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Micro-Weather and the impact on Tornado Warnings!

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Does knowing bad weather is outside change with a weather station? No. Bad weather is bad weather. Micro-weather is a new interesting weather station ability. Micro-weather takes a group of hobbyists and allows them to share their stations on a map. People always ask me why do you have a weather station? Well, the easy answer is weather is variable. It changes rapidly. Now the EU weather server or the US National weather service has thousands of weather stations all around the world. But, the reality of weather is that it is variable within a storm. You see a front of clouds as you go outside. You look at the dark clouds, and you think is the storm going to hit where I am.

It isn’t just that as well, across a 300, 400-mile weather front. The temperature can vary significantly. Micro weather is the sharing of your weather information so that other people can quickly figure out what is going to impact them. As I have said a few times, it is normally 5 to 7 degrees cooler when I am in the summer than where the National Weather Service station is (it sits on the Department of Energy Campus, just down the road from us, but amid a large concrete area).  In the winter, we are often 2-3 degrees cooler. The other thing that Micro-weather systems provide is knowledge. Soorma moves along the path of the wind. The jet stream shapes the wind.

As the jet stream dips down from Canada, the air gets cooler faster. You can see those temperatures and the impact on your world, by looking at a micro weather map. I am involved in three different Micro-Weather groups. I share my readings about ten times an hour. I have a neighbor that is part of one of the groups. There are about 20 total Micro-weather stations in the town in Maryland where I live. When the wind meter tells me that the wind is from the north, I check the temperatures of stations north of where I live. When the wind is from the South, I look to the south. Ic a see the temperature fluctuations and determining the impact of the storm coming.

Micro-weather is a hobby of mine. But it is also a valuable thing to protect your friends and family.

I knew, within 10 minutes of the tornado warning we had last week, where the tornado was heading, by checking the weather stations of other people in the Micro-Grid system!

  • Question of

    Did you know that a tornado while destructive tends to be contained in a “funnel” cloud?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you ever check the weather before you go out for the day?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    have you ever heard of Micro-weather?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Q: DID YOU KNOW THAT A TORNADO WHILE DESTRUCTIVE TENDS TO BE CONTAINED IN A “FUNNEL” CLOUD?
    Yes (3 votes) – 75%
    No (1 votes) – 25%
    Q: DO YOU EVER CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE YOU GO OUT FOR THE DAY?
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%
    Q: HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MICRO-WEATHER?
    Yes (1 votes) – 33%
    No (2 votes) – 67%

  2. I live in an island and most of the times travelling means crossing the sea. So, yes, we check the Accuweather. Of course, it is of no use when one is suddenly caught by a squall amidst the sea. If it is a bad one, then we just pray for God’s mercy 😁

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