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    General Severe Weather Discussion 2018

    Finally, a good one in Monson, MA where the summer rains have not been all that generous. Active yellow/purple gust front, some vivid cloud to ground, and an intense downpour that continues.
  2. Termite in the Board
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Never fertilized and never shall. Cut only as needed, and it's patchwork as I try to preserve blooming wildflowers. I have both an artesian well and property by a stream. A whole ecosystem including human, lives downstream.The rewards of minimal invasiveness: A variety of grasses, wildflowers, leopard frogs, snakes, dragon flies, fireflies, brook trout... far more lively a landscape than the chemically shepherded, monochrome green of the typical lawn squire. There are many passing by diverse, nature friendly yard spaces who will tip their caps as opposed to laughing. 50 years from now-- hopefully sooner-- the Round-Up mentality of the typical lawn squire will be seen in the same self-destructive light as we now see smoking. (Oh, and many weeds, not least the dandelion are both nutritious and therapeutic.)
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Prepared. But it needs to be said. For the sake of the homogeneous green carpet, there is endless noise pollution, gas emissions, chemical pollution, run-off into bodies of water leading to weed explosion/eutrophication; endangerment of beneficial and beautiful insects such as buttterflies; fireflies, bees... As this article mentions, there are better ways to have a yard, and, a natural wonderland as a bonus. The language may be a little dramatic in spots, but the points are well made.
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    As wx people, presumably lovers of nature and sensitive to the dangers of climate change, this read should be informative: https://earther.com/lawns-are-an-ecological-disaster-1826070720
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    Snow bomb obs March 21

    Never mind "Bomb" or "K.U."; a whole new category needs to be created for this one-- Stingy-Ass Dusting Storm (SAD). Long may it shine in the hallowed hall of records!
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    Snow bomb obs March 21

    Thread subtitle should be, "The snow that is never coming". ("Bomb"?? This isn't even a soggy firecracker).
  8. So, when the models obfuscate and contradict, maybe some good old fashioned observing as of yore might prove illustrative: --Driving east, home from Springfield this evening, noted the north to northwest horizon lined with sunset along a far border of bluish sky. Indication: the high cloud shield is not advancing far north. --Flags showed the breeze to be out of the north, as opposed to northeast or east --My arthritic right hip from decades of disc golf torque is not aching as it was prior to our past 3 March, snow-hole under performers. Conclusion: The National Weather service has been correct to lower expected snow totals in West Central and Western Massachusetts, and might profit from lowering them still further.
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    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Got the suck-model, come-on blues. NAM, HRR, all the rest, dressed up like tarts in Canal Street display windows-- all for 2 inches of cheap thrills.... Suckered. Never again...
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    Blizzard 2018 Take II: The Firehose

    Give credit to the often maligned N.W.S. for its conservatism snow-casting this system. For most, the term "blizzard" in the title of this thread is awash in hyperbole.
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    The Pope's 'And There You Have It" SWFE Feb 7 2018

    The Pope's no Dope-- 1" and the skies drooling like a frozen drunk frat boy.
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    Nearing the 2nd half of Meteorological winter:

    What in God's name is the wolf wearing?
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    January 4-6 Coastal Bomb Observations/Nowcast

    7.5" Monson, MA; heavy snow; wind starting to get more active.
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    Late autumn, early winter model mayhem

    Thank you for finally correcting the spelling on "mayhem".
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    Convective Thread

    Sub-pea sized hail mixed in with the heavy rain-- Monson, MA.