Jul 27 2008
Looks like a serious thunderstorm is sweeping up Long Island on its way to Cape Cod this Sunday afternoon. So, rather than risk life and limb in a sailboat, I've hunkered down with the laptop and am watching the radar show a big mass of red moving up the coast.
I use the National Weather Service. In days gone by I used to actually pay Accuweather for "premium" weather until I figured out they get most of their data from the NWS. I need to get a book as I have no idea what "base reflectivity" means, nor the weird quadrangles that get arbitrarily placed on the storm track. Figuring out amateur metereology has long been one of those wish lists along with figuring the names of the constellations.
Looks like I have another hour to go before I need to make sure the car windows are rolled up and the porch windows are closed.