We've had some spectacular storms lately, most recently yesterday, which blew branches down into the parking lot. Half of the farmers' market vendors chose not to turn out in the conditions and half of the remainder moved their stalls under the slight overhang of the building.
And this was tornado watch #2 for us, although unlike the Saturday before last we didn't have anything on the ground. Tornados in the middle of a major city on the east coast just...don't happen that often.
And no, I don't blame 'global warming' or 'climate change'...we always get big storms this time of year. This year, we've had a lot fewer of them, but it seems like they contain the same amount of energy as usual. Might be connected to the heat wave. Hopefully things will settle down into some kind of equilibrium before any more of our friends have trees fall on their cars.