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  1. radarman

    September Weather Discussion 2019

    I have recorded 361" in the 6 years at my current location, quite close to your 60" contour. Not a long sample but it's been spot on.
  2. radarman

    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Perfect hiking wx, breezy and cool, folks walking around town with a little bounce in their step, stoked.
  3. radarman

    New England Convective Discussion

    Some debate ongoing on NWS Chat on whether that vid is legit
  4. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    Cape Cod vacation camping trip FTL. At best we're talking strong onshore flow, chaotic waves, and highs in the 60s. At worst, misery mist. Ugh, we scramble for alternatives.
  5. radarman

    New England Convective Discussion

    North Texas was nutso this spring, granted with no very strong tornadoes. Typical Nino conditions really.
  6. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    It has been very frequent I will say that
  7. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    Agree I haven't seen much that has me concerned here on the UMass radar
  8. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    This
  9. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Strengthening now... A single clap of thunder too. Awesome looking system, someone might well get hail we were oh so close
  10. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Visually very impressive TCU but ever since it was over the Berks it hasn't looked great on radar.
  11. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    BOS did not record precip yesterday and may go down as missing
  12. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Do you know how they calculate the 21"+/hr rain rate you mentioned? .17" in 1 minute projects to 10.2"/hr which seems more reasonable, while still extreme. Granted within the minute it could fluctuate but not sure if they take the nearest 2 tips or something and calculated the rain rate that way. Your somewhat protected spot (relatively speaking) may be better equipped to measure heavier rates than a windy wide open airfield, and may compensate for climo differences in TX with respect to moisture. The .63 in 1 minute I measured was almost certainly erroneous for some unknown reason but the minutes before and after were roughly on par and seem plausible. I regret casting doubt on it in retrospect!
  13. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Over 2.5" now, coming off about the same on Saturday.
  14. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Thanks. As an aside, I have been receiving one minute data from 5 Davis gauges scattered across DFW airport for about a year now. A quick check revealed only 17 minutes (combined) where a gauge reported over .1" in a minute. All but 3 were .12 or less. On 9/22/18, 3rd wettest day at DFW airport all time (>8"), at the same gauge we had .14 and .19" in a three minute span. And in between... .63". Otherwise the gauge data looks perfectly normal and have never had any other outliers like that. Hard to explain this sort of thing in sensor data. Inclination is to toss, but I guess you never know.
  15. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Anyway in the midst of the gauge discussion, we've been having some seriously heavy duty CTG and pounding rain here too.
  16. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Could just be a time thing... A few minutes of good tips recorded with the same time stamp? That is known to happen with various data loggers. I'm not sure you could record 20"/hr rates if you had the hose hooked up based on the size of the intake funnel. And even if so splashover would be off the charts. Not sure rain rates like that exist.
  17. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Probably some erroneous tips being recorded.
  18. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    63MPH atop Mt Tom
  19. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    This is the most notable frame that we observed so far, about 20 minutes ago
  20. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    We're seeing a little bit aloft, but not on the lower scans at present
  21. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Yeah definitely took on a more ominous look in Southampton, approaching Easthampton. Brief velocity spike, but magnitudes have come back down.
  22. radarman

    The 2019-2020 Ski Season Thread

    Yep I was there the 23rd making powder turns on Goniff.... And that was before the 30" that fell a few days later. Best start to the season ever, an all timer in the books in met fall. The first day of met winter wasn't shabby either
  23. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    There was a substantial latitudinal gradient on the hot weekend for sure. I was in Keene barely at 90 when BDL hit 100. Even my torchy station at UMass only briefly touched 95 which has not been terribly uncommon in its lifetime.
  24. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    Fwiw the Amherst coop had July as the 7th hottest on record going back to 1893. 1.7 degrees off the record from 1955.
  25. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    Hail to 3/4" reported in Amherst/Btown per skywarn
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