We had was is called a Mesoscale Convective Vortex last night. I had never heard of that so I looked it up.
From Wikipedia "A mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) is a low-pressure center within a mesoscale covective system (MCS) that pulls winds into a circling pattern, or vortex. With a core
only 30 to 60 miles wide and 1 to 3 miles deep, an MCV
is often overlooked in standard weather analysis. But an MCV can take on a life of its own, persisting for up to 12 hours
after its parent MCS has dissipated. This orphaned MCV will sometimes
then become the seed of the next thunderstorm outbreak. An MCV that
moves into tropical waters, such as the Gulf of Mexico, can serve as the
nucleus for a tropical storm or hurricane."
The place we get our bikes serviced was nearly destroyed. The roof was ripped open and a lot of he bikes were blown around and damaged. And the place that makes Bengal Roach Spray had one of its walls blown in. A friend said the latch on their wooden fence was blown off and they have never found the latch!
In our neighborhood, we saw lots of big tree branches downed when we were doing a mile walk with the Bad Basset Boys this morning.
My cable and phone and TV and computer came back on about 10:30 this morning. And I immediately got 4 phone calls wanting to know if we were OK.
I spent the morning working on my quilt block tree branches until the nice guy from AAA came to change out the tire on Frank's car. But he did not leave me his key and my key for his car is in MY car. Oye!
So I called Frank We got the car open, then had problems getting the trunk open to get the spare. Called Frank. So got that open, and couldn't find the key for the lug nuts.
Called Frank. Found the lug nut key. Geez.
Then i had to download all the stuff from his trunk. Gears, crankshafts, drug testing kits, presentation folders. How does he get all that into the trunk?
And Hey, do you think he has enough napkins in his glove box???????