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    [–] too close to home giantspeck 2 points ago in AirForce

    Sorry, ZIP files are automatically blocked by the mail server.

    [–] Military spouses enjoy JBSA Lackland Pool opening day, Memorial Day weekend 2019. Colorized. giantspeck 20 points ago in AirForce

    Meanwhile, at Davis-Monthan, they can't open the outdoor pool because they're having trouble finding custom filters for it.

    [–] Kolaches in Tucson? giantspeck 3 points ago in Tucson

    I think the type of kolaches you're trying to find (actually called klobásníky) are a uniquely Texan experience.

    [–] Heat seeking missiles looking for Target giantspeck 3 points ago in mechanical_gifs

    That's cool, I guess. I can find Target using Google Maps.

    [–] Adam Levine Leaving The Voice, Gwen Stefani Joins Season 17 giantspeck 5 points ago in thevoice

    I'd be worried that if Ryan Tedder were to join the show, Kelly Clarkson would leave. Their feud regarding Ryan allegedly recycling the melody he used for Beyoncé's "Halo" for Kelly's "Already Gone" may have been ten years ago, but who knows if they've truly made up since then.

    [–] Climbing high into the Presidential mountains in NH giantspeck 51 points ago in ScarySigns

    Mt. Washington also holds the record for the strongest wind speed recorded that isn't associated with a tornado or tropical cyclone. It held the world record for strongest wind speed from 1934 to 1996 at 231 miles per hour (372 kilometers per hour).

    [–] Trying to stay moist. giantspeck 1 points ago in AirForce

    Arifjan's Wing Wednesday is probably better.

    [–] Global Tropical Outlook & Discussion: 19-25 May 2019 giantspeck 2 points ago in TropicalWeather

    This is an issue that was highlighted with Cyclone Iba earlier this year. Because cyclones occur in that region so rarely in general, there isn't much of a robust system in place to track these systems. The systems aren't assigned invest numbers and therefore the ATCF doesn't generate model-derived forecasts for them. So by the time they're full-fledged tropical or subtropical cyclones, the only agency that's issuing information is the Brazilian Navy and/or Fleet Weather Center Norfolk.

    [–] Global Tropical Outlook & Discussion: 19-25 May 2019 giantspeck 1 points ago in TropicalWeather

    I will have a tracking thread up for it later this evening. I've been preoccupied with work and Andrea at the moment.

    [–] The National Hurricane Center will initiate advisories for Subtropical Storm Andrea at 6:30 EDT. giantspeck 1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in TropicalWeather

    We will have a tracking thread up for Andrea as soon as we can after the National Hurricane Center issues its first advisory. Stay tuned!

    Reminder: duplicate threads announcing Andrea's development will be removed.

    EDIT: Our tracking thread for Subtropical Storm Andrea is live

    [–] Tryin to submit an EPR be like giantspeck 8 points ago in AirForce

    We're just trying to squeeze past you here real quick and get some ranch.

    [–] Global Tropical Outlook & Discussion: 19-25 May 2019 giantspeck 3 points ago in TropicalWeather

    As of 1:30 PM EDT on Monday, the National Hurricane Center has upgraded Invest 90L's potential for developing into a tropical or subtropical cyclone to 70%:

     

    Special Tropical Weather Outlook
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
    130 PM EDT Mon May 20 2019
    
    For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
    
    1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low
    pressure located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda are
    showing signs of organization.  Although recent satellite wind data
    suggest that the system currently lacks a well-defined center of
    circulation, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive
    for the formation of a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone
    later today or tonight.  Conditions are forecast to become
    unfavorable for further development by late Tuesday, and the
    disturbance is expected to merge with a cold front on Wednesday.
    An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is currently en route
    to investigate the disturbance.  Interests in Bermuda should
    monitor the progress of this system.  The next Special Tropical
    Weather Outlook will be issued by 8 PM EDT today.
    * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.
    

    [–] Global Tropical Outlook & Discussion: 19-25 May 2019 giantspeck 1 points ago in TropicalWeather

    As of 7:30 AM EDT, the potential for Invest 90L to develop into a tropical or subtropical cyclone remains moderate at 60%:

     

    Special Tropical Weather Outlook
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
    730 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019
    
    For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
    
    Showers and thunderstorms have increased overnight and this morning
    in association with a trough of low pressure located about midway
    between the Bahamas and Bermuda.  A low pressure system is expected
    to form within this area of disturbed weather later today, and this
    system could become a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone by
    tonight or Tuesday while it moves northward or northeastward.  By
    Wednesday, however, conditions are forecast to become unfavorable
    for further development, and the system should be absorbed by a cold
    front.  An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to
    investigate the disturbance this afternoon, if necessary.  Interests
    in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.  The next
    Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued by 2 PM EDT today.
    * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.
    

    [–] Latest update on our next contestant. giantspeck 1 points ago in TropicalWeather

    As of 2:00 AM EDT on Monday, the potential for this system (Invest 90L) to develop into a tropical or subtropical cyclone has increased to 60%.

     

    Tropical Weather Outlook
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
    200 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019
    
    For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
    
    Satellite-derived wind data indicate that a trough of low pressure
    has developed within a large area of cloudiness and disorganized
    showers several hundred miles to the southwest of Bermuda. A low
    pressure system is expected to form within this area of disturbed
    weather later today, and possibly develop into a short-lived
    subtropical or tropical cyclone by tonight or Tuesday while moving
    northward or northeastward. By Wednesday, however, conditions are
    forecast to become unfavorable for further development, and the
    system should become rapidly absorbed by a cold front. An Air Force
    Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the
    disturbance this afternoon, if necessary.  Interests in Bermuda
    should monitor the progress of this system.  The next Special
    Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued by 8 AM EDT today.
    * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.
    

    [–] A question about the Monsoon(India) and the science of raining, in general. giantspeck 2 points ago in TropicalWeather

    I think it's important to note that during the southwest monsoon, the general wind flow isn't strictly from the southwest. A thermal low typically develops over the deserts of South Asia, to include the Thar Desert which spans part of Pakistan and India.

    As the southwesterly winds travel over southern India and re-emerge over the Bay of Bengal, they turn back toward the northwest, rotating cyclonically around the thermal low. This funnels the winds northwestward over Bangladesh, as well as the Indian States of West Bangal, Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. The way that the winds funnel into this region means that they bypass the Eastern Ghats to the north and encounter the Himalayas directly.

    [–] Latest update on our next contestant. giantspeck 4 points ago in TropicalWeather

    As of 7:30PM EDT on Sunday, the potential for this system (Invest 90L) to develop into a tropical or subtropical cyclone has increased to 50%.

     

    Special Tropical Weather Outlook
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
    730 PM EDT Sun May 19 2019
    
    For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
    
    An area of low pressure is expected to form several hundred miles
    southwest of Bermuda by Monday. This system could develop into a
    short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone late tomorrow or
    Tuesday while moving northward or northeastward. By Wednesday,
    however, conditions are forecast to become unfavorable for further
    development, and the system should become rapidly absorbed by a
    cold front.  An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is
    scheduled to investigate the disturbance Monday afternoon, if
    necessary. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this
    system. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued by
    Monday 2 AM EDT.
    * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.