We all know that one special millennial who's so wrapped up in their overwhelming magnificence that they can't stop to marvel at the world that revolves around them. One of the greater tragedies of this generation that failed us (because society certainly didn't fail it!) is that they don't remember this particular noteworthy day in Metroplex history.
Kids these days are so wrapped up in their smartphones that they didn't even notice this thunderstorm northeast of Dallas, Texas, in the early afternoon hours of March 5, 1996. The subsequent line of thunderstorms would go on to produce numerous tornadoes in the hours to come, but ask a millennial that, and they'll just ironically shrug at you!
If you can drag them away from their phones for just a couple of minutes, they might be able to tell you where they were the day of the strong thunderstorm in eastern Prince William County, Virginia, on September 16, 2008, struck, but boy howdy, if you try to hold a discussion about this great storm that developed on the border between Collin and Hunt Counties on the extreme northeastern suburbs of Dallas, they give you a vacant stare while their Twitter notifications tick ever upward.
This generation is definitely not [one hundred emoji]. For shame.
Dennis graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2014 with a degree in political science and a minor in meteorology. Previously running Gawker's weather blog, The Vane, for nearly two years, he currently contributes to Mental Floss, Forbes Science, and occasionally writes for the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. Dennis also teamed up with the editors of Outdoor Life to write a book, The Extreme Weather Survival Manual, which came out in October 2015.