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J Paul Gordon

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  1. J Paul Gordon

    September Models and Pattern: The March to Fall

    Color should be beautiful this year with all the moisture. And the cool down will come no matter what. Looks like a big step down toward the weekend. Normal early October then the floor drops out from under us for a long time. Mix in some storms and we're lining up for a winter to remember and then some. How do I know, extraordinary production of fruits, berries, and nuts, squirrels with ridiculously bushy, and my grandmother's "old wives tales" that prove surprisingly correct. Hunch, intuition, the inner weenie in me expressing myself? And one of the various Farmers Almanacs out there confirming my wishcasting, too.
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    Countdown to Winter 2018 -2019

    Sure, but what is the formula for that? Do we just add a couple of degrees C/F? Do we multiply by certain factor? Is there an agreed upon norm? If we are doing science, we need the numbers. If we are doing ideology/religion we can simply invoke the creed "I believe in Climate Change". Of course the climate is changing (it does us well to remember that 15,000 insignificantly short years ago a kilometer of ice covered the place I live in) and currently it is warming. Human beings very likely have an affect on this. Precisely what effect and how long the warming will continue is open for debate. There are other factors at play, too, including solar activity, etc. that may mitigate or enhance GW/CC. It worries me when GW is thrown into predictions without further qualification. It would help if there was a standard value being added to predictions and those predictions were checked against what actually happens.
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    Countdown to Winter 2018 -2019

    GW is an article of religious faith (and scientific fact, at least for the time being). The fact side is fine, the ideological assumptions are not. Sometimes I wonder if the latter gets in the way of the science. Granted, a super nino would paint us in the CFC orange all winter, but it seems a bit dumb to make the assumption on the eve of what looks like a weak nino. Of course, the Old Farmers Almanac has already cancelled winter, so maybe the CFC is taking its cues from them.
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    Summer Banter, Observation and General Discussion 2018

    The worst days have been like average summer weather in the part of Oklahoma (central) my mother hails from. Good news is that it will pass. Even better news is a reasonable chance for an early winter. Maybe snow for the holiday season and bright happy faces all across the board as we watch a monster low creep up the coast and hang around the benchmark for a week. Obviously, the heat an humidity have gone to my head. The New Permian has begun. Got to accept the fact that we'll never see a below freezing day south of 75N again.
  5. J Paul Gordon

    Countdown to Winter 2018 -2019

    Does the CFC just recycle the same long range maps every year? I don't recall ever seeing BN temps for this part of the country in the 3 month range.
  6. J Paul Gordon

    Countdown to Winter 2018 -2019

    Would be a bit of a laugh if our minimum temps rose to 20F here in Worcester and our maximums dropped to 24. We'd have the same average temps but a very different sensory experience.
  7. J Paul Gordon

    Countdown to Winter 2018 -2019

    04-05 was a great winter for snow here, and fairly mild except for January.
  8. J Paul Gordon

    Summer Banter, Observation and General Discussion 2018

    At this point in the summer I usually wish I lived in St John's NFL or maybe even Nuuk, Greenland.
  9. A bit OT, but I was in Atlanta at the end of July. Heat and humidity about what we've been having lately, but it still felt hotter (yes, I know solar angle is higher, but even at night it felt worse). Somehow, if there is a bit of a breeze there is an underlying "coolness" here that doesn't exist down there. Its as if the heat sinks in and just never leaves this time of year once you get south of 40N. Glad to see it make its exit. Summer, for me, lasts at least until mid September most years, just like winter lasts until mid March most years. So another five or six weeks to endure before the solar angle gets low enough to make 85/70 (or more likely 85/55) feel like a whole different animal than it does now.
  10. J Paul Gordon

    Summer Banter, Observation and General Discussion 2018

    Let's b**ch about the weather! The next time I see one of those pictures of a huge snowstorm on social media with some kind of asinine remark about how I should be grateful that its 90/75 versus 20/19 with 3"/hr snowfall rates I'm gonna see if ICE can arrange a little deportation for the culprit---let's say to the most mosquito ridden place in Amazonia, preferably with an anaconda or five thrown in.
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    Countdown to Winter 2018 -2019

    Assuming I understood, it means a potential for a nice early start to winter for a change? I will ignore the stuff about a change for the worse (warmer) midwinter. This is sick, I'm already trolling! Its the heat and humidity!
  12. J Paul Gordon

    Summer Banter, Observation and General Discussion 2018

    If they are building their nests in the eaves that must mean snow to the rooftops come winter! (lol)
  13. Its got to be a desperate set of circumstances to bring me out of my weatherboard doldrums in August. Doesn't look like much relief on the way. Looks like weeping and gnashing of teeth until December from what some folks are saying here. On the other hand, we know how fast that can change.
  14. are you still located in Worcester area?
  15. Was surprised to see NWS snow predictions, but with the airmass and that correction west....wouldn't be at all surprised to see the amounts getting upped further here with cold and fluff factor figured in.
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