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But the worst of it missed us, had a nasty front come up from the south, got to the edge of Linclon and died out to just a normal summer thunderstorm with some rain. South of us the dopper radar was showing some purple in with the reds for a while, purple is never good on doppler, red ain't either, but it's not as bad as purple.

When the street lights come one almost 2 1/2 hours before sundown it often gets bad. Dropped some 1-1.5 inch hail about 10-15 miles south of us and took out a bunch of power.

Looked like this out the front door at work at about 6:15:







It lost it's punch about 15 minutes later.
 

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It lost it's punch about 15 minutes later.
How disappointing for you. :rolleyes:

Hey, we're expecting a big thunderstorm on Friday. You wanna come over here & watch the light show? :D
 

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Nope, gonna be at Rock Creek Station on the Orry-gun Trail Friday-Sunday. And don't want to see much a that stuff cause me behind is sorta hangin' out there, only decent place to go is a small 150 year old rock building. It's 75 yards from camp, my pick-up is gonna be a half mile away and the only road would lead right into most storms, not a good thing.:eek:

Oh also I'm blind, my cell phone won't get a signal there if I want one, have to walk a 1/2 mile up the hill, so no doppler. :D Long range says good. In 2006 we had a small tornado drop 3 miles east of us about 2 am. but all we got was some hail, enough to cover the ground, yah ever listen to hail beating on a canvas tent. Not loud but you hope it stays on the outside.:D
 

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After an inch of rain last night, we have been missed by the storms that went through today. Thankfully because the city 25 miles north of here during rush hour tonight had flooding in many of the main streets.

Here in northern Illinois it has been a very wet spring. Farmers are very late in getting in the fields.
 

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Hey Glen I can hear the disappointment in your writing! Stay safe, and as my brother always says " pay attention":)
 

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Hey Glen I can hear the disappointment in your writing! Stay safe, and as my brother always says " pay attention":)
Oh I do, really don't want to see anyone get hurt or loose their home, but **** them storms are fasinating.:D Also Di, 'member I'm seeing stuff most folks would notice unless it dropped out of the sky and took them to Oz.

RebaHallie: We're faily dry here and that dry line is keeping the severe stuff off our butts, which can be a good thing.;)
 

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Oh Di, a friend over on my CAS board says I got to use the embedded date on my pictures, says they look a lot like some from last year.

But it's a good spot on a "path" besides I get to do them on the clock.:D
 

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Oh Di, a friend over on my CAS board says I got to use the embedded date on my pictures, says they look a lot like some from last year.

But it's a good spot on a "path" besides I get to do them on the clock.:D
Just keep smiling my friend- and stay safe!!
 

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Nope, gonna be at Rock Creek Station on the Orry-gun Trail Friday-Sunday. And don't want to see much a that stuff cause me behind is sorta hangin' out there, only decent place to go is a small 150 year old rock building. It's 75 yards from camp, my pick-up is gonna be a half mile away and the only road would lead right into most storms, not a good thing.:eek:

Oh also I'm blind, my cell phone won't get a signal there if I want one, have to walk a 1/2 mile up the hill, so no doppler. :D Long range says good. In 2006 we had a small tornado drop 3 miles east of us about 2 am. but all we got was some hail, enough to cover the ground, yah ever listen to hail beating on a canvas tent. Not loud but you hope it stays on the outside.:D
That sounds like fun! I'll be looking for pictures!
 

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No storms at our house just rain and lightning. However it did bring out the MONSTER size mosquitos!!! Had one land on my arm as I was getting in the car this morning!!
 

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You sure love your summer storms Glen. I would be a basket case living there. I love a good thunder storm but no thanks on the tornadoes.
 

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You sure love your summer storms Glen. I would be a basket case living there. I love a good thunder storm but no thanks on the tornadoes.
Most are small and do little damage or injury. Your chancea of getting hurt or killed in a car is so many times more that the same with a tornado it would surprise you. Besides the things are fascinating.
 

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Gah - iddy biddy raincloud and you are all running for cover !

We have a dangerous snake called the adder over here ! Now that's something to worry about !

We have these a bit west of me, they call them Prairie Rattlers:



We have some of these a few miles east along the Missouri River, the Western Timber Rattlesanke:



We have a few Copperheads about 30 miles south:



And a few of these right around here, the Western Massasauga:



The only one that is real common is the Prairie Rattler and there are lots of them starting about 70 miles west where I go sometimes.
 
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