The crazy thing is that this has spread around the entire country, and everyone is doing it
No, not at all, I had a Norwegian girlfriend, and as far as I can work out you are all crazy. Certainly she was, and her whole family, but in a good way if you know what I mean! :thumbup:
Here on the south coast of England it is sunny and mild, but still with a spring sharpness to the air. It's a nice day but then hey, I'm British, if it's not grey, overcast and drizzling miserable rain it's a nice day.
Extreme weather events like tornadoes are rare here, and usually short-lived but do cause damage and the occasional death. As a kid on holiday in a static caravan park one hit the park at night, turned a few vans onto their sides or roofs. Ours felt more like being in a boat at sea for a while. I don't remember being scared, I thought it was cool. That was the 'sixties but it's still tornado alley: http://www.telegraph...-two-years.html
As I say, nothing like those massive monsters that sweep across the plains of the US. The 'Great Storm' (actually an extra-tropical cyclone) of 1987 caused a massive amount of damage and some deaths:
but that was very rare.