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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


@Cole D.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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



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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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



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

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


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


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

Did it work?


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


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

Did it work?

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

Very nice unit there, thanks for sharing.


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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: GE101R on May 27, 2019, 05:50:05 AM
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.



Got a better one. Wear a pair of jeans and a tee shirt and keep yourself fit and sip a good spicy bloody mary. lol


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: GE101R on May 27, 2019, 08:14:35 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 miss my Hayabusa(s). All 500 lbs of it.


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: GE101R on May 27, 2019, 08:35:35 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.

First Busa I had was in 2000 and the speedometer read 220mph. I punched it one early Sunday morning on I-10 about 2 months after I got it and found out quickly how fast and stable it was. 180 MPH and it still had plenty of throttle left. I am glad I did not raise up because I had no idea I was going that fast. Dang!


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: GE101R on May 27, 2019, 08:57:52 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.

Three weeks ago our county had 17 tornadoes in one day. None completely touched down but did a significant amount of tree, roof, and power line damage. We were lucky with only one tree down.


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: GE101R on May 28, 2019, 06:14:14 PM
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.

90+ here and dry. We were record rain in December thru April and then Mother Nature turned the faucet off.



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: GE101R on May 29, 2019, 02:12:43 AM
VERY SEVERE hot weather where I am-100 degrees!!!!No real rain in sight.Anyone else here having severe heat?

A month ago we have record rain and 17 tornadoes that skirted the county. Now, three weeks of no rain and 90+ windy days. The ground is drying out quickly.


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.

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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: GE101R on May 31, 2019, 08:32:35 PM
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.

I was in ground zero in Gulfport with Katrina in 2005. I took one of my bucket trucks and drove inland and the next morning I drove back(dodging trees and power lines) and got back to the coat and did not recognize it.


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: GE101R on September 18, 2019, 11:24:07 PM
No rain in over a month with humidity in the 20's and 30's. Hopefully the tropical wave will move out of La and Tx into our vicinity,


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: GE101R on October 24, 2019, 07:57:04 AM
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.
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.


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: GE101R on October 24, 2019, 09:15:54 PM
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?
Probably. There was a slight mention of tornado activity in the Rogers, Arkansas area.


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: GE101R on October 25, 2019, 10:31:21 AM
3-5 inches here but no severe weather. Stay tuned at 6PM for further details.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: GE101R on October 25, 2019, 04:21:08 PM
Multiple tornado WARNINGS just north of Mobile, Al. according to NOAA radar site.


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: GE101R on October 25, 2019, 09:23:47 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.
All of the "bad stuff" was southeast of us.


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: GE101R on October 26, 2019, 03:52:29 PM
Cold.  Cold.  But at least snow!!


Four inches of rain today with high winds. Power lines down all over the place from Olga whose eye passed right over the area.


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: GE101R on October 26, 2019, 11:20:06 PM
.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).


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.


Title: Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!
Post by: GE101R on October 26, 2019, 11:25:47 PM
Yup, I was out when it came in a bit ago as well, out in parker.  Burrrrrrrrr!  it got cold quick. 

I love Denver! Stayed there for a temporary assignment in the mid 70's.


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: GE101R on October 27, 2019, 09:16:03 AM
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 .

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...

Katrina, yes. That night if you walked outside you could hear the tap roots snapping and the 60 foot oak trees booming to the ground. I drove one of my bucket trucks back the next morning and I missed my turnoff because all of the landmarks were gone. Had to drive southbound in the northbound lane because the median trees had fallen over the west side southbound lanes. Cut quite a few downed power lines down on the way back for access.


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: GE101R on October 29, 2019, 03:49:59 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

Tropical depressions, tropical storms, ex-tropical depressions, hurricanes all have "eyes" since they are low pressure systems. I watched it outside and on NOAA weather radar as the wind shifted and the back wall caused extensive damage to areas just south of here. Read up on it.


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: GE101R on October 31, 2019, 02:57:33 PM
Over 4 inches of rain yesterday on top of the 4 last week. Lightning was intense as the cold front came through this late yesterday and early morning. The ground is saturated.


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: GE101R on November 01, 2019, 06:56:20 AM
Heavy frost this morning with flood warnings for low areas. First frost of the fall.


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.