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  1. Tater Tot

    August Discobs Thread

    My mom took this while she was out getting her steak. Apparently, downtown Fredericksburg has tornado sirens now! Now I’m disappointed I didn’t go with her. I would have loved to have heard that in real life.
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    August Discobs Thread

    We really hit a jackpot here. I'd honestly say the most impressive thunderstorm I've been in since the derecho. Power is out, trees are down, roads are flooded, weather weenie is throbbing! Corresponding with the worst winds (around 4:35) the radar velocity showed some green patches within the red, just north of where I live. Nothing impressive but makes sense because the direction of the winds had practically no consistency at all. I was hoping to drive around and get pictures but I'm stuck between road closures. Recorded most of it from the window because I'm itching for a Darwin award but it was pretty much a whiteout during the worst of it so the footage probably isn't any good. Oh well. My mom made it back home with her steak just minutes before the first gusts, so a happy ending for everybody! ...Well, except I guess for the losers who only got a few thundershowers.
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    August Discobs Thread

    And my mom is out in this because she wanted a prime rib from Outback.
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    August Discobs Thread

    Whoa, that hail core that showed up NE of Culpeper on the 3 PM scan is sick.
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    August Discobs Thread

    The hook on the 12:55 scan was really nice.
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    July Discobs Thread

    They did the "Tornado: Possible" thing with the STW, so I've been more moronic before!
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    July Discobs Thread

    Does the cell near Orange have a little rotation on it or am I being a moron?
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    July Discobs Thread

    Dear Weather Prediction Center, I never thought this would happen to me...
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    July Discobs Thread

    This reminds me a little bit of that coastal storm we got that seemed to linger over us for days back in late September of 2008. Anyone know what I'm talking about? The wind was a little bit stronger with that one but the steady, dreary rain and the 'Feel' outside was similar. If I woke up from a coma and walked outside today I would have bet money that it was September.
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    July Discobs Thread

    And then we'll probably have some freak heat wave in December where we actually get the July-ish temperatures. Welcome to Virginia!
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    2018 Mid-Atlantic General Severe Discussion

    Not too shabby looking.
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    2018 Mid-Atlantic General Severe Discussion

    Wait, really? Just the connection to tropical remnant spinups or something different?
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    2018 Mid-Atlantic General Severe Discussion

    These suckers are moving fast:
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    The 2011 population in Barbuda was only 1,638. If it really did kill 1,000+, that's a sizable chunk of the whole civilization.
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    915 is 1mb short of Janet's intensity in Chetumal.
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    932 now. Surely this is the last reading before it's gone with the wind?
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    Whatever the update interval is for the Barbuda station, it had a 10 mb drop within it. EDIT: That is if I'm using the same one as y'all? https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stationhome.html?id=9761115#sensors
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_01_band_02_sector_05&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=40&loop_speed_ms=80 Breathtaking. God bless GOES-16. (Takes awhile to load.)
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    I don't know about the number of TW's, but Ivan holds the records for the most tornadoes, so I'd imagine he would also hold the record for TW's as well?
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    Harvey - Main Thread

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    Harvey - Main Thread

    The really sickening part of this will be the duration. At least with Katrina's surge, once it came in, that was it--weather conditions didn't hamper rescue efforts. People are going to be dying with no hope of help for potentially days.
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    That's a once-in-a-lifetime kind of picture. Stadium effect from the ground, lightning in the eyewall, and an eye clear enough to see the stars. Harvey made a lot of weenie dreams come true.
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    This almost always happens and it drives me crazy. Blame the anemometers. It's also possible some of the more impressive observations haven't been reported yet, I guess.
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    Definitely, this is the most full-package storm that the US has seen since Hugo. It's just classic.
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    Something that isn't mentioned a lot, but I've always found interesting: The people who survive this are still in for potentially years of psychological effects. I can't find it anymore, but I read a research paper one time about survivors of Hugo and Andrew's eyewalls developing full-fledged PTSD. (The end of this page mentions a Hurricane Janet survivor still waking up with nightmares 20 years later: http://www.canebeard.com/andrew.html)
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