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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2004
5:50 AM

Post #1039487

I was just watching our local 600-mile animated radar loop on The Weather Channel website when I spotted something kind of strange over by Ft. Wayne. I looked at the same radar for their area and saw it again. It was just there for one or two segments of the loop -- was that a tornado? Check it out (had to do a screen print, LOL). It's so cool having a weather forum for this kind of stuff!

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BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2004
7:20 AM

Post #1039536

Sure is over there all by its lonesome. too big for a tornado, or at least one of that sie should make the news. I think. ~Blooms
LouisianaSweetPea
Mount Hermon, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2004
7:51 AM

Post #1039554

Looks like mini-hurricane, doesn't it?
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2004
7:58 AM

Post #1039557

That's what I thought. I know sometimes the Doppler radar shows "ground clutter" - wonder if this is just clutter. It would have to have been AWFULLY big.
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2004
10:26 AM

Post #1039596

Probably it's feed back from the Fort Wayne Doppler. We get lines out over Lake Erie from the local Erie PA Doppler that look like nasty squall lines sometimes and a similar doughnut pattern around the radar location. Wonderful and strange stuff.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
1:57 PM

Post #1039810

I think they call that an anomaly although unusual patterns/shapes in nature are not uncommon. How's that for being vague and covering my ...?
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
2:02 PM

Post #1039822

How do you capture screen images GW? Suppose I could look it up but, why do that if I can get you to give me the answer? :-)
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2004
2:57 PM

Post #1039885

Ah...crop circle being formed!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
2:59 PM

Post #1039887

Ha, ha, ha.
Terre_
Golden, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2004
3:45 PM

Post #1040081

Tornados show on radar as what they call "hook echos" and look a bit like a comma usually at the leading edge of the storm. I watch them on intellicast.com quite a bit.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2004
5:21 PM

Post #1040236

Anomaly, yeah, exactly. They use that on Star Trek TNG a lot, too!

Screen prints using Windows software:

Press the PRT SCR key in the upper left of the keyboard. That copies whatever's on your screen to the clipboard. Then open your favorite image editor and select EDIT > PASTE. Crop it however you want, add bells and whistles, and save-as whatever file name and format you want. For the best readability, especially pages with a lot of white with text, save in a very low compression JPG (85% quality, at least). You can experiment and see how it looks by doing a save-as GIF file, too.

There are programs which automate the screen print process, including capturing entire window contents (even the part not visible without scrolling). There's a thread going into more depth about those over in Computer Talk: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/449691/

Hope that helps!
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2004
6:10 PM

Post #1040313

Ok, Amaryllisgirl wins the best answer prize!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
6:11 PM

Post #1040314

It will I'm sure. If not, "I'll be back!"
JudithI
Tallahassee, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 11, 2004
7:51 AM

Post #1044054

Well, I'd say it's probably Notre Dame gearing up for their first game of the season!
Capai
New Iberia, LA

September 14, 2004
10:40 PM

Post #1049386

Could be bats! Honestly!!!????

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