Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stormy Weather

We had a severe storm come through the area yesterday afternoon and evening with high winds and heavy rain. There were a few tornadoes in the area but none closer than about 20 miles from us. The storm did leave a mess in its wake as these pictures show.

After the first line of storms roared through the area around 2:30, an e-mail went out cancelling the rowing camp practice for that evening. When I saw the e-mail I thought to myself, Noooooo, it will clear up and we can row. Indeed it did clear up and the sun came out - for a short while. By the time we would have been meeting at the boathouse, the second line came through that produced a few tornadoes. It's a good thing clearer heads then mind run this thing. The previous evening (Tuesday), for our regular club practice, we managed to load up the boats and row just out of the cove before we heard the first rumbles of thunder and had to return to the docks. So we've lost two straight days of rowing due to the weather. Hopefully the third time will be the charm and we'll get out on the water. So far so good It's sunny and warm, in the low 80s. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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