It’s unusual to have tornadoes when the weather is cool. They usually require storms created during hot and humid weather to form the thunderstorms which produce them.
Last Tuesday a tornado hit Atlantic Beach, North Carolina then crossed the Inter-coastal Waterway and striking Morehead City, North Carolina damaging buildings. This is the area where I grew up on the Southeast coast of the United States.
The National Weather Service estimated the maximum winds were 125 miles per hour. It left a 200 yard wide path and was on the ground for just over five miles!
When I was home over the holidays we drove through a few of the areas which were hit.
Below, Two pine trees on the garage of a house.
Trees on a car.
Luckily, no one was killed or seriously injured!
Thanksgiving was the usual feast with my family which included turkey, ham, coconut pie, many other typical desserts and sides! I was stuffed making it worth the two-and-a-half hour drive!
Hmmm, old-fashioned coconut pie!
Playing with my nephews dachshund, Rosco, who is as feisty as Gus!
I also had the opportunity to attend an early Black Friday sale with my sisters at 8pm on Thanksgiving. Hundreds of women fighting over $19.99 boots! It was crazy! I stood back with the husbands and just watched. It took about half-an-hour until the stacks were gone!
People were also putting out their Christmas decorations!
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!