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Rex's Weather Challenge my weather!

Rex started an interesting weather challenge today. https://virily.com/virily_poll/weather-challenge-and-our-weather/ is the link to his post. The concept that Rex is driving towards is the newish concept o Micro-weather. Many small stations are producing results over a broader field of study. The initial concept of Micro-weather it gets more data. The secondary intent is to provide a unified view of the weather. Recently the “outskirts” of Hurricane Dorina flowed over where I live. The primary impact (we are more than 100 miles from open water) was a fairly brisk wind with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.  Hurricanes tend to be much larger than people realize. Just 20 miles to the west of me, the sustained wind dropped down to less than ten mph with gusts around 14-20 mph.

The link is to my Youtube channel. I post a daily weather video (time-lapse) that I call Yesterday’s weather forecast today. When it is hot and uncomfortable I also add Snarky to the title. The time-lapse video comes from a Bloomsky weather station. Bloomsky takes video all day long and then using their software creates a 20-second time-lapse video of the day. It is, however part of a much larger Micro-weather grid. There are around 100 Bloomsky systems or more in the State of Maryland. The variance between the various systems can be significant. For example, in the middle of July, it is often 7-degree warmers in Washington, DC, then it is in Germantown, Maryland. But it can also be 4 to 5 degrees cooler in Annapolis by the water.

But to respond to Rex’s challenge. I live in Germantown Maryland. On a map, I am 22 miles north of Washington DC and roughly 31 miles south of Frederick Maryland. I am 4 miles from the Potomac River.  I am 53 miles from the Chesapeake Bay. This morning at 5L30 am EDT (we switch to Standard time in November), the temperature outside was 58.7 degrees. The sky was clear.  

Closer to the mountains (Appliahsian mountains) the temperature in Western Maryland was about 4 degrees cooler. Washington DC had a morning team of 63 degrees.

  • Was this summer too hot for you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have a themometers at your home?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you ever lived through a hurricane?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you ever lived through a tornado?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Tornadoes are exceptionally rare in Oregon and Montana, but a lot of people don’t realize that we do/did get hurricanes in Oregon. They’re called typhoons in the Pacific, but it amounts to the same thing and the Oregon coast sometimes gets pretty battered.

  2. Q: Was this summer too hot for you?
    Yes (6 votes) – 67%
    No (3 votes) – 33%
    Q: Do you have a thermometer at your home?
    Yes (4 votes) – 50%
    No (4 votes) – 50%
    Q: Have you ever lived through a hurricane?
    Yes (5 votes) – 63%
    No (3 votes) – 38%
    Q: Have you ever lived through a tornado?
    Yes (4 votes) – 50%
    No (4 votes) – 50%

  3. Fortunately, we have no hurricanes and tornadoes in our country. For our situation, the summer was above average (temperatures were around 35 degrees Celsius). But now we have cold nights (about 5 degrees) and slightly higher daytime temperatures.

  4. That time lapse was so cool. I love how the time and temp are stamped on it. That was really cool. I will have to go look up what Rex has in store. Sounds intriguing for sure. No hurricanes for me, but a few tornado touched down very very close, too close for comfort for sure.

  5. Oops made a mistake when answering your poll. I never lived through a hurricane but have lived through a small tornado which brought on high winds but no physical damage compared to other sections of the Outaouais valley. Here the temperature is nice and tolerable with cool to cold nights. But our Canadian Prairies are suffering from major snow storms this October just like your North Middle States such as Montana…

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