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3 hours ago, showmethesnow said:

Any of the stouts you want to give a shout out about? Always hunting for new ones to try.

The beers at this party were almost exclusively brewery-only, with all the stouts I sampled being incredibly difficult to get, even at the breweries themselves (think one release per year, with very limited bottle/can runs). This is one reason why it was such a draw for the collective DC-area (and beyond) beer geekdom. Also, pretty much every stout I tried aside from the Aslin beers were from outside the area - the closest to you I think is Voodoo, which has a location in Lancaster.

I wish I could give some suggestions, but these beers are just so hard to find, with some going for $100+ on the secondary market (if you can find them).

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Beaumont Tx area getting crushed per radar . Hrrr pastes between 10-20" for parts of extreme se Tx tonight ...probably overdone but if not ...damn.

3k puts down 10-18" lollies as well . TDs are almost more exciting to track than a hurricane.  

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2 hours ago, losetoa6 said:

Beaumont Tx area getting crushed per radar . Hrrr pastes between 10-20" for parts of extreme se Tx tonight ...probably overdone but if not ...damn.

3k puts down 10-18" lollies as well . TDs are almost more exciting to track than a hurricane.  

Meanwhile 16 years ago at this moment...

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7 hours ago, George BM said:

Meanwhile 16 years ago at this moment...

Yea...Isabelle was great to track. Not a rain event imby  but a fantastic wind storm for many . And Chesapeake bay flooding 

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Pretty wicked mesoscale read from se TX . 5 inch an hour rates reported.

The training west of Beaumont is incredible..

 

Mesoscale Precipitation Discussion 0867
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
510 AM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

Areas affected...Southeast TX...Far Western LA

Concerning...Heavy rainfall...Flash flooding likely

Valid 190910Z - 191510Z

SUMMARY...Life-threatening flash flooding will continue across
areas of southeast Texas this morning as extremely heavy rainfall
persists in association with Tropical Depression Imelda.

DISCUSSION...The center of Tropical Depression Imelda remains
positioned just west of Lufkin, TX and is only very slowly
drifting off to the northwest as of 4AM CDT. Meanwhile, an axis of
extremely heavy showers and thunderstorms continues to impact
areas of southeast Texas, with an emphasis on parts of Liberty,
Chambers, Jefferson and Orange counties where there are currently
Flash Flood Emergencies in effect.

The latest radar imagery shows very well-organized bands of
convection back-building and training across these counties as the
flow around the southern flank of Imelda is highly convergent and
well aligned with a very strong instability gradient. Radar in
conjunction with GOES-16 IR satellite imagery has been showing a
gradual expansion of convection farther off to the west involving
more areas of the northern suburbs of Houston, and including
Montgomery county where very heavy rainfall has been attempting to
become more focused over the last couple of hours.

An examination of the area VWP data suggest the details of the
general west/east axis of stronger low-level forcing/convergence
have changed very little over the past few hours, and the latest
suite of model guidance shows little in the way of change to this
going through the mid-morning hours. This strongly suggests that
the current convective orientation is not likely to change much
over the next several hours. A moderate to strongly unstable
airmass and plenty of deep tropical moisture is expected to remain
in place along and just south of this convergence axis and should
continue to facilitate very strong convection capable of extreme
rainfall rates.

Rainfall rates overnight have been as high as near 5 inches/hr
within the strongest of convective cores, and there have been some
prolific rainfall totals, including a site 3 miles east-northeast
of Hamshire, TX in western Jefferson county where 17.24 inches of
rain was reported in 6 hours through 08Z, and a storm total of
28.11 inches.

Additional rainfall totals through mid-morning of 5 to 10 inches
are expected locally, which will bring some isolated storm totals
for the event to possibly around 35 inches. This is consistent
with the latest HRRR output regarding the additional rainfall
totals. Extreme and life-threatening flash flooding is already
occurring and is expected to continue this morning given the
additional rainfall totals.

Elsewhere, some of the heavy rainfall may again edge into parts of
west-central and southwest LA, but the dominant focus will remain
over southeast TX, with an emphasis Liberty, Chambers, Jefferson
and Orange counties.

 

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Hi from South Carolina! Been a beautiful week. Hope things are well at home y’all 

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1 hour ago, losetoa6 said:

Pretty wicked mesoscale read from se TX . 5 inch an hour rates reported.

The training west of Beaumont is incredible..

 


 

 

The only good aspect of this is that the area SW of Beaumont that looks like it got hit the heaviest is fairly rural.  I-10 in that area must be closed since there is no traffic reported on Google Maps.

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1 hour ago, losetoa6 said:

30" reports southwest of Beaumont ,Tx:yikes:

Edit ..35" as of 7am

Thought you were kidding for a second. Geez.

 

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Everything is still on track for a VERY frigid, VERY snowy winter for the entire Washington DC Metropolitan Region.

I miss northern Virginia. I am starting to think about going back up there.

This place, central Texas, it is hot as hell and it is also very toxic to left of center persons such as myself.

Our NORMAL high has just fallen back to 89. Geeze. Guess what, we are averaging well above normal as luck would have it, and will likely remain so into early November. Yuck!

This upcoming autumn bears startling resemblances to Fall 1995. 

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10 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

My Grand National loves this cool dry air . Every turbo car really :D

 

 

 

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That is one wicked launch. You sure there isn't a supercharged 455 in that thing? Amazing what you can do with twin turbos on a v-6. Nitrous oxide too?

Bring your ride to the Ridgely car show in a few weeks. Its huge now, seriously. Great time. I will meet ya there.

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Can't take the credit . Not mine . That's probably a 9 second car . Mine is real fast ( solid 10s)but not 9s . I can get the tires a few inches off the ground with a 12 lb launch .

Only a single turbocharged V6B)

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Just now, losetoa6 said:

Can't take the credit . Not mine . That's probably a 9 second car . Mine is real fast ( solid 10s)but not 9s . I can get the tires a few inches off the ground with a 12 lb launch .

You still need to come to this car show. It really is seriously awesome. It takes over the whole town. People are totally into it.

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4 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

You still need to come to this car show. It really is seriously awesome. It takes over the whole town. People are totally into it.

Sounds fun... what local?

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16 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

That is one wicked launch. You sure there isn't a supercharged 455 in that thing? Amazing what you can do with twin turbos on a v-6. Nitrous oxide too?

Bring your ride to the Ridgely car show in a few weeks. Its huge now, seriously. Great time. I will meet ya there.

No need for NOS on these cars. Many  Factory single turbo stock block GN's running 9s and even 8s with mods . I have alcohol injection and the sky is the limit .

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4 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

No need for NOS on these cars. Many  Factory single turbo stock block GN's running 9s and even 8s with mods . I have alcohol injection and the sky is the limit .

Really? I thought stock single turbos with no mods were like 250 HP. That's maybe a high 13 second machine.

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4 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Really? I thought stock single turbos with no mods were like 250 HP. That's maybe a high 13 second machine.

I'll clarify....Heavily modified but Single turbo setup with stock iron block . I'm pushing  600+ 

But it's the massive low  end..low rpm torque that makes these black coffins fast :D

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3 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

I'll clarify....Heavily modified but Single turbo setup with stock iron block . I'm pushing  600+ 

But it's the low  end..low rpm torque that makes these black coffins fast :D

What mods do you have to get 600 HP? Aftermarket turbo, big cam...?

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28 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

What mods do you have to get 600 HP? Aftermarket turbo, big cam...?

Roller cam 

Roller lifters,arms

Billet crank

4 billet steel mains 

Forged pistons 

Heavily ported factory  iron heads 

Heavily ported stock lower intake 

High flow headers , 3.5 inch down pipe, fender dump

66mm turbo 

Front mount intercooler 

Alcohol injection with alky chip 

200 r4 Auto trans with billet internals 

Vigilante 5 disc lockup torque converter 

And dozens of other stuff lol

24 years and counting wrenching on these cars 

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2 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

Roller cam 

Roller lifters,arms

Billet crank

4 billet steel mains 

Forged pistons 

Heavily ported factory  iron heads 

Heavily ported stock lower intake 

High flow headers , 3.5 inch down pipe, fender dump

66mm turbo 

Front mount intercooler 

Alcohol injection with alky chip 

200 r4 Auto trans with billet internals 

And dozens of other stuff lol

Whats the differential gear ratio?

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You bringing your ride to Ridgely show on Sunday? Great weather to show off a modded Grand National.

Not sure why its so early this year, but I will show up in the morning. Gotta get back to watch the Ravens lose to the Chiefs :P

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This is similar to my first hot rod. Back in my Carroll County days lol. 1964 Chevy II 2 door Sport Coupe, although this is a sedan. I built a cammed up 327, modded 350 turbo, with 373:1 gears, That car weighed like 2500 pounds. Was fun to drive.

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ETA-

Mine looked more like this..Sport Coupe Hardtop.

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