Beautiful morning, but had a slight scare last night. Glenn wakes me from a deep Nyquil sleep and says there’s a storm. First I bonk my head on the cabinet as I get up, then look out. Lightning storm and wind like I’ve rarely seen. Check the Weather Channel app on my iPhone 🙂 to see a major thunderstorm with possible 70mph winds heading straight for us. Here’s the warning I saw (we’re in Pierce in Willow Creek State Rec Area):
“AT 1154 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONTINUED TO INDICATE A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 65 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES NORTH OF NELIGH TO NORFOLK TO CLARKSON… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. A WIND GUST TO 68 MPH WAS RECORDED WITH THIS LINE IN NORFOLK AT 1156 PM.”
Luckily, the few young but mature trees near us looked very healthy as they swayed sideways in the wind. My step had started to blow away, and I brought that inside. Other than that, the trailer didn’t budge. I was more worried out the empty giant RV next to us with a pontoon boat parked in front. Seemed kinda light.
This morning, I talked to another neighbor who lost their awning. Some downed limbs around, but surprisingly little damage, and the power never went out.
Thankful we didn’t have any damage, and for having the iPhone app with storm details. Who knows what local station would’ve carried the news, and my weather band radio is built into the Saab stereo… With my phone, I could see the moving weather map with the ominous red blob heading straight for us…
Beautiful, clear, cool morning at the moment. Feels 30 degrees cooler.