• Pinging John

    From Mike Monett@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 18 06:42:59 2022
    Not that you will ever need it, but here is a link that will allow you to
    track storms entering your area. This is the National Weather Service. It is
    a longurl so I have used TinyUrl to shorten it.

    https://tinyurl.com/5t4pw7ux

    For others, you can use this service anywhere in the country. I find it valuable here in Canada.

    Regards

    Mike


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  • From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 18 06:48:01 2022
    On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 06:42:59 -0000 (UTC), Mike Monett <spamme@not.com>
    wrote:

    Not that you will ever need it, but here is a link that will allow you to >track storms entering your area. This is the National Weather Service. It is >a longurl so I have used TinyUrl to shorten it.

    https://tinyurl.com/5t4pw7ux

    For others, you can use this service anywhere in the country. I find it >valuable here in Canada.

    Regards

    Mike

    That's cool.

    I have been using

    https://www.ventusky.com/san-francisco

    and select 'precipitation'.

    It has realtime wind and even lightning strikes.

    It sims the weather for weeks in advance, which I don't much trust.





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  • From Mike Monett@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Mon Apr 18 17:59:00 2022
    jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:

    https://www.ventusky.com/san-francisco

    For lightning, I use

    https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=oss;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=;ts=0;y= 43.8741;x=-79.2993;z=6;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;

    It usually follows the weather fairly well, But I don't think we have the
    risk of wildfires like you do.


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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 18 11:50:53 2022
    On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 17:59:00 -0000 (UTC), Mike Monett <spamme@not.com>
    wrote:

    jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:

    https://www.ventusky.com/san-francisco

    For lightning, I use

    https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=oss;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=;ts=0;y= >43.8741;x=-79.2993;z=6;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;

    It usually follows the weather fairly well, But I don't think we have the >risk of wildfires like you do.

    Trees grow. With more CO2 and maybe warmer weather and more rain,
    maybe they will grow more.

    Around here, trees can get hauled away or they can burn. There's
    nowhere else for the wood to go. So, absent unpopular logging, we have
    the choice of lots of small fires or less-frequent giant firestorms.

    So, on balance, lightning is good. As are sparks from power lines.

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  • From wmartin@21:1/5 to John Larkin on Mon Apr 18 14:12:04 2022
    On 4/18/22 11:50, John Larkin wrote:
    On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 17:59:00 -0000 (UTC), Mike Monett <spamme@not.com>
    wrote:

    jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:

    https://www.ventusky.com/san-francisco

    For lightning, I use

    https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=oss;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=;ts=0;y=
    43.8741;x=-79.2993;z=6;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;

    It usually follows the weather fairly well, But I don't think we have the
    risk of wildfires like you do.

    Trees grow. With more CO2 and maybe warmer weather and more rain,
    maybe they will grow more.

    Around here, trees can get hauled away or they can burn. There's
    nowhere else for the wood to go. So, absent unpopular logging, we have
    the choice of lots of small fires or less-frequent giant firestorms.

    So, on balance, lightning is good. As are sparks from power lines.

    Sure, unless it's YOUR house that burns down!

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to wmartin on Mon Apr 18 15:39:00 2022
    On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 14:12:04 -0700, wmartin <wwm@wwmartin.net> wrote:

    On 4/18/22 11:50, John Larkin wrote:
    On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 17:59:00 -0000 (UTC), Mike Monett <spamme@not.com>
    wrote:

    jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:

    https://www.ventusky.com/san-francisco

    For lightning, I use

    https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=oss;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=;ts=0;y=
    43.8741;x=-79.2993;z=6;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;

    It usually follows the weather fairly well, But I don't think we have the >>> risk of wildfires like you do.

    Trees grow. With more CO2 and maybe warmer weather and more rain,
    maybe they will grow more.

    Around here, trees can get hauled away or they can burn. There's
    nowhere else for the wood to go. So, absent unpopular logging, we have
    the choice of lots of small fires or less-frequent giant firestorms.

    So, on balance, lightning is good. As are sparks from power lines.

    Sure, unless it's YOUR house that burns down!

    Small fires and giant firestorms both burn houses. It's easier to
    escape from a small fire. And there will always be ignition sources.

    People need to plan houses so they don't burn down, or locate them
    away from forests.

    Paradise CA was a lethal firetrap. Flammable houses were located on
    no-escape dead-end streets. What's crazy is that after the town was
    destroyed, there were piles of ashes that used to be houses,
    surrounded by still-green trees. Embers lit houses but not green
    trees.

    Our cabin has a metal roof with no gutters or vents, and the first
    floor is concrete blocks. We spend money to enforce a defensable space
    around the house, which is required by law in our neighborhood. There
    are several escape routes.

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  • From John Doe@21:1/5 to Mike Monett on Tue Apr 19 20:42:07 2022
    Mike Monett wrote:

    Not that you will ever need it, but here is a link that will allow you
    to track storms entering your area. This is the National Weather
    Service. It is a longurl so I have used TinyUrl to shorten it.

    https://tinyurl.com/5t4pw7ux

    I might use that, but it should pause on the last (most recent) frame.

    It should be able to slow down, or speed up, too.

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  • From John Doe@21:1/5 to All on Wed Apr 20 02:12:22 2022
    "WeatherScope-1.9.6"

    That's what I've been using.

    It takes some technical know-how, to configure a PC program. Probably USA
    only. No longer being developed.

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