Let’s be honest. Are you getting any work done today? I have to admit I’m struggling a little bit. I’ve been glued to our news websites all day today (fortunately, it’s part of my job, so I can claim that I’m sort of doing my job). I’m fascinated by all of the stories from last night’s severe weather. According to meterologists, the highest recorded wind speed in Fargo last night was 72 miles per hour at Hector International Airport. But wind speeds were most likely higher based upon storm debris.
My neighbor says she saw it fly away last night and at first she wasn’t sure where it landed. You can tell from the photo that it must have been airborne for awhile. If it had just rolled from her yard (towards the upper right of this photo) into my yard it would have been blocked by trees and garden stakes. As it is only one garden stake is slightly bent. It flew through the air with the greatest of ease.
But my adventures with the flying trampoline pale in comparison to some of the photos out there. Reader-submitted images to InForum are pretty amazing. Maybe, it’s how we all bond after traumatic nights like last night. We like to share our experiences, our photos and our “where were you” questions.
That’s why I’m excited to talk about The Extreme Weather Community Blog Team. It’s something my co-worker Shane Mercer set up a couple of weeks ago to invite people with a passion for weather to write about it. Shane says he has a handful of writers now sharing their thoughts and he welcomes many more. If you’d like to share your insights, pictures, or observations about severe weather today (and into the future) drop Shane an email email@example.com.