Tie Down the Livestock, Twister’s a Comin’!

Posted June 5th, 2008 by

So we had a great bit of weather yesterday.  I had just gotten back from lunch with Chris from How Is That Assurance Evidence (pretty smart guy, similar content to myself, worth checking out some time) when  I got a tweet from the National Capitol Region Battlespace which is a civil-defense kinda organization but they have a good condensed tweet feed.  Anyway, the contents was this:  “Severe weather has entered NCR. Frequent lightning, tornado warnings for VA suburbs.”  Ooooh, tornado drill time, shut down the home servers, make sure Mrs Rybolov is wearing real shoes not sandals and get ready to bolt to the basement when you hear the train coming through your house.  Where’s Mogull to make a pithy saying about how twitter might have finally gotten a legitimate use.  =)

Meanwhile, less than 5 miles away at Dulles Airport, Jennifer Leggio was grounded and all but abandoned by the UAL crew who headed to the bunkers, so she had to wheel an elderly nun to safety (BTW, that’s fairly heroic/good-samaritan-like all things considered).  I think she finally got home today around late afternoon.

Parts of the DC area lost some power (Falls Church proper still doesn’t have power), including my server, which didn’t come back up when the power came back on because, well, I borked up LILO previously and didn’t know it.  After a trip over to see it this afternoon, everything is back to working.

Now from a blogging sense, this was the worst time for me because the day before I put up a slideshow about “What you can learn from the US Government” and now that my server’s back up, I’ve most likely dropped off everybody’s rss feeds.  The preso’s still there, go check it out.

After the storm blew through, NCR Battlespace sent the link to this beautifully evil picture of clouds in Alexandria:

Tornado Clouds over Alexandria

Impending Evil photo by Joseph J D’Angelo

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