30 Days Wild ---day 23

30 Days Wild ---day 23

After the storms,  morning  fog  at 6 a.m.  For the moment, the  wi-fi is working, but  there may be  problems with the connection. Maybe it is the weight of branches and wet leaves brushing against a power line.

There have been power outages reported, and  some flooding in the low-lying areas.  Tornadoes reportedly touched down near  Pontiac and Danville, in south central Illinois, towns surrounded by cornfields.

The fog is not as dense as the photo above, but there is a feeling of uncertainty.  The  air is thick and humid. Everything is dripping.  I can see fallen branches and leaves from the storms last night.  Elsewhere, there is more serious damage.

I can hear the calls  of the morning birds  as a new day begins...




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Tags: fog, thunderstorms, tornadoes


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  • WGN TV report on the Pontiac tornado says it hit a mobile home park. With all the statements of "thank Gpd." He sure knew where to send tornadoes, as usual.

  • In reply to jack:

    Sadly, it seems the trailer parks are the most vulnerable. Trailers are not designed to withstand high winds.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    But the constant coincidence. Like there was a Nova about storm chasers with huge doppler radar on their truck. They were sure about the correct location, except....it hit the trailer park.

  • In reply to jack:

    Yes, it would seem that trailer parks attract tornadoes! Here is a great explanation.

  • Thank you for a beautiful outlook in this post. I get so tired of coverage of serious weather being all crisis-related, so I appreciate this look at "the morning after."

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Again, at least 7 and 9 went wall to wall, which I don't think was justified. There is a point of telling people to get out of the way, but 7 on 26 seemed to rerun Phil Schwartz's segment through replay, instead of Schwartz actually having to do it twice.

    I also don't believe in the "someone Facebooked us, so we'll try to get her on the cellphone" type of coverage.

    If it is something like Fairdale, the news cameras can't get in there for several days.

    There were also repeated reports that Palatine ("in front of the Taco Bell") and Glenview got flooded, but I'm between them and my WeatherBug showed 0.51 inch.

    I should have called in that the 6 foot high decorative grass in front of my condo got somewhat flattened, but the nearby tree falling breaking a gas line and downing a power pole, starting a gas fire only got a few seconds of incorrect coverage on Channel 7.

  • In reply to jack:

    Yes, the coverage can get frantic. Someone gets footage of a funnel cloud, posts it on twitter, and the reporters beg to use it...

    Thank you for your damage report. I hope you are okay!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    I was on the other side of the development from where it happened. However, the woman whose house was nearest to the pole suffered severe psychic shock, but not proximately caused by that.

    I also left out that the gas set a jet up a street light pole and there was a flare out the street light. The association will have to figure out whether it orr the village will have to replace the light.

    It did give me to talk to someone from Com Ed, who verified that the smart grid does work, Instead of being out of power for 10 hours as were the people on that block, I was out for 5 minutes.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Thanks for reading! Seems that it's always blue sky and surreal landscape after these storms...

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