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  1. Get ready to pay AccuWeather for everything.
  2. Last Friday, the Killington area was on the cusp of spectacular. Over the weekend, Lake Carmi was sporadically and brilliantly red in the bogs and along the lake, while hills showed color was on the way. Lots of leaves down in the park. Down here in the lower Champlain Valley, the oaks and maples are showing orange, with some trees (mostly ash) having dropped all their leaves.
  3. I was in my woods (clay-plain forest, lots of oak, maple, ash, hickory, hophornbeam, pine) and was surprised by how many brown maple leaves were on the ground. The ash trees are hell-bent on dropping leaves, pretty much going straight from green to brown without any hint of yellow. The overall color of the woods is still green, but it was definitely odd to see some maples doing their best ash imitation. Oaks haven't started turning yet. Still 10-14 days before typical peak here in the Champlain Valley, so crossing fingers that things will all work out.
  4. They probably are doing something incredibly complex, like opening windows.
  5. This. We were seeing our breath huddled under party canopies on September 3. Enough of this mid-October weather.
  6. Beautiful, eyewall. I could only see the green faintly. Was the pink visible to the naked eye?
  7. a little too much light still in the western sky here in Orwell. Sparse, thin clouds, but otherwise mostly clear. Fingers crossed.
  8. It's logarithmic. From NASA: " And then come the X-class flares. Although X is the last letter, there are flares more than 10 times the power of an X1, so X-class flares can go higher than 9. The most powerful flare measured with modern methods was in 2003, during the last solar maximum, and it was so powerful that it overloaded the sensors measuring it. The sensors cut out at X28."
  9. And that was followed by an X9. Top of the scale.
  10. Forecast verification: first day of cold snap seems delayed. That GFS, always too fast with the progression of air masses out of Canada this time of year.
  11. Things are going to turn upside the next few days in the Rutland area.
  12. That's a pretty cool study, tamarack. Are you doing this for your own curiosity? Or as part of a research study? And can you share any of the data? I have a large woodland and the growth over the last decade is noticeable. Walking the woods is one my delights, and trees that I once pushed aside as saplings are now sturdy 4-6" diameter trees. Another thing I learned is that downed trees (tipped over at the root mass) are more likely caused by heavy rain instead of wind.
  13. April 1 through July 29 for the last 7 years here: 2011: 20.70 2012: 13.80 2013: 20.05 2014: 12.78 2015: 16.13 2016: 9.52 2017: 21.22 It's been wet here. Mushrooming has been fantastic. My corn and cucumbers, not so hot. The corn is yellow and short. The cucs have beautiful vines, but the fruits are all pale yellow, a sign of too much water. That 2016 total really stands out for lack of rain.
  14. I didn't realize that your part of Maine has been missing out on the wet pattern. Are the storms dissipating before they reach you? Or just bypassing you to the north or south?
  15. That's quite the day for July. The temp here spent most of the day at 58F, and only briefly touched 60F when the clouds thinned for about 30 minutes late this afternoon. Peachy.