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I've often believed that Texas is the only state in this great land of ours where Mother Nature actually experiences menopause. She's never stable. One day, she's burning up and the next day, she's cold as ice. Say something wrong, it's hail to pay (get it?). Do something wrong and you have big problems.
That's what happened across North Texas this week. More than 12 tornadoes, in fact. Arguably, the wackiest weather day Dallas/Fort Worth has ever experienced. Often - in this town especially - meterologists get a bad rap. It's been said nowhere else in this world can you get answers wrong every day on the job, still keep it and be in the one percent club. Other than a weather person. Oh, and Jerry Jones as GM.
But I digress...
Yesterday, we got to see why Pete Delkus, Dan Henry, Larry Mowry and David Finfrock get paid the big bucks. And don't forget the great Brad Barton of WBAP-AM fame. It was a marathon of coverage monopolized the airwaves. Moreover, these guys and their assistants were blowing up social media with video, clips and warnings.
It was a thing of beauty for a social media dork like yours truly. In fact, props to WFAA-8 who probably took it in the shorts for our fare burgh as they didn't air one commercial for more than five hours. It was a Delkathon!
We saw heroes protecting grandchildren. We witnessed tractor trailers floating in the air like that house in "The Wizard of Oz." And devastation in at least six suburbs. Despite the sights and sounds from a Michael Bay movie, not one person died. Miraclulous.
Homes can be rebuilt. Cars can be rebought. People can't rewind.
From every soul saved to understanding finally what a meterologist is paid to do, it was an amazing day.
Nicely done, Dallas/Fort Worth.