Some crazy weather at the farm. As you might have read on yesterday's post, 2nd Family (who lives out there full time) said that in all the years they've been there, they've never seen the wind so bad. So here are some pictures:
Upon driving there, we saw this huge limb that had fallen onto the road, someone had pulled it over and put it up on the guardrail.
This is a neighbor's fence, the entire fence line, several hundred feet, that had been blown over.
We lost a few shingles. These are all I could find but that's not to say we don't have more that were blown out of the yard. We will be having a roofer come check things out.
Over by the newly cleared forest-like area, we lost some large limbs. More stuff for the burn pile that we can't burn because it's been too wet for three weeks now!
Another inch of rain over the last couple of days means standing water everywhere and yet again, a muddy mess. No mowing, no edging, no gardening of any kind.
This is our biggest tree loss. A huge tree (Hackberry I believe) that was completely upended and fell right over, narrowly missing the power line to the house (and also missing our peach and apple trees). Time for some chainsaw work.
Here is another one that was down in the front yard along the driveway. More chainsaw work and more stuff for the burn pile.
This was on a neighbor's property next to us, a huge tree leaning over. We're glad we don't have to deal with this kind of large tree.
This one is pretty scary, it's a neighbor down the road that had his entire carport wrapped up and twisted around a tree and itself The National Weather Service is actually coming to look at this damage (and in the area) to see if it was 'tornadic' so they can classify it as that.
Several neighbors out there are saying it was a small tornado, perhaps an F-0 or F-1. That's what the NWS does, it looks at this chart and compares damage in the area. It could have just been straight line winds but some people said they saw rotation in the clouds just prior to the damage.
Whatever it was, it was most definitely a close call.
We had been casually shopping for generators, more like window shopping, but this makes us move that up near the top of the list for purchases.