Sunday: Food and Tornadoes

2013-11-17 12:28:09.000 – Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Tornado Probability: National Weather Service SPC

As the calendar closes in on Thanksgiving Day, our shift is beginning the planning phases for our Turkey Day menu just like countless cooks across America. As you may be well aware, our facility here on the Rockpile operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which means that ultimately one of our shifts will be at work for the holiday, meaning without friends and family we will be sure to put an absurd amount of focus into what we will eat. These are our menu ideas so far:

Dinner:Turkey, stuffed with homemade sourdough stuffing, green bean casserole, carrot souffle, mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash, cranberry sauce, GRAVY

Dessert:Apple Pie (of course, Pumpkin Pie (duh), Sweet Potato Pie? Would love to give this a try this year. Ice CreamWhipped Cream

Drinks: Homemade Cider, Beaujolais Nouveau and Water (for those of us who are still on shift)

That’s all for now, but we’d love to hear about some of your favorite recipes or suggestions for an extra special Thanksgiving on the Rockpile!

In actual weather news, stay tuned to what’s happening in the Midwest/Ohio River Valley as a strong cold front pushes through the region. Tornado watches and warnings are already in affect across much of Illinois, with the possibility of cells producing EF2+ strength tornadoes, spilling into Indiana as well this afternoon. For more information on severe storms, take a look at today’s Convective Outlook on NWS Storm Prediction Center’s website. Note: the photo alongside today’s comment shows tornado probabilities, with hashed areas indicating a 10% possibility of tornadoes of EFT2-5 strength.


Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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