“OSHALERT: Strong storms headed to Oshkosh. Expected 6:30-6:45 am w/brief heavy downpours & wind gusts 40-45mph. Please take precautions. Reply STOP to opt-out.”
That was the text message we received this morning from the EAA Text Alert system. I grabbed my iPad and brought up ForeFlight to take a look at the radar, only to see this:
Now fortunately for us, we are staying in a house a few miles to the north of the show, so we didn’t have to worry except for the security of our airplanes tied down on the field. We let the heavy rain move through before slogging in to Wittman Field where we found almost no security or parking folks – we assumed they had been warned to take cover (a wise move by their management!).
The good news was that while there were a few puddles that hadn’t been there the day before, the winds never got very high, so airplanes, tents and people were all fine. The only adverse affect we saw was one vendor sign that had been tipped over – and I count that as acceptable damage for a radar signature that looked so ominous.
“We WILL rebuild!”