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Title: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 12, 2019, 03:31:15 PM
Its Spring, and most of time you usually get these strong to severe thunderstorms (sometimes Summer, where I live). So I'm prepared for it, and tracking these severe storms (with my latest weather equipment). Which generally, the atmosphere is very unstable enough to create strong to severe thunderstorms, by cold fronts and other weather phenomenons that happen. So guys are you prepared for this storm season? If not, you should start now!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 12, 2019, 05:44:21 PM
Yes, be prepared...
Make sure batteries for your video camera are charged & ready!


I don't have any sort of weather equipment. Wouldn't even know what I'd need .LOL.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 12, 2019, 06:18:49 PM
You can use a AM radio as a piece of weather equipment, which can be used as a sferic lighting detector! Softer the crackles, the farther the lightning is. The louder the crackles, the closer the lightning is. ;)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 14, 2019, 04:25:38 AM
Yup, lightinglover8902 is right. AM radio is definitely great at picking up static sounds from lightning. Also, the more the lightning, the more
the crackles, the worse the storm. Severe and Supercell thunderstorms normally have the most lightning... especially Supercells.
This topic is pretty much just in time for me... because here we have an "enhanced" threat of severe storms today. That's a step above
the "marginal" and "slight" risk, which means we will likely see mean thunderstorms today.
It's suppose to be 68 degrees, and I was thinking about going on a very small bike ride today. Yeah... that's not happening.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 14, 2019, 08:21:52 AM
I do ofcourse have the option of AM radio
I was thinking maybe you had some sorts fancy weather equipment .LOL.


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Severe weather season here doesn't really start until May/June
We did have a bit of a blizzard yesterday, which was kinda cool to watch. :)



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 14, 2019, 09:37:59 AM
@Xmaslightguy, is your state part of that "Bomb Cyclone" blizzard that I keep hearing about in the news? That
Blizzard is making history apparently, packing winds of up to 80mph


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 14, 2019, 10:17:38 AM
@suzukir122:
Yep its gone now, we had that storm yesterday.

Where I'm at, it wasn't all that bad. You deff wouldn't want to have been out driving around in it or anything, but we didn't get hit as hard as some parts of the state (heavy snow & wind, but didn't get to 80mph gusts here). Thought we might lose power for awhile because the lights kept blinking/flickering, but it never went out.

I did break out the video camera & record a couple short vids, haven't looked at 'em yet, but I don't think anything worth YouTube'ing


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 14, 2019, 10:24:50 AM
@xmaslightguy, yeah that storm has been all over the news lol, it was even talked about during talks about potential severe
weather over here.
Speaking of that, there is a tornadic storm heading up quickly towards my area, as of right now. Not sure if there's a tornado
on the ground, but I was able to detect the storms rotation easily even without knowing there was a tornado warning issued for it.
Looks like it *might* be a legit supercell. We'll see if it weakens before it gets to Ohio.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 14, 2019, 11:31:02 AM
@suzukir122:
That storm is pretty much all the news was here yesterday :lol:

Grab your videocamera & get some thunderstorm vids!
I hope you don't actually end up getting a tornado :o
Stay safe out there.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 14, 2019, 12:05:39 PM
I won't capture any of this on video, but I know for a fact tons of other people probably will. As it stands right
now, I'm seeing Supercells, after Supercells lining up one by one, Southeast of Indiana/West Kentucky. Each storm has a Tornado Warning.
This is a classic... the kind of storms I'm use to seeing on radar around Oklahoma, Kansas, etc. And it's sunny here right
now. Sun = very bad. Fuel for the storms. haha... I just hope no one dies. These storms are legit looking deadly right now.

Oh and also, Storm Chaser Reed Timmer is covering this as well on his twitter. Just found out a couple seconds ago.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on March 14, 2019, 03:51:27 PM
I seen that on the news about those storms.

Here we get some of these storms in the spring, but sometimes in the early winter, when it's warmer and a cold front comes through. Usually causes thunderstorms to build in evening or at night.

And last year I was driving my car, and it was windy with lightning, and when I turned my radio to AM, I could hear the crackle. Even once when I was sitting in the parking lot at Taco Bell, I could even hear it on FM when I saw lightning hit close by.

But I'm not sure with my new car if it will pick up, since the old car had rod antenna, but new one has it in the back window glass.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 14, 2019, 10:10:37 PM

And last year I was driving my car, and it was windy with lightning, and when I turned my radio to AM, I could hear the crackle. Even once when I was sitting in the parking lot at Taco Bell, I could even hear it on FM when I saw lightning hit close by.

But I'm not sure with my new car if it will pick up, since the old car had rod antenna, but new one has it in the back window glass.


@Cole D.

Its better to put the AM radio on 520kHz or 530kHz, which you'll get the best results for lightning detection.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: boiler1011 on March 15, 2019, 09:47:02 AM
We get lots of severe weather here in NTX, and this year is shaping up to be quite active.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 15, 2019, 09:55:38 AM
@Boiler1011, the kind of storms we *almost* saw here in Dayton Ohio, was the kind of storms I would expect to see more towards
the Southwest of the USA, like Texas, Oklahoma, and even Kansas.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on March 15, 2019, 03:38:27 PM
I experienced a snow squal for the first time here in Albany back in January. A sudden blast of wind and blowing snow that makes driving really dangerous.   Visibility is severely reduced. Then itís over as quickly as it starts.  Kind of like the scattered strong summer storms Iím used to in SC.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 15, 2019, 05:36:17 PM
@suzukir122:
Maybe I'll look & see if that guy you mentioned has any vids on YouTube .. I don't do Twitter .lol.
Seeing the evening news yesterday, the storm here in CO was deff worse farther east/north/south than where I'm at.
I also saw there were indeed severe storms & tornadoes in the country yesterday...probably part of that weather system you were seeing?
More severe weather today?
(Oh & went through my little bits of video from wednesday...nothing real great, but ok-enough that planning to put something on YouTube anyway)


@CEB1993:
Oh yep, that or a 'ground blizzard' where there's wind, but it isn't actually snowing, ain't something fun to drive in...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 15, 2019, 07:28:22 PM
Usually, where I live in Southeast Texas, we usually get severe weather in the Spring, and sometimes in the Summer. But in the Summer, its a hit or miss. I think last year in August.... I believe? There was a HUGE severe thunderstorm supercell with large hail, and severe damaging winds. It was near me, but luckily misses us. I actually have a picture of it, but its in my other computer laptop. The computer laptop I'm using now is a Acer Swift 3.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on March 16, 2019, 10:53:11 AM
We had severe storm today with a lot of rain and hail all over the day. It ended only once the evening came.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 16, 2019, 11:13:45 AM
 :o... Whoa.... @Dor123, you get severe thunderstorms in Israel?? I've always thought that places like Israel never saw
the kinds of severe storms, or Supercell storms, that we see here in the U.S. Does Israel see tornadoes? If so, are they
around F4 or F5 like here in the U.S?
@Xmaslightguy, Reed Timmer has a lot of videos on YouTube, so I wouldn't be surprised if he covered those storms on YouTube
as well. And there was much less in the way of fatalities, if any, compared to what I thought would be the case.
Although the Supercell storms I mentioned were weaker Supercells, they were still powerful/dangerous. I was certain there would be fatalities
but I guess I was wrong. Those Supercells weren't quite at that level of power. But yeah, as for severe weather, we won't be seeing that here
for a while. The temperature and atmosphere isn't really permitting it, at least not right now. Too cold


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Medved on March 16, 2019, 11:35:25 AM
If snow and long term freezing could be in Tucson area in Arizona...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on March 16, 2019, 11:55:51 AM
This wasn't a thunderstorm in the magnitude of the ones occur in the US, but there was lot of strong rain and even hail.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 16, 2019, 02:29:55 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
Reed Timmer has a lot of videos on YouTube
Found the guy just by chance when I was watching some hurricane vids on YouTube :)


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And there was much less in the way of fatalities, if any, compared to what I thought would be the case.
Yep. That's good atleast.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on March 16, 2019, 05:31:19 PM
It was raining lightly here since I had awoke this morning, but it rained light most of the day. I was going to go to gym tonight, but then it started raining heavy, so I decide to just stay home instead. It stopped now though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 16, 2019, 10:25:42 PM
@Cole D, if it's just rain, or a weak/typical thunderstorm, hit that gym and make some gains!! Don't let a little heavy rain stop you!
Plus, it'd mess up any gym routine you have if you skip.

@Dor123, I figured it wasn't as bad as here in the U.S... I've never heard of Tornadoes, specifically F4 or F5, in Israel or the Middle East
in general. Not yet. I'm still surprised that it at least was strong enough to produce hail. Here in the U.S, we see golf, softball
and grapefruit sized hail from the Supercell storms.



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 24, 2019, 05:48:01 PM
There was a small Tornado here in CO Friday (nowhere near me). Probably an EF0, I don't believe it did anything.
I think I heard one grumble of thunder off in the distance that evening.

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In the past couple weeks I've been watching misc hurricane & tornado vid's on YouTube - something I do from time-to time, just because storms are fascinating!
I've also been looking around at various weather-forum websites (one I plan to spend some time looking through the section on using a Raspberry Pi for a weather station).
And also looked for 'storm chaser' forums...something that I'm shocked is hard to find (of the 2 I found, only one of them is US-based, and it requires you to use your real name, so won't be joining that)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 24, 2019, 05:56:03 PM
In terms of tornado videos, the ones that really catch my attention are the ones close to home. Especially the massive
F5 tornadoes. When I say "close to home," I'm talking about the ones that ultimately end up missing the camera persons
home (or public place) by a close margin, or the ones that hit the camera persons home (or public place) directly.
The Supercell thunderstorm videos are also very, very interesting


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 27, 2019, 10:02:13 PM
@suzukir122:
I've seen a couple of those 'close encounter' tornado vids. Interesting stuff to watch. (hurricanes are fascinating to watch too, especially the eyewalls!)
Oh and a couple nights ago, I did a simple '1-word'  YouTube search "EF5" :lol: (one of my previous searches was "eyewall")

Can't say I've ever watched any supercell thunderstorm vids though


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 28, 2019, 06:04:04 AM
Well in 2017, parts of southeast Texas got flooded out by Hurricane Harvey, but I was lucky that my house didn't get flooded out. But the whole cul de sac street got flooded, but like I said my house didn't get flooded out.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 28, 2019, 04:37:28 PM
@lightinglover8902:
Sounds like you got lucky there!

That one sure dumped massive amounts of rain in Texas..


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 28, 2019, 04:51:10 PM
@lightinglover8902, yeah you honestly dodged TWO bullets... your house didn't get flooded out despite the very heavy rain,
and, your house survived in general. From what I remember, that storm at one point was a category 4 hurricane. That's just
one number away from being a category 5, which is of course, the most powerful kind of hurricane ever recorded.
If you got to witness/encounter that category 4 monster at it's strongest, you're very lucky man, for real.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 28, 2019, 10:20:24 PM
Yeah it was. The whole cul de sac street was like a huge pond and it almost, just almost coming up to my house, and down to the driveway (where the ditch is) was filled with flood waters. My house is on a elevated top, but its also next to a revene which drains the water pretty quickly though IIRC. But yeah, that was wild, the storm stalled and went back as a tropical storm, and made another landfall in Louisiana.

So the storm made history, because one it made two landfalls, a category 4 landfall in Texas, and a tropical storm landfall in Louisiana. Two, lots of rainfall, and we're getting tornadoes like crazy and luckly our power stayed on during the storm.

Plus the eye wall hit Corpus Christi, but in Houston we're getting all of the bad stuff.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 28, 2019, 10:59:16 PM
@lightinglover8902, those were probably embedded weak spin up tornadoes, or maybe funnel clouds. Embedded supercell thunderstorms within hurricanes
isn't impossible, but those supercell storms in a hurricane won't be as intense as a typical supercell thunderstorm lol
This is why you don't hear much about F4/F5 tornadoes within hurricanes, or hail storms. It's good though because I'm pretty
sure that if an F5 tornado took place inside of a category 5 hurricane, there would be far, far more fatalities.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 29, 2019, 06:27:52 AM
Yeah, it could've been worse. There was one of those brief spin-up tornadoes near me during the storm, as the warning was issued it ALMOST about to come down to the ground, but it quickly went back up and dissipated.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 29, 2019, 09:59:39 AM
Ohh lol that's a funnel cloud if it didn't touch the ground... spinning from a Mesocyclone in a weak supercell storm
within the outer bands of the hurricane


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 29, 2019, 12:50:53 PM
Ohh lol that's a funnel cloud if it didn't touch the ground... spinning from a Mesocyclone in a weak supercell storm
within the outer bands of the hurricane

Yeah, it was bad. My weather radios were going off like crazy during the storm.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 29, 2019, 12:57:29 PM
Man, what I wish I could do -- I wish I could see the base cloud of a hurricane before it arrives. I've
always wondered what it looks like... does it look like a shelf cloud? Does it look like a traditional
thunderstorm base cloud? I don't know lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 29, 2019, 02:50:15 PM
Are you talking about that huge severe thunderstorm that I took a pic from last year in summer? Or are you talking about the hurricane?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 30, 2019, 08:56:38 AM
Quote from: suzukir122
Man, what I wish I could do -- I wish I could see the base cloud of a hurricane before it arrives.
Same here. And also *inside* the eye.
Pictures/video is one thing, but ti see it in real life would be quite another.
[color=#AAAAA](Its very possible i have seen technically both, but that was at such a young age I remember nothing from it)[/quote]


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on March 31, 2019, 10:23:27 AM
Sometimes I watch weather videos on YouTube. Although, I'm hoping we get some thunderstorms around here soon, but lately the weather hasn't rained much. Or the rain we have gotten hasn't been heavy or with thunderstorm.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 31, 2019, 05:32:24 PM
Sometimes I watch weather videos on YouTube. Although, I'm hoping we get some thunderstorms around here soon, but lately the weather hasn't rained much. Or the rain we have gotten hasn't been heavy or with thunderstorm.

You have your lightning detector with you? I know I have a bunch. lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on March 31, 2019, 07:27:49 PM
You have your lightning detector with you? I know I have a bunch. lol

No, I don't have one. But I was thinking of getting on of the Acurite weather stations that has the lightning detector built in. Since my weather station had stopped working, and I hadn't gotten a new one yet.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 31, 2019, 08:32:00 PM
I'd like to get a weather station (or even better build one using a Raspberry Pi or Audrino)
We got 4-5" of snow friday evening/night. Part of the same weather-system produced a small tornado out on the eastern planes of CO friday afternoon. By this afternoon nearly all that snow is gone.

I've also found this site:  stormtrack.org/community  interesting to look around at. Should be some good reading & info there.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 02, 2019, 06:37:42 PM
I'd like to get a weather station (or even better build one using a Raspberry Pi or Audrino)
We got 4-5" of snow friday evening/night. Part of the same weather-system produced a small tornado out on the eastern planes of CO friday afternoon. By this afternoon nearly all that snow is gone.

I've also found this site:  stormtrack.org/community  interesting to look around at. Should be some good reading & info there.

Which one? So far I got two weather stations (one for accuracy of wind measurement), so far the LaCrosse station is holding up well. The Acurite ones looses signal from time to time.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 02, 2019, 06:46:48 PM
I had an Acurite 3 in 1 with indoor/outdoor humidity, temp and wind speed. But the outside unit had a bunch of carpenter ants build a nest in it, even though it wasn't near a nest. So it stopped working, and I haven't replaced it yet. We still use the inside display because it still gives the time, date, and inside temp/humidity, but nothing outside.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 02, 2019, 07:11:29 PM
Quote from: lightinglover8902
Which one? 
That I do not know .. going to have to try & research it. I don't want anything real expensive, but I also want something that's reliable/durable, not going to be demolished on the first hailstorm or 80-100mph windgust it sees, really needs to be able to take a beating .lol.



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 05, 2019, 10:15:01 PM
Tonight, when I was in town, there was a lot of lightning flashing in the distance, and the sky got dark and kind of a pinkish color, but it didn't rain other than a few sprinkles. After I got home though, it started getting windy and there was a drizzle rain for a while, but nothing heavy.

I should have turned the radio on AM to see if I could hear static, but the lightning was far away though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 05, 2019, 10:32:10 PM
Yeah, wer supposed to have bad and maybe severe thunderstorms this weekend, due to two low pressure systems.


I should have turned the radio on AM to see if I could hear static, but the lightning was far away though.

Did it work?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 05, 2019, 10:45:35 PM
With radio static, it should work regardless of the distance. It did with me.
This Sunday, I *should* finally be purchasing my second bike, but there is a chance for thunderstorms... with 74 degree weather.
It's unclear whether the storms could be severe at this point, but during this time of year I'm willing to bet they should
reach severe criteria. After all, it is tornado season.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 05, 2019, 10:53:18 PM
Yeah, wer supposed to have bad and maybe severe thunderstorms this weekend, due to two low pressure systems.

Did it work?

I didn't try it, but I had the radio on FM. But the sound cut out a few times, but I think it was the station causing it, rather than the lightning.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 05, 2019, 10:54:28 PM
With radio static, it should work regardless of the distance. It did with me.
This Sunday, I *should* finally be purchasing my second bike, but there is a chance for thunderstorms... with 74 degree weather.
It's unclear whether the storms could be severe at this point, but during this time of year I'm willing to bet they should
reach severe criteria. After all, it is tornado season.

Well, be careful guys. There's not much chance of rain this weekend for here, but there is on Monday and Tuesday. But it's supposed to be in high 80s, this weekend, so it could cause storms anyway from the heat.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 06, 2019, 05:36:04 AM
I didn't try it, but I had the radio on FM. But the sound cut out a few times, but I think it was the station causing it, rather than the lightning.

Use AM (amplitude modulation) on 530kHz. It gives you the clear static of lightning, and it does better results. ;-)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 06, 2019, 08:07:11 AM
If yall wondering what my other weather station (used for wind accuracy) looks like, well here it is:


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 07, 2019, 08:44:59 AM
Interesting. So does that weather station have a separate anemometer and temperature sensor, or are there two sensors. My unit I had has the temperature sensor in the anemometer. Although I'm thinking of getting the Acurite color 3 in 1 station to replace it.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on April 07, 2019, 08:57:15 AM
Now the weather here in Kiryat Ata, is clear and hot (20*C or 68*C). I already operates my A/C in cooling.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 07, 2019, 09:16:20 AM
Interesting. So does that weather station have a separate anemometer and temperature sensor, or are there two sensors. My unit I had has the temperature sensor in the anemometer. Although I'm thinking of getting the Acurite color 3 in 1 station to replace it.

Yeah, it does have separate sensors. The Lacrosse weather station is modular and it picks up the ID number of each sensor, and sends the information data to the receiver. It also came with a water leak sensor, which has a built-in temperature sensor. Plus, its a WIFI weather station.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 12, 2019, 07:16:46 PM
  Storm Chaser Reed Timmer
Before you mentioned it, I'd never heard of the guy...
Also didn't know he was on a TV show at one point (but I've also never had cable/satellite TV)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: boiler1011 on April 13, 2019, 03:17:48 AM
I might have already shared this in another thread, I don't recall. I have an AcuRite Atlas weather station at my house which replaced an older Pro 5in1. I need to fashion a mast for the sensor unit as the wind direction and speed is a little wonky from being on top of that fence.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 13, 2019, 06:53:04 AM
I might have already shared this in another thread, I don't recall. I have an AcuRite Atlas weather station at my house which replaced an older Pro 5in1. I need to fashion a mast for the sensor unit as the wind direction and speed is a little wonky from being on top of that fence.

Very nice unit there, thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 13, 2019, 08:43:33 AM
Quote from: boiler1011
I have an AcuRite Atlas weather station at my house which replaced an older Pro 5in1.
Love the display on that! Looks like quite a nice unit.

I've always thought that if I ever got a weather station, I'd put the wind sensor up on the roof  (not sure if in reality that would be a proper place for it though .lol. )


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 13, 2019, 09:08:54 AM
Love the display on that! Looks like quite a nice unit.

I've always thought that if I ever got a weather station, I'd put the wind sensor up on the roof  (not sure if in reality that would be a proper place for it though .lol. )

Usually wind sensors for true ASOS stations are about 30-33 feet above the ground. But obviously it would be hard to mount that high. But on the roof would be a good height, although it would be harder to change the batteries, in the unit. For temperature sensors though, it's usually about 5 feet above the ground:

AcuRite sensor (https://www.acurite.com/learn/installation/acurite-sensor-siting)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 13, 2019, 09:39:03 AM
I might have already shared this in another thread, I don't recall. I have an AcuRite Atlas weather station at my house which replaced an older Pro 5in1. I need to fashion a mast for the sensor unit as the wind direction and speed is a little wonky from being on top of that fence.

Thats a nice unit, I like that display! Is it WIFI as well, like my La Crosse weather station? Plus, how much does it cost?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: boiler1011 on April 14, 2019, 10:58:59 AM
As configured I think it costs about 400$, but you kind of custom build what accessories and stuff you want on the system. You can get a more basic package for less. It does do wifi and does report to Wunderground.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Binarix128 on April 14, 2019, 12:09:56 PM
In my country is autumn, and I will have some problems in my exterior momemade lamps.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 14, 2019, 01:14:50 PM
As configured I think it costs about 400$, but you kind of custom build what accessories and stuff you want on the system. You can get a more basic package for less. It does do wifi and does report to Wunderground.

Hmm, pretty expensive, but very nice unit! :)

Plus, if you guys are wondering about that water leak sensor that my Lacrosse weather staion came with, well heres the pic of it:


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 21, 2019, 03:31:56 AM
Just found out a very interesting video at COMPLETE random. Storm chaser Reed Timmer was in MY CITY exactly one year ago. (Dayton Ohio) He was
near a strip mall called The Greene. I'm very, very familiar with literally every building seen in this video, and all the street lights
seen in it. I've been on that road numerous times, and my parents still live just up the street from there.
Anyways, no tornado, and not really an impressive, organized storm... but check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYR8aNuLBNY

It's unfortunate that I'm just now seeing this video... and this is the fifth time I've found a YouTube video regarding
things I like, taking place in/around my city... at complete random online.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 21, 2019, 01:50:12 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
Just found out a very interesting video at COMPLETE random. Storm chaser Reed Timmer was in MY CITY exactly one year ago.
I'll have to check that out later. (currently uploading something & don't have the bandwidth/speed to watch a vid simultaneously while a large file is uploading)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 21, 2019, 07:36:41 PM
@xmaslightguy, It's an interesting video because you guys get to see a glimpse of where I lived, although I
could shoot a video on one of my bikes showing the same area in Reed's video. But yeah I've known Reed Timmer
for years, especially through The Weather Channel. Never knew he was chasing storms in my city.