Maybe it was that large hail that hit Wichita on September 15.
Perhaps it was those scary looking clouds that passed over the Kansas State football game in Manhattan a couple of Saturdays ago.
Our answers may vary widely, which is why I ask the question: when is the last time the weather genuinely frightened you? What kind of weather was it?
For me, I’d have to say it was that late afternoon in May when I heard a report on the police scanner that a tornado had been spotted on the ground heading for the airport —- that it had been spotted from the air traffic control tower. It was purportedly on a track to come right through the heart of Wichita.
A sinking feeling hit me as I pondered for a few moments the sheer magnitude of destruction that seemed possible. I wondered if Wichita’s history was about to write a new, grim chapter.
Fortunately, the rotation collapsed and the nightmare scenario never unfolded.
But I’m curious to hear readers’ stories about when the weather last frightened them — and what they did about it. The floor is yours…