Having lived in Alabama for about four and a half years, I’ve seen the severity of storms that can pass through there. Some may think that poverty or racism in that state is what’s worst about living there but I think the worst aspect is the weather. I can deal with the rest. (In fact, I would score Alabama higher than New York or New Jersey on race matters!)
On Wednesday morning, I checked the weather map to see what Indiana could look forward to during the day. We have a basement that has flooded before (2001 and 2002) so we keep an eye on things like heavy rain forecasts. It was a little before 7:00 am and as I looked at the radar loop for the US, I noticed something over the northern part of Alabama. It really stood out in a weird way. I remember thinking at the time that I’d hate to be in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas today!
Fast forward to Wednesday night. The reports of tornado damage in these two cities and surrounding areas is heartbreaking. As I watched the news, I remembered the radar image. It had been so interesting that I took a screen shot of it. I showed my family and they agreed that it was a bit ominous and creepy in light of what happened during the day. Look at the image yourself and see what you think.
This isn’t about Mary or Jesus in the frost on a window, the patterns on toast, or Kate Middleton in a jellybean… but if you think you see a satanic smirk…