Category Archives: Weather

Straight Winds / Tornado

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This post was published December 22, 2013, but is backdated to the date our farm got hit with a “wind event.” ~ed On May 20, hours after a series of tornadoes swept through Oklahoma, our farm in Central Illinois was hit with straight winds (with some possible rotation) estimated between 80-120mph. About 48′ of our large machine shed was ripped… Read more »

Spring Floods

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We’ve had quite a bit of rain the past week or so, and the ground has gotten fairly well saturated. Last night brought another 2-3″. I emptied the gauge before I left for work this morning, so the 5″ it’s captured all came down during the day. Following are some photos of the results of so much water in so… Read more »