Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Clinton Washout Part II

The Saturday afternoon and evening activity which included tornado warnings out west as mentioned in the previous post would eventually subdue with nightfall. Thinking that all would be well with the ongoing Clinton Art Festival, the parent system responsible for everything would churn across Macon County during the overnight into Sunday. As it did, strong winds drawing into the mesolow from east to west developed on the north side with gusts measuring anywhere from 35 to 50 MPH! This concentrated area of high wind passed through southern Dewitt County and directly over the event resulting in a number of pop-up tents getting thrashed including ours. Thankfully, no one in our group endured any loss as we took our work home since we were in an open area in another county where anything could happen and obviously did. Others were not so fortunate although the rain from the day prior having caused some to pack up and not return may have been a blessing. There were less than half of the original 20 vendors remaining and fewer potential losses.

Ours, wonder how far it might have gone if not for the obstacles?

This one had concrete weights still attached to the inside!

We said we would rebuild and we did!

c/o NWS Lincoln

Fitting end to a rather intense and busy weekend.

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