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Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 04-27-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By gecko
2011-04-27 - 16:15 EDT

Front rolling through Downsview right now...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 10-13-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,782
Posted By gecko
Re: All this NOISE, NOISE, NOISE!!!!!

Lenses have a sweet spot for sharpness as well: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/find-your-lens-sweet-spot
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 10-10-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,782
Posted By gecko
Re: All this NOIS, NOISE, NOISE!!!!!

Sharpening can aggravate or introduce noise, depending how it's applied and what sort of source material you're dealing with. Previewing sharpening at 100 percent magnification will help you see if...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 09-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,962
Posted By gecko
Re: Tues.Sept.7.2010

Here's what I got at 7:30 p.m. from the Loblaws parking lot at Gerrard and Victoria Park in east Toronto. The development was incredibly rapid & if it weren't for some low/mid-level scud over the...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 09-07-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,962
Posted By gecko
Re: Tues.Sept.7.2010

Exactly. Anyone got the southeast covered? Some nice development over the lake & Oshawa way 7:30 p.m. Pics to come from the Loblaws parking lot here in Toronto east end (maybe not tonight tho - too...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 09-07-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,962
Posted By gecko
Re: Tues.Sept.7.2010

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Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 09-07-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,962
Posted By gecko
Re: Tues.Sept.7.2010

Looks like some juicy stuff up northeast of Georgian Bay right now. Think I can see the edge of it out my office window in Downview.
Forum: Picture Gallery 09-05-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,402
Posted By gecko
Re: Sept 4th 2010 Cold Core funnel

Looks cool, but I can't load the large version for some reason - just see a link...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 09-04-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,213
Posted By gecko
Re: sept 3 Niagara

Nice shots... must be from the system I saw moving east across Lake Ontario on the way home from work... it had the look of one with some good stuff inside it.
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 09-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,430
Posted By gecko
Re: August 5 2010 Windy day on Lake Superior

I love the north shore - great pics of what must have been a great day!
Forum: 2010 09-02-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,114
Posted By gecko
Re: August 14, 2010 - Near Sault Ste. Marie

Thanks. Another detail I forgot to add at the top: temperature differential. On the leading side of the system, the surface temp was around 29C as I recall. Once we'd gone through and popped out the...
Forum: 2010 09-01-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,114
Posted By gecko
Re: August 14, 2010 - Near Sault Ste. Marie

Thanks for the loop, didn't notice that link in my haste at work today. Certainly does look like an isolated convective cell.
Forum: 2010 09-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,114
Posted By gecko
Re: August 14, 2010 - Near Sault Ste. Marie

Thanks. I didn't notice any hail - just a lot of hard rain & spray from the road. I've been wondering if this was an isolated system or a front that moved through - anyone know?
Forum: 2010 09-01-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,114
Posted By gecko
August 14, 2010 - near Sault Ste. Marie

I'm new to this forum, and not a storm chaser, but I am a casual weather geek.

My spouse and I observed this weather during a drive up north for a kayak trip late afternoon (about 4:45 local time,...
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