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  • Birthday 07/19/1971

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  1. Mid-Atlantic snow totals for winter 2017/18

    We're up to just over 5 1/2 feet after yesterday's six inches or so.
  2. January Discobs Thread

    Amazing stretch of cold coming to an end. Even the snow today seems really "warm" with it in the low 30s. I've recorded three lows below minus 10 (-11, -16 and -19) over the last couple of weeks. We've certainly seen snowier periods, but apparently the coldest 13 day stretch in Canaan Valley's history -- see below. The last 13-days ( 12-26-17 through 1-7-18) are the coldest 13 days ever recorded in Canaan Valley, WV’s official National Weather Service 73-year climate record (based on preliminary data). What was noteworthy of this brutally cold period was not that any one day had extremely low temperatures, but that this period experienced such consistently, much below average readings. The warmest temperature recorded during the 13 days was 24 F with one day staying below zero F all 24-hours. The average high temperature for the period was 12.0 F with the average daily minimum temperature being -2.9 F. That yields a 13-day average temperature of 4.6 F, a whopping 2.5 degrees lower than the next coldest 13-day period in any other year. Ten of the 13 subject morning’s recorded sub-zero F minimum temperatures. The average temperature during this cold snap was equivalent to average January temperatures found at sea-level around the frigid northernmost shores of Lake Superior in Canada, 1,400 miles north in central Canada. While the extreme low during the period was a modest -13 F by Valley standards, a new high quality research station in the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge located in a frost hollow, recorded two separate mornings of -25 F and -24 F on 1/3 and 1/7/18 respectively. The research temperature station is only 125 miles due west of Washington/Regan National Airport (DCA) as the crow flies. Canaan Valley’s official National Weather Service COOP weather station has recorded minimum temperatures in the 20’s F in all 3 summer months (June, July, August). Canaan’s valley floor has an average growing season shorter than that found in Fairbanks, Alaska in the cold interior of that state. It is the highest, large valley floor in eastern North America with an average valley bottom elevation of 3,250 feet. It’s bath-tub like shape also helps trap cold air forming overnight extremely efficiently during clear, calm, dry weather conditions. This frigid pattern is coming to an abrupt end this week. Temperature should soar well into the 50’s F on several days by week’s end. Some data courtesy of David Lesher. Bob Leffler
  3. January Discobs Thread

    Minus 19 degrees for the low here this morning.
  4. December Discobs Thread

    Got down to -11 here last night.
  5. December Banter String

    Thanks everyone! I really encourage doing what you love, its amazing what you can accomplish when its something you want to do, as opposed to just having to do it to survive. Oh, I also encourage snow lovers to live where it actually snows, that helps too!
  6. December Banter String

    Gotta toot my own horn! http://brilliantstream.com/2017/12/stumptown-ales-wins-title/ This beer stuff is way more fun than real work. I'm almost done with the attorney gig.
  7. Saturday December 30 Snow Obs and Disco

    This kind of pattern works well for places out this way. We tend to squeeze our way to nice events, hopefully Saturday will be no different. We just picked up 4" overnight and this morning when they were really just calling for flurries.
  8. December Discobs Thread

    Picked up a well timed 6" overnight and still snowing nicely. Merry Christmas!
  9. Weekend Zombie Morph Storm Discobs

    Stuck on everything as it was coming down hard for a good 6 hours. Lots of accidents as the roads were slushy. Some power issues especially a little lower in elevation where there are still leaves on the trees.
  10. Weekend Zombie Morph Storm Discobs

    Ended up with 8.4" of snow.
  11. Weekend Zombie Morph Storm Discobs

    Eyeballing 4-5" of wet snow. About as much as I had hoped for the full event. Everything from here on is bonus.
  12. November Long Range Disco

    Thanks for posting. Love to see that purple!
  13. November Long Range Disco

    Looks nice! I'd love to see some Panasonic.
  14. September Disco/Obs Thread

    Got down to 30 degrees yesterday morning. Leaves are changing quickly. I'd estimate around 40%.
  15. August OBS/DISCO

    Yeah, surprisingly 30s is more common than you would think out here in August (and even July)