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wxmanmitch

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    Heartwellville, VT: 2,230' ASL

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  1. wxmanmitch

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    0.21", but it gives the grass a needed drink. The water table is still high, so I don't want/need much. Dew point topped out at a whopping 74° F around noon today, which has to be pretty rare for this location. Total misery. I got a brief taste of what DC points south are like the whole summer.
  2. wxmanmitch

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    Still no 80° F here with a max of 78.7° F. My Davis is in full sun until around 3 PM too, although with the FARS there's not a big difference between what it reports in the shade vs. sun. We may have some upper level cloud junk around tomorrow, so we may not do it tomorrow either. We'll see.
  3. wxmanmitch

    July pattern(s) and discussion

    Wow...can't believe it's July already. Where's the time going? We're one step closer to winter. Comfortable day today, but the tough weather is just around the corner. It's coming, like it or not. July and August can be difficult months for me weatherwise and have me longing for that glorious, but dark, rainy November day where the street lights come on in the middle of the afternoon. Those types of days are the prelude to the greatest season...
  4. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    I don't think that window will be open if it's cold enough to be running the pellet stove. No permit was needed, but I will let insurance know. Installers followed code. They weren't aware of anything pertaining to vent distance from window. Stove had to be a certain distance from walls and couldn't be vented under the porch. It's about 3 feet away.
  5. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    We install...a pellet stove. To make a long story short, I was going to do a wood stove, but I didn't want a metal chimney on the outside wall of the front of my house. Going through the roof wasn't an option because I have a double roof as I have a roof over a roof because of my front porch. The double porch roof is over my living room. Pellet stove just vents through the wall. Don't need AC here. Likely never will. 77.6° F high today. Indoor temperature at 70° F.
  6. wxmanmitch

    NNE Warm Season Thread

    1.34" through the tipper today. Quite a good soaking, but not enough to cause problems. Meanwhile everything is so beautiful after a fresh rainfall at the height of the green season. I stopped at the peat sphagnum bog a short walk from the house. It looks solid, but I wouldn't dare walk on it. I bet those dwarf red spruces are a lot older than their size would suggest.
  7. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    They seem to be a little warmer quite often on sunny days. I wonder if the FARS in my Davis VP2 is responsible for the lower readings? In general I have smaller diurnal ranges than Woodford though as they will radiate a little better.
  8. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    72° F high today. Still haven't hit 80° F here. In fact, the highest reading so far is 75° F back on May 19th. It would be awesome to go the entire summer without reaching 80° F. I doubt that happens, but it pretty much takes an act of God to get it to 85+° F here. Sprinkler is running on the new grass. I haven't had a significant rain since last Sunday and the top couple inches of the dirt is beginning to get dry.
  9. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    48° F here, 75° F at BOS. That's about the largest temperature difference I've seen between here and there. Very glad we live here. Just gorgeous out there right now.
  10. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    Perfect weather for growing grass coming up with the rainy, cool weather incoming. I've been patching up and thickening my hillbilly lawn as much as I can to make it more presentable on the dry days. The trifecta of blood sucking insects has been trying to get a meal out of me the whole time though. Black flies and mosquitoes in the shade, deer flies in the sun. There's definitely a bumper crop of them all too. Remarkably not a single tick or gypsy moth caterpillar though.
  11. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    It's official, deer fly season has started here. I had a few dive bomb me late this afternoon and I managed to kill one of the bastards. It's still black fly season, and if that's not enough, there's mosquitoes to boot. It's the trifecta of blood sucking insects season now. I don't recall them overlapping as much last year. Deet is useless against the black flies and deer flies, but works against mosquitoes. I got that hat that Dendrite recommended from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XXJBLRJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, so it helps keep the little buggers off my face and neck. Otherwise, temperatures are comfortable. 71° F high so windows open to warm the house, which was 64° F earlier.
  12. wxmanmitch

    June 2019 Discussion

    36.0° F low here off a high of 54.5° F yesterday. The wind and cool weather kept the black flies totally at bay yesterday afternoon. I wouldn't complain at all if the rest of the summer was like this. 33° F up in Woodford so they likely had a light frost. They seem to radiate a little better than I do, but I CAD better.
  13. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    Gorgeous day! I absolutely love this type of weather...so invigorating and refreshing! 42.1° F and rain with 0.33" through the tipper.
  14. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    Good to know. Black flies are absolutely insane here right now. Last year they ran from Mother's Day to Father's Day with the peak around Memorial Day.
  15. wxmanmitch

    May 2019 Discussion

    74.2° F max here. It was warm working outside in the sun, but a robust breeze made it comfortable and kept the black flies at bay for a while before the wind slacked off and they picked up again around 5 PM. No deer flies yet, thank god.
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