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(My Fox DC)   Nine tornadoes touchdown outside a) Kansas. b) Missouri. FARK) Washington, D.C   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 104
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2012-06-04 01:14:37 PM  

ImRonBurgundy: AnthraxRipple: College Park got hit in 2001. Killed two girls.

Were they pretty white girls?



Yes. What pretty white college girls looked like.
 
2012-06-04 01:15:56 PM  

ChipNASA: ImRonBurgundy: AnthraxRipple: College Park got hit in 2001. Killed two girls.

Were they pretty white girls?


Yes. What pretty white college girls looked like.


You think they could have found a photo that wasn't taken in 1982.

Oh they always dressed like that?
 
2012-06-04 01:16:10 PM  

BurnShrike: Fark is the third letter of the alphabet now?


Fark is a letter, a prime number, and two different chemical compounds.
 
2012-06-04 01:17:44 PM  
9 tornadoes.
9 supreme court justices

Coincidence?
 
2012-06-04 01:17:51 PM  
I t'was some ugly weather here on Friday. Drove by some of the damage near Bel Air and it was wicked. Trees sheared off halfway up their trunks. Lot of damaged roofs and torn up trim.

Doesn't happen too often around these parts.
 
2012-06-04 01:20:29 PM  
I blame Delaware.
 
2012-06-04 01:21:19 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: ChipNASA: ImRonBurgundy: AnthraxRipple: College Park got hit in 2001. Killed two girls.

Were they pretty white girls?


Yes. What pretty white college girls looked like.

You think they could have found a photo that wasn't taken in 1982.

Oh they always dressed like that?


I don't think that they looked like that in 1982.....

FTFA:
" Colleen and Erin Marlatt were born in 1978 and '81, "
/hawt like a full diaper.
 
2012-06-04 01:21:22 PM  
One of them touched down about 2 miles from my house in Fallston. Pretty good amount of destruction.... even a truck flipped onto its roof. Unfortunately, I have all of the pictures at home.
 
2012-06-04 01:21:47 PM  
What ever it takes to scour DC is nearly fine with me. You know leave the civilians and the good guys just remove the politicians and the clergy.

Hey, why not go for a two fer?
 
2012-06-04 01:23:02 PM  

Surly U. Jest: I t'was some ugly weather here on Friday. Drove by some of the damage near Bel Air and it was wicked. Trees sheared off halfway up their trunks. Lot of damaged roofs and torn up trim.

Doesn't happen too often around these parts.


I saw a lot of that same thing from the airborne videos....a lot of wind sheer and trees snapped in half not to mention some patches of forest/woods stripped as well.
SCARY!
/all i got was rain.
//thankfully
 
2012-06-04 01:25:50 PM  

Hawnkee: I blame Delaware.


Delaware gets the occasional tornado too!
 
2012-06-04 01:28:30 PM  
I remember reading an article years ago about a rare tornado in California.
Everyone described it as a 'tube cloud'
 
2012-06-04 01:28:45 PM  
These storms came up through Virginia first. Here in Richmond we had HAIL in the afternoon. I haven't seen hail since I moved from Kentucky in 2000. Then my husband and I were going to Norfolk for a hockey game and we drove through a HELLACIOUS thunderstorm, but it had cleared up by the time we hit the Scope Arena. About an hour after that this came along:

i.ytimg.com

It started as a waterspout, came on land and tore through about four miles of Hampton. We went to Virginia Beach after the game through another hellacious thunderstorm and were under a tornado watch until the next morning. Thankfully nobody was injured, but I had some major Kentucky flashbacks. Yikes.
 
2012-06-04 01:32:54 PM  
Fun fact:: During the War of 1812 a tornado hit the British troops as they were camping after setting Washington D.C. on fire. The tornado killed more British soldiers than military action had killed to that point and the thunderstorms extinguished the fires in Washington. The religious folks believed the storm was heaven sent. (Of course God could have tornadoed the British BEFORE they burned Washington. But that's a separate issue.)
 
2012-06-04 01:37:39 PM  

bestsportnascar: DARPA is going after DC, or is this just to throw off the scent?


Someone's been playing with the weather machine. I'll check in with Glenn Beck to see if he's claiming responsibility.

/on second thought, I won't.
 
2012-06-04 01:41:00 PM  

BurnShrike: Fark is the third letter of the alphabet now?


Sesame Street will never be the same.
 
2012-06-04 01:44:06 PM  
There was a funnel cloud over me in Laurel, but all the real damage happened up beyond Baltimore, away from DC. MD-147 flooded rather bad, and US-1 was blocked by building debris. US-1 just south of Baltimore (Elkridge) had a good bit of water and mud flowing across it too.
 
2012-06-04 01:50:08 PM  

mjones73: Hawnkee: I blame Delaware.

Delaware gets the occasional tornado too!


Last summer DE got hit by a tornado, earthquake and hurricane in the same week. I laughed at my parents for moving there. They were on the water for the quake though. They sold tshirts for it too of course.
 
2012-06-04 01:51:04 PM  

Cythraul: Sybarite: This is a map of four years worth of tornado activity. There's actually a bit of a cluster in that area.

[www.earthzine.org image 554x456]

I wonder why there are so few out west.


Tornadoes are Mother Earth attacking the Conservative Virus, otherwise known as Earth AIDS.
 
2012-06-04 01:51:55 PM  

brukmann: Cythraul: Sybarite: This is a map of four years worth of tornado activity. There's actually a bit of a cluster in that area.

[www.earthzine.org image 554x456]

I wonder why there are so few out west.

Tornadoes are Mother Earth attacking the Conservative Virus, otherwise known as Earth AIDS.


(earthquakes are Cthulhu attacking Liberals)
 
2012-06-04 01:56:01 PM  

Marisyana: About an hour after that this came along:


Awesome pic and also HOLY shiat
 
2012-06-04 01:59:10 PM  

Sybarite: This is a map of four years worth of tornado activity. There's actually a bit of a cluster in that area.


Yeah, we have had quite a few tornadoes in the dc metro area in the last decade.
I don't know of anyone living in the area for more than 20 years that remembers the weather being this way in the past.
But tell me agw is all in my head.
 
2012-06-04 02:01:43 PM  

ChipNASA: I was less than a mile away when that happened and was on the other side of Route 1 at my gf's house


I don't believe it.

A Farker with a gf that is. ;-)
 
2012-06-04 02:05:12 PM  

Sybarite: This is a map of four years worth of tornado activity. There's actually a bit of a cluster in that area.

[www.earthzine.org image 554x456]


Yup, was about to mention that--arguably the Washington/Baltimore metroplex is on the northern edge of what has been occasionally referred to as "Carolina Alley", an area of increased tornadogenesis not associated with the better known tornado alleys (either "Traditional Tornado Alley" in the Midwest or "Dixie Alley" (sometimes split into "Dixie" and "Hoosier" alleys) in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys).
 
2012-06-04 02:05:15 PM  

Cythraul: Sybarite: This is a map of four years worth of tornado activity. There's actually a bit of a cluster in that area.

[www.earthzine.org image 554x456]

I wonder why there are so few out west.


The Rocky Mountains block the humid fronts coming up from the Gulf. The intermountain west is too dry for much in the way of tornadoes.
 
2012-06-04 02:05:41 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Weird. That's not an area that usually gets tornadoes is it?


Don't blame the climate! Fox tells me it's that damn socialist obammycare that dun it.
 
2012-06-04 02:05:42 PM  

groppet: mjones73: Hawnkee: I blame Delaware.

Delaware gets the occasional tornado too!

Last summer DE got hit by a tornado, earthquake and hurricane in the same week. I laughed at my parents for moving there. They were on the water for the quake though. They sold tshirts for it too of course.


That was a very interesting week. Hit the basement for the tornadoes, hit the door frames for the earthquake, hit the grocery store for the hurricane.
Hit the in-laws for shelter and wait 12 days for power to be restored at home.
 
2012-06-04 02:08:44 PM  

Di Atribe: Marisyana: About an hour after that this came along:

Awesome pic and also HOLY shiat


I can't take credit for the picture but that's one of many pictures and videos I've seen of it. There are two bridge/tunnel systems in the area (Monitor/Merrimac and Hampton Roads) and everyone on them at the time got nice clear views of this. And probably needed clean underwear afterwards.
 
2012-06-04 02:25:37 PM  
lots of hot air in that town
 
2012-06-04 02:32:50 PM  

Cythraul: It's Obama's fault.

Actually, I wonder how long it'll take a Fundie religious person to say it was God's punishment for his liberal ways.


No. It's not Obama's fault. Whether or not he's willing to admit it, he does not have that kind of power.

But were God just, he would have used those tornadoes as cover to wipe out most of Congress, about 2/3 of the cabinet and their staffs, most of the Congressional staffers, a couple of departments worth of bureaucrats, and the entire IRS. As long as he was in the neighborhood, you know.
 
2012-06-04 02:34:10 PM  

2wolves: ChipNASA: I was less than a mile away when that happened and was on the other side of Route 1 at my gf's house

I don't believe it.

A Farker with a gf that is. ;-)


She's from Canada. You wouldn't know her.
/oblig.
//she's now my wife and here's a photo.
th169.photobucket.com
///double oblig.
 
2012-06-04 02:37:20 PM  
Outside Kansas?
 
2012-06-04 02:44:42 PM  
That is the warning Fartbongo for caring about them queers!!
 
2012-06-04 02:47:11 PM  
Back in the early 1970's, can't remember the exact day, we watched from our house in northern Arlington to the west, towards Chesterbrook Road no more than a mile away, and saw funnels forming out of a really angry-looking cloud.
 
2012-06-04 03:12:47 PM  
FEMA better get off their hotshot Washington, DC asses.
 
2012-06-04 03:15:12 PM  
Southern MD and to a lesser degree the area just N of DC gets them. There's also a screwy little spot in Alexandria that get's the downbursts, if not full-on tornadoes. There are a few "charmed" areas in NoVA that stuff tends to skirt around, again, due to geography more than any divine intervention. I base this purely on my own experience living in Northern VA the last 16 years and the warnings/watches I hear announced on the WTOP.
 
2012-06-04 03:21:47 PM  

Arkanaut: And that's probably more touchdowns than the Skins will see all season!

/try the veal, etc


That was awesome!
 
2012-06-04 03:21:50 PM  

Strobeguy: I remember reading an article years ago about a rare tornado in California.
Everyone described it as a 'tube cloud'


Fool's, a tube cloud is already something, not a tornado!

tube cloud or roll cloud
t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-04 03:24:35 PM  

ChipNASA: 2wolves: ChipNASA: I was less than a mile away when that happened and was on the other side of Route 1 at my gf's house

I don't believe it.

A Farker with a gf that is. ;-)

She's from Canada. You wouldn't know her.
/oblig.
//she's now my wife and here's a photo.
[th169.photobucket.com image 127x160]
///double oblig.


Meh, she's no Rainbow Brite chick.
 
2012-06-04 03:29:39 PM  

cettin: Strobeguy: I remember reading an article years ago about a rare tornado in California.
Everyone described it as a 'tube cloud'

Fool's, a tube cloud is already something, not a tornado!

tube cloud or roll cloud
[t3.gstatic.com image 259x194]


That is awesome looking.
 
2012-06-04 03:34:41 PM  

SurfaceTension: Cythraul: I wonder why there are so few out west.

Combination of terrain and the need for moist southerly air and dry northerly air to mix, which happens just to the east (relatively speaking) of the Rockies.


It's also why they're a relatively infrequent event in other parts of the world too. They do happen, but we call the midwest tornado alley for a reason.
 
2012-06-04 03:38:42 PM  

Snarfangel: cettin: Strobeguy: I remember reading an article years ago about a rare tornado in California.
Everyone described it as a 'tube cloud'

Fools, a tube cloud is already something, not a tornado!

tube cloud or roll cloud
[t3.gstatic.com image 259x194]

That is awesome looking.


They are pretty rare.

We get clouds off the lake sometimes that are in the same family (Arcus)

This is the most famous
Link
 
2012-06-04 03:49:46 PM  

Arkanaut: And that's probably more touchdowns than the Skins will see all season!

/try the veal, etc


img221.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-04 03:55:26 PM  

Marisyana: I can't take credit for the picture but that's one of many pictures and videos I've seen of it. There are two bridge/tunnel systems in the area (Monitor/Merrimac and Hampton Roads) and everyone on them at the time got nice clear views of this. And probably needed clean underwear afterwards.


I've lived in TX my whole life and I've seen a whole mess of tornadoes. I talk about the little ones like they're furry animals, but if I saw that thing coming for me, well.... I'd probably need new knickers, too.
 
2012-06-04 05:44:44 PM  
Maryland's gotten tornadoes forever and ever. This wouldn't make the national news if it hadn't been nine of them.
 
2012-06-04 06:04:07 PM  
Our station said 10...
 
2012-06-04 06:30:49 PM  

Russ: Maryland's gotten tornadoes forever and ever. This wouldn't make the national news if it hadn't been nine of them.


People fly into buildings all the time. This wouldnt have been national news if it wasnt two of em into identical towers.
 
2012-06-04 07:21:34 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: pinchpoint: Didn't a tornado destroy DC 100 years ago when the Brits were occupying it? I seem to recall hearing somewhere that was one of the reasons they didn't stay very long.

You're thinking of the War of 1812. The British burned down half the city AND attacked us with a tornado. Stupid jerks.


The tornado was much worse for the Brits, who were camped than the Americans, who had mostly fled the city.
The storm just mostly ruined their equipment and camp, scared the shiat out of the troops, and put out all the fires.
 
2012-06-04 08:20:55 PM  
Cythraul: It's Obama's fault. Actually, I wonder how long it'll take a Fundie religious person to say it was God's punishment for his liberal ways.
========================================================

I'm sure if you look hard enough, it's already happened.
 
2012-06-04 10:25:49 PM  
*whoosh*
 
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