Finally heard the tornado sirens go off last night. Yes that is right the first time was in JULY! We had a front with straight winds of between 65 to 100 miles per hour move through at about 1:30 this morning. They usually don't sound the sirens for straight winds but I guess they thought it was worth it. The local weatherman indicated that he thought it might be a malfunction or maybe they were just being extra careful.
Since it came in from the west I can't wait to see what "blew" into my neighborhood. It is still raining and windy now and the Carolina wren isn't even singing yet so I'll wait until later.