a few T-storms..... we got a little hail last night, but nothing big enough to do any damage.... there's a line right now just SW of OKC that's heading our direction that looks pretty mean.... I noticed the winds around here were all over the place too.
The area between here (Austin) and Dallas along I-35 has been getting hammered pretty hard for the past few days. Austin is under a severe thunderstorm and tornado watch and it's raining right now. We haven't had anything too bad yet, but the worst is supposed to be arriving this afternon. I was supposed to take my CFI 'ride at DAL yesterday but that got scrubbed, of course.
Thats what they call a norther... I love those storms, they are fun to watch rolling in (when not flying of course).
When I moved to FL people talked about "crosswinds" and "gusts", and I was like, what winds? I took my checkride with winds 13G20 because thats about the best we got up at GTU in the early spring. I remember one time my CFI and I flew into AUS so I could get some practice with ATC about an hour before one of those storms blew in, and we had a 40kt GS (according to ATC) on 90 indicated in the tommy.
One time (about 4 years ago when I was in college), the temp (in Austin) dropped from about 75 to 40 in an hour or two (this was in early Dec). I know because I worked at radioshack at the time and we had all those indoor/outdoor thermometers on display. That was a cool storm...
Exactly. Sunday after taking my brother up to school in Warrensburg, comming back into Spirit(SUS) winds were 17017G28 with a possible 10kt windshear advisory on final. Not exactly the most fun to land in especially when the runway alignment at SUS is 8-26. And this was when the winds were dying down for the evening.
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One time (about 4 years ago when I was in college), the temp (in Austin) dropped from about 75 to 40 in an hour or two
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That happened to me when I was in high school. Had a football game, and it was 75 degrees. We all went out after that, and when we left to go home at 1am, there was 2 inches of snow on the ground.....that was freakin nuts!!