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  1. weatherpruf

    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    Yes, which makes dismal wet winters seem longer, if followed by dismal wet springs, hence people complaining. It has been tough for gardeners and farmers this year, and part of the rivers used to transport grain are too high and barges can't get through, leaving crops to rot. Among other problems. And the mosquitos, my God, they are vicious this year. That's one species that climate change could make even worse.
  2. We never got the big storms here, and for two days I skipped fishing trips waiting for the bad weather, which never came. Unfortunately we have an easterly flow now, not good for boating and fishing, at least in the ocean. Meh, fishing has sucked anyway, but we were hoping for some porgies to show up. They haven't. Can feel the humidity starting to build up again.
  3. Not looking forward to that, but I will be in Va beach ( family likes the place; not me ) where I'm sure it will be hotter.
  4. weatherpruf

    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    Worrisome news but not at all surprising. Why the unusually cool wet springs though? My garden took a beating in the spring; I lost a lot of crops and had to replant, often using plastic raised beds and pots, which hold heat better but dry out too fast. Now I have produce coming out of my ears; once it got hot they took off. Interestingly, tomatoes don't set fruit over around 85 degrees; you need a cooler period before that. Once fall comes they will start setting again, but the results are never the same.
  5. I have been there on Memorial Day and been able to swim in a lake ( albeit a bit cold ) and I have been there when it was downright frigid.....2012 or 13 was like that, and in snowed in upstate NYC IIRC, or somewhere up there...
  6. It is impervious to Roundup, which I wouldn't use anyway until they sort out the cancer stuff.
  7. The stems can be used like rhubarb.
  8. Don't ever change, Unc!
  9. I think I remember one in 1982....I still had hair and was wearing a Members Only jacket....
  10. One other fun fact, it's actually edible and not bad from what I have read.
  11. It talks back, tells you it hates you, you're a loser, and then asks for a 20$?
  12. It's attraction to bees is actually cited as a good thing. It was so thick along the Bronx River that homeless camps were able to exist in them unseen from the outside. They are considering bringing in a natural predator from Japan, but the concern is that it might also attack other plants.
  13. If you get a backhoe and remove down to about 10 feet you might be ok.....
  14. Worst summer ever. But it came after a blockbuster winter at least, one of the greats. But summer? Couldn't even go for a swim, water was too cold.
  15. Speaking of weeds, the cold hasn't bothered the knotweed, the invasive plant from Japan, which makes kudzu look quaint.....it nearly took over the Bronx River area. In the UK they won't even issue you a mortgage if the stuff is found in your yard. Have you seen it? You bet. Go down to any local stream, you'll see the banks covered with it. The roots can be the extent of a football field; they can grow up through foundations. Like something outta Dr. Who....
  16. Rutgers did a lot to develop tomatoes too, and developed a super asparagus.
  17. Fall can be really nice....sunny days with full foliage colors, the water temps are warm for fishing, and it isn't hot.
  18. Tomatoes, despite being tropical plants, can really take a hit and bounce back. I've chopped them in half and they've grown back. But eggplants and peppers are finished. Might as well replant once the soil dries out.
  19. Folks I usually only pop in during winter here, which is appropo as it might as well be winter.....I can't remember so much cold in May as we've had the last few years. Decades ago I could have most of my garden going by now, but the last few years? If you plant summer crops ( Mother's Day was traditionally the safe time ) they are going to die or be in such shock they won't fully recover. Plus, all the rain is disgusting. Question, are these the climactic conditions we needed in winter? Canceled a fishing trip this weekend.....brrrr...
  20. 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 )
  21. 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.
  22. 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....
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. weatherpruf

    March, 2019

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