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Old 08-23-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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That wasn't a twister , we had it in Mt. Holly too. Typical straight line winds, crazy stuff though! Quite freaky.
So even though it was whirling around in circles and lifting everything up in it's path it was a straight line wind huh? Wow, those are pretty fierce. We had winds in CA called "Santa-Ana's" and those were extremly strong winds but no where near the chaos these winds created.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Mt. Holly is nowhere near Wesley Chapel, I doubt it was the same thing.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Huntersville, NC Cedarfield Subdivision
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I remember Santa Ana's the crazy always came out and started fires. I lost a good portion of my roof up here in Huntersville. Can any one recommed a good roofer. Luckily my insurance company will replace 75% of my roof.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Excuse me asking how much did it cost and what wattage is on it?
Sorry for the late reply...I just got a $30 adapter and charged my notebook while I drove back home. I have a sprint broadband wireless card so I was connected. Although I'm going to get a UPS so I can get a few hours at the desk...
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:03 AM
 
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So even though it was whirling around in circles and lifting everything up in it's path it was a straight line wind huh? Wow, those are pretty fierce. We had winds in CA called "Santa-Ana's" and those were extremly strong winds but no where near the chaos these winds created.
My husband hated the Santa Ana's. We lived in Yorba Linda and one time they were over 100 MPH going through the canyon.

Coming from So Cal the 100 degree heat is just like home with some sticky added to it. So far we have fared pretty well.

I guess we brought the drought with us, sorry everyone.

We are enjoying the thunderstorms (when we have them), so different than So Cal. So much lightning, kind of scares me a little. Our neighbors down the street were on vacation and lightning hit their property (not the house) and when they came home and opened their garage door the sprinkle sysem box had blown up and pieces were flown across the garage. Luckly that was it.
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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Hi....I am also from CA..just moved here from the San Fernando Valley 6 months ago. I won't let you take all the blame for bringing the drought here...my hubby and I have been saying we think we brought it with us also. Sorry folks! I have also enjoyed the rain and thunder storms. Such a change from CA. I remember all to well those Santa Ana's. But it seems the winds we had a few days ago were more destructive. They were whirling around and picking things up...not just blowing them away!! But it was exciting! In a strange way.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Hi....I am also from CA..just moved here from the San Fernando Valley 6 months ago. I won't let you take all the blame for bringing the drought here...my hubby and I have been saying we think we brought it with us also. Sorry folks! I have also enjoyed the rain and thunder storms. Such a change from CA. I remember all to well those Santa Ana's. But it seems the winds we had a few days ago were more destructive. They were whirling around and picking things up...not just blowing them away!! But it was exciting! In a strange way.
I think too since NC has a bazillion more tree's than So Cal it does cause more destruction. How are you guys doing with the heat, the Valley was brutally hot. Although YL was usually the hottest city in OC, we followed more of the Riverside temps and backed up to Chino Hills State Park.

We have been here since Oct, almost a year. My how time flies.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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Personally I don't find the heat as bad as in the SF Valley in CA. It was getting very humid even there the last few years. At least here you get the green and trees besides the rain. I feel we made a great decision by moving here!! And the friendly, smiling and helpful people are such a nice change.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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Well, I fulfilled my promise. I told y'all a few months ago that I would bring rain, and apparently it followed me from Seattle. FWIW, I've been in Charlotte for 3 days now and I am loving it!!!
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Well, I fulfilled my promise. I told y'all a few months ago that I would bring rain, and apparently it followed me from Seattle. FWIW, I've been in Charlotte for 3 days now and I am loving it!!!

Awesome..as it is beautiful here..and well since your from seattle u need to do a rain dance for us...
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