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    Flemington Area, Hunterdon County NJ
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    Non-pilot aviation enthusiast, skywarn spotter and river ice observer for NWS Mt. Holly, weather enthusiast, learning about fire weather concerns, newly minted geology enthusiast, rivers, conserving our ocean life, raptors, baseball

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  1. I agree could be a nightmare for those wrecked by Irma . . .
  2. Major Hurricane Irma

    Thanks for sharing this Tony. I will date myself by saying that I really do remember Donna. I was six years living in the Boston MA suburbs, Donna hit on my first day of first grade closing schools. Remember hunkering down inside with my parents. Things back to normal for us the next day I believe. I had noted the similarities between Donna and Irma. Tyler
  3. Major Hurricane Irma

    Been following the NHC page on Irma. Perhaps my thinking is not correct, put it seems to me that Irma or her remnants might slow down in days 4/5. Could that be a rainmaker for those areas?
  4. Major Hurricane Irma

    I am sorry for any confusion my post generated and I hope that those who are more knowledgeable about such things answered your question about the flood inundation maps. Regarding the location of the NWS Key West Office, I was curious to see exactly where it was, so found it on Google Earth, where it seemed to be in the middle of the island an elevation of 19 ft was noted. Yes, I agree that the NWS Office location may be one isolated portion of the island.
  5. Major Hurricane Irma

    That is ok Tony, thanks! I posted my question just before I went to bed and only now got up. Tyler
  6. Major Hurricane Irma

    So might the ridge stay and keep Irma from turning north.? Although I'd hate to see her in the Gulf.
  7. Major Hurricane Irma

    Earlier in this thread talking about Irma swallowing Andrew. Andrew could of swallowed the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.
  8. Major Hurricane Irma

    Ok, tell me if I am wrong, to get to the unpopulated everglades in SW FL, you are taking a Cat 4/5 hurricane over some portion of the Keys. While the Keys are evacuated (we hope) save for the NWS Key West which will be in their Cat 5 office on the 19' mountain in Key West, the winds and the storm surge will be passing over some roadways, perhaps a bridge. I read up on FL hurricanes in grad school 20+ years ago for some land use work that I was doing in relation to how urbanization affected the Everglades. As most of you know, some pretty destructive hurricanes, including but not limited to the 1935 hurricane, did major damage to infrastructure. The good news is that the Keys are not wide, still the pictures I have seen on where the eye hit the Keys are haunting and depressing. Now to baseball. Tyler
  9. 9/5 Slight Risk Of Severe Storms Obs

    Today's reading (24 hours) from my rain gage. .46 inches. Flemington area Hunterdon County. Storm total .93 inches.
  10. 9/5 Slight Risk Of Severe Storms Obs

    .47 inches at 7:50 AM on Sept. 6th. Flemington area of Hunterdon County, NJ
  11. Major Hurricane Irma

    From our friends at the NWS Key West FL WFO on Wed. Sept. 6, 2017. The graphic is on their home page with the following text: Hurricane Irma is an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, but Irma is expected to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane through at least the next five days. Monroe County has issued a mandatory eveacuation for all visitors, tourists, and non-residents beginninga 7:00 am EDT Wednesday, September 6th. Monroe County also has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents, beginning at 7:00 pm EDT Wednesday, Septmeber 6th. Shelters for Monroe Couty evacuees will be opening in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, September 7th. For more information on shelters, please visit: http://www.monroecountyem.com/index.aspx?NID=1 For any Floridians and visitors reading this, please stay safe and head evacuation warnings. I suppose this means that the NWS WFO at Key West will be evacuating this evening? NWS WFO Key West Fl Twitter Feed Tyler
  12. Summer Banter Thread

    D'oh. I am a little slow at times. Thanks Tom for the pm after which the brain cells kicked in and saw the themes link at the bottom of my screen and have changed the theme to IPB default and can like posts again and see other's likes. This after I deleted logged out, deleted cache, erased my phillywx cookies, and logged back in which did not work. Tyler
  13. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Hate to say this, but if you really can't get the hedge trimmer started you might either have to find a handy friend who can help or take it to a small engine shop. There is such a shop near me that maintains my blower every year. Sometimes I can't the darn thing started in the fall (before I call to have it serviced) and they can take care of it during my annual maintenance. Ask someone if you need to use premium (super) gas in your hedge trimmer. I have been told to only use premium, the highest octane possible in my blower. Tyler
  14. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    I'm not familiar with gas/oil mix hedge trimmers. But I know that if I leave gas in my snowblower over the summer without fuel stabilizer that I may not be able to start next winter. Good luck with your hedge trimmer.