I looked outside and saw a tree bent probably about 55 degrees and freaked. I thought there was a tornado right around the corner for sure. That was the most powerful wind I've ever seen from a storm, plus it came out of absolutely nowhere.
Here in central UA, spent much of last evening dragging branches from the silver maple in back out to the front curb. Cable was out as well as the nearest cell tower, so no internet whatsoever.
But we never actually lost power; just a few blinks and that's it. So I got to sleep with the AC on. Luxury!
We lost power at the Temple though (up in New Albany), and so far it's still out. As that was my "last day" (last day of fulltime employment there), I suggested that perhaps this was the universe's subtle way of suggesting that my hours shouldn't have been reduced. (The boss didn't buy it. Alas. )
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Thanks, Howson, for cleaning up MacLean's toxic waste. Welcome, Kekalainen; let's get good things built!
After a while I thought to dig up this picture, I figure it's relevant...
Christmas day, thats the top of a three foot high butt can.
And it figures you would show up now right as I'm leaving the area. I've been here since May 09 and three regular seasons later I've never been able to find someone to go see a BJs game in St. Paul with me.
I did get the chance to clean up and survey damage today. The anchored tree right in the front yard was completely uprooted; the trunk is probably 12-14" in diameter and it was anchored into the ground, and the entire thing was up against the house. The apple tree next to it lost probably 1/2 of itself right at the trunk. Two pear trees lost over 1/2 as well. The flagpole was completely destroyed.
There are four more trees that completely cracked fairly high up and lost a sizable amount. Two of them cracked over 30' off the ground. I was actually walking near another damaged one around noon and heard a cracking sound over my head...all I could do was squat and cover my head. A big limb dropped and hit the ground about 10' away from where I was; it would have done some damage if it had hit me. Another tree looks like it was hit by lightning, which explained some of the damage...part of it looked like a clean break, and part looked incinerated.
Soybeans look to have made it through without damage. Thankfully they haven't really grown enough to be damaged; that's the only advantage to the drought. The blackberries are all dead from the lack of water, but it may have saved the soybean crop for the year.
I snapped some pics before cleanup began; I may end up uploading and posting at some point.
Originally Posted by gojackets1
Came out of nowhere because of the heat, I assume.
Anyone still without power?
Somehow, ours came back on this evening. Considering the area and its long history of random outages, I expected it to be out for the long haul. Well, that and the fact that the neighbor across the street has a tree limb directly on top of a power line and sagging it down a good 5'.
My power is off and we appear to be scheduled among the last to have it return - July 7! Two days of this is enough, we're headed for a hotel for the duration. Worst of it is, my brother is visiting from DC (also hard hit, but his home is safe!) and we've been torturing him with the heat and inconvenience. Of course, we're grateful not to have suffered the severe damage that some of our neighbors have endured - trees down on homes, cars, garages, etc. This is the last time, a generator will be ordered Monday!
I haven't seen this posted any where yet...new movie coming out and something caught my eye during the trailer I think everyone will like (about the 1:53 area)
( you'd think I'd remember how to post a video)
Fixed. And Kallio beat you to it about three pages back.
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