Hurricane Force Winds without the Rain

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA VA License # 0225089470

My husband and I were awakened this morning to the sounds of siding expanding and contracting with very strong and sustained sounding winds.  We knew from weather forecasts that we were expecting high winds today, but this is ridiculous.

 

 

This is only the beginning.  The winds will likely get even stronger.  We've lost some trees, but thankfully nothing from the house (siding, ridge vents, etc.).  Our neighbors inflatable holiday decorations are threating to blow down toward our house.  Already we've seen more trash than we can believe, go flying past our house. 

I don't remember wind storms like this happening before, and I've lived in Northern Virginia my whole life.  This seems to be something that has started happening the past few years.   Totally bizarre!

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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
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Chris Ann- It is bizarre. we are getting the same thing here in Annapolis. But hey it may be a good thing. 2008 is leaving with a vengence and that is fine with me LOL

Dec 31, 2008 10:26 AM #1
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Russell Lewis
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Dang...I am waiting for it to warm up to about 50 for a morning run here in Austin! I grew up in West Texas where we are horrendous wind storms and you best stay in the house and have some quality time with your family!

Dec 31, 2008 10:29 AM #2
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Chris Ann, 82 mph??? That's hurricane force. Wow. Batten down the hatches.

Dec 31, 2008 11:17 AM #3
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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Martha:  As long as my siding doesn't come off, it can blow away.

Dec 31, 2008 01:01 PM #4
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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Russell:  Wind storms are new to us here...and I don't think we even call events like this wind storms....but that is exactly what they are.

Dec 31, 2008 01:02 PM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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Gary:  It's really something. I like Martha Brown's comment about 2008 leaving with a vengence.

Dec 31, 2008 01:03 PM #6
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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I did my first inspection of the year early this morning -- on my house!

Jan 01, 2009 05:23 PM #7
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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Jay:  Hope you didn't find any damage.  Our neighbor lost some siding.  Fortunately, I think our home survived. 

Jan 02, 2009 12:51 PM #8
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Anne Clark
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Okay, I thought it was bad the other day when the gusts were to 40 mph.  This puts that in perspective.

Dec 29, 2010 09:42 PM #9
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Anne:  The winds the other day were no joke. I had to repair two real estate signs that got damaged.  And my recycle bin was launched well into the woods.

Dec 29, 2010 09:59 PM #10
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