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Ceramic Treatment

Just got the car back yesterday after taking it for a ceramic paint treatment. Since the car only has 13,000 miles on it and appears to be garage kept for its entire life and was in near perfect condition,  I wanted to protect the surface and make it easier to clean. So after doing a little research, I took the car to a place that's about 1 minute away from the Road Atlanta entrance called ZeroDefects. Chris had the car for three days and went over every exterior square inch.  I went with t

Just Ordered Stuff

Let the fun begin. 🙂 It is really hard for me to leave well enough alone, I've always wanted to tweak my cars and make them "mine", so obviously this one will be no different. 🙂 I have already installed the tune from Trifecta and I love it. Not only do I gain ~120 hp at the wheels, but the transmission is also recalibrated and that is awesome. So 18 lbs of boost gets me 500 rwhp. Would love to see what 20 or 22 gets me. 🙂  Today I ordered some Eibach springs for the car. These are

Engine

I would love to take the car to a drag strip/autocross for some runs to see how it is currently running before I make any changes to it, but the changes may come first. 🙂 I don't think I've ever owned a car that I haven't made changes to...  The changes I am going to be making to this one will consist of power upgrades, suspension/wheels/tires, and a few cosmetic items... just because. This section is about power... makes me what to make Tim Allen sounds.    From the factory, th

Suspension

I'm a handling guy, always have been. I love the curvy roads and will go out of my way to take those every chance I get. I started autocrossing cars back in 1973 and have continued off and on for all these years, and the love of driving has only increased as I've gotten older. And it's not just turns, I also want a car that can stop much faster than it can accelerate. This one does it all. In the stock form, this car will pull a steady 1.03 g's on a skidpad, and many people have never even

What is a Cadillac ATS-V?

Most people that aren't car people have no clue about this car. When you first tell people you own a Cadillac most minds conjure up grandpa's finned Cadillac with a 20 foot hood, but this ain't grandpa's Cadillac anymore. In today's world, Cadillac's are known for innovative performance on par with the best the rest of the world can offer, and this car is no exception.  With the introduction of the V Series models, Cadillac stepped up to the world of serious high performance cars. The initi

Saturday, August 31

I'll try to be quiet while you sleep.... it's 3:28 am here in Atlanta, do you know where your cars are? 🙂 There are some light showers moving into the Lincoln area right now and they may linger through the early morning hours, bu most of the day should be dry.    Recording #147.mp4     Here's the hour by hour   Here are the expected temperature anomalies (GFS) through the end of next week. Sun-Tue will be warm, but great after that.   

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Friday, August 30

Good morning! I guess you heard the rain moving through during the overnight hours, it is now pushed southeast of Lincoln and today to should a relatively dry day to kick off the ProSolo! This is a combined radar/water vapor loop, and the numbers are dewpoints. Much drier air is moving into southeast Nebraska and today should feel great. About 15 seconds into the loop I switch from dewpoint to temperatures. Lincoln Friday AM.mp4   The NWS hour by hour forecast looks grea

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Thursday, August 29

Good morning fellow Solo people! 🙂 Sounds like aliens to me.  I know we have a lot of people onsite for tomorrow's ProSolo, so this section has to to with this afternoon and evening. There will be severe weather in the area, please make sure everything is secure, and the car is in a trailer if you have one.  So please stay weather aware later this afternoon and evening. I will be around and making updates on the FB page if necessary.   Soooo, for tomorrow and Saturday.

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Wednesday, August 28

Good morning! Well... the ProSolo is looking damp and cool, but things are looking for the first part of next week.   Official NWS Forecast for Lincoln http://www.daculaweather.com/4_track_lincoln.php   NWS Omaha Outlook   Meteogramm showing the hour by hour forecast   WPC Rainfall Forecast  24 hour period - 8 pm Thursday through 8 pm Friday   24 hour period - 8 pm Friday through 8 pm Saturday   Drive safe!

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Tuesday, August 27

Good morning! 🙂 Before we talk about Nebraska weather, just a little bit about Dorian. I know we have a lot of people from Florida that are going to be headed to Lincoln, and Dorian "may" have a significant impact on Florida. I know most Floridians have their go to people for tropical information as well as the obvious NHC, but I'm tracking Dorian as well with frequent updates throughout the day. So if you or someone you know has any interest near the east coast of Florida, you can follow m

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Monday, August 26

Good morning! A little rough weather moving through Lincoln this morning, so not a very good day to be outdoors. And that same scenario may hold true for Thursday as a cold front pushes through the state bringing showers and thunderstorms along with cooler temperatures. The radar this morning isn't looking too good right now. I don't like the hook in the storm to the north of Lincoln, and the storm to the south certainly has some hail in it.   To the thinking for

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Sunday, August 25

Good afternoon to everyone! Here's the first look at the forecast for the ProSolo, as we're now in the range of the actual National Weather Service forecast, and this is what it looks like. http://www.daculaweather.com/4_track_lincoln.php   Lo and behold... below normal temps and a chance for rain. Who woulda thought? 😜 Here are the thoughts from the Omaha NWS office.   Friday is looking a little wet and this is what the Weather Prediction Center 6 hour rainf

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Weather on This Date - August 21

Today in Weather History for August 21  August 21, 1883  A tornado hit Rochester, MN, killing 31 persons and wrecking 1351 dwellings. (David Ludlum)  August 21, 1888  A tornado swarm occurred in Maryland and Delaware. Many waterspouts were seen over Chesapeake Bay. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  August 21, 1918  A tornado struck Tyler, MN, killing 36 persons and destroying most of the business section of the town resulting in a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  August 21, 1983

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Wednesday, August 21

Hump Day! 🙂    I guess people that are running the ProSolo will start to arrive in Lincoln around the middle of next week, so we are now within the range to start looking ahead a little bit.   Both the major models and their ensembles point to cooler than normal temps and around normal for precip for the first part of the event. The central part of the country will be sandwiched between two ridges, and for Lincoln, that would generally mean cooler temperature

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Weather on This Date - August 20

Today in Weather History for August 20  August 20, 1886  The town of Indianola, TX, was completely destroyed by a hurricane, and never rebuilt. (David Ludlum)  August 20, 1910  The big blow up of forest fires finally came to an end in Idaho. A record dry August fueled 1736 fires which burned three million acres destroying six billion board feet of timber. The fires claimed the lives of 85 persons, 78 of which were fire fighters, and consumed the entire town of Wallace. The smoke spread a third

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Monday August 19

We are now getting within distance of the main deterministic models and it is looking like a relatively cool Nationals! Both the major models (and their ensembles) are showing a trough in the central part of the country during that time frame, and for Lincoln, that generally means cooler temperatures.    Here's a look at the GEFS high/low temps   Notice a downward trend in the temps and moisture.   It appears the GFS is trying to bring a cold

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Weather on This Date - August 19

Today in Weather History for August 19  August 19, 1788  A small but powerful hurricane inflicted great havoc upon forests along a narrow track from New Jersey to Maine. A similar storm track today would cause extreme disaster in the now populated area. (David Ludlum)  August 19, 1969  'Never say die' Camille let loose a cloudburst in Virginia resulting in flash floods and landslides which killed 151 persons and cause 140 million dollars damage. Massies Hill VA received 27 inches of rain. (Dav

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Weather on This Date - August 17

Today in Weather History for August 17  August 17, 1915  A hurricane hit Galveston, TX, with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge. The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900), just ten percent were left standing. (The Weather Channel)  August 17, 1969  Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into

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Weather on This Date - August 14

Today in Weather History for August 14  August 14, 1936  Temperatures across much of eastern Kansas soared above 110 degrees. Kansas City MO hit an all-time record high of 113 degrees. It was one of sixteen consecutive days of 100 degree heat for Kansas City. During that summer there were a record 53 days of 100 degree heat, and during the three summer months Kansas City received just 1.12 inches of rain. (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)  August 14, 1980 Severe thunderstorms produced a 71 MPH

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Weather on This Date - August 13

Today in Weather History for August 13  August 13, 1831  A blue sun was widely observed in the southern states. The phenomena was believed to have pre-staged Nat Turner's slave uprising. (David Ludlum)  August 13, 1919  High winds and heavy rain struck the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. In New Jersey, winds gusted to 60 mph at Atlantic City, and nine inches of rain fell at Tuckerton. The wind and rain leveled crops and stripped trees of fruit causing several million dollars damage. (David Ludlu

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Weather on This Date - August 11

Today in Weather History for August 10  August 10, 1856  The Isle Derniere (Last Island) disaster occurred off the coast of Louisiana. A storm tide drowned 140 vacationers as a five foot wave swept over Low Island during a hurricane. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1882  Sandusky OH noted a four minute snow squall during the morning, frost was reported in the suburbs of Chicago, and a killing frost was reported at Cresco IA. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1898  The temperature at Pendlet

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Weather on This Date - August 10

Today in Weather History for August 10  August 10, 1856  The Isle Derniere (Last Island) disaster occurred off the coast of Louisiana. A storm tide drowned 140 vacationers as a five foot wave swept over Low Island during a hurricane. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1882  Sandusky OH noted a four minute snow squall during the morning, frost was reported in the suburbs of Chicago, and a killing frost was reported at Cresco IA. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1898  The temperature at Pendlet

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Weather on This Date - August 8

Today in Weather History for August 8  August 8, 1878  The temperature at Denver, CO, soars to an all-time record high of 105 degrees. (The Weather Channel)  August 8, 1881  A cloudburst and flash flood occurred at Central Springs, CO, and Idaho Springs, CO. (David Ludlum)  August 8, 1882  An August snowstorm was reported by a ship on Lake Michigan. A thick cloud reportedly burst on the decks covering them with snow and slush six inches deep. Snow showers were observed at shore points that da

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