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This was my drive in to work yesterday morning. (I never removed both hands from the wheel, just pointed and took the shots. They’re only as good as they are due to a whole bunch of clean up after the fact.)
via FAIL Blog.
About five minutes after I recorded this the tornado siren went off.
I’ve posted a lot of photos of the sky here in Nebraska. Despite having live in Colorado for almost 10 years, and having visited most of the rest of the country, I will say that the sky here in Nebraska is the most impressive I’ve ever seen. This past Friday I was driving home from Holdrege, NE and saw some mammatus clouds ans was able to snap off a few photos before they disappeared. Here’s the best one:
There are a few others in my flickr account you can get to from the photo in this post. For some even better photos, check out these photos from 2004 taken in Hastings, NE (just down the road from Holredge) from the UNL High Plains Regional Climate Center. (I’d discovered these just last week. Had I not, I wouldn’t have know what I was looking at.)
Let me get this straight, this is an umbrella that tells you what the weather’s like? Uh, wouldn’t the need to use the umbrella for it’s main purpose be a big clue? Or, does it allow you to “experience” the weather from somewhere else other than where you are? I’m confused.
I noticed this before but now that I actually live here it’s totally blogable. People in this town are obsessive about snow removal. Yes, this is generally a good thing when it comes to the city streets. In fact, I’m totally impressed when it comes to the city removing snow from the public roads. The obsession comes into play when it comes to folks removing snow from their driveways and sidewalks. I grew up along Lake Ontario in New York, and lived in Denver for the past ten years. I know snow. It snows, people dig out. If you can drive on it, it’s not worth the trouble. Here in Lincoln, by 7am the snowblowers, shovels, and brooms (yes, brooms) are out and my 9am, I’m the only house on the street without a clean driveway and sidewalk. Talk about trying to keep up with the Jones’. However, when I cam home from my first day at the office on Thursday, planning on shoveling out my driveway before making dinner, I found that one of my neighbors has taken their snowblower to my driveway. Now that’s being neighborly!