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    On Top Of Parr's Ridge in Carroll County near Westminster, MD elevation 850 feet

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  1. Sparky

    September Discobs 2019

    Feels really nice out currently 65 dew 53.
  2. Nah, it's more of a sickness.
  3. Sparky

    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    What about early March 2018? It didn't happen along with active precipitation but it was an impressive long lasting windstorm for Carroll.
  4. Sparky

    September Banter 2019

    I think you will be fine given how far off the coast the actual eye will be. I was in an ocean front hotel on the top floor as Hurricane Bob came by OC, just about 90 miles off the coast and a very strong hurricane as it passed by (Cat 2 or low end 3). Me and the family were a bit squeemish about staying but since the projected path kept it off the coast we decided to stay. A bit of a nail biter as it progressed by but overall no real problems other than a dripping ceiling in several spots. As the eye passed by the strongest winds were blowing offshore which kept the waves/surge under control too. Overall a memorable fun weather event for this weenie. Here is a recap of that 1991 hurricane that I posted in our hurricane thread a couple of weeks ago: "I was in Ocean City for Hurricane Bob. There were big Hurricane Warning signs erected on Rt. 50 heading into O.C. trying to persuade folks not to enter. Evacuations weren't mandatory though. It was a very strong storm for O.C. with a lot of wind driven rainfall. Our top floor condo was dripping water in a few spots from the ceiling. I think the winds were mostly offshore at the height of the storm which spared the city from major wave damage. Winds were strong and gusty. The metal railing on our balcony was making wailing sounds during the worst of the winds. Of course we had the Weather Channel on most of the time back when watching the WC was kind of cool. Edit - I forgot to mention how cool it was watching the sky change as the storm was approaching from the south during the day. The wind and rain was mostly a late night and early morning event."
  5. Sparky

    September Discobs 2019

    The hurricane clouds look awesome this evening fringed in gold setting sun.
  6. Sparky

    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    You aren't too far from Bald Head Island. That place should have a nice front row seat of this storm. Of course you need to ride the ferry over there which for all I know is probably not running at this point. Plus I don't think there are any hotel type accommodations on that island, just home rentals.
  7. Sparky

    August Banter 2019

    It's times like these that make me think less and less about a move to Florida.
  8. Sparky

    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Carroll County or bust.
  9. Sparky

    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    There was a major hurricane that crawled up the east coast of FL a few years ago, can't recall the name though. The eye remained just offshore and the impacts on Fl were minimal.
  10. Sparky

    2019 Mid Atlantic Lawn, Garden, Pool, etc. Thread

    I always use 4:1 in my hummingbird feeder and get the birds all summer, I still have them around now. My feeder is on a hook attached to the railing of my deck and I have never had any racoon problems with it. Plus it is a good 15 feet above ground as well.
  11. Sparky

    August Discobs 2019

    56 for the low, 77 for the high.
  12. Sparky

    August Discobs 2019

    63F at the moment like a fall day today. 1.38" precip since yesterday evening.
  13. Sparky

    August Discobs 2019

    Just had a pretty decent storm with a lot of t&l and heavy rain not much wind. Looks to be another cell coming in behind it if it holds together and holds course.
  14. Sparky

    August Discobs 2019

    Not quite as hot today as yesterday. High yesterday 92 high today just 87. Now let's get some storms cookin'
  15. Sparky

    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    I was in Ocean City for Hurricane Bob. There were big Hurricane Warning signs erected on Rt. 50 heading into O.C. trying to persuade folks not to enter. Evacuations weren't mandatory though. It was a very strong storm for O.C. with a lot of wind driven rainfall. Our top floor condo was dripping water in a few spots from the ceiling. I think the winds were mostly offshore at the height of the storm which spared the city from major wave damage. Winds were strong and gusty. The metal railing on our balcony was making wailing sounds during the worst of the winds. Of course we had the Weather Channel on most of the time back when watching the WC was kind of cool. Edit - I forgot to mention how cool it was watching the sky change as the storm was approaching from the south during the day. The wind and rain was mostly a late night and early morning event.
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