Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Windy Night With Wind Damage Reports Coming In From All Over!..........Also Earth Hour Is Coming Will You Vote Earth?

This is the picture we was looking at last night as the first round came through our area! But if we look we can see the main rain and heaviest of the rain stayed to our south which was great news for the area rivers as we did not want a repeat of a few weeks ago! I think you all know what I'M talking about here ;o) Winds was gusting in the 40 mph range and our peak gust here in Lafayette was 40 mph. However they was pushing 50 mph in west IL, yesterday evening and last night. But we was very glad we did not hit wind speeds of that high! And everybody has had enough of the gusty winds for a little while. And I have good news which is that the winds will be much much lower today and we will be able to sit out and enjoy! Which is just what we will want to do after you hear about the wet pattern winding up this week! But first lets just see where that first line of rain and thunder really was!
Yes, you can see the main and or stronger storms stayed to our south and really the south of IL, this is where we seen the lightning and even the severe thunderstorm warnings. This is also where we seen a lot of high wind reports of damage around that area in MO, Here are a few reports to show you that what we seen could have been a lot worse!

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2 E EMINENCE SHANNON MO SEVERAL TREE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN. (SGF)

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ELLINGTON REYNOLDS MO 1 TREE BLOWN DOWN (LSX)

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2 W IRON MOUNTAIN IRON MO 2 TREES BLOWN DOWN (LSX)

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IRON MOUNTAIN ST. FRANCOIS MO POWER LINES DOWN (LSX)

Now don't get me wrong we to seen our high winds around the area just not as bad as some of these reports which I'M sure you all are happy we did not see winds this bad. Now we also started to see another line take form which was heading NNE up around the Chicago area and it put out a few severe thunderstorm warnings as well. And they also had a few high wind reports of damage around there area. Here are a few reports below.

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4 E MACOMB MCDONOUGH IL TIME ESTIMATED. BARN BLOWN OVER. ROOF BLOWN OFF. PIECE OF TIN SPREAD ABOUT THE AREA...WITH ONE PIECE WRAPPED AROUND A TREE. (DVN)

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2 E DIXON LEE IL GARAGE DESTROYED...ROOF OFF BUILDING...TREES DOWN. (LOT)

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The good news is we will have a few good days before we start to track our next system! Yes, today we will see Partly cloudy skies and or off and on sun through out the day. With highs in the low to mid 60s and a low in the upper 30s. Yesterday we seen a high of 75* degrees!!!!! Can you believe it? And where should we be for this time of year?? Well, on average we should be right around 54* degrees so we have been rather mild for this time of year! I would say nature has given us a rather nice treat! And there was a record high was set back in 1986 with a high of 84* degrees! Well, nature gave us a nice warm up and now we will start to go back and forth this week temperature wise! Yes we will fall to the 50s this week with more rain showers this weekend. Maybe even a few thunder rumbles possible. But this will be fine tuned and we will be able to talk more about it as we get closer! We could even see some cold morning rain showers on Sunday however currently that is not looking like an all day rain so I would not cancel any plans just yet! I will keep you posted on this through out this week..........

And last but not least! I wanted to talk a little real quick about Earth Hour that is coming up. Brow reminded us about it coming here real soon and I think it is a great thing that we all should be a part of! Me and my family will join in and turn off all the lights computers. etc, and vote Earth! Here is something from the site posted below.

THIS IS THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ELECTION, BETWEEN EARTH AND GLOBAL WARMING.
On March 28 you can VOTE EARTH by switching off your lights for one hour.Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.
The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. We want one billion votes for Earth, to tell world leaders that we have to take action against global warming.

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Yes, March 28th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm all around the world! This is again something we all should be a part of and give the world a little rest of at least one hour it is the least we can do! Join in.....Here is the link so you can find out more about Earth Hour and see what you think!

Earth Hour: Vote Earth - The world’s first global election.

Just Click And Go!

I will check back here with you all real soon and if you have any weather pictures feel free to send them in! And I would love to post them here on the Indiana Weather Blog! Have a great day and enjoy the clam winds and dry weather before our next batch moves in by the weekend....................

2 comments:

Brow said...

Thanks for posting the info on Earth Hour! I sent an email to Mike awhile back so that he could do the same but I don't think he got it. :(

Anonymous said...

Remarkably! Thanks!