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2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:41 am

2017 Severe Weather Thread

This morning's tornado drill means Severe Weather Season is right around the corner.

I received a home weather station for Christmas and I got it all installed this week just in time for the rain. Its an AcuRite 5 in 1 Home weather station. The Station (pictured below) is mounted up on my roof and it has a 300' wireless communication rage to the base. The base is setup inside my house by my computer and is connected to my computer with USB. The computer is keeping it real time connected to the web. I can view the station information anywhere in the wold on computer or smart phone. Below are some screen shots of the smart phone interface.

1. Station up on the roof (i need an extension to get it up a little further from the roof).
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2. Station dashboard on my iphone
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3. Rainfall graph
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4. Wind graph
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5. Temperature and Humidity graph
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6. Pressure graph
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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:42 am

That is pretty nice. Able to get an accurate read on temp, wind and precip.

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:43 am

I also still use the Radar Scope. It has lots of useful tools for people that are really in to weather. Much more advanced the the pretty colors on a map that most radars apps offer. The app does cost $9.99, but its worth every penny. I haven't pulled the trigger yet to upgrade to the pro version which is an additional $9.99 a year.

Screen Shot of Radar Scope, blue circle over Omaha is my GPS location.
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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:45 am

skinzfan23 wrote:That is pretty nice. Able to get an accurate read on temp, wind and precip.


Yeah, and to see the changes on the graph is fun too.

I really like the electronic rain gauge because I don't have to wait until the storm is over to go see what I got. Its also nice seeing what time the rain stated too.
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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby nebugeater » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:17 pm

OK Brad
Here is the challenge. This guy has a home weather station that you need to match. He is near Gretna and Tiberon. A few miles from where I live so I look at this all the time. Take a look at the view count his web page has for this.

http://gretnawx.net/
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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby nebugeater » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:18 pm

Make sure you look at it on a PC too has float your mouse over the graphs and stuff to see the different scales.
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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:36 pm

Brad wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:That is pretty nice. Able to get an accurate read on temp, wind and precip.


Yeah, and to see the changes on the graph is fun too.

I really like the electronic rain gauge because I don't have to wait until the storm is over to go see what I got. Its also nice seeing what time the rain stated too.


That is a very cool set up Brad :thumb: ...

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:55 pm

nebugeater wrote:OK Brad
Here is the challenge. This guy has a home weather station that you need to match. He is near Gretna and Tiberon. A few miles from where I live so I look at this all the time. Take a look at the view count his web page has for this.

http://gretnawx.net/


Wow, thats cool. Lots of information there!

I have a little more information on my Weather Underground page, but not all that. I don't have a web-camera wither, at least not wired up to WU.

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:54 pm

Approx. how much are those weather stations? I would love to have something like that. Are they easy to set up?

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:11 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Approx. how much are those weather stations? I would love to have something like that. Are they easy to set up?


This was a Christmas Gift, but I know it came from Costco. Looks like amazon has this one for $80. Super easy to setup and also really easy to get setup on weather underground as well.
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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby bigredmed » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:25 am

Went to Spootter training for Douglas Co last week. My photo of Virga made the section on "Things that look like a funnel, but are not."

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:25 pm

Brad wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Approx. how much are those weather stations? I would love to have something like that. Are they easy to set up?


This was a Christmas Gift, but I know it came from Costco. Looks like amazon has this one for $80. Super easy to setup and also really easy to get setup on weather underground as well.


Considering we both spent more money on beer this past weekend, $80.00 for a weather station is a breeze :;): ...

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby nebugeater » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:36 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Brad wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Approx. how much are those weather stations? I would love to have something like that. Are they easy to set up?


This was a Christmas Gift, but I know it came from Costco. Looks like amazon has this one for $80. Super easy to setup and also really easy to get setup on weather underground as well.


Considering we both spent more money on beer this past weekend, $80.00 for a weather station is a breeze :;): ...

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And with the station you will know how much of a BREEZE it is!
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Postby Brad » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:21 pm

nebugeater wrote:And with the station you will know how much of a BREEZE it is!


LOL, he'll be here all week. :;):

Omaha Cowboy wrote:Considering we both spent more money on beer this past weekend, $80.00 for a weather station is a breeze :;): ...


I told Tuna I would sell him a 4-pack so I am less than that now.
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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:08 pm

Brad wrote:
nebugeater wrote:And with the station you will know how much of a BREEZE it is!


LOL, he'll be here all week. :;):

Omaha Cowboy wrote:Considering we both spent more money on beer this past weekend, $80.00 for a weather station is a breeze :;): ...


I told Tuna I would sell him a 4-pack so I am less than that now.


And I purchased another KBS 4 pack yesterday..

Now I've got to hunt for Waldo. I have a feeling I'm going to be SOL getting my hands on it for a second straight year.. :lafcry: having to work all day, lol..

Maybe I'll invest in a weather station after all...

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:37 pm

At the mid day update, the moved the tornado bulls-eye closer to Omaha...

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Sat May 27, 2017 9:32 am

Nothing Severe, but we had some awesome clouds this morning! According to @RustyLord, they are called Undulatus Asperatus.

Few cell phone photos.

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun May 28, 2017 4:40 pm

Those are fantastic pics Brad :thumb: ...

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Re: 2017 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:20 pm

Mike Hollingshead posted his chase account of the June 28th 2017 Shenandoah tornadoes.

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