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  1. 13 hours ago, USCAPEWEATHERAF said:

    Will Scott, anyone with access to the EURO precip type maps, I just want to be clear, the 12z EURO day 9-10 would be snow for even the Cape and Islands correct?  I know it probably won't happen, I just want to make sure that upper level pattern suggests a snowstorm?


    21 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

    Will until dawn awakening sees this.

    dawn has already awoken

  2. 20 hours ago, bobbutts said:

    I priced out a simple backup system using lead acid batteries some years ago and it ends up costing a fortune before you account for maintenance even.  In context those powerwalls are a great deal.  If you have the panels already it would be very tempting.  My dream system for my location is a whole home backup system running on Natural Gas.  I don't think it will ever happen as packup power is one of those things that always gets deferred for me and my current setup is OK.

    I used the small 800w quiet inverter generator I got for the first time last night and was really happy with that.  The UPS system I use for my PC + Monitor actually works with it, so during an outage I can fire that up and plug the ups into it so at least my one computer station can run continuously.  We have a 5000W gas generator too, but it hasn't seen much use yet.  For a longer outage I should conceivably be able to use it for fridge/water/furnace.

    you should be fine with a 5k+ generator. i use a 5500w portable, which powers the furnace, well, fridge etc. it runs pretty much the whole house with no problems. I could even use the microwave, but try not to. No clothes dryer, dishwasher or oven, but those are not critical. 

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  3. 15 hours ago, alex said:

    What a wild day. Makes me truly appreciate those who say "don't wish for crazy storms." All of Bretton Woods is without power and expected to stay that way for 4-7 days, and now I have to deal with the cleanup. Pretty sure I'm going to have to replace furnaces, hot water heaters? etc in both houses. My brand new cabin had a foot of water on the main level, which means we probably will need to replace the ridiculously expensive reclaimed wood floor we put in. Previous owner told us the house didn't flood during Irene which I now have to believe was a complete sack of BS. Any estimate of how much water we got? I can't believe how quickly the river came up... And how quickly it went back down. 

    Picture from this morning attached - that was about a foot and a half lower than the peak


    oh man, sorry to see that Alex, best of luck with the recovery efforts.

  4. 53 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

    Whoa.. this is a few streets down off of 74 where their power is out. Check out the last picture of the back of the house and window. Looks like the genny torched the whole shed and melted back of the house 


    now THAT is damage in Tolland! lol

    dummies built a wooden enclosure for the generator, probably hoping to keep the noise down. guess what, the generator has a gas engine, which gets hot when it runs. and when that heat has nowhere to go, the wooden enclosure goes poof!

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  5. 9 minutes ago, USCAPEWEATHERAF said:

    The winds are increasing as my dad and I drop off my brother at the naval station in Newport, Ri


    2 minutes ago, USCAPEWEATHERAF said:

    Winds are gusty here in Newport


    2 minutes ago, USCAPEWEATHERAF said:

    Sky looks nasty

    maybe this year you can work on combining your thoughts into single posts? the barrage of one-liners gets old.

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  6. 1 hour ago, CoastalWx said:

    I don't know what you are looking at. Maybe 70 there on Friday, but Sat and Sun are 40s-50s there.

    his location says NY, so maybe it will happen there. he should probably check the NY forum.

  7. 9 minutes ago, OceanStWx said:

    Why NCEI (nee NCDC) would use that data for extremes is beyond me. Too inconsistent/incorrect for records in my opinion.

    It appears we also QCed that out of our own LCO that day, but NCEI must be downloading that data directly from CoCoRaHS and not the local WFOs.

    And they used MWN to show the Coos county extremes. i am no expert, but i am pretty sure snowfall at 6k elevation is not representative of the entire county. I am not doubting that MWN had the highest values, but that should have been QC'd out in my non-pro met opinion.

  8. 1 hour ago, IrishRob17 said:

    I haven’t read a cause but it flared up again. 


    back when it first started I read that they thought it was caused by a meteorite, as someone allegedly saw one in the immediate area just before the fire was reported. 

    The fire’s cause — not believed to be suspicious — attracted attention after MacKay reported that a Bath resident driving on Route 112 through Kinsman Notch near Lost River Gorge on Monday evening told him that he saw what he believed was a meteor or comet.

  9. 1 hour ago, CoastalWx said:

    Man you are like a fart in an oxygen tank. Just no fun and completely depressing. Your team is about to go into the WS, yet your posts make Sarah Mclachlan sound like a comedian.

    i laughed at this, good stuff

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  10. Our new Dover, NH posters would have loved March 5-6 2001. not sure how much the Dover area got, but not too far west/southwest of them got crushed. the route 101 corridor and south, I think some parts had up to 30". i remember being disappointed that i only got around 2', but I am not exactly sure what i ended up with. i was a younger weenie with no record keeping abilities. that was in the CON area.

  11. 1 minute ago, etudiant said:

    Oaks support a lot of critters in addition to squirrels, so maybe keep the chain saw on hold. 

    then why can't the little rodents eat all the freakin' acorns? plenty of squirrels, chipmunks, and other woodland creatures, and still billions of acorns in the lawn. besides, there are plenty of other oak trees on the planet to feed the little bastards.

  12. 4 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

    Yup..this is the worst acorn year for the White Oaks in my 12 falls in this house. I have given up.. No-one likes Oaks if they have them in their yards. Acorns, brown stringy things, leaves never changing and staying on all winter. They are the dirtiest of dirty trees

    you're neighborhood is full of oaks, right? my sister's house is in a neighborhood with probably 90% oak trees. i don't know how people can do it. Oak trees do suck, i can't stand them for the reasons you stated. but this year the never ending acorn assault has got me thinking about firing up the chain saw. i only have a couple of them, and i have been trying to keep up with the acorns. i just cleaned them up on Saturday, and when walking around the yard today, there are even more than there were 1 week ago. 

  13. 3 minutes ago, LoveSN+ said:

    It's never too early to hype 240 hr plus east coast storms. 

    this is true. not sure if you have been around here the past few years, but he does it pretty much every single model run, and talks about it in every thread. it has gotten quite old.

  14. 1 hour ago, USCAPEWEATHERAF said:

    12z EURO day 10 has a monster EC storm developing.

    hitting the bottle early? seriously, only about 0.5% of the "monsters" on the 10 day euro do anything for anyone on the eastern seaboard. 

    can you maybe make a pledge this year to tone it down a bit? 

  15. 2 hours ago, dendrite said:

    You can have mine.

    and take the %$#(@$#&# acorns please. last year was a heavy acorn year. this year has been unreal, like at least 2-3x more acorns. even DIT would have given up on cleaning them up by now.

  16. On 10/14/2017 at 7:03 AM, CoastalWx said:

    Pfft...125' ASL. That's some man elevation here. 


    On 10/14/2017 at 7:14 AM, CoastalWx said:

    Does elevation help when you're smoking cirrus?

    my office is at 10' elevation, and looking at a topo map, Fresh Pond is 3'. that isn't going to help much of anything in the winter. the cirrus is just further away.

    it's funny how going up route 2 towards 128, it seems like you are climbing a mountain as you go up through arlington, but it is only like 350' at the top of that hill.

  17. 4 hours ago, Dan said:

    Agreed.  Its been sitting that way for at least a few weeks now.  Just get it done.  it looks like they are doing work on the sides right now.  Replacing the curbs on the north side of the rotary.  Hope this helps when its done.  Although I am bit skeptical that it helps much.  


    I have no idea, I see other states and other countries not having this issue.  But around here, its just awful.  495 is notorious for constantly ripping up and replacing pavement over and over again.  The other thing that is annoying is when they rip up the pavement in late spring, but then don't pave it back over for many months afterward and there is no visible reason why they are waiting.   I have seen other states, where they are ripping up the pavement, sweeping and cleaning the rough pavement and then repaving it all at the same time.

    128/I-95 in waltham/Lexington/Bedford/Burlington has been under construction for at least 2 years now. something like 10 miles of highway. unreal.

  18. 8 hours ago, USCAPEWEATHERAF said:

    I'm waiting to talk to a writer before I sign the agreement with a non traditional publisher, but my dad wants me to talk to a writer before I do in case he has other agents or publisher information.

    what does this have to do with winter 2017-2018??

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