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Be alert, be cautious, midwest friends (Read 253 times)

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


    Needs more cowbell!

      I had never heard the term derecho until maybe 15 years ago when one came through this area and tore out about 1/3 of the trees in a long swath following the Grand River.  It ripped an entire side off of a condominium building like it had been cross-sectioned and knocked-down a big brick chimney at a factory.  They said it was the storm of the century.  2 nights later a near identical storm hit about a half hour north.  Since then it seems like we get a fairly big one at least every couple of years.  The winds are clocked at tornado speeds, but without the rotation.  It's really something to see them approaching.

       

      We were on our bikes about 5 miles north of this one...we managed to outrun it and get to our destination just as it hit.  Fortunately it was not a particularly destructive one, but we cut our ride short when we checked phones and saw the radar.

      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

      '14 Goals:

      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      Needs more cowbell!

        It's coming...

        Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          I'm not a weather guy, but I was expecting something more straight line (ie. north / south) than the full yellow, green, and red blob over Wisconsin, Lake Michigan, and Michigan..

          The bad ones down here in Texas look bad 150 miles before they get here and have a distinct good to the east and good to the west of a 30 minute tornado scare storm.

           

          Stay safe, friends.

          2014 Goals:

          #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

          #2: 365 Hours training

           


          Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon

            We have had heavy rain off and on since about 4:30 with periods of high winds,  thunder that shook the house, and lightening all around.  I've heard reports of trees down.  All is quiet now, but we are under a thunderstorm watch til 1 a.m.  I think other areas north and south of us had more severe weather.  Be careful if you are in the line of this - it is ugly.


            Needs more cowbell!

              I'm not a weather guy, but I was expecting something more straight line (ie. north / south) than the full yellow, green, and red blob over Wisconsin, Lake Michigan, and Michigan..

              The bad ones down here in Texas look bad 150 miles before they get here and have a distinct good to the east and good to the west of a 30 minute tornado scare storm.

               

              Stay safe, friends.

               

              Yeah, thus far what we've gotten is pretty unmemorable and we didn't see any sign of derecho/shelf cloud type activity.  There's more coming, but it looks pretty low-key.  I think the worst of what has hit MI went N and S of us.

              Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

              '14 Goals:

              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)