5. Tim Says:

    Great photos! I’ve been lucky enough to never have to see one of these in person. It’s amazing how awe inspiring they can look, yet how destructive they are at the same time.

    Tim
    TheMoneyKings.com

  6. Rebecca Says:

    Hey Saph, aren’t they? šŸ˜€

    Last night I had a long dream about running from tornadoes. They kept showing up everywhere. I woke up to check my stats and found that last night someone had Stumbled this post. LOL!

  7. Rachel Says:

    Those are awesome pictures very very cool!

  8. LizzyT Says:

    Those photograhs are amazing!

  9. richard Says:

    the tornadoes shown a totally kwewl. i think mother nature knows how to show her rath when she is very upset with the world