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Wunderground Launches Major Site Redesign and New Logo

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 12:13 PM GMT on April 15, 2014

Back when I helped found the world's first commercial on-line weather service--The Weather Underground--back in 1995, we adopted a simple and colorful rainbow logo that expressed our mission well: a website dedicated to unlocking and sharing vast amounts of weather data with as many people as possible using the latest digital technologies, in a way that is visually appealing and engaging. Nineteen years later, we are transitioning to a completely new logo, as part of a site-wide redesign aimed at furthering that mission. We kept the colors and vibrancy of the rainbow but replaced the rainbow shape with the letters "WU"; a raindrop over the "U" represents rain falling into a rain gauge, a nod to our incredible Personal Weather Station (PWS) community (34,000 strong!) As our users have moved from desktop computers to mobile devices, we've had to adapt our user interface designs to cope with the increasing levels of data we've collected being presented on decreasing screen sizes. The layout and features of our site are now available and usable across all devices. We've worked with our users to organize our site in a more intuitive way, so you can access the information you want quicker and easier. We've updated our type to a more legible typeface, and changed our core color palette with the user in mind. Not only does the new color palette better convey information consistently across our products, it also works better for the color blind. We've added a new PWS dashboard, which lets you see rapid fire data from any personal weather station. 


Figure 1. As we slowly rolled out the features of the new web site over the past two weeks, our logo has gone through the transformations seen here.

If you have specific criticism, praise, or bug reports to pass on about the new site, go to our New Site Design Feedback page, fill out the form at the bottom of any city forecast page, or submit an email to support@wunderground.com. To learn more about the site re-design, and to see a timeline of the history of Weather Underground, see our new site redesign page. For those of you are are still fans of our original design, we will continue to support our original "classic" web site at http://classic .wunderground.com. Thanks for participating in the wunderground community!

Jeff Masters

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The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

Reader Comments

Quoting 460. CybrTeddy:

So, here are some of my pictures of the total lunar eclipse if anyone was wondering!




Your pictures are so much nicer than the one I took, well I didn't have a telescope or a long lens, so it sucked.
Quoting 485. sar2401:


I just tested this for Montgomery AL back to January 1, 1995, and everything is as it should be. If you're not seeing the normal daily things after (or before, not sure which you mean) early February, it's a bug in the new site, or a bug for a specific city. Did you try other cities?


I'm referring to the map of the lower 48 states. One can put in a start date, say 4/10/14 and an end date 4/14/14, check off daily max, pick high max, low min, etc and see what records were set at ALL stations in the lower 48. used to work fine for me, but for some time it hasn't given me anything after early February.


Here it is for a laugh.....
The new WU logo:



Der Wienerschnitzel logo



Coincidence...I think not...I'll have the Polish sausage on rye. :-)

Quoting 464. Tazmanian:




I like it at the top

I like it both ways. I switch back and forth, just to make it interesting.
Quoting rod2635:


I'm referring to the map of the lower 48 states. One can put in a start date, say 4/10/14 and an end date 4/14/14, check off daily max, pick high max, low min, etc and see what records were set at ALL stations in the lower 48. used to work fine for me, but for some time it hasn't given me anything after early February.

Hmm...that must a feature I've missed all these years. Can you provide a link to the map in question? I'll give it a test and see if I can replicate the issue.
Quoting Patrap:


Dr. Jeff Masters All Weather Blogs Recent News Stories

Click all weather blogs, above the entry
I don't see it Patrap.
Snow starting to mix in here.
Quoting 317. PedleyCA:



We get thunder and no rain and fires and the plains gets our rain. Good deal for them.


Next week it should be interesting in the plains, wow I don't like the small I's this is something I'm going to have to get used too!!!!

Quoting 486. Patrap:

Welcome to Your New WU
By: Michelle Schlachta , 12:25 PM CDT on April 15, 2014


Your experience and feedback are what truly power this site and have helped to shape the redesign you see today. To make it happen, our product teams and developers have spent time with the Weather Underground community getting direct feedback through in-person interviews, video chats, phone calls, emails, surveys, blog comments - addressing issues and concerns any way they can.

Now, let's address a principle we can all relate to. Change. It doesn't always feel good. Sometimes it's pretty uncomfortable. Most people don't like it, at first. There will certainly be some growing pains post-launch. We will continue testing, monitoring, asking and listening throughout this process. This redesign is only one change. We will never be finished improving Weather Underground to better suit your needs. We have been, and will always be, committed to that mission. Change is good. It helps us to evolve and learn. Change leads to better things.


True. Just think of the Edsel.
Quoting 507. DonnieBwkGA:

I don't see it Patrap.


Here, its right under News and Blogs above the entry at the top of the page
All Weather Blogs


Community Member Blogs

View Your Blog
Quoting 505. Dakster:



I like it both ways. I switch back and forth, just to make it interesting.


You Dog...
Personally I like the new logo and layout. I haven't gone through the entire site yet but I really like the charting on my weather station and some of the new menus.
I'll say one thing for the new blog. It has bought out more members that signed up seven or eight years ago and have made their first or second post. I wonder how many people are on here that lurk all the time and never post? I wonder how many people are just lurkers and never registered? I've been on blogs where you could see all the registered members that are logged in and the number of guests. I'll bet that, when there's a big hurricane of really bad storm outbreak, there are thousands here just to see how things are shaping up.
Quoting 513. HarryMc:

Personally I like the new logo and layout. I haven't gone through the entire site yet but I really like the charting on my weather station and some of the new menus.


That Avatar goes perfect with the New Site.
I must say congratulations to the people who put their effort and imagination developing the new wundergound.com website!
Link Watch this hypothetical season animation of the 2014 Hurricane Season.
The Associated Press ‏@AP 5m
Police evacuate area near Boston Marathon finish line after discovery of unattended backpacks: http://apne.ws/1kZ1Uyb
A NEW SITE!!!!
Heavy snow over my house!
Quoting 506. sar2401:


Hmm...that must a feature I've missed all these years. Can you provide a link to the map in question? I'll give it a test and see if I can replicate the issue.


http://www.wunderground.com/climate/extremes.asp

this should bring you to the map. maybe this is no longer operational.
Quoting Grothar:



True. Just think of the Edsel.

LOL. I wonder how many of are old enough to have actually seen an Edsel in the showroom? For you younger folks, car dealers used to have showrooms where we'd all flock to see the new models year cars. They'd keep them under a sheet until the "Big Day"...kind of like the WU logo with no stick men.

The sad thing about the Edsel was it was named for Henry Ford's son, who had recently retired from Ford at the time. Ford went pubic in 1954, and Henry Ford no longer had absolute control of the company. He was vehemently opposed to seeing his son's name on a car that might be a failure. Henry hated the Edsel design. The Board of Directors overruled him and chose the name "Edsel". As it turned out, Henry was right, and the BOD, along with the advertising agency that finally settled on the name after 6,000 different names, were wrong. The Edsel went on to be a colossal failure. The brand only lasted for three years, and the name Edsel, instead of being associated with one of the most talented men to ever run Ford, has now become the synonym for a complete fail, e.g., "That website is a real Edsel". :-)
We had a heck of a storm today. Over 2" of rain, really gusty winds and some really close lightning strikes. I was stuck at work but was able to see bits of it out the window.

The new Wunderground format is great! Many improvements have been made. Does anybody know how to access the hourly weather history for different locations? When you searched a location, there used to be a drop-down box of Month, Day and Year that would give you the hourly and daily data. I hope they did not make this feature/data unavailable.
Quoting 517. Climate175:

Link Watch this hypothetical season animation of the 2014 Hurricane Season.


20 named storms, and 6 majors. I doubt that we will even reach half of that.
Asian pollution is causing a 'dramatic' strengthening of storms in North America say scientists

Pollutants are strengthening storms above the Pacific Ocean

These feed into weather systems in other parts of the world

Effect was most pronounced during the winter

By MARK PRIGG
PUBLISHED: 11:45 EST, 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:10 EST, 15 April 2014

Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is causing storms in North America to become stronger and changing weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a new Nasa study has claimed.
Researchers found that pollutants are strengthening storms above the Pacific Ocean, which feeds into weather systems in other parts of the world.
The effect was most pronounced during the winter, the team said.

The Temple of Heaven in haze-covered Beijing: Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is causing storms in North America to become stronger and changing weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.

Lead author Yuan Wang, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, said: 'There appears to be little doubt that these particles from Asia affect storms sweeping across the Pacific and subsequently the weather patterns in North America and the rest of the world.
'The effects are quite dramatic.
'The pollution results in thicker and taller clouds and heavier precipitation.'
Northwest Pacific winter storms are now 10 percent stronger than they were 30 years ago, the team said.
The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In the first study of its kind, scientists compared air pollution rates from 1850 to 2000 and found that anthropogenic (man-made) particles from Asia impact the Pacific storm track that can influence weather over much of the world.
The team used detailed pollution emission data compiled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and looked at two scenarios: one for a rate in 1850 – the pre-Industrial era – and from 2000, termed present-day.

By comparing the results from an advanced global climate model, the team found that anthropogenic aerosols conclusively impact cloud formations and mid-latitude cyclones associated with the Pacific storm track.
'The climate model is quite clear on this point,' said Wang.
'The aerosols formed by human activities from fast-growing Asian economies do impact storm formation and global air circulation downstream.


'They tend to make storms deeper and stronger and more intense, and these storms also have more precipitation in them.
'We believe this is the first time that a study has provided such a global perspective.'
In addition, Zhang says large amounts of aerosols and their long-term transport from Asia across the Pacific can clearly be seen by satellite images.
The Pacific storm track represents a critical driver in the general global circulation by transporting heat and moisture, the team notes.
The transfer of heat and moisture appears to be increased over the storm track downstream, meaning that the Pacific storm track is intensified because of the Asian air pollution outflow.
'Our results support previous findings that show that particles in the air over Asia tend to affect global weather patterns,' Zhang adds.
'It shows they can affect the Earth’s weather significantly.'




Silly Humans, still using the internal Combustion engine to Terra Form their Planet to a warmer state.






Winter is about to be gone in about 60-90 mins.
Quoting 508. Climate175:

Snow starting to mix in here.
raining at my house and windy temp falling fast!! 45F RIGHT NOW!!
severe weather will be gone soon for one day

Quoting 523. sar2401:


LOL. I wonder how many of are old enough to have actually seen an Edsel in the showroom? For you younger folks, car dealers used to have showrooms where we'd all flock to see the new models year cars. They'd keep them under a sheet until the "Big Day"...kind of like the WU logo with no stick men.

The sad thing about the Edsel was it was named for Henry Ford's son, who had recently retired from Ford at the time. Ford went pubic in 1954, and Henry Ford no longer had absolute control of the company. He was vehemently opposed to seeing his son's name on a car that might be a failure. Henry hated the Edsel design. The Board of Directors overruled him and chose the name "Edsel". As it turned out, Henry was right, and the BOD, along with the advertising agency that finally settled on the name after 6,000 different names, were wrong. The Edsel went on to be a colossal failure. The brand only lasted for three years, and the name Edsel, instead of being associated with one of the most talented men to ever run Ford, has now become the synonym for a complete fail, e.g., "That website is a real Edsel". :-)

Just how old are you SAR?

Quoting 524. HurrMichaelOrl:

We had a heck of a storm today. Over 2" of rain, really gusty winds and some really close lightning strikes. I was stuck at work but was able to see bits of it out the window.

The new Wunderground format is great! Many improvements have been made. Does anybody know how to access the hourly weather history for different locations? When you searched a location, there used to be a drop-down box of Month, Day and Year that would give you the hourly and daily data. I hope they did not make this feature/data unavailable.


Try clicking on the name of the site that is in blue. Does that get you in???
Quoting 514. sar2401:

I'll say one thing for the new blog. It has bought out more members that signed up seven or eight years ago and have made their first or second post. I wonder how many people are on here that lurk all the time and never post? I wonder how many people are just lurkers and never registered? I've been on blogs where you could see all the registered members that are logged in and the number of guests. I'll bet that, when there's a big hurricane of really bad storm outbreak, there are thousands here just to see how things are shaping up.
millions
Holy crap... What month is this?!?! Here in York County, PA it is snowing like crazy!! I had to drive 10mph because I could not see a thing. Really mother nature?
Quoting 534. Doppler22:

Holy crap... What month is this?!?! Here in York County, PA it is snowing like crazy!! I had to drive 10mph because I could not see a thing. Really mother nature?
we did that this am at 7
Quoting rod2635:


http://www.wunderground.com/climate/extremes.asp

this should bring you to the map. maybe this is no longer operational.

It's not you. I don't know if that is some kind of leftover from the previous site or what. When I select anything for a station near Montgomery, I get a text box in the lower left corner of my screen called "wui.log" that shows:

7:30:45 PM.337error
7:30:48 PM.780error
7:30:48 PM.783error
This error repeats with an updated time each time I select anything on that page. I never used it before, so I don't know how it used to behave, but the page is a total wreck now, and nothing works right. The page address in Classic returns a page not found error, so this was something that was added the "old new" site but got left behind on the "new new" site. Wow, how confusing.
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
millions

Do you actually get to see those numbers, Keep? I really would be interested in something like the record number ever viewing this blog at one time. I guess it really could be millions.

Quoting 531. Dakster:




I hate to trump sar on this one, but my friend's father owned a Ford Dealership on Long Island.  He brought us in at night and showed us the Edsel, (which was covered) before the big unveiling the next morning.  I believe it was in 1957.
Quoting 534. Doppler22:

Holy crap... What month is this?!?! Here in York County, PA it is snowing like crazy!! I had to drive 10mph because I could not see a thing. Really mother nature?


Best to drive slow and stay out of the ditches....
Quoting 534. Doppler22:

Holy crap... What month is this?!?! Here in York County, PA it is snowing like crazy!! I had to drive 10mph because I could not see a thing. Really mother nature?

Snowed here in Asheville the last few hours too. Only flurries though.
Quoting Dakster:



Turned 68 in February. Amazingly, I can still see, walk, drive, and most of my parts still work. I always thought my grandfather was about 68. It was quite a shock to turn into my grandfather. :-)
Love the new logo, Guys and gals! I am going to miss the little people at work - very cute idea. :)
Since none of us can tell who's on Chat at the bottom of this page anymore, I'm just going to let y'all know I'll be in chatroom right now:

http://www.wunderground.com/community/chat.asp
Love the redesign for the quick assessment of short term conditions that are possible at a glance and the overall way the main page works. Very nice new Logo too. Best graphic depiction I've seen to predict local weather conditions for those that work or play outdoors, and to plan a schedule for the week that can be easily modified as changes occur.
Can anyone recommend a good starter weather station to link to wu? There are so many choices I have no idea. Would prefer not to spend more than 500
Quoting Grothar:

I hate to trump sar on this one, but my friend's father owned a Ford Dealership on Long Island.  He brought us in at night and showed us the Edsel, (which was covered) before the big unveiling the next morning.  I believe it was in 1957.

You rat! Yep, the "official" big day was September 4, 1957, the Wednesday before Labor Day. I remember it well because we had an Edsel dealer only a block down the street. I remember peering through the windows wondering what this "all new" car was going to look like. When they finally took off the sheet, my first thought was this thing was a Mercury with a weird grill. What a disappointment for an 11 year old kid that loved cars. Turned out the adults didn't like it much either. :-)
Mix of rain and snow while walking the dogs in Riverdale MD at 9PM EDT Visible snowflakes on cartops melting fast.
Quoting 517. Climate175:

Link Watch this hypothetical season animation of the 2014 Hurricane Season.


Would be an awesome and destructive season.
Quoting Krycek1984:
Can anyone recommend a good starter weather station to link to wu? There are so many choices I have no idea. Would prefer not to spend more than 500

The AcuRite model 01036 with an 8" color display is the best value out there in a complete weather station at a reasonable cost. If comes with everything you need to hook it up to your computer and WU. Check it out here. I've had an earlier version with the monochrome screen for about two years and have been very pleased with it. Whatever you do, don't buy anything with The Weather Channel name on it. I hate to say that, being that I'm on a forum owned by them, but their weather station is a promotional item made by Oregon Scientific, and it's below even OS's usual low standards.
It is snowing outside...

Capital Weather Gang %u200F@capitalweather 31m
Much of area has changed to sleet and snow, but storm ending. A brief dusting at most on grass/decks
Quoting 550. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


The El-Nino cometh...The only thing that could stop it now is the Anti-Nino..:)
Quoting 547. Krycek1984:

Can anyone recommend a good starter weather station to link to wu? There are so many choices I have no idea. Would prefer not to spend more than 500
I highly suggest this one its a good station simple to operate does exactly what you want in the manner of minutes

here is a link of one from there you can decide

Link

check out the vid at the bottom for a nice walk through

I also own the unit and transmitting

Quoting 553. washingtonian115:

It is snowing outside...

Capital Weather Gang %u200F@capitalweather 31m
Much of area has changed to sleet and snow, but storm ending. A brief dusting at most on grass/decks

cars trees grass
pavement and sidewalks are too warm
Quoting 547. Krycek1984:
Can anyone recommend a good starter weather station to link to wu? There are so many choices I have no idea. Would prefer not to spend more than 500


You get what you pay for.

Davis Vantage Vue.

And buy it from a REPUTABLE dealer.

Everything else is just a glorified rock-on-a-string.
Quoting 460. CybrTeddy:

So, here are some of my pictures of the total lunar eclipse if anyone was wondering!


That is really nice! Would you consider uploading them to Wikipedia? Instructions are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:April_2014_luna r_eclipse#Gallery_instructions
Quoting 555. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
I highly suggest this one its a good station simple to operate does exactly what you want in the manner of minutes

here is a link of one from there you can decide

Link

check out the vid at the bottom for a nice walk through

I also own the unit and transmitting



It's out of stock, keep. And gonna be that way for a while. Gee- it looks a lot like the Davis Vantage Vue! I wonder why?
My initial thought on the new look is "garish". (looks up garish) Yes that's the right word. But I need to give it some time to see if it grows on me, as we probably all do.
Quoting 518. Patrap:




...or Mississippi. Brrrrr. Go away, cold.
Quoting 556. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


cars trees grass
pavement and sidewalks are too warm
Your wrong Keep.Some places are already reporting a dusting.Still impressive we see the white stuff falling from the sky this late in the season in the never ending winter it seems..
The "Show Best" algorithm doesn't seem to be working properly, e.g. it does not show comment 460 which has 16 upvotes. And the hidden comments take up to much space. Definitely would like a comment box both at top and bottom.
Quoting 552. sar2401:


The AcuRite model 01036 with an 8" color display is the best value out there in a complete weather station at a reasonable cost. If comes with everything you need to hook it up to your computer and WU. Check it out here. I've had an earlier version with the monochrome screen for about two years and have been very pleased with it. Whatever you do, don't buy anything with The Weather Channel name on it. I hate to say that, being that I'm on a forum owned by them, but their weather station is a promotional item made by Oregon Scientific, and it's below even OS's usual low standards.


I got my first weather station in Junior high that had TWC name on it, and it worked great and was quite accurate. My parents house being really close to an official weather station, I always got accurate temps and humidity readings that matched area stations. My anemometer for the weather station also worked really great, it failed though unfortunately in hurricane Jeanne in 2004 after a peak gust to 78 mph.

Honestly though, I don't think that was anemometer having a poor design, a lot of official stations fail with similar conditions. We had many hours of very strong winds in Frances and Jeanne. Also the weather station was pretty cheap, around 200, so it was its money's worth.

I'm not so sure about the whole "Don't buy anything with The Weather Channel name on it". My experience is that there is nothing wrong with it.
Quoting 560. aquak9:



It's out of stock, keep. And gonna be that way for a while. Gee- it looks a lot like the Davis Vantage Vue! I wonder why?

I am please with the unit works good the davis is a good station the best don't get me wrong but it needs to upgrade the base maybe and be able to operate wireless without no extra costs I was going to spring for a davis but then I found out there were extras for what I wanted it to do

any reason why there out of stock I don't follow the business all that close
Quoting 550. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:




Yikes, BOOM...
Quoting 563. washingtonian115:

Your wrong Keep.Some places are already reporting a dusting.Still impressive we see the white stuff falling from the sky this late in the season in the never ending winter it seems..
just a couple of days then slow warming again
Quoting 568. PedleyCA:



Yikes, BOOM...


EPAC season will be very busy. Maybe some threats to Southern California?
Snowing pretty steady here in the berkshires 74° yesterday and snow today Love It.
Some pictures I got of the dynamic weather over the past couple days. Can't wait for some more seasonal temps and weather for a little while.

Severe t-storm passing to my north on Saturday-

Non-thunderstorm wind damage (gusts up to 60 MPH for a short time) from Monday-


Snowfall from this morning-
In a week we should have a poll to see who like the new blog layout and who prefers the old way... 

fair enough, keep-

just shop around, and don't buy from a no-name dealer.
well it's a wintry mix here, and it's halfway to may.
mother nature get everything together.. please..
i'm glad i got some pictures of everything blooming yesterday while i could
anyways i tried uploading those pics, it's been like a few hours and they still are pending approval.. approvers must be asleep or something.. lol
Quoting 547. Krycek1984:

Can anyone recommend a good starter weather station to link to wu? There are so many choices I have no idea. Would prefer not to spend more than 500

Davis Vantage Pro 2 is hands down the most reliable and accurate kit for its price range. The base kit is under $500 if I remember correctly. You can upgrade it later to a wireless anemometer (the anemometer should ideally be placed as high as possible in an open area, which is NOT the ideal place for the rain gauge and temp sensor. The solar aspirated version os most accurate but would put you over just over $500. IMNSHO it should be the official WX station of WU.
--EDIT--
Also, whatever you do DO NOT buy anything from Oregon Scientific. They are hands down the worst. Just look for anomalous dew points and over 90% of the time they will be from the faulty hygrometer of the OS WMR-968.
Quoting 574. aquak9:

fair enough, keep-

just shop around, and don't buy from a no-name dealer.


I already got ws 1000 up on the roof so far so good see how it does

been running now since march 17th no issues



Quoting 534. Doppler22:

Holy crap... What month is this?!?! Here in York County, PA it is snowing like crazy!! I had to drive 10mph because I could not see a thing. Really mother nature?


It was snowing like crazy here too. It ended about 10 minutes ago or so. I'm beginning to thing that we will never see full spring....ever...

Quoting 550. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:




Dang, Keep.  I was just going to post that.


Quoting 575. Articuno:

well it's a wintry mix here, and it's halfway to may.
mother nature get everything together.. please..
i'm glad i got some pictures of everything blooming yesterday while i could
anyways i tried uploading those pics, it's been like a few hours and they still are pending approval.. approvers must be asleep or something.. lol
we could see snow in may never know
Hey Grothar, check this out...

http://www.csmonitor.com/1980/1029/102939.html
Quoting 580. Grothar:


Dang, Keep.  I was just going to post that.



getting a little warm almost hot maybe super hot gonna be interesting to see what type of weather it brings
looks like a calm week, with no major tropical systems, and not much severe weather in the US

Quoting 582. PedleyCA:

Hey Grothar, check this out...

http://www.csmonitor.com/1980/1029/102939.html
Wow.  See, you can't believe everything you read.  youve got mail
well i return the surface 2 tablet and i got me this


here is the laptop I have it all so has the best reviews


Link


this is my 1st 4th gen i5 core laptop and I got it for $200 off wish was $499 the norml price wish was $699 so I olny had two pay a $60 in the price


lake effect snows off the ice free lakes
Quoting 587. Tazmanian:

well i return the surface 2 tablet and i got me this


here is the laptop I have it all so has the best reviews


Link


this is my 1st 4th gen i5 core laptop and I got it for $200 off wish was $499 the norml price wish was $699 so I olny had two pay a $60 in the price
Congratulations Taz!!!! That's nifty! It looks so high tech with all the buttons and stuff.
Quoting 588. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



lake effect snows off the ice free lakes




I thought that was awful fast.....
593. DougL
Good looking web page, great job!
Quoting 590. Llamaluvr:

Congratulations Taz!!!! That's nifty! It looks so high tech with all the buttons and stuff.




thanks
Quoting Grothar:


Rocket Fuel!!!!
Quoting wxchaser97:
Some pictures I got of the dynamic weather over the past couple days. Can't wait for some more seasonal temps and weather for a little while.

Severe t-storm passing to my north on Saturday-

Non-thunderstorm wind damage (gusts up to 60 MPH for a short time) from Monday-


Snowfall from this morning-

There you go. Three seasons in three days. That's one reason I got out of Cleveland while the getting was good.
Quoting Dakster:
In a week we should have a poll to see who like the new blog layout and who prefers the old way... 


In my unscientific poll. everyone with less than 5 posts per year of membership loves it. The rest are either neutral or hate it. I'm pretty sure the "creatives" won't care how a poll among users comes out.
Sad story that one:

!!! Killing of environmental activists rises globally

"As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him."
It is as if a bunch of sock puppets are posting the love notes. Who knows who these guys are?
Quoting Jedkins01:


I got my first weather station in Junior high that had TWC name on it, and it worked great and was quite accurate. My parents house being really close to an official weather station, I always got accurate temps and humidity readings that matched area stations. My anemometer for the weather station also worked really great, it failed though unfortunately in hurricane Jeanne in 2004 after a peak gust to 78 mph.

Honestly though, I don't think that was anemometer having a poor design, a lot of official stations fail with similar conditions. We had many hours of very strong winds in Frances and Jeanne. Also the weather station was pretty cheap, around 200, so it was its money's worth.

I'm not so sure about the whole "Don't buy anything with The Weather Channel name on it". My experience is that there is nothing wrong with it.

Back then, there was nothing wrong with it. Fast forward to today and TWC's name is on some very low priced and low quality weather stations.
Quoting 598. bappit:

Sad story that one:

!!! Killing of environmental activists rises globally

"As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him."
crazy
Quoting bappit:
It is as if a bunch of sock puppets are posting the love notes. Who knows who these guys are?

Not that this could really happen, but I did wonder if the webbies would know how to program post bots. I'm sure that's not the case though...
I just object to the font. It is a poor choice.

I see lots of web sites and lots of fonts. This one is bad.
Quoting 598. bappit:

Sad story that one:

!!! Killing of environmental activists rises globally

"As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him."
Evening all.... seems like "citizens" with guns have been using them to "protect" themselves against the wild bandits who are trying to protect the environment a whole lot of late.....
Quoting 603. bappit:

I just object to the font. It is a poor choice.

I see lots of web sites and lots of fonts. This one is bad.
I already commented about the iIl problem. If they could change what's visible in the comment box I prolly could live with it on the actual page.
Quoting BahaHurican:
Evening all.... seems like "citizens" with guns have been using them to "protect" themselves against the wild bandits who are trying to protect the environment a whole lot of late.....

Was that on Fox?
Quoting 596. sar2401:


There you go. Three seasons in three days. That's one reason I got out of Cleveland while the getting was good.

As crazy as it was, I did like it. Well, minus the damage/power loss part. Still, it was amazing to experience such a change in a short period of time. This is probably why I wouldn't be able to live in Florida or S California, it's just not dynamic enough for me. Yes, Florida gets hurricanes, but I can't live with no snow.
Quoting 606. bappit:


Was that on Fox?
Dunno. I heard some wild story about some guy out west saying he should have the right to take away the guns of federal officers who told him he couldn't graze his cattle on gov't land just because he felt like it.... I thought you had to have some kind of permit or something to use federal lands like that. Goes along with some of the stories from other parts of the world where poachers have killed research scientists who encounter them while illegally hunting protected wildlife...
U.S. tornado activity is beginning to slip to near-record low levels again. Long-range guidance shows a pretty active pattern (possibly?) with a mean trough in the West.

Isaac are you happy with your snowfall seasonal total yet?
Best picture I've seen yet.

As everyone knows, Detroit moved to #1 in their snowfall rankings. Cincinnati moved up to #2.

Snow in Central Park now. Hmmmmmm..

New York City:

1) 75.6 IN. 1995-1996
2) 63.2 IN. 1947-1948
3) 61.9 IN. 2010-2011
4) 60.4 IN. 1922-1923
5) 60.3 IN. 1872-1873
6) 57.8 IN. 1874-1875
7) 57.4 IN. 2013-2014

#6 looks quite doable. #5 & 4 would be pushing it, but possible.
Quoting 611. BaltimoreBrian:

Isaac are you happy with your snowfall seasonal total yet?
Yes I am! I am now ready for warmer temps and stormy skies.
Quoting wxchaser97:
Yes I am! I am now ready for warmer temps and stormy skies.
I thought you were holding out for 100"! ;)

I'm in chat.

Check out 1883 also!
Snowing at a pretty good clip in NYC. I have to admit, I'm more than a little jealous. Still 70F and sticky here, after the frontal passage.
Quoting BahaHurican:
Dunno. I heard some wild story about some guy out west saying he should have the right to take away the guns of federal officers who told him he couldn't graze his cattle on gov't land just because he felt like it.... I thought you had to have some kind of permit or something to use federal lands like that. Goes along with some of the stories from other parts of the world where poachers have killed research scientists who encounter them while illegally hunting protected wildlife...

It's a much more complicated story than you've probably heard about on the typical one minute sound bite. This rancher has been grazing his cattle on federal lands that have been open to grazing for about 80 years. The federal government stepped in to take over the land as a wildlife refuge for the desert tortoise about 25 years ago. The federal government wanted the rancher to continue paying the grazing fees on about 200,000 acres of land even though he was only allowed to use 10,000 acres of land. He refused to pay the grazing fees until the use of the land was restored. This is not lush pasture, this is the Nevada desert, where one cow requires 5 acres to graze. The area of his ranch (Bunkerville NV) has a large underground aquifer, and it's one of the few places in southern Nevada with enough water to sustain livestock and other agriculture.

At one time, there were about 40 ranchers in this valley. The rancher in question was the last one still operating because the federal government made more and more land off limits to protect the tortoise. That was a noble goal, and it succeeded. It succeeded so well that federal wildlife agents have been euthanizing tortoises because they will only eat certain grasses and shrubs, and the population had reached a point where they were literally eating themselves out of house and home. Federal wildlife biologists have estimated that a sustainable population of tortoises needed about 15% of the land currently set aside for them, but the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials still refused to restore grazing rights.

The confrontation resulted from the BLM's decision to seize cattle from this rancher as a penalty for not paying grazing fees on land he couldn't use for grazing. The court order gave them the right to seize cattle on BLM land, but the cattle they began to seize were on the acknowledged private property of the rancher. In addition it illegally seizing the cattle in violation of the court order, the BLM went ahead with the plan knowing this might provoke an armed confrontation with the rancher and citizens who were supporting him. The rancher's lawyers were in federal court to get an injunction against the illegal seizure, and there was no reason for the BLM not to wait until the the court ruled on that point. Cooler heads finally prevailed, and the federal officers decided to leave the area rather than risk an all out gun battle.

As a former police officer, I have mixed feelings about this case. The best thing for all parties concerned would have been to solve this issue in court. We had incidents where our negotiators spent as much as 72 hours trying to get a peaceful end to a hostage standoff with a murderer. It certainly seems like negotiations on the part of the federal officers would have been preferable to a show of force. In the United States, a citizen has the right to resist an unlawful arrest by a peace officer, and BLM and other federal officers were attempting to arrest the rancher and his cattle. They may also resist the unlawful entry on private property without a warrant or probable cause. The violation the rancher is accused of is a misdemeanor, and misdemeanor arrests do not give a peace officer the right to use deadly force. While many of the citizens were armed, as is their right, it was federal officers who were advancing with drawn weapons. Some of those citizens are undoubtedly irresponsible hotheads, and the behavior of the federal officers was bound to provoke them. You can't control what the hotheads do, but you can control what your own officers do. I can only wonder who was in charge of this operation and why they chose the route they did to attempt to effect an arrest.

Now we find out that all the federal land surrounding this rancher's property was part of a deal to be leased to a Chinese solar power company. That land includes the area supposedly needed to protect the "endangered" desert tortoise. If that deal goes through, this rancher is done for. Much of the town of Bunkerville is done for, as well as other farmers in the area, since the solar plant will use up most of the water in the aquifer. The Chinese solar company needs the federal lands because they need water to run the steam plants used to produce electricity from the heat produced by the solar plant. It also turns out the company brokering this deal happens to be owned by the son of Harry Reid, a United States Senator that represents Nevada. I don't know the details of the deal, but one has to be at least a little suspicious that being the son of one of the most powerful Senators in the country might have given him a leg up on negotiating for the lease of these federal lands. Given the area involved, the protection of the desert tortoise is suspect at best as a reason to dispossess this rancher of what he and his family used for over 80 years while paying substantial sums to the federal government for that right.

As I said, this is much more complicated than it appears on the surface.
Well, today is the 3rd year anniversary of that horrible tornado outbreak in North Carolina. April 16 is the date that I'll never forget for so many reasons and also why I want to become a meteorologist. RIP to those who died on that day.
Very heavy snow over NYC. But will it stick?

From Houston NWS FO discussion:

A COLD NIGHT ON TAP...EXCELLENT RADIATIONAL COOLING IS ALREADY OCCURRING. WATER VAPOR AND GPS DATA ALL INDICATING THE EXTREMELY DRY AIRMASS. PW <.20" WITH CALM WINDS AND A CHILLY AIRMASS SO EXPECT TEMPS TO FALL INTO THE LOWER TO MID 30S INLAND...UPPER 30S TO AROUND 40 IN THE METROPLEX.

FROST WILL BE POSSIBLE AT MANY SITES NORTH OF THE HOUSTON METRO AREA.
622. flsky
From Snopes re the Nevada rancher:
Link
Beat me to it flsky
Quoting 622. flsky:

From Snopes re the Nevada rancher:
Link


I usually investigate things for myself first before commenting, nearly got burned by rumors on the interwebs, hence my deleted comment, whoops :)
Quoting 624. Jedkins01:



I usually investigate things for myself first before commenting, nearly got burned by rumors on the interwebs, hence my deleted comment, whoops :)


Smart man. :]
Bring back the happy sun.
Quoting flsky:
From Snopes re the Nevada rancher:
Link

I won't get into a dispute about the Scopes account here. I have read it previously, and Snopes has not properly investigated the water use and rights issues. There also numerous errors regarding Bundy's negotiations with the government grazing rights issues. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but read a pretty well researched story here, watch the video, and you can decide if there's more to this story than what's generally being told.
sar: I have read several accounts of the confrontation in Nevada, and your account makes assurtions that I had not seen before. Could you please favor us with citations for the claims you make? Thanks
Quoting 612. TropicalAnalystwx13:

Best picture I've seen yet.



Do you have a url to the full-size version of this photo?
Quoting ACSeattle:
sar: I have read several accounts of the confrontation in Nevada, and your account makes assurtions that I had not seen before. Could you please favor us with citations for the claims you make? Thanks

No, I will not. I have already given one link to a story I consider well researched. Type "Bundy Ranch Nevada" in Google and you'll find hundreds of stories about this. Read some of them and make your own decision. This is far off the subjects normally discussed on this blog, and I've already written more than I should. I'll have no further comment.
631. flsky
Too much agenda going on at "SCG News" to take them as a reliable source. Ho Hum.
Quoting 627. sar2401:


I won't get into a dispute about the Scopes account here. I have read it previously, and Snopes has not properly investigated the water use and rights issues. There also numerous errors regarding Bundy's negotiations with the government grazing rights issues. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but read a pretty well researched story here, watch the video, and you can decide if there's more to this story than what's generally being told.
Regarding the Bundy Ranch mess:
The truth is likely somewhere between what everyone is saying.  Both sides have fairly strong reasons to promote their agenda in the court of public opinion, which means embellishments aren't just likely - they are guaranteed.  
As sar suggested - best thing for everyone to do is read a variety of news items regarding the situation, look into any possible biases, and make your own opinion (knowing full good and well that nearly everyone will disagree with you on some point).  
I am staying with the classic format the new one is to complicate. I cannot see pictures and I need to click almost every comment as most appear hide.
Quoting 622. flsky:

From Snopes re the Nevada rancher:
Link
Interesting. I guess the rancher figures grazing his cows is more important than saving the tortoise. I'm not clear on how the tortoise is endangered by the cows, but still... this comes across as more of a money story than the guy in Thailand. Anyway, it's a lot more interesting a story than it first appeared.
Quoting 633. allancalderini:

I am staying with the classic format the new one is to complicate. I cannot see pictures and I need to click almost every comment as most appear hide.
Sounds like you need to reset your filter. Also check the [show pictures] option on your browser to see if it is properly set. The new format has a lot of white space, but you should still be able to see pics.
Hello,

I was wondering if the Updated Community Blog Post feature will be available on this new format? For example: Cloudyinthewest commented on their own blog 55 seconds ago, and so on.

Dave
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MARINE
AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AS
A FRONT STALLS ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD
BE STRONG TO SEVERE AND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY
WINDS...ISOLATED TORNADOES...HEAVY RAINS...AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING
STRIKES.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS WILL
CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS
ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MARINE AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

JELSEMA
As we slowly rolled out the features of the new web site over the past two weeks, our logo has gone through the transformations seen here.

Completely without many of us noticing.

I have often wondered how much time, effort and money organizations spend on such re-design activities. It clearly is important to those within, but, frankly it is a mystery to many of those of us without.

Yes, the new logo is, well, new.

I do hope that this in some way helps to achieve whatever it was hoped that redoing something which was fine is expected to achieve.

Ah, I just realised that, this blog is the only part of the new site that I use, as for wx I use classic.wug because that format presents more information in a more compact and usable format than the new/current site. The logo has not changed there (except for the browser tab icon]

Thank you for continuing to support classic.wug and wish you well with the new logo.

Down here at my location in Fort Myers we got 0.0" of rain from the last system.
Some how we completely missed out on the rain.
Good morning.

Maybe a more definite trend towards warming at Nino 3.4?

I'm on the classic site..and I'm gonna stay here!
lol
Quoting JrWeathermanFL:
I'm on the classic site..and I'm gonna stay here!
lol


Same here! Its really basic and easy to browse around the Classic site. I also prefer classic Nintendo over the new game systems with 15 different buttons on the controllers, the good ole 'A' and 'B' buttons and directions keys on the original Nintendo, life was good.
was the sunken korean boat weather related?
Warming up in the mid west next week


I picked up 1.42" at my house yesterday with over 2" at my work 7 miles away. This storm yesterday packed a punch with tremendous lightning.
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Quoting 638. panzerfaust:

As we slowly rolled out the features of the new web site over the past two weeks, our logo has gone through the transformations seen here.

Completely without many of us noticing.

I have often wondered how much time, effort and money organizations spend on such re-design activities. It clearly is important to those within, but, frankly it is a mystery to many of those of us without.

Yes, the new logo is, well, new.

I do hope that this in some way helps to achieve whatever it was hoped that redoing something which was fine is expected to achieve.

Ah, I just realised that, this blog is the only part of the new site that I use, as for wx I use classic.wug because that format presents more information in a more compact and usable format than the new/current site. The logo has not changed there (except for the browser tab icon]

Thank you for continuing to support classic.wug and wish you well with the new logo.


I imagine TPTB know that not everyone cares about or appreciates art, or style, or creativity, or a little showmanship. But many of us--including myself--do. To me, the new logo looks better every time I see it; WU is obviously pleased with it, so who can blame them for having a little fun with it?

I despise using classic; it's such a heavy, sluggish, ugly throwback to the earlier internet. I don't like that I'm still forced to use it with my iPad (as of this morning), but I'm hoping they'll get that taken care of soon...
Looking like a complete deluge across FL later this week and this weekend as a low cuts off over FL and there are indications that some areas could see up to 8" of rain.



All the snow has melted from last night.
This is from a lightning strike yesterday.. At one point lightning was striking nearly every second for about 15 minutes over Downtown Orlando.

Quoting StormTrackerScott:
I picked up 1.42" at my house yesterday with over 2" at my work 7 miles away. This storm yesterday packed a punch with tremendous lightning.


April showers bring May flowers. We live in the lightning capital of the world so its expected :0)
Here's one of the lightning pic courtesy of news13.


Here's a view from Downtown Orlando yesterday. It was raining so hard that you literally couldn't see anything.

This new beta site is jumpy. For whatever reason the WPC map posted twice and I can't get rid of it. IMO the Classic is better.
Well done and still the best weather site available!!!
Gulf a little cold, but Caribbean is bursting with warmth.
Quoting 651. StormWx:



April showers bring May flowers. We live in the lightning capital of the world so its expected :0)


Not hardly. This is from Wiki:

The place where lightning occurs most often (according to the data from 2004 to 2005) is near the small village of Kifuka in the mountains of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo,[7] where the elevation is around 975 metres (3,200 ft). On average this region receives 158 lightning strikes per 1 square kilometer (0.39 sq mi) a year.[3]

Above the Catatumbo river, which feeds Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, Catatumbo lightning flashes several times per minute, 140 to 160 nights per year, accounting for about 25% of the world's production of upper-atmospheric ozone. Singapore has one of the highest rates of lightning activity in the world.[8] The city of Teresina in northern Brazil has the third-highest rate of occurrences of lightning strikes in the world. The surrounding region is referred to as the Chapada do Corisco ("Flash Lightning Flatlands").[9]

In the US, Central Florida sees more lightning than any other area. For example, in what is called "Lightning Alley", an area from Tampa, to Orlando, there are as many as 50 strikes per 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (about 20 per 1 km2 or 0.39 sq mi) per year.[10][11] The Empire State Building is struck by lightning on average 23 times each year, and was once struck 8 times in 24 minutes.[12]

So, they get 8 times the lightning in Congo, compared to Florida.
This is Saturday evening and this cutoff off low is expected to still be over FL. Could be some hail on Saturday with all this cold air aloft.

I'm really enjoying the redesign. Very well done. Much more usable information organized very logically, easy to navigate, and visually very interesting. Kudos to the entire team. This is why I'll keep coming back.

Thanks!
Quoting 655. StormTrackerScott:

This new beta site is jumpy. For whatever reason the WPC map posted twice and I can't get rid of it. IMO the Classic is better.




this is no longer a beta site it is now live
Looks like this El-Nino pattern is already firmly entrenched across the US.

Quoting 612. TropicalAnalystwx13:

Best picture I've seen yet.


Nice picture, though there's clearly something wrong with it. The moon's apparent motion across the sky--that is, its path--wouldn't and couldn't ever show a curve; that could only happen if the earth's spin suddenly developed a north/south component. ;-) So my guess is a little too much Photoshop*. But, still, a pretty picture...

* - To which the photographer admits: "Once the eclipse was over, I combined all the phases with the landscape image to create the final composition."
This moisture that's heading to FL later this week is originating from the Central Pacific. Pineapple Express over FL? Sure looks that way.




Oh I like this new layout. It's easy on the eyes, gives a general impression in a single glance yet has more detailed info then any previous layout. This is great!
Quoting yonzabam:


Not hardly. This is from Wiki:

The place where lightning occurs most often (according to the data from 2004 to 2005) is near the small village of Kifuka in the mountains of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo,[7] where the elevation is around 975 metres (3,200 ft). On average this region receives 158 lightning strikes per 1 square kilometer (0.39 sq mi) a year.[3]

Above the Catatumbo river, which feeds Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, Catatumbo lightning flashes several times per minute, 140 to 160 nights per year, accounting for about 25% of the world's production of upper-atmospheric ozone. Singapore has one of the highest rates of lightning activity in the world.[8] The city of Teresina in northern Brazil has the third-highest rate of occurrences of lightning strikes in the world. The surrounding region is referred to as the Chapada do Corisco ("Flash Lightning Flatlands").[9]

In the US, Central Florida sees more lightning than any other area. For example, in what is called "Lightning Alley", an area from Tampa, to Orlando, there are as many as 50 strikes per 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (about 20 per 1 km2 or 0.39 sq mi) per year.[10][11] The Empire State Building is struck by lightning on average 23 times each year, and was once struck 8 times in 24 minutes.[12]

So, they get 8 times the lightning in Congo, compared to Florida.


Probably should have said 'of the United States'. Thanks for the info though, didnt know about that place in the Congo.
I'll admit that I really hated the last overhaul. Just never warmed up to it. I am really liking this round however! Back to having a nice, easy to read table with the forecast - high, low, precip and conditions graphic. Easy to see the upcoming conditions at a glance. Radar up at the top with a concise current conditions table. Well done, making a looooong time user (telnet from a VAX!) very happy.

Quoting 666. StormWx:



Probably should have said 'of the United States'. Thanks for the info though, didnt know about that place in the Congo.

Second place isn't bad though. Some years though we do get the #1 ranking depending on how the ITCZ is acting over Africa. 
Quoting 670. StormTrackerScott:


# Selfie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdemFfbS5H0



Scott..its too early in the morning for that..:)..I need more coffee to listen to that kind of music..
Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says

Excerpt:

"Florida has been just lucky, quite frankly, because we've had periods in the past where we've gone many years without hurricane landfalls. But the hurricanes have always come back to Florida and they will again," Knabb said Tuesday during an interview at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando where topics varied from pre-storm satellite data to post-event debris removal.

Quoting 671. ncstorm:



Scott..its too early in the morning for that..:)..I need more coffee to listen to that kind of music..

How's this? #Dime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB-awm6vsd0
well compared to yesterdays warm temps this 52 degree's here with a breeze is feeling mighty cold...hopefully this will be the last shot until next fall...my neighbor said he has had enough of this....he's moving to florida LOL
Quoting 658. yonzabam:



Not hardly. This is from Wiki:

The place where lightning occurs most often (according to the data from 2004 to 2005) is near the small village of Kifuka in the mountains of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo,[7] where the elevation is around 975 metres (3,200 ft). On average this region receives 158 lightning strikes per 1 square kilometer (0.39 sq mi) a year.[3]

Above the Catatumbo river, which feeds Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, Catatumbo lightning flashes several times per minute, 140 to 160 nights per year, accounting for about 25% of the world's production of upper-atmospheric ozone. Singapore has one of the highest rates of lightning activity in the world.[8] The city of Teresina in northern Brazil has the third-highest rate of occurrences of lightning strikes in the world. The surrounding region is referred to as the Chapada do Corisco ("Flash Lightning Flatlands").[9]

In the US, Central Florida sees more lightning than any other area. For example, in what is called "Lightning Alley", an area from Tampa, to Orlando, there are as many as 50 strikes per 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (about 20 per 1 km2 or 0.39 sq mi) per year.[10][11] The Empire State Building is struck by lightning on average 23 times each year, and was once struck 8 times in 24 minutes.[12]

So, they get 8 times the lightning in Congo, compared to Florida.



And it makes sense, before I knew this as a kid, I always estimated that parts of the equatorial tropics must get even a lot more lightning than here in Florida, because in such regions, its "summer all year long". The deep tropics have a pattern like Florida, strong thunderstorms feeding off massive amounts of moisture and extremely high CAPE but only more amplified and longer lasting, almost year long in some places.
Quoting 672. nrtiwlnvragn:

Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says

Excerpt:

"Florida has been just lucky, quite frankly, because we've had periods in the past where we've gone many years without hurricane landfalls. But the hurricanes have always come back to Florida and they will again," Knabb said Tuesday during an interview at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando where topics varied from pre-storm satellite data to post-event debris removal.
yes florida sticks out in the water like a sore thumb,right in the general path of the storms,our turn surely will come again...this season i guess we really need to pay attention to any gulf forming storms..local met said the atlantic is cold,so we have months before any form out there..
Quoting 673. StormTrackerScott:



How's this? #Dime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB-awm6vsd0


looking at the Ying Yang twins before coffee isn't a better option either..
Quoting 650. StormTrackerScott:

This is from a lightning strike yesterday.. At one point lightning was striking nearly every second for about 15 minutes over Downtown Orlando.




Sounds like summer thunderstorms. It makes sense as yesterday's moisture and surface CAPE was a lot like yesterday. Lots of lightning I've found after reading through some meteorology is maximized by high surface CAPE and high dew points.

Yesterday's CAPE exceeded 3400 J/kg yesterday in Orlando, and dewpoints were around 70, and the PW was around 2 inches.

All the other parameters were not favorable for severe weather, but the SPC took notice of the high CAPE which is why they issued a last minute slight risk.
Quoting 653. StormTrackerScott:

Here's a view from Downtown Orlando yesterday. It was raining so hard that you literally couldn't see anything.


yes the rain sure was amazing yesterday, so much rain is so short a time..had a small river flowing down my street..i dont listen to the official rainfall totals anymore..there's no gauge near me and any rain coming off the gulf dumps it here before reaching a gauge gee..
Quoting 674. LargoFl:

well compared to yesterdays warm temps this 52 degree's here with a breeze is feeling mighty cold...hopefully this will be the last shot until next fall...my neighbor said he has had enough of this....he's moving to florida LOL



Low 40's here in Tallahassee and I had to get up at 6 for an 8 AM class. Its disgusting, I am over the cold, thankfully it will be gone by tomorrow as tonight's lows will be much warmer, good riddance.. lol

These are well below normal temps sandwiched in after 2 weeks of mostly above average temps, weird stuff...
2 more weeks until May.. This is likely the last cold shot in the 40s and 30s until October. Warm weather is coming and here to stay!
Friday here might be a washout once again..is our hmmm dry season over yet?.........
Quoting 682. LargoFl:

Friday here might be a washout once again..is our hmmm dry season over yet?.........



FL may not even have a dry season this year with EL nino comeing
well here's the 7day for tampa bay area...nice weekend coming up they say.............
more rain april 22 per GFS............................................... ...........
Never went all the way to snow last night, just a mix.

Dodged an advection freeze bullet in College Park Md. 31F. Hard crust of ice on flowerpot soils but little freeze damage so far. Peas, lettuce, potatoes, onions, broccoli and budding citrus all look fine. Tomatoes, corn transplants and the tropical fig tree (80 pounds!) are inside and safe.

Next threat is radiation freeze tonight
Quoting 680. Jedkins01:




Low 40's here in Tallahassee and I had to get up at 6 for an 8 AM class. Its disgusting, I am over the cold, thankfully it will be gone by tomorrow as tonight's lows will be much warmer, good riddance.. lol

These are well below normal temps sandwiched in after 2 weeks of mostly above average temps, weird stuff...


31 in College Park MD with wind. Forgot to turn on the furnace last night after at least remembering to turn off the AC yesterday morning to allow some heat to build up. The house was below 60 this morning. I hoped to be done with heating for this season
Quoting 686. georgevandenberghe:

Never went all the way to snow last night, just a mix.

Dodged an advection freeze bullet in College Park Md. 31F. Hard crust of ice on flowerpot soils but little freeze damage so far. Peas, lettuce, potatoes, onions, broccoli and budding citrus all look fine. Tomatoes, corn transplants and the tropical fig tree (80 pounds!) are inside and safe.

Next threat is radiation freeze tonight
We should be safe after tonight, this is most likely gonna be the last big freeze of the season, really after Mother's Day.
Quoting 681. Climate175:

2 more weeks until May.. This is likely the last cold shot in the 40s and 30s until October. Warm weather is coming and here to stay!

Hope so. But then again we had snow last year in early May. Got to 29F this morning at my place and 18F yesterday morning. This in a "protected" valley of Northwest Arkansas.
Quoting 672. nrtiwlnvragn:

Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says

Excerpt:

"Florida has been just lucky, quite frankly, because we've had periods in the past where we've gone many years without hurricane landfalls. But the hurricanes have always come back to Florida and they will again," Knabb said Tuesday during an interview at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando where topics varied from pre-storm satellite data to post-event debris removal.


Go back to post #407. What do you think about that new policy by NHC?
Quoting 691. Tropicsweatherpr:



Go back to post #407. What do you think about that new policy by NHC?



wish is ?
Big rains on the way!!
Why do you keep on harassing Storm Tracker Scott StormWx? What's the deal with that?
More freeze warnings out for the CONUS today. Global Warming, oh yeah, that's right!
Quoting 598. bappit:

Sad story that one:

!!! Killing of environmental activists rises globally

"As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him."


As Indian Riverkeeper, I belong to the Waterkeeper Alliance. We have 207 organizations like Indian Riverkeeper across six continents. I was stunned to hear some of the stories from some of my Brother and Sister Keepers as they explained the very real dangers they face from retaliation. Advocacy is a dangerous undertaking in a LOT of places.
Quoting 692. Tazmanian:




wish is ?


Not making public the renumbering of invests.
Quoting 696. indianrivguy:



As Indian Riverkeeper, I belong to the Waterkeeper Alliance. We have 207 organizations like Indian Riverkeeper across six continents. I was stunned to hear some of the stories from some of my Brother and Sister Keepers as they explained the very real dangers they face from retaliation. Advocacy is a dangerous undertaking in a LOT of places.

Big rains on the way Indian River Guy!!!!!!
Quoting 697. Tropicsweatherpr:



Not making public the renumbering of invests.



what dos that mean ?
Native American tradition says plant corn when oak leaves are the size of a mouse's ear. We've
reached that stage in Central Md.

No tree or flower damage visible from our light freeze. I've only seen native tree damage once, in New Jersey in 1983. I read of very extensive damage to hardwoods in Tennessee from a hard freeze in April 2007, said to be unprecedented at the time.
Called the weather office in Wachovia Springs, FL and there are saying some big rains on the way!! I am spending my summer down there!!!
Quoting 666. StormWx:



Probably should have said 'of the United States'. Thanks for the info though, didnt know about that place in the Congo.

You spend more time harassing StormTrackerScott. Perhaps you should do some more info before you make comments...

Just sayin!
Quoting 699. Tazmanian:




what dos that mean ?



No one can say, I saw it furst anymore.
Quoting 703. StormingInChicago:


You spend more time harassing StormTrackerScott. Perhaps you should do some more info before you make comments...

Just sayin!
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you no what you are new to the blogs so don't come here and start sfuff up with other blogers
Quoting 699. Tazmanian:




what dos that mean ?


It means we will have to wait for NHC to issue the first advisory when they upgrade a invest to a TD or TS. Media making public an upgrade before they officially upgrade is what triggered the change in policy by NHC.
Quoting 704. Patrap:




No one can say, I saw it furst anymore.



?
Quoting 684. LargoFl:

well here's the 7day for tampa bay area...nice weekend coming up they say.............


There might be a few severe thunderstorms on Saturday with a hail threat as the cold upper low passes overhead if some of the models are right. The official forecasts aren't indicating this yet, but all the models are showing a cutoff low now except the GFS so its more likely than before. While the GFS solution still means heavy rain across Florida, the ECMWF, UKMET, and NAM show a cutoff low which means stronger upper support and thus even heavier rain and possibly a few severe thunderstorms Thursday night through Friday night. Again, a cutoff low would mean a cold upper low moving over the State on Saturday, if this happens, the strong Florida April sun would lead to scattered strong thunderstorms, some possibly severe.

There is still some uncertainty though, but I figured I'd let you know that you can't guarantee Saturday will be clear, it depends on how much the upper system develops and if it cuts off or not into a fully formed upper low. Sunday should be completely clear though as the upper low pulls away and ridging plus drier air moves in.
Nearby Weather Stations cold morning and windy on april 16 2014 at 9:45am


Beacon Hill/Lake Saltonstall - Branford, Branford
33.4 °F

DopplerDon.com
31.2 °F

Rock Hill
33.4 °F

Foxon
33.3 °F

East Haven Town Beach
33.9 °F

Branford Shoreline
34.0 °F

Yale, Kline Geology Lab
33.9 °F
Quoting 705. Tazmanian:

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you no what you are new to the blogs so don't come here and start sfuff up with other blogers

I have been blogging here for 10 years. Since 2005. Read my member join date. It's an error that began with the new upgrade that admin has to fix....
Quoting 706. Tropicsweatherpr:



It means we will have to wait for NHC to issue the first advisory when they upgrade a invest to a TD or TS. Media making public an upgrade before they officially upgrade is what triggered the chance in policy by NHC.



isn't that what they been doing all a long ?
Quoting 710. StormingInChicago:


I have been blogging here for 10 years. Since 2005.



no you have not

Member Since: April 12, 2014 Posts: 0 Comments: 6
Quoting 712. Tazmanian:




no you have not

Member Since: April 12, 2014 Posts: 0 Comments: 6


They have to fix the error when the upgrade to the site began. I have been blogging here since 2005.....

Some of my friends accounts comment numbers were deleted and reset. And their join date was erased too....
Quoting 691. Tropicsweatherpr:



Go back to post #407. What do you think about that new policy by NHC?


The blog will have until advisory time (5/11) to argue discuss designation/upgrade.
this is the set up for a pineapple express event....florida will see moisture...but not a pineapple express by any means




yes looks like more heavy rain friday.................................
Quoting 701. StormingInChicago:

Called the weather office in Wachovia Springs, FL and there are saying some big rains on the way!! I am spending my summer down there!!!


Big thunderstorms and heavy rains are as much of the Florida lifestyle as flip flops and beach towels, one of the unique things I love about living here as that we get more sun and more rain and the most thunderstorms than anywhere else in the U.S. The only places that get as much sun as in Florida are some of the driest places in the U.S. in the southwest, except they get much less rain. Florida is unique that way, it has the best of both worlds weather wise in my opinion. Some people move to California because they feel like they were "lied to" about Florida sun as its often humid and stormy. But the thing is, we do get a lot of sun, it isn't a lie, but we also get a lot of rain.

I love the sun and spending time outdoors at the beach, but as a weather nut, I love that we get a lot of rain and a lot of sun. Without the rain we would be suffering with parched ground and barren land like in California, ew, no thanks. Lush green forests teeming with life don't spring up from nothing, they need rain. Which is why I'm baffled by Floridians that say they hate all the rain we get but yet love all the massive oak trees and cyprus trees, exotic wild life, and dense palms.
Record Cold, Snow Loom: Up to 18 Inches Likely

Winter Weather Live Updates: Snow, Record Cold Temperatures In the East, Central U.S.
Quoting 713. StormingInChicago:


They have to fix the error when the upgrade to the site began. I have been blogging here since 2005.....

Some of my friends accounts comment numbers were deleted and reset. And their join date was erased too....



oh ok then
Quoting 701. StormingInChicago:

Called the weather office in Wachovia Springs, FL and there are saying some big rains on the way!! I am spending my summer down there!!!
I have to say for what seems like months now in our supposed "dry season' we have been getting plenty of rain,and yet more heavy rains to come..make sure you have plenty of "skeeter" repellant, my guess is there will be a population explosion here shortly..gee.
Quoting 494. hydrus:

I thought so...My first experience with a computer ( other than Pong:) was the Tandy 64K back in high school..I actually typed a program and recorded it on cassette...woo hoo...


LOL, hydrus. My first computer experience was with a room sized IBM, writing a program in FORTRAN, punching the cards and pushing them into the card reader. I am sure Grother can beat that though.
Quoting 715. ricderr:

this is the set up for a pineapple express event....florida will see moisture...but not a pineapple express by any means







What does rain on west coast and the "pineapple express" have to do with rain in Florida? Of course its a different weather pattern and geography.
Quoting 721. Pipejazz:



LOL, hydrus. My first computer experience was with a room sized IBM, writing a program in FORTRAN, punching the cards and pushing them into the card reader. I am sure Grother can beat that though.


Quoting 721. Pipejazz:



LOL, hydrus. My first computer experience was with a room sized IBM, writing a program in FORTRAN, punching the cards and pushing them into the card reader. I am sure Grother can beat that though.
Lol some laugh at me but i was a big fan of the old webtv..before everyone had home puters..webtv gave you something no one had at the time..they called them 'discussion groups"..they were then..like the blogs are today..and they were fun too..i miss those days...but webtv gave folks some lil experience ahead of time for when the computers came out for everyone...
Go back to post #407. What do you think about that new policy by NHC?

i saw the post this morning on storm2k about it...then trying to google it i did see where some news sources had in the past mentioned it as for people to stand by as a major announcement was pending....i think we'll see more of this as social media grows and we see more and more the affects of partial information become stated as fact....kind of like what sometimes happens here
What does rain on west coast and the "pineapple express" have to do with rain in Florida? Of course its a different weather pattern and geography.



jed...that's my point exactly
Quoting 727. ricderr:

What does rain on west coast and the "pineapple express" have to do with rain in Florida? Of course its a different weather pattern and geography.



jed...that's my point exactly


I gotcha, whoops...
Quoting 726. ricderr:

Go back to post #407. What do you think about that new policy by NHC?

i saw the post this morning on storm2k about it...then trying to google it i did see where some news sources had in the past mentioned it as for people to stand by as a major announcement was pending....i think we'll see more of this as social media grows and we see more and more the affects of partial information become stated as fact....kind of like what sometimes happens here


NHC is adjusting to the new way to release the news now that social media is what dominates.

Off-Topic= I am cycloneye on S2k.
People are gonna post the TWO's and the post what the TWC Tropical Update said.
LOL, hydrus. My first computer experience was with a room sized IBM, writing a program in FORTRAN, punching the cards and pushing them into the card reader. I am sure Grother can beat that though.

i remember back in the mid 70's when a family friend brought over his personal computer where he had spent months typing in the star trek game program....you would type in code for where you wanted your ship to go.....how you wanted your shields....fire on the klingons and such....and after what i think was about ten minutes....the computer would come back with what the klingons did to you...and you would make your next move....i even took a course in college learning to program your commodore 64
Quoting StormingInChicago:

They have to fix the error when the upgrade to the site began. I have been blogging here since 2005.....

Some of my friends accounts comment numbers were deleted and reset. And their join date was erased too....


Welcome to the blog newbie. Lets keep the post weather related! *see rules of the road.

The front has passed and it looks to be a blustery day in central/north Florida.


NHC is adjusting to the new way to release the news now that social media is what dominates.

Off-Topic= I am cycloneye on S2k.


thanx....i thought that was you but wasn't sure.....i found it by accident many years ago when a poster here would steal posts from there and posting here as if it was from him.....it's part of my morning reading although i've never posted there
Quoting 646. StormTrackerScott:

I picked up 1.42" at my house yesterday with over 2" at my work 7 miles away. This storm yesterday packed a punch with tremendous lightning.


2.27 at my place downtown. Intense!
735. wxmod
When you hop on a jet and screw up the stratosphere, you should expect the climate to get changed. These are both MODIS satellite images from yesterday. The top one is the critical California drought. As they say, ya soiled your own nest.




URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
905 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

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501-502-162115-
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/O.CON.KLWX.FZ.A.0002.140417T0600Z-140417T1300Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER...
GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS.. .WALDORF...
ST MARYS CITY...CHARLOTTESVILLE...LEESBURG...CULPEPER...
MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
FREDERICKSBURG...WARRENTON
905 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...
...FREEZE WARNING HAS EXPIRED...

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S LATE TONIGHT.

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...UNPROTECTED COLD-SENSITIVE VEGETATION COULD BE KILLED
OR DAMAGED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE.
THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

&&

$$

Quoting 715. ricderr:

this is the set up for a pineapple express event....florida will see moisture...but not a pineapple express by any means





My point is that all of this mid and upper level moisture is originating from the Central Pacific. Hence the question mark as it is quite strange to see such an influx of moisture coming from the Central Pacific to FL in April. If this isn't a sure sign of El-Nino then I don't know what is. 

If you look closely here you can see moisture pooling SE of Hawaii and is beginning to get infused into the Southern jet. As this happens all of this moisture will combine across the eastern Gulf and FL as a cutoff low developes. Very interesting for April!






Quoting StormTrackerScott:

My point is that all of this mid and upper level moisture is originating from the Central Pacific. Hence the question mark as it is quite strange to see such an influx of moisture coming from the Central Pacific to FL in April. If this isn't a sure sign of El-Nino then I don't know what is. 

If you look closely here you can see moisture pooling SE of Hawaii and is beginning to get infused into the Southern jet. As this happens all of this moisture will combine across the eastern Gulf and FL as a cutoff low developes. Very interesting for April!








All this rain in our 'Dry' season has really helped keep the Fire season under control, which is a good thing. Plus there are no drought areas, so the rain is welcome :o)
During the 1997 El-Nino that December we had over 12" of rain in Orlando and local mets said it was because of a Tropical connection from near Hawaii. So yes every so often we in FL can see some odd weather patterns that only happen in El-Nino and yes they used the term "Pineapple Express" but thanks anyways Ric.

Quoting 738. StormWx:



All this rain in our 'Dry' season has really helped keep the Fire season under control, which is a good thing. Plus there are no drought areas, so the rain is welcome :o)

It's been great yes but I noticed that there are some lakes in Lake County with the docks still out of the water from drought years ago so we really need a lot of rain to get some of these lakes back to normal around here. All the ones by me seem higher than normal but Lake County I guess has missed. 

Good Morning. Mid-April and our friends up North not quite done with Winter; here is the simple recap for the day for Conus from WPC; if I lived up North, and could afford it, I'd be booking a weekend Caribbean cruise right about now and getting on a plane to Florida later today..............

Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
312 AM EDT Wed Apr 16 2014

Valid 12Z Wed Apr 16 2014 - 12Z Fri Apr 18 2014

***Unseasonably cold across the central and eastern U.S.***

***Round of snow for the Upper Midwest and northern Michigan***

***More rain and snow showers returning to the West***

Friday could get interesting....................................... .. .................................
My point is that all of this mid and upper level moisture is originating from the Central Pacific. Hence the question mark as it is quite strange to see such an influx of moisture coming from the Central Pacific to FL in April. If this isn't a sure sign of El-Nino then I don't know what is.

If you look closely here you can see moisture pooling SE of Hawaii and is beginning to get infused into the Southern jet. As this happens all of this moisture will combine across the eastern Gulf and FL as a cutoff low developes. Very interesting for April!



two things scott...first...it is what it is...and not what it's not...that's all....i like your second explanation of events much better...however...i'm not as big as pinning it on el nino as you for the fact that besides florida seeing an additional 40 -60 percent increase in rainfall....temps should also be below average and that has not been the case
During the 1997 El-Nino that December we had over 12" of rain in Orlando and local mets said it was because of a Tropical connection from near Hawaii. So yes every so often we in FL can see some odd weather patterns that only happen in El-Nino and yes they used the term "Pineapple Express" but thanks anyways Ric.



might you provide the link to that


Krämerbrücke, the longest inhabited bridge, is located in Erfurt, Germany. It's a stone arch bridge dating back to 1325. Some 32 of the 62 houses added on top survive.

See a list of the world's longest bridges by types here. Link

Quoting 744. ricderr:

My point is that all of this mid and upper level moisture is originating from the Central Pacific. Hence the question mark as it is quite strange to see such an influx of moisture coming from the Central Pacific to FL in April. If this isn't a sure sign of El-Nino then I don't know what is.

If you look closely here you can see moisture pooling SE of Hawaii and is beginning to get infused into the Southern jet. As this happens all of this moisture will combine across the eastern Gulf and FL as a cutoff low developes. Very interesting for April!



two things scott...first...it is what it is...and not what it's not...that's all....i like your second explanation of events much better...however...i'm not as big as pinning it on el nino as you for the fact that besides florida seeing an additional 40 -60 percent increase in rainfall....temps should also be below average and that has not been the case



I get what your saying Ric but you can't argue the fact that some of this moisture being predicted over FL later this week is Pacific in nature. I also agree that the temps have not been below normal as yesterday was just downright hot before the storms arrived.  Anyways how do i get back to the classic site as i do not care this new set up?
748. wxmod
Hey. I got some free mileage points. Gotta get on that carnival cruise.

MODIS satellite photo of people wasting the planet.

StormTrackerScott I will be watching FL weather over the next few weeks and see how this EL nino will be playing a row on are CA weather come in the fall and winter of 2014
Quoting 721. Pipejazz:



LOL, hydrus. My first computer experience was with a room sized IBM, writing a program in FORTRAN, punching the cards and pushing them into the card reader. I am sure Grother can beat that though.


I did a lot of work with punch card Fortran and PL/1 programs 1979-1983 in both college and in Gov't labs. I transitioned to mostly terminal work in calendar 1983. The major weather models though are still mostly Fortran because it's easier for compilers to optimize than richer languages.

12Z NAM!

Quoting 749. Tazmanian:

StormTrackerScott I will be watching FL weather over the next few weeks and see how this EL nino will be playing a row on are CA weather come in the fall and winter of 2014
Hi Taz, I think its safe to say California's drought will end later this year especially with a potential historic El-Nino in the cards.
Quoting 751. StormTrackerScott:

12Z NAM!
I call that Nam'd


Quoting 721. Pipejazz:



LOL, hydrus. My first computer experience was with a room sized IBM, writing a program in FORTRAN, punching the cards and pushing them into the card reader. I am sure Grother can beat that though.
Smart aleck.  :)

In the old days, we had to sit sideways.


Quoting 752. StormTrackerScott:


Hi Taz, I think its safe to say California's drought will end later this year especially with a potential historic El-Nino in the cards.



sweet I cant wait for SEP that's when are E PAC storms starts comeing up N all so will need too watch the W PAC has well has in EL nino years W PAC storms recovery out two sea and hit ca
Quoting 754. Grothar:



Smart aleck.  :)

In the old days, we had to sit sideways.





They tried to make me learn to ride a horse that way but then I cut my hair.
I wish we could have had a new WU logo competition... Everytime I see the new one I think it could have been.... cooler looking.. imo
Quoting 755. Tazmanian:




sweet I cant wait for SEP that's when are E PAC storms starts comeing up N all so will need too watch the W PAC has well has in EL nino years W PAC storms recovery out two sea and hit ca
So are we wacthing Pacific Storms this year? Just ignore the Atlantic...
Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi 4h
Tornadoes within 13 lowest ever for the date.. Should close in on it, though a shot at big outbreak later next week

Quoting 759. ncstorm:

Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi 4h
Tornadoes within 13 lowest ever for the date.. Should close in on it, though a shot at big outbreak later next week


Are you having a pleasant day?
Maybe Dr. Master's will post another picture of him in the next few days clearing more snow off of the solar panels at his house (I am thinking he thought he was done for the year several weeks ago)................That "Lake Effect" is really pumping this season.
Quoting 721. Pipejazz:



LOL, hydrus. My first computer experience was with a room sized IBM, writing a program in FORTRAN, punching the cards and pushing them into the card reader. I am sure Grother can beat that though.
Fortran and Cobal... My college days
Another guesstimate....

NCSU researchers predict relatively quiet hurricane season

Excerpt:
In the Gulf of Mexico specifically, they predict three to four named storms with one to two becoming hurricanes. In the Caribbean, forecasters expect three to five tropical storms would form, with one to two becoming hurricanes.
Quoting 734. Naga5000:



2.27 at my place downtown. Intense!


1.95" here in Waterford Lakes

Dr. Greg Forbes
8 mins ·
This time of April can sometimes have tornado outbreaks, but the next week doesn't seem to have that kind of threat. Some bouts of severe storms and a few days with some tornado threat. Forecasts are posted through Monday below. I'm off today
Quoting 759. ncstorm:

Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi 4h
Tornadoes within 13 lowest ever for the date.. Should close in on it, though a shot at big outbreak later next week


there is a disturbance that will drop down out of the streak and spin up as it tracks across cen plains towards the east ne

it appears another wiil break off and follow the first as well

could be a signal we get into a more normal springtime regime

but we shall see

I will keep watchin as always
Quoting 762. PalmBeachWeather:

Fortran and Cobal... My college days
My final exam for computer science was to run a simple task like 2 2 using Fortran... Very simple task that took many , many cards to get the right outcome... The answer was 4... I got it right.....
Quoting 762. PalmBeachWeather:

Fortran and Cobal... My college days


The first computer I worked with was a pair of IBM 4341's in 1982.
Cool NASA article about Weather over Indiana affecting the Antarctic Mesosphere moisture!
Link
Three NOAA scientists honored by White House

Excerpt:

The White House yesterday awarded three NOAA scientists with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given by the federal government to outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers.
"Make this location a Weather Sticker" has gone missing
I got a half a inch of slush yesterday night.Thanks to the strong April sun the snow has went "poof".It's still cold and windy outside.Winter went to stay the night.Probably a little home sick.

CWG
a trace to 1 inch fell in the region, highest amounts in northern Baltimore County
last night, much of the Washington, D.C. metro region dropped near to below freezing this morning. Two of our three local airports fell below 32, within a degree or two of record lows for the date.
Quoting 772. sparksmex:

"Make this location a Weather Sticker" has gone missing
Welcome sparks
Quoting 775. washingtonian115:

I got a half a inch of slush yesterday night.Thanks to the strong April sun the snow has went "poof".It's still cold and windy outside.Winter went to stay the night.Probably a little home sick.

CWG
a trace to 1 inch fell in the region, highest amounts in northern Baltimore County
last night, much of the Washington, D.C. metro region dropped near to below freezing this morning. Two of our three local airports fell below 32, within a degree or two of record lows for the date.
we just passed the freeze mark 33.4 here now slow rise

may get up to 37 maybe 38 in the afternoon sun colder air masses from the north are warming now as the cold becomes less dense in the advancing sun
Quoting 776. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


Warm temps are food for them
Quoting 767. PalmBeachWeather:

My final exm for computer science was to run a simple task like 2+2 using Fortran... Very simple task that took many , many cards to get the right outcome... The answer was 4... I got it right.....


Seymour Cray used to say that he didn't know what the future language of scientific computing
would be but it would be called Fortran.

I'm tempted to add though that it will LOOK like C++


(And no COBOL here ever!)
Quoting 760. Climate175:

Are you having a pleasant day?


I am :)..cool here and tomorrow but back to warm temps again but with rain this weekend..I'll take it though
Quoting 770. biff4ugo:

Cool NASA article about Weather over Indiana affecting the Antarctic Mesosphere moisture!
Link


Here's a link to the NASA article too...

Link


Quoting 769. PedleyCA:



The first computer I worked with was a pair of IBM 4341's in 1982.

my highschool was connected to the local college's (Orange Coast Jr.) and we could print out banners and program Basic and play this funky Star Trek game
Wow! Check this out on the new wu website - when you're signed in.

Local weather for your location at the top always gives temp and sky (e.g. cloudy). A triangle with a "!" in it just appeared next to temp and sky.

When I click the triangle, I get a page with links to current Wind Advisory and record report. The wind advisory page includes a map showing the counties within the advisory. I presume the records are done by NWS WFO because the record is for tied low temp at Wichita Falls, TX - part of NWS Norman forecast office.
Quoting 775. washingtonian115:

I got a half a inch of slush yesterday night.Thanks to the strong April sun the snow has went "poof".It's still cold and windy outside.Winter went to stay the night.Probably a little home sick.

CWG
a trace to 1 inch fell in the region, highest amounts in northern Baltimore County
last night, much of the Washington, D.C. metro region dropped near to below freezing this morning. Two of our three local airports fell below 32, within a degree or two of record lows for the date.


Just some flakes in College Park. Visible flakes sitting on cars but no continuous coating and it was all gone by 10PM. Freezing temperatures like this are common on calm clear nights out in the open but
this was an advection freeze and everywhere (even on my porch) was freezing. It's pretty late in the
season for an advection freeze this intense. No damage to any plants in my area. I took the
tomato transplants and the tropicical fig tree inside. Lettuce, broccoli, potatoes, peas, onions, pansies stocks, citrus, and snapdragons were all fine as expected.
Tonight is a tough radiation freeze forecast.
i guess the t-shirt I was given with the old WU logo has become a collectors item :)

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:45 am CDT on April 16, 2014

...Rhinelander Wisconsin rapidly approaching all time seasonal snowfall...

As another snow storm moves in on northern Wisconsin...the all time seasonal snowfall record could be in jeopardy. Here is a list of the all time seasonal snowfall records for rhinelaner. Snowfall records date back to 1908.

Ranking snowiest years

1. 107.0 1938/39 2. *96.6* *2013/14* 3. 91.3 1949/50 4. 91.2 2010/11 5. 89.2 1936/37 6. 87.0 1968/69 7. 86.0 1966/67 8. 85.9 1950/51 9. 83.8 2012/13 10. 83.3 2007/08
Quoting 785. Barefootontherocks:

Wow! Check this out on the new wu website - when you're signed in.

Local weather for your location at the top always gives temp and sky (e.g. cloudy). A triangle with a "!" in it just appeared next to temp and sky.

When I click the triangle, I get a page with links to current Wind Advisory and record report. The wind advisory page includes a map showing the counties within the advisory. I presume the records are done by NWS WFO because the record is for tied low temp at Wichita Falls, TX - part of NWS Norman forecast office.


I saw that yesterday when I looked at my Sisters weather. Nice Touch....
Quoting 785. Barefootontherocks:

Wow! Check this out on the new wu website - when you're signed in.

Local weather for your location at the top always gives temp and sky (e.g. cloudy). A triangle with a "!" in it just appeared next to temp and sky.

When I click the triangle, I get a page with links to current Wind Advisory and record report. The wind advisory page includes a map showing the counties within the advisory. I presume the records are done by NWS WFO because the record is for tied low temp at Wichita Falls, TX - part of NWS Norman forecast office.
where is it bf I can't find that
Quoting 790. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

where is it bf I can't find that


It's on the cities on the favorites bar at the top. It will only appear if there is a watch or warning for one of your favorites.
Quoting 781. georgevandenberghe:



Seymour Cray used to say that he didn't know what the future language of scientific computing
would be but it would be called Fortran.

I'm tempted to add though that it will LOOK like C


(And no COBOL here ever!)
A little off the wall here, but my computer science teacher at Clark Tech College in Springfield Ohio was Mr. Applegate.... A total perv. He always was telling the story of the guy he knew that could fart to the French National Anthem Not sure why I can remember that 42 years later.....
never mine I figured it out

I don't have one cause there is no Advisory in my region

I will have to watch for that when we are under weather Advisory or watches and warnings to see if it shows up for me

thanks bf
Quoting 767. PalmBeachWeather:

My final exm for computer science was to run a simple task like 2 2 using Fortran... Very simple task that took many , many cards to get the right outcome... The answer was 4... I got it right.....


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integer i,j,k4
i=2
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k4=i j
print 101,k4
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stop
end

This program conforms to the fortran 66 standard but will run under all standards to 2008

It needs to be indented to column 7 which was lost in the post
CBS Sports
5 mins


Longest winter ever?

There shouldn't be ice on the tarp at a baseball stadium in mid-April: http://cbsprt.co/IceYankees. — with Photo via YankeesWFAN on Twitter.

Quoting 795. georgevandenberghe:



implicit none
integer i,j,k4
i=2
j=2
k4=i+j
print 101,k4
101 format(' two plus two is ',i5)
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This program conforms to the fortran 66 standard but will run under all standards to 2008
Yes...That's it...Stop..End...Enter...
Freeze Watch for Southern New Haven, CT

From 2:00 AM EDT, Thu., Apr 17, 2014 until 10:00 AM EDT, Thu., Apr 17, 2014
799. flsky


That's about all I could see off my balcony in Ponce Inlet for about 10 minutes. Fun stuff for me - I love these sorts of storms (as long as there's no serious damage, of course). Today lake effect winds and MUCH cooler.

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist
March 20, 2014; 12:07 AM
A larger version of this graphic appears later on in the story.

Persistent cold air during the first part of the spring is likely to cause severe weather to get off to a sluggish start in a heavily populated part of the nation. However, a marked turnaround is expected later in the spring for 2014.

On average, severe weather gradually ramps up moving forward through the spring. This year, the transition may occur later and may be more dramatic.

A spike in damaging thunderstorms, including some capable of producing tornadoes, is expected during May and June.

Early Season Temperature Extremes

According to AccuWeather Long Range Weather Expert Paul Pastelok, "We expect a southward dip in steering-level winds to occur much of the time over a large part of the Midwest to the Eastern states during March and the first part of April."

This dip of strong winds high in the atmosphere, known as a jet stream trough, will generally keep warm, moist air at bay from near the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast.





My Sister is so Happy, NOT....
805. flsky



This is Joe B's group?
Record Cold, Snow Loom: Up to 18 Inches Likely... are you ready for 18inches of snow for the mid-west!!!
Quoting 802. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:




That's going right over Her House....
808. flsky
Quoting 784. JNTenne:


my highschool was connected to the local college's (Orange Coast Jr.) and we could print out banners and program Basic and play this funky Star Trek game


I went to photo school there. Do they still have that excellent program?
Oof. Had to drag all my potted plants and trays back in last night. It's mid April Georgia! Thankfully something in the air told me to hold off on planting seedlings last week.
Winter Weather Live Updates: Snow, Record Cold Temperatures In the East, Central U.S.

Published: Apr 16, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT












Band of clouds off the east coast looks like it stretches all the way to Yucatan to just south of Greenland. Thank goodness we don't have to rely on hurricanes to transport heat--not that that idea ever made sense anyway.

We have been spared so this year so far, due to the current weather pattern, from the normal Spring severe weather outbreaks that we normally see this time of the year. It makes sense, per Gro's post below, that we might be getting into May before we start to roll into the regular "tornado alley" conditions. Same way that Winter still has a late grip on parts of the US, logic suggests that tornado season might be pushed back several weeks as well. I would only note that the article posted below was dated March 20th probably in anticipation of action by early April.....still waiting on the annual tornado season going into the third week of April.

It will be real interesting to see, given this late start, how things will unfold over the next few weeks and early May as the relevant pattern finally sets up and whether we will see, on average, more tornadoes or less tornadoes this year.

I do not have the time to crunch the numbers or go back to past years but a good analog would be a late winter year with emerging El Nino conditions (similar to current conditions) to see how, where and when those years produced severe weather/tornado numbers. Would finally note that Levi (have not seen him in a while) was posting some information last year, that he was presenting to Noaa at SPC, as to his analysis of certain Pacific patterns and their influence on tornadoes in the Mid-West in any given year.

If Levi is around, I would appreciate his recalling the research he did and applying it to the potential set-up this year; his thoughts on what might happen in tornado alley over the next month.
I always complain if it aint broke. Now I have to learn a whole new system. I still haven't figured out the old one after six or seven years.
Babbit~ The time stamp on yours is old.. The current is showing Goes-East down...NNoooooo!

Hope this corrects soon.

815. 5919
thank you for having the original site available. But I am going to try the new one for now. Progress!
Quoting 805. flsky:




This is Joe B's group?


ROFL, there is NO way that is accurate!
Quoting 803. PedleyCA:



My Sister is so Happy, NOT....


She will be happy next week...
Oh good Goes-East is already back. Looks like a few housekeeping things were planned but there wasn't any outages expected. Here was the more interesting one..


Topic: GOES-13 (GOES-East) Imager and Sounder Patch Temperatures Change

Date/Time Issued: April 15, 2014 1520 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-13 (GOES-East) Imager and Sounder
data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 23, 2014 1534 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: Please see details.

Length of Outage: N/A

Details/Specifics of Change: On April 23, 2014, SOCC Engineers
will change
GOES-13 (GOES-East) Imager and Sounder patch temperatures from
their LOW
set point (80.9 and 82.1 K respectively) to their MID set-point
(83.9 and
85 K) at about 1534 UTC (11:34 am EDT) during daily house-keeping
period.

The temperature transition will take approximately 15-20 minutes and is
expected to be over before the Imager and Sounder begin scanning again
after the house-keeping period.

This temperature change is necessary to keep patch temperature
in control
during the summer months when the sun is on the same hemisphere as our
instrument coolers and radiate more heat into the instruments. The
patch
temperatures will be reset back to LOW settings again during the Fall
eclipse season.
Quoting 814. Skyepony:

Babbit~ The time stamp on yours is old.. The current is showing Goes-East down...NNoooooo!

Hope this corrects soon.




GHCC still good, maybe related to this test?
Quoting 807. PedleyCA:



That's going right over Her House....
and I am sure she is not a happy camper about that

skye weathertap got goes east back at time stamp 12 32 there was a little burp with the sats it appears but its back now
riah has a blog up a couple of vids regarding the changes at the WU

check it out here

Link
Quoting 808. flsky:



I went to photo school there. Do they still have that excellent program?
I'm sure they do... Been a long time since that campus was graced with my presence!
Quoting 785. Barefootontherocks:

Wow! Check this out on the new wu website - when you're signed in.
Local weather for your location at the top always gives temp and sky (e.g. cloudy). A triangle with a "!" in it just appeared next to temp and sky.
When I click the triangle, I get a page with links to current Wind Advisory and record report. The wind advisory page includes a map showing the counties within the advisory. I presume the records are done by NWS WFO because the record is for tied low temp at Wichita Falls, TX - part of NWS Norman forecast office.
Just discovered this also works when you are not signed in. In that case, I guess the default city appearing at the top left will depend on where the site thinks you are by IP address.
Quoting 803. PedleyCA
My Sister is so Happy, NOT....

My brother is saying the same thing - he lives about 90 miles NW of Rhinelander (N. Iron Co). He still has a solid 30" on the ground and forecast is for 15"+
Quoting 824. lilElla:

Quoting 803. PedleyCA
My Sister is so Happy, NOT....

My brother is saying the same thing - he lives about 90 miles NW of Rhinelander (N. Iron Co). He still has a solid 30" on the ground and forecast is for 15"+
it will be mid may before the ground is bare up there way its going
Quoting 824. lilElla:

Quoting 803. PedleyCA
My Sister is so Happy, NOT....

My brother is saying the same thing - he lives about 90 miles NW of Rhinelander (N. Iron Co). He still has a solid 30" on the ground and forecast is for 15"+


last I talked to my Sister she told me that all the snow that she had would probably melt by last weekend. Then she got a small event and then she said she would get 12" more. This is about a record now if they get 12."
It will be interesting to see if this becomes an STS Arthur this weekend. Very interesting 12Z model runs so far.

Quoting 816. FunnelVortex:



ROFL, there is NO way that is accurate!



You never know, you can laugh all you want at it but we know how last years forecast for the hurricane season turned out to be. A lot of people would have laughed if people used what really happened last season. :)
Looks good to me, I have been recording data on the site for the past 15 months and it is always interesting to see the comparisons with other local data both in the short term and longer term.

Keep up the good work

Andrew Koester
Quoting 825. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

it will be mid may before the ground is bare up there way its going


How is your situation up in Keepersville.
Quoting Jeff Masters: "...back in 1995, we adopted a simple and colorful rainbow logo that expressed our mission well: a website dedicated to unlocking and sharing vast amounts of weather data."

I miss the old logo. The new one looks like an ad for a plumbing company.

Obvious the site's new owners wish to emphasize the "weather underground" spelled out, and perhaps the old wunderground logo reflected too much the other Weather Underground logo.
If this plays out like many of the models are showing then we could see amounts of 10" in some areas especially if you get caught in a training type situation which I think we will see. Saturday infact looks interesting as it appears that a band of very heavy rain is going to be aimed at Central & North FL east coasts and once this sets up then watchout out as we may see some insane rainfall totals coming in. 
We might have our first named system "possibly "sneaking up on us this weekend so stay tuned!!
Quoting 830. PedleyCA:



How is your situation up in Keepersville.
just cold the 3 inches of snow yesterday already melted in the sun we are at 35.1 now

Quoting 831. Barefootontherocks:

Quoting Jeff Masters: "...back in 1995, we adopted a simple and colorful rainbow logo that expressed our mission well: a website dedicated to unlocking and sharing vast amounts of weather data."

I miss the old logo. The new one looks like an ad for a plumbing company.

Obvious the site's new owners wish to emphasize the "weather underground" spelled out, and perhaps the old wunderground logo reflected too much the other Weather Underground logo.



TWC or the Parent companies had ZERO input to the redesign.

Logo Images
Quoting 834. StormTrackerScott:

We might have our first named system "possibly "sneaking up on us this weekend so stay tuned!!


Highly unlikely. The system will be embedded in a thickness gradient on the southeastern flank of an upper shortwave, which automatically means baroclinic. The system would need to be stacked with the depression in the height field to make it even a candidate.


Quoting 834. StormTrackerScott:

We might have our first named system "possibly "sneaking up on us this weekend so stay tuned!!
Do models still support that ?
Quoting 837. Levi32:



Highly unlikely. The system will be embedded in a thickness gradient on the southeastern flank of an upper shortwave, which automatically means baroclinic. The system would need to be stacked with the depression in the height field to make it even a candidate.


Great analysis Levi
Quoting 837. Levi32:



Highly unlikely. The system will be embedded in a thickness gradient on the southeastern flank of an upper shortwave, which automatically means baroclinic. The system would need to be stacked with the depression in the height field to make it even a candidate.


What about on the Atlantic side as the Euro has been hinting at a STS for days off the east coast around Sunday timeframe?
Whoever runs this site needs to fix the quoting of images as this is getting annoying already.
Quoting 836. Patrap:




TWC or the Parent companies had ZERO input to the redesign.

Logo Images


I highly doubt that TWC had no input in the design of this site.
Quoting 840. StormTrackerScott:



What about on the Atlantic side as the Euro has been hinting at a STS for days off the east coast of around Sunday timeframe?


Well the EC does form a cut-off low at 500mb with a surface trough/low underneath, but the upper low opens up after 48 hours, which would kill anything underneath. The brisk westerly flow just to the north in the mid-levels doesn't support a sustained cutoff event. I suppose you could call the EC scenario a chance, but it seems quite low to me for now. If an upper cutoff does actually form, we'll have to see what it looks like.

Quoting Patrap:



TWC or the Parent companies had ZERO input to the redesign.

Logo Images
Don't matter whose idea it was, Pat. (Add: I see what I see, and) I stand by my words.
What's the issue with the images? Have you complained in the right place?
Nino 1 2 has begun to go up. Is this a blip or it is the beginning of a more sustained warming?

Quoting 834. StormTrackerScott:

We might have our first named system "possibly "sneaking up on us this weekend so stay tuned!!

Here come the hysteria that is of saying that every single low pressure system in Atlantic will be a threat to become the first named system for the next three months...

Honestly, I wouldn't bother looking at computer models for Atlantic until late June.
Quoting 845. Barefootontherocks:

Don't matter whose idea it was, Pat. (Add: I see what I see, and) I stand by my words.


Jeff & the other founders used the weather underground as a tongue in cheek name when they founded it in 95, that's no secret.

He mentions it in His opening words when he gives his talks all the time.


Why are you standing next to werds ?

Esp when you make accusations with those werds that are completely unsubstantiated ?



: P
And excuse me for being in a bad mood, y'all. Sorry, Scott.
Quoting 848. Bluestorm5:


Here come the hysteria that is of saying that every single low pressure system in Atlantic will be a threat to become the first named system for the next three months...

Honestly, I wouldn't bother looking at computer models for Atlantic until late June.
Hmm...

Quoting 847. Tropicsweatherpr:
Nino 1 2 has begun to go up. Is this a blip or it is the beginning of a more sustained warming?



Could be either one. But like I said on your blog, it definitely bears watching.

Last frame is from 8 days ago, so....
Here come the hysteria that is of saying that every single low pressure system in Atlantic will be a threat to become the first named system for the next three months...

Honestly, I wouldn't bother looking at computer models for Atlantic until late June.



nahhhh....model watching has already started...plus that it would affect florida gets the boys all a jitter.....another month and blob watching will be added to the mix....levi already beat us downcasters to the punch on this one though....
With new makeover, online weather site aims to make climate data easier to access.

Mike Snider, USA TODAY 9:01 a.m. EDT April 15, 2014

The forecast is clear for a new look on popular online climatology site Weather Underground.

Founded in 1995 as the first online weather service -- and purchased by Weather Channel in 2012 -- Weather Underground provides interactive in-depth climate data through its network of more than 34,000 personal weather stations worldwide.

Beginning today, users get a redesigned service and new logo. Changes include a new graphic layout for the 10-day forecast and improved presentation for information gathered by the tens of thousands of personal weather station owners.

"The new changes are significant for our users as they now have the ability to customize how they look at the data using the interactive forecast graph and they can now enjoy the same experience across their devices," says Toby Skinner, Weather Underground's vice president of marketing.

All of Weather Underground apps (Android, iOS, Kindle and Roku) will be updated later today, too.

WeatherUnderground.com has archived data from the past 19 years from those personal weather stations. "With so much data on our site, the improved organization will make it easier for users to find the data they need," he says. "The web-optimized font and the implementation of a new color palette helps draw the users straight to the data. The new color palette has even been optimized for people with color blindness."

Users have been able to get previews of the makeover in recent weeks, as the site's creative director Jennifer Potter discussed on the production team's blog earlier this month.

As for the reimagined logo, she said, "changing it wasn't easy. We're all attached to the old one, but it wasn't working for a number of reasons, as many of you suggested. To name a few, it was dated, overly complex, and most importantly, it didn't scale well. As the web evolves and screen sizes get smaller (and bigger in some cases), we needed a logo that could adapt."

As for the reimagined logo, she said, "changing it wasn't easy. We're all attached to the old one, but it wasn't working for a number of reasons, as many of you suggested. To name a few, it was dated, overly complex, and most importantly, it didn't scale well. As the web evolves and screen sizes get smaller (and bigger in some cases), we needed a logo that could adapt."
Classic example of a non-tropical low splitting over the peninsula of FL.






Quoting 862. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


Thanks Keeper
Quoting Bluestorm5:

Here come the hysteria that is of saying that every single low pressure system in Atlantic will be a threat to become the first named system for the next three months...

Honestly, I wouldn't bother looking at computer models for Atlantic until late June.


Ditto. Just get used to this guy hyping every single situation a model puts out there. :o)
Quoting 868. StormWx:



Ditto. Just get used to this guy hyping every single situation a model puts out there. :o)

I wasn't hyping anything I just said its possible we have seen this situation before infact just 2 years ago.
Quoting 869. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


Looks like some rough weather coming in. The shape reminds me of a sheared off Debby or Andrea.
A much cooler day now that the front has pushed through! Those upper 80s can stay away for a while longer.

Never know, it could so something.
Quoting 871. GTstormChaserCaleb:

Looks like some rough weather coming in. The shape reminds me of a sheared off Debby or Andrea.
could be sts but doubt it more baro like levi said
Quoting 871. GTstormChaserCaleb:

Looks like some rough weather coming in. The shape reminds me of a sheared off Debby or Andrea.
This storm might be a atmospheric memory for future storms which could be in June.
Quoting 850. Bluestorm5:

And excuse me for being in a bad mood, y'all. Sorry, Scott.


its fine Blue ;)..we know that you don't do this on an every day occasion like some folks..
Quoting StormTrackerScott:
If this plays out like many of the models are showing then we could see amounts of 10" in some areas especially if you get caught in a training type situation which I think we will see. Saturday infact looks interesting as it appears that a band of very heavy rain is going to be aimed at Central & North FL east coasts and once this sets up then watchout out as we may see some insane rainfall totals coming in. 


I'm not seeing 10", i'm seeing widespread 2-3" possible. Some locally heavier amounts are likely but not 10", according to NWS. Sorry bubba.



Low pressure will develop over the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Thursday night and will move slowly towards our region on Friday and Friday night. Moderate to heavy rainfall will begin to overspread north central and northeast Florida early on Friday. This rainfall will move into coastal southeast Georgia, with the potential for widespread heavy rainfall amounts as low pressure only slowly moves through the region on Friday afternoon and night. Rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches could produce substantial flooding, and a few embedded strong thunderstorms will also be possible over north central and possibly northeast Florida. Rainfall may linger into Saturday over our region, and river flooding could increase over our region during the weekend and into next week.
Scientist says climate change series presented at IWFF puts people in story

17 hours ago • By Rob Chaney

With the whole planet available for climate change stories, producers of the new Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously” went looking for people.

“It’s the strong characters you meet along the journey and find interesting that make the story,” said M. Sanjayan, one of the featured scientists in the series who will present an episode during the International Wildlife Film Festival on Wednesday.

“In the first episode, (actor) Don Cheadle is talking to an evangelical Christian about drought,” Sanjayan said. “That’s not the typical way I would have thought about a climate change story. We found that the key thing is you meet really extraordinary people, and then you want to know more about them. It’s as much about the story as it is about the science. We thought if we just explained the science better and better, people would watch. But people really want to follow stories about people.”

Sanjayan’s part of the eight-episode series follows a pair of climate researchers, Kim Cobb of Georgia Tech and Paul Mayewski of the University of Maine, to widely divergent parts of the globe.

Cobb studies the weather pattern known as El Nino, which often makes Montana winters and summers dry and hot. She takes Sanjayan to Christmas Island, a huge Pacific Ocean atoll near the equator. Her decision to study climate over medicine was driven by the realization that climate change may kill more people than any disease and Sanjayan said that’s what makes her compelling.

He described Mayewski as the “Indiana Jones of climate science,” a researcher willing to explore the most remote corners of the Earth to gather data and test ideas. But he also spends time talking to Sanjayan in the backyard of his house in Maine.

“Scientists have a tendency to hide behind the data and take an ivory tower approach,” Sanjayan said. “They don’t want to get their hands dirty – just tell you the data and you make decisions. But humans actually believe other humans. And these guys have families and hopes and dreams, and drive cars and have the same kind of houses. The solution is not getting better and better data. It’s showing the scientific process at work, and revealing their personalities.”

Sanjayan lives in Missoula, but spends much of his time traveling as executive vice president and senior scientist for Conservation International, a 900-person organization with operations in 28 countries. The “Years of Living Dangerously” project got started two years ago with a production company that includes Hollywood director James Cameron and actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It also uses the talents of former “60 Minutes” news producers David Gelber and Joel Bach. Movie stars Harrison Ford, Matt Damon and Jessica Alba, and journalists Tom Friedman, Lesley Stahl and Mark Bittman are among the interviewers.

IWFF director Mike Steinberg said Sanjayan was able to bring the Showtime episode to the festival schedule for a free presentation. It will also feature a question-and-answer period with the scientist.

Both Sanjayan’s episode and one featuring Schwarzenegger involve Montana visits. Sanjayan chose to present a favorite place in Granite County, while Schwarzenegger teamed up with a Hotshot firefighting crew to film the West Mullan fire activity around Superior last summer.

“It’s a global production, with two bits from right here in Montana,” Sanjayan said. “It tells you Montana is a pretty special place.”

Reporter Rob Chaney can be reached at 523-5382 or at rchaney@missoulian.com.
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season begins: what is in store?
By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9:56 AM CDT on June 01, 2012


The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway. With two early season storms, Alberto and Beryl, having already come and gone, this year's season has gotten off to a near-record early start. Since reliable record keeping began in 1851, only the hurricane seasons of 1908 and 1887 had two named storms form so early in the year. So, will this early pace continue? What will this year's hurricane season bring? Here are my top five questions for the coming season:
STS..... hmm..
Ughh, i just love it when stalled cold fronts park over me right as the weekend begins. Looks like a widespread 2-3" deluge the next few days.

Quoting 880. Patrap:

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season begins: what is in store?
By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9:56 AM CDT on June 01, 2012


The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway. With two early season storms, Alberto and Beryl, having already come and gone, this year's season has gotten off to a near-record early start. Since reliable record keeping began in 1851, only the hurricane seasons of 1908 and 1887 had two named storms form so early in the year. So, will this early pace continue? What will this year's hurricane season bring? Here are my top five questions for the coming season:
And that season ended with 19 named storms, the most notable one being Hurricane Sandy.
Quoting 883. GTstormChaserCaleb:

And that season ended with 19 named storms, the most notable one being Hurricane Sandy.


In S. Louisiana Hurricane Isaac did a lot of flooding outside the Levee Protection System.

Able made quite a name for herself.

The origins of the first hurricane of the season were from a trough that exited the East Coast of the United States on May 12. A low pressure area developed on May 14, and the next day it developed into a tropical cyclone about 300 miles (480 km) south of Bermuda. It formed beneath an upper-level low, and initially was not fully tropical. The depression followed the low, initially toward the northwest and later the southwest. Moving over the Gulf Stream, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Able on May 16.[7] The storm turned to the south, and Hurricane Hunters reported that Able strengthened to hurricane status on May 17 off the coast of Florida.[5]

The outer rainbands of Able produced light rainfall and high seas along the Florida coastline.[8] It later moved through the Bahamas, where it produced hurricane force winds. The hurricane later turned to the north, gradually strengthening to peak winds of 115 mph (185 km/h) on May 21. Shortly thereafter, Able passed about 70 miles (110 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina before turning east and rapidly weakening.[5] Along the coast, the hurricane produced high tides but little damage.[9] After weakening to a tropical storm, Able transitioned into an extratropical cyclone on May 23, before dissipating the next day.[5]

With peak winds of 115 mph (185 km/h), Able became and remains the earliest major hurricane on record.[10] Such a storm is a Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, a system developed and introduced in the 1970s.[11] Able was also the strongest hurricane outside of the current hurricane season (June 1 through November 30).[12][10] The hurricane was one of four North Atlantic hurricanes on record to exist during the month of May, the others occurring in 1889, 1908, and 1970.





This would be a good start after last years abysmal season.
NHC works 365, so they would issue a special tropical outlook if needed.
It's possible we get a season like this, if conditions remain unfavorable over the MDR. A little something for everyone and nothing too terribly strong. The variety that me and Kori like to talk about.


Quoting 877. StormWx:



I'm not seeing 10", i'm seeing widespread 2-3" possible. Some locally heavier amounts are likely but not 10", according to NWS. Sorry bubba.



Low pressure will develop over the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Thursday night and will move slowly towards our region on Friday and Friday night. Moderate to heavy rainfall will begin to overspread north central and northeast Florida early on Friday. This rainfall will move into coastal southeast Georgia, with the potential for widespread heavy rainfall amounts as low pressure only slowly moves through the region on Friday afternoon and night. Rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches could produce substantial flooding, and a few embedded strong thunderstorms will also be possible over north central and possibly northeast Florida. Rainfall may linger into Saturday over our region, and river flooding could increase over our region during the weekend and into next week.
You and I both know that it is hard to depict on where these heavy training bands will set up. So yes a general 3 to 4" rain event with isolated amounts of 8" to 10" seems likely especially across the NE FL coast as a persistent heavy band could set up there on Saturday.

Quoting 779. Climate175:

Warm temps are food for them
There is a cold spot south of Honduras and El savador.
Quoting 888. GTstormChaserCaleb:

It's possible we get a season like this, if conditions remain unfavorable over the MDR. A little something for everyone and nothing too terribly strong. The variety that me and Kori like to talk about.


That might most likely happen with the extremely warm waters in the Caribbean.
Once the cut off low moves over Orlando on Saturday then that is when a persistent heavy rain band will set up across North Brevard County all the way up to Nassau County (Jacksonville area). It's in this area where an enhancement to the rainfall totals should occur. 
yep friday evening is going to get a bit stormy
Quoting 888. GTstormChaserCaleb:

It's possible we get a season like this, if conditions remain unfavorable over the MDR. A little something for everyone and nothing too terribly strong. The variety that me and Kori like to talk about.


Cental America is the safest place to live in EL Niño years,as storms moved north of us to the states or out to the sea.
Quoting 886. GTstormChaserCaleb:

Able made quite a name for herself.

The origins of the first hurricane of the season were from a trough that exited the East Coast of the United States on May 12. A low pressure area developed on May 14, and the next day it developed into a tropical cyclone about 300 miles (480 km) south of Bermuda. It formed beneath an upper-level low, and initially was not fully tropical. The depression followed the low, initially toward the northwest and later the southwest. Moving over the Gulf Stream, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Able on May 16.[7] The storm turned to the south, and Hurricane Hunters reported that Able strengthened to hurricane status on May 17 off the coast of Florida.[5]

The outer rainbands of Able produced light rainfall and high seas along the Florida coastline.[8] It later moved through the Bahamas, where it produced hurricane force winds. The hurricane later turned to the north, gradually strengthening to peak winds of 115 mph (185 km/h) on May 21. Shortly thereafter, Able passed about 70 miles (110 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina before turning east and rapidly weakening.[5] Along the coast, the hurricane produced high tides but little damage.[9] After weakening to a tropical storm, Able transitioned into an extratropical cyclone on May 23, before dissipating the next day.[5]

With peak winds of 115 mph (185 km/h), Able became and remains the earliest major hurricane on record.[10] Such a storm is a Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, a system developed and introduced in the 1970s.[11] Able was also the strongest hurricane outside of the current hurricane season (June 1 through November 30).[12][10] The hurricane was one of four North Atlantic hurricanes on record to exist during the month of May, the others occurring in 1889, 1908, and 1970.





This would be a good start after last years abysmal season.
Btw I thought Able was a boys name as baker sounds more girly imo.
The WPC morning QPF discussion on the matter. Could be some hefty totals.

...SOUTHEAST...

ONE OR MORE WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE ARE EXPECTED TO RIDE ALONG A
SLOWLY RETREATING WARM FRONT DRAPED ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST COAST AND
NORTHERN FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY AS A SLOW MOVING UPPER
TROUGH CROSSES THE GULF OF MEXICO...RESULTING IN PERIODS OF
MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL. MODEL PROJECTIONS INCLUDE
PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES AVERAGING NEAR 1.75 INCHES AND 2M
DEWPOINTS IN THE 60S...ALONG WITH SURFACE BASED AND HIGHER LEVEL
BASED CAPES OF 500 TO 1250 J/KG...SUPPORTING DEEP CONVECTION WHERE
SUFFICIENT ASCENT IS PROVIDED. THESE MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY
INGREDIENTS COMBINED WITH THE SLOW PASSAGE OF THE UPPER TROUGH AND
FRONTAL SYSTEM ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR REPEATING ROUNDS OF
CONVECTION SUPPORT A RISK FOR EXCESSIVE RAINFALL ALONG PORTIONS OF
THE SOUTHEAST COAST AND NORTHERN FLORIDA...PRIMARILY WHERE THE
FRONT LIES. USED A COMBINATION OF THE INTERMEDIATE GUIDANCE THAT
INCLUDES THE 00Z NAM/12-00Z ECMWF/GEFS MEAN/ECMWF ENSEMBLE MEAN TO
DERIVE THE FINAL TOTALS...WITH THE SLIGHT RISK FOR EXCESSIVE
RAINFALL SHIFTED A LITTLE WEST OF THE HEAVIEST QPF AXIS TO ACCOUNT
FOR UNCERTAINTY IN SPEED FROM GUIDANCE THAT HAS RECENTLY TRENDED
SLOWER. BASIN AVERAGE TOTALS FOR A 24-HOUR PERIOD ARE LIKELY TO
BE IN THE 2 TO 4 INCH RANGE...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES
PLUS EXPECTED.
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
Quoting flsky:



This is Joe B's group?

Yes, it is. I'm not sure what the graphic is supposed to depict in terms of landfall however. It looks like Weatherbell is saying that the 2 major hurricanes will be on the East Coast. The numbers in the graphics for two "areas" of storms also don't add up to match the range predicted in the text portion. It's pretty, but I don't have a clue what it's supposed to tell us.
This terrific format presents local weather better than I've seen elsewhere. Thank you.
I'm liking the new format but one thing that seems to be missing. When you look at the hourly forecasts the percentage of cloud cover is missing. I found this to be absolutely indispensable!


CORRECTION: oops never mind i found it listed in the "Customize" menu!
Quoting 68. Neapolitan:

I know some are complaining about the lack of clutter, but to me cleanliness is a feature, not a bug. .
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Actually, I find it to be extremely cluttered. I can't close or minimize the useless "features" such as nearby stations (I live in the country) and snow pack (in Texas). It also seems to be very keyboard unfriendly. I had to use the mouse to highlight more than two lines of text. Also, social media is blocked here so I can't even give feedback right now.
I wasn't fond of your last change, but I like this one.
Can't seem to bring up the classic site.
Quoting 007MI6:
Can't seem to bring up the classic site.


http://classic.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/ article.html
@NWSLubbock Baseball-sized hail reported at Childress, TX at 8:10 pm. on april 20 2014 that is big hail!!


NWS Norman @NWSNorman
8:34 PM - Next storm entering western portions of Hardeman Co. N of Lazare may contain hail up to the size of tennis balls.
I just heard the Today show mentione the "Record Breaking Heat Wave."

I knew it wouldn't be long before we moved from the "Polar Vortex" back to the "Heat Wave."