|There were some impressively colourful wind maps.|
|About as bad as it got for Roscommon (lined in blue). The red areas|
are Force 8+. We stayed in the green (Force 6) and yellow (7). This
my favoured source, being Met Éireann's short-range forecast.
For us, though, mercifully a scary day and some exhausting watching, especially between about 2 pm and 8 pm but the only damage was a few small branches broken down from trees and scattered across the lawn, and my big house-sign tumbled over. I must say, in fairness, how exactly spot on and correct (almost to the hour) were the forecasts considering this was an "unprecedented" event - Hurricanes never come over this side of the Atlantic - so they can't have had much practice.
|A perfect spiral, uninterrupted by fronts.|
|The Black Spruces got a good buffeting but |
|The willow hedge gets turned inside out with each gust.|
|A fine pair of legs|
|Prior to scrubbing off the salt.|
|Hung in the air for 4-18 months|
Enjoy the calm days after the storm. We certainly are.