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Storm Watch in MD 9/3/2021

wjgjr

Active Member
May 11, 2020
1,349
1,061
Silver Spring, MD
Storm watch is on here. Thing is, it is an absolutely perfect, sunny, pleasant September afternoon, with no chance of storms. Weather service indicates no issues of any type - not even a watch, advisory, or special weather statement for us.

However, there is a flood warning for part the Potomac river, which does not affect us (the NWS Warning is clearly not for our area) but covers a part of our county. This is my best guess as to what (other than bug/error) is triggering the event. I did notice as the remnants of Ida passed through and we had actual flood warnings that storm watch did turn on, which seems to be a new behavior for here. So, perhaps they are expanding their criteria in general. But, in this case, it really makes no sense.
 

GJones

Member
Apr 20, 2021
39
35
Napa, California
I'm on the other coast, but observe the same essential behavior. SW kicks in when we have true local events (awesome) but also kicks in when we have "nearby" events that technically do not impact me directly. I basically turn off SW when my opinion is that the event will not impact me and then turn it back on when the event is over. It's not a critical issue either way from my perspective, since the actual protection and preparation piece has worked extremely well.
 

h2ofun

Active Member
Aug 11, 2020
3,101
678
auburn, ca
I'm on the other coast, but observe the same essential behavior. SW kicks in when we have true local events (awesome) but also kicks in when we have "nearby" events that technically do not impact me directly. I basically turn off SW when my opinion is that the event will not impact me and then turn it back on when the event is over. It's not a critical issue either way from my perspective, since the actual protection and preparation piece has worked extremely well.
I have SW turned off, so no worries this time of the year with good solar
 

solarAddict

Member
Jan 26, 2020
145
64
MA
The storm passed us yesterday morning and the app was continue to be in SW mode later in the day. The same was this morning so I just turned it off manually. The PW switched to regular mode some time later.
 

wjgjr

Active Member
May 11, 2020
1,349
1,061
Silver Spring, MD
The storm passed us yesterday morning and the app was continue to be in SW mode later in the day. The same was this morning so I just turned it off manually. The PW switched to regular mode some time later.
I have seen a delay in turning off sometimes, but in this case, it was off yesterday and came back on at some point today. (With backup-only gone, it is harder to know exactly when it turned on, since I previously would see a short spike as the PW filled from 98% to 100%.)
 

solarAddict

Member
Jan 26, 2020
145
64
MA
I’m in MA and am still in Storm Watch. SW shut off Thursday AM after the tornado warning ended but came back on a few hours later.
if you want to get rid of it - basically return PW to the mode it was before - you can do what I did. Tur off SW in settings. It takes some time tor reset. When PWs are back to "normal' mode you can turn SW mode back if you desire.
 

schlauf

New Member
Mar 16, 2019
3
2
Guilford, CT
same issue, I'm in CT and my Storm Watch is still on Saturday, Sept 4th, the storm was days ago...the new version of the app really is a step backward from the old version IMHO.
 

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