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So what else is new. First day of our camping trip and it rains washing out our late afternoon/evening campfire and other activities. It has been a jinxed camping season so far. On a positive note I am opening a new business. For a mere $200 a day I will camp in your backyard guaranteeing you rain within hours. For those experiencing drought conditions this is a must do.

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Man that's a nice cell just north of Hagerstown...tops pushing 50kft nice bit of CG and HGR just gusted to near 40mph.  

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The Downdraft CAPE (DCAPE) and low level lapse rates are nice, especially right along the I-95 corridor.  Wouldn't surprise me to see a couple hefty wind reports near the bay or southern Maryland.

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2 minutes ago, midatlanticweather said:

Looks like a wall cloud 

I'm going to laugh if either the Leesburg or Middleburg cell somehow get spun up enough to warrant a TOR.

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2 minutes ago, mattie g said:

Couldn't give a Flying F about anyone else. It's so dry that it's all about MBY now. If it doesn't rain, my lawn is going to go up in flames.

Same. Think it's gonna miss by about a mile. Hope the little storm/shower behind it develops. 

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5 minutes ago, Eskimo Joe said:

57 mph wind gust measured at LWX office just now. 

All I had to do was leave the area.

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The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  South central Carroll County in north central Maryland...
  East central Frederick County in north central Maryland...

* Until 345 PM EDT

* At 301 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over
  Linganore-Bartonsville, or near Frederick, moving east at 25 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. 

  SOURCE...Radar indicated. 

  IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches 
           to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as 
           damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by 
           downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. 
           Unsecured light objects may become projectiles. 

* Locations impacted include...
  Frederick, Eldersburg, Mount Airy, Walkersville, Sykesville, New
  Market, Discovery-Spring Garden, Linganore-Bartonsville,
  Libertytown, Monrovia, Ijamsville, Winfield, Mount Pleasant,
  Gaither, Watersville, Marston and Unionville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around
you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large
trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don't drive
underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed.

Doppler radar has indicated weak rotation within this storm. 
Although not immediately likely, a tornado may still develop. If one 
is spotted, move to safe shelter immediately.

 

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Just sick.  Got a one minute shower barely enough to wet the grass while big cells pass to my north and south.  Par for the course here.

I should switch to xeriscaping.

 

 

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1 minute ago, BlizzardNole said:

I should switch to xeriscaping.

It's always a good day when you have to google the definition of a word posted on a message board.  I feel edumacated!

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The Tail End.

This drought never ends for Dale City. We will see NO MERCY. However, we WILL BE TEASED. Dale City is at the very end of the forcing, at The Tail End of the storms. What this means, is that Dale City will be FRINGED by life-giving rainfall today. Our lawns will stay dry, tumbleweeds will blow on by, narrowly missing pedestrians, and the water table will continue to fall alarmingly.

We will be teased all summer long by rains which will soak the ground miles away, while we will never get to enjoy anything but our unrelenting drought. people will journey for years to get here to stand amazed at this accursed place, Dale City, which rain stays away from.

Welcome to the Horrific Drought of 2017.

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3 minutes ago, Jebman said:

5958005b37d4f_ScreenHunter_27201Jul_0115_57.thumb.jpg.4e318403e38d1f78fe8e32958870e04b.jpg

The Tail End.

This drought never ends for Dale City. We will see NO MERCY. However, we WILL BE TEASED. Dale City is at the very end of the forcing, at The Tail End of the storms. What this means, is that Dale City will be FRINGED by life-giving rainfall today. Our lawns will stay dry, tumbleweeds will blow on by, narrowly missing pedestrians, and the water table will continue to fall alarmingly.

We will be teased all summer long by rains which will soak the ground miles away, while we will never get to enjoy anything but our unrelenting drought. people will journey for years to get here to stand amazed at this accursed place, Dale City, which rain stays away from.

Welcome to the Horrific Drought of 2017.

Little popup shower for you over Dale City right now! Enjoy.

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10 minutes ago, NorthArlington101 said:

Little popup shower for you over Dale City right now! Enjoy.

I was TEASED. I did see some MIST. While I am thankful for the mist, which barely wetted the ground, I reflected upon prisoners of war who are tortured, not by being burned or beaten, but rather by being SHOWN food, food that they are starving for, but that they are DENIED.

I AM that prisoner.

I am being TEASED. I got a few minutes of MIST. IT did wet the ground. It really whetted my appetite for rain, and now I am ragingly RAVENOUS for rain.

But, I am DENIED.

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Pretty rare in the summer, but late day highs in the 90s at IAD and Manassas.  93 was the high here but only recovered to 85 after our 0.06" dousing.

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Got to 93 around 5:30 or so. 87 now. No worries about steambath feel since it didn't rain here. What a difference a month makes. I laughed when I looked at the radar storm total map. Total screw job for some of us. Many did well with about .5 or so. 

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