Who’s ready for Christmas?! It seems like the US weather is a little confused about the whole thing. When you look at weather patterns across the United States, there is doubt that there appears to be all four seasons happening at once. For instance, in the northern states, the local citizens are surely freezing and iced over with single digit and negative degree weather. This feels like Christmas weather for most of us. In the southern states, however, people in Florida are still taking warm, breezy walks along the beach. In some places, there are even a few swimmers still riding the waves. With temperatures ranging from 76 degrees to the much lower degrees, most people can find their kind of ‘favorite’ weather. Although for many, warm weather is not a typical Christmas season unless you’re a native. The same can be said for extreme weather events. Rhode Island is not a state that is overwhelmed with tornadoes. However, that does not mean that one couldn’t show up. In fact, one did in 2012 and was considered an anomaly. In other states, such as Oklahoma and Texas, tornadoes are quite a common occurrence. And although there is a tornado season per se, a tornado can strike, well, whenever it wants to. A couple of weeks ago, one of our community shelters saved the lives of over 70 people when a string of tornadoes decided to make an appearance in Alabama and surrounding states!