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Weather forecast…,


Good morning, Netizens....


Depending upon where you live, last night's thunderstorm/severe thunderstorm may have been an anti-climax. Of course if you have ever lived in the Midwest or portions of the Deep South, perhaps you already have a good first-hand knowledge of what a severe thunderstorm is all about, in which case you may already have a bottle of contempt ready to pour on the Spokane Weather Bureau for their near-hysterical coverage of the run up to last night's storm.


True, there were wind gusts nearing 60 miles per hour, which was as predicted. Thanks to the wind, we even had a considerable dust storm blow through our part of town, leaving a hefty dose of farm topsoil from parts of Othello, Odessa and Adams County in its wake. At the time some may have bitched to the weather gods because they could not see across the street well enough to spy on the sex goddess living across the way who occasionally wanders around her living room in scanty attire.


But severe thunderstorm in Spokane? The Weather Bureau should put out warnings to watch out for spurious severe weather warnings in the near future. That, or perhaps sentence our weather spotters to six months in Tornado Alley to watch for some real cloud busters.



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