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  1. Tom12309

    April 2019 Discussion II

    Now this is April - the Albany NWS discussion talks about low level cold coming south down the Champlain valley. 47 degrees in Schuylerville, ten miles away in Saratoga its 66. 10-15 degree drop per hour seen. Good stuff.
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    April 2019 Discussion II

    Some people got into it because it was fascinating and they wanted to understand it even the not real windy overcast 50 degree days in April. It's a big complex system that no human built. How is that not interesting in even its most mundane aspects?
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    April Discussion

    The picture I saw looked like there was staging up so maybe they were working on something and it went terribly wrong. What a loss for everyone but I feel so bad for the people for who it was their church.
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    Spring 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Yup. Me, three sibs and my mom in a Pontiac station wagon.
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    Spring 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    When I was a kid we went up to the Gaspe Peninsula to see the one. Driving down the road six people in a station wagon looking at the sky for a hole in the clouds and our watch to get the time driver included nobody looking at the road until NOW we stopped and piled out. That wall of black coming down the St. Lawrence blew my mind. I looked right at the sun thinking if I go blind this might as well be the last thing I see.
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    Spring 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Went for a ride, last 200 feet of altitude going over the ridge at 10:30 had to pop at least ten degrees warmer and wind was blowing *hard* from the south. Half an hour later rolling into the valley it had mixed down. 40 degrees gentle breeze at 9am 65 and windy at noon. Unmulched the roses. F'ing squirrels ate all the crocus bulbs.
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    March Disco

    Realizing it isn't New England over there but isn't it a little late in the season for big lake effect snows? I'm also laughing a little because I signed up for a gravel bike ride down in Chatham the Sunday after next. I'm not entirely sure what to expect but I know it'll be fun.
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    Damaging Wind With Forests Leveled

    Last week on the bike forum I spend too much time on a guy that is a commercial pilot was commenting on the ridiculous jet stream velocities they were encountering everywhere north of about Kentucky where it dropped off suddenly. Made we think of the comments here on how everything just keeps on trucking. Except of course the cutters to Albany which just come, sit and rotate.
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    Damaging Wind With Forests Leveled

    Somebody just went out and took the wheeled shelving unit that was wandering around the parking lot and put it back by the dumpsters on its side. They applauded some more.
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    Damaging Wind With Forests Leveled

    Sitting in the office in Albany listening to the lineup of dumpsters outside the building. Their tops are slamming opened and closed. Nice complement to what's going on inside.
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    February 12th-14 Redeveloper Nowcast/Obs

    That's why this site is so awesome and I don't throw that word around. You see a phenomenon you don't understand and somebody's gonna know why it is so.
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    February 12th-14 Redeveloper Nowcast/Obs

    Interesting stuff in Schenectady. Very small sleet about like granulated sugar or sand and at the same time very small snow flakes like it was drizzling snow at about 15 degrees in my back yard. It's been doing this since about 4pm after maybe six inches of snow fell in the afternoon. I wonder what the air column must be like up there because I get how sleet works but the mix is something that puzzles me.
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    Feb 6-7 icing

    Freezing on the trees in Schenectady. Last few days I've been walking around waving my fist at the window and yelling "F you weather!" and then laughing hysterically.
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    1/29- 1/30 Storm Threat

    Word from this observer just to your NW. Go with the number in the 90% chance greater than chart. Seems to work out.
  15. What is it that isn't exactly water and isn't exactly air? Whatever it is, I hates it. Snow Eating Fog.