BrianW

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    Branford, CT

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  1. Bridgeport 79 and New Haven 78 at 5 am...
  2. COVID is probably having a big impact on water usage. My wife who works from home and walks the neighborhood often said there are tons of kids outside playing in sprinklers and slip and slides.
  3. Here comes the water issues. Unprecedented increase in water consumption around here. As a result of the protracted hot and dry weather conditions, and more residents being home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over the past few days alone, the RWA has seen an unprecedented increase in water use and is urging its customers to use water wisely. This has caused some residents to experience intermittent discolored water. The RWA has also received reports of fire hydrants being opened illegally, we ask that people not open hydrants, as it can be dangerous and contribute to temporarily discolored water.
  4. Groton still hasn't hit 80 yet this year. 2009 was the last June with no 80's.
  5. Lol. Me too. I get all my seeds from North Atlantic Seed Co in Maine.
  6. Try some marijuana. They have specific strains that will put you right to sleep. I know tons of people that have gotten off all the synthetic sleep aids and use marijuana now. You're in Maine it's legal there.
  7. What a furnace up in Northern Canada. There are alot of 90s just south of James Bay.
  8. Awesome week for shoreline folks.
  9. You should get a drone.
  10. 4 deaths from that derecho yeaterday in NJ. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ 409 PM EDT THU JUN 4 2020 ...ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON JUNE 3, 2020 DERECHO... A DERECHO, DEFINED AS A LONG-LIVED AND EXPANSIVE THUNDERSTORM WIND COMPLEX THAT PRODUCES WIDESPREAD SWATHS OF DAMAGING AND OFTEN SIGNIFICANT WIND GUSTS OVER A PATH GREATER THAN 240 MILES IN LENGTH, DEVELOPED JUST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE ERIE DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE 3, 2020. DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH WERE SPORADIC IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA, BUT AS THE THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX MOVED INTO INCREASINGLY UNSTABLE AIR IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE STATE JUST BEFORE NOON, WIND DAMAGE REPORTS BECAME MORE NUMEROUS AND WIDESPREAD. BY THE TIME THE DERECHO MOVED OFF THE COAST AROUND 130 PM, OVER 250 WIND DAMAGE REPORTS WERE RECEIVED BY THIS OFFICE FROM EMERGENCY MANAGERS, TRAINED SKYWARN SPOTTERS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. MOST OF THESE REPORTS WERE LOCATED WITHIN A 50-MILE WIDE SWATH EXTENDING FROM BERKS COUNTY EASTWARD TO THE PHILADELPHIA METRO AREA, THEN FURTHER EAST TO THE OCEAN COUNTY SHORELINE IN NEW JERSEY. WIND GUST REPORTS BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH WERE COMMON, WITH SOME OF THE HIGHEST GUSTS AS FOLLOWS: 93 MPH AT BEACH HAVEN, NJ (OCEAN COUNTY), 92 MPH AT SURF CITY, NJ (OCEAN COUNTY), 83 MPH AT READING REGIONAL AIRPORT, PA (BERKS COUNTY), 76 MPH IN POTTSTOWN, PA (MONTGOMERY COUNTY), AND 76 MPH IN BRIELLE, NJ (MONMOUTH COUNTY). IN ADDITION TO DESTRUCTIVE WIND GUSTS, FREQUENT TO CONTINUOUS LIGHTNING AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS WERE ALSO EXPERIENCED THROUGHOUT THE AREA. TRAGICALLY, FOUR DEATHS WERE REPORTED IN THE NWS MOUNT HOLLY AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY FROM THIS DERECHO. THREE FATALITIES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WERE DUE DIRECTLY TO FALLING TREES, WITH THE FOURTH FATALITY IN DELAWARE COUNTY DUE TO A HOUSE FIRE CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL MALFUNCTION FROM A FALLEN TREE. THIS IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF FATALITIES FROM A DERECHO EVENT IN THE AREA SINCE 1950. BECAUSE THIS DERECHO MOVED OFF THE COAST BY 200 PM, THE WARM AFTERNOON SUN WAS ABLE TO SUFFICIENTLY DESTABILIZE THE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE FORMATION OF ANOTHER ROUND OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOME OF THE SAME AREAS WHICH EXPERIENCED THEM EARLIER IN THE DAY. REPORTED WIND GUSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE THUNDERSTORMS GENERALLY RANGED BETWEEN 45 AND 65 MPH, WITH A 68 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT THE PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE REMAINING THUNDERSTORMS THEN MOVED OFFSHORE BY 1000 PM, WHICH BROUGHT AN END TO THE DAY’S SEVERE WEATHER.
  11. Midea now makes a $400 U shaped window ac with an inverter. Its basically a scaled down minisplit for your window but doesn't have heat. You can still open the window with it in. Its 9 times quieter and uses like half the electricity of a regular window unit. In New England with some of the highest electricity rates in the US it will pay for itself pretty quick. Your standard window unit runs on and off at full speed. The inverter units can regulate their capacity to exactly the load in the room. At low speed it might only be using 100 watts compared to 800+ watts of a regular window unit.
  12. Thats right I think I read that here. I have been tempted to plant a Tulip Poplar. They can get insanely big. I don't think they grow north of the CT coastline. This one is around the corner from me and there are a few saplings in the ground nearby. It has to be 150+ years old.
  13. Jealous. I have the ac on right now.