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(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
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2013-06-13 11:59:23 AM  
Did weather channel name this storm?
 
2013-06-13 11:59:31 AM  

blatz514: [media.tumblr.com image 500x361]


Came here for Ollie, surprised it took so long.

/"It's rainin' SIDEWAYS!"
 
2013-06-13 11:59:56 AM  
North Central Ohio here. Tornado Sirens went off all night long. Some branches down but nothing like last June. I guess it was worse closer to my hometown. Apparently it blew a barn apart and blew it through a house. Will have to check that out this weekend as I'll be driving by the location.

ALso said there was damages at the Neal Armstrong Museum and Airport at Wapak.
 
2013-06-13 12:00:23 PM  
North Jersey here.  We're supposed to be getting a break now but more death is coming.  If we get lots of sun between now and 5PM the death will be worse.
 
2013-06-13 12:01:09 PM  

Carn: 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.


Yep. We've been planting and potting a whole bunch and a pot left out in the yard had 5" of water in it the other morning. (Also live in FC). Everything is saturated.

On June 29, 2012, El Derecho dropped a tree on my house. I spent 4 months in a rental house while the insurance gomers and my contractor rebuilt the place. Meanwhile, our gardens went to hell because we weren't there to tend them. El Derecho is my enemy.
 
2013-06-13 12:01:35 PM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com


lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-06-13 12:02:41 PM  
Dude, it was just SNOWING in Buffalo. Like ten minutes ago.
 
2013-06-13 12:04:49 PM  
Dear Universe, I don't think you understood. I said "Bring it. I need a NEW roof." I didn't say "please drop 5000 helicopter seeds in the 2nd story gutters"
 
2013-06-13 12:04:54 PM  

syberpud: 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.


Ahhh, pre-emptive outtages. Very clever.
 
2013-06-13 12:05:23 PM  

The Why Not Guy: Dude, it was just SNOWING in Buffalo. Like ten minutes ago.


That might have been ash from the new Lake Erie volcano.
 
2013-06-13 12:05:41 PM  
Subby sounds like the kind of person that would throw up the fail tag and rant if they predicted rain and instead a hurricane broke out.  It's weather.  Sh*t happens.
 
2013-06-13 12:09:02 PM  
Failmitter forgot to learn to read
 
2013-06-13 12:19:29 PM  

wxboy: The Why Not Guy: Dude, it was just SNOWING in Buffalo. Like ten minutes ago.

That might have been ash from the new Lake Erie volcano.


Someone better wake up Tommy Lee Jones.
 
2013-06-13 12:20:35 PM  
Weatherhysteria to sell advertising.  A big pet peeve of mine.
 
2013-06-13 12:23:57 PM  
I'm in DC and this storm is boring.
 
2013-06-13 12:26:36 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Weatherhysteria to sell advertising.  A big pet peeve of mine.


This. Truly, peaked when TWC decided to start naming thunderstorm systems. Lets name all the derechos after telenovelas personalities!
 
2013-06-13 12:31:47 PM  

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?


That's Funny Right There!
 
2013-06-13 12:32:23 PM  
Actual damage photo from WCPO in Cincinnati. May God have mercy.

media2.wcpo.com
 
2013-06-13 12:37:38 PM  

KyngNothing: 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..


And let's check the link again...

Severe thunderstorm watch re-issued as round 2 approaches

Sorry to interrupt the circle jerk...

//Also sorry I can't get this text back to a normal size
 
2013-06-13 12:41:24 PM  

self_made_hell: 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.


So you got free ice cubes and you're still complaining? Some people!

/bummer, hope the repairs go well
 
2013-06-13 12:42:08 PM  
From the local news station:
From the First Warning Weather Center: There are some Warnings along this line, but they are not 'derecho-esque' at this time. The main threats from these will again be gusty winds and hail. The other threat that is on the table is for flash flooding, as several towns north of I-64 have already picked up well over 1.5" of rain today. Folks that did not already get a good storm from the overnight should keep a sharp eye on this system. You may well have an abundance of untapped storm energy overhead that's ripe for the taking.

Really?
 
2013-06-13 12:56:23 PM  

Matthew Keene: Actual damage photo from WCPO in Cincinnati. May God have mercy.


Just watch... those assholes from Oklahoma are going to hold up the relief funds.
 
2013-06-13 12:59:24 PM  

HammerMill:


To be fair, they freaked out over Sandy.......and then the storm was much worse than predicted.

I remember that weather map. The storm looks like its going to go out to the ocean. Then the biatch makes a 90 degree turn back to the states. It goes backwards, then goes forward and up to states that don't often get hurricanes.

She was vindictive.
 
2013-06-13 01:18:02 PM  
I spoke with a local TV news reporter, just out of TV-journalism school. She claims that "the weather" is the new substitute for the "if it bleeds, it leads" approach to selecting stories.

I live in the very corner of southeast  VA and the TV broadcast are is about the lower third of the esatern part of the state and the upper NE part of NC. That's a big territory. The TV stations pick the most severe forecast for that huge are and then act as if it will affect millions of people. I routinely watch sunny skys and drive dry roads as they predict tornados and show river flooding from 80 miles away.

/Fark them.  They can all burn in Hell for what they do.
 
2013-06-13 01:23:11 PM  

Warthog: The sky looked cool on my drive in to work today.

[i.imgur.com image 480x600]


Is that the Washington Monument? Nice scaffolding job!

And it looked really ugly around here for a while this morning. Sudden downpour soon followed. Now it's sunny and windy.
 
2013-06-13 01:29:26 PM  
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!



Agreed! Rocket Ship 7 with Commander Tom was the bomb when I was a kid.
 
2013-06-13 01:34:03 PM  

Matthew Keene: Actual damage photo from WCPO in Cincinnati. May God have mercy.

[media2.wcpo.com image 640x480]


Ohio was a mixed bag last night. 2 inch hail in Knox County, 1/3" of rain and pleasant breezes at my place 30 miles away. The poor weather guys at NBC 4 had to work that non-event all night.... lol

/worked it thru the hockey finals, too
//no fallen chairs here; tied mine down.
 
2013-06-13 01:45:31 PM  
As in winter, the East Coast freaks out when average Midwestern weather rolls through.
 
2013-06-13 01:50:53 PM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: Carn: 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.

Yep. We've been planting and potting a whole bunch and a pot left out in the yard had 5" of water in it the other morning. (Also live in FC). Everything is saturated.

On June 29, 2012, El Derecho dropped a tree on my house. I spent 4 months in a rental house while the insurance gomers and my contractor rebuilt the place. Meanwhile, our gardens went to hell because we weren't there to tend them. El Derecho is my enemy.


Yeah, I hear derecho now and I don't screw around. It looked like a farking war zone up in Montgomery County, MD after that one last year. My folks didn't have power for around 2 weeks. We got lucky and only lost power for a day or two, but parts of my neighborhood went weeks as well. Trees were just destroyed everywhere, and plenty of damage to homes. Last night when I heard the forecasts I was frantically stringing up some twine between supports to hopefully give my corn an edge against the winds.

About your garden though... Let me help you for next time/year. I've got two pretty big raised beds and a bunch of potted plants. Next year when you're preparing your gardens, clear/till everything and smooth or shape the soil how you want and then use that thin black plastic fabric that they sell at Home Depot in rolls for weed blocking. It's porous, so it lets water soak through, but will block most weeds. Secure it down, and just cut it open for each plant. That will REALLY limit the amount of weeding you end up needing to do. You can mulch too for asthetics if you please. Not only will it control the heck out of weeds, but also will keep the soil warmer and greatly slow evaporation, reducing the amount of watering you need to do.

Also, go to here and buy yourself a drip irrigation kit and a timer. I spent around $130 the first time I bought a system, but now that I'm more familiar with what I need I could probably do it for more like $80 - $90, and I'm talking about for everything I need for a garden that's around 10'x20'. Connected to an electronic timer (despite their warning that it's designed for bigger systems, I use two of these - one for each garden), and with my garden protected from most weeds, I can literally go for weeks or months without needing to lift a finger to do anything but harvest. If you had started everything off at the beginning of the growing season like that your garden would likely have chugged along just fine without you. You'll also conserve plenty of water, be able to deliver the precise amount you need for each type of plant, not have to worry about someone not watering your plants while you're away on vacation and be able to water your plants early in the morning at the optimal time of day without neeidng to wake up early.

You'll get an occasional spinner that digs through, or a weed or two that grows right next to the veggie's stalk, or around the very, very edge of the garden, but it probably wouldn't do any harm and you could just visit for like 15 minutes and clear all that stuff out once every month or so when you go to pick some veggies or something. Seriously, my gardens are so low maintenance it's almost embarrassing.
 
2013-06-13 02:16:40 PM  

baltimoreblonde: Warthog: The sky looked cool on my drive in to work today.

[i.imgur.com image 480x600]

Is that the Washington Monument? Nice scaffolding job!



Yup, they're fixing the earthquake damage.
 
2013-06-13 02:21:05 PM  

baltimoreblonde: Is that the Washington Monument? Nice scaffolding job!


That's to repair the damage from the 2011 earthquake.  Masonry does not like to bounce.
 
2013-06-13 03:33:30 PM  
They're calling for severe weather this afternoon.

"Oh lawd, here it comes again!"

oi36.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-13 03:46:38 PM  
Down here in Raleigh the weather guys were warning us earlier this week that today would have some rough storms. Now we're under a severe thunderstorm watch and the line of storms is bearing down on us. I'm ok with the rain and even high winds but if we get large hail it will smash my garden and I'll be really bummed out about that.
 
2013-06-13 03:54:02 PM  
Tornado warning for just north of me through central Montogomery County.
 
2013-06-13 04:02:38 PM  
Tornado confirmed just 3 miles north of me...haven't seen rain like this out my window since Ike when I was in Texas.
 
2013-06-13 04:33:23 PM  

edmo: As in winter, the East Coast freaks out when average Midwestern weather rolls through.


Posted in the last hour by a friend from nearby: Victor, NY

i391.photobucket.com

And the system isn't done yet...
 
2013-06-13 04:51:57 PM  
Whatever the hell just came through DC-Richmond was pretty damn scary for about 45 minutes.  It was far more brief, but the rain was on par with Sandy for a little bit.
 
2013-06-13 05:03:09 PM  
4:33 p.m.: Power outages are becoming a major problem for the entire area, with tens of thousands regionwide in the dark.
4:17 p.m.: The National Weather Service says that confirmed tornadoes have touched down today in Laurel and Olney.4:16 p.m.: Tornado Warnings continue to exist in portions of Anne Arundel, Prince George's and Montgomery counties.
2:35pm: A Tornado Warning is in effect just south of Fredericksburg, VA for Spotsylvania County in VA until 3pm. A funnel cloud was reported with this storm located 3 miles west-southwest of Fredericksburg and just west of I-95. The warning is in effect until 3pm.

So this was not a case of everybody-freak-out-'cause-there's-clouds. Flash flood watches still in effect and thousands without the e-Lectricity.

Now it's bourbon time.
 
2013-06-13 05:44:05 PM  

NeverDrunk23: To be fair, they freaked out over Sandy.......and then the storm was much worse than predicted.


No it wasn't. The surge was about the expected amount and the windspeeds were far below anticipated. They were calling for a Cat3; it was a weak Cat1/strong TS at landfall. It didn't even dump all that much rain; Irene was far worse in that regard.
 
2013-06-13 07:58:40 PM  
Dialed it all the way back to three confirmed tornadoes in Maryland... Aye carumba.
 
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