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[14 May 2008|10:12pm]

team_ragnarok
I hope this is okay with the mods, if not, go on and delete it.

Basically, I used to post on a few tropical weather forums and was disgusted with the bias toward the Atlantic (even after Nargis), so I have created my own forum that covers all the basins. If you're interested in tropical weather, feel free to join - it's a fairly informal place.

Cyclone Watch II
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First Tornado Watch of the season [16 May 2007|05:05pm]

cowbert

urgent - immediate broadcast requested
Tornado Watch number 277
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1230 PM EDT Wed may 16 2007

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
Tornado Watch for portions of

Connecticut
western and central Massachusetts
far southern New Hampshire
far southern New York
northern Rhode Island

Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1230 PM until
600 PM EDT.

Tornadoes... hail to 1.5 inches in diameter... thunderstorm wind
gusts to 70 mph... and dangerous lightning are possible in these
areas.

The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 45 statute
miles north and south of a line from 30 miles west of
Poughkeepsie New York to 20 miles east northeast of Worcester
Massachusetts. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou7).

Remember... a Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.

Discussion... severe threat is increasing within this small area
early this afternoon... where strong heating and modest instability
is already occurring. If storms can remain discrete... shear values
are more than adequate for supercells and possibly
tornadoes... especially into MA/nrn CT. In addition... damaging winds
and isolated large hail should accompany the stronger storms.

Aviation... tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface
wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to
500. Mean storm motion vector 26035.


... Evans

;422,0743 430,0713 414,0713 410,0743
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Community Pimpin' [10 Apr 2007|06:13pm]

truncated_ashes
[ mood | hopeful ]

I created my_weather sometime back, and we are in need of fresh blood. The purpose of our community is simply to talk/rant about the weather where you live, be it good, bad, or dull. We don't require any high-tech forecasts, graphs, or charts...( although those things are very cool ) just the weather in your own neighborhood. We also love weather-related pictures ( behind a cut though, please ).

Thanks,

Sarah

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ANOTHER possible tornado [20 Jul 2006|05:06pm]

violinjulie
[ mood | grrrrrrrrr ]

"He said there were some reports that the overnight storm might also have been a tornado but there was no "tornado signature" on radar. The National Weather Service was sending an expert on Thursday to investigate, he said."

That is a blurb from wnbc.com in NYC, talking about a series of storms that hit Westchester County on Tuesday night (NOT the storms that generated a visible tornado last week).

How did I find out about this?

A former coworker of mine called to tell me the tornado actually hit the college campus that he works at and that I used to work at.

WHY WASN'T I THERE????!!!!! That place gets MAYBE a tornado a year, on average!! If that!! And now two in a week??? What the $*3!!

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This thing needs to turn like NHC has been saying it will... [20 Jul 2006|08:39am]

semajws
TS Beryl 8 AM AdvisoryCollapse )

Being from Southern Connecticut, Beryl is moving a little too close for comfort right now...
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[16 Jul 2006|10:13am]

myluckeestar

Coastal NC is hot and humid as usual. It smells like permanent armpit wherever you go. Ah, fun in the summertime......

We had a good boomer yesterday with a sighted funnel but no action. I did spend a few quality moments in the bathroom with my cats and some pillows and blankets.

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[13 Jul 2006|10:43pm]

firerosearien
cieldumort posted:

Not sure if you all heard, but the NWS survey team has confirmed that Westchester County, NY was indeed hit by a F2 tornado yesterday, spawned from a very impressive, long-lived, tornadic supercell, which possibly spawned several tornadoes, or just one rather long-lived tornado that occasionally lifted some and/or weakened, only to then drop back down in contact with the surface at sufficient intensity to lift debris.

TWC has some awesome video and expert commentary from the likes of Dr. Forbes and "Storm Tracker" Cantore this hour! - This tornado was even a multiple vortex wedge tornado -
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[29 Jun 2006|04:56pm]

semajws
These are the severe weather alerts for the United States as of 4:57 PM EDT:

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The Northeast sure looks colorful, doesn't it?
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As Hurricane Season Looms, States Aim to Scare. [16 Jun 2006|01:50am]

sir_cat
[ mood | okay ]

As Hurricane Season Looms, States Aim to Scare.
http://tinyurl.com/rgukp

May 31, 2006
As Hurricane Season Looms, States Aim to Scare
By ABBY GOODNOUGH

MIAMI, May 30 - Convinced that tough tactics are needed, officials in hurricane-prone states are trumpeting dire warnings about the storm season that starts on Thursday, preaching self-reliance and prodding the public to prepare early and well.

Cities are circulating storm-preparation checklists, counties are
holding hurricane expositions at shopping malls and states are dangling carrots like free home inspections and tax-free storm supplies in hopes of conquering complacency.

But the main strategy, it seems, is to scare the multitudes of people who emergency officials say remain blasé even after last year's record-breaking storm season.

To persuade residents to heed evacuation orders, the Florida Division of Emergency Management is broadcasting public service announcements with recordings of 911 calls placed during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

'The roof has completely caved in on us,' a woman cries as chilling music swells, only to be told that rescuers cannot come out during the storm.Collapse )

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2006 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook [16 Jun 2006|01:40am]

sir_cat
[ mood | okay ]

I don't know off-hand if this or something similar has already been posted. Sorry if it has been.

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml

NOAA: 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
Issued: 22 May 2006

SUMMARY
NOAA’s 2006 Atlantic hurricane season outlook indicates an 80% chance of an above-normal hurricane season, a 15% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 5% chance of a below-normal season. This outlook is produced by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC), National Hurricane Center (NHC), and Hurricane Research Division (HRD). See NOAA’s definitions of above-, near-, and below-normal seasons.

The outlook calls for a very active 2006 season, with 13-16 named storms, 8-10 hurricanes, and 4-6 major hurricanes. The likely range of the ACE index is 135%-205% of the median. This prediction indicates a continuation of above-normal activity that began in 1995. However, we do not currently expect a repeat of last year’s record season.

(More at the link.)

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[10 Jun 2006|02:20pm]

myluckeestar
I'm in Coastal NoCa. Every day starts out beautiful and sunny now. Except around 3-5 PM a nasty one will blow through. I've spent what has felt like hours sitting in my car after picking up my husband from work, because I'm scared of the lightning. We have a large open yard to walk through, to get to our house....


I see Tropical Depression 1 has formed.... I'm giddy with excitement.
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rain rain go away [10 Jun 2006|10:10am]

cowbert
Most of those farmers up here that prayed for rain a couple of months ago now have their crops underwater :-/
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where is everyone? [31 May 2006|02:29pm]

myluckeestar
Does this group get more active in the summer? It started out foggy and then beautiful this morning, here in Onslow Cty. NC. Now it has clouded over. We had a whopper of a storm blow through over the weekend and were even out of power for about three hours. We broke out the Monopoly and the candles and had a grand old time.
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[13 Mar 2006|01:36pm]

firerosearien
So I guess the east coast weather's been fairly uneventful?


=P
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Storm Summary Rotterdam, NY [17 Feb 2006|05:34pm]

jablms59
I will start with this Incredible Snippit from the Afternoon Forecast Discussion from NWS Albany:

"IT IS RARE TO ACTUALLY VERIFY A HIGH WIND WARNING WITH
MEASURED WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR HIGHER. WE NOT ONLY DID THIS AT
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHICH REPORTED A PEAK WIND RIGHT AT 60
MPH...BUT WE DID IT AT MANY OTHER LOCALITIES. STRATTON MOUNTAIN
REPORTED A PEAK WIND GUST OF

143 MPH

...PERHAPS THE HIGHEST WIND EVER
REPORTED IN OUR COUNTY WARNING AREA"




I was at work for most of the event

Our power flickered once then went out completely around 1pm... We eventually closed the store...I work for a local supermarket in Rotterdam, NY...

Damage Report from the Store:

While at work.. one of my fellow co-workers experienced damage to her Van when a Ball that sits atop our flag poll...

http://www.discount-flag-poles.com/ball-large.jpg ...Sort of similar to that .... about 6" in diameter... some form of metal... apparently for lightning... Unscrewed itself and came crashing down onto the hood of her van... luckily only very minor dents...


When Walking home I noticed many limbs down on peoples lawns....


Front itself came through at 10:03am

Temp at 10:02am: 52.9
Temp at 10:27am: 38.3

14.6 degree Drop in 25 mins

Below a Graph of the Temperature Fall
http://www.cdnyweather.org/coldfront3.jpg

Click for Latest Albany Local Storm ReportCollapse )

Click for Latest Albany Public information statement with wind gust reportsCollapse )

High Temp today in Rotterdam: 52.9 at 10:00am

Low Temp so far in Rotterdam: 28.2 which is the current Temp

211,000 Power Outages in NY State

120,000 of those Power outages in the Capital Region of NY State


Current Conditions in Rotterdam:
http://www.cdnyweather.org/Rotterdam.htm

Obervations Every Minute for the past 2 days
http://www.cdnyweather.org/reports/downld02.txt
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[17 Feb 2006|12:47am]

firerosearien
Umm...guys?

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[16 Feb 2006|04:04pm]

jablms59
SXUS71 KALY 162101
RERALB

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
400 PM EST THU FEB 16 2006

...A SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR ALBANY...

A NEW DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET TODAY...FEBRUARY 16TH
WHEN...THIS AFTERNOON...THE MERCURY AT ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
PEAKED AT 61 DEGREES. THIS SHATTERS THE OLD RECORD OF 58 DEGREES
SET WAY BACK IN 1882 BY 3 DEGREES. A VERY MILD AIR MASS SETTLED
OVER EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK TODAY. THIS AIR MASS COUPLED WITH
ABUNDANT SUNSHINE HELPED THE MERCURY CLIMB TO THE RECORD LEVEL.
CLOUDS OVERSPREAD THE REGION FROM THE NORTH LATE THIS AFTERNOON...
AND TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO FALL BACK SLIGHTLY. SKIES ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN MOSTLY CLOUDY IN AND AROUND ALBANY THROUGH SUNDOWN...SO THE
MERCURY IS NOT EXPECTED TO RISE FURTHER.

THIS IS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD
ESTABLISHED AT ALBANY. YESTERDAY'S HIGH OF 55 DEGREES BEAT THE
PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH FOR THE 15TH...ESTABLISHED IN 1908...BY ONE
DEGREE. ADDITIONALLY...THIS IS THE THIRD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORD TIED OR EXCEEDED THIS THE MONTH...AND THE FIFTH THIS YEAR.
EXTENSIVE CLOUDINESS FOLLOWED BY A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUT AN END
TO THIS SHORT RECORD WARM SPELL AFTER TODAY.
$$
ELH
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dude, where's my car? [13 Feb 2006|11:39am]

sublibrarian
[ mood | amused ]

oh wait, it's that snowbank with the license plates that are registered in my name...lovely.
anyways, this was my view of new haven, connecticut, at about 3:45 on sunday afternoon:

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final blizzard post [13 Feb 2006|04:01am]

cowbert
Here are some pictures from my house:Read more...Collapse )
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[12 Feb 2006|10:13pm]

jablms59
Screwed once again....


a whopping 0.8" here in Rotterdam NY... (Near Albany)... Anyone else get little to nothing?... I feel your pain :(
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