Saturday, June 30, 2012
78 MPH Wind Damage in WV
Last nights "wind storm" here in the valley was devastating to the neighborhood. The airport recorded a 78 MPH wind gust that overturned a small airplane on the tamarack. There are 360,000 customers without electricity and the temperature is expected to be in the triple digits again today.
Last year we lost a big tree with a 60 mph gust, but it was nothing like the "down-burst" last night. The tree damage at the state capitol grounds is severe. A quick tour on the bike resulted in these pictures.
Fortunately, we were spared major damage. We have electric service; hence the pictures and this web posting. It's going to take "days" to return to normal. I hope conditions don't repeat themselves this evening.
Posted by Jspiker at 7:48 AM