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on October 17 at
It’s Windstorm ‘07!
Laugh now Savage, but we'll see who's laughing after we all get blown.
What #1 said.
Hope you're stocked up on canned food, water, batteries, and sweaters. It's going to be a rough November.
Shouldn't it be "fewer leaves" rather than "less leaves"? Whatever. Good luck, Seattle!
@1 - Not me, I blue myself.
I was just thinking about how excited I am for Windstorm '07. Bring on the positive ions!
silly as it may be any wind at all totally messes with the trolley buses that metro runs - we'll see if they bother to plan ahead this time so they don't strand tons and tons of people like they did last time (on many days' notice)
metro - we'll get you there... eventually.
Oh, I do enjoy Scott Sistek's weather commentary. This is the funnest weather column I've read and I'm really disappointed nothing like it exists in the city I've moved to.
(But yeah, "less leaves" is grating)
@8: "less leaves" is GREATing!
I have a six pack and home baked cookies for you in honor of that reference.
i remember the last wind storm -- people freaked out. that gas station at pike and broadway had a line half way down the block. i took pictures with my cell because i couldn't believe it was actually happening.
Who else can auto-fellatio? I can....
But this will be FUN to watch if it actually happens. (Note, the really big/bad storms are usually never predicted correctly. Since they say it will be bad Thursday it probably will not be that bad.)
Think about all the "blizzards" that are supposed to kill us all every winter.
If you die in a Blizzard, you deserve to die.
maybe this will finally knock out 520 so we cant just build a new one and get it over with.
After living in Texas, seeing Seattlites freak out over windy days and rain/snow makes me LOL.
apparently, it makes us LOL...
@4, @8, and @9, "less" leaves is perfectly fine unless you're married to your Strunk and White style guide. And that's so 20th century. Wilbur's dad was a grammar nazi. Bring on the storm!
Good thing the tree in front of my house already fell over in the last wind storm.
@15 I lived near Santa Ana in Southern CA for many years and I lived ten years in Mazatlan through two tail end hurricanes. Those were some real winds! : )
I bet my winds were bigger than your winds LOL Actually I have no idea what the winds are like in Texas.
So does this means I should start stock piling toilet paper for armageddon?
This is God's warning to the Watchmen!
Not again. Last windstorm blew a branch up 100 feet to my upstairs deck and flooded it for three days while I was gone.
Maybe Florida could take the windstorm for us?
King 5 has issued a "parka alert" to all their reporters. This is serious. I wonder what they'll name it.
God is mad that Seattle fused mass transit with road building on prop whatever-number-it-is. Take heed.
hahaha...that headline cracked me up! seriously lol! I do love the news in the northwest, because the only thing they can talk about is the weather sometimes...like if it is going to snow .0002 inches the weather will take over the entire news channel and I LOVE THAT! I also love that we still have news stories about farm animals on tv sometimes...you won't find that in NYC!!!
Huh, this is the second time this week I've seen that "Banana Splits" reference...
The true indication of whether it is a storm of note is has CNN created a graphic and is Wolf Bloviator every other minute updates.
I thought the link was going to be about obesity.
We are all going to die, but not because of weather. Because Bush just threatened Putin with World War III over Iran. Yup.
Kids tend to go ca-razy when it's windy...batten down the hatches!
And I have to agree with the Texas remark.
Hadn't thought about that. Guess God is coming down to support the Sierra Club position on RTID/ST2 ... but think of all the poor Red Bushies who will lose their brollies! It might even push over some of their top-heavy SUVs.
I'm glad everyone is LOLing about windstorms. They are so funny! Especially the fact that last time there was a big one, 15 people died and hundreds were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning and well over a million were without power for days. HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Could someone explain to me why this ISN'T a big story?
Where do all the birds go?
19. The winds in Texas weren't bad... in normal weather. But if there was a storm, ohhhhhhhh man. Heavy rain, heavy winds, explosive thunder, and of course the threat of tornadoes. You just hoped your power stayed on.
In Texas, I learned after a couple storms that if you saw storm clouds on the horizon, you got inside ASAP and stayed there until morning.
32. Because it's not our fault people are stupid and don't know how to handle adverse weather?
36. Yes, like the Vietnamese family in Burien that was too stupid to read the English-language warnings against monoxide poisoning--so stupid! Or the hundreds of power lines stupid enough to fall down--so stupid! Or the millions of Puget Sound-area residents too stupid not to live in central city Seattle or Tacoma, the only parts of the region not brutally impacted by the power outages and freezing temperatures during last year's windstorm--so stupid!
Don't we know that the way to deal with adverse weather is either to move to Capitol Hill or to shiver under piles of blankets for a week? Nah, we're stupid enough to think that 60 mph winds are a big deal.
Anybody else remember December 20's Seattle Times headline? It became necessary after eight people were dead from monoxide poisoning. Also dead: a man in McCleary who was too stupid to know that a tree was going to fall onto his house and kill him. Har har har!
for 37 & 38:
while it was bad those things happened, people were also freaking out about power being out for a few hours, disruptions in their commute, cell phone weirdness, and a generator shortage at the hardware stores...and the media was on hand to let them lament, and whine about such trivialities....
makes one wonder how well the posh suburbanites in this area would do in an event of say, this magnitude:
39. As you may not know, the posh suburbanites of Burien, White Center and Tukwila (I hope you understand the irony of that statement) were not without power for a few hours, they were without power for many days, and up in the foothills and across the Sound many people were without power for weeks. And as I recall, people weren't so much "freaking out about their commute" or their "cell phone weirdness" (perhaps these were the only impacts on Capitol Hill-dwellers) as the fact that they were fucking cold and without power. Damn the media for letting them lament! Don't they know that posh suburbanites don't deserve heating? Obviously a massive earthquake would be worse, as would a tsunami or an alien invasion, but that doesn't obscure the fact that many posters here don't seem to realize: many people died as a result of that windstorm and millions of people shivered their asses off. But who cares about that.
as I recall, much of the coverage was about eastsiders and, who was it that got their power back first??(talk about irony)...
hey I was all for getting the lifesaving information to those, and in their language, who needed it...
there was a slow response to those who needed help most.. but if you want to blame the people on cap hill, fine by me. your delusions...
Regardless of who the coverage was about, millions of people all over the area were suffering. And I don't blame Cap Hill people for the slow response, I blame them for their short memories and their callous disregard for what a goddamn awful situation it was.
you know lorax, our concerns are probably about the same; that is for the people, and the help they might need...
things happened, some not so good, but still it was mostly a minor event all-n-all, lets not get all apoplectic and sanctimonious about it. just saying.
Oh, THAT windstorm...the one that blew over big trees and stuff. Yah, this lady that goes to church with my mom was pregnant with twins when that happened and she happened to be standing in the twins' new bedroom when some huge ass trees blew down and fell onto her house everywhere EXCEPT for on the room she was standing in! Amazing. She had the twins with no problems later. I don't know, it could be a different storm though. Damage is bad and people getting killed is no good, but a wind storm people...try living on the coast some time and then talk to us about wind.
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