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  1. The unairconditioned Williamsport report is: Ugh. This is first week the heat has really bothered me. At 8:55 we are now at 80 with dewpoint of 75. Ugh. Never went out all day. Around 6:15 got hit by sudden strong sense of running out of gas. Went upstairs for nap. I sure hope this week is it for Misery this summer.
  2. I hit the NYC button by mistake instead of PA/NY. Now that I know it was 89, 93 and 96 in Maine today, I feel even worse. I lived in Jersey City and worked in the City for years and used to post occasionally here. Jersey City used to have the Main Library open on Sunday when the heat was really bad. I sure could have used that relief today. Thanks for the good information and summary.
  3. Oh God, am I glad I am not there. It is a complete nightmare package except no high winds. I was just sitting here thinking of all the near 90s and 90s we are supposed to get and dreading them and this is so much worse. Looking at the 10 day now, it seems better than earlier. It is 2:00am in Williamsport, it is 60 degrees and will drop a few more degrees overnight. Dewpoint is 48. I am glad to be comfortable.
  4. It is a cool 53 in Williamsport with low humidity. Back up to 88 later. I would have closed the windows but I was too lazy. This isn't typical July 4th weather but that's fine with me. I hope everybody enjoys Our Birthday.
  5. We have a lot of adults who don't make that in our neck of the woods (Williamsport and Lycoming County). What do kids do in your area to make $15-$20 an hour? What are the housing costs like?
  6. What a contrast to Williamsport. We have ended up with zippo. Other places in Lycoming County did get something though. We will see if what is to our west makes it here. I am not holding my breath. I have to admit that I am quite happy not to dash around and close windows for the first time this year. 12:30a Update: We finally got about .4 awhile ago and some thunder and lightning too. Temperature did not drop much and humidity is still very high.
  7. I forgot about this tonight. I just went out at 12:47 and walked around the house. I would say we are 2/3 clear in Williamsport and I did not see a thing. TV station in Philly says Full eclipse ends at 12:53 a.m. Monday (Red color decreases) Partial eclipse ends at 1:55 a.m. Monday So I will try to remember to go out again. Hope you had better luck. There will be another total lunar eclipse on November 8 so maybe I'll do better then.
  8. We are moving right along now away from the back and forth between 30s, 50s and 70s and between the comforter and cotton blanket. It is 37 in Williamsport right now but no more 30s I think for us, except possibly tonight. Today is supposed to be 73/40 with all daytime temperatures in the next 10 days in the 70s and 80s. After Tuesday, all nights will be in the 50s and 60s. I am not ready for months of constant heat and humidity but it'll be here in about a month. I hope we have a lot of good sunny days in the low to mid 70s in the meantime. They are the best.
  9. Williamsport had our Advisory extended from 5:00 to 8:00a. Up to another inch of snow in Sullivan and Southern Lycoming counties. Looks like there is an inch or two outside. Will they bother to send snow plows out or just let it melt? Many of the models had a lot more than we got here. Nothing coming down at the moment. I rate this experience a meh.
  10. 12:45a Big flakes are back in Williamsport. We had them earlier in the late afternoon. Who knows when we will see them again?
  11. Williamsport got a Special Weather Statement at 10:39p. As of now, things outside look about how they did around 4:30. Local news just came on. It is pouring outside on TV in the Poconos on Channel 16 WNEP. Montoursville Airport is now 33 with light snow. I will be up very late, I think. So anybody who feels like posting will have one reader anyway. HEAVY SNOW RATES EXPECTED THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... Heavy snow with 1.0-2.0 inch per hour rates will spread and pivot northward across parts of the area through late tonight. The heaviest snowfall is most likely to occur in the higher elevations east of a line from Mansfield to Danville to Pottsville. Be prepared for slippery road conditions and limited visibility. Travel could be difficult into the overnight hours.
  12. Label this the "Surprised" report out of Williamsport. I hadn't been paying attention all afternoon. Then I realized it was snowing lightly at 4:15p. We weren't supposed to switch to snow until 9:00p. The temperature at Montoursville Airport is now 34. It wasn't supposed to reach 34 until 3:00a, according to Wunderground, which still is calling for 1-3. Advisory updated at 2:39p says "Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches with up to 3 inches in the highest elevations. The snowflakes are the big fat ones we haven't seen much of in recent years.
  13. Wunderground overnight low for Monday went from 38 around midnight to 33 now in Williamsport. They are calling for an inch. It seems possible now with the colder temperatures. I suppose the far higher totals shown on the models are now possible too. I certainly am not counting on them but we will see.
  14. Lack of light is just one possible aspect and light boxes just one treatment, I think.
  15. You can fight back against this right here in PA. I used to work at night in law firms in Manhattan. At one place there was a girl who had Seasonal Affective Disorder who had a big light box under her desk and this was years ago. I am sure the doctors know more now. See what your primary care doc says and who he can send you to locally, if necessary. My guess would be there are universities in both NYC and Philly studying this and who take patients if you wanted to do that. It is funny how you used to hear about this and carpal tunnel all the time but now you do not. Why so many people had carpal tunnel before most people had computers at home and cell phones is really a mystery but I have no answers. I haven't seen anybody with those carpal tunnel leather wristguards though since before the new millennium started. Anyhow, see what you can find out and good luck.
  16. It was 42 in Williamsport at 5:30a. What secrets of snow does Wunderground know that makes them think we might get any later today -- with a high of 47? "Overcast with rain showers at times. Snow may mix in. High 47F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%."
  17. Last time for a night, day and night of winter weather in Williamsport this season, I think. We are at 20 degrees at 3:45a; feels like 8. Tomorrow's high will only be 27 and the low tomorrow night will be 19. After that spring takes over with highs in the 40s, 50s and 60s for the rest of the next 10 days. I'll be complaining about the heat before I know it.
  18. I am very surprised to see a snow map showing 12" for Williamsport in early April. I was also surprised earlier tonight to see the snowpile behind the house that comes from plowing the driveway of the business behind us is gone. Late last week the snowpile at the business in front of us was about to disappear; it was down to a scattering of black remnants no more 2" tall and it was gone by Sunday. The pile behind us was looking much better last week but it disappeared too. So I thought tonight that we were done with snow, except for maybe an inch or two once or twice at night at best. I am skeptical about another foot but weather was always surprising and it's even more surprising today than it used to be.
  19. Fifteen years ago tonight I was sitting in the same place I am now at around 7:00pm when I was shocked to realize it was still light out and I could actually see the snow falling outside. I was not used to seeing snow that late from our living room window. When I got off the Susquehanna Trailways bus that afternoon in 2007, we already had a couple of inches. It was the first Friday after the change in Daylight Savings Time made it start earlier, on the second Sunday in March. I think we got about 7-8 inches total. Obviously on that Friday, the high temperature in Williamsport didn't quite reach today's 73. What a difference 15 years can make. Susquehanna Trailways has dropped its daily bus service which I took to school in Pittsburgh and Syracuse and then to New York and Newark for the many years I lived in Jersey City. The Yellow Cab company I called from the bus station's pay phones is gone too, and the old bus station where I had so many sad departures and happy greetings from loved ones is just an empty lot. I am still here though.
  20. I see that the same collapse that has happened to you all to my south has happened up here in Williamsport. The very stubborn Wunderground -- which stuck with 5-8 until past noon and then went down to 1-3 like the NWS advisory by late afternoon -- now is calling for a whopping inch. The NWS is still sticking to 1-3 snow and sleet, .1-.2" ice in its advisory.
  21. Here is the 4:25a report from Williamsport. We are all mixed up; our high is the current temp of 55 now and will quickly go down to 44 by 6:00a and reach 31 by 5:00p. Winds are 21 gusting to 33. Next week is mixed up too. We have Monday-Wednesday in the 50s; it will be 30s for the rest of the week with Wunderground predicting 6" of snow on Thursday and another 1.5" on Friday. A lot of snow and ice is gone but there are still some snow piles that are much higher and in far better shape than you would think they could be, considering we didn't get that much more than a foot of snow all winter.
  22. It is my great pleasure to give the Williamsport report for 6:35. It is still 53 at the airport in Montoursville (high 54). Tonight will be 40 when our average daytime high is 38; tomorrow will be much closer to average with 43/19. I enjoyed being outside so much. A bit of spring weather in February can be wonderful and it was today.
  23. We are down to 31 in Williamsport at the airport in Montoursville at 1a. We have had our flood advisory extended from 12:15a until 7:00 and our winter weather advisory goes until 10:00. I have been hearing water flow down the hole in the cellar floor for hours but not anymore. The cold rain that is coming down at a good.clip is sticking as ice to the steel porch railing. I hope we go to sleet. We shall see.
  24. This is what Wunderground now says for Williamsport: "Snow this evening will give way to a mixture of rain and snow late. Some sleet or freezing rain possible. Low near 20F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected." Yet I see our Advisory was just updated at 8:30p and it says: "WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch." I assume Wunderground means 1-3 more, not total. We are at 21 now, supposed to go at 1:00a to mix at 33 and reach 39 at 5:00a.
  25. NWS now has us down in Williamsport for Wintry Mix in their graphic tomorrow night. No more initial period of just snow. Here is their recipe for what will become a frozen-over mess come late Monday afternoon or evening: Tonight Rain and snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet before 1am, then rain, possibly mixed with snow between 1am and 2am, then rain likely after 2am. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around 39 by 4am. East wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
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