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  1. Bunnel River in Burlington... 3.69" here... PXL_20230925_145226091.TS.mp4
  2. Still crushes parts of srn CT but rapid decrease from nrn CT north and east... Part of that probably has to do with the capture and northwest track of Ophelia into central NC, which greatly limits northeast push of moisture field? I do think there is support for heavy rain zone south of SNE, whether or not it can punch north into southern portions of SNE is up for grabs...
  3. Well that's something we will likely say a thousand times over the next 6 months...
  4. Probably the most over used term on the board; second to only stein...
  5. Good question with no simple answer. A few things in play... the friction increase is the most determental item to maintaining the speed you see over the open ocean... also factors such as terrain features, elevation, wide open areas v urban areas, as well as the direction of the wind all play into how much wind speeds will decrease. Another very important factor is whether or not the low-level atmosphere is stable or not... many times the atmosphere near the coast is more unstable (warmer at the surface through the lower levels of the atmosphere) and this allows the very strong winds often found between 2 and 4 thousand feet to mix down to the surface. Many times the inland temperature profile is more stable, warms as you go higher into the 2 to 4 thousand foot level. This prevents the strong winds aloft from mixing down to the surface across inland area. Although high elevations can have an easier time seeing strong winds. The more unstable the lower atmosphere is the easier it is to get the stronger winds to the surface. Most of the time, if I don't think the inland air mass will be unstable (able to mix) I cut modeled land wind gust by 5 to 10% .
  6. The problem with how that is stated in this and all advisories for that matter, is that there is a tendency by some folks to think that means TS winds will occur 310 miles inland when in reality that only implies over the open ocean. Once the landmass interaction occurs that number collapses. I know you fully understand this but I saw someone, non-met, talking about how the wind radii would bring the winds to Albany NY based on the advisory info. The majority of folks know better, but it does crack me up somebody actually uses the wind radii and extend it west or northward over the landmass. It is interesting to see gradient already doing it's dirty work...
  7. I have... I found tremendous old pictorial book of the 38 damage many years ago in a book store in Watch Hill. It's broken into sections by county and there is at least one picture from every town within each county...
  8. We grew up in New Britain as well. My father described the roofs of 2 and 3 family houses lift off like and pinwheel to the ground like a Frisbee. In Norfolk, CT at a small historic site there are before and after pictures of the hill sides... almost every oal tree looks like they were just mowed down. In fact, most of the tall oaks across the interior of the state are post 1938...
  9. Yep... 38 is almost impossible to envision based on our recent past. My father lived through 38 in central CT and he recalled in very stark terms what the damage looked like...
  10. The number of strong wind events the Cape goes through each year gives them lots of practice. There will be issues but probably manageable by Cape standards.
  11. Yep... excellent... 73 to 75 is the alley I start getting really interested; but even in that zone many more than not find a way to go south and east of SNE. Nice job as usual...
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