There is still time.
OT: Big storm coming
up and git 'er done!
you'll thank yourself several days from now, as well as this Sunday, when you don't have to.
And by the time the rain is finished, the grass is going to be twice as hard to cut. Be careful what you ask for...
Do Dorothy and Toto know about this???
You are a real american hero.
Hopefully it holds off until after work. Then i'll pull up a chair in the garage with a nice cold one and welcome the terror.
that is coming?
No. Dragons are coming.
seem to be coming. But as a show only guy I am very interested in the title A Feast for Crows. That could have so many meanings based on the different ways crows are used and referenced in the story. Season 4 can't come soon enough.
a storm of swords is followed by a feast for crows... seems simple enough.
crows. And who or what is the feast. If you are a book reader my anticipation and uncertainty may not make sense because you already know what the reference means. Or maybe it means something obvious and I don't see it. In any case, I can't wait, thats alls Im sayin.
you are probably right that the titles make more sense having finished the books...
"A Storm of Sword-Swallowers" by Loras Tyrell was the Westeros equivalent of "50 Shades of Grey" -- or so I've heard
Crows before hoes.
Season 4 of the show is the second half of Storm of Swords. Have to wait for season 5 for Feast.
Mostly. Everything in Kingslanding and on the wall will be book 3, but Bran is already done with his content in book 3 and Arya has parts of two chapters left, so they might only take one episode. That basically means that they are going to have to start on the book 4/5 content for those two. Dany has two chapters left as well, which they could stretch out for an entire season or they could take an episode or two to cover it and then move on to the book 5 content.
DAMN IT. BEAT ME TO IT.
Nothing compares to late May 1998 in GR, baby. 130 mph winds. We didn't have power for a week.
I was camping at Orchard Beach State Park (just north of Manistee) that Saturday night. Insanely intense! Happened in the complete middle of the night too.
And I know what I saw was NOTHING compared to what was experienced down by Grand Rapids and South Haven.
yet you post your own "cool story bro" from 15 years ago complete with a radar GIF.
Um, I did? Fixed.
I'd love to know where you're getting the 15 year old graphic -- please share.
Some people collect coins. Others collect stamps. And some collect pornography. But a handful of people collect weather data and hoard it for years.
They're going to be super valuable someday.
Ha, I worked for an arborist that summer cleaning up after the storm in GR. We were doing storm damage tree removals and trimmings into August.
The British are coming?!
- Paul Revere
Just me and my horsey and a quart of beer.
Don't get my hopes up.
We had a Derecho (a freight train of multiple severe storms in a row) here in the Wash DC area recently. Fierce sideways rain and wind. Power was out for 3 days.
Good news; you may get to relive it in our area (around July 4th last year)!
Possibility of another Derecho forming tonight/tomorrow per weather.com.
just not seeing it. I have looked at a couple of radars and futurecasts and I just don't see how this system is going to materialize that fast to strike the midwest that hard. Rain, sure, and lots of it, but I can't see it coming together fast enough to be a DEATHSTORM(allrightsreserved,trademarkdeathstorminc2010,deathstormisnottobeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherstormdescription.....)
Lol I am just regurgitating what I read on weather.com and heard on bloomberg this AM.
Hope to God you are right, some of my co-workers didn't have power for a week.
far from it. I am just seeing a pattern now where the weather entities that be use cool catchy names and give dire warnings for common weather scenarios that really do no materialize just to increase web traffic.
Now I will be right back, I have to check Weatherbug real quick.
Yeah. I've heard that the Weather Channel has been known to completely fake hurricanes to generate a buzz.
Your logic is stupid. Generate clicks for recruiting news by spouting random thoughts? Yes. Potentially kill people by faking weather, creating a boy who cried wolf mentality amongst the population? No.
Your protestation to this was simply "There's not a lot of red on my map so these experts are all really stupid." I think you should go on a long bike ride this evening to prove your point.
are you so mad dude?
And yes, the weather channel that now "names" winter storms and regularly predicts about 1 foot more than anybody gets. Is it your position that a television entertainment entity has no interest in generating ratings? Really? Maybe I guess. And they don't "cry wolf," they just create new and creative ways to make sure they are never wrong. Like saying there is a "15%" elevated risk of such an event." There is no way to be wrong making that prediction. It does not even mean anything.
I'm not mad, it's just a dumb premise. Show me your data on how much less snowfall we get than predictions and I will concede my point. But even that is not apples to apples. Snowfall is not a dangerous phenomenon, but heavy storms are.
As for the naming of storms, a derecho is not a new concept, nor was El Nino when that was highly publicized.
From the NOAA site:
"THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EVENT TONIGHT."
Most people may overreact to this kind of stuff, but it beats underreacting in my book.
not even saying you are overreacting. I am just saying that phrases such as "the potential exists" really don't give you much information and these types of phrases have become the bread and butter of entities like the weather channel. I am not saying that they don't report when something is happening, only that they lose nothing by over-reporting things that probably are not going to. Especially when they can just say "hey, we just said there was the potential, not that it was going to happen." The weather channel in particular has found away to remain above reproach despite becomming Weather-TMZ.
The NOAA is the government agency in charge of releasing the official warnings and whatnot, so ratings do not matter to them. The weather channel may be a little dramatized, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't pay heed to their warnings. That being said, cheers. Hopefully it is all hype.
They're covering up the fact that mermaids exist.
That was crazy, I had just recieved the HTTV 2012 and was on our patio reading when it hit.
I can derelict my own balls!
Before opening the thread I thought this might be about another college football program getting in major NCAA trouble.
Any idea of when its supposed to hit the Detroit/Ann Arbor area?
The biggest area of focus is well south of I-94. Timeframe will be later this evening if anyone in Michigan gets the brunt of the storms - mostly Chicago southward to Indianapolis is in the moderate risk.
For the Chicago area they are talking about baseball size hail, flash flooding and even tornados. Hopefully it won't be as bad as what they're saying but they are expecting it to hit here at some point this afternoon and then into the evening. I know I definitely won't be out then.
What will make it bad once I am home is that I have Directv and the Hawks are playing tonight. More than likely I won't be getting any kind of signal if its bad during the game because of the rain and wind.
I have Dish Network, and my signal too goes crappy with storms like this. Not looking forward to the drive home from work in it either, hopefully it comes late tonight through Chicago.
**EDIT: I checked weather.com and lucky me, this is supposed to hit right at rush hour. With luck though it will pass through before the Hawks game starts, but it's supposed to clear up by 9 so at least I should have signal back by the end of the game.
Go Boston (as much as I hate to say that)
Oh yeah, Boston all day.
And most bars use satellite as well, so parking myself at a bar probably won't really help. Missing a bunch of a Cup finals game would suck.
Of course, the really big disaster is if there's a massive power outage. I'm sure United Center has backup generators, but I'd assume it wouldn't be enough to run everything necessary for a Stanley Cup game?
What I had to do the last time that there was bad weather and I was trying to watch a game was to stream the game from my iPad through my Apple tv. Directv offers "live tv" on their app so I was able to play the game on the iPad and then stream it through the Apple tv to my tv. Worked great until the weather got better and I could then watch it through the Directv. Also there is an NBC app that I have on my phone which has been showing all of the games so if for some reason the Directv app didn't have the game streaming I could use the NBC app instead. A couple options in case of bad weather is nice.
southern Michigan in the earlier 2000's (can't remember exact year). They move very fast compared to most storms. So, you need to keep an eye on the radar and don't get fooled into thinking "oh I have at least an hour to do something outside or run an errand". It's not worth being caught out in it. That particular storm sheered off about a dozen power line poles near us and caused an outage that lasted several days. Hopefully, this storm will be nothing that bad.
I would bet that you're thinking of May 21, 2004. It hit on a Friday afternoon, right around 3 PM.
Weather dorks unite! This kind of stuff gets us all tingly inside.
DISCLAIMER: I hope the weather is interesting, but not interesting enough to cause massive mayhem.
I absolutely remember that storm. Worst I have ever been in. Seeing the sky change so quickly while sitting in high school class is something I'll probably never forget.
But there were also those "supercells" that went right down 131 in 2000. Schoolcraft's first playoff game had to be moved because their pressbox was lying on the 50 yard line.
Oh, goodie. The entire contents of my garage is currently loaded onto 6-foot racks and tarped down in my backyard in preparation for a new garage floor installation. What's worse - the broad side of the racks face, you guessed it, west.
to reload your garage.
That isn't happening. I'd rather take my chances with the storm. I am going to move the heaviest items to the lower shelves. That'll have to do.
Mods, feel free to embed...I'm not quite talented enough to do so yet.
I'm flying from Arizona to Detroit today ... oh joy.
75-100mph+ straight line winds off of Lake Michigan in Grand Rapids.
If it is a derecho, brace yourself. We got one here in central Virginia last summer and we had 100+ mile an hour winds for about 10 minutes, then it was gone. The damage was catastrophic, though. Nobody had power for 3 days, and many people in rural areas didn't get it back for a week and a half.
Do anything you can to prepare
just beyond the parking lot of their apartment in Alexandria. The wind and rain were incredible.
One thing that's good is that last year's derecho was hardly talked about until it already started doing its damage.
Now the thing hasn't even developed yet and there are already warnings out for it.
The proud few who worked for Detroit Edison in 1980 and are still here still talk about the infamous "Green Storm" here, which was the derecho event that impacted SE Michigan in July of 1980. NWS Story here. According to this, the green color was from the low reflective angle of the Sun because it was relatively early in the morning when the storm hit.
It did a lot of damage around Ann Arbor and from about Canton in Wayne County southward. Several portions of the Edison service territory were without power for up to 10 days as a result. Gusts within the storm were reported anywhere from 100 to 150 MPH supposedly.
Adjusted for inflation, the four-state rampage of this event totalled over $1 billion in damage stricly from straight-line wind damage, according to one report on derechos.
My neighbor was just telling me about the green storm and how it knocked down so many trees in her yard. She was saying she had never seen the sky so green.
I was on the road, driving pretty much right into the teeth of the storm. I was forced to pull over, the wiper blades couldn't stay in contact with the windshield.
I'm driving back from Cleveland to Ann Arbor after work today. Approximately 530 departure. I drive a 2012 Honda Civic, should I be okay?
Just looking for some tips or advice from the MGoMasses
Thanks in advance!
The fact that there may be golf ball sized hail means that when this hits, you'll not want to be driving. Busted windshield for sure if you are. As far as the winds, from what I can tell the big risk is falling limbs and trees. I'd guess that farmland would be relatively safe? I would avoid being out in it, though, if it were me.
But Cleveland to Ann Arbor should be far enough north to avoid the worst of it. If you do decide to drive... please please please monitor as you go, because storms will be possible over a very large area today... including along the I-80 corridor.
My fault, you guys. I washed my car last night.
Subs at my place.
The worst weather will likely stay south of the Ann Arbor area... but if you live in Eastern Iowa, Northern Illinois (including Chicago), Northern Indiana and NE Ohio, get ready for some nasty straight line winds. The worst tornado/hail threat will likely be across eastern Iowa and NW Illinois, and earlier in the afternoon, since storms will probably turn into a line quickly after they form... something that isn't great for tornadoes.
Hey meteorologist, I'm glad I have this chance to talk to you. It's 3:45 here in Chicago, and it's sunny. What gives?
Looks like the worst of it went through the southern suburbs though.
EDIT: And it's not over just yet either... more storms to your west headed your way.
It is 4:30pm, and is getting dark quickly. Thunderstorms are forecast to begin around 6:45pm. I wouldn't mess around with loose patio furniture, etc. It is a coming.
Northwest Indiana still waiting for the storm. Sun at the moment, calm before the storm?
Ha. We JUST had sod laid in front of house this morning/afternoon. The guys were gone when I got home around 5:30, but I'm assuming/hoping rain is good for it and this worked out beautifully.
Oh and thanks OP. I just ran outside to put our deck chairs and grill in the garage (better safe than sorry). I ran about 100 feet and got completely soaked. Had to towel off inside.
One of my colleagues used to work in the news industry, and she said around the newsroom they used a term to describe the meterologists and weather reporters when they got excited about extreme weather: a weather woody.
.... we haven't had a drop since about 15 minutes after my above post. I chose to run outside in the only, what, 10 minutes of rain we've had all night.
I'm an idiot.
Is it just me, or does it seem to anybody else that meterologists have invented at least a half dozen words in the past few years just to make storms sound more dangerous and exotic.
The Elimiator, Terminator
Since I live in NY, I called this one the "Out of Stater"
didn't even notice any weather until I read this thread.. Right in AA.
Exactly. Lying down reading the blog and its calm out there
Hang tight, it's coming. It's raining buckets in Lansing, and the shit is coming down sideways.
Yup. Raining like hell and I'm not happy. Ground level apartment, half under ground, not doing well with this much water right now. Shit hole
For Wayne and Oakland counties in Michigan. Downgraded to a Watch.