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Ellinwood

Meteorologist
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About Ellinwood

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  • Birthday 06/19/1986

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    http://madusweather.com/

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    Germantown, MD
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    Storm chasing, severe weather, mesoscale dynamics, web design/development

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  1. Ellinwood

    Drought

    RIP
  2. Ellinwood

    Home Improvement/Project thread

    I got a cheap one from my brother as a gift years ago, and was finally able to put it up. As a weather enthusiast, I would say spend the money on a good one. Anything in the cheaper bracket won't have the desired accuracy.
  3. Ellinwood

    2018 Mid Atlantic Lawn/Garden/Pool Thread

    I decided to go with the tall fescue seed (Scott's), and after a little over a week it began to germinate this past weekend when the weather was just about ideal for it. At about 1-1.5" length now. Going to have to do another round of seeding in a week or so once this first batch has established itself. Neighbor gave up on trying to seed his last year and just mulched it all this spring The grass is going to look so much better once I've got it all in.
  4. Ellinwood

    Home Improvement/Project thread

    Some smaller and larger projects on the list this year... - Replace all electric outlets because the previous owner/contractor decided to paint over all of them. Ugly and a potential fire hazard if/when paint gets inside the sockets. - Replace 6-7 window screens. - Power wash the deck, siding, and fence and stain/seal the deck and fence. - Find a way to add a screen to one of the basement french doors that open to the outside (no windows in the basement, so no way to air it out unless I just keep the door wide open). - Get the fireplace cleaned (contractor)... obviously wasn't done before we bought the house. - Add more of a wall and add a door to the main level floor access to the basement (contractor).
  5. Ellinwood

    April Banter

    I got a battery-powered motor for my small lawn last fall. Nowadays they're more lightweight than gas push mowers, and the higher capacity batteries will give you a good 25-30+ minutes of run time (and they charge pretty quick). Electric still doesn't have quite the power that gas mowers have, but it's good enough. Just don't go cheap on electric... you certainly get what you pay for.
  6. Ellinwood

    2018 Mid Atlantic Lawn/Garden/Pool Thread

    Current look at the yard, facing east. Trees to the east, row of townhouses to the west. The plants are just there temporarily, as I had to pull them last week in order for the fence to go up. The raised garden area hides tree roots, so I'm not quite sure what to do with that spot. Non-stone area inside the fence is ~12x25 feet. Gonna plan on putting grass in toward the end of the month.
  7. Ellinwood

    2018 Mid-Atlantic General Severe Discussion

    Ah. Still not that great for something that's going to be forced along the cold front... at least IMO it doesn't look like there's enough low-level rotation to overcome the more unidirectional forces to drop a tornado, but I could be wrong.
  8. Ellinwood

    2018 Mid-Atlantic General Severe Discussion

    Not sure where you're seeing curvature on the hodo... I'm seeing pretty unidirectional wind. Only SRH is coming from the speed shear. This should just be a line of heavy rain and embedded storms with gusty winds. Some minimally severe hail in the areas of highest CAPE. The core of the upper-low and surface low are too far removed to the north to give us any sort of decent directional shear in the low-to-mid levels.
  9. Ellinwood

    April 2 Snow Event

    That's how weather works. #science #WhatIsAColdFront
  10. Ellinwood

    April 2 Snow Event

    Pretty meh south of 40N, IMO. Surface wet-bulbs of 34-35 degrees won't cut it unless there's really good rates for a few hours.
  11. Ellinwood

    2018 Mid Atlantic Lawn/Garden/Pool Thread

    Will do after the fence goes in next week.
  12. Ellinwood

    2018 Mid Atlantic Lawn/Garden/Pool Thread

    Interesting. I'd say the yard gets about 2-3 hours of sunlight per day... with trees bordering the grass to the east and my house to the west, it's no wonder the whole row of houses I'm along struggle with their backyards.
  13. Ellinwood

    2018 Mid Atlantic Lawn/Garden/Pool Thread

    Thanks for the tips. I would prefer all/mostly grass since I have a dog (soon to be 2) that I want to give maximum yard space to. The area is about 12×16 feet. We have the same amount of space within the fence area that is stone under a deck. Can't really do fertilizer because the yard drains directly into a lake, but I can look at rototilling in some new dirt.
  14. Ellinwood

    March 20-21 Storm Banter and Party Thread

    Gotta think about that one kid who has to walk 4 miles to school on the road because there's no sidewalk.
  15. Ellinwood

    March 20-21 Storm Banter and Party Thread

    If: Post syntax != snow Then: Put in Banter Else: Put in Discussion, add "!!!"
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