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    Hi Guys,
    Skips are fine...storm hit with a vengence on Friday. It was the freakiest thing. I went outside to close the windows on DDs car. It was dead, and I mean dead calm. I only went out to close them because of the weather reports. I didn't see lightning or hear thunder. By the time I closed her windows, a very slight breeze started. I called Sally downstairs and within 2 minutes the wind was raging as hard as any hurricane we have experienced! And we have weathered a few here on coastal Virginia over the last 33 years.

    All DW's planter boxes immediately blew down. I had just enough time to take down the stars and stripes..or it would have torn. Ficus tree on our screened in porch was knocked down. Then we saw the transformers blow one by one. We lost power for about 6 hours but it came back. Still millions without power.

    What gets me is why these frontal storms have formed. I just took a forecasting class in my master program and the event occured without any frontal movement. Totally weird! We have had one after another event hit late in the evening for the past 3 nights. Guess it has to do with the huge high pressure over the center of the continent and a trough in the jet stream over the Ohio valley.

    We have had heat advisories for about a week. Played golf on Friday evening and it was stiffling hot. Car thermometer read 101 - 104 along the highway leading to the course. I saw that Columbia hit 113!!










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    From the Seattle Times:

    Weather experts generally cannot predict a derecho as far in advance as they can other storm systems. Derechos often form along the northern boundary of a hot-air mass, right along or just south of the jet stream, where upper-level winds zip along at high speeds.

    In summer, the jet stream atop a sprawling heat dome is sometimes called a ring of fire because of the tendency for explosive thunderstorms to form along the weather front separating hot, humid air to the south and cooler, drier air to the north.










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    I am finally checking in. Power and water has been out since Friday evening. It came back today right before I got home from work. I haven't had a shower since Friday. And sponge baths don't count. Thousands are still without power. I ate chips all weekend as everything else was thrown away.


    I went to the store for food. And I'm doing laundry, ie towels for a shower.

    Im so thankful to back in 2012 and not 1845.

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    Girl I'm surprised you still aren't in the shower! I can only imagine how icky you must have felt this week! How is Arthur doing??












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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 284417
    Girl I'm surprised you still aren't in the shower! I can only imagine how icky you must have felt this week! How is Arthur doing??
    I need a towel. Only have little bit on the dryer. I have been moody, feeling icky and had stomach issues today due to poor diet the last couple of days.

    Arthur is good. I've worried about him while at work, but luckily not as hot as other parts of the country.

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    Billie it's so good to hear from you, I've been worrying It must have been terrible with no AC and not being able to shower. I'm so glad that you and Arthur are ok









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    Yep, we survived.

    However, it appears the refrigerator where I'm at is acting up again, so I just lost all the food I bought yesterday. I lost the food that was there due to the power being out and now I lost the food I just bought. I could seriously cry. $200 worth gone.

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    You are so not having a good time of it in West Virginia. Can the landlord not be held responsible for the loss of the food (the second purchase, not the power outage loss)?

    Hope things get better for you fast, Foreverducky.






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