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ro_sie

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Posted: 08/11/19 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry to hear about the predicted thunder storms. I wish we would get some here. I love storms!


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Posted: 08/11/19 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the Skywarn Net was activated about an hour ago; "severe weather" warnings, thunder storm warnings, and tornado warnings in counties all around us, but not much for us. That is just a statement, not a complaint!
Some of the warnings may last until 9 tonight.

Update: New severe thunderstorm warning for Yellowstone County (my county) until 7:30 PM.
Also Rosebud county.
Weather is very unsettled all across South Central Montana!

EGG sized hail has been reported North of Reed Point!

* This post was edited 08/11/19 06:32pm by mowermech *


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Posted: 08/13/19 09:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We survived the storm.
The vehicles and the house didn't do so good, though.
Both skylights on the coach are broken, the bathroom vent cover is broken, 4 or 5 clearance lights are broken, both airconditioner housings are broken, and the solar battery maintainer on the front A/C is smashed.
I have the remains of an old weather station on the corner of the house. The cups on the anemometer are gone. The newer weather station has no anemometer rotor. the whole thing is gone!
The PT Cruiser has a few dimples. The Subaru Forester haws lots of dimples on the hood. The Jeep has very few dimples.
The Dodge truck has almost no dimples, but the door window vent shade on the passenger side is smashed. The passenger side tailight is broken.
The little flatbed ATV trailer has a broken side light on the right side (yeah, the new one I just installed), and both taillights are broken.
The 7X14 box trailer has dimples in the rear door, the vent cover is broken, and a couple of lights are broken.
Both translucent fiberglas panels in the roof of the shop have holes in them.
The roof and upper walls from the neighbor's barn is in my pasture. At least it missed the truck. However, a chunk of it hit my son's suburban and smashed the right rear door and glass.
The roof of the house and gazebo looks like a flock of woodpeckers attacked.
They were right about the hail. It varied from pea sized to dime sized to marble sized, and on up to ping pong ball and golf ball sized. They say the wind was 71 MPH. I believe it!
No windows were broken.
Power was out for several hours. We slept in the motorhome so we had power for our CPAP machines (they run on 12VDC).
It was an interesting night!

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Posted: 08/14/19 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My gosh Mower, you had almost hurricaine strength winds! It surely does sound as tho you are going to have to get your insurance people involved! With winds that srong I am wondering if you were regreting being in the MoHo? that thing must have rocked like a cradle. Keep us posted on how things are going.

We had a lot of thunder and lightning and wind last night. I had a writing spider that lived by my front door. and doesnt seem to be anyplace about this morning. my flowers are all laying down. I tried to lift them verticle but they just flopped back down. So I gave up. I havent gone around the rest of the property to check on things, but what is is what is.

Art sems to be feeling a bit better this morning. I am hoping so. He has had three really bad days. When he has bad days, I have really bad days too because I fetch and carry for him, then my knees ache all night when I try to sleep. also we have skipped Kahlans taekwando practice. Maybe tonight!

Have a good day everone....and God Bless.

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ro_sie, by the time we went out to the coach, the storm had passed on through, so it was pounding people East of us. When it became obvious that power would be out for a while, we packed up our CPAP machines and moved out to the MoHo.
Then I realized I had not fueled up after the trip to the Hamfest, so I only had 1/4 tank of fuel. I shut the generator down and went to bed.

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We have had a bit of rain several days ago, since then, nada. We did have some thunder earlier today, but again, nothing. Last night about 11 m we lost our power for couple of hours. We just finished going to bed and then about 2am, our power came back on. After checking everything, making sure all lights were off, we went back to bed. Tell you one thing.....it was REALLY dark here. Gracie didnt like that.

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The weather has been great; a few sprinkles, but no storms. There was a wildfire Northwest of town, near the town of Molt, but they got it under control. the last I heard, no structures were damaged.
It looks like my truck might get totaled due to hail damage that will require the replacement of a huge body panel. I guess it depends on what the insurance company thinks the truck is worth. Right now it is a waiting game.
I went nutso and bought a 14 foot boat and trailer. Now I have to go to the RV service center and get the fishing gear out of the MoHo so we can take it to the lake this weekend.
Oh, yeah, it is possible we can have the MoHo back by the end of September, all hail damage repaired. We might be able to squeeze in a trip or two before snow flies.

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The truck may get totalled. The dent repair guy at the body shop says the roof can not be repaired, the entire panel must be replaced.
I hope they tell me soon, so I can remove the inverter, winch, trailer brake controller, front bumper, etc. Maybe even the new lights I installed!
Or, perhaps just buy it back from the Ins. company, if the price is right.
Salvage title? Don't care!

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Posted: 09/07/19 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh, goody! Rain! Cooler temperatures!
We needed that...

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mowermech wrote:

The truck may get totalled.
Or, perhaps just buy it back from the Ins. company, if the price is right.
Salvage title? Don't care!

In some instances with a buyback from the insurance company, the unit retains an intact title...


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