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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:06 AM

And just to add to a good night sleep, tornado watch in DC

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 481 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL MARYLAND
ANNE ARUNDEL HOWARD MONTGOMERY
PRINCE GEORGES
IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND
CARROLL FREDERICK
IN NORTHERN MARYLAND
BALTIMORE BALTIMORE CITY HARFORD
IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND
CHARLES
IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG
IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
ARLINGTON CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY OF FAIRFAX
CITY OF FALLS CHURCH CITY OF MANASSAS
CITY OF MANASSAS PARK FAIRFAX
FAUQUIER LOUDOUN PRINCE WILLIAM
STAFFORD
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, ALEXANDRIA, ANNAPOLIS,
ARLINGTON, ARNOLD, ASPEN HILL, BALLENGER CREEK, BALTIMORE,
BEL AIR, BETHESDA, BOWIE, CAMP SPRINGS, CATONSVILLE, CHANTILLY,
CLINTON, COLLEGE PARK, COLUMBIA, DUNDALK, EDGEWOOD, ELDERSBURG,
ELLICOTT CITY, ESSEX, FAIRFAX, FALLS CHURCH, FALLSTON, FALMOUTH,
FREDERICK, FREDERICKSBURG, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN, GLEN BURNIE,
GREENBELT, HAVRE DE GRACE, HERNDON, JOPPATOWNE, LAUREL, LEESBURG,
MANASSAS, MANASSAS PARK, MCLEAN, ODENTON, PARKVILLE, PIKESVILLE,
POTOMAC, RANDALLSTOWN, RESTON, ROCKVILLE, SEVERN, SEVERNA PARK,
SILVER SPRING, SOUTH GATE, ST. CHARLES, STERLING,
SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, TOWSON, WALDORF, WARRENTON, WASHINGTON,
WESTMINSTER, AND WOODBRIDGE

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:11 AM

1. 😲 Ghads! Good Luck!! Pretty rare for DC, yes?!

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:16 AM

2. We don't often get tornados, but do get the warnings a couple times a year.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:25 AM

3. Got it. We in NYC until 🤔 early '00's get a warning every few year...

and an actual touchdown every supposed 8 - 10 yrs.

But as. bit of a weather buff - I never heard any warnings, and the first touch down I ever heard of was actually just across the Hudson River across from Manhattan in NJ town by the GW Bridge in ?mid '80s. We lived not far away in that part of waaaaaay upper Manhattan.


Then nothing till early early '00s when suddenly we'd get two or so warnings a year. And one mid '00s we had 2 touchdowns in one year! Gak!

Now we get a few warnings a year. A touchdown every other year or two. Sometimes right over in NJ which we are very close to.

As someone who watched The Wizard of Oz a bunch of times as a kid. .. Scary Tornadoes are semi imprinted in my brain!
Still soooo surreal!!!

Be safe!

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:28 AM

4. Hopefully we had ours for the year.

Earlier in the summer there was a tornado not too far from Baltimore.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:34 AM

5. Hopefully yes! Ack, poor Baltimore area.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:35 AM

6. When a tornado went thru DC in the early 90s

an uprooted tree from the side yard ended up on the front porch pressed against the front door of our townhouse.

The storm was a big deal, power out for 3-4 days, electric wires, tree limbs and branches down with debris all over sidewalks and streets. Whoda thunk a tornado in DC? It happens.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:09 AM

7. I'm thinking this is totally my son's fault.

He moved to the DC area from Springfield, MO, after growing up in Overland Park, KS. Apparently the Tornado Gods are tracking him.

Damn.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:17 AM

8. Could be. A malicious, and very heavy, rainstorm once tracked us 200 miles,

through south GA into FL, remaining overhead the whole way. We tried an offering to the rain gods of coffee from our thermos, but that made it angry and we wouldn't do that again.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:20 AM

9. Sigh. About a decade or so ago, after I moved from Kansas to New Mexico,

a hurricane pummeled its way through Texas. It made its way into southern New Mexico, and I honestly felt it was searching for me.

The weather gods always know exactly where we are.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:37 AM

10. I suspect the trick's to use HVAC to avoid notice.

While others are respectfully inside, my husband's often out all alone on lakes and rivers. Hs devotion is real, but I've wondered if it might be taken as insufficiently fearful. At least the earthquakes stayed in CA, knock wood.



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Response to Hortensis (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:45 AM

11. On the other hand, the Parking Gods adore me and have for quite a while now.

I always get good parking spaces. If I'm a passenger in your car, you will likewise get good parking, no matter what it's like for you normally. I have more than once driven up to some place and someone pulls out of the space I want. I do try not to take it for granted, and try always to say out loud, "Thank you parking Gods".

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:04 AM

12. Lol, now that's a blessing worth having!

My MIL was renowned for the same. Just another of the gifts the gods shower on good looking and charming people. She never took it for granted either, though. She'd dutifully drive straight, and only, to the most desirable parking spaces and then await for their grace. And if it seemed appropriate (often, this was Los Angeles), assist by blocking traffic to the chosen territory.

Now that you mention it, I never heard her give thanks out loud, but she was very good looking.

Happy Wednesday.

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