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(Examiner)   President declares Ohio and West Virginia to be disaster areas. Oh, and they're suffering from widespread power outages, as well   (examiner.com) divider line 97
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2012-07-01 02:46:48 PM
Parts of West Virginia were beautiful last time I was there. Then there are the parts that the headline's referring to.
 
2012-07-01 02:46:50 PM
With as hot as it is, it's a biatch of a weekend to be without power.

Virginia, DC, and Maryland are also having problems getting power back on.
 
2012-07-01 02:49:01 PM
Every single state in the union has parts that are devestatingly a) beautiful and b) ugly.

Ohio does still scare me though.
 
2012-07-01 02:49:42 PM
And it's a cool 91 degrees in Texas, so the joke's on you guys up north.
 
2012-07-01 02:49:51 PM
Kinda windy Friday nite.
 
2012-07-01 02:51:58 PM
Who ever heard of a derecho before????
 
2012-07-01 02:52:33 PM
...and the GOP is quick to respond with outrage over this waste of time and tax dollars by a sitting President. How dare he?! It's just for political gain during an election year! All lies! He's deceptive America! That secret mooslim truely wants this country to be a disaster area!
He should be busy eliminating the budget for the police, firemen and teachers!
This is truely bad news... for Obama!
 
2012-07-01 02:54:17 PM

alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????


I always thought Chris Derecho was a decent wrestler.

www.andmagazine.com
 
2012-07-01 02:55:38 PM

davidphogan: Parts of West Virginia were beautiful last time I was there. Then there are the parts that the headline's referring to.


The former would be the unpopulated areas.
 
2012-07-01 02:56:52 PM

alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????


According to the wikipedia page I just edited, the word has been around since 1888.
 
2012-07-01 02:57:05 PM
Ohio is the ass end of space.
 
2012-07-01 03:01:03 PM

alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????


People who know about weather. You learned something new today. Good for you!
 
2012-07-01 03:01:22 PM
West Virginia would be great if not for West Virginians
 
2012-07-01 03:02:08 PM

Barbecue Bob: ...and the GOP is quick to respond with outrage over this waste of time and tax dollars by a sitting President. How dare he?! It's just for political gain during an election year! All lies! He's deceptive America! That secret mooslim truely wants this country to be a disaster area!
He should be busy eliminating the budget for the police, firemen and teachers!
This is truely bad news... for Obama!


Was I supposed to laugh at this? It's too stupid to be an actual troll.
 
2012-07-01 03:02:19 PM

alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????


Exactly what I was thinking. Where did usage of this weather term come from all of a sudden? Not complaining, I like new words, if they mean something. Just never heard this. When I lived in New Mexico I got pretty excited by the word virga, and more so by seeing it occur.

I am under the impression that the newest accepted meteorological term was coined by a weatherman in Little Rock, AR a while back: freezing fog.
 
2012-07-01 03:07:10 PM
I live in SE Ohio. My neighbor's house had a bunch of the siding ripped off the wall, a guy I know woke up to a dumpster that was blown onto his front lawn, a bunch of trees got uprooted and windows broken around town. There were some people who were saying that a very small tornado actually swept through the town, but I dunno about that. My cousin called and told me that a tree fell on his car, and some folks I know in Columbus had a tree fall on their roof; destroyed the front and back porch, several windows, one of the upstairs bedrooms, and most of the roof. We were fortunate enough to have our place left intact, but there really were places that had some damage done to them.
 
2012-07-01 03:07:14 PM

dryknife: alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????

Exactly what I was thinking. Where did usage of this weather term come from all of a sudden? Not complaining, I like new words, if they mean something. Just never heard this. When I lived in New Mexico I got pretty excited by the word virga, and more so by seeing it occur.

I am under the impression that the newest accepted meteorological term was coined by a weatherman in Little Rock, AR a while back: freezing fog.


They've been using it as far as I know since 1998 when I witnessed my first derecho. Maybe you weren't paying attention until now?
 
2012-07-01 03:07:21 PM

soaboutthat: West Virginia would be great if not for West Virginians


You disparage great liberal heroes of West Virginia?

kukluxklan.net

/hotter than the crosses in his front yard
 
2012-07-01 03:11:10 PM
There's more coming. Weather Underground is pretty good shiat. Tried to post link but couldn't.
 
2012-07-01 03:12:35 PM
As an adverb, the form is derecho. It typically means "straight ahead" or "in a straight line" as in anduvieron derecho, they walked straight ahead.

Oh, how sweet. Political correctness now demands that we invent some Spanish based science terminology to be more "inclusive"

/there you go, little buddy, a meteorological term for your people to identify with...
 
2012-07-01 03:13:36 PM
Link

OK. I think this worked.
 
2012-07-01 03:13:58 PM

dryknife: alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????

Exactly what I was thinking. Where did usage of this weather term come from all of a sudden? Not complaining, I like new words, if they mean something. Just never heard this. When I lived in New Mexico I got pretty excited by the word virga, and more so by seeing it occur.

I am under the impression that the newest accepted meteorological term was coined by a weatherman in Little Rock, AR a while back: freezing fog.



I grew up in WV (coincidentally) and had the privilege of taking two meteorology classes in high school. Among the things we learned about were derechos. That was almost 15 years ago. The reason you haven't heard the term used often is that the phenomenon does not happen often.
 
2012-07-01 03:14:23 PM
Old and Busted: Haboob.
 
2012-07-01 03:15:36 PM

KoolerThanJesus: Ohio is the ass end of space.


Nahh, that's Michigan, and Detroit is it's flaming asshole. You can see from here, but fortunately the prevailing winds blow toward Toronto.
 
2012-07-01 03:16:47 PM

alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????


Not me. I was going to ask the same thing.
 
2012-07-01 03:17:12 PM

ontariolightning:

They've been using it as far as I know since 1998 when I witnessed my first derecho. Maybe you weren't paying attention until now?


They just say straight line wind down here in the south. Usually they say it really slow so we can understand.
 
2012-07-01 03:20:06 PM
I thought I was horrified at what I saw in Texas until I drove through West Virginia.
 
2012-07-01 03:22:12 PM
100 degrees here in sunny NC. My central air died yesterday,

/Kill me.
//Please.
 
2012-07-01 03:22:42 PM

ManifestDestiny: dryknife: alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????

Exactly what I was thinking. Where did usage of this weather term come from all of a sudden? Not complaining, I like new words, if they mean something. Just never heard this. When I lived in New Mexico I got pretty excited by the word virga, and more so by seeing it occur.

I am under the impression that the newest accepted meteorological term was coined by a weatherman in Little Rock, AR a while back: freezing fog.


I grew up in WV (coincidentally) and had the privilege of taking two meteorology classes in high school. Among the things we learned about were derechos. That was almost 15 years ago. The reason you haven't heard the term used often is that the phenomenon does not happen often.


There are usually a few derechos every year.. but they aren't usually this severe
this was a derecho on steroids
 
2012-07-01 03:23:15 PM
If you need to go down a dirt road to get to some place in WV, donr go to that place. Youll see things that'd make a statue cry.
 
2012-07-01 03:24:32 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: /Kill me.
//Please.


Slow and interesting or quick and humane?
 
2012-07-01 03:25:16 PM
Hmmm, no bites?

Here we go:

Hinrichs realized that many of these events
were non-tornadic convectively induced winds associated with a violently
progressive mass of cold air (Galway 1984). He decided to use the term derecho
(Spanish for "direct or straight ahead") to define these non-tornadic events since
this term could be considered as an analog to the term tornado which is also of
Spanish origin (Ludlum 1970). He formally published a paper in the American
Meteorological Journal in 1888 where he defined the derecho terminology
(Hinrichs 1888).
 
2012-07-01 03:30:57 PM
Where I'm at in SE Ohio the power company isn't planning on our town having power back until next Sunday. Our whole main drag has power with all the stores and restaurants but hardly any neighborhoods have it.

We lost a line tree in our front yard that we were planning to cut down anyway so no real damage done. Our neighbors lost part of their roof and a tree fell on their car. It's crazy how spotty the damage is.

I'm leaving today to go stay with my girlfriend in Cleveland. It's too hot to stick around and hope the power comes back on soon
 
2012-07-01 03:32:29 PM

Swoop1809: Where I'm at in SE Ohio the power company isn't planning on our town having power back until next Sunday. Our whole main drag has power with all the stores and restaurants but hardly any neighborhoods have it.

We lost a line tree in our front yard that we were planning to cut down anyway so no real damage done. Our neighbors lost part of their roof and a tree fell on their car. It's crazy how spotty the damage is.

I'm leaving today to go stay with my girlfriend in Cleveland. It's too hot to stick around and hope the power comes back on soon


Cleveland? You should stay home.
 
2012-07-01 03:35:24 PM

dryknife: I am under the impression that the newest accepted meteorological term was coined by a weatherman in Little Rock, AR a while back: freezing fog.


The term "Freezing fog" has been around since the 1800s. Some weather geek is pulling your hygrometer.
In Texas, we called it pogonip - the Cherokee word for freezing fog. (At least according to Liz Warren)
 
2012-07-01 03:35:42 PM
I hear it looks a lot better in the dark.
 
2012-07-01 03:36:23 PM

Swoop1809: I'm leaving today to go stay with my girlfriend in Cleveland.


When you go to Cleveland because things are better in Cleveland, thats when it really becomes real that you are in a disaster area
 
2012-07-01 03:38:41 PM

davidphogan: Parts of West Virginia were beautiful last time I was there. Then there are the parts that the headline's referring to.


Was this before or after someone holding a shotgun told you to "Git offa their propertay?"
 
2012-07-01 03:38:50 PM
Are they swing states?
 
2012-07-01 03:40:14 PM

JasonOfOrillia: Are they swing states?


Ohio is, West Virginia is one of those states that do not have enough electoral votes to matter.
 
2012-07-01 03:40:43 PM
No power in WV, will they notice?
 
2012-07-01 03:41:11 PM

WTFDYW: Swoop1809: Where I'm at in SE Ohio the power company isn't planning on our town having power back until next Sunday. Our whole main drag has power with all the stores and restaurants but hardly any neighborhoods have it.

We lost a line tree in our front yard that we were planning to cut down anyway so no real damage done. Our neighbors lost part of their roof and a tree fell on their car. It's crazy how spotty the damage is.

I'm leaving today to go stay with my girlfriend in Cleveland. It's too hot to stick around and hope the power comes back on soon

Cleveland? You should stay home.


key word that you should focus on - GIRLFRIEND
 
2012-07-01 03:42:27 PM
I've got a large tree sown ony house, and it took 2.5 other trees out below it. No power, water dwindling. Worst of all the sailboat is trapped by the tree and there is a large snapping turtle in the pool.
 
2012-07-01 03:44:06 PM
When will he declare Detroit & Chicago disaster areas ?
 
2012-07-01 03:44:43 PM
Hey, how's it going, pendecko?


www.x929.ca
 
2012-07-01 03:46:19 PM
Yes, it is horrible here. You should definitely stay away.
 
2012-07-01 03:46:23 PM
Makes me feel better about having to sit through 100+ degree heat for 5 days here in St. Louis.

At least we have power so we can have air conditioning. But now with the drought we're having, everyone is cancelling their firework shows.
 
2012-07-01 03:46:31 PM
cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2012-07-01 03:48:22 PM
200,000 just lost power in Chicago lolz

enjoy it america
 
2012-07-01 03:51:09 PM

ManifestDestiny: dryknife: alicechaos: Who ever heard of a derecho before????

Exactly what I was thinking. Where did usage of this weather term come from all of a sudden? Not complaining, I like new words, if they mean something. Just never heard this. When I lived in New Mexico I got pretty excited by the word virga, and more so by seeing it occur.

I am under the impression that the newest accepted meteorological term was coined by a weatherman in Little Rock, AR a while back: freezing fog.


I grew up in WV (coincidentally) and had the privilege of taking two meteorology classes in high school. Among the things we learned about were derechos. That was almost 15 years ago. The reason you haven't heard the term used often is that the phenomenon does not happen often.


Yeah I had to wiki the term derecho also. I know quite often here in STL we'll get a squall line out in front of a storm system and it looks like a bow arc on the radio. From the wiki it sounds like that is a similar phenomenon to what happened in OH and WV, except for the intensity. Need to read up some more on this.

/Part-time weather nerd
//Stay cool farkers.
 
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