Remember when Monday night's storm brought rain, heavy winds and thunder through the St. Louis region?
Well, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tried to give us a heads up that the storm could be a real dick.
Monday's map forecasts the chances a tornado could swell into the region: 2 percent for St. Louis, much of the Midwest and Northeast (in green), and a 5 percent chance in three perfectly positioned clusters: Omaha, Nebraska; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Syracuse, New York (in red-brown).
The hilariously shaped storm is the best thing we've seen since last winter's weather map, which promised to leave St. Louis covered in wintry white precipitation:
Actor George Takei was also tickled by this week's map. He shared it on Facebook, where his fans shared it more than 4,700 times.
So a great big thank-you to the NOAA for keeping us informed -- and entertained -- with this week's severe weather maps, especially the one on the bottom left:
And as always, if your tornado lasts longer than four hours, call your doctor.
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