September 11

Re: September 11

Postby Fat Tony » Jul 06, 2018 12:13 pm

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Who else recalls the fine weather that morning? Quickly replaced by the unmistakeable sensation of hells a popping.
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Re: September 11

Postby Americalex » Jul 09, 2018 3:59 pm

I distinctly remember it yes!
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Re: September 11

Postby Windwalker » Jul 10, 2018 4:18 pm

I lived in "the quads" next to a community college, and worked night-shift at a Grocery. I had come home early that night and fallen asleep on my couch. The maintenance guy, who had a personality like Jerry Siegnfeild's Kramer character (though only 5 feet tall and probably spun on crank more often than not) came and woke me up (knowing that I was a National Guardsman) to tell me we were "under attack!" I thanked him and turned the TV on just in time for the both of us to see the second tower struck live on my little 17 inch TV.

I do remember taking note of the fine weather that day later on... Something odd about the way the sun was shining on the hedges along the east side of the highway on the other side of the Campus... like they were illuminated more brilliantly than normal and had a strange untypical ambient glow to them.... I had always assumed it was just me "tripping" because of the minor shock setting in that I was going to be fighting in a real War within a few years. Maybe there actually was something odd with the weather that day?
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Re: September 11

Postby Bayowolf » Jul 15, 2018 11:10 am

^^^^^^
There's something about our country getting sucker-punched "from somewhere in the back" that would heighten the senses. Although it's usually bright & sunny here in the Arid Zone, I remember that in the week following 9/11 the sun was particularly bright--as if God Himself was wielding His Mighty Arc-Welder where the blue of the sky fades to almost-white and the shadows on the mountains appear to dance and vibrate. This is a common occurrence around the Summer Solstice when the sun is almost directly above and the temperature about 120 degrees but, since it rarely (if ever) happens in September, I knew that I was having a mild but sustained adrenalin rush (along with some weird dreams about SCUD-alerts and MOPP gear).
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Re: September 11

Postby Windwalker » Jul 15, 2018 4:00 pm

Bayowolf wrote:^^^^^^
There's something about our country getting sucker-punched "from somewhere in the back" that would heighten the senses. Although it's usually bright & sunny here in the Arid Zone, I remember that in the week following 9/11 the sun was particularly bright--as if God Himself was wielding His Mighty Arc-Welder where the blue of the sky fades to almost-white and the shadows on the mountains appear to dance and vibrate. This is a common occurrence around the Summer Solstice when the sun is almost directly above and the temperature about 120 degrees but, since it rarely (if ever) happens in September, I knew that I was having a mild but sustained adrenalin rush (along with some weird dreams about SCUD-alerts and MOPP gear).


A general sense of heightened awareness was certainly present across the Country, but there was also "opportunity" to collect invaluable weather date while all the commercial air-traffic was grounded...

The consensus is, we normally have enough additional cloud-coverage from contrails to artificial inflate ground-temperatures by approximately 1.5 to 2 degrees, if my memory serves on the numbers... Considering I was in the Willamette Valley in Oregon at the time (basically a air-traffic super-highway up and down the west coast) the actually exaggeration of temperatures here due to contrails could be as concentrated as double the average or more.
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