Derecho

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    Jun 13, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    ANYONE HAVE ANY CURRENT STORIES?....ONE IS COMING THROUGH COLUMBUS IN ABOUT 45 MINUTES OR LESS.....
    I SENT TEXTS TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON ADVISING THAT THIS WAS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN LATE NIGHT.....ANG SHOULD GAS UP. AND GET FOOD, MEDICATION AND MONEY IN CASE POWER IS OUT FOR A FEW DAYS....
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    Jun 13, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    A thread title with the word "right" (the direction) in Spanish, and all we get is a bunch of ALLCAPS like some road sign or something.
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    Jun 13, 2013 9:25 AM GMT
    derechos are fun....long lived big ass thunderstorms that track across i think 300 miles is the minimum requirement.
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    Jun 13, 2013 11:00 AM GMT
    I guess he has to yell cuz the winds are so loud!
    (a lot of RJ people don't know caps come off as yelling.)
  • JohnDoe9688

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    Jun 13, 2013 1:04 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidA thread title with the word "right" (the direction) in Spanish, and all we get is a bunch of ALLCAPS like some road sign or something.


    I think you have it backwards icon_razz.gif its not the direction, its the other right, but Im confused as well on the all caps. In MD it just started 10 mins ago but it looks pretty bad.
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    Jun 13, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    Derechos are delicious.

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    Jun 13, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
    what o you mean by Derechos ?


    Derechos means rights i think
  • DCEric

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    Jun 13, 2013 1:19 PM GMT
    Meteorologist Eric reporting for duty.

    Derechos are group of severe thunderstorms (typically in a line formation), that move rapidly. The combination of their severity and their movement results in straight line winds which can top 100 mph. The term began to be used by the American news media following a derecho that raced from Chicago to Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, causing widespread power outages and damage typically associated with a weak hurricane.
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    Jun 13, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    Derecho just passed through me (Chicago) last night and it wasn't bad. Just some gusty winds, minor rain, and some thunder. However, I do not know how bad it is suppose to be for the east coast, so just be smart everyone icon_wink.gif
  • DCEric

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    Jun 13, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    sonicpower19 saidDerecho just passed through me (Chicago) last night and it wasn't bad. Just some gusty winds, minor rain, and some thunder. However, I do not know how bad it is suppose to be for the east coast, so just be smart everyone icon_wink.gif


    This one won't be. It just made it through Baltimore and DC. Philly's up next, but on the ground it will just look like a standard (and short) thunderstorm.
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    Jun 13, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    My neck of the woods didn't get too affected by the massive line of storms last night. I hope that everyone who was affected dramatically is faring well.
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    Jun 13, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    We had one in DC last year, no power from Thursday thru Tuesday or Wednesday. Thunderstorm just passed through, no big deal, but weathermen are hyping another round this afternoon.
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    Jun 13, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    antelope saidWe had one in DC last year, no power from Thursday thru Tuesday or Wednesday. Thunderstorm just passed through, no big deal, but weathermen are hyping another round this afternoon.


    Actually, no. The media is hyping the National Weather Service warnings, NWS has been issuing for years. Another Derecho this afternoon is highly unlikely, according to NWS, although your garden variety thunderstorms (pop-up afternoon ones) are possible in the mid-Atlantic today.
  • Import

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    Jun 13, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    it's thunderstorms... why does the news media always over sensationalize everything? icon_rolleyes.gif

    "derecho"... basically giving thunderstorms a scary, exotic name. like ohhhhhh, this is a "derecho" everyone, take cover! or else you're gonna fucking die!!! get gas....and food and fucking prepare for that shit, u may not fucking survive!! Prepare for anarchy, fuck.

    As if these havent been happeneing since forever. It's a fucking thunderstorm....and they happen during the summer months. Big. fucking. deal.

    Look the fuck out, bitch. a fuckin derecho is gonna come thru and tear ur ass up, jesus fucking christ this shit gonna be bad. you're gonna fucking die, bitch. Like, seriously. This derecho is not to be messed with. It's one of those mexican thunderstroms...u know...the deadly ones. Or is it an african thunderstorm?.... either way, that shit will fuck u up.
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    Jun 13, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Import saidit's thunderstorms... why does the news media always over sensationalize everything? icon_rolleyes.gif

    "derecho"... basically giving thunderstorms a scary, exotic name. like ohhhhhh, this is a "derecho" everyone, take cover! or else you're gonna fucking die!!! get gas....and food and fucking prepare for that shit, u may not fucking survive!! Prepare for anarchy, fuck.

    As if these havent been happeneing since forever. It's a fucking thunderstorm....and they happen during the summer months. Big. fucking. deal.

    Look the fuck out, bitch. a fuckin derecho is gonna come thru and tear ur ass up, jesus fucking christ this shit gonna be bad. you're gonna fucking die, bitch. Like, seriously. This derecho is not to be messed with. It's one of those mexican thunderstroms...u know...the deadly ones. Or is it an african thunderstorm?.... either way, that shit will fuck u up.


    I both agree and disagree with you. The media is the major information distribution system in America, but it does also have to pay its bills. The solution ending the panic would be to have a BBC like organization in the US. However, PBS (the closest we have) is too underfunded by the government to substitute. On the derecho issue you are wrong, it has the ability to a lot more violent than a standard thunderstorm and we do have the ability to warn people about it in advance.
  • Import

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    Jun 13, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    Import saidit's thunderstorms... why does the news media always over sensationalize everything? icon_rolleyes.gif

    "derecho"... basically giving thunderstorms a scary, exotic name. like ohhhhhh, this is a "derecho" everyone, take cover! or else you're gonna fucking die!!! get gas....and food and fucking prepare for that shit, u may not fucking survive!! Prepare for anarchy, fuck.

    As if these havent been happeneing since forever. It's a fucking thunderstorm....and they happen during the summer months. Big. fucking. deal.

    Look the fuck out, bitch. a fuckin derecho is gonna come thru and tear ur ass up, jesus fucking christ this shit gonna be bad. you're gonna fucking die, bitch. Like, seriously. This derecho is not to be messed with. It's one of those mexican thunderstroms...u know...the deadly ones. Or is it an african thunderstorm?.... either way, that shit will fuck u up.


    I both agree and disagree with you. The media is the major information distribution system in America, but it does also have to pay its bills. The solution ending the panic would be to have a BBC like organization in the US. However, PBS (the closest we have) is too underfunded by the government to substitute. On the derecho issue you are wrong, it has the ability to a lot more violent than a standard thunderstorm and we do have the ability to warn people about it in advance.


    Look, I grew up in south FL...one of the thunder strom capitols of the US. I know all too well about thunder and lightning and bad storms. A derecho is nothing more than a strong thunderstorm.... why the stupid name "derecho"... ?

    Dumb. It's just something the news media started calling them like 2 years ago. Before that they were strong thunderstorms. . now, it's like this exotic, wild, and crazy storm that's gonna fucking end ur god damn life....and u better damn well pray that shit doesn't come thru ur neck of the woods.

    Oh, and didnt the news media start naming winter storms like a year ago? wtf? who's the authority on this shit? Gonna name winter stroms now? having "derechos"..... honestly, next thing they're gonna be telling us about is "climate change" (jk jk)

    I think im reacting strongly to this thread because the OP put everything in caps and was yelling at me. It set me off.
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    Jun 13, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    Too funny.
    Had to look it up myself, like how is it I've been alive this long and lived thru every storm possible and never heard it called this?
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  • GingerOH

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    Jun 13, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    It was boring in NW Ohio. With all the hype I was expecting Los Angeles in Day After Tomorrow . . .
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    Jun 13, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    Derecho (iirc) has a double meaning in Spanish

    It can mean "right" (as in the directional turn or as in legal rights) or it can mean "direct", as is way the winds direction of this storm can be best characterized.

    This is contrastable with "tornado", or "twisted" windstorms.
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    Jun 13, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidDerecho (iirc) has a double meaning in Spanish

    It can mean "right" (as in the directional turn or as in legal rights) or it can mean "direct", as is way the winds direction of this storm can be best characterized.

    This is contrastable with "tornado", or "twisted" windstorms.


    I thought derecha means right (directional)

    Derecho means linearly straight(directional) or a legal right

    Derechos means legal rights (plural).

    Correct me if I'm wrong because I am in the process of brushing up on my Spanish.
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    Jun 13, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    AlphaTrigger saidDerecho (iirc) has a double meaning in Spanish

    It can mean "right" (as in the directional turn or as in legal rights) or it can mean "direct", as is way the winds direction of this storm can be best characterized.

    This is contrastable with "tornado", or "twisted" windstorms.


    I thought derecha means right (directional)

    Derecho means linearly straight(directional) or a legal right

    Derechos means legal rights (plural).

    Correct me if I'm wrong because I am in the process of brushing up on my Spanish.


    you're right! "derecha" is to point out that a politician, show, newspaper, among others agree with politics that are accepted by the majority, when they don't we call them "de izquierda or izquierdistas" I'm glad you like Spanish ;) ¬°SUERTE!
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    Jun 13, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    ...meanwhile it's 75 in LA
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    Jun 13, 2013 10:42 PM GMT
    The cause of this is too complicated for most of us to understand, but remember it is a combination of secret Obama storm machines and gay marriage.
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    Jun 13, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidThe cause of this is too complicated for most of us to understand, but remember it is a combination of secret Obama storm machines and gay marriage.


    Aaaand so the off-tracking of the thread begins. icon_razz.gif

    Of course you do realize that Obama is a super double secret lesbian vampire space lizard from Zeta Reticuli who has vowed to sift all our inner organs with a spaghetti strainer while having tea with the jihadist operatives from CAIR, right?
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    Jun 13, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    Wink said
    UndercoverMan said
    AlphaTrigger made an oopsie


    I thought derecha means right (directional)

    Derecho means linearly straight(directional) or a legal right

    Derechos means legal rights (plural).

    Correct me if I'm wrong because I am in the process of brushing up on my Spanish.


    you're right! "derecha" is to point out that a politician, show, newspaper, among others agree with politics that are accepted by the majority, when they don't we call them "de izquierda or izquierdistas" I'm glad you like Spanish ;) ¬°SUERTE!


    Heheh. Thanks for the helpful correction icon_smile.gif