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emcbride81
10-25-2008, 07:36
Initial forecast, partly cloudy and 57. I hope it keeps this up as weather blew out my dive here in Va Beach...it has been almost 2 months since my last fix! :frownyes:

WV Diver
10-25-2008, 10:43
It is rainy and miserable here today, glad this wasn't our planned date.

mocepts
10-26-2008, 16:46
All good news. So far I count.

Mocepts = 7
Eric = 2
WVD = 2

My numbers could go up but 11 seems like a good number to start with.

Any other MAD Divers out there that want to freeze your arses off and have burgers with a bunch of loonies? Feel free to throw your name in the hat.

OK, it looks like I might have another 2, so that would make 9 for me. I'll make sure we get some more dogs/brats but do we need more burgers Mike? I can grab some if need be.

It was beautiful here today BTW. Hopefully next week is comparable.

WV Diver
10-27-2008, 05:04
All good news. So far I count.

Mocepts = 7
Eric = 2
WVD = 2

My numbers could go up but 11 seems like a good number to start with.

Any other MAD Divers out there that want to freeze your arses off and have burgers with a bunch of loonies? Feel free to throw your name in the hat.

OK, it looks like I might have another 2, so that would make 9 for me. I'll make sure we get some more dogs/brats but do we need more burgers Mike? I can grab some if need be.

It was beautiful here today BTW. Hopefully next week is comparable.
Don't buy any more burger, I have enough for an army.:smiley20::smiley36:

WV Diver
10-29-2008, 06:36
The forecast for Sat 1 Nov.

Daily Weather Forecast for Mount Storm, WV - weather.com (http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/wxdetail/USWV0517?dayNum=3)

Let's hope it holds out.

emcbride81
10-29-2008, 22:55
MO, I will call you tomorrow to arrange the rest of the food needs. It looks like 2 more from Scubaboard may join us...Watchouttheyspit and WVMike. I have never met them but they seem like good guys!

WV Diver
10-30-2008, 05:45
Both are good guys. It should be fun. So burgers for 13 so far.

mocepts
10-30-2008, 06:24
The forecast for Sat 1 Nov.

Daily Weather Forecast for Mount Storm, WV - weather.com (http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/wxdetail/USWV0517?dayNum=3)

Let's hope it holds out.


Ummm, are we doing Saturday or Sunday? I thought we decided on Sunday????

mocepts
10-30-2008, 06:36
MO, I will call you tomorrow to arrange the rest of the food needs. It looks like 2 more from Scubaboard may join us...Watchouttheyspit and WVMike. I have never met them but they seem like good guys!

No prob. So far I have guys bringing hotdog/hamburg buns, potato/mac salad, brownies, pickles, etc... and I am gonna grab another pack of brats.

WV Diver
10-30-2008, 06:43
The forecast for Sat 1 Nov.

Daily Weather Forecast for Mount Storm, WV - weather.com (http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/wxdetail/USWV0517?dayNum=3)

Let's hope it holds out.


Ummm, are we doing Saturday or Sunday? I thought we decided on Sunday????
Yep, sorry my bad. Yes Sunday the 2nd. :smiley20:

mocepts
10-31-2008, 10:30
Eric,

I can't find my coffee pot, but I do have propane tanks and a single burner to heat water/etc.....

WV Diver
10-31-2008, 11:43
Ok, so tell me if these numbers need to be changed for anyone.

Mo= 7
Eric = 2
Wacthout = 1
WV Mike = 3
WV Diver = 5

Total = 18

I have the charcoal, lighter fluid, all the burgers and a pack of dogs. Do I need to grab more Brats they seem popular?

I may even have a coffee pot. I will look and edit this post if I find it.

Sorry - no coffee pot.

mocepts
10-31-2008, 12:23
My number looks good. I'm gonna grab another pack of brats, and Eric has some, so I think we are good there.

emcbride81
10-31-2008, 16:11
Yeah I have a pack, so we should be good. I will look at getting a coffee pot from Walmart tonite or tomorrow. I don't have coffee or cocoa, so if someone wants to grab that, that would be cool...I can grab some teabags. I will also be bringing a couple of tables, I may have a couple of chairs...not sure.

Looking forward to this...man it has been 2 months since my last dive! I am glad the weather is looking good!

mocepts
11-01-2008, 06:39
I'll get some coffee/cocoa. I think its gonna be too hot for those though ;).

WV Diver
11-01-2008, 07:43
Today (http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/vacationplanner/wxdetail/USWV0517?dayNum=0)
Nov 1


58
38

20%


58F


Sun (http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/vacationplanner/wxdetail/USWV0517?dayNum=1)
Nov 2


57
39

Today and tomorrows weather are about the same.

Currently it is.
file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Mike/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-14.jpg
file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Mike/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-13.jpg
http://image.weather.com/web/common/wxicons/52/32.png?12122006
Sunny
37F
Feels Like
33F
Updated: Nov 1 08:45 a.m. ET


UV Index:
0 Low

Wind:
From W at 5 mph

Humidity:
69%

Pressure:
30.38 in.http://image.weather.com/web/blank.gifhttp://image.weather.com/web/common/icons/steady_pressure.gif

Dew Point:
27F

Visibility:
9.0 miles

Sunrise:
7:46 AM

Sunset:

Conditions as of
Oct 19, 2008

Air Temp 26-55f
Water Temp 76f
Visibility 5-12 ft


From mtstorm.com above.

WV Diver
11-01-2008, 07:46
If we plan to be there around 8:30 it will be pretty chilly for a good while I imagine. Feels like 33 now.

I guess I should go and switch my rig for a 5mm suit.

WV Diver
11-01-2008, 07:49
Are we planning to dive first or eat first?

WV Diver
11-01-2008, 08:08
WV Mike, or anyone really, do you know of any other groups or individuals that will be there? I doubt it will be crowded unless a late class shows up.

mocepts
11-01-2008, 08:18
Are we planning to dive first or eat first?

I thought we would dive first, but I don't think there is any rush. If we want to hang out and socialize for a while until it warms up some, I think that would be fine.

WV Mike, or anyone really, do you know of any other groups or individuals that will be there? I doubt it will be crowded unless a late class shows up.

I don't know of any, but it wouldn't surprise me if a group from Morganton shows up.

emcbride81
11-01-2008, 08:56
I figure we would dive first as well, like MO said, there is no rush to get in. I dont know if we would want to get all of our diving done first, or dive eat dive, or eat dive dive...I am good either way.

How many tanks you guys plan to dive?

emcbride81
11-01-2008, 08:57
I'll get some coffee/cocoa. I think its gonna be too hot for those though ;).


I think you are gonna be right!!!!!

mocepts
11-01-2008, 10:38
I figure we would dive first as well, like MO said, there is no rush to get in. I dont know if we would want to get all of our diving done first, or dive eat dive, or eat dive dive...I am good either way.

How many tanks you guys plan to dive?

I'm bringing 2 tanks..... I'll dive the 1st, and then see how painful it is getting out of the water.

WV Diver
11-01-2008, 12:04
We will burn just one tank apiece. We are in no hurry, so we can play it by ear when we get there. We will be there by 10.

emcbride81
11-02-2008, 17:03
Good seeing you guys today! This was fun, we need to do it again!
Here are some of the pics Kay and I took, the rest can be found here emcbride81/Mount Storm/Mt Storm 11-2-08 - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting (http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/gg120/emcbride81/Mount%20Storm/Mt%20Storm%2011-2-08/)

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg120/emcbride81/Mount%20Storm/Mt%20Storm%2011-2-08/MtStorm11-02-08007.jpg

emcbride81
11-02-2008, 17:04
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg120/emcbride81/Mount%20Storm/Mt%20Storm%2011-2-08/MtStorm11-02-08011.jpg

There were a lot of frigging divers there today!!!

emcbride81
11-02-2008, 17:05
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg120/emcbride81/Mount%20Storm/Mt%20Storm%2011-2-08/MtStorm11-02-08020.jpg

emcbride81
11-02-2008, 17:08
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg120/emcbride81/Mount%20Storm/Mt%20Storm%2011-2-08/MtStormdiving11-02-08motorcycle.jpg

For anyone who wants to know what the Mt. Storm motorcycle looks like...

WV Diver
11-02-2008, 19:22
Great stuff Eric. I like several of the underwater videos. :smiley9:All the pics are good. I think Mo has some coming also.

We had a great day. Thanks to all that participated. Deb and I really enjoyed talking and getting to know everyone. Thanks to you and Kaye and Mike and Teresa for all your contributions. It all went off without a hitch.

We need to do this again, maybe in the spring.:smiley20:

Kokomo
11-02-2008, 19:37
Great pictures Eric! I can hear you laughing during the catfish video. :smilie39:

emcbride81
11-02-2008, 20:28
Great pictures Eric! I can hear you laughing during the catfish video. :smilie39:


Yeah, those little guys were tripping me out! :)

We need to do this again when the weather warms up....or go to where the weather is warm :)

mocepts
11-03-2008, 06:35
Nice pics and vids Eric. I like the vids you took at 80' where all you can see are a few lights flashing by. I hope to get my pics online tonight.

It was great to see everyone that showed. I had a great time! Maybe we can do it again next spring for the season kickoff.

emcbride81
11-03-2008, 15:21
Cool man, post up when you get them, I would love to see 'em.

Kokomo
11-03-2008, 18:48
Great pictures Eric! I can hear you laughing during the catfish video. :smilie39:


Yeah, those little guys were tripping me out! :)

We need to do this again when the weather warms up....or go to where the weather is warm :)


I say...go where it's warm! And I think I have Kaye half convinced to continue onward and get certified. She just needs patience and do move at her own speed.

emcbride81
11-03-2008, 19:08
Great pictures Eric! I can hear you laughing during the catfish video. :smilie39:


Yeah, those little guys were tripping me out! :)

We need to do this again when the weather warms up....or go to where the weather is warm :)


I say...go where it's warm! And I think I have Kaye half convinced to continue onward and get certified. She just needs patience and do move at her own speed.

She really enjoyed talking to you and Theresa (with or without the H mo?) and she said two important things
1) that if she could take her time she would be more inclined to get certified.
2) That she thinks taking a vacation with you two ladies (and the husbands) would be a lot of fun. So if we ever put together a MAD Divers trip, she would be up for it.

WV Diver
11-04-2008, 07:21
Can't wait to see Mo's pictures.

mocepts
11-04-2008, 08:13
Finally got a chance to upload my pics. Here is the link:

Picasa Web Albums - Mike - MADD Divers M... (http://picasaweb.google.com/oates.mike/MADDDiversMtStormPicnic110208#)

WV Diver
11-04-2008, 10:03
Great pics Mo, thanks for sharing.

mocepts
11-04-2008, 11:21
Great pics Mo, thanks for sharing.

You can thank the Wife. She was the photog for the day. I need to get her on these forums, but shes not much for sitting here all day browsing posts. Me though, I'd much rather do this than real work.

WV Diver
11-04-2008, 12:03
Tell her Kokomo could use some girl company on the board. You know Kaye could join us to Eric. It is going to be a long winter. We all may as well settle in.

Kokomo
11-04-2008, 17:51
She really enjoyed talking to you and Theresa (with or without the H mo?) and she said two important things
1) that if she could take her time she would be more inclined to get certified.
2) That she thinks taking a vacation with you two ladies (and the husbands) would be a lot of fun. So if we ever put together a MAD Divers trip, she would be up for it.

Believe me....when I got certified everything had to be on my terms and I REALLY took my time with things. Michael was VERY patient. The key to my getting comfortable was diving every chance I got. I never went beyond my comfort level but I dove as frequently as possible. And I would love a MADD trip. Vacations are the best part of this whole sport! :smiley32:

Kokomo
11-04-2008, 17:52
Great pictures Mocepts! Tell Theresa ...thanks!

emcbride81
11-04-2008, 21:45
Great pics MO, tell your lovely wife thanks!

Deb, I will start looking into some options, see what I can find...if we had to pick a location would there be any requests?

scubajane
11-04-2008, 21:49
Hey!!! you guys did good!!!!! you found the golf trophy the microwave and the christmas tree with florida shells on it!! Hubby and I placed them in september. I 'm so glad that they are worthy of your photography skills. If you want to open the microwave press the bottom right corner. I don't think you can cook in it any more 'cause we cut the cord off. ;) we have been looking for some plastic food to go inside the microwave. so far I haven't found anything appropriate. Oh how I miss diving. Can't wait til I can go again.

emcbride81
11-05-2008, 06:06
You put them there...that is funny, we were trying to figure out who did that!

WV Diver
11-05-2008, 06:08
Hey!!! you guys did good!!!!! you found the golf trophy the microwave and the christmas tree with florida shells on it!! Hubby and I placed them in september. I 'm so glad that they are worthy of your photography skills. If you want to open the microwave press the bottom right corner. I don't think you can cook in it any more 'cause we cut the cord off. ;) we have been looking for some plastic food to go inside the microwave. so far I haven't found anything appropriate. Oh how I miss diving. Can't wait til I can go again.I looked inside for leftovers but didn't find any. :smiley19::smilie39:

So why didn't you guys come to the party??

scubajane
11-05-2008, 16:36
believe me...I would have LOVED to have been there... If we had known about the party we probably WOULD have been there. we looked at the weather forcast and chickened out. we planted flowers in our yard, and dug weeds instead... I'm glad we did yard work but I would NOT have gotten blisters at Mt Storm....:)

scubajane
11-05-2008, 16:37
oh by the way.... when is next time???

emcbride81
11-05-2008, 17:19
Well, I will be there 12/13 most likely...Mocepts said he may join me. As for the rest of the group...I think you won't be seeing them at Mt. Storm till April or May! :)

Kokomo
11-05-2008, 20:40
Great pics MO, tell your lovely wife thanks!

Deb, I will start looking into some options, see what I can find...if we had to pick a location would there be any requests?

Warm and clear would be nice. The Keys or maybe even the Bahamas might not be super expensibe. Bimini possibly...We have a big trip coming up next October so can't get very expensive before then. Open for suggestions.

WV Diver
11-06-2008, 05:28
Well, I will be there 12/13 most likely...Mocepts said he may join me. As for the rest of the group...I think you won't be seeing them at Mt. Storm till April or May! :)Well, actually, a friend of mine from one of the other boards and Tennessee is going to be in the VA area and asked me to go diving. We may end up at the Storm or we may end up doing an ocean dive in VA somewhere. Any good dive ops around there Eric??

emcbride81
11-06-2008, 10:55
What part of VA are you going to? There aren't too many on the eastern shore that run boats...most of those are in VA beach.

WV Diver
11-06-2008, 11:01
What part of VA are you going to? There aren't too many on the eastern shore that run boats...most of those are in VA beach.Not sure, he was going to try and make the arrangements. Just thought I would ask. I would like the closest dive op possible to me. I have never dove out of VA myself, I always go further south. Just thought you would have some ideas.

emcbride81
11-06-2008, 17:27
Joe Dubose is the closest to me...then further south there is Kathy's scuba in Harrisonburg. East is Sterling Sliver, NOVA Dive Center, and Virginia SCUBA...those three are towards DC. I think the closest to you is Kathy's.

WV Diver
11-17-2008, 07:33
Diving plans fell through so I didn't get to dive this past weekend.

So, it's official, dive season is at an end for me. I have already started gathering all the gear that needs serviced, cleaning, repairing and what not.

If anyone would like to take the Feb trip with Valley SCUBA and Sports let me know. I don't have exact dates yet, however the price will be around $440.00. This is basically a long weekend. We typically travel to Ginnie Springs and Blue Grotto and cert. some new divers then head down to West Palm for a couple of drift dives before heading home. It's a good winter dive trip and a lot of fun.

Home page for Valley Scuba and Sports, your SCUBA and snorkeling store and scuba diving center. (http://www.valleyscubaandsports.com/)

Keep an eye out here if you think you are interested, updates will be coming soon. I often know what's going on before it hits the web so you can PM me if you think you would like to go.

emcbride81
11-17-2008, 10:14
I will have to look into that! It will be better than the cold water around here. I will be starting a new job next week, so I may be done diving for a while myself, sadly. I may squeeze in a trip to Storm if we get some nice breaks in the weather.

WV Diver
11-17-2008, 10:22
I just spoke to Mark, the owner of Valley Scuba and Sports. The Florida trip in Feb. will be the 11th - the 15th. Price includes motels, entry fees, air, etc. Everything except gas and food.

Giddy up, who wants to go?

WV Diver
11-17-2008, 10:40
So what is your new job Eric? In security I presume? Does this equate into more or less dive time?

emcbride81
11-17-2008, 12:50
For now about the same, but as it warms up I will be working part time at another security company doing boat patrol and I will dive once a week there...I will be more of search and recovery than anything else, but I will practice weekly.

emcbride81
11-17-2008, 12:51
I just spoke to Mark, the owner of Valley Scuba and Sports. The Florida trip in Feb. will be the 11th - the 15th. Price includes motels, entry fees, air, etc. Everything except gas and food.

Giddy up, who wants to go?

That may be doable...we will have to see....

WV Diver
11-17-2008, 12:58
For now about the same, but as it warms up I will be working part time at another security company doing boat patrol and I will dive once a week there...I will be more of search and recovery than anything else, but I will practice weekly.That sounds cool Eric. Hope it works out for you.

mocepts
11-19-2008, 06:23
For now about the same, but as it warms up I will be working part time at another security company doing boat patrol and I will dive once a week there...I will be more of search and recovery than anything else, but I will practice weekly.

Good luck in the new job. Sounds kinda cool.

emcbride81
11-19-2008, 20:15
Thanks...I hope it turns out to be as cool as I have it in my head! :)

Necklinsberg
12-13-2008, 17:10
Are there two units back online at the power plant?
Any report on water temp?

WV Diver
12-13-2008, 18:05
Sorry, I don't know anyone who has been there lately.

wvjohn
12-26-2008, 19:22
Blue Marble out of Hagerstown is planning a Jan 1 dive at Mt. Storm. I may come weather permitting. Anyone know the status of the power plant?

bigfishK9
12-26-2008, 20:44
The one website has the water temp at 52 on December 2nd...

wvjohn
12-31-2008, 17:51
as of 12/31/08 @ 6pm, 5 inches of new snow on the ground and winds gusting to 55 mph according to NWS

scubajane
12-31-2008, 18:14
BRR COLD... I'm going to Florida on the 8th!!! I hear the water will be about 75. :)

Kokomo
12-31-2008, 18:56
Yeah - the weather at Storm isn't very good right now.. I think the guys going up for the Jan 2nd dive are going to have a time of it

scubajane
01-01-2009, 20:45
I still want details about the Jan 2 dive. how many stacks running. water temp air temp. IQ level of the divers,,, ;)

mocepts
01-02-2009, 06:12
I don't know of anyone that went. I knew of a group from Hagerstown that was supposed to go, but rescheduled for the 10th.