Canadians love to talk about the weather. We complain when it’s cold. We complain when it’s hot, but the world is a wonderful place when Mother Nature delivers a perfect day. It seems appropriate then that I should make my first post to the 1 day 1 World project about the weather.
At 6 pm tonight, southern Ontario was under a severe weather watch due to a storm system moving up from the US. This storm included several reported tornados outside of the Toronto area earlier in the day. Significant property damage and power outages were reported and four golfers were struck by lightning.
Once upon a time, this type of storm warning would have been considered very unusual, but over the past few years severe weather seems to be getting more common.
It wasn’t long before the rain started. It came down hard, whipped up by the winds, while the thunder rumbled and rolled almost non-stop. The lights flickered several times but thankfully the power stayed on. The gusting winds had me worried that the gazebo cover would be torn away.
Through all of this, I was alone wondering where Husband had stopped to wait out the storm. He had left for a run about 30 minutes earlier and I assumed he had found a safe and dry place to wait out the pouring rain and heavy winds. I was wrong. He kept on running and arrived home in the middle of the storm simply soaked.
This was my world today at 6 pm. For more information on the 1 Day 1 World Project, visit here.