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tk13
07-19-2006, 11:16 PM
http://espn-att.starwave.com/photo/2006/0719/mlb_busch_275.jpg

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2524580

Wow. I happened to catch this as it happened on the radio, I didn't realize it was quite this bad. A violent storm hit St. Louis during the Cards game tonight, I guess it had wind gusts over 80 mph. The Cards announcers said it was one of the worst storms they'd ever witnessed at a game, I guess they weren't exaggerating. 30 people were injured, 5 hospitalized. The storm blew out press box windows, overturned things, and lifted the tarp off the field and actually ripped it apart. Probably amazing we don't see more things like this in the midwest during storm season.

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2006, 11:21 PM
I thought about posting the story also, TK.......

Figured the response would be:

"Good, Cards suck."

Nzoner
07-19-2006, 11:37 PM
That story brought back memories of a certain Sunday night game at Arrowhead vs. Seattle

luv
07-19-2006, 11:42 PM
I heard it had torn part of the roof off of the airport as well up there. Lovely thought is that it's headed this way. Oh joy.

ENDelt260
07-19-2006, 11:46 PM
There's a great Vince Coleman joke in here somewhere.

tk13
07-19-2006, 11:48 PM
Haha... that's the part that gets me. I don't have any experience with MLB tarp, but I don't imagine it's very lightweight. Plus it was raining on top of it, and the wind still just picked it up and shredded it. That's pretty impressive.

tk13
07-19-2006, 11:53 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060720/capt.6863b08cc43d4ddd9ff1cb4b0be6e20d.braves_cardinals_baseball_mojf107.jpg?x=380&y=245&sig=6WSqVXPVppLp9gh5vF3Zgg--

luv
07-20-2006, 12:22 AM
Well, the winds came and went here. It was lightning and thundering a little, but that's over. Someone's balcony storage door is open and banging against the railing now though. :banghead: I was courtious to make sure it wasn't mine.

ferrarispider95
07-20-2006, 12:23 AM
Good, Cards suck.

58-4ever
07-20-2006, 12:31 AM
Too bad no one died. The Cards suck.

Nightwish
07-20-2006, 01:34 AM
I heard it had torn part of the roof off of the airport as well up there. Lovely thought is that it's headed this way. Oh joy.I hadn't heard about the airport, but I believe it. I looked out my window (I'm just about five miles northeast of the airport) and saw trees and tree limbs flying past my window, hitting cars, and it was just insane. My cats were going nuts! We lost power at about 6:00 pm or a few minutes after, and only got it turned back on about half an hour ago. This time of year, blackouts really suck! I don't know if it got quite up to "microburst" levels, but it was awfully close. I don't know if it headed toward Springfield or not, but during the worst of it here, the winds were blowing from west to east, so unless it changed directions (entirely possible), it was moving away from you rather than toward.

Perhaps the strangest thing was, it wasn't even in the forecast! This thing just came out of nowhere. Half an earlier, it was literally blue skies (I had to close my blinds because of the glare from the sun on my tv screen). Then half an hour later, I hear a crash, look out, and the sky is almost black (have you heard writers talk about the sky "boiling?" Well, that's what it was doing), and stuff is just flying everywhere! Somebody told me Hazelwood (where I'm at) was almost the epicenter, so to speak.

luv
07-20-2006, 01:55 AM
I hadn't heard about the airport, but I believe it. I looked out my window (I'm just about five miles northeast of the airport) and saw trees and tree limbs flying past my window, hitting cars, and it was just insane. My cats were going nuts! We lost power at about 6:00 pm or a few minutes after, and only got it turned back on about half an hour ago. This time of year, blackouts really suck! I don't know if it got quite up to "microburst" levels, but it was awfully close. I don't know if it headed toward Springfield or not, but during the worst of it here, the winds were blowing from west to east, so unless it changed directions (entirely possible), it was moving away from you rather than toward.

Perhaps the strangest thing was, it wasn't even in the forecast! This thing just came out of nowhere. Half an earlier, it was literally blue skies (I had to close my blinds because of the glare from the sun on my tv screen). Then half an hour later, I hear a crash, look out, and the sky is almost black (have you heard writers talk about the sky "boiling?" Well, that's what it was doing), and stuff is just flying everywhere! Somebody told me Hazelwood (where I'm at) was almost the epicenter, so to speak.
There were a few smaller cells from that storm down this way (I believe), and heading west. The most we got was some slightly strong wind gusts and a little lightning/thunder. It never even rained. Glad you and your cats are alright.

greg63
07-20-2006, 05:36 AM
I thought about posting the story also, TK.......

Figured the response would be:

"Good, Cards suck."
Nice sig; it's just 42 pixs too long. Here ya go. :)

Coach
07-20-2006, 05:58 AM
Hmm...., a few days ago, some people had to be treated for heat-related injuries at Busch.

2 bad things that happened in a week. Strange.

StcChief
07-20-2006, 06:01 AM
A Pox on the Royals for this... oh wait they don't need one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pox

DaKCMan AP
07-20-2006, 06:06 AM
80mph gusts? Bah, that's nothing!

midwest pansies :D

StcChief
07-20-2006, 07:14 AM
I hadn't heard about the airport, but I believe it. I looked out my window (I'm just about five miles northeast of the airport) and saw trees and tree limbs flying past my window, hitting cars, and it was just insane. My cats were going nuts! We lost power at about 6:00 pm or a few minutes after, and only got it turned back on about half an hour ago. This time of year, blackouts really suck! I don't know if it got quite up to "microburst" levels, but it was awfully close. I don't know if it headed toward Springfield or not, but during the worst of it here, the winds were blowing from west to east, so unless it changed directions (entirely possible), it was moving away from you rather than toward.

Perhaps the strangest thing was, it wasn't even in the forecast! This thing just came out of nowhere. Half an earlier, it was literally blue skies (I had to close my blinds because of the glare from the sun on my tv screen). Then half an hour later, I hear a crash, look out, and the sky is almost black (have you heard writers talk about the sky "boiling?" Well, that's what it was doing), and stuff is just flying everywhere! Somebody told me Hazelwood (where I'm at) was almost the epicenter, so to speak.

Dark clouds from the North showing at 6pm...

Yep. in W StCharles county,

Winds blew, a few small 2" tree limbs down. rained big drops

Lighting hit about 1 mile away hard, power out at 7:36pm.

Rained pretty good after that and stopped after 20 minutes or so.

Cuivre River Electric coop had it back on at 6:10 am. Longest outage I can remember from them, very good service.

I picked up the tree limbs...

Ameron UE still has alot of folks in STL city/county without power now.

jidar
07-20-2006, 07:17 AM
I'll bet Al Gore has something to say about this.

Nightwish
07-20-2006, 07:22 AM
Ameron UE still has alot of folks in STL city/county without power now.
When I first called Ameren UE at about 7:00pm to get info on how extensive the blackout was, they said 362,000 customers without power.

DJay23
07-20-2006, 07:32 AM
God's way of telling people they shouldn't be rooting for the Cards. HEED HIS SIGN PEOPLE!

htismaqe
07-20-2006, 07:54 AM
Official data is still coming in, but some of it is pretty impressive.

92mph straight line wind in Macoupin County, Illinois at 6:35 last night.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/yesterday.html

Baby Lee
07-20-2006, 08:19 AM
My power is still out, as is a lot of the area of The Hill, Tower Grove Park, and Mid-South City.
I got off relatively easy, as I got one huge branch [about 12-14 footer on my roof], and although it turned my satellite dish into a pretzel, it didn't break the roof or harm the gutters/soffits.
Next block over, different story. Several fences taken out, either by the winds or by trees falling on them. The alley is COMPLETELY blocked for 25-30 feet by a wall of tree limbs. Live wires draped over parked cars. And the coupe de grace, a utility pole suspended 4' off the ground, sheared from it's base and hanging by the connective utility wire, ready to break free and throw 30' of lumber and live wires into someone's back yard..

StcChief
07-20-2006, 08:26 AM
My power is still out, as is a lot of the area of The Hill, Tower Grove Park, and Mid-South City.
I got off relatively easy, as I got one huge branch [about 12-14 footer on my roof], and although it turned my satellite dish into a pretzel, it didn't break the roof or harm the gutters/soffits.
Next block over, different story. Several fences taken out, either by the winds or by trees falling on them. The alley is COMPLETELY blocked for 25-30 feet by a wall of tree limbs. Live wires draped over parked cars. And the coupe de grace, a utility pole suspended 4' off the ground, sheared from it's base and hanging by the connective utility wire, ready to break free and throw 30' of lumber and live wires into someone's back yard..

WOW... Glad everything is ok. No roof damage, inspection on the roof may reveal something different.
I saw the tree swaying and wondered if any were coming down.
I think our winds were about 50mph.

The Ameron power crews will be busy, as always.

When will they start a regional city/county conversion
to underground?
I'm so glad to be out of STL County and their control.

Brock
07-20-2006, 08:29 AM
The storm was still bitter about Denkinger.

Dartgod
07-20-2006, 08:53 AM
Some pretty impressive photos here (http://ksdk5.4wmt.com/packages/templates/anonymous/album/browse.aspx?pageid=2f433daf-b44f-49a0-a624-f1d024409f39) and here (http://ksdk.com/news/gallery/photogallery.aspx?gid=100575).

Here's a few samples...

http://www.ksdk.com/assetpool/images/06720102143_switzer1a.jpg

http://www.ksdk.com/assetpool/images/06719233333_chain1.jpg

http://ksdk5.4wmt.com/content/albums/00bcb784-9355-4c0d-8c7a-c38e5f00f33b/WebImage/6d660016-892f-4c84-a11b-6ea611323579.jpg (http://ksdk5.4wmt.com/content/albums/00bcb784-9355-4c0d-8c7a-c38e5f00f33b/Original/6d660016-892f-4c84-a11b-6ea611323579.jpg)

http://ksdk5.4wmt.com/content/albums/00bcb784-9355-4c0d-8c7a-c38e5f00f33b/WebImage/638b5838-15a7-43f0-a22e-8099d35d085e.jpg (http://ksdk5.4wmt.com/content/albums/00bcb784-9355-4c0d-8c7a-c38e5f00f33b/Original/638b5838-15a7-43f0-a22e-8099d35d085e.jpg)

Baby Lee
07-20-2006, 08:53 AM
WOW... Glad everything is ok. No roof damage, inspection on the roof may reveal something different.
Don't know if you were referring to your roof or mine, but I got up there and gave it a good going over. We good.

shaneo69
07-20-2006, 10:28 AM
I believe that first picture Dartgod posted was the Switzer candy building that partially collapsed onto the Eads bridge.

This morning Ameren said there were 480,000 houses without electricity.

Kinda glad I sold my tickets to last night's game.

OnTheWarpath58
07-20-2006, 10:34 AM
Nice sig; it's just 42 pixs too long. Here ya go. :)

Thanks Greg.....

shaneo69
07-20-2006, 10:44 AM
Thanks Greg.....

"The sig police, they live inside of my head.
The sig police, they come to me in my bed.
The sig police, they're coming to arrest me, oh no."

:)

StcChief
07-20-2006, 11:09 AM
Don't know if you were referring to your roof or mine, but I got up there and gave it a good going over. We good.

I didn't have any damage, I was wondering about yours....anytime a big limb hits your roof....

My limbs (mostly dead wood) were all on the ground. May look for some loose shinges...
The W/N sides are surrounded by big Oaks and Hickory....

Predarat
07-20-2006, 11:10 AM
That reminds me of a storm that hit Nashville about a year ago. It was a mean mother f****r.

StcChief
07-20-2006, 11:12 AM
Official data is still coming in, but some of it is pretty impressive.

92mph straight line wind in Macoupin County, Illinois at 6:35 last night.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/yesterday.html

Macoupin / Jersey area and the area N of St.Charles county accross into Illinois get hit all the time.

PunkinDrublic
07-20-2006, 01:02 PM
Ty Law is working out in St. Louis does anybody know if he's okay? Oh and Tard fans this really is a sign that God hates you.

Nightwish
07-21-2006, 05:17 PM
This morning's second round of extreme storms has pushed the total number of homes without power up to over 568,000. Ameren UE said they hope to have most of it restored by the end of Sunday, but that many homes will still be without power for another 6-7 days. At least one municipality on the Illinois side is also without water.

Baby Lee
07-22-2006, 04:14 PM
First post from home, electricity off from 6:30-ish Wednesday to 4-ish today.

Nightwish
07-22-2006, 04:18 PM
First post from home, electricity off from 6:30-ish Wednesday to 4-ish today.
Feels liberating, doesn't it?

Baby Lee
07-22-2006, 04:28 PM
Feels liberating, doesn't it?
What's liberating, and feel free to make the obvious joke, is when you open the freezer door and the meat's still hard!!!

StcChief
07-22-2006, 07:18 PM
Glad your back home....
Sh1t ass utility Ameren UE.

Maybe this will bring their lack of intrastructure replacment and planning to light.

Talked with folks in Wentzville last nite watching Cards
they were staying at hotel. Lived in N County....still without power.

Glad to be in St.C with Cuivre River Electric Coop.
Outage here 730pm-600 am on last storm.

Total outage in ~20 years. Less than 1.5 days total.

Baby Lee
07-22-2006, 08:08 PM
Now it's on to shitass Dishnetwork. All I have is a bent standpipe, and I can't get someone to come out for less than 60 and another 20 for the f@cking foot long metal tube. After just pre-paying a year of service not two weeks ago.

Rudy lost the toss
07-22-2006, 08:22 PM
poor lady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYkzyNSt-s0&search=cardinals%20storm

Nightwish
07-22-2006, 09:08 PM
Talked with folks in Wentzville last nite watching Cards
they were staying at hotel. Lived in N County....still without power.
A lot of folks in North County, particularly around Florissant and Bridgeton, had no sooner gotten their power back on when they lost it again during Friday morning's storm. I got lucky. I live right at the Hazelwood/Florissant line, off Lindbergh, and we lost power for eight hours after Wednesday's storm, but only for a few minutes during Friday's. A couple blocks north of me, though, from the stop light at Schnucks on north, they were blacked out again until sometime today.

Glad to be in St.C with Cuivre River Electric Coop.
Outage here 730pm-600 am on last storm.

Total outage in ~20 years. Less than 1.5 days total.
I wonder if there is an option here in StL County to go with somebody other than Ameren. CREC might be able to run power here, if people requested it.

Nightwish
07-22-2006, 09:10 PM
poor lady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYkzyNSt-s0&search=cardinals%20storm
Ouch, that had to hurt!

Valiant
07-22-2006, 10:19 PM
poor lady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYkzyNSt-s0&search=cardinals%20storm


I was going to post that.. funny shit...