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  • Birthday 09/09/1993

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    Pawtucket, RI
  1. The last 4/6 photos had file sizes greater than 9.77MB so they're located via these links. Thanks in advance!!! http://tinypic.com/r/2zr40i1/9 http://tinypic.com/r/r2unlw/9 http://tinypic.com/r/2em1jqf/9 http://tinypic.com/r/2wok5ls/9
  2. Does anyone have experience converting digital photographs into a canvas? I'd like to expand, print, then hang a couple of my photographs for prosperity. I'm not 100% confident that they're worth the investment though (resolution, lighting, etc...). Here are 2/6 of my prospects : I'm not too fond of these 2 photos, but people seem to really like them.
  3. Yes! I noticed that too. The accuracy of the images that I derive from modeled output are somewhat inaccurate for a number of reasons. My supervisor makes it clear that they shouldn't be taken too seriously. Regardless, companies that I provide these images to do take them seriously. I would like to verify these numbers, but nothing really measures wet snow loading on utility wires.
  4. I've been doing some work with ArcMap today on wet snow loading. I don't see any harm in posting one image from one model run just for comments and possibly even some feedback. Locations in the map that I attached that are expected to receive 0.5 inches (contoured) of 'Wet SWE' are at risk of losing power. Other models are fairly similar in terms of magnitude and locations of heavy snow loading. All credit goes to LSC for allowing me to use their programs to derive this image!
  5. Thundersnow in Attleboro according to my brother and friend (about 3 miles away from each other). I chose to stay in VT to finish some work. I don't remember such consistent and region wide observations of thundersnow.
  6. Totally agree with that! Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have something similar. http://newengland511.org
  7. Looks like a storm total of 9.2 inches for Pawtucket. Just for S&Gs, I'm going to measure a couple fields at Slater Park later this morning. I believe it's trespassing if you visit a park one-half hour before sundown.
  8. That's pretty unfortunate, but it does support my observations in Pawtucket. I have about 6.5 inches so far. I expect 1-3 more inches of additional snowfall.
  9. Smithfield, RI reported 2.8 inches at 2:34PM so even if they received 1 inch/hr for two hours, that'd bring them to 4.8 inches. Attleboro (NWS employee) reported 3.2 inches at 3:40PM. I'm confident with what I have for Pawtucket. 4 inches seems reasonable.
  10. Pawtucket. That's why lol. But seriously, though. That was an estimate. It hasn't looked too impressive here so far (snow growth being a huge problem). I just went outside to validate my estimate and I was spot on. A little over 4 inches. i measure in a protected area too. I don't measure each hour so compaction may be an issue.
  11. Winds at 10m are sustained at over 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph at KPVD. Plenty of blowing snow in Pawtucket. I estimate close to 4 inches currently. Larger flakes were mixing in with moderate sized flakes for a little bit, but has since been replaced with only moderate sized flakes. I suspect that Pawtucket was either fringed by the 'death band' to the south or 'hit' with some OE snow from the NE.
  12. About 2.5 inches so far in Pawtucket. Snow growth has been steadily increasing as visibility drops. I'm glad to be in Pawtucket for this event. This area always observes lesser snowfall accumulations than its peripheral towns and cities. I want to see first hand if this is true.
  13. Sorry for the late response, but my internship with VTrans is over so I'm not too sure . I intern with VLITE now. I drove down 89 this afternoon to avoid the Notch and noticed it was slippery, as well. 91 wasn't great either and this was after 3pm! The typical 'right lane is fine' vs. 'pass at your own risk left lane' with ice in between tire tracks. I felt slippage to about White River Junction then the roads became mostly dry. As for prediction outages, a friend of mine built this very simplistic model to forecast power outages. It works fairly well (all things considered), but it needs some tweaking. It had a coefficient of determination value of roughly 45%ish based on observations between 40ish locations during the Dec 2013 ice event across VT. We use a couple NWP variables to predict ice fraction which we then use to estimate ice loads on utility wires based on the statistical average between towns. There's a solid exponential relationship between ice load and outages for zoned locations (towns). We know each towns coverage in terms of mile-wire so we can approximate outages during an ice event. Pretty neat stuff imo!!! Pretty crude, but effective. I've been updating this model on a case by case basis. VEC and GMP take our estimates pretty seriously.
  14. Some pretty gnarly icing at the moment with a temp of 22.4 (3 F spike in the past hour). Just a glaze as of now, but it'll get worse as the morning progresses. I don't expect many power outages from this, however. Me along with another classmate and our professor approximated very minor outages for VEC and GMP over northeastern VT using ArcMap. I'm not sure how much I can mention on this forum without getting 'heat' from VEC, GMP, or my professor so I'll leave it at that. I know I can't download images without approval, unfortunately. Sorry, guys.
  15. 63/37/8 is what I went with. As SWH mentioned, I expect plenty of radiational cooling. Congrats on the red tag, OHweather!!!