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Old 06-03-2010
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crazy weather line

just watched one off the wall weather system.
bright and sunny skies all day, scorching hot with a humidity level almost matching the high of the day of 93f (90% h). a line of clouds come from no where and drops a tremendous amount of rain and hail for 30-40 mins, then the clouds just disappear and the sun comes back with scorching temps again and a humidity level to match.


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Umm, yep. That's called a convective thunderstorm. lol
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that is all west texas is, heat of the day builds up big thunderstorms that if you hit it then it is heavy rain, hail, tornadoes for about 15-30 minutes then it is over.
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Welcome to Florida. lol
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This doesn't sound too crazy for Florida? Happens all the time...
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I was born and raised in SWFL and never seen a storm literally appear and disappear in less than an hour, much less one that produced Hail and downdrafts so hard it knocks over entire block long lines of power poles. (check out Lakeland news)
Ive always been able to watch them build, then move in whatever direction its going to head.

Ive also been surfing most of my life, so I pay very close attention to the weather, and know quite a bit more than your avg person. and again, I have NEVER seen a storm system literally appear out of an almost cloudless blue sky, create such havoc and then disappear back into an almost cloudless sky...
and camodown, that is exactly what we get in FL too during summer, but you can always watch it build up.
I wish I had taken a vid 5 minutes before the one I did get to show you what I mean, because it truly was clear in all directions, I know this since it was my sons b-day and part of our day was going to consist of taking everyone down to the bch, and aside from that I always pay close attention to the weather, since Im used to storms coming in very quickly, but in my 42 yrs of being on this earth, they have always come in from somewhere, Ive never had one seemingly form above my head.
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Yeah well a lot of the weather down there blows in from the gulf, or slowly builds up. Go out west to the desert and you will see a lot more that will quickly build out of clear skies, storm like crazy and cycle out in a hurry like that. It's pretty awesome.
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better than the chet rain we have been having for damn ever now.....fml
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better than the chet rain we have been having for damn ever now.....fml
Haha
Thanks for the reminder. Facebook is full of everyone back home whining about the rain, like it's something unusual for Oregon.
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3 weeks going on 4 weeks in a row in may and june.... this is bull-chet-ary... esp. in the vally. damn it damn it damn it
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Yeah well a lot of the weather down there blows in from the gulf, or slowly builds up. Go out west to the desert and you will see a lot more that will quickly build out of clear skies, storm like crazy and cycle out in a hurry like that. It's pretty awesome.
I would like to see that with more aforethought.
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If it was Indiana it would have snowed first
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yea, we get that up here sometimes. i was drivign down the road and it happened and you could see where the storm started and where it was dry. i was dry and like 4 cars ahead, it was raining.
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this actually reminded me of an incident last year coming back from Delray bch on the east coast.
I was watching this weather system just get bigger and bigger as I was driving towards it, it was this straight wall of black clouds on 1 side of the horizon, and nice blue skies with soft wispy clouds on the other, and the view split my line of driving. by the time I got to the edge of the storm, it had spread along almost the entire horizon and I could see it was going to be nasty. but since I grew up in systems like it I wasnt all too concerned, I just made sure it was fairly clear around me on the road by creating as much distance as I could between me and the 2 other vehicles within a mile of me, 1 a car and the other a semi. in hindsight, that was probably the smartest thing Ive ever done while driving.
I was in the Ranger and I had my tonneu cover on at the time. but Im horrible about locking if its empty, which it was this day except for a luggage bag. anyways, I had just passed the semi, and got about 100 feet ahead of him as we entered the frontal boundaries of the storm, and almost immediately I was super glad I had put that distance between him and I as the rear end of my truck literally lifted a couple of inches off the ground ! apparently, hidden by the rain and darkness, there was a couple of weak funnel clouds. one of which hit the rear end of my truck, it happened so quickly that I hadnt even a second to really react aside from a couple of expletives. then the rear end settled back to the ground, but the tonneu cover was thrown wide open, almost vertical. (which could have ripped it right off the hinges due to how its constructed...) then that slammed closed and everything settled down into a fairly moderate storm, plenty of rain and wind, but less intense than many others Ive driven through.
when all this happened, before the funnel system dropped the rear of my truck to the ground, I glanced back at the semi, while I watched it, the wind pushed it far over into the lane I was traveling in, and I could see the rear of the trailer being pushed over a little, like this:
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\\ trailer
definitely freaked me out.

my son slept through the entire thing lol
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