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  • Birthday 07/24/1968

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    Woodstock Valley, CT

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  1. NECT

    Michael Banter Thread

    Battery backups generally are designed to run for a few minutes. It's possible to daisy chain additional battery packs to some UPS systems, and so long as they are consistently monitored and replaced, you can get about a day of runtime, but it's not an inexpensive endeavor. I believe that's what's used at a lot of cell towers. It would probably be tough to get that sort of funding for weather stations. Just ballparking an estimate, figure $4-5 K plus installation costs to install a UPS battery solution that would run for an hour.
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    Coldtober model and pattern disco

    I just looked up inimical. Thanks for boosting my vocabulary. ;-)
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    Hurricane Florence

    I'd defer to the NWS. Maybe they'd be OK, but here's the local NWS statement for Myrtle Beach. Hurricane Florence continues to approach the Carolina coast as a major hurricane. The likelihood of of life-threatening storm surge inundation, damaging winds, and flooding rainfall across southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina continues to increase. Life-threatening conditions will also continue in the surf zone at area beaches. The worst conditions are expected to occur later Thursday into Friday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Protect against life-threatening wind having possible devastating impacts across interior southeastern North Carolina and coastal northeastern South Carolina. Potential impacts in this area include: - Structural damage can be expected to sturdy buildings, with some suffering severe or total destruction. Complete destruction of mobile homes and other poorly constructed buildings is likely. Damage greatly enhanced by large projectiles. Locations may be uninhabitable for a significant period of time. - Numerous large trees may be snapped or uprooted, along with fences and roadway signs gone. - Many roads will become unsafe and impassable from large debris. Many bridges, causeways, and other elevated roadways will become impassable. - Extensive power and communications outages can be expected. - Many vessels will break free from their moorings. Also, protect against life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts across interior northeast South Carolina. * SURGE: Protect against life-threatening surge having possible extensive impacts across southeastern North Carolina north of Cape Fear. Potential impacts in this area include: - Large areas of deep inundation with storm surge flooding enhanced by battering waves. Structural damage to buildings is likely, with several potentially washing away. Damage will be compounded by floating debris. Some locations may become uninhabitable for an extended period. - Inundation is likely to impact vulnerable homes along tidal creeks and waterways farther inland. - Drinking water and sewer services will likely become impacted by the storm surge. Surge waters will contain hazardous materials. - Large sections of coastal roads will become flooded, or wash-out altogether. - Severe beach erosion is expected with significant dune loss. Sands from displaced dunes will likely deposit onto the barrier island roads. - Major damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers is possible. Many small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages with some lifted onshore and stranded inland. - Navigation may be difficult, especially near inlets and waterways, as some navigational aids may be off station or missing. Debris is possible in the waterways and other navigable channels. Also, protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts across northeastern South Carolina and the coast of Brunswick County NC. * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible devastating impacts across southeastern North Carolina. Potential impacts include: - Extreme flooding from rainfall may prompt numerous evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may overwhelmingly overflow their banks with deep moving water. Creeks and ditches will become severely flooded and contain strong currents. - Flood waters may enter numerous structures, and some may become uninhabitable or washed away. Road scours or complete road failure is likely in many locations, along with the potential for sinkholes. Many streets and parking lots will flood, and may be impacted by swift, flowing water. Numerous road and low-lying bridge closures are likely with some weakened or washed away. Driving conditions will be very dangerous. - The delivery of drinking water and sewer services may be interrupted. Flood waters may be polluted and contain hazardous materials. Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible limited to extensive impacts across northeastern South Carolina. * TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across southeastern North Carolina. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Tornadoes can cause damage to trees, vehicles, boats, and buildings. Unsecured mobile homes and poorly constructed structures are particularly vulnerable. Elsewhere across northeastern South Carolina, little to no impact is anticipated.
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    Hurricane Florence

    TS Maria, which I think was a Hurricane for a short time, floated around offshore of the NC coast last year, and brought some pretty significant flooding to OBX. A major hurricane making landfall near there could be really bad.
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    Hurricane Florence

    Lol. I didn't think you'd be heading to OBX. It's more of a comment on how fragile of an existence there is down there. OBX is basically a thin strip of land in the middle of the Atlantic. A decent storm surge could have a long lasting effect.
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    Hurricane Florence

    Where will you be? Most of OBX is sea level. A moderate storm surge means, I think, that you better be in a safe place because there's nowhere to go. Yikes.Good luck and be safe.
  7. Quick check of the weather before bed was a bit surprising...
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    General Severe Weather Discussion 2018

    Estimated width of 8 yards, otg for approximately 1 block...not that I know of any blocks in Woodstock.
  9. NECT

    Hmmm, A July Hybrid Storm? - Possibly

    Sounds like a good plan to me. I recommend a trip to Black Pond brewery in Danielson if you have interest in a good local brew. NY Pizza is right across the street if you get hungry.
  10. NECT

    General Severe Weather Discussion 2018

    That's just south of my house by a couple miles. Radar showed the worst of it right around there.
  11. NECT

    General Severe Weather Discussion 2018

    Do you know where? Radar showed the hook almost right on top of me. Didn't get much more than a gust and a downpour.
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    General Severe Weather Discussion 2018

    Whatever happened went just south of me.
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    General Severe Weather Discussion 2018

    Just about over my head.
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    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Lol....16.1" then.
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    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Going with 16" in my part of Woodstock.