Thursday, August 9, 2012

Severe Thunderstorm Strikes Fast & Furious

Yesterday, August 8th, I experienced a very nerve-racking exciting storm! I also completed my first call to the National Weather Service reporting tree damage from the wind, and it was such an experience. Anyways, lets talk about it! A warning was issued on the system about 10 minutes after it developed over my county, and there were about 8 reports of trees falling inside the county. We received 3 inches of rainfall in a little less then an hour, and creeks and ditches were filled to over capacity very quick. Our yard turned into a debris field, and here are the pictures I took;
Taken during the storm, when the rain wasn't as hard. You can see the yard flooding, as well as the ditch line filling up further out.
A large maple limb down in neighbors' yard after the storm.
Heavy rain with severe winds were enough to blow a bird feeder horizontal and knock it down with other limbs.
Mammatus clouds visible before sunset on the way home from church.

Thankfully, there was no major hail core in this storm. There was, though, about 2 miles north pea sized hail falling.  Some were without power, which is the result of a few lines down. All in all, its nothing the Lord and us can't handle together!
      I have been unable to access the Internet for most of the day, which is why a new post is not up on my meteorology blog yet. I can promise you a post on the Atlantic basin tomorrow evening, to give you the details of our increasing activity.
Thanks all for stopping in this evening, hope you have a blessed week ahead of you!

All Photos shown here are courtesy of TropicalWxBlogger

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