Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Playing Twister

When I posted the below Tom Toles cartoon this morning, I had no idea about the kind of weather that was headed towards the DC area. The first set of storms rolled through the area around 3 PM and resulted in several tornado warnings, including one in the area of Dulles Airport. One person in Annandale (about ten miles west of DC) was killed when a tree fell on his car. Numerous other trees came down on other roads, and over two hundred thousand people were left without power.

A second, even more powerful line of thunderstorms is rolling through the area this evening. Three tornado warnings have already been issued for the southern end of Fauquier county. While Warrenton itself (located right in the middle of Fauquier conty) has gotten hammered twice today by powerful storms, at least we've managed to avoid the tornadoes themselves.... At least so far.

The tornado watches for the DC area have been extended till 1 A.M. It looks like a third wave of storms, currently over West Virginia and Ohio, is heading in our direction.

I'm not sure how yet, but this is all Bush's fault.

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