12.21.2015

Typical! Self-Absorbed Millennials Don't Remember This Thunderstorm From March 1996

We all know that one special millennial who's so wrapped up in their overwhelming magnificence that they can't stop to marvel at ... thumbnail 1 summary 12.21.2015  |  21:23

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.

6 comments

  1. Been quiet around here. Every time someone tries to blog about weather over on Gawker, I chuckle and check your site.

    Severe Weather Alert! So. Cal got a tenth of an inch of rain last night/today.

    Happy Holidays Dennis!

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  2. Happy everything, Dennis. I check the site daily hoping to see something from you. With the crazy weather this week (here near Binghamton NY I had my windows open for a bit after the rain ended) it would be good to see a summary from you.

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  3. Greetings Dennis. Hope your holiday was well. Michigan experienced its first December tornado ever; here's hoping it's also the last one.

    As a millennial, I fully support this post. I'm not proud to be a part of this generation. Here's hoping the next generation somehow overcomes the influence of their parents (not likely) and makes the world respectable again.

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  4. Hope your holiday was nice, Dennis. I didn't realize The Vane was a goner - I thought you had gone on a sabbatical related to your book or something like that. Your posts are sorely missed, but I'll read here now!

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  5. Hope your holiday was nice, Dennis. I didn't realize The Vane was a goner - I thought you had gone on a sabbatical related to your book or something like that. Your posts are sorely missed, but I'll read here now!

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