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Steve M
04-15-2007, 11:28 PM
Ok all of you living in NH, lets hear some storm reports!

Here in North Florida we had a few severe T-storms roll through after 3:00 am (4/15) knocking out power for several hours. After that all day today we had W to NW winds in the mid 20s with gusts in the low 30s. Not your norm down here. temps to fall into the mid 30s tonight.

alora7
04-16-2007, 05:46 AM
Hi all...

This morning Southern Maine, rain and winds, temperature is 42 degrees sustained winds of about 15 mph, mostly out of the southeast, but swirling around at times, with highest gust so far of 25 mph here...

Sounds a lot louder out there, we'll see what daybreak brings!

harrywaldron
04-16-2007, 07:30 AM
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/topheadline/2007/storm41507.jpg

We live 3200 feet above sea level on one of the mountain tops in SW Virginia and this intense storm roared through our area yesterday. We went from heavy rains to blizzard-like snow. One report stated this was equal to a land version of a CAT 1 hurricane.

Even though this is one of the more memorable storms in wind intensity (with gusts most likely in the 60+ mph range), it's always a lot tougher on Mt. Washington and here's hoping the crew battens down the hatches there and stays safe :)

Great additional link for seeing hourly reports
http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KMWN.html


Through 7 p.m. Sunday evening, New York City received as much as 5.5 inches of rain. More rain is likely overnight as the center of the storm heads toward the city. Urban and street flooding is significant, and travel disruptions, massive. The swath of 3-to-6-inch flooding rain will encompass southern New England overnight and Down East Maine by Monday.


The most far-reaching effect of the storm will be the belt of high winds sweeping the East from New England to the Carolinas along with eastern Canada. While the worst of the storm will end Monday, improvement in the weather will be slowed during the week by the stubborn eastward drift out to sea.

Bill O
04-16-2007, 07:45 AM
New York City is pushing 10 inches of rain so far.

I'm not sure what I got, still need to check the rain guage. I do know that the pressure here bottomed out at 28.63" or 969mb

hobbes
04-16-2007, 12:26 PM
Ok all of you living in NH, lets hear some storm reports! So much for the 1-1/2 foot of snow in the Mount Washington Valley. Although it looked promising yesterday afternoon with a few inches on the ground in the Conway area, it turned to rain early evening, and hasn't stopped since. Actually, it's more of a wintry mix, with the occasional ice pellets. Winds have started picking up in the Valley the last couple of hours as well. The Saco is still well below flood stage, and according to NWS is expected to crest by tomorrow morning in the action (but not flood) stage.

-- if only it had all been snow ... --

harrywaldron
04-16-2007, 03:38 PM
From the home page, the crew at the top have had gusts of 143 and 156 mph today:

http://www.mountwashington.org/


Update #2: Winds have now peaked out at 156 mph today, which the crew believes, at a quick glance of the records, is only the 3rd Category 5 strength wind since 1996!

Joey Keyz
04-16-2007, 05:55 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/joeykeyz/inmSIRNH_.gif

We have another one comin' from the west

Brad
04-16-2007, 07:39 PM
From the home page, the crew at the top have had gusts of 143 and 156 mph today:

Update #2: Winds have now peaked out at 156 mph today, which the crew believes, at a quick glance of the records, is only the 3rd Category 5 strength wind since 1996!

The Conditions page shows a peak gust today of 156 mph.

http://images21.fotki.com/v755/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070416_105147_conditions-vi.jpg

On October 30, 2006 the summit hit 158 mph.

http://images16.fotki.com/v30/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061030_020316_conditions-vi.jpg

Bill O
04-17-2007, 08:35 AM
Looks like the Observatory lost their internet connection last night. No updates since 915pm on the 16th.

AlpineHikerFan71
04-18-2007, 10:45 PM
Looks like the Observatory lost their internet connection last night. No updates since 915pm on the 16th.
Bill,
Yes they have lost connection amongst other things. Since the building was made for the the strong NW winds these east winds from the storm has really taken a beating up there. Instruments are bent and things are so out of whack.
Hope they can get things back up and running soon.
Good Luck Rockpile crew

Bill O
04-19-2007, 01:38 PM
The first clearing after the big storm is revealing some snow covered mountains with quite a contrast to the now greening valleys.

In upstate New York the Adirondacks clearly stand out. Just to the west, between Lake Ontario and the park is the Tug Hill Plateau. The elevated region known for extreme lake effect snow.

Vermon'ts Green Mountains are nicely covered with many of the north/south valleys visible.

In New Hampshire that white spec is the above treeline area in the White Mountains with the new layer of snow reflecting a significant amount of visible light.

In Maine the northern 3/4 of the state are still snow covered, and it looks like many lakes are still frozen.

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/7382/g1220071091602albvisiy2.jpg

ojo
04-19-2007, 05:16 PM
Just to the west, between Lake Ontario and the park is the Tug Hill Plateau. The elevated region known for extreme lake effect snow.

Hey Bill, this is my first-ever post here on "Forums"

You're right about the Tug Hill. We are about 5 to 7 miles east of The Tug and can view it directly from our little bluff. We had between 9 and 10" of snow and Boonville our neighbor had 13 inches. It seemed to be more elevation-sensitive over a fairly broad swath of northern and central NY.

Btw, I'm a little worried about our crew on MW, because of no recent comments from the leadership. I think we all understand their situation, in a general sort of way. But a few words would help those of us who have been up there, to feel more connected and perhaps a bit less apart, as it were.

Brad
04-19-2007, 07:12 PM
The cameras are back online except for the Presidentials camera

Bill O
04-19-2007, 07:56 PM
Looks like the summit picked up over 21" of snow since the storm started on the 15th.

This gives April above normal snowfall.

Steve M
04-19-2007, 10:02 PM
Funny how things work, October was an above normal month in terms of snowfall, then the entire winter sees below normal snowfall, and then in April, we have an above normal month. Instead of global warming I think what we are seeing is a long term season swap. In 50 yrs. it will be snowing in the summer and hot and sunny in the winter!:p

Brad
04-20-2007, 06:28 AM
Not only did the storm wipe out the network on the summit of Mt Washington, but lots of power and telephone lines are down all around northern New England. In Maine Adelphia provided the cable service to many of us. In the beginning of last year we started to have serious quality problems with the Adelphia link which provided us TV, internet access, web camera security image uploading and telephone service through Vonage. The quality of the connection was terrible and Adelphia never fixed the problem.

Time Warner purchased the Adelphia system at the end of last year and have been working on upgrading things. This recent storm has sped up the process as they have had to replace a lot of the lines. And they are putting in good fiber connections. When they are done at the end of 2007 the system will be really good. But, right now they are very focused on restoring service.

In working this week with the Portland based Time Warner folks they can now see what we have been complaining about for over a year. The line quality is terrible. The nice thing about this storm is that many people will end up with a lot better internet access after the storm damage is repaired. Hopefully this will also be the case for the summit crew.

Here is a link to my Adelphia-Road Runner saga.
http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/miscellaneous/maine-rr/

ojo
04-20-2007, 10:19 PM
Many thanks go out to Scott Henley for his late evening report at 10:18pm Thursday indicating that inspite of this week's adversity, everyone was okay and doing their best to repair the problems under the worst of conditions. Also, a big thanks to Jon Cotton for his detailed report on the breakdown in the communications infrastructure and the combined efforts of all to steady the ship.

A retired NASA scientist, Patrick Harney (also an MW observer in the late 1930s or early 40s) who later mentored me in electronics and Ham Radio, once advised me that 90% of all electronic problems are "mechanical." Subsequently, I've learned that he was right!

- ojo

Brad
04-21-2007, 02:36 AM
Kyle, thanks for the update in the Comments section. Its sounds like Crew A destroyed the place and now Crew B has to pick up the pieces now that the weather has improved.

I hope someone has that video camera running to capture some of what is going on for the ObsCast.

lwa11
04-21-2007, 10:42 PM
The storm was nasty here as well. I have three days of different pictures located here.

http://whatsnew.fotki.com/lwa11/

Brad
04-22-2007, 08:21 PM
The storm was nasty here as well. I have three days of different pictures located here.

http://whatsnew.fotki.com/lwa11/
Wild pictures.

mark777
06-05-2007, 01:26 AM
Wild pictures.

yes very...