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About OverTheRainbow

  • Birthday 05/12/1959

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    Formerly Media, PA. Now Mystic, CT.

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  1. Thanks. From reading through this thread I see that the answer to my question is yes. There are a couple of images earlier in this thread, but at the time of the event these were not yet posted, so that night I was looking at radar posted online. The reason I asked is that I had gotten the tornado warning alert, and before I could react the wind picked up with a kind of roar that I’ve never heard before. Not quite the freight train sound that is often mentioned, but still quite distinctive. It was over in seconds. The radar images I saw right after that seemed to show that the very southern tip of that debris field might have been on a trajectory to come very close to me, if not pass directly over me.
  2. So, was the the debris field on last night’s radar attributable to that tornado? Maybe the tornado was no longer on the ground and dissipating as it came east?
  3. In Media, DelCo. Tornado warning came through on my phone about 15 mins ago but not yet sure exactly what area is affected.
  4. You were saying? Not that severe, but pretty much the only thing on the radar in eastern PA or NJ. Edit: thunder in the distance for awhile, but, as usual, just rain in Media and it went by in the time it took me to post the first images I‘ve attempted here.
  5. I strongly second Levi Cowan (@TropicalTidbits) for analysis. One video each evening as long as there’s something to track. If the website is slow due to high traffic (like this weekend), he’s also on YouTube. Been following him for ten years (yes, he was a child hurricane prodigy, lol) and nobody comes close. The storm chasers I know of are: • Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu). I think he’s in FL at the moment. • Jim Edds (@ExtremeStorms) is actually in the Bahamas right now so his tweeting is suspended. • Jeff Piotrowski (@Jeff_Piotrowski) is great; he’s in FL right now too. Try to find his broadcasts from the eye of Harvey (search for Blue Shed Jeff on YouTube) when you have time. There was a little blue cinderblock shed that emerged unscathed. It’s famous now.
  6. Nice downpour in Media with a little thunder. Seems to be a pop-up just south of us that’s spreading as opposed to moving in any particular direction.
  7. Power’s out in Media, Rose Tree area. Not typical for this neighborhood. No flickering, just went. Steady rumbling a little way off for the past 20–25 mins with moderate rain and a little gust at the beginning. No lightning.
  8. Correction: BIG ol’ prolonged downpour, now with thunder as I type this. Sadly, I have no weather station to document anything.
  9. Heaviest and longest sustained summer storm winds I've seen here in Media for a long time. House is shaking worse than Sandy. Power has gone out and come back on a few times in the past 10 mins. Lightning and thunder are distant but seem to be moving closer. Oh, and it's raining just a bit…
  10. Sinclair Media is particularly offensive. They are the organization that sends down “must read” text to the (many) local stations they own. These pieces are biased opinion deliberately designed to masquerade as news. I’m not surprised that Mr. Crain was fired, and I admire him for speaking up. As you referenced, I deeply resent it when this kind of malarky affects things like weather (which should be treated as objective science) and smears organizations like the NWS, without which we would all be so much worse off in ways we cannot begin to imagine. Thanks for posting this.
  11. Tonight. I heard visible as far south as Iowa and Colorado, so that would seem to mean we’re good. The news report said you can check NOAA website for tracking updated arrival time and areas where it will be visible, but I haven't checked that yet.
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