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  1. Screen grab from last night's backyard storm chase with a friend. I shot this video from Starr Farm beach on Lake Champlain! So magical with the bullfrogs croaking and the fireflies flashing, along with the beautiful sound of thunder rolling over the lake.
  2. I did a little backyard storm chasing this evening and took this video from Starr Farm Beach on Lake Champlain. The storms were right around the international border at the time. Simply beautiful.
  3. This was on my facebook newsfeed and it made me laugh.
  4. A friend of mine in Richford, VT reports seeing golf ball sized hail.
  5. Hotel guest just informed me that he saw trees come down on power lines in the wind near the Shelburne Museum. Sparks flying.
  6. Pea sized hail in Shelburne, VT. Got rather windy, but I'm not sure I'd put it above severe criteria. Lovely storm, though. Lights flickering in the hotel I work front desk at.
  7. Nobody in Miami lives below sea level. Or in SE FL for that matter.
  8. An additional concern for this storm, if it takes a track similar to 1926 Miami or 1928 Okeechobee hurricanes, is the Herbert Hoover Dike on the southern end of Lake Okeechobee. The dike has been known to be in a state of disrepair for quite some time; only recently has Gov. Scott pushed for funding to repair the dike. The motivation for the funding revolves primarily around preventing more discharges of algae-contaminated water into the intracoastal waterways (which has an impact on tourism). The project, so far, is badly underfunded: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-pn-lake-okeechobee-money-legislature-20170614-story.html I worry about the possibility of another flooding disaster, like what happened in 1928 and to a lesser extent in 1926. Irma, with its large wind field and possible landfalling category 4+ strength, is reminiscent of both of these storms. If the track is right, there is the potential for a catastrophic storm surge to be generated on Lake Okeechobee. Folks living in inland places along the lake, like Belle Glade and Clewiston, should pay close attention.
  9. I had a few rumbles of thunder about an hour and a half ago (roughly on a straight line west of Sugarbush), so I can see it being warranted.
  10. Big, fat flakes falling here in New Haven, VT. The video doesn't do the scene justice. It looks like I'm living in a snow globe right now. Accumulating fast.
  11. hey, you should post more...this overload of testosterone is stifling, at times...