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  1. 8 minutes ago, vastateofmind said:

    No...and I typically use yourself, @GATECH and @H2O as bellwethers for this sort of thing. I have noticed in the past hour since my wife and I sat down to dinner....we had at least 3-4 little power spikes (mini-brownouts?) in that timeframe. I sure hope that doesn't turn into something more permanent.

    Actually, just now, we just started with a driving downpour as opposed to the piddling showers we had 10 minutes ago. We will TAKE IT!

    I noticed a little brown out yesterday.  Today’s outage was definitely branch down…happens all the time on fort hunt road…ironically our lines are underground but a fed from the lines on fort hunt 


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  2. 41 minutes ago, vastateofmind said:

    The breeze has been great today, but dude...so sorry. Our HVAC has been going full-tilt boogie since, oh hell...10 a.m. this morning?? I can't remember when our chiller has stayed on for HOURS at a time...I'm getting a little worried.

    If we start having brownouts or full blackouts in this region due to power usage...we all gonna be suffering worse than when we lived through 2012 Derecho times.  :( 

    Luckily it came back around 6…now gotta cool the house before the storms roll in

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  3. Nice breeze today…just enough to knock a branch onto a power line and take out the power to the neighborhood.   Ok weather gods what have I done to piss you off!  Whatever it is, I am sorry, truly very very sorry….currently 96 outside and 81 inside….

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  4. 4 hours ago, vastateofmind said:

    Hey, if you don't mind, tell me again which wx station you have? I can't find it in my saved stuff, but I vaguely recall from a past discussion that you had one installed that appealed to me on a number of feature fronts...

    I have a tempest.  Great compact little system, it enhanced by AI, has a haptic rain gauge and sonic anemometer.  I used to have a Davis vantage pro II, solid device but I like the compact tempest better.  Great customer service with the tempest!  See the tempest netork mapped below, I am the station called emerald, station just north of Fort Hunt







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  5. 7 hours ago, WeatherShak said:

    Im glad it wasn’t me overreacting! At onset it had that freight train roar to it. From the same cell, Mike Thomas reported some serious down drafts from it not long after it crossed the river.

    http:// https://x.com/miketfox5/status/1806149040158949560?s=46


    Yeah, definitely a pretty good down burst.  Highest gust on my weather station that night was 10mph, but my weather station is terribly sighted for wind.  Couple of 4-5 inch branches in the hood were broken so pretty legit storm.  Just can’t believe the paltry rainfall… 

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  6. 7 minutes ago, WeatherShak said:

    I uploaded it just for you. If you watch the whole thing, you’ll see multiple flashes. Then what looks like either an electrical arc or some sort of fire maybe? And then you can see it blow the power to the whole neighborhood.




    Oh wow, we missed all that fun down here!  Did it get super windy?  Or just bad luck, dead limb decided to finally go and hit just the right spot to send you back to 1852?  Power back?

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  7. Damage Report from last night’s storm

    1.  Umbrella gone, just gone 

    2.  Skimmer baskets full of leaves, pool bottom covered in leaves (about a dozen), pool robot is going to earn its pay today!

    3. .44” of rain, so close to massive flooding, if we would have 15x that we would have had massive issues, dodged a huge bullet…though grass continues its slow march to desertification.

    all told, not to bad…we will rebuild, better and stronger!




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  8. Yeah, our kid is 15 now so no need to go to those 5 hour b meets, we drop him off and pick him up now…at the stage where it’s not cool to have your parents there…fine by me.  And his age group is packed with talent this year so no A meets so far, last Saturday they started the A meet at 7:30, that was a 5:00 am wake up call…no thanks!

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