|Red River Weather, Summer 2007
|The summer of 2007 was ripe with all kinds of weather events. We took a short trip around the area to have a look at what havoc
the weather has played in this very soggy June and July, 2007. We encountered storms, floods, and even wall-clouds.
|The Denison Dam across Lake Texoma affords wonderful views - like this view of a wall cloud
over Oklahoma. We watched the cloud for several minutes but it never formed into a tornado.
|Lake Texoma at flood stage near the spill way. By the next day, the road to
Eisenhower State Park had been inundated with water.
|David contemplates the choppy waters of the
Red River below the dam at Lake Texoma (on
the Texas side).
|The old high school in Denison with a storm brewing over head
made for a beautiful picture.
The high school has succumbed to the wrecking ball. Denison
has been losing a lot of its history in the past few years - the old
Baptist Church, which Martin Luther King, Jr., once visited, has
now been razed, and some older homes have also been
demolished. I sure wish I had the resources to help preserve
Denison, because it's such a lovely town.
|Watson's Hamburgers is a drive-in across from the abandoned high school in
Denison. It was closed that day, so the threatening sky didn't faze any
|The demolition contractor saved the cuppola of the school. It's
now been removed from the site of the former school, but I
have no idea what happened to it. If anyone does, please let me
know at firstname.lastname@example.org .