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Saturday, April 28, 2012

W is for Weather!

Ellis,  KS

Maybe it's because we are in Kansas, but I chose WEATHER as my W Word.  We've really seen some "Weather" since we started on the road in February 2010.

This is one scene we are glad we missed.  Only two days after we left NJ, this is what our former house looked like.


Daughter and son-in-law had to shovel this mess to get to their car and THEN shovel the driveway.  They now have a snow blower.  No heavy accumulation since, of course.

We have not seen snow like that fortunately.  The only snow we saw was in Arizona last February.  This was taken at the military cemetery at Fort Huachuca near Sierra Vista.   This snow arrived and left the same day.


We spent last Spring dodging tornadoes in OK, MO, AR, and MS.   We went back to NJ for a spell last two summers.    Daughter and son-in-law had a yard party the summer before last.  This is son-in-laws band set up with the storm quickly approaching.


This is the AFTER picture.   About two miles away were 7 telephone poles in a row were tumbled.  Perhaps a small tornado?



In September we went to Rhode Island for a NOMADS project.   As a Hurricane Irene was expected to hit that area, we went inland about 300 miles to the Pocono region of PA.    Got hit there too.  The stream behind our rig before the hurricane:


And after.


We returned to the RI project to find no electric for one week and loads of trees down.   For one week, we worked on clean up.


Again this spring we are in "Tornado Alley"   Last week while in Oakley we had rain,  high winds and then some beautiful sights.

This looked like it could be the  formation of a tornado just east of us.


After it passed we saw this double rainbow.  It remained in the sky longer than any rainbow I've even seen.


As the sun set this was the view:


Snow, tornadoes, hurricanes.    We still keep traveling down the road.

Any weather related stories from our blogging friends?

4 comments:

Laurie and George said...

Well, you know about our big weather event last fall. This year has actually been boring as far as weather. No snow, no big rains. We'll see what summer brings!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Fortunately we have only experienced being in areas with warnings. Weather especially in midwest can be so unpredictable.

Donna W

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Oh heavens. So glad no one got hurt in the yard party. That looks terrible.

Rick Doyle said...

You sure have dodged some pretty scary weather events. Lets hope that continues for you.

I don't think it's weather related but we did sit through a pretty good earthquake while in Desert Hot Springs a few years ago. It was a real shaker!