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      And we are back!
       
      Hello boys and girls, welcome to another year of Washington Redskins football, home-team style.
       
      My name is JimmiJo and I am joined by my shuttered compatriot, Spaceman Spiff. Together we bring you the sights and sounds of Redskins preseason football. Tonight represents the first home installment for Washington. I will be looking for fan enthusiasm, tho it is difficult to gauge interest-level from the preseason. These are the games that the season ticket holders give to their siblings and coworkers.
       
      Tonight may be different as we expect Alex Smith to play. The pundits keep telling me he is Kirk Cousins only better. That will be awesome if so. 
       
      We are quickly filling the list with season-ending injuries, with Washington losing three projected contributors in the first week of preseason. This wince-producing stat is made worse when we consider the projected contributions of Derrius Guice, now lost for the year.
       
      All he was brought here to do was resurrect the Redskins' rushing game. 
       
      This for me is the biggest area of concern for me. The running game has got to get better for this team to have any reason success this year.
       
      Stand by for Inactives...
       
      An hour later I remember they don't do inactives in the preseason. Hey, it's preseason for us too!
       
      Not much to report. Very sparse crowd so far. But given it is a work-night and rush hour is just wrapping up on the beltway I am not surprised we are not overflowing with people yet.
       
      The Redskins appear to be wearing burgundy tops and mustard bottoms, for those keeping score at home. The Jets meanwhile, are sporting white tops and green bottoms.
       
      So far just the kickers and long snappers are warming up from both teams. 
       
      The hot, sunny day is giving way to a warm, breezy evening. Should be fairly pleasant viewing conditions for those coming out.
       
      Kickoff

      It is about that time. Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Alex Smith looked sharp, going 4-6 for 48-yards and a 91 passer-rating. 
       
      But that's not the story of this game.
       
      The story is the injuries that continue to mount to running backs. Samaje Perine had an impressive 30-yard run. Then limped off to be evaluated for an ankle sprain. Next was Byron Marshall.  A lower leg injury they say.
       
      The Redskins are suffering the worst run of injuries this early maybe ever. 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I am not sure how much we learned tonight. I take that back.
       
      Kevin Hogan, whom I had taken to calling ‘Nogan,’ somehow produced a lovely comeback victory with no time to spare. Way to send them home happy.
       
      Beyond the excitement at the end I am not sure we learned much.
       
      Alex Smith is exactly who we thought he was. Smith went 4-for-6 for 48-yards and a passer rating of 91. There was some excitement on his first call from scrimmage, when Smith play actioned the handoff and kept the ball on a bootleg, he turned to setup to hit Paul Richardson and instead received a face-full of Jets’ linebacker Jordan Jenkins. Smith completed the pass to Richardson and Jenkins was handed a 15- roughing call.
       
      The offense are exactly who we thought they are. Feckless in the redzone; unable to produce anything but field goals. Even when the stars did align, with Colt McCoy connecting Cam Sims, area spectacular touchdown catch; cruel fate intervened with a chickenscratch procedure call.
       
      The injuries are exactly what we feared they could be. Why is it every running back who goes for 30-yards on a single play comes up limping? Samaje Perine ran for 30-yards on his one carry on the night.
       
      The next time he was seen was on the way to the locker room to have an ankle looked at.
       
      Then there was Byron Marshall. He barely got into the game before coming out with a leg injury.
       
      After the first few drives Washington did very little offensively until they had to at the very end.
       
      And as little as this preseason game meant, it was nice to see the valiant stop at the goal line. It was even nicer to see Mr. Hogan lead the team down the field and to victory.
       
      Oh yea, we learned one more thing - Dustin Hopkins can kick field goals.
       
      Hail!
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The Non-Winter Weather Thread

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Yeah that was a wet one for a while there.

 

Redone basement still holding up.  (Knock on every wooden surface in the house.)

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Chance of showers & thunderstorms today and tomorrow evening. After that, a heatwave moves in for the weekend and stays until the middle of next week. Mid 90s every day.

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Quiet hurricane season so far. Jinx!!

 

It usually picks up later in the summer after the oceans have heated up all summer.  But yeah, right now:

 

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Thurs 8/6/15 11:00 AM

A lot of rain heading in, we're cooling off a little. Might not reach 80 degrees today. After today, highs will be in the mid 80s for the foreseeable future.

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It usually picks up later in the summer after the oceans have heated up all summer. But yeah, right now:

I lived in west palm beach for 7 years. Worst time was September and October.

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Thurs 8/6/15 11:00 AM

A lot of rain heading in, we're cooling off a little. Might not reach 80 degrees today. After today, highs will be in the mid 80s for the foreseeable future.

 

<<gloomy weather map>>>

 

 

this sucks dongles.    

I was planning on taking <surprising> my kids to Kings Dominion tomorrow :(

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It usually picks up later in the summer after the oceans have heated up all summer. But yeah, right now:

El Nino will ensure this season stays quiet. We are a month away from peak and the Atlantic is absolutely dead right now. Which is great!

The hurricane drought continues! I think the 2005 season broke the Atlantic...

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Meanwhile, DC is maintaining high temps in the mid 80s. That will change on friday with the temps gradually bumping up in to the 90s again. We'll be in the mid 90s next week.

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high 80s, no possibility of rain at least till the weekend, when it's only a 20% chance.  The humidity is a killer.

 

(LOL at twa yesterday in the RTT when he said his sweat was sweating...I had a hot flash yesterday and my kneecaps started sweating.) :lol:

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Squall lines headed through the region this evening, should be hit or miss. Threat will end later tonight.

Tropical Storm Danny is dissipating, but Erika looks like she has potential. There's another spinner right off the African coast as well. Like it was stated earlier though, El Nino is making it difficult for these things to get going.

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Well it's September tomorrow, and we'll be welcomed with a short heat wave from tuesday to thursday - mid 90s. On thursday & friday a couple cold fronts will come through, and we could see storms. Will cool things off around 10 degrees for the weekend.

Guess I'll post this here. Smoke from the wildfires out west, going way out in to the Atlantic.

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Looks like we're in for an extremely rainy week. It's been cloudy as hell lately, but it's about to get serious. Showers tomorrow will turn in to thunderstorms tomorrow evening. Rain is forecasted every day this week, including the entire weekend. Sorry folks.

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Looks like we're in for an extremely rainy week. It's been cloudy as hell lately, but it's about to get serious. Showers tomorrow will turn in to thunderstorms tomorrow evening. Rain is forecasted every day this week, including the entire weekend. Sorry folks.

No! **** that!

There will be NO rain this weekend.

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No! **** that!

There will be NO rain this weekend.

If you go up to China's post on this page you will see tropical storm Joaquin off the coast a bit. It's still gaining strength, it could reach hurricane status. In any event, its specific trajectory is still up in the air (like any storm). It could hit New England hard and kind of sideswipe us in the process. Definitely a chance it makes landfall in the mid-Atlantic though.

That is on top of a low pressure system and cold front coming through. The low will feed the atmosphere with moisture and make the cold front stall over top of us.

Add a tropical storm and things could get wild.

Currently, showers and T-storms are all up in parts of central and western VA. Same thing the farther west you go. It's daunting on the radar, starting to reach towards DC.

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Supposed to rain pretty much all week here.

Humid, still warm, not a fan of this...I am ready for Sun or Cool fall weather.

 

This rain was needed a month ago...not now.

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