Plague Zwei

Thursday, June 07, 2007
I showed you hail. Last night it was winds (category 2 hurricane gusts). Here's a friend's front yard.


Skookumchuk said...

You OK?

MeaninglessHotAir said...

No problema, senor. Pero, gracias.

Joe Citizen said...

I don't comment much, but after seeing the wind damage pics,
you should check out what I caught on my olympus two nights ago.

Tornado Tableau

Skookumchuk said...

Great photos, Joe.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Nice pics, Joe. I really miss those Midwestern thunderstorms. Don't miss the tornadoes though.

Joe Citizen said...

Northern Michigan doesn't get many tornado's and the ones that do form are pretty weak.

I was 12 and lived near Toledo (260 miles south of where I now live) when the super-outbreak went through in 1974, the same one that wiped Xenia, Ohio off the map.

I saw 4 tornado's that day. As the closest one went past our house (half a mile north) a snapping turtle crossed the yard. The turtle was 2 feet across, easily. It was too big to fit into a standard galvanized wash tub! I guess he chose that time to cross the yard, because he couldn't fit into the culvert that went under the yard.
It was a 16" culvert.

My father only gave me one chance to capture the turtle, after that, we all headed into the basement.

I donated all my storm pictures to NOAA,
and they seemed fairly excited. It seems they need night time pictures that are backlighted with lightning, to help train tornado spotters on what to look for at night.