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Old 06-12-2009, 10:28 PM
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Heavy thunderstorms went through Memphis like a freight train about seven hours ago. It was 85 degrees and went down to 70 in 15 minutes. That's a degree lower per minute.

No matter how powerful we think we are nature has us beat. Tonight lots of people are without power. Our neighborhood was spared. We still have our lights on. The most we have is a misty humidity and lots of bits of tree limb tips littering the lawns.

Have you weathered a storm recently, meteorologically or otherwise, that's made you happy or at least relieved?
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Heavy thunderstorms went through Memphis like a freight train about seven hours ago. It was 85 degrees and went down to 70 in 15 minutes. That's a degree lower per minute.

No matter how powerful we think we are nature has us beat. Tonight lots of people are without power. Our neighborhood was spared. We still have our lights on. The most we have is a misty humidity and lots of bits of tree limb tips littering the lawns.

Have you weathered a storm recently, meteorologically or otherwise, that's made you happy or at least relieved?
My life has been so haywire lately that every day my family is alive and safe is a happy day for me.
It's a blessing, to have all the people I care about safe and well.
On the other hand, it's kind of sad that I even have to think about their safety. It's something I used to take for granted up until recently.
I'm afraid I will never be able to take it for granted again, that by this time tomorrow, everybody I care about will still be alive and well.
I want my innocence back, damn it!!

/ rant off.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Am currently at Baltimore. A couple nights ago there was a thunder and lightning storm. It was the most intense one I had ever seen. In Anchorage a typical thunderstorm consists of 2 bolts of lightning and then it is over.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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We have had a dreary week, cloudy over cast skies with rain off and on. Today woke to a beautiful sunrise and sunny day. But shouldn't complain the moisture was most needed for sure.

Wishing everyone a great day.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:01 PM
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Am currently at Baltimore. A couple nights ago there was a thunder and lightning storm. It was the most intense one I had ever seen. In Anchorage a typical thunderstorm consists of 2 bolts of lightning and then it is over.
I wonder if that has something to do with it being so far north.

Well, here there are something like 100k+ people without electricity. Thank God we are not among them.

There are a lot of traffic lights that are not working, so they are functioning as if they are four way stop sign intersections. That makes it slow going because for some reason, some people just don't seem to be able to figure out when it is there turn to wait or to go.
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