In the area I live you know it's spring when:
....the weather report states "10 degrees warmer away from the lake"
....you have the flashlight, batteries, and your radio handy
....there's a spot in the interior of your basement, away from windows, ready in case of a tornado
....you spend hours watching non-stop weather reports of a possible tornado and/or strong thunderstorms
And that is exactly what we did last night. The lightening was beautiful, I would have loved to stand outside and watch it, but I was afraid to. Our tornado siren went off twice last night but the storm quickly passed by us. We only got rain and lightening. I was able to go to bed at 10 and know it was essentially over for us. I will have to find out how my sister & daughter fared the weather. They live in different parts of the state. The silver lining is that we are finally experiencing upper 40's and even 50 degree temps. YAY!!!!!