Alonsa Tornado Part One – Our own near miss.

We had a near miss with a tornado Friday August 3, 2018. We are fine. it was close but we did not suffer any damage at our home.

Tumbleweeds Tumbling

It began while we were sitting outside enjoying the cool breeze in the heavy damp heat we had been experiencing. We could hear a storm forming up to the southwest but there nothing awful was on radar so I wasn’t worried.


I would later learn the storm formed outside of radar range because the Fox Warren is down for renovations and that leaves a blind spot right where this storm was. I could tell we were going to get a bad storm so we moved the truck into the garage. There was a lot of thunder and it had that “hail is coming” look you get to know on living on the prairie. We moved back inside and were soon absorbed in our writing.

It was our dog Misty barking that first caught my attention again. I was writing and she leaped up and barked her full dog alert at…

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About tumbleweedstumbling

I have three blogs, embryogenesis explained, tumbleweed tumbling AND fulltimetumbleweed. I am a retired scientist, and my husband and I have written a book which was published by World Scientific Publishing in Nov 2016 called Embryogensis Explained. Full time tumbleweed was my first blog which I worked on during five years of living full time in a travel trailer. I have now retired that blog in favour of Tumbleweeds Tumbling since we bought a stick house in April 2015 and are no longer full-time. I have a blended family of five sons and one daughter, all grown up now. I am (step)grandmother to nine boys and one girl. My husband and I have a dog and two cats. We live in Manitoba, Canada, in a 480 square foot house on a half acre of land in the tiny town of Alonsa on territory ceded, released, surrendered and yielded up in 1871 to Her Majesty the Queen and successors forever.

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