The Back Road Weather Station (KVAMAURE1)

Wow, what a storm!

By: BruceMac, 3:44 PM GMT on June 30, 2012

I think it was mostly straight-line winds. My station recorded a peak gust of 55 mph, but no one believes it. No even me. I'm guessing it couldn't accurately record the constantly changing speeds. Just a guess. I need to do some research on this.

Last night's storm was a classic "Bow Echo". Which means the storm front had a smooth curve like a bow. Typically those types of storms are fast moving and frequently destructive. But more on that later after we've had time to recover.

The power was off at home from about 9:20 last night till 10:35 this morning. My Wunderground graphs show a slightly shorter outage thanks to my UPS (battery backup). Fortunately the data was captured by a battery powered logger so my station web site didn't lose a minute.

We've still got lots of storm damage to clean up. We lost one 40 foot Cottonwood tree and lots of limbs. Hopefully it'll all get done over the next couple of days. But first - a shower! What luxury!

Bruce

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iPhone Weather Alerts

By: BruceMac, 4:22 PM GMT on June 16, 2012

In my Weather Wise column in the Mountain Courier I recommended “Weather Alert USA” as a tool for receiving alerts on your iPhone. This was based on the rating in the Apple iTunes store since I don’t own any Apple devices. One of my neighbors has reported problems using this app and with contacting the developer. If you have experience with this or similar applications I’d love to hear about it.

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Wind Gust: 4.0 mph
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