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  1. The NYT just posted this graphic, not sure if it's paywalled, but it's good: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/09/29/us/hurricane-ian-flooding-fort-myers-florida.html
  2. It's too humid here in Silver Spring but I do have to say that all of the rain has left my little corner of the region looking extremely green. Flowers everywhere, none of the usual midsummer burnout. Crape myrtle trees look great this year
  3. South of you in silver spring (near downtown), and I saw multiple cloud to ground bolts to the north. All were quite bright and loud. We did not lose power
  4. The pepco outage map is still pretty bad for that area, including College Park, Berwyn Heights, etc. Good luck to you +your dad! good article with pics from UMD student newspaper: https://dbknews.com/2022/07/13/umd-college-park-storm-prince-georges-county/ Pics in article are from the route 1 corridor.
  5. Escaped the worst of it in east silver spring, neighbors a block away had this large split at the base and topple onto some smaller trees. Missed their house though. Otherwise not much damage in the immediate vicinity. We lost power for about 15 minutes after the line passed through. Seems like the line strengthened as it headed east toward PGC, the pepco outage map is really lit up in the NE quadrant of the beltway - Hyattsville, College Park, Greenbelt, and neighboring towns.
  6. I was in Falls Church near the west falls church metro at the time. Like @nj2va, I remember an unbelievable amount of blue flashes in the sky from both lightning and blowing transformers. It was honestly hard to tell the difference. The sky was an absolutely surreal dark purple/black color. There were trees down across the neighborhood and our house lost power for about 36 hours. It was hotter than heck, so I abandoned ship and went to my parents in PA for the weekend the following morning, as it became clear we weren't getting power back anytime soon. Some folks in my office, particularly those served by PEPCO in the bethesda/chevy chase, silver spring, and takoma park areas were out of power for 5-10 days.
  7. That was me earlier this month. So much for 'mild symptoms' eh? But agreed, would like to see the sun here...
  8. Beautiful morning here in Silver Spring. This weather makes me miss the cicadas :-( Good news for fellow long-range weenies , the EPS (euro ensemble) plots on tropical tidbits have been significantly expanded. https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=eps&region=us&pkg=apcpn&runtime=2022051700&fh=276 Wayyy more options and temporal resolution now. Can't wait to hallucinate upcoming blizzards with more ensemble detail.
  9. A few rumbles of thunder with showers near downtown Silver Spring in the past 10 minutes.
  10. Kids soccer game got cancelled last Saturday. Makeup game tonight. Another game tomorrow AM. It's gonna be soggy out there. If they don't get cancelled! Looking ahead, hoping I can make my family suffer through no AC over the weekend, especially Sunday/Monday. Aiming for an air conditioning season of May 20th - October 20th only!
  11. Gorgeous day, low humidity, clear skies for two straight days. still haven't turned on the central AC this year. Though the furnace got more work than usual so far May. However I will say that I remember memorial Day weekend last year was quite chilly, and we ran the furnace then too. I prefer furnace season to constant central air season for sure, but the shoulder seasons where you don't need to run either are pretty great.
  12. You can see the fog creeping south in this GOES imagery: https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/?parms=local-Virginia-02-24-1-100-1&checked=map&colorbar=undefined
  13. Time to bring this thread back. Lawn is drying out, no rain forecast all week. Drought.
  14. 73 with a healthy breeze out of the SW on Cape Hatteras today.
  15. Wow, what a miserable day out there! Looking forward to some sunshine tomorrow.
  16. I'll give it a C for MBY. Cold and relatively snowy January prevented it from being a D or F. But man, would have been nice to have real snow in February...
  17. Big cell out near Dulles, anyone in it? Not much action here in silver spring so far since a downpour around 2pm
  18. Hope that pattern sticks. Gonna be on Cape Hatteras the 9th - 16th, hoping for 65-75 and sunny!
  19. Getting clapped by wind and snow in silver spring. Fun little end to winter here. Roads not caving but everything else is
  20. Even a bit of ice on trees and cars inside the beltway in silver spring this evening. Light mist falling. 32
  21. Drove to visit a sibling and family north of Ithaca NY today, and got caught in the squall warning! It was sick. Photo taken by my partner in the passenger seat as we crawled on NY route 392, at about 20 mph. We got off of I-81 south of Cortland because the squall was visible to the NW horizon. It looked like a summer thunderstorm - gray/black clouds - as we advanced in patchy partly cloudy sunlight. Did not want to be on the interstate with the trucks as that squall blew through. The snow was super powdery and got really caked on the tires, it got slippery quick in my lame all-season tires which are only 3k miles old lol. The vehicle in front of us was a NY state plow, which we blindly lucked into following. It was dumping salt and scraping the accumulation out of the way. The squall dropped about an inch of snow, impossible to tell because of the wind. At some points it was almost blinding, visibility probably a max of 20-25 yards.
  22. Damn wind woke me up early.
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