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  • Birthday 11/06/1947

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  1. jburns

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    That is true so I didn't think it needed to be said. The problem around these parts is we rarely get those kind of rates.
  2. jburns

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    Here is my first winter forecast for the Piedmont. 60 days of bitching 30 days of model excitement Less than 24 hours total with snow actually falling. A snowfall rate of 1" per six hours if it is steady, which it will not be.
  3. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    The outage numbers for Duke Energy customers in the Triad are as follows as of 9 p.m. Friday: Guilford County – 70,844 Forsyth County – 17,303 Rockingham County – 20,870 Alamance County – 17,332 Randolph County – 9,662 Davidson County – 5,632 Caswell County – 4,190 Stokes County – 2,557 Davie County – 993 Montgomery County – 1,224
  4. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    Thousands of trees, thousands of objects. As they yelled at you in little league baseball when you had two strikes, IT ONLY TAKES ONE.
  5. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    Duke is calling the effect of the storm on its power grid, "death by a thousand cuts". There are several thousand issues, most only affecting a small number of customers. As usual, they are starting with infrastructure, hospitals and the like and then moving to the spots that will restore power to the most people with one fix. Finally, they will move into the neighborhoods working their way down to single customer problems. Those folks will be waiting a while.
  6. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    Power back on after a four-hour outage. Clear skies west with a sliver of a moon, still dark clouds visible to the east.
  7. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    Sounds about right. When the center passed over me earlier this afternoon my barometer dropped to 29.21.
  8. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    Same here. Just got hit pretty good with wind of probably 50 mph for about 5 minutes. Driving rain with it. Power flashed several times and then went out which is indicative of a tree bouncing on the lines before taking them down.
  9. jburns

    Michael Banter Thread

    Whatever you say. It only affects my opinion of you. Not a problem for me. I have 2 pms from Randy saying you would apoloogize if I shortened the timeout. I did. I can get his permission to post them if you want. Or, we can just go on and I will wait for you to hang yourself. Or, you can simply say, my bad and be done with it. I'm not asking for you to grovel.
  10. jburns

    Michael Banter Thread

    Since you brought it up, you still owe me the public apology you agreed to when I let you back. You remember. You ran to Randy and it was part of the negotiated settlement when he told me whatever I wanted to do he would be ok with it. If you can't bring yourself to honor the agreement that's fine. Just be careful to not give me another chance.
  11. jburns

    Major Hurricane Michael

    Sandy was worse.
  12. jburns

    Michael Banter Thread

    It goes with the territory. Doesn't bother me. I just decided to sit and enjoy the spectacle for once.
  13. jburns

    Michael Banter Thread

    I did some clean up during Florence. Got some flack for my effort. Since I'm not being paid, this time I just watched. It turned into what I expected. Kind of funny once you decide not to care about it. I'd estimate it has been a cat 1 thread at best.
  14. jburns

    Hurricane Michael

    One thing has begun to stand out to me over the past year or two is the number of times that the following statements ended up being false despite experience and climatology arguing for their truth. 1. That is clearly overdone. 2. 35" of rain? The model is on crack. 3. No way. That hasn't happened since records have been kept. Strange things happen. It seems to be more and more. Even as I type this the NHC has just released Forecast Discussion #57 on hurricane Leslie. Now I'm sure 57 discussions isn't a record but it might be getting close. especially since Leslie is forecasted to move toward Africa for the next three days and then turn SW over the weekend to a position north of the Cape Verde Islands. It seems Leslie wants a do-over.
  15. jburns

    Major Hurricane Michael

    True, but I got the distinct impression he wasn't pleased when the anchor asked him if he had left a door unlocked like many do when evacuating and Adair could easily get into his house. He replied, "If he had a prybar it was easy."
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