Jay's House of Weather 'n Stuff

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  1. stinkyB

    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    DAMN.... just saw the national news. Glad everyone's ok.
    Good to know that I'm not the only dumbass though ;)
     
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    And the kids just picked up a 2 hour delay tomorrow .
     
  3. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Sorry about that, FJF, that really sucks. Glad you didn't get seriously injured. It was wild here yesterday. A lot of times I don't check the weather. Yesterday was one of those times. I didn't know the storm was coming. It was cloudy with some light rain, that's about it. I was walking my dog and everything went almost completely black (out of nowhere). I started getting pistol whipped by the wind. I've been caught in the middle of the woods in some very serious T-storms where I could have easily been killed by falling trees, lightning, or both, but this was some biblical level type shit. I could've sworn I saw 'Surrender Dorothy' written across the sky. The lightning was so close you could smell the ozone, and I had to wrestle with the front door to get it open when I reached my house.

    I went down to our finished basement and me Henry the dog went into the bathroom to wait it out (there are no windows in there). We stayed there until the wind had almost completely died down. Holy Crap, you know the lightning in the end scene in one of my favorite flicks of all time, 'The Bride of Frankenstein'? It was like that, and the thunder? Sonic booms and the wrath of God put together. Maybe Thor is a real thing (shrugs)?

    I live in the lower Hudson River Valley. Tornadoes touched down in Chester, Warwick, and Newburgh. Two people in Newburgh were killed. Liberty Street got demolished. There's a stretch of Liberty Street that's still crap (drugs, crime, urban blight), but there's also a stretch that is doing really great (regentrified, booming small businesses, eclectic retail, a handful of fun chi-chi boutique restaurants). The City of Newburgh is still in a state of emergency. Two other people were also killed in CT, and some parts of Westchester Co. also got hit pretty hard. The thing that was weird about it was that there were all of these separate pockets of violence and the next town over? Zip. My power came back on a short time ago. I'm in disbelief to be honest. Our power goes out on a sunny day for no explicable reason sometimes. F you, Central Hudson! They really are awful, and man, do I ever have a 'Central Hudson Story'. I'll tell it later if anyone cares to be bored comatose.

    http://newburghrestoration.com/blog/2018/05/15/newburgh-tornado-devastates-the-city/

    Anyway, I hope your truck suffered less hail damage than your noggin. Mother Nature can be a scary bitch, that's for damn sure.
     
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  4. CBG

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    Welcome tho NY the new Seattle where it rains everyday
     
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  5. thedonger

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    Hate to sound like a selfish dick as my heart truly does go out to those who were affected up there, but are things functional in downtown Newburgh?
    My wife and I are staying at a bed & breakfast tonight and tomorrow to celebrate our first anniversary and wasn’t sure if we should stay away from that area as we have reservations at a restaurant on Front St tomorrow night.
     
  6. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Sections of Newburgh are still like Fort Apache the Bronx, but it's better than it used to be. Nah, no worries about Front Street. Along the waterfront/Hudson is perfectly fine. You just have to watch your back like in any city. Not sure what B & B you're staying in, but my highest recommendation is The Caldwell House:

    https://www.caldwellhouse.com/

    I can't talk that place up enough. It's beautiful. If you don't stay in the Main House but stay in the fully renovated Carriage House, guess what? You'll be eating breakfast at the table I grew up eating meals on for over 45 years. I sold the table and benches to the proprietor for an amazing price. I had no intention of throwing it/them out, but my house is incredibly small and that table and benches went to me - more like got dumped on me, haha - because my folks had no room for it, either, when they down-sized. It was sad to let it go, but comforting that other people would get to enjoy it

    There's also a REALLY cool Revolutionary War Era graveyard on the property that they'd be more than happy to show you. They very lovingly fixed it and cleaned it up. I'm a boneyard denizen and I've literally taken thousands upon thousand upon thousands of photos in cemeteries. I've taken at least 100 in that boneyard alone (before it was restored). They're very atmospheric. Quite of few Irish folks bones in there. Oh, well, next time. If you come up again in the Fall, book there. The foliage is always a treat in the Shawangunks. Lots of local look out points and great hiking.

    Back to Front Street, my fellow artist in crime, Garin Baker, is a muralist for income and a fine artist by vocation. He knows all about the grant process, proposals, legalities, builds his own scaffolding, the whole magilla. Trust me, he's no slouch. Classically trained, as in cadavers/muscles/sinew. Personally I like his quick sketchy "unfinished" work better (nudes and figure studies), but he's unbelievably talented. So he won a bid and got a grant to create a mural on Front Street some years back. What a bunch of bureaucratic bullshit. They kept cheaping him on supplies and he kept saying if I use that paint, it's gonna peel and flake off in three years. He kept getting overruled. Well our experts say . . . OK, whatever. Guess what? It peeled and flaked off in three years. You can still see what's left of it. There's also another smaller one of his way further down, across the street from the old 'Vino 100' and the now sadly defunct 'Yellowbird Gallery'. He also has a mural in the shitty DMV on lower Broadway, lol.

    Because it's your first wedding anniversary, may I suggest Commodore Chocalatier? Just for romance sake. It's a time piece. I can't go in there without spending $40 bucks a pop. I'm a dark chocolate freak, but however you roll meaning if it's milk-chocolate, they make it, they got it. All made in-house. I immediately start salivating like one of Pavlov's dogs when the bell jingles when I open the door. The owner is really eccentric, haha, and everyone is so friendly and polite. Third generation - or is it fourth? - owners. If you're coming down 17K, it's on upper Broadway on your left.

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    There really is so much to do around here. If you want any other suggestions, feel free to PM. Congrats!
     
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  7. CBG

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    Jeto,,,,,,,The city that comes to mind immediately when I think of Newburgh is NEWARK, both start with the word "NEW" but both are downright scary / dangerous ,,,,, as they say in CANCUN don't venture off the beaten path or DO NOT LEAVE THE COMPOUND !!!!
     
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  8. thedonger

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    Wow thanks for the wealth of info!
    Yep, that’s exactly where we’re staying, in the Carriage House to boot.

    Wasn’t so much talking about the overall state of the city as I know it has its reputation but more asking about how the city’s recovering from the storm on Tuesday and if there are any streets or areas that are affected by outages, downed trees, etc.

    But regardless, I greatly appreciate the info and unfortunately we’re not gonna quite have enough tike to hit all those things(but will definitely make an effort to hit the chocolatier as I’m a certified chocoholic) as my wife really wants to do the brotherhood winery tour.

    Thanks again!
     
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  9. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    You should've seen it when I was in HS. Drive-bys, shootings, and stabbings every five minutes. The violence ebbs and flows, it's still there; but it really is so exponentially better than in years past. Again, it's like any other city with some areas of extreme poverty, homelessness, and neglect, but it has improved tremendously. The Town of Newburgh is a bit different. Some better than decent and also great residential blocks with older very well-kept homes. Balmville still has some really cool old grand dame houses. No, it's not like the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI, lol. A good deal of them are falling apart, but there are still some that are very well maintained. Newburgh has a really fascinating history. The nouveau riche and old money alike (see Harlem in NYC, very similar vein), hence all of the brownstones.

    The Dutch Reformed Church is really cool at night. Just don't go there alone, haha. It's right near the Library.
     
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    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    HOLY CRAP!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! You can't make it up!!!! The Brotherhood Winery ain't what it used to be architecturally after they suffered a horrific fire years ago, but it's worlds better in another. The wine tour is a lot of fun, you'll both enjoy it. Fortunately for you, the new owner (as in about 20 years ago), has re-vamped their line and some of their reds are actually pretty decent now. It used to be the worst swill you possibly imagine, one step above Night Train. The owner has a family vineyard in Portugal or Chile (I forget which now, but I'm pretty sure it's Chile), so he also stocks some of that in the wine shop.

    Sorry for the misread as to Front Street. Only Blu Pointe Grill and Billy Joe's are open for business right now if that helps.

    EDIT & P.S. about the Winery: What I meant to say was that a big part of it burned down, but the the ruins of what's couldn't be saved is still visible. The wine is much better than back that. Hope that makes more sense.
     
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  11. thedonger

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    And Blu Pointe is where are reservation’s at, perfect!
     
  12. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    IT'S KISMET!!!!!!
     
  13. Br4d

    Br4d 2009 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award

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    Ok, the tornado day was insane. It looked and felt like Ghostbusters for a couple of hours there and I'd swear I saw a few huge black dogthingy's running through the woods.

    Just saw a headline that we're now on a 400+ month trend of warming weather dating back to the early 80's. The scary part of that is that it looks like the early stages of a rise and nowhere near the inflection point yet. They've got hundreds of thousands of years worth of data off of the ice cores and what we're seeing now looks like the beginning of an interglacial temperature spike except that we've already had 13,000 years of general temperature rise since the last ice age.

    I'm not a big fan of ice ages but the other extreme is just as bad in the long-term.
     
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  14. CBG

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    It was pointed out to me that the voting turnout , especially for Thread of the Year has sucked , so I went and looked for myself and sure enough hardly anyone has voted. Now the bigger question is HOW IN THE HELL IS a thread about Nate Effing Peterman getting more votes than this thread , thats a travesty. I can probably find many threads more worthy than that one to not only be nominated but to beat it out but I stray.
     
  15. The Waterboy

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    Well in all honesty I voted for the Nate Peterman thread for two reasons, I thought it was hilarious and it was started within the last year. This years awards kind of had some loose rules on who or what could be nominated. The Rookie of the Year award has a nominee that has been on the site since 2015, likewise this thread was started 8 years ago. I understand some are taking it as the best content from the last year but when the award was first started it was for threads started within the last year.
     
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  16. jaywayne12

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    Honesty is a cool thing. Give WB tons of credit to explain. Good stuff.
     
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    Waterboy there was no need to justify , anyone can vote how they choose. It was never my understanding that it had to be a thread started in the past year otherwise why would The House of Weather thread be up in the first place ? Regardless of which thread wins or loses The House of Weather Thread is legendary and the amount of views it has gotten and will continue to get is off the charts especially when storms are coming. I honestly have not looked to see how many views it is getting during storms ( is that even possible under this format ) but years ago Jay ,when I shot you that message and all those people were reading still blows my mind,,,,props Waterboy for the explanation.I guess the House of Weather might = Susan Lucci lol
     
  18. jaywayne12

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    Good stuff CBG..hey...for the small amount of us over the years that have enjoyed it....that's what its all about. It gave many of us a place to vent when the snow was a coming...and gave me a place to pretend like I knew what I was talking about..and its time for the truth to come out.

    I have no idea about weather..NONE. CBG has provided me all the information on every storm. He then comes on here screaming things like "jay..calling jay!! Snow is coming I hope!!" then tells me what to say.

    CBG..the truth had to come out one day.
     
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  19. jaywayne12

    jaywayne12 Well-Known Member

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    and now living in the south....welcome to my world...this forecast is the forecast I will see almost everyday until September...the only thing that will change is temps...which will read 90's not 80's.

    Imagine this:
    Wilmington, NC 7 DAY FORECAST:
    This Afternoon
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. High near 79. South wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
    Tonight
    Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 71. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
    Saturday
    Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 79. South wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
    Saturday Night
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
    Sunday
    Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
    Sunday Night
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
    Monday
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Monday Night
    Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
    Tuesday
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Tuesday Night
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    Wednesday
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    Wednesday Night
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    Thursday
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    Additional Forecasts and Information
     
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  20. The Waterboy

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    I agree completely that this thread is one of the best and most informative on the site. I have relied on it many times with hurricanes coming in. They may need to just split this award next year into best new thread and best continuing thread. They can get it back up to the 25 or so awards they used to have each year.
     
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