We had a wild and stormy night here in Northern Illinois. Our weather radio was working overtime. Have you noticed that weather forecasting is not as good as it used to be? With all the technology...they just can't seem to get it right. Take for example last evening, the "weatherman" was telling about all their new equipment and especially the new tool to forecast the size of hail pellets. He was going on and on about how great this tool is...all the while I was hearing hail pelting our skylights.He had mentioned our town a few minutes earlier and said that we may experience hail. By the time he finished explaining...the hail had stopped for us. Our satellite went out during one of the storms and we had to switch to cable....only to find more weather reports and crawls across the bottom of the screen. The "new" radar pictures are so vivid with color now...we could hardly find our town on the map. The "weatherman" is going on and on about possible storms and we are saying, "Show us the whole radar...we want to see what's coming."Switching to other stations doesn't help, because they are all pretty much alike. During the night the weather radio (the best source of weather alerts in my opinion) kept us advised about storms heading our way. Then this morning, while still in bed, Joe turned on the TV to see what was going on. These two characters were sitting at a desk talking about the storms that were in our vicinity. They talked about the new "hail tool" again and started showing pictures of hail that someone had sent into the station. Actual pictures of a marble sized piece of hail lying on some wet mulch in someone's yard....All the while a storm is going on outside our window. They talked about their weather blog, and their facebook, and twitter....Good Lord! Just give me the simple weather forecast!!
I just posted more pictures on the Grotto blog. Click on the blog at the top on your right.