Thursday, April 28, 2011

2 Short Videos from Severe Storms on Thursday!

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 the strong cold front that brought severe weather to the mid and southern U.S. swept through the Mid-Atlantic. Here are two brief videos from Maryland. One from the local television station when a long line of severe storms were moving from Harrisburg, PA south to Charlottesville, VA - including the Baltimore/Washington area. This line of storms spawned two tornadoes in Maryland - one in Frederick County and one in Montgomery County (both west of Baltimore). Fortunately, we didn't get any damaging wind gusts, hail or tornadoes where we are, however, just north and south of us there were all of those severe storm ingredients. 
To see a related story and NASA satellite image of the HUGE thunderstorms (they were over 10 miles high), go to this NASA story:  

 The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite captured the rainfall rates occurring in the line of thunderstorms associated with a powerful cold front moving through the eastern U.S. on April 28, 2011. The yellow and green areas indicate moderate rainfall between .78 to 1.57 inches per hour. The very small red areas are heavy rainfall at almost 2 inches (50 mm) per hour. This TRMM radar vertical cross section shows that some of these violent storms reached to incredible heights of almost 17 km (~10.6 miles). Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next