If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(WTOP)   And let's watch as the East Coast weatherman dial back their thunderstorm of death predictions from "OMG IT'S COMING TONIGHT" to "OMG it's, uh, coming this morning" to "yeah, um, it might rain a little this afternoon, seriously"   (wtop.com) divider line 90
    More: Fail, East Coast, DC Metro, personnel management, Harford County, thunderstorms, Office of Personnel Management, cold fronts, National Weather Service  
•       •       •

4646 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jun 2013 at 10:56 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



90 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-06-13 10:58:18 AM
We just lived through it! We survived! Goddam power went out though...fark you Delmarva
 
2013-06-13 10:58:46 AM
In other news, weather systems change rapidly in real time, rendering predictions based on current variables difficult to compute with complete accuracy.
 
2013-06-13 10:59:17 AM
Good, hopefully the wind doesn't fark up my plants.  Maybe I'll be going out for darts and beer tonight afterall.
 
2013-06-13 11:01:12 AM
But i was told there was a consensus!!!! Thats how real science works, right? By consensus?
 
2013-06-13 11:01:56 AM
Devastation...

cdn01.dailycaller.com
 
2013-06-13 11:02:07 AM
I have to admitt, I had never heard of a "dreaded derechos" before. Had to look it up.
 
2013-06-13 11:02:19 AM
Sounds like every other snowmageddon forecast ever made. I don't think they got as many as they usually get this past winter, so they need to make up for it now.
 
2013-06-13 11:03:12 AM
Well, at least that man in Old Town Alexandria was prepared for the afternoon storms.
 
2013-06-13 11:03:33 AM

Joe Blowme: But i was told there was a consensus!!!! Thats how real science works, right? By consensus?


Back to the Future 2 called, they want you to settle down.
 
2013-06-13 11:03:39 AM
I was at first pleasantly surprised and then mildly disappointed that they didn't really hit downtown Chicago. For all the doom and gloom, I didn't even see high winds. We got some impressive lightning and very light rain (at times). I know they delayed the trains so maybe the western suburbs got hit.
 
2013-06-13 11:05:55 AM
In CT, we went from really dry to really wet. I think we've had over 12 inches of rain since May 1st.

/ This sucks! When is summer going to start?
 
2013-06-13 11:06:14 AM
At the end of last June we had that derecho that caused a bazillion small local outages over a huge area.   There was no warning whatsoever, and it looks like this year the weather folks are going with safer than sorrier.  SO, of course now they're all Chicken Littles.
 
2013-06-13 11:08:30 AM

smoky2010: In CT, we went from really dry to really wet. I think we've had over 12 inches of rain since May 1st.

/ This sucks! When is summer going to start?


We've had a ton of rain here in VA too.  I bought a rain gauge for the garden and it filled up in a week and a half (5").  dumped it out the other day so we'll see where it's at tomorrow.
 
2013-06-13 11:11:06 AM
I can't believe how sensationalistic weather media has gotten.

It is Spring... it rains in Spring.. and in Winter... it is called snow.
 
2013-06-13 11:12:09 AM

DownDaRiver: I have to admitt, I had never heard of a "dreaded derechos" before. Had to look it up.


Derecho?   El Niño?  What's next?  A low pressure burrito?
 
2013-06-13 11:12:54 AM
Yes, nothing happened.

www.spc.noaa.gov
 
2013-06-13 11:13:08 AM
Remember when the weatherman did double duty as a kid-show host and WASN'T a hysterical drama-queen?
www.forgottenbuffalo.com
IMMINENT DEATH FROM ABOVE!!! But first, a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
 
2013-06-13 11:13:24 AM
It came through Maryland pretty effing hard this AM.  I'm pretty sure I'll have some chainsawing to do when I get home.
 
2013-06-13 11:14:53 AM
the government was trying to keep people home during this panty-wadding storm of no consequence
but these masochists keep coming in like their jobs are important or useful
idiots
 
2013-06-13 11:16:05 AM

trappedspirit: DownDaRiver: I have to admitt, I had never heard of a "dreaded derechos" before. Had to look it up.

Derecho?   El Niño?  What's next?  A low pressure burrito?


Do you really want a HIGH pressure burrito?
 
2013-06-13 11:16:48 AM

redmid17: I was at first pleasantly surprised and then mildly disappointed that they didn't really hit downtown Chicago. For all the doom and gloom, I didn't even see high winds. We got some impressive lightning and very light rain (at times). I know they delayed the trains so maybe the western suburbs got hit.


Most of it went through the south and west suburbs. We got at least 4" of rain out of the waves of storms that hit. Fortunately, my neighborhood didn't get any serious hail. There was a funnel cloud spotted over by I-55 and Lorenzo Road (near Wilmington), but I don't think it actually touched down.
 
2013-06-13 11:18:10 AM

oldfarthenry: Remember when the weatherman did double duty as a kid-show host and WASN'T a hysterical drama-queen?
[www.forgottenbuffalo.com image 497x393]
IMMINENT DEATH FROM ABOVE!!! But first, a Bugs Bunny cartoon.


Before satellite imaging? Yeah, suck it weather guys who manage to provide up to 15 minutes of warning before a killer tornado rips your house apart these days. Back then there was nobody left to complain! Here's a talking dog puppet with glasses.
 
2013-06-13 11:18:52 AM
I was in Ft. Wayne last year for the derecho (though I didn't hear that word at the time).  Within 15 minutes, it went from bright and sunny to dark, pounding rain, and winds so high that I thought a flagpole (a big sturdy one) was going to snap off.  I was in a hospital at the time, and when the sky darkened, I headed toward the exit to go close the windows on my car.  By the time I got to the exit, I knew there was no way I was going to set foot outside.

It was at that point that my phone beeped with a tornado warning.  Funny thing is, the hospital knew nothing about it for about another five or six minutes.  I told someone at the front desk and she seemed completely unconcerned, in spite of the Rage of God sky we all could see.  About the time that the storm blew over and the skies were lightening, the hospital got its own warning, at which point they went totally apeshiat insane, shooing everyone away from the windows.  And kept doing that for the next 45 minutes, well after the sun had come back out.  It was OK to be in the cafetria, which opened directly onto the hallway, across which were all glass walls.  Set so much as a toe into the hallway and somebody pounced on you.  Go bureaucracy.

So yeah, please keep giving me warnings that the weather might be severe.  It's OK if you're wrong sometimes.
 
2013-06-13 11:19:10 AM

QueenMamaBee: Do you really want a HIGH pressure burrito?


They sell those over at Taco Bell.
 
2013-06-13 11:20:06 AM

oldfarthenry: Remember when the weatherman did double duty as a kid-show host and WASN'T a hysterical drama-queen?
[www.forgottenbuffalo.com image 497x393]
IMMINENT DEATH FROM ABOVE!!! But first, a Bugs Bunny cartoon.


Weathermen now need to take themselves oh so seriously. I've seen them break into normally scheduled television to announce a thunderstorm watch, as if the little graphic in the corner didn't already tell me everything I need to know. When people complain about it, they get defensive and claim that weather reports are 'saving lives!'
 
2013-06-13 11:21:51 AM

wxboy: Yes, nothing happened.

[www.spc.noaa.gov image 582x408]


Indeed.

Subby failed to note the severe T-storm watch was for THIS MORNING. The storms, some severe, rolled through, the watches for THIS MORNING were subsequently canceled.

Unless I'm in an alternate universe we haven't passed the afternoon yet.
 
2013-06-13 11:22:15 AM
"Well we certainly dogged a bullet!!!..."
 
2013-06-13 11:23:24 AM
It's just a lie to convince the 12 trillion cicadas that are ready to emerge from my backyard to stay underground.
 
2013-06-13 11:23:37 AM

StaleCoffee: oldfarthenry: Remember when the weatherman did double duty as a kid-show host and WASN'T a hysterical drama-queen?
[www.forgottenbuffalo.com image 497x393]
IMMINENT DEATH FROM ABOVE!!! But first, a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Before satellite imaging? Yeah, suck it weather guys who manage to provide up to 15 minutes of warning before a killer tornado rips your house apart these days. Back then there was nobody left to complain! Here's a talking dog puppet with glasses.


classictvhistory.files.wordpress.com
This is Les Nessman with Eye-Witness weather TM.
A spinning funnel of death seems to be descending - OH SH*T!
 
2013-06-13 11:24:18 AM

QueenMamaBee: trappedspirit: DownDaRiver: I have to admitt, I had never heard of a "dreaded derechos" before. Had to look it up.

Derecho?   El Niño?  What's next?  A low pressure burrito?

Do you really want a HIGH pressure burrito?


They all turn into high pressure burritos in the end
 
2013-06-13 11:27:58 AM

ukexpat: We just lived through it! We survived! Goddam power went out though...fark you Delmarva


I half expected Pepco to shut down sections of the grid just to keep our expectations low.
 
2013-06-13 11:28:11 AM
Power out, dozen windows blown out and golf ball sized hail in the kitchen. Neighbors all in the same boat. I'd say it was pretty accurate.
 
2013-06-13 11:28:11 AM
Wisconsin. We got hit with the brunt of it. 80 mph winds, you couldn't see across the street here, the Walmart in Lake Delton had its roof torn off.
 
2013-06-13 11:29:58 AM

oldfarthenry: StaleCoffee: oldfarthenry: Remember when the weatherman did double duty as a kid-show host and WASN'T a hysterical drama-queen?
[www.forgottenbuffalo.com image 497x393]
IMMINENT DEATH FROM ABOVE!!! But first, a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Before satellite imaging? Yeah, suck it weather guys who manage to provide up to 15 minutes of warning before a killer tornado rips your house apart these days. Back then there was nobody left to complain! Here's a talking dog puppet with glasses.

[classictvhistory.files.wordpress.com image 480x373]
This is Les Nessman with Eye-Witness weather TM.
A spinning funnel of death seems to be descending - OH SH*T!


TURKEYS CANT FLY
 
2013-06-13 11:30:13 AM

oldfarthenry: Remember when the weatherman did double duty as a kid-show host and WASN'T a hysterical drama-queen?
[www.forgottenbuffalo.com image 497x393]
IMMINENT DEATH FROM ABOVE!!! But first, a Bugs Bunny cartoon.


Commander Tom!!!    Thanks for the memory!
 
2013-06-13 11:30:46 AM
The one last summer killed two people in my county and left me without power, and thus water, in the middle of the Virginia summer for five days. It came up without warning, and because it hit mostly rural areas, didn't get much media coverage. Relatives out of state couldn't understand why I still didn't have power. So yeah, giving folks a heads up that one could form sounds good.
 
2013-06-13 11:35:01 AM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-13 11:37:02 AM
ZOMG THE WEATHERMAN CAN'T TELL US EXACTLY HOW MANY RAIN DROPS WILL FALL OR EXACTLY HOW FAST AND WHAT DIRECT THE AIR MOLECULES WILL MOVE!!2!(&!(*#&)(!*&@#

/subby probably can't figure out what to have for lunch
 
2013-06-13 11:39:05 AM
Uncle Weatherbee says just lay back and enjoy it..
 
2013-06-13 11:42:20 AM
Big fat nothing here in Philly. Couldn't tell that from the amped up "weather radar" graphic they were showing, with a solid mass of lightning bolts and purple bands of death. Looked like THE END. Turned out to be rumbles of thunder, heavy drizzle, no serious wind.

Once again I drugged the dogs before it hit so they wouldn't FREAK OUT, and it fizzled. At least teh doggies be tripping balls for a while....
 
2013-06-13 11:44:11 AM

wxboy: Yes, nothing happened.

[www.spc.noaa.gov image 582x408]


That looks like the typical outcome of most Midwestern thunderstorm systems.
 
2013-06-13 11:46:52 AM

stinkbunny: It's just a lie to convince the 12 trillion cicadas that are ready to emerge from my backyard to stay underground.


www.cicadas.info
 
2013-06-13 11:48:13 AM
The sky looked cool on my drive in to work today.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-13 11:49:04 AM

Gosling: the Walmart in Lake Delton had its roof torn off.


so, nothing of value was lost?
 
2013-06-13 11:50:23 AM

mark12A: Big fat nothing here in Philly. Couldn't tell that from the amped up "weather radar" graphic they were showing, with a solid mass of lightning bolts and purple bands of death. Looked like THE END. Turned out to be rumbles of thunder, heavy drizzle, no serious wind.

Once again I drugged the dogs before it hit so they wouldn't FREAK OUT, and it fizzled. At least teh doggies be tripping balls for a while....


Lucky dogs, you's a good hughman
 
2013-06-13 11:54:17 AM
We had a Lexington affiliate declare a "SEVERE WEATHER DAY" (OMG) for last night and this morning, warning how bad it was gonna be. Then they showed the map. I'm like, Dude, that's way north of here, WTF?
 
2013-06-13 11:54:22 AM
Ya'll do realize that was for the morning storms, because they already passed through the area, right? The bigger storm is supposed to be later this afternoon, at which point I bet they'll issue another warning or watch..
 
2013-06-13 11:56:25 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-13 11:56:32 AM

wxboy: Yes, nothing happened.

[www.spc.noaa.gov image 582x408]


if'n you're into whirly winds, www.ChaserTV.com has a certain infatuation. I saw the Moore tornado develop while Benboywas moving south because the area didn't look productive.
 
2013-06-13 11:58:47 AM

trappedspirit: DownDaRiver: I have to admitt, I had never heard of a "dreaded derechos" before. Had to look it up.

Derecho?   El Niño?  What's next?  A low pressure burrito?


a high-rise Haboob.

/Loves me some haboobs
 
Displayed 50 of 90 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report