Monday, July 14, 2008

weather malfunction

Storm - July 11, 2008
taken by Pockafwye

With apologies to Han Solo...

Uh, we had a slight weather malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Another storm came through last Friday night, bringing an amazing light show and a frenzy of media coverage. The one confirmed tornado the storm generated that I know of (an EF3) was in Willmar, MN, which is about 90 miles away from us. It clobbered a turkey barn and there were a few injuries, but thankfully no one was killed. (If you are curious, NOAA has posted photos and an official NOAA storm report for this tornado.)

When the storm had passed the power was out, and my Mister joined some of our neighbors outside for a beer and some fireworks. Their conversation eventually turned to food, and prompted us to get together with several folks from the neighborhood for a picnic on Sunday evening. Joe smoked a bunch of ribs in his Weber bullet, and the neighbors brought delicious grilled corn, deviled eggs, blueberries and home made coleslaw.

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