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  1. Yesterday I could actually smell the smoke. I can’t smell much anyway. Years of formalin fumes have fixed the tissue in my nose. But man, yesterday smell like I was sitting next to a fire. 

    And 46 this morning. Jeez I’m getting tired of this. 

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  2. 15 minutes ago, SJonesWX said:

    3+ days of misery mist, and all i have is <0.5" of rain to show for it. 

    Same here. Not sure I even got 0.25”.

    Had some classic sheet drizzle earlier. Not as bad as what I experienced in KFIT last Saturday though. 

  3. 6 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

    No solar cover swimming at 65 with low dewpoints and clouds isn't my cup of tea.

    Crank my 400,000 btu and I’ll have mine to 83 in 2-3 hours. Mines 72 right now with a solar cover on. But I’d just as soon sit bare butt on a fire ant hill than get in 72 degree water. I took a 75 degree shower a couple days ago because the oil pump on the boiler shyte the bed and it damn near killed me. 
    Yea, I hate cold water.

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  4. 18 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

    In 2015 Boston went 57 hours below 50 in early June. May have been like 5/31-6/2. That was the last time I had the heat on this late until this morning.

    Yup. I was running a fundraiser golf scramble that June. June 1 was a Monday. Course was flooded that morning and it was 46 degrees out here. Tuesday wasn’t any better. Ended up doing it in September. We’ve run that same scramble in early October ever since. Better odds of good weather then than early June. Hast been rained out since. 

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  5. Didn’t get a chance to post yesterday. Was in KFIT all afternoon. State track and field championships. 48 and sheet drizzle. Just brutal. Times for the sprinters were just awful and the jumpers were terrible. Couldn’t get loose. Never saw so many falls on the hurdles due to wet conditions. Several got hurt. I talked to one of the officials and they thought about moving it to today but thought is would be worse. They didn’t think they would get the nasty temp yesterday and didn’t count on the steady sheet drizzle. 

  6. 2 hours ago, Lava Rock said:

    I recall going to a track meet at UNH in April of 93 or 94. It was the 1st outdoor meet of the season. We left Umaine and by the time we got there, it was 40-ish and raining. They did the long jump then called the rest of it off. I was supposed to run the 400m. Glad it was cancelled. 

    My son runs the 100, 4x100, and long jump.  First meet was April 4th. 38 degrees, 20 mph wind and drizzle. Was miserable. 
    I’m at Foley in Worcester right now. It’s 57 but there’s no sun and it’s not what you’d call balmy. Standing here waiting for the javelin to be over so the 2 mile can start is not pleasant. 

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  7. Unfortunately high school spring sports are in Rectal season. Mid 50's  and sheet drizzle to run 5 miles is fine, I guess. But not so much trying to play high school baseball or trying to stay limber to run a 100 m, much less trying to sit out and watch it. 

    Hopefully it turns in 10 days or so.

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  8. If I could, I wouldn't go to Florida in the winter. I'd bail out of here March 30 and come back May 15th-ish. Except for the green up, I have zero use for April weather in New England. Less than zero actually. 

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  9. Starbucks flat white is not bad. But you can’t beat Cumbies 99 cents. Make it yourself ice coffee, 3 sugars light. But I generally drink hot coffee black, no sugar. 
    McDonalds makes pretty good coffee. It used to be awful, but I find it really good since they changed to Newmans 6-7 years ago.

    Theres a greasy spoon diner in Whitinsville that makes damn good coffee. Open 6-2, cash only.

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  10. DD used to be better.  The consistency was pretty good. Now its a crap shoot. Depends if there some Jagoff making the coffee and burning the shyte out of it or not. The donuts suck because they aren't made local anymore. One or 2 centralized bakeries and they are shipped out. , Blech!


    On the mRNA vax, one thing I really neglected taking into account and that's everyone's efficiency at making the spike protein antigen is probably different. So while everyone got the same dose of mRNA, the ability of the person to make more or less spike is different.  People who make too much can absolutely have deleterious side effects. And the virus mutates to damn fast. Nobody saw that either. I still believe in the technology, but a respiratory virus has never been easy to vax for, so I'm not sure this was the best test of how well and mRNA vax works. It's edemic in the population now. It'll be here forever. Get on with life. 

    And we have a guy that works the front desk at work and he wears a duckbill N95 everyday for the last 3 years. They'll bury him with it I'm sure. And he's had covid twice. Go figure.

    Top 10 spring day here in Whitinsville today, IMO

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  11. 1 hour ago, CoastalWx said:



    50% of the population has herpes, at least, probably more. (Herpes zoster isn't the classic herpes, but its in the same family). I hazard to guess there are some on this board with it. Its a skin condition caused by a virus. Never should have been labeled an STD. 

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  12. 7 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

    Oh you will melt quickly 

    That's the plus about March snow. 

    And I hate backloaded winter (if you can call what we went thru winter). 

    Highschool spring sports start next week (baseball, T&F, LaCrosse).   Bad enough having kids run and compete in 40 degree weather. My son runs the 100m and 4x100. Hard enough to get stretched out at 50 degrees, much less 40.  Spring sports shouldn't start till mid April, but then it would be tough get the season in before the end of school. 

  13. 6 minutes ago, Hoth said:

    I've experienced -30 twice, once at Middlebury VT during January '04 

    My wife was in college in Castleton, VT that winter. She said her alarm went off and the guy on the radio said it was -35. She rolled over and went back to sleep instead of walking to class.

  14. 41 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

    I used to really love fall and used to have equal love for all seasons but as I get older I hate fall and winter more and more. If anything it's just because of the cold. I used to have a higher tolerance for cold but not as much anymore. I honestly think driving is what lowered my tolerance for cold. I didn't get my driver's license until I was almost 26 so before then I used to walk everywhere (or take a bus...which still required walking) so in the winter's I was used to walking 1-2+ miles in the cold/wind/snow. It's just the cold/wind that drives me nuts. Snow I still love.

    I hate the cold too. But i hate March and April more. I have less than zero use for those 2 months. If I could leave NE and go south March 1st and return Mother Day, I'd be happy.



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  15. 1 hour ago, moneypitmike said:

    I was expecting more sun and warmer temps than we have in Westborough.

    77 and cloudy.

    I could use a little more sun. This week has been a little too cloudy for my liking. Bring the dews up to 60 would be good too. Its July, not September. 

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