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Old 08-23-2017, 05:29 AM   #15621
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So this is what happened in Montreal yesterday: Powerful winds rip apart trees, smashing cars and blocking roads in Montreal - Montreal - CBC News

This is not a tornado area. But, the city did get a micro burst, which apparently can be just as damaging as a tornado. Even though I'm a good 20 miles from the centre of the city, there was damage out here in the burbs too. Lots of people without power. Thank goodness, nothing at my house. I'll have a walk around the condo association tomorrow and see if any of our trees got hit.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:58 AM   #15622
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Beautiful day here. Temp. in the lower 70's
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:54 PM   #15623
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So this is what happened in Montreal yesterday: Powerful winds rip apart trees, smashing cars and blocking roads in Montreal - Montreal - CBC News

This is not a tornado area. But, the city did get a micro burst, which apparently can be just as damaging as a tornado. Even though I'm a good 20 miles from the centre of the city, there was damage out here in the burbs too. Lots of people without power. Thank goodness, nothing at my house. I'll have a walk around the condo association tomorrow and see if any of our trees got hit.
Well, if you can call it good news, at least you are fine. I didn't take time to read the whole article, just looked at the pictures. Those trees trunks were huge! And the trees looked healthy.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:14 PM   #15624
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Wow! Sorry to hear about your storm. Hopefully no one got hurt.

We had a small cloud burst of rain, unexpectedly, about 6 pm. Dh just got the lawn mowed. It's humid & 75* in SE South Dakota.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:33 PM   #15625
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So this is what happened in Montreal yesterday: Powerful winds rip apart trees, smashing cars and blocking roads in Montreal - Montreal - CBC News

This is not a tornado area. But, the city did get a micro burst, which apparently can be just as damaging as a tornado. Even though I'm a good 20 miles from the centre of the city, there was damage out here in the burbs too. Lots of people without power. Thank goodness, nothing at my house. I'll have a walk around the condo association tomorrow and see if any of our trees got hit.
Microbursts, AKA windshear, can get pretty powerful. They can do as much damage as an F1 tornado, but the winds are straight-line, not a vortex. We get both here. Those kinds of storms often create large hail, too.

Here, we had a front come through last night. All the storms were north of me, but we got some rain. The highs this week are forecast in the upper eighties, which is low for August here.

Mosquitoes are still the big problem here, right now.

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Old 08-23-2017, 07:34 PM   #15626
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Taxy, glad to hear you came through the storm ok.

We picked the right day to visit a couple of Bourbon distilleries. Yesterday wss humid with temperatures in the mid-90s. Today was around 90 but dry and with a breeze. Hoping for clear skies and a good tailwind as we head to our daughter's place for tomorrow night.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:07 PM   #15627
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Talking to a friend tonight who has a daughter living in a part of Montreal hard hit. As of late this afternoon she still had no power. Huge trees down and traffic impossible/imovable in that section of the city.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:28 PM   #15628
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With all the damage that happened in Montreal, it's really amazing that it seems like no one was injured. There are parts of the power grid that are being rebuilt, because repair just won't cut it. Hundred plus year old trees down too.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:34 PM   #15629
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Those big winds take a big toll on big trees. Living in Texas for as long as I have, I spend the money to get my big trees pruned at least every other year by a certified arborist. It helps them survive high winds and ice storms with minimal, mostly cosmetic damage. Some others around here do the same, but not everyone. You can tell who does and doesn't after a good storm.

My ex-wife and her family bought me a live oak tree to plant when my Grandpa died, in his memory. Here is a photo of it pruned to let wind blow through, but still provide shade.

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Old 08-24-2017, 08:34 AM   #15630
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We've had temp's in the 90's for almost the past week, but today is only supposed to be 81! Also had some thunderstorms last night.

Found out that my nephew and his family are under a Tropical Storm Warning (probably will turn into a Hurricane warning sometime today) and a Storm Surge warning. Keep them and everyone else in the path of Harvey in your thoughts and prayers, please.
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