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23 minutes ago, dendrite said:

That new acurite is 2s.

This was form their support forum. So not completely accurate to measure a gust but its pretty close.

 

The wind speed is actually taken in 4-second windows.  The only reason it can't technically record "gusts" is that the WMO definition is for a 3-second window.

The 5n1 reports the highest speed it has seen (using the 4-second definition) during the last 18 seconds. 

 

My gusts have been extremely close to other stations on WU including many Davis ones. So while not perfect it does the job on a budget.

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I have an accurite 5 in 1...it's a decent little station for the average person. I've discovered it's a 3 season station, or 4 season if you live in a place where it doesn't snow...but, I love the pressure and wind data...and since we have had mainly rain storms, the precip bucket has been fun to watch...cons: snow sticks to the anemometer, no way to measure liquid from snowfall, if it snows hard enough the snow accumulates on the station and buries it.

 

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33 minutes ago, dendrite said:

That new acurite is 2s.

Where are you seeing that?  All the ones I'm seeing have 18 second wind updates.  The temp accuracy looks pretty lacking. +/- 2* seems pretty significant.  I think the Davis is .5*.

 

I also want to be sure I can link directly into my router as I'm not keeping a computer up there to plug this into.  Do the ones with the smarthub go directly to the router?  I suspect that's the case.

 

29.3 sn-

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2 minutes ago, moneypitmike said:

Where are you seeing that?  All the ones I'm seeing have 18 second wind updates.  The temp accuracy looks pretty lacking. +/- 2* seems pretty significant.  I think the Davis is .5*.

 

I also want to be sure I can link directly into my router as I'm not keeping a computer up there to plug this into.  Do the ones with the smarthub go directly to the router?  I suspect that's the case.

 

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https://prodcdn.acurite.com/media/documents/AcuRite-Atlas-Elite-Specifications.pdf

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13 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Are the Atlas models even available yet?  I'm guessing no since I can't find them on their site.  Any idea of cost?

AcuRite Atlas systems will be available later this year on AcuRite.com and Amazon.com. For more information about the Atlas family of environmental monitoring solutions, visit https://www.acurite.com/atlas-environmental-monitoring-solutions

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1 hour ago, moneypitmike said:

Are the Atlas models even available yet?  I'm guessing no since I can't find them on their site.  Any idea of cost?

AcuRite Atlas systems will be available later this year on AcuRite.com and Amazon.com. For more information about the Atlas family of environmental monitoring solutions, visit https://www.acurite.com/atlas-environmental-monitoring-solutions

No idea. I just found that clicking through the link @BrianW gave.

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Holy poop...the derivation of the vorticity equation is crazy long.  Thank God we don't have to know how to do it.  Would be fun to learn how though.  The entire process took up 3 sheets of printed paper lol 

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28 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

Holy poop...the derivation of the vorticity equation is crazy long.  Thank God we don't have to know how to do it.  Would be fun to learn how though.  The entire process took up 3 sheets of printed paper lol 

Possible tornado in Conway last night 

 

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15 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

Possible tornado in Conway last night 

 

Not sure how people in the storm chaser group can just classify a microburst from looking at those pics lol

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Impressive damage out in Montgomery NY. 

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NWUS51 KOKX 260259
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
959 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0544 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MONTGOMERY              41.52N  74.24W
02/25/2017                   ORANGE             NY   FAA OBSERVER

            2 PLANES BLOWN ONTO 3RD PLANE. HANGAR CORRUGATED ROOF
            RIPPED OFF

 

25 17:54 NW 30 G 47 1.00 Heavy Rain Fog/Mist and Windy FEW024 BKN039 OVC095 50 46     86% 42 NA 29.49 998.7 0.26    

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Does anyone know what exactly is "plotted" on stream function re-analysis?  I've tried to read and I guess it has to do with geostrophic equilibrium.  As an example, I posted this which was during the strong EL Nino of 1997-1998.  For La Nina's we see opposite shadings.  

What exactly is this depicting and what importance does it hold?  

F287977B-504B-4340-9605-5DD76A0F2C18_zps

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Here is a local news piece on the Conway damage.  There is a link to picture slide show halfway down. Impressive.

Thankfully that cell missed here by about 5 miles. 

http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/34607990/state-of-emergency-declared-in-conway

They said NWS was sending a team out to investigate. 

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6 hours ago, Hoth said:

RIP Bill Paxton. Loved him in "Twister," but even more so in "Apollo 13."

It sucked...  I remember that guy back to "Weird Science" in the early 1980s.  He played, "Chet," the irrepressible elder brother, at long last transformed into an equally irrepressible, big pile of gurgling, fetid poop, by Kelly LeBrock's character... 

Anyway, cheers to years of being off and on in our cinematic panorama, yet seemingly as a supporting character ...ever indispensable.

I was reflecting on this loss this afternoon ... but not just him.  It's been a star-studded couple of years for the grim reaper.   Unusually large numbers of casualties, at unusually young ages.  It's bad but...somehow, given the present day zeitgeist, it just seems worse.

It's worse because we are already steeped in an apparent dystopian societal cataclysm, when a misogynistic braggart could ever rise to power, replete with fascist ...if not, outright totalitarian attempts in the greatest public office perhaps known to Humanity - it's a daunting, terrifying prospect, that too few are either aware, respect, or worse of all, even covet. 

To do so, by any civilization, and knowing that we who are in better valor, must share kinship with that same population/culture?

Now is not the time to lose our brethren and heritages, and that is exactly what these icons, slipping from our proverbial grasp accomplishes doing: We are orphaned by the decay of reason, left that much more alone against a seemingly intractable enemy.

 

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2 hours ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

Here is a local news piece on the Conway damage.  There is a link to picture slide show halfway down. Impressive.

Thankfully that cell missed here by about 5 miles. 

http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/34607990/state-of-emergency-declared-in-conway

They said NWS was sending a team out to investigate. 

Pretty wild.....It was a crazy 45 minutes or so of wind here.  Obviously nothing like that.

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48 minutes ago, Typhoon Tip said:

 

It's worse because we are already steeped in an apparent dystopian societal cataclysm, when a misogynistic braggart could ever rise to power, replete with fascist ...if not, outright totalitarian attempts in the greatest public office perhaps known to Humanity - it's a daunting, terrifying prospect, that too few are either aware, respect, or worse of all, even covet. 

To do so, by any civilization, and knowing that we who are in better valor, must share kinship with that same population/culture?

Now is not the time to lose our brethren and heritages, and that is exactly what these icons, slipping from our proverbial grasp accomplishes doing: We are orphaned by the decay of reason, left that much more alone against a seemingly intractable enemy.

 

It is an awful situation. I'm not sure I'll ever fully understand the social forces that brought us here, except perhaps that the contempt for so-called "establishment" politicians was so extreme the People preferred to elect any outsider, regardless of bonafides, over the modern embodiment of the "corrupt" Establishment in Mrs. Clinton. But I would remind you that our Founding Fathers had a deep and abiding suspicion of arbitrary executive power (for good reason) and put ample provision in the Constitution for removing a president for high crimes or for being non compus mentus. Our military, although led by a civilian president, swears to defend the Constitution, not personal loyalty to the person of the president (as is typical of monarchies and banana republics). Our courts have a long history of constraining presidents when they exceed their mandate. If anything, I see this administration as a test of our republican values; I'm fairly confident we'll weather it. We have indefeasible rights that no one can deny us. Our brand equity may take a vicious drubbing for a while; there will likely be some discord. 

Of course, I suppose things could go majorly t*&s up, in which case it's worth remembering that over the long run, whether speaking of individuals or species, survivability goes to zero. Can't beat entropy. Whether it's nukes, pandemic, AI, gene manipulation gone wrong, climate change, CMEs, asteroids, or super volcanoes that undo us ( heck, even if we beat the odds until the sun dies and consumes the earth in a billion years), entropy will ultimately be maximized. The fate of the universe is dark, cold, empty and lifeless. So, let us just accept our station as a passing anomaly and be thankful that some incredible miracle allowed us to be here at all and to develop sufficient intelligence to contemplate our utter utter insignificance.

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8 hours ago, weatherwiz said:

Not sure how people in the storm chaser group can just classify a microburst from looking at those pics lol

Based on what I had looked at early on from radar, I just figured straight line winds.

once I saw those scans I thought a TOR was possible.

I mean, who would figure a tornado in Mass in Feb?

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1 hour ago, Typhoon Tip said:

It sucked...  I remember that guy back to "Weird Science" in the early 1980s.  He played, "Chet," the irrepressible elder brother, at long last transformed into an equally irrepressible, big pile of gurgling, fetid poop, by Kelly LeBrock's character... 

Anyway, cheers to years of being off and on in our cinematic panorama, yet seemingly as a supporting character ...ever indispensable.

I was reflecting on this loss this afternoon ... but not just him.  It's been a star-studded couple of years for the grim reaper.   Unusually large numbers of casualties, at unusually young ages.  It's bad but...somehow, given the present day zeitgeist, it just seems worse.

It's worse because we are already steeped in an apparent dystopian societal cataclysm, when a misogynistic braggart could ever rise to power, replete with fascist ...if not, outright totalitarian attempts in the greatest public office perhaps known to Humanity - it's a daunting, terrifying prospect, that too few are either aware, respect, or worse of all, even covet. 

To do so, by any civilization, and knowing that we who are in better valor, must share kinship with that same population/culture?

Now is not the time to lose our brethren and heritages, and that is exactly what these icons, slipping from our proverbial grasp accomplishes doing: We are orphaned by the decay of reason, left that much more alone against a seemingly intractable enemy.

 

Politics aside, the number of celebs that have died in the last couple of years is probably no more nor less than in years past.   Maybe there are just more celebrities in our group consciousness since media has been thrusting itself more and more into our lives over th last 50 years or so

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1 hour ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

Politics aside, the number of celebs that have died in the last couple of years is probably no more nor less than in years past.   Maybe there are just more celebrities in our group consciousness since media has been thrusting itself more and more into our lives over th last 50 years or so

His hyperbole is off the hook. Good post

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