...something we all talk about, right? I've noticed a lot of posts here and there in other threads, with people mentioning that it's too hot, too cold, too dry, too wet... Let's bring it all into the same thread and talk about the weather. I don't intend this to be a thread to argue climate change/global warming. There's already a thread for that. This is meant to talk about the smaller, more local things that happen to folks here. My city just had one heckuva wind storm tonight. It came on very suddenly, and at first I assumed it was just another squall or maybe a hailstorm. But when I looked out the window, there was no rain or hail (could have been; there were hail clouds in the sky), just a tremendous wind, blowing dust and debris around... extremely fast, and it crossed my mind that it could be a tornado (we do get them here, although I've never personally been caught in one). Maddy was freaking out, not knowing what that extremely noisy wind was about. And then the power went out. It came back on briefly after maybe half an hour, and then it went out and stayed out for several hours (thank goodness this time I had flashlights). This building has emergency power for the exits and the doors (they're electronic, operated by keycards), but the hallways were dark and so were the suites. Nothing was damaged here, that I know of; when there was no longer enough sunlight to read by, I just went to bed. The power came back about half an hour ago, and when I got back online, the CBC news site had this to say: Windstorm causes serious damage, power outages in Red Deer As you can see from the photos, part of the roof blew off a bank, and numerous trees were ripped out of the ground along one of the local hiking trails. The article mentions damage at Parkland Mall, which is nearby (I'd actually been thinking of going there this afternoon; good thing I didn't). I found a couple of YT videos. The first is taken on the highway not far from town: The second was taken by someone in one of the older neighborhoods (not sure exactly where that is, somewhere on one of the hills, in a community of rowhouses). Warning: Language NSFW.