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2012-06-30 09:45:46 AM
3 votes:

Gunny Walker: Global warming.


Ugh. I sometimes forget that people frame every discussion about the weather by classifying every event as proof for/against global warming. It's a shame, because there's actually interesting stuff going on right now in a totally-not-related-to-global-warming fashion.

It's like if you wanted to talk about the kinds of food you like or don't like, but all anyone wants to do is classify every ingredient into "fights cancer" or "causes cancer".
2012-06-30 03:22:32 AM
3 votes:
Go out and take a walk people.
2012-06-30 08:01:35 AM
2 votes:

cretinbob: Go out and take a walk people.


I was there man!

70-90mph winds, sheets of rain, lightning like a MoFo.

I tried to stand in the garage and smoke a cig, no dice brother. Rain was coming 10 feet inside. Haven't seen a storm like that since nineteen ought-dickety dick!!

Just watched a movie on the DVR instead. ;)
2012-06-30 08:01:18 AM
2 votes:
I had to re-read the first half of the headline about three times before I realized they were talking about a storm in Washington DC and not some sort of comic event. Too early in the morning I guess.
2012-06-30 06:50:29 AM
2 votes:
This cloud-on-cloud violence has to stop!
2012-06-30 11:03:06 AM
1 votes:

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: The entire midwest and much of the southeast, is baking.


The midwest can handle it, but that derecho that went through DC is huge trouble. Massive heat wave + DC humidity + no electricity for AC is a huge mortality risk, especially for the elderly. And this kind of thing can happen anywhere in the southeast relatively easily.
2012-06-30 10:44:32 AM
1 votes:

Generation_D: Whats not normal is the east coast baking in 100F in June, and THAT is why you get the whining about the weather nationally. The East Coast thinks the world revolves around it, and its echo chamber/media noise machine is the loudest in this hemisphere.


It is also not normal to have 118 in Kansas...ever. It is not just the east coast. You seem to think that because you live on the west coast that the only counterpoint to your weather must be the east coast. The entire midwest and much of the southeast, is baking. Where I live has seen freak summers 4 of the last 5, and much of the post-2000 summers have been freakishly dry and well above average temp-wise. You can call it global warming, or regional climate variation or whatever, but our summer weather in Tennessee is markedly different then what it was in the 1980s and 1990s; much of the surrounding area would agree.
2012-06-30 09:59:59 AM
1 votes:

Generation_D: Its really amazing but if you build near national forests, you will sometimes be at risk for forest fires. Happens every year somewhere in the Cascades or Sierras or foothills in california, some development full of mansions is suddenly a national emergency.


Alright, we get it. You don't care about the fires.
2012-06-30 09:45:48 AM
1 votes:
The West Coast end to end is normal, the Northwest has been cooler than normal. Nature's air conditioner is blasting full on right now, all my windows are open and its a lovely 70F indoors, 59F outdoors.

People making comments like "the inland West is on fire" seem to have trouble reading maps. One part of Colorado has a bad fire right now. Every year the West has fires. For the Cascade/Sierra ranges, our fire season hasn't even started yet, because it hasn't dried out yet. But it is a normal annual thing.

Whats not normal is the east coast baking in 100F in June, and THAT is why you get the whining about the weather nationally. The East Coast thinks the world revolves around it, and its echo chamber/media noise machine is the loudest in this hemisphere.
2012-06-30 09:02:38 AM
1 votes:

Walker: Yeah it was a rough one here last night in the DC area. Dominion Virginia Power says 450,000 of its 800,000 Northern Virginia customers lost power. Mine blinked but didn't go out. Buried power lines FTW!


Was picking my son up when that storm hit. From a dead (hot, muggy) calm the wind came up so fast and from so many different directions that I had a real fear we were inside a developing tornado, so I drove like hell home through sheeting rain and watched huge tree limbs dropping like flies all around me, actually saw grids losing power as i drove through them.


Seen a LOT of bad storms in my life, including ones in the high desert that featured hurricane-force winds, but I can't remember one that became SO violent so incredibly quickly
2012-06-30 06:28:20 AM
1 votes:
Earth says, "I got your cloud right here baby".
2012-06-30 04:29:45 AM
1 votes:
Jesus, cretinbob is right. I love the internet and all, but these people have never seen sunlight. "Netflix isn't working on possibly the most emotional night of my life. It's official ... this is NOT real life," Are you farking kidding me?!

Wow.
 
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