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Pray for Mexico [23 Oct 2015|07:58am]

moxie_man
As posted to my own journal:

The strongest hurricane ever recorded in the northeastern Pacific, Hurricane Patricia, with sustained winds of 200mph (320kmph) is projected to make landfall later today/this evening near Manzanillo (a "little" southeast of the "mouth" of the Gulf of California).
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hurricane season [30 May 2015|03:02pm]

allaboutweather
While i posted it on my own journal, perhaps i should post it here too:


Who wants to guess the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes in the atlantic this season? I'll help you guys out a little bit: it's likely going to be below average since sea surface temps in the MDR (main development region) will be at or below average and the current el nino will create more shear in the gulf so conditions will be largely be unfavorable. However, Ana formed off an old frontal boundary in an area of marginal SSTs (27 degrees is the minimum temperature needed for a tropical storm) and low wind shear.


My guess is 7-4-1. Throw out those guesses! :)
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Tornado outbreak [07 May 2015|04:55pm]

allaboutweather
Oh wow... 2 moderate risks in a row on friday and saturday. Mainly western kansas and western oklahoma are in the crosshairs as an upper level low and associated trough farther west brings south to southeast SFC winds and winds out of the southwest in the upper levels. That combined with dewpoints in the upper 60s and a good amount of CAPE (albeit well to the east of the dryline) of 2500-3000 J/KG, it's looking like friday and saturday are becominh primed for a tornado outbreak. This is pretty much the best setup we've had so far this year and a far fetch from what's been happening much of the year.
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Hello! [05 May 2015|11:27am]

allaboutweather
Good to see some fellow weather geeks. Hopefully some of you are still on here. Friday and saturday seem to be good days for severe weather because the GFS depicts southerly winds at the surface with a decent southwesterly 60-70 kt upper level jet but it's trying to form a low over the texas panhandle (it is here and in western oklahoma where the winds are out of the south) though hopefully early morning convection won't stabilize the air too much.


However, hodographs for the said areas that friday aren't that impressive so i would say there's some tornado risk, which is why the SPC issued a 15% day 4 and 5 outlook. In other news, the CMC, GFS and euro still want a subtropical storm forming off the southeast coast and landfalling in and near the South Carolina Lowcountry.


Sorry this entry isn't longer, there's only so much you can type on a phone. Perhaps this post belongs on storm_chasers. XD
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Attempt to make lost connections [21 Sep 2014|12:39pm]

ext_2432869
[ mood | anxious ]

Howdy youall lost cowboys/girls. What's happening right now. I am a little high on 420 and pain -pills, oops. Need an outlet for my ramblings again. Thanks from Dr. Furry

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Jaws theme anyone? [26 Feb 2013|08:28pm]

moxie_man
Is it wrong for the evil Meteorologist™ inside of me to play the theme from Jaws in my head whenever I look at satellite imagery, radar loops or forecast model loops and watch another storm system approach my area? :)
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Meet the new Director of Eastern Region [04 Dec 2012|11:53am]

birdhousefrog
Originally posted by birdhousefrog at Meet the new Director of Eastern Region
Jason_Tull_2b
JASON TUELL NAMED DIRECTOR OF NWS EASTERN REGION
Submitted by NWSN Staff on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:52
Jason Tuell
Jason Tuell, Ph.D., acting director of the National Weather Service Office of Hydrologic Development,has been named director of the NWS Eastern Region. His new assignment begins on December 30.

In this position, Tuell will oversee operations for the region, which provides weather, water, aviation and climate services to more than 93 million people in 21 states, from Maine to northern Georgia, and westward to Ohio.

“Jason has spent his career advancing technology from research and development into operations,” said NWS Acting Director Laura Furgione. “He played a key role in developing our Strategic Plan, as well as resurrecting our NWS Operations Center. His technical and leadership experience will be an asset to the region.”

Tuell joined the NWS in 2002 as chief of the Office of Science and Technology’s Development Branch and has supported many projects since then, including the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System, or AWIPS, Next Generation Weather Radar, or NEXRAD, and Automated Surface Observing System, or ASOS, programs.

In his current position at the NWS Office of Hydrologic Development, Tuell is responsible for research and development activities to forecast the water in America's rivers and streams. This office works to improve flood warnings and water resource forecasts to meet diverse and changing customer needs.

Before joining NWS, Tuell was a senior program manager for Litton PRC in McLean, Va. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1997 after 16 years of service.

Tuell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Doctor of Philosophy in atmospheric sciences from Georgia Institute of Technology.

The NWS Eastern Region includes 23 weather forecast offices, three river forecast centers and four center weather service units. The regional headquarters is located in Bohemia, N.Y., on central Long Island.
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Awesome! [28 Oct 2012|09:48am]

randomdiversion
[ mood | impressed ]

In the most literal sense of the word:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/8131445256/in/photostream

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WTF are you doing, Nadine? [30 Sep 2012|09:15am]

captpackrat
[ mood | amused ]

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Drought in Nebraska [05 Aug 2012|06:24pm]

captpackrat
I took this photo while crossing the NE-50 bridge over the Platte River near Louisville, NE.  Usually the water fills at least half the channel, but now it's barely more than a creek.  The Platte is not a very deep river, flood stage is only 9 feet, but it's currently at less than 15 inches.  There is actually grass growing out where the river should be.



The river usually looks like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Platte_River.jpg  (Taken from just a few miles upstream)
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July climate summary for Omaha, Nebraska. [01 Aug 2012|03:31pm]

captpackrat
[ mood | hot ]

At Omaha Eppley Field in the month of July:

The average maximum temperature is normally 87.3°F.  This July the average high was 96.9°.  26 days were above 90°.  The coolest high temperature of the month was 86° on the 8th, this is the warmest coldest-max temperature ever in Omaha in July.  This month saw the 3rd longest streak of 95°+ days, 15, and the 3rd longest streak of 103°+ days, 4.  A record high of 104° was set on July 6, a record high of 105° was set on the 22nd and a tied record high of 105° set on the 23rd.  The warmest day of the month was the 25th, 106°.  July 6th tied for the record warmest low of 78°, and July 24th set the record for warmest low, 84°.

The Cooling Degree Days average for July is 365, and the average for the entire year through July is 677.  This July alone saw 624 Cooling Degree Days, for a total of 1200 since January 1.  This year has seen the highest number of consecutive 80+° days, 87 so far, and the second highest number of consecutive 90°+ degree days, 50 (the record is 54 set in 1934).

The normal average rainfall for the month is 3.83" and the previous record low was 0.39" set in 1983.  This July saw only 0.01" of rain.  This is the driest July on record and tied for the 6th driest month on record.

Climate records for this location go back to 1871.

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Those in you in Virginia, take care of yourselves!! [07 Jul 2012|12:36pm]

bandcqulsj
Looks like it'll be an adventurous week in Virginia....

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So, do I get an air conditioner? [07 May 2012|09:07pm]

lurkingheretic
I just moved to Kyushu (Yamaga city) from Gyeonggi-do (Hanam city) and I'm being careful with my money.  Unfortunately I have an old-style unfurnished apartment and need to decide whether to buy an air conditioner, before the prices start going up.

I've spent most of my life in the Inland Empire, southern California, where the temperatures can reach the low 40'sC but where the air is very dry.  A patio mister did the trick for all but a couple weeks out of the summer when I needed to run the A/C.

Gyeonggi-do only hit the low 30's but it was swampy wet.  One year I only needed the A/C for about a week, the other for nearly three weeks.

Now I'm looking at the almanac for this area and wondering...will it be a mild summer here?  I might not stay for more than a year, and if it looks to be mild I'll just get some good fans.  Will it be mild compared to what I'm used to?

I could use some advice, and I'd like to get this comm back up and fun again.
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weather magazines? [21 Dec 2011|09:38pm]

princessbobesca
[ mood | curious ]

Hi everyone.  

I hope you all are having a great holiday season!  The weather here has been pretty mild the last few days which is a bonus this time of year.

I've been Googling some tonight in search of some weather-related magazines I could subscribe to and I am not having much luck.  Do any of you know if there are any weather magazine subscriptions out there?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Today's weather... [03 Sep 2011|07:52am]

randomdiversion
[ mood | indescribable ]

I'm watching The Weather Channel and I'm struck by the amount of rain in the southern part of the country--but also by the seeming 'bullseye' of dry air anchored immutably over Texas. At this point there's something tragically comic about it.

At the moment you can also see where Tropical Storm Lee has sucked in some dry air from over Texas, and the effect is as if the west half of the storm is erased--the clouds that enable you to see the storm just >poof!< disappear.

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SKYWARN online spotter training [01 Sep 2011|07:54pm]

princessbobesca
I missed the SKYWARN classes this spring, so I was pleasantly surprised when I checked my e-mail this evening and saw a new update from COMET. They are now offering a SKYWARN program you can do online. The publish date for these modules says April, so I'm not sure if this is new news, but I thought I'd post this for anyone who might be interested in becoming a spotter right now.

Here's the link: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23

Happy spotting, everyone!
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Meteorology classes online? [29 Jun 2011|09:03pm]

princessbobesca
Hello, everyone!

I'm new to the community.

In light of all the recent events we've had in our weather across the country (I'm in the US), I have started to think a little more strongly about taking some courses in Meteorology.

The only downside is, my university does not offer a Meteorology program of any kind.  I already have one Bachelor's degree in English with a Minor in Sociology.

If I can't get the full-blown degree, I would at least like to take a course or two online since I can't really afford to relocate to a school that does offer anything Meteorology-related.

Does anyone here know of any University Extensions that offer classes I can take in Meteorology online?

I appreciate your help with my question and I really look forward to being an active part of this community.  Thank you!
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Estimating windspeed by flags [26 Jun 2011|02:49pm]

lurkingheretic
I'm here in South Korea and Storm Meari just passed us by.  Of course this makes me a happy weathernerd!  According to Weather Underground she should be approaching the China border by tonight.

Last year when I first moved to this town I posted a video of the storm winds but failed to get any flags in the shot.  This year, while the storm is not as intense, I did get that detail.  I've looked at a couple of sailing websites to try to find a way to estimate windspeed by those flags but I'm not getting anything beyond "Don't sail today."  I was wondering if any of you could point me to a site where a person (like me) without formal instruments could get a sense of the wind.

FYI last couple of days it's rained hard with some gusts of wind.  Today the wind is nearly dry but a lot stronger.

Brief video under cut.

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Possible tornadic conditions in CA [04 Jun 2011|08:39am]

randomdiversion
Last night the weather channel was predicting possible tornado conditions for our Central Valley later this afternoon (so far nothing has manifested). This is uncommon but not particularly rare.

But stranger was the passing mention of possible tornadic conditions developing overnight Sunday--in San Francisco!

Will be interesting to see if/how this unfolds.
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[04 Jun 2011|12:15am]

akumuness
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1002 PM EDT FRI JUN 3 2011

...THREE TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON JUNE 1 2011 IN MASSACHUSETTS...

...EF3 TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM WESTFIELD TO CHARLTON...

LOCATION...WESTFIELD TO CHARLTON IN HAMPDEN AND WORCESTER COUNTIES
DATE...JUNE 1 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...417 PM TO 527 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF3
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...160 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...ONE HALF MILE
PATH LENGTH...39.0 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.10N / 72.75W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.10N / 71.99W
* FATALITIES...4
* INJURIES...200

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...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WILBRAHAM...

LOCATION...WILBRAHAM IN HAMPDEN COUNTY
DATE...JUNE 1 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...632 PM TO 640 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...3.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.14N / 72.48W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.15N / 72.40W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NORTH BRIMFIELD...

LOCATION...NORTH BRIMFIELD IN HAMPDEN COUNTY
DATE...JUNE 1 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...654 PM TO 657 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.14N / 72.23W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.15N / 72.20W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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That first one, holy crap. A 39-mile path length... in Massachusetts? D:
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