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I Am Doomed... 60 MPH Wind Gusts Predicted Tomorrow

  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I just wanted to thank all the Hubbers who have given me support all these years.

    It was truly an enjoyable experience. However, in 36 hours, I shall be no more...

    If I happen to sail by you tomorrow on my way out to sea, please wave.

    1. cfin profile image74
      cfinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      On the Irish coast that would be a simple gust wink Some advice, leave the umbrella at home.  And yes those are stone walls that were blown over like a house of cards.
      http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0113/497518-weather/

    2. ThompsonPen profile image83
      ThompsonPenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I was just in North Wales over Christmas, and winds were reported to be up to 87mph! You'll be fine smile

    3. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      A  Song for you! Storms Never Last: http://youtu.be/HdvurY6Br2k

    4. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We had some gusty winds like that the other day. I could swear I was being swept away to the Land of Oz.  Chain yourself down to something that will hold during the winds. If you do fly by, I will most certainly wave.

  2. Zelkiiro profile image82
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    60mph winds are child's play. Get back to us when a 300mph tornado is heading your way, and maybe then you'll be doomed.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I call your tornado, and raise you an earthquake (California I am). big_smile

      1. Zelkiiro profile image82
        Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It has to be at least a 7, though, in order to be worth claiming doom.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          As for the winds, in my neighborhood, 40 mph turns everything into a shambles. At 60 mph, HubPages may have to do without my august presence for awhile due to power and internet outages.

          1. Jason Marovich profile image88
            Jason Marovichposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            No internet for a couple dozen hours?  You are doomed.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image87
              paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I know. I've updated my will and everything.

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                MysticMoonlightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Too funny! Every time there is ever a weather incident approaching somewhere and the Weather Channel is doing coverage, they interview dozens of people, asking them how they are preparing, etc. The people ALWAYS respond by saying they are going to "hunker down" and "ride it out." They always seem to survive and thrive by doing so.

                Soooo my advice to you, hunker down and ride it out! Good luck! smile

          2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Can we have your September presence, then?

            1. paradigmsearch profile image87
              paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              lol

      2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'll see your tornado and wind gusts & raise you a Category Five hurricane. with numerous tornadoes in the eye & perimeter.  Oh yeah - and several feet of water in the house. 

        But I'll still pray for you, because you're you.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I knew you would. big_smile

          Hurricanes? Tornadoes? Floods? Armadillo speed bumps? I was thinking of asking if I could move in with you, but now I am conflicted.

          1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Don't forget the fires we had a few years ago.  Still, Austin is the best . . .

            1. paradigmsearch profile image87
              paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              How's my namesake college doing these days? Are they still around?

              1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
                Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I haven't checked for a while - but I'm sure they'd do better if you move to Texas. 

                Hang in and brace yourself in the windstorm. What area should I check for weather updates?  LA?

                1. paradigmsearch profile image87
                  paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Let's see if this works... http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph … tV0g-U82eV

                  And I'm happy to report that the number has been knocked down to 50.

                  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
                    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Good - this is a case when the low bid is the best.

      3. Ericdierker profile image80
        Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I call you and Our main east west corridor is shut down to trucks with 70+ gusts. We have an orderly 7 mile parking lot and goods rotting in trucks and our fire danger is at extreme --- and of course down here So Cal way we are waiting for firestorms and earthquakes.

        No big deal.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          A fellow Californian.

          Here's what's next for us...

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGCKSBGMgbw (1 minute)

      4. agilitymach profile image98
        agilitymachposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'll your earthquake and raise you with a quakenado!!!  We had a tornado AND an earthquake at the same time here.  Seriously.  We had no clue whether to go under ground for the tornado or what. 

        http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p … =Quakenado

  3. donotfear profile image92
    donotfearposted 3 years ago

    Hail all from the southern end of tornado alley!!

    60 mph....get ready, hang on to your hat!!!!

    Been great knowing you these past years, paradigmsearch!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      In front of my sliding doors, I have this 1 ft by 6 ft layer of little blue and white rocks on my front porch. The rocks are the size of what you normally see covering the bottom of fish tanks. Unfortunately, a whole bunch of twigs, dirt, and other stuff are mixed in with them. What would really be neat is if the wind blows away all the twigs and dirt and stuff, but leaves all the little blue and white rocks.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    The wind may blow them through the glass on the sliding doors!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I left  instructions in the religion forums that the wind is only to blow parallel to the doors.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        We have 20-30 MPH winds with 40-50 gusts and ornado watches all summer, every summer - I am still here. Phew, I thank God. We also have severe T-storms and cloud-to-ground lightning with the storms all of the storms.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I wonder if I'll see any of the outdoor cats sailing by.

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You can have our river instead, its now nearly up to Sainsburys, sailing past the Church at a 100 miles an hour and heading towards the charity shop that sells amazing wellington boots! I think we may just need them soon....yep, we have floods! lol!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I knew that was you in the white one!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYUpkPTcqPY

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          lol! yep it was nearly that bad!

  6. HollieT profile image87
    HollieTposted 3 years ago

    PDS, you are indestructible! smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      2014 will indeed decide that one way or the other. big_smile

      1. HollieT profile image87
        HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You'll still be here, in 2015 talking about what the year will offer. wink

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          That's the plan. big_smile

  7. Suzanne Day profile image96
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Meanwhile in Australia, it's 42 degrees and climbing....bloody roasting hot day.

  8. Suzanne Day profile image96
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    That's 108 degrees farenheit...

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good grief ! that is hot !!!!  I start to wilt when the temp reaches 80 degrees farenheit.

    2. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I will swap your 108 degrees for our 10? please? lol!

      1. Suzanne Day profile image96
        Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Nup, sounds like The Gates have opened over on your side........though at 108 F, anyone without air con is slowly dying and certainly getting no sleep/peace.

  9. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    60 mph? Is that all? sounds like a normal day in the flat part of Illinois wink

  10. WD Curry lll profile image60
    WD Curry lllposted 3 years ago

    Pleeeeze! Around here, we don't get worried until it looks like this.
                             
                         https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRRy-EtC4iH8V5T6FKrYmuV2R-Juk2TPewIvup_CKz6zFM5tJYI

    1. LongTimeMother profile image95
      LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If it looked like that over my house, I don't think 'worried' would be the right word. Nope. Definitely not the right word.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Really.

  11. LongTimeMother profile image95
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Another good reason for going off the grid, paradigmsearch. You could make a fortune charging mobile phones etc from your solar batteries ... or make a lot of new friends doing it for free. smile

  12. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 3 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8651197_f248.jpg
    Gnarly!
    Sounds like a perfect opportunity to go PARA-sailing with me!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Long time, no hear! Then again, I don't hangout in the gnarly threads. lol

  13. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 3 years ago

    Alas, poor Para! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest...

  14. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Good morning, all. 6:30 AM here. Tonight is when NOAA predicts my life will end as I know it.

  15. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 3 years ago

    Anchor yourself down.  60 mph wind gusts are nothing here in Ohio.  That's just a slight breeze.  Wait til you get to 100 mph or more, then you will have something to worry about.  It's all relative!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've already caught and duct-taped one of the outdoor cats to the porch rail. Am looking for the others.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Uh-oh... It's started. It's even making noise already.

  17. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Unbelievable. The winds actually have blown away much of the dust and some of the twigs while still leaving the pretty little blue and white rocks.

    1. Ericdierker profile image80
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Now they are warning of 75 mph gusts. These winds are hot off the desert and carry red flag warnings for fire danger = We call them Santa Annas It was 36 degrees at my home this morning just before dawn and it is now 89 degrees. Our humidity is about 26% We have scientific term for this "Global Weirdness".

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        .
        And here's our next adventure we can expect this summer...

        "Death Dust"

        "The plume rose to five thousand feet; dust blotted out the sun four counties away. Traffic on Highway 5, the state’s main artery, stopped. At a certain point, the anemometers failed; the U.S. Geological Survey estimated wind speeds as high as a hundred and ninety-two miles an hour. Windows on houses were sandblasted to paper thinness."

        As for the Death Dust, it looks like L.A. County is getting ready to go into panic mode.

        Update: Oops, forgot the link. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014 … ntPage=all

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        Texas is starting to look better and better...

        1. LongTimeMother profile image95
          LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Took quite a while to read that lengthy article. Will take even longer for the implications to sink in.

      2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I remember those from when I lived in San Diego.  Brutal heat and wind, and dangerous during fire season.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          4:30 PM. Got a total lull going on here, but NOAA still mumbling about 50 mph.

  18. tirelesstraveler profile image86
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    Well you have about 10 hours to go.  Do you have high fire warnings  to go with your winds like we do here? 
    You come up with the best conversation pieces. Once again nice work.

    1. Greekgeek profile image95
      Greekgeekposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There were not only high fire warnings today; one town had homes burned to the foundations in a few minutes.

      The firefighters were there immediately and stopped it from spreading, but a 2 acre fire managed to completely wipe out four homes plus a car lot and some mobile homes. The flames just exploded.

      Santa Ana winds are naaaasty.

      Thankfully that one got knocked down before it had time to pick up any momentum, but we really, really, REALLY do not want any sparks or tossed cigarettes or bulldozers striking rocks right now. This is the kind of weather that could zorch one of the canyon communities very, very quickly. (See this first-hand photo-essay of the Laguna fire for a typical example -- no, that's not mine; I moved to the land of fire and earthquakes 3 years later.)

      (I gather that PS and I must live within 100 miles of each other.)

      1. tirelesstraveler profile image86
        tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome to California.   Gotta love Santa Ana winds.  In Northern California we just call it high winds or off shore winds.  Don't know why we can't have a fancy name too.

        1. Greekgeek profile image95
          Greekgeekposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Santa Anas aren't offshore winds; they're what happens when the Mojave Desert turns on the hairdryer and starts blasting us from the interior.

          As someone who moved here from the east coast, I find them surreal. They feel like autumn blustery winds that shake the leaves loose from the trees when the trees are turning colors, but instead of having a taste of winter / snow, they're hot and dry and taste like sage and desert.

          Last month, they had a merry time disrupting traffic in my neighborhood with a tumbleweed stampede. I'd never seen tumbleweeds outside the desert before. smile

          1. tirelesstraveler profile image86
            tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            LOL ,  Have a headache today and was thinking the wind was blowing from the land out to the ocean. I have lived all but three years of my mature life in California. I was thinking this was perfect fall weather myself. 
            Tumble weed in California, you might give easterners the idea we still have wilderness here.  My grandma came to California for the first time in 1963. She really had thought CA was rather wild until then.  She loved Disneyland.

  19. Greekgeek profile image95
    Greekgeekposted 3 years ago

    Oh, hey. Speaking of earthquakes, did that one wake you up, Paradigmsearch? smile

    (1:35 AM, Fontana, 4.7 mag. Your typical Large-Dog-Jumped-On-the-Bed-But-I-Don't-Have-a-Dog shake and wobble.)

  20. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Well, sports fans. If there were any windstorms last night, I sure didn't hear 'em. Looked outside, place seemed intact. Also missed out on Greekgeek's earthquake. Paradigmsearch lives to plague HubPages another day... big_smile

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you had good nights sleep! smile

    2. tirelesstraveler profile image86
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yahoo! Alive and kicking.  If the kids hadn't been watching Good Will Hunting until 3am I would have had a good night sleep too. That is just too good a movie.

    3. DrMark1961 profile image90
      DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just wanted to let you know that, once again, your forum thread brought a smile to my old and tired face! I am glad you made it, and want to nominate you for the "Hubpages Forum Drama Queen" award. (If they do not have this award, I want to ask HP to come up with it!)

      1. LongTimeMother profile image95
        LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It is asking a bit much for us to remember nominations like this for the best part of a year but if you can remind me closer to the time, Dr Mark, I'll vote with you. smile

        Maybe we need an ongoing forum thread with nominations we can refer back to. And links including one to this thread. lol.

 
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