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Old 01-29-2008, 05:46 PM   #1951
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An hour ago it was sunny and 61 degrees. Since then we've had wind gusts of 57 mph, pea to nickle size hail, and the temp has dropped 20 degrees.

That's the way with southern Illinois...if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute, and it will change.

How is it down there in Kentucky, Katie?
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:55 PM   #1952
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Hey, Katie! You'd better batten down the hatches. You've got a bad one on the way right now!
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:01 PM   #1953
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Thanks for your concern, Connie. The storm line has passed through here. We have sustained only minor damage. It's hitting Paducah as I type this.
Katie's computer shut down during a brief power blackout so I'm posting for her. She'll be back soon.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:56 PM   #1954
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That's good news, Buck. The news was showing some bad stuff down your way.
We had a tree blow down in the back woods, but I think it was dead anyway.
Now it's just howling like a banshee out there, and we're down to 29.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:03 PM   #1955
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Connie, right now it's blowing like a son-of-a-gun. Gusts up to 70 mph. We've had a screen blow in on the sleeping porch off our bedroom and will probably lose the storm window off the second floor bathroom. Won't know what else until it's light again.

Our news reported that Benton, IL had a good bit of damage. At least the tree you lost was away from your house. That's a good thing.

Yep, the temp took a nosedive. It was almost 60F before the storm. Right now it's 37F. Quite a drop.

Glad you guys are okay.

Did you and Kim ever make your trip to Paducah a little while ago?
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:33 PM   #1956
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No, Katie. Kim hadn't been feeling well for a good while, and he just didn't want to make the drive.
He has since gone to the Dr, and has been diagnosed with early stages of COPD. He has quit smoking (he's done it twice before, once for two years, and almost three the next time), so I'm sure this one's for good. He's also taking a new drug (Spiriva) that is improving his breathing, and he is feeling much better.

As for the damage, I don't know much right now, except that one of the funeral homes lost it's front porch.
I sure am glad I don't have those 100 foot long plastic covered greenhouses out there anymore. The plastic is put on all in one big piece, and if the wind gets an edge worked loose, it'll get under the plastic and the whole top can go in minutes. This happened to a friend of mine.

By the way, it's down to 26 now.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:11 AM   #1957
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50 deg now (midnight), suppose to plunge to 20 as a high for tomorrow.

We're under a severe thunderstorm watch and a high wind advisory. Suppose to gust to the 60 mph + range , about 1 1/2 hours till the line of showers gets here.

So goes Ohio weather.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:36 AM   #1958
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It has warmed up here a little. It was cool enough for a sweater during the day, but not cold. Right now (just after 12:30 a.m.) it is 56 degrees F. It is supposed to cool off again tomorrow night. It was a little weird a few minutes ago. It started raining, but not a slow starting rain. All of the sudden, out of nowhere, it was pouring and blasting against the house. It lasted all of 3 minutes and disappeared. We might get some more rain during the night, but that was a little strange!

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Old 01-30-2008, 03:38 AM   #1959
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Guess what?! The sun is shining! Like no-clouds-anywhere-in-the-sky shining! It's about 38F and it's sooooo beautiful!
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:36 AM   #1960
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It was -12 last night with a gale wind blowing. It has been a rough one.
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