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Old 05-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Plan for the weather

It is hail season, we have floods and its even snowing in mid May.
Here is a great tool for your morning check of the weather before you hit the road. Really aimed at Pilots...but, its great for all weather checkers. Put the cursor on your point of interest.
CWSU National METAR map - NOAA NWS
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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Hi, that's pretty neat, but it seems that all the weather is on the east side of the country. [according to the colored dots]
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Ya the weather sucks but at least we don't have to stay home til the volcano season blows over LOL.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:40 AM   #4
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Like it - Thanks - There was another web site listed for NOAA - I had to redo the OS on my computer and lost the link - anybody knows what it is?
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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We have been 'biting our nails' watching hail storms prance around us drifting north. Nothing has hit yet save for about a minute of pea sized hail two days ago. Be glad when this month is over. You know I have heard from missionaries that as time goes by that weather would become more extreme in all catigories. They mentioned hail stones the size of footballs and pumpkins. We are in the southwest corner of Oklahoma...Melody you are closer to Tulsa and sure hope you got all your babies covered and protected while we go through this...thanks for the chart...
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:28 AM   #6
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Miserable storms

Here is the other NOAA site.
NOAAWatch: NOAA's All-Hazard Monitor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce

Redhawker....I thought you were up by Enid. However, SW Oklahoma is no picnic this week either. Hail shown on the news last night from OKC was really about 4 inches in diameter. It left craters in the ground when it hit. Imagine an Airstream. I hope everyone is OK. I have seen hail in Lubbock, Texas , irregularly shaped and ragged, about like dinner plates. I am south of Ardmore, OK (20 miles south of the Red River in Texas) watching the hail storms along the river this morning.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:39 AM   #7
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cool tool, thanks M.R.! dew points rule my emotional life....
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Awesome! Thanks
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:19 PM   #9
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I like it. Easy to get a route report.
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I'm ignorant here,,, In Re: Fotochop's, "dew points rule my emotional life", can someone enlighten me as to the function of "dew point" I've got temperature and wind speed/direction down but don't understand either the dew point or the barometer.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:15 AM   #11
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dew point

Two things I look at...
a high dew point means humidity. For many folks not used to that...it is miserable....plan for AC. After many years of living in Louisiana and Texas I can tolerate it better than you lucky guys in Colorado and Texas. High heat with low humidity...not so bad. High heat with high humidity....your probably in Louisiana.

If the temp and dew point are within 3 degrees of each other...you will probably have fog...especially if the wind is lightly blowing.
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:06 PM   #12
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This weather is really strange this year. Several days ago we left Independance, CA traveling norht on highway 395 and got a far as Bishop, CA. All the passes required "snow chains'. Had to turn around and retrace our route and come up through Bakersfield. Before departing Independance we had blowing snow each evening.
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I may add my new baby here... I launched a rv campground review website and on the page of each campground, you'll find the actual weather, I found it helpful to provide such info on the page instead of having to go to an external link
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Very helpful link, thanks.
It is also useful to remember that hurricane season starts in about a week. Those of us in coastal environments spend half the year wondering "will this be the year we get hammered with a hurricane?" Let's all hope for another peaceful year but be prepared otherwise just in case our number is up.
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