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JSchwake28

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    Home: Clifton Heights, PA Work: King of Prussia, PA

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  1. @PRINCETON ANGLER @snowlurker Agreed 100%. Can recall an outdoor curling tournament several years ago with a “warm” early Late January sun, calm winds, and 5ish degrees and most people were playing in a long sleeve T-shirt. Wind chill today was roughly the same throughout the day today around 5F and there is absolutely zero chance you were comfortable outside for several hours with a winter coat.
  2. Yep, I forget the year and I’m a little too invested in football this evening to do my homework, but I feel like it went the wrong way (at least in terms of how it feels - thought it was prob more scientific).
  3. Very anecdotal but I swear -20F with a completely calm wind is more comfortable than a 0F wind chill. I really think the wind chill calculation needs another adjustment that includes more subjective input.
  4. I initially thought that had to be a typo, but the picture looks pretty incredible. That is some FLUFF
  5. Love it! Did a forecasting stint in North Dakota for a couple of years and was fortunate enough to experience -55F wind chills. Even as a lover of extremes, that did start to get pretty uncomfortable after a few minutes, but worth the experience. Enjoy it Tom!
  6. Radarscope is about the best radar app that extists, no worries. It is solely a phone app though (I believe) so not as help as weathertap on a computer, but not a terrible purchase!
  7. Just recently started reading it. Only a couple of chapters in, but it is definitely very general so far - history of the interest in snow, snow flake crystals, it's impact on society throughout history, etc. Though he has alluded to some local stuff a few times. Enjoying it so far but not exactly what I was anticipating. Curious if it goes into more detail about local snows further in.
  8. Got my first lightning notification just now. Said lightning detected between 19 & 21 miles away. Checked it against RadarScope detection, and it was 20 miles away. Pretty impressive. Overall I think it’s a great device for its price and simple design, with the obvious caveat of the rain gauge.
  9. Dew point approaching 60F. 59.5 on the VP2 and 59.7 on the Tempest. Wouldn’t feel right without it, Merry Christmas to all !!!
  10. Agreed that was an awfully bold statement. Curious, were measurements always performed that same way? When did the 6 hour rule begin? I saw there was a report from my area about 5 miles from the airport of 21” for the ‘96 storm and wonder whether there were storms approaching that caliber before but measurements were taken post storm with settling, while others were measured clearing the board every 6 hours? Looking forward to the look back for the 25th anniversary!
  11. This storm definitely reinforced 2 rules I try to always keep in mind - 1. A tombo man high in a decent position will always over perform, at least at low levels 2. Warm air advection nearly always over performs. The great and powerful Fred Gadomski taught me at PSU that “warm air advection waits for no one”
  12. Most likely, but temps in all levels look to crash as the low strengthens and pulls away. I’d be more skeptical about the precip than the temps. How is Gilly looking tombo ?!
  13. I definitely loved how easy it was to setup, 5 mins tops. For shits and giggles I put it outside on the ground below my VP2 until I get a chance to figure out a good spot and mount it this weekend. Found it pretty cool that as the sun set it’s temps dropped MUCH faster than than the VP2 mounted at 6’. I’m now sort of considering mounting it in a nonstandard location just to look at the microclimate of the property since the VP2 is still my official records and working just fine.
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