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  1. Lori

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    We found out this worked on the Old Forum to keep random weather posts at bay especially during serious weather outbreaks. Sometimes we may want to vent about the rain, lack thereof, heat, snow or whatever we weather geeks just want to get off our chest weather wise!!

    I'll start...

    This Spring Severe Wx looks to be quite active...too active

    I'm interested to see the drought report as well!!
     
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    Looking at Weather stations and came across this interesting little device available on Home Depots website for $70. Lightning/severe thunderstorm/tornado detector. It has 5-star reviews but I'm not so sure.

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    I had no idea these existed...I'm very curious!!
     
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    I'm not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but I was just wondering if there are any particular weather blogs or sites y'all enjoy?

    Thanks!
     
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    Apparently, a new "weather" movie will be coming to theaters in October. Will you be seeing "Geostorm?"

     
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    Here is the Tornado Alert homepage, and their Facebook page. As I suspected, the device primarily uses lightning static (like a lightning detection system).....and algorithms to determine when severe thunderstorms are nearby. It's good in theory, but there are exceptions to the rule (some tornadic storms are accompanied by little lightning; many non-tornadic and non-severe air mass t-storms, typical in the southeast during summer produce frequent/ continous lightning)


    Tornado Alert
    https://www.tornadoalert.com/

    Tornado Alert Home Weather Warning Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/tornadoalertme/
     
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    I noticed that the SPC's monthly severe weather summary for this year seems to be blank all of a sudden. Is this a bug or does it have to do with the NOAA budget cuts? I'm assuming a bug, I wouldn't think the archiving the severe weather events would cost a lot of money.
     
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    It is no Twister but anytime you have JJ Abrams group involved I'm interested.

    I contacted the company to see if we could get a demo model to try and they e-mailed me back for a phone number and then never called. I'll send another e-mail.
     
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    Meanwhile, up here in Canada, extreme winds of up to 180 kph (112 mph) have ripped through the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland yesterday through early this morning. The storm is now officially the most intense to hit the area since 2007, based on the maximum gusts. Luckily no fatalities have been reported so far.

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    I happened upon a playlist of old-timey tornado aftermath newsreels a bit ago. It's really interesting to see just how much our knowledge of twisters has advanced in 50, 60, 70 years.

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    "Tornado winds twist at an estimated 500 miles an hour, literally exploding structures as they pass."


    Aftermath from the 1956 Hudsonville, MI F5


    Silent footage from the aftermath of an outbreak. I'd be interested in knowing which. Maybe Tupelo-Gainesville judging by the high death toll?
     
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    I've read the above posts, some cool stuff y'all!! I'm going to watch the old news reels in a bit...

    Spring, YAY....Pollen...BOO!!

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    No joke. Devil in the yellow dress.
     
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    New Cloud type/classifcation: Asperitas

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    Not too often that I've noticed the PDS TOR shown from the GFS like the NAM often shows. Looks like NWS is going with EURO for late weekend and expecting heavy rain so far.

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    I am a fan of Bob's Burgers on FOX. The humor is funny without being too over the top like Family Guy. Which is why I was shocked to hear an April 27, 2011 tornado joke on the show. I do wonder if one of the writers is from Alabama. Here is the link
     
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    I'm an "armchair chaser", but I didn't follow today's system since I was fairly sure it would bust...Big mistake, I'll definitely be paying closer attention to the next one.
     
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    I finally got to try Top Hat Barbeque today in Hayden, which is north of Birmingham. The reason I know about the place is that James Spann always mentions this place whenever a tornado is passing between Warrior and Mulberry Fork. The pork was good but next time I will ask for their red sauce on the side.
     

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