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2020-08-10 3:34:27 PM  
"PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."
 
2020-08-10 3:41:32 PM  
I was wondering about that. It's humid as hell to the east. I was expecting a storm.
 
2020-08-10 3:44:06 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."


Has anyone tried?
 
2020-08-10 3:44:36 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."


what about a nuke?
 
2020-08-10 3:45:38 PM  
Has the Weather channel given it a name?   I can't be worried until it has a name.
 
2020-08-10 3:45:49 PM  
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2020-08-10 3:45:56 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."


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2020-08-10 3:46:03 PM  

thehobbes: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

what about a nuke?


Plenty of dynamite might disrupt it.

So. Headline is Windy City is Windy?

(Still craving a sammitch from yesterday's food thread)
 
2020-08-10 3:46:05 PM  
Don't worry, Farkers, I'm hunkered down in the basement. The gin is secure, I have tonic, ice, limes and homegrown mint. I'll get through this.
 
2020-08-10 3:46:14 PM  
Welp. I guess the kids can get picked up early today. Off I go...
 
2020-08-10 3:46:20 PM  
Was in a Derecho a  few years ago. Coolest weather pattern I ever heard or saw while it was rolling in. Scariest weather I've ever been in.
 
2020-08-10 3:46:24 PM  
Mr. Cantrore...paging a Mr. Cantore...
 
2020-08-10 3:46:35 PM  

thehobbes: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

what about a nuke?


Shhh he's forgotten about that.  Don't remind him now that it's over a city he doesn't like.
 
2020-08-10 3:46:43 PM  
On the plus side, the looters can stay home and the wind will just blow Coach purses to them.
 
2020-08-10 3:47:04 PM  

Target Builder: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

Has anyone tried?


New Orleans issues PSAs about that every time a named storm approaches, so, yes, people have tried.  No, it doesn't seem to do anything.
 
2020-08-10 3:47:18 PM  
I read that as "borracho".
 
2020-08-10 3:49:15 PM  
When the map is only showing a single time zone using zulu time is less than helpful putz, for safety critical information marking it as clearly and concisely as possible is important, even smart people are going to take too long to do the translation from UTC to local!
 
2020-08-10 3:49:22 PM  

Nabb1: Target Builder: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

Has anyone tried?

New Orleans issues PSAs about that every time a named storm approaches, so, yes, people have tried.  No, it doesn't seem to do anything.


They're just not doing it right. You gotta aim for the eye. Everyone in Florida knows that.
 
2020-08-10 3:49:31 PM  

puffy999: I read that as "borracho".


Best way to spend a Derecho during a Pandemic.
 
2020-08-10 3:50:21 PM  
Fark 100mph winds. We had gusts over 70mph when Ike tooled through here (whenever that was). Plenty scary enough for someone living around huge, old trees.
 
2020-08-10 3:50:38 PM  
The north edge of that system is ripping through Southern Wisconsin right now. The damage to trees is pretty intense.
 
2020-08-10 3:50:46 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."


*chambers a round*

And how long have you been a 'meteorologist?'
 
2020-08-10 3:51:12 PM  
Why does "Derecho" make me think of Duran Duran?

Duran Duran - Rio (Official Music Video)
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/it only makes sense to me, I know
 
2020-08-10 3:51:38 PM  

SolderGlob: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

*chambers a round*

And how long have you been a 'meteorologist?'


Florida Man?
 
2020-08-10 3:51:48 PM  

Nadie_AZ: puffy999: I read that as "borracho".

Best way to spend a Derecho during a Pandemic.


Cheers to that.

/the sewer line down the street plugged, so we have a tub full of shiat
//I wish I were borracho
 
2020-08-10 3:53:13 PM  

Axeofjudgement: SolderGlob: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

*chambers a round*

And how long have you been a 'meteorologist?'

Florida Man?


Even worse, Illinois man.
 
2020-08-10 3:54:39 PM  

cretinbob: I was wondering about that. It's humid as hell to the east. I was expecting a storm.


I'm just south of STL and *just* woke up. My head has felt like I stuffed an air hose up my nose and pulled the trigger all weekend. Now I know why.
 
2020-08-10 3:56:01 PM  

SolderGlob: Axeofjudgement: SolderGlob: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

*chambers a round*

And how long have you been a 'meteorologist?'

Florida Man?

Even worse, Illinois man.


No comment. Born and bred Illinois man here. Let em fly!
 
2020-08-10 3:57:36 PM  
Primer Impacto que?

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2020-08-10 3:58:12 PM  

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ahhh....so you sprung for the dual-floppies....you mad-man!
 
2020-08-10 3:58:40 PM  
I don't think it'll get to the city quite that quickly but it's not farking around in any way. Several 100+mph wind reports.

Last time I was in a spot hit by a derecho it was St. Louis and we lost power for 72 hours.
 
2020-08-10 3:59:28 PM  
I'm in Janesville and it's not so much windy, but damn is it raining hard.  No green skies yet!
 
2020-08-10 4:00:10 PM  
Derechos are no joke.  We had one roll through the D.C. area back in 2012 or 2013, not long after sunset.  It's the only time weather has ever left me fearing for my life.  We got the weather alert on the radio, and looked at the radar to see this ugly roiling red bow storm coming our way.    My wife and I then headed out onto the front porch to check it out.  It was night, but we could see the storm wall off in the distance, coming fast.  Underneath it was lit up with flashes of blue and green.  As it got closer, and those flashes got brighter, we realized it was power pole transformers exploding.   We experienced the literal calm before the storm, and then it crashed through like the eye wall of a hurricane.  It brought down giant limbs and trees everywhere.  We ran the kids to the basement and slept down there, because there were more storms forecast behind it and because power was out and the basement was the coolest room in the house.  Truly an evil storm.

Stay safe, Illinois Farkers.
 
2020-08-10 4:00:13 PM  

robodog: When the map is only showing a single time zone using zulu time is less than helpful putz, for safety critical information marking it as clearly and concisely as possible is important, even smart people are going to take too long to do the translation from UTC to local!


This...was thinking the exact same thing.
 
2020-08-10 4:00:16 PM  
I'm praying for Alabama!
 
2020-08-10 4:01:16 PM  

cretinbob: I was wondering about that. It's humid as hell to the east. I was expecting a storm.


South of Ft. Wayne here. 86 and 54% humidity. Real feel is 96. Clear skies and breeze.
 
2020-08-10 4:01:39 PM  
I hope we get this in central new york. I love a good thunderstorm. and this looks like storm porn to me.
 
2020-08-10 4:02:25 PM  
You all gettin' ready to take the gaspipe...

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2020-08-10 4:03:41 PM  

Warthog: Derechos are no joke.  We had one roll through the D.C. area back in 2012 or 2013, not long after sunset.  It's the only time weather has ever left me fearing for my life.  We got the weather alert on the radio, and looked at the radar to see this ugly roiling red bow storm coming our way.    My wife and I then headed out onto the front porch to check it out.  It was night, but we could see the storm wall off in the distance, coming fast.  Underneath it was lit up with flashes of blue and green.  As it got closer, and those flashes got brighter, we realized it was power pole transformers exploding.   We experienced the literal calm before the storm, and then it crashed through like the eye wall of a hurricane.  It brought down giant limbs and trees everywhere.  We ran the kids to the basement and slept down there, because there were more storms forecast behind it and because power was out and the basement was the coolest room in the house.  Truly an evil storm.

Stay safe, Illinois Farkers.


We had one in Il about 6-7 years ago and it was brutal. The place I was staying at the time had no power for a week, and in other areas it was longer. Trees and power lines were down everywhere making it harder for the power company to repair. Not looking forward to this one, and from the looks of it I've got another 20-ish minutes before all hell breaks loose.
 
2020-08-10 4:04:33 PM  

Nick Nostril: Fark 100mph winds. We had gusts over 70mph when Ike tooled through here (whenever that was). Plenty scary enough for someone living around huge, old trees.


That was 2008, September.  It was threatening New Orleans with a direct hit and is one of the few times I've evacuated.  My wife was in her 29th week of pregnancy and we were worried the drop in barometric pressure might send her into labor.  She also had the board exams coming up and was studying like crazy.  We came back pretty quickly because they didn't extend the exam date.  That was a crazy few days.
 
2020-08-10 4:04:49 PM  

Nick Nostril: You all gettin' ready to take the gaspipe...

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Classic bow echo.
 
2020-08-10 4:05:19 PM  
Last one in Chicago I remember was 2008, just after I moved back here.
 
2020-08-10 4:05:33 PM  
That's...

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...that's really not good.  When the red bits are as wide as counties, you're going to have a bad time.
 
2020-08-10 4:06:41 PM  

thehobbes: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "PLEASE NOTE: SHOOTING AT THE WIND WILL NOT STOP IT."

what about a nuke?


Nukes only work on hurricanes.
 
2020-08-10 4:07:09 PM  

Nick Nostril: You all gettin' ready to take the gaspipe...

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Hammer time
 
2020-08-10 4:07:29 PM  
Stepped outside a second ago in Grand Rapids. You can just tell a big storm is coming.
 
2020-08-10 4:08:20 PM  

OldJames: I hope we get this in central new york. I love a good thunderstorm. and this looks like storm porn to me.


You might like this.

Bush Tucker Man Season 1 The Wet in Port Keats

SFW
 
2020-08-10 4:08:27 PM  

BizarreMan: Has the Weather channel given it a name?   I can't be worried until it has a name.


I was thinking that Derecho was the name.  I don't like this naming thing for storms.
 
2020-08-10 4:08:41 PM  

Warthog: That's...

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...that's really not good.  When the red bits are as wide as counties, you're going to have a bad time.


"F*ck Manitowoc in particular. " - God. Probably..
 
2020-08-10 4:12:22 PM  
Is god mad at Chicago?
 
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