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  1. sokolow

    July 2019 General Discussion

    Well that was more impressive than I was expecting. Blew up along the boundary right overhead, 0.35” so far
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    June 2019 General Discussion

    Popup, stationary heavy hailer dropping shooter marbles onto ALEK’s backyard
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

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    Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

    A Chicago weather story in three pictures One Two
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

    Following our dismal winter afterparty and a beautiful Chicago spring day, the bulk of next week looks to be a big pile of raw garbage for anyone who works outside
  6. Snow mixing in on Chicago’s near South Side
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

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    January 24 - 31 Cold Blast

    I least hope your role is public safety, infrastructure, or life critical
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    January 24 - 31 Cold Blast

    For Weds 1/30 I will take lo -30 for a nice round number and to one-up Hoosier and a hi of -20 for crank-to-eleven levels of raw suffering freezepocalpyse
  10. ALEK still MIA? havent seen jonger around either :/ if anyone still crosses paths with either tell sokolow says hi
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    Hybrid Clipper Event 1/27-1/29

    For IMBY and surrounding personally am split on whether 3”-5” of snow trailing to crappy near freezing rain vs. 6” plus pure snow — followed by getting thrown into deep freeze for the rest of the week — which of those options blows our projects to hell worse Probably the former is worse
  12. I am so proud of my local forecast office because every dang little infographic and powerpoint slide they put out on everything from “weird clouds” to “life hazardous blizzard chaos” shows that somewhere, some trained weather professional is striving not just to have a forecast that verifies but also to make it meaningfully actionable for idiots like me.
  13. To be sure I would be heartened if we were to increase NOAA’s budget by say, the flyaway cost of 10 F-35s per year, and to be sure it is worthwhile to continue to strive for 120 or 168 or 192 hours of reliable warning rather than 96, 72, or 48-36. But Derecho! is right that sciencewise the forecasting is amazing; what probably most needs attention is our social and civic infrastructure in terms of preparedness & anticipating climatologically plausible emergencies generally and for acting on the warnings we do get for specific imminent hazards.
  14. last few weeks has been living hell workwise with the swamplike humidity in the low lying semi-flooded area where our current project is taking place. would summarize as “sweat-salt crusted suffering.” had to reread Under The Red Sea Sun by edward ellsberg to regain perspective. today was not just nice but paradise in comparison headed up to near jonger’s neck of the mitten in a couple of ten days to catch some early fall in dune & grapevine country. looking forward to it, hope our current pattern holds
  15. time for the miraculous and all-too brief period where the weather in chicagoland and joshua tree NP coincide (not in searing oven or torrential freezing downpour way)