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/r/meteorology For a more scientific weather subreddit

/r/myweatherstation For questions and discussion about buying or making your own weather station

/r/naturesfury Nature can be scary sometimes

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/r/stormchasing For those who aren't content to let the storms come to them

/r/stormfront For news and first-hand reports about weather

/r/Tornadoes For twisters and twister accessories

/r/TropicalWeather Specifically for tropical cyclones

/r/WeatherCanada For discussing how the weather will affect the maple syrup crop

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/r/weathernerds For nerds

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Does anyone else get frustrated by the differences in Minutecast and hourly on Accuweather?

There are times where Minutecast says it won’t be raining for at least 120 minutes but hourly says it’s currently raining at that very moment.

Accuweather’s FAQ says “We are aware that there can sometimes be differences between MinuteCast, the current condition, and the hourly forecast. This is due to small differences in how each data set is created and when it is updated. We are continuously working to enhance the accuracy and consistency of this information. In the future, AccuWeather's hourly forecasting system and MinuteCast will be tied more closely together so we can leverage components from both to further reduce any differences for our users.”

It’s frustrating for me because I skateboard and the closest skatepark to me is a half hour away. Sometimes, what the weather is doing there isn’t necessarily what is happening at my house. So I have no idea if the park is wet or not and I either need to risk the waste of time and gas, or just stay home even though there’s a chance it’s dry.

4 Comments
2024/04/11
13:57 UTC

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Weather Station with good app?

I run a farm near the equator, and I’m looking for the perfect professional weather station (if such a device exists). Needs:

  • Heavy duty (150mm/h rainfall etc.)
  • Integration to WU etc.
  • Not losing data due to power cut/internet being down (so it should reliably reconnect and then upload missing data)
  • Have (or integrate to) an actually good and simple app that can also send Push Notification Alerts in real time!

That last part is the main thing I can’t seem to find.. the WU app seems crap, I’ve tested “myPWS” which is close to what I want but no real time alerts, and a widget would be nice too. Is real time alerting just a problem with how these data cloud services and the background refreshing works?

I hope someone had the same wish and found something worth sharing :)

0 Comments
2024/04/11
12:10 UTC

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I swear to god it was 21 degrees just a minute ago

2 Comments
2024/04/11
12:02 UTC

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What is happening in NY? Why all the rain?

My backyard has standing water. There's never been this much water before. There is standing water everywhere I look. The roads are flooded. My boss had to buy a water pump just to pump water out of his driveway and over a nearby hill so he could empty enough water out of his driveway to drive his truck to work. They're sitting in mud.

For the next 10 days - nothing but rain

Where is all of it coming from? Why is this year so goddamn wet compared to all years previous? Never in my life have I seen my hometown so flooded like this.

40 Comments
2024/04/11
11:12 UTC

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What is this ? Wave map

We’re newbies here, but looks like some wild waves going to be coming up across African coastline and then westward

1 Comment
2024/04/11
04:04 UTC

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Mobile Bay Causeway Flooding Ahead of Squall Line on April 10, 2024. Strong south wind, high tide, and low pressure do this.

3 Comments
2024/04/11
02:35 UTC

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GR2Analyst Issues

Hey, If Anyone here has GR2Analyst, Did you all ever have an issue with the Registration Key just failing after using it the first time?

6 Comments
2024/04/11
01:48 UTC

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Hello I need help

Been hearing that SE OH is gonna be under tornado watch the next few days. What is even happening? It looks like the storm is going above us I’m so confused

2 Comments
2024/04/11
01:38 UTC

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What is this constant dot of high reflectivity on KCXX (Burlington) radar? I have noticed it for months on radarscope.

5 Comments
2024/04/11
01:22 UTC

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Storms moving across southeast Louisiana today (4/10/24). Possible tornado nearby.

Gave me hurricane vibes! (Not OP)

1 Comment
2024/04/11
01:06 UTC

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Weather in Antarctica be like:

4 Comments
2024/04/11
01:02 UTC

1

What is radar picking up?

Right now in Raleigh - animation is picking up this swirl but it’s not moving…

2 Comments
2024/04/11
00:30 UTC

1

What am i looking at

I was looking at some severe weather events that happened in the past and i came across this what is an air mass trajectory????????

4 Comments
2024/04/10
23:56 UTC

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Adding to the projected hype: Surface-Based CAPE: Monday - Monday Night (4/15/24)

16 Comments
2024/04/10
23:42 UTC

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Are radiosondes going to be replaced by weather satellites?

I'm not a meteorologist, but I do enjoy reading about numerical weather models and I've launched a few latex weather balloons as a hobbyist. Lately I've been looking into weather satellites like Spire's radio occultation and Tomorrow's radar satellites. With 24/7 global coverage it only feels like a matter of time until radiosondes are completely phased out - am I wrong?

8 Comments
2024/04/10
19:35 UTC

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Help me identify this

I apologize I don't have a photo. I was driving at the time and in too much shock but I will do my best to describe it.

It was a whirlwind of wind in the shape of a tornado. It picked up a whole lot of dust and debris (as in small pebbles, nothing big) which made it a lot easier to see. However it was probably only maybe 10 or 15 ft tall. Not too awfully wide. It also appeared to be coming from the ground instead of from the sky because I looked up and I saw nothing more.

The day is sunny, early afternoon. It's the kind of day where you may think it's completely clear but this actually the world's thinnest cloud cover which is so thin the sun can shine right through it. It's not windy out today but there is a gentle breeze.

I drove right by this mini tornado or landspout or dust devil or whatever it's called. I don't know how long it lasted but I could see it both in front of me and in my rear view as I continued. It formed in an open field with a small road between columns of trees on either side inside of an area which dipped down below two larger hills.

I tried looking up what this may be called but every time I think I may have figured it out it says they should be larger or look a little different so I figured I would ask here if anybody is more knowledgeable.

9 Comments
2024/04/10
17:51 UTC

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Severe Thunderstorm Bear spotted in the south.

3 Comments
2024/04/10
17:33 UTC

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satellite photo of storm system in southern USA 4/10/24 10:48 CDT

0 Comments
2024/04/10
15:49 UTC

64

What’s going on? Scared

Downstate New York

30 Comments
2024/04/10
15:21 UTC

143

On top of today's severe threat, the SPC has issued a rare day 6 30% severe risk with some concerning verbage

27 Comments
2024/04/10
13:20 UTC

9

What does it mean if the sky keeps flashing closely but no thunder?

The rain was pouring down cats and dogs and the lightning seems close but no thunder.

13 Comments
2024/04/10
12:22 UTC

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Come talk to real meteorologists as we break down today’s tornado driven moderate risk.

Today there is a tornado and high wind driven moderate risk for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The SPC has mentioned chances of "strong tornadoes". This is happening over large parts of populated areas.

In the Skywatchers discord server, we have real meteorologists and over 1000 weather enthusiasts breaking this storm system down, minute by minute. If you would like to join in on this conversation, jump on in! The invite is below!

We are also keeping an eye on day 6 as there is already an enhanced outlook issued. Could end up being a spicy day.

If you happen to be on the affected areas today, make sure to be aware, have a plan, and don't panic! The best way to protect yourself is to be prepared.

I hope to see you in the chats! -Salty

Link to discord

https://discord.gg/VdB6pMJmXg

15 Comments
2024/04/10
12:05 UTC

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What is the black circle on this map? It's the only thing I'm confused by here.

26 Comments
2024/04/10
03:33 UTC

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Weather Fanatics!!!!

What is everyones favorite weather source online. For me most are boring and have annoying ads, any fun options?

9 Comments
2024/04/10
02:03 UTC

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