As I was updating the blog with pictures this evening I heard a strange beeping sound from the hotel lobby. When I looked at the television there was an ominous red banner across the bottom of a radar picture of the Duluth area. A severe thunderstorm warning had just been issued. Here is the text for your reading enjoyment:
At 751 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists continued to track a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing destructive winds in excess of 80 mph and nickel size hail.
This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path... prepare immediately for damaging winds... destructive hail... and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter... preferably inside a strong building but away from windows. People biking in it should have their heads checked...ok, I added this part just to see if anyone was actually reading it.
This is the radar image from the
storm. We are in the very middle
of the image.
I'm glad that we are not camping tonight. I just hope that the storm passes through quickly (it should be done by about 1 AM according to the Weather Channel).
Here are some more photos:
Alison, Sonia and Gus on the deck of a Coast Guard
Cutter after taking a tour.
This is why you should never pack a Subway sand-
wich inside a bike bag. It may look like a pita or a
taco, but it was actually a 6 inch spicy Italian
Crabby Bills. Need we say more?
Grand Rapids. We did receive some strange looks.
Superior. Notice the flag. That is about 30 mph
in Montana and stayed with them at the same house
in Williston, ND. They are riding from Burlington, WA
to Burlington, VT. Notice the ingenious buckets for
panniers. Chris constructed them.