Wednesday, September 14, 2005

9/14 Windy Wisconsin

Last night Wisconsin rivaled coastal areas hit by hurricanes. We experienced hurricane-force winds and it was really something to see. I tried to leave work about 6 last night, then looked outside and noticed the trees being thrown about and bent over. The rain was completely horizontal at times. Fascinating and I couldn’t stop looking. When I finally was able to leave the building the rain was still pounding down, but the wind had died a bit. The radio said there were many measurements of 70 and 75 mph gusts and one 80 mph gust was reported. Hurricane winds begin at 74 mph.

One guy was killed when he accidentally came in contact with a downed wire. Very sad. But I think we’re so lucky there was only one death.

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