• Re: Thunderstorms Was: We

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Tue Aug 6 11:13:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Well... <G> When you do jump in, you do with a vengeance...! <G>

    I just couldn't pass it up. I'm not a meteorologist, but I know enough
    to be dangerous. However, I *DID* stay at a Holiday Inn Express last
    night!! <G> I loved those commercials.

    Seriously, it is quite the treatise... although I snipped out quite a
    lot for the reply, I saved the whole thing to its own file to refer to
    in times to come.... :)

    There's still so much we don't know about weather.

    For snowballs and snowmen, one wants a snow with some moisture, so that NB>it packs nicely, but not so wet that it turns to ice when one compacts NB>it....

    That makes sense. With the snow cream, you can't stir it up, or it'll
    "break down".

    Actually, what I was talking about wasn't the lack of precipitation, but NB>the lack of thunder and lightning.... Many times there's just rain, even NB>heavy rain, and none of the electric stuff.... And only rarely does one NB>get thunder and lightning with snow.... I have on rare occasion, NB>though, also experienced the virga...

    Yet, even in heavy rain, an unexpected lightning strike can occur.
    And, it only takes one strike to fry everything.

    That essentially is how I understood rain (and snow) storms to form... NB>Barry was talking about an experiment with oil that he thought could be NB>analogous... but that did require some difference in potential as well
    as just the coalesence....

    Plus, the force of the updrafts and downdrafts makes being inside a
    storm extremely turbulent and dangerous. Only the Hurricane Hunters in
    the modified C-130 aircraft, can enter those dangerous storms safely.
    The ride is very violent in the eye wall, but smooths out in the eye.
    Yet, to get back to base, you have to go through that eye wall again.

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Fri Aug 9 16:34:02 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 06-Aug-2019 11:13 <=-

    For snowballs and snowmen, one wants a snow with some moisture,
    so that it packs nicely, but not so wet that it turns to ice when
    one compacts it....

    That makes sense. With the snow cream, you can't stir it up, or
    it'll "break down".

    So one would probably want snow with a bit of body for that, too... :)

    Actually, what I was talking about wasn't the lack of precipitation,
    but the lack of thunder and lightning.... Many times there's just
    rain, even heavy rain, and none of the electric stuff.... And only
    rarely does one get thunder and lightning with snow.... I have on
    rare occasion, though, also experienced the virga...

    Yet, even in heavy rain, an unexpected lightning strike can occur.
    And, it only takes one strike to fry everything.

    True, and true... but in my experience (and maybe it something to do
    with location), there's often no lightning at all... In a recent
    monster storm (lots of rain, all day, and mostly very heavy) up in the Adirondacks, there was no thunder or lightning, and I saw a friend at
    the Pond going out in her kayak... Possibly tempting fate, but she
    didn't have any problems....

    That essentially is how I understood rain (and snow) storms to
    form... Barry was talking about an experiment with oil that he
    thought could be analogous... but that did require some difference
    in potential as well as just the coalesence....

    Plus, the force of the updrafts and downdrafts makes being inside a
    storm extremely turbulent and dangerous. Only the Hurricane Hunters in
    the modified C-130 aircraft, can enter those dangerous storms safely.
    The ride is very violent in the eye wall, but smooths out in the eye.
    Yet, to get back to base, you have to go through that eye wall again.

    Pretty sure Barry's experiment was in a laboratory, not in the middle of
    a storm... <G> And I'm just as glad to stay out of storms entirely...

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sat Aug 10 17:09:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Yet, even in heavy rain, an unexpected lightning strike can occur.
    And, it only takes one strike to fry everything.

    True, and true... but in my experience (and maybe it something to do
    with location), there's often no lightning at all... In a recent
    monster storm (lots of rain, all day, and mostly very heavy) up in the NB>Adirondacks, there was no thunder or lightning, and I saw a friend at
    the Pond going out in her kayak... Possibly tempting fate, but she
    didn't have any problems....

    To me, if there's a potential for thunderstorms, that practically
    negates everything. We had nearly 5 inches of rain here in less than 8
    hours, and the fire department had to peform numerous water rescues for
    the flash flooding. There was a very close lightning strike here just
    after 5am, as the storms were moving in.

    Pretty sure Barry's experiment was in a laboratory, not in the middle of NB>a storm... <G> And I'm just as glad to stay out of storms entirely...

    You and me both. They issued an outlook for more storms for the rest
    of the season, and we're in the peak of it now.

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Fri Aug 16 03:07:12 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 10-Aug-2019 17:09 <=-

    Replying 15 Aug 2019 23:09, from our camp at the Pond... to be uploaded probably tomorrow when I get home...

    Yet, even in heavy rain, an unexpected lightning strike can occur.
    And, it only takes one strike to fry everything.
    True, and true... but in my experience (and maybe it something to do
    with location), there's often no lightning at all... In a recent
    monster storm (lots of rain, all day, and mostly very heavy) up in the
    Adirondacks, there was no thunder or lightning, and I saw a friend at
    the Pond going out in her kayak... Possibly tempting fate, but she
    didn't have any problems....

    To me, if there's a potential for thunderstorms, that practically
    negates everything. We had nearly 5 inches of rain here in less than 8 hours, and the fire department had to peform numerous water rescues
    for the flash flooding. There was a very close lightning strike here
    just after 5am, as the storms were moving in.

    Perhaps your t-storms are more violent than here... but that is a lot of rain.... We just had some rain here at the Pond... I don't think it was predicted, just popped up....

    Pretty sure Barry's experiment was in a laboratory, not in the
    middle of a storm... <G> And I'm just as glad to stay out of
    storms entirely...

    You and me both. They issued an outlook for more storms for the rest
    of the season, and we're in the peak of it now.

    Oh what fun.... not.....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sat Aug 17 10:28:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Perhaps your t-storms are more violent than here... but that is a lot of NB>rain.... We just had some rain here at the Pond... I don't think it was NB>predicted, just popped up....

    They are. At one time, Arkansas was ranked #1 in the country for
    killer tornadoes...in the number of tornadoes killing at least one
    person. That's NOT the type of statistic you want to have.

    You and me both. They issued an outlook for more storms for the rest
    of the season, and we're in the peak of it now.

    Oh what fun.... not.....

    Weather looks stormy for the viewing and funeral for my late Mom. But,
    rain or shine, I have to go.

    ... I'd give you a piece of my mind, but I'm on the last one.

    I may have to rent one out. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Fri Aug 23 01:21:40 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 17-Aug-2019 10:28 <=-

    Perhaps your t-storms are more violent than here... but that is a
    lot of rain.... We just had some rain here at the Pond... I don't
    think it was predicted, just popped up....

    They are. At one time, Arkansas was ranked #1 in the country for
    killer tornadoes...in the number of tornadoes killing at least one
    person. That's NOT the type of statistic you want to have.

    No, that isn't an enviable statistic....

    You and me both. They issued an outlook for more storms for the rest
    of the season, and we're in the peak of it now.
    Oh what fun.... not.....

    Weather looks stormy for the viewing and funeral for my late Mom.
    But, rain or shine, I have to go.

    Hope it all went well... I think I remember that it was to be today....?
    You've been in my prayers... :)

    ... I'd give you a piece of my mind, but I'm on the last one.

    I may have to rent one out. :P

    You mean you still have some....? <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Mon Aug 26 17:53:00 2019
    Nancy,

    They are. At one time, Arkansas was ranked #1 in the country for
    killer tornadoes...in the number of tornadoes killing at least one person. That's NOT the type of statistic you want to have.

    No, that isn't an enviable statistic....

    There are so many that are not.

    Weather looks stormy for the viewing and funeral for my late Mom.
    But, rain or shine, I have to go.

    Hope it all went well... I think I remember that it was to be today....?

    It did. When I left the funeral home after the visitation, there was a
    huge thunderstorm complex just to the northwest, with intense lightning.
    I didn't think I'd make it home before "the bottom fell out", rain wise.
    Since each thunderstorm can have 500,000 tons of water, is it any wonder
    that flash flooding is the result??

    You've been in my prayers... :)

    Thanks. This has been a very rough 2 years. Once all the money gets in
    (I know this is the last of it), and I get all her clothes donated, I
    can finally move on with my life.

    ... I'd give you a piece of my mind, but I'm on the last one.

    I may have to rent one out. :P

    You mean you still have some....? <G>

    Rememeber...I took an IQ test, and the results were negative...and you
    said "That explains a lot". Then, you grinned, ducked, and ran. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Aug 31 23:51:34 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 26-Aug-2019 17:53 <=-

    Weather looks stormy for the viewing and funeral for my late Mom.
    But, rain or shine, I have to go.
    Hope it all went well... I think I remember that it was to be
    today....?

    It did. When I left the funeral home after the visitation, there was
    a huge thunderstorm complex just to the northwest, with intense
    lightning. I didn't think I'd make it home before "the bottom fell
    out", rain wise. Since each thunderstorm can have 500,000 tons of
    water, is it any wonder that flash flooding is the result??

    Sounds like you did make it home just in time, though... :)

    You've been in my prayers... :)

    Thanks. This has been a very rough 2 years. Once all the money gets
    in (I know this is the last of it), and I get all her clothes donated,
    I can finally move on with my life.

    And a good thing that will be. :)

    ... I'd give you a piece of my mind, but I'm on the last one.
    I may have to rent one out. :P
    You mean you still have some....? <G>

    Remember...I took an IQ test, and the results were negative...and
    you said "That explains a lot". Then, you grinned, ducked, and ran. :P

    But, but... I thought you were kidding... <G> So, you're needing to rent
    one from somewhere else, eh....? ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Mon Sep 2 13:08:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Sounds like you did make it home just in time, though... :)

    I was glad to make it home in time...I didn't want to be a drowned
    rat. :P

    And a good thing that will be. :)

    I have a huge task, to dispose of her clothes, jewelry, shoes, and videos/DVD's -- but I'm not in a rush to do that.

    But, but... I thought you were kidding... <G> So, you're needing to rent NB>one from somewhere else, eh....? ;)

    I'll have to break my malnourished piggy bank to get the
    funding...he's a rather emaciated porker. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Mon Sep 9 01:11:00 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 02-Sep-2019 13:08 <=-

    Replying from the Pond, 8 sept at about 9:10pm...

    Sounds like you did make it home just in time, though... :)

    I was glad to make it home in time...I didn't want to be a drowned
    rat. :P

    Don't blame you at all... Much safer inside, besides... :)

    And a good thing that will be. :)

    I have a huge task, to dispose of her clothes, jewelry, shoes, and videos/DVD's -- but I'm not in a rush to do that.

    I'd not rush on that either, were it I doing the job... as long as it's
    just you that is inconvenienced by having the stuff around, you can take
    as long as you need/want to... :)

    But, but... I thought you were kidding... <G> So, you're needing
    to rent one from somewhere else, eh....? ;)

    I'll have to break my malnourished piggy bank to get the
    funding...he's a rather emaciated porker. :P

    Oh, dear... sounds like you'll have to make do with no brain at all...
    at least for the time being,,,, maybe it will regenerate on its
    own.....? <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Thu Sep 12 12:32:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Don't blame you at all... Much safer inside, besides... :)

    It'd not my driving I worry about...it's everyone else's. That's like
    the story where the elderly woman called her husband on his cellphone,
    saying "Be careful!! Some idiot is driving the wrong way on the
    freeway!!". He replies "There's a whole slew of them!!" -- it never
    dawns on him that HE'S the guilty party. :P

    I'd not rush on that either, were it I doing the job... as long as it's NB>just you that is inconvenienced by having the stuff around, you can take NB>as long as you need/want to... :)

    Doesn't bother me at all. I go for the Mediocre Housekeeping Award.
    The house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be
    happy...or like the tagline below.

    Oh, dear... sounds like you'll have to make do with no brain at all... NB>at least for the time being,,,, maybe it will regenerate on its NB>own.....? <G>

    I feel like I've sat on mine lately. :P

    ... I can see clearly now, my brain is gone...

    Not to mention you can see from one side of my ear to the other. <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Thu Sep 19 22:50:00 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 12-Sep-2019 12:32 <=-

    It'd not my driving I worry about...it's everyone else's. That's
    like the story where the elderly woman called her husband on his cellphone, saying "Be careful!! Some idiot is driving the wrong way on
    the freeway!!". He replies "There's a whole slew of them!!" -- it never dawns on him that HE'S the guilty party. :P

    Scary story (even if funny)... <G>

    I'd not rush on that either, were it I doing the job... as long as
    it's just you that is inconvenienced by having the stuff around, you
    can take as long as you need/want to... :)

    Doesn't bother me at all. I go for the Mediocre Housekeeping Award.
    The house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be
    happy...or like the tagline below.

    Which you may have grabbed from me... ;) I'd never win any prizes at housekeeping, that's for sure... We try to keep things clean enough not
    to fear the Health Department coming in... but that's about it... ;)

    ... I can see clearly now, my brain is gone...

    Not to mention you can see from one side of my ear to the other. <G>

    Another benefit... <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sat Sep 21 15:49:00 2019
    Nancy,

    cellphone, saying "Be careful!! Some idiot is driving the wrong way on the freeway!!". He replies "There's a whole slew of them!!" -- it never dawns on him that HE'S the guilty party. :P

    Scary story (even if funny)... <G>

    Yeah, it could go real bad in a hurry, with a chain reaction wreck.

    Which you may have grabbed from me... ;) I'd never win any prizes at NB>housekeeping, that's for sure... We try to keep things clean enough not NB>to fear the Health Department coming in... but that's about it... ;)

    My house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.

    ... I can see clearly now, my brain is gone...

    Not to mention you can see from one side of my ear to the other. <G>

    Another benefit... <G>

    No wax finish. :)

    ... Diner's Dilemma: A clean tie attracts the soup of the day.

    Always.

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Oct 1 03:13:14 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 21-Sep-2019 15:49 <=-

    Replying from Columbia MD, 30 Sept, about 11:10pm...

    cellphone, saying "Be careful!! Some idiot is driving the wrong way
    on the freeway!!". He replies "There's a whole slew of them!!" -- it
    never dawns on him that HE'S the guilty party. :P
    Scary story (even if funny)... <G>

    Yeah, it could go real bad in a hurry, with a chain reaction wreck.

    For sure...

    Which you may have grabbed from me... ;) I'd never win any prizes at
    housekeeping, that's for sure... We try to keep things clean enough not
    to fear the Health Department coming in... but that's about it... ;)

    My house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be
    happy.

    Yup....

    ... I can see clearly now, my brain is gone...
    Not to mention you can see from one side of my ear to the other. <G>
    Another benefit... <G>

    No wax finish. :)

    If you say so... ;)

    ttyl neb

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