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  1. Flake size has grown significantly in Center City in the last 10-15 minutes. Lots of 2+ inch diameter flakes. Still pouring snow.
  2. Long, muffled rumble of thunder in Center City (Fitler Square).
  3. Yep. Now mostly snow in Center City (Fitler Square).
  4. 1/8 Snow/Ice Obs.

    Judge solely from the sound against my office window, seems like some mixture of ZR and IP in Center City.
  5. Fall Banter Thread

    The story of the last flight in and out of San Juan as Irma approached is worth a read. The flight path out of San Juan, overlaid on the radar image of the incoming storm, is incredible: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-delta-flight-puerto-rico/ (Posting here because I don't want to distract from the tracking/forecast discussion in the Irma thread.)
  6. NWS Area Forecast Discussion question

    I don't have a scientific answer, but 5 degrees above/below average would seem to me to fall within the colloquial definition of "seasonably warm" or "seasonably cool." Looking at it another way, today's normal high for PHL is, I believe, 84 degrees -- 89-90 on August 25 wouldn't strike me as unseasonably warm and 78-79 wouldn't strike me as unseasonably cool. I think most people are mentally skewed to accept warmth as "seasonable" in the summer (most likely wouldn't consider 94 to be unseasonably warm for August 25, even though it is a +10 departure) and cold as "seasonable" in the winter (most also likely wouldn't consider 30 to be unseasonably cold in January, even though it is around a -10 departure for PHL).
  7. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Looks like PHL eked out its 9th straight below normal day (84/70 vs. 86/69 average). Pretty nice for mid-August.
  8. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Almost feels like fall outside with the clouds and the wind. 74 degrees in Center City (Fitler Square) at 12:30pm.
  9. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Only 0.10" so far in Center City (Fitler Square). Looks like the airport has received considerably more.
  10. Third straight >80 degree morning in Center City (Fitler Square). Overnight low was only 81.4.
  11. Another sticky 80 degree low in Center City (Fitler Square). The dew point is lower than yesterday (69 vs. 75), but 80 in the morning is too warm for comfort in my book no matter the humidity.
  12. Yep. PHL loses 1:35 in daylight today and crosses the 2:00 threshold on August 2. Places north of the city are a day or two faster on the calendar.
  13. A not-so-pleasant 80 degree low this morning in Center City (Fitler Square).
  14. Interesting. This morning's AFD says that PHL was 59.4, but my math is the same as the preliminary summary -- 59.45, which presumably rounds up to 59.5. Last night's quick cooling made it close.
  15. I was suprised to measure a very unscientific 5.5" on the ground in Center City (Fitler Square) post-storm, but that's at least generally consistent with the airport after accounting for compaction.