When Kansas meteorologist Tom Bedard proposed to his girlfriend, fellow meteorologist Raya Maday, he didn’t let something rain on their parade.
Nonetheless, the couple did get photobombed by a twister throughout the huge second ― which made for an ideal storm and a becoming image.
Bedard first met Maday at an annual American Meteorological Society occasion in New Orleans in 2016, and finally the 2 turned co-workers for AccuWeather in Wichita, Kansas.
“We’ve at all times been fairly closely linked within the climate neighborhood,” Maday advised AccuWeather. “Even from the day we met.”
Bedard knew for months that he needed to marry Maday, however needed to pop the query on the proper second. For this climate man, that meant ready till there was a twister ― since neither he or Maday had seen one of their lives.
“I had identified that this was the yr I had needed to suggest and was simply looking for the correct situation for it,” Bedard advised The Wichita Eagle. “Being that she and I nonetheless hadn’t seen a twister and there was a complete lot of discuss earlier within the season about it being twister season, it appeared like the very best type of circumstance.”
Bedard bought his probability on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend when the couple went storm-chasing with some mates who, unbeknownst to Raday, had been conscious of his proposal plans.
“We had been prepared for almost each circumstance,” Bedard advised AccuWeather. “We had already pushed up to now. I used to be already anxious about taking us all the way in which to southeast Colorado on a slight-risk day and coming again with out placing a hoop on her finger … I assumed ‘Oh God, no, we’re going to do all this journey for nothing.’”
However Maday ended up discovering the proper spot for the proposal she didn’t know was occurring.
“She’s unbelievable. She knew what she was doing and she or he and Wealthy (the buddy who was there to be the videographer) put us in the correct spot. We caught round and finally bought a landing at three or 4 o’clock.” Bedard mentioned. “I couldn’t have requested for a greater alternative.”
So when the twister touched down, so did Bedard’s left knee.
“My legs had been shaking greater than they’d ever earlier than in my life,” he admitted to InsideEdition.
“I’ve by no means seen you so nervous — ever!” Maday responded.
Though Maday mentioned sure to the proposal, she continues to be processing it.
“In no measure would I ever count on one thing like this to occur. Like, ‘Wouldn’t or not it’s humorous if Tom proposed in entrance of our first twister.’ Not gonna occur. By no means gonna occur. But it surely one way or the other occurred,” she advised AccuWeather. “It was simply so completely sudden.”