Thunderstorm!

window well full of waterI was mountain biking in the Upper Arb this morning when I noticed the approaching storm clouds had a green tint.

I got caught in the fast-approaching deluge (1.75 inches of rain about 45 minutes) but got home in time to notice that one of our window wells was about to overflow into my basement world headquarters. Bucket time.  Whew.

stalled car on flooded street downed tree and power line downed tree and power line

Trinity Lutheran recycling cans Rice County Sheriff officers downed tree at David Allen's house
After the thunderstorm passed, I roamed around town on my bike to get a few photos of its aftermath (with email hints on where to go from my buddy Curt Benson who was monitoring the police scanner): Northfield Police helping motorists with stalled cars; trees and power lines down; Trinity Lutheran Church recycled cans strewn over a few acres; Rice County Sheriff officers closing off streets; and artist David Allen with some new landscaping perfectly framing the business sign in his yard.

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