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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2018, 09:31:49 PM »

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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2018, 09:45:10 PM »


How old are you?
It dosen't matter anyways the last Titanic survivor died in 2009.
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2018, 06:27:57 PM »


How old are you?
It dosen't matter anyways the last Titanic survivor died in 2009.
What? Why does that matter?
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2018, 06:46:26 PM »

I don't think that my life has ever been in real danger from weather, but on a family road trip in Montana this summer we drove into a storm with at least quarter-sized hail. When it splashed into the puddles in the median of the interstate, the splashes were at least 2 feet high. Once we were out of that, we stopped at the next town and inspected the car for hail dents (there weren't any).
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2018, 10:28:54 PM »

I don't think that my life has ever been in real danger from weather, but on a family road trip in Montana this summer we drove into a storm with at least quarter-sized hail. When it splashed into the puddles in the median of the interstate, the splashes were at least 2 feet high. Once we were out of that, we stopped at the next town and inspected the car for hail dents (there weren't any).

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I find that hard to believe, if it really were quarter-sized.
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2018, 10:31:25 PM »

I don't think that my life has ever been in real danger from weather, but on a family road trip in Montana this summer we drove into a storm with at least quarter-sized hail. When it splashed into the puddles in the median of the interstate, the splashes were at least 2 feet high. Once we were out of that, we stopped at the next town and inspected the car for hail dents (there weren't any).

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I find that hard to believe, if it really were quarter-sized.

It was definitely quarter sized. I took a picture and sent it to the NWS, and they put it on the national storm reports page as a 1-inch hail event.
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2018, 10:33:57 PM »

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How old are you?
It dosen't matter anyways the last Titanic survivor died in 2009.
What? Why does that matter?
He was inferring that he survived. That's why you asked, right? Or are you still trying to figure out how old he is just cuz you want to know?  :-D

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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2018, 10:35:27 PM »

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How old are you?
It dosen't matter anyways the last Titanic survivor died in 2009.
What? Why does that matter?
He was inferring that he survived. That's why you asked, right? Or are you still trying to figure out how old he is just cuz you want to know?  :-D
If the last survivor died in 2009, he must be very old. Actually, this is inferring that he is a ghost.
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2018, 10:35:46 PM »

I don't think that my life has ever been in real danger from weather, but on a family road trip in Montana this summer we drove into a storm with at least quarter-sized hail. When it splashed into the puddles in the median of the interstate, the splashes were at least 2 feet high. Once we were out of that, we stopped at the next town and inspected the car for hail dents (there weren't any).
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I find that hard to believe, if it really were quarter-sized.
It was definitely quarter sized. I took a picture and sent it to the NWS, and they put it on the national storm reports page as a 1-inch hail event.

My disbelief was more on the no dents part… I've driven through half-inch (at least) hail before and my car got all kinds of dented up. I guess it depends on the vehicle (and how fast you were going, I suppose). :confused:
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2018, 10:37:28 PM »

I don't think that my life has ever been in real danger from weather, but on a family road trip in Montana this summer we drove into a storm with at least quarter-sized hail. When it splashed into the puddles in the median of the interstate, the splashes were at least 2 feet high. Once we were out of that, we stopped at the next town and inspected the car for hail dents (there weren't any).
(emphasis mine)

I find that hard to believe, if it really were quarter-sized.
It was definitely quarter sized. I took a picture and sent it to the NWS, and they put it on the national storm reports page as a 1-inch hail event.

My disbelief was more on the no dents part… I've driven through half-inch hail before and my car got all kinds of dented up. I guess it depends on the vehicle. :confused:

We were surprised as well. It was a newer model (2016 I think?) Subaru Outback.
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2018, 10:29:02 AM »

Hurricane Jeanne (so far) was the worst weather I've had to deal with (though Matthew got a little too close to home for comfort). The President's Day Blizzard in the DC Metro area in 1983 comes a very close second (I was snowbound for two days) and Tropical Storm Fay would be third (tons of rain flooded the major streets in my area for a couple of days).
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2018, 01:55:50 PM »

If the last survivor died in 2009, he must be very old. Actually, this is inferring that he is a ghost.
Maybe he was on the Titanic in a prior reincarnation.
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2018, 04:53:29 PM »

If the last survivor died in 2009, he must be very old. Actually, this is inferring that he is a ghost.
Maybe he was on the Titanic in a prior reincarnation.
What else could he have done in that past life?
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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2018, 05:09:00 PM »

If the last survivor died in 2009, he must be very old. Actually, this is inferring that he is a ghost.
Maybe he was on the Titanic in a prior reincarnation.
What else could he have done in that past life?

Posted in an AARoads thread from 1912, that’s what. Or perhaps he subscribed to AARoasts, because his fingers were waterlogged.

We’re talking about NE2 and ghosts, none of this needs to make sense.

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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2018, 05:14:57 PM »

If the last survivor died in 2009, he must be very old. Actually, this is inferring that he is a ghost.
Maybe he was on the Titanic in a prior reincarnation.
What else could he have done in that past life?
Ask him that  :D

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Re: What would you claim to be the most severe weather event you survived?
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2018, 11:14:37 PM »

Hurricane Katrina
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I've been through lots of severe weather, but I don't recall ever feeling that my life was in danger from weather.

The worst would be hurricanes Donna in 1960 and Cleo in 1965, category 1 hurricanes when they came thru our town in central Florida.
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Driving though a major snowstorm trying to get to Springfield, MO.  Christmas 1983, I think.

I left home early to try to beat the storm and hit the center of it around Monett.  What was normally a 3 hour drive took close to 6. I was snowbound at my parents house for close to a week.
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Tornado, Franklin Park IL (Chicago suburb just south of O'Hare Airport), 3/12/1976.  It directly hit my workplace, and the back wall collapsed about 20 feet in front of my workbench.  One man was killed.  It also hit my apartment building a couple of blocks away, tearing the roof off one corner of the building.  One apartment was destroyed but nobody was hurt.

I survived unscathed, but had to evacuate my building for the weekend since other buildings in the neighborhood were severely damaged.  That evacuation almost got me fired.  I couldn't return until Sunday night (March 12 was a Friday), and as it turned out, the company temporarily relocated to the warehouse next door to my building.  My boss couldn't find me, and the phones didn't come back on-line for another couple of days.  To say he was pissed about me not working to get the new location set up was an understatement.  He started screaming at me until I showed him my building.  Only then did he say OK.  I had no idea what was going on until Monday morning when I saw coworkers entering the warehouse.
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I have had a couple tornadoes pass over a vehicle I was in. That would be the worst.

If you want to look at instances where I was physically exposed to the wind (not protected by a vehicle), then Hurricane Ike in 2008 easily takes over that top spot. 50 mph sustained winds with 74 mph gusts, easily one of the worst windstorms to impact Ohio.
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