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  1. chemical leak in Lake Charles
  2. $#!+ just got real - the Waffle House in Myrtle closed.
  3. Looks like the back edge of that is raking the DE beaches.
  4. Light snow just SE of PTW. Dusting on all surfaces, working on a coating. 19
  5. ++Virga at 1 mi SE of PTW, although even the stingier radars have some echos above.
  6. The NWS point forecast for PTW this morning was nada for wave 2, the updated forecast gives a 20% chance. Hopefully the trend continues.
  7. Me too. My family has a house in Avalon Manor, up the street from the marina. We are elevated so hopefully only the garage got it but our dock was destroyed by Sandy so I wouldn't be surprised if it happened again. I was scouring social media but didn't find pics from that area.
  8. Is your camera on battery backup Or do you still have power down there? Avalon Manor (near the marina) has been out since last night.
  9. Useless to measure at my house since it's a wind tunnel but just had a bit of graupel a stones throw from PTW.
  10. From what I saw the jet sets up north of the bay, major flooding is more a concern in northern MD beaches, DE/NJ. My family has a back bay property in NJ that I think will flood near December 1992 levels. Fortunately the house itself is 7 feet off the ground.
  11. I'm a couple exits west of you on 422, and I think we'll make out just fine. I should have posted 6 hours ago when a poster out in Rofo expressed concern, that I think we'll be closer to the highest totals (not saying we're in the jackpot zone) than not. We've got a little elevation and distance from the coast going for us to get less mixing, and we're not so far north that we need to worry about the cutoff. Otherwise I have no meteo knowledge to back this up, it's just my hunch on this one.
  12. TWC needs to use the MST3K names from Space Mutiny - I'd get on board with Storm Big McLargeHuge. Anyway, nontropical storms are best named after the fact, when their full impact is known, or simply by a descriptor and year since the impact is made memorable, e.g. March 93 Superstorm, Ash Wednesday Storm of 62, Blizzard of 96, etc. Tropical storms have a defined set of criteria that warrant a name even if the only thing they ever impact are shipping interests. In conclusion, TWC trying to name storms is like trying to make fetch happen. It's not going to happen.
  13. I was taking a year off to work but living at home as I was preparing to go to law school. Our house had a big sledding hill behind it that faced the house. Winds usually whipped down that hill and the huge drift created by the winds during the storm made the hill look like a cresting wave about to crash on the house. It was the coolest part of the storm for me. Somewhere in a basement I have a picture of it. My snow-loving golden retriever at one point waved the white flag on going out to do his business, so I shoveled a network of paths in the yard and a couple larger areas where he could go. We were over 30" by a nose in East Norriton.
  14. I'm in KOP at work right now. It's raining hard but the winds are relatively light.
  15. Imagine how crappy life must still be if you are the captain of a freighter trying to get across the North Atlantic.
  16. I was going to defend Ralph here if he was referring g to surge. Katrina was a weakening 3 at landfall but the surge remained a cat 5 or very close to it, slamming into a (in)famously low lying area. Sandy's surge was incredible in parts due the the New York bight as well as the sheer size of the storm. Intensity? I have to agree this would have a way to go to get to Katrina levels. The only model I hug is the SLOSH lol
  17. Wow, those are steep beaches on the bayside too, at least in North Cape May. There is a major dredging project going on in the back bay of Avalon, I'm hoping the OTS solution verifies so the project isn't wrecked (along with our house).
  18. LOL oldie but a goodie! Ditto in Limerick. All surfaces coated.