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OceanStWx

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  • Birthday 09/24/1983

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    Portland, ME

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  1. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    Right now the 90/10 "goalposts" are 93-99. Scorch-ah.
  2. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    The op is an outlier in the ensemble spread however. For instance CON, going with 99 and the high member is 100, mean 96, and low 89. So the op is like a 90th percentile forecast.
  3. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    I wish I had been paying more attention to the PDS of QPF. I'm wondering if there was a signal for a higher likelihood for localized high QPF vs. widespread thanks to the drier air. I know it's Kevin's favorite but we have a long way to go with probabilistic forecasts. We still have a long way to go with the Saffir Simpson scale. Scott is right, that's a garbage excuse not to evacuate, and maybe more evidence that we should move to an impact scale that includes Saffir Simpson. They may have been right to not order an evacuation, but for the wrong reasons.
  4. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    They also had a plethora of returning vets to employee at airfields. Right now Farmington is a midnight ob, but I'm not sure how long it has been that way.
  5. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    The short answer is this was a "do no harm" update to the dynamical core. From there it theoretically be easier to improve on forecasts. The longer answer is that the GFS definitely had an over-mixing the boundary layer problem. Obviously showing up most notably during winter storms ( typically inverted) and HHH days (typically high moisture content leading to lower lapse rates). To my knowledge this hasn't been eliminated in the FV3 version. Look for more significant improvements on the model itself in 2020-2021.
  6. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    Three straight days of 100+ at BOS, sure.
  7. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    We'll start high and adjust up as needed.
  8. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    Don't you worry. We have our snow observer taking precip measurements and the have the river gauges to back up temps, we just have to go through the motions of fixing and trying to recover the data before we back fill.
  9. OceanStWx

    NNE Warm Season Thread

    Pretty cool visualization there.
  10. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    BOS chucking an average low of 70.3 this month certainly helps.
  11. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    Most likely Post Office.
  12. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    This is all I can find. Locations: 1945-09-01 to 1948-06-01 0.5 MI SE OF PO 1944-01-01 to 1945-09-01 0.2 MI NE OF PO 1942-02-01 to 1944-01-01 0.7 MI SW OF PO 1898-02-01 to 1942-02-01 0.2 MI N OF PO Relocations 1945-09-01 .6 mi SE 1944-01-01 .8 mi NE 1942-02-01 .9 mi SSW
  13. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    Shit. Show.
  14. OceanStWx

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    You can look up station meta data that will list any equipment moves (that's how I found out where BOS snowfall was being measured) and I don't see any for OWD. So my guess would be local airfield changes. Related, no wonder they radiate so well...
  15. OceanStWx

    Heavy heavy lawn thread 2019

    We opted for the BloomStruck cultivar since it only grows to around 4-5 feet. We didn't want to block our front windows. On a side note, it really is helpful when you do the planting and know what you actually have in the ground for maintenance purposes. I couldn't imagine trying to figure out what previous owners had.
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