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#1
Actually, it's been here for over a month and officially runs into November. So I thought I'd post a couple of links aimed at our east coast and gulf coast Fringers as we progress through the year. Please feel free to add links you think would be helpful!

@Sami is working on a way those of us along the east coast can check in JIC. Anything you or I could do to help, I'm sure she'd appreciate.




Here, you can track storms as they blow off the west coast of Africa (remember the "butterfly effect"?).
http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/S...e_anim.gif

Finally, watch the video rather than getting lost in the music!


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Check out Windy

Push it forward to midday Saturday. Not a hurricane, but close.

https://www.windy.com/-Rain-thunder-rain...,-93.076,4
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http://www.tropicwx.com/

https://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/TC.html

https://spaghettimodels.com/

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

https://www.aviationweather.gov/
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(07-09-2019, 09:10 AM)SlowLoris Wrote: Check out Windy

Push it forward to midday Saturday. Not a hurricane, but close.

https://www.windy.com/-Rain-thunder-rain...,-93.076,4

Saw that! That's what reminded me that we have a few members in the gulf states as well. I haven't been paying attention. Didn't that one pop up out of nowhere?
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#5
August, September and October are the worst part of the hurricane season.

Good to have a small radio around.

Image of radio is slightly larger than my radio , if you have a 22in monitor.
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https://www.sony.com/electronics/radios/icf-p26

I have a Sony ICF-P26 AM/FM radio. It's good for listening to the talk radio stations before, during and after a hurricane hits.

You can get the radio in the brick and mortar stores of Walmart and Bestbuy.

Also, the power WILL go out after a hurricane. Make sure to have a bunch of fresh batteries. The rechargeable devices will suffer power loss very fast.
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(07-09-2019, 09:14 AM)Karu Wrote: http://www.tropicwx.com/

https://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/TC.html

https://spaghettimodels.com/

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

https://www.aviationweather.gov/

Thanks for those links @Karu ! Keep in mind, that back in 2017, we had a couple of X-class flares B2B. There was scientific speculation that they pushed those hurricanes north rather than into the gulf.
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(07-09-2019, 09:23 AM)Tolimar Wrote: August, September and October are the worst part of the hurricane season.

Good to have a small radio around.

Image of radio is slightly larger than my radio , if you have a 22in monitor.
[Image: 3e745dcaff1f3cfbc86ceefc0ce5e9c2?fmt=pjp...bgc=F1F5F9]
https://www.sony.com/electronics/radios/icf-p26

I have a Sony ICF-P26 AM/FM radio. It's good for listening to the talk radio stations before, during and after a hurricane hits.

You can get the radio in the brick and mortar stores of Walmart and Bestbuy.

Also, the power WILL go out after a hurricane. Make sure to have a bunch of fresh batteries. The rechargeable devices will suffer power loss very fast.

I've got a pocket-sized Grundig AM/FM/SW that stays in one of my BoB's with a stash of batteries. I've thought about those portable solar panels for recharging purpises, just haven't made that move yet. Kinda waiting to see what happens with the China trade deal.
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#8
I have to ask, are there any Fringer that know about Electrical hookups???

I have a 120/240v gas generator. I get tired of running drop cords all thru the house and back.
Is there any way to hook it up to the houses electrical system without a $400+ “switch”?
I know it is deadly to back feed on to the grid. But if I turn off the main breakers, can I make a safe connection some how?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Cheers
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(07-09-2019, 10:30 AM)Papa Clutch Wrote: I have to ask, are there any Fringer that know about Electrical hookups???

I have a 120/240v gas generator. I get tired of running drop cords all thru the house and back.
Is there any way to hook it up to the houses electrical system without a $400+ “switch”?
I know it is deadly to back feed on to the grid. But if I turn off the main breakers, can I make a safe connection some how?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Cheers

I would assume (and don't take this for gospel as state electrical codes differ) that if you wanted to do it manually, you could get a 100 or 200 amp breaker, house it in an enclosure and run the same gauge of wire (probably 2 gauge) to the bus bar in your other box, but I would go with the $400 switch. It's going to cost about the same.
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(07-09-2019, 10:55 AM)Lobster Boy Wrote:
(07-09-2019, 10:30 AM)Papa Clutch Wrote: I have to ask, are there any Fringer that know about Electrical hookups???

I have a 120/240v gas generator. I get tired of running drop cords all thru the house and back.
Is there any way to hook it up to the houses electrical system without a $400+ “switch”?
I know it is deadly to back feed on to the grid. But if I turn off the main breakers, can I make a safe connection some how?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Cheers

I would assume (and don't take this for gospel as state electrical codes differ) that if you wanted to do it manually, you could get a 100 or 200 amp breaker, house it in an enclosure and run the same gauge of wire (probably 2 gauge) to the bus bar in your other box, but I would go with the $400 switch. It's going to cost about the same.

I’m not to worried about codes as in an emergency situation, the inspector isn’t stopping by,(except maybe for a beer)! But I damn sure don’t wanna catch a Manslaughter charge for frying a linesman!!
And this would only be a temporary connection. And I think it would be safer than drop cords running upstairs, downstairs, basement, kitchen, bathroom, garage, etc... with kids and dogs running around!
And $400 is a lot of money to us!

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