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1 hour ago, Bananashadow said:

I hoped to not be the lead post, but…

Today Lee came to install a NWS specs thermometer in our backyard, so now we are a complete official NWS cooperative observation site.

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Ooh I want one, I want one!!

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1 hour ago, eastonwx said:

Ooh I want one, I want one!!

You can check with Lee, I can’t imagine there are many near you your way. I don’t recall any on your side when I worked there. It might be that there is a Delaware River site in NJ. It doesn’t hurt to ask. So I now have 3 thermometers in our backyard.

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15 minutes ago, Bananashadow said:

You can check with Lee, I can’t imagine there are many near you your way. I don’t recall any on your side when I worked there. It might be that there is a Delaware River site in NJ. It doesn’t hurt to ask. So I now have 3 thermometers in our backyard.

Thanks Tony. Is there a contact for Lee? I think there’s a coop station in Belvedere NJ at the bridge if not mistaken.

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3 hours ago, eastonwx said:

Thanks Tony. Is there a contact for Lee? I think there’s a coop station in Belvedere NJ at the bridge if not mistaken.

Lee.Robertson@noaa.gov. I just looked at today’s, it was just a stage, no temps or pcpn.

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8 hours ago, DelcoWx said:

You both look great, but inquiring minds want to know how the fig tree is doing. 

One of them already has figs on it. The one that is supposed to be zoned for our area died back to ground level. Same back yard.

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12 hours ago, Bananashadow said:

Lee.Robertson@noaa.gov. I just looked at today’s, it was just a stage, no temps or pcpn.

Thank you. Is that temp sensor wireless and does it report to noaa?

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1 hour ago, eastonwx said:

Thank you. Is that temp sensor wireless and does it report to noaa?

Lol. Oh no. Lee joked the NWS may join the 21st century one day.  I have to go out and read it.  It is solar panel powered, so it has that going for it. 

That is why I will continue the Ambient Station (in the background of the picture) because I can access it through wunderground.

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3 hours ago, Bananashadow said:

Lol. Oh no. Lee joked the NWS may join the 21st century one day.  I have to go out and read it.  It is solar panel powered, so it has that going for it. 

That is why I will continue the Ambient Station (in the background of the picture) because I can access it through wunderground.

Haha. Does it at least register a max/min? 

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18 hours ago, eastonwx said:

Haha. Does it at least register a max/min? 

Yes it does. It uses a 24 hour clock for each day so if one goes on vacation, one can look back and get info.  I think Lee told me the memory was like 30 days.

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On 6/3/2022 at 4:55 PM, Bananashadow said:

You can check with Lee, I can’t imagine there are many near you your way. I don’t recall any on your side when I worked there. It might be that there is a Delaware River site in NJ. It doesn’t hurt to ask. So I now have 3 thermometers in our backyard.

Might need a thread just for NWS thermometer requests!! I'd take one too!!

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Philly getting a 2026 World Cup host city bid is a big get. Estimated revenue for the city $250 mil to $500 mil

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On a different note, now that I'm  retired and look to be stuck in Hanover, PA for the duration, I'm getting my house in MD ready for sale...hopefully  before the market completely crashes. We had our daughter and hubby staying there for the past 2 years so they could save some $ for their own house. Mission accomplished.  I  never went in the place after my daughter took possession and couldn't wait for them to leave to get it sold. Now that I've been back in it for the past week working, bigtime sentimental downer has descended on me. I  absolutely hate the thought of selling it 😣. But  it makes no sense practically or financially to keep  it, so it must go. My wife and I  watched them build it starting in 12/88 and my daughters know of no other home. For years as a lawyer I  would cavalierly  advise older clients to just get rid of their house and move into something more practical.  Now I  completely understand their reluctance. How this getting old/sentimental stuff can hit you out of the blue really stinks. Next thing you know, I'll be bookmarking websites that maintain records and maps of old snowstorms. :ph34r:

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On 6/3/2022 at 4:55 PM, Bananashadow said:

You can check with Lee, I can’t imagine there are many near you your way. I don’t recall any on your side when I worked there. It might be that there is a Delaware River site in NJ. It doesn’t hurt to ask. So I now have 3 thermometers in our backyard.

Isn't that a bit of an overkill. How many GPS golf range finders do you carry?

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57 minutes ago, Harbourton said:

Isn't that a bit of an overkill. How many GPS golf range finders do you carry?

Typically Two.  Although I had 3 on Thursday because I knew one of them the battery was going to die before the round ended. I got that forecast right for a change.

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9 hours ago, Mitchnick said:

On a different note, now that I'm  retired and look to be stuck in Hanover, PA for the duration, I'm getting my house in MD ready for sale...hopefully  before the market completely crashes. We had our daughter and hubby staying there for the past 2 years so they could save some $ for their own house. Mission accomplished.  I  never went in the place after my daughter took possession and couldn't wait for them to leave to get it sold. Now that I've been back in it for the past week working, bigtime sentimental downer has descended on me. I  absolutely hate the thought of selling it 😣. But  it makes no sense practically or financially to keep  it, so it must go. My wife and I  watched them build it starting in 12/88 and my daughters know of no other home. For years as a lawyer I  would cavalierly  advise older clients to just get rid of their house and move into something more practical.  Now I  completely understand their reluctance. How this getting old/sentimental stuff can hit you out of the blue really stinks. Next thing you know, I'll be bookmarking websites that maintain records and maps of old snowstorms. :ph34r:

Ah, those memories can really get you in the feels

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16 hours ago, Mitchnick said:

On a different note, now that I'm  retired and look to be stuck in Hanover, PA for the duration, I'm getting my house in MD ready for sale...hopefully  before the market completely crashes. We had our daughter and hubby staying there for the past 2 years so they could save some $ for their own house. Mission accomplished.  I  never went in the place after my daughter took possession and couldn't wait for them to leave to get it sold. Now that I've been back in it for the past week working, bigtime sentimental downer has descended on me. I  absolutely hate the thought of selling it 😣. But  it makes no sense practically or financially to keep  it, so it must go. My wife and I  watched them build it starting in 12/88 and my daughters know of no other home. For years as a lawyer I  would cavalierly  advise older clients to just get rid of their house and move into something more practical.  Now I  completely understand their reluctance. How this getting old/sentimental stuff can hit you out of the blue really stinks. Next thing you know, I'll be bookmarking websites that maintain records and maps of old snowstorms. :ph34r:


I am already fantasizing about retiring and selling my home, but as you mention you and your wife having watched yours be built, I realized how tough it may be to part with mine, because my wife and I did the same… 
 

Definitely hear you on sentimentality increasing with age… I find tears in my eyes much more frequently and easily as I age… But Winston Churchill cried a lot too, so I feel no shame 😏
 

 

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On 6/19/2022 at 4:48 PM, Bananashadow said:

Typically Two.  Although I had 3 on Thursday because I knew one of them the battery was going to die before the round ended. I got that forecast right for a change.

You use 3 range finders and use the one that makes your drives the longest. 😉  

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