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  1. that bridge was due to collapse anyway…
  2. Wow strong gusts ahead of this storm with mainly clear skies
  3. There is a baseline normal. We are using the baseline. We didnt reference 1970-2000 baseline normals last year, no need to reference old baselines this year
  4. 80F Today reminds me of what summer days out on Eastern Long Island used to be like: temperate days, cool nights, rarely needed the AC at night. Geez, the climate out here has changed so drastically in such a short time…it is scary. It is all in the dewpoint and most of it is in the last 20 years.
  5. Schlacter: "I think New Yorkers deserve a lot better, and I think they deserve the best weather station money can buy." It is funny: airports, skyscrapers, convention centers, roads, hotels, trains, skyscrapers…just about every category you can think of that involves a physical structure is bigger, better, and nicer elsewhere. Why would he think NYers deserve the best weather station. Just living in NY involves accepting sub par on just about everything…including, apparently, the CPK weather station
  6. This is a good point…and gives good perspective. We are in a warmer, more humid climate. We are really tracking weather here not climate. We talk climate for historical perspective, hence the top 10 charts…but when talking about weather, we need to use a universal baseline, if not we will have chaos on the forum. As another poster said, July has been cooler than normal for most of the region…with normal being the new 30 year averages.
  7. Per the NWS. And what you find is that when you look at an urban place you can’t meet that standard https://www.weather.gov/coop/sitingpolicy2 Temperature sensor siting: The sensor should be mounted 5 feet +/- 1 foot above the ground. The ground over which the shelter [radiation] is located should be typical of the surrounding area. A level, open clearing is desirable so the thermometers are freely ventilated by air flow. Do not install the sensor on a steep slope or in a sheltered hollow unless it is typical of the area or unless data from that type of site are desired. When possible, the shelter should be no closer than four times the height of any obstruction (tree, fence, building, etc.). The sensor should be at least 100 feet from any paved or concrete surface.”
  8. Both are cement jungles isolated from the nearby water…thus skewing temp readings warmer than surrounding areas.
  9. I wish there were as many complaints about the EWR readings as there were about CPK. When you see EWR hotter than anywhere else including PHL, something is off
  10. The real warming seems to have occurred with nighttime lows not dropping to our historical numbers. The experts on this forum correctly surmise that the air is more humid and the lapse rate is slower in air that is more moist. The bulk of your heavy warming has a occurred there. We are firmly in a subtropical climate at this point where our daytime highs and nighttime lows are only going to be separated by 10 or so degrees on our extreme days. Going forward, that factor is already baked in… Which means you’re just going to be dealing with normal warming trends… which if predictions are correct, won’t be nearly as alarming
  11. I just want to state that we have to use the new normal numbers. There has to be an official benchmark and that’s the new normal. If not we sow chaos . Using actual temperature data comparisons is great to show warming over 120 years…but let’s stop the 1980s 30 year average numbers at this point.
  12. I bet you a lot of that stops now that we’ve been thru the real thing. A snowstorm with a day in the house seems laughable now
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