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(17,111 posts)
Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:40 PM Jul 2012

Wooo! Severe Thunderstorm warning here with possible 70mph winds. (I'm baaa-aaaaack! 8pm)

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NE South Carolina

Well that was fun. The power went out, and the wind blowed and blowed. That was some nasty shite.
I have no idea about damage.
My cats decided this was the perfect time to practice posing and draped themselves all over me.

I pretended I was a sloooow baking potato. I'm glad I only got through the rare stage.
😱⚡⚡💦💦💦💦 👀

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Wooo! Severe Thunderstorm warning here with possible 70mph winds. (I'm baaa-aaaaack! 8pm) (Original Post) Are_grits_groceries Jul 2012 OP
Where is that? Kablooie Jul 2012 #1
egypt? spanone Jul 2012 #2
now that's what I'm talking about hfojvt Jul 2012 #3
Stay safe malaise Jul 2012 #4
where are you? LiberalEsto Jul 2012 #5
We had 90 mph winds in the Chicago area this morning frazzled Jul 2012 #6
Looks like heavy thunderstorms malaise Jul 2012 #7
Gah! Are_grits_groceries Jul 2012 #8
Be well, stay safe! Fire Walk With Me Jul 2012 #9
We just got our power back spinbaby Jul 2012 #10
Man, that shite is still running around. Are_grits_groceries Jul 2012 #11
Yep just look at the map - you look like North Florida did last week this time malaise Jul 2012 #12
Jeff Masters take malaise Jul 2012 #13


(37,573 posts)
3. now that's what I'm talking about
Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:47 PM
Jul 2012

makes me nostalgic for my childhood. Watching the old honey locust tree in the back yard bend so that its top was almost touching the ground. Huddled in the basement with my family, listening to the rain pound on the chimney.

Good times. Good times.


(15,088 posts)
10. We just got our power back
Sun Jul 1, 2012, 08:57 PM
Jul 2012

It was down for almost 48 hours after Friday's storm. Now I look at the weather map and there's another one heading our way.


(268,949 posts)
13. Jeff Masters take
Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:17 AM
Jul 2012
Violent severe thunderstorms swept through Eastern North Carolina Sunday afternoon and evening, killing three people--one in a collapsed building, and two due to a falling tree. The deadly thunderstorms were fueled by the extreme heat affecting the Southeast, coupled with unusually high levels of moisture. The extraordinary heat and moisture caused high levels of atmospheric instability rarely seen. For those of you familiar with atmospheric stability indicies, the Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) in Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina at 2 pm EDT Sunday was 5000 - 6000, with a lifted index of -14. The Morehead City NWS office analyzed CAPE levels in excess of 7000 in the region, which is a truly rare occurrence. Fortunately, there was very little wind shear Sunday, so the upper-level winds were not able to induce the kind of twisting force needed to generate tornadoes. Sunday's powerful storms brought more power outages and damage to a region still suffering the impacts of Friday's rare derecho event, which killed 14 people and left power outages that still affect at least 2 million people. According to insurance broker Aon Benfield, the storm initially knocked out power to 2.5 million people in Virginia, the largest non-hurricane related power outage in state history. A derecho is a fast-moving, long-lived, violent thunderstorm complex that usually develops along the northern edge of a very hot air mass, in conjunction with an active jet stream. Friday's derecho was one of the largest and most destructive in U.S. history, and compares to the May 8, 2009 derecho that swept across the nation from Kansas to Kentucky, killing six and causing $500 million in damage.
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