The time is 6:04 a.m. We have been under a tornado watch that ends at 6:15. I sit in darkness because the transformer just yards away from me was hit by lightening a minute ago. The contact shook the house. We also have hail. Those of us who grew up in Tornado Alley have gotten used to it, meaning we acknowledge our lack of control. People ask what the weather is like here. Do you really want to know?