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Vinny Findley

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  1. 3.82 inches of rain last week end and 2.14 from Elsa today up here in RI.
  2. Crazy how a few hundred feet in elevation makes a difference. My daughter works just 4 miles away probably about 200 feet higher elevation and about 4 miles due west from home. She text me a pic at 8:00 AM. All the cars were covered and the ground had a slushy accumulation. The pic is less than a mile from home and about 100 feet higher elevation from home. I leave Walmart go down the hill to home and the snow isn't anywhere near as bad as at Walmart a little less than a mile away. Rain mixed with snow. Go back to Walmart just out of curiosity and crazy hard snowing. Back down the hill home an
  3. Snowing up here in Rhode Island. Not where I am but only 5 or 6 miles away an inch on the grass and slush on the roads. Northwest corner of the state a few inches on the ground. This after 74 degrees last Saturday! 1.24 inches of rain so far. Another 1/2 to 3/4 expected. Last 3 rain events up here all around 2 inches or more. no April showers up here!
  4. Had 56 MPH wind gusts up here in RI. It was deafening even with the windows closed. Woke me up at just about midnight. Keep repeating myself when I say I just couldn't imagine what even a strong cat 1 cane would do up here with 90 MPH sustained and a few higher gusts. 56MPH and small branches and limbs all over the place. I watched a few videos on the IOWA Derecho on youtube. They had hurricane force sustained with gusts as high as 120. Trees down everywhere. UnExpletetivebelievable!!! Don't eff with mother nature!!!
  5. Yeah my birthday. I turned 60. Held it off as long as I could.
  6. Picked up an inch in the last 45 minutes. Snowing harder than it has all day! looked like dry slotting working in then radar started filling in. Don't know if it's snowing in south eastern MA but they've been under a serious death band for about 3 hours,
  7. Temps shot up fast up here in RI. Most of the snow has fallen at 32 to 33 degrees. The real heavy stuff sat at the coast and pretty much fizzled when it got up to my area. I border Providence to the southwest about 50 miles south/ southwest of Boston. About 5 inches. Can't complain. We've made out pretty good with snow when we were supposed to get little accumulation. I thought we were good for 10 to 12. Doubt we make it to that. More like 6 or 7 when all is said and done. Another very heavy band sitting at the southeast MA coast taking it's time and now looks to be breaking up as it pivots up
  8. Ended up with a tad over 3 1/2 inches. Nice little surprise. Was only expecting an inch.
  9. A tad shy of 2 1/2 inches up here in RI. maybe another inch if the future radar is correct!
  10. No storm has come close to that storm up here in RI. I was 17. We had 3 feet of snow in the street. 20+ foot drifts all over the neighborhood. Even higher in downtown Providence around buildings. 4 days before they even began to clear the streets. We've had plenty of big storms QPF and wind wise but none have made anyone around here say that matched the blizzard of 78. Always it was a good one but didn't top 78 blizzard!!!
  11. Ended up with 3.14 inches of rain. Last 3 rain events 3.01 2.75 and 3.14. Wind was no where near as bad as predicted. They had electric crews on stand by from as far away as Canada. I'm not complaining. Just glad the bad winds never materialized.
  12. Fortunately the wind up here wasn't to bad over night. Could here it but not as bad as the last few wind storms. It's actually almost dead calm right now. 2.35" of rain so far. Probably end up a little over 3" when all said and done. Merry Christmas to everyone. Hopefully not many lost power and those that did get it back soon.
  13. local mets are calling for 55 to 65+ gusts up here in RI. widespread power outages. last wind storm we had a 63MPH gust. The lights flickered buy never lost power. A lot of southeast ma lost power in that. If 65+ comes fruition I'm not looking forward to that. Last wind storm was quick this one is going to last a lot longer!!!
  14. Was for joining 33 and rain last season. Not sure if they have any more.
  15. The hat was the only reason I survived the storm. Ended up with a foot up here in Cranston RI. Between midnight and 2:00 AM 2 to 3 inch per hour rates. Was crazy hard snowing.
  16. I was born February 4 1961. My mom said the ambulance had to lift her over a big snow pile to get her in the rescue. Probably why I like snow so much.
  17. I was thinking of getting the previous version a while ago. Air and sky. The rain measurements have been a constant problem. Reporting way more than what actually fell. Some people have had no problems with that what so ever but a lot of people have had very inaccurate rain fall totals. They incorporated a learning algorithm into the software but from what I've read on weather hardware forums it didn't help a lot. I don't see how this new tempest is going to be a heck of a lot better. Here is a link to a post in the WX forum asking for opinions about weather flow from the first version to the
  18. Wachusett mountain webcam about 20 miles north of Worcester. https://www.wachusett.com/The-Mountain/Media-Center/Web-Cams.aspx
  19. 2.06 inches so far up here in Cranston, RI. 3.65 the last storm. Wind roaring outside right now. Temp sitting at 35 degrees. My daughter works in Westborough Ma. about 5 miles east of Worcester. Had an inch in the parking lot at 1 and the roads were covered.
  20. 3.65 inches of rain total since the rain began yesterday. 2 to 4 inches of rain all over southern New England. Went to bed about 9:30 thinking it was over then a nasty squall line came through between 11:45 last night to 12:15 this morning. A lot of trees and branches down. Over a 100,000 without power in MA. Not to many here in RI. A little over 10,000. Highest wind was 65 here in RI and multiple reports of the same in southeast MA. Man I just couldn't imagine what a strong cat 1 would do damage wise up here. We've had multiple wind events of the magnitude we just experienced that caused a lo
  21. We had 14" up here in RI last march. Most of it fell during the day. Started around 4:00AM. Not much all winter until this storm.
  22. I remember flying into Orlando about a month after hurricane charlie. Same scene.
  23. I thought because of the drought the colors would not be good. We have some nice bright colors showing up in patches!
  24. We're in extreme drought up here in RI and near by southeast MA. Close to 10" below normal. Dust bowl. 22 days without a drop of rain until a very quick just enough to wet the ground shower this morning. Severe drought most of the rest of southern New England.
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