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  1. adk

    Hurricane Florence

    Yea, the NHC was very clear that this evening she was moving out of a shear environment and over warm waters with favorable conditions to strengthen. Not unheard of for a storm to ramp up a notch just before landfall. I recall Charley doing that just before landfall. Charley jumped from a messy Cat 2 to a very intense organized cat 4 in like three hours - right next to Florida.
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    Hurricane Florence

    I think all the focus on the strength at LF misses the point. With a stalled forward speed the amount of rainfall on the Piedmont of NC - where there are actual hills that funnel water - is going to be catastrophic. I was just in Japan where a weak tripical system offshore earlier this summer killed 200+ people from rainfall and flash flooding. If this thing makes 10+ of rain in central NC lots and lots of terrible things will happen. Way overshadowing the impacts on the coast. That's not changing regardless of the max intensity at LF.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Way more interested in that "80 F" possibility on Wednesday. Ha.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    I ski and still would GTFO Vermont between March 15 and May 15 (maybe April 1 - June 1). Skiing doesn't justify being 4 weeks behind the rest of the world in terms of spring.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    It is unbelievable how much snow is on mansfield. Yesterday the Chin was insanely full of snow. Going to be a long, long time till that place melts out. Though, if it wanted to just be 75 and sunny from now on, I'd take it.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Half BCC drains really well. The other half is muck on top of ledge rock. Doesn't drain at all.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Starting to change...just had a few window rattlers here in downtown. Nothing too intense but I'd say 35 or so Whiteface recorded 94 already this am. So it's ripping up there good
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Yea. BCC's tenative opening was the 15th. Then the 22nd. Then the 27th. Now....I have doubts about that. This ice event was brutal for soil conditions. There is so much water in the soil right now and this week is going to not dry a ounce of that water up.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Impressive cold month we have unfolding right now. First 20+ days of April are running -6 degrees below average ...don't see how that doesn't deepen this week with the highest temps barely cresting 45 in the CPV after today. CPC says we have another month of below average temps coming as well. Hopefully that means lows and sunny in May and not 50s and rain. HA
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Could not agree more. I feel like April is the most divergent month between VT and the rest of the US. It's just winter here and everywhere else it's summer basically.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Meanwhile, at my parents house in Philly this weekend:
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    NNE Winter Thread

    The golf course just pushed their opening back to April 27th. I have serious doubts that will even happen....this is def. the most sustained cold "spring" I've experienced here in VT. It will be the third week in April AT LEAST before we get that "nice" day where everybody is on church street hanging in T-shirts. Might even be May given the look of the GFS. -10c 850s all over the place! Meanwhile, NYC is gonna hit the mid 70s this weekend.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    I'd say there is about 3-4" at my house near Red Rocks Park. At my office downtown, there is easily double that. I've never seen a gradient like that. It's wild. Hopefully we see a little more warming. 89 is really REALLY sketchy in spots as last nights slush froze over with some fresh snow over it. Needs to hit 33 or 34 on those road surfaces to melt it out.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    WOW! Down here, there is nothing of the sort. Driveway in south end has like 3" .....
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    NNE Winter Thread

    PF knows this from some visual evidence that was shared with him, but there is a 0% chance Jay got 12" Sat night. MAYBE 4" overnight at the resort. The pattern looks absurd from Tuesday evening through Friday AM. Temps aren't perfect for upslope - want it 2C colder at 850 - but they are plenty good enough. Honestly if Stowe totaled 36" by Friday AM from this week I would not be surprised at all.
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