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  • Birthday 09/12/1958

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KACK
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    Nantucket, MA
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    Boating, Surfing, Diving

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  1. Water vapor seems to show a bit more digging than depicted on UL charts
  2. I think only around 5" in that one. Much more on the 15th. Rain/taint/snow is a very common theme out here.
  3. Thanks. Yup. Mostly a good thumping on the backside of the storm. Might verify blizzard if ratios go up fast enough before precip finishes
  4. Definitely not saying we get no snow but taint factor can be off the scale sometimes out here. What's your guess for ACK? Cape Anne gets way more than us, me thinks.
  5. Does this thread cover Sat/Sun threat for Cape and Islands too?
  6. Just got a Texas Weather Instruments WLS-8000. It came with Weatherview 32 software that runs on a PC only. Data is transmitted through an RS-232 serial port via a null modem cable(supplied)and adapter cable(after purchase)that fits my 15 pin port on my older PC. I've been unable to download the drivers necessary to allow for the station and PC to communicate. Rather than struggle anymore, does anyone know if I can just buy different software and run my WLS-8000 with my new Mac laptop via an RS-232/USB adapter cable? Thanks very much.
  7. Largest surf I'd ever seen out here. Cloudbreak stuff. Walls of whitewater from swells breaking already beyond the horizon. Was following every move on the wx channel. Day before was in a sailboat race in ACK Sound. Half way through, the NWS update was ominous. Most bailed on the race. Owner of the boat wanted my opinion on what to do with his boat. He kept it at Padanaram. I said keep it here cuz the track looked like Gloria's. He said no, he'd go back and take his chances. Wind was cranking NW at the time, so I said at the very least, wait until 2am when wind would go light SE. He was glad he did. He got his boat all secured on a LONG scope when he arrived early that morning. His was one of very few boats that didn't sink. Lucky man. Back here my anemometer was peaking at 85-95mph in the afternoon. Pretty good flooding downtown in the low areas. Bob was a very dry storm for us. The air was saturated with salt spray and all the trees ended up defoliated. 2 weeks later, all the lilacs and other flowering shrubs started blooming again. Cool storm. The old timers always talk about Esther in '61. I can see why.
  8. Thanks Will
  9. What's the qpf down here? Are there any public sites that show that for the euro?
  10. Tough forecast for out here. Rain to start. When does changeover happen? Intensity? OES factor? Many questions. I say 9" for now.
  11. I think I read somewhere that the GFS snow totals include ice accumulation. No? So wouldn't that be mostly ice? Just wondering.
  12. I think you mean Georges Bank. Stellwagen is north of me.
  13. I'm reminded of Noel in 2007 by this storm. A home brew that whacked Nantucket and the outer Cape but nowhere else. This may be further OTS than that one, though. 4'-6' seas in Nantucket Harbor with gusts over 100mph.