Gravity Wave

Members
  • Content Count

    896
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Gravity Wave

  • Birthday 06/28/1992

Profile Information

  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KLGA
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Upper East Side, NYC

Recent Profile Visitors

1,590 profile views
  1. It's been so muggy the last few summers that I had forgotten what mid 90s felt like with low humidity. Not as bad as i remembered!
  2. Couple rumbles of thunder here and some rain beginning to fall (moved to the UES).
  3. Back in the old days of the 3-tier severe system our best days always seemed to come with slight risks while moderate risks usually disappointed. So far I'm struggling to remember an enhanced day that lived up to its billing around here either.
  4. https://psl.noaa.gov/map/clim/sst.shtml These negative SST anomalies will likely grow through the first half of May, might put a damper on any early season heat.
  5. No 70s in Newark in April after a historically warm winter is honestly one of the most shocking temp statistics I can remember for this area, and that's saying a lot.
  6. Had 2 decent lines of storms move through earlier (I'm back in the Lehigh Valley atm). Pretty impressive winds continuing here now even as the sky is clearing.
  7. While we're all trapped inside, and with the weather looking boring for the foreseeable future, I figured I would post this survey. Basically, it's a list of hypothetical weather events that you're going to rank in order from the one you'd most want to experience to the one you definitely don't want to experience. Here's the list of 15 events to rank, in no particular order. An EF-2 tornado (wouldn't directly damage your property, but would pass nearby so that you could clearly see it) Golfball/Hen egg-sized hail (1.75-2") A severe thunderstorm (funnel cloud, 70 mph winds, quarter sized hail) A Derecho (similar in intensity to the 1998 labor day derecho) A 12" snowstorm with blizzard conditions (basically a 1/4/18 rerun with slightly higher totals) A 20" snowstorm but without any wind and with marginal temps (basically a 2/10/10 rerun) A gravity wave that drops 4" of snow in an hour with a complete whiteout for the entire period. An ice storm with 4" of sleet and 1/2" of freezing rain A dry heat wave with three days of temps between 100 and 105 and low humidity and dews. A humid heat wave with three days of temps between 95 and 100 and 70-75 degree dews. A cold snap with three days of sub-zero lows and highs around 10 degrees, plus a light breeze at times. A category 2 hurricane landfall in NJ/LI that then tracks over your house (not an extratropical storm like Sandy). A powerful nor'easter similar to the Ash Wednesday storm of 1962, no snow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday_Storm_of_1962) A historic river flooding event with perhaps 2-3 significant rainstorms or one major tropical remnant (like Lee in 2011) A flash flooding event with 6 inches of rain in 8 hours Here is my ranking: 1) 20" Snowstorm 2) Derecho 3) 12" Snowstorm 4) Hurricane 5) Gravity Wave 6) Severe Thunderstorm 7) Ice Storm 8) Flash Flooding Event 9) Nor'easter 10) Tornado 11) Cold Snap 12) River Flooding Event 13) Large hail 14) Dry heat wave 15) Humid heat wave
  8. Don't look now but it looks like we're getting our -AO and big time blocking just in time to ruin spring.
  9. Great winters in that stretch but some of those summers were absolutely awful. Although Dewsaster 2018 can compete with any of those. As for Floyd, that was the second weather event I remember from growing up after the 1998 Labor Day derecho. The small lake next to my elementary school tripled in size and merged with a nearby creek to force the only rain-induced early dismissal of my school career.
  10. The dew point numbers from Wisconsin during that heat wave were just disgusting. I would prefer to have a summer of 2009 rerun.
  11. The GEFS (which is still run off the old GFS core) does actually give a little support.