March 15, 2019, Weather: Storm Report, Art: A View Of Stockholm, Thought: Silence

Atmosphere:

High wind gusts well over 50 mph were recorded all over Kentucky yesterday, including Oldham County. Our instrument is somewhat sheltered by trees and registered a gust of 38 mph. I am sure the speed at treetop level was easily 50 or above.

We also received a couple of brief deluges that brought the storm precip total to 1.25 in.

Our power flickered on and off briefly at least 20 times during the windstorm but it never went out for long. The LG&E outage map is showing a huge area in our part of the county as still without power as of Friday morning. Although we are included in the area on their map we still have power.

This rural area, with many trees and aging, fragile infrastructure, has always been prone to storm outages. That we still have power is chalked up to the miracle of buying a whole-house generator. Since we have owned it there has not been a single, significant power outage here. We joke that somehow those machines throw some kind of protective bubble. It is weird – but I am thankful.

Art:

A View Of Stockholm
Peder Balke (November 4, 1804 – February 5, 1887) was a Norwegian painter. He is known for portraying the landscape of Norway (and other Scandinavian places) in a romantic and dramatic manner. He was also active in the field of social justice. – Wikipedia

Thought:

“Through the portals of silence, 
the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.”

Paramahansa Yogananda

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.