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Great Mid-Atlantic Storm of 2008

Postby TyVulpine » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:37 pm

Wow...yesterday we got the worst storms I've seen in a long time. At least 3 unconfirmed tornadoes, hundreds of thousands of people lost power (some school districts were closed today because of power outages) and at least 1 person was killed when a tree fell on his car. At least 58,000 people alone in this county (Montgomery County, Maryland) lost power. Our place, our power went out sometime before 3pm and was out til after 5:45am this morning, but other places are probably still without power. My ride home normally takes about 1 hr 45 minutes, but yesterday it took close to 3 hours, the traffic was so bad, and there were plenty of traffic lights out.

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Postby klimt » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:05 pm

maryland is in the mid-atlantic now?

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Postby TyVulpine » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:09 pm

maryland is in the mid-atlantic now?
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey are called the "Mid-Atlantic States", since they're midway up the East Coast of the USA.

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Postby Ibun » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:26 pm

It wasn't that great.
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Postby TyVulpine » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:28 pm

It wasn't that great.
3 possible tornadoes, hurricane force winds, torrential rains, hundreds of thousands of people without power, Metrorail service interrupted in at least one spot because of powerlines on the tracks, 1 person killed, schools in many areas closed today because of still no power, and you say it "wasn't that great"? Then what, praytell, would you call a "great storm"?

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Postby Ibun » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:30 pm

Well if you think it's great that people could have been killed...
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Postby Baconsticks » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:30 pm

It wasn't that great.
3 possible tornadoes, hurricane force winds, torrential rains, hundreds of thousands of people without power, Metrorail service interrupted in at least one spot because of powerlines on the tracks, 1 person killed, schools in many areas closed today because of still no power, and you say it "wasn't that great"? Then what, praytell, would you call a "great storm"?
Try About 50 Tornadoes, and about 10 people killed, and you might have a normal week here.
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Postby TyVulpine » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:35 pm

It wasn't that great.
3 possible tornadoes, hurricane force winds, torrential rains, hundreds of thousands of people without power, Metrorail service interrupted in at least one spot because of powerlines on the tracks, 1 person killed, schools in many areas closed today because of still no power, and you say it "wasn't that great"? Then what, praytell, would you call a "great storm"?
Try About 50 Tornadoes, and about 10 people killed, and you might have a normal week here.
Touche, but here, it's not normal. Tornadoes around here are rare (Maryland averages only 4 tornadoes a year, and rarely around here) and even then, power outages usually aren't as widespread as they were yesterday (or today) nor are schools here closed because of power problems, since it rarely happens.

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Postby osprey » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:46 am

There are tornados in Colorado? I was unaware...
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Postby Rooster » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:35 pm

Silly Amernicans and their crazy weather :wag:

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Postby Tom Flapwell » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:28 pm

Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey are called the "Mid-Atlantic States", since they're midway up the East Coast of the USA.
I don't think Virginia is usually counted. It was part of the Confederacy, after all.
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Postby Bocaj Claw » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:44 pm

Silly Amernicans and their crazy weather :wag:
When I was in the same general latitude as you, the sun rose at four in the morning. FOUR IN THE MORNING! Thats no way to start the day.
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Postby TyVulpine » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:42 pm

Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey are called the "Mid-Atlantic States", since they're midway up the East Coast of the USA.
I don't think Virginia is usually counted. It was part of the Confederacy, after all.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_States

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Postby Arloest » Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:24 am

Climate change. It exists. I don't care what people say.


Meanwhile Houston has been in a drought. That probably means we'll get a hurricane this year.
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Postby Baconsticks » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:14 am

Climate change. It exists. I don't care what people say.


Meanwhile Houston has been in a drought. That probably means we'll get a hurricane this year.
It's a Zionist plot. :-P
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