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Pilots really like weather pictures!
« on: August 14, 2020, 04:34:03 pm »
Perhaps a trend started by WC webcam users has spread to at least two states with FAA support. Here is a report on a project in CO that installed 13 webcams and weather recording equipment. Amazingly, the systems were installed under budget and ahead of schedule! I suspect a major part of that cost savings was due to virtual inspections and survey by the folks in DC. Here is a site with the 13 webcam locations. Each location name is a link that will then display the images and other information. Alaska also has been installing these systems.

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Re: Pilots really like weather pictures!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 03:51:45 pm »
Speaking of weather pictures...

We live near the infamous 'Tornado Alley' (which seems to be increasing in size each year), so we know what sever wind can do. However, the recent event, mostly in Iowa, is a whole new category, IMHO. I'd never even heard of a "derecho"! Of course, Wikipedia has. This particularly wide spread event this month even has its own Wiki page.

But words alone are limited in describing this massive storm. Here is a video by a 'millennial' farmer that shows in more detail and from a personal perspective what this storm did. You can skip the first 4 minutes of the video, unless you are interested in seeing how expensive even used farm equipment is.

The rest of the vid is about a road trip the young Minnesota farmer took in some of the areas in Iowa. The last few moments are just some crazy interactions with some of his YouTube friends. You may not understand those few minutes, but in a different way than the destructive weather! [lol]