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  1. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    Another 2010? Farmington's most recent 4-day heat wave came 8/31-9/3 that year. Humid too. Speaking of being stuck, the nearly 2/3 washtub under the eves held a breaststroking bat earlier today, probably was after some juicy bug just above the water last night. Took it out carefully (for both of us) and placed it atop the canoe that's up on sawhorses, and 2 hr later it was gone.
  2. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    That's CoC for May and late Sept. Or for inland NNE. Try 80/55 for SNE in July/August.
  3. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    Nothing new here. My 2nd mildest minimum in 21 years came on 9/9/99, and exactly 3 years later tied my hottest max. Both 2007 and 2017 had very warm (mid-upper 80s) and humid during 4th week of Sept. Some of the most HHH wx we had while in Ft. Kent came in late August 1976 and 1977, and that inland site tends to show seasonal trends earlier than anyplace within 100 miles of the Atlantic.
  4. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    GYX has posted a watch for the northern quarter of NH. Stops at the Maine border.
  5. tamarack

    Summer 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Less than 10K miles so the jury is still out, but doing fine so far. Ran Coopers before and hey did OK as well.
  6. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    Nice bright echoes passed about 20 miles to our north, just getting enough dz to make the woods wet w/o watering the garden.
  7. tamarack

    Summer 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Currently running garden variety Hancook (can get the designation later if you're interested) all around on my Ranger, and will probably buy another pair of Firestone Winterforce come snow tire time - the previous pair served well over 5 winters, probably 35-40,000 miles. Snows never last as many miles as highway tires.
  8. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    Successive runs causing whiplash. I've especially noticed it on the 12z versions - H8s 19-20C on Day 8 one afternoon, 7-8C the next. (And we're only about 20 miles south of the 45th.)
  9. tamarack

    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    With 1992 the poster child for that truism. Had Andrew been named by today's date? Edit: According to wiki, Andrew was declared a named TS at 12z on the 17th.
  10. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    Hit the trifecta up here. Two beautiful low-dew days for our annual "peer review" field trip, then some rain for the garden this morning. Probably 1/4" or less (0.13" for cocorahs at 7 AM) as the better echoes split and went N & S of Rt 2, but would've been a messy morning for our crew if it had arrived yesterday morning.
  11. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    Whether it's location or perception, I wouldn't call 18-19 brutally cold. Thanksgiving Day, yes: 27° BN with strong winds. I'd include the Jan 19-20 storm as well, windblown IP at -2 isn't especially comfortable. Beyond those, the bottom of winter was meh, with nothing remotely comparable to the 10 post-Christmas days of arctic blast in 17-18. Met winters of 13-14 and 14-15 were substantially colder than either 17-18 or 18-19.
  12. tamarack

    Summer 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Fractions become more important with the larger Celsius intervals. Of note, the Climod site shows daily temps with whole degrees (F) but with .5 means where appropriate, and the norms/departures are to the tenths. Last time I got data from UCC, their temps went to the tenths. However, their snow depth would sometimes get weird, as if their system abhorred whole numbers - rarely was there a 5.0" event, as it would be listed as 4.99 or 4.98, less commonly 5.01.
  13. tamarack

    Summer 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Maybe teach the computer about fractions? Or at least to round in the same direction for both daily readings and norms. I've seen the same for Caribou/GYX climo data. And they round up even when the daily mean is below zero.
  14. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    No argument here, but with enough sites there was bound to be an exception. Farmington co-op had record mild in both Nov and Dec in 2006. The latter retained the title for just 9 years, as 12/15 blew away the Dec warmth records just about everywhere in the Northeast.
  15. tamarack

    August 2019 Discussion

    I don' think there's any "technical" difference between lake and pond. I grew up in NNJ swimming in a 55-acre "lake" but now live about 10 miles from a 9,000-acre "pond." At least folks had the decency to name it "Great Pond" (Belgrades.) Beware the Snappers Lakes, ponds, they're in all of them. In my teens I used to catch those critters - biggest was about 45 lb - and mostly gave them to folks who made turtle soup. I tried dressing out a 37-pounder, which was much more difficult than field dressing a deer. Wish I'd known how to cook the meat. There were parts of that beast which I'd still be chewing 50+ years later had I not spit them out.
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