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Here is the poor man's source for within-the-hour data from the RAWS weather stations

1. Open the map

2. Click a permanent RAWS station (aqua square)

3. Follow the data link

4. Scroll down

 

Map link:

https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?center=38.028470,-82.450365&zoom=6&basemap=USA_basemap&overlay=Weather_watch_warning,RAWS_weather_station&txtfile=https://mappingsupport.com/p2/special_maps/disaster/USA_rain_flood.txt

 

 

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Where is the November thread ? 

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57 minutes ago, PB GFI said:

Where is the November thread ? 

 

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There is no hope for NYC.

A 2007-08 repeat winter is on its way to deliver the final blow.

NYC will struggle to reach 10" while BOS piles up 100".

Accept your fate.

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Didn't know where to put this but this is interesting information about the sun and the low solar affects

 

Atmospheric Radiation Increasing from Coast to Coast in the USA

OCTOBER 24, 2018 / DR.TONY PHILLIPS

Oct. 24, 2018: So you thought Solar Minimum was boring? Think again. High-altitude balloon flights conducted by Spaceweather.com and Earth to Sky Calculus show that atmospheric radiation is intensifying from coast to coast over the USA–an ironic result of low solar activity. Take a look at the data:

 

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Above: Radiation dose rates at the Regener-Pfotzer Maximum, ~65,000 ft high at the entrance to the stratosphere.

Since 2015, we have been monitoring X-rays, gamma-rays and neutrons in the stratosphere–mainly over central California, but also in a dozen other states (NV, OR, WA, ID, WY, KS, NE, MO, IL, ME, NH, VT). Everywhere we have been there is an upward trend in radiation–ranging from +20% in central California to +33% in Maine. The latest points, circled in red, were gathered during a ballooning campaign in August-October 2018.

How does Solar Minimum boost radiation? The answer lies in the yin-yang relationship between cosmic rays and solar activity. Cosmic rays are the subatomic debris of exploding stars and other violent events. They come at us from all directions, 24/7. Normally, the sun’s magnetic field and solar wind hold cosmic rays at bay–but during Solar Minimum these defenses weaken. Deep-space radiation surges into the solar system.

sunspotnumbers_oct2018

Cosmic rays crashing into our planet’s atmosphere produce a spray of secondary particles and photons. That secondary spray is what we measure. Each balloon flight, which typically reaches an altitude greater than 100,00o feet, gives us a complete profile of radiation from ground level to the stratosphere. Our sensors sample energies between 10 keV and 20 MeV, spanning the range of medical X-ray machines, airport security devices, and “killer electrons” in Earth’s radiation belts.

Who cares? For starters, anyone who flies. Cosmic radiation at aviation altitudes is typically 50 times that of natural sources at sea level. Pilots are classified as occupational radiation workers by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and, according to a recent study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, flight attendants face an elevated risk of cancer compared to members of the general population. They listed cosmic rays as one of several risk factors. Weather and climate may also be affected, with some research linking cosmic rays to to the formation of clouds and lightning.

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WB NOTE: Svensmark etal showed cosmic rays enhance low water droplet clouds through ion mediated nucleation. It can make a difference of a few percent. That change in albedo is a cooling factor.

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Finally, there are studies (one recently published in Nature) asserting that heart rate variability and cardiac arrhythmias are affected by cosmic rays in some populations. If true, it means the effects reach all the way to the ground.

As 2018 comes to an end, Solar Minimum appears to be just getting started. Cosmic rays could continue to increase for years to come, so stay tuned.

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57 minutes ago, Snowman11 said:

Happy 6 year anniversary for Sandy

Nothing happy about it unfortunately. Wretched storm. 

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23 hours ago, WxInTheBronx said:

There is no hope for NYC.

A 2007-08 repeat winter is on its way to deliver the final blow.

NYC will struggle to reach 10" while BOS piles up 100".

Accept your fate.

 

Somebody put this guy in dungeon...

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The quality of posts and people are so much better in here then in that "other" popular forum. Really good stuff in here.

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On 10/29/2018 at 11:10 PM, RAllen964 said:

 

Somebody put this guy in dungeon...

He's there already, da Bronx!! LOL!!

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Crazy! It’s not even 830am yet and the gfs and euro have finished their 06z runs. What a winter it’s going to be 

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2 hours ago, Allsnow said:

Crazy! It’s not even 830am yet and the gfs and euro have finished their 06z runs. What a winter it’s going to be 

 

OT bro but where did you find such sharp looking weather channel icons for your pic? The best I could do is screenshot a youtube video of an old forecast. 

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57 minutes ago, Sundog said:

 

OT bro but where did you find such sharp looking weather channel icons for your pic? The best I could do is screenshot a youtube video of an old forecast. 

Haha. Thanks. Nothing beats the two snowflakes overlaying that classic TWC cloud. I just did a random google search, copied, and then pasted the image. 

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@Isotherm when should we expect your outlook? No rush, just wanted to build the anticipation...

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Trying to figure out who the new active poster is lol posting style seems familiar

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Will post in banter for now... Although this event is almost deserving of its own thread. Extremely serious situation continues to deteriorate in CA. The set of HBO's Westworld just burned down.

 

 

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