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Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #210 on: November 08, 2018, 05:54:29 AM »

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #211 on: November 08, 2018, 07:44:42 AM »
I live about two miles from the touchdown area in Christiana Tn. 


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Strange to see so much damage to man-made structures, but no damage to surrounding trees.  I suppose the leaves being mostly gone helped since there was less weight and/or less leaves to catch the wind.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #212 on: November 08, 2018, 08:47:35 AM »
Strange to see so much damage to man-made structures, but no damage to surrounding trees.  I suppose the leaves being mostly gone helped since there was less weight and/or less leaves to catch the wind.

I noticed that too. The impact of wind hitting a larger surface area broadside can make a difference. Also- how well were these homes anchored/constructed? With rating "only" up to EF2, I take it not very.

Of course, the trees we're seeing in the pictures might not have been in the path of most intense vortex winds, where the unfortunate houses were.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #213 on: November 08, 2018, 08:53:42 AM »
I noticed that too. The impact of wind hitting a larger surface area broadside can make a difference. Also- how well were these homes anchored/constructed? With rating "only" up to EF2, I take it not very.

Of course, the trees we're seeing in the pictures might not have been in the path of most intense vortex winds, where the unfortunate houses were.

Good points.  Also, upon closer inspection, I did see some rather large limbs on the ground in one photo. 

Speaking of limbs, the storms yesterday morning pruned all the dead branches out of my trees for me.  Plenty of fuel for the fire pit over the coming weeks.  Thanks, Ma Nature. 
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