Darn thunderstorms keep going south

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  1. spinnaker

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    We really need the rain. I am watching those darn thunderstorms keep going south of here, all evening! :mad:
     
  2. count_volta

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    We had temperatures in the mid 90's all day today in Pittsburgh, and my job requires me to be outside for 8 hours loading stuff. It was fun..... But yea we cant complain spinnaker, we dont live in a state where 120 is a normal thing in July.
     
  3. maxpower097

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    We had a lil rain with debby but nothing else all summer. Its been dry since the last big en here in FL
     
  4. gerty

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    In TN: They haven't brought much rain, and our power has been out 3 times from the wind damage, hardly seems worth it.
     
  5. W4GNS

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    Hope they make it to Virginia!
     
  6. magnet18

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    We get storms here, but where I live geographically, they SPLIT EVERY TIME!!!
    A weather front will head for us, and part will go above us, part below.I think it has something to do with lake michigan and chicago, part of it wants to follow along the shore of lake michigan, part of it continues on its course and heads south of us.
     
  7. Wendy

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    I suspect their is a critical size for cities. Dallas used to have fronts (with thunderstorms) go over us all the time. The city kept growing though, now we see the fronts split, go around, and reform. I think it is a hot spot.
     
  8. DumboFixer

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    Here in the UK many of us are still, officially, under drought conditions despite the fact that we've had a month's worth of rain in one day (just under 5 inches) and the wettest June on record.
     
  9. Sparky49

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    That was lifted a couple of weeks ago. ;)
     
  10. MrChips

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    Give us a first hand account of the rain situation where ever you are in the UK.

    Edit: and the heat wave and power outage in the US.
     
  11. maxpower097

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    Yah its the cement creating more heat. Here the weather paterns have just stopped. For the past 200 years it rained everyday every summer at 4:30pm. Now its rained 1 week in a front and nothing else.l Something is very different the past couple of years. And its getting worse each year.
     
  12. Markd77

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    It's been pretty rainy the last few months. We usually get a high pressure system that settles over the country for weeks at a time in summer, but it hasn't happened this year, we seem to get some rain every day. It's supposed to be something to do with the jet stream being in the wrong place.
     
  13. magnet18

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    Possibly heat, possibly skyscrapers changing the wind patterns
    Probably some of both
    I know that chicago is the splitting point for many weather fronts that split and go around us
    Split just after chicago, reform on the other side of Fort Wayne
    watched it on the radar time after time
     
  14. Wendy

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    Don't think it is skyscrapers, they are tiny compared. I think the concrete theory is more plausible.
     
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  15. Sparky49

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    I would bet a tenner on the concerete.

    Glider pilots look out for things such as roads and built up areas, because these often create strong thermals - rising heat.

    Which would divert a low front.
     
  16. magnet18

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    I agree that it is probably mostly the concrete, but I remember a picture somewhere of a low weatherfront curling up infront of a city just before the skyscrapers
    can't find it though :p
     
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  17. Wendy

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    I think that was Hawaii, and it was the fog rolling in from the ocean meeting the resort hotels. Very small scale weather.
     
  18. strantor

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    I live in Katy, which is outside houston. Houston is the largest sprawling expanse of concrete anywhere around here. We will often get rain in Katy that just goes right around Houston. Houston is not really known for being a big cluster of super skyscrapers.
     
  19. magnet18

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    OK, fine, I admit defeat, calm down :p
     
  20. strantor

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    huh? oh, sorry, I didn't realize it was a magnet18 dogpile. :) I thought we were all just giving our opinions and yours was the only one who's wasn't that concrete is the cause.
     
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