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  1. It was torrid at 1030am when I went out, but then in the early aft it was actually nice (sun still out). There was a increase in winds I guess. Storms just 45 mins away to my SW.
  2. I was still at 24C at 12:30 am with a humidex of 32! Did not expect these kind of numbers this late, probably one of the most humid Sep nights recorded. Driving after dark I saw a massive opossum on a rural road right in the center.
  3. 9am obs had 100% RH, 21C/20C. Hourlies have me at peak temp by 11am nearly 31C/ Humidex 41.
  4. Amazing day, a relief after the drab last 3 or more weeks. I was out quite a bit and realized how I missed this gorgeous stuff - Comfy and sunny right from the start! When I woke up I felt so much better than usual and motivated. Not coincidentally, the last time I felt this peak was around the first week of July which *drumroll* was the last time we hit 30C/86F!! The correlation has no cracks. TWN still has me at 30C/ Humidex 37 which is uncommonly higher than my station showing 29C. Ideal day to be out from dawn to dusk.
  5. I was getting worried for a sec until I saw the "F768" lol. I'm sitting at 13C still and hourlies show 21C by 11am, being reduced a tad. Skies mellowed out by some smoke
  6. Very rare blue skies day, no clouds at all anywhere in SON. Maybe haven't had this since first half of July. Soaking it in.
  7. I'm down to 6.8C/44F this morning, by far the coldest of the summer. Clear blue skies.
  8. Today was the 4th day of overcast crap that I've been dreading to see make itself again. TWN forecast completely flopped showing partly cloudy, early this morning it was dark with thicc canopy. Got this blast of rain coming from the north at noon that also sucked. The last 4 days my forecast was completely wrong and its been awful. The sun came out at 5pm today so got something.
  9. Got my 9th t-storm first thing this morning, 13mm of rain with even a little hail briefly. Good rumbles of thud on the first. Lowest light of 170 lux around 9am. More cells rolled through so now up to 24mm just for this morning. Thursday this year is the day of the week I'm getting all my storms, even before today I noticed . There is a potent cell heading for northern Waterloo currently that is svr warned for toonie sized hail. Looks like a strong hail core:
  10. Had my first bad storm in years, it was borderline svr but not officially. What I noticed is the rare direction it was coming in from: NNW. My best LES bands also come from that vector. 580 lightning strikes in less than a hour, 90 during 5 min intervals at peak (9pm). There was actual structure as it approached with defined shelf features and inflow. The lightning was all cc but very bright and flicker-like. The ambiance was amazing as that fat cell came in, haven't felt excited for a storm in so long. I could hear pingers as I got large pea-sized hail for a min. Largest hail here so far this decade, I got larger Mar 2012. Wind was decent but nothing crazy. I got nearly an inch within mins. There were stronger hail cores not far from me just like Sep 7 2021. Best storm of 2023 beating Apr 5 overnight.
  11. The worst of the smoke here was in May. Didn't have any today.
  12. I didn't get any storm (again) overnight but 15 strikes distantly. I overachieved on rain getting 27mm or 1 inch in the morning. I was suppose to clear up by 10am with a chance of shower til 5pm but its been overcast just til now. TWN hourlies were abysmal.
  13. I'm going to have to book a flight to Phoenix
  14. Just thinking is it the caliber of storm where its the only news story covered at 5pm and they have people calling in with those slideshows of big trees toppled. Judging by that I'd say it was.
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