MN Transplant

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  1. I had not seen anything about it, but they must have change the website for a reason.
  2. Rodney, I noticed that LWX updated their monthly temperature numbers at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/climate/dca/dcatemps.txt It now has 1944 as 71.6. My old spreadsheet placed us third, but with the update it looks like this May was 4th.
  3. Added warmest Jan-Mar 2012: 47.3 1990: 46.3 1998: 44.4 Almost a clear 3 degrees above 3rd place. If we are merely average for the remainder of the year, we will have a top-5 warmest year at DCA. +0.7 the rest of the way makes 2012 the king. That is how warm it has been.
  4. Falls Church, VA 8 March 2012 60.3° @ 9:13am SSE gusting to 18mph Crocuses in full bloom, daffodils peaking out, snow drops probably past peak
  5. All stats for DCA Temperatures: 5th warmest April (2010) 2nd warmest Spring (2010) Warmest and 3rd warmest June (2010 & 2011) Warmest month and warmest July (2011), 2nd warmest July and 2nd warmest month (2012), 3rd warmest July and T-3nd warmest month (2010) Warmest and second warmest Summer (2010 & 2011) 4th warmest September (2010) 4th warmest Autumn (2010) 3rd warmest Winter (2011-12) 4th warmest Year (2011) T-5th warmest Year (2010) Warmest March (2012) Warmest Jan-Mar (2012) Warmest Jan-Jun (2012) Snow: Snowiest December (2009) 2nd snowiest Month and 2nd snowiest February (2010) Snowiest Winter (2009-10) 3rd least snowy Winter (2011-12) Precipitation: Driest February (2009) 5th driest July (2009) 5th wettest Sept (2011) 2nd wettest Dec (2009)
  6. Great idea, but we should probably wait for a few more weeks just in case we get a fluke. No point in redoing work.
  7. bluewave just posted this in the NYC thread. Thought it belonged here for posterity.
  8. 0.2" - 10/29/11 1.3" - 1/9/12 1.3" - 1/20-21/12 0.3" - 2/11-2/12 3.1" seasonal
  9. I love going back and reading the old Eastern threads. It lacks something with all of the hotlinked images missing, but the raw excitement is fantastic.
  10. 0.2" - 10/29/11 1.3" - 1/9/12 1.3" - 1/20-21/12 2.8" seasonal
  11. 0.2" - 10/29/11 1.3" - 1/9/12 I had to go back way too far to bump this thread.
  12. I had always been jealous of the big east coast storms. We had plenty of snow back in MN, but I had been in only one monster, almost 20 years ago. This was finally the storm I had been waiting for. And now it seems like almost an afterthought of the 09-10 winter. Amazing.
  13. Here's the executive order: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/27/executive-order-recruiting-and-hiring-students-and-recent-graduates No matter what the wording was, the real reason this came about was that certain groups, including veterans, charged that agencies were using SCEP and the other programs to circumvent the traditional hiring rules (they weren't wrong). (My wife is in federal HR)
  14. They took the data from the American Community Survey (ACS - Census Bureau), so it is actually a nice set of data, but it is definitely going to miss things like whether you are working in the field of your major. In fact, the last page of the Physical Science section has the following breakdown for sector of employment for the At Sci majors: 1) Public administration 2) Professional services 3) Information 4) Manufacturing (durable) 5) Education services
  15. Here's the Georgetown data: http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth/ http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/physicalsciences.pdf Considering that the unemployment rate for college grads is only 4.4%, it isn't as much of a leap down to those really small numbers.
  16. 7th floor. Only heard the dropped ceilings shaking until the big S-wave bump at the end. Got the F out then. Damn cell lines jammed immediately. Fun stuff.
  17. http://www.americanw...post__p__708968 Chickasha
  18. Just an FYI for those who don't know - UAH has a C-band research radar called ARMOR. You can get real-time imagery from a link on the left here: http://nsstc.uah.edu/ARMOR/index.html
  19. Couple more. The first is what I consider a classic northern VA shot, of the impression of a plow that ran off the road.
  20. You were smarter than we were. We had the basics early on also, but didn't buy any junk food. By Tuesday we were desperate for a bag of Doritos or something. Fairfax Co. contracts out the snow removal in my neighborhood and they tried to send a pickup with a blade to clear our street Tuesday morning. It failed about a half block away. The picture below is of a bunch of us clearing out a path in the street. My wife and I made a Safeway and Home Depot run quick before the blizzard started, but couldn't get back up the hill to our house. So, we had to dig out a parking spot in the adjoining street, put the car there, and walk our junk back to the house. The car would stay there until Friday morning after the blizzard, which meant that our street wasn't fully plowed for an entire week.