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About gravitylover

  • Birthday September 7

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    Mahopac NY @ 709 feet
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    Mountain biking, skiing, golf. drinking beer

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  1. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Yeah once it dried out things went to hardpan and dust in a hurry, faster than I thought it could that's for sure.
  2. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Yeah we're loaded with 'em here this year too. Beautiful morning. Get out there and do something!
  3. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    @DRVTS check your pm's. I wasn't home while it was raining yesterday but my wife said it came down pretty hard for a while. Today we got a heavy t-storm, no lightning but a few good rumbles and a few minutes of crazy heavy rain. Looks like it was ~.3" combines for the 2 days. It sure does feel summery now doesn't it? After another long, cool, wet spring I didn't think it would ever get here. Things have dried out pretty nicely but, man, the undergrowth is for real this year.
  4. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Yeah I drove through your area and it was barely wet compared to areas just a bit further east. West of you it was dry. There were some wonderful towers and cloud formations but almost entirely over the higher terrain so Rt 17 was dry the whole way. That Canadian smoke though WOW. The light was so muted and understated for the last 3 days in upstate and western NY but the glare was intense. Sometimes it was almost too dark for sunglasses but you needed them to deal with the glare. If you haven't been to far western NY you need to go, the place is beautiful. There's nothing out there, a few neat small towns and a whole bunch of quiet with some fun roads to drive. Ellicotville is neat and worth a few days of brewery visits, mt biking and fishing. It's a mountain town without real mountains and a great outdoorsy vibe.
  5. Yeah but that's not what I was talking about. I'm wondering where the cold balance is. Somewhere there ought to be cold moving south in the hemisphere to balance out the heat pumping north. It's just a weird theory that I've been playing with for a while. I'm an hour south of Buffalo at the moment and they were talking about this in the bar at dinner. I had an observation today that didn't surprise me but was cool to confirm. The Great Lakes have a very similar stabilizing influence over where the t-storm line pops in the afternoon as the ocean and LI Sound do. It was beautiful along the lakeshore this afternoon in the Buffalo area but you could see the storm line inland. When I headed south the elevation jumps from lake level to 2k in no time and there were storms bouncing around, a few wet spots, but huge towers a few more miles east the whole drive.
  6. On my drive today up Rt 17 and ultimately to the central Fingerlakes the smoke density varied significantly. In some spots it was crystally clear and others it was quite the opposite. Pumping that kind of heat up here where is the opposite occurring in the hemisphere? I think of these things as "balancers" regulating hemispheric temps so if we are pumping heat north somewhere is dumping cold south. Uncomfortably ugly thought...
  7. My observation for this morning is that it's absolutely beautiful outside. I've been working around the yard and garden for the last hour or so and it feels great. If the weather was just like this, no warmer and no cooler, for 6 months a year it would be wonderful. We had a super thick dew this morning and the fog watered the foliage sufficiently for the day pretty much like in the coastal range areas of the Pacific coast where Redwoods grow a few hundred feet tall with ~20" of rain a year. While I'd love to live in the coast range chances are it will never happen so if anyone can figure out a way to keep the weather like this here I'm in for support
  8. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    67* feels nice after the last few days
  9. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Looks like I got .2. There were a few stations around me that got as much as .5. It was a popcorn kinda day and some places stayed dry while others got soaked.
  10. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Ooh if you're looking for a new bike I might have a smokin' deal for you. I'm the Norco rep for NY and I have a demo bike that I need to turn back into $$. I got it just before my heart attack so it only has 4 miles on it, the thing is better than new because the brake pads are bedded in properly. I'll make a pretty serious effort to get to you if you want to take it for a ride. It just poured here, well Danbury but it's pretty close to home so good enough These tropical convective popcorn t-storms are always entertaining.
  11. Its pouring in Danbury. Thunder and lightning with very heavy rain.
  12. I have 3, they don't do squat. I have to get 5 or 6 citronella candles burning around the patio before it's bearable outside in the evenings. Incoming! It's rumbling and grumbling and getting dark again.
  13. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    So much great riding in that zone. Uggh, I'm jealous. If you get a chance head over to Northfield and hit the Norwich U trails and some of the adjoining stuff. Yeah this daughter is a pretty serious masochist, she goes for it with most athletic endeavors. Already had a pretty good shot of rain and thunder this morning. It's sooper muggy out there now.
  14. Around 11 this morning all of a sudden the temp jumped and the dews shot up. We popped 90 and by 11:30 it was storming. I didn't see any lightning but there was plenty of rolling thunder and a short burst of fairly heavy rain. It has gotten sunny again here but just south of me it's pretty dark and still rumbling.