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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.
(Its very possible i have seen technically both, but that was at such a young age I remember nothing from it)


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.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 03, 2019, 08:25:05 PM
Well today, there were a couple of strong to severe thunderstorms and one of them became tornadic. There was a tornado touched town near me, and in Tomball. I hope those CH/W 4th. Gen. OV-25 fixtures are ok, and not damaged.

Thankfully, my house survived and didn't rip apart.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 03, 2019, 09:30:59 PM
@lightinglover8902, what strength was that tornado? If it was an F3-F5 tornado and it hit those fixtures, those fixtures
would be completely gone, probably unrecognizable if found.
But yeah it's always awesome (at least to me) when severe storms get even higher in strength and reach Supercell status lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 03, 2019, 10:12:28 PM
@lightinglover8902, what strength was that tornado? If it was an F3-F5 tornado and it hit those fixtures, those fixtures
would be completely gone, probably unrecognizable if found.
But yeah it's always awesome (at least to me) when severe storms get even higher in strength and reach Supercell status lol

IDK what EF of that tornado was at. They didn't say. But alot of flooding on TX249 near Tomball, thats for sure. I'll check (if I go somewhere tomorrow), if those CH/W 4th. Gen OV-25s are still there and survived.  


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 03, 2019, 10:39:43 PM
@lightinglover8902:
Did you video it? That is afterall what one is supposed to do when they see a tornado...

Glad to hear your house wasn't hit!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 03, 2019, 11:24:47 PM
@lightinglover8902:
Did you video it? That is afterall what one is supposed to do when they see a tornado...

Glad to hear your house wasn't hit!

No sorry. I didn't take a video of it, it was rain wrapped. And yeah, the winds were pretty strong when it came, which knocked out power for a couple of seconds, then came back.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 05, 2019, 07:32:15 AM
I went yesterday to downtown Tomball, and the fixtures survived during the storm.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 05, 2019, 09:55:01 AM
Yeah, I had seen those tornadoes, in Texas. Here we've had a little rain this week but nothing severe. Last night it got dark and thundered some but the rain went around us. It's supposed to rain this afternoon, though.

Usually, when we get the bad storms is from turbulence and lightning when cold air comes into warmer air, which happens typically in the fall. Now that it's warmed up in the spring, we aren't getting that now. Though often in the summer we get thunderstorms during the afternoons.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 09, 2019, 05:02:04 AM
Well, continuous heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms, lasting till Saturday. So I hope my house doesn't get flooded out.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 11, 2019, 01:03:58 PM
We had a severe weather threat yesterday in the Albany, NY area.  A wave of strong thunderstorms came through with "gusty winds and small hail possible."  Thankfully, it was just about 20 minutes of extremely heavy rain in my area.  I parked my car in the parking garage yesterday, because hail is difficult to predict.

Being from South Carolina, hail damage, severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and heatwaves are all facts of life I've learned to deal with.  I will say, after my year in upstate New York, I'm more comfortable than ever driving on snowy roads.  In New York, life continues normally when it snows.  In South Carolina, the grocery stores sell out of milk and bread and the whole town is shut down, with just three inches of snow.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 22, 2019, 07:45:05 PM
As of right now at 9:40pm, I'm seeing a lot of possibly violent supercell thunderstorms taking place on Interactive Radar
in Missouri, including one with a white core indicating possibly very large hail. A lot of tornado warnings with these cells.
If I'm right, at least one of them *might* produce a very large tornado. If ya'll get the chance, check it out.
This could be a very dangerous situation for them but of course, I'm not sure.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 22, 2019, 08:46:45 PM
My aunt and uncle have been on a driving trip from FL through Missouri and Kansas and fortunately they made it back through without hitting any of the weather. Since there have been a lot of tornadoes in there and around TX.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 22, 2019, 09:12:36 PM
Severe weather season is starting to really activate lol... there will definitely be damage reports in Missouri by tomorrow,
and I'm certain there was tornadoes on the ground. Especially around 9:40pm.
Those storms I'm looking at right now are still Supercells, but they aren't as bad as what they were at 9:40.
Probably still tornadoes being spawned as we speak though... the storms still look very mean.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on May 22, 2019, 10:28:54 PM
Now we have in Israel our own severe weather in the form of a giant heat wave:  Link  (https://translate.google.co.il/translate?hl=iw&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.walla.co.il%2Fitem%2F3237514) (Untranslated)  (https://news.walla.co.il/item/3237514).


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on May 23, 2019, 05:12:21 AM
We have now 41*C (105.8*F) and 7-10% humidity at Kiryat Ata.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 23, 2019, 05:21:26 AM
 @Dor123, :o that's the kind of weather I can't bear. I mean, I can deal with hot temps compared to extreme
cold, but 105 degrees/100+ temperatures... absolutely not. 88 degrees is the forecast temperature for this
Saturday over here in Ohio. Even that, might prove to be unbearable for me, since I may ride my motorcycle to work.
No matter how hot the temperature is, I always ride in full gear/armor. We'll see how that goes.

As for the storms I talked about yesterday, unfortunately there are fatalities and major damage that has taken
place in Missouri around the time I talked about those storms at 9:40pm. An apparent large tornado was on the
ground in Jefferson City Missouri at about 9:30pm.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on May 23, 2019, 07:50:30 AM
 Link  (https://translate.google.co.il/translate?hl=iw&sl=iw&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.walla.co.il%2Fitem%2F3237668)  (Untranslated)  (https://news.walla.co.il/item/3237668)

Update:
 Link  (https://translate.google.co.il/translate?hl=iw&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.walla.co.il%2Fitem%2F3237728)  (Untranslated)  (https://news.walla.co.il/item/3237728)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 23, 2019, 07:00:03 PM
Quote from: dor123
We have now 41*C (105.8*F) and 7-10% humidity at Kiryat Ata.
I'd take that any day over those times in the winter when it gets below 0*F (-18C)


Quote from: suzukir122
As for the storms I talked about yesterday, unfortunately there are fatalities and major damage that has taken
place in Missouri around the time I talked about those storms at 9:40pm. An apparent large tornado was on the
ground in Jefferson City Missouri at about 9:30pm.
Yep.. 3 known fatalities, lots of damage there. Preliminary rating of EF3.
Then there's all the flooding & other tornadoes (150+ since last Friday) that have occurred around the country.

As for me, no severe weather...
I got snow (5-6 inches in my area, and for awhile it was coming down in cool massive flakes) Monday night. Its been cool & cloudy with little bits of rain since Sunday (plus did get a thundershower friday, even some small hail.)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 23, 2019, 07:25:01 PM
@xmaslightguy, yeah from what I saw on radar, things could have been much, much worse. Kinda sounds like a lot of those
people took heed of the warnings. And it's awesome that none of those violent Supercell storms produced an EF5 tornado. From
the organization and potency that I could see from some of those storms on radar at 9:40pm yesterday, an EF5 tornado could've
EASILY happened from one of those storms. I'm actually surprised it didn't happen.
I couldn't imagine how much worse things would've been had there been sunlight.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 23, 2019, 07:52:13 PM
@suzukir122:
I'd looked on radar too, and was watching some of the discussions on the storm track site too.
At points over the last few days (and still going into tonight) some of those areas had some pretty high potential risks in the forecast.
Some of the predicted conditions didn't quite set up right for the strongest/bad storms, so in that respect they got lucky.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 23, 2019, 08:21:56 PM
Those storms were very close to strongest though. Those were some of the strongest Supercell storms I've
seen in a long time on radar. It's very rare for me to see a pearl white core in the middle of the dark red core on
an interactive radar. Anytime that happens, I know for a fact that there has got to be an organized base cloud
very capable of dropping an F4 or F5 tornado, and I know there's definitely very large hail falling from that storm.
But yeah, although those storms could've gotten even worse than that, they were still definitely classic, violent Supercells!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 26, 2019, 08:22:25 PM
Hurricane Season is gonna start next weekend on Saturday, where I live.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 26, 2019, 08:37:56 PM
Iím dealing with a brutal heat wave here in upstate SC. Itís going to be hot and dry for at least another week. Today it hit 100 degrees!  I think this is the earliest 100 degree day Iíve seen.  Thereís currently a large high pressure system over the region thatís preventing any rain from developing and keeping the skies clear for the sun to produce insanely hot temperatures and high UV indexes.  This is looking like itís fixing to be a long, hot, and dry summer here in the South  8)

Some of my strategies to beat the heat:

Go shopping in the morning before it gets hot.

Drink plenty of water, especially when I feel myself sweating.

Drink iced coffee and smoothies.

Use the window box A/C in my bedroom and sleep in my boxers.

Take a cool (not cold) shower.

Close the curtains and blinds on west-facing windows.

Use LED bulbs in the bathroom to prevent the excess heat from my go-to incandescents and halogens.

Wear sunscreen if I have to be outside between noon and sunset.



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 26, 2019, 09:21:15 PM
Yeah, here too. We already hit low 90's of the highs in Southeast Texas. Theres supposed to be a couple of chances of storms this up coming week. Why, the high pressure "heat dome" is starting weaken a little bit, once we hit this up coming week.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 26, 2019, 09:53:31 PM
It's been in the 90s here the last few days and on forecast it shows high of 95 every day for next week. Plus, it's been a high pressure, so it has been very low chance of rain if any. And it's been quite windy out the last few days.


Title: Re: It's severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on May 26, 2019, 10:37:23 PM
Tomorrow, it's going to be 66 degrees here...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 27, 2019, 01:23:30 AM
Yo if you guys want to save energy, don't forget about those portable USB powered Evaporation based mini air conditioners fans
that are being sold on Ebay and Amazon. You can pour cold water (and even ice water) into them and cool down rooms that way.
If one isn't enough, you could use more than one and still save more energy than when using a regular AC unit. I haven't bought one
yet but I will here soon just to try it out.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 27, 2019, 05:49:18 AM
Yo if you guys want to save energy, don't forget about those portable USB powered Evaporation based mini air conditioners fans
that are being sold on Ebay and Amazon. You can pour cold water (and even ice water) into them and cool down rooms that way.
If one isn't enough, you could use more than one and still save more energy than when using a regular AC unit. I haven't bought one
yet but I will here soon just to try it out.

Is it there one thats seen on TV?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 27, 2019, 05:58:34 AM
@GE101R, I keep myself physically fit/strong and athletic, T-shirt and jeans... the heat still kicks my...

@lightinglover8902, I really wouldn't be surprised if it's advertised on TV. It probably is... but it's
very easy to find on Ebay. You'll find it if you type in "Portable Mini AC fan," or a generic search
similar to that lol... but I don't know if it works or not. I have to buy one myself, which I definitely
will be doing soon.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 27, 2019, 06:47:36 AM
@GE101R, I keep myself physically fit/strong and athletic, T-shirt and jeans... the heat still kicks my...

@lightinglover8902, I really wouldn't be surprised if it's advertised on TV. It probably is... but it's
very easy to find on Ebay. You'll find it if you type in "Portable Mini AC fan," or a generic search
similar to that lol... but I don't know if it works or not. I have to buy one myself, which I definitely
will be doing soon.

I have seen one of those units for sale at Ross and I think Walmart sells them too. The ones I saw had LEDs in the panels that you can change the colors of, pretty cool. I don't think they work as well in places if it has lots of humidity, works best in dry heat.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 27, 2019, 06:56:19 AM
@Cole D, then again, you also have the option of adding more AC mini fans, in case one AC mini fan alone doesn't
work. Also, you can add ice water as well.
The ice water idea is the better one, since ice is obviously cold, and ice melts.... which will lead to longer evaporation time.
I'm in the market to buy several of them soon since my AC sucks.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 27, 2019, 08:04:17 AM
You can also make a evaporative coil, by using a 22" portable fan, a electric pump to pump ice water to the evaporator, and a tube for the return after its gone through the evaporator coil.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 27, 2019, 08:26:00 AM
@GE101R, :D yeah motorcycles can definitely fix the heat issue rather quickly, but only when they're in motion.
When they aren't, the engines radiate heat from the bikes. Since I wear armor each time I ride, this is a major
issue for me. The issue decreases a bit when the radiator fans kick in though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 27, 2019, 08:50:30 AM
Today there is a threat for severe weather here in Ohio, with a much larger threat apparently Northwest in Indiana.
Actually, there are a lot of thunderstorm chances through out the entire week here in Ohio... only like 2 days
sunny out of 7 days.

@GE101R, yeah I'm very familiar with the Busa's, although I've never ridden one though. I'm sure
their powerful engines tend to get very hot during late spring/summer. A coworker of mine owns
a 2019 version. I haven't heard him complain about the heat from it yet though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 27, 2019, 08:18:17 PM
It's been in the 90s here the last few days and on forecast it shows high of 95 every day for next week. Plus, it's been a high pressure, so it has been very low chance of rain if any. And it's been quite windy out the last few days.

Sounds like whatís going on here in South Carolina. Are you someplace in the southeast?  Might be the same huge high pressure system thatís affecting us both and causing widespread high temperatures.

To make matters worse, my house had some electrical glitches and the irrigation system wonít turn on. The grass is quickly being baked to a light brown and brittle state.  My car is covered in dust from the dryness. Iíve had to run my window box A/C for 24 hours. This is really a shock to my system after my temporary time in NY state  :D

Another way to keep cool is to eat spicy foods. This may sound counter intuitive, but spicy food activates sweat glands and cools the body slightly. That explains why the countries with the spiciest foods have the warmest climates, closest to the equator.  Mexican, Indian, Jamaican, and Caribbean cuisine all have bold and delicious spice blends.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 27, 2019, 08:40:12 PM
10:37pm, possible dangerous situation near Dayton Ohio, where I live. Tornado warnings with possible confirmed
tornadoes on the ground. Very close to where my family and little brother lives. But right now, West Milton Ohio
seems to be in the bulls eye.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 27, 2019, 10:14:20 PM
10:37pm, possible dangerous situation near Dayton Ohio, where I live. Tornado warnings with possible confirmed
tornadoes on the ground. Very close to where my family and little brother lives. But right now, West Milton Ohio
seems to be in the bulls eye.

Seek shelter immediately!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 27, 2019, 10:42:40 PM
The storms never reached here, and *almost* clipped my little brother and family... however... Trotwood Ohio. Not sure
how things are going there right now. I'm really gonna have to see how bad damage is in the morning, through the news of course.
I wasn't able to do a Live Update on here, since I was on the phone with my little brother. The storm in Trotwood looked
as if it was heading directly towards Kettering Ohio, where my parents and little brother live.
Trotwood Ohio... remember that county name... because there is a chance that a large, violent, destructive and deadly tornado
has hit there tonight. There is also a chance that, this same tornado may have hit areas I'm familiar with, such as the
Fairfield Commons mall and surrounding areas. Of course, I could be wrong. I don't know much right now since it's too early
to tell tonight. But... if I'm correct, there could be catastrophic damage in familiar areas. Very classic and violent Supercell
storms passed very close tonight. The closest I've ever seen... I, along with my bro and fam, might have dodged a bullet.
I'll keep you guys posted.
The NWS (National Weather Service) did indeed confirm there to have been a large and destructive tornado in Trotwood Ohio.
Again, I wasn't able to update as it took place, since I was busy.
Update: Basically... Montgomery County, Mercer County Ohio... many, many areas near where I live have major damage, guys.
This will make national news. As of now at 1:44am, 55,000 people are out of power. Major damage, including schools.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 28, 2019, 05:11:17 PM
Quote from: lightinglover8902
Seek shelter immediately!
No. Grab camera (or phone) and start videoing!  .lol.

@suzukir122:
I saw reports from that storm. looks pretty bad out there :o
Preliminary rating is EF-3


----------
Weather where I'm at in general has been cooler than normal...it does not at all feel like almost June here.
We did have a few little thundershowers move through my area late last night (I looked at radar, a couple looked like they were going right overhead...and one of those, the lightning was close!)
There were multiple small tornadoes here in CO over the holiday weekend period (too far to go see any of 'em). All were small, nothing like what's happening farther east & south in the country.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 28, 2019, 09:14:05 PM
The storms never reached here, and *almost* clipped my little brother and family... however... Trotwood Ohio. Not sure
how things are going there right now. I'm really gonna have to see how bad damage is in the morning, through the news of course.
I wasn't able to do a Live Update on here, since I was on the phone with my little brother. The storm in Trotwood looked
as if it was heading directly towards Kettering Ohio, where my parents and little brother live.
Trotwood Ohio... remember that county name... because there is a chance that a large, violent, destructive and deadly tornado
has hit there tonight. There is also a chance that, this same tornado may have hit areas I'm familiar with, such as the
Fairfield Commons mall and surrounding areas. Of course, I could be wrong. I don't know much right now since it's too early
to tell tonight. But... if I'm correct, there could be catastrophic damage in familiar areas. Very classic and violent Supercell
storms passed very close tonight. The closest I've ever seen... I, along with my bro and fam, might have dodged a bullet.
I'll keep you guys posted.
The NWS (National Weather Service) did indeed confirm there to have been a large and destructive tornado in Trotwood Ohio.
Again, I wasn't able to update as it took place, since I was busy.
Update: Basically... Montgomery County, Mercer County Ohio... many, many areas near where I live have major damage, guys.
This will make national news. As of now at 1:44am, 55,000 people are out of power. Major damage, including schools.

I'm glad you were okay where you were. I saw that on the news this morning, plus I know several people in Ohio as well in that area.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 28, 2019, 10:32:46 PM
Quote from: GE101R
90+ here and dry. We were record rain in December thru April and then Mother Nature turned the faucet off.
I wouldn't mind feeling a good 90+ dry day here .lol.
Nov/Dec/first half of Jan was pretty much drought conditions here...then towards the end of January we started getting snow, and ended up above average by spring (and well above average snowpack in some mountain areas. to the point of having record numbers of avalanches).

Totally different than last year, where by this date parts of the mountains were bone dry - primed & ready for forest fires, which by mid June   started happening :(
(that thankfully won't be an issue this year.)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: tolivac on May 29, 2019, 12:37:14 AM
VERY SEVERE hot weather where I am-100 degrees!!!!No real rain in sight.Anyone else here having severe heat?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 29, 2019, 09:52:31 AM
I'm supposed to have severe weather at 4AM on Thursday. I'm gonna stay up for it...
 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 29, 2019, 05:40:57 PM
The storms never reached here, and *almost* clipped my little brother and family... however... Trotwood Ohio. Not sure
how things are going there right now. I'm really gonna have to see how bad damage is in the morning, through the news of course.
I wasn't able to do a Live Update on here, since I was on the phone with my little brother. The storm in Trotwood looked
as if it was heading directly towards Kettering Ohio, where my parents and little brother live.
Trotwood Ohio... remember that county name... because there is a chance that a large, violent, destructive and deadly tornado
has hit there tonight. There is also a chance that, this same tornado may have hit areas I'm familiar with, such as the
Fairfield Commons mall and surrounding areas. Of course, I could be wrong. I don't know much right now since it's too early
to tell tonight. But... if I'm correct, there could be catastrophic damage in familiar areas. Very classic and violent Supercell
storms passed very close tonight. The closest I've ever seen... I, along with my bro and fam, might have dodged a bullet.
I'll keep you guys posted.
The NWS (National Weather Service) did indeed confirm there to have been a large and destructive tornado in Trotwood Ohio.
Again, I wasn't able to update as it took place, since I was busy.
Update: Basically... Montgomery County, Mercer County Ohio... many, many areas near where I live have major damage, guys.
This will make national news. As of now at 1:44am, 55,000 people are out of power. Major damage, including schools.

@suzukir122, I'm glad to hear you and your family rode it out.  I'm glad y'all are okay!  Those tornado outbreaks look so scary  :o  I can't imagine having my entire house torn down in just one day and having to start all over.  I'm blessed to say that I've never seen a tornado in real life.

This high pressure system is causing some unusual weather patterns, with severe thunderstorms in the northeast, in NY state, New York City, and other nearby places where I lived the past 8 months.  Meanwhile, the southeast is being baked with temperatures near 100 and not a trace of rain.  It was 98 degrees with high humidity today.  Not a chance of rain for at least 9 more days here. We have also had some gusty winds from the south and southwest, blowing in more hot air. 

My bedroom feels like the beer cave at the gas station  ;D  Window box A/C, ceiling fan, and Lasko oscillating fan.  At least I'm sleeping well in all this heat.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 29, 2019, 07:16:39 PM
Quote from: lightinglover8902
I'm supposed to have severe weather at 4AM on Thursday. I'm gonna stay up for it...
Why stay up all night? ... just let the thunder wake you.

I got woken twice monday night(technically tuesday morning I guess) bu little thunderstorms. One the lightning was hitting close, so it was loud! (also hailed), the 2nd one was smaller & lightning not so close. (but on radar it looked like both cells crossed right overhead.)
We got 4 little storms in a 24-hour period, 3 of which contained hail (all moved through quickly & no damage)

Quote from: CEB1993
I'm blessed to say that I've never seen a tornado in real life.
Most I've ever seen is a small funnel cloud, and that was a long time ago.
I would absolutely  love to see an actual tornado! (not at home ofcourse, which really can't happen anyway, so I'm safe there) but out in an open field where there's no houses/buildings to demolish.

---------------
Interesting thing with the weather, is I've heard nothing about the hot dry conditions some of you have mentioned.
In the summer here, that would likely give a 'red flag warning' for forest fires in the mountains.

I was gonna start planting some of my garden plants this weekend, but its just too cool at night yet.
Had also considered going camping in the mountains this weekend, but considering it snowed up there today & might aggain tomorrow (as well as being cold on the weekend) that plan is delayed...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 29, 2019, 07:22:26 PM
I also on the news this evening that the tornado which hit Linwood Kansas yesterday has been rated EF-4 :o


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 29, 2019, 08:08:42 PM
@xmaslightguy

Why, because of isolated tornadoes is possible...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 29, 2019, 08:50:59 PM
Quote from: lightinglover8902
Why, because of isolated tornadoes is possible...
So you don't miss the chance of recording one then?? ;D


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 29, 2019, 08:59:31 PM
I like being woken to thunderstorms and also rain. Especially when I wake as the thunder starting as the storm is approaching and then it gets louder and finally the rain starts. I love being in bed during a thunderstorm and just listening to it, and not having to be in it.

Although I do like driving though when a storm is approaching too and watching things blow around or see the lightning in the distance... I don't like driving in pouring rain though.

None of that will probably happen any time soon, since we tend to get the storms in the summer when it's hot and in the fall when the cool air collides with warm air. Although it was 94 today here, but no clouds in sight.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on May 29, 2019, 10:21:41 PM
I like being woken to thunderstorms and also rain. Especially when I wake as the thunder starting as the storm is approaching and then it gets louder and finally the rain starts. I love being in bed during a thunderstorm and just listening to it, and not having to be in it.

Although I do like driving though when a storm is approaching too and watching things blow around or see the lightning in the distance... I don't like driving in pouring rain though.

None of that will probably happen any time soon, since we tend to get the storms in the summer when it's hot and in the fall when the cool air collides with warm air. Although it was 94 today here, but no clouds in sight.

Unless, its not severe.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 30, 2019, 06:25:37 AM
@Cole D, I'm with you there man. I also like being in bed during a typical thunderstorm and listening to the rain
hitting the ceiling and window. It's oddly satisfying, actually. The sound of rain ends up being louder in my living room
because of the vaulted ceiling. But if the storm is a severe storm or if it's been upgraded to the Supercell Storm status,
that's a totally different story.
That night when the tornadoes went through Ohio, before everything happened, I was looking at that storm closest to Dayton.
It was heading East on radar and it was severe. As it became a Supercell, it began to curve towards the South East as if it
had a mind of it's own. By that time, the first major tornado had already touched down in Trotwood Ohio, and was heading
towards Beavercreek Ohio, very close to Kettering Ohio, where my brother and parents live. The storm was not in my area,
but I did get to see vivid lightning flashes from behind my apartment illuminating the cars in the parking lot.
The lightning was literally continuous. There was no point at which it stopped... and the thunder wouldn't stop either.
When I noticed the unusual crazy non stop lighting and thunder... that's when I started taking in how serious/scary
this was. The power was also beginning to flicker during this. So yeah that's also about the time I noticed the storm quickly
curving towards Beavercreek. Things began unraveling fast, so I called my bro and parents to let them know to take
it seriously and take cover. Side note, NONE of us have basements. And since the tornado warning was North of me, I only
heard one tornado siren. My bro and parents heard all of their sirens though since they were almost in the middle of the warning.
It's odd that my brother and my parents were closer to the storm than me, yet they didn't even get any rain either.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 30, 2019, 06:48:02 PM
Quote from: Cole D.
I don't like driving in pouring rain though.
Hail is even worse.


Quote from: suzukir122
The lightning was literally continuous. There was no point at which it stopped... and the thunder wouldn't stop either.
Those rare storms with rapid-fire lightning are dang cool to watch.


Quote from: suzukir122
It's odd that my brother and my parents were closer to the storm than me, yet they didn't even get any rain either.
That's weather for you .lol. allot depends on how close/where in relation to the storm they were...


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I have a basement, but that is a place you would not find me during a storm...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 30, 2019, 07:50:46 PM
Another thing I like, is being in my bathroom when a storm is coming. Because there's a window in there but you can't see through it. The sound of the wind outside you can hear through the window, and the tile makes it amplified. And you wonder if it's raining or wind that makes the noise.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 30, 2019, 07:55:40 PM
@suzuki122, I know what you mean though. Plus during the hurricane Irma, it came through at night when I was trying to sleep, and I just couldn't seem to. The wind was loud blowing on our storm shutters, and I'd keep hearing the sheets of rain blow against the roof. It sounded like it might be like to be in a giant dishwasher. And the whole time there was banging of debris against the shutters, tree limbs hitting the roof and yard, and creaking sounds coming from the attic. I was afraid the roof was going to come off. For a while I tried to sleep on my floor, and also got in my closet for a while. Finally I got back in the bed and went to sleep. I do not like when hurricanes get like that.

Plus the power was off so it was very dark and with the shutters over the windows couldn't see anything outside.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 31, 2019, 06:55:28 AM
@Cole D... Hurricane Irma... wasn't that a Category 5 hurricane? You legit slept through a Category 5 hurricane lol...
my guess is that you probably weren't on the strongest side of the storm because if you were, you more than likely could've died
in that storm.

@Xmaslightguy, yeah that Supercell probably looked amazing during the night and I'm kinda mad at myself for not going outside
to take a peak at it for real, but I wasn't really confident in terms of where that storm was headed, and how fast
it was moving. But that storm was definitely electrified, and the thunder almost sounded like an earthquake. That's
how continuous it was. I wish I got to see that base cloud... chances are, I missed out on that classic Supercell UFO
shaped base cloud... but then again, the storm never made it to my area, so I don't know.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 31, 2019, 08:18:56 AM
@suzuki122:
I woulda deff gone & gotten a look at that thing & tried to get pic's/video too!

Yep.. some of those storms really take on a cool Mothership-UFO shape. Best viewed from some distance away so you can see more of the structure.
Day gives the best view ofcourse, but I bet it'd look freekin awesome at night with all the lightning inside.



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Category 5 Hurricane
Another thing I'd like to see/experiance in person...and particurly both the eyewall & inside the eye!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 31, 2019, 07:51:58 PM
@Cole D... Hurricane Irma... wasn't that a Category 5 hurricane? You legit slept through a Category 5 hurricane lol...
my guess is that you probably weren't on the strongest side of the storm because if you were, you more than likely could've died
in that storm.

Hurricane Irma were a category 5 when out in ocean and crossing Cuba, but when it made landfall to the US mainland, it became a 4 and thankfully, it was a category 2 to 1 when it got here. But still bad enough.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 31, 2019, 09:49:35 PM
@Cole D, ahh ok lol a Category 2 isn't the most horrible, but still definitely dangerous. (Winds around 96-110mph) That is
definitely enough wind speed to do damage for sure, as well as possibly resulting in fatalities.
I really do wish I could see a hurricane someday though. Especially the beginning of a hurricane... I've always wondered
what their storm base clouds look like before everything starts.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 31, 2019, 10:50:35 PM
@suzukir122:
Yeah, it would be interesting to see the beginning of one...right from initiation.
I would imagine it looks allot like a basic thunderstorm does in the beginning stages.

A time-lapse from that beginning speck, to a major hurricane would be cool to see. (might have to go look on YouTube for that) 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 01, 2019, 04:40:48 AM
@xmaslightguy, That's a good idea... Might even see devastation time lapses as well!
Great suggestion... I'm gonna search that and see what I find


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on June 02, 2019, 05:33:10 PM
Now that it's officially hurricane season, I am on the lookout.  Last September, hurricane Florence made a destructive landfall as a category 1 storm in Wilmington, NC.  The worst part of this storm was the torrential rain, up to 35 inches in one day on the south coast of NC.  The flooding was horrific in both SC and NC, with nearby rivers being above flood stage for more than a week after the storm passed through. 

Thankfully, my family was all okay inland in both SC and NC.  I was in New York at the time, and the projection for Florence below was released close to my birthday on September 6.  I was so worried and thought how this could be a repeat of hurricane Hugo that hit Charleston, SC in 1989, a few years before I was born.  Hugo made landfall in SC as a powerful category 4 storm and brought near hurricane conditions to my hometown in Greenville, SC.  Hugo was the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in SC, with devastating flooding, widespread destruction to infrastructure and beaches. 

Below is the projected path of hurricane Florence about a week before landfall on September 14, and a famous painting of Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC during hurricane Hugo.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 03, 2019, 07:33:13 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
@xmaslightguy, That's a good idea... Might even see devastation time lapses as well!
Great suggestion... I'm gonna search that and see what I find
I went & searched it myself...and no luck
There were some satellite timelapses, but that's not what I was looking for .lol.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on June 03, 2019, 09:39:30 PM
Yesterday, we had a thunderstorm in the afternoon, and I was in the house and didn't even see it coming. Usually I see the clouds well before it gets here. I heard noises like wind, and looked out the window and it was a bit cloudy but no rain. But looking out in the back yard, it was much windier and then when it started to rain, it seemed heavier back there than in front.

We got a good pouring rain, which we needed. And then it rained a little more later. There was not much if any lightning in this storm, just rain and really windy. I thought my anemometer for my weather station was going to blow off it was spinning so fast.

The water has been much shallower lately due to the lack of rain. Usually when I go rowing, I can push my boat right in and it floats, but Saturday it got stuck in sand, so I had to get on first and then push with oars until it got in deep enough water.

Tonight I noticed lightning flashes but it was far away to hear thunder. It's still very hot here in 90s each day.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: merc on June 04, 2019, 05:09:50 AM
A 2018 scientific paper "Deep Adaptation" by environmentalist Professor Jem Bendell BA (Hons) PhD (https://www.lifeworth.com/deepadaptation.pdf).

It's almost 30 pages (+ references) but worth reading.

TL;DR: Due to climatic changes, social collapse is inevitable within the next 10 years, the catastrophe is probable and extinction possible (while not probable).
We can't stop it. We need to prepare for that and completely change our societies and ways of living to survive.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on June 04, 2019, 04:24:36 PM
Well, a Flash Flood watch is issued in my area. And a significant flooding threat is expected in Southeast Texas. Why? Due to a tropical disturbance formed out at the gulf. Its expected to start tonight, to Thursday.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on June 07, 2019, 06:59:18 PM
Well, a Flash Flood watch is issued in my area. And a significant flooding threat is expected in Southeast Texas. Why? Due to a tropical disturbance formed out at the gulf. Its expected to start tonight, to Thursday.

Oh no, I hope yíall stay safe, lightinglover8902!  Watch out for flooded roads.

Here in South Carolina, we had a heat wave and mild drought conditions for the past two weeks. Now, weíre seeing torrential downpours and flash flood warnings. Our weather turned in a dime!  Rain and thunderstorms till next Tuesday, not fun though we do need it.  The dry, hard ground here after the prolonged dry spell doesnít absorb water, thus increasing the risk of flash flooding  :o

Check out the weather forecast and the radar from this evening. Weíre having a gullywasher come through in northwest SC with tons of lightning right over my house and heavy downpours. Thankfully no hail!  I always enjoy a nice summer thunderstorm!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on June 25, 2019, 08:20:14 PM
After a week of rain nearly every day it been dry this week. Though this evening I noticed gray clouds and thunder but we had no rain. Then about 9:30 I could see lightning flashes from far away and it got louder and then started raining. It's raining hard right now and loud. There's still some thunder in it too. A loud blowing rain, I was surprised we got this.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 25, 2019, 10:39:21 PM
Just remember:
Rain is a good thing. The heavier the better.
Thunderstorms are awesomeness.
Thunderclouds are beautiful. So is Lightning.
Tornadoes are...well I'm gonna have to wait till I can hunt one down before I can find a word for it.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on June 26, 2019, 12:22:08 AM
Just remember:
Rain is a good thing. The heavier the better.
Thunderstorms are awesomeness.
Thunderclouds are beautiful. So is Lightning.
Tornadoes are...well I'm gonna have to wait till I can hunt one down before I can find a word for it.
Just go to Tornado Alley so see one! ;)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 26, 2019, 07:37:13 PM
Quote from: fluorescent lover 40
Just go to Tornado Alley so see one! ;)
Too far away, otherwize that might have happened, (or happen in the future).
.LOL.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on June 28, 2019, 09:46:37 PM
Just remember:
Rain is a good thing. The heavier the better.
Thunderstorms are awesomeness.
Thunderclouds are beautiful. So is Lightning.
Tornadoes are...well I'm gonna have to wait till I can hunt one down before I can find a word for it.

I love thunderstorms, especially when they're first approaching, the sky gets dark, wind increases and then the thunder starts. I don't like driving in heavy rain though, but when it's approaching it can be interesting to watch the wind pick up, etc.

We did get some storm today this evening with lightning. Wednesday, I was driving in afternoon and warning came on radio for a severe thunderstorm southeast of where I live, with hail and up to 60 MPH gusts possible. I didn't hear how bad it got, it was nearby the area where that overgrown GE Powr/Bracket is. Low lying area there means there are a lot of bad thunderstorms that build over there.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 29, 2019, 12:36:12 AM
A couple nights ago I walked out of my job to chill with the bikes... my coworkers Yamaha, my bosses Harley, and my Triumph, while
eating a quick bite from the string bag I brought with me, that I filled with food. But as soon as I stepped out of the door,
I was instantly greeted by lightning from a distant Cumulonimbus cloud. That is the first thunderstorm scare I've ever had so far
while at work after bringing my bike. The weather forecast initially stated all storms would diminish after midnight. It
was midnight, and that storm cloud was there literally with lightning dancing around it. So of course, I knew it was either
strong or severe. One of the two... definitely not bad enough to think it was a supercell though, but still bad.
I went back in to immediately notify the coworker/friend who also brought his bike. His response was, "Dude, it's just heat
lightning." << That right there is known as an ESR. (Epic Stupid Response) That logic will definitely get his bike damaged
during severe weather someday. Despite how heavy the bikes are, I highly doubt they'll be able to withstand 60mph+ winds during
a severe thunderstorm. But yeah, of course I looked on radar and found that there was indeed a severe thunderstorm warned storm
heading directly towards the factory. Luckily the storm diminished very quickly before it reached the plant. It diminished so quickly
that even the green on radar was completely gone before it reached us. So we got absolutely no rain, and of course, my coworker
thought he was correct. :P


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on June 29, 2019, 07:54:36 AM
Another heat wave on the way for us in the Deep South  :o I saw a long term forecast map yesterday that shows South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida all having much warmer than average temperatures possible for July.  Weíre going to have temps. of about 97 with even higher heat indexes for Fourth of July. I know the hotter it is the stronger the afternoon thunderstorms are, so Iíll have to watch out for that too.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 29, 2019, 08:05:08 AM
@CEB1993, seems as if you're kind of dealing with the same stuff we're dealing with in Ohio. Today we'll be only 7 degrees
less than you guys up in South Carolina. They're forecasting 90 degrees here, with the very small threat of a pop up shower
or garden variety thunderstorm. Nothing big in terms of storms, but the heat will definitely be felt.

Here's my issue: the more heat, the more centipedes here in my apartment. Very big and fast centipedes. Gnats are another problem.
Last night I literally killed 2 centipedes and 3 gnats with my bug spray... all within a 2 minute time frame. That... is... crazy.
I ☛​̳𝙒​̳𝙄​̳𝙇​̳𝙇 ̳☚ be moving to another apartment within the next 3 months, so I'm happy about that.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 29, 2019, 09:47:45 AM
Quote from: Cole D.
I love thunderstorms, especially when they're first approaching

I don't like driving in heavy rain though

it was nearby the area where that overgrown GE Powr/Bracket is. Low lying area there means there are a lot of bad thunderstorms that build over there.
It is cool to watch one approach :)

I don't care for driving in heavy rain either...but hail is worse!

Interesting. The storms here tend to build over the mountains & other higher areas.


Quote from: suzukir122
That logic will definitely get his bike damaged during severe weather someday. Despite how heavy the bikes are, I highly doubt they'll be able to withstand 60mph+ winds during a severe thunderstorm.
There's also hail which could result in a bike full of dents .lol. but if you're at work what are you going to do? its not like you can just go hide your car/truck/motorcycle from the storm...


Quote from: CEB1993
   Weíre going to have temps. of about 97 with even higher heat indexes for Fourth of July. I know the hotter it is the stronger the afternoon thunderstorms are, so Iíll have to watch out for that too.
We're having a few days with highs in the 90's here in Colorado too. (Summer has finally arrived! Personally I love a "nice hot dry day in the desert".) Then cool down into the 80's for next week.

In general it works just the opposite here, the hotter it is, the less chance for strong storms.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 29, 2019, 10:03:56 AM
@xmaslightguy, you bring up a good point, and I somehow forgot to mention this in my previous message: those storms
that night did contain hail. Not Supercell storm kind of hail, but smaller, quarter sized hail.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on June 29, 2019, 02:27:49 PM
I do not like tornadoes in person, but sometimes I watch videos of it on YouTube. But I either mute the sound or listen to the ones that don't have people screaming and yelling, because I find it annoying.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 29, 2019, 03:41:13 PM
@Cole D, although I could never, ever mute the sound of a tornado, I highly agree with you... the screaming can be very
annoying. But one thing that pisses me off to a whole new level, is when the idiots start joking, laughing, and pointing
the camera away from the tornado like high school kids.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 30, 2019, 08:09:40 AM
Quote from: suzukir122 link=topic=7216.msg61082#msg61082
those storms that night did contain hail. Not Supercell storm kind of hail, but smaller, quarter sized ail.
Quarter sized would be still big enough to cause vehicle damage though.


Quote from: Cole D. link=topic=7216.msg61083#msg61083
I do not like tornadoes in person, but sometimes I watch videos of it on YouTube. But I either mute the sound or listen to the ones that don't have people screaming and yelling, because I find it annoying.
I almost always watch tornado/hurricane/etc videos with the sound off because:
* I don't want to listen to listen to people blabbing like that....just be quiet and enjoy nature's creation!
* The sound of wind blowing across a microphone is really just an awful sound..anyone recording such storms should be using a microphone wind muff...but they don't.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 30, 2019, 08:25:19 AM
@Xmaslightguy, oh snap... I forgot about that. That's true... the wind noise hitting the mic. That wind noise hitting the mic
is also very annoying. I can't hear the roar of the tornado or the thunder... anything, because of that stupid wind noise.
When the wind finds it's way away from the mic though, the tornado sounds can be amazing. Even better with the added tornado sirens.
Case in point, this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uLdIXv8HAI
Almost ruined by the lady talking though, followed by another later on in the video.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on June 30, 2019, 11:49:15 AM
Its suppose to rain thru Thursday. But next weekend where I live is gonna be hot in the middle 90's.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Lumex120 on June 30, 2019, 07:51:21 PM
Not sure if you guys already know about him or not but there's this storm chaser I really like who goes by the name "Pecos Hank" on YT.
He's probably the best storm chaser around these days, his videos are beautifully edited and he gets some incredible footage.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQpSHsgUcNt6uCOjpgD8kw


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on June 30, 2019, 08:23:20 PM
Not sure if you guys already know about him or not but there's this storm chaser I really like who goes by the name "Pecos Hank" on YT.
He's probably the best storm chaser around these days, his videos are beautifully edited and he gets some incredible footage.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQpSHsgUcNt6uCOjpgD8kw


Oh yes, I've watched a few of his videos, like this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jkfnIBJRBQ

He does make some fabulous videos.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 30, 2019, 09:40:40 PM
Yeah I've posted a YouTube link on this thread, or another one, to the video he created about Supercell Thunderstorms.
I definitely know about Pecos. lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 01, 2019, 07:09:55 PM
@Cole D:
Yep I've seen some of his vid's (but like others I generally watch with the sound off.)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: tolivac on July 01, 2019, 10:57:36 PM
What I hate on weather videos-and other videos is the STUPID monotonous background music.when that comes on-turn the sound off.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on July 03, 2019, 02:41:32 PM
Well its gonna be hot for the next few days, due to the high pressure system coming.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on July 12, 2019, 05:10:36 AM
Tropical Storm Barry is going to possibly make landfall in Louisiana. However, its moving very slowly, and if it stays in the warm gulf waters, it may likely form into a hurricane.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 12, 2019, 09:30:43 AM
Quote from: tolivac
What I hate on weather videos-and other videos is the STUPID monotonous background music.
Weather vid's should have no music of any type...its a storm vid, not a music vid! .LOL.


Quote from: lightinglover8902
Well its gonna be hot for the next few days, due to the high pressure system coming.
High pressure has already set in where I'm at, its been hot the past couple days, and is expected to stay around for a bit.


Quote from: lightinglover8902
Tropical Storm Barry is going to possibly make landfall in Louisiana.
Yep, forecast says it will strengthen into a hurricane.
And is expected to make landfall in LA somewhere between Intracoastal City & Grand Isle, on Saturday.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: mefurd98 on July 13, 2019, 02:06:32 AM
Barry is going to dump a ton of rain in Louisiana which has been getting plenty of rain over the past few months and the soil is so saturated which will increase the chances of flash flooding considerably. And it's not moving that fast either, only 3 mph WNW.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on July 14, 2019, 05:32:07 PM
This weekend, Nick (Nicksfans) and I met up to hit some local ReStores and thrift stores in the Landrum and Tryon area on the SC/NC border.  It was partly cloudy, but really humid while we were out and about at the stores.  The moment we got in the car to go down and see the lake, the bottom fell out.  It probably rained an inch in about 30 minutes!  There were three or four huge cracks of thunder, and we enjoyed watching it all from the back porch.  I love hearing the echoing "surround sound" effect from big claps of thunder over the mountain range.  After this huge downpour, the temperature dropped 12 degrees and it felt awesome outside  8)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on July 17, 2019, 09:10:44 AM
We have once again severe heat wave, with several locations broke all-times temperatures like 50*C (122*F) in Sodom, as well as all-times electricity demand: 13,410MW:
 Article  (https://translate.google.co.il/translate?hl=iw&sl=iw&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.walla.co.il%2Fitem%2F3247930) (Untranslated)  (https://news.walla.co.il/item/3247930)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on July 17, 2019, 04:11:22 PM
Yooooooo... @Dor123... 122 degrees?? Was that the actual "feels like" temperature, or was that heat index?
That's crazy! Absolutely crazy, if that's actual air temperature


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on July 17, 2019, 08:20:27 PM
This was the actual index at Sodom, and there were only 15deg humidity, and lot of fires.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on July 17, 2019, 08:32:36 PM
@Dor123, that's... I can honestly say, although I'm only 28 years old, I'm not sure if I would be able to
physically survive that kind of temperature. That's only 12 degrees away from the hottest temperature ever
recorded here in the U.S: 134 degrees.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on July 18, 2019, 03:13:29 AM
The Sodon temperatures yesterday, was the highest in Israel since Jun 1942, than there was 54*C (129.2*F) at Tirat Zvi:  Article  (https://translate.google.co.il/translate?hl=iw&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.walla.co.il%2Fitem%2F3248087).


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on July 18, 2019, 10:56:49 AM
@Dor123, that's... I can honestly say, although I'm only 28 years old, I'm not sure if I would be able to
physically survive that kind of temperature. That's only 12 degrees away from the hottest temperature ever
recorded here in the U.S: 134 degrees.

My paint booth at work has no temp control, the heat is either on or off. when is really humid you still need the heat on to lower the humidity in the booth (humidity causes paint to do BAD THINGS!) . I've been in there ,in my Tyvek suit, spraying at between 115-130 degrees on multiple occasions. I come out of there looking like a drowned rat cause I'm soaked with sweat! When I come out into the 90 degree shop it feels like air conditioning !


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on July 18, 2019, 02:39:37 PM
@Dor123, see what I mean?? Even Wide-lite 1000's paint booth wasn't as hot as the weather over there where you live.
122 degrees is so far the hottest temperature I've ever heard of, especially here recently.

@Wide-lite 1000, I couldn't imagine how hot that paint booth would be if it were 122 degrees outside here in Ohio.
We're getting relief here in Dayton Ohio now with the weak thunderstorms that just developed. I was on my way towards
going to the bike garage to try out the smoked visor I finally installed onto my helmet. Went to the gas station to
fill up my car to prepare to head to the garage in Middletown... by the time I was at the gas station, I already canceled
plans to go to the garage. A storm base cloud was in front of me waiting for me to take the highway. haha... nope.
Not going anywhere today.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on July 18, 2019, 06:44:03 PM
@ suzukir122 : I can't wait for it to cool down even a little, the temp in the shop was 94 degrees today !

@ dor123 : My brother used to live in the desert in southwestern Arizona, I visited him there once and even with the low humidity is was OPPRESSIVE ! Even the wind was HOT ! I couldn't imagine 122 degrees with the sun beating down on me. NO THANK YOU !


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: 589 on July 19, 2019, 11:41:01 AM
Lighting hit the power pole in front of my house two weeks ago while I was on the can... twice, boy that was exciting. I had to replace the mainboard on my tv because a Chinese power relay flashed over and fried the tv through the USB port it was attached to. Apparently one of the outdoor elsewhere in the house GFCI's got blasted too, gotta fix that soon. My neighbor's internet line got toasted as well.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 21, 2019, 10:22:20 PM
It was in the upper 90's here both Thu & Fri, plus 9% humidity on Fri...so pretty desert-like .lol. I think down in the city (Denver), it got to 100, & 101 those days.

We had a nice little thunderstorm (not severe) come through my area tonight, had pretty frequent lightning, but looked like most of it stayed in the clouds. Still cool to watch.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on July 22, 2019, 04:03:18 AM
A rare July cold front is coming my way! And the mornings are gonna be in the 60s!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on July 22, 2019, 01:38:59 PM
Heard some thunder (only two times) and it started drizzling pretty fast but then it stopped as soon as it started. The temperature was 84 degrees and humidity was 38%. Probably the only severe weather (and probably rain) I will face in the summer lol.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on July 22, 2019, 05:36:17 PM
Saturday night we got a storm. About 9PM it started thundering after dinner, but far away, so I went out on the back porch to have a look. Just some lightning in distance and a very slight sprinking of rain. I stayed about there about 10 minutes, then suddenly the flashes got much closer. It lit up the whole area like daylight and very loud thunder started, so I went back inside, too dangerous. A few minutes later it started pouring down rain with more flashes - could see them in the house with blinds closed. But it only lasted about 20 minutes and then it was gone.

Today it rained this evening quite a bit but not a lot of thunder in it.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: mefurd98 on July 22, 2019, 07:16:03 PM
We've had a few severe thunderstorm warnings around here for the past few days. Typical summertime pattern with these isolated cells going severe for about 30 minutes or so. Lightning struck right around the house the other day and I was worried that it ran into one of my lights outside, but it didn't. There is a front coming in this week that is supposed to cool things off a bit and give us a decent amount of rainfall.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: paintballer22 on July 22, 2019, 08:43:55 PM
I just had a severe thunderstorm roll threw a few minutes ago. We had a tornado warning as well. There was lightning all over the place. The lights flickered a lot but never went out. I will have to check the paintball field for damage as it's in a area known direct lightning strikes.   


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on July 28, 2019, 11:12:50 AM
Last night was going for walk, in evening. There were some dark clouds forming, but no thunder. But when I was further away, suddenly the thunder started cracking, so I turned around and got home quickly. It started popping more frequently, but no rain until later on. Not a very long rain, but steady.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on August 11, 2019, 10:30:11 PM
Where I'm at, we only got a little bit of rain, but the eastern part of the state had lots of thunderstorms/heavy rain/hail...multiple storms got severe-warned, and even some tornado-warned. 

Would have loved to have gotten a good rain/thunder storm...the hail can stay away though .lol.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on August 13, 2019, 03:33:57 PM
Last weekend in east Tennessee, we had three 90 degree days with nearly 100 degree heat indexes.  It was brutal to be walking around amusement parks and towns in that kind of heat.  I drank a lot of fluids and wore a hat to protect myself from sunburn.  My hottest trip to Gatlinburg ever!  Other than the intense heat, I had a good time  8)

Back home in SC today, we hit nearly 100 degrees with an even hotter heat index.  The extreme humidity is fueling some isolated severe thunderstorms this afternoon. 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on August 13, 2019, 06:01:39 PM
Nothing where I'm at...but on the eastern edge of CO today, there were multiple severe-warned storms, and some tornado-warned storms too. I know atleast one of them dropped a tornado.
(I shoulda grabbed a radar screenshot when the storms/warnings were up)

Those storms then moved off into Nebraska & Kansas, where they continue to run.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on August 13, 2019, 07:30:08 PM
It's been mostly getting to the high 80s here, not high 90s like it was a few weeks ago. But with the humidity it still gets quite hot. Most days it has been raining, but nothing particularly heavy like we were having last month. It's been raining earlier too, such as around noon or sometimes in morning, rather than waiting until late afternoon. Probably why we haven't had as many severe storms or lightning. Either Saturday or Sunday we did get get a storm with some loud thunder for a bit.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on August 14, 2019, 05:50:15 AM
A couple nights ago we got a strong thunderstorm that did not get strong enough to prompt a warning. (Wasn't severe) It was
during a night that I called off from work due to very serious depression I've been facing. Very late at night though, around 4am.
This storm was strong, with almost severe criteria kind of lightning, but not quite. Lots of close strikes though so
very loud thunder, and very heavy rain. My enjoyment was interrupted by a bad stomach ache, followed by vomiting.
I'm guessing the bad food that I ate earlier the previous day finally caught up to me at that point. Anyways, I didn't get to watch
the rest of the storm thanks to that, but what I saw was still entertaining.
My little bro, (YouTube/RT Spacer) was also up, and he even sent a text about how the storm woke him up and that
it seemed serious. haha


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on August 14, 2019, 05:27:04 PM
Yesterday evening I had a small thundershower pass over where I live. Not severe, but after it passed I went out & got a good look at the cloud at sunset. That one was a really cool looking storm!


The round of afternoon large severe/tornadic storms out east I mentioned a few posts back created what's called an 'outflow boundary'
which in this case headed west, towards the mountains...later at night - after 9pm, got there and fired off another round of storms, one of which got severe-warned. Even the non-severe ones had pretty active lightning :) I sat & watched for a bit, I tried videoing one of them...not sure how/if it turned out.


edit#1:
Looking at the radar: there is now a couple storms at the eastern edge of CO that have gone severe-warned.

edit#2:
And one of those got tornado-warned.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on August 16, 2019, 10:04:37 PM
It have been very wet here. We have had flood watches along all river areas due to the excessive rain has brought the rivers above flood stage in many areas.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on August 17, 2019, 06:02:17 AM
@Xmaslightguy, yep that right there is one thing I like about storms. The storm stages. They pop up, they get strong, then
severe, and then tornadic. (Supercell) It's awesome when this happens, unless of course there's loss of life because of it.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on August 17, 2019, 08:35:53 AM
@suzukir122:
Yep.. the various growth stages/cycles are cool..and you could say basically fascinating to watch.

And ofcourse there's the cyclic supercells that'll that'll drop a tornado, then weaken some, then re-strengthen, then do another tornado (and go on through that cycle multiple times). To actually go see/follow one of those along would be awesome!

Earlier this week, the one I mentioned as a "really cool looking" was basically a nice mothership-ish cloud-structure :) (never severe-warned, just a nice little storm, and short lived too - it died out not that long after passing by)
There was another the day before that was farther south, which also got the same mothership-ish look.

But this week, almost every evening there have been multiple severe-warned storms (and some tornado warned) in the northeastern part of CO.
(being well over 100 miles away, its just way too far to go see any...)


@Cole D:
I'd love to see some of that rain here instead...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on August 18, 2019, 06:22:26 AM
@Xmaslightguy, That's really, really strange that you saw a mothership style thunderstorm that wasn't a Supercell. Maybe it was a strong
thunderstorm gearing up to become severe/Supercell, but the ingredients for it to continue building just wasn't there. I don't know lol
but Supercells typically have that distinct UFO look to them, with the embedded Mesocyclone.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on August 18, 2019, 08:54:20 AM
@@suzukir122:
Yep I was a bit surprised to see a smaller/non-severe storm with that look...but it was also growing pretty quickly. So maybe it was getting a mesocyclone going, and on its way to becoming a stronger/severe storm.

It was headed east, and there was an outflow-boundary from earlier severe storms headed west...when they met (which I was watching on radar) it basically killed the storm (and the section of the boundary that met it). Boring. I thought maybe they'd merge & really enhance that storm! (which is why I went outside to watch once they were meeting eachother. Atleast I got to see a really cool cloud :) )


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on August 30, 2019, 10:19:40 PM
Well this week, we're supposed to get some effect from Hurricane Dorian. But I hope it veers out to sea and no lives or property is lost. If it hits here I just know the power will be out for probably two weeks. It seem we are always out for that long after the hurricanes. Plus stores might be closed at least a week. They're already running out of items in the grocery stores for a few days ago and the lines at gas stations, and stations running out of gas.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: tolivac on August 30, 2019, 11:17:05 PM
The transmitter plant where I work is preparing For Dorian-they have the company vehicles parked in the garages.At this stage more vehicles than employees!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on August 31, 2019, 06:00:51 AM
@Cole D, are you in Florida? If so, this storm will be a very serious, possibly life threatening/life
changing for you.
My friend Cecile lives in Miami Florida and she just moved there. I texted her and asked her if she evacuated
and she replied, "Oh no, I am not evacuating. My apt has impact windows. I will be okay." This mentality that she
has could get her killed. It has quickly became obvious that she may not know the seriousness of the situation.
As of now, she is the only friend I have that lives in Florida. She also told me she will "keep me updated."
And I'm like... sigh... girl... just get your stuff and leave. She does have many photos of her with friends or
relatives there with her. So they *should* all be evacuating, but nooo.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on August 31, 2019, 08:18:37 AM
@suzukir122:
No...you stay and video it! (especially the eyewall, and eye) .LOL.
Or you could be like the stormchaser guys and head down there...

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Seeing the latest updates..
Dorian is a category 4 with 145mph sustained winds, and is expected to strengthen. This may be a category 5 later today.
Its also expected to turn more northward. Not make landfall in FL, but in SC (though if it takes that track a good part of the east-FL coast could still be affected, along with GA & SC).

*If* it turns north earlier, it could miss FL alltogether, and make landfall somewhere farther north in the US.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on August 31, 2019, 08:28:38 PM
@suzukir122:
No...you stay and video it! (especially the eyewall, and eye) .LOL.
Or you could be like the stormchaser guys and head down there...

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Seeing the latest updates..
Dorian is a category 4 with 145mph sustained winds, and is expected to strengthen. This may be a category 5 later today.
Its also expected to turn more northward. Not make landfall in FL, but in SC (though if it takes that track a good part of the east-FL coast could still be affected, along with GA & SC).

*If* it turns north earlier, it could miss FL alltogether, and make landfall somewhere farther north in the US.

Yep, looks like Florida could dodge a huge bullet this time.

With that said, the state of South Carolina has already issued a state of emergency and costal flood warnings are in effect. Iím a long way from the coast, but I am familiar with most coastal areas and know that parts of Charleston are below sea level and prone to disastrous flooding. Iím glad Iím safely inland and I hope everyone on the coast either evacuates or takes the appropriate precautions to ride this thing out.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on September 01, 2019, 06:05:17 AM
Yeah it really does look like my friend, and Florida in general, dodged a BIG bullet. As I type this, Dorian
has become a category 5 hurricane. Clear center eye as well.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on September 01, 2019, 06:29:15 AM
Yeah it really does look like my friend, and Florida in general, dodged a BIG bullet. As I type this, Dorian
has become a category 5 hurricane. Clear center eye as well.

Wow  :o I just saw the Weather Channel update today that mentioned 185 mph wind gusts and over a foot of rain in the Bahama islands. This could be a repeat of Florence in the SC/NC coastal areas. Iím watching carefully and Iím in good shape being a long way inland.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 01, 2019, 07:18:05 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
Wow  :o I just saw the Weather Channel update today that mentioned 185 mph wind gusts and over a foot of rain in the Bahama islands. This could be a repeat of Florence in the SC/NC coastal areas. Iím watching carefully and Iím in good shape being a long way inland.
Plus even more dangerous than the 12"-24" of rain, the storm-surge of up 18 to 23 feet above normal tide for some parts of the Bahamas. :o
Seeing the latest NHC updates, this one might go up along east coast but not actually make landfall...

It should also be noted that there are 3 other weather disturbances out there, one of which has a greater than 60% cyclone formation chance in the next 5 days.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on September 02, 2019, 06:07:22 AM
@Xmaslightguy, I wonder if those disturbances may follow the same path as Dorian? I've seen that happen sometimes before


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 02, 2019, 09:50:14 AM
Quote from: suzukir122
@Xmaslightguy, I wonder if those disturbances may follow the same path as Dorian? I've seen that happen sometimes before
I've seen that happen before too.
In this case no, especially some of them.

Pic one shows the chances of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 2 days.
Pic two shows their possible stormtracks for the next 5 days. (note the 4th disturbance added for that period - probably if any followed Dorian's path it'd be that one)

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Seeing these graphics shows there could be a quite 'interesting' period coming up here...



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on September 02, 2019, 07:37:50 PM
I've seen that happen before too.
In this case no, especially some of them.

Pic one shows the chances of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 2 days.
Pic two shows their possible stormtracks for the next 5 days. (note the 4th disturbance added for that period - probably if any followed Dorian's path it'd be that one)

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Seeing these graphics shows there could be a quite 'interesting' period coming up here...



Looks like the two orange X's won't cause much trouble, aside from some heavy rain on the east coast of Mexico.  That red X that's in the East Atlantic looks ominous.  A lot of warm water and chances to strengthen between it and the Caribbean and the USA. 

Most of the SC coast has been upgraded to "Hurricane Watch."  Charleston and Folly Beach are forecasted to have up to 10 inches of rain and sustained winds of 50 mph.  There's definitely going to be some severe beach erosion and flooding from Florida all the way up to the NC coast.  Dorian is moving slowly, so I'm expecting major flooding and many impassible roads in the coastal SC area.  I would also expect I-26 to have reversed lanes this week with only westward traffic, to efficiently allow coastal residents to evacuate.  Scary situation, but unfortunately somewhat common here in the southeast.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on September 02, 2019, 08:10:26 PM
To all of you in the south eastern US : keep your eye to the sky and ears to the TV/Radio and please BE CAREFUL ! Don't want to see anyone get hurt !


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 02, 2019, 08:36:17 PM
@CEB1993:
The orange X closest to Mexico has been upgraded to red (70% chance).. so that one could end up being something Mexico needs to worry about.
And yep that red X in the east Atlantic, plus the yellow(now orange - 50% chance)  area are  the 2 that could could be problems later on.

I think I heard something like around 800k people in SC should prepare to evacuate.
Seeing the latest possible path, it looks like Dorian could go along the whole eastern coast...all the way to the southern edge of Canada.

I have a feeling that Grand Bahama island is gonna be in pretty bad shape, considering that beast has been parked basically ontop of it all day.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on September 02, 2019, 09:09:33 PM
Yup... 1 mile per hour. Yeeeeppp... you read that right. Dorian, the entire storm, has been moving at only 1 mile per hour
on top of the Bahamas, despite being a major Category 5 hurricane.
@CEB1993, although you might not be in the direct path of the storm, there is still that chance that you'll feel
some high winds up where you are, even if you guys have clear/sunny skies. Certainly not life threatening conditions
though, unless Dorian's path unexpectedly shifts farther to the left/west.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 02, 2019, 10:03:48 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
Yup... 1 mile per hour. Yeeeeppp... you read that right. Dorian, the entire storm, has been moving at only 1 mile per hour
on top of the Bahamas, despite being a major Category 5 hurricane.
Cat 4 now.
Actually 1 mph was last evening.  The NHC has shown it as stationary all day today.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 02, 2019, 10:09:09 PM
Also in the Pacific there is hurricane Juliette, which has been rapidly intensifying, and is now a category 3. May become a 4 tomorrow.
On a positive note, this one isn't expected to make landfall anywhere, simply heading out to sea.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 03, 2019, 07:56:26 PM
In that pic I posted earlier
(https://www.lighting-gallery.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lighting-gallery.net%2Findex.php%3Faction%3Ddlattach%3Btopic%3D7216.0%3Battach%3D6404&hash=b467a42c3f28fca916f2de3d8b0e089e)
The one closest to Mexico is now tropical storm 'Fernand'. Headed toward Mexico, but not expected to reach hurricane strength before landfall tomorrow afternoon/evening.
The red X closest to Africa is now tropical depression eight, may become a tropical storm (Gabrielle) tomorrow.
The yellow area is now shaded red - 70% chance of forming a tropical cyclone in the next 5 days.

Dorian has weakened and is now just a cat-2, and is moving away from the Bahamas at 6mph.

Juliette is expected to start weakening now as it heads out to sea.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on September 05, 2019, 03:43:42 PM
So this happened in Myrtle Beach, SC today  :o

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-dorian-myrtle-beach-jeep-abandoned-waves

Someone had the incredibly foolish idea to see how far into the rough water they could drive their car.  Of course, the car stalled out and it had to be abandoned.  Due to the terrible weather conditions, not much help could be given to tow the car to safety.  I hope it doesn't get washed away, but it goes to show you how destructive and powerful hurricanes can be.  The flooding and storm surge seen here is often cited as the most dangerous part of any hurricane.  Unfortunately, there's no stopping some people making stupid decisions when severe weather strikes.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 05, 2019, 05:19:14 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
Someone had the incredibly foolish idea to see how far into the rough water they could drive their car.  Of course, the car stalled out and it had to be abandoned. 
Someone had a live stream of that up on YouTube earlier today. Had it running for a bit at work.

Some people are far from being the brightest bulb in the strand :lol:

I don't see anything on whether or not it got washed away though.
Either way, the thing is shot now...junkyard material.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: tolivac on September 06, 2019, 12:38:02 AM
In Greenville,NC-so far not really that bad.Rest of the night to get thru at the transmitter plant-site in on gen power as precaution-did security checks-was able to go outside light rain and wind.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on September 06, 2019, 06:31:26 AM
Yeah there's nothing anyone can do to prevent the stupidity of others. Doesn't matter how much we try to jam it into their brains...
someone will end up car swimming anyways despite the warning.
Us: "Flooding is dangerous. Flooding is dangerous. Flooding is dangerous."
Them: "Hey guys, lets drive through the flood. It can't be that deep. Duurrrr hah, yeah our SUV can get through that with no problem."
Later on...
Us: "Idiots."
Them: "Ahhhh!! Get the car quick!! Someone help, help, HELP!!!"

Sigh.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on September 13, 2019, 09:03:52 PM
Since Hurricane Dorian passed up the coast, it hasn't rained here as much as it was before. But there were some rain today and wind, and this weekend it is supposed to rain again, along with Tropical Storm Humberto passing to the east of Florida.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 13, 2019, 10:07:13 PM
There was a line of thunderstorms that moved through here on Sunday. I was driving home on a highway near the mountains & was treated to a nice lightning show :)
Some of the storms got severe-warned as they moved farther east in the state.

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@Cole D.
I saw that when it was just a 'disturbance'. Then a depression.
Original forecast-track had it going  across FL & into the golf, then it changed to going right up along the east FL coast like Dorian, nice to see the forecast now showing it staying offshore & then heading out to sea when it becomes a hurricane.

There is also 3 other 'disturbances' out there (1 of which may need watching since it has a 50% chance of cyclone formation in the next 5 days (the other 2 are 20% & 30% ))


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on September 13, 2019, 10:46:10 PM
Yes and interestingly, last night when I went for walk was thinking about how the weather has been more fall like. Cooler in evenings and a bit windier. It did not feel humid last night like it has been on any other night.

Today we did get some rain showers and windy and cloudy. Plus this evening it was dark looking and saw lightning in distance. Windy and felt like rain was coming but didn't have any.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: RyanF40T12 on September 14, 2019, 02:01:05 AM
moving back to a partial dry and hot pattern here in Denver.  the leaves on the trees won't be changing anytime soon if this keeps up. 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on September 14, 2019, 07:31:08 AM
We finally broke an intense heat wave and drought here in SC yesterday evening. This week it hit 100 on Tuesday and 102 on Friday. The grass in the yards and golf courses is baked brown and gray and the A/C inside cannot keep up with cooling demands.

Yesterday, September 13 was the first rainfall of the month. It was really nice, gentle rain with a few claps of thunder.  A nice, relaxing evening thunderstorm. We probably got 1/4 inch of rain and today the clouds are holding down the temperature. Iím afraid it wonít get cooler and more fall-like till October. I consider most of September a summer month because of the warm climate Iím used to  8)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 15, 2019, 05:41:33 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
Yesterday, September 13 was the first rainfall of the month.
Were you too far inland to anything form Dorian then?

Quote from: RyanF40T12
moving back to a partial dry and hot pattern here in Denver.  the leaves on the trees won't be changing anytime soon if this keeps up. 
I'm starting to see signs of fall in some trees (but I'm also outside city limits/closer to the mountains)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on September 16, 2019, 06:08:35 AM
As far as I'm concerned, fall and winter can back-back, AWAYYY from me. I don't like fall all that much,
and I absolutely hate winter with a strong passion. Especially when negative degree temps become evident.
And cold can definitely be a form of severe weather too, not just thunderstorms and tornadoes. I've actually almost died
twice because of cold weather. One time back in 2013, and also the beginning of this year. (Both negative degree temps)
I can't be in extreme cold for too long because if I am, my body desperately gets into "Get Warm Now" mode. When that happens,
I typically can't feel my fingers. When I'm in this stage, I begin to vomit, hallucinate and pass out. Back in January, on my way to
work, that is exactly what happened. I had just finished simply getting gas for my car at the gas station... that was
enough to freeze me so bad to the point where I began passing out/hallucinating behind the wheel. Everything was sparkling
and getting darker. I started feeling the need to vomit, but I never puked. I pulled over until I felt warmer/better, and I
somehow STILL made it to work on time.
Anyways, severe weather in the form of cold, whether it be snow, or the frigid temps, or both... I am NOT looking forward to winter.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 16, 2019, 06:35:52 PM
@suzukir122:
I'm with you on below-zero temps, I really hate that type of weather.

It sounds like you were getting in the stages of hypothermia there.  Obviously not a good thing. :o Glad you were ok. :)

And yep snow/cold/etc could certainly be considered forms of severe weather, even if it doesn't destroy stuff like a hurricane or tornado would.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on September 16, 2019, 06:42:47 PM
Thanks @Xmaslightguy... things could've been a lot worse. To be honest, I was more concerned about the drivers
around me. I didn't want to veer off the road and crash into someone at 65 mph. Going to work on time when I'm
not well, wasn't worth it.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on September 18, 2019, 08:37:01 PM
The horrible heatwave in the South continues  ::) We had a small break today with a high temperature of 76 and cloudy skies. Unfortunately, itís going to reach the 90ís again by the weekend.

First day of Autumn forecast: 91 and bright sunshine.

Itís just going to get hotter and hotter here in SC next week, with worsening drought conditions and no rain in the forecast for the next 10 days. The October 1 forecast is calling for mid 80ís and scattered thunderstorms. Itís going to feel like a warm, humid summer day in October.

This is a truly historic heatwave, especially since itís just gotten hotter as this September has progressed.  Itís the worst heat wave Iíve lived through since August 2007, when about 20 of the 31 days of the month were at or above 100 degrees here in upstate SC.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 18, 2019, 09:40:03 PM
@suzukir122
Welcome. Yep, deff coulda been worse.
Just take care of yourself out there in that cold. Maybe put a extra sweatshirt on under your jacket or something next time. Too bad they don't make heated jackets .lol.


@CEB1993:
Over 100 is just too hot! (especially if it were humid too)

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Nothing severe where I'm at, but just incase anyone didn't see weather in the pacific, check out the attached image.
How often do you see 3 in a row like that...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on September 21, 2019, 08:21:49 PM
Were you too far inland to anything form Dorian then?

Yes, Dorian moved over the SC coast September 5 and 6. It was my birthday on September 6, and I went to an open air beer brewery to celebrate.  It was 94 degrees and not a cloud in the sky where I was.  Perfect weather for relaxing outdoors with cold drinks, while blissfully unaware of the violent weather at the beach in my same state. We could have used a lot of Dorianís rain now that weíre in a drought.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 10, 2019, 07:24:10 PM
Not severe weather...but had our first snow of the season today, around 3-4 inches (good that it wasn't more since most trees here still have their leaves). But its gonna get pretty danm cold tonight...low teens, maybe even upper single digits.
Had to turn on the heat which I normally wouldn't do til sometime in November.

That bit of snow (particularly what fell in mountains the will do a little bit of help for the drought & wildfire risk there), so there is some good that comes out of it :)

Personally I don't mind snow. Not really a fan of ice though. And I hate when it gets really cold.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on October 10, 2019, 09:44:12 PM
@Xmaslightguy, although I don't like Ohio, at all, (I mean seriously... I don't like Ohio) I am so glad we aren't
dealing with that kind of weather. I was out on my bike today... got some good highway rides in and it was 82 degrees,
according to my car. Summer like weather... not many leaves have changed color here yet either.
As far as severe weather is concerned, no new stories here... yet. (Doom music plays)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 10, 2019, 10:24:53 PM
@suzukir122:
Yesterday was mid 70's here.. perfect warm day  for short sleeves. :)
In the evening is when the 'storm' started moving in ... infact I looked north & could see it coming, so I got up on the roof & was up there as the cold front passed over(love doing that!). You could really feel the wind/temperature change! Over a maybe 10 minute period it went from short-sleeve weather, to non-short-sleeve weather.

Tonight I lit up the fireplace just because it seemed like a good night for a nice warm fire :)

Forecast said this storm is going towards the great lakes...so its headed your way (maybe that's what the Doom music is for .lol. )


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on October 10, 2019, 11:22:06 PM
@xmaslightguy, yep we're in for it later into next week in terms of cold temperature. Thursday morning, we should have
a morning temp of apparently 37 degrees, from what they're saying as of now. Then again, this is Ohio. We should be
getting what you guys in Colorado got, right now. I'm a little surprised we don't have cold/snow.
I... don't... like... Ohio. I hate Ohio almost as much as I hate the Toyota Prius.
Who knows though... maybe we'll get mild weather and severe storms this winter, instead of cold/blizzards lol



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 11, 2019, 07:38:21 PM
@suzukir122
Got down to 15 here last night. Atleast it was sunny & got into the 40's today. Most of the snow melted too.
Maybe you'll get a thunder-snow storm! (those are always cool. too bad  its so rare.)


Couldn't say what I'd think of Ohio since I've never been there. But I dislike humidity so I probably wouldn't like it .lol.

What's wrong with a  Prius? I personally have nothing against it (wouldn't buy one myself because all that extra hybrid stuff is just more things to go wrong)



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 15, 2019, 08:40:17 PM
Not mine. But a really cool slow-motion lightning vid:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ex0xRner48E


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on October 15, 2019, 09:05:47 PM
@Xmaslightguy, proof that it's a small world yet again. That arch you see in that video, is the St.louis Arch.
I use to live in St.louis when I was a kid... for a little over 9 years. That is where I use to live before I moved
to Ohio, and that is where I became even more of a lighting enthusiast, and a motorcycle enthusiast, and a thunderstorm
enthusiast as well. We DID have some very bad storms in St.louis. Memorable storms that me and my little brother still
talk about up to this day.
So yeah, yet another "it's a small world" moment right here for me.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 15, 2019, 09:45:39 PM
@suzukir122:
This was a vid I saw recently, and the park its filmed in is a place I go occasionally. I've even been on that particular trail in it too.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WISFVxP4U8g

With that particular storm I could see the coldfront north of me(mainly due to the clouds, and the dust it was kicking up)... so I went outside outside in a good spot to watch/video when the coldfront passed over. (also purposely had videoed some before, then during the little snowstorm)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on October 15, 2019, 10:24:56 PM
@xmaslightguy, 60 degree drop in 24 hours?? That's definitely extreme. It went from spring to winter in just a day in
that video. haha... and AGAIN... small world. That dude, Reed Timmer, has been everywhere! haha... he's
been at your spot, and also my spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYR8aNuLBNY
That was in Dayton Ohio, near The Greene. Yet another video I found at complete random... along yet another
road I took daily to and from yet another job. haha

I also found a 360 video he took in that same area on that same day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dxaebM0vbw
@Xmaslightguy, @everyone... that video I just linked is a 360 video, which means you can move the video around
to get a glimpse of not just the storm, but also the lighting as well.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 16, 2019, 07:37:38 PM
@suzukir122:
Yep, pretty big drop in temp! Like I mentioned, I went outside for the coldfront arriving...lets just say you knew when it'd gone by. :)
Most everything got frozen with as cold as it got (gardens/tree-leaves/etc) :( I was out there mon & tue evenings saving my veggies & fruits
Here's a 2nd vid  Timmer did in the same storm. http://youtube.com/watch?v=OmYlDkKh7OE
And another vid (not his) showing before/during. http://youtube.com/watch?v=_gguug8u7oA

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Yep, that guy must put in a ton of miles driving around everywhere.
Some nice streetlights in that first vid you posted...but whoa swinging that camera around (where's the drunk/dizzy smileie) LOL
Those 360 videos always look all weird & distorted when viewed on a normal browser. . .I'm assuming they're probably meant for viewing on mobile devices?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on October 16, 2019, 09:43:36 PM
Here's a quick video of firsthand footage of a tornado at Myrtle Beach, SC on September 5 when Dorian came through.  Although relatively weak, this tornado did touch down briefly and bring gusty winds and heavy rain.  Definitely a dangerous and unpredictable situation at the coast a month ago  :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu9Gy9oiTgA


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 17, 2019, 07:24:48 PM
@CEB1993:
That thing is moving along at a pretty good clip too...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on October 17, 2019, 07:32:07 PM
We are supposed to get rainy weather Saturday, but I don't think severe. It did rain some here, in the last few weeks, but I think we will likely have less rain as we go into fall season. Although sometimes in fall/winter we can get severe thunderstorms at night as cold fronts come in. So you never know.

I also think hurricane season is nearly over, but we have gotten hurricane in November before.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on October 18, 2019, 05:15:16 PM
@CEB1993, yeah that tornado wasn't even close to being as potent as the ones from the classic organized supercell
storms. But definitely still dangerous though.
@Xmaslightguy, yeah every 360 video I've seen on YouTube so far over the last 4 years, have been very distorted...
including from the high tech YouTuber motorcyclists with the bigger, popular YouTube channels. Their videos are distorted
as well. If they can come up with a camera that does 360 without that fish-eye distortion, I'd be very interested in purchasing it.
Also, those streetlights at the mall *should* all still be there as we speak, if I'm correct, although they did change main lights
inside that strip-mall, into LED, making it much, much darker.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on October 19, 2019, 08:36:44 AM
It rained all night here, but just a light steady rain. I did see some lightning flashes but couldn't hear thunder. Plus today I think it's supposed to sprinkle or drizzle rain all day also.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 23, 2019, 10:50:19 PM
Not severe, but we're getting snow here (could get up to 8")

I had to go de-snow some of my trees since they still have leaves. I've also seen the lights blink a few times, so always that chance could lose power sometime tonight.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 24, 2019, 05:06:35 PM
Quote from: GE101R
Dallas area and Arkansas got some really bad tornadoes last weekend. Talked to a lady in Bentonville, Arkansas and said it came over so quickly.
I heard about the ones in Dallas, and watched a couple YouTube vid's. One was an EF3, certainly did some pretty bad damage there.
(do a YouTube search for 'dallas tornado home depot' for one little bit...)

I didn't see/hear anything about Arkansas though, I guess it was overshadowed by the Dallas storms?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on October 25, 2019, 07:03:44 AM
Cold front came in last night, and its now 49ļF outside. Expected to go up in to the 60s.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on October 25, 2019, 09:07:46 AM
I'm about to get some heavy rain from the second tropical system in two weeks this weekend  :-\  Last Saturday a tropical storm moved up from Florida into the South Carolina area and we got soaked.  There was more wind than I expected, too.  It looked like it was raining sideways when I saw the rain against the light of the HPS street lights.  The weather forecast did not accurately predict the gusty winds last week. 

I did have some fun in the rain last week  :)  I took my car out to Autocross, a car racing club to drive trough an obstacle course of cones.  My 4 wheel drive Subaru did beautifully in the wet conditions and I got to see all of my anti-skid and stability control features at work.

We have another tropical depression moving in from New Orleans that's going to move northeast and bring more heavy rain tonight.  Looks like it's going to be a rainy rest of October for us in the southeast US, but we need the rain after a drought in August and September.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on October 25, 2019, 08:56:13 PM
I was driving tonight, and heard emergency broadcast system on my radio some counties under tornado warning. And then on TV I heard of more. Also last weekend, some counties nearby were under watches.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: RyanF40T12 on October 26, 2019, 05:17:47 AM
Cold.  Cold.  But at least snow!!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 26, 2019, 08:00:12 PM
Quote from: GE101R
Four inches of rain today with high winds. Power lines down all over the place from Olga whose eye passed right over the area.
.eek. sounds like a mess!
Was the eye clearly defined - could you see blue sky above with clouds in a circle around it?  (I've seen video of that in hurricanes...and it looks cool)

The coldfront for our next snowstorm just passed over where I'm at less than a hour ago (I went outside around that time :) you can tell when they pass with the wind & change in temp).


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: RyanF40T12 on October 26, 2019, 10:17:09 PM
.eek.
The coldfront for our next snowstorm just passed over where I'm at less than a hour ago (I went outside around that time :) you can tell when they pass with the wind & change in temp).

Yup, I was out when it came in a bit ago as well, out in parker.  Burrrrrrrrr!  it got cold quick. 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 26, 2019, 10:46:24 PM
Quote from: RyanF40T12
  Burrrrrrrrr!  it got cold quick. 
Yep.. sure did.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: sox35 on October 27, 2019, 04:56:30 AM
I love Denver! Stayed there for a temporary assignment in the mid 70's.
I took a break in Denver for a couple of days a few years ago when I went on the Amtrak Coast to Coast train (California Zephyr). Does that shuttle bus still run up and down 16th Street..? Dead straight road about a mile long, bus stops every few yards, that *had* to be the most boring bus driving job in the world  :D


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 27, 2019, 09:04:25 AM
Quote from: GE101R
Sure did. It was semi clear and the clouds basically were low to the ground and streaming. I looked up as the center had passed and there was an enormous wall of black rolling clouds moving northeast and the NOAA weather radio broadcasted a severe thunderstorm warning. 18,000 people without electricity at the time and trees down everywhere. I was at ground zero in Hurricane Katrina (went North a few counties before it struck) and it reminded me of the storm when it was approaching the coast.
Poor trees :( Hopefully not too much house/building damage though?
I so would have been outside videoing that wall of black clouds .lol.
Wow...so you've pretty much seen the at its worst then - Katrina .


Quote from: sox35
Does that shuttle bus still run up and down 16th Street..? Dead straight road about a mile long, bus stops every few yards, that *had* to be the most boring bus driving job in the world  :D
Yep the 16th Street shuttle bus still runs, still free too (and these days is packed/standing-room only any time I've been on it). I rarely go down to the city, but was on that bus a couple times last summer...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on October 29, 2019, 03:44:19 PM
An eye from Olga? Hmmm... I thought mainly Category 4 and 5 hurricanes were the ones that
typically had well defined eyes? From what I read, Olga was only a tropical storm


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on October 29, 2019, 05:26:36 PM
Itís going to be a rainy week here with a cold front coming through Halloween day. The temperature is going to drop from 75 to 40 from October 31 to November 1. The thunderstorms are forecasted to produce heavy rain and gusty winds, definitely part of a strong cold front.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on October 31, 2019, 05:55:33 PM
It been hot here lately and mostly dry. We did have some rain last week, but not this week. Today it was 91 degrees out, but there is a front coming, this weekend.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: 589 on October 31, 2019, 07:41:56 PM
Weíre having our first freeze tonight, then by early next week itíll be back in the 70ís again.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on October 31, 2019, 08:48:23 PM
It was in the low 60's this morning and poured all day . The temp started dropping around lunch and now it's in the mid 30's with very gusty winds ! BRRRRRRR !!!!!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on November 01, 2019, 06:21:46 AM
@Cole D, you lucky, lucky man.
Here in Dayton Ohio, we will barely hit 45 degrees today.
No severe weather to speak of though. Heh, it'll be a while before we get severe weather again,
unless it's in the form of snowy weather, or extreme cold.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on November 04, 2019, 06:56:40 PM
Well, its starting to warm up here then this week, the temps are gonna crash again with a cold front, which will bring storms.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 10, 2020, 02:20:29 PM
Severe Thunderstorms tonight at Southeast Texas, a line of possibly tornadic storms are rolling tonight thru the early Saturday morning, with a approaching cold front. So, I'm ready and just built a more advanced lightning detector from three circuits, with a intensity meter, and a digital 9999 counter, which counts the lightning strikes.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Mandolin Girl on January 10, 2020, 04:49:16 PM
Here in the UK we're very lucky that we don't get really severe weather. The Gulf Stream really helps to mitigate the effects, as without having it we would have winters well below freezing point.  :o
I remember the winter of 2010/11 when the temperature stayed below freezing for about 6 days in a row, and the country ground to a halt.!!  :o


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 10, 2020, 05:43:45 PM
Quote from: lightinglover8902
Severe Thunderstorms tonight at Southeast Texas, a line of possibly tornadic storms are rolling tonight thru the early Saturday morning, with a approaching cold front. So, I'm ready and just built a more advanced lightning detector from three circuits, with a intensity meter, and a digital 9999 counter, which counts the lightning strikes.
Yep. There's a weather-related forum I visit fairly regularly .. people there have been watching that system since the weekend. Sounds like parts of TX/LA/OK could be in pretty rough weather tonight, then it continued farther east tomorrow...


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That lightning meter sounds interesting. Was it a kit? or something you found plans for on the net?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 10, 2020, 07:06:09 PM
That lightning meter sounds interesting. Was it a kit? or something you found plans for on the net?

I actually built it on three pieces of breadboard (which they snap together) and used components that I got from electronic component grab bags from ebay, and amazon.com. It took me at least 1 day to finish. I'll have a pic of the detector later.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 10, 2020, 09:15:26 PM
@lightinglover8902:
Deff interested in seeing it :)


@GE101R:
That'd probably make for a cool 'show' to watch!
Bring video camera & record as well.


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There's now been reports of tornadoes in AR & TX


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 10, 2020, 09:50:59 PM
@lightinglover8902:
Deff interested in seeing it :)

Here's the detector. :) Its very complex as you can see. One circuit runs on 5V via voltage regulator, and two circuits run 9V.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 11, 2020, 10:08:46 AM
Sloppy line of *possible* thunderstorms is about to hit Dayton Ohio. Not organized whatsoever, and definitely
not severe. Who knows. That can sometimes change in a matter of minutes.
It's definitely warm out there for this time of year.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 11, 2020, 10:13:53 AM
@GE101R... Oh snap... transformer explosion??
Yeah I'd be going back inside instantly after that as well.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 11, 2020, 10:38:58 AM
Knowing me, I'd probably run back inside for a second, and then run back outside for more.
Either that or I'd go inside and watch through the window. But regardless, I'd be completely disregarding safety.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 11, 2020, 10:54:58 AM
@GE101R, yes I did... lol I think I may have seen YouTube videos showing what you described as well.
Maybe. But in my case, I may have seen strikes in those videos, that did harm instead of good. (Lightning strikes substation,
green and orange flashes illuminate the sky from below) lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 11, 2020, 11:06:29 AM
@GE101R, ohhh... haha... I've always thought the green/blue/orange arcs from the substations was a bad thing,
indicating damage to the station and possible fire/power outages lol
Regardless, me being the pyromaniac/electrical arc enthusiast, I would definitely want to see this take place as well. haha...
even if I were disregarding safety.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 11, 2020, 07:43:26 PM
Quote from: lightinglover8902
Here's the detector. :)
Lots of wires there.. but doesn't look like its too difficult.


Quote from: GE101R
We had a severe line come through a few minutes ago with a tornado just to the South. Went outside to check things and a flash reminiscent of a far away atomic blast lit the entire sky and a quick following boom. Needless to say, I went back inside.
If it was me in that situation, I'd have been very tempted to go after that 'nado .lol.
Its possible the lightning was a positive strike. Was it brighter & louder than normal (plus just a single boom rather than rumbling)?
No matter what, I wouldn't be hiding from the storm or anything, & my videocamera would be out...


Quote from: GE101R
Did you see my post the other day about power substations
Sounds so  cool, would love to watch it. I know where the nearest smaller substation  is, but don't know where the nearest larger one is.
I'm gonna have to drive by the one & see if there's a spot to park/watch (there's a business across the street, but I don't believe the parkinglot extends far enough to see the substation..)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 11, 2020, 10:47:09 PM
Lots of wires there.. but doesn't look like its too difficult.


Its in three circuits. Heres the circuits that I used in the links:

The lightning detector (the main part of the detector): http://www.techlib.com/electronics/lightning.html

The counter with reset button (in this case its a two digit counter, but I added two more of the digits (hundred and thousand digits) and the CD4026 common cathode LED seven segment display driver ICs in the same manner): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEOVTIqfhxU

The LED bar graph (used as a intensity meter, which in this case I used four LEDs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYucJgqQYuA  


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 11, 2020, 11:12:04 PM
An embedded tornado within a line of severe thunderstorms, has killed 7 in Alabama.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 11, 2020, 11:57:38 PM
@lightinglover8902:
I'll have to check out those links later :)


@suzukir122:
Probably the one I just watched YouTube vid of. Some pretty bad damage there.
Multiple tornadoes reported in different states today, even as far north as Ohio.


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edit:
New tornado warning just posted in NC too..
edit: edit:
make that 3 tornado warnings


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 12, 2020, 03:28:34 AM
No tornado warnings here in Dayton Ohio, but according to my lil bro, (RT Spacer on YouTube)
he got ROCKED. Heavy rain and high winds. (50mph winds) Wasn't quite bad enough to be a thunderstorm though. No lightning.
It wasn't a severe thunderstorm... however if it was, I imagine those winds would've been much worse.(60mph or higher)
I'm guessing other places in Ohio actually did get severe storms though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on January 12, 2020, 04:55:17 AM
An embedded tornado within a line of severe thunderstorms, has killed 7 in Alabama.

Oh no! I saw that Tuscaloosa had a tornado producing super cell approaching yesterday. One of my friends has family in Alabama so I always worry when I hear about tornados there.

Iím pretty sure the same big system brought me a microburst yesterday evening. I work in a hardware store with a metal roof and we got slammed!  It sounded like the ďwhooshĒ inside an airplane and I could see the rain coming down SIDEWAYS! We were under a tornado watch and there was a moment when I thought this was going to be the first tornado Iíve seen in person  :o. No confirmed tornado yet, though Iíll be watching the news to see how bad it actually was last night.

We had gusts up to 60 mph and parts of town were without power when I drove home. The most intense storm upstate South Carolina has had in a long time.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 12, 2020, 05:05:46 AM
I kinda figured this would happen @CEB1993. Warm weather + winter, typically = dangerous spring like thunderstorms


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 12, 2020, 06:36:57 AM
Hope everyone is ok over there, and taking the warnings seriously.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 12, 2020, 11:46:37 AM
Quote from: GE101R
Another storm system coming this week.
Yep. Saw that..
Areas for potential thunderstorm activity Mon & Tue are:


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on January 12, 2020, 03:28:01 PM
I kinda figured this would happen @CEB1993. Warm weather + winter, typically = dangerous spring like thunderstorms

Iíd be shocked if it wasnít a tornado that hit near my house last night. It was too dark to see any funnel clouds, but the type of damage done in the yard definitely indicates a tornado touchdown. I had two huge branches fall down, a wooden sign was ripped of the side of the house, and both of my Adirondack lounge chairs were GONE!  One was picked up and blown 20 feet away into the woods next to the house and I couldnít find the other one. Terrifying how powerful and unpredictable these things are  :o

To add insult to injury, the power has been out all day for me  ??? More large trees were blown down and some power lines in the neighborhood were severely damaged.  At least the house itself was not damaged and both of my cars were unharmed.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 12, 2020, 06:46:45 PM
I'm definitely not in the strongest part of it this week, but not like Friday night though. But this week its gonna rain and storm all week.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: migette1 on January 13, 2020, 06:13:22 AM
We are so lucky living in UK near London just look at the fires in Australia the severe winds in America is this all down to global warming? makes you think, our winters seem to be getting warmer remember the 60s with severe snow and freezing conditions even froze one of my cacti and that was in a heated greenhouse. Yes I feel the cold and Spring cannot come quicker, being on Warfarin blood thinners does not help always feel cold.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 13, 2020, 11:27:40 AM
I'm planning on making a Arduino based lightning detector using the AS3935 lightning detector module. Since I have a Arduino Mega 2560 I can make a lightning logger using a LCD that tells you the miles that lightning struck, and will track the storm progression. Probably maybe will be getting another Arduino, possibly the UNO version. Although they're already Arduino based lightning detectors available in the internet. Might try them.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 13, 2020, 04:12:34 PM
Well, more rain and storms tomorrow. But cloudy on Wednesday. Plus a cold front is expected to arrive this weekend in Southeast Texas.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 13, 2020, 07:05:20 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
Iíd be shocked if it wasnít a tornado that hit near my house last night. It was too dark to see any funnel clouds, but the type of damage done in the yard definitely indicates a tornado touchdown.
I do see one report of a tornado in SC for the 11th, and multiple reports for wind(non-tornado) damage.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 13, 2020, 09:02:47 PM
Quote from: lightinglover8902
I'm planning on making a Arduino based lightning detector
Oooh how cool :o


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 15, 2020, 09:57:04 PM
Quote from: GE101R
Five inches of rain last night and three more coming today.
8 inches of rain --- 8 inches sounds like a number we might get here...but it'd be snow not rain! (so that'd be less than an inch of water)
Hope you don't get too much flooding there.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 15, 2020, 10:25:44 PM
Strong cold front coming on Saturday evening, which will blow all of the dense fog that we have now.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 16, 2020, 05:42:11 PM
I'm rebuilding the detector that I posted few days ago, on some proto boards, and it will have a rechargeable 12v battery and it will have a project box a big one.  :)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 16, 2020, 08:01:11 PM
Quote from: GE101R
The streams are full and up to the bottom of the bridges. Many low lying residences next to rivers and streams are close to being flooded.
Whoa :o Hopefully you guys won't get any more rain til things dry out there!


Quote from: lightinglover8902
I'm rebuilding the detector that I posted
Nice. Personally I really like the idea of doing an Audrino or Raspberry-Pi based one. If I decide to try building anything, that's probably the way I'll go.


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No severe weather here. (none expected anytime soon either)
There is a chance of wind tomorrow, and possibly gusts up to 70mph though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on January 20, 2020, 08:58:43 AM
After the power outage during our possible tornado last weekend I got a power failure light. It serves as a night light and a rechargeable flashlight when power supply is cut off.

I found my other lounge chair, blown about 100 feet away from the house and down a huge hill. No way I can get to it without falling down a steep hill and cliff  ??? No official reports of a tornado near my house, but Iím finding that hard to believe with the scale of damage I had in the yard.

Another thing Iím aware of when I lose power is food in the fridge. I try not to open the fridge too much to keep the cold air inside and preserve my food.  Nothing worse than moldy cheese or warm ďskunkedĒ beer  :P Iím glad I have a big Yeti cooler to put all my perishable food in if the power goes out.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 20, 2020, 12:38:02 PM
Yeah... @CEB1993, please, please, PLEASE don't EVER eat moldy cheese. lol... not that you said you would, but
still... with me, if cheese or perishable food gets slightly warmer, it's gone. Instant trash. So I would throw away every
single thing inside my fridge, if I had a power outage for more than at least 3 hours.
I've had some baaaaddd experiences with consuming perishable food after it's gotten warm.
Anyways, hopefully 2020 isn't a bad year regarding severe weather, but for some odd reason, I feel like it will be.
I feel like somewhere in the midwest and eastern portion of the country, there will be an outbreak of powerful
Supercells, with historic storm strength/damage/number of fatalities. I hope I'm wrong... this is just a gut feeling.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Mandolin Girl on January 20, 2020, 01:06:46 PM
Yeah... @CEB1993, please, please, PLEASE don't EVER eat moldy cheese. lol... not that you said you would, but
still... with me, if cheese or perishable food gets slightly warmer, it's gone. Instant trash. So I would throw away every
single thing inside my fridge, if I had a power outage for more than at least 3 hours.
I've had some baaaaddd experiences with consuming perishable food after it's gotten warm.

Anyways, hopefully 2020 isn't a bad year regarding severe weather, but for some odd reason, I feel like it will be.
I feel like somewhere in the midwest and eastern portion of the country, there will be an outbreak of powerful
Supercells, with historic storm strength/damage/number of fatalities. I hope I'm wrong... this is just a gut feeling.

We try our hardest not to throw away food that could have been eaten.   :'(

With cheese that has mould growing on it, when it shouldn't have, we cut the mould off back to the good cheese.

This year we are keeping a record of exactly how much food waste we produce, so far this year it's at just under half a pound, and that's for both of us.!

The average here in Scotland for the same period is 6.6 pounds.!!  >:( >:(


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on January 20, 2020, 01:12:30 PM
Yeah... @CEB1993, please, please, PLEASE don't EVER eat moldy cheese. lol... not that you said you would, but
still... with me, if cheese or perishable food gets slightly warmer, it's gone. Instant trash. So I would throw away every
single thing inside my fridge, if I had a power outage for more than at least 3 hours.
I've had some baaaaddd experiences with consuming perishable food after it's gotten warm.
Anyways, hopefully 2020 isn't a bad year regarding severe weather, but for some odd reason, I feel like it will be.
I feel like somewhere in the midwest and eastern portion of the country, there will be an outbreak of powerful
Supercells, with historic storm strength/damage/number of fatalities. I hope I'm wrong... this is just a gut feeling.

Yeah, rotten cheese is disgusting. I ate some expired gouda by mistake and I haven't liked gouda ever since. I can't stand it when rancid food stinks up my fridge. Makes me want to get some latex gloves and a big trash bag and toss everything! I've heard that keeping an open box of baking soda keeps the fridge smelling fresh. One of the worst parts of losing power after a severe weather event.

I agree, it's been a relatively mild winter thus far so we could get some nasty tornado outbreaks in March or April if the mild weather pattern continues. It's a bad sign if we're already getting tornadoes in January in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.  The strongest tornado recorded in SC was an F4, though nearby Alabama has had several F5's throughout recorded history. I think we're due for a small tornado outbreak or hailstorms this year. Like you, I hope I'm wrong about imminent severe weather later this year too.



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 20, 2020, 01:53:41 PM
@Mandolin Girl, I can't risk it over here. haha... I've really had bad experiences with food that I thought
was good. Some of the worst pains I've ever had... the stomach pain. I literally thought I was gonna die
on the day it happened.

@CEB1993, I hope we're wrong... and I honestly think a big tornado outbreak could be possible if the conditions
are right. Organized, violent, deadly Supercells spawning multiple large tornadoes. That's where my gut feeling is
at... but I hope I'm wrong. As a thunderstorm enthusiast, I know there is a limit to where things can get
very much out of hand really quick, even for the storm enthusiasts like myself.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Mandolin Girl on January 20, 2020, 02:08:11 PM
@ Suzuki:

Most food waste in this country is from cooking too much, we very rarely have any wastage from that, and as for food in the fridge and freezer we try and not overstock.  :)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 20, 2020, 08:02:25 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
I can't stand it when rancid food stinks up my fridge. Makes me want to get some latex gloves and a big trash bag and toss everything!
Worst I've seen/smelled was multiple gallons of milk (plus some food) that sat in a for a week with no refrigeration :o (the fridge died during a week when work was closed for a holiday break)

The milk jugs were all separated inside, and they'd swelled up too...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 21, 2020, 01:17:53 PM
Heres the detector that I now soldered.  Since the CD4026 counter method was difficult (because it needs loads of wires to the segments) I used a Arduino for the counter. All I need is a project box that is deep enough to fit a rechargeable battery in it. Plus it has a alarm comparator for the severe thunderstorm LED which is tied in to the meter circuit, so when ever that the meter points to "SEVERE" the red LED will come on.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on January 21, 2020, 01:20:47 PM
And here's the detector itself.  ;)

UPDATE: I think I may not use the alarm comparator, because if I change the meter sensitivity resistor, its gonna mess up the comparator chip. I also am decided to use the Cd4026 counter for the lightning counts.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 21, 2020, 08:53:34 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
I found my other lounge chair, blown about 100 feet away from the house and down a huge hill. No way I can get to it without falling down a steep hill and cliff  ??? No official reports of a tornado near my house, but Iím finding that hard to believe with the scale of damage I had in the yard.
Assuming ofcourse that this was a supercell storm, it coulda been the storm's RFD (Rear-Flank Downdraft) .. those RFD winds can sometimes get quite strong & do a fair bit of damage.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 21, 2020, 09:44:05 PM
Supercell storms themselves can produce winds from 70, to even 100mph or more lol
RFD is likely, but it's certainly not the only kind of winds Supercells are known for, besides the Tornado of course lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 22, 2020, 10:54:06 PM
@suzukir122:
Yep there's the other winds too - like the FFD & downbursts both of which can be significant...
but its the RFD in particular being the one you don't want to get caught up in. Some can cause damage equivalent to a weak tornado.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on January 24, 2020, 07:49:16 AM
@Xmaslightguy, ha... I wouldn't want to get caught up in ANY of that lol...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on January 24, 2020, 09:06:31 AM
Assuming ofcourse that this was a supercell storm, it coulda been the storm's RFD (Rear-Flank Downdraft) .. those RFD winds can sometimes get quite strong & do a fair bit of damage.

That's really interesting! I've felt downdrafts and it's kind of creepy how a warm spring or summer day is suddenly chilled by a cold downward wind. They usually mean that the storm contains hail  :o I think I had a "wind tunnel" effect at my house because of the car port. Strong downward wind might have been ducted through the car port and amplified enough to blow the lawn furniture up to 100 feet away from the yard. No signs of hail damage, but it was obviously extremely powerful winds. We never had an official tornado sighting, so I'm thinking this could have been the result of an RFD.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on February 05, 2020, 10:16:24 AM
We have up to 5 inches of rain in the forecast between now and Thursday evening. That's over a month's worth of rain in about 24 hours  :o According to our local weather service, the average monthly rainfall for February in upstate SC is about 3.95 inches. I'm expecting overflowing storm drains, flooded sections of road, and even some landslides up in the mountains near me. It's going to be bad... When driving and encountering flooded roads "Turn around, don't drown!"  ;)

This same system is reaching all the way up to the northeast USA and Canada and will bring about 5 inches of snow and ice to upstate NY where I used to live last year. Overall, it's been a less snowy winter for NY and a somewhat mild winter for SC this year. Looks like February is going to be mild and rainy with rain and thunderstorms nearly every day in the forecast next week.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on February 05, 2020, 10:38:51 PM
Last week there was one night, where there was thunder and some approaching storms. Brought some rain for about half hour. Then, Friday night, it rained late at night and into Saturday morning.

But tomorrow night we are supposed to get some severe weather with thunderstorms and possibly causing tornado warnings. But severe thunderstorm warnings at least.

Surprising since so far, we hadn't had any severe weather and hardly any thunder this winter here.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on February 05, 2020, 11:34:48 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
That's really interesting! I've felt downdrafts and it's kind of creepy how a warm spring or summer day is suddenly chilled by a cold downward wind.
Yep its an odd feeling with that cool/cold air from a downdraft

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but it was obviously extremely powerful winds. We never had an official tornado sighting, so I'm thinking this could have been the result of an RFD.
The RFD winds can exceed 100mph,  and can be strong enough to flip vehicles (more so something like a van or truck than a car), or rip the roof off a house...

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We have up to 5 inches of rain in the forecast between now and Thursday evening.
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This same system is reaching all the way up to the northeast USA and Canada
Possibly part of the same system that passed through here Mon/Tue, giving around 6-7" of snow in my area (and a low of -5F this morning)
There's another chance of snow Friday

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I see there was 6 tornado reports in MS today
(plus numerous hail & high-wind reports there & surrounding states...)



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on February 06, 2020, 11:25:26 AM
Tornado!  :o

This picture is from one of my friends in nearby Charlotte, NC about an hour ago. Iíve been keeping in touch and he has been told to seek shelter in the lower level of his office building. One of the best live photos Iíve ever seen.

This SC and NC outbreak is even worse than I thought it would be. Multiple tornado warnings, road closures, and flooding rains. The news is covering people evacuating local homes and buildings. The line of heavy rain and thunderstorms is ďtrainingĒ over my area and bringing nonstop torrential rain. I hope and pray my friends are okay throughout the upstate SC and the Charlotte area.

The imminent flooding is definitely going to cause loss of life and extreme property damage throughout the region :'( This is an emergency situation and Iím sitting tight for as much as I can and keeping in touch with friends and family.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on February 06, 2020, 08:06:48 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
told to seek shelter in the lower level of his office building.
I might be crazy, but I wouldn't be hiding in the basement or some 'safe room' ... I'd be grabbing the videocamera & heading out to get that thing! LOL


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This SC and NC outbreak is even worse than I thought it would be. 
I see there was 10 reports of tornadoes between NC & SC today (plus a bunch for high-winds damage).
Hope you/your family/your friends are safe from all that stormy weather...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on February 06, 2020, 09:06:06 PM
I might be crazy, but I wouldn't be hiding in the basement or some 'safe room' ... I'd be grabbing the videocamera & heading out to get that thing! LOL

I see there was 10 reports of tornadoes between NC & SC today (plus a bunch for high-winds damage).
Hope you/your family/your friends are safe from all that stormy weather...

Yes, weíre all good here thanks for asking  :) I had an uneventful drive to and from work and Iím excited to see some sun and much cooler and windy weather tomorrow to dry out. This February severe outbreak and flooding event is definitely one for the history books!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on February 06, 2020, 09:06:27 PM
We might get severe weather later tonight here, but it sounds like it's more just wind and rain than I thought. Since we're not supposed to be under tornado watches this far out. It was quite windy this evening, but no rain, just dark clouds.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: AngryHorse on February 07, 2020, 10:26:21 AM
Weíve been given 70 MPH winds for Saturday night inland!, thatís pretty unusual here, so Iíve been bolting all the litter bins to the floor at work today!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on February 07, 2020, 03:37:23 PM
@AngryHorse, 70mph winds is definitely pretty strong. But I've always wondered... does the UK ever experience tornadoes? Or
at least Supercell Thunderstorms? (Big hail, 100mph winds, deadly lighting, UFO base clouds... )


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: AngryHorse on February 07, 2020, 06:44:40 PM
@AngryHorse, 70mph winds is definitely pretty strong. But I've always wondered... does the UK ever experience tornadoes? Or
at least Supercell Thunderstorms? (Big hail, 100mph winds, deadly lighting, UFO base clouds... )
Apparently, (and I was shocked at this), but the UK is the tornado capital of the world!!!!, itís said that more tornadoes form here per month than in the US!, but there is a difference, unlike the massive F5 monsters that touch ground in the US and can last for hours, travelling mile after destructive mile, ours barely last minutes and very rarely from into a full funnel that most are not even noticed!
Some do form though, but only touch ground for a few seconds, and minimal damage is ever done, apart from a few damaged roof tiles!
However, on the 28th of July 2005, Birmingham in the UK, (about 60 miles from us), suffered the worst recorded tornado here doing considerable damage to houses! As for supercells, sadly no, but I would love to see one first hand!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on February 07, 2020, 07:03:32 PM
@Angryhorse, the UK being the tornado capital of the world... I'm not sure I believe that lol
Seems like the UK does get funnels but... not really tornadoes. Also, if there's a funnel, there's a mesocyclone above it.
And if there's a mesocyclone, that's a Supercell thunderstorm. So you guys in the UK do get Supercells, but just not nearly as potent
as the ones here in the U.S, which is why you guys typically see funnels instead of tornadoes.
If it doesn't reach the ground, or barely touches the ground, it's definitely not a tornado lol
I have seen some pretty potent thunderstorm videos shot from the UK in the past though, on YouTube!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: AngryHorse on February 07, 2020, 07:14:24 PM
Ah, right!, now you have explained the mechanics of them, that makes sense not to call them tornadoes!  ;), itís just something I remember reading somewhere once!
Youíre weather is awesome though, Iím always watching US storm videos on YouTube!, our weather where I am is soooo boring that even tomorrowís winds will be interesting to watch!,  but would probably be a bit of a breeze to you guys lol!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on February 08, 2020, 06:07:53 AM
Yeah your weather is definitely a breeze to us here in the U.S, @Angryhorse. By far lol
But one thing I've noticed about the UK and surrounding areas, through out the many, many motorcycle related videos I've
watched on YouTube that have been shot in the UK, you guys see cloudy weather A LOT. Almost every single video I've seen in these
last several years, posted from motorcycle riders in the UK, included cloudy days. Seems like the UK see's a lot of cloudy days,
even during the summer


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Mandolin Girl on February 08, 2020, 05:17:41 PM
Cloudy weather is the norm for us here in the UK, during the height of summer we might get a few cloudless days if we're lucky.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: sox35 on February 08, 2020, 05:57:30 PM
Apparently, (and I was shocked at this), but the UK is the tornado capital of the world!!!!, itís said that more tornadoes form here per month than in the US!, but there is a difference, unlike the massive F5 monsters that touch ground in the US and can last for hours, travelling mile after destructive mile, ours barely last minutes and very rarely from into a full funnel that most are not even noticed!
Some do form though, but only touch ground for a few seconds, and minimal damage is ever done, apart from a few damaged roof tiles!
However, on the 28th of July 2005, Birmingham in the UK, (about 60 miles from us), suffered the worst recorded tornado here doing considerable damage to houses! As for supercells, sadly no, but I would love to see one first hand!

I remember that one very well..! I was a bus driver in the area at the time, and while I didn't see it happen personally (I was off duty that day), it affected a couple of my routes and we had some extremely cumbersome diversions for quite a while.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on February 08, 2020, 09:20:49 PM
According to reliable sources, England has the most tornadoes per square mile.

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-tornadoes-by-area/

We had an official report of an F1 tornado touching down in Spartanburg county, South Carolina. This storm caused considerable damage including ripping the garage door off the back of a Home Depot building.

Last Thursday, we had a lighting strike about 100 yards away from my workplace and torrential rain. The wind wasnít too bad, but we had lots of thunder and the humidity was oppressive. The lake near my house flooded and the ground continues to be saturated and at risk for future flooding. Two days later it snowed! If you donít like the weather in South Carolina, wait 5 minutes haha! February tends to be a weather wild card for us and this year itís been especially interesting. 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on February 09, 2020, 08:59:58 AM
Thursday evening, around 11 there was strong wind and rain here when I went to sleep. But apparently early Friday morning, there was lightning also. Not really any damage due to the storm here though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on February 09, 2020, 09:12:37 AM
I'm honestly not sure if I believe that the UK has a higher tornado rate. Heck, does England even have tornado sirens?
Speaking of tornadoes and the UK... what's up with this "Storm Ciara" that I'm hearing about? This is apparently taking
place in the UK as we speak, with videos posted about it just 3 hours ago.
Apparent tornado warnings included with this storm, along with 100mph winds...?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on February 09, 2020, 10:52:33 AM
We suppose to have some storms late trough the Tuesday. Which now my lightning detector that I just built is now FINALLY DONE! I'll have pics of it soon. ;)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: boiler1011 on March 01, 2020, 10:16:07 AM
Happy First Day of Tornado Season 2020!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on March 01, 2020, 12:11:18 PM
This severe thunderstorm hit 3 years ago today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvDup4ZPhl0

About halfway through this short clip, a gust of wind blew rain and pea-sized hail against the side of the house. This was one nasty storm with 50 mph wind gusts and a lot of cloud to ground lightning.

March 2017 was a brutal month of severe weather for me. Two weeks after the March 1st storm we had the worst hailstorm I'd ever seen. About 30 minutes of golfball sized hail! This huge hail damaged the roof, ripped off a few pieces of siding, and destroyed my car. My old VW Jetta had hundreds of tiny dents and the insurance company said it was "totaled." I'm amazed the windows didn't break! Check out the horrific hailstorm here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueVaQbfyuTc

Here's hoping this year's severe weather season is less destructive  ;)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on March 01, 2020, 12:43:06 PM
Thereís no surviving hail like in my video without serious injuries. Many hailstones have sharp, jagged edges. Probably one of the most dangerous forms of severe weather along with debris thrown by strong wind and flooding.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on March 01, 2020, 12:56:43 PM
No rain here the last few days. Friday and Saturday were chilly in the low 60s. Nights to low in the lower 40s. The sun did come out, but it was clear and windy, which made chance for warming up much low. Today it is sunny and beautiful out and 73 right now.  :bulbman:


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 01, 2020, 01:59:00 PM
Severe storms on Wednesday here in SE Texas.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 02, 2020, 07:13:34 AM
@CEB1993, that first video you linked to was definitely severe. Vivid constant lightning, pea/possibly quarter sized hail,
and high winds. I'm thinking that was more than 50mph winds though. Maybe 60mph. That showed pretty much everything a severe
thunderstorm typically brings, so I would've been surprised if it didn't have a severe thunderstorm warning issued for it.
The second one you posted might've been a possible Supercell. Did they issue a Tornado Warning for it?

I'm willing to bet, this thread is gonna be LIT this year. No storms yet here though.
Rain in the forecast for Ohio today, but last I checked, we're in the 50's for the early portion of the week, and 40's later on in the week.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on March 02, 2020, 09:03:06 AM
@CEB1993, that first video you linked to was definitely severe. Vivid constant lightning, pea/possibly quarter sized hail,
and high winds. I'm thinking that was more than 50mph winds though. Maybe 60mph. That showed pretty much everything a severe
thunderstorm typically brings, so I would've been surprised if it didn't have a severe thunderstorm warning issued for it.
The second one you posted might've been a possible Supercell. Did they issue a Tornado Warning for it?

I'm willing to bet, this thread is gonna be LIT this year. No storms yet here though.
Rain in the forecast for Ohio today, but last I checked, we're in the 50's for the early portion of the week, and 40's later on in the week.

Thanks for checking out my videos!  :) The first video was from a squall line that swept quickly through the region. I think it was part of a cold front. The second video of the hailstorm was a confirmed microburst. The huge hail was reported within a relatively small 2 mile radius. My house and car were heavily damaged, while other people in town said they didn't get anything. The other strange thing about this microburst was how slowly it moved. It basically parked right over and dumped nonstop hail before running out of steam.

It's still cold (for SC standards) here with plenty of rain in the forecast. We have rain showers and highs in the 50's and low 60's forecasted for most of the week. No signs of any severe or otherwise interesting weather so far this month.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 02, 2020, 09:23:07 AM
Yeah Supercells can definitely bring golf ball (and larger) sized hail. That situation you dealt with @CEB1993, could've
been much worse. You might've had a weaker Supercell above you. A stronger Supercell would drop a tornado, and throw down
grape fruit sized hail. Grape fruit sized hail would've easily done much more damage and harm.
That kind of hail, from what I know, is also a sign of a possible large tornado on the ground, heading that general direction.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 02, 2020, 09:59:55 PM
@CEB1993: I watched both vid's as well.
Have seen my share of hailstorms, can remember one in particular where basically every house in the neighborhood needed the roof re-shingled. There have also been times when I've backed away from the windows due to hail when watching a storm.

Quote from: suzukir122
A stronger Supercell would drop a tornado,
Just wanted to make a small correction to this :lol: ... not 'would' , but 'could'. As not all supercells (even counting the stronger ones) will drop a tornado.


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I have absolutely zero fear of ever being hit by a tornado at home.
Hail on the other hand, that is just a matter of time..same goes for strong winds.

I'm hopeing get the chance to out in the eastern part of the state this spring/summer & see some supercell storms (and a tornado)..so yeah basically storm chasing - but unlike the crazy YouTube guys I won't be getting close to the thing :lol:

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I recently picked up a Weather radio - A Sangean CL-100 .. now I need to figure out how to use it (I did tune in a weather station & am listening to the weather report now)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 02, 2020, 11:56:38 PM
Quote from: GE101R
Couldn't do without a weather radio. Had several close by tornadoes and had 30 minute warning from NOAA. Well worth the money!
That's a pretty good warning. Plenty of time to get to safety! (or if you storm chase, grab the camera & get on the storm)

I'm also on a weather-related website /discord right now (plus watching on radar). There's a tornado on the ground in TN


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 03, 2020, 12:48:45 AM
Another tornado in TN.
Nashville may have just got hit :o


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 03, 2020, 01:46:03 AM
@Xmaslightguy, in most situations I've seen, the stronger the Supercell, the greater risk for tornado dropping. lol
The risk is also greater for stronger Supercells to produce the most violent, larger F5 tornadoes.
Same thing with hail... seems like the stronger Supercells bring about the bigger hail stones. Added to that: higher wind
gusts, most vivid lightning, and really really awesome base cloud structure.
Apparently Nashville did indeed get hit by a tornado from what I'm seeing online, with possible video of it occurring


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 03, 2020, 01:52:13 AM
Oh yeah before I forget, we're getting thunderstorms here as well, from what I can see on radar as I type this.
Nothing severe, but definitely some red showing. So there should be a little bit of lightning here and there.
Should be the first thunderstorm of the year for me, and also the first thunderstorm I've seen here at this
new apartment. Unlike my old apartment, there is SOOOO MUCH SPACE!!! NO trees or blockage preventing me from
seeing storms. Very awesome view, so I may snap pics and videos of severe+ storms as they approach in the future.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 03, 2020, 02:24:01 AM
Quote from: suzukir122
Apparently Nashville did indeed get hit by a tornado from what I'm seeing online,
Yep it got hit, along wit multiple other towns...this was a long track tornado. And the same storm is still going, still dropping tornadoes as we speak :o (3 warnings out for it right now)

Very bad night down in TN


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Cool that your new apartment has more space & a great view :)

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As for me ... its almost 1:30am .EEK. Gotta get to bed!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 03, 2020, 02:56:33 AM
@GE101R, yep tornadoes and hail! That seems to be about golf ball sized, I would say. You doing alright
over there man? Did you get your cars, motorcycles, trucks or any other vehicles you have safely inside?
That hail WILL do damage to all of them.
@xmaslightguy, up over here it's 3:55am. Night shift has me staying up REAL easy. I'm wide awake.
And the storms here are "awake" as well it seems. Not severe here, but definitely pouring rain on my vaulted
living room ceiling. It's loud! Just got louder as I typed this.
First lightning strike occurred for me for 2020 about 30 minutes ago. Cloud to cloud lightning. Dead LED street
lamps right in front of my apartment literally helped that cloud to cloud lightning seem VERY, VERY BRIGHT!!
Man I miss seeing that. Just one lightning bolt, but still very awesome. I forgot how bright lightning can get.
Although the storm isn't severe and it isn't the heaviest rain, my floor in my loft was vibrating from the rain
hitting the ceiling. I couldn't imagine what it's like here when there's a severe thunderstorm with hail.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 03, 2020, 08:42:26 PM
@GE101R:
That's some pretty  big hail .. I wouldn't want to be nailed by one of those :o
Hope you didn't get hit by any of the tornadoes.

@suzukir122:
Night shift seems like it'd be really tough to get used to :lol:
Lightning shows are always best at night! (but if you're trying to video, day/evening works better..)

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There's a chance of more rough weather tonight (Texas having the highest risk, but along the all the golf coast states there is some chance)
Nothing much showing right now (and hopefully it stays that way)

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I let that weather-radio I got run for those multiple hours while I was online last night (just to give it a good test).
One thing I like is it can be plugged in or ran on batteries. Maybe I'll take it in the car with me if I ever go storm chasing :lol: (could be a valuable tool).
I plan to give the manual a quick read to check out features & settings.

If I keep it plugged in & 'on', I'll most likely turn off the alarms, because I don't want the thing waking me in the middle of the night. 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 03, 2020, 10:23:15 PM
Quote from: GE101R
It was North of us. Those poor souls in Nashville wished they would have had a weather radio last night. What a terrible ordeal to wake up to a tornado tearing your house apart! Cpndo;ences to the families and friends of the injured and killed.
That would  be an absolutely horrible way to be awakened in the middle of the night! I'd rather hear the alert

The news only mentions Nashville, but there's also Cookeville, Mount Juliet, Lebanon (can't remember the other names I saw on Radar)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 03, 2020, 11:02:23 PM
Here's two videos I could find of the Nashville tornado on YouTube so far. These videos have been compiled into one
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XJlU6UH1Qw

Now... the second video with the weather man saying they were getting a direct hit from the tornado... false.
If it were a direct hit, both parties shown in that video would be killed, on camera... if the camera survived.
He also states that they were in safe distance away from the outside. False again. They were both standing
right next to a door... with a window. This being while a tornado *almost* hit them directly. That was
a very, very stupid move on both the weather man, and the camera guy.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 03, 2020, 11:25:24 PM
@suzukir122:
I'll go check that one out.
Most of the videos I see on there are of the aftermath.
Cookeville deff looks like it got worse damage than Nashville.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 03, 2020, 11:49:00 PM
I watched that one earlier today.
I agree not a direct hit.
It all depends, if that's a reinforced concrete building (and a window with bullet-proof glass - done for storm viewing, they'd be fine)


The person who made this vid had a good view... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1eYp7vY4o


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 04, 2020, 12:09:26 AM
It definitely didn't look like a direct hit at all. Things would've gotten much louder as well had
it been a direct hit. You could definitely hear the roar of the tornado though.
With the first video it's unfortunate that the camera guy didn't fix the audio to mono to prevent
audio from being in one ear only. Other than that, I think that was the better video. lol
@Xmaslightguy, yet again.... it's a small world.
That video you just linked to was, for some reason, uploaded by "Fox 2 News," from St.louis. I lived in St.louis
for about 9 years, and Fox 2 news was THE local news station I would turn to, whenever there was severe weather
in St.louis. St.louis has nothing to do with Nashville, so I've got no clue why that video was uploaded from Fox 2.
But yeah that was my #1 news station to turn to when I was a kid. All of my memorable storm moments involved them!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 04, 2020, 04:30:25 AM
@GE101R, yep those Supercells with purples in the middle (depending on radar color) are the ones I'd watch out for
very closely. That right there can be very scary but also exciting for people like me. haha
Stay safe man... it's not even Spring yet, and there have already been deadly storms. That is crazy.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 04, 2020, 05:09:12 AM
This brings me back to concern for tornado season. I really wonder how much severe weather will
ramp up when it's actually Spring. I still have that gut feeling that there will be historic severe weather later.
I hope I'm wrong lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Lumex120 on March 04, 2020, 09:13:37 PM
The worst thing with the Nashville tornado is that it hit in the middle of the night. Can you imagine waking up to your house being ripped up around you or being outside and having no idea where the tornado is?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 04, 2020, 09:18:43 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
It definitely didn't look like a direct hit at all. Things would've gotten much louder as well had  it been a direct hit.
Plus some of those vehicles in the lot may have been rolled, or at minimum moved..that didn't happen, plus you don't see any tree branches or large debris fly by.
I had muted the sound, so didn't hear it.


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yet again.... it's a small world. That video you just linked to was, for some reason, uploaded by "Fox 2 News," from St.louis. I lived in St.louis for about 9 years
Interesting it worked out that way .lol. I'm guessing that video  was sent to the Fox station in Nashville, which then shared it with the Fox network in general...the St.louis station then put it on their YouTube.


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Supercells with purples in the middle (depending on radar color) are the ones I'd watch out for very closely.
Yep supercells that show purple/magenta or radar are going to be stronger & have heavier rain/hail.

I'm going to attach some pic's to show what truly to watch out for with tornadoes on radar. (in all cases I grabbed these while watching the TN storm)
Image A: This is 'Velocity' (ie: motion) - rather than the standard 'Reflectivity' you see on radar (not all apps or sites will show this mode). Red indicates moving away from the radar site, green indicates moving towards. (and brighter color is faster speed). Note that little area with a red/green couplet where I have the arrow pointing - that's the anticyclones (and in this case a weak tornado on the ground). this one isn't the best example because its near the edge of the radar's area, the red would normally be brighter & wouldn't be have white   

Image B: Standard 'Reflectivity' (ie: rain). This storm doesn't quite have the classic "hook echo" shape, but its a good enough example... Tornado is where the white arrow points. Gray circle would be around where the RFD is. White circle is around where the hail core is.

Image C: Again 'Velocity' Arrow in the center of  red/green couplet like before  is approx location where tornado on the ground is. Note: to the east of this, the town of Cookeville - one of the locations with the worse damage.

Image D: This is 'Correlation Coefficient' (a mode most generic weather apps or sites won't show). See that blue spot where I put the arrow. In this case  that is debris from the tornado on the ground.  (if this was closer to the radar site , it'd give a clearer 'picture' .. the other blue spots should be ignored, they are interference or not related to tornadic activity)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 04, 2020, 09:39:44 PM
Quote from: GE101R
We are having "training" severe thunderstorms
I love when that happens here (but its usually thundershowers, not severe storms.) And is fairly rare.
I know you guys don't need anymore  rain (especially seeing what people on that weather-related discord site I visit were saying last night)


Quote from: GE101R
  When I walked outside just before it went over, I could actually feel the "lift" of the wind on myself. Needless to say, I got inside quick!
Sounds like you felt the main updraft! (a pretty dangerous part of the storm since that's  right near where the tornado can drop...well, as you saw)..
I woulda been on that thing with the videocamera :lol: (yes call me crazy if you wish)


Quote from: suzukir122
This brings me back to concern for tornado season. I really wonder how much severe weather will ramp up when it's actually Spring.
People on a weather-related website are saying it appears that we *may* be  in for an active March - possibly above average severe/tornadic weather. (lets just hope that if this comes true it avoids populated areas!)


Quote from: Lumex120
  Can you imagine waking up to your house being ripped up around you or being outside and having no idea where the tornado is?
You'd know where it is if your house was being ripped up :o
And yep that'd be a horrible horrible way to be awakened at night!
(I for one am glad I live in a location where that won't happen)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 04, 2020, 11:53:11 PM
Based on damage found in NWS survey results in Putnam County, TN, the tornado there has been given a preliminary rating of EF-4


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 10, 2020, 07:53:20 PM
Tornado on the ground in California as I'm posting this...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 11, 2020, 11:17:47 AM
I'm sorry guys... complete random... THIS is one of the reasons why I love severe weather so much.
When I lived in St.louis, we had tornado siren systems that sounded very similar to the ones
in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ietnzXZpXk
Those kind of sirens... before/during a storm that could potentially cause serious harm... that was always
sooooooo awesome to me!
This video, however, took place in Oklahoma. The only thing missing is the higher pitch sound from
the Whelen 3016's we also had in Stlouis. That's literally it.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 11, 2020, 10:02:03 PM
Quote from: GE101R
Sorry about the late reply. The uplift was strong and multi directional which was a feeling that I had never experienced. We had none tornadoes in a three county area that day and the one that went over the house dropped down about 3 miles away and destroyed some property but no injuries.
I've never been lucky enough to feel it..
But just from what you said, it sounds like you were under the storm's main inflow/updraft!
Good to hear there were no injuries. Buildings can be replaced.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 12, 2020, 03:28:45 AM
@GE101R, I relied on a mixture of everything. Radar, definitely NOAA weather radio, weather man input on where the circulation is,
actual sights of rotation (I've only seen that once in my entire life) and of course, tornado sirens indicating tornado warning
for my area.
This, for me, really spiked up my interest for thunderstorms when I was a kid.
The tornado sirens ended up being *one* of the first things to really open up my eyes to how serious
the situation is, as odd as that sounds.
The only thing that video I linked to is missing, is the roar of an F5 tornado on the ground. Had that been the case,
that would be a totally different video/very scary situation.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 12, 2020, 04:38:06 AM
@GE101R, Yep! Continuous lightning... that is something I'd also be looking out for. That is when I know things are about
to get serious... even without the tornado involvement, but especially if there is a tornado on the way. That and large hail.

First severe weather night for me this year...
Nice bike riding for me possible today, but a marginal risk for severe weather is apparently issued for
the area tonight. Obvious threat of thunderstorms, very small threat of hail, higher threat for damaging winds and heavy rain,
and a small threat of tornadoes. Small threat -- but the threat is still there. Higher threat for Southwest Ohio. That's where I live.
Southeast of Stlouis Missouri and surrounding areas, seems to be the "bulls eye" area for tonight for a much higher threat
of Severe Weather.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on March 12, 2020, 09:17:59 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dQ9XHSnw/IMG-0356.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/ncRWZj6W/IMG-0357.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/P5CRqfH5/IMG-0358.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/2SgXLpjF/IMG-0359.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/c44zVM5Y/IMG-0360.jpg)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 12, 2020, 10:14:35 AM
@Dor123.... ?? Is it rain? Fog? Incoming but not yet visible thunderstorm?  ???


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on March 12, 2020, 10:56:56 AM
This is indeed a dust storm in Kiryat Ata in particular and in Israel in general.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 12, 2020, 12:34:16 PM
@Dor123... oooohhhh. Yeah that is also a form of Severe Weather. I couldn't imagine being there at that time,
because I have severe asthma. If I were there and that dust got into my lungs, I would not be having a good time. At all.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 12, 2020, 04:58:26 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
Nice bike riding for me possible today, but a marginal risk for severe weather is apparently issued for
the area tonight. Obvious threat of thunderstorms, very small threat of hail, higher threat for damaging winds and heavy rain,
and a small threat of tornadoes. Small threat -- but the threat is still there. Higher threat for Southwest Ohio. That's where I live.
Southeast of Stlouis Missouri and surrounding areas, seems to be the "bulls eye" area for tonight for a much higher threat
of Severe Weather.
Not a small threat, I saw the prediction yesterday (& again this morning) and pretty much knew it was not a matter  of IF but WHEN there were tornadoes today.
See attached graphic - anything in that orange area is pretty much fair game.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 12, 2020, 05:09:46 PM
Quote from: GE101R
Continuous lightning during a tornado warning is telling. That's what we had here that day.
I love when a storm with rapid lightning happens (pretty rare here though)


Quote from: GE101R
If I were younger, storm chasing might be very interesting...
I'm old, and I plan to do it if I get the chance :lol:


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Looking at the radar, I see there's multiple severe-warned storms out, plus a couple tornado warnings...atleast one of which appears as though it has a tornado on the ground.
(time to go check out that weather-related Discord site!)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 12, 2020, 05:46:55 PM
Honestly, age really, really shouldn't have anything to do with Storm Chasing lol
It's thrilling and it's awesome. You just have to know when it's time to get going or
get out of danger. With the amount of knowledge we have about these storms, it's very possible
to escape harms way regardless of age. There will be disagreement with my opinion, but
it's just an opinion! Stay safe though...
@Xmaslightguy, the radar was LIT around southeast stlouis about an hour, almost 2 hours ago.
A very well defined storm with a decent hail core went through there. It's recorded on the interactive radar.
Long track thunderstorm that stayed well defined during movement. Nice hook with it too... so I wonder
if it dropped a tornado...?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on March 12, 2020, 05:51:45 PM
Had thunderstorms in the forecast today in my area. Nothing  severe, but Iím quick to assume the worst. I dread the next time it hails here, especially since I no longer park in a parking garage. Thankfully it was just a rain shower and a few claps of thunder this time.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 12, 2020, 07:23:31 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
You just have to know when it's time to get going or get out of danger. With the amount of knowledge we have about these storms, it's very possible to escape harms way regardless of age.
True as long as you're careful, you should be ok....but there is always that chance you could be El Reno'ed


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@Xmaslightguy, the radar was LIT around southeast stlouis about an hour, almost 2 hours ago.A very well defined storm with a decent hail core went through there. It's recorded on the interactive radar. Long track thunderstorm that stayed well defined during movement. Nice hook with it too... so I wonder if it dropped a tornado...?
I was outside doing yardwork at that time .lol. pretty much came home from work & went straight to the yard (had something I wanted to get done before it snows tomorrow.) When I was done I came in & took a look at radar, fully expecting to see some storms.

I was watching storms farther south near the MO boarder when I made that last post.
Does whatever  weather app you're using have the option of showing 'Velocity'? That'll show the signs of rotation better than the standard 'Reflectivity' where the hook echo shows.
The graphic I attached here isn't great since its not a tornado, but its good enough to use as an example: see the red/green couplet I circled in white? Thats rotation - the mesocyclone...if there was a tornado on the ground the red/green would be brighter & more tightly together.

A half-hour or so ago there was a storm in KY that went tornado-warned, looked like it mighta dropped a brief tornado.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 12, 2020, 08:59:00 PM
Tornado warning in TN.
Lets hope for no repeats of that last storm.

edit:
It died pretty quickly. :)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 13, 2020, 08:13:04 PM
Tornado warned storm in TX now (not surprising seeing the SPC Convective Outlook forecast for today).
Deff some rotation showing on Radar.. can't say for sure if there is a tornado on the ground.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on March 14, 2020, 03:13:54 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/7LzsFtxm/IMG-0375.jpg)

We had a fog several min ago.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 18, 2020, 10:32:39 AM
A threat for severe thunderstorms apparently tomorrow evening, then again apparently tomorrow night sometime
in the AM. This should be interesting for me because the majority of that time, I will be at work. Especially
around 4AM. 68 degrees and higher is excellent for severe weather.
Looks as if the thunderstorm chance is here today as well but nothing severe. Marginal severe threat tomorrow, but that could change.
No bike riding at all this week.
Thanks Ohio.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 18, 2020, 04:08:02 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
A threat for severe thunderstorms apparently tomorrow evening, then again apparently tomorrow night sometime
in the AM.
I think I'll be keeping an eye on the radar for Texas this evening. They could be in for a wild ride..

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And where I'm at in CO, there's a chance of thundershowers this evening (being that its really too early in the season I'm not expecting anything)...but I'd LOVE to see a good thunder-snow! (I can hope right?) Camcorder is charged & ready :lol:
Then there is a 'winter storm warning' out for tomorrow...could end up getting some fairly heavy snow if things set up right.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 18, 2020, 08:40:47 PM
Quote from: xmaslightguy
  I think I'll be keeping an eye on the radar for Texas this evening. They could be in for a wild ride..

2 tornadoes on the ground in TX.
Hopefully they don't end up having something like what happened in TN a couple weeks ago...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 19, 2020, 05:46:37 AM
Severe weather threat for Ohio got uplifted to "slight" threat. So it's no longer "marginal." Which means
we have a greater risk... Indiana is in the slight bulls eye, with an "enhanced" risk for severe storms.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 19, 2020, 02:56:43 PM
We're gonna have strong thunderstorms on Friday.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 19, 2020, 03:26:30 PM
Not sure how many tornadoes there was in TX/OK last night...I saw multiple warnings & it looked like atleast 3 may have touched down (1 deff did some damage, but don't know how bad). When I went to bed at 11pm-ish, the storms were still going on.

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This is the area(s) to watch/be careful in...for tornadoes this afternoon/evening.
That's a high enough risk that you can pretty much say there will be atleast one tornado  somewhere in there.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 19, 2020, 03:31:19 PM
The winter storm is going here, show is coming down pretty this afternoon.
I've seen the lights flicker multiple times, but so far power hasn't gone out.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on March 27, 2020, 04:34:03 AM
Okay so today here in Ohio, in Dayton, we're in a marginal risk for severe weather. (Green) Saturday however, we're in
a slight risk. (Yellow) Top portion of Illinois is in the bulls eye with an enhanced, even moderate risk for severe weather
on Saturday. (Orange/red) With Illinois, I'm pretty sure tornadoes are expected at this point. Top portion of Illinois.
It's not often that I see them in a severe weather threat this high.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on March 31, 2020, 09:58:57 AM
Multiple tornado-warned storms down in AL this morning. looks like atleast one on the ground as I'm posting this..
Not surprised that there's storms seeing yesterdays SPC Convective Outlook, but kinda surprised to see so much going on before noon.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on March 31, 2020, 11:58:06 AM
There's a tornado watch in southern GA today. The same system is bringing heavy rain to my area with marginal chances of severe weather today. Beginning tomorrow, it's going to be beautiful weather for the rest of the week  8)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on April 03, 2020, 01:46:15 PM
There will be more severe weather in my area now, since its that time of the year when Spring is mostly storm season.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 03, 2020, 03:51:02 PM
Itís still sunny and beautiful here, but the pollen is everywhere! Seems like the pollen came early this year. Itís especially bad when we have a dry spell and it turns my silver car gold  :lol: Iím glad I have an unlimited monthly plan at the car wash.

April and May are usually pretty eventful as far as severe storm threats here in upstate SC. Weíre on the tail end of ďDixie AlleyĒ where many southern tornadoes strike. Iím ready for some nice thunderstorms to watch from the porch. As long as it doesnít hail or knock out power, strong storms are pretty fun to watch.

It was strange this year because we had tornado producing storms in the winter. Iím convinced there was a tornado at my house back in January.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 07, 2020, 10:14:03 AM
Severe weather chance tonight. We're in the yellow. Large hail and damaging winds are both high threats, and also
a threat for tornadoes. Almost 80 degrees is forecasted for today.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Lumex120 on April 07, 2020, 10:35:32 AM
I feel like this is accurate right about now.
(https://preview.redd.it/qnyjex336ar41.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=24bbb1f34e3380021ed9b35a0dd2d7bf6702ae25)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on April 07, 2020, 11:16:51 AM
Another week of rain and high 50s here.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 07, 2020, 12:04:15 PM
around 70 here as highs for the first half of the week. Then its going to cool down with chances for rain/snow for the second half..


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 07, 2020, 12:09:24 PM
Ha... and the winner for Bipolar Weather so far is... Colorado!

Bruh... 70's one half of the week, then snow the other half of the week @Xmaslightguy? That is crazy.
At least I can say that we do not have snow in the forecast at all this week into the next and
I sure hope it STAYS that way.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 08, 2020, 11:22:08 AM
We missed out on severe weather last night in Franklin Ohio while I was at work, but Fairborn Ohio and places
around it got hit pretty good with what looks to be quarter sized hail from a severe thunderstorm.
Franklin Ohio, where I live, is currently in the yellow for severe thunderstorms tonight again. (Slight risk)

South of Cincinnati, a small line of broken unorganized storms just developed. I wouldn't be surprised if
they become Supercells/large hail producing storms.  


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 08, 2020, 07:41:33 PM
We missed out on severe weather last night in Franklin Ohio while I was at work, but Fairborn Ohio and places
around it got hit pretty good with what looks to be quarter sized hail from a severe thunderstorm.
Franklin Ohio, where I live, is currently in the yellow for severe thunderstorms tonight again. (Slight risk)

South of Cincinnati, a small line of broken unorganized storms just developed. I wouldn't be surprised if
they become Supercells/large hail producing storms.  

We missed the chance to get some exciting severe storms here too. Yesterday and today felt like typical Southern summer days with humidity and hot temperatures suitable for thunderstorms to develop. We had a chance of isolated severe storms with chances of strong wind and hail. We're having a cold front come through tonight to cool off the temperatures and bring some overnight storms. I saw some beautiful thunderheads and rain falling from distant clouds as I drove home today. Maybe the same front will bring some interesting weather up in Ohio for you.

They're calling for heavy rain here on Easter Sunday. Tons of rain forecasted, up to 2 inches in 48 hours. Could cause some localized flooding and slippery driving conditions. At least it will wash away some of the pollen  :)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 08, 2020, 09:13:53 PM
Yeah we had some interesting weather here just now @CEB1993, but it was left overs again. The storms weakened as they
got here. Brought a little bit of hail to my private patio/porch, but that's pretty much it. Not much.
Storms developed in front of the main line though, and that's when I got to see a decent base cloud with lightning dancing
around it. That portion of the storm was the most severe, bringing the short term small hail. But the main line behind that
cell moved in and weakened significantly. I still got to see my first official strong thunderstorm here at this new apartment.
That. Was. Awesome. Literally lightning dancing everywhere. Not as much as a Supercell storm of course, but still very awesome
to watch.
Now... those same storms were definitely much stronger out west when we had sunlight/daytime heating. I wonder if there were
any touchdowns/very large hail?


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 08, 2020, 09:45:07 PM
Quote from: suzukir122
Ha... and the winner for Bipolar Weather so far is... Colorado!
Bruh... 70's one half of the week, then snow the other half of the week @Xmaslightguy? That is crazy.
At least I can say that we do not have snow in the forecast at all this week into the next and
I sure hope it STAYS that way.
Yep. .lol.  Forecast at this point shows cooler & chances of rain for thu/fri, then cold & chances of snow for sat/sun


Quote from: suzukir122
Now... those same storms were definitely much stronger out west when we had sunlight/daytime heating. I wonder if there were
any touchdowns/very large hail?
Looking at radar I see a tornado-warned storm in OH  plus one in KY, at this time
Saw one in AR earlier this evening.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 08, 2020, 10:54:26 PM
@Xmaslightguy yeah there were several tornado warnings around Cincinnati earlier. Especially Cincinnati compared to everywhere else in Ohio.

Story time. lol... my friend wasn't worried about the storms heading her direction. She lives in Shoals Indiana. I warned her
that the storms heading her way were severe with possible large hail. (Deep reds/white on radar) She kept sending me Meme's in response. :sick:
Anyway, the storm weakened before it turned into more of a Squall-line as it hit Shoals Indiana. There was still at least a Severe Thunderstorm
Warning on it at the time. I'm guessing this was as soon as the storm hit her: she texts me this... "Tornado. I'm in the bathtub."  :'-)
I checked to see if Shoals had a Tornado Warning... nope. Thunderstorm Warning. She also sent a text telling me her power went out. Soon after,
she sent a picture of a screen shot of what her friends on Facebook were saying and they claimed "a tornado went through Loogootee Indiana."
Sigh... again... no. Straight line winds. Not a tornado. Whatever. At least my friend isn't arguing that it was a tornado though. Seems like she's
taking my word for it. I say this knowing that she does NOT know that I know so much regarding the subject.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 10, 2020, 07:48:53 AM
Major severe weather outbreak expected from Texas to North Carolina this weekend! Theyíre calling for strong winds, super cell storms, and even a good chance of tornadoes in Mississippi. I havenít seen such a widespread severe thunderstorm prediction in a long time.

My forecast is calling for up to 3 inches of rain from Sunday morning till Sunday night. Thereís also a high risk of severe thunderstorms for most of South Carolina on Sunday. We might get some damaging winds and hail, but a low chance of tornadoes. Iím glad I have the day off of work and Easter church services are on TV. This is one day to avoid being out and about for sure.

On a side note, the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA  has been postponed to November due to covid19. It was originally supposed to be this weekend with the final round being on Sunday. They will play golf in heavy rain and strong winds, but any chance of lightning postpones all gameplay. Golf courses are one of the most dangerous places to be in a lightning storm. This severe outbreak will definitely be affecting Augusta and would cause major delays with the golf tournament if it were happening.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 11, 2020, 08:57:44 AM
@suzukir122:
I'm really not into the meme thing (some are funny, but most are just plain dumb), but I did do 2 images (both weather-related) today that basically would qualify as such. Couldn't help it :lol:

Squall-line storms can be pretty intense .. I could see why someone might think there's a tornado especially if they saw it posted on FB or whatever.
As a side note: I'm sure you know it already, but Squall-lines can contain embedded supercells and/or produce non-supercell tornadoes.

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Images below are part of the system CEB1993 is talking about. These are for today (tomorrow looks to be even stronger, but I'll wait before posting anything)
First image is the convective outlook - areas where strong thunderstorms are more likely
Second image is the true 'danger zone' - the tornado outlook


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 11, 2020, 09:09:35 AM
Quote from: CEB1993
This is one day to avoid being out and about for sure.
The opposite .LOL. .. looks like a day to be out storm chasing!
Except ofcourse that violates 'stay at home' orders so you can't


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For me (since its changed a  bit from the last time I posted):
Today's forecasted weather:
Mostly sunnw & high around 70.
Tonight's forecasted weather:
Low of 23 & snow.

Yep suzukir122
There is a good example of the bipolar weather in Colorado!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 11, 2020, 11:14:35 AM
@Xmaslightguy, yup! From 70 degrees to 23 degrees in less than 24 hours... I wonder if that can have a major effect on
sicknesses?

And yep I know Squall-lines can definitely contain embedded Supercells. Heck, that's what happened in Cincinnati that same
night. But in my friends case, the storms weakened and there was no tornado warning for it as it hit her area, or the areas around her.
Loogootee Indiana did have a substation fire shortly afterwards though. And yesterday she sent me a small video of trees down. Apparently
some of those trees hit powerlines.

Tomorrow we're in a green/marginal threat for severe weather. Down south is in the red/moderate risk. That is not good. Long track tornadoes
are expected apparently. Those Supercells could be very brutal... we will see.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 11, 2020, 07:22:49 PM
@suzukir122:
I'm sure for some people that can have an effect on illness
I know for me weather changes can cause me migraine headaches (its in the pressure-change, not temperature) sometimes bad enough that it'll put me down in bed (so far so good with this one)

I believe trees are the most common thing to bring down powerlines. Ideally, the system should detect a problem and cut power (key word 'should')

Yep, I saw tomorrow's 'convective outlook' map .. I was waiting til they put up the updated version, and 'tornado outlook' before posting pic's here


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 11, 2020, 08:25:50 PM
Tornado warned storm in TX now. Apparently has softball-size hail too :o
Very much a classic hook-echo on the reflectivity radar(left side of 1st image) for this one. (right side of image is radar wind velocity within the clouds)

edited to add 2nd image: check out that hail-core!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 12, 2020, 11:28:03 AM
@xmaslightguy, oh snap!! Softball sized hail too... did this one produce a tornado? Possible CLASSIC Supercell right there.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 12, 2020, 11:39:01 AM
@suzukir122:
I don't know if it actually dropped a tornado (if it did, it was only a small/brief one). I didn't see any tornado reports in yesterdays list of NWS storm reports.
At the point I grabbed those images, it was headed straight for the radar site (the rotation/hook/possible tornado shut down before it hit that)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 12, 2020, 11:46:52 AM
Today's weather down in the south could be pretty bad:
first image..
upper left: Convective outlook
lower left: The true 'danger zone' tornado outlook
upper right: Hail outlook
lower right: Wind(non-tornadic) outlook

second image...
Lightning between 7:07am - 9:07am (mountain time)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 12, 2020, 03:05:47 PM
@xmaslightguy: Thank you for those detailed maps! Looks like the highest risk for me will be strong winds. I never knew the National Weather Service produced these detailed weather maps.

I would not want to be in Alabama right now. Tuscaloosa is about to get whooped and probably see a tornado from this nasty looking squall line. I have friends who live in Alabama, so I always pay attention to severe weather there and make sure theyíre doing okay  :)

My main severe threat will occur tonight between midnight and 5 am. These storms may intensify as they move further east to my region, so it could be a rough night. Itís been raining heavily today so far. Might get a break from the rain at about 6 pm. After that, the scattered severe storms will arrive and go through South Carolina this evening and overnight.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 12, 2020, 07:13:54 PM
@CEB1993:
Welcome.
Those maps come from the SPC (Storm Prediction Center) in Norman OK. Basically the NWS's main office for tracking severe weather
I know the SPC has that info on the web somewhere, but I have a weather app  that makes looking it (and a bunch of other stuff) up easy :)

I've looked at radar various times today, and seen a few tornado warned storms in LS, then a few in MS, and now there's one in AL & one in GA.
Plus I see multiple states have severe thunderstorm warnings...

Hope you remain safe from all this wild weather.

I see the east cost states are in tomorrow's area for severe weather.

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For me today its been cold + snow on & off all day today, supposed to continue tonight, with a low in the mid teens, then snow again tomorrow.
Its light snow, so not a whole lot of accumulation.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 12, 2020, 08:03:02 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
Tuscaloosa is about to get whooped and probably see a tornado from this nasty looking squall line.
Yep. Tornado near Tuscaloosa now.
Radar image 1 is 'Correlation Coefficient' which shows debris signature lifted into the air. (so basically tornado on the ground picking stuff up).
Radar image 2 is 'Velocity' /wind within the cloud. The rotation couplet shows pretty clearly on this one...deff a strong mesocyclone within that storm
(I added arrows)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 12, 2020, 09:22:38 PM
I saw it tonight on the Weather Channel, plus there was a tornado in Laurel MS.

Hard to believe teens and 20s in north with snow, it been at high of 85 F here the last week, for most days at least, and Weather Channel showed 96 for Monday and Tuesday! Then back to mid 80s and some thunderstorms on Thursday onward.

Supposed to get rain today but none showed. Did have a slight shower on Friday afternoon.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 12, 2020, 09:43:01 PM
@xmaslightguy, I'm not seeing much news regarding that tornado... (which obviously touched down on radar for sure) ... so
that's a very good sign that not much damage happened, and that people weren't injured or hurt. Too early to tell though, so
of course I'll be keeping an eye out for any news about it by tomorrow


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 12, 2020, 10:02:49 PM
@Cole D.:
Yep, there was the one in Laurel MS
I there's that point where the cold & the warm humid air masses interact ... then you get big storms.

@suzukir122:
It was north of the towns, so maybe they got lucky & it hit a mostly un-populated area.

Between AL & GA  there was 5 tornado warnings a few minutes  ago + one in SC.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 13, 2020, 11:33:54 AM
Last night.... daaammnn... all those severe storms... all those tornadoes.
I stayed up far too late (til 2am) watching radar & the one weather discord site...because .wow. it was just one after another.
Then that stuff just went on all night long, and even now its still going on, just to a lesser degree.

just 2 images (from GA) with debris signatures on radar 'Correlation Coefficient'



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 13, 2020, 12:01:35 PM
Yesterday there was 703 total storm reports to the NWS, 63 of which were for tornadoes (97 & 9 so far today) :o
{more than one report can ofcourse go for the same storm/event}

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Weather maps  for today...
upper left: Convective outlook
center left: Tornado outlook
lower left: Large hail outlook
upper right: Straight-line (ie: non-tornadic) wind outlook
center right: General thunderstorm outlook
lower right: Lightning between 9:42am - 11:42am (mountain time)

The only good thing is the main line of storms has now left the country out to sea.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 13, 2020, 03:27:57 PM
@Xmaslightguy, that is a lot of thunderstorm and tornado reports! Were any of those tornadoes E-F3 and above?
That squall-line that was going through... I also noticed it wasn't weakening at all, and it maintained
its deep red center on radar the entire time.
If any of those storms produced E-F4 or E-F5 tornadoes, I'd be highly surprised though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 13, 2020, 03:48:45 PM
The latest news says 6 people have died in South Carolina from the two tornadoes and numerous severe storms early this morning  :'( It was a horrible night and the emergency alarm on my phone woke me up at about 4:30 am. I watched the radar on TV and was prepared to go into the downstairs closet if things got too bad outside. I got a lot of wind and extremely heavy rain.

The tornado that touched down was in Seneca, SC near the GA border. Later in the morning a second tornado was reported near Moncks Corner, near the coast. There was footage of wrecked houses, displaced cars, and numerous fallen trees all over the state. I got off somewhat easy, but this was definitely the worst severe outbreak for us so far this year. Hereís some pictures of the radar and the intense squall lines in the region:


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 13, 2020, 03:50:51 PM
Now I of course wonder what that tornado strength was, with the numerous displaced cars and 6 people dead. That's
probably E-F3 status right there @CEB1993


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 13, 2020, 06:39:30 PM
Now I of course wonder what that tornado strength was, with the numerous displaced cars and 6 people dead. That's
probably E-F3 status right there @CEB1993

Theyíre still in the process of determining the strength of this thing, but Iíve heard it was indeed an EF-3 tornado. I remember a spot outside of Seneca on the news last night clocking winds of 117 mph! Possibly a high end EF-2 or low EF-3. Either way it was a devastating event. Too bad it hit at night, otherwise Iím sure they could have gotten some great footage. SC tornadoes are relatively common, but ones as strong as this are quite rare. 


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 13, 2020, 07:21:24 PM
@suzukir122: I'm guessing most of them were just low-rated EF0/EF1. Last night when I was watching on radar, it was mostly short-lived tornadoes (storms would drop one, then it'd die out, then a bit later they'd drop another, & so on) a couple showed pretty good on Correlation Coefficient so may have reached EF2 .. but until they can get in there  & do damage investigations, they simply can't say what the ratings were.

I do see one post saying the Seneca SC tor looks to be an EF3. Winds up to 160!

Also saw a couple pic's from MS of houses that were 'slabbed' (foundation wiped clean & nothing but a pile of scrap left of the house), and they were properly bolted down to the foundation, not simply sitting on it...that is very potential EF4 damage.
Multiple DOW's (Doppler On Wheels) clocked winds between 225 - 250 :o


@CEB1993:
I wondered about you when I saw storms in SC .. glad you're ok.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 13, 2020, 07:40:02 PM
Yeah that's when things get scary. 200 to 250 mph winds and above. Damage can be... inconceivable.
And THAT is what makes tornadoes so interesting to me the most. Very high wind speeds like that lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 15, 2020, 10:19:11 PM
@suzukir122:
Yep wind speeds like that are just crazy, basically nothing is going to withstand it, except a very well built reinforced concrete building.

Also just incase you wanted to know...On my earlier post (Reply #353):
The 2nd image showing a tornado near Thomaston GA. That one got a preliminary rating of EF-3


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 15, 2020, 10:24:59 PM
@xmaslightguy, Yep that's pretty close to 200mph winds if so.
Meantime over here, we are... sigh... back into winter weather. I can't believe I'm typing this.
I'm so tired of this state.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 16, 2020, 09:22:13 AM
@suzukir122:
Its back to winter weather today here as well..


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 18, 2020, 03:36:27 PM
Most this week was between 85 and 96 and sunny. Yet Thursday it was windy and rainy part of the day, as well as cloudy and only about 64 degrees out. Friday was warmer, and sunnier, but then we had a rainshower for about 30 minutes about 6PM. Today it was back to 80s out but cloudy in morning. Then around 12PM, we had heavy rainstorm with some severe lightning. Then that passed and now it sunny and beautiful out. So lots of weather this week here.

They're saying tornado risk again tomorrow, like the pattern of last Sunday.  :(


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 19, 2020, 09:57:54 AM
Quote from: Cole D.
They're saying tornado risk again tomorrow, like the pattern of last Sunday.  :(
Yep.. it looks like there's going to be another round of violent weather :o
Hopefully there won't be a tornado outbreak like last week's. (a setup like the forecasts show pretty much says there will be tornadoes...lets hope it just stays as the weak EF-0/EF-1 ones)

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Storm outlook maps for today are attached below.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Mandolin Girl on April 21, 2020, 02:37:36 PM
I'm not sure if this actually happened, but it is a good story:

At the height of the gale the harbour master radioed a coastguard on the spot and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied that he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff.! :poof:  :lol:

This was supposedly in one of our local papers, though I have no idea when.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 22, 2020, 02:46:25 PM
Yep.. it looks like there's going to be another round of violent weather :o
Hopefully there won't be a tornado outbreak like last week's. (a setup like the forecasts show pretty much says there will be tornadoes...lets hope it just stays as the weak EF-0/EF-1 ones)

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Storm outlook maps for today are attached below.

They're calling for heavy rain and thunderstorms here tomorrow. No chance of tornadoes this time but we might get some heavy downpours and gusty winds tomorrow. On Saturday, we might get some isolated severe thunderstorms with hail possible. I guess the nice April weather wasn't going to last forever. Definitely the time of year for some of our wildest weather.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Lumex120 on April 23, 2020, 01:01:01 AM
Here's an absolutely insane video of a tornado that was in Oklahoma yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y73ZVT56Sz4


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 23, 2020, 01:06:58 AM
@LUMEX120! BROOOO... 54 seconds into the video you linked and my mind already went  :poof:
Check that video out ya'll! High quality detail of serious tornadic destruction! That wasn't even an F5!
But look what it did! That was awesome!

*Also,* this video will probably go viral... check out the comment section with people popping up within just minutes...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 23, 2020, 11:51:43 AM
When I looked at the weather in the morning & seeing the storm outlooks for yesterday, I'm not surprised there was tornadoes. Everytime I looked at radar (random times during the day til about midnight) there was atleast one tornado-warned storm somewhere. .. .looks like storms probably went on all night too. 
Saw a few tornado warnings on radar this morning & looking just now there's 2 in GA.


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@CEB1993:
Not sure where in SC you are, but part of your state is in the convective outlook highlighted area (and tornado outlook as well)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on April 23, 2020, 08:52:20 PM
We have forecast of rain storms late tonight, although I haven't heard any yet, through tomorrow morning. Then more coming in afternoon to about 4PM. Possibly Friday night/early Saturday morning as well and then again later Saturday afternoon. Probably cloudy for the weekend.

So lots of thunderstorms, and up to 3" of rain predicted, and possibility of tornadoes tomorrow morning, and high winds.

Seems now to fit the pattern of storms coming each weekend.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 23, 2020, 11:35:21 PM
@Lumex120, here's a video that isn't as good, of the same Oklahoma tornado. It's a compilation. Main reason why I bring
this up is because the first video in the compilation has a different angle of the area in Pecos Hanks video. Pecos Hanks car was in that video shot.
Unfortunately the person filming stopped filming very quickly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tebnW3dyEcc


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 25, 2020, 10:06:04 PM
I got SLAMMED with severe thunderstorms today  :o We had three storms in a row ďtrainĒ trough northwest SC each with gusty winds and heavy rain. The final storm that struck at about 9:10 p.m. produced dime sized hail, two tornadoes and a blast of heavy rain. We had marble sized hail and at least 2 confirmed tornadoes in my county.

We had to seek shelter at work tonight and anxiously wait for the storms to pass. Fortunately they were fast moving. We sheltered for about 15 min and the power went out. Ended up going home from work a few minutes early and having to detour on my way home because the roads were a mess and power was out everywhere. Many trees down and several car wrecks. Thank the Lord my car didnít get hail damage!

Scary thing about todayís storms is how suddenly they struck. Iíll be excited to see the news reports to see how strong the tornadoes were. Itís been a remarkable April for the South so far with many tornadoes and unfortunately a few deaths.

Check out below for the radar images in my area.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 25, 2020, 10:55:13 PM
@CEB1993:
I was radar-watching some of those tornado-warned storms in SC earlier tonight.

 A couple interesting city names I saw on the map: Travlers Rest, & Welcome . sometimes its fun just to go looking at names of all the little towns in an area when checking out storms... :)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 26, 2020, 12:37:27 AM
Yeah those might've been weaker Supercells @CEB1993. They definitely have that Supercell look to them.
Seems like individual Supercells pack the bigger punch most of the time compared to embedded Supercells within Squall-Lines.
Luckily they weren't quite at that strength though, but they could've gotten there from what I see on that radar. Glad you're ok!
Nice Drone in that advertisement at the bottom of the screen btw. haha



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 26, 2020, 06:05:25 AM
Yeah those might've been weaker Supercells @CEB1993. They definitely have that Supercell look to them.
Seems like individual Supercells pack the bigger punch most of the time compared to embedded Supercells within Squall-Lines.
Luckily they weren't quite at that strength though, but they could've gotten there from what I see on that radar. Glad you're ok!
Nice Drone in that advertisement at the bottom of the screen btw. haha



Thanks Suzukir122! Definitely ready for some calmer weather today. Yeah, these were super cells. They werenít part of a big squall line or a cold front. The damage around my workplace was the most severe in town. Below is a picture of the tornado that touched down on Laurens Road about 5 miles away from where I was yesterday  :o This picture was submitted to our local news company. Really a beautiful example of a swirling funnel cloud!

@ Xmaslightguy, we do indeed have some unique town names in my region  :) Travelers Rest in the north part of the county was one of the hardest hit yesterday with quarter sized hail and tons of wind damage. Wade Hampton blvd. is a major road through the middle of my town. Many familiar stores on that road were torn up by wind damage. Was not expecting to ride out a tornado yesterday, but I survived  8)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 26, 2020, 06:53:23 AM
@CEB1993,  :o Yeah that is definitely a Supercell, dropping a tornado in this case. Definitely a dangerous situation
right there. You lucked out man because of course, that situation would've been much worse had that storm
been stronger. But that was Supercell storms that went over you. I wonder what that tornado strength was? Definitely
not F4 or higher, but I'm betting it was at least an F2 or maybe F3.
I'm also glad you didn't get a direct hit from it!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 26, 2020, 02:09:52 PM
@CEB1993:
To me unique city names are a good thing.

That's quite an impressive looking supercell (honestly -disregarding the damage they do- they're beautiful clouds)
Glad you're ok

I shoulda did radar screengrabs of the velocity & hail-core on that thing.


@suzukir122:
Yep be interesting to see what its rated after they do the DI


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 27, 2020, 03:41:06 PM
The tornado that struck last Saturday night was a confirmed F2. It literally developed a quarter mile away from me. I work in a well known orange hardware store and our property sustained some damage. Two garden sheds were torn apart and thrown across the street, signs in the parking lot were knocked down, and the outdoor garden area had a lot of misplaced and broken products.

At about 8:30 pm I walked outside and heard a lot of thunder and felt the cold downdrafts. I knew this beast would be a hail maker. The thunder got louder and more frequent over the next few minutes. At 9:10 pm it got eerily silent and then this storm absolutely exploded. Iíve never heard such a loud and terrifying sound! Hail pounded the metal roof and rain began falling in a swirling pattern. 100+mph wind gusts. The storm was rotating directly overhead  :o One of my coworkers claims he saw the vortex swirling right outside the building. The power went out at 9:15 pm and we (10 other employees and me) took shelter in the meeting room. I could barely hear any wind or thunder outside, but it passed in about 15 minutes and we closed early at 9:30.

Outside, my car was miraculously spared from this storms fury. I had a hard time driving home because full sized trees were down and power was out everywhere. Only a few stop lights were working. I consider myself blessed to come out of this unharmed. If that wind blew a different direction, it could have ripped the roof off or thrown a garden shed on top of my car. Iím still kinda shaken up from this storm  :-\

The damage was severe and itís going to take a long time to clean up and repair around town. Thankfully no fatalities or injuries reported.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxcarolina.com/news/nws-ef-2-tornado-confirmed-near-taylors-took-roof-off-of-motel/article_cd632d78-87b0-11ea-8fe6-df5cac1c9c75.amp.html



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on April 27, 2020, 03:44:51 PM
The tornado that struck last Saturday night was a confirmed F2. It literally developed a quarter mile away from me. I work in a well known orange hardware store and our property sustained some damage. Two garden sheds were torn apart and thrown across the street, signs in the parking lot were knocked down, and the outdoor garden area had a lot of misplaced and broken products.

At about 8:30 pm I walked outside and heard a lot of thunder and felt the cold downdrafts. I knew this beast would be a hail maker. The thunder got louder and more frequent over the next few minutes. At 9:10 pm it got eerily silent and then this storm absolutely exploded. Hail pounded the metal roof and rain began falling in a swirling pattern. 100+mph wind gusts. The storm was rotating directly overhead  :o One of my coworkers claims he saw the vortex swirling right outside the building. The power went out at 9:15 pm and we (10 other employees and me) took shelter in the meeting room. I could barely hear any wind or thunder outside, but it passed in about 15 minutes and we closed early at 9:30.

Outside, my car was miraculously spared from this storms fury. I had a hard time driving home because full sized trees were down and power was out everywhere. Only a few stop lights were working. I consider myself blessed to come out of this unharmed. If that wind blew a different direction, it could have ripped the roof off or thrown a garden shed on top of my car. Iím still kinda shaken up from this storm  :-\

The damage was severe and itís going to take a long time to clean up and repair around town. Thankfully no fatalities or injuries reported.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxcarolina.com/news/nws-ef-2-tornado-confirmed-near-taylors-took-roof-off-of-motel/article_cd632d78-87b0-11ea-8fe6-df5cac1c9c75.amp.html



Wow man that sounds scary! Glad you were okay! And hopefully everyone else too.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 27, 2020, 03:50:25 PM

Wow man that sounds scary! Glad you were okay! And hopefully everyone else too.

Yes, we all came out unharmed. Everyone I know in town was safe too. I have officially ridden out a tornado!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 27, 2020, 08:44:18 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
Yes, we all came out unharmed. Everyone I know in town was safe too. I have officially ridden out a tornado!
Sounds like a pretty scary experiance. Glad you're ok.
Yep you sure did!


Quote
The storm was rotating directly overhead  :o One of my coworkers claims he saw the vortex swirling right outside the building.
He very well could have...
I found the NWS damage survey & from the map there + google's maps ... it went right over the SW corner of that store's parkinglot.


8 miles is a is certainly a reasonable-length damage path. Plus 120mph winds at its max strength...
I'd say its lucky there were only 3 reported injuries.
They did mention large numbers of trees down.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 28, 2020, 01:37:07 PM
There's a pretty good chance of severe weather today (especially in OK & surrounding states).
Stay safe / watch out for tornadoes/hail/etc


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on April 29, 2020, 07:11:11 AM
There's a pretty good chance of severe weather today (especially in OK & surrounding states).
Stay safe / watch out for tornadoes/hail/etc

Theyíre calling for severe weather again for me this evening  ::) South Carolina canít catch a break. 24 tornados so far this year in the state, on of which was the EF2 literally right outside my workplace  :o

Today we have heavy rain and strong gusty winds in the forecast. Iím going to be on high alert for tornadoes. After actually experiencing one, they are no joke and can strike faster than you can think.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 29, 2020, 07:29:38 AM
@CEB1993, yeah an EF2 is pretty bad. From what you describe it doesn't sound like it'll be as bad as
what it was the other day. Hopefully it's not.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 29, 2020, 10:57:48 AM
Quote from: CEB1993
Theyíre calling for severe weather again for me this evening 
Here's what they're showing for the  risk areas today.
(this time also including the text/description part)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on April 29, 2020, 11:02:40 AM
And check out this 'chain' of severe thunderstorm warnings from last night (9:56pm mountain time)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on April 29, 2020, 11:37:05 AM
Over here we just got a small rain/wind storm. Nothing severe but I got to see the unorganized base cloud and everything.
This wasn't a thunderstorm though. Just a small rain shower with a little wind. But seeing everything in detail with
no trees in the way... that was awesome. I saw the slight rain "curtains" from the base cloud before it passed.
Just a rain shower...
Dude... severe thunderstorms will be absolutely fantastic to film here during the day... this is something I really have to bare in mind.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 07, 2020, 10:07:25 PM
Two days ago on May 5 I got slammed with a wave of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain. We got some small hail and a total of 3 inches of rain in 24 hours. South Carolina just canít catch a break this year  :-\

I sat out in my car on my lunch break and saw some scary looking clouds rolling in. I saw some of the biggest, closest lightning bolts Iíd ever seen and then a monsoon of pea sized hail began to fall. Thankfully these hailstones were tiny and didnít dent my car. The hail lasted less than 5 minutes. After the initial hail producing storm, it rained heavily for the next two hours with constant rumbling thunder. If I wasnít at work, Iíd take a nap. Rainfall and gentle thunder are really relaxing for me. I think weíre already above average for May rainfall.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 16, 2020, 07:36:00 PM
On the Weather Channel I saw the update on the tropical depression that will probably develop into tropical storm Arthur.

It's supposed to affect the Outer Banks of NC, along Cape Hatteras.

I can't believe we already are having tropical depressions in May!  :o


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 16, 2020, 08:36:43 PM
@Cole D.:
Yep saw that earlier & was just preparing to post on it.
Forecast to become a tropical storm next week.
For now just known as tropical depression One, it'll get a name of Arthur if/when it becomes a tropical storm.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on May 17, 2020, 02:51:13 AM
 Link  (https://translate.google.co.il/translate?hl=iw&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.haaretz.co.il%2Fnews%2Fweather%2F1.8850381)  (Untranslated)  (https://www.haaretz.co.il/news/weather/1.8850381)
https://www.israelweather.co.il/forecast/week_5.html


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 17, 2020, 08:21:52 PM
Tropical Storm Arthur has officially developed! It's a relatively weak tropical storm with 45 mph winds. It will cause some rough surf along SC beaches and bring some wind and rain to the Outer Banks of NC.

They're calling for rain and thunderstorms 5 days in a row where I am. We might have some flooding and saturated ground as a result. I'm not sure if all this rain will be coming from Arthur or if it's from another system. I think the way the tropical storm is rotating off the coast of SC and GA is drawing moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico. That means inland SC will get a long lasting trail of rain this week.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, so a named storm this early is kind of ominous. I've heard rumors that 2020 could be a rough hurricane season. We shall see...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: dor123 on May 19, 2020, 12:27:15 AM
We have a huge heat wave here in Israel with >40*C or >104*F.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 20, 2020, 01:43:36 PM
Things are finally gonna get close to hot here as well this weekend. Maybe not as hot as down there in Israel @Dor123, but
hot compared to how things have been in the past so far this year here. 85 degrees in the forecast on Saturday here, I think. (Or maybe Sunday)
FINALLY. However, storms are in the forecast for Monday, last I checked.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 21, 2020, 10:44:13 AM
They had a new record high of 92F in down in Denver on Monday .. it was upper 80's out where I am. (and thankfully very little humidity)
Saw a nice Supercell Thunderstorm off in the distance yesterday. Ofcourse had to get out the camera, zoom in & take some pic's



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 21, 2020, 10:49:46 AM
@Xmaslightguy... there's Mammatus clouds involved in that, so I'm guessing that storm was a monster. Mammatus clouds are typically
a sign of a very severe storm. If it really was a Supercell, it's not surprising to see Mammatus clouds in the picture. Awesome pic

*Edited in:*
Over here we are gonna get a nice dose of Summer this weekend. Mid 80's forcasted all weekend. My bike will be out of the garage each time
I leave to go to work during the night. There is a threat of classic pop up thunderstorms during the weekend, so my eyes will be
scanning the skies REAL good this weekend.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 21, 2020, 07:41:59 PM
We had heavy rain Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. A total of about 5 and a half inches of soaking steady rain. Unfortunately, I did have some water issues. Some drywall near a window crumbled and let in rain water in my house. Water had collected inside the table and began to drip into the living room. The basement was a disaster area.  Water all over the floor that I had to suck up with my shop vac. I removed about 7 gallons of water and ran some fans in the basement overnight to dry out. I had water pull under the washing machine and the HVAC unit. Thankfully neither of those shorted out! No damage to the floor or any furniture either, but it was still a big mess to clean up. Unfortunately thereís no avoiding flooding in the basement with heavy rain like this.

Memorial Day weekend might bring some exciting scattered thunderstorms. Canít wait to get a beer and sit on my porch to watch the storms roll in  8)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 21, 2020, 08:04:11 PM
@CEB1993, keep an eye on that flooding as well though... severe thunderstorms will of course bring very heavy rain with them,
much heavier than the average shower lol
That will be hell for the basement at this point unless you've got that dry wall fixed.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on May 21, 2020, 09:43:40 PM
@CEB1993, keep an eye on that flooding as well though... severe thunderstorms will of course bring very heavy rain with them,
much heavier than the average shower lol
That will be hell for the basement at this point unless you've got that dry wall fixed.

Yep, it would be a different scene if those storms produced a flash flood or hail! Funny how some storms can be so soothing and nice to watch, and some cause so much trouble. I discovered that when the ground gets saturated from multiple days of rain, water into the basement. I donít want to be hiding from tornadoes or dealing with another mess in the basement on my days off! Itís a 50% chance or scattered thunderstorms Sunday and Monday. I have a bad feeling the few storms that develop will be quite strong, perhaps supercells. SC has been hammered with bad storms this season, so this may be more of the same.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 22, 2020, 02:57:14 PM
@suzukir122:
Yep, its pretty much a classic supercell :)
Also note the large overshooting top above the anvil .. indication that thing had a good strong updraft in it. (nice lightning show after dark too)
If this is the same storm I saw on radar (and one that a bunch of stormchasers were after, it may have also dropped a couple small/weak tornadoes). I'm trying to verify that what I saw & pictured there is infact the same one...because that storm on radar was pretty far away.

@CEB1993:
I saw all that storm/rain down your way on the weather maps.
Hopefully you can get that water leak fixed so you don't get anymore water in the basement :o


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 22, 2020, 09:54:09 PM
Last night around 6PM, it started getting really windy and loud out. Then about 30 minutes later we had a rainstorm. There were a few loud thunderclaps and it last about an hour.

Today I thought it was going to rain since it got quite hot out and this afternoon around 5, I saw dark clouds closer to downtown, and even a thunderbolt struck. But we never got any rain. The rain chances for this weekend, are increased, so we may get some storms with the warm weather.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 29, 2020, 11:46:10 AM
Storm explosion around Dayton Ohio. Nothing severe yet but if we keep getting sunshine, that could change.
I haven't seen multiple thunderstorms pop up like this in a long time around here.



Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 29, 2020, 10:33:34 PM
Last night around 6 it got windy again and lightning and dark clouds in the distance. It blew in and it was as if two storms came together. We got 3 inches of rain and there was some loud thunder.

Then tonight around 9, it rained again hard, then it died down to a drizzle, then picked up again and this time there was lightning. Nothing on the radar at the moment. 40% chance tomorrow. It was around 91 today.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on May 30, 2020, 06:59:47 AM
Over here the thunderstorms that developed all formed into a line that weakened significantly as
it passed through Dayton, so the entertainment was minimal at best. Ahh well.
A little bit of strengthening took place just to our south, so I heard a bit of thunder during that,
but unfortunately we didn't get much when the initial storm passed. Barely even any thunder.
But since I've got such a wide view, I managed to see unorganized Scud clouds from time to time while
the base cloud passed. That was the majority of the entertainment.

No more severe weather for this weekend and first part of next week here. Heh... it's motorcycle time. 8;)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on May 30, 2020, 03:23:29 PM
It was a bit cloudy today, but cleared up this afternoon with sun out. Right now it's raining though, nothing heavy, and no lighting. Will see what happens tonight. It was hot enough for a thunderstorm today.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on May 30, 2020, 11:20:16 PM
Mostly cloudy today. Some small thunderstorms around, but  nothing in my area.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on June 06, 2020, 07:41:28 AM
Next few days, we're supposed to have rain showers nearly all day. It rained a lot yesterday, off and on. Not really any thunder though.

Last Sunday, we didn't have any rain, but around 9:00, it started thundering loudly. I was in my bathroom when it started, and could hear it through the window. I went out on back porch and it was still quite hot outside at that time. The lightning was all to the north of us that I could see, but it was getting louder. I don't think we got much of any rain out of it though.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 06, 2020, 10:16:12 PM
Got hit by some very strong winds (70-80mph) today from a storms/squall line that passed over the house.
Took down a large elm in the backyard. Need to wander the yard/garden/house more today to see if there is any other damage.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 08, 2020, 01:30:18 PM
Update:
That squall line that I got hit by on Sat was upgraded to a Derecho, so even stronger/more widespread than initially thought.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on June 08, 2020, 04:21:08 PM
Itís been kind of quiet here lately as far as severe weather goes. Just typical SC summer weather, hot and humid with scattered thunderstorms most afternoons. We have a higher chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday with potential for gusty winds, so Iíll keep yíall posted on that.

Tropical storm Bertha made landfall in South Carolina near Myrtle Beach last week. It was mostly a rain event with weak winds and not too much storm surge. It moved straight north and I didnít feel any effects inland. Itís that time of year to be alert. SC has a rough past with strong hurricanes and Iíve ridden one out in 2017. Even inland they can cause serious damage with flooding and strong winds.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 09, 2020, 07:16:27 PM
Where it stands now: we're in a moderate risk for tornadoes tomorrow, which is a very rare, higher risk.
I'm gonna have to keep an eye on things I guess.
Here in Franklin Ohio, especially at the apartment complex I live in, I could definitely see a tornado wiping this apartment
complex off the map someday. lol


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Lightingguy1994 on June 09, 2020, 08:53:42 PM
I don't know about the rest of you but severe weather stresses me out these days because I fear that if it causes damage to my home, Ill loose all my stuff including my entire lighting collection.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 09, 2020, 09:20:59 PM
@Lightingguy1994, see, that's the bad part about it. If the thunderstorms bring about life threatening situations,
I could loose everything I've worked so hard for. That, and fatalities... very bad. So yeah even though I'm
highly interested in thunderstorms along with the tornadoes they bring, I too get a little bit stressed out about
it at times.
It's sooo weird because when I was a kid, I was actually much, much more stressed out about it than I am now, although
I know to always respect the power of thunderstorms.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on June 10, 2020, 08:29:57 PM
I don't worry about thunderstorms as much, except for getting hit by the lightning, if outside, and also power surges. Sometimes though, they form tornadoes, which we had happen in my state, last Saturday with these small intense storms that formed and moved northward. There was actually a tornado watch for most of the area on Saturday.

This evening, it got cloudy and windy, but no thunder or heavy storms, other than a sprinkle. But now the last half hour or so I hear thunder outside my window. There is a large shower I see on radar, but actually seems to be moving away, and I don't hear any rain.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Bulbman256 on June 11, 2020, 01:41:22 PM
Im moving to the midwest soon so the treat of tornados is gonna be interesting. We do get bad thunderstorms in virginia in the summer as i have got 3 in the past two weeks one of which killed my internet for the rest of the day.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Bulbman256 on June 11, 2020, 05:39:36 PM
Im moving to the midwest soon so the treat of tornados is gonna be interesting. We do get bad thunderstorms in virginia in the summer as i have got 3 in the past two weeks one of which killed my internet for the rest of the day.

Well today it now looks like its gonna be another stormy night in my area.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 11, 2020, 07:15:37 PM
With the exception of hail, I really have no fear of thunderstorms.

That Derecho that hit here last Saturday would be an example..something the weather radio called a 'very dangerous storm' and said something about seeking shelter on the lowest level of a building...

...did I hide from it? heck no! I went to the roof to video it coming in .LOL. Once the very edge with light rain/small hail & blasting wind arrived I went back inside (wind got so strong it was a bit difficult to walk). Then I watched from inside as heavy rain was pouring down & the strong wind was thrashing.

Didn't last long before it was over & done though. There's the large tree of mine that went down, and I saw others around the area as well.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 12, 2020, 08:49:54 AM
Off topic for a split second...
@xmaslightguy, I'm just now noticing your profile picture. I already noticed the black screen, but then as I was
reading your message on here, I saw a flash from your profile picture. Then I was like:  "*:o .....  :wndr:  :wndr:.... what did I just...
OOOOHHHH, that's what it was. Now get it." hahaha
I didn't notice the lightning bolts until just now.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 12, 2020, 10:01:44 AM
@suzukir122:
The lightning is new..one 'strike' every 9 seconds (longest delay you can do in a .gif). When doing it, I figured why not do the lightning in different colors instead of all white...
Purposely tried to keep animation to a minimum (but still might have to put the other back up if it proves to be to annoying .lol. )


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 12, 2020, 04:23:30 PM
@Xmaslightguy, some people might find it annoying, but I find it hilarious! I have absolutely no idea why though lol

Today, tomorrow, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, seems to be a nice long break from thunderstorms/severe thunderstorms. (Based on forecast)
It was really nice out today. I went out in the car and got some restaurant food. I didn't feel like motorcycle riding
today though, which is odd considering how absolutely amazing the weather is today.

So far in terms of my original thought about severe weather being absolutely astonishing this year, I've been wrong. (Thankfully.)
But we still have a long way to go before fall and winter (THANKFULLY 2x) I hate winter.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on June 12, 2020, 06:57:38 PM
@suzukir122:
Maybe because the oddball colors? Who's ever seen a green lightning strike?

-----------
Other than that thing which whipped through here last weekend, its been a whole lot of nothing, day after day after day...
I still have yet to have had a good thunderstorm this year.

I ask 2 things of mother nature (as separate entities):
* A thunderstorm that gives a good lightning show .. close enough so I have a good view, but just far enough so its not raining where I'm (so I can sit out on the roof & watch/video it.)
* Rain, lots of rain, the more. the better!

 
...I know...in both cases, wishful thinking...when you live in a semi-desert.. .lol.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on June 21, 2020, 02:27:50 PM
We just got rocked. Strong thunderstorm hit us. I just woke up and managed to see part of the base cloud
as it was already beginning to pour down. The base cloud had already passed. That's when it got serious for a bit.
Very heavy rain, high winds. The lightning began increasing as the storm passed, and now that the storm has passed,
seems as if it got stronger. Much more thunder can be heard, and it is now severe storm warned.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on July 06, 2020, 09:14:54 PM
A tropical disturbance from the Gulf of Mexico is moving from the panhandle of Florida and across the SE United States bringing me a lot of rain tonight and tomorrow. Iím expecting up to an inch of rain the next 24 hours. The humidity will be high and itís going to be off and on heavy rain showers tonight and tomorrow.

The thick cloud cover will hold down temperatures. A forecasted high of 76F is chilly for July standards where I live. Definitely going to be a soggy 24 hours.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 07, 2020, 11:20:59 AM
Quote from: CEB1993
A tropical disturbance from the Gulf of Mexico is moving from the panhandle of Florida and across the SE United States bringing me a lot of rain tonight and tomorrow.
I wish it was heading for me instead .LOL. could really use a good rainstorm...we're basically in droufgt conditions here now.
The humidity can stay away though. I'll keep my 16% ...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on July 07, 2020, 04:11:31 PM
I wish it was heading for me instead .LOL. could really use a good rainstorm...we're basically in droufgt conditions here now.
The humidity can stay away though. I'll keep my 16% ...

Didnít get quite as much rain as expected here. We got two short and heavy downpours and a lot of drizzle and mist. The humidity makes it feel gross outside! I could do without the humidity too but tisí the season here in the South. Iím glad to work indoors  :)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on July 17, 2020, 11:30:35 AM
We had last Saturday afternoon, what I think was supercell storm. Sky got very dark and it was windy, at first there were a few lightning strikes in the distance. Then it stopped lightning, and the wind got very strong (probably tropical storm force winds) and the air cooled down quickly. The wind was so strong, the water had white caps and you could smell and feel the water in the air. It was similar, to being at the sea and you can feel and smell the salt water even away from the ocean.

There was some rain after, but the wind part of the storm lasted probably 30 minutes before it ever started to rain.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on July 18, 2020, 06:48:10 PM
We had last Saturday afternoon, what I think was supercell storm. Sky got very dark and it was windy, at first there were a few lightning strikes in the distance. Then it stopped lightning, and the wind got very strong (probably tropical storm force winds) and the air cooled down quickly. The wind was so strong, the water had white caps and you could smell and feel the water in the air. It was similar, to being at the sea and you can feel and smell the salt water even away from the ocean.

There was some rain after, but the wind part of the storm lasted probably 30 minutes before it ever started to rain.

@Cole D, Are you somewhere in Florida near the beach? Those beach thunderstorms have always amazed me. Even here in South Carolina, Iíve witnessed some fierce storms at the beach near Charleston. Itís a lot like what you describe with skies becoming dark and strong winds. The thunder always seems louder with coastal storms. After their fury, they are over as quickly as they began, leaving behind steamy and humid conditions. I love a good afternoon thunderstorm! I remember walking on the beach at night and seeing heat lighting out over the ocean. The heat lighting is reflections of lightning strikes on clouds. Nature is so beautiful!

Today it was 100 degrees where I live. First 100 degree day of the year. Iím used to the SC heat, but I definitely prefer cooler climates. We had a little bit of thunder, but the storms passed us by today.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on July 19, 2020, 01:12:25 PM
@Cole D, Are you somewhere in Florida near the beach? Those beach thunderstorms have always amazed me. Even here in South Carolina, Iíve witnessed some fierce storms at the beach near Charleston. Itís a lot like what you describe with skies becoming dark and strong winds. The thunder always seems louder with coastal storms. After their fury, they are over as quickly as they began, leaving behind steamy and humid conditions. I love a good afternoon thunderstorm! I remember walking on the beach at night and seeing heat lighting out over the ocean. The heat lighting is reflections of lightning strikes on clouds. Nature is so beautiful!

Today it was 100 degrees where I live. First 100 degree day of the year. Iím used to the SC heat, but I definitely prefer cooler climates. We had a little bit of thunder, but the storms passed us by today.

Yes, but not near beach. We had another storm today where wind picked up strong with black clouds and rained soon after. No buildup like this other storm though.

I don't know about others, but I enjoy the rain sound of a good rainstorm. But my favorite part of a thunderstorm is that buildup with dark gray or blue sky, and the wind picks up and you can feel the moisture in the air. For me it's even better, if that's a longer buildup before the rain starts. There's sort of an anticipation before the rain, for me anyway. Lightning striking close, I don't like as much, as dangerous, but I do like the sudden rumbling of thunder to alert you that a storm is rolling in.

Also two nights ago, I looked out the window around 11:30 and could see the lightning reflections in the sky, like you describe, from distant storms.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on July 19, 2020, 01:19:14 PM
@Cole D, do you know if there was rotation with the other storm you talked about? If no rotation, it was definitely not a Supercell.
Sounds more like a Severe Thunderstorm than anything.
Speaking of that, we've got thunderstorms heading our way here in Ohio. None of which look severe, but they are still in the process
of developing. That, and we've got high temps, and high humidity today. I work in a couple hours, and I planned on taking my motorcycle,
but I can't due to these storms heading our direction.
I WISH I could view a beach thunderstorm... especially a Supercell one, with the classic UFO base cloud. The most severe a thunderstorm
can possibly become, all in distant view. That'd be awesome.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on July 24, 2020, 12:14:42 PM
There is now a Tropical Storm in the gulf, and its expected to make landfall in Corpus Christi, TX Saturday...


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 24, 2020, 09:43:18 PM
Yep..saw that tropical storm on the weather map. Forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall Saturday.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: icefoglights on July 25, 2020, 09:50:26 AM
Currently hunkered down in Corpus Christi for Hanna's landfall.  The Weather Channel didn't send Jim Cantore so it can't be too bad  :lol:


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 25, 2020, 12:28:00 PM
Quote from: icefoglights
Currently hunkered down in Corpus Christi for Hanna's landfall. 
Are you stormchasing icefoglights?
either way, if it passes over where your at...video the eyewall & inside the eye, then post a link here.
No hiding from storms .LOL.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on July 25, 2020, 12:29:07 PM
Currently hunkered down in Corpus Christi for Hanna's landfall.  The Weather Channel didn't send Jim Cantore so it can't be too bad  :lol:

 :lol: Be safe!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on July 28, 2020, 09:36:53 PM
Weíre about to get hammered by a heavy thunderstorm tonight at midnight. I could feel it coming with the thick humidity. I got a cool lightning show as I drove home from work tonight. Flickering like my preheat fluorescents  8)

Hereís a powerful cell moving east from northern GA toward my area in SC. The main threat with this one is heavy rain and flash flooding. Glad Iím home for the night!


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: suzukir122 on July 29, 2020, 05:11:50 AM
No threat of thunderstorms today, from what I've seen in forecast. None tonight either, but some threat to the north of us tomorrow.
Still, so far this year, the weather hasn't been as bad as I thought it'd be. At all... and we've pretty much passed the primary time
period for severe weather. It's not over yet though until winter is back.
So far here, I haven't encountered anything regarding the threat of tornadoes, or any tornadic storms. No storm has been potent enough
for anything like that, at least not here.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on August 01, 2020, 07:32:54 AM
@Cole D, do you know if there was rotation with the other storm you talked about? If no rotation, it was definitely not a Supercell.
Sounds more like a Severe Thunderstorm than anything.
Speaking of that, we've got thunderstorms heading our way here in Ohio. None of which look severe, but they are still in the process
of developing. That, and we've got high temps, and high humidity today. I work in a couple hours, and I planned on taking my motorcycle,
but I can't due to these storms heading our direction.
I WISH I could view a beach thunderstorm... especially a Supercell one, with the classic UFO base cloud. The most severe a thunderstorm
can possibly become, all in distant view. That'd be awesome.

I don't believe it had any rotation, as I didn't see a weather alert for it. But the winds were very strong, as I'd say tropical storm force wind speeds from that one.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on August 01, 2020, 07:36:50 AM
Hurricane Isaias is a category 1 storm now, which will come up the eastern coast of Florida tonight and then up the east coast, possibly eventually up to New England by later this week. Hopefully it veer more right, and not be as severe threat other than outer bands of rain and wind.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on August 03, 2020, 03:57:54 PM
Looks like Isaias is making landfall in South Carolina today! Charleston, SC is getting up to 3 inches of rain and up to 50 mph winds. Myrtle Beach, SC is really going to get slammed with up to 7 inches of rain and hurricane force winds. Iím glad Iím not at the coast right now. Further inland, I have some brief heavy rain in the forecast tonight, but nothing too bad.

Iím expecting this to cause coastal flooding and some beach erosion. Charleston is partially below sea level, so flooding is always a problem there. Watch out for heavy rain and strong winds from SC all the way up to NY and parts of Canada. Stay safe everyone  ;)


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on August 03, 2020, 07:16:58 PM
Looks like Isaias is making landfall in South Carolina today! Charleston, SC is getting up to 3 inches of rain and up to 50 mph winds. Myrtle Beach, SC is really going to get slammed with up to 7 inches of rain and hurricane force winds. Iím glad Iím not at the coast right now. Further inland, I have some brief heavy rain in the forecast tonight, but nothing too bad.

Iím expecting this to cause coastal flooding and some beach erosion. Charleston is partially below sea level, so flooding is always a problem there. Watch out for heavy rain and strong winds from SC all the way up to NY and parts of Canada. Stay safe everyone  ;)

Here at further inland, we didn't get much to this storm. Sunday had mostly overcast skies, windy and misty as the effects of the outer bands. Not even any rain storms. We did however, have on Saturday evening a  heavy rain, but it only last a few minutes. Most of Saturday even, was sunny, until evening when there were some dark clouds and light rain showers.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: CEB1993 on August 04, 2020, 04:01:22 PM
Isaias is hitting NYC and New York State just as hard as it hit the South Carolina coast. I used to live in Albany, NY for a short time for school and the forecast there tonight is really rough. Heavy rain and sustained 45 mph wind with gusts up to 60 mph. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is built on top of a huge hill, so the winds will be even stronger up there. Isaias is also going to hit SE Canada including Montrťal. Iím surprised that this minimal category 1 hurricane has stayed strong as it moved over so much land.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: paintballer22 on August 04, 2020, 06:50:38 PM
I live in Cape Cod MA. Thee wind was not too bad here and barely any rain.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: lightinglover8902 on August 08, 2020, 09:05:04 AM
NOAA is predicting more hurricanes than usual, some are probably major.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: Cole D. on August 08, 2020, 09:47:44 AM
No rain here yesterday during day, but last night about 5 PM or so, there was thunder and dark skies to the south. It kept having lightning strikes to south and the sky was all strange brown and peach colors at sunset.

By then I had gone indoors. But I looked out the front windows at about 8 PM, and by then the clouds were moving closer, and thunder louder. By about 8:30 it started raining very, very hard and lasted about an hour. I don't think there were any storm warnings from it though, but lightning did get somewhat severe.

Thursday night, no rain here, but there was lightning show from far off about 10 PM. Too far though to hear the thunder.