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The 06/29/2012 thunderstorm Did you get hit?

#1 User is offline   rondo 

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:25 AM

Oddly enough, during lunch on Friday I looked at the radar and saw a big cluster of storms around Chicago and thought that it would stay up north and move across northern ohio, not thinking much of it at the time.

Lo and behold, it morphs into a bow-styled storm and hits central and southern ohio like a steam locomotive. It's almost like when the winds from Hurricane Ike came and tore through the state.

Both of those instances, I just happened to be staying in Cincinnati, Ohio for work-related activities. Both times, hotel lost its power.

In this case, my hotel lost power 15 minutes after I arrived. I got to see it barrel in from my view on the 11th floor window. Even this morning the hotel still had no power and was relying on glowsticks for barely any lighting.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:51 AM

Send some of that rain over here. We actually have a pretty hardcore drought here. It's gonna storm like that here when it DOES rain.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:57 AM

View PostXenoBlade, on 30 June 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:

Send some of that rain over here. We actually have a pretty hardcore drought here. It's gonna storm like that here when it DOES rain.

Seconded. It's burning up over here in Carbondale.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

We got hit with 92mph headwinds and rain. 50k without power including myself. I'm staying at a friends house most of the day today. Hopefully will have power on by tonight.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:47 AM

It's called a "Derecho".

http://www.spc.noaa....erechofacts.htm for the super geeky part.

http://www.huffingto...kusaolp00000003 for the damage it caused when it hit DC.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

A little rain,some wind, and a few flickers but no power loss.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

View Postmyrla, on 30 June 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

It's called a "Derecho".

http://www.spc.noaa....erechofacts.htm for the super geeky part.

http://www.huffingto...kusaolp00000003 for the damage it caused when it hit DC.

don't screw with Mother Nature :D

Carbondale got hit with one of these back in 2009. Luckily for me, I was at ACen when it happened.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

Rain but it really didn't stop people from setting off fireworks early or shooting in general.

The power was out before the rain in the morning. From what I have no idea but it always happens in this area. Then hours later it rained, then it stopped and felt like it was in the 100s, then it rain really hard at night.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

At least you kids aren't dealing with wildfires near your house.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:07 PM

We got a gust front (~60mph winds) that came through because of that storm (no rain or lightning though). It kicked up a bunch of dust/debris from a nearby construction site and slammed it into the building where I work. The wind did some damage here and there (ripped a large limb from a tree at my parents' house; shattered a glass patio table at my grandma's; briefly knocked out power to several stoplights).

I just wish it would rain. :( We haven't had any since sometime in May.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:16 AM

April of last year Southern IL got so much rain that entire towns were flooded. This year, we have the opposite problem.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

View PostKirbyFanOne, on 30 June 2012 - 04:03 PM, said:

At least you kids aren't dealing with wildfires near your house.


Sometimes it sucks living out West, huh Kirby?

We've been lucky so far in Montana. There's a bad one burning in the southeast portion of the state, but we're bracing for the mountains to get hit. We actually got good snowpack this year, so maybe we'll dodge the bullet.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

View Postsentinel28a, on 01 July 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

Sometimes it sucks living out West, huh Kirby?


The haze is nice until your realize some idiot was shooting guns at dry grass just south of Salt Lake.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:41 PM

Got hit with it for a good couple hours. Thought the world might have decided to end early.

Was an awesome storm!
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:46 PM

Finally have power back on again after 3+ days without it. Interesting to see people react without electricty. Some go crazy, and some use it to finally DO things together like a family again. I've never seen so many familys actually doing stuff together outside at the same time in forever. It was kinda nice to see.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

This storm didn't effect us, but we got hit with a real bad storm on Sunday at noon with 90MPH gusts that tore some shingles off the roof and took out the power until 11PM last night. Monday morning it was estimated that 100K DuPage residents were without power, including us!

I live in a third floor apartment, so we had to vacate while our apt heated up to 90+. It is still 80 in here with the AC unit on full blast. We lost half of our groceries, but luckily saved all the important stuff like milk and lunch meats in our cooler.

We stayed the night with my in-laws, and in the morning came back to pack everything in a cooler and take my cat and our stuff back to the in-laws in case power wasn't going to be restored. my husband went to work, and at noon checked the apartment to find they had just turned it back on. So he let me know, and I came back to the apartment at 3PM yesterday with all our stuff just to find out they had shut it off again to provide more power to other areas with the estimate(lie) that it would be back on in a few hours. It was so hot even my poor cat was panting at one point! We couldn't open the windows because we had to leave for an appointment, and didn't know when the power would come back on... and there was no breeze anyway so it would have only made it hotter in here.

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Hopefully everyone has power now, or will it have it soon. No electricity coupled with these 90s temps is not good for anyone.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

No rain.

Lotsa heat (104 Yesterday - oh am I happy I installed central air last fall...)

Dead (dormant) grass.

No fires, wild or otherwise (yea!)

No power outages yet (we were out almost a week last year during those storms).
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

Wait, their was a storm?
Anyway, I've been getting 90 weather hear and the night is always very cool (like around 60). We had a week of 103 which caused a lot of my grass to die.
No power outages! I had about 4 outages last year. I also remember during the storm last year, a lightning hit our wire which caused one of the trees in my backyard to get on fire. Then this really big tree was hit my lightning and landed onto the power cord which ended me up with no power for 5 days.
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