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  1. I was definitely one of those who kinda thought the winds would be meh. I wasn't overly vocal about it, but still. Might be a nice surprise with this one.
  2. That map looks like one of us took a map and superimposed a huge fake hurricane over it
  3. Somebody needs to tell LWX .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY/... Multiple bands of showers and strong thunderstorms have developed south of I-66 and along and east of I-81. Hail and damaging winds, along with flooding rainfall, will be the main concerns through the remainder of the afternoon. This activity will slide northward but then should be joined by additional convection from a PRE (Precursor Rain Event) well ahead of Isaias this evening. Isolated incidences of flooding will be the main concern as we transition into the evening.
  4. If this was winter, we'd be the Pittsburg of this storm.
  5. I can honestly say, this is the most excited I've been in a long time...for rain.
  6. Hmmm, Tough decision here
  7. The black guy has been here! Well, there are two of us now. Find 3 more of us and we could give the Jackson 5 a run for the money.
  8. In terms of wind, seems like a CYA watch. We all know water is gonna be the story in these parts.
  9. Tropical Storm Watch Isaias Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 23 National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC AL092020 456 PM EDT Sun Aug 2 2020 DCZ001-030500- /O.NEW.KLWX.TR.A.1009.200802T2056Z-000000T0000Z/ District of Columbia- 456 PM EDT Sun Aug 2 2020 ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT... A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Washington * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be underway. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: early Tuesday morning until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major flooding rain - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely. - PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds may still occur. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: -
  10. Yup, just got the alert. I think it includes the city itself. Usually does with Tropical watches/warnings.
  11. I still can't pronounce it right.
  12. One of the things we do well around here is rain. Starting to get a little more interested in this one.
  13. They are open, but obviously the crowds are about 15% of normal (except for Saturday during that flyover). My metro is closed, so I've been taking a beating with Uber. I want this to be over, but I'm just not sure we are ready yet. I'd hate to rush things and then we do all of this sh*t all over again. Let's just be one and done. Like the snow events in our entire winter.
  14. Thanks man. I'm getting by. I'm essential, so my routine hasn't changed that much...been going in to the office..just odd seeing DC so quiet.
  15. I'm almost to the point of just saying just open everything up. If we're all willing to bet human life to settle the issue, then let's just do it? I'm mostly being facetious, but at this point, nobody can agree on what the best path going forward is. I'm on the side of just waiting a bit and stagger things. Also, I'm trying to figure out when all this became partisan? How does pro or anti lockdown means favoring one party over another. I dunno.