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Ralph Wiggum

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About Ralph Wiggum

  • Birthday 08/06/1974

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    Warminster, PA

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  1. Many many people being interviewed saying they left shelters and returned home yesterday once the storm started getting downgraded. These same folks are saying this is the worst devastation they have ever seen and rescue efforts are non stop. This is not the NHC fault imo BUT I do think the old saffir Simpson scale needs to be retired. As a met community WE understand it and WE understand surge etc and how a Cat 1 can often be as devastating as a Cat 3-4 but Joe Public hears downgrade and assumes the all clear has been sounded. Just my $.02 irt to SS
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    You know the electrician did solid work when waves are above your first floor windows and every light inside and outside the home are still functioning like nothing is happening. Solid storm surge.
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Strengthening, weakening....open for debate. At the very least, this cyclone is holding it's own. Nice convection flareup NW quad....pulsing type of TC:
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Isnt surge more a function of kinetic energy, overall expanse of windfield, and longetivity of onshore flow rather than just S-S scale? Also many area will go thru several tide cycles with the same or similar wind trajectory?
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    https://twitter.com/angelafritz/status/1040346782801256449 https://twitter.com/afreedma/status/1040346725091819520
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Its odd the surge potential was lowered/decreased no? Seems to me trend on guidance is an even slower Florence and more time centered over water before a LF. Just thought it was odd that they would lower the threat with the general public focusing on surge potential and based on what we are seeing already in spots at slack low tide attm that are completely inundated. Hope nobody is breathing a sigh of relief reading that info.
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Surprised yet not surprised at the same time. Some of the hi res guidance showed this reorganizing fairly well. Not good news at all.
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    The Atlantic pier one is better angle from beach dune it appears. Search live Atlantic beach. Whole front of pier sways 5+ feet every so often. Motion sick just watching this.
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Not sure if this belongs here but this surge will be under forecast imho. Look at those webcams and the water already to houses at low tide and storm still a decent ways offshore still from worst surge. High tide tonight is going to be devastating.
  10. Ralph Wiggum

    June Banter

    Congrats Caps and especially Ovie. One of if not the only rival I ever cheered on in a Cup final.
  11. Ralph Wiggum

    May Banter

    Just wanted to stop in and say GO CAPS GO!!! Congrats on making the finals!! Had me nervous there for a few games. DONT let a first year team make history against you this series. JUST WIN !! Would love to see Ovie finally get to sip ! GL
  12. Ralph Wiggum

    E PA/NJ/DE Spring 2018 OBS Thread

    I dunno that's why i want to see if a red tagger chimes in. It did accumulate briefly on mulch and car tops fwiw.
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    E PA/NJ/DE Spring 2018 OBS Thread

    Finished here. Measured .08 LE. Temp was 37. Assuming a 5:1 ratio if my math is correct yields ~.4" snow. Broke 60" for the season on April 17. Unreal!! Please correct my math or ratio errors if I am incorrect. i will wait for verification before updating the signature. Would be 60.1" for the season if math is right.
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