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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dead Dog Creek Ravine, early July

I was going to take the monthly ravine photos this past Thursday (June 30) but at 8 p.m. a "supercell" or microburst storm hit.  It lasted about 5 minutes and felled dozens of trees in our town.  We lost only two branches from the maple tree in the back yard which did not harm anything.  However, the electricity was out for 47 hours and 50 minutes!  We have a gas water heater so we had hot water.   A predicted heat wave (95+) did NOT come, and the temperature only got up to 82 inside the house.  What I missed the most was having light in the evening. 

The ravine did not suffer much in the storm.  That makes sense, since its trees are sheltered.  Now in mid-summer it is wonderfully green.  There was no rain this past week so the creek is fairly low.

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