How's the weather?

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  1. Reloadron

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    I think we sent some ugly weather your way spinnaker. Sun and threatening clouds all day and finally we got nailed. The real bad stuff moved through south of us heading for you guys in PA.

    Ron
     
  2. spinnaker

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    It came down pretty good this evening. Cancelled my grilling plans then the sun came out. :(

    Rained really hard on Friday. My gutters were overflowing! Downspout was completely blocked. I had to tear it down to clear it.

    But I came out lucky. The North Hills area really got flooded out. Saw where Sloop Road in McCandless was flooded. My buddy live right off of Sloop. I called him on the phone. He is OK but a few of his neighbors were wiped out. They already are very poor. One lady was in her eighties.
     
  3. JoeJester

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    I went outside today and the feels like temperature was "I feel like I'm staying inside today."
     
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  4. #12

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    Perfectly wonderful morning, then a, "front" moving from south to north, like a cold front, backwards, 300 miles wide. Dropping afternoon showers like the tropical paradise this place is. Heat index still below 100 F. No problem, if you don't mind being damp all the time.:(
     
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  5. justtrying

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    We had no summer. Fruit crips are likely lost down in southern BC. Salmon fishing in our main river closed for at least a month due to low returns. Been raining non-stop. This weekend sun showed up for a bit finally. My deathly cough cleared up a bit
     
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  6. cmartinez

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    33.6*C ... feels like 39*C ... and I do mind being damp ... so there's a problem :mad:
     
  7. killivolt

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    At least you have real Salmon, we've got Kokanee or Sockeye Salmon. My brothers boat has 4 down riggers, I'm excited to go out soon.

    kv

    Edit: Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 87˚F 7 mph wind.
     
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  8. Kermit2

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    90% chance of a tropical system forming in the gulf this week. Texas is over due by a few years for another big hurricane

    Woo who! And dammit
     
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  9. cmartinez

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    Whenever you guys get a hurricane, we get the "tails" down here... hectic weather, but good for this scorched place all in all...
     
  10. spinnaker

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    No summer? It hasn't even started yet way up there in the Arctic Circle. ;)
     
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  11. #12

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    Yay, Texas!:)
    You can keep the hurricanes. About 12 years ago, one came so close to my house that I felt the blood return to my extremities when I realized it was going to miss me.:p

    Really. I was at my Nephew's house watching the TV weather reports and waiting for a near death experience. (He uses me for a hurricane predictor because I've never been wrong.) When the moment came that I knew where the hurricane was going, I felt my face get warm and I could see it on his face when he saw the blood return to my face.

    I didn't realize how tense I was until it was over. Can you imagine being so frightened that your body shuts down your peripheral circulation for several hours? That was when I understood that it is possible to be scared to death if your ticker is bad. It's not that I don't know how to survive, but I am deeply convinced it would be a personal disaster if a hurricane ate my house.:(
     
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  12. cmartinez

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    Hurricanes don't eat houses... they chew them up, and spit them out! :eek:
     
  13. #12

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    Oh. Right. That's how Dorothy landed in Oz.:D
    (A tornado is smaller than a hurricane, but they also spit.)
    Whether they eat a house or just chew and spit, the results are the same: The house is gone and it's a very bad day.:(
     
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  14. cmartinez

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    Remember hurricane "Alex", back in 2010? ... It was a disaster for us in every sense of the word.


    Here are three pictures of what the main "dry river" that splits the city in half looked like before, during and after this catastrophe:

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    Just look at what happened to our roads!:

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    Not everything that Hurricane Alex brought was bad... so much water poured in that now people can go kayaking in whitewater rapids just behind the Huasteca Mountains. This place is only 20 min away from where I live!!!:

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  16. Reloadron

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    Caught on the morning news that Phoenix Sky Harbor has cancelled flights expecting 120 Deg F. temperatures today and something about even smaller private jets requiring below 118 F. for taking off.

    Ron
     
  17. BR-549

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    Is that true? so temp and elevation decide runway length?
     
  18. cmartinez

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    Yup... it all boils down to air density

    But some planes are designed for such conditions
     
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  19. JoeJester

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    Time for a little Martha and the Vandells

     
  20. Reloadron

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    Yes, and in most cases runway length is fixed. You can't take a short runway and make it longer so you work with what you have. There are considerations like weight and any head wind but temperature controlling air density is a very big key player in the game.

    Ron
     
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