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    The Death of Weather Underground

    Back in June or July they changed the pages for airport stations, no more historical Metars that I can see (only a table of decoded data). Pressure is rounded to a tenth of an inch in the observation section https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/KCVG/date/2018-5-10?reqdb.zip=&reqdb.magic=&reqdb.wmo=
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    Hurricane Maria

    I also found this one from the Reno radar back in 2008: http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/remote/lecture_notes/radar/88d/KRGXDomeFailure.pdf Radome was smashed, then a few days later another high wind event finished the job.
  3. Thanks for posting this link. In the past I've looked for some of his papers, but had no luck finding them (at least online).
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    Anniversary of the 3/2/12 Tornado Outbreak

    One of the tornadoes in Indiana came from a storm that was embedded in moderate rain (Holton EF-3). It didn't have a long life (compared to the other supercells) but it was deadly. I was away from my computer for about an hour that afternoon (1:30-2:30 or so) and remember seeing how much had changed on the radar in that span of time (the lead supercell in southern Indiana had developed and was producing tornadoes). That's the most impressive radar display I've seen for this area since the WSR-88Ds were installed in the 90s.
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    1925 Tri-State Tornado

    This website was created to post the findings of the reanalysis team, but nothing is happening there so far: http://www.tristatetornado.org/ The powerpoint presentation by Doswell is still available through archive.org http://web.archive.org/web/20080307215010/http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/ams/AMS+VP/Storm+Conference/NESC+Presentations/32ndNESC_Presentation/Banquet/Doswell.ppt Reanalysis of surface data revealed that the storm likely formed ahead of the low and just north of the warm front. Information collected a few years ago pointed to a single tornado with a path of about 234 miles (there was still some data voids).
  6. AVSET is supposed to reduce volume scan time, but I'm not sure of it's status. http://www.roc.noaa.gov/wsr88d/NNOW/AVSET.aspx http://www.roc.noaa.gov/wsr88d/NewRadarTechnology/NewTechDefault.aspx From the AMS Radar Conference paper listed there: "The basic premise of AVSET is to terminate the current volume scan after the radar has scanned all of the elevations with operationally important returns. In other words, once the data collection elevation overshoots the significant radar returns, the volume scan is terminated because there is no operational benefit realized by continuing the execution of the current volume scan, and a new volume scan is begun. The net effect of AVSET is to shorten the elapsed time between data collection on low elevation angles during periods when no significant data are available on the higher elevation tilts."
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