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Old 06-18-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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rickers, your own piece of paradise. Nice photo

Sad story, the weather has been brutal...
Woman killed after house collapses in Mont. storm | WDAY | Fargo, ND
Wow... flung her 250 feet? that's not a "microburst of 90mph wind", that sounds more like a tornado touched down, if only for a few seconds. I've been hit by sudden-onset 84mph wind and I didn't blow away (and neither did my trailer) ... nope, that wasn't just wind got her. Sad story, tho

 
Old 06-18-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I'm about to go "sheeping" too, but this version involves a rifle and my neighbour's 200 or so goats, which roam the desert as they wish and are destroying my trees <GRRRRRRRRR> Peppered 'em with the shotgun to no effect. They've already done about 5 grand worth of damage.
Holy smokes! Do they eat the bark or what?
 
Old 06-18-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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There is also an adventurous family riding a "bicycle built for five" hauling a tiny trailer and peddling it up to Alaska. Some folks have guts and ambition and others like to play it safe and have boring lives.
I have been out and about with my camera again. First I went fishing then I went sheeping !

This is as far up Trout Creek that my pimped out fishing kayak will go.


Little guy got an itch.
Thanks for sharing, rickers. Looks like a good day for low b/p readings.
 
Old 06-18-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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rickers, your own piece of paradise. Nice photo

Sad story, the weather has been brutal...
Woman killed after house collapses in Mont. storm | WDAY | Fargo, ND
Terrible!

Since this is called a 'microburst of wind', what distinguishes it from a tornado? (The two nearby houses were fine).

What's a 'modular' home? Mobile home, such as a double wide, that has to be put together?
 
Old 06-18-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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I think the difference is the final product.
The Modular home is built at the factory but is placed on a foundation. The Manufactured or mobile home is on a type of steel frame. Still so sad. I hear she was a nurse.
 
Old 06-18-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Terrible!

Since this is called a 'microburst of wind', what distinguishes it from a tornado? (The two nearby houses were fine).

What's a 'modular' home? Mobile home, such as a double wide, that has to be put together?
We had a Micro Burst out by Decker coal a few years back that laid over 7 loaded coal cars.

There is a difference between a tornado and a micro burst. It's determined by the debre field. Tornado throws things in every direction and a micro burst lays everything down in one direction.

Both are very distructive, Speed estimates on a micro burst are difficult because doppler radar measures things coming towards or going away from the radar. A micro burst comes straight down and when it hits the ground it then goes in one direction. So that micro burst could very well have been way over 90 miles per hour.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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We had a Micro Burst out by Decker coal a few years back that laid over 7 loaded coal cars.

There is a difference between a tornado and a micro burst. It's determined by the debre field. Tornado throws things in every direction and a micro burst lays everything down in one direction.

Both are very distructive, Speed estimates on a micro burst are difficult because doppler radar measures things coming towards or going away from the radar. A micro burst comes straight down and when it hits the ground it then goes in one direction. So that micro burst could very well have been way over 90 miles per hour.
That's what the weather service claimed hit the high-tension towers behind my house, a microburst, but they were flung every which direction and the worst ones you couldn't tell what they'd been to start with, they were so busted up and twisted in highly creative ways. The supervisor dude on the repair crew was from Oklahoma and he said microburst his ass, this was a tornado.

At the height of the wind I could hear a deep moaning whine, not wind noise but more like tornado growl. And after the wind peaked (recorded at 84mph), we had a few minutes of calm, then almost as much wind from the other direction.
 
Old 06-18-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Holy smokes! Do they eat the bark or what?
They did on one tree (killed it) but mostly they eat every bit of green up to a height of about four feet, then the goats climb INTO the trees and break them down. They've totally done in my elephant-heart plum (rather rare) that I'd babied along for the past 9 years, along with a big flowering bush (used to be 8 feet tall, now it's just busted sticks), the mini peach tree, and a bunch of lesser damage on the elms and pines (stripped down to sticks as high as they could reach). A single mature tree (to the age where it can survive drought) in good shape is about $5000 worth of value added to the property (or lost if it dies), so you can see why I'm about to go postal on them.
 
Old 06-18-2010, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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That's what the weather service claimed hit the high-tension towers behind my house, a microburst, but they were flung every which direction and the worst ones you couldn't tell what they'd been to start with, they were so busted up and twisted in highly creative ways. The supervisor dude on the repair crew was from Oklahoma and he said microburst his ass, this was a tornado.

At the height of the wind I could hear a deep moaning whine, not wind noise but more like tornado growl. And after the wind peaked (recorded at 84mph), we had a few minutes of calm, then almost as much wind from the other direction.
That sucker passed right over you. haha It's kind of hard to figure out exactly if it's a micro burst or a tornado. They look a lot alike on that stupid boob tube. I spent a lot of hours watchin in coming missiles You have to visit the site. Sometimes a micro burst will distribute as it walks through your property. But a tornado throws things far and wide.

I remember, growing up in Eastern South Dakota. Our grainery, a buttler building. Got lifted up and flund about a half mile from home. It left the grain setting right where it was. But we had posts with straw driven though them. Things flew everwhere.

But now, living up in the Big Horn Mountains, I've seen both. A Micro Burst throws everything in "Basically" the same direction.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I had never heard of a micro burst until I read this.......boy, the things I learn on the porch! Thanks for all the info, MT-7, EH, and Reziac.

I'd be ticked off about the goats, too......and yep, I agree......trees add a lot of value. Don't even get me started on what the new neighbor, the Canadian, did up above us......and he STILL hasn't replaced what he had 'his crew' tear out!
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