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  1. 11.75" in Aston, PA - Temp 17.6
  2. FB caches the graphics so the previews aren't live or current. Saves their bandwidth but is a bad feature. News headlines are often out of date when links are posted to stories.
  3. I thought the Brazilian was just a hair off.
  4. From NJ OEM: Today, we received a message from NWS Mt. Holly regarding a snow event expected to take place Thursday into Friday. The forecast will start to evolve more tomorrow. Please note NWS concerns regarding the wind chills on Friday and into Saturday; they will quite extreme. "A storm system will be affecting the mid-Atlantic region Thursday into Friday. Based on current model guidance, precipitation will begin Thursday morning, then continue into Friday afternoon. Precipitation should start out as snow just about everywhere, but then change over to rain, or a rain-snow mixture, south and east of the I-95 corridor. The highest precipitation amounts are likely to occur south and east of the I-95 corridor as well. North and west of the I-95 corridor, all snow is currently expected, but precipitation values will be less. Based on current model guidance, snow totals everywhere will likely be in the advisory category or less. As a reminder, advisory category snow amounts are 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Philadelphia metro area and areas south and east; 3 to 6 inches north and west of the Philadelphia metro area. Even more important than possible snow will be the extreme cold and gusty winds behind this system late Thursday night through Saturday. High temperatures on Friday will struggle to get out of the teens south and out of the single digits north. Low temperatures Friday night / Saturday morning will sink to the zero to 10 degree range south and zero to minus 10 degree range north. Gusty northwest winds could create wind chill factors in the minus 20 to minus 30 degree range. This kind of extreme cold hasn’t been seen around here for years. Humans and animals exposed to these extreme temperatures for any length of time will be in grave danger. Frozen pipes in unprotected areas, and concrete and asphalt pavement cracking can also be expected. While there is a lot of uncertainty with the snow forecast in this prognosis, the cold temperatures and gusty winds are more certain. The purpose of this writeup is to urge emergency managers and decision makers to keep abreast of the latest forecasts to make informed decisions. Please utilize our website for this purpose: www.weather.gov/phi A formal briefing package with the latest available information will be issued on Tuesday."
  5. I don't post much here, but my experience on other boards is the posters will pretty much police themselves and a mod only get involved when requested to do so by the members when they couldn't self-police. Putting a little 'ownness' back on the membership may help.
  6. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 609 PM EDT TUE OCT 8 2013 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR PARAMUS IN BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY... LOCATION...PARAMUS IN BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY DATE...OCTOBER 7 2013 ESTIMATED TIME...316 PM - 318 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS PATH LENGTH...1.25 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.9317N / 74.0926 W ENDING LAT/LON...40.9459 N / 74.0779 W * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0 * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. ...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK NY HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR PARAMUS IN BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY ON OCTOBER 7 2013. BASED ON DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR DATA...A STORM SURVEY AND INFORMATION FROM THE LOCAL MEDIA...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMED AN EF1 TORNADO ACROSS CENTRAL BERGEN COUNTY. AS A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVED NORTHEAST...A PORTION OF THE LINE ACCELERATED AND PRODUCED A WEAK TORNADO AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS BERGEN COUNTY. BOTH RADAR AND OBSERVED DAMAGE PATTERNS SHOWED ROTATION NEAR AND AT GROUND LEVELS. COUPLED WITH EYEWITNESS REPORTS OF A TORNADO...A TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF PARAMUS AND CENTURY ROADS AND IN THE PARAMUS GOLF AND RIDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUBS...WHERE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO OUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SKYWARN SPOTTER VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR FOR BERGEN COUNTY...AND TO THE BERGEN COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR PERFORMING THIS PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY. ADDITIONAL THANKS GOES TO OUR LOCAL TOWN EMERGENCY COORDINATORS AND OUR LOCAL BROADCAST MEDIA FOR ASSISTING IN THIS CONFIRMATION. THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC. FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH. EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH. EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH. EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH. EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH. EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.
  7. When I posted that to Facebook I realized I posted that the winds were found at 7:30pm Eastern, which of course hasn't happened yet. Timezones are off.
  8. Speaking of winter, they do issue Winter Storm Warnings during rush hour even when criteria isn't met for min snowfall. I was just saying that possibly the same could apply for vacation weekend in spring/summer. They did just issue something that helps. COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ 842 PM EDT THU JUN 6 2013 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGHFRIDAY EVENING. * LOCATION...ALONG THE OCEAN FRONT IN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE. * RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...IS HIGH. * SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FEET. * TIMING AND TIDES...THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS BECOMING HIGH WILL INCREASE AS THE DAY CONTINUES FRIDAY. HIGH TIDE FRIDAY IS DURING THE EARLY MORNING AND AGAIN IN THE EARLY EVENING. * OTHER HAZARDS...THERE IS A LOW CHANCE OF MINOR TIDAL FLOODING WITH THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE ON FRIDAY EVENING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIPS CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF. RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.
  9. That's the other reason NWS/NHC/NOAA was bashed during Sandy was because they were confusing everyone with the non-tropical vs tropical. This storm should be the one where they show off all the lessons that were learned.
  10. Okay, I'm gonna be "that guy". The briefing package #3 says that tropical storm force winds are possible off the NJ coast and there is not tropical storm watch issued. After Sandy it was stated that the local NWS office could have the power to go against the NHC and issue their own watches. Since this will be a Friday/Weekend when most out-of-towners are at the shore and will be unfamiliar with conditions and the NWS is already saying that conditions are possible, how come a watch isn't issued? Asking respectfully. ;-)
  11. TS Andrea to be announced within the hour. SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 530 PM EDT WED JUN 5 2013 SPECIAL OUTLOOK ISSUED TO UPDATE DISCUSSION ON THE LOW PRESSURE AREA IN THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY A WELL-DEFINED CIRCULATION IN THE LOW PRESSURE AREA OVER THE EAST- CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO LATE THIS AFTERNOON. BASED ON THIS FINDING...THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER WILL INITIATE ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL STORM ANDREA WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...NEAR 100 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
  12. Accuweather got a win? wow. ;-)
  13. 330 PM EDT SUN MAR 24 2013 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EDT MONDAY... .TONIGHT...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW WITH RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT. .MONDAY...SNOW. RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT. .MONDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING. LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION. LOWS AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
  14. Storm cancel? DELAWARE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEDIA 1230 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013 .TONIGHT...CLOUDY WITH SNOW. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES. BREEZY WITH LOWS AROUND 30. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT. DELAWARE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEDIA 1252 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013 .TONIGHT...SNOW. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND AN INCH. VERY WINDY WITH LOWS AROUND 30. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.