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Asoloutely fucking insanely violent weather!!!

quantumdj

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METAR CYHM 191000Z 28024KT 1 1/2SM +TSRAGR FEW032 OVC045CB 17/16
Translation: Meteorological aerodrome report, Hamilton, Valid on the 19th at 10:00zulu (6:00 local), Wind from 280 at 24 knots, visibility one and a half statute miles, Heavy Thunderstorms with Heavy Rain and Heavy Hail, Overcast Cumulonimbus at 4500' AGL, Temperature 17, dewpoint 16.

This morning had the most severe weather I have ever seen. I was at work at the airport. Around 5:30am there were thunderstorms to the north, west, and south of us, with very impressive lightning strikes shooting all over the place. Our immediate vicinity was a bit more clear, so our next 757 landed on schedule.

As I was marshalling it in (guiding it with lighted wands), it happened suddenly. The wind started to pick up at an alarming rate. Then the rain hit, not normal rain, but heavy, thick rain. as the jet turned off the taxiway and toward my gate, the hail struck, heavy, thick hail just giving me a beating. By now, the wind is howling like crazy! All of the pylons flew away, the one that marks the gate just takes off and flies right by me. My hat goes, my hood blows off, and I can barely see in front of me. I seriously thought it was a tornado. people were stranded out on the ramp, and our tug drivers did a great job getting them back to the building. I looked back and saw the people behind be hiding behind some ground support equipment. By the end of it, the ground was flooded with several inches of water.

I dont know exactly what that was, but it felt like a funnel cloud or a microburst of some sort. Lightning was streaking across the sky in a way i've never seen before. I t only lasted about three or four minutes, and it was gone as quickly as it came. Fucking wierd. I think it was localized too, because when I got home, no one knew what happened.

Dave

p.s. even my underwear is soaked.
 

Libradragon

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i woke up around 5:45 this morning to the thunderstorm. The water was pelting down so hard that it woke me up. But half an hour later, it was over.
 

Klubmasta Will

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did you know that a bolt of lightning is 7 times hotter than the surface of the sun?

*insert shocked facial expression*

(from breakfast television)
 

patri©k

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HOLY SHIT.... this weather is silly.

I got woken up.. i think it was 4:45, by some thunder. then.. the rain sounded like it was THOMAS CHROMING against my window and the side of the house. Next thing I know.. it sounds like there is people outside throwing stones at the house. Fucking hail. I went to the door to look outside, and the hail was pretty big. It was scary. I was scared. Then I went back to sleep.


fattyp©2002
 
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labRat

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lightning produces enough energy to cause a delorian that is chuggin' at 88 mph to go back in time.

well, that and a flux capacitor.

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i woke up at around 6am to the sounds of winds and thunder ... it wasn't me this time... i had to close my window for fear of getting soaked. it came down hard, and then it stopped like 20 minutes later.

strange stuff.

--craig
 

Cheeka

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Originally posted by Libradragon
i woke up around 5:45 this morning to the thunderstorm. The water was pelting down so hard that it woke me up. But half an hour later, it was over.
it woke me up too...
the thunder was so loud I was convinced my house had been hit
:eek:
 

redeyes

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i woke up as well, i thought it was hail at first because it sounded like golf balls hitting my window.

peace
 
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patri©k

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facts !

Either lightning is attracted to testosterone, or men spend an inordinate amount of time outdoors swinging metal objects about. Men are struck by lightning four times more often than women.

The National Weather Service publication Storm Data recorded 3,239 deaths and 9,818 injuries from lightning strikes between 1959 and 1994.

Only 20 percent of lightning victims are immediately struck dead.

The pathology of lightning,or keraunopathy, is known only to a few specialists.

The contact voltage of a typical industrial electrical shock is 20 to 63 kilovolts, while a lightning strike delivers about 300 kilovolts.

70 percent of lightning survivors experience residual effects, most commonly affecting the brain (neuropsychiatric, vision and hearing). These effects can develop slowly, only becoming
apparent much later.

When you hear thunder, you are already within the range where the next ground flash may occur.

In an area with a radius of 500 meters(1,640 ft), most of the intervals between lightning strikes range from 0 to 600 seconds, with a maximum frequency of 40 seconds.


.. basically... you hear thunder... don't be going to hide under a metal tree whilst chewing tin foil.


fattyp©2002
 

mcbee

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The thunder and the rain woke me up around 6am...it was CRAZY!

kevin slept through it all tho - didn't move at all. even when i would jump each time the thunder would startle me!

:)sarah
 
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cristal

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I woke up because the thunder set off a car alarm outside my window. Every time the thunder boomed the car alarm would go off. I don't understand why people have these stupid alarms. :rolleyes:
 

*SiLver*RoBoT*

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Our chicken shit dog woke us up. He was yelping when he saw the lightning and heard the thunder. 5am in the frickin morning.

I'm still sticking to my word that we will see snow in June.

*over*and*out*

*SiLver*RoBoT*
 

kyfe

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Originally posted by *SiLver*RoBoT*
Our chicken shit dog woke us up. He was yelping when he saw the lightning and heard the thunder. 5am in the frickin morning.

I'm still sticking to my word that we will see snow in June.

*over*and*out*

*SiLver*RoBoT*
I'll buy that for a dollar

kyfe
www.audioproductions.ca
 

rentboy

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Originally posted by quantumdj



As I was marshalling it in (guiding it with lighted wands), it happened suddenly.

hehe...you working the glowsticks on the runway?

that sounds like a cool job :)
 
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That thunderstorm brought a *somewhat* cooler temperature to Hamilton, and the weather is now, for lack of a better word: PERFECT.
 
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dicksherwood

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storms rarely wake me up but there was one crack of thunder that bolted me right out of some dream, like a bomb exploded right overhead...never heard anything like it
 

Rosey

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i slept right through everything in a stupor. i hope the storms don't come back, i'm going camping this weekend.
 

Bumbaclat

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Re: facts !

Originally posted by fattyp
Either lightning is attracted to testosterone,
*raises hand*

I got hit once indirectly. I was sailing in a Mistral (small, Laser size boat) when it hit our mast, and then jumped off the shroud onto my left side (arm). Felt like I'd been hit by a truck.

Bumbaclat
 
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