Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, Sunday, October 4, 2009~
Howdy from Louisiana's Bayou Country! Tornado Joe here. We are here in Louisiana because there might be some action later: severe weather possible here, including the threat of tors, damaging winds, and large hail.
We got here late last night. So far, not much, but there is definitely the signs of severe weather here: oppressively humid, some sun to destabilize things, gusty south winds, bringing in more moisture, and aloft turning of the winds with height. (Shear.)
Calendar says it's October; it feels more like mid July, with dewpoints runnin' into the seventies and the air saturated with moisture. Any storms that do pop here could quickly turn nasty, including the threat of supercells, the baddest of the bad.
We might get more than Cajun food or dancing here once those storms take off like gangbusters! As they say down here, "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" ("Let the good times roll!")
Since there's not been much action since we got here yesterday, we've been taking it easy. Even managed to go to church, then had lunch (the church we went to had a "dinner on the grounds"); lunch consisted of barbeque beef brisket (my favorite!), yams, tomato-and-lettuce salad, home-made rolls, and for dessert, peach cobbler. I am still full; had six plates full! LOL *Burrrrp* LOL
After church/"dinner-on-the-grounds", we ("we" being my partners Jake and Tobias, plus myself) came back to our motel, where we've been letting our bellies flop around all afternoon. Wonder if there's gonna be any storms later.
Oh, YAY! Oh, joy! There just might be: the SPC just put our area under a tor watch until 11-12 tonight; conditions are favorable for storm development, including the possibility of supercells carrying tors, large hail, and damaging downburst winds. So we might get some serious storm chasing in.
I will write in here in a few days; we are going to go to Mulate's for a few pre-storm Coke Classics and Cajun music (wanted beer, but need to stay sober in case the weather gets serious later on!; don't need fuzzy heads!); my partner Jake Duchon is as Cajun as they come; this is his home turf; he wants us to show what Cajun culture is all about. Until then, take care; this is Tornado Joe Dorman signing off! Expect a full report from me in a day or so; stay tuned!
~"Tornado" Joe Dorman.