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2012-09-06 07:53:06 AM
88 mph winds is hurricane force. Hope you Anchorage farkers are OK. Hope thats not also a preview of what Seattle's got to look forward to this fall/winter.
 
2012-09-06 08:38:15 AM
Well, you can see Russia from there, so I'm guessing it's possible.
 
2012-09-06 08:39:11 AM
Yep, wars are mostly known for their high winds and long periods without electricity. Civilians rarely understand this.
 
2012-09-06 08:45:57 AM
Nothing worse than having the punch-line in the title. For shame, subby.
 
2012-09-06 08:48:06 AM
"I have never seen anything like this since 1943 as a F-22 pilot in the Marine Core."
/Also worked with NASA during the civil war
 
2012-09-06 08:48:30 AM

probesport: Yep, wars are mostly known for their high winds and long periods without electricity


static.howstuffworks.com
www.english.illinois.edu

Depends on the war...

/though the loss of electicity isn't so bad if everything glows at night.
 
2012-09-06 08:50:00 AM
Point of order, a war zone typically has dead bodies.
 
2012-09-06 08:53:23 AM
Someone snapped that flagpole deliberately!

/hope my colleagues at Elmendorf are ok
 
2012-09-06 08:59:07 AM
My dad was in the military when I was just a lad, and got stationed at Elmendorf for about 5-6 years. The entire time we lived there it was absolutely badass weather. Yeah the winters were what you would expect for Alaska, basically a bajilliondy feet of snow, but overall it was awesome. Never had a bad storm like that though, I don't even recall it every getting high winds until winter time when the blizzards would blow through.

We did have a Volcano erupt on us once...that was kinda cool.
 
2012-09-06 08:59:08 AM
Warzone?

THIS is a warzone:
i651.photobucket.com 

You want some of that?

... I thought not.
 
2012-09-06 09:03:50 AM
war zone
noun
(during wartime) a combat area in which the rights of neutrals are suspended, as such an area on the high seas, where ships flying a neutral flag are subject to attack

drama queen
noun
Informal . a person who often has exaggerated or overly emotional reactions to events or situations: You're such a drama queen! You always have to have all the attention.
 
2012-09-06 09:08:33 AM
That's what she said.

/Chugach!
 
2012-09-06 09:13:59 AM

Generation_D


88 mph winds is hurricane force.


When this baby hits 88mph, you're going to see some serious sh*t.
 
Bf+
2012-09-06 09:14:03 AM
No injuries?
[Inigo Montoya]
Warzone?

Ah, I can't blame anyone for that. If you're used to nonstop war depicted on your television for as long as you can remember, and war-based terminology being as prevalent as it is, you're sure to misuse such words.
/Will never use the term "bloodbath" flippantly again.
 
2012-09-06 09:19:29 AM
...say a bunch of pansies who have never been in war zone, or even in a major disaster area.

Farkwits.
 
2012-09-06 09:22:18 AM

Generation_D: 88 mph winds is hurricane force. ....


2.bp.blogspot.com

Impressed

//Hot like TX
 
2012-09-06 09:36:08 AM

KiplingKat872: ...say a bunch of pansies who have never been in war zone, or even in a major disaster area.

Farkwits.


Yep. There has never been a major disaster in anchorage.

/You are a moron.
 
2012-09-06 09:42:14 AM
Funny, South Florida looks like Afghanistan
 
2012-09-06 09:47:09 AM

Gdalescrboz: Funny, South Florida looks like Afghanistan


Well, to be fair, that's just how South Florida always looks.
 
2012-09-06 09:49:19 AM

manimal2878: Yep. There has never been a major disaster in anchorage.


If this guy was comparing a power outage and a downed flagpole to a "war zone," he obviously had ever been through one of those disasters you cite.

Read. Think. Then type.
 
2012-09-06 09:55:55 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: "I have never seen anything like this since 1943 as a F-22 pilot in the Marine Core."
/Also worked with NASA during the civil war


The only F-22 I could find that was around in WW2 was the Fokker F.XXII, but apparently that was only used by the RAF.

So yes. [confuseddog.jpg] indeed.

/ Maybe journalist typo? Or misheard?
 
2012-09-06 09:56:11 AM
No it wasn't.

This is what a war zone may look like:
padresteve.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-06 09:58:14 AM
Meh. It's an overused cliche', but it's just a cliche'. People say it without thinking. People aren't comparing their situation to Antietam when they say it.
 
2012-09-06 10:05:43 AM

Rapmaster2000: Meh. It's an overused cliche', but it's just a cliche'. People say it without thinking. People aren't comparing their situation to Antietam when they say it.


Good, because Antietam looked like this:
0.tqn.com
 
2012-09-06 10:08:09 AM

GranoblasticMan: drjekel_mrhyde: "I have never seen anything like this since 1943 as a F-22 pilot in the Marine Core."
/Also worked with NASA during the civil war

The only F-22 I could find that was around in WW2 was the Fokker F.XXII, but apparently that was only used by the RAF.

So yes. [confuseddog.jpg] indeed.

/ Maybe journalist typo? Or misheard?


So that's what you take issue with in that statement?
 
2012-09-06 10:27:05 AM
Alaskans are known for having the biggest bootstraps in the world, so I'm sure they'll be fine without anyone's help. As long as those free oil-checks keep coming in.
 
2012-09-06 10:33:52 AM

Kygz: Rapmaster2000: Meh. It's an overused cliche', but it's just a cliche'. People say it without thinking. People aren't comparing their situation to Antietam when they say it.

Good, because Antietam looked like this:
[0.tqn.com image 393x400]


Yeah, I was just looking at my calendar and it has Sept 17 marked as "America's Bloodiest Day of War (23,000 Casualties) Antietam, Maryland 1862.

It shares the date with "Rosh Hashanah"
 
2012-09-06 10:41:13 AM

Kygz: Good, because Antietam looked like this:


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-06 11:00:13 AM

probesport: So that's what you take issue with in that statement?


Yeah, I noticed the "pilot in the Marine Core" part just after I posted it. Meh.
 
2012-09-06 11:06:39 AM

GranoblasticMan: Gdalescrboz: Funny, South Florida looks like Afghanistan

Well, to be fair, that's just how South Florida always looks.


You are a bit right, though its the wrong variety of brown people to be completely accurate.
 
2012-09-06 11:15:18 AM
"Nobody here can remember a storm this strong, this early in the season,"

ZZZOMFG GLOBAL WARMING PROOF!!!!!!
 
2012-09-06 11:17:38 AM
Someone in an aviation forum posted this -

"PIREP from a 747 on takeoff last night:

Wind on departure 50 kts, more than 100 kts at 500 ft, severe turbulence. Wind shear was plus/minus at least 30 kts, but honestly, the airplane was shaking so bad we couldn't keep up with it. The crosswind was about 30 degrees on departure and 90 degrees at 1000 ft."

After passing that one on to the arriving flights, they all diverted to their alternate. Long night."
 
2012-09-06 11:19:50 AM
No serious injuries had been reported

Then it's not like a farking war zone.
 
2012-09-06 11:42:24 AM

Kygz: Rapmaster2000: Meh. It's an overused cliche', but it's just a cliche'. People say it without thinking. People aren't comparing their situation to Antietam when they say it.

Good, because Antietam looked like this:
[0.tqn.com image 393x400]


Sharpsburg
 
2012-09-06 11:44:25 AM
Joe Walsh ridin' the storm out, Alaska style

static.hometheaterforum.com
 
2012-09-06 11:49:53 AM

xxmedium: Someone in an aviation forum posted this -

"PIREP from a 747 on takeoff last night:

Wind on departure 50 kts, more than 100 kts at 500 ft, severe turbulence. Wind shear was plus/minus at least 30 kts, but honestly, the airplane was shaking so bad we couldn't keep up with it. The crosswind was about 30 degrees on departure and 90 degrees at 1000 ft."

After passing that one on to the arriving flights, they all diverted to their alternate. Long night."


Holy f*ck. That's pants-shiatting conditions.
 
2012-09-06 11:53:52 AM

Rapmaster2000: Meh. It's an overused cliche', but it's just a cliche'. People say it without thinking. People aren't comparing their situation to Antietam when they say it.


Which we would have won, except for Jane Fonda...
 
2012-09-06 11:56:07 AM
Link to some photos of the damage around Anchorage:

Link
 
2012-09-06 12:55:13 PM

skinbubble: Link to some photos of the damage around Anchorage:

Link


Thanks for the link.

/Grew up in Fairview and then Muldoon
 
2012-09-06 01:58:26 PM

GranoblasticMan: xxmedium: Someone in an aviation forum posted this -

"PIREP from a 747 on takeoff last night:

Wind on departure 50 kts, more than 100 kts at 500 ft, severe turbulence. Wind shear was plus/minus at least 30 kts, but honestly, the airplane was shaking so bad we couldn't keep up with it. The crosswind was about 30 degrees on departure and 90 degrees at 1000 ft."

After passing that one on to the arriving flights, they all diverted to their alternate. Long night."

Holy f*ck. That's pants-shiatting conditions.


Closest experience to that Ive had was several years back in central FL. Was riding with a friend of mine who was ferrying a Cessna 172 to an airport for maintenance. We were coming in just in front of a storm front, and I mean just in front. Coming in to land at around 85 kts. Thats really hot for a 172, but we had the length to stop, and the storm was coming up behind us fast. We thought we were ok until the stall warning came on...which I think is at 40ish kts. What was happening is the wind from behind us was so hard it made the airspeed sensor read low. It also meant that physics might be about to decide the wings werent gonna generate lift anymore. He got it on the ground, tied it off, and we beat the rain front to the hanger by about 3 seconds.
 
2012-09-06 05:01:45 PM
I'm not military but several family members and friends are. This is nothing like any war zone they have ever described. As someone pointed out above I've never heard of any war zone that had no serious injures...

No damage to my house, cars, or my junk. family, friends, and co-workers all report the same. other then not having power still, no big deal.

/alaskan in anchorage, not a war zone.
 
2012-09-06 09:48:38 PM
War, war never changes.
 
2012-09-06 09:53:12 PM
War, war never changes. 
 
2012-09-06 09:53:47 PM
trying to post this:
http://www.teamteabag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/water.jpg
 
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