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Evidence of a Tropical Storm


We've had our fourth tropical storm in three weeks and as I type, we're about to get another one.  A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and flooding rain.  Each time we get one of these fierce wonders of nature we lose power for at least 8 hours and up to two days and we lose our water as well.  Here's what happens:



Instant flash floods...

Our corn and yucca crops were badly damaged...
 
Hail up to the size of golf balls...

My poor prickly pear!

For some reason, our part of the country is getting beaten up the most.  Our national newspaper reported that there haven't been storms this strong in over twenty years.  For the farmers' sakes we are praying for no more hail this season!

On a positive note, we are thankful that we have a roof over our head and we are learning how to be very creative without power for huge spans. We are extremely grateful that the radio continues to have broadcast regardless of the weather because of our new generator!!

What do you you think... do uncharacteristic weather changes make you wonder about whether they are simply natural cycles or caused by humans?

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