MN Transplant

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  1. 1 hour ago, mattie g said:

    Took a walk last night after hearing reports of some trees with plenty on them. Can confirm that probably every 15 houses or so had a tree out front that had a decent number of them (some with a truly impressive number), with the grass containing lots of shells and adults that had fallen off the trees.

    It is wild how variable it is.

  2. 14 hours ago, WxWatcher007 said:

    Sharing this here because it’s truly incredible. You can even see trees start falling as the tornado approaches.

    Smart to put the jaw-dropping stuff up front in the video, and then have the whole capture after that.  Awesome stuff.

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  3. 1 hour ago, MillvilleWx said:

    I definitely thought that the Vikings had a fantastic draft. They got a great player in Darrisaw and racked up more picks. You think they take a flier on a QB late this year? There's actually some decent talent for late. 

    I think they might.  Right now the only QBs on the roster other than Kirk are a UDFA and a 7th rounder.  Even if you aren’t planning for Kirk to move on, a backup QB is worth a mid-round pick.

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  4. 5 hours ago, MillvilleWx said:

    Happier than Dikembe Mutumbo blocking a shot after that draft for the Ravens last night. How'd everyone feel for the draft for their squads last night? 

    Moved down and still got Darrisaw to replace Reiff at LT.  And now the Vikes have 4(!) 3rd round picks to play with.  Happy with that.  Still need a G and WR3, and then depth at all levels of defense.

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  5. 50 minutes ago, nj2va said:

    One of my favorite places at Deep Creek.  Check out the 'rock maze' about 5 minutes from there...truly a really neat experience.  It makes you feel you're in the jungle.  

    We did rock maze trail a few days ago and had to go again today because my 6 year old loved it.  Very cool natural phenomenon.  I can’t imagine the chaos of a bunch of kids running in and out and around that place.

    1 hour ago, blueberryfaygo said:

    do they have rafting there?

    Not in the park, but there is rafting nearby.

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  6. 1 hour ago, George BM said:

    @MN Transplant @high risk 

    Check out the thunderstorms in eastern Indiana (IND radar) reaching ~20,000ft in height w/ a lot of lightning.

    With the cold air aloft (500mb temps: ~ -35C/ 850mb temps: ~ -6C), steep low-level lapse rates and surface temps in the 40-45F range, I'd think a lot of that precip is in the form of graupel or snow. Pretty neat.

    What I'd give to have that here...

    We had something like that back in April 2019 or so?


    edit 3/22/19

  7. Shot #1 done.  Nice job by INOVA with their big site on Eisenhower Ave in Alexandria.  It is amazing how cheerful everyone was, and the ton of volunteers there that are there to guide people around.

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  8. I warned my wife about the potential weather when we booked a place at Deep Creek in April.  Sure enough, the day we arrive next week looks like temps in the 30s and wind chills in the 10s/20s.

  9. 13 months in and some people still can't comprehend that the main point of the masks is not for the wearers.  

    Happy to be able to sign up tomorrow, even if the system is going to be crushed by all of the Virginians that have been waiting for Phase 2.

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  10. 2 hours ago, nw baltimore wx said:

    Since it’s an average per inning, it won’t make a difference. However, your question made me wonder about extra inning games. They now start a runner on second base so I’m wondering if that runner scores, is it counted against a pitcher’s era. Had the pitcher come into the game with a runner on second, it would have been the previous pitcher’s run, right? And what about taking a loss in extras? That’s some bs too.

    It does not count as an earned run.  

    I don’t think the player on 2nd rule should start until the 12th inning at the earliest.

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  11. 4 hours ago, high risk said:

            I think they spelled out the competing factors quite nicely.     We want heating today, but too much heating is going to mix out the low-level moisture.     There is probably a combination of balance somewhere in there, and most guidance is showing at least a few widely scattered stronger cells later today.    

        I'm going to be watching the dew points closely.    I don't buy the low 50s shown by the HiResW ARW (which shows basically no storms), so if we stay stay in the mid 50s, I think we can crank out a few cells.    Anything above that probably increases the coverage (like the NAM Nest shows).

    DP 49 at DCA

  12. 3 hours ago, fourseasons said:

    The ice cream truck is back.  The song playing right now is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 

    The ice cream truck came out to our neighborhood last week, timing it with Spring Break.  That seemed genius.

  13. 3 hours ago, mattie g said:

    The lengths that folks in other areas have had to go to in order to get signed up for a shot is pretty crazy compared to Fairfax County. After some early hiccups, everything is really coordinated since the county has taken the lead on its own. Simply sign up online and wait until you’re contacted. In the meantime, you can review the status of the backlog on their dashboard to get a good feel for when your number is called.

    Fairfax hasn’t opened up group 2 though. 

  14. 51 minutes ago, MDstorm said:

    Wow!  What a race!!

    Spoiler alert:  Never give up


    I don’t watch much horse racing, but last to first after the final turn is pretty cool.  

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