Some storms get too close and personal
By Judy Evans
March 3, 2017 5:51pm CST
I don't think I've been guilty of too many weather posts but we had a doozy (very bad) of a thunderstorm last night. We hadn't been in bed long when the rumbling and lightning started. I quite like thunderstorms and accept that my least favourite part, the lightning, has to be accepted if I'm to enjoy the rumbling thunder. The storm got closer until it was directly overhead. I've heard children told that thunder is just God moving his furniture around but it seemed He was trashing his whole house this time. The lightning was blinding, filling the room with white light and the thunder cracked and boomed like nothing I've heard before. Vince went out on the verandah to try to get photos but wasn't successful. By the time the mayhem moved slowly away I'd quite got over my penchant for thunderstorms. The photo is of a tree which came down on our car years ago. Despite appearances, when we cleared the tree away the only damage was to the emblem thingy which sits on the bonnet (hood) and which was bent a tiny bit.
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3 Mar 17
Two years ago we had a tree come down in a windstorm. We were in the house enjoying our lunch. When we came outside a sixty foot tall ash tree was laying on the ground. We could not have laid it down better if we had tried. It missed the deck...it missed the other trees. All we had to do was cut it up and haul it away.
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4 Mar 17
@JudyEv people talk about hundreds of trees, but the actual. Umber in our ara might be closer to millions of trees. Entire wooded areas have been decimate. On the three acre property we live on at least a two dozen trees have been removed. Last spring the entire wooded area (2 acres) was knocked down, bulldozed and burned. That's a drop in the bucket compared to the devastation I see every time I head down the road.
4 Mar 17
We had a terrible thunderstorm one night last week here too, the lightening lit up the inside of our home-I was scared. It looks like you've had a bad storm in the past, that is quite the nasty looking damage with the tree on top of a vehicle.
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4 Mar 17
Wow! The picture looks quite worrisome. You were indeed fortunate. I remember camping one year and there was a kind of a mother of thunderstorms and a huge branch fell on our tent and flattened it but thankfully we weren't in the tent at that time. However thieving in the tent was soaked including our bedding.
4 Mar 17
You brought me to the mini tornado I experienced in July 2015. It left behind quite a damage. It was localised in that just a small area around here was affected. That was just noise I guess as you have been spared from any damage.