The forecast called for rain and wind yesterday.
The storm came in on Thursday night, bringing lightening & thunder at 7AM on Friday (which is rare, but not unheard of). It rained a little, then cleared up and circled around us for most of the day.
At about 3:30, the sky started darkening and wind picked up. Naturally, I was at work, so we brought the girls in from playing outside and I checked on our fieldtrip groups. All was well. The sky cracked open with a flood of rain and a little bit of hail. No biggie, but more like the summer storms we used to have than the fall storms we are used to.
Then, just as the storm was finishing up and moving to the north, all of our smart phones started vibrating and beeping...we were being issued an emergency weather alert...a tornado warning...and were told to shelter in place.
Yes, a tornado warning in Santa Fe. A tornado warning in Santa Fe. To the best of my recollection, this has never happened before. Whatever you call it...global warming...global weirding...I don't like it.
Anyhow, we sheltered for a bit but nothing came of the storm beyond some quick moisture and the power loss of a few street lights and a few homes across town. All was restored within a very short amount of time and everyone was fine. The storm apparently calmed itself and kept moving to the northeast, leaving nothing but beautiful skies behind. Thank goodness :-)