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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    Here’s in Central VA (and DC as well I think) we’ve had a couple of days of steady rain that finally eased off today. My guess is we will get more crap loads of rain, a lot of trees down because of the already soaked ground and then a couple of days later, flooding downstream on the James, Rappahannock, and Potomac Rivers. Bad sign that there’s already minor flooding on the Potomac.

    I really hope the models are wrong and this thing diverts northward while still at sea and spares the coast a pounding.
    This mornings forecast now has the storm stalling off the coast, making landfall further south and then meandering inland to the west across SC. May not be much of an impact in the DC area at all now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    This mornings forecast now has the storm stalling off the coast, making landfall further south and then meandering inland to the west across SC. May not be much of an impact in the DC area at all now
    Yup. Florence apparently now wants to beat up on BOTH Carolinas.

    What'd they ever do to her?



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    They said on the news this morning that the DC area wouldn't see rains from this storm until next week. The population has the usual end of the world mentality seen prior to a snow storm. All the stores are devoid of bread, bottled water, toilet paper and milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    They said on the news this morning that the DC area wouldn't see rains from this storm until next week. The population has the usual end of the world mentality seen prior to a snow storm. All the stores are devoid of bread, bottled water, toilet paper and milk.
    Yep, this is why I plan on trademarking/copyrighting the variable $WEATHER_EVENT_pocalypse I'll make a killing.

    Sadly though, while we won't see as much rain as expected, we will most likely still have to deal with the storm surge and rising water at low laying areas around bodies of water. But more than likely a lot less than predicted.. hopefully just a few soggy yards.

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    I'll be happy if the power stays on

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Yup. Florence apparently now wants to beat up on BOTH Carolinas.

    What'd they ever do to her?



    Well, based on that map, sounds like she's going to fall into a depression after going through South Carolina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealric View Post
    Well, based on that map, sounds like she's going to fall into a depression after going through South Carolina.
    Don't we all fall into depression when we go through South Carolina....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljvb View Post
    Don't we all fall into depression when we go through South Carolina....
    No way -- visit Charleston sometime. We drove down from DC with the kids on Spring break and had a great week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljvb View Post
    Yep, this is why I plan on trademarking/copyrighting the variable $WEATHER_EVENT_pocalypse I'll make a killing.

    Sadly though, while we won't see as much rain as expected, we will most likely still have to deal with the storm surge and rising water at low laying areas around bodies of water. But more than likely a lot less than predicted.. hopefully just a few soggy yards.
    Just remember if you see Jim Cantore and a Weather Channel camera crew outside your house, its time to get out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Just remember if you see Jim Cantore and a Weather Channel camera crew outside your house, its time to get out!
    Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

    One winter a few years back, Snowpocalypse was forecast here. TWC and Jimmy C camped out in front of the NCAA football stadium for 24 hours in anticipation of the area becoming Hoth. Constant updates on live TV about it....and we barely got any flurries to speak of out of that "storm".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

    One winter a few years back, Snowpocalypse was forecast here. TWC and Jimmy C camped out in front of the NCAA football stadium for 24 hours in anticipation of the area becoming Hoth. Constant updates on live TV about it....and we barely got any flurries to speak of out of that "storm".
    A few years back the Weather Channel had this commercial where Jim Cantore goes to the beach and causes mass hysteria. I thought it was clever

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48r4IQTB3NE

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    We own a house in Annapolis (rental) and the main thing we've learned is to install a battery-backed sump pump for the basement.

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    In the immortal words of Humble Pie....

    Are You Ready? this ones' going to be a big one, so.... ARE YOU READY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott967 View Post
    We own a house in Annapolis (rental) and the main thing we've learned is to install a battery-backed sump pump for the basement.

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    I have a battery backup on my sump pump and its saved me a few times but the battery probably wouldn't last more than a day under wet conditions. I would love to have one of those full house natural gas backup generators automatically take over

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I have a battery backup on my sump pump and its saved me a few times but the battery probably wouldn't last more than a day under wet conditions. I would love to have one of those full house natural gas backup generators automatically take over
    Note: Some catastrophe's cause natural gas interruptions.... hello!

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    They’re now saying that more than 3 million ppl could lose power.
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    Storm of the century... Friday edition...

    Back to your hysterical media panic to drive ratings and save careers.
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    Spring is here... snowflakes are melting.

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    Looks like its going to completely bypass DC. My bike ride tomorrow got cancelled, and now the chance of rain is like 20%. Called my folks in Greensboro NC last night. They didn't seem too concerned. I guess its on to the next storm of a generation, probably later this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    Storm of the century... Friday edition...

    Back to your hysterical media panic to drive ratings and save careers.
    Well, its not the storm of the century but its still a pretty serious situation especially with the predicted rainfalls. People let their guard down with Hurricane Sandy which was a measly Cat 1 when it impacted New Jersey and NY and that turned out to be the third most costly hurricane in US history

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    We will still get hit with the out bands sometime next week, I heard Monday of Tuesday, with reasonably strong 20 to 40mph winds, not hurricane strength, but with the saturated ground, and with the storm surge (we are getting about 2 to 3 feet above normal high tide surges supposedly, instead of the original predicted 5 to 10 feet had the storm moved north like they were predicting last week).

    So there will be plenty of trees down, power lines taken out, and yes, flooding in low laying and coastal/water areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    Storm of the century... Friday edition...

    Back to your hysterical media panic to drive ratings and save careers.
    The media does tend to overhype natural disasters (well, maybe not Katrina before the fact), but it’s too early to call this one a nothing-burger.

    It’s a very slow-moving storm, kinda like Harvey was, so it’s just gonna dump a crap-ton of rain on the Carolinas. The flooding will most likely be a royal b!tch... aka lots of damage, lots of rescues.

    And last I checked, they’re already up to 700,000 ppl without power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    Storm of the century... Friday edition...

    Back to your hysterical media panic to drive ratings and save careers.
    you sound disappointed that there's not more devastation and a high body count.
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