Jump to content

Voyager

Members
  • Posts

    9,941
  • Joined

Everything posted by Voyager

  1. I know. It's ridiculous. Looking at radar, most of the precip from here on out appears to staying south of the turnpike.
  2. I had to get a new, state certified birth certificate, for a $20 fee of course. My original that I've always used, is no longer valid for license renewal.
  3. About 1.25" here in coal country...
  4. For an event that was supposed to stay south of US30 it sure did come north. Got an inch here already on the normally colder surfaces and areas, and still snowing light but steady...
  5. Out of the forum a bit, but the thermometer on my truck briefly hit 70 right where I83 dumps off onto I695 in Lutherville, MD this afternoon.
  6. Kind of glad I had another one of my kidney stone episodes last night. Came home last night before the ice hit so I can see a doc today...
  7. Got about a quarter inch of snow from yesterday afternoon's initial snow. I was in NJ, so I didn't see it fall. Temps over there were close to 40, while temps in this neck of the woods were still in the mid and upper 20's. Overnight we got a mix of sleet and freezing rain which coated everything with a nice glaze. Sometime after midnight, the temp spiked to 35, but it must have been brief, because it was 31 when I woke up at 4:30am. Under clear skies now, radiational cooling dropped us back to 27, so other than treated surfaces, everything else is still glazed over, at least until the sun comes up.
  8. 103-141 inches over the next 5 days with winds cranking close to 100 mph??? Yikes...
  9. In the near term, both the NAM and the GFS are painting a rather icy scenario for Tuesday. Up to a quarter inch in numerous areas...
  10. I think I would, too. I came across I-80 on Friday, and there were four different trucks in the ditch or median from the Thursday afternoon/evening snowfall. One guy managed to take his eastbound truck right across the center median AND the westbound lanes and get it stuck, perpendicular to the freeway, on a small ridge just off the westbound lanes. The only way I could see him getting into that kind of predicament was to have been going way too fast for the conditions.
  11. For you snow lovers, here's a trip I'll bet every one of you would love to take. Trucker Josh, a Canadian trucker from Manitoba, takes a run up the Alaska Highway to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Even to this warm weather lover, I'll have to admit, it looks beautiful...
  12. So now the weather app I have on my phone says up to one inch in Tamaqua. Quite a North shift in the storm I'd say...
  13. Same here. I was living in Bethlehem at the time and we got 26" (most ever in my life for one storm). Since I've been up in Tamaqua, the most I've seen from one storm was 20"...twice.
  14. It looked like about 2 inches in Tamaqua based on word of mouth and photos my daughter posted. I can't be 100% sure though because I'm hanging out in "balmy" Waycross, GA at the moment.
  15. I will deny it 'till the day I die...lol Side note, I got my marching orders for my trip out after Christmas. I roll with a load to Douglas, GA Tuesday afternoon, delivering on Thursday. It's going to be in the 70's down there!!! Shhh...nobody's supposed to know...
  16. I know nothing of what you're talking about...
  17. Last I saw for Tamaqua was +5. I was in Illinois this morning, so I don't know if that was the low or not...
  18. It LOOKED like a nor'easter last night when I got out of the Lynch Mob/Slaughter concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Does that count...lol?
  19. I just notice that on the radar. Wow. DC is ripping snow and you are getting rain. This is the most unbelievable winter I've ever seen...
  20. And as it turns out, it wasn't warmth and rain we had to worry about...
  21. A year and a half later and I still like mine. While not 100% accurate, if you gently brush the snow away from the area around the cups, but leave it on top of the rain gauge, when it melts, it will give an acceptable (in my unofficial book anyway) measurement. Wind is an issue, but in talking with Ray (famartin), it's more an effect of being too low and having some blockage around me. I've never recorded a gust higher than 24 mph, even during Sandy. Overall, for a hobbyist who isn't into detailed record keeping but wants more than just temperature and dewpoint readings, the Accu-Rite unit is a good deal for the money.
  22. Thanks guys. I'll have to take a wait and see approach wrt the anemometer. If we get this crazy storm next week and winds in the area frequently gust over 40 mph, I would have to think that even at ground level they would be higher than 12 mph. The thing that gets me, is that on light wind days, the cups spin and register readings of anywhere from 3-7 mph. Over the weekend, my wife had laundry on the clotheslines, and a few gusts made them flap nearly horizontal to the ground, and yet I didn't get a reading over 12 mph. Perhaps I'm overestimating the effects of wind on objects as opposed to the actual speed.
  23. Really thinking there is something wrong with my wind sensor. In the nearly 2 months that I've had the Accu-Rite station, I have not recorded a wind gust greater than 14 mph. Case in point, today. We just has a gust that rattled and banged the windows and porch roof extension, and yet it only recorded the gust as 12 mph. I realize that it's lower than standard height because it's an all-in-one unit, but somehow, I would think that the gust that rattled everything was more than 12 mph.
  24. I figured that was the case. I wonder though what damage the freeze/thaw cycle could do to the rain sensors, and if I should just cover it with something for the winter to keep moisture out and forgo rainfall readings for a few months.
×
×
  • Create New...