Still, you don't expect a storm to barrel through in the middle of the night; thunderstorms are solar powered and after sundown, things tend to start quieting down.
Not last night. About 2:30 a.m., a huge wind (71 at the airport, which cuaght as it came whipping into town, 40-50 though the city) driving rain before it can slamming through. It woke me up, though so far I don't see any trees down around the house. There are trees down through the city, and traffic lights out. IP&L was reporting 20,000 customers without electricity by sunrise.
And now the sidewalks are dry. The air isn't, humidity is right at 100%. Meteorologists are promising drier and cooler over the next few days. I'm hoping they're right.
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