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Old 04-04-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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How cool is it that we get a great quake mere days before we leave SoCal?

I was just saying the other day "We haven't had a good rumbler in a while. I hope we get a good one before we leave".

Standing in my grannies kitchen lookin over the ham and BAMM!

Well, actually it was a roller cuz we're a ways from the epi, but it rolled for a couple of minutes.

Oh, I'm gonna miss Cali!
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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There was an earthquake? Was it "big"?
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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I saw that there was a quake in Cali today. Can't say I miss those west coast quakes. Here in VA I was just advised on tornadoes and how to deal with those.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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They say we have little bitty quakes here....but I've never felt one.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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There was an earthquake? Was it "big"?
That's so awesome! It's on every freakin channel here... People talking about whether it rolled or shook... Home video of pool water moving...

And you all didn't even know it happened.

You all should see what happens when it rains hard here in SoCal.

Yep, it's called "Storm Watch" and it consumes every channel. Pretty much on-site discussions about water falling from the sky is all it is.

Anyway, yeah we had a 7.2 today. Epicenter was in Mexicali Mexico about 3 hours south of me.

3 hours away at that intensity means ROLLS. F'n BIG ONES! It was awesome!
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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Get ready to trade earthquakes to tornados. And severe thunderstorms.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I saw that there was a quake in Cali today. Can't say I miss those west coast quakes. Here in VA I was just advised on tornadoes and how to deal with those.
Tornadoes aren't a big problem here. We get them, but it's nothing like what they get in the midwest. Mostly they hit east of Nova (St. Mary's and Eastern Shore of Maryland). We had a hurricane come through once (Isabel, about 6-7 years ago). By the time it reached northern Virginia it was pretty mild, barely strong enough to be called a hurricane anymore. That's been the only seriously big wind storm I can recall.

Flooding can be a problem in the spring when the mountain snows melt, but it's really only a problem if you live right along the river. We sometimes get heavy rains and thunderstorms.

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Tornadoes aren't a big problem here. We get them, but it's nothing like what they get in the midwest. Mostly they hit east of Nova (St. Mary's and Eastern Shore of Maryland). We had a hurricane come through once (Isabel, about 6-7 years ago). By the time it reached northern Virginia it was pretty mild, barely strong enough to be called a hurricane anymore. That's been the only seriously big wind storm I can recall.
We did have a fairly bad tornado incident a few years back, though - here's a pretty good summary of what happened. (http://www.waterfordva-wca.org/general_articles/04-tornadoes-hit-loudoun.htm - broken link) The tornadoes were related to Hurricane Ivan.

We also had a lot of damage in our neighborhood from Hurricane Isabel - siding, gutters, and trees mostly - especially since Brambleton was pretty new at the time.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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We had a good twister here on April Fools Day 1973.

It tore the roof off of Woodson High School and leveled a few houses in Country Club View (Sideburn Rd).

A Look Back at Braddock District History (http://braddockheritage.org/resources/item/67/ - broken link)
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Aww, I miss Cali's earthquakes. I feel a little sick saying that (no one should enjoy a natural disaster), but they were always kind of fun.

The DC area has pretty mild weather on all accounts. They get a little of everything (100 degree temps, snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms), but none of it is as extreme as other parts of the country.
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