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(Some Guy)   2020 ignores advice to go home and instead cracks open another twelve-pack. Behold a hurricane without a name descending on Minnesota and North Dakota   (weathernationtv.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Thunderstorm, Minnesota, Wind, Midwestern United States, cold front, severe thunderstorms, South Dakota, Great Lakes  
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2020-07-17 10:28:53 PM  
Aaaand, I no longer have a fence. Goddamnit.
 
2020-07-17 10:29:44 PM  
I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.
 
2020-07-17 10:31:16 PM  
It is not yet August, subby. Imagine what November will be like.
 
2020-07-17 10:32:09 PM  

Charlie Freak: Aaaand, I no longer have a fence. Goddamnit.


Forget it, it's gone. It belongs to Munchkinland now.

Stay safe, Freak.
 
2020-07-17 10:33:06 PM  
Umm... That's par for the course in the flatlands.
 
2020-07-17 10:34:24 PM  
Then again maybe subby's shooting for the Instagram using the "X is unusual for 2020" theme that is common on Fark lately.
 
2020-07-17 10:34:27 PM  
Meh we got that stuff during winters its no big deal.
 
2020-07-17 10:34:28 PM  
Well I've been through the midwest
on a horse with no name
it felt good to get out of the plains
In the midwest
they'll remember your name
cause there ain't no storm
going to give you no pain
 
2020-07-17 10:35:16 PM  
I've been through the desert on a hurricane with no name.
 
2020-07-17 10:35:39 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Well I've been through the midwest
on a horse with no name
it felt good to get out of the plains
In the midwest
they'll remember your name
cause there ain't no storm
going to give you no pain


Damnit!
 
2020-07-17 10:38:16 PM  

Dinodork: I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.


There is no auch thing as "a little bit of poop" in underwear or brownies.
Similarly, there is no such thing as "a little but pregnant."
 
2020-07-17 10:39:59 PM  

nemisonic: Dinodork: I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.

There is no auch thing as "a little bit of poop" in underwear or brownies.
Similarly, there is no such thing as "a little but pregnant."


Exactly. You cannot get pregnant in the but.
 
2020-07-17 10:40:48 PM  

nemisonic: Dinodork: I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.

There is no auch thing as "a little bit of poop" in underwear or brownies.
Similarly, there is no such thing as "a little but pregnant."


This is not a purely binary choice my friend.  There is a who spectrum of poo, from weak shart to all bowels immediately and profusely evacuated all over the tent.

I kniw where mine fell.
 
2020-07-17 10:42:22 PM  
The lights just went out for a few moments, raining like a mother right now.
 
2020-07-17 10:43:02 PM  

Dinodork: I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.


That is so awesome. I mean the digging up dinosaurs not the poop.

Glad you're ok.
 
2020-07-17 10:45:03 PM  

Bartle J.: nemisonic: Dinodork: I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.

There is no auch thing as "a little bit of poop" in underwear or brownies.
Similarly, there is no such thing as "a little but pregnant."

Exactly. You cannot get pregnant in the but.


But what?
 
2020-07-17 10:55:11 PM  
According to the guy who was my storm chaser team leader and the teacher of some of the meteorology classes I took, a storm very similar to this storm is the one that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Cue the Gordon Lightfoot!!

Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald (Official Audio)
Youtube FuzTkGyxkYI
 
2020-07-17 10:55:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Bartle J.: nemisonic: Dinodork: I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.

There is no auch thing as "a little bit of poop" in underwear or brownies.
Similarly, there is no such thing as "a little but pregnant."

Exactly. You cannot get pregnant in the but.

But what?


But for the grace of God.
 
2020-07-17 10:59:10 PM  

Warmachine999: According to the guy who was my storm chaser team leader and the teacher of some of the meteorology classes I took, a storm very similar to this storm is the one that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Cue the Gordon Lightfoot!!

[YouTube video: Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald (Official Audio)]


I heard it twas the witch of November come stealing.
 
2020-07-17 11:04:08 PM  
I have nothing of value to add to this thread.

Hurricane - Austria 1983 - Eurovision songs with live orchestra
Youtube Ex9Im5C2NIk
 
2020-07-17 11:05:47 PM  
We had that in Iowa a couple days ago. Pretty generally blustery with flash flooding and whatnot but mostly lawnchair.jpg we will rebuild
 
2020-07-17 11:09:16 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I have nothing of value to add to this thread.

[YouTube video: Hurricane - Austria 1983 - Eurovision songs with live orchestra]


Since when did Drew make THAT a requirement?
 
2020-07-17 11:21:37 PM  
Holy Crap wind speeds.And it's headed for Wisconsin.

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2020-07-17 11:26:37 PM  
Oh it is not.  Somebody take away that fool's Sharpie
 
2020-07-17 11:31:32 PM  
An old neighbour in Alberta posted this yesterday.  I'm guessing it was spawned by the same system, which is now moving east.

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2020-07-17 11:40:41 PM  
Plague, people snatching, hurricane (of sorts) in northern US, various other things going on.  Methinks my choice to watch Interstellar tonight was appropriate.
 
2020-07-17 11:42:53 PM  
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Not often you see bright red on the convective outlook map. You know you're in for it.

Storms formed up just west of us, so got to enjoy them in their infancy. Marble sized hail and crazy winds about 6pm.
 
2020-07-17 11:59:52 PM  
At least it will feel good to get out of the rain...
 
2020-07-18 12:01:03 AM  
It's not anything even remotely like a hurricane.

It's a mesoscale convective system (MCS) and it's fairly common for the Northern Plains this time of year. This one is a bit unusual for its potential intensity but it happens several times each summer.
 
2020-07-18 12:02:56 AM  
Am aimless, destructive tongue, destined to miss the clit.
Definitely name it after a man.
 
2020-07-18 12:07:39 AM  
Last year...

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Been through alot of hurricanes. A CAT 5 coming straight at ya will scare the shiat out of you no matter what. I thought it was over.

/70-90mph winds ain't shiat
 
2020-07-18 12:10:57 AM  
Current Minneapolis radar:
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Current Duluth radar:
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/live links
//may not make much sense tomorrow, you see
 
2020-07-18 12:22:24 AM  
Maybe that will make sense.  Looks like Fark now caches those.
 
2020-07-18 12:38:48 AM  
Fergus Falls... stupid Fergus should have a helmet...
I will be up there in the aftermath.  Although I always hope to be in Fergus Falls, I will end up in Alexandria...
 
2020-07-18 12:46:04 AM  
It's a good setup for this time of year, much more like an early June system.   CAPE is off the charts and the 850 winds are around 50 kts, strong 500 vort max.   If this was March, it would send a dust cloud across the eastern US, like the big blow of '86.
 
2020-07-18 1:10:46 AM  
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That's a lot of wind
 
2020-07-18 1:18:13 AM  
That's a Derecho
 
2020-07-18 1:24:00 AM  

fatalvenom: Last year...

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Been through alot of hurricanes. A CAT 5 coming straight at ya will scare the shiat out of you no matter what. I thought it was over.

/70-90mph winds ain't shiat


It can be in a place that doesn't have construction codes for hurricane force winds.
 
2020-07-18 1:33:41 AM  

Stud Gerbil: It's a good setup for this time of year, much more like an early June system.   CAPE is off the charts and the 850 winds are around 50 kts, strong 500 vort max.   If this was March, it would send a dust cloud across the eastern US, like the big blow of '86.


You thinks that's bad, check this out.  This line is moving into the most unstable environment!

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2020-07-18 2:04:57 AM  

MSBFDffpm: Stud Gerbil: It's a good setup for this time of year, much more like an early June system.   CAPE is off the charts and the 850 winds are around 50 kts, strong 500 vort max.   If this was March, it would send a dust cloud across the eastern US, like the big blow of '86.

You thinks that's bad, check this out.  This line is moving into the most unstable environment!

[Fark user image 850x425]


How does one read that chart?  Some of the axes aren't labeled.

Have a link?  Or time to explain?

/nerd
 
2020-07-18 2:05:31 AM  

MSBFDffpm: Stud Gerbil: It's a good setup for this time of year, much more like an early June system.   CAPE is off the charts and the 850 winds are around 50 kts, strong 500 vort max.   If this was March, it would send a dust cloud across the eastern US, like the big blow of '86.

You thinks that's bad, check this out.  This line is moving into the most unstable environment!

[Fark user image image 850x425]


That's a pretty good setup for MCS maintenance.
 
2020-07-18 2:06:57 AM  

bughunter: MSBFDffpm: Stud Gerbil: It's a good setup for this time of year, much more like an early June system.   CAPE is off the charts and the 850 winds are around 50 kts, strong 500 vort max.   If this was March, it would send a dust cloud across the eastern US, like the big blow of '86.

You thinks that's bad, check this out.  This line is moving into the most unstable environment!

[Fark user image 850x425]

How does one read that chart?  Some of the axes aren't labeled.

Have a link?  Or time to explain?

/nerd


Look up skew-t log-p charts.
 
2020-07-18 2:15:17 AM  

bughunter: MSBFDffpm: Stud Gerbil: It's a good setup for this time of year, much more like an early June system.   CAPE is off the charts and the 850 winds are around 50 kts, strong 500 vort max.   If this was March, it would send a dust cloud across the eastern US, like the big blow of '86.

You thinks that's bad, check this out.  This line is moving into the most unstable environment!

[Fark user image 850x425]

How does one read that chart?  Some of the axes aren't labeled.

Have a link?  Or time to explain?

/nerd


It's a sounding, often taken from a radiosonde balloon. Left Vertical axis is isobars (equal lines of pressure) in mb. Horizontal axis is temperature. Green line is dewpoint, red line is environmental temperature. The skewed lines are moist adiabats, dry adiabats, and isotherms. Wind barbs are along the right vertical axis.

Basically, as a parcel of air rises, it cools  along the dry adiabat until it's saturated, then it changes to the moist adiabat. If the environmental lapse rate is cooler than the moist adiabatic lapse rate, the air is unstable and a parcel of air will rise upward through it, condense, and form precipitation. If that area of instability is tall enough, it'll lift high enough to form a cumulonimbus, provided it doesn't shear out from the wind, or get capped by a temperature inversion.

Them's the basics. You can tell a lot about what's going on in the atmosphere from those.
 
2020-07-18 4:23:53 AM  

Charlie Freak: Look up skew-t log-p charts.


Charlie Freak: Them's the basics. You can tell a lot about what's going on in the atmosphere from those.


Thanks, that does help a lot.

I'm a little surprised I've never seen one of those before.  But then, I have no formal met training, just flight school and a keen interest in atmospheric optical phenomena.
 
2020-07-18 5:04:16 AM  
I was going to say "and nothing of value was lost" but there are a lot of lovely animals up there.

/ amd maybe some lost Canadians
 
2020-07-18 8:15:15 AM  
We had 84 mph winds a couple of weeks ago. It happens.
 
2020-07-18 9:05:44 AM  

Dinodork: I'm digging up dinosaurs in western South Dakota and that storm came through last night.

The good news is my tent held up wrll. The bad news is I may have pooped myself a little with some of those massive gusts.


You weathered it in the tent?

We were once camping when we got hit by some interesting gales.
Apparently there was an advisory (both for camping and fishing) that we had missed.
As we were a decent number, I think 5-6 of us were in one of those flimsy peggable tents. Woke up several times with the tent touching my nose from the wind. Just turned over snuggled my face more into the sleeping bag and continued sleeping.
Woke up to some raggedy friends who couldn't sleep or had run off and tried to sleep in the cars.
 
2020-07-18 10:38:53 AM  
"Often our eye will go right to the bulls eye of the pink"

Giggity.
 
2020-07-18 10:53:44 AM  
Scoffs in Oklahoman.
 
2020-07-18 11:54:43 AM  

bughunter: Charlie Freak: Look up skew-t log-p charts.

Charlie Freak: Them's the basics. You can tell a lot about what's going on in the atmosphere from those.

Thanks, that does help a lot.

I'm a little surprised I've never seen one of those before.  But then, I have no formal met training, just flight school and a keen interest in atmospheric optical phenomena.


I learned about these in flight school and it kind of took off from there.
 
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