May 6th, 2007

Wichita Radar, May 6, 2007

Many of you probably know what this means. That was what I saw early this morning when the weather woke me up. I went downstairs and checked the weather on the Internet. And sure enough, a line of thunderstorms was slowly moving across pretty much all of Kansas.

This morning, when we woke up, our driveway looked like this:

Our driveway after some rain

It was a calm, still, pleasant scene. Birds were chatting, rabbits were hopping, and there were soft rumbles of thunder in the distance. This must be why Terah says she likes thunderstorms.

On the other hand, thunderstorms make me nervous. Given the right conditions, severe thunderstorms can spawn tornadoes with little warning.

Friday night, most of Greensburg, KS was destroyed. So far, 9 people have been confirmed dead. Estimates are that 90% of the town’s structures are lost. You can see the damage in aerial and land pictures. I know that Greensburg will rebuild, better than before. Tornadoes don’t seem to ever scare people off. They seem to just make them more determined than ever to stay where they are because it’s home.

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  1. Anonymous

    “When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other kings said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show ’em. It sank into the swamp. So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So, I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp, but the fourth one… stayed up! And that’s what you’re gonna get, lad: the strongest castle in these islands.”


  2. Eric Bostrom

    WBCR – Sittin’ tight, sittin’ pretty.

    Thinking about you CR, stay grounded.


    John Goerzen Reply:

    Thanks Eric. We didn’t get anything too serious (though forecasts say we’ll have more serious activity tonight). Big storms are normal this time of year in Kansas, though destruction like what happened in Greensburg isn’t that common.


  3. Matthias

    Well, those storms in Greensburg even made Belgian TV news headlines. From what I saw, it sure must be a frightening and impressive sight to witness a tornado wrecking such havoc.


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