Holy Loads of Thunderstorms, Batman

If you are to the east of West Virginia, brace yourself.

I have not seen lightning nor heard thunder like this in years.






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    If you are to the east of West Virginia, brace yourself.

    That’s East Virginia – right?

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    Kevin says:

    Just looked at the radar, those look like some pretty nasty storms.

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    zuzu's petals says:

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER ? ? ? ? ? ?

    WHICH IS LINKED TO A PHONE LINE ! ! ! ! !

    AND PLUGGED INTO A SOCKET ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    SIT PERFECTLY STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM AND FOR GOD’S SAKE DON’T TOUCH ANYBODY ! ! ! ! ! !

    SO GLAD I FIGURED OUT THE EXCLAMATION MARK THING ! ! ! !

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    Joshua Norton says:

    And now for something completely different…

    John McCain – The Musical

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    Foxhunter says:

    If you are to the east of West Virginia, brace yourself.

    And if you are on teh intertubes via IE and browsing a site that uses sitemeter’s XHTML, brace yourself. It will be fun to see the shitstorm that arises after they are busted for Hulk Smashing the tubes.

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    MNPundit says:

    Welcome to Iowa! Where I have had plates fall off shelves due to thunder.

    Pathetic east coast weenies!

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    Martin says:

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER ? ? ? ? ? ?

    John’s Saturday AM rant:

    “How do you get the black smoke back into Vista? All mine leaked out last night during a thunderstorm!”

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    Steve says:

    If you are to the east of West Virginia, brace yourself.

    Hey, that’s me! Sweet. I just moved to MD from Southern CA, and the novelty of thunderstorms more than once every 5 years hasn’t worn off yet.

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    Joshua Norton says:

    the novelty of thunderstorms more than once every 5 years hasn’t worn off yet.

    You want freaking novelty? In San Francisco, we had thunderstorms, snow and below zero weather all at the same time two years ago. None of which ever happens here under normal conditions. I left Mass. to get away from that kind of crappy weather. (Plus it was the furthest I could get from my family and still be on the same continent.)

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER ? ? ? ? ? ?

    WHICH IS LINKED TO A PHONE LINE ! ! ! ! !

    AND PLUGGED INTO A SOCKET ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    On the Oregon coast, we get some nasty thunderstorms with high winds. Smart people have a good generator, and really smart people have APC units on all computers, peripherals, networking gear and the entertainment system, and surge protectors on the cable. When the power goes out here, I have eight APC 1000 & 1400 SmartUPS units all go off at the same time. Plus in a pinch, you can restart the APC for power even when there is no power present.

    I can leave everything up until the power goes out, and even then I can leave things running for an hour or so on the backups.

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    zuzu's petals says:

    can leave everything up until the power goes out, and even then I can leave things running for an hour or so on the backups.

    Actually, it was the electrocution factor I was thinking of.

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    Ninerdave says:

    You want freaking novelty? In San Francisco, we had thunderstorms, snow and below zero weather all at the same time two years ago. None of which ever happens here under normal conditions. I left Mass. to get away from that kind of crappy weather. (Plus it was the furthest I could get from my family and still be on the same continent.)

    Yeah that was cool! I remember about 6 or 7 years ago driving up 280 from San Jose to San Francisco and seeing those eerie green clouds that in the mid-west signal tornado.

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    Carnacki says:

    Here in the WV Eastern Panhandle, we had frequent lightning and very loud thunder which woke my dog and though she’s 94 pounds and fiercely loyal, she’s scared of thunder. She woke me to comfort her and now I can’t get back to sleep. She’s like having a 4th kid in the house some days.

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    wvng says:

    I’m in the eastern panhandle as well. It’s been quite a night, with more hours of extreme weather to come, judging by the radar. And I have field work lined up this morning.

    Great.

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    jake says:

    I woke up plotting murder about an hour ago. I thought the neighbors were moving furniture at 5.30 am. So far it’s just hot and sprinkling rain.

    Welcome to Maryland Steve. In a few months you’ll look back on the 90+ degree and humid as a stevedore’s armpit weather shiver and think “Am I in the same place?”

    Welcome to Iowa! Where I have had plates fall off shelves due to thunder.

    Ever since I lived in Indiana I’ve been meaning to talk to you Heartland types about your thunder. Stop showing off. Get some mountains and high hills out there so the thunder doesn’t make people leap out of bed and the sound doesn’t roll around and around and afucking round for a half hour.

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    RSA says:

    “How do you get the black smoke back into Vista? All mine leaked out last night during a thunderstorm!”

    LOL.

    I went to college in Baltimore, and I remember standing on the porch of the house I was staying in, one afternoon, just watching the lightning strikes as they traveled around the area. A strike here, a strike there, then there. . . Crazy weather.

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    Grumpy Code Monkey says:

    Hey John, just so you know, your site is currently unavailable through Internet Explorer (at least versions 6 and 7) — a bug with Sitemeter is causing your page (and several thousand others, apparently) to fail to load. Other browsers (such as Safari, which I’m using now) appear to be unaffected.

    Not sure if this is in your power to fix, but you may want to comment out the Sitemeter code until this gets resolved.

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    Grumpy Code Monkey says:

    Ah, Foxhunter already caught it — commenting on 4 hours’ sleep is not a good idea.

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    Grumpy Code Monkey says:

    Temporary fix while sitemeter gets its shit together:

    1. Open menu item: Tools…Options
    2. Click “Security” tab
    3. Select “Restricted Sites”
    4. Click “Sites” button
    5. Under “Add this website to this zone”, enter “*.sitemeter.com” without the quotes
    6. Click “Add” button
    7. Close windows using “Close” or “OK”, not “Cancel”.

    This removed the problem for me with IE 7 on Vista.

    Again, this appears to affect only Internet Explorer.

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    Poopyman says:

    This latest wave is dying out as it comes off the mountains. Guess last night’s batch did the same. We haven’t gotten jack here on the shores of the raging Patuxent since last weekend.

    It’s not the rolling peals of thunder that bother me. When I’m standing out watching the storms roll in from PG County and hear a loud CRACK and then … nothing – that kind of freaks me out.

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    I have not seen lightning nor heard thunder like this in years.

    That’ll teach you to say bad shit about Bill Gates’ software.

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    Frank Jacobs says:

    You want freaking novelty? In San Francisco, we had thunderstorms, snow and below zero weather all at the same time two years ago.

    Uh. I sincerely hope that either you mean below zero Celsius, or you’re referring to San Francisco, Iowa. Because, below zero Fahrenheit in San Francisco, CA… well… I’ll hold off on judgment here >:)

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    Egilsson says:

    This has got to be good news for McCain!

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