Thursday, January 13, 2005
I Think I Saw A Tumbleweed Blowing By...
"All of Central Kentucky: Take Cover. Armageddon is almost here."
Seriously, folks. The wind here is blowing pretty fiercely... it led to a power outage at our station half an hour before my show. Fortunately we have a back-up generator, and we were able to get our computers up and running (without too much commotion) so I could print my scripts and show rundown in time (In laymans terms, we had a bunch of crazy ass news people running around with their heads cut off until things were back to normal. I, of course, was perfectly calm).
Wind is whipping at around 40 miles an hour... and we have three counties under a thunderstorm warning. A tree has fallen on a house in Lexington, fortunately no fire or injuries. A tree is also blocking my street, so power's been cut off to all homes and businesses in the area (I hope my Ben and Jerry's doesn't melt).
The sky is a black ominous shade, and the horses beyond the fence next to our station are running around aimlessly, searching for higher ground.
And the best is yet to come. We're awaiting a drastic temperature change. Right now it's in the mid 60s... by bed time it will be in the 20s or teens.
Sorry about all the boring weather talk, but news people get a hard on for crazy ass weather events, and the above is just a little glimpse inside a tv station on a wild weather day.
at 1:50:00 PM