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An exciting evening here in St. Louis.  The tornadoes were mainly in the north St. Louis County area.  I happened to be in that area last night during the storm.  We were having a meeting at a club i belong to (where the BABBQ is held).  The lights flickered a couple of times but I didn’t even hear any real heavy rain, but we had quite a discussion going on.  Much of the north county area lost power and on my way home I drove through an area where there was a lot of debris on the roadway.  I later found out there some homes were totally destroyed within just a few minutes from where I was.  We’re expecting rain and storms daily until at least Wednesday of next week.  Flooding is also a problem.

As weatherman Al Roker would say… That’s what happening in St. Louis, what’s going on in your neck of the woods?


St. Louis airport hit by tornado

An apparent tornado tore through a section of St. Louis’ Lambert Field on Friday evening, lifting the roof off a concourse, injuring several people and forcing the airport’s closure.  About half of the windows in the terminal were blown out.

Planes were diverted to other locations as emergency crews probed the debris for more wounded. Mayor Francis Slay said Lambert would be shut down “indefinitely.”

Other areas suffered damage as well.

More on the story


All Hail Broke Loose


I was awaken to what sounded like rocks hitting my roof this morning.  Ping pong ball sized hail pummeled my car and house about 6:30 this morning.  News reports on television said there were egg and baseball sized hailstones less than ten minutes from where I live. 

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I was out taking pictures during the storm in my pajamas and took a moment to clean out a clogged gutter downspout while I was there.  During a rain is the best time to clean your gutters.

A quick inspection of my car didn’t reveal any damage.  I shot a little video but it was pretty dark.  I tried to brighten it up a little.  The sound of the storm sounded like I was frying bacon.

Storms more powerful than this morning’s are expected later today and tonight.