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Old 04-29-21, 09:08 PM
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Hail and tornado missed

Got lucky had light hail no damage but nearby some places got hammered. 3 neighboring towns that are on the same highway got damaged with one tornado touching down. Had no power for a day and half and it was a wake up call on my dependence on electricity. No water, no A|C, internet, satellite tv and the like. Used the cow water to flush the toilets . Most of all how spoiled you can get with creature comforts that are taken for granted until the juice is cut off. Drove to town to get Taco Bell I was about to start putting the perishable food in ice chests so it wouldnít spoiled then the electricity came back on. 26 electric poles snapped and a tree fell on the train tracks derailing a train. Tomorrow evening (Friday) we are in for round two. At times Mother Nature reminds you she is in charge.
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Same thing happened here last week. Freak hailstorm out of the blue. Had pea sized hailstones coming down out of nowhere.
Mother Nature likes to keep us on our toes...
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in 2009, northwest arkansas had a severe ice storm pass though middle of january. we had no power for 2 weeks. some folks for just days, some for around a month. never been through anything like it in my life. fortunately, i heat (and, can cook) with wood and live on a well having had ample water in the storage tanks. no web, no phone, no lights, fish all died (that sucked a**!!), and was house bound. it was....humbling.

a tornado is something else, of course. i don't know you, but it is good that you were safe <<cheers>> (sam smith chocolate stout)

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Old 04-30-21, 01:30 AM
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Tornado sirens started blasting here Wednesday evening while I was jogging and two miles from home. You'd think it would motivate me to run faster, but the legs said, "Nah, man, you knew there was a tornado watch before we left home. We're jogging, not running."
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When I was young we didn't have cow water to flush the pit. We had to water it ourselves.
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It seems everywhere, she has her things. Here in the PNW, it's wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The southeast and east have hurricanes. The middle of the country has storms and tornados. Last summer i taped the doors shut to keep smoke out, and we didn't go outside for a good while.
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The four seasons in Southern California - fire, flood, earthquake, riot.

Hmm . . we haven't had a good earthquake in quite a while
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Hondo, my buddy north of you, in Rochester, got hammered pretty bad. He didn't get any hail, but it was a real turd-floater. I said he should grab a bar of Ivory and go out and get washed up, and he said if he had some concrete or asphalt to stand on, he would do it even despite the lightning! Wish we had some of that type of rain up here. We need it.
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Rochester, Texas population 324
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Rochester, Texas population 324
Yeah, you can hear the cactus growing up there.
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Rochester, Texas population 324
that's half of the population of where i live!! talk about small town. do they tumble weeds instead of bowling?

winslow at least has a gas station, a post office...very small, a fire dept, and....wait for it....a dollar general!!

oh, and a very active grapevine
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Hondo around 10,000 but on the edge of town is that Dollar General
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I rode out a heavy hail storm in Hill City, SD in a small tent during a bike tour. Some of the stones were as large as quarters. Quite an experience.
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that's half of the population of where i live!! talk about small town. do they tumble weeds instead of bowling?

winslow at least has a gas station, a post office...very small, a fire dept, and....wait for it....a dollar general!!

oh, and a very active grapevine
About 1400 in my town, which is small by New England standards. Almost everyone works at the papermill, which I've successfully managed to avoid the 30 years we've lived here. And... we got a Dollar General! Lol, one mom and pop convenience store, and a Dollar General. I'm dubious about the people they have preparing their market studies and demographics. I can relate to the grapevine thing. This area is seriously xenophobic too, and very inter-related... not inbred, but families here go back 200 years to the first settlers and farmers of this area of New Hampshah. This is one of those areas that - if you weren't born here, you'll never be from here.
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About 1400 in my town, which is small by New England standards. Almost everyone works at the papermill, which I've successfully managed to avoid the 30 years we've lived here. And... we got a Dollar General! Lol, one mom and pop convenience store, and a Dollar General. I'm dubious about the people they have preparing their market studies and demographics. I can relate to the grapevine thing. This area is seriously xenophobic too, and very inter-related... not inbred, but families here go back 200 years to the first settlers and farmers of this area of New Hampshah. This is one of those areas that - if you weren't born here, you'll never be from here.
Hondo use to be that way but itís been diluted But the small town Iím from is horrible I was from there but not well receive because I refused to conform to their stupidity. If you were not from there you were discriminated against in everything. I call them inbreds and made fun of them relentlessly as a hobby They hate my guts even today but that is the way I like it. Luckily there was a big city nearby so when Ozzy came to town the inbreds freaked out when Iím went to school with my Ozzy concert shirt reeking of reefer. Listening to Ozzy right now lol.
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About 1400 in my town, which is small by New England standards. Almost everyone works at the papermill, which I've successfully managed to avoid the 30 years we've lived here. And... we got a Dollar General! Lol, one mom and pop convenience store, and a Dollar General. I'm dubious about the people they have preparing their market studies and demographics. I can relate to the grapevine thing. This area is seriously xenophobic too, and very inter-related... not inbred, but families here go back 200 years to the first settlers and farmers of this area of New Hampshah. This is one of those areas that - if you weren't born here, you'll never be from here.
old families around here, too. about a handful of them. largely inter-related, and good chances some inbred. although, i figure that's likely a thing of decades ago when winslow was more isolated, but still kinda seeing the ramifications. there's just a certain physical characteristic a bit similar to down's syndrome features. and, honestly, i'm not trying to be a d***. it's a real thing i'd never considered until i'd been living here a while. whispers of the grapevine also give some hints. anyway, these families are the ones that still have the big farms and little saw mills passing down generation to generation. if you need hay, firewood, or your land logged, you have about three numbers to choose from...lol

the dollar general....my wife and i used to grumble over the installation of this "thing!!" sticking out in the middle of our little rural town. then we realized it was actually a boon since there's low income and elderly who really benefit from not having to drive real far for food (though it's not actually real food...lol. real food you make at home and/or grow yourself....like it used to be, imo). it's also really great for the meals-on-wheels program. saves them fuel and time since it's right across the highway, all volunteer, and they get very little funding. still, the store being there is fugly, but it ain't my bag. i'm usually at home in the woods, anyway
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Hondo use to be that way but itís been diluted But the small town Iím from is horrible I was from there but not well receive because I refused to conform to their stupidity. If you were not from there you were discriminated against in everything. I call them inbreds and made fun of them relentlessly as a hobby They hate my guts even today but that is the way I like it. Luckily there was a big city nearby so when Ozzy came to town the inbreds freaked out when Iím went to school with my Ozzy concert shirt reeking of reefer. Listening to Ozzy right now lol.
they probably thought you worshiped satan!!
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they probably thought you worshiped satan!!
They still do especially since I was am a Slayer fan.
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They still do especially since I was am a Slayer fan.
oh, that's most excellent, dude...lol
hope you play that up at halloween! at least a little bit.....
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Got lucky had light hail no damage but nearby some places got hammered. 3 neighboring towns that are on the same highway got damaged with one tornado touching down. Had no power for a day and half and it was a wake up call on my dependence on electricity. No water, no A|C, internet, satellite tv and the like. Used the cow water to flush the toilets . Most of all how spoiled you can get with creature comforts that are taken for granted until the juice is cut off. Drove to town to get Taco Bell I was about to start putting the perishable food in ice chests so it wouldnít spoiled then the electricity came back on. 26 electric poles snapped and a tree fell on the train tracks derailing a train. Tomorrow evening (Friday) we are in for round two. At times Mother Nature reminds you she is in charge.
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They still do especially since I was am a Slayer fan.
I think we'd get on quite well. I like Slayer and most metal bands, particularly from the hair band days, but not hair bands if that makes any sense. I mean, hair metal is good, but I like stuff from Metallica, Iron Maiden, Accept, Motorhead, Krokus, etc, from that era. You know, the harder stuff, not the kiss me I'm a pretty boy with my ass in spandex stuff. I like to listen to metal most of the time, but I do like to mix it up some. I've got some good sound in my shop, and I usually listen to Accuradio or Sirius XM. I'll listen to old jazz, or pre-war blues. Lately I've been reminiscing my 80's days in Germany, and listening to new wave stuff. About the only thing I DONT listen to is rap or country... especially the new country which makes me wanna puke. Oh God, don't get me going about that!
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Hondo, you OK... looks like Gargantuan hail just swept through your area...



Everything’s bigger in Texas. Apparently that extends to hail, including one stone that may have been more than a half-foot wide.

It fell amid a barrage of prolific hailstorms that incurred potentially billions of dollars in damages across Fort Worth, Oklahoma City and areas west of San Antonio Wednesday night. Hardest hit were areas near the University of Oklahoma, where hail damaged virtually every vehicle exposed to the elements.

One stone that landed in Hondo, Tex., about 30 miles west of San Antonio, may vie for a state record.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weath...-state-record/
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Hondo, you OK... looks like Gargantuan hail just swept through your area...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weath...-state-record/
I'm not some geek who gets all moist over the weather, but just think of the force of the updrafts that form hailstones that big. Hail is formed as droplets of ice in the upper atmosphere, then updrafts push it back up to freeze again, and get bigger. The bigger the hailstone, the more times it has cycled back up into the freeze zone. Just think of the force of those updrafts needed to make huge hailstones like that!
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Had some hail but missed the heavy stuff by a few miles. The insurance companies are going to hate this area lol.
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