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there was apparently a shitload of rain here in a short time, a few of the tiny local lakes overflowed onto the roads and there was hail for a bit. i slept right through it :P whenever it rains a lot the roads taht go under the train tracks get flooded and it takes hours to get to the other side

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I can imagine you guys in the US, especially the midwest get some really nasty storms every now and then, but I don't see much damage on these two photos. I've been in a summer storm (outside) last summer. We were just chilling in the beergarden when hell broke loose, roads turned into rivers and trees came down. Luckily nothing but us getting completely soaked happened. The town looked like after a bombing the next day though, the road I lived in was not passable by cars, parks looked like somebody went crazy with a chainsaw. Pretty scary, sadly I don't have pics, maybe one of my collegues has some...

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oh, yeah, this is nothing, really, at least except for the big chunk of building missing. The snapped over tree wasn't healthy to start with, though the one uprooted next to our building had always appeared very healthy so that was a little shocking.

Officially it was just strong wind, but the localized nature of where the damage showed up (and the wind going one way one second, the other way the next, and all over the place the next at the time it happened) has me thinking funnel that just didn't touch down. Reminded me of a smaller-scale version of a wiped-out department store from when my town got hit by 4 tornadoes in `96 - the building right next to it didn't even have a window blown out.

The old Raven building had a near miss the night I moved up here - funnel came down over best buy (pretty much straight opposite a big grass field is all) and touched down a couple blocks down the road from the apartment I had just been settling into. There was an earthquake on my birthday 5 days later, leading me to believe I had brought some sort of apocalypse with me to Madison. :P

Town between home and lincoln also got wiped off the map in 2004 by the largest tornado ever on record (2.5 miles wide)... definitely familiar with what real weather can do ;) But wanted to have some pictures of what happened yesterday.

Mojo: again, we didn't atually get it that bad. MN had it much worse, but we were getting pelted with a severe thunderstorm about every 5 minutes :) Had a bunch of tornado sirens wednesday night plus ridiculous hail (my car somehow made it out unscathed), kinda quiet on thursday, then all of this friday morning. I could use some sun again.

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Officially it was just strong wind, but the localized nature of where the damage showed up (and the wind going one way one second, the other way the next, and all over the place the next at the time it happened) has me thinking funnel that just didn't touch down.

We had something like that hit Lawrence. They officially called it a micro-burst, which meants tornadic winds but no funnel. There was a retaining wall across the street from my house that had a bunch of gravel on top of it. All the gravel got picked up and thrown down the street like buckshot. Every car on the street lost a window or two. Very odd ting to see.

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