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  1. Forsythia in full bloom, crocuses come and gone, grape hyacinth and daffodils out, magnolias are gorgeous. Everything is in slow motion though, here on the coast. Day after day of mid 40s makes for incredibly slow growth. You see every sign of spring pressing on, but its so sluggish all the way through to June. And if it's foggy, it's even worse
  2. Nice reminder of what a real storm is meant to be, from a winter starved of them. Nice sustained wind. Bands further west look fun. Half an inch here, I bet northwestern spots have a few.
  3. Yeah... its been unusually sunny but not unusually warm. This is about normal for early bulbs down here. There's a massive lag between the first signs of spring here, and any larger perennials doing anything though, let alone the trees. Places a little further inland usually go zooming past us as we have weeks of damp fog.
  4. Crocus in bloom. Eradicating wild onions... one of the worst winters I can remember, which makes it easy to say goodbye.
  5. Only if those data weren't used appropriately scientifically, which there's no evidence of. Data granularity can either impede or assist the speedy communication of information. There's a science to that as well, and it isn't meteorology.
  6. When they were able to dig out the station, apparently.
  7. I already did that, it was called winter.
  8. This must be back breaking shoveling where it's deep, it still looks pretty wet.
  9. Same here, no good events all season, but you kind of have to expect a year like this every once in a while given where we live, adjust your expectations, be aware that rain and underperformance is a risk, that jacking is almost impossible on a good hit, and just take it for what it is. The thing that makes me really feel like this was a winter that wasn't in some ways, is that there was no real noreaster, no wind, no real storm. Just moisture and flow and some entertaining thermal battle.
  10. Wow, what a storm for those who got in that band. Congrats all. Not to be anal, and I know it rained, and compaction, and multiple measurements etc. Etc. But ive always been at at best 75% of Newports total in these sorts of gradient storms, even when I cleared regularly. Did any obsessive stay up here? How can I tell where that measurement is from. Is it the airport, like other data? Because with these sharp gradient storms, it matters that the airport is in middletown, a couple miles north.
  11. Really starting to get into the goods now. Surfaces got so warm today that it was struggling to accumulate, even melting at anything less than moderate. It had been lighter since some of the first bands went through. It's going to be gross in the morning. It's a shame I have to go to bed, the next couple hrs before the flip will be fun. I'll wake up to rain not really knowing what the actual total was.
  12. I like the lightning explanation as some color for the story I tell my grandkids one day about that time I got 2 inches of slop while Cumberland jacked.
  13. I'm looking due north though at the flash, and the flash coincided with a power outage... If it were caused by the lightning id have heard thunder surely? The electrical infrastructure in the us at large, and Newport in particular, is pretty bad, but even it doesn't fold to lightning 100s of miles away.
  14. Is that what that was? I thought it was a power issue, mine was off for a second and the streetlamp blew, so I figured it was a transformer.
  15. Moderate to heavy now. .5" of the wettest snow that exists. Luckily there is not much wind with this. Someone will get inches of this paste and limbs will snap anyway, though. I'm glad I'm going to bed soon. Id prefer to remember things like this.