Friday, May 24, 2013
I had just gotten into bed the other night when the wind started to blow. And what a racket. It ushered in a thunder storm and a down pour. The lightning was actually scary.
There were some branches and some trees down, but I did not hear of any major damage and we didn’t lose electricity. Our deck furniture was re-arranged though. Usually, two of the chairs are at the other end of the deck. I guess we are lucky that a chair did not hit the glass door.
I would say that the crab apple blossoms are pretty well done. It looks like pretty pink snow.
The next morning the deck chairs were all against the opposite side of the deck. We had flood warnings on Thursday and several roads were washed out--7 inches of rain. Rain was needed--just not all at once. It has rained all day here (Friday), but not the torrential downpour type. We are inconvenienced by road closings, detours, and dump trucks continuously rumbling past; but there was no tornado.
This video shows the damage done by Thursday night's rain dump, after two days of intermittent rain. The last shot, the Old Red Mill, is where I took my grand kids hiking last Sunday.
We are heading for Connecticut tomorrow morning, if we can. The wash outs on the video are to the north of us. A wet weekend is forecast but we will spend time with family so it doesn't matter so much. I am glad we did not plan a Memorial Day camping trip as we have so often in the past.