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Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

This apparently blew through on LI Sound. Note the prediction was 5-10 mph of wind.
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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

Yes, even on our local lake, winds topped 50mph... I was outside seconds before the storms hit in Scranton, PA... in Nay Aug Park actually... watching the classic Beaufort scale indicator, a flag! Wife knows a am a huge advocate of knowing winds by indicators... and I watched, and had her and my daughter watching with me as I said, look, that's 15, thats 25, that's 30... LOOK! 40mph, 50mph and 40mph... back and forth. I was told it peaked to 60mph, but I can't agree with it. The flag was nearly bending the pole down, with it nearly ripping off it's halyard.

We were in the car at that point, storm came up STUPID quick... of course we knew it was coming, but not how bad it'd be. We spent the next hour dodging downed trees, driving home.

A friend of mine was up on our local lake, and he got some pretty darned impressive footage of the squall line. He also verified winds topping to 60... The video doesn't show the indicators he saw, because he didn't video it until after he saw the initial spike of wind. I'll see if I can get him to post the vid publicly.

This storm line caused a significant amount of damage, and indicators of a low grade tornado in one of our northern counties.

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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

We were in Sandy Hook on a mooring ... thankfully not with our main sail up ;-)

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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

Swept through much of the Northeast. I was a bigger deal than Arthur.


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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

Wind on Hudson River last night. Bottom chart shows a 40 mph gust.





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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

Thankfully that went north of us down here in South Jersey. It would have been a bigger mess. We did get some nasty thunderstorms, but they passed north and were gone quickly. the storm must have just skirted us.

Glad everyone up there is ok..

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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

That is a fine looking wind graph, can it be set for any location? If so please pass on the web address. I've been looking through google - found wind maps and different graphs but not the version referenced in Willie and Sal's posts.
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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

A little bit west of me here in the Adirondacks, some houses were leveled. They say they are investigating whether it was a tornado....duh! Started getting tornado warnings in the afternoon. There are branches down all over the place and many power outages. Warnings were for winds in excess of 80 mph although I did not see anything like that here, maybe 50. Around dark there was a constant rumbling from thunderstorms.

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That is a fine looking wind graph, can it be set for any location? If so please pass on the web address. I've been looking through google - found wind maps and different graphs but not the version referenced in Willie and Sal's posts.
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Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

As promised... he has it listed as 60 knots, but the squall line was clocked to 60mph but obviously NOT while he was filming... Understand that where he was standing was on the leeward side of a point, where the lake is very narrow to begin with. The time was just about 7:30pm, so sun still very much up.
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