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Everything posted by CameronCat

  1. Belated report: 8 a.m this morning -- 15/16 inch, or 0.94
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    2018 The Year Of Being Meteorologically Cheated Summaries

    All the stats notwithstanding, somebody or something owes me a summer. I was robbed by rain and harassed by the humidity! I can't remember any summer with fewer "nice" days.
  3. Over-performing indeed! Accum = 4-7/8 inches (4.875") , Temp 29 and changing to mostly ice pellets.
  4. Snow began here 10:30 a.m. Checking at 1:30 showed 3.5" accum and 28 degrees. Just beginning to change to sleet now. Edited to add: at this posting, ChesCo EMS Dispatch shows over 90 active traffic incidents.
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    Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Heh! Oops ... Came out this morning to a light but even coating of frost on the front yard. Thanks to others for the guidance but the answer on grass seed this late is now plain: Nope!
  6. CameronCat

    Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Your opinions, please ... I see no freezing overnight temps prog'd for the next 8-10 days or so. How say you on putting down grass seed this late? Any hope of survival? Thanks in advance!
  7. CameronCat

    Temps/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Yes, I've noticed the same about the leaves. My property is well-treed, as are my neighbors' yards; some are browning and some are not. I came back from my 4 day weekend trip to find the front yard covered with leaves and the back yard peppered as well. Looks like "leaf madness" has begun earlier than normal this year.
  8. CameronCat

    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.
  9. CameronCat

    7/17 Thunderstorms & Pcpn Observations

    1.3" total (1- 5/16 inch)
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    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!
  11. CameronCat

    Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Yep, rain just started here @ 78 deg but also still carrying a DP of 73. Thick air -- Yecch!
  12. CameronCat

    Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    *ding* Paging member LaddM. Please contact CameronCat via PM or the alternate e-mail address. Thank you. CamCat
  13. CameronCat

    Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Done, and thanks!
  14. CameronCat

    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.
  15. CameronCat

    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.
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    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.
  17. CameronCat

    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.
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    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.
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    May 14-19 Neverevereverever Ending Rain OBS & Pcpn Totals

    ... and the white horse you rode in on! <wink>
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    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.
  21. 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.
  22. CameronCat

    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!
  23. CameronCat

    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.)