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wxmanmitch

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    Heartwellville, VT: 2,230' ASL

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  1. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    Heavy, heavy black flies here, and they're starting to bite. It's pretty much impossible to be outside at all and 100% deet is useless against them. They get in your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. After a cloudy, damp start we torched up to 75° F under partly cloudy skies. Little yellow-green leaves are finally beginning to pop out on the trees.
  2. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    Black flies are out, but not biting yet. The 31° F and 3+" of snow from Monday night did jack s*** to them. Still no leaf out, but it's getting very close. We are now behind where we were last year. I'd expect it within the next 2-3 days. The bottom of my hill at 1,900' has begun to leaf out, but not here. It's amazing how sensitive leaf out is to elevation. Fall foliage is too, but not nearly as much.
  3. wxmanmitch

    2018-19 New England Snow

    149.8". This should do it.
  4. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    Heavy wet snow with large aggregates. Goose feathers galore out there. Slushy coating on the colder surfaces.
  5. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    It is indeed. 0.7" here so far on the board. Decent snow growth too. Pretty wild for mid May, but it snowed here on Mother's Day in 2017. I wasn't living up here yet, but there were reports of 2-3" of snow that day around here with 8-9" up on the summit of Mt. Snow.
  6. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    83° F/ 77° F here in SW FL off a high of 87° F where I am for the weekend. Absolutely brutal, it's instant sweat on the forehead and sunglasses fogging up when stepping out of the AC into the sauna. Fortunately, I don't think I'll ever experience these kind of dews where I live.
  7. wxmanmitch

    April 2019 Discussion II

    The 3 km NAM is probably doing 3 km NAM things, but it brings me a bona fide wet snow blizzard for a few hours tomorrow AM starting around 10-11z in the comma head with upslope enhancement. Something to watch, but I'll take the under. Regardless, I think there's a good chance for at least a few flakes around here with maybe a slushy inch or two?
  8. wxmanmitch

    April 2019 Discussion II

    A one, two punch of snow for here this weekend? We take! Backside flip to snow and upslope with storm #1 and then a cold slider on Sunday for storm #2? That would pretty wild if I had snow on snow at this time of year...but then again it happened last year on 4/30. Glad we live here. Anyway, the lawn has been raked of winter detritus. No black flies yet FTW. There's a slight hint of green in my grass in the warmer, sunnier spots right up against the house but most of it is still dormant, which is a far cry from the valleys where they are mowing already. Some of the red maples have begun to flower, but most of the trees still look like winter.
  9. wxmanmitch

    2018-19 New England Snow

    144.8". That should do it for the season barring some bizarre meteorological aberration that brings wet snow in May. It last happened on Mother's Day in 2017.
  10. wxmanmitch

    April Discussion

    This is how the first patch of grass I've seen in 5+ months looks. It's only melted there because of the warmth coming up from the septic tank below. Still covered pretty much everywhere except where there's some ground water melting the snow from below. Depth is 10-18" in the woods, average ~15". 23" max depth.
  11. wxmanmitch

    April Discussion

    I have a quick time lapse video of that on my YouTube...sorry about the wobbliness, but it's pretty cool to watch at fast speed. You can see the east wind in the low levels with a southerly flow aloft. The atmosphere is very much a fluid. The cold wedge was so thin at my home I was able to penetrate it with my drone at ~1,200' AGL. I was in the low to mid 30s while the valleys were ~20° F warmer. It did thicken for a while this afternoon before the front came through with its cold rain, graupel, and wet snowflakes.
  12. wxmanmitch

    April Discussion

    We mixed out just after sunset. Now sitting at 43.7° F after a high of 46.5° F at 8:21 PM. I flew my drone at sunset right before we mixed out. It was 32.7° F and calm at the time with some low level fog, but as soon as I climbed about 250-300' the drone started getting buffeted by a robust west wind. It reminded me of a radiation fog that we see in the valleys around here during the late summer and fall.
  13. wxmanmitch

    April Discussion

    33.7° F and dense fog. PWS on top of the mountain in Searsburg at 2,800' about 3 miles to my NE is 49° F. Edit: It appears they've now jumped to 54° F. I had a high of 43.2° F at 12:45 AM and a low of 31.3° F at 1:15 PM. Now that is something you don't see everyday, especially in April.
  14. wxmanmitch

    April Discussion

    We wedge. 34.1° F and dropping. Some convective rain showers from above the inversion producing large drops. Wish I were getting snow instead.
  15. wxmanmitch

    April Discussion

    3.5" as of 10 PM. Transition to sleet and freezing rain is underway so I think I'm done. Nice little over performer here.
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