Weather Forecasting

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  1. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I remember “Snowmageddon” that hit ATL several years back.
    The weather forecasters predicted snow, freezing rain and ice but it came in a LOT quicker and sooner than anticipated.
    That was certainly a mess.
     
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    Was that the one that hit just before Valentine's Day?

    I had to drive home from Huntsville, AL (all flights east were cancelled) following that storm and hoping to miss the storm that rolled through the northeast about 6 hours behind the first. It was like threading a needle. All in a rear wheel drive rental car. Not fun.
     
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  3. MrFixIt

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    If memory serves yes.
    I’m glad you didn’t get trapped on the road.
    The National Guard was called out to rescue folks out on the interstates. There were school buses with children stuck out there even!
    The officials were sorely overwhelmed.
     
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    I once drove through the mountains with a snowstorm literally right behind me. I couldn't even stop to pee or the trip would have ended snow bound.
    I could see it all in the rear view mirror, and it would sometimes catch up with me for a minute or two.
    Finally I crossed the peak, but the snowstorm couldn't. Sunshine the rest of the way
     
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  5. Akela

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    You want weather?
    Here you go...
    https://aviationweather.gov/
    There's a lot of info to review and consider before you make that Go/No Go decision. ;)
     
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    Ooooo! You just gave me something new to dork out over! Thanks!
     
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  7. gohammergo

    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    That's pretty cool stuff. :)

    I ran from a tornado once. I had looked at a job one morning. While I was there and getting ready to leave, the sky got dark and kind of purple/orange, almost looking like a bruise. Then it got very still and started to lightly rain. As I was driving away, the wind slightly stirred, and before long it was really blowing. Then it poured for a few minutes and stopped. It was spooky, but the wind stayed. I was heading east, and I could see in the mirror that the sky behind me was roiling, but ahead was bright blue. Cars were zooming around me like crazy. :) As I watched one come up to me, I saw a funnel right in the road behind me, maybe a couple of hundred yards back. Then I put the hammer down! :) Got into the next town, which was about 7-8 miles up the road.....clear as can be. I stopped at a store and the people were talking about the tornado warnings that had been on the news. And commenting on how could there be tornado warnings on such a nice day. :18::18::18:
     
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    They were probably making fun of the meteorologists for being so wrong with the forecast.

    :D
     
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  9. MrFixIt

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    :18: :18: :18:

    :5:
     
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  10. Akela

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    Something to keep in mind... there are good reasons why you plan ahead to be able to divert to available secondary or tertiary locations as you progress along your route when the conditions you actually experience demand that you do so. :D
     
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    Check out WeatherUnderground, thousands of weather geeks reporting their local conditions, every 16 seconds.
     
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