Last week as some friends and I were having an informal jam session, somebody using the computer announced that a tornado was heading towards our area. After listening to the radio and examining radar images, it was determined that the tornado would pass just north of us. So naturally, we decided that it would be a good idea to drive up the road and see it. By this time, it was beginning to get a bit dark but there was plenty of lightning to keep the area illuminated. We pulled over on the south access road for the interstate, south of the projected path. We waited for a few minutes and during this time, the wind began picking up. Suddenly the air sirens in town began to blast so we knew the tornado had been sighted by authorities. I was able to see the funnel each time lightning illuminated the sky. It was very exciting to me as I've always had a great fascination of weather, even going as far as to study a bit of meteorology and climatology in school. Thus far it appears that the tornado will be classified as an EF1. Fortunately the damage wasn't too great and there were no fatalities. A few people were injured however. I hope they all get well soon and aren't traumatized by the experience. Anybody else have a story to share?