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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by schneitzeit on Today at 01:31:48 PM »
We need to invest a ton into actual weather forecasting and shift funding away from the global warming division.

I disagree with this sentiment entirely.
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by Flash on Today at 11:32:53 AM »
We need to invest a ton into actual weather forecasting and shift funding away from the global warming division. Also maybe just stop referring to past events as a comparison of what MIGHT happen.  Same goes for Mets as well.  They deserve part of the heck they catch tomorrow.  I saw so many references to 2011 today on social media.  Can we not just say here is what might happen if the cards fall right so pay close attention to the weather today?

Instead we get a public in which most canít even find themselves in a map all worked up with visions of F5 tornados and hundreds dead.  People take that as gospel truth these days and canít see that weather has a lot of variables that can prevent an event. 

Common sense weather coverage went out the door with ratings wars and Mets making Facebook videos showing every computer run and what might be.

I think it's okay to mention past events in the frame of, 'This is the most comprehensive setup since'...but I agree that many in the weather community have been become too analog-dependent (I learned this hard way when composing my winter weather forecast last year). While it doesn't hurt to use analogs for internal reference, external mention should be minimized in this social media age since audiences at large lack context. Each present set of values and indices will forever be unique to the second in time they occur in. That's part of the foundation of meteorology.
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NWS summer forecast.

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That's a lot of blue for them...even on a 0.5 month map.
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Here's to hoping for good summer heat for pools/river activities ...but with lower dew points :)

I remember the heat wave year of 2012 . Even though we were hitting 108 to 115 every day for about 8 days here in lewis county, it was a dry desert type of heat...that felt MUCH better than 90 degrees with a 70 plus dew point.
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NWS summer forecast.

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I'll take a relatively low chance of above normal temps for a summer forecast in East TN.  Naturally this comes out as we're forecast to challenge if not break record high temps at the end of this week, but the season isn't defined by a single week.
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NWS summer forecast.

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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by Thundersnow on Today at 08:40:00 AM »
Seeing snow photos from friends and family east of the front range in Colorado (Colorado Springs and other places). Looks like a heavy, wet snow. Doesn't look like that cold air will ever make it anywhere near here.
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by JayCee on Today at 06:53:06 AM »
After some of the monster storms of recent years, they certainly deserve a break or bust or whatever you call it.  While the chasers were probably disappointed, the actual residents who live there are breathing a sigh of relief, along with prayers of thanks. 
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by memphishogfan on Yesterday at 10:49:37 PM »
I personally think a lot of prayers were answered this evening... plain and simple....

Very true

All in all it was just a weird day.  The one cell that put down a decent tornado was done after 5 min.  I watched on KOCO and it went from wedge to rope in the blink of the eye, when it normally would have become a long tracked nightmare. 

Thankful either way.  While I love watching everything unfold and the awesomeness of a tornado, Iíve been through my fair share and wouldnít wish that on anybody. 
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by mamMATTus on Yesterday at 10:03:09 PM »
Still some pretty good cells going right now just north of Abilene. The one near Hamlin right now is textbook.
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