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  1. 8 points
    Nice day offshore for a change.
  2. 6 points
    From Ruggie (Remember him from Eastern/American?): (Near Richmond, VA)
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    Just got home from Orlando last night and they said on TV that they just had their 95th 90+ day this season, normal is 110. All things relative... 94/95 every day this week with 74-77 dewpoint. At least the daily thunderstorms backed off in coverage since earlier in the summer. Not sure why people migrate to Florida to retire so you can spend most of your time indoors.
  5. 5 points
    I believe this took place in Qtown’s yard today. Hope I get the invite next time.
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    Speaking of Florence, while my folks are still on their evacuation camping trip in Florida, they received a call from a friend who checked out their property in North Myrtle Beach. The flooding did not reach the two-foot brick walls they have flanking their house, and no property damage was visible. So, I am thankful, but know that others just miles up Hwy 17 in NC were not so fortunate.
  10. 3 points
    A couple of firsts for us as gardeners. Just picked these potatoes and fresno peppers this morning.
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    Below is my September weather recap for the local newsletter...some very interesting stats on the unprecedented wet summer and it's impact on our equine friends in our Township. Hello again from Paul at the East Nantmeal PA Weather Station (www.chescowx.com). Be sure to follow me on twitter at Twitter as I am tweeting multiple daily climate reports, forecast updates and weather photos for our fair Township. When I wrote my last article, we were in the early days of June coming out of a warmer and wetter than normal May. This trend would continue with 2 of the 3 summer months of June, July and August averaging above normal in temps. Before we get to the big weather story of the summer the incredible wetness let’s cover the temperatures. June finished up with an average temperature of 69.0 degrees which is +1.7 degrees above normal. We did not experience any 90-degree days here in East Nantmeal in June, with our highest temperature being the 88.7 on June 30th. We also experience our last low below 50 degrees on June 12th when we bottomed out at 48.4 degrees. That was our last dip into the 40’s we will experience until toward the end of this month (September) or early October. July ended up just a bit below normal with an average temperature of 73.7 which is 0.2 degrees below normal. That said we did experience our 1st heat wave (3 or more days in a row at 90+) in 6 years the last being July 5-7. 2012. Our heat wave this year started on July 1st with the hottest day we experienced all summer at 92.6 degrees. Highs of 90.9 and 92.3 followed on the 2nd and the 3rd. This however would be our last 90-degree day of the year. We finished the year with only 4 days above 90. As I mentioned in my last article keep an eye on the heat island that is the Philadelphia airport to contrast the summer we experienced here in the relative high elevations of East Nantmeal compared to the near sea-level readings recording at PHL airport. Philadelphia ended up with a whopping 30 days that exceeded the 90-degree mark while we ended at just 4 such days. That said a lot of upper 80’s with humidity did not mean we had a cool summer! What really made this summer notable and for many of you with horses in the Township quite stressful was the incredibly wet summer. Alison Mallamo from our Township educated me on a condition called “laminitis” which results from horses love of tall lush grass, however just like human diabetics, horses can develop insulin resistance, and lush grass is high in sugar. What happens is their feet fall apart. Structures called "laminae" that support the "coffin" bone within the hoof begin to break down, and the sole can also thin out, causing this very painful condition. I hope those of you with horses in the Township made it through this very wet summer. So how wet was this summer? In a word it was unprecedented. I went back and looked at every summer in Chester County over the last 125 years of weather records. During the summer months of June, July and August we recorded an incredible 28.71” of rain including 13.00” in August - this crushed the old record for wettest summer previously held by the wet summer way back in 1928 when 26.40” of rain fell. What made this even worse was how many of our summer days ended up with recorded rainfall. In fact, from June 1st through September 15th over 45% of the days featured some rain with 45 of those 107 days experiencing rainfall. To add more perspective that 28.71” that fell in just 3 summer months represents 58% of our normal annual rainfall! The 1st 15 days of September have actually increased the rainy trend with 11 of the days so far this month with rain. The good news is our driest season (fall) is almost here. With fall we will see normal high temperatures falling from the mid-70’s today to the upper 50’s by the end of October. We should also experience our 1st frost and then freeze during the month of October. By the next time we chat in December it is probable that we would have already experienced our 1st snowfall or at least flurries of the season. Our average snowfall here in East Nantmeal is a little over 36” in a typical winter season. As I mentioned in a prior article this is actually the same average snowfall that is expected in Chicago IL. Philadelphia at the airport by contrast should only expect around 22” in a normal winter. I hope all of you have a great fall! If you have any questions, please visit my website, follow me on twitter and send me an email. Until next time –All the best! Paul “Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise” Ben Franklin
  13. 2 points
    Walking around Peddlers Village in Lahaska, PA. Scarecrow festival is happening. This is one scary Wonder Woman. There is a lot wrong with this display.
  14. 2 points
    Last beach day of the season in N. Wildwood, ocean water was really warm yesterday, cooled of a hair today with some fresh west winds this morning. Took until this afternoon for DP's to start dropping down here. Quite humid until 1:00-2:00.
  15. 2 points
    Irish Festival in North Wildwood this weekend, beautiful afternoon down the shore.
  16. 2 points
    I'm seeing Neil Young/Willie/Sturgill Simpson at SPAC Sunday afternoon and evening. Temps forecast to drop into the 40s up there... 😍
  17. 2 points
    Still awaiting a DP below 65 here in MD. Projected to drop to comfortable levels tomorrow.
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    Another byproduct of the wet summer, last night once again I noticed many fireflies out and about. I don't recall ever seeing them flying past late July, and it's very strange seeing them on the edge of autumn when I normally associate them with the end of spring.
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    Nice sunset from United Sports in Downingtown yesterday.
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    We have enough warm subsurface water in the Pacific (WWV=volume of water>20C) for a nino but it may not discharge fully this year. There was a multi-year lag before the last nino, and several other multi-year warm-water periods in chart below, the 1980s and early 90s in particular.
  21. 2 points
    All guidance pointing to making his annual migration south around the turn of the month. Will be nice to have an early season cool snap for a change
  22. 2 points
    This summer has really been rough for heat and humidity, so when it only got down to 72 Tuesday morning I had to wonder how far above normal was that low. Turned out to be +17 above normal! We did actually get a low of 66, but only via cold front later on. Crazy to think that 55 is the average low now...it has not gotten anywhere close to that lately. And to think the other side of normal (17 below normal) would be 38!
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    I would say it is predominately the former thought even though Florence was weaker than she once was up our way. Here is a 7 day loop from WPC (it is probably going to be time sensitive and wont make much sense a week from now looking at this loop. The process of extratropical transition was also going on at our latitude. https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/sfcloop/namusloop_wbg_7day.html
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    Hey guys I have a question that hopefully won’t be considered too ignorant ... [emoji57] At a minimum I need to use some unscientific language to explain my question... In my years as a severe weather enthusiast and Plains storm chaser I have heard and read severe storm researcher Dr. Chuck Doswell say that a thunderstorm is a “process,” not some discrete object that moves around with defined edges etc. I am sure the same could be said about a tropical cyclone. So when the remnants of a hurricane like Florence come into our area, clearly the form she takes is the result of a “process” that includes interaction with mid/upper level features, surface baroclinicity, etc. But yesterday, and in similar situations when we get the remnants of tropical cyclones up this way, the air mass is clearly tropical in nature. So what is the right way to think about this - is the “process” that was Florence still continually tapping into tropical moisture and pulling it up this way? Or is she still “raining herself out”, i.e. still dumping the “original” moisture that was in the system? Are there literally some “original” parcels of tropical, high dewpoint / high PW air still “inside” the system and traveling with it from its days over the lower latitude ocean? Or has that air long been replaced/recycled by continuing processes since Florence’s landfall? I hope this question makes some tiny bit of sense [emoji848][emoji52]
  25. 2 points
    0.56", pretty close to 0.50", just sayin......
  26. 2 points
    Wow - that PHL heat island is really extensive affecting the entire region
  27. 2 points
    Sure feels like the tropics outside (mid-70s dews) with a few sunny breaks in between the downpours. Problem is we have mud and puddles instead of sand and crystal blue ocean. Oh well...
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    Looks like late Monday afternoon into Tuesday we get what is left of Florence. In the M.O. of this warm season, PA/MD takes more of the predicted brunt on pcpn than NJ or DE. There will be convection, so we know Feb will get 6.0" and Mount Laurel 0.06". As far as severe goes, right now SPC doesn't have any predicted enhancement over general thunder: (this is for Monday) ...The Upper Ohio Valley and central Appalachians... Florence will continue a gradual weakening trend with time as it becomes increasingly absorbed within mid-latitude west-northwesterly flow. While shear within the lowest couple of km will likely remain sufficient for low-level rotation, especially early in the period, widespread precipitation/cloud cover should once again limit potential for heating/destabilization across the region. Therefore, with potential for stronger/cellular updrafts expected to remain low, any tornado potential across the area likewise appears limited, so as to preclude inclusion of a risk area at this time.
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    Great seeing everyone. Some golf highlights: Shawn - hit two sticks and gave us wedges to the green Al - sunk two bombs Carl - two birds and putted from sand trap over large lip to tap-in Tom - drive over our heads onto green Tony - free lunch
  31. 2 points
    NOUS42 KILM 161405 PNSILM NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-054>056-058-059- 170215- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT National Weather Service WILMINGTON NC 1005 AM EDT Sun Sep 16 2018 ...WILMINGTON HAS BROKEN ITS ALL-TIME ANNUAL RAINFALL RECORD AND IS EXPERIENCING ITS WETTEST WEATHER EVENT IN HISTORY... As of 9:00 AM this morning, annual rainfall in Wilmington, North Carolina totals 86.79 inches. This breaks the previous annual record of 83.65 inches set during 1877. Hurricane Florence has dropped 23.59 inches in Wilmington so far. This breaks the record for the wettest single weather event in the city`s history. The previous record was set during a significant flood event in late September 2010 at 22.54 inches. The previous record rainfall due to a named tropical system was Hurricane Floyd at 19.06 inches in September 1999. Since there are over three months remaining in the year, it is possible the annual rainfall total will end up over 100 inches in Wilmington.
  32. 1 point
    Hoodie time is a good time. Looking forward to hoodie/shorts combo. It’s an enjoyable balance IMO.
  33. 1 point
    Up in the Hudson Valley visiting inlaws.... Beautiful fall day. Wish it was a little sunnier but feels great putting a hoodie on and sitting on the deck.
  34. 1 point
    Solar sensor not that critical IMHO....just invest in the model that has the fan aspirated functionality. Otherwise you will have higher than accurate readings in the direct sunshine. I have seen as much as a 3 degree variance with non-aspirated models side by side with my main station in direct high sun angle June/July days....just sayin if accuracy matters....
  35. 1 point
    Below normal chances reaches east to the I295/NJ Turnpike Corridor
  36. 1 point
    Keeping with the theme of higher mins, we are currently at #1, but pretty sure we wont break that this year. Current record is 66.7F in 1881.
  37. 1 point
    So true! My front patio and walkway was taken out and we are having pavers put down. We need a nice stretch of weather. This project is taking way longer than expected because of the wet weather.
  38. 1 point
    Sometimes it is lucky, I mean more scientific, when it comes to accuracy. Looks like the GFS/GEFS is just warming up for its winter qpf(s).
  39. 1 point
    10-15 day would be a pretty good pattern to start January. Should be first decent cold shot of the season to start off October.
  40. 1 point
    Special congrats to Bradford, PA on that map. Tombo is so proud.
  41. 1 point
    I noticed a few of the gauges showed the river not cresting until this weekend...any idea why there is such a large disparity? More feeder streams/rivers flooding that will take some time to get there?
  42. 1 point
    Oh we had that north and west gradient. We will let you know what it was on Thursday.....
  43. 1 point
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/weather/philadelphia-weather-florence-eagles-floyd-rain-humidity-20180918.html Short treatise on high DPs. A nice read.
  44. 1 point
    Through 8 am, PHL 0.02". Line still to go through, that "scientific" method is looking good right now.
  45. 1 point
    Getting what you had a few hours ago. I hate 3am wake ups. Torrential rain, occasional thunder.
  46. 1 point
    I can't remember the last time I observed an experiment as scientific as this on Saturday.
  47. 1 point
    I really do like Tom even if we don't exactly agree on, cough, Sandy. I hope he does come back for one of these outings.
  48. 1 point
    That makes my backyard look great by comparison.
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    Took this photo of my yard this morning, thought you guys might like it.