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Everything posted by CameronCat

  1. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Re: thistles ... Pull or dig carefully; they can have very long roots and will re-sprout if you leave too much in the ground.
  2. 7/17 Thunderstorms & Pcpn Observations

    1.3" total (1- 5/16 inch)
  3. 7/17 Thunderstorms & Pcpn Observations

    Ladies and gentlemen ... now THIS is a thunderstorm! Solid gusts, plenty sound and light and deluging rain. Radar shows more to come -- hang on!
  4. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Yep, rain just started here @ 78 deg but also still carrying a DP of 73. Thick air -- Yecch!
  5. -- Could this be the Spring we've been waiting for?
  6. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    *ding* Paging member LaddM. Please contact CameronCat via PM or the alternate e-mail address. Thank you. CamCat
  7. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Done, and thanks!
  8. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    That may be the ultimate solution but my neighbor and I think there's an easier way. I just need someone to confirm our thinking and do the work.
  9. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Hey there lawnkeepers, farmers and other growers, I need some help with a problem. I have a groundwater problem in my lower yard** that needs remediation via some channeling and excavation. Who does this kind of work? I've talked to a couple "landscape" companies only to find that landscaper now only means "we mow lawns." My project is way too small for an engineering company and a bit too big for my neighbor and I to undertake on our own. Any guidance, direction or company leads appreciated with thanks. Reply here or via PM as it suits. ** Note that this problem does NOT involve any structures so basement waterproofers, etc are out of the discussion as well.
  10. 6/1-6/4 Heavy rain, flash flooding threat

    Anybody else watching that storm center over the Appalachians and West Va.? It's just been sitting there percolating without moving north or east for about six hours. They be getting pasted on the ground.
  11. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    For barn swallows, the forked tail and orange throat area should be ID giveaways. Also, the upper body and head may (usually) have a bluish shade. At dusk, the uninformed may confuse swooping swallows with small bats.
  12. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    Indeed. I've been having some outdoor work done on the house, and the crew worked through the rainy days. This afternoon one of them observed that today, the day with the worst forecast, turned out to be the best work day since Monday. They kicked some serious butt today.
  13. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    ... and the white horse you rode in on! <wink>
  14. May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    Recently discovered my collection device has a small leak, so no reports from here except for a great sogginess everywhere. Also, I swear the first SOB that mention "drought" in the next 60 days will have to answer for it. This should be enough water for anybody.
  15. And so it begins... Evil dark skies for 30 min or so, then just now, a nearby flash and huge clap of thunder and the rain begins. Rain is moderate to heavy with "frisky" winds. Not much lightning if any after the first bolt.
  16. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Spent the morning with the weedwhacker, neatening up around fences and trees. Looks like it'll be another grand year for poison ivy. Yecch!
  17. 0.625 here (5/8 inch) for 24 hr total.
  18. APR 14-16 OBS - Summer to Shank to Swamp

    The Scots have a word for days like this: "dreich" or "dreichit", meaning dull and depressing. (And often wet.)
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  20. 2017/2018 Seasonal snowfall totals

    I think not. I'm @ 150' ASL near the Pickering Creek and reservoir. Not sure where he is but possibly on VF Mountain or otherwise higher. (Was unable to tell exactly from the member location map that was up earlier.)
  21. 2017/2018 Seasonal snowfall totals

    3.50 in - 12/10 ... overnight 1.50 in - 12/13 ... late night, done before dawn 1.50 in - 12/15 ... noon to 5 3.25 in - 12/30 ... overnight and to midday 2.60 in - 1/4 ... overnight and to early afternoon 1.56 in - 1/16-17 overnite and to midday. 0.10 in - 1/30 0.20 in - 2/4 0.20 in - 2/7 ... snow, sleet then rain. 4.00 in - 2/18 ...Approx., aft. + early evening 3.00 in - 3/02 4.50 in - 3/07 - approx, all day -- chg'd to rain so hard to measure 7.50 in - 3/21 - all day into night. 0.20 in - 3/25 0.20 in - 4/02 - overnight 33.81 total (thru Apr. 3rd.) Interestingly, NEChesterCoDude has to be within a couple miles of me but he recorded about 6" more snow than here in the Pickering Valley.
  22. Grade the Winter of 17'-18'

    The older I get the less I like cold weather. Also, cleaning up large snow storms gets to be a chore. This winter played fair with me: mostly small snows that didn't require a lot of effort or inconvenience and only one blast of stupid-cold temps. Final grade: B (Recommended; a good model for future winters.)
  23. Final here: 7.5" present and documented. However, I suspect we actually got more but there was melting and compression before I measured and also from Round 1.
  24. This seems to have come out less all around than predicted. Just finished with the blow-snower (granddaughter's term) and it's neither as deep nor as wet as billed, plus no wind. It was a comparatively quick clean up. We're still getting a "New England Christmas snow" ... very light, dry and powdery. I don't expect too much more accum before it quits. Interim report: Temp 32, wind nil. Light snow, with total accum on the ground at 7-1/8 inches (7.125 in).