tornado in oregon

ok, so that was a nice pressure drop, got 2 inches or more of rain here in the first band.  yeah, not wave, band.  like hurricane’s band up, so did this storm.  more coming, stay tuned.

                        SPC TORNADO AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM REPORTS  
               UNOFFICIAL - FOR OFFICIAL REPORTS, SEE PUBLICATION 'STORM DATA'  
                    FOR 06CST FRI OCT 14  2016 THRU 16CST FRI OCT 14  2016  
    
      EVENT    LOCATION                       REMARKS                 (CST)TIME  
    
  .....TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS.....  
    
   1 *TORN  MANZANITA OR      (31 S AST)                                14/0925  
            WATERSPOUT MOVED ONSHORE. REPORTS OF TORNADO   PQR/LSR   457212393  
                    DAMAGE IN MANZANITA. B  
   2 *TORN  OCEANSIDE OR      (48 S AST)                                14/1005  
            PER VIDEO OBTAINED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA...A        PQR/LSR   454712397  
                    WATERSPOUT FORMED OFF  
    

 

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NOAA 19 northbound 39E at 14 Oct 2016 21:47:41 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)

NOAA 19 northbound 39E at 14 Oct 2016 21:47:41 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)

getting closer….

pressure holding steady, sunny HI holding on barely at the coast, still getting a bunch of wood split hoping for a few days of secluded rainy creative and accordion practice.

NOAA 19 northbound 62E at 12 Oct 2016 22:10:08 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)

NOAA 19 northbound 62E at 12 Oct 2016 22:10:08 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)

maybe rain?

signs pointing to some rain in the next days, fingers crossed, bellows squeezed….

NOAA 19 northbound 78E at 11 Oct 2016 22:21:26 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)

NOAA 19 northbound 78E at 11 Oct 2016 22:21:26 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)

Amp game too strong

well, i sent the new ebike pack out, as the new charge balance board was doing ok.

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so they ran it hard, i mean really hard, charged it up fine, then ran it even harder still, till the smoke came out.  i don’t know if you’ve ever seen lithium battery fires, youtube can show you, these cells have the equivalent of a few dozen laptops together, so the fire hazard was very real.

lucky, it was just the huge cutoff transistors that melted away.  they must have not been fully “on” with my tap to the balancer board, as the fuses did not blow rated 250amps.

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gonna be hard to remove them from the heat sink.

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never seen inside one of these before.

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now i know how the terminals work, can see the rest of them still attached to the PCB.  i think i’ll do a breaker and shunt instead, a smart display and current monitor, and use the big contactor on the bike as the cutoff.

stay tuned…

 

electric motorcycle battery pack rebuild

so looks like the smoke stayed in.  all new 14x 48v 40Ah lithium cells, and a new charge balancer board.  i couldnt find one that does 250amps, so i put the 50amp board to the charger, and tapped the cuttoff fet gates to the original 250A board to the motor.  way more kick in the pants than i am comfortable on 2  wheels with.  quantya.

Growing Things

 

one week left in Taurus, so here’s a report on the greenery.

newest camper (not mine) has doubled size and awareness in 2 weeks, you know how they are at this age, chewin and poopin….

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mom and dad have taken to hiding out in the house and garage to get away from the newly fledged kids wont leave them alone, plus it’s warm on foggy days.

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these peas are very similar to natives i guess, no bugs chowin on them and soooo sweet too?  the experiment of using sunflowers for trellis timing was off, (volunteer too early, purpose too late) but they don’t hate each other so far…

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this is one mustard plant.  pinched along to maximize seed.  fence is 5′ tall.

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recycled redwood berry box 2nd version.  needing the bird netting now thus the end sticks up.

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early box already rotating, more dill and lettuce  in the blank where 2 lbs of winter potatoes came out.  take that foodco !!!

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double strength?

is there a name for this? i have 2 ladies doing this on a few stems each, finishing their flower, starting nice healthy seeds, then a second bud grows right thru the middle?  harvesting the petals as they fade for some experiments.

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