People ask me all the time why I want to move to Alaska. I mean literally.. ALL the TIME. I have a mulitude of answers that I give back, depending on my moods. Theres the people, the snow, the cold, the dark.. all things I love very much!
But what's funny is people seem to forget where we live. Kansas. Seriously kids, TORNADO ALLEY. Do you stay here because you love the tornados??
During tornado season, we have tornado watches like every single day. Do realize what that's like? I mean, just like you I've seen the Wizard of Oz millions of times.. and when I read TORNADO WATCH I have visions of my house being swooped off into the sky. (which, well probably wouldn't be a huge loss, but you get what I am saying)
I hate HATE HATE the idea of a tornado. I mean I am 24, er.. ok 29 years old.. and seriously, eventually luck does run out.
Last year Hubs and I did see a small tornado peek down from the clouds for about 5 minutes, then swoop back up. That was the SCARIEST moment of my life. Tornados can kill you before you even know what happened.
My step father was in the Hesston Kansas tornado in 1990. (heres a little picture of that event)
Blew that town off the map. Litterally, everything was gone. They had to build it back from the groud up. My father drove a small red pickup at the time. When it was all over and everyone came out, that truck was in a tree down the street.
It's not anything to play around with.
And at my job now, I am responsible for the tornado signalling and weather warnings. I take that duty VERY seriously, because I have just seen too many great towns of my childhood, blown to bits by these things.
Obviously Alaska has every kind of weather imaginable and I am FINE with that. Excited, Estatic, THRILLED. But one of the biggest weather draws that Alaska has, is NO TORNADOS!
So guys, what kinds of weather really freak you out??