UPDATE: Here is a radar animation showing the evolution and disappeance of the MCV. By Friday morning, what was left of it was in South Carolina.
A couple of weeks ago I published some radar images and movies from a MCV (Mesoscale Convective Vortex [JessePedia]) event there. Tonight, another has occurred.
RADAR AND 2-HOUR LIGHTNING STRIKES
The storm formed in southern Matagora county around 4:30 Central time, then moved eastward off the coast. You can download* radar loops and a few still images from the WeatherMatrix site, showing Radar Reflectivity, Velocity, Lightning and Storm Tracks, courtesy AccuWeather.com RadarPlus.
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Dropcam has now added time-lapse capability to their cloud recording... your weather camera at home can now do full-day time-lapses.
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Yesterday's extreme nor'easter fell to 955 mb pressure with the highest waves I've ever seen; winds clocked to 119 mph, but was that reading accurate?