This happened two nights ago, and it wasn't even windy. The kids were even playing outside, but thankfully no one was hurt and no property was damaged.
There was a strange crack crack crack sound and then the dog went nuts. It looks like this half of the tree was just too heavy and it peeled right off.
Saturday, Mr. O and Spielberg chainsawed it into manageable pieces and hauled it to the driveway where it will wait until after the holiday for removal. Come to think of it, does anyone want some free firewood? It's yours for the hauling.
Tonight there are 60 mph micro-burst winds. You can bet I'm keeping my eye on the rest of the tree.
There are still a few hours to get your bid in (I've even sweetened the pot).