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  1. I've got a burning question, might be banter, but certainly of interest here. Is there any video out there of someone that flew a drone into an eye similar to a Reed Timmer tornado chase? I think it would certainly be calm enough for a DJI to fly, just curious if anyone has tried it. The footage would be surreal. And to EDIT - the guys at HurricaneTrack on YT are setting up some amazing camera shots including cameras on Lake Charles for Cantore to use for his coverage tonight. Perfect views of the surge.
  2. If I'm inland in LA....Alexandria, Monroe and straight thru central LA I'm asking myself how many days or weeks can I survive without power right now. The lowland flooding and flying pine trees in that region are going to be devastating to infrastructure. Thanks to whoever posted the FB link from Holly Beach. That will prove valuable as the day wears on.
  3. I cant think of any other year when I didnt run my sprinkler, not even once. And my yard is an absolute wreck. My flowers dont even look good, too wet! So I agree with you about Laura. If it didnt rain for all of September I would be fine with that at this point.
  4. Precisely. A miss of nearly 80 miles or so. Not likely at this late stage.
  5. Right on cue we are at the end of August and the mid range forecasts are aligning with seasonal averages in the triad of low 80's and 60's. Combine that with a lower sun angle (more shade in the yard) and the evenings will quickly become tolerable. Almost there folks. 5 weekends until October!
  6. Can somebody provide a little hope here? Anything showing a short range trend of less than 88° and 88% humidity would be acceptable. I'm headed off to research when the avg summer hi temps start dropping. I think it might be in the next couple of weeks, thank God. At least my annual "leaves off the trees" fall countdown is now down to 13 weeks. Fall will not be denied this year! Edit - August 1st hi/lo is 88/68 for the triad. Daily averages start dropping August 2nd. By August 30th the hi/lo is 83/63. Bring on September!
  7. Wow, 2 days in a row with thunderstorms like the good old days. Huge, crackling lightning, brutal winds and torrential rains. Good stuff.....except the part about the massive tree damage, blocked roads and I still have no idea where my two deck umbrellas are. May need to fly the drone to find them!
  8. And a heated blanket or two. And a generator. Maybe a pellet stove or a solar solution for heat. You can survive the heat. You cant survive the cold, especially with no power and secondary heat source. You're gonna freeze your rocks off Mack!
  9. Or.....we all realize that Mack was the curse of the SE forum and his departure brings a 10 year run of 20+ inch snowfalls and below normal temps, including 6" of snow on Christmas eve. Meanwhile in Iowa they're playing golf in January and rejoicing in the growing season being extended for 2 months. Thanks Mack!
  10. You'll spend a lot of time up in Wisconsin. Those weekend strolls over to Madison and up to Wisconsin Dells will be amazing. Hope you like camping and fishing. Definitely an outdoor sportsmans paradise.
  11. Light snow breaking out here in the Triad. I fully expect a flizzard this evening followed by a coating of ice. #Junewinterrocks
  12. And there we go! June 9th, first real feel temp of 100° and first 90°+ for the Triad. Now lets see where the next 90 days takes us.
  13. Welcome Bertha! May your rains be small.
  14. We are being forced to choose between 70°, dark and drizzly for days on end or a heatwave and drought. This switch is gonna flip later in June and we'll be begging for a break. 2020 weather is about as bad as the rest of the year so far. Can we please dial up a week of 80°, sunshine, low humidity and a 10mph breeze? This current pattern is just wrong.
  15. I'm seriously going postal if it stays cloudy / rainy into next week. Look for me on the 11 oclock news next Thursday night. I'll give a shoutout to the SE forum as they handcuff me. It looked like a tornado went through my farm in Stuart last night. The amount of tree debris, downed trees and broken limbs was amazing. Dan River had some white caps on the ride home this afternoon.
  16. The persistent wind gusts are impressive. Really doing a fine job of clearing out weak trees and dead branches. Had a widowmaker fall in the back yard. Trees are bouncing on power lines somewhere close by. Where was this cutoff low in January??
  17. It'll be a sneaker, if anything. So stay alert down there.
  18. Ditto. I am hollaring at my daughter in downtown clt to pay attention. Sorry to interrupt wine and movie night......
  19. Tornado warning on #2 now. Headed for downtown clt.
  20. Dang, this really validated!! Snowing up in the VA and WVA hill country along the I81 and I77 corridors.
  21. Ok, well that was a fine wake up call in Kernersville. Whatever that was that went by just to my SW was in a big freaking hurry. Phone and lightning woke me up at the same time. There was no warning at all when these storms are moving at 70mph. Probably why FFC couldnt get ahead of the GA storms earlier this evening.
  22. Brad's driving is giving me the chills. Giving chasers a bad name and supporting an unfortunate reputation. Driving the wrong way down a 4 lane divided highway? C'mon Brad.
  23. Who's reeling this one in? Oh wait, did it already go "poof"? Thats ok, I'm getting a dusting per day right now of the yellow snow.