Have you had a strange weather experience lately?

Have some weather knowledge?, Want to learn?

Moderators: rd, mel wilson, gbesoain, Cat1, ricktobin, groundsquirrel, Insured Disaster

Post Reply
User avatar
Forum Moderator - Master member
Forum Moderator - Master member
Posts: 4929
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:31 am
Location: Navarre,Florida-USA (KVPS,KHRT,KPNS)

Have you had a strange weather experience lately?

Post by groundsquirrel » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:22 pm

This is the kind of stuff that drives me crazy. Even here in my neck of the woods we see wierd stuff from time to time. This a shot of "sleet" on my doorstep for Easter morning one mile from the Gulf of Mexico. It moved in ahead of the rain, which was the moisture component from a gulf low pumping into a westerly cold air mass.
Gravity ... it's an Earth thing.

Addict to SurClaro
Addict to SurClaro
Posts: 1020
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:24 pm

Post by heeshung » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:35 pm

It's actually a really big coincidence that this thread is right here. Only about 15 minutes before I encountered my own strange weather experience.

It was perfectly sunny, then flurries started coming. I did take pictures, but since it just occured, I haven't uploaded them to the computer yet.
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs)
4096MB Corsair Dominator DDR2 @1066MHz (5-5-5-15) 2.1V
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 32MB Cache
2x NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB G92 Core in SLI
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR PSU [80A]
Acer X223W 22" 16:10 Widescreen TFT LCD
Azalia HD Audio Connected to 5.1 Channel Harmon/Kardon Surround System and Plantronics GameCom 377 Headset
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Razer Lachesis 4000dpi 3G Laser [Philips Twin-Eye] Wraith Red Edition Gaming Mouse
EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW Special Edition Mainboard 132-YW-E178-A1
Antec Twelve-Hundred Full Tower Case
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7000) (7000.winmain_win7beta.081212-1400)

User avatar
Addict to SurClaro
Addict to SurClaro
Posts: 1075
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:27 pm
Location: KCHS, Charletson, South Carolina

Post by capt.PropwashKCHS » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:38 am

here in Charleston, South Carolina nothing unusual has happened.. yet, but it is 8:40pm right now and there are still a few hours left for the day.

hmmmm, maybe the movie "the day after tomorrow" was right
Dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop
WINXP Home (sp3)
Intel Celeron M -- Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1396 Mhz
Total Physical Memory 1,280.00 MB
Video: Name Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family
Sound: SigmaTel C-Major Audio

New Forum Member
New Forum Member
Posts: 33
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:18 am
Location: Michael's garden

strange weather...

Post by DanEvans » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:38 pm

Hi all,
I've had some weird, (an probably dangerous in the real-world) experiences in FS9 over Africa. It like you're hitting a wall of air where you suddenly go into extreme overspeed at cruising altitude. It's something to do with the local weather stations not recognising that air air at FL3xx-4xx is much thinner than the air at ground level. Hasn't been so much of a problem recently, but a year ago, nearly every flight over central Africa suffered this probelm at some point.

Post Reply