Reporting in

A major (for here) thunderstorm just passed directly
overhead about 45 minutes ago. Fierce winds, a LOT of
rain,some hail, thunder and lightning about a half second
apart. I battened everything down, no damage here, check in
Kay.
Beverly, in the usually mild NW U.S.A
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BEI Design
Uh oh. It'll come from you to me, then. We've had storms all week now! Please try to steer them some other direction, if you would be so kind.
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Pogonip
No fear, this one was moving fast from southeast to northwest. They were talking on the TV stations about possible tornado sightings! The weather maps were really ugly, huge orange-yellow cells moving NE, right over the top of me and mine. We are all ok, no damage no injuries. The temperature dropped over 20 degrees in about 10 minutes.
My DSisterIL (in Damascus) lost internet, phone and power for a while, but everything is back to normal now. My DSonIL was driving from his work location (Sherwood) to home (NE Portland) at the height of the storm, he arrived safely as well. Younger DD and her DH were in a movie theater, and came out to drenching rain and wind (no jackets of course it was well over 80 degrees earlier today), so they had to dash across the parking lot and got soaked, some limbs were blown down at their home but nothing major.
It was really intense while it lasted.
Beverly
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BEI Design
That's a lot of violence. Nature on a rampage. Glad you were spared the worst. We don't get tornadoes here (knock wood) and they scare me worse than anything. I can take hurricanes, blizzards, even earthquakes (so far, anyway), but tornadoes are skeery.
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Pogonip
Tornados are so rare here no one knows what to do. One just north of here about 50 years ago pretty much destroyed a shopping mall, but that's the most recent that I remember. There were a few funnel clouds sighted during today's storm, but the weather bureau has not yet determined that they were "tornados".
Yeah, I'll take a good old fashioned flood or earthquake any day.
Beverly, very happy it has cooled off.
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BEI Design
"BEI Design" wrote...
Wow, glad to hear you are all right. I remember too well the storm here in early 2007, 'Kyrill', you can still see the gaps in the wooded outlines of the surrounding hills. Tornadoes would freak me out, I wouldn't want to live in such an area. So unpredictable; I agree, I'd prefer floods and earthquakes any time, too. ;-> But seriously: I mean, yes, they are telling us all over the place about the climate change, but it's scary to see it really happen.
U.
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Ursula Schrader
Glad you came through just fine. Sounds like an Arkansas thunderstorm went through there. That's about what we get here with most of them. I hope it was a one time thing for you!!!
Sharon
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Sharon Hays
Scary! made me think of thunderstorms in Malta when I was a child... Sounded like the giants upstairs were throwing the piano out the window, followed by the wardrobe and a crate of old china at times.
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Kate XXXXXX
Will you PLEASE try to keep them in their proper place from now on? ;-)
Me too. Nothing could convince me to live where storms like this one are a regular occurrence.
Today it's a very comfortable 62 degrees and raining. Now THAT'S more like it!
Beverly
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BEI Design
"Kate XXXXXX" wrote in message news: snipped-for-privacy@brightview.co.uk...
My dog's reaction reminded me of Sharon's dog taking bendryl, you'd have thought some great ogre was pummeling him.
Beverly
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BEI Design
There are lots of pictures and stories about people ice skating on the small lakes (ponds?) around here in winter years ago, but in the 40 years I've lived here, they've never frozen solid enough for that.
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Pogonip
I have seen pictures from the early 20th century of the Willamette River, which runs through Portland, frozen so solid that cars were able to cross from one bank to the other. Thankfully, nothing like that in the 70 years I've lived here.
The Missoula Flood covered the are where Portland, Oregon is now with 200+ feet of water...150 centuries ago.
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think that the West Linn Meteorite was floated to it's location south of Portland on an ice floe during one of those floods.
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'm thankful for calmer weather. Beverly
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BEI Design
I heard from Kay, she is having computer upgrade issues, so she can read but not post to newsgroups. She weathered the storm (VBG) fine yesterday.
Beverly
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BEI Design
Poor little guy. He's so teeny, you would have to cut a benadryl in half to make him "special cheese." Charles takes 2. (every 25 lbs of dog = one benadryl according to our vet.) Charlie never really used to pay attention to storms. He didn't like the wind blowing hard enough to make the window screens whistle. But other than that, storms never bothered him till we moved here. They are just that more potent here.
I will do my best to try and keep the storms where they belong. lol I'm working on that "camelot type rain" thing too. I'd like a nice gentle rain every evening after 8:00. ;) When I get that squared away I'll see what else I can do...
Sharon
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Sharon Hays
For the fairly rare storm here, mine is content if he's in my lap, I haven't actually had to medicate him. I hate to think what he does if a big storm comes up when I'm away. :-(
Thanks very much, I really appreciate it. ;-)
I haven't been ignoring you, but I took delivery of a new computer Saturday (first major upgrade since 2000), and I'm busily setting it up and getting the old one ready to copy all apps to the new one. It's a little like a major spring cleaning...do I really NEED this app? Or that file? Or that bunch of pictures?..... The new harddrive is plenty big enough to take everything, but sheesh, I tend to let things accumulate. I'm going to turn the old one into the embroidery design computer, and take the laptop into the living room. I'll be connected 24/7. ;-}
Beverly
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BEI Design

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