Posts Tagged ‘tornado’

The Needle: $10,000 Pigskins Mug Edition

Sting Awakening: Former at-large Councilmember Michael Brown just pleaded guilty in federal court to bribery, and has agreed to serve up to three years and one month in prison. Of the $55,000 Brown accepted from undercover FBI agents, $15,000 was delivered in a duffel bag containing Washington Nationals shirts and a baseball cap, while another $10,000 [...]

The Needle: Instability and Spin Edition

Toto, Take Cover: The District and surrounding areas are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. tonight. What's possible? Tornados, hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter, wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and dangerous lightning. Capital Weather Gang has summoned what is probably the maximally dramatic language for the weather front: "A [...]

The Needle: Popcorn Tax Edition

Let's All Go To The Lobby And Pay Some Taxes: Seeing movies in the theaters these days is an expensive proposition. There's the tickets themselves, which cost more than $10. There's the Metro fare to the theater. There's the $7 monthly payment to Netflix that meant you could have just held out a few months [...]

The Needle: Tornado Edition

Virginia is for Gay-Bashers: Turns out the Transportation Security Administration was hoping more people would opt out of the scans and force them to touch their junk last week. Or at least, such is the feverish conspiracy theory espoused by Loudon County Board of Supervisors member Eugene Delgaudio. The TSA patdowns, Delgaudio declares, are all [...]

The Needle: Tornados! And Terrorists! Edition

Tornados and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!: Welcome to Kansas-on-Potomac. Both last night and today, weather officials issued tornado watches, advising that thunderstorms (which come naturally with the unseasonably warm temperatures in the area) could bring on twisters. Fortunately, no such things materialized. Though in a year that's already seen blizzards, record heat, and an [...]

When Was the Last Time D.C. Was Hit By a Tornado?

Yesterday, a fierce storm blew through New York City. While the National Weather Service is investigating whether it was indeed a tornado, it was scary nonetheless. Just watch this video of the intense storm as it rolled through Brooklyn. (And definitely watch the video above, which should provide guidelines on exactly what not to do [...]