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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 379
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When you work out doors for a living, you really keep an eye to the sky:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907127.jpg?t=1178063677
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907123.jpg?t=1178063707
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907121.jpg?t=1178063743
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907042.jpg?t=1178063782
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907023.jpg?t=1178063813
Any one else get soaked?
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1053
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I loved today. A weatherman's dream weather. Since I was expecting this type of weather, I ad an umbrella. I got caugt in that gusher that came through NE Detroit though. Downtown Detroit had pea-sized hail and very heavy rain and some pretty dangerous lightning at times. The worst remained east of US-23 and South of M-59. We were under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8PM but cancelled early since all the storms moved out and there wasn't signs of redevelopment. They were pretty elevated. Adrian County and Toledo had tornadic storms come through. Fortunately, the worst we saw was lightning, torrential rains and hail. Wayne County was under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning 2 or 3 times today.

The further west of the city you headed, the atmosphere become more stable in the Upper Levels of the Atmosphere and a lot of subsidence (downdrafts and evaporation of water vapor), also known as a cap. SW Lower didn't see much action today as they could of because of it, which is why the Far West Side of the area didn't see too much action.

Last night, I'm sure folks downriver woke up to Thunderstorms, although everyone N of I-94 Mostly just saw torrential rains that woke me up. It left up to an inch of water in spots, not including today's 3/4 to an inch of water.

This is actually welcoming rain for MI as a whole though because it's been so dry here lately (30 degree dewpoints) combined with May Sunshine evaporating the little mositure we have bringing about a Fire risk (REd Flag Warning in Northern Lower).

Hey, you mind if I put those pics in my weather blog?

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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 2745
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Little more than a brief shower and lots of clouds on the horizon in Ann Arbor. But we got lots of rain and lightning last night.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 9026
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just LOVE the sound of rain on my loft roof...but right around four o'clock and then again a half-hour or so later we got hit with some hellacious hail...and my wee wet symphony turned into a raging arrhythmic tap-dance competition.


Neighbor grabbed a nearly one-inch chunk to put in the freezer because neither of us thought anyone would believe it.


Hour or so later there were STILL chunks of ice on the ground under the bushes...hope nobody had trouble driving in all this stuff.


I cannot remember the last time I was in a hailstorm.
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Mayor_sekou
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Post Number: 774
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

looks pleasant.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1054
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I cannot remember the last time I was in a hailstorm."

Last Summer on the eastside, That Stationary storm that turned I-75 and 6 Mile into a river eventually moved east quick enough to dump some Nickel Sized hail on the Eastside of the city before it weakened and the sun started shining. That was the 1 of the 2 only hailstorms I've experienced.
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Ghetto_butterfly
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Post Number: 693
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the pictures. I totally enjoyed today, lots of awesome T-storms. Drove home at around 5:30 pm on Grand River into downtown in heavy rains and lightning. People think I'm weird for liking these kind of weather conditions, me - I think sun, blue skies and 90 degrees temperatures are totally over-rated. Bring on the thunderstorms (and yes, I don't have any little league baseball games to go to)
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1055
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The last few Spring nights, which is typical, SE Michigan has been experiencing those typical Evening Spring Time showers after a beautiful day. WE had those Saturday Evening and Sunday Evening and Monday Evening. the ones that came through about Midnight Sunday Night even had thunder with it. The winds were rather gusty on the east side and it did rain a bit, but was one heck of a light show from storms over DD.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1056
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 8:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I think sun, blue skies and 90 degrees temperatures are totally over-rated. Bring on the thunderstorms"

Not so fast. To explain in a nutshell, you need that type of weather for these types of storms to develop.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 437
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you a weatherman, urbanize?
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1057
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^^^I wish. Although, I can be this site's personal Weatherman?

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Ghetto_butterfly
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Post Number: 694
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

I think sun, blue skies and 90 degrees temperatures are totally over-rated. Bring on the thunderstorms"

Not so fast. To explain in a nutshell, you need that type of weather for these types of storms to develop


Urbanize, I realize that. I just wanted to express my liking of this type of weather. I scream every time the bimbos on Fox2 proclaim their pleasure of a picture-perfect sunny, warm summer day (day after day in the summertime, it gets sooo boring) and never appreciate the beauty of an awesome weather system with thunder and lightning.
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Quinn
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Post Number: 1285
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was rear-ended on 75 in part because of this. Damn you Detroit-God-of-Rain!

Oh, and you too whoever hit me.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 1391
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"^^^^I wish. Although, I can be this site's personal Weatherman?"

That's okay with me! I do miss those spring storms in Michigan. And thanks for the pix, bullet.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1059
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Urbanize, I realize that. I just wanted to express my liking of this type of weather. I scream every time the bimbos on Fox2 proclaim their pleasure of a picture-perfect sunny, warm summer day (day after day in the summertime, it gets sooo boring) and never appreciate the beauty of an awesome weather system with thunder and lightning."

I don't patronize FOX2. They straddle the fence too much. I like stormy weather too, but I prefer of mixed bag of the Stormy and the Sunny.

OOOH!, should of mentioned. As fair warning, I wouldn't patronize Hodak and Company too much for the weather if I were y'all. All they do is copy and paste from the National Weather Service out in Pontiac.
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Ghetto_butterfly
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Post Number: 695
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Quinn, I'm sorry this happened to you. But, don't blame it on the weather, blame the jackasses who even in bad weather conditions can't adjust their driving to the conditions, and the jackasses who always have to tailgate no matter what. Plenty of those on our roads around here.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1062
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 9:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Couldn't of said it better Ghetto-butterfly. I swear If I had a penny for how many times I've seen people act AND drive ignorant in dangerous weather, I'd be rich and not even know y'all right about now.
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 382
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 10:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Urbanize, You can use any photos you like for your blog. Can you give us the linkage to it? Here are a few more for you:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907141.jpg?t=1178072584
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907129.jpg?t=1178072620
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907139.jpg?t=1178072650
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907120.jpg?t=1178072686
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907096.jpg?t=1178072741
I want to ask you if you think the clouds in these photos are fake?:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup032607184.jpg?t=1178072858
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup032607179.jpg?t=1178072939
I was just wondering.
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Corktownmark
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Post Number: 323
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 10:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that tree with the burl wood is pretty incredible. Nice job.
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 383
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 11:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It ghetto.
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Jerome81
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Post Number: 1393
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 2:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Urbanize-
I don't know if we ever finished our last weather conversation.

I'm curious the tools/websites you like to use.

Also, do you have a weather page/weather station we can access?

Lastly, are you a certified storm spotter and did you go to school for meterology?

You can be the unofficial weather guy here. Fine by me! I love readin up on this stuff.

And I will have to agree about the warm and sunny getting old. I get that from about this time of year until october here in the bay area. I know a lot of people would like it, but I honestly wish we'd get a thunderstorm or a cloudy day once in awhile. It is nice to mix it up. Makes you appreciate everything that much more.

I miss those midwestern thunderstorms. Guess maybe it is just one of those things you associate with growing up way back when and don't realize you miss until you no longer have it, and hope you get it when you get the chance to go back :-)
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1063
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 6:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jerome....

-Computer Models, Rain Gauge, NWS.
-http://www.wunderground.com/bl og/wfreeck/show.html
-Nope

I am the unofficial weather guy, but some can vouch I forecast better than our present "weather people" (at least on TV and Radio).
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Mercman
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Post Number: 18
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^^I was on that site yesterday tracking the storm as it went through. What an awesome website!
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Swede1934
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 4:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bulletmagnet..those clou8ds are no fakes, they are nice photos of what would be called "Cirro-Cumulus" or high altitude clouds.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1068
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 5:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes Swede.
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 388
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Urbanize, thanks for posting the photos and the linkage! I love that site and it is now bookmarked. :-)

Bullet

PS "Cirrus-Cumulus" eh? Translates to: 'Counterfeit Cloudiness'
One more rain pic:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/kodakg roup042907136.jpg?t=1178153304
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1072
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're welcome. I'll have to check and see how the ratings are going.

Oh yes, although those are "Cirro-Cumulus", they did look Copied and Pasted.

(Message edited by Urbanize on May 02, 2007)
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1073
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Only one of them have been rated Bullet. It's this one.....

http://www.wunderground.com/wx image/viewsingleimage.html?mod e=singleimage&orig_handle=wfre eck&orig_number=39&handle=wfre eck&number=46&album_id=7#slide anchor

with a 7.4 out of 10.
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 390
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Woot! I bet that came from Jjaba. I really have a bit of advantage with driving a truck. Gives just a slightly different POV. It would be no fair for me to vote, so I'll just watch. Thanks again pal
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1075
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're welcome. They're nice pics. They're still rather underappreciated than they could be. I'll see what I do to get more people to rate.

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