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Jim_H
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Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » May 15 2009 8:25 pm

The endless chatter of weather.
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Nothing more enjoyable than a good hike out of town.

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big_load
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by big_load » Apr 17 2018 8:00 am

big_load wrote:It's hard to fathom. We had snow again in NJ this morning. March was almost uniformly 10F below average, and April is closer to 20F too cool. It may hit the 70s this weekend, though.
ETA: Now they're saying we could hit 80. It doesn't seem real. We've barely cleared 45 so far.
It's been a crazy few days in NW NJ. The high Saturday was 82F. The high Sunday was 37F. There was ice on the roads early Monday morning before a 4" downpour with tropical storm-force winds and temps increasing to 60F. It's in the mid to upper 30s right now, about 20 degrees too cool again. Big swings like that are much harder to achieve in more humid air. We only see them once or twice a year, and they usually involve big winds moving in an entirely different air mass.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Apr 17 2018 8:56 am

Jim_H wrote:Is it me
With 347 forum mentions of the word "wind", and 104 "windy" -- it's at least mostly you. :pk:

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Apr 17 2018 9:09 am

My perception of it may be, but the weather seems windier this spring, and way worse, than the last 2 or 3 springs. It's ending up that summer is the only time it is consistently nice here, since I like the heat. No allergies then, no extreme winds aside from a few hours if you get a habooob, and no weeks of toxic inversions like we're in Beijing. Long days, too.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by SpiderLegs » Apr 17 2018 10:02 am

Think this spring has been a bit worse. Really tough for me to sit on the sidelines when the temps are perfect but the air quality sucks. Broke down to see an allergist last year and was told to pay heed to the air quality website and curtail any outdoor activities from now on.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Apr 17 2018 10:22 am

@SpiderLegs
Starts to defeat the purpose of living here. I have have really bad ear swelling since Friday after the last dust storm. I do not know if it is related, or something else, but my allergy meds aren't working. Neither is being in A/C all the time.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by SpiderLegs » Apr 17 2018 11:23 am

@Jim_H - Should have been a bit more clear. Curtail outdoor activities when the pollution count is high. This morning for example the PM10 counts (bigger particles like dust & pollen) were off the charts because of the wind. So stayed indoors and will keep my fingers crossed it's better tomorrow morning.

But one reason I'm glad to be moving to Tucson this summer. I've been comparing and contrasting the air quality reports for both cities and Tucson is rarely in the danger zone.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by big_load » Apr 17 2018 8:28 pm

big_load wrote:It's been a crazy few days in NW NJ. The high Saturday was 82F. The high Sunday was 37F. There was ice on the roads early Monday morning before a 4" downpour with tropical storm-force winds and temps increasing to 60F. It's in the mid to upper 30s right now, about 20 degrees too cool again. Big swings like that are much harder to achieve in more humid air. We only see them once or twice a year, and they usually involve big winds moving in an entirely different air mass.
Oh no! It snowed today on the way home from work. It didn't stick, but really, that's just rude. I've always considered 4/15 the last possible date for snow. This is the latest I can remember in the 30 years I've lived here. I'm looking forward to some southwestern sun before it gets too late.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by azbackpackr » Apr 18 2018 2:46 am

@big_load
It's never too late for SW sun!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by MtnBart01 » Apr 21 2018 6:42 am

Spring time in the Mountains. 4” overnight.
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LET IT SNOW! Let it SNOW! Let it Snow!

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