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Cachoo
07-27-2012, 07:29 PM
(((cruisin)))
That sounds awful. I'm glad no one was hurt!

^^^^This^^^^ ...that sounds like one nasty storm cruisin...yikes!

Southpaw
07-27-2012, 07:34 PM
That storm was freaking insane. I thought my car was going to get blown into the Meadowlands swamp and get buried under a garbage dump never to be seen or heard from again. Not a bad way for me to go, all things considered, but still.

Rob
07-27-2012, 07:48 PM
The wind went by here fast - I was worried, but it was over quickly.

cruisin - so sorry about your house. Glad to hear you weren't hurt.

PDilemma
07-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Please send the rain that came with it to us. Please.

cruisin
07-27-2012, 09:50 PM
That storm was freaking insane. I thought my car was going to get blown into the Meadowlands swamp and get buried under a garbage dump never to be seen or heard from again. Not a bad way for me to go, all things considered, but still.

You might have found Jimmy Hoffa!

Driving in that must have been awful, glad you're safe.

We had no wind, no real rain (isn't that part of a Supreme's song), no warning (except for the news alerts). The lightning just came out of nowhere. this was a really disjointed storm. Some places got rain with winds blowing it horizontally. Some just got the lightning, like we did. Some got all of it. A house, in Denville (near here) got hit and burned - just proving how fortunate we were.

skatingfan5
07-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Glad that your house escaped major damage and that you are OK. Still must have been quite scary.


Please send the rain that came with it to us. Please.Here too, please. We're still waiting for rain -- nothing from the previous forecast (yesterday) and nothing in sight until possibly Monday or Tuesday (I'm not counting on it, since only one of the past 5 forecasts of 40-50% rain had anything, and that was barely a half inch). :(

Karina1974
07-27-2012, 10:00 PM
I know some of you really got wholloped, but our weather guessers totally blew this one. After a night of hysterical weather warnings including a tornado watch , a dangerous wind warning, and "the sky will fall" predictions from all 3 of our main TV stations, we did get a few drops of rain around midnight, but not a single thunderstorm. I wish they could just tell us what might happen without getting so worked up about it.

ITA. I was looking at the Weatherbug and Accuweather updates on my phone all day, and decided not to do my bike ride after work (and damn it, I could have gone out!). We got some rain, but nothing compared to what cruisin's describing.

I avoid the TV weatherpeople like the plague during the Winter; it's the fecking North East, the only people who have any right to be getting freaked out by a snow storm are the ones who aren't natives of an area where blizzards are common. For the rest of us it should be business as usual.

cruisin
07-27-2012, 10:01 PM
We've had a lot of rain, recently. But, the lawns and shrubs are so burned from the intense heat, that I don't think any amount of rain will help, now.

cruisin
07-27-2012, 10:06 PM
I avoid the TV weatherpeople like the plague during the Winter; it's the fecking North East, the only people who have any right to be getting freaked out by a snow storm are the ones who aren't natives of an area where blizzards are common. For the rest of us it should be business as usual.

I hear you. Whenever my BF from Kentucky tells me about an inch of snow shutting down the entire area I am :eek:! They just don't have the equipment to deal with it.

I must say, however, that even though we are used to blizzards, and we have the equipment. The Halloween blizzard (last year) was horrible. We just can't handle that amount of snow with full leaves still on the trees. that's not about being prepared, there was nothing anyone could do for that one.

Has anyone else had their towns pre-salting the roads (for snow) in the last year or so? Our town, now, comes through with a brine solution, before the snow. To prevent the road from icing, under the snow. It does help, but it stinks!

milanessa
07-27-2012, 10:09 PM
Has anyone else had their towns pre-salting the roads (for snow) in the last year or so? Our town, now, comes through with a brine solution, before the snow. To prevent the road from icing, under the snow. It does help, but it stinks!

Your taxes at work. ;)

PRlady
07-27-2012, 10:18 PM
Wow. Sorry about your chimney, cruisin, but glad everyone is OK.

Cachoo
07-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Please send the rain that came with it to us. Please.

Here too: I'm three minutes (by car) from wheat fields (already harvested) and corn (looks terrible) ---depressing.

cruisin
07-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Thanks, again, everyone. Strange thing happened. My Mom loved angels, she had all sorts of angel figurines, jewelry, etc. When she passed, my sister-in-law and I picked (each) one of the less :eek: angles to keep. The rest we gave to her friends, as mementos. Well, I have this 18" tall Lennox porcelain angel sitting on the hearth, literally, right in front of the fireplace. There is broken brick and mortar all around it. My husbands old, jade, chess set is next to it and everything is knocked over. The angel was not touched! Not a chip!

Karina1974
07-28-2012, 02:30 AM
The Halloween blizzard (last year) was horrible. We just can't handle that amount of snow with full leaves still on the trees. that's not about being prepared, there was nothing anyone could do for that one.



Did you get any of the ice storm of October 1987? That was on Sunday, October 4 :eek: - we had power outages and school cancelled on October 5, 6, and 7 due to all of the ice on the roads and downed power lines, etc. (this is why you keep old diaries/journals - for reference points!). Definitely out of the ordinary.

We got barely anything from the October 29 blizzard, but I was supposed to be going to Lenox, MA for a free "welcome new dancers" contra dance. I decided not to go, because they were supposed to get upwards of 15" or more of snow and I was NOT going to drive over the Berkshires in all that. Route 20 is very winding and twisty going over the mountains. I found out that same night that the dance was cancelled, so my instincts were right on about that.

barbk
07-28-2012, 03:00 AM
Thanks, again, everyone. Strange thing happened. My Mom loved angels, she had all sorts of angel figurines, jewelry, etc. When she passed, my sister-in-law and I picked (each) one of the less :eek: angles to keep. The rest we gave to her friends, as mementos. Well, I have this 18" tall Lennox porcelain angel sitting on the hearth, literally, right in front of the fireplace. There is broken brick and mortar all around it. My husbands old, jade, chess set is next to it and everything is knocked over. The angel was not touched! Not a chip!

Wow, cruisin -- now that's a story! What a nice memory to have of your mom now. (Did you ever manage to sleep last night? )