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THUNDER BOOMERS ! ! !

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 08:52 pm
@hamburgboy,
Glad to see you checking in!
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 08:54 pm

40% chance of T'boomers tomorrow afternoon to (hopefully) cool things down in Bahstin...
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 09:04 pm
@Region Philbis,
temps dropped from 32 Celsius (43 with humidity) to 22 within about 30 minutes
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 09:07 pm
@ehBeth,

hoping for a bigger drop than that tomorrow.
it's currently 85ºF here...

c'mon!
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 09:12 pm
@Region Philbis,
I don't wanna say y'all are heat wimps, but...

(a cool 82 here tonight)

I just heard very distant thunder.

we have more rain moving through this weekend.

it's kinda crazy the difference from last summer...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 09:13 pm
@Region Philbis,
it was 89.6 - felt like 109

wimp

Mr. Green
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 10:01 pm
@Butrflynet,
We did?

I did see the storm sky and settled in, in expectation. Not a drop of rain at my place.

Wow. Kabowsa!!

This is the first I'm hearing of it.

(I think of 89 as a cool day)
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 06:02 am
@ehBeth,

weather channel claims the low tonight will be 67F after the storms roll through -- a 25 degree drop from the expected high.

we've been 90 or higher for six straight days, something that just doesn't happen up heeyuh very often...

R(wimp)P
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 23 Jul, 2013 03:48 pm
just emptied the dehumidifier

just in time for the next round of rain to start ... literally

buckets coming down again
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 23 Jul, 2013 03:53 pm
@ehBeth,
and now the sun is shining against a backdrop of very dark clouds

and it's rumbling out there
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2013 01:56 pm
A bit of Albuquerque reaction (it even rained over my house, just imagine):

http://alibi.com/blog/s/gif+me+a+break/45030/5-Burqueno-Reactions-to-Rain-and-More-Rain.html
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 08:21 pm
I was at the dog park at the beginning of this. One moment it was about 85 degrees and the next moment, heavy gusts of wind and dust with temps down to the 60's.

At one point the clouds formed what looked just like a worm hole in the sky. Got home just in time as the large raindrops started to fall.

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/weather/pounding-rains-target-metro-albuquerque

Dangerous storm pounding metro area
Destructive winds reported

Updated: Friday, 26 Jul 2013, 8:14 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 26 Jul 2013, 7:13 PM MDT

Mark Ronchetti
Bill Diven
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A major storm hammering Albuquerque is dumping rain and generating winds recorded at 80 mph.

PNM is reporting numerous power outages and saying the storm is hampering its ability to respond.

"As soon as it is safe to do so we will assess the damage and give more information on outages," PNM said on its Twitter feed.

The storm may last for several hours, said KRQE News 13 Chief Meteorologist Mark Ronchetti said. Two inches of rain or more are possible and may fall quickly increasing the risk from flash flooding, he added.

KRQE News 13 is receiving numerous reports of downed power lines and wind damage as well as calls from people concerned that a tornado warning had been issued. The National Weather Service has not issued a tornado warning with this storm.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 08:43 pm
@Butrflynet,
http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/936479_405133439597954_1180934308_n.jpg
Bryon (KOAT) reports 89 m.p.h. wind gusts in the metro. The ground crew at Isotopes Park tried to cover the field with a tarp, but the wind was too powerful.




https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQJZ3yeCIAEIHwt.jpg:large

Wind damage at the Albuquerque Zoo.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQJVO-LCcAABze9.jpg:large
Some of the many downed power poles.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 11:06 pm
@Butrflynet,
180 miles away and it seems like a different part of the country.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 12 Sep, 2013 05:23 pm
Going through a Brooklyn Cannonshot Tempest right now. I hope it lasts all night long! Very Happy
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 12 Sep, 2013 05:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
ditto. Lotsa lightning nd booming, we calls it Dunnerwetter in Pa Deitsch.

Its over , we only got about 1 and a half inch but it was welcome for the last cutting of hay and the soybeans that are now ripening.
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 12 Sep, 2013 05:47 pm
@farmerman,
blah blah...FL lightning capitol of US...blah blah..regular evening light show...boomers galore by day.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 05:18 am
@Ragman,
Had a huge set of storms overnight. Wind and strong rain , some lightning. The dangerous "white Hurricane" storms blew themselves out in Ohio as the "box winds" in the upper atmosphere began to shear off . The really intense storms were in Illinois and Indiana. I hope that our midwesternern members are ok. How were these storms recd in lower Canada? any effects at all?

Now we weill probably see some lake effect snows as the winds assume a line and lose rotation.

farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 06:40 am
@farmerman,
WOW, some of the storms in Illinois were F4's with debris being tossed 20 miles down wind.

6 people killed (it would have been worse but , unlike Moore Oklahoma, these people had BASEMENTS.

These "end of summer" style storms always scare me around here because we get these line squalls that are remnants of the white hurricanes and we may have impliments laying out in the fields that become targets to get blown around and we don't usually keep the cattle in the stone barn so they can get hit by debris and sometimes cut badly.
This is an annual event in the Midwest and east nd seems to get a little worse each decade as climate change gets more pronounced
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 08:15 pm
I just learned something new - I'd not heard of thundersnow et al, or at least I don't remember hearing about it -
link = http://www.theguardian.com/news/2014/feb/24/weatherwatch-electric-snow
The article is short, so for a change I'll copy all of it.

Weatherwatch: Electric snow
David Hambling
The Guardian, Monday 24 February 2014 16.30 EST

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/2/24/1393253710216/Severe-Storms-Pass-Throug-017.jpg
The Willis Tower in downtown Chicago provides a focus for the electrical field, with spectacular results.
Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Hot weather often brings dramatic thunderstorms. They are less common in winter, but there have been an unusual number over the past few months.

In this country, heavy rains have been accompanied by thunder and lightning, and the US has seen a spate of rare electrical snowstorms, known as thundersnow. Scientists have been studying these unusual winter phenomena with special radar and other sensors.

Christopher Schultz of Nasa's science research office has found that lightning is typically associated with heavy snowfall of around 5-7 centimetres an hour. The conditions for electrification are complex, depending on temperature, humidity, and the presence of supercooled water droplets and ice particles.

Individual particles pick up positive or negative charge and fall at different rates. When masses of positive and negative charge are separated far enough, electrical breakdown of the air occurs, and this is accompanied by thunder and lightning.

In cool winter storms there is less vertical air motion than in warmer summer ones. This means the area of charge separation tends to be a large flat sheet or band, resulting in horizontal lightning. This can be triggered when the band passes over a tall structure such as a television transmitter. High buildings such as the Willis Tower in Chicago may also extend into the cloud base and provide a focus for the electric field.

Lightning is initiated at this point and travels horizontally though the band; it may terminate at another tall structure, sometimes more than 70km away.
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