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June 5th, 2008 (09:49 am)
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A brief but surprisingly violent thunderstorm swept through here yesterday afternoon. Trees are down all over my neighborhood, some roads are still closed, and we've heard reports of four tornadoes in the Washington area. Tornadoes are rare here, and four in one day is unheard of. My power was out all yesterday afternoon and much of the night, but I can't complain; a lot of people still don't have electricity today. At least mine came back on in time so that the stuff in my freezer stayed mostly frozen. So my power outage was annoying, but not a real problem. Some schools are closed today because they're still in the dark. My basement did not flood even though the sump pump couldn't work without electricity, but it looks like my roof leaked a little bit, right over my desk. Again. I had put plastic tablecloths over it when the thunder started, so nothing was damaged. Today I hear the buzz of chainsaws as people slice up the fallen trees. The skies are sunny right now, but there's a chance of thunderstorms again this afternoon.

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Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)

Tornadoes are rare here, and four in one day is unheard of.

Sorry, I was goofing around with my new weather machine. My bad.

Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)

Bad Klingon. No biscuit

Posted by: petrini1 (petrini1)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)

So that was you, the Great and Powerful Schoen. Are you behind all this global warming stuff, too?

Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)

Glad to hear you're okay. Storms have been nasty here. On Tuesday evening, the local weather geek was jonesing for a twister, getting all excited over a cloud formation that could possibly spawn one over the south side of town, ... but his hopes were dashed when it fizzled out. We're expecting another round of storms tonight...

Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)

Have you checked to see if Goddess Paula is in town? ;)

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