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  1. The old stoves are nice but the new stuff destroys the older stuff on efficiency and emissions. If your stove doesn't have air tubes or a catalytic converter your using way more wood and sending 5-6 times the amount of smoke/particulate into the airm My newer insert literally has zero smoke coming out of it once its up to temp. The tubes on top inject air and burns up the smoke like a blowtorch extracting even heat from the smoke. Some studies have shown a reduction almost 50% in wood consumption as well. Today’s wood stove models feature improved safety and efficiency--they produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood. While older uncertified stoves release 15 to 30 grams of smoke per hour, new EPA-certified stoves produce no more than 4.5 grams per hour. https://www.epa.gov/burnwise/choosing-right-wood-burning-stove
  2. Its a saltbox roof. I forgot the slope but I think its 4/12. June 2018 data.
  3. I actually went up and cleaned them off on Saturday. My roof isn't too steep and easy to get on from my deck. Missing 30 kwh days in CT were the electricity is literally the most expensive in the lower 48 they are worth cleaning off. On good sunny days I can produce $10-15+ a day in power.
  4. My solar panels rocked the last 2 days producing almost 30 kwh. I had to go back to Mid Sep 2018 for the last time I hit 30 or even came close. So I am guessing the equivalent sun angle is close to sept? Half my panels were locked in ice/snow the last week so my production was cut in half.
  5. I remember reading once that 90 percent of homes south of the Mason Dixon line have no basements. Its really a New England thing. My wife has a bunch of family in Missouri people dont even know what a basement is there. I try and explain it to them and they seem confused. Homes there are built flat on the ground on concrete slabs. Nowhere really to go except a closet.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    With all the technology out there where are the automatic snow depth sensors? Infared triangulation and ultrasonic sensors are extremely accurate and cheap.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Sun should come out and melt most of this today right? I am hoping it melts off my solar panels quick so I can take advantage of the clear days coming up. My solar production is really starting to ramp up this time of year.
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    NE snow event March 4th

    Upton made a presentation on the storm. https://www.weather.gov/media/okx/Briefings/WxBriefing_FB.pdf
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    Perhaps a Coastal Storm on March 2nd for SNE????

    SE CT and RI getting crushed under that band.
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    NE snow event March 4th

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    Perhaps a Coastal Storm on March 2nd for SNE????

    Just measured 2 inches in Branford.
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    Perhaps a Coastal Storm on March 2nd for SNE????

    Nice band along the CT shoreline. Heavy snow here.
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    WAA Snow/Mix/Obs Weds-Thurs 02/20-02/21

    Looks like the Mass Pike is closed eastbound almost from the NY line to Springfield.
  14. I was checking out flightradar24.com before and flights east to Europe are hauling. Some 750+ ground speeds. Also, noticed most of the NYC Europe flights are flying out east well south of Long Island instead of their normal routes. I guess to take advantage of the insane tailwinds?
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    February 2019 Discussion I

    I just noticed my solar panels have been cranking the last week or so. Had to go back to early Oct of last year for a similiar production day. Sun is definitely getting stronger.