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  • Birthday 11/06/1947

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  1. jburns

    April 18, 19, 2019 Severe Event

    FYI, Reporting John Wow in a storm thread probably is a waste of time. Even more than once.
  2. jburns

    April 18, 19, 2019 Severe Event

    It's what we do now. Things that used to be just a bad weather day have become state of emergencies. The news blares headlines about 80 million people being in the path of severe weather or a bomb cyclone is about to rake the nation. I can't find a local TV news outlet where the anchor just gives the news instead of delivering a dramatic reading. There is no doubt we have magnitudes of information above a generation ago. Too bad 90% of it is bullshit and hype.
  3. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    Just to update this for the record, Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm at landfall. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/19/weather/hurricane-michael-upgraded-category-5/index.html (CNN)Hurricane Michael, which barreled into the Florida Panhandle in October, was actually a Category 5 storm when it hit the coast, scientists at the National Hurricane Center said Friday. A post analysis shows the storm was stronger than originally thought, with winds at landfall estimated at 160 mph -- making Michael one of only four Category 5 hurricanes to touch down in the US, according to the scientists. The storm was originally designated as a Category 4, with 155 mph winds, when it made landfall on October 10 near Mexico Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, the hurricane center said in a statement.
  4. jburns

    General Severe Weather

    That sucks but better now than mid-August.
  5. jburns

    April 2nd 2019 Possible Flizzard Discussion&Obs

    I had light snow on and off for about 2 hours. During that time the temp went from 39 down to 37. Hard to do around noon in April. It is brightening up now. No accumulation.
  6. Well, I had to break down and mow my weed yard today after strong encouragement from my wife. A bit earlier than usual but I have to admit it looks a lot better than it did before I mowed it. It seems that the non-mowing season is getting shorter every year.
  7. jburns

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2019

    Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
  8. jburns

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2019

    I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part. And we're just the guys to do it.
  9. jburns

    February 2019 Observations

    My daughter works on the mountain. She hates wind. lol Whenever it get this strong I usually send her the obs from Mt. Washington, NH to make her feel better. For instance, Mt Washington's obs from 8pm tonight, temperature -9, humidity 100%, wind from the west at 132 mph, gusting to 148, wind chill -55. Light snow, freezing fog, blowing snow. Pretty extreme but 13 mph less wind than at 7pm. That makes Grandfather seem almost tropical.
  10. jburns

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2019

    Nothing is over my head.
  11. jburns

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2019

    Yep. I was 13.
  12. Just setting up for the great Bristol TN blizzard on NASCAR weekend in April. That would be a disaster. How would they get where they have to go? Oh, wait. They will already be where they are going before they start going there. Nevermind.
  13. You missed it. I posted it on Sept 1 when the first folklore post appeared.