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Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:02 am
by johnhens
Gale force winds came through Windigo on 6/08/21. Many trees down, though not damage to structures. Blowdowns along the Feldtmann trail. Crews working to clear the trees.

Re: Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:14 pm
by blink
Yikes!

We had a crazy weather event called a Derecho last summer here in central Iowa. My husband and I own a tree service and our crews are still cleaning up damage from that storm nearly a year later.

I hope the islands recovery is speedier than ours has been. It will be interesting for us to see the damage when we are there in a couple of weeks.

Also, I'll bet it was hella scary to be in a tent during that storm!

Re: Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:44 pm
by hooky
I don't remember where I heard this, so I can't give it the proper attribution, but at any given time 1/3 of the boreal forest is horizontal.

Re: Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:40 am
by kolo
Also, I'll bet it was hella scary to be in a tent during that storm!
Two of the most intense summer storms I have experienced in my life were while I was at Isle Royale. During one of the storms I was in a tent at Hatchet Lake. During the other, I was glad I was in one of the shelters!

Re: Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:02 pm
by bloodbuzz
buddy and i were in one of the two shelters at siskiwit bay that morning. another group there in a tent was able to duck into the other shelter during the storm. thunder was loud enough to shake the shelter.

Re: Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:11 pm
by johnhens
bloodbuzz wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:02 pm buddy and i were in one of the two shelters at siskiwit bay that morning. another group there in a tent was able to duck into the other shelter during the storm. thunder was loud enough to shake the shelter.
Were there a lot of trees down? If you came from or went to Island Mine, is there still the issue of the beaver dam flooding out the trail?