The McCoys delivery arrived at 1:00PM. We had 22 longhorns in the yard watching my materials get off-loaded. It was just starting to get breezy. I had a late lunch at the Grub Shack and got back home at 2:30 - just in time for major wind and a dust storm. It was a little bit scary out here for awhile. Just after sunset, the winds died out. My instruments showed a max speed of 46.9 mph with an average wind speed throughout the afternoon of 25 mph. My lone test turbine survived the gales ( but made some unearthly noises )and needless to say, the battery bank is fully charged. The group of very good friends I have fallen in with here checked in with one another throughout the storm to make sure everyone was ok.
My two "empty" 3000 gallon water tanks moved a couple of feet - Note to Self: Put some water in them! No real damage here but I will have to take most of tomorrow morning to clean up debris that resulted from my recyclables getting loose.