For that matter, many branches have been blown down as well by the gale force winds from the northwest. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the area, and the low pressure system causing the high winds will be out of the region by tomorrow. Here is the text of the NOAA alert:
A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.FirstEnergy is currently reporting about 8,500 customers without power in Northwest Ohio. Many thousands more are without power in municipalities in and around Cleveland.
WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL OCCUR INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND LAWN FURNITURE TO BE BLOWN AROUND AND DAMAGED. A FEW TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES MAY COME DOWN. EXPECT THE WINDS TO DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
My Shumard oak tree, pictured above, has nary a leaf left on it. Most of its leaves have been blown to the property of my neighbors to the east, but alas - they were replaced by leaves from other neighborhood trees further west.