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Re: The Weather

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:52 pm

How dark is it? Is it darker than those December overcast rainy days? I think that would be very grueling to deal with.
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Re: The Weather

Post by sancarlos » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:57 pm

It's much better today, but yesterday it was very dark, worst in the afternoon. You'd have to have the light on in any room in the house to read a book, even if all the windows were open.
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Re: The Weather

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:37 pm

AQI here in Seattle is currently hovering around 250. The sky is a ghastly sickly orange. My eyes are burning and I have a headache.

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Re: The Weather

Post by OceanMatt » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:08 am

Just navigated the first tornado warning of Hurricane Sally's slow as fuck landfall. Scary few minutes, but Mrs. OM got the kids back down after we cleared out of the shelter space (interior bathroom).

Lots of rain, wind has picked up. Going to be a long 18-24 hours, but all is good so far...

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Re: The Weather

Post by Square Rob » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 am

We’ve got close friends in Mobile and Pensacola. Hoping damage is minimal for y’all down there.

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Re: The Weather

Post by rass » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:10 am

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Re: The Weather

Post by Rex » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:19 am



Expecting 5 inches locally but tbh that looks like more than 5 inches to me

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Re: The Weather

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:36 pm

OceanMatt wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:08 am
Just navigated the first tornado warning of Hurricane Sally's slow as fuck landfall. Scary few minutes, but Mrs. OM got the kids back down after we cleared out of the shelter space (interior bathroom).

Lots of rain, wind has picked up. Going to be a long 18-24 hours, but all is good so far...
Where are you folks at these days? My mother-in-law is by herself in Crestview. I assume she's far enough from the coast to be safe from most of the bad stuff, and she's on a bit of a hill so flooding shouldn't be an issue.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Giff » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:42 pm

OceanMatt wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:08 am
Just navigated the first tornado warning of Hurricane Sally's slow as fuck landfall. Scary few minutes, but Mrs. OM got the kids back down after we cleared out of the shelter space (interior bathroom).

Lots of rain, wind has picked up. Going to be a long 18-24 hours, but all is good so far...
Hope all is well.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:02 pm

It's not looking good for the Three-Mile Bridge in Pensacola, connecting Pensacola with Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach.

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2020/09/ ... 816976002/
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Re: The Weather

Post by OceanMatt » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:23 pm

Made it through with modest damage to property and all members of the OM fam in good shape.

Scary overnight (see aforementioned tornado warning) and we were ALL caught flatfooted by this track. I always put up hurricane shutters, but the weird slow track that kept pushing eastward surprised me and most of the rest of us here, so I was not able to do so this time. Even our sheriff confessed to being surprised by the direct hit.

I'm five miles off the coast, so saw none of the storm surge that swamped (pun not intended) downtown Pensacola. That said, we got LOTS of rain and those Cat 2 winds are no joke. Yes, the Three-mile Bridge appears to be properly fucked after having been hit by multiple construction barges ("we're going to need a bigger anchor!").

Many trees down, so massive power outages around town. Gulf Power reported 95% of Escambia County was out this morning. Our electricity was out for ~40 hours, but is now powering glorious AC in the casa. Even that power outage was not as bad as it could have been because the temps were unseasonably "cool" at mid-80s.

Rivers will be getting lots of water from the upstream rains, so river flooding of the Blackwater and others will be a problem for several more days yet.

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Re: The Weather

Post by brian » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:37 pm

151 straight days without rain today. That would be the all-time record for Las Vegas going back for 110 years of record-keeping.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:15 pm

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151 straight days without rain today. That would be the all-time record for Las Vegas going back for 110 years of record-keeping.
Is this new system moving through supposed to give you folks any? We don't have 151 rainless days here, but it's been a long damn time for us and it's supposed to rain tomorrow.
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Re: The Weather

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:33 pm

It is raining (finally) this afternoon here...and it is glorious...

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Post by brian » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:26 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
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151 straight days without rain today. That would be the all-time record for Las Vegas going back for 110 years of record-keeping.
Is this new system moving through supposed to give you folks any? We don't have 151 rainless days here, but it's been a long damn time for us and it's supposed to rain tomorrow.
There's a chance I think (and it's darkening up a little already), but I still think there's only a small chance (10-20 percent). We're heading to Carlsbad on Sunday, so it will probably rain the whole time we're there since it's my only vacation for the rest of the year, but the rain is so needed that's the extent of the complaining I'll do if it happens.

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Re: The Weather

Post by rass » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:21 am

Less than two songs into my run this morning and I was regretting not wearing gloves. Got over it once I made it into some consistent sunlight.
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Re: The Weather

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Less than two songs into my run this morning and I was regretting not wearing gloves. Got over it once I made it into some consistent sunlight.
Going with the knit cap and extra long-sleeved t-shirt for the early dog walk was a good choice, as there was a light frost on the ground. I bagged my planned walk after that.
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Post by rass » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:47 pm

Wearing jeans to walk downtown to pickup my kid after she’s done with work and maybe grab dinner. First jeans since May?
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Re: The Weather

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:25 am

So, Hurricane Delta.

We are planning to drive from here to the Florida panhandle starting tomorrow to visit my mother-in-law. (We had to cancel our trip back in March.) Is that an insanely stupid thing to do with a hurricane coming? It looks like the storm will pass through before we get there, but should we expect lingering high winds? We're driving a motor home, so tropical storm-level winds are not good. Will the gas stations have gas?
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The Weather

Post by BSF21 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:33 am

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:25 am
So, Hurricane Delta.

We are planning to drive from here to the Florida panhandle starting tomorrow to visit my mother-in-law. (We had to cancel our trip back in March.) Is that an insanely stupid thing to do with a hurricane coming? It looks like the storm will pass through before we get there, but should we expect lingering high winds? We're driving a motor home, so tropical storm-level winds are not good. Will the gas stations have gas?
In all honesty Steve, as much as it sucks to cancel twice, I wouldn't. If that thing makes a harder eastward swing it's gonna be rough, especially in an RV.

Just want you to think about safety first. I don't know know if it's changed but reports on Monday were that it could be Cat3/4 when it makes landfall. If it swings east it's going to stay over the gulf longer and continue to gain strength.

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Re: The Weather

Post by mister d » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:39 am

I work w/ someone from whatever you call the area of Alabama over the panhandle and they're preparing. I don't think its a place I'd voluntarily head to right now.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:47 am

Pretty impressive that "going to Florida, where there are no COVID restrictions" isn't even on the radar of determining if it's a good or bad idea.
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Re: The Weather

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:56 am

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Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:25 am
So, Hurricane Delta.

We are planning to drive from here to the Florida panhandle starting tomorrow to visit my mother-in-law. (We had to cancel our trip back in March.) Is that an insanely stupid thing to do with a hurricane coming? It looks like the storm will pass through before we get there, but should we expect lingering high winds? We're driving a motor home, so tropical storm-level winds are not good. Will the gas stations have gas?
I'd stay near N. Texas/Oklahoma until the damage can be assessed. That being said, you might make it 3/4 of the way, and if the destruction is bad, need to turn back around.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Gunpowder » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:06 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:25 am
So, Hurricane Delta.

We are planning to drive from here to the Florida panhandle starting tomorrow to visit my mother-in-law. (We had to cancel our trip back in March.) Is that an insanely stupid thing to do with a hurricane coming? It looks like the storm will pass through before we get there, but should we expect lingering high winds? We're driving a motor home, so tropical storm-level winds are not good. Will the gas stations have gas?
Whereabout in the panhandle?

Based on the track they'll have plenty of gas, but that's the thing, it's just a projected track. There's very few if any historical storms that have followed this track (1893 Cheniere Chaminade prob the closest), so who knows what tf it's gonna do.




EDIT: The excessively high winds won't last very long. You may have stiff winds for a day after it passes through but I don't see you like getting steady 50 mph winds or anything. The day after Irma was like a standard overcast/breezy day.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:15 pm

It would have to be such a weird track to hit mid-Florida panhandle

EDIT Again: Actually it would be quite similar to 1893 if it did that soooo nm.

I still don't think it would stray that far east of a bunch of models in near lockstep agreement. IMO the issue the predictions have today is not the track so much as the intensity, since the Gulf is bathwater now.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:21 pm

The Mother in Law lives in Crestview. It’s 30 miles inland and on higher ground. And she has a generator to power the whole house. They’ve had hurricanes go through and are generally ok.

We won’t even reach the storm area until Sunday. (Driving a rickety motor home takes forever.) I’m hoping that if the coastal areas are fucked up we can get through by staying north. I’ve wanted to check out the Pettus Bridge anyway.

I can also stop and wait for a day if I need to wait out the winds. As long as I can keep buying gas ...
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:22 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:56 am
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:25 am
So, Hurricane Delta.

We are planning to drive from here to the Florida panhandle starting tomorrow to visit my mother-in-law. (We had to cancel our trip back in March.) Is that an insanely stupid thing to do with a hurricane coming? It looks like the storm will pass through before we get there, but should we expect lingering high winds? We're driving a motor home, so tropical storm-level winds are not good. Will the gas stations have gas?
I'd stay near N. Texas/Oklahoma until the damage can be assessed. That being said, you might make it 3/4 of the way, and if the destruction is bad, need to turn back around.
That’s kinda the plan. I hear Shreveport is lovely this time of year anyway.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:35 pm

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The Mother in Law lives in Crestview. It’s 30 miles inland and on higher ground. And she has a generator to power the whole house. They’ve had hurricanes go through and are generally ok.

We won’t even reach the storm area until Sunday. (Driving a rickety motor home takes forever.) I’m hoping that if the coastal areas are fucked up we can get through by staying north. I’ve wanted to check out the Pettus Bridge anyway.

I can also stop and wait for a day if I need to wait out the winds. As long as I can keep buying gas ...
I guess you could just buy some gas cans for the stretch through AL and MS. I really don't think gas will be a huge issue though.

They've never had a category 4 or 5 hurricane go through, and that's what you're really worried about. It would still be powerful enough to do major damage to most houses if it were that strong but being inland means you don't have to worry about storm surge. The problem is that you likely won't have power for possibly weeks - it was almost 2 weeks until they got the power back up to my house after Irma. The generator is really only for essentials at that point.

And if it does in fact hit that area, it's probably going to hit on Saturday/Sunday. I just don't think it will and even if it does you can avoid the worst of it - the murder part of hurricanes isn't usually all that wide.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:39 pm

Like, if it becomes this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Eloise) but category 5 or even 4 at landfall, it's not going to be a fun place to be for awhile.

This one's actually really similar, so it's certainly possible. Mind you I'd still go and deal with it if it becomes something I had to deal with.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:18 pm

Gunpowder wrote:
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Like, if it becomes this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Eloise) but category 5 or even 4 at landfall, it's not going to be a fun place to be for awhile.

This one's actually really similar, so it's certainly possible. Mind you I'd still go and deal with it if it becomes something I had to deal with.
Yeah I’ll be hoping it doesn’t become that. Yikes.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:22 pm

If you put a sail on top of that Winnebago, you can probably save a lot on gas.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:03 pm

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If you put a sail on top of that Winnebago, you can probably save a lot on gas.
Check with DiS first, but I assume tacking on the highway is challenging.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:34 pm

I don't quite trust the intensity forecasts these days but that being said, the projected impact of this thing has been reduced quite a bit since yesterday.
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Post by rass » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:47 am

fuck this taking the afternoon off
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Post by Ryan » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:02 am

Yeah definitely a "sorry, gotta go GPS those trails I've been putting off" kind of day up here.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:16 am

Yeah, take advantage if you're in the East. Cold front coming through (at least in the Mid Atlantic) that's going to dip folks into the 40s Friday/Saturday.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:53 pm

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I don't quite trust the intensity forecasts these days but that being said, the projected impact of this thing has been reduced quite a bit since yesterday.
That whole thing ended up being mostly a nonevent (for us anyway). In the Southern half of Louisiana we could see some flooded fields and yards, and a fair amount of tree damage. But the roads were clear. It wasn’t even windy.

We just got fucked from Hurricane Sally though. I was trying to rent a car for my daughter. But cars are not available because half the rental cars at the local airport suffered flood damage and are out of commission.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The Weather

Post by P.D.X. » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:27 pm

Christ. Sat down outside in the sun to have a quick cup of chai before happy hour and a smoke cloud rolled in, dropped the temp 10° and now snowing ash.

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Post by GoodKarma » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm

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Christ. Sat down outside in the sun to have a quick cup of chai before happy hour and a smoke cloud rolled in, dropped the temp 10° and now snowing ash.
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Re: The Weather

Post by phxgators » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:54 pm

We're staying up north of Tabernash this weekend and had planned to drive up to the Lake Granby area tomorrow. But since the drive there borders a pre-evacuation area for the new fire (East Troublesome) that started a couple of days ago, we're gonna pass on that.

Huge difference in smoke just from yesterday, when we got here, to today.

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