20 yr ann.F4 in Hamden

By: bigtrucker , 9:08 PM GMT on June 13, 2009

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Hamden tornado 20th
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Updated: Friday, 10 Jul 2009, 10:01 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 10 Jul 2009, 6:10 AM EDT

By: Crystal Haynes
Hamden (WTNH) - Friday marks the 20th anniversary of a tornado that pounded the town of Hamden, and on this anniversary other Connecticut towns are trying to work through the aftermath of a more recent storm.

The July 10, 1989, F-4 tornado ripped houses from their foundations, downed trees and left many in the dark. The tornado tore through the Northeast corner of town and then across Long Island Sound.

Sound familiar? Just over a week ago a much less powerful tornado swept through Wethersfield, splitting homes in half and leaving more than 9,000 without power.

Wethersfield town leaders held a special meeting Thursday night for residents still trying to cope.

"It's kind of hard to still see the tree up in the air still through the house," homeowner Shannon Jones said, "and my little one still has a hard time every time it rains."

The town had declared the area a disaster zone. Emergency crews from nearby towns were called into the help with the clean up.

Last week, officials from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, toured to see if federal funds could be made available to help cover the cost.

The Wethersfield tornado had wind gusts of up to 100 miles per hour. By comparison, the tornado that hit Hamden had gusts of more than 200 miles per hour. It was the longest swarm of tornadoes ever to hit Connecticut in the history of the state.






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Average return years for a cat 1 hurricane for the NE. We have gone 24 years, and we are well overdue. The general public in the NE should be reeducated on preparedness for Hurricanes. We are overdue with Cat 3 storms for which we had three


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Hello Brooke. How is the guitar playing going??

Hi Art! I just got on...am about to go eat dinner, but saw you posted.

I just came from my second guitar lesson and it was good. David (my teacher) is teaching me how to "color" my chords and the G Maj. scale. I hate scales, but they'll help, that's for sure. Thanks for asking! I am enjoying them, that is for sure.
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Quoting MNTornado:
A Must See Program!

I watched a program on The History Channel on Tue. June 23, 2009. The name of the program is "The Crumbling of America". This is the summary of what the program is about:

Investigating infrastructure deterioration in the United States, including more than 70,000 bridges rated as being structurally deficient; past disasters; new technologies and designs to prevent problems in the future.

The next showing of this program is Sun. June 28, 2009 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm. I highly recommend that everyone see this program. After watching it myself, I began to realize that there are more problems going on in this country than I was aware of.


Don, thanks for the heads up. I wonder if they mentioned the Mianis River Bridge in Greenwich,CT which is part of I-95. A large section of that bridge collapsed in the early eighties.

Quoting AuntBrooke:
Hey Art, just getting going for the day...thought I'd stop in and say hello!


Hello Brooke. How is the guitar playing going??
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Hey Art, just getting going for the day...thought I'd stop in and say hello!
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A Must See Program!

I watched a program on The History Channel on Tue. June 23, 2009. The name of the program is "The Crumbling of America". This is the summary of what the program is about:

Investigating infrastructure deterioration in the United States, including more than 70,000 bridges rated as being structurally deficient; past disasters; new technologies and designs to prevent problems in the future.

The next showing of this program is Sun. June 28, 2009 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm. I highly recommend that everyone see this program. After watching it myself, I began to realize that there are more problems going on in this country than I was aware of.
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Just a good song!!



Hi Alley, By the weekend some of that airmass will nudge this way..Believe me it will be welcomed!!
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Good evening Art, don't be surprised in a couple of days some of this heat will hit you. Its hot as hades here today and tomorrow will be worse. We are getting a blast from the south and tomorrow will be up in the 90s. Hot dry and hopefully rain on the wknd. We will need it by then.
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Hi Brooke,
i've been watching that airmass and wishing some of it would come this way. It has been just too unsettled along the Sound here.
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Hi Bug, Thanks:-)
Things are just great today!!!!
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Yet another cloudy day, with cool temps, and a few showers. Cut off Low is offshore and not expected to move out until Friday. Than the Pattern will be changing by Saturday with summertime weather..
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Hey, BigT!

Hope your Tuesday is a good one!
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Giving your blog a bump!

How are you? It's been quite warm here lately...in the 100's. Yuck.

Take care~
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Yes, you can run your ac at 80 down there because your removing the humidity. I try to keep mine at 78 degrees up here.
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Hi Blu!!! Plenty of work down there. You never know what the future holds, I stopped trying to figure it out...LOL
When Sept. rolls around i will be getting plenty o work up here. I just have to figure out what to do till then.
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{{{BT}}} hope you are well..you would be rollin' in dough doing AC repair in FL right about now. CRAZY heat, AC units just cant keep up. But Hey, if they keep it inside at 80, it seems hot, till you walk ouside for a minute and come back in...seems freezin'!
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Quoting Appalachiangypsy:
shhhh.. it's supposed to hit the 90's later on this week here :)


LOL how can i shhhhh. We had a cold spring, and 60's for the first few days of summer...I want to shout it out when the warm air arrives:-)
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Ok now Karen....Glad you got it straightened out
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BT - try again...seems to be working OK for most now. I finally just copied and pasted into a new entry. Took some a few tries...but I think I might be visible now. Thanks for the shout out!
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shhhh.. it's supposed to hit the 90's later on this week here :)
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Hey gypsy!!! Doing good, thanks.
Waiting on the warm weather to arrive by weeks end. It's been gloomy for way too long...LOL
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Hello Hello BT :)
How are you?
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4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.

33 YEARS: MY SON STILL THINKS THAT HE KNOWS MORE THAN HIS OLD MAN. (OH WELL)

35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
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Family Loop


Many, many years ago
When I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow,
Pretty as could be.

This widow had a grown-up daughter
With flowing hair of red.
My father fell in love with her,
And soon the two were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law
And changed my very life.
Now my daughter was my mother,
For she was my father's wife.

To complicate the matters worse,
Although it brought me joy.
I soon became the father
Of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became
A brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle,
Though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle,
Then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up-daughter
Who, of course, was my step-mother.

Father's wife then had a son,
Who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson,
For he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother
And it makes me blue.
Because, although she is my wife,
She's my grandma too.

If my wife is my grandmother,
Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it,
It simply drives me wild.

For now I have become
The strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother,
I am my own grandpa!


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!
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Great post{{{Peace}}}
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{{{BT}}};



4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown


Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it.
Fathers Day Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland



When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Fathers Day Quote by: Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874


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Quoting bigtrucker:
Hi Brooke, thanks for stopping by.
im doing great thanks


Good! Glad to hear that. Was out in the sun all day yesterday and unlike Chuck's sunburn, mine is killing me. And it's 100 outside...stifling.

Hope the rest of the day goes good! Take care...

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HAPPY FATHERS DAY {{{{{ART}}}}!! You know I wuvs ya!
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Hi Charles..Wow, it's warm there. We are stuck with a Low off the coast very cloudy and cool. throughout the week.
Glad your sunburn is healing. STAY COOL!!
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Hey Bro =)

It's warm here today! Nice outside, but omg.. inside is another story.. pushing even MY limits here! 87F in my room LOL

Comfortable in my room for me is 75-80... 85 is the end of tolerable LOL

But it's nice and sunny and 81F outside =) I might go out and sit in the shade (cause of the sunburn, which luckily is healing well)

Hope you have a good day today, racing from Infineon this afternoon
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Hi Brooke, thanks for stopping by.
im doing great thanks
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Hi Art...just dropping in to say hello! Hope you're doing ok today~
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TY for the fathers Day Greetings.
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Happy fathers day Bt
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Fathers Day Greetings! Pictures, Images and Photos
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This Low will stay stalled just offshore for most of next week, bringing with it clouds, showers and damp/cool air. Tomorrow will be another day of morning rains and afternoon showers.

courtesy of NOAA
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Good Afternoon All. rain is beginning to move in. Looking at between 2-3 inches on already saturated ground.
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Hi Sandi your right about that. Did i mention the car still had the sticker on it. 100,000 car at least


Hi Shore Well, the sun came out for a spell this afternoon, but we are in for heavy rains tomorrow through Sunday. Looking good by the end of next week with a jet stream change and we will start seeing some summer weather. For me that means $$$$$
So far all we managed to get was a very cool and damp spring.
I'm glad your friend wasent seriously hurt. I have flipped a car on black ice and just sprained my wrist.
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Oh, BT,

How I wish I could send you some sunshine. We've had 24 straight days, if I remember correctly. Hot, bright, sunny, hotter, and then a little hotter with some humidity thrown in for good measure.

Since I have to be out in it, I try not to think about it, but it's getting wearisome. And now, it's turning into serious drought for the farmers, who went through the whole thing last year.

Sure am glad you didn't get into anything more serious, car-wise. A friend of mine flipped and rolled her husband's whatever two days ago - she came around a curve on a two lane road and there was a person changing a flat tire right in the middle of the road - no shoulder. The good news is that no one was hurt - she wasn't even particularly stiff the next day. But you never know. Sandi's right, though - an inch is as good as a mile!

Hope your weekend's nice despite the sogginess.
I'm working Sat/Sun mornings to try and get some hours back the heat took away from me, but the afternoons? All AC, all the time!
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Hey, Art! sending you mail....
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I swear, i missed him by one inch....

How scary...... but as we say here in the UK..
"A miss is a s good as a mile!"

I better send you a snorkel and flippers, like I did Bug - she says she is growing web feet!! LOL

Take care :)
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Wet day today. It rained from the time i left the house until the time i returned from work. AND it's still coming down quite heavy. That makes 15 of 18 days with rain in June.
And low and behold, more rain is on tap through Sunday. Looking forward to the long range which shows the warm air overspreading our area by next Thursday.
Well, back to building my ark.
Oh yeah, i almost rear ended a brand new BMW today. I was in North Madison, which is in the countryside of CT. A deer darted out in front of the Beamer and he slammed his brakes. I saw this and did the same, but with all the weight in my truck and ABS (that dont belong in a worktruck)my truck started sliding and darted forward. I swear, i missed him by one inch....
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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:23 PM EDT on June 17, 2009


... Unusually cool and wet weather continues in June...

June 2009 in Central Park NY has been marked by persistent wet weather
and below average temperatures.

Through June 16... the average monthly temperature is 65.1
degrees... 4.3 degrees below normal.

Total rainfall for the month through June 16 is 5.32 inches... which
is 3.27 inches above normal thus far. Rain has fallen on 13 of the
first 16 days this month.

For some perspective... here are the top ten coldest and wettest
junes on record since 1869 for Central Park ny:

coldest wettest
avg. Temp. Year inches precip. Year
64.2 1903 10.27 2003
65.2 1881 9.78 1903
65.7 1916 9.30 1972
66.8 1926/1902 8.79 1989
67.2 1958 8.55 2006
67.3 1927 7.76 1887
67.4 1928 7.58 1975
67.5 1897 7.13 1938
67.7 1878 7.05 1871
67.8 1924 7.04 1928



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Quoting bigtrucker:
Brooke, I got your mail, Now YOU have mail LOL
The guitar classes gotta be good. Glad your having fun!!!


Got it! Now you have mail. =)

They will be good. College life is a blast! I love it. Everyone is so nice here...
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Brooke, I got your mail, Now YOU have mail LOL
The guitar classes gotta be good. Glad your having fun!!!
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It looks like he slid into a retaining wall possibly on the pit road entrance. It does not appear that the wall was soft or cushioned....Man, the car just dicinigrated...Just a shame.
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hey BT you a nascar fan, this is the accident at Puebla in mexico last weekend, what you think happend, it´s unfortunate because the driver died, but something looks awkward to me.
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Well hello there Brooke. Have fun at the youth room and talk to you later
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Hi Art! Just swinging in. Off to the youth room, but thought I'd say hello.

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When I walked out the door today i had to come back in for my sweater jacket. The weather is more like early spring rather than knocking on summers door. It will be a short summer this year in Southern New England. July and august than we slip into fall.
The cool weather killed me financially, because it's too warm for heat, and too cool for Air Conditioning. In all my years in the trade i have never experienced this before.
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Hey dude. I'm off to the shower, but I wanted to say hey dude.. LOL

Might call ya up later, got some things to get done today, I've been lazy, so I'll TTYL!
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My pleasure Sandi...Always enjoy it there. your blogs are always insightful and your pictures are too!!!
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