Environment Canada is forecasting an intense low pressure cell north of us that will cause 60k/h westerly winds with gusts to 90k/h. 60 k/h is rather routine but 90k/h is dangerous. TLW and I were out in the yard planting a few pots of roses and day lilies and I did a brief sweep to secure empty pots and stuff that might blow around. Late in the evening it dawned on me that I had not stowed the chairs/tables/parasol on the deck so I went out to put them into corners where they would not take flight. I turned a table upside down to expose less surface to the wind. I watered a few large pots which seemed dry and lighter than they should have been.
Oh, well. It’s another test of our shingles and downspouts. After every such wind-event I find stuff from the neighbour’s yards in mine. So far no lawn chair has made it farther than the ditch here. Here’s hoping bad combinations don’t fall our way.