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  1. Actually in terms of force applied it's proportional to the cube of the wind speed. So a 20mph difference applies more force moving into objects, much more than most people think. Many people think it varies by the square of the wind speed, but it's actually the cube. This really shows up when considering flood waters' ability to move a car when only a foot or so deep -- get that water moving at higher velocity and it exerts disproportionately more force than you'd think. Here's a great site that explains it: https://www.homepower.com/articles/wind-power/design-installation/ask-experts-wind-speed-cubed
  2. Yeah I wondered why that is... in the absence of a strong ENSO signal. Could it be just an expression of the above normal SSTs in the tropics generally... a summer cousin to the endless high tropical heights that wouldn't aloow anything to dig last winter?
  3. I remember driving back from N NJ to BOS one 4th of July and hearing on the radio - at 1:30 AM - a 92F reading in Central Park and a Power Warning in NYC on account of all the AC on. I thought it probably didn't drop below 95F all night in Harlem. Close to giving lie to the conventional wisdom that Death Valley is the only place in the continental USA where nighttime temperatures can remain above 100.
  4. Could be worse...Seattle AFD from this April:
  5. But then there was 1977...solidly AN in stretches in April and May, then AN in July w/ a high of 102
  6. Is it being paranoid when they really ARE out to get you?
  7. Flurry just started in BOS
  8. No because he's outside the darkest blue
  9. And then it's the subtropical height wall again after...Sigh
  10. Cohen's blog now up...looks good at end of month. Be patient.
  11. so how does it manage to get DCA 12"+ but BOS only 3"?
  12. I remember David Ludlum in The New England Weather Book (1975 or thereabouts) discussing the Great Snow of 1717 in which snow was measured upwards of three feet on a level, after four snowstorms. His quote (IIRC) was: "Although such a depth has not occurred in the modern era in downtown Boston, it is thought meteorologically possible if four storms came in similar quick succession and temperatures remained below freezing."
  13. Elevation may be a factor. Don't know how much of one because not familiar enough with deformation band dynamics to know how much the surface plays into it, but have seen the same thing with snow squalls dying as they get into the Boston basin