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Jim_H
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Mindless chit chat

Post by Jim_H » May 15 2009 8:25 pm

The endless chatter of weather.
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Re: Mindless chit chat

Post by DixieFlyer » Apr 09 2020 2:54 pm

@chumley
thanks....instead of driving up I plan to hike up to the Rim on the Horton Spring Trail and then make my way over to Promontory Butte
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Post by wildwesthikes » Apr 09 2020 3:39 pm

@DixieFlyer
Was just on the rim this past weekend Apr 4th - 7th to do an early season cabin loop via Washington Park. There was a good deal of snow left to where I was post-holing about a foot deep in places but only in short stretches. It's melting rapidly; wouldn't hesitate to go right now. I saw one person up on top the entire 4 days; lady section hiking the AZT.

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Re: Mindless chit chat

Post by chumley » May 21 2020 8:14 am

Apparently this morning's pleasant temperatures in the valley will not be repeated again for about 4 months. In the high-country, overnight temps in the low 20s were widespread. :D
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Re: Mindless chit chat

Post by Jim_H » May 23 2020 3:32 pm

We're still more than a week out from June, but the last 4 days of the 7 day forecast are all 110 degrees +, up to 112 degrees. This seems early, but I have only been in the low desert since early June of 2014, living over 4400' and up to 6900' for the prior 8 years. I wonder how 112 degrees this early might affect the remainder of the pre-thunder storm season (monsoonal flow) and more hopefully more moderate highs.

Will we see an early span of 112 to maybe 115, but then cool off to more reasonable temps as we had in June of 2018, or June of 2017 ( before we hit 119), or will we end up just roasting in pure hell the next 6 weeks or so, with lots of 115+ days and have another week with 5 straight days over 115 or 116, up to 119? At least the lakes are full.
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Re: Mindless chit chat

Post by MtnBart01 » May 24 2020 1:40 pm

@Jim_H It’s supposed to be 51 here today with 65% chance of snow tonight, but there is a chance it gets up to 80 next week. :)
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Post by MtnBart01 » May 25 2020 7:04 am

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The snow stopped 1000’ above the house.
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Post by hikerdw » May 25 2020 7:32 am

@MtnBart01 Short summers is why we left the Springs after 8 years.

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Post by MtnBart01 » May 25 2020 8:09 am

@hikerdw
Long Summers and constant sinus infections is why we left Phoenix after 20 years. :)
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Post by Jim_H » May 25 2020 8:20 am

@MtnBart01
Brrrrrr! No thanks! It was actually really nice last week when we had a high of 86 and a low of 63. Dry, too, with single digit humidity in the afternoon. It was actually rather perfect for summer.
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Post by Jim_H » May 25 2020 8:27 am

@MtnBart01
Join me on the Flat Iron for a hike Friday? 1 PM Start time? Expected high 112 degrees!
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Re: Mindless chit chat

Post by MtnBart01 » May 25 2020 8:50 am

@Jim_H
I spent 20 years there and roofed for 3 summers to pay for college which was brutal. There are things I miss, but not the summers and crappy air quality which has probably improved from media fear mongering this spring and summer. When I moved there in the early 80’s there wasn’t the same air quality issues in fact, we moved there because of my parents’ allergies in the Midwest. I also don’t miss 100 degree temps and 90% humidity in Galveston flying around in non ac aircraft. It’s actually quite pleasant in Az. From Late Oct. to March minus the pollution.
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Post by Jim_H » May 25 2020 9:04 am

@MtnBart01
You mentioned it 3 times I think, and I will say that of all the things that make living here undesirable, air quality might be the biggest.

You can't get away from it. November to March, it is almost constant. You get 1 or 2 good days after a front, then it stagnates and gets worse, and worse. You can do things to avoid traffic, you can avoid noise pollution if you try, you can't do much about light outside the home, and you can see the light pool from 150+ miles away, but you can darken inside the home. In addition to the winter brown cloud, the summer ozone begins right about the time spring allergy season is dying. It does at least seem that so long as there is some wind, that is not as much a problem. However, I noticed last summer my chest always felt "funny" after hiking for a couple of hours in the summer, and in a way I did not feel when I went to Globe, Flagstaff, or the White Mountains. The air pollution is worse than the heat itself since you can still experience it while floating in a shady spot of a refreshing swimming pool, it is pretty much inescapable. Then again, I knew that 2 years ago and I still mortgaged a house, for some reason..... ](*,)
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Re: Mindless chit chat

Post by big_load » May 25 2020 8:32 pm

After an endless three months of March, it suddenly turned into June this weekend. It was about 30 degrees warmer today than last weekend. It's time to put away the coats.

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