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MetHerb

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  1. MetHerb

    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Can't wait - I'm going up to Moosehead Lake and then as far north as Saguenay before returning home via the White Mountains. I'm hoping I get clear weather for a trip up Mount Washington next weekend but I know what my chances are.
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    Fall Foliage 2019

    I think the warmer weather paused things. I'll be going up to northern New England and Quebec next week. I'm not expecting much but it should pretty interesting.
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    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    Just in time for the peak of hurricane season.
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    Top 5(ish) New England Weather events

    I guess the top 5 impactful events that I have witnessed would be (in no particular order): December 1992 Storm (got to see deep snow to crashing waves after years no big storms) December 1989 Cold (coldest weather I've ever seen) January 1998 Ice Storm (Most devastation and longevity I've ever witnessed) June 1, 2011 Tornado (Got to witness the aftermath first hand) January 2011 Snow (multiple storms dropped a seasons worth of snow on my house in less than a month) Honorable mentions would be the October 2011 Storm, the 1972 Ice Storm (I think that help shape my interest in weather events) and the cold months of January 1994 & February 2015. I gave the nod to December 1989 because I was at Lyndon and the elevation and northern latitude enhanced the cold for me. I don't know that I'll experience a month like that again. Lots of good memories here by all!
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    Summer 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    We have a couple of hillsides around here that are filled with dead oaks. There's a scattering of them at my parents place. That's the worst I've seen in this area from the gypsies in my life. Speaking of dying trees, I have an apple tree that I planted about 12 years ago. It's never flowered and last month the leaves just started to fall off of it and it's just about nude now. Any thoughts on what's happened to this tree? It's always looked healthy, just never flowered and now this. Not sure if it's a gonner or not but I'll wait for spring. As if I don't have enough dying trees in my yard, I have a Western Hemlock that I planted over 20 years ago to hedge off the Wolly Adelgid is also showing issues. The top portion has lost its needles..the bottom looks OK so I'll see what that does too.
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    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Convective Thread

    lol...how about a maple leaf for Stafford?
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    Fall Foliage 2019

    I was noticing that myself looking at some hillsides even in SNE. You can spot a green hue difference between trees. It was more noticeable above 1500' in the Berkshires on I-90 but definitely there. Maybe we're in for a long foliage season...
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    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    I respectfully disagree about people taking extremes on climate change. There's the bury your head types and then there's the water world/Massachusetts will be like the tropics in a 100 years if we don't do anything types. I see these extremes almost every day on other forums and I think it's why nothing gets done anymore. Everyone takes an extreme perspective.
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    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    I agree with the language comment. I've never understood the need for people to have to interject "colorful adjectives" in normal speech. It's a free world though...
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    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    Not for me. Gloria was way more impactful in Connecticut than Bob was. I only mentioned Bob because it is the last hurricane to make landfall in New England. There was a lot more damage here from Gloria than Bob but I did have way more rain from Bob. The thing I've never understood is the dismissive attitude people give to category 1 hurricanes or even tropical storms. I stood atop Mount Washington in 75MPH winds and the one thing I remember thinking was "So this is a category 1 hurricane?" and thinking I would never think the lessor of one again. It seems like everyone just likes to focus on the extremes whether it's weather, climate change or politics. All extreme, all the time.
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    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    Yeah, I was just thinking about that. We had 6 in the 22 years between 1938 and 1960 and a scattering until Bob in 1991 but nothing since then. It's interesting that just as the frequency of snow storms increased in 1992 we haven't had a landfalling hurricane. Is there a correlation?
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Sounds like a prediction like calling for HHH from a certain date "and beyond" as if we know exactly what will happen between now and December and then call for something exciting to track in December. Who knows? Perhaps December will be boring..
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    Summer 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Because he has a well? What makes Kentucky backwards? Sounds like you've never been there.
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    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Convective Thread

    Saw that too...knowing the area I should have said that the Crystal Lake report is right next to Tolland and were probably the same cell.
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    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Convective Thread

    I saw that report. It mentioned the Crystal Lake area and I think that's that cell that went just south of Kevin.
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