And it's a.... tornado. Or at least that's what the sirens tonight indicated. I feel a strange mix of terror and excitement every time there is a tornado watch, and the scales tip more toward the terror side if the watch becomes a warning. If I had been home alone and watching the television, I may have been a bit (unnecessarily) panicky, but as it happened I was at work, where there's a basement and a plethora of exceedingly laid-back people to discourage you from overreacting and making a fool of yourself. By the time I was finished working, the storms had passed, but the sky was still quite ominous, so I snapped these pictures.
The clouds were literally green- I'd always heard of how the sky looks green when a tornado is imminent (or in this case just passed) but I never knew what it looked like until tonight.
Can you see the Sears Tower waaay in the distance? It was struck by lightening tonight.
Then I saw the most beautiful rainbow. Sadly, there was no pot of gold at the end of it.