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  1. 34 for the low here. I think one of our subforum members, DRVETS, has one of the weather stations closest to my house at his office. Maybe he'll chime in and confirm... Have you guys checked out the visual satellite this afternoon? There's so much east to west movement it's amazing. We're in this convergence zone with clouds backing in off the ocean mixing with a cloud bank popping from the S and a cold front cloud bank pushing in from the west. It looks so cool
  2. I don't really trust it if it has been windy at all while it's raining. The house is set really close to and below the street about 30 feet with huge trees right behind it so they put the station at street level on the roof of the house. When it's calm it's right in line with everything else in the area but a bit of wind and it doesn't register correctly. Even though it's on the roof I do think it's actually indicative of temps because it's so close to the street and the hill it sits on is so steep. I've met the woman a few times now and we talked about her maybe moving it so it works better, I know how it's supposed to be located but their property doesn't lend itself to doing it properly which is why I've never gotten one because ours doesn't either. On the upside, I don't think it's likely to get clogged with leaves because of its exposure and there are no trees above it.
  3. Station on my block has .83, ~2 miles south is 1.6 and ~1.5 west has 1.14 and 2 north is .92 so I don't know what I got but it's the second biggest total since May.
  4. I can't be overcome .73" today. One of my biggest one day totals since May.
  5. Ya know that's a good idea. Now I know what I'm doing tomorrow.
  6. On the upside a bit of snow would do wonders for soaking the ground so it can accept more water more quickly although it's not in bad shape at the moment. Nice day today, tomorrow looks good too, should dry the grass out nicely for a final mow for the year although I may have to do one more to mulch the leaves.
  7. Yeah all at once would be useless and a likely disaster. To really do any good it would need to be slow, like over two weeks, but steady. Is that another Halloween cancel snowstorm? That would be cool but not with all the leaves that are still on the trees.
  8. Two day total under a half inch. I was hoping that tropical season would give the drought a kick and do our wells some good but that didn't happen, doesn't look like there's much chance of a 10" slow deluge ahead either. It could be a long winter waiting for those proverbial April showers.
  9. Yeah, we'll see. If HPN gets .25 I won't be surprised but that ~30 miles is going to make all the difference. You mention the parallel with a winter storm, lol, in these cases it's fringe city here. I can usually smell the snow 15 miles south...
  10. I got that extra hundredth, the station on my street is .27 and there's a .31 two miles away.
  11. Still at .27 here, it hasn't rained since pretty early this morning. It sounds like most of what's incoming will stay south and east of me so I'm not expecting much more. What do you think WDrag, does it make it to the W'chester/Putnam border or is 287 the break line for any more significant precip?
  12. Heh, .26 here too. One local station is at .3 though. It's cold too. I think I'm aging out of appreciating raw, wet fall days
  13. I think that after the leaves go down and I can figure out what to cut he's gonna lose a bunch of shit but the stuff facing their driveway will stay intact. The brush fire idea is more appealing though. Looks like another storm is going to be less wet for us up here. Hopefully this pattern where the heavier precip is from the city south doesn't hold after mid December.
  14. The color was that brownish beige and it had the flat look rather than the crispness that was on the north side of the line but yes it was more clouds than smoke.
  15. I was right at the smoke line for a while yesterday, it was so cool seeing a straight line across the sky with vivid blue on one side and dingy beige on the other. It was 6* warmer on the sunny side.
  16. Heheh, those things are pretty cool right? I borrowed one and did the same, took everything down that I could reach. Unfortunately the vines growing across the driveway are up about 25-30 feet and the neighbor won't let me go at it from his side he says it's not his problem and I should just pay someone. I say fk that it's his crap that's growing over and he should at the very least let me cut it down because it's like a roof over my driveway and the sun never gets to the ground and the moss was 3" thick before I scraped it off on my hands and knees in July, in the winter it stays a sheet of ice for weeks at a time. Unfortunately he hasn't gone on vacation in over 10 years so I haven't been able to sneak on and take care of since then. I think there's going to be a little brush fire this winter sometime.
  17. Hey @DRVTS are ya in the house? I need your help. Solved
  18. Great mt biking there, the zone around the Catskill GF is pretty good too. You can ride along and hum "lions and tigers and bears oh my" as you go Nice morning, hopefully the frost stays away as my early August planted tomato plants started flowering and setting fruit the last two days. It would be nice to get one more round of tomatoes before it's all over. The herbs are going crazy, buttercrunch lettuce, carrots, potatoes and parsnips seems to be doing well too but for the most part everything else is done. The potatoes in particular look like they're going to be more successful than the first round was early in the season which is nice especially if I can get some sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving.
  19. Light rain for a few hours but it didn't add up to much, .05. Is this wetness going to keep moving through from S>N before the cold front pushes the whole body of rain into us? I've been right on the eastern edge and wouldn't mind getting more rain but have to fill a dumpster today and move a lot of outside stuff around so I also won't mind if it stays mostly dry.
  20. I noticed that here too, all of the good color is on the ground. It looks like we'll get another round with the upcoming cool nights so that's nice.
  21. 1.3" here. Meh, biggest total for 15 miles around was 1.5. It rained hard for a little while but nothing special. 20 miles east and west were an inch more
  22. 1.3 Good soaking but not as good as most of you. Big surprise... Nice out there now, very autumnal feeling.
  23. ~1" give or take a few hundredths from S>N. Looks like it's gonna be a wet overnight.