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  Supercell formation: no mas paddling
  Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on May-20-14 2:09 AM (EST)
 

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/05/watch-thunderstorm-time-lapse-absolutely-nuts

I was once with a group sea kayaking Prince Edward Island. One day the leader, who had recently taken a course in meteorology for outdoors folks, cancelled the day's trip because he thought he detected incipient signs of a supercell forming.

I didn't believe it so I went out in the surf by myself. No supercell appeared, or even an unsuper one.

The water around PEI is eerily warm. All in all, I'd rather paddle in Wyoming, where I also never saw a supercell.

Impressive. If I saw one those suckers, I'd surely get off the water and take refuge in my Walmart tent.

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  Walmart tent
  Posted by: pgeorg on May-20-14 6:53 AM (EST)
is as good as anything. Which, of course, means there is no good way to hide from weather like this. Makes me glad I live in the Northeast where we don't see too much of it.

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  Further advantages of a Wal-Mart tent:
  Posted by: spiritboat on May-20-14 8:10 AM (EST)
a). Bathtub floor.

b). Quick set-up, usually two poles, four stakes.

c). Little velcro port in the corner, intended for running cable to a generator, can also be used as to tether one's body to the nearest most solid stationary object during a big blow(don't forget to bring mountaineering rope, harness and carabiners;-)

d). Can't beat the damn price--Ozark Trail forever!
 
 
  water temps.
  Posted by: poleplant on May-20-14 8:40 AM (EST)
Im intrigued. Why was the water so warm. Is it shallow ro so near the Gulf Stream ?
 
 
  Warmest Atlantic water north of Virginia
  Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on May-20-14 11:46 AM (EST)
. . . in the summer, so I've read.

Something to do with warm currents and shallow water with sandy bottoms.

There was a nice river on PEI, which I enjoyed more than the ocean paddling, which I don't really care for as a general matter.
 

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