Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Wind Storm

When I went to bed at about 4:15 a.m, it was blowing about 45, gusting 75. I went down to check the docks on the lakeshore edge. They were OK, with the aircraft tie-down cables attaching them to the shoreside pier straining, but holding.

I got up at 9:15 a.m, and the docks were gone. They're now resting against the shore in a nook my son named Hirsch Cove. I hope to bring them back tomorrow or Monday. I'll have to do it soon after the wind dies down, because the lake will freeze over rapidly once the winds stop.

It is the first time the dock has been torn completely away from its moorings in fifteen years at Neklason Lake.

Here was the dock area before the storm:
Here is the same area around noon today:
Ice on Alders along the lake shore:
More ice on Alders:
The lake in the winds:
A Birch tree across our driveway:
The ripped trunk:
The tree, cut up and ready to be stacked:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hah, I had to move a birch tree off my driveway today. So I guess I agree with you on another issue, the wind is challenging.