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Sat Oct 10, 2020, 10:44 PM

Wind storm across Montana tonight!

Geeze, we had a blast come through here half an hour ago that sounded like a freight train, made a mess out back.

I'm guessing it was >70mph when it passed through here.

When I turned on the lights out back to look, it was like one of those hurricane videos only it was fallen leaves and dust going sideways at high velocity. It lasted for over 40 seconds, I wasn't sure what to do. There's no basement here and big trees all around.

I checked the NWS and there's a wind warning on for a couple more hours!

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Reply Wind storm across Montana tonight! (Original post)
2naSalit Oct 2020 OP
sheshe2 Oct 2020 #1
dweller Oct 2020 #2
2naSalit Oct 2020 #5
Enterstageleft Oct 2020 #3
2naSalit Oct 2020 #6
Enterstageleft Oct 2020 #11
MontanaFarmer Oct 2020 #4
MontanaMama Oct 2020 #7
2naSalit Oct 2020 #8
MontanaMama Oct 2020 #10
2naSalit Oct 2020 #12
brokephibroke Oct 2020 #9
2naSalit Oct 2020 #13

Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:03 PM

1. Stay safe.

We had that Wednesday, all of MA. We got hit hard. Trees down everywhere. No power for 12-24 hours.

Hunker down. 2na.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:03 PM

2. are you ok ?

wind is terrible when its flatline ...

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Response to dweller (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:13 PM

5. Yup.

It was a scary minute and we're still having gusts but nothing like that one blast. If there wasn't a fence between the patio and the back lot that leads to the pasture, I'd be having to fetch the patio furniture, not lightweight, from the other end of the pasture. There will be limbs to pick up tomorrow.

Otherwise, all's okay... wind is a normal thing here but big gusts over 60mph are something to be wary of anywhere.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:06 PM

3. Hope you will be safe

We just spent 9 weeks in western Montana, left 9 days ago.

Unbelievably beautiful area. Too many tRump flags & signs, but still couldn't take away our awe at the mountains, rivers, streams & beauty.

We hope to come back, & hope Bullock can defeat that assho.. rePug he's running against.

Stay safe...

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Response to Enterstageleft (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:16 PM

6. It is beautiful out here.

The beauty of nature is soul healing but it can also turn dangerous in a heartbeat. I'm in a rather safe spot, just haven't had any real bad weather for a while and it caught me by surprise. The good thing is that we brought in all our tomatoes and zucchini today, good timing, I'd say.

We're supposed to have a major change in the weather tomorrow with snow and rain and much cooler temps thereafter.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:33 PM

11. It is absolutely spectacular

I feel sorry for those who haven't seen the majesty of the US & Canada.

We have spent the last 6 years traveling in our motorhome from coast to coast across Canada & the US.

We bought the rv with 1.6 miles on it in Nov 2014. It now has almost 57k miles on it, which includes 2 trips to Alaska.

YOU ONLY HAVE SO MUCH TIME ON EARTH, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT?

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:12 PM

4. Yeah pounding here too.

Lovely fall day.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:17 PM

7. Hey there! We had a hell of a wind come through.

I was blowing/raking leaves and cleaning the chicken coop...when I was in the coop, all of my girls came running like they were on fire...a blast of wind hit the side of the coop that almost knocked me down. I sat with the girls until they felt like perching and stayed with them until the storm weakened. It was nuts.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:23 PM

8. Almost a derecho from the looks of it on satellite.

It lasted a long time for a gust. It happened right around 7:45.

I can still hear a lot of wind out there, this house is pretty solid and you normally have look outside to see if it's windy because you can't really hear it. But that blast had the house almost shaking. I went out and closed a couple outer windows. Yikes.

Supposed to get rain and snow over the next several days. At least the red flag warning has expired.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:31 PM

10. My guys were salmon fishing over in White Sulphur Springs today...

they said they were super happy they weren’t pulling a trailer the wind was so bad. The blast that came through here was around 3:30-3:45 and it was really something. My house is in a drainage between two mountains and when wind hits, it is a big deal.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:43 PM

12. Sounds like here...

There have been wind advisories here earlier but I wasn't expecting what that was. There's nothing left out that can be ruined unless it's over 100mph on the property, except tree limbs. There are several willows and cottonwoods that are messy and throw parts all over the place whenever it's gusty but limbs are a different danger.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:27 PM

9. Another Red Flag Warning in CO

We desperately need rain, not more wind.

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:44 PM

13. We're supposed to get

rain and snow with this system coming out of the NW through Tuesday. Hope some makes it down your way.

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