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    Crazy weather

    So we're in Grimes and about 40 minutes ago, it started raining and light wind. About 15 minutes after that....

    The wind picked up from the north so bad, it sucked the umbrella right out of our deck furniture, moved all the chairs and picked up the table enough to get it over the umbrella base. The umbrella was closed. It got tossed into our neighbor's yard - about 40 feet or so from the deck.

    We're watching a movie as this happened and flew off the couch thinking we were done for. The only thing I can think of is a funnel cloud passed over top of us or something.

    When we had the high winds the other night, the umbrella barely moved. Very odd.

    Hope all are ok.


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    Re: Crazy weather

    There are tornado warnings in SE Boone and SW Story counties... well, actually, I think they ended five minutes ago.


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    Re: Crazy weather

    quick moving storm right now but it's going to suck for those in it's path later on. WHO is saying the storm lasts about 20 minutes before it clears out. That's about right because around 4:30 here in the NE part of Beaverdale it really got windy and rained hard for about 10 minutes and now very light rain and wind has calmed down.


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    Re: Crazy weather

    i was pretty sure we were done for on monday night. the winds sucked huge trees out by the roots and threw them accross the street in my neighborhood. my neighbor had a tree fall on and completely ruin both of their cars. we were probably the most fortunate as we only lost a couple of fence panels. been a terrible year weather wise in iowa.



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    Re: Crazy weather

    We went to the basement for the 4th time this year. I'm tired of this crap. The winds were crazy again.


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    Re: Crazy weather

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    i was pretty sure we were done for on monday night. the winds sucked huge trees out by the roots and threw them accross the street in my neighborhood. my neighbor had a tree fall on and completely ruin both of their cars. we were probably the most fortunate as we only lost a couple of fence panels. been a terrible year weather wise in iowa.
    The odd thing is I slept through that storm and didn't know anything had happened till I woke up in the morning. I guess a couple big trees about 10 blocks west of my place fell across the road but all I and my immediate neighbors had were mostly small dead limbs that blew out of the trees but nothing of size.


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    Re: Crazy weather

    Is anyone able to get the digital off air channels? 5-1, 8-1, 13-1? All mine are out.



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    Re: Crazy weather

    Ours were out for a bit, but we're getting 8.1 - have not tried the others.



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    Re: Crazy weather

    I was caught on Saylorville when it hit there. We saw it coming, had to go pick some people up at the cove, and got absolutely hammered on the way back to the slip.

    Only high winds, rain and small hail there. My neighborhood in Ankeny has large trees down.



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    Re: Crazy weather

    It is thundering loudly again in Pleasant Hill and the weather premadonnas on 13 wont get off the TV (dispite 5 and 8 NOT doing full time live coverage anymore) so storm number 2 must be about here.

    Great, lets see if I can see 60+ mph winds for the 3rd time this week. Monday morning I was in Sioux City and the winds blew around 80mph (and up..the place looked like a war zone in the daylight), then we had some 60+ mph wind gusts around 4:50 pm today.



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    Re: Crazy weather

    The last few years while I was in Seattle, I kind of missed thunderstorms because we never had them out there. This is definitely an over the top "welcome back" summer for me, just like last winter was in terms of snow!



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    Re: Crazy weather

    Had to let my dog out, when the sky was getting dark and the winds were extremely calm. Not 30 seconds later, the wind started gusting and throwing dead tree limbs around, and my dog rounds the corner sprinting back towards the door. Absolutely crazy weather this summer...


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    Re: Crazy weather

    We're on the verge of getting our first rain since I moved to Colorado five weeks ago. I can hear thunder rumbling as I'm keypading.


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    Re: Crazy weather

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    We're on the verge of getting our first rain since I moved to Colorado five weeks ago. I can hear thunder rumbling as I'm keypading.
    Don't worry, we're getting enough for all of North America



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    Re: Crazy weather

    I should add that today was the first time I have heard thunder in over four years as that phenonomen wasn't part of the climatic experience in NW Alaska.


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