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    Raleigh, NC

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  1. NCSU_Pi

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    Lost power in Swift Creek around 10:00
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    December 8-10, 2018 Winter Storm

    Guys, I hate to ask a MBY post when you're likely in storm mode, but I beg a special dispensation: I'm flying back to RDU late Saturday night, and I would like to hear about the timing. I have a very inconsistent internet connection here, and many common sources of information, like Twitter, are blocked by the Great Firewall. How likely is an impact by Saturday night? Not just in terms of getting on the ground, but also getting home from the airport. I know I could probably read back some pages, but I don't have a whole lot of time, and I'm worried I may lose my connection at any moment. Thanks, and please have mercy, mods.
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    Hurricane Michael

    It's gotten gusty, but it's starting to clear, and looking at the radar, it seems like our corner of the county might escape without much drama at all. I doubt many, if any, trees are down around us.
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    Hurricane Michael

    Still here, and still have power, for now. Which is good, because we have dinner in the oven, and about 30 minutes left on the timer Anyway, it's starting to pick up here after the nice, long lull. But not much rain again yet, and the real show still hasn't hit.
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    Florence Observations

    Down around Swift Creek, it's been gusty off and on, but never too extreme. Power has flickered a few times, but survived. I think the pruning around the lines that they did sometime last winter (IIRC) along Yates Mill has helped us a lot. I feel like we've dodged a bullet so far, here.
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    Hurricane Florence

    Infrared satellite imagery
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    Hurricane Florence

    Thanks for the replies, everyone. With the exception of installing some light switches, my AC experience ends between the power-entry-module and the DC power supply. I know enough to not try to get in over my head. I like the idea of having my fridge, TV, and a few fans, but I can get by without it for a while. One of the biggest hassles to me seems to be keeping enough gas on hand to keep it running. The eldest can drink water instead of milk, and the youngest is on formula. I'm more worried about our community well keeping up, and I've stocked up on a lot of drinking water (and making plans for gray water). Cooking will be a coleman stove or a charcoal grill. Got plenty of fuel for both. Good luck, everyone. Praying for safety.
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    Hurricane Florence

    How significant is the process of hooking things up to a generator? If you're ordering one off Amazon, is it a portable one? And how much gas do you need to have on hand to last at least a week running a refrigerator, some lights, maybe a fan, and since they don't use much power these days, a TV? I'm assuming I'm out of luck if I want to hook up a generator I got from Amazon to power a heat pump and air handler. Edit: Sorry if this is too off-topic for this thread.
  9. NCSU_Pi

    spring snowstorm 4/7 -4/8

    "Aw man, this is gonna get the weenies wound up."
  10. NCSU_Pi

    March 12th-13th ULL Discussion

    Haven't seen a flake in Swift Creek, yet
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    March 12th-13th ULL Discussion

    Sleet starting to mix in around Swift Creek
  12. NCSU_Pi

    March 12th-13th ULL Discussion

    My very-pregnant wife works at a preschool that takes kids through WCPSS, and therefore follows their closing decisions. I'm not thrilled, at the moment.
  13. NCSU_Pi

    March 2018 Obs

    Flurries in Apex
  14. NCSU_Pi

    2018 Banter Thread

    Let me interrupt the fish talk to say: Torch > ZR That is all.
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    Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    It seems like all the model soundings for our area showed temps well below freezing all the way up the air column, except right at the surface, for the duration of the event. Do you think they missed on the upper air temps, or do I have a layman's misunderstanding of the thermodynamics at play?