Weather Links and Information

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    Time for new weather thread. Links below for severe storm apps, awareness and safety issues.

    Tornado safety link below with family preparedness, how to protect your valuables and more.
    http://www.weather.com/safety/tornad...efore-20120330

    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/weather-...o-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    The link below you can sign up for Severe weather alerts, free cell phone and email alerts. Email alerts are free, phone text alerts are free however your phone plan may charge for the text.
    http://registration.weather.com/ursa/alerts/step1?

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course. Hubby and I have one we use at home and for chasing. We also keep an eye on the barometer.

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    ail sizes and description. Hailstones over 1" are considered severe and can do quite a bit of damage.


    Hail Diameter Size/ Description

    1/4" Pea

    1/2" Plain M&M / Mothball

    3/4" Penny

    7/8" Nickel

    1" (severe) Quarter

    1 1/4" Half Dollar

    1 1/2" Ping Pong Ball / Walnut

    1 3/4" Golf Ball

    2" Hen Egg / Lime

    2 1/2" Tennis Ball

    2 3/4" Baseball

    3" Teacup / Large Apple

    4" Softball

    4 1/2" Grapefruit

    4 3/4"- 5" Computer CD-DVD

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    I'm going to make a prediction for the winter 2013-14. I think it will snow 5 times in central Georgia. I believe there will even be a light snow in Orlando. I believe the most snow we will get will be 5 to 7 inches. Everyone stay warm and I hope everyone is able to get back to work and be able to afford their electric bills. If you have a few extra bucks and you know someone who is struggling to stay warm especially if they have children, please help them out by giving clothes or get a money order toward their electric bill to make sure it gets paid. People helping people.
     
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    I'm in Eastern Kentucky, and they are saying in the long range forecast, to expect lots of snow. We are prepared though. We invested in a huge generator!
     
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    Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions

    http://www.informationweek.com/big-...ek_editorspicks_rss&google_editors_picks=true

    "Weather is the original big data application," says Bryson Koehler, executive VP and CIO at the Weather Company. "When mainframes first came about, one of the first applications was a weather forecasting model."

    Flash forward to today and the Weather Company ingests some 20 terabytes of data per day to spin out what Keohler bills as the world's most accurate forecasts. To stay ahead of its competition, the Weather Company is in the process of rolling out a new platform built on Basho's Riak NoSQL database and running globally in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. More than a year in the making, the new platform will bring the company's scale of analysis to a whole new level.......

    "When you're globally distributing massive amounts of data across Amazon nodes or Google Compute nodes, you want something that's simple to use and configure," said Koehler. "Cassandra, for example, is great at distributing data, but it's complicated and complex to run. Riak was built to handle massive data movement, replication, and data-synchronization on a cloud-based, globally distributed data platform."

    More at link.....
     
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    I found this during the past weekend of power outages due to the winter storms. It covers a HUGE area, and is also good for spring storm outages.
    This map is provided by the ONCOR utility repair company. The margins of coverage are shown.


    http://stormcenter.oncor.com/default.html
     
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    Well so far it has snowed 4 times. We still could get one more. It did snow up to 8 inches in some areas of central Georgia. No snow in Orlando though. Well not a bad guess with no instrumentation. We never lost power, we got lucky all our wires are underground. We also have natural gas for heat and cooking. Then we always have our dependable fire place, to keep us toasty warm.
     
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    We have a cell tower near the back of our property. With this last ice storm the ice accumulation on the cables was incredible. I was afraid to get a picture because as they were falling off the wires the ice was breaking the branches off the trees. So imagine what that would do to ones head.
     

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