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  1. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Got really windy around 2 am.
  2. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Snowing at snowshoe. Watching resort webcam now.
  3. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Weird, but it turned calm once the line went through.
  4. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Wind really gusting. Brief moderate rain and temp dropped from 54 to 47 in about 15 minutes. Crazy.
  5. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Wild.
  6. EastCoast NPZ

    Winter 2018-19 Is Coming

    Good, let's do a White Thanksgiving and Christmas!
  7. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Graupel?
  8. EastCoast NPZ

    October Banter

    Send me the link so that when I am sunny, 48F with a wind chill of 18F, I can look at your 22F and heavy snow.
  9. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Ha! I just love fall.
  10. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    PWS says we ended up hitting 32F.
  11. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Trees have deep roots and can overcome dry conditions pretty easily, unless it is a prolonged drought. Warm and wet conditions mute colors by reducing the production of anthocyanins, which gives the leaves the 'reds'. These are mostly produced in the fall, and is best produced in periods of warm days and cool nights. Additionally, the cool nights slow the pace at which sugar sap can flowing from the leaf veins back down into the branches and trunk. We got nothing but severe warmth at nights during Sep and early Oct. That disgusting eastern ridge and tropical humidity that plagued us for 6 weeks has probably ruined our foliage season. *ETA: "ruined" might be harsh. We have entered into a near-perfect weather pattern, so maybe we throw an end-of-game 'hail Mary' and save the season. I can notice definite changes the last several days, though I yet to see vibrant colors. I can't recall a fall I would describe as disappointing in all my years, so maybe we are just delayed and not denied.
  12. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    Nearest PWS shows 32.5F. Heavy frost here.
  13. EastCoast NPZ

    October Banter

    I would think even with the shield the thermometer out of the shaded sun has to run warmer. It measures air temp, and the air above the sunning ground is going to be warmer than that above a shaded spot, unless it is windy. Does that difference disappear at night?
  14. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    I think we see this year just how much importance temp actually plays. We are a full 2 weeks behind schedule, if not more. I worry that the onset of freezing temps and windy fronts will quickly strip the leaves before they've had time to reach peak. Seems like very poor prospects for color season this year.
  15. EastCoast NPZ

    October Discobs Thread

    front is through. Winds picked up big time.
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