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  1. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    Well, I'm not a big fan of scholastic sports, but this is the culture we live in, and the kids already have a ton of HW to do as it is, so I guess you would be right in that parents wouldn't want some of the sports to be later, though there's no reason most can't be done under lights ( except x country maybe )
  2. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    Back in the 80's there was a question on the captains' exam, what is the prevailing summer wind? A lot of folks wrote S-SE, and it was wrong, the prevailing wind is NW. I remember my captain saying come out one PM trip and I'll show you the "NW" wind ( They were always getting their butts kicked in the South winds ). Sadly, there are few pm trips anymore, not enough fish or customers. They still have the 1:30 pm trips, but 3 pm trips are gone.
  3. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    There might be later start times for older students, as they need more rest ( this is a fact ) and earlier start times for younger students ( grade school ). Right now it's backwards; my HS daughter starts at 6:50, elementary starts at 8:50. Districts also like to stagger their bus routes, so someone will be starting early. This way the same driver came make multiple runs. But it's not just kids waiting in the dark; quite a few will be walking in the dark. We tried this in the 70's; we'd watch the sunrise during first period....
  4. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    The biggest April storm anyone can remember was 1982; the 90's had great storms in March. But overall they were kinda lean.
  5. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    Much as I love winter, seeing the water has got me itching to get out fishing, even though fishing sucks anymore. Well, we always have porgies. I hope.
  6. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    Day after Easter I believe, had around 4 or so here.
  7. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    April snows are kinda rare, but then so are November snows...it snowed in April here last year. Decent event too.
  8. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    Given the last couple days, I will not be surprised to see a significant wet snow type event later in March. I know your area didn't do so well Sunday, but both Sat and Sun were decent out in the surrounding suburbs. And the pack has held on for a few days. Can't call the whole winter a fail after this. Missed all of Dec and Jan and most of Feb though.
  9. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    Feels like a mid Jan day with ice pack OTG. Can't believe how fast the weather changes around here. It feels plenty cold, and the snow mounds from plowing are huge, because the ones from Sat didn't melt and got piled on again Sunday night. Can barely see the stop sign down the street the mound is so high. Basically 10-12 inches in two days in some parts, more in others. Surprisingly, friends in Old Bridge didn't even know we had close to 5 inches up here Sat, and that's only 20 mins away to the south.
  10. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    Yes a friend is a physician down there, it's a serious concern; people think of South Americans are darker skinned and less likely to get skin cancer but this is untrue, for one, darker skinned people can and do get skin cancer ( though it tends to be on the hands and feet ) and there are plenty of light skinned folks in South America, and also, when the ozone layer is thinned, the rays are going to be more powerful, as I understand it. OTOH, it is believed vitamin D levels are directly related to enough sun exposure and may prevent many diseases. But I think you only need about 20 minutes worth ( which is enough to burn for some folks )
  11. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    What is it with weekend rain in these parts?
  12. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    March 2017 was equally as bad around here, they never dropped the warning and we got around 5 or so of sleet, no real snow. Impressive sleet, but still.....and the 2nd storm last March too, 4 inches. This happens enough these days that I question the efficacy of the models, which ultimately can't always tell what will happen. And also Feb 6 2010, I was expected to get 8-12. Got 3.
  13. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    It was a big problem in Chile too, with the govt often warning people on some days about sun intensity.
  14. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    8-10 would have been ok, we had nothing but some light sleet, not enough to cover the grasstops.
  15. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    Saw that one coming earlier though....but the weather service, once committed to a warning, sometimes is slow to give up on it, maybe for sound reasons, i don't know.
  16. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    I know. I remember the celebrations at work that we had dodged a bullet. This is the reaction most people have when they hear that snow isn't happening. I used to think it was an adult thing, but these days a lot of the kids don't even seem to like snow much.
  17. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    All of that is true, we sometimes like the mode in social sciences, as the average is too expansive for the reasons you mention, and the median just tells you the midpoint. But news reporters like median and average, and often use them as if they are the same thing. But average is very useful if you throw out the outliers. Beyond that, I have to rely on the stats people because if I were very proficient in stats, I probably would be doing something else for a living!
  18. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    Always a possibility and one that wouldn't surprise. I knew a principal in a Catholic school who knew the whether for every St. Patrick's Day for decades, and he could tell us which years it snowed around that date, as it was an important one in his life. Yeah, he was Irish.
  19. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    Take a bow. Sat and Sunday delivered for our area. Cold day today and the pack is still there. Took a hike with the dog in my winter gear and it felt great. So much better hiking in this then the haze of midsummer ( with ticks and mosquitos, not to mention poison ivy ). We had 10-11 inches in 2 days in this part of Middlesex Co, too bad Sat's mostly melted by Sunday. IMHO the winter was redeemed, even though we will come up short of seasonal average ( the Nov storm helped pad the numbers )
  20. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

    You could go with the mode; what is the most common snow amount for winter, or what is the most common amount for a snow event?
  21. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    The day that will live in infamy; cost a Philly met his job IIRC. Still takes the cake for biggest bust of all time here and we've had many; getting 5-10 in recent years when you expected 2 feet is a bust, sure; getting the dusting of sleet we had out here over two days is in a class by itself.
  22. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    My late dad was stationed in the Middle East during WW 2 and said he didn't bother to dry off after showering because by the time he got back to his tent he was dry. After the war he hated the heat and refused to visit friends in AZ and only bought a house in S Fl because my late mom loved FL so much. He'd go there in winter ( he didn't like cold either, was a teamster who drove through NYC winters all his life ) but not in summer. I miss them both every day.
  23. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    Keep it around 70. Perfect. Anything over 75 gets uncomfortable, and at 100 I am not leaving the house. And I don't.
  24. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    I know a few good guys in local 68 and they all seem to like the heat as well, some were Navy guys. One even bought a house in Colombia ( and he's Irish ) but me I can't take the heat. There's nothing like a nice mild summer in ME on a clear lake full of bass and white perch, among other things. I see you're in Port Reading; I used to love dumping my old boat in the water at Sewaren and powering out to the bay for a day of flounder fishing in the spring and fluke and blues in the summer ( it was before the striped bass rebounded and now have started to decline again ) but I have had it with hot weather. For one, the sun causes skin cancer and you really have to cover up in it; the greasy sunscreen doesn't do anything but prevent a burn you're still getting the damaging rays. They make great clothes for it today but in the humidity we have they still get hot. And the haze. The yellow haze that comes up in summer. You don't realize it til you go someplace where they don't have it. Those particulates are killing people. Hope you enjoy your Harleys and be careful! People just don't pay attention enough to either motorcycles or bicycles and I have known people injured seriously on both. Well, joggers too, but I digress.
  25. weatherpruf

    Meteorological Winter 2018 Banter

    LOL my daughter slept all day Saturday and when we went out Sunday she asked where did the snow come from? And there were only piles left anyway.
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