That Storm Yesterday Really Jacked Some Shit Up

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Hell to the naw - PHOTO COURTESY OF @VERBEDITORIAL / TWITTER

When that massive storm blew into St. Louis right in the middle of rush hour yesterday, everything went to shit in less than ten minutes. Transportation came grinding to a halt and even normally unflappable Midwesterners — accustomed to a long and furious tornado season — started shaking in their boots.


OK, not everybody was freaked out. Some had already found the cure for anxiety.

And though we saw hurricane-like conditions in the city for a spell, areas outside the city were hit the hardest.



The National Weather Service said there was a funnel cloud briefly spotted in Caseyville. Several marinas in St. Charles County saw major damage.


Spanish Lake was smacked with such high winds that trees didn't stand a chance.

Granite City also took a hard hit, with downed trees and insane flooding.





The storm stretched across much of the metro area and lots of locals snapped insane photos of this monster as it rolled through.


But all's well that ends well — and this particular storm ended with a gorgeous sunset.

This time, apparently, we were wise to stay at the bar and keep drinking.

After the Storm. #stlouis #stl #weather #stlouisweather #stlwx #gatewayarch

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