posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 11:02 PM
reply to post by NightSkyeB4Dawn
Something similar happened to me a few years ago.
I was driving to Oklahoma with my Dad and Brother. My Dad was in the passenger seat and my brother was asleep in the back. We were about an hour
outside of St Louis going west and hit a big storm (one that dominated the news (2010 i think, killed 3 or so people and dropped about 24 tornadoes in
one night). We were traveling and I saw trucks pulled over at truck stops, but being from the east my head wasn't really thinking how intense the
storm could be. Tree branches and leaves started flying across the road and then rain so hard it was exactly like parking under a waterfall. I
couldn't see anything, my dad could see from a tiny corner of his side and guided me. Then all of a sudden no rain, but a brown wall of dust and the
car wasn't accelerating like it should. I could feel the wind lift it. I had considered stopping, but the idea of a truck plowing into us from behind
kept me going at a much reduced speed. Also I figured I was just as liable to be hit be a tornado on the side of the road as I was traveling and I
just tried to break through the storm.
I don't know how close we were to a tornado because it would have been rain wrapped, but given the debris and feel of the car, I think we were very
close if not crossing one. I'm glad I couldn't see what was to our sides or in front of us honestly. Every lightening flash I was afraid I'd see a
black wall. I remember thinking any second we would just be thrown (woke my brother up very early on in the storm and he was upset that we didn't let
him sleep lol).
When we got to an exit and made it to a hotel the person at the desk was shocked and told us there were many tornadoes on the ground in that county
and they couldn't believe we drove through it. I think there were 24 that night, and then that whole spring was one of the worst outbreaks in recent
years. I know several people were killed that night and the news had shots of a car lot in st louis that was hit and had cars upside down.
Very freaky feeling, not knowing whether to stop or go.