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(My Fox DC)   Security camera shows 'Derecho' storm ripping apart an outdoor party. FARK Bonus: at the "Aloft" Hotel   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 62
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2012-07-05 09:32:04 AM  
I love the lady at the end just casually walking along. "Ain't no wind gonna blow my ass 'round!"
 
2012-07-05 10:32:17 AM  

BurnShrike: I love the lady at the end just casually walking along. "Ain't no wind gonna blow my ass 'round!"


When it hit instead of "Run away! Run away!" she was like "Waddle away, waddle away". Then she waddled back in.

/she kinda fat
 
2012-07-05 10:43:02 AM  
That was a seriously amazing storm; street signs ripped out of the ground, metal light poles pushed over, and it's been a friggin' week and there are still about a million people without power, and there was barely any rain. I have to admit, I'd never even heard of a derecho before that. I thought this only happened in the desert.
 
2012-07-05 10:57:34 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: That was a seriously amazing storm; street signs ripped out of the ground, metal light poles pushed over, and it's been a friggin' week and there are still about a million people without power, and there was barely any rain. I have to admit, I'd never even heard of a derecho before that. I thought this only happened in the desert.


First haboobs and now derechos, why are we all of a sudden renaming our (dust and wind) storms?
 
2012-07-05 10:58:33 AM  

BurnShrike: I love the lady at the end just casually walking along. "Ain't no wind gonna blow my ass 'round!"


You momma so fat...
 
2012-07-05 11:00:23 AM  

PawisBetlog: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: That was a seriously amazing storm; street signs ripped out of the ground, metal light poles pushed over, and it's been a friggin' week and there are still about a million people without power, and there was barely any rain. I have to admit, I'd never even heard of a derecho before that. I thought this only happened in the desert.

First haboobs and now derechos, why are we all of a sudden renaming our (dust and wind) storms?


I don't know, I've always just called those kind of storms squall lines.
 
2012-07-05 11:02:08 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: That was a seriously amazing storm; street signs ripped out of the ground, metal light poles pushed over, and it's been a friggin' week and there are still about a million people without power, and there was barely any rain. I have to admit, I'd never even heard of a derecho before that. I thought this only happened in the desert.


Derechos are most common in the midwest. They are functionally the non-swirling equivalent of tornadoes.

I remember the 1998 derecho that toppled the Story&Clark factory smokestack in Grand Haven.
 
2012-07-05 11:04:14 AM  

PawisBetlog: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: That was a seriously amazing storm; street signs ripped out of the ground, metal light poles pushed over, and it's been a friggin' week and there are still about a million people without power, and there was barely any rain. I have to admit, I'd never even heard of a derecho before that. I thought this only happened in the desert.

First haboobs and now derechos, why are we all of a sudden renaming our (dust and wind) storms?


They just want to be able to say boob without being sent to Human Resources.

haboob haboob haboob
 
Biv
2012-07-05 11:04:18 AM  
"Oh mah gawd, mah skrimps mah skrimps!!!"

/I don't even know, so don't bother
 
2012-07-05 11:06:03 AM  
WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.
 
2012-07-05 11:07:49 AM  
We got hit twice. First storm knocked out power on Friday, leaving us in the dark til Sunday morning. Then we had about 30 people over for a birthday party that afternoon and the second storm ripped through leaving us in the dark once again. Just got power back on yesterday.
 
2012-07-05 11:08:01 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
RIP, Deguello.
 
2012-07-05 11:08:33 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


Yeah, that term just came outta nowhere like a.. well, like a derecho.
 
2012-07-05 11:08:43 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


It's a storm. It's fun to talk about, but not as much fun as talking about a haboob.
 
2012-07-05 11:08:56 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


Here you go
 
Biv
2012-07-05 11:09:06 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


Meat and cheese on chips, sometimes with peppers and black olives.
 
2012-07-05 11:11:52 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


via Wikipedia (pops):
"Derecho comes from the Spanish word for "straight" (cf. "direct").[1] The word was first used in the American Meteorological Journal in 1888 by Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs in a paper describing the phenomenon and based on a significant derecho event that crossed Iowa on 31 July 1877."

Seems like it's been around a while, but I don't think I ever heard it before Cantore started in with it a few summers ago. I'll have to check some of my old Meteorology textbooks from the olden days...
 
2012-07-05 11:12:57 AM  
I'll see your haboobs and derechos, and raise you a micro-burst. Had one come down over my house in 2003. Left a path about 1/4 mile wide by 1 mile long. Strangest part is that nothing below 6 feet in height was damaged; it was like a tornado that was above the ground.
 
Biv
2012-07-05 11:16:28 AM  
A derecho is a most likely mythical creature from Mexico and South America, which is said to slaughter cattle and sometimes people. It's reported to have a long, probiscus-type mouth.
 
2012-07-05 11:18:11 AM  

Lost_in_Oregon: I'll see your haboobs and derechos, and raise you a micro-burst. Had one come down over my house in 2003. Left a path about 1/4 mile wide by 1 mile long. Strangest part is that nothing below 6 feet in height was damaged; it was like a tornado that was above the ground.


Awesome! My family will be safe from this menace!
 
2012-07-05 11:18:56 AM  
It would be ironic if the hotel's name was "Aleft."

/not serious, I know my derecho from my derecha.
 
2012-07-05 11:22:02 AM  
Derecho Supreme
 
2012-07-05 11:24:32 AM  
Such a boring name.

shiat gets torn up, it take weeks to clean up, and people talk about it forever... they should call it a pachanga.
 
2012-07-05 11:25:00 AM  
img593.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-05 11:25:59 AM  
What Derecho Supreme might look like
www.kraftrecipes.com
 
2012-07-05 11:26:21 AM  

fireclown: Lost_in_Oregon: I'll see your haboobs and derechos, and raise you a micro-burst. Had one come down over my house in 2003. Left a path about 1/4 mile wide by 1 mile long. Strangest part is that nothing below 6 feet in height was damaged; it was like a tornado that was above the ground.

Awesome! My family will be safe from this menace!


Sorry, I forgot the FARK feature: the air pressure was so low that it sucked the water out of all the toilets.
 
2012-07-05 11:27:42 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


It's Spanish for The Recho.
 
Biv
2012-07-05 11:29:50 AM  
derecho is what you do after you eat de Taco Bell.
 
2012-07-05 11:31:39 AM  
So we have a new media word now.
 
2012-07-05 11:35:48 AM  

Biv: derecho is what you do after you eat de Taco Bell.


Technically, that would be a Derecho Maddow.

/How is she still on the air?
 
Biv
2012-07-05 11:37:49 AM  

fireclown: Biv: derecho is what you do after you eat de Taco Bell.

Technically, that would be a Derecho Maddow.

/How is she still on the air?


Farking lol. Damn you, I wanna be the funny one.
 
2012-07-05 11:39:00 AM  

H31N0US: So we have a new media word now.


It isn't like "staycation", it's a real word. Meteorologists have used "derecho" and "bow-echo" for a long time. It's nice to see a real term manage to squeak its way into regular use.
 
2012-07-05 11:42:26 AM  
I thought it was something like "der echo" but actually it's pronounced duh-RAY-sho.

Fark: Expanding your knowledge in useless ways since 1999.
 
2012-07-05 11:45:08 AM  
I was just reading up on this on Wikipedia.

An article said the storm declined in power at one point to 3,500 joules per kilogram of air. In other words, a kilogram of air had the same power as a 7.62x51mm NATO rifle bullet.

I may be comparing things that shouldn't be compared. But. Wow.
 
2012-07-05 11:46:20 AM  

PawisBetlog: First haboobs


tvmedia.ign.com

Now a storm that blows on the very first day is usually quite gusty
And a storm that blows on for a second day out is anything but musty
But a storm that waits till the third cyclone around
Big black clouds, shaking the ground
She's the storm he's glad he's found
She's his Habobbi
 
2012-07-05 11:47:28 AM  

Tax Boy: She's his Habobbi


Damn these new glasses.

/I damn thee
 
2012-07-05 11:57:42 AM  
I'm officially sick of this word. Only 3 days, a new record!
 
2012-07-05 12:01:50 PM  

stucka: I was just reading up on this on Wikipedia.

An article said the storm declined in power at one point to 3,500 joules per kilogram of air. In other words, a kilogram of air had the same power as a 7.62x51mm NATO rifle bullet.

I may be comparing things that shouldn't be compared. But. Wow.



There was a LOT of energy slinging around that night. When I heard the thunder I went upstairs to check what was going on (we have a finished basement where our livingroom is) and it looked pretty much biblical outside. The trees were going nuts waving around, the wind and rain that were blowing across our cars in the driveway looked pretty much exactly like hurricane winds.

When I saw what was going on I told my wife to bust out our power failure supplies because we were going to lose power at any moment. Sure enough, about 30 seconds later it all went down. We were lucky though... We got our power back late Saturday. My parents got it back yesterday, and they're away on vacation, so my wife and I had to go over there and throw three fridges worth of food away.

Why they have two fridges and one stand up freezer all completely packed with food when it's just the two of them, I'll never know...
 
2012-07-05 12:38:00 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


It's spanish for "The Derecho"

www.heatingoil.com
 
2012-07-05 12:40:58 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: WTF is a derecho? I was a severer weather storm spotter for many years and have seen all kinds of storms, but I have never once heard someone use the term derecho until last week and all of a sudden everybody keeps saying it.


"Gravitas" was like that for me a few years ago. I had never heard that word before and all of the sudden every news report was using it. Who decides this stuff?
 
2012-07-05 12:48:17 PM  
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Looks like shockwaves. Maybe some pissed off guy in Chicago uncovered one of Nikola Tesla's old doomsday machines.
 
2012-07-05 12:54:55 PM  
That just blows for the guests.
 
2012-07-05 01:01:02 PM  
I hate you Pohanka -- if I lived in Virginia, I wouldn't buy your vehicles...
 
2012-07-05 01:02:32 PM  

This text is now purple: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: That was a seriously amazing storm; street signs ripped out of the ground, metal light poles pushed over, and it's been a friggin' week and there are still about a million people without power, and there was barely any rain. I have to admit, I'd never even heard of a derecho before that. I thought this only happened in the desert.

Derechos are most common in the midwest. They are functionally the non-swirling equivalent of tornadoes.

I remember the 1998 derecho that toppled the Story&Clark factory smokestack in Grand Haven.


Wasn't that the one that took out a good portion of the trees in Spring Lake as well, and I think caused some newish building that wasn't done right to fall apart?

There was another one in Fruitport in 09 that dropped trees on a lot of houses and powerlines. Got to watch that one happen.
 
2012-07-05 01:10:14 PM  
Horatio

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2012-07-05 01:24:37 PM  
www.schwimmerlegal.com

I shall control the weather and the world and Underdog can't stop me because Obama's FDA banned super energy pills.
 
2012-07-05 01:28:25 PM  
Hmm. I was staying in another hotel on the other side of I-81 that night (on my way back from Shenandoah), and yeah the winds were pretty sharp, maybe 50+ mph, but it didn't do very much damage in Winchester. A few trees down, hotel lost power only briefly. Not really a BFD compared to everyplace else.

/tired of derecho too. Just call it a shiatstorm and be done with it.
 
2012-07-05 01:30:35 PM  

KillianLett: This text is now purple: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: That was a seriously amazing storm; street signs ripped out of the ground, metal light poles pushed over, and it's been a friggin' week and there are still about a million people without power, and there was barely any rain. I have to admit, I'd never even heard of a derecho before that. I thought this only happened in the desert.

Derechos are most common in the midwest. They are functionally the non-swirling equivalent of tornadoes.

I remember the 1998 derecho that toppled the Story&Clark factory smokestack in Grand Haven.

Wasn't that the one that took out a good portion of the trees in Spring Lake as well, and I think caused some newish building that wasn't done right to fall apart?

There was another one in Fruitport in 09 that dropped trees on a lot of houses and powerlines. Got to watch that one happen.


Yes, I remember the 98 storm. That wasn't the first bad derecho we'd had, so I'm surprised the smokestack lasted as long as it did. At least the Musical Fountain lived to play another day.
 
2012-07-05 01:38:50 PM  

RDixon: [www.schwimmerlegal.com image 290x300]

I shall control the weather and the world and Underdog can't stop me because Obama's FDA banned super energy pills.


That looks like Dexter's body with some guy's head shopped onto it.
 
2012-07-05 01:51:19 PM  

KillianLett: Derechos are most common in the midwest. They are functionally the non-swirling equivalent of tornadoes.

I remember the 1998 derecho that toppled the Story&Clark factory smokestack in Grand Haven.

Wasn't that the one that took out a good portion of the trees in Spring Lake as well, and I think caused some newish building that wasn't done right to fall apart?


Same one. Also the one that gave Michigan's Adventure its new entrance and scorched-earth appearance.

A 1975 tornado gave Cedar Point Gemini.
 
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