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Old 12-08-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Last night Phoenix was hit by a major storm:
Crews busy restoring power in parts of the Valley after storm
74 MPH winds were measured at Deer Valley Airport which is a few miles from my home. The trailer is in storage and I will need to check on that today. The pool is a mess, but everything else is fine.

At work this morning a transformer blew up around 7am leaving us in the dark and they sent us all home for the day.

I wonder how the folks in Quartzsite did last night...
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:47 AM   #2
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I was wondering how folks in Arizona fared. The storm has been pretty ugly here, too, though primarily because of the wind. It's hard to tell how much snow we got, because what we did get was drifted a lot. Even so, I don't think it was that much snow, maybe six inches.

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
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Showers and winds gusting to around 50mph at Leasburg Dam SP in Radium Springs, NM about 15 miles N of Las Cruces. Looks like a good day to stay in the AS and do whatever.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:53 AM   #4
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Wowsers, that kind of wind will blow the cheese right off your cracker. Glad you came through it OK/
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:54 AM   #5
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Up in the rim country it looks like they had around 18" of the white stuff. We were up there Saturday and there were only a few patches.
Here is a link to a web cam in Forest Lakes (it is a little slow)
http://www.forestlakesweather.com/live_camera.html
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:10 AM   #6
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Snow Day for me!

Seeing as my last snow travel day resulted in crashing my Sportrac, I thought I'd stay home today. I've worked out a "work from home occasionally" policy just in case of days like today. I knew it would be bad and came home early from work yesterday.

The best news is I just got a call from my supervisor and we now have an official snow day. (I just clocked out and am now going to play outside, or work on Bambi. No deadbolt yet so I cannot install that but I'm sure I can find something to do!

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We sure got bounced around last night, don't think we've ever felt such winds! Noticed this morning some folk neglected to stow their awnings.
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We had steady rain all day yesterday and last night the wind really came up. Gusts like I've never heard before in this house. When we woke up this morning, we saw our largest tree had split and the large arm had fallen. So glad it missed the house, the new chicken coop / pen and the lemon tree. If it had been cut down by a professional, it would have been 'timbered' in the very spot. We were very lucky although the chickens are a little flighty this morning.

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Wow!

Glad it missed everything.

Firewood for the Rallies!
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You should see the boondockers in Quartzsite AZ.
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We were trying to figure when we've taken such winds; the consenses was the Oregon Coast when I swear the wheels lifted off the ground.
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According to the National Weather Service a wind velocity of 73 MPH was measured at the U of A here in Baja Arizona.
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Now expecting wind gusts 60-65mph this afternoon in Southern New Mexico and El Paso, TX area also getting hammered. I-10 is supposedly closed near Deming due to blowing dust. Just glad there are no trees near my campsite!
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A gust of 91 mph supposedly measured at Aguirre Springs near Las Cruces. Can't find this on my map but seem to remember it's off US70 between LC and Alamogordo near White Sands Missile Range.
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