June 19's Thunderstorms

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2007
Yesterday was one of the best storm days we’ve had in a while. It didn’t seem like things would work out for us to have good storms when the first line weakened as it approached. I was pretty disappointed because before I shut down the computer and went outside to watch they looked great. For a minute or two it even seemed like the sky wanted to turn green. They weakened when they hit the river.

Slight Risk Of Severe Thunderstorms

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2007
Today could be a fun day. There’s a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in the area with the main threat being damaging hail and strong wind. It should be a fun afternoon. I am hoping for some good storms in my backyard. They’ve been missing us here this year.

Can You Do Anything About Smoking Neighbors?

Monday, Jun 18, 2007
Just something that’s been bothering me a bit. We live in a row house. A cheap one but it’s what we chose. The neighbors on both sides smoke out on their porches. The smoke comes in our house. Sometimes to the point that my eyes burn. It’s a pain in the ass, especially considering no one in our house smokes. Talking to either neighbor about it would do no good. The idiots who live on one side of our house have no clue what respect means.

Wondering About Local Tornadoes

Monday, Jun 18, 2007
Last week there was a tornado warning in Lancaster county. It turned out that the NWS said it was straight line wind damage but it got me wondering how many tornadoes have been in this area. A few years ago there was the one in Campbelltown. That was an F-2 and destroyed some houses. Molly told she remembered hearing about a small tornado in town.. I did find one on the NWS’s site that could have been the one she was talking about.

CAPTCHAs Again

Friday, Jun 15, 2007
I came across a website this morning that I just could not sign up for thanks to CAPTCHAs. It was not a site I needed but just wanted to sign up to check it out so it’s not really important. I know I’ve written about this before but it can’t hurt to mention it again. The text in the picture was so distorted it was hard to read it. To top things off the picture had very poor contrast so it was hard to tell where the text ended and the background color began.

Hazleton Geocaching and Senapes Pitza

Thursday, Jun 14, 2007
We went to the Hazleton area caching and had a blast. I think we found 25 caches and had 3 DNFs. Blew off some the hiking ones to save for another day but I do want to do them. It was nice to go through some areas I’ve been to but not in about 10 years. We got two boxes of the Senapes Pitza and ate one almost immediately. I finished the other one the next day.

Remembering Hazleton

Thursday, Jun 7, 2007
I used to get this pizza all the time when I went to the mountains with my grandfather. It was the Hazleton area. I’ve been wanting to find it again and knew it was only local to that area but couldn’t remember what it was called. Last Saturday we were geocaching in the Reading area and stopped by Sonic to eat and started talking to someone from Allentown. I had to ask if they knew what it was called and they did.

Gypsy Moths

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2007
Last night on the news they were talking about Gypsy moths in York county.. I had forgotten all about them until I saw that. It reminded me of when I was a kid at the mountains near Hazleton when they were bad one year. That was interesting that year. Even though it was summer everything looked like winter because there were no leaves left on anything. with in a week or so they had eaten everything green.

Lots of Lightning Yesterday

Saturday, Jun 2, 2007
We had some pretty good thunderstorms in the area yesterday afternoon and evening. Lots of vivid lightning and loud thunder. What was interesting is that the storms were pretty much stationary in the afternoon so we had wind and lightning but no rain for at least 45 minutes before a new storm developed over us. At least that’s what seemed to have happened. Some areas had lots of rain and I’m sure some flooding and I heard quite a few trees down on the scanner.

The Weather Channel Isn't About Weather anymore

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I was going through channels and came across the weather channel. I didn’t think this channel could get any worse than it was but it did. I know that most people are not interested in the details of weather like I am but how can they call them selves the weather channel when about the only thing the have on that has anything to do with weather is the local forecast which is pretty shitty as it is.