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Post  MrBooker on 7/13/2016, 5:36 pm

60/70 mph winds just came through and ripped up my zuke and tomato plants out of the ground.  WOW......    We are OK though. Also tree down across my roof.  BIG STORM.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/13/2016, 7:46 pm

You might want to check to see if cold Canadian/Arctic air collided with warm air.  That might explain the ferocity of the storm.

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Post  trolleydriver on 7/13/2016, 8:35 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:You might want to check to see if cold Canadian/Arctic air collided with warm air.  That might explain the ferocity of the storm.

MrB ... sorry to hear of your damage. Keep safe.

donna ... If it was cold Canadian Arctic Air, that air must have jumped right over me and the rest of us in southern/eastern Ontario. As of 8:30 this evening we are still at 86 degrees Fahrenheit. But we did get a thunderstorm this afternoon for just a few minutes.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/13/2016, 9:27 pm

I'm still studying/struggling to understand how such weather events occur.

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Post  trolleydriver on 7/13/2016, 9:33 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:I'm still studying/struggling to understand how such weather events occur.

Me too Donna. I know in my area we are currently under the influence of a hot humid air mass coming up from the Gulf of Mexico. I suppose if there is colder arctic air at higher altitudes on top of that Gulf air then who knows what can happen.

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Post  bigdogrock on 7/13/2016, 9:40 pm

I hope the best for you all up there. I am glad to hear you safe.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/13/2016, 9:43 pm

Apparently, the jet stream has made a northern turn over your area, allowing warm air from the south to intrude.

Think of the jet stream as a blockade; cold air above, warm air below.

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Post  sanderson on 7/14/2016, 2:06 am

Tree on the roof? Tomatoes ripped out of the ground? That's a big wind! Shocked

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/14/2016, 4:07 pm

Oh, MrBooker.... GoodNESS! Glad you're okay...

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Post  MrBooker on 7/14/2016, 6:05 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Oh, MrBooker....  GoodNESS!  Glad you're okay...
Yes, we're fine. Just got everything cleaned up and back to normal. The good thing is that we got our 155 gallon rain barrels refilled. cheers      Thanks for your concern...

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/15/2016, 7:06 am

Oh, that's nice, isn't it? We do the same with our 330-gallon totes. It's AMAZING how much water comes off of a roof!

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Post  MrBooker on 7/15/2016, 7:32 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Oh, that's nice, isn't it?  We do the same with our 330-gallon totes.  It's AMAZING how much water comes off of a roof!
Yes. It only takes a few tenths to fill my barrels. Do you put anything in your water totes to keep the water from going bad? I had to empty my water last month because it went bad.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/16/2016, 6:22 am

No. What we did was paint them black to prevent algae build-up. Worked like a charm! You'll need 3-4 coats of paint. You really want it covered well.

We emptied one the other day and the water was nice & clear. (Had to move it to make it more usable for the greenhouse.)

(We ARE planning to empty both later this fall and run some bleach thru just to be safe.)

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/16/2016, 2:16 pm

Is algae water bad for the plants? My bucket's get algae ccasionally and I use it anyway. Oops.
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Post  bigdogrock on 7/16/2016, 2:42 pm

That is a very good and interesting question. I hope someone has an answer. I have been using rain water gathered in plastic and galvanized trash cans for years. That doesn't make it right, but now I wonder if what I get after it starts to grow green algae is good or not so good. It is funny what gets taken for granted.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/16/2016, 3:48 pm

That IS a good question. And I don't know... I DO know that I don't want to clog up my outtake valve, etc. That's why we're doing the bleach.

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Post  sanderson on 7/17/2016, 3:16 am

I quickly looked up the algae pages in the Microbes book and it does not say they are bad in the water used for gardens. Painting clear or white containers helps prevent their growth.

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