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  •  Saw that earlier in the news but couldn't get (6+ / 0-)

    much info on it.  After the 4th video on the Weather Channel that sounded and looked like it was about the
    depression but turned out to be generic coverage of hurricanes, I moved on.

    I thought many times this year how lucky I am in my particular smaller area of Tornado Alley.  Some minor damaging winds a few times since spring but that's it this year.  Hurricanes scare the hell out me.

    I did find fungus, btw, but mostly on my tomato plants.  I could see the infection a few weeks ago but it's picked up speed.  It's different from the usual early blight.  Not complaining since I'm just grateful to get fruit after a three year dry spell.

    •  Tropical Weather Sources (5+ / 0-)

      The weather underground has great analysis of tropical weather such as this entry by Dr. Jeff Masters on the current situation in the Caribbean and off of Africa. [the Weather Underground was recently bought by the Weather Channel--I hope they can maintain their independence as promised]

      The National Hurricane Center is another great source of information.

      The plural of anecdote is NOT data

      by Dr Arcadia on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 06:42:32 PM PDT

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      •  If I'd had more time, I would have explored (4+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Polly Syllabic, PHScott, Dr Arcadia, FOYI

        the other sources.  I've been concerned about weather underground since Weather Channel bought it.  I've been finding Weather Channel to be a little more accurate in my local predictions than weather underground now.  And there are a lot of small changes that I don't like.  I was on Weather Channel checking the local forecast when I went to their hurricane news.

        A year or so ago I started checking three sites for local forecasts, WC, WU, and NWS and sort of averaging them out.  When they're all 3 in agreement, I feel some confidence.  I'm just far enough away from a metropolitan area to get any decent idea except for dangerous events.

        Weather Underground's area and local maps are far better
        than any others, but ours here anyway, have been going down too often and sometimes missing the updates.  Maybe not a good sign of investment from WC. I'm suspicious they'll rely on reputation as long as possible while ignoring upgrading.

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