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a storm with no name

In the week proceeding Isabel, we had warnings galore; take in your furniture, buy lots of water, make sure you have batteries, etc. Isabel came and went and when the remnants of her came through, it was barely but a whisper.

Today, however, is a different story. With no warnings ahead of time, we are experiencing driving rain, flash floods, hurricane-strength winds and tornado warnings. I saw three large tree limbs in the street on my way to work.

So, they can predict hurricanes a week in advance, but they can't predict severe thunderstorms and hurricane-like weather the night before it happens?

So what's the difference between a hurricane and what we are experiencing now? A name.

Storm, I dub thee Jezebel.

Just sounds good, that's why.

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Comments

Jezebel knocked down a tree in my parents' backyard this morning, crashed into their neighbors roof and now she's got rain pouring in...

We sure didn't hear about this one coming.

I'm glad I brought my heavy-duty raincoat to work (velcro over the zippered area to prevent =any= water from getting in, velcroed cuffs, double-layer hood) instead of one of those $4 umbrellas (or even those stadium umbrellas). On my way to the subway I passed two people who had their rather substantial umbrellas get blown inside-out.

Glad I live in rainy Washington State.......the forecast:

Temps of 71,72,72,74,74,76 the next six GLORIOUS SUNNY days.

I dub this non-storm event, SUNNY.

I can assure you, a few broken tree limbs is nothing compaired to a hurricane. When you see objects flying, and I dont mean tree limbs or leaves and such, I mean traffic lights, barbeques, boats etc..., then you understand why they give the storm a name.

I just heard on the news that several homes were destroyed and tractor trailers were tipped over by the wind.

Does it deserve a name now?

Hey, I want in on this storm name hipness! When do we get to name our tornadoes?? They could have cool outlaw names!

I feel left out!

In California, our earthquakes are named according to the location of the epicenter.

"Whittier Narrows". Doesn't your blood run cold when you hear that name? (Not)

Michele,

Jezebel it is then. :)