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Xeni Jardin at 6:38 am Thu, Nov 1, 2012
Jim Roberts at the NYT tweets: "3-days of storm & aftermath compressed into 4:35-minute video, from rooftop camera." Video Link.
lovely stuff, its great watching the huge pulses of cloud roll over, then later the massive showers of rain asymmetrically driven from the cloud. Nature has great aesthetics.
Wow, what a palpable sense of hurtling through the atmosphere.
A few neat things to notice:
- The vortex shedding off of the beveled facet of the tallest building on the left (unlit spire) early in the video. As an engineer I’ll say that I’d be surprised if they didn’t have problems with that building soon after it was built because those wisps of water vapor are indicative zones of VERY low pressure caused by the wind. It’s not unlike the vapor trail you sometimes see off the tip of an airplane wing.
- It’s almost like something hits the camera at 1:49. I wonder if it was just a massive gust. There are additional jolts at 1:58 and 2:04 with lots of shaking in between. I’m leaning toward violent gusts as the sole cause.
- Tuesday evening around sunset (see 3:18 or so) there appears to be smoke coming from the area behind the larger spire on the left (the one that’s lit at night). The smoke appears to multiply as time passes. I’m unfamiliar with the perspective of this camera but I wonder if the Point Pleasant fires could be the cause.
Boy, this video makes what we went through in Baltimore look like child’s play, and that’s without all the flooding.
Love the part when the sun comes out.