Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mother Nature Calling!
















After another missed snow storm, nature has decided to do a 180 on us.....for the past 3 days we've had off/on rain, with temperatures ranging from the 50s to now down to 33...but still raining....a miserable cold rain, that appears to be going to continue for the rest of the day(Wednesday)...although it seems to be on the verge of changing to snow.

Unlike our blog buddy Bruno's neck of the woods, we have avoided the tornados and high winds....although we did have several major severe thunderstorms.....

It appears that Grand Lake St. Marys, our massive 13,500 Acre hand dug lake(1834), will run out of it's banks big time...again. The Lake flows to the west into Beaver Creek on the south edge of the Celina City limits...the Beaver eventually goes into the famous Wabash River and onto the mighty Ohio River on the southern Indiana border.....the last major flooding was July of 2003....before that, I don't think we had major water.

Living on the west side of Celina, with one of the highest spots in the city as my yard...with the exception of 2003(the idiot city's fault), I've never had water problems...and don't expect any with this mess.....others may not be so lucky. The one saving grace, rather than the 24 hours of hardcore downpours we had back in 03...this has been more spotty, and strung out...but major amounts, none-the-less.

I took Sam to Nappanee yesterday....he has a "Toy Hauler" RV heading to Mesa(Phoenix) Arizona....last night he got to Terre Haute....checking the radar online, I called him and told him of the impending "bow echo" on the radar....he pulled into a mall lot and took shelter(not always a good thing) in a local mall just off I-70, the place had 70 or higher MPH winds...and heavy rain, but unlike the poor souls in Memphis and Arkansas, no major damage....once past, he headed out and is in Sullivan, Missouri, this morning....now he can face some snow in the Springfield, Joplin, MO, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, area.

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{photos}-From 10AM this morning...photos taken from West Bank Road towards US 127(the major highway in and out of Celina)....they should be closing 127 down soon....and West Bank is not equipped for major traffic...in 2003 they tried and it was a mess...also photos of the "spillway" which tosses the overflow of water and ice(as you can see), into the Beaver Creek below...

6 comments:

The Hermit said...

We're having some nature related problems down here in the South, as well.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Damn. I hope you live on hight ground. That looks scary.

david mcmahon said...

Great pictures, Pat - Can we have some of the rain, please?

Mushy said...

We got about an inch per hour for a couple of hours, some high winds, but
East Tennessee escaped the tornadoes. The plateau and Walden's Ridge usually do a good job of making storms lose their momentum...normally.

BRUNO said...

I got hit head-on by the main squall line this time, but I was lucky---it had remained cloudy all day, and the sun never shone so as to "cook-up" a major tornado event. Although we did have a small F-1 touch down momentarily, about 2 miles north of the house, on the "other-side" of the field.(Pictures??? Hell, I was busy duckin'!)

But the folks in the MO. Bootheel, parts of Kentucky, and western Tennessee, weren't as lucky. So I consider myself very fortunate right now...!

Buck said...

Great pics, Pat.

Wow, Bruno...glad you dodged that bullet!