31 thoughts on “We had a storm

        1. Actually to be my usual pedantic self (feel free to pick me up when I am wrong myself!) the meterologists use hectopascals hPa which amounts to the same as millibars – & of course the Canadians use kilopascals!

          London 28th Oct 9.36am GMT [10.36 BST] 1013 hPa/mb; 29.8 InHg
          (according to my watch which may not be entirely accurate)

  1. I live about a hundred miles north of where this picture was taken. We were partly cloudy, windy but with no rain and no complete overcast. Wednesday noon, it’s still windy but otherwise fair.

  2. The Southeast is lucky the low pressure was centered as north as it was. I was watching ABC 33/40 (Birmingham, AL) severe weather coverage yesterday afternoon, and the meteorologist said if the front had been over Arkansas or Tennessee instead, there likely would have been a major tornado outbreak across the South, Mississippi-Alabama.

  3. Allah is giving you a chance to repent and seek salvation. He will give you virgins too, but I have a hunch that this may not sweeten the deal for you.

      1. Back inna hills where ah come from, a virgin’s no good. If she ain’t good enough for her family, she ain’t good enough for me.

  4. Yep, whipped up the lawn furniture around our house too. No trees down luckily. I guess Thor had bad aim — again!

  5. If I didn’t know you lived in Chicago I’d say that was downtown Mordor. Only thing missing is an active volcano.

    1. Here in Middle Earth (Aotearoa/New Zealand), we’re all going, “It’s ours, ours, the Precioussss!” (The Government has convinced Warner Bros to go ahead with filming “The Hobbit” here. No sign of Homo floresiensis)

  6. The wind blew in Chicago, and this is news? Meanwhile, Indonesia had both a tsunami and a volcanic eruption.

  7. That’s on the south side. On the north side of Chicago, where I live, it was sunny and 80 degrees. Srsly.

    28.23 inches is damn low. Standard sea level pressure is 29.92. That’s the equivalent of a 1600 foot altitude change.

  8. The 1987 storm which caused huge damage in Southern England hit 953mbar. I lived in London at the time. The city was not used to high winds and I woke my wife at about 6am to drive around and look at the extensive devastation, saying she’d never forgive herself if she missed it. We men are sensitive that way.
    She was suffering from ‘flu at the time and I’m not sure she’s actually forgiven me.

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