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NEVERENDING ♾️ The NEVERENDING Weather Thread

Planit

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Yep. Tomorrow is supposed to be the hottest day so far and we have our street concert going on. Ugh, I hope there's a breeze...please!
 

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Thunderstorms rolled in around 5:00 a.m. today and lasted until around 11:00. They seem to have pushed out any humidity and now there's a nice breeze and temps in the upper 60s or low 70s. If the sun were out as well it would be just about perfect out there!
 

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We were supposed to get up to 3 inches of badly needed rain this weekend and ended up getting 0.10.
 

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Phoenix is coming to Portland :(

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We had a tornado watch and warning yesterday. Funnel spotted about 10 miles away.
 

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We had a tornado watch and warning yesterday. Funnel spotted about 10 miles away.

We had about 5" of rain in our neighborhood on Friday and some pretty good flooding along the river that runs through town.

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Most of the benches in the section of the park just below the dam looked like this. I figure the water must have been at least this high:

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The water was literally roaring in the river below the dam, but the lake above it was eerily tranquil Saturday morning.
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All the pictures above were from early Saturday morning, about 12 hours after the rain moved out. By Sunday morning, the trail that I had tried walking down but was totally flooded the day before looked like any other day. Most of the wood chips had been washed away but other than that it wasn't even really that muddy.

There are still a ton of flooded spots and road closures though all around the area, especially within Detroit on the two major freeways.

We've had severe weather and heavy rain in the forecast everyday since Friday (and that continues in the forecast through the end of the week) but we haven't had much more than a few sprinkles.
 

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We had about 5" of rain in our neighborhood on Friday and some pretty good flooding along the river that runs through town.

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Most of the benches in the section of the park just below the dam looked like this. I figure the water must have been at least this high:

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The water was literally roaring in the river below the dam, but the lake above it was eerily tranquil Saturday morning.
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All the pictures above were from early Saturday morning, about 12 hours after the rain moved out. By Sunday morning, the trail that I had tried walking down but was totally flooded the day before looked like any other day. Most of the wood chips had been washed away but other than that it wasn't even really that muddy.

There are still a ton of flooded spots and road closures though all around the area, especially within Detroit on the two major freeways.

We've had severe weather and heavy rain in the forecast everyday since Friday (and that continues in the forecast through the end of the week) but we haven't had much more than a few sprinkles.
I guess the tornado was actually Saturday, not yesterday. I dunno. Was on vacation. Days all kinda blur together.
 

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That's bonkers, @WSU MUP Student . I've been hearing about all the rain in SE MI and we're just to the south (at a geographic scale). Your system(s) have been kept north of us due a strong high pressure front that's been sitting on us, thus keeping that rain on top of you.

Good luck.
 

Dan

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Friggin' hot and humid.

I took last Friday and today off, too, and I really can't enjoy them like I should.
 

Planit

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WSU - the Weather Channel showed some footage this morning of the flooding.



It was hot & humid this wknd. Sat in the sun Saturday night at the baseball game. (95 degrees at the start)
 

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The rainfall map of our local area the other evening for T.S. Danny was interesting. The hotspot was just a couple miles south of my house and they received 9.7 inches of rain in a little over 4 hours! Let's just say there were frogs, turtle, and gators everywhere.
 
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We had a pop-up shower stall over top of us yesterday afternoon. I don't know how much it rained, but the number was surely impressive. It came down right hard for about half an hour, so much so that water came up on my sidewalk and I've only seen that once before in 4-1/2 years.

BTW, I hate rolled gutter. Hate it.:cursing:
 

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So why would the record for named storms be broken in 2020, while the overall activity as measured by ACE is not even be close to setting a record?

The answer is very likely technology change, rather than climate change. Today we have many advanced tools to help monitor tropical and subtropical cyclones across the entire Atlantic basin such as geostationary and low-earth orbiting satellite imagery, the Hurricane Hunter aircraft of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), coastal weather radars, and scatterometers (radars in space that provide surface wind measurements). In addition, the instrumentation and measuring techniques used by the satellites, aircraft and radars are continually improving. These technological advances allow us at the National Hurricane Center to better identify, track, and forecast tropical and subtropical cyclones with an accuracy and precision never before available. This is great news for coastal residents and mariners, since these tools help us provide the best possible forecasts and warnings to aid in the best preparedness for these life-threatening systems.

Such technology, though, was not available back at the advent of the U.S. Signal Service’s tropical monitoring in the 1870s. Without these sophisticated tools, meteorologists in earlier times not only had difficulty in forecasting tropical cyclones, but they also struggled in even knowing if a system existed over the open ocean. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the only resource hurricane forecasters could use to monitor tropical cyclones were weather station observations provided via telegraph. Such an approach is problematic for observing – much less forecasting – tropical cyclones that develop and spend most of their lifecycle over the open ocean.
 

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We had some big storms roll through yesterday afternoon. On the way home from work I had to detour a block or so to get around a downed power line in my neighborhood. There were a couple utility trucks out there blocking off traffic in the intersection around the corner from my house and I could see a line laying in the street smoking. After the rain cleared away and we had dinner, we went for a walk and went past the area where the line was down earlier. Everything was cleared away and I feared my kids wouldn't believe me that I had seen the smoking line in the street and then we got to this:

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We never lost power in our house (though my wife says it did flicker a few times before I got home) but at the peak, there were about 140,000 households in the area without power. There were still about 120,000 without power this morning. Since we didn't lose power I didn't think about it but once I got about a mile from our neighborhood, there were trees down everywhere and all the traffic lights were out. It probably took me 35 minutes to go the next two miles and get through three traffic lights.
 

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So Elsa rolled through around 11 last night. Heavy rain, lots of lightning, and the wind wasn't too bad. Was awakened twice by tornado warnings which is always a bit scary. But it really varied around the area. On Hilton Head they had a confirmed gust of 90 mph and Lady's Island and Port Royal got hammered pretty good. Not hearing of any injuries locally so all in all, good news.
 

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If I could snap my fingers and magically make everyone on earth understand one small thing, it would be that they understand the difference between weather and climate.
 

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I think the flooding in Germany so far has been primarily north of where @dandy_warhol is?

I have a bunch of great aunts and uncles and cousins in Essen and Cologne. A few of them who I follow on Instagram have been posting pictures of the flooding there. It's pretty crazy, but they all seem to be safe. It sounds like this type of flooding is basically unheard of there.
 

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After dinner my kids wanted to go for a walk. It was calm, bright, and sunny when I started putting the dishes away but when we stepped outside a few minutes later the temp had dropped 10º and the wind started picking up. I looked north and could see some menacing clouds but looking at the radar on my phone there was nothing on the screen except a tiny storm a few miles off to the northeast. We were only going around the block so I figured we'd be safe. WRONG! :ha:

We got to about the halfway point and the winds had shifted and increased to gale force. I could suddenly hear the sirens going off from the golf course down the street and it started sprinkling. We made it past two more houses and and then the lightning started and the skies opened up. My oldest was having a blast out in the rain but I told her to double time and get back home. I scooped up the 5-year-old and moved as fast as I could while carrying her but tree limbs were literally crashing down all around us and I was a little worried as we had to pass under some power lines that were moving wildly and a couple big limbs had just come down right near them. After we passed through that spot we had about 6 houses to go but one of our neighbors saw us and waved us over to wait in his garage for a couple minutes, which we gratefully did.

We were absolutely drenched but glad to be out of the rain right as the hail began. We stood in the garage for maybe 2 or 3 minutes and then everything stopped and the sun was out again so we continued on our merry way, a bit wetter than when we started. Once I got home I saw my phone had a bunch of severe thunderstorm and dangerous storm warnings that got issued right after we stepped off. I think I was caught off guard since the weather pattern seemed to be moving from the northeast, which is the opposite of what we normally get.

All in all, I'd say we went from calm blue skies, to a severe storm with hale, and back to blue skies in less than 10 minutes.

This morning when I went for my run, there were trees down all over the place in our neighborhood and the one immediately north of ours and I had to change up my route a couple times to get around intersections that were closed due to downed power lines.
 

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When wildfires generate storms: The Pyrocumulus

Wildfire smoke from the West's massive blazes stretches all the way to the East Coast
 

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It was 77º with 95% humidity when I went outside at 5:00 a.m. this morning. When I read that on my little weather station I thought it was frozen from the evening before but then I stepped out the door and realized that, nope, it was just awful out there.
 

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It was 77º with 95% humidity when I went outside at 5:00 a.m. this morning. When I read that on my little weather station I thought it was frozen from the evening before but then I stepped out the door and realized that, nope, it was just awful out there.
This is perhaps my least favorite stretch of summer for this very reason.
 

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We had a round of storms move through quickly late yesterday afternoon that knocked out power to 600k households in the state and then we had another round that came through from round 2:00 a.m. until maybe 6:00ish this morning and we're now at about 700k without power.

Looking at the outage map in Metro Detroit, it looks like our neighborhood is one of the few without losses but everything to the east and south of us looks affected. I didn't notice much in the way of trees down on my run this morning but I could hear the hum of the generators and there was a lot of flooding out there.
 

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Our doggo has ensured no one gets a good night sleep during the multiple thunderstorms the past couple nights.
 
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