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11 Sep 2017 07:25

N0B0DY, not fake at all. NOAA airplanes goes above and inside hurricanes alot. great way to gather data about them  :)
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11 Sep 2017 09:02

Yep, they're known as the Hurricane hunters, and they have been flying into hurricanes for 74 years, and not without incident.  Five hurricane hunter flights never made it back. This memoir by Jeff Masters of his nearly disastrous flight with the hunters into Hurricane Hugo is a must read.

You can also keep track of any operating hurricane hunter missions and the data they record in real time here on tropicaltidbits.  I was watching one make multiple passes through the eye before Irma hit Florida.
 
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11 Sep 2017 12:39

Watsisname wrote:
Yep, they're known as the Hurricane hunters, and they have been flying into hurricanes for 74 years, and not without incident.  Five hurricane hunter flights never made it back. This memoir by Jeff Masters of his nearly disastrous flight with the hunters into Hurricane Hugo is a must read.

You can also keep track of any operating hurricane hunter missions and the data they record in real time here on tropicaltidbits.  I was watching one make multiple passes through the eye before Irma hit Florida.

Wow I read the whole story of this guy's near-death experience. This can be made into a great movie imo. These people are really brave or too nuts (or both) to do this kind of job!
 
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13 Sep 2017 02:51

In a few more days the Pacific Northwest's drought will finally end.  Here's the actual cumulative precip (purple) with the normal (blue).

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I still can't decide which is weirder.  The last 2.5 months of nothing, or that the previous spring was so wet that we're still technically above normal for the cumulative precip...
 
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13 Sep 2017 02:53

I heard the Dodgers-Giants game was in a 4 hour rain delay?  What happened?  Rain must be pretty rare there in September......
 
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13 Sep 2017 03:12

Rain and quite a bit of lightning.   It is cute seeing all the pictures of the fans who stayed and later fell asleep. :P

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13 Sep 2017 03:25

haha that's like me falling asleep in front of the TV :P when it ended it was around 5:30 am here, not far from sunrise!
 
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13 Sep 2017 03:37

Watsisname wrote:
Source of the post I still can't decide which is weirder.  The last 2.5 months of nothing, or that the previous spring was so wet that we're still technically above normal for the cumulative precip...

It's like public transport in the rush hours.  Four bus departures an hour might mean four buses at the same time, then none for an hour.

Over the past two months my rain gauge has received 510 mm (27.7"), way above normal here on the dry side of the mountains.  And we haven't had a single day >=25C this year, the second time that has happened since I began measuring in 2004.
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13 Sep 2017 05:13

midtskogen wrote:
Over the past two months my rain gauge has received 510 mm (27.7"), way above normal here on the dry side of the mountains.  And we haven't had a single day >=25C this year, the second time that has happened since I began measuring in 2004.

Indeed a very chilly summer. Seems like southern Europe got all the heatwaves.
 
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04 Nov 2017 16:29

Here's Ex-Hurricane Ophelia tearing limbs off the trees overlooking my garden 2 weeks ago:



 
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04 Nov 2017 16:39

Destructor1701, that just looks like your average windy rain storm in Florida.
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06 Nov 2017 03:48

Question: Why cyclones(hurricanes and typhoons) aren't called terran/terrestrial galaxies? Both cyclones and galaxies is spiral shaped

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06 Nov 2017 06:50

its like calling a galaxy "space hurricane"  :D
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07 Nov 2017 00:45

Or calling frisbees "throwable protoplanetary disks".
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