Worst storm in history & weather channel didn't have a clue

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    Jim Cantore gets what, a million per year to stand out in the rain and tell us it's raining? It seems the weather people were unable to predict the worst non-hurricane storm to hit Virginia in history. The thing is called a "derecho" and is similar to a tornado but is a straight line of wind. In this case it stretched hundreds of miles. No warning from the weather channel until after the damaging winds passed.
     
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    That one?

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    They totally missed a storm like that, on a much smaller scale, that happened in NW Wisconsin, almost a year ago to the day.

    Probably too busy producing another one of their silly-assed series about bush pilots or what the weather was like 30 years ago.
     
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    TWC is MTV for old people
     
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    Well, they blamed Bush for Katrina so I guess we can blame Obama for this one. Power is still out in some areas of Va. and W.V. and I haven't seen a single FEMA truck yet.
     
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    I used to have a resident who would watch the weather channel all day long, then worry that we were having a major storm outside. One day she thought her room was going to flood.
    Miss that lady. :(
     
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    Let me know when the bodies are floating up the flooded street, you poor thing.
     
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    Oh yeah, we got some of that. Local TV had it and were broadcasting overtime. I thought we were going to get a tornado for sure, I guess they did have water spouts on Lake Erie.

    It was big.
     
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    If it isn't in Atlanta, it didn't happen.
     
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    Well then they will cover it in 30 years, stay tuned.
     
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