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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 06:09 am:

Usually the mansion across the street receives more attention (Laurium Manor Inn), but on this day in '99 Victorian Hall was the focus of the Pasty Cam.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 06:14 am:

First Post

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 06:15 am:

Good Morning all !!!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 06:16 am:

Phew! At least I'm on the charts in case someone counts up Early
Birds again.

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 06:16 am:

Kosk, you beat me by one minute, I had it ready to go and pushed "cancel" by mistake!! Arg!!!!!
Everyone have a Good Monday!!!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 06:43 am:

Good Morning, Everyone!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 06:56 am:

Good morning everybody! Good going Kosk!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 07:22 am:

Top 'o the morning fellow cammers. Looks like a wet week all the way thru Friday. Stay dry everyone. And it may be after 7 o'clock where you're at but it's an early 6:21 here. Early for me. Have a busy day today, at least for a retired woman like me. :)

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 07:26 am:

Wishing all a Good Morning!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 07:58 am:

Lol, I didn't realize the Early Bird was such a competition so early in the morning :P

Since everyone is chatting about weather, how bout that tornado in Greensburg Kansas, eh?? That's the first time I've ever heard of a tornado with enough power to suck fire hydrants out of the ground!! I've been through 2 twisters (one in lower MI, and the Moore, OK one) and it's not an experience I recommend to anyone....

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 08:17 am:

I was shocked hearing more on the devastation this morning and of the strong spirit of the survivors. I was sitting outside in my highchair during the Beecher tornado of 1953 (the northern edge of Flint). That tornado killed 116 and injured 844, and holds the record for the last single tornado to kill more than 100. My husband's late mother told of the trip from her house in Clio north of Beecher to the hospital where she was a registered nurse (south of the tornado). They worked around the clock for days. That was an F5 tornado, but tornadoes were judged differently then, and what is now an F5 tornado actually can have much lower windspeeds than they used to. That was all explained by our local meterologist last night.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 08:34 am:

After some research, I've found that wind speeds of the Beecher tornado were 261-318. The Greensboro tornado had winds reaching 205. That's not to say that isn't terrible, just a point for comparison! The tornado had $19 million in damage in 1953 dollars ($125 million in 2003 dollars). It's path was 27 miles. The things you can learn on the internet!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 10:04 am:

Marsha, My parents and I were coming down from Hubbell Michigan and moving to Royal Oak,and passed through the Flint area right after the tornado went through there. Never saw such devestation in my life. We missed the tornado by several hours. This was the time beforeI75 so we were on side roads and had to go through detours in order to get past Flint. This was in a 1940 Desoto no air, and it seems now that there was a lot of dirt in the air and dirt everywhere.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 10:06 am:

Hello everyone. I have never seen a tornado in 31 my years and would like to keep this record going , not interested in any changes there.

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 11:21 am:

I was living in Oklahoma when the big tornados hit in 1999, and it was terribly scary. Wave after wave of tornados came through and to watch it on tv and through the windows was something. A few days later, a new wave of tornados hit, and the difference was my daughter had been born in between. Standing in the bathroom tub holding my wife and two day old daughter is forever burned into my memory. I do not reccommend it!

I do remember the thunderstorms in the UP and the damage from the straight line winds. There are some tales told from the old days of logging where they'd be in the woods when a storm came up, and by the time it was done, there weren't any trees left worth cutting.

Now I live outside Portland where the weather tends to be mostly drizzles and occaisional showers. Heavan as far as storms go.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 04:09 pm:

Lost everything in the Fritch, TX of 1992. It was painful, but no one was killed. Three of my students lost their homes in Cactus, TX last week.

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