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Did I Say "Never"?
Back when Skylar was five or so, she developed a fascination with tornadoes. She wanted to learn about them, but also wanted to make sure that they weren't a threat here in Tucson. Based on everything I'd read about the weather in these parts, I assured that she had nothing to worry about. But this day of insane winter weather -- the whole state of Arizona is a set of overlapping alerts -- has made me wonder whether I spoke too soon:

Yes, that's a tornado watch, for those of you with keen eyesight, one that encompasses not just Maricopa County to the north, where they've had a few minor twisters over the years, but Pima County as well. I highly doubt whether a tornado will hit Tucson. I'm more concerned about the gale-force winds that are supposed to accompany the fierce thunderstorms that pose the threat of cyclonic action. That said, I'm going to stay up and monitor the storm. It doesn't hurt to be careful. And I don't want to be punished for my insouciant statement about Tucson being a tornado-free zone!

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: January 22nd, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
There was a twister here in SoCal earlier this week--down near Long Beach I believe. My brother was there for a work conference and says it was pretty intense. The rains and wind have been crazy all week here--but nothing compared to the wind that ripped a HUGE branch off a tree in my parents' backyard in Tucson. Thankfully their yard is big and the branch fell well away from the house. They didn't even hear it go down thanks to all the racket from the storm. They still have a lake in their backyard. Mom sent pictures this morning. Be careful!
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