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  1. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    The vitriol that results if someone says anything even mildly negative about snow is hysterical! One would think the discussion was initiated with a personal attack on one's family! It's just weather and it's just snow. Wow! This is all just interpretation of various computer feedback yet if someone interprets a model and suggests less snow than some others....string 'em up! Unfortunately I can count on one hand those who would engage in a thoughtful debate on such events while most of the rest just go into attack mode. I have been around since the NE Weather days and you can see almost no posting. It's a wonder we have as many mets as we still do given the defensiveness and bitterness that comes through if there is any disagreement on a snow forecast! No one knows what will happen for sure and we are always surprised and amazed by what the atmosphere conjures up. it's also possible not to like or want certain weather but still be in awe of it. Personally, I have had enough snow and cold in my life yet still get that feeling I had when I was a kid (I'm 56) when a significant snowstorm approaches, to track and observe. But then life happens again and we have to drive and work and get places and deal with the aftermath. But to each his own. Despite the technology there is still so much that is unpredictable particularly in the longer term and even in the short term for many events. A civilized discussion on such things would be nice.
  2. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    This I don't understand. Freshly fallen snow is beautiful - I think most would agree. After a couple days, however, it gets ugly and becomes a nuisance. You guys really like the black, soot covered snow lining all the roadways (even in the burbs), and the plowed piles (also filthy) consuming portions of parking lots? Then there's the cycle of melting and freezing from the roof, ice dams, icicles, constant dripping in the sun (even when cold), etc. And the constant melt/thaw cycles, even when it's relatively cold, on roadways and in parking lots - streams of water from the piles of snow along the sides of the road or from the piles mixing with old salt during the day making it impossible to keep a car clean and then icing up again at night. Even away from roads, snow cover in the yard just becomes covered with debris from trees (branches, pine needles, etc) and is no longer nice to look at before very long. But to each his own. I'm looking forward to this "thaw" and hoping it lasts as long as possible, March snows aren't so bad since they do tend to melt away pretty quickly.
  3. Plus an accumulation of regular salt - the roads around NE NJ (including side roads) are all white with salt and salt residue. Hopefully this does not allow falling rain to freeze.
  4. 12/15 -16 /17 Sneaky Coastal

    The other great one that no one has mentioned is Craig Allen. Unfortunately he's only on TV on the weekend on PIX but every day on WCBS radio 880. He, Goldberg, Smith and Gregory are the only ones I pay attention to.
  5. Summer 2017 Banter Thread

    What heat? Despite the numbers indicating close to "average", it has been very moderate by day overall - no one who doesn't like heat should be complaining about a few hot days and a little humidity that came and went over the course of 3-4 months. Hopefully the temperate climate continues into and through winter!
  6. This sums it up well. Just quoting the average isn't sufficient for the kind of summer it's been. Many dreary, cooler days while clouds kept the mins up which edges the average up. Any data on just the average high for each month against the actual average so far? I think this would tell a different story.
  7. That one in Bergen county was right on top of me. Downpour for about 5 min. Becoming partly sunny again.
  8. Same as people who want constant cold and snow all winter. Or who love rain. There are those who like heat, which, on an extended basis, is as extreme as other conditions around here that excites people. Snow, rain, cold and heat lovers can't just up and move
  9. Cutoff Low 6/4-6/10

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  10. Spring Banter Thread

    Keep in mind that any plane mishaps make the news so it's not like planes are crashing or having issues without anyone knowing about it. We hear of every one of them. Now think of how few times we actually hear news about this stuff relative to how many flights are occurring at any given time all over the world, all day, every day without a stop.
  11. 2/12 Storm Observations

    Better than frz rain, if there's a bright side.
  12. 2/12 Storm Observations

    All snow here - Bergen - Rockland border (Montvale/Chestnut Ridge).
  13. Coastal Crusher Feb 9th 2017

    Very long time lurker (back to NE weather) and enjoy the PBP. With this storm there seems to be some disparity in start time between 2AM and 5AM. With jury duty in Hackensack looming tomorrow AM, I am hoping enough has fallen by around 6-7AM so it's clear that it needs to be canceled. Anyone with jury duty and weather closure experience? And thanks all for your wonderful analysis!