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    We had the most intense electrical strom I've ever witnessed roll through town on Sunday night. On Monday morning there was a downtown building significantly damaged, 4 computers in City Hall were fried along with the internet hardware, routers and the printer/fax/copier/scanner combo. I was doing memos by hand.

    There was a bolt of lightening that struck on my block and scared the crap out of my dog who was buried in my closet. So, I went out on the porch at 2:30 a.m. and enjoyed it. Fireworks have nothing on a good electrical storm.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Wow. Big ass thunderstorm overhead at the moment. We need this rain so bad; it's a good thing. 'Course that means I'll have to cut the grass the weekend. So I don't bother the neighbors, I'll mow Sunday morning when everyone is at church. So considerate of me. Then I'll consume the sparkling wine....

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    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    We had the most intense electrical strom I've ever witnessed roll through town on Sunday night.
    You're in a little town. Did Michael J Fox go forward in time during this storm? Oh, sorry strom...

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Wow. Big ass thunderstorm overhead at the moment. We need this rain so bad; it's a good thing. 'Course that means I'll have to cut the grass the weekend. So I don't bother the neighbors, I'll mow Sunday morning when everyone is at church. So considerate of me. Then I'll consume the sparkling wine....
    Do you wear your speedo when you cut the grass??????????
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Off-topic:
    sisterceleste - That is a scary picture
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    What a difference 12 hours make. Perfect morning on the panhandle--not a cloud in the sky. 'Bout ready to head outside with a book. Need to do it now, as it will probably rain this afternoon.

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    Just attended a National Weather Service delivered training on radar interpretation to improve weather spotter knowledge and skills.
    Covered the physics of the radar, the numerous images they produce on their website, criteria leading up to watches and warnings, and our roles as EMA and spotters.

    He used the time sequence and different elevation images from our Nov. 6th tornado as an example.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    The weather will be changing on the panhandle. Trust me. My left knee and right elbow are popping and cracking to no end. I don't care what the forecasters are telling us. I know what my knee and elbow tell me. Things are changing.....

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    Well around here weather is turning spring-ish... which is great for me... since I'm not that prone to alergies and it also means that I should start dusting off the bike

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    Tornado Watch until 12 am for
    7 counties in SE Illinois;
    6 in SW IN; and
    22 counties in western KY.






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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    There's a Tornado Watch for all of Chicagoland.

    Right now, the county I'm in (DeKalb County, IL) is under a Tornado Warning! Kane County is as well.

    I'm not going in the basement yet, as the tornadic storm appears to be skirting just to my east.

    Now, for DuPage and NW Cook as well:
    Quote Originally posted by National Weather Service
    AT 432 PM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD JUST
    NORTH OF I-88 AND KIRK ROAD. ALSO...DUPAGE COUNTY EMERGENCY
    MANAGEMENT REPORTED STRONG ROTATION IN THE CLOUD BASE AT WEST
    CHICAGO AT 435 PM CDT.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Now the sirens are going off and there's another one coming from the west.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Now the sirens are going off and there's another one coming from the west.
    Tornadoes scare the bejeebies out of me. Worse than any other kind of disaster. Hopefully things will be okay there!

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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite View post
    Tornadoes scare the bejeebies out of me. Worse than any other kind of disaster. Hopefully things will be okay there!
    Yeah, things are better...it's all sunny and clear now. Doesn't appear to be any damage. But the sky looked ominous and there were actually confirmed sightings of funnel clouds throughout the area. Not sure of any touchdowns though.

    However, my dorm made an announcement for everyone to go to the basement when the sirens started going off.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Yeah, things are better...it's all sunny and clear now. Doesn't appear to be any damage. But the sky looked ominous and there were actually confirmed sightings of funnel clouds throughout the area. Not sure of any touchdowns though.

    However, my dorm made an announcement for everyone to go to the basement when the sirens started going off.
    Meh, sirens go off here three or four times a year. We usually grab the camera and head outside. The one time there was a tornado, the sirens didn't go off. Now they sound them anytime the wind blows. Ever hear the story of the boy who cried wolf?

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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon View post
    Ever hear the story of the boy who cried wolf?
    Yeah, he lives next door to me. His house was hit by 4 pine trees 2 years ago...

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    The forecast for the weekend looks good. Should be able to get some pool time in before I head for Marco Island on Wednesday.

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    We had a "Florida cold front" move thru yesterday. It got down to 68 d. in the a.m. but was back up to 88 by the afternoon. Around 90 d. today. Yep, cold for Sept down here...

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    Well we are in the begining of spring and the weather has been awesome- 30 degrees for the past couple of days and they are predicting 33 degrees tomorrow.

    Beach may be a little cold still but
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    Howling winds. 10-15% humidity. 85 degrees. Red Flag Warnings galore. Not the fun time of year. Winter rains, hurry up!

    At least it's not blazingly hot. I can live with 85.

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    A Taste Of What's To Come

    Perhaps those Cyburbians who live in warmer climes should not read this post. You may get jealous.

    Forecast for NW Ohio for Thursday and Friday of this second week of October includes a hint of snow flurry activity. Just-in-case-ya-wondered.....Toledo has registered snowfall ACCUMULATION only four times in all those years of record-keeping.

    Forecast for Houghton, MI for the same time period.....Winter Storm Warning. They are expecting 5-7 inches of blowing snow, especially on the higher elevations. (Houghton is a cool college town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, situated on that pointy-thing that sticks out into Lake Superior.....the Keweenaw Peninsula.)

    Hey, BKM.....Are you missing the midwest? Blowing snow, shoveling the drive, sliding on the ice on the over-passes.....

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Perhaps those Cyburbians who live in warmer climes should not read this post. You may get jealous.

    Perhaps those Cyburbians who live "up north" should not read this post. Low today of 68 d., high of 79. Cold for early Oct in central Florida!

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Perhaps those Cyburbians who live "up north" should not read this post. Low today of 68 d., high of 79. Cold for early Oct in central Florida!

    Today was a perfect fall day here, a bit chilly in the shade/wind, but gorgeous in the woods and in the sun.

    The smell of moist leaves on the ground was awesome.

    Onyl thing that woul dhave made it better was hot apple cider.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post

    Hey, BKM.....Are you missing the midwest? Blowing snow, shoveling the drive, sliding on the ice on the over-passes.....

    Bear
    To be honest, what I really disliked about the Midwest was summer humidity. That and the utterly gray, colorless landscape of say, late February.

    It's been sunny, very dry, and warm, but not hot. Quite pleasant, although I would prefer it to be about ten degrees cooler. The leaves on the orchard trees, ornamentals, and grape vines are beginning to turn, which is nice.

    Still...the winds are picking up this evening, and there are "Red Flag" warnings for the Bay Area hills (fire danger is extreme).

    We actually had our first rain of the season last week. It dropped into the 60s (as a high). Probably a quarter/tenth of an inch.

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    Quote Originally posted by donk View post
    Onyl thing that woul dhave made it better was hot apple cider.
    Cider is a northern thing, I guess. It's not around here. I mean, they sell it, but I guess natives don't get it.

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