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DERECHO

Postby pvn6616 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:23 am

Any of you ever heard this term? Me either. But after the storm early Saturday morning BLASTED thru I now know what a Derecho storm is: it is a straight line windstorm which preceeds a thunderstorm, and it packs a PUNCH! There were 4 billboards blown over along the causeway into Atllantic City and what looked like 10-20 telephone/powerline poles crossing the marsh into AC blown over. When I hit the mainland the amount of trees toppled and branches ripped apeart as well as trees split by lightning was incredible. In all my years thru Northeasters and hurricanes I've never seen this kind of destruction for such a short duration storm. Very Impressive!

Apparently we were on the northern edge of a line that swept thru MD., W. VA, Washington and DEL. Lots of death and destruction from our friend Mother Nature.
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Re: DERECHO

Postby canderso » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:00 pm

Pete- I have heard there is some crazy amount of damage down your way. How did you fare?
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Re: DERECHO

Postby Deuce N Ducks » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:16 pm

Thats gonna be my next dogs name....DERECHO!

In all seriousness...Hope everyone is recovering well!
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Re: DERECHO

Postby pvn6616 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:01 pm

Crazy weather... but I slept right thru it!! My wife said that the sky never stopped flashing, the lightning was nonstop. I've heard stories of folks who said there chandillers were swinging from the house rocking in the wind! We lost power in Brigantine for 10 minutes but it came right back on. A friend who lives 2 minutes away was w/o power until Monday morning 2AM. I have lived in this house thru the "Perfect Storm" back in 91(?) when the water was up to the subfloor and other floods,nor'easters and hurricanes and have never lost power for a 24hr period! Been lucky!!!! When I woke up and let the dog out there was one small branch on the ground. I have a sunscreen type tent on my back porch that should have lifted off and been in France because of the winds but I guess it was blocked by the house so I didn't think anything of the storm until I drove 20 miles south to work and all the traffic lights were out and no police were around ... it was really weird.

Reminds me of a hunt 3-4 years ago when I had taken a friend out to our spot and ran back to pick up two other fellows when the lightning started up! What to do??? I'm running around the bay at 4AM in an Aluminum boat with one hunter standing alone in the marsh, picking up two others. We agreed we'd all go down together so we rode back out thru the storm and found hunter #1 alive and well. The storm passed and we shot one drake mallard while getting drenched...Ahhhhhhhh, the memories
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Re: DERECHO

Postby FFT » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:29 am

Pete-

This storm is commonly refered to as 'The tourist' in northern ocean county. It comes in the human form with similar characteristics. Tourist storms begin on Memorial Day and can strike until Labor day. They blow in car fulls of people who cant drive, are rude and inconsiderate of others. The storms are the worst on the weekend. A common indication that a tourist storm is approaching is young italian men and women driving with the windows down and the music all the way up. If fists can be seen pumping, its probably going to be a very bad storm. Side effects due to a "TS" include, but are not limited to overlydressed women with multiple bags of chips in their arms at the wawa, who will cut you, or shout for their children who are running rabid in the store. The father of these children can be identified by the cheap odor of a $3 cigar and will appear as a 'high roller' when paying at the counter. It is not yet known why the tourist storm effects these peoples behavior but it can be dangerous to a 'local'. Localshave been known to suffer from a decrease in patience, or possibly anger. Side effects can include, but are not limited to, talking to ones self while sitting in traffic, cronic head shaking, and in very bad cases a local may pray that a tourist storm will pass and the travelers to be be replaced by migratory birds.
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Re: DERECHO

Postby jerseydutch » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:40 am

:lol:

We got power back last night around 11pm. Sometimes we take for granted the wonders of a hot shower and light at the flick of a switch!
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Re: DERECHO

Postby olclamman » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:42 am

x 4 from one who lives at the gateway to seaside in toms river - roads mobbed - stores full of women dressed
like their clothes are 2 sizes too small -rude kids - young punks ( i was 0ne back then ) driving like indy drivers -
all most ignoring all rules politeness - oh my NEVER HIT THE BAY on a wk end
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Re: DERECHO

Postby ngiglio » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:39 am

Hey Pete glad to here you guys are ok. Hope your having a good summer so far!
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