Just a short time on this morning before I head into the office.
a reply to: WalkInSilence
Conservative, reactionary, assertive, sensitive, straightforward. Hm. Sounds a lot like Mrs. Shepherd. So I guess those are all OK with me, seeing
as I married her and all.
As for the lightning bolt, I have come to believe that for much of modern society, we have lost the connection to the land that made us wise in ways
like that father. It's as if we think we'll always be able to reload our last turn on the video game of life and try again.
a reply to: Night Star
There was a strong, slow-moving low-pressure system over northeastern Nebraska that was sending spiral arms of thunderstorms through Iowa, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, and extreme southeastern South Dakota last night. There was a long-lived EF1 or EF2 tornado that cut a path across 3 counties in Wisconsin
- unusual for a tornado to last that long. I saw a second tornado warning in Wisconsin as well. At one point Severe Thunderstorm Warnings spanned
from the southern border of Iowa to one county away from its northern border. Minnesota saw severe weather mostly in the southeastern part of the
state, although a line of storms plowed up from the southwest and passed over my house on its way to creating a fireworks show over the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota River Valley saw flash flood warnings NW of Mankato as the ground was already quite wet from the 1-3 inches of rain which had fallen
over the southern half of the state in the last few days. So, exciting evening to be in the Upper Mississippi Valley.
a reply to: LucidWarrior
*Shep bounces on tippy toes waiting...*
a reply to: LookingForABetterLife
We are only able to control some things, Blue. For the rest, all we can control his how we react to it. Hang in there.
a reply to: crappiekat
I get it. Tornados and hurricanes get all the press. But it's the straight-line winds and huge hail that do widespread damage. The blowdown in the
BWCA in 1999 had 81 mph straight-line winds. They estimated something like 25-30 million
trees were knocked down during that storm. It went
on into Quebec where it was producing ground lightning strikes at a rate of 6000/hour.
I get that same feeling in my gut when we fall under a severe storm warning, or there's a tornado warning nearby. We're not really in any danger of
floods, but a good strong straight-line wind might drop more than one tree on our roof.
a reply to: Martin75
Morning Swanne and Kat!