Hoboken Weather Watch 6/29/2008

4:22pm update…

Looks like a bigger version of the storm we had before is on its way.. gulp.


(Keeping up with the tradition) here’s a radar snapshot of the current thunderstorm. The heaviest rain is to our southeast, but still coming down in diagonal buckets here..


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Monday, June 30, 2008 10:08 am

[quote comment=”90455″]Was it from that one thunder clap that seemed to come out of nowhere and which made me jump out of my skin?

I wondered if anyone lost a TV with that one.[/quote]

I saw a pretty large sustained strike (the bolt wriggle around for a second) in Jersey City somewhere between Sears and the neighborhood. Wonder if that was it.

Monday, June 30, 2008 10:03 am

[quote comment=”90454″]All had quality APC surge protectors too…

First time in my life anything has ever been destroyed via a thunderstorm. Maybe I should stop the stupid-ass “Hoboken weather watches…” ugh.[/quote]

If I were you, I’d completely pull ALL connections for the big storms.

Have you looked into the monstercable website line of surge protector/power conditioner/voltage stabilizer products? I have an expensive one, but it’s worked for me (twice it went into action in front of me and saved my stuff). I think everyone knows that spikes also travel through phone and cable lines (any line into your place), but don’t still connect directly to their electronics. Gotta connect everything to the protector, then from protector to stuff. Not too many products allow all kinds of connections. So check it out.

Biffy B For Mayor
Biffy B For Mayor
Monday, June 30, 2008 9:08 am

My modem is ok,i think im wires router is kaput though — could even be my wireless card 🙁

Those storms were awesome!

Sidd Finch
Sidd Finch
Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:49 pm

Nice pool on Paterson Plank today next to block 11

Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:32 pm

[quote comment=”90449″]seriously, this next storm looks (on the fruity weather radar) a lot worse.. I’m a bit nervous after the damage the last one caused to my equipment… everything getting unplugged now. And I had surge protectors, etc. The surge came through the cable line.[/quote]

what makes you think it came in through the cable line? You list a DirecTV receiver and not a cable box, by cable line do you mean satellite cable? If the latter is the case that would have required a direct hit in very close proximity to where the dish is located and likely would have been much more violent then you seem to describe (think melted or vaporized coax cable).

that being said, most people don’t realize that any copper path into your home can bring in the voltage generated from a lightning strike to the various utilities. For complete protection you need good surge protectors that will protect telephone, cable/satellite/antenna cables, and obviously AC power.

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