MN Transplant

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  1. 4 hours ago, high risk said:

            I think they spelled out the competing factors quite nicely.     We want heating today, but too much heating is going to mix out the low-level moisture.     There is probably a combination of balance somewhere in there, and most guidance is showing at least a few widely scattered stronger cells later today.    

        I'm going to be watching the dew points closely.    I don't buy the low 50s shown by the HiResW ARW (which shows basically no storms), so if we stay stay in the mid 50s, I think we can crank out a few cells.    Anything above that probably increases the coverage (like the NAM Nest shows).

    DP 49 at DCA

  2. 3 hours ago, fourseasons said:

    The ice cream truck is back.  The song playing right now is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 

    The ice cream truck came out to our neighborhood last week, timing it with Spring Break.  That seemed genius.

  3. 3 hours ago, mattie g said:

    The lengths that folks in other areas have had to go to in order to get signed up for a shot is pretty crazy compared to Fairfax County. After some early hiccups, everything is really coordinated since the county has taken the lead on its own. Simply sign up online and wait until you’re contacted. In the meantime, you can review the status of the backlog on their dashboard to get a good feel for when your number is called.

    Fairfax hasn’t opened up group 2 though. 

  4. 51 minutes ago, MDstorm said:

    Wow!  What a race!!

    Spoiler alert:  Never give up


    I don’t watch much horse racing, but last to first after the final turn is pretty cool.  

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  5. Huh 



    Tornado Warning
    National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
    339 PM EDT Wed Mar 31 2021

    The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

    * Tornado Warning for...
      Southeastern King George County in central Virginia...

    * Until 415 PM EDT.
    * At 339 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
      was located near Port Royal, or 8 miles south of King George,
      moving northeast at 30 mph.

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  6. I was a little skeptical of the amount of rain the mesoscale models were putting down, but it looks like they are right.  Already about a half inch and moderate to heavy rain currently.

  7. 13 minutes ago, NorthArlington101 said:

    Have I ever mentioned that I hate wind? I feel like we've had way too many gusty days this March.

    We haven’t had a lot of cold wind though.  I feel like it has been pretty reasonable.

  8. 59 minutes ago, mattie g said:

    15 cubic yards? :lol:

    I think I got 5 cubic yards last year. That stuff sat in my driveway for about 6 weeks before I finally got it all spread about. Going to limit my mulching this year since most of last year's was brand new mulching in new play and landscaped areas, plus we've got the new porch build coming up so we won't have to do any mulching in front just yet. This year will just be topping off those areas we mulched liberally last year. 


    55 minutes ago, WxUSAF said:

    Damn. I ordered 8 which is the most I’ve ever done. If I did the calculations with 3” depth, I’d probably be in the 12ish range. 

    I generally do 10 every other year.  This is an off year so it is bags only.  I don't really want to think about how much I've paid to have trees removed and then paid again to have different shredded trees returned.

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  9. 1 hour ago, losetoa6 said:

    Hrrr switches the winds to wnw by afternoon.  Looks like maxes will be seen early.  Mby looks like low 70s dropping through the 60s with wind cranking . No 80 up here...maby DC sneaks it in 

    Some of us can max on downsloping WNW winds (especially DCA).  Already 74.8 here.

  10. 9 hours ago, jacindc said:

    Oh, my yard is so happy with all of this rain right now....

    Re: lighting, I had my front yard completely renovated in summer 2019, and while the whole thing was extremely pricey, I am so glad I had wired lighting put in. Kind of hard to see it in this pic, but... (lights along the path and around the little patio close to the house, and up-lighting under the birdbath and the two service berry trees.


    Yes, low voltage lighting is excellent.  I love the bump in the path around the tree.

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  11. 2 hours ago, CAPE said:

    Mount Holly had a great discussion this morning, saying this had similarities to a PRE, similar the setup ahead of a tropical event. That low that was hanging off NC had some semi tropical characteristics before moving inland, and even though it weakened, it maintained a circulation and interacted with the front from the low well to the NW. 

    It looked like a PRE on the models leading up to the event.  Shouldn’t have been surprised that it overperformed for 95 and East.

  12. 27 minutes ago, nj2va said:

    Growing season FTW. 

    Speaking of which, what would you say that the difference is in climate between your two locations in terms of growing season start, leaf out, etc.?  Is McHenry like a month behind Arlington?