We've had 1.27" of rain since yesterday afternoon. No high winds, no ghastly gushers. And yet is seems to have been enough to send another branch from the Honey Locust tree crashing down. It didn't make enough noise to wake us during the night despite it happening right outside our bedroom windows. The tree looks healthy enough and has had regular pruning so we're not sure how worried we should be.
The branch landed on the old fence which kept it from crashing into my understory trees and shrubs, like the Golden Shadows Dogwood which is just out of view on the left in the image below. It took out a fence board and is stuck in place with all the spreading branches and leaves on our neighbor's side of the fence. But I don't think it hurt their garden either.
And there's still a big branch from the last storm stuck up in the tree. It had been hanging upside down but has now broken off and become wedged in the tree. We planned on waiting until everything goes dormant so we can get a ladder and an arborist to deal with the problem without harming everything that's currently growing there. This storm has not been as bad as predicted so far, but it looks like it may continue for most of the day. Keeping our fingers crossed!