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  1. Tomorrow has a bit of potential. The 12z 3km NAM looks okay.
  2. Speak of the devil.
  3. Appears so.....for now.
  4. The interesting thing that I noticed about that storm was that it was some of the most vivid lightning that I'd seen in person. Yet there was very little audible thunder during the meat of the storm. The thunder became more audible again afterwards.
  5. 1. September 18-19, 2003- On this day I was 7 years old and about to experience my first hurricane. She claimed the name Isabel and the whole day I was watching with much excitement the wind and rain increase in intensity. That night all of the trees in my Falls Church neighborhood were doing hardcore core salsa dancing. I saw a flash of lightning which I only recently realized was probably a power flash. The following morning, since I was only 7 years old and it was my first hurricane experience, I was expecting to see my slightly hilly neighborhood flooded with water from the storm surge all the way from the ocean. But when I looked outside there was no flooding and the rain had apparently stopped hours ago. Three trees in my neighborhood had apparently partied too hard during the night and had fallen over. A few more trees and limbs had fallen in every other surrounding neighborhood that I saw. I would gestimate based on the damage that I saw that winds gusted to 60-65 mph during the night. 2. June 29, 2012- Extreme heat and humidity with the temperature reaching 102F at KIAD and 104F at DCA along with dewpoints in the low/mid 70's made for a day with extreme instability while a derecho approached from the WNW. This created a feeling of excitement and adrenaline that kept me wired throughout the day. Of course the derecho came that night with what I estimated to be 50 to 60 mph wind gusts in my neighborhood (which was pretty much one of the least affected areas around DC when it came to wind reports with areas within a mile of me getting close to if not hurricane force wind gusts. (71 mph at KIAD, 79 mph at Reston) Still enough to get some adrenline pumping though. 3. October 29, 2012- On this day Hurricane Sandy married a strong trough at a latitude farther south than the latitude we usually see these marriages. This causes Hurricane Sandy to make an unusual left hook into New Jersey that evening. Wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph were expected in my neighborhood that evening however this storm ended up being one of the most overhyped storms at least for MY neighborhood. The same definitely can’t be said for areas further northeast, especially places like New Jersey and Long Island, New York. That night my neighborhood received some wind gusts up to 50 mph, just a regular northeaster strength wind in my book.
  6. You're probably thinking about the June 4, 2008 event. A severe MCS came through the region at 60-65 mph bringing widespread wind damage throughout the much of the DMV region. The line in West Virginia certainly resembles that event. The only thing is that there is no where near as much CAPE with 500-1000 J/kg mlcape expected by the afternoon. June 4, 2008 had mlcape of 2000-3000 J/kg with 40-50kt effective shear by the afternoon. However with skies clearing out nicely and 70+kt effective bulk shear ahead of this line, I'm definitely intrigued about today's threat. June 4, 2008: Today: Is what I would have said if I was a member on March 1st at 10:23 AM EST.
  7. Because it is an unusual event that doesn't happen very often to say the least. It's going to be cool to finally see one in person. I mean I'd think that most would become at least a little curious/suspicious if a black circle covered the sun making it become twilight during the middle of the day with no clouds around.....Hopefully no clouds anyway. But of course, that's just me. Everyone feels differently about everything so...*shrugs*.
  8. Less than three weeks until telephone towers and wifi get overloaded with traffic and some people start panicking because they believe aliens are invading or that the world is ending.
  9. August starts tomorrow! I wish you all good luck for seeing tropical these next few months.
  10. Thank you so much, Yoda.
  11. Good evening to you, Don. My family and I are still holding up. It has, of course, felt empty and depressing for the past several days but we have family friends and relatives that have been frequently visiting us during this time. Thank you so much for the check in, I really appreciate it.
  12. From late week through next weekend what seems somewhat like a "ring of fire" type pattern may set up. It's unclear exactly where the train tracks, if any, may set up right now though.
  13. My mom has sadly passed away. She was actually declared brain dead on Saturday but her heart stopped beating this morning at around 10:30. Thank you for all the love, prayers, and support during this time.
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