A Wild Cat Storm.

Thank you, Mindy, Moe, Cookie and Mike of Team Tabby, for bestowing upon us the Honey, I Shrunk the Pig Many Babies Blog Award! We couldn’t be more thrilled and neither could our many babies! Thank you!

Thank you, Team Tabby!

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Now, to the Wild Cat Storm:

Winds calm, Barometer constant, limp seas with gentle swells. But wait! Instability predicted on the horizon. Alert: This is a wild cat storm warning. Hang onto your hats!

Calm Tessa.

Tessa. The Calm Before the Wild Storm.
2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Suddenly, from the south, a squall line builds. This is a typical cat inversion. A low-level jet stream barrels in. Windspeed increasing with backing winds gusting at thirty-five, the dipping barometer indicates a low-level convergence increase developing with a typical Stratiform cloud appearance.

Tessa going wild.

Tessa. The Wild Storm Begins.
2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Rising tail cloud with rapid rotating sidedraft building into a classic supercell. Surface windspeed forty-five miles per hour with gusts to sixty.

Tessa going wild.

Tessa Goes Wild.
2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Directional shear indicates variable tail speed. Look for a strong microburst to hit the toy box shortly with damaging gust frontal attacks.

Tessa Goes Wild.

Wild-eyed, Wild Cat Tessa.
2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Pia: Hey Tessa, you okay up here? That weather announcer voice was starting to drive me a bit bonkers. How about you?

Tessa: Naw, I’m good.

Tessa storm calming.

Tessa Storm Calms.
2012 © Colehaus Cats.

35 responses to “A Wild Cat Storm.

  1. Hee hee, too cat. They love to play storm.

  2. We have occasional microbursts that hit our toy box, too! MOL! Great post.

  3. An apt description of the onset of “the crazies.”

  4. MOL, good stuff. We get the crazies too every now and then and it is so much fun. Hope your fun continues. Great pictures.

  5. Looks like a wild and furry good time!

  6. We had one of those storms earlier today, thanks to Binga!

  7. Thank you, this put a much-needed smile on our human’s face. 🙂

    LOVE the wild-eyed photo!

    We get storms a lot at our home too, mostly thanks to Nicki the Brat.

  8. Congratulations on your award. Have a lovely storm free Monday. Ha ha. We smiled at todays post.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. What a fun game they play. It’s a furry fray of a cat storm.

  10. That is a truly fascinating weather phenomenon! Do you have many like that?

    Purrs,
    The Chns

  11. The tempest raged!! ConCats on your award 🙂

  12. Yous guys is really funny!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  13. Flynn gets the crazies like that too. I take cover until the storm has passed.
    Eric

  14. Gee! That’s the kind of storm Mom would like to see 😉 heehee
    Tessa, we are hoping that one day the two panthers will be friendly.Right now,they are in competition 😉 heehee

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  15. Haha! That was one wild storm!!

  16. Ha ha ha! Sometimes, I have a crazy Category Three Hurricane over here all by myself and the Human just shakes her head and says, “Spitty, what’s wrong with you??”

  17. Oh! Don’t *sniffle* — Spitty has no time for HUMAN foolishness! He always has tiem for teh kittehs. Please not to sniffle!!!

  18. Our guys are a little older, so they don’t get the crazies as often as they used to. But we sure do love watching them when they do! 🙂

  19. Mommy’s MOL-ing reeeeal loud! She thinks that weatherman’s FUNNY!

  20. Those were some stormy seas! Glad you girls are ok!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

  21. MOL, if the weather were reported like that, we’d watch! Thanks for visiting. Always nice to make new friends. Meow from Malaysia! Au, Target and Guido

  22. Tee hee, Tessa, it might be only for our colouring face-wise, but my mom thinks we could be a bit alike. My name is Crazy-Cat at times.
    Many purrs,
    Chilli