Gut Rumbles

March 22, 2005

pouring down rain

I'm thinking about turning off the computer and doing a hunker-down in the Crackerbox. One hell of a thunderstorm is raging outside right now. We have a tornado Warning (not a watch) in effect until midnight tonight, with predictions of 70 MPH winds and 2" hail from the storm that is rolling though now.

But from what I see on the Weather Channel, the I-95 effect is going to keep the worst of this one to the south and the east of me. Anybody who lives in southeast Georgia knows about the "I-95 Effect." It is real, too. Mother Nature seems to pick which side of that road she wants to shit on, and she does all of her business on one side and not the other. Ask anybody who lives around here.

That interstate may be a blue line on a highway map, but I swear to Bejus that it's a border on nature's map, too.


That system is about to hit my neck of the woods in NC, but it looks like it already took it's biggest dump further south.

Posted by: GORDON on March 22, 2005 09:10 PM

That's no shit man. Same thing happens here in the panhandle of FL. I-10 is always the border line for freeze warnings, thunderstorms, and the like. really weird.

Posted by: DONGER on March 22, 2005 09:20 PM

Jebus...I was drivin in that sucker. It was nasty. I even had to post about that one.

Posted by: Moogie on March 22, 2005 09:24 PM

Strange how those airborne vacuums travel around.

Posted by: Mark on March 22, 2005 09:54 PM

And here it comes again in my neck of the woods. The sun came out this afternoon after it had stormed like hell, so I thought it was overwith. But now all that's on our local networks are our oh so overzealous weathermen who see this type of weather as their opportunity for all important camera time.

Posted by: UziQ on March 22, 2005 10:18 PM

Our weather "border" is I-70 here in Ohio, it's weird because there doesn't seem to be any geographcal reason for it.

Posted by: RickR on March 23, 2005 09:09 AM

Here in Missouri it's the same thing I-44. But there's a geographical explaination. I-44 follows old Route 66, which followed the railroads, which were originally surveyed to follow the high ground. Pretty much all the rivers north of I-44 flow away from it, north toward the Missouri River. Pretty much all of the rivers to the south of the Interstate flow away from it, generally east toward the Mississippi. I think following the high ground is the reason that the highway divides the weather here.

Posted by: Gramps on March 23, 2005 11:48 AM
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