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  1. Thread: 96hr kast

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    The average is roughly 10" of snow for every 1"...

    The average is roughly 10" of snow for every 1" of liquid when the temperatures around between 28 and 34. The lower the temp, the higher the snow ratio. (20-27 degrees yields a 15:1 ratio)
  2. Thread: Tats

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    Don't rush it dude. I went in about a week after...

    Don't rush it dude. I went in about a week after getting my wrist done years ago and believe it or not some of the ink actually lifted out of my skin and is permanently in my gloves. Also wound up...
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    i just attempted to write a kman style response...

    i just attempted to write a kman style response to this thread, but it just takes too much time to intentionally spell words incorrectly. i started getting annoyed with myself in the process.

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    There are some signs that Earl may just absorb...

    There are some signs that Earl may just absorb Fiona, so don't get your hopes up just yet. Either way, surf should be large and nasty this week from the freak.
  5. Thread: evacuate!

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    Earl is now a major hurricane. (Category 3) ...

    Earl is now a major hurricane. (Category 3)

    Track has been shifted slightly West as anticipated as well.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT07/refresh/AL0710W5_NL+gif/144614W5_NL_sm.gif
  6. Thread: evacuate!

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    Models seem to be trending a bit west... current...

    Models seem to be trending a bit west... current sat loop shows a slight jog to the WSW right now as well. I wouldnt be surprised to see the forecast track shift a bit west tomorrow closer to the...
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    Fins you'll have to give us a call next time you...

    Fins you'll have to give us a call next time you head down to Smittys so we can watch you pump your way down a waist high wave and do one of those sick cutbacks everyone does. Honestly, I've never...
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    FINS was firing all winter long. Late fall...

    FINS was firing all winter long. Late fall erosion dumped a nice sandbar for an inside break, outer bar did well on the big swells. Maybe you're not paddling hard enough. Smiths needs a really good...
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    In terms of groundswell this season, yes - it has...

    In terms of groundswell this season, yes - it has been absolutely pitiful. However, I have been scoring fun waves doing DP sessions for the past 6 or so weekends... I can't even count anymore I have...
  10. Thread: el nino?

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    i know for a fact last year had some solid surf...

    i know for a fact last year had some solid surf late summer/fall up here on the island. I'll never forget it because I was sidelined on the beach with a broken thumb/torn ligaments and did nothing...
  11. Thread: el nino?

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    While fewer tropical storms do go hand in hand...

    While fewer tropical storms do go hand in hand with an El Nino event, this one looks rather weak. Not only that, but current thinking is that most tropical systems that do form this year will...
  12. Thread: el nino?

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    Low pressure systems move west to east because of...

    Low pressure systems move west to east because of the Jet Stream. It has nothing to do with an El Nino event.
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    back in late july i tore my radial collateral...

    back in late july i tore my radial collateral ligament in my thumb, and broke the first metacarpal head. (fancy talk for the joint at the base of your thumb connecting to your hand). after several...
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    Latest runs showing a general consensus on a New...

    Latest runs showing a general consensus on a New England hit. All the runs that went east have trended west again. 93L is a bit ragged right now but what can you expect out of a storm thats been...
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    Don't be so quick to write off the chance of it...

    Don't be so quick to write off the chance of it maintaining hurricane strength. While it is uncommon, a tropical system in it's position this time of year can come up the coast at tremendous speeds....
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    I see the GFDL has gone much further east along...

    I see the GFDL has gone much further east along the lines of the GFS, which is surprising due to the fact that of any of the models, the GFS always seem to be the most out of touch with tropical...
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    I was actually referring to the low that's over...

    I was actually referring to the low that's over Hispaniola right now. (#93L, soon to be Tropical Storm Kyle by Wednesday I would assume). As it breaks away from the islands and westerly sheer...
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    NYC Hurricane?

    Just wanted to mention that several tropical models are pointing towards a Cat 1 or 2 Hurricane making landfall in NYC, Jersey or New England this weekend. Not sure if anyone is following this or...
  19. Thread: Car keys

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    if you're wearing a wetsuit, it most likely has a...

    if you're wearing a wetsuit, it most likely has a little key pocket in it. i wear xcel suits and they all have them. very useful, you wont even feel it, and you know its safe. unless your key has a...
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    I bodyboard (I live in Central Long Island) and I...

    I bodyboard (I live in Central Long Island) and I have been wearing a 3/2 backzip with no boots or gloves for about a month now. I've been in on cool rainy days and besides being slightly chilly at...
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