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  1. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Tough to get a nicer late summer day than today but it looks like each of the next few is gonna try. I'm down Unfortunately I have to spend the entire week in the car but I will visit over half of the counties in the state so I ought to see some really nice stuff and get to take a ride in some really cool places after work hours so there's that. Now that I finally, after almost 6 weeks, have my car back from recall work getting done at the local Subaru dealer I can travel with my bike again My garden is definitely winding down but as that happens I"m coming up with space to plant some quick maturing fall food plants so throw some ideas at me.
  2. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    After a rather rough start there's nowhere to go but up, I'm up to the challenge so now the weather needs to cooperate so we don't all have to go to a gym. We're going to dry out this year, it's going to happen. I have confidence
  3. 55 glorious degrees out there now. Yummy
  4. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    I wish. The front still has one huge old bugger that shades 2/3 of the yard and in back there are still 6 big ones and the neighbors on both sides have a bunch, the south side is lined with 50-75 footers on the neighbors side so the yard stays shaded and sheltered all day.
  5. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    You guys are funny. Drying out after the big ~.2" in 2 days. Good timing on it though as it really got to soak in rather than just evaporating off.
  6. This is the first steady light rain in over 2 months. It ruined the outdoor day we had planned but I'll take the rain, we needed it.
  7. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Oh haha I came here to say that waking up to a steady light rain was kind of nice for a change. We were planning a beach and bike ride day today since it's the last day before the kids go back to college so that's wrecked but the rain was sorely needed.
  8. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    I've done Buttermilk but will have to do this next time, it looks great. So which trees do I cut down to make an open space for a decent weather station and how do I convince the neighbors they need to also to accommodate my fetish? There's only one open spot on the whole property and that's right down near the street so the wife nixed that idea years ago. I just don't think that under a leaf canopy (in the summer) and blocked by wind all year is the right situation. That one open spot gets scoured by wind in the winter because of it's ENE orientation and that would make for some very inaccurate readings. Some properties just aren't conducive to getting good information so I use from others in the area and make the best of it. Snowfall amounts are a little easier without the leaf canopy and being blocked from the wind isn't the worst thing because it settles nicely, granted there is probably some blow in from more exposed areas but I don't think it's too much to throw the numbers off much.
  9. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Bring the mt bike! There's some great riding between here and there. For local details talk to the guys at Old Goat Gear Exchange in downtown Ithaca or Anthony at Chenango Point Cycles in Binghamton. I'm thinking you're not going to get to do that though, you're probably taking your kid to school right?
  10. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    One mile north of me the station has .12 and a 2 miles south its .21. Who knows, I might just hit 1 inch for the 30 day period ending today before the complex finally moves out.
  11. To even get marginal success in the garden this year has meant an awful lot of time spent. Even with the attention the yields have been anything but good. I saw you mentioned the guy in CT in another post. Putnam County where I live has had the cyano issue for a while now and a few other wonderful things too. In 2018 we had 46% of all lake beach closures in NY State. This year has been a little bit better but not much. One of the big reservoirs has turned this putrid color over the last year or so, stayed that way even through the winter. I don't trust any open fresh water around here anymore. Yay it's raining! I'm up to .1" The heavy stuff slid just south of me, missed by maybe 2 miles.
  12. Me too. Nearest station to me is under .1 for the week and only .01 today. Still under an inch since mid July unless I'm forgetting something.
  13. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    It rained! The street is dry already Nearest station to me recorded .01. Yay
  14. gravitylover

    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    Bad things
  15. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    ^^ weirdo I really hope it rains later. It's so dry and the next few days of low RH will really exacerbate the situation here.
  16. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    I'm amazed at the dry corridor sort of along and just south of 84. It's like someone wanted my garden to only be marginally successful this year but it has been nice only having to mow twice since mid June.
  17. Yeah I was up and around Dutchess County on Tuesday and the difference in how lush things are is amazing if you know what to look for. Most people probably wouldn't notice the minor details that tell the story. In the hills east of Rhinebeck (where you are?) even the neglected old closed up farms looked like they could spin right back up whereas here they just look ratty and browned out.
  18. No wind and no rain again. I had 15 minutes of very light drizzle early this afternoon but that's it for the last few days. I was looking forward to getting wet this week but that doesn't seem to be in the cards.
  19. That complex slid by a few miles to my north. I could hear the rumbling but it only drizzled here.
  20. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    The line moved through already. It drizzled for about 15 minutes. The street is already dry and I have to go water the garden.
  21. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    Well it looks like the first line of storms is close, really close so maybe you'll get lucky and there won't be a second line. It also sort of looks like the southern ends of the region won't be affected by the first line so maybe head south and do some stuff now.
  22. Ooh boy I got a whopping .23" yesterday. That puts me at about .5 for the last few weeks. At least the rain keeps falling at the right time to soak in overnight so things are growing well but the ground is hardpan and dusty. Maybe the wetness coming up replenishes the soil moisture somewhat.
  23. I was in NJ and there was a fair bit of C to G lightning that we could see from the GSP. It was a pretty good sized standalone cell to the east of the parkway with a nice rain column and high top. I like watching stuff like that evolve while I'm traveling. Is it really going to be wet every day this week? One more beach day before the kids go back to school would be nice. Which day is most likely to be worth the effort and is early that much better to be worth the extra effort?
  24. gravitylover

    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    I got tenths worth this time, .23" yesterday! I've graduated from hundredths It's up to almost a half inch over the last few weeks
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