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March Obs/Disco Thread

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Sounds about right. Just after the extra hour of sun. It's impressive that dst is programmed into the models temp output.

wish we could set the clocks forward 2 hours...maybe it would be in the 80s...better yet, let's set it back before it rains and have a snowstorm.

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If the GFS that I just looked at for about 20 seconds is right, we're gonna be mowing in March. Last year, I didn't mow until mid April.

I can't even come up with words to describe what a kick in the nuts this winter was. Start with 3 accumulating snows that missed me by less than 100 miles to my south and go from there.

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If the GFS that I just looked at for about 20 seconds is right, we're gonna be mowing in March. Last year, I didn't mow until mid April.

I can't even come up with words to describe what a kick in the nuts this winter was. Start with 3 accumulating snows that missed me by less than 100 miles to my south and go from there.

A further south version of 2009-2010 without the north atlantic blocking and -AO?

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Oh. My. Goodness. It is so beautiful outside. The breeze feels amazing.

The front to our west looks like it may hold off until around sunset. We could pop 70 in Baltimore / Carroll counties.

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The front to our west looks like it may hold off until around sunset. We could pop 70 in Baltimore / Carroll counties.

Ive got 72 downtown :sun:

But 68 at home

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A further south version of 2009-2010 without the north atlantic blocking and -AO?

I'm hoping we skip spring and go right into summer :whistle:

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If the GFS that I just looked at for about 20 seconds is right, we're gonna be mowing in March. Last year, I didn't mow until mid April.

I can't even come up with words to describe what a kick in the nuts this winter was. Start with 3 accumulating snows that missed me by less than 100 miles to my south and go from there.

You might want to purchase a cup, because getting kicked in the sack by winter seems to becoming common here.

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If the GFS that I just looked at for about 20 seconds is right, we're gonna be mowing in March. Last year, I didn't mow until mid April.

I can't even come up with words to describe what a kick in the nuts this winter was. Start with 3 accumulating snows that missed me by less than 100 miles to my south and go from there.

So this was winter then?

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Can we look for snow in 11 days?

I look for snow from October to April, but the warmth has been so strong this year I don't see a chance. Like a June evening out there tonight with mid-upper 60's and now a gusty shower moving in with winds above 40.

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Almost feels like an early fall morning out there. Kinda cool, but not coat wearing weather. One coolish day tomorrow with highs in the 40s and then we start to ramp up to what looks like a nice week. Could have highs near 70 Tuesday - Saturday next week with lots of sunshine. Add in the 1st round of March Madness on Thursday and Friday and it should be one hell of a week.

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Time to see if we could pump out 5 record highs in a row

Most records are in the 80s this time of the year.

DAILY NORMALS AND RECORDS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH FOR WASHINGTON DC

DAILY TEMP NORMALS AND EXTREMES  GREATEST PRECIP FOR CALENDAR DAY

DY NMX NMN NPCP NS  RMX /YEAR LOMX/YEAR RMN /YEAR HIMN/YEAR MXPCP YEAR MXSN YEAR

12  54  36 0.11 0.0  89 /1990  30 /1900+ 11 /1900  55 /1898  2.60 1878  2.0 1968
13  55  37 0.11 0.0  87 /1990  25 /1888  14 /1896+ 57 /1977  2.29 1993  6.5 1993
14  55  37 0.11 0.1  86 /1990  28 /1993  13 /1888  59 /1929  1.66 1940  4.0 1937
15  56  37 0.12 0.0  81 /1990  32 /1932  15 /1993  60 /1990  1.45 1953  8.0 1900
16  56  38 0.12 0.1  87 /1945  28 /1911  14 /1911  63 /1990  1.79 2007  5.2 1892
17  56  38 0.12 0.0  88 /1945  25 /1900  13 /1900  56 /1945  1.34 1990  1.9 1965
18  57  38 0.12 0.0  81 /1989  30 /1941  13 /1900+ 58 /1927  1.00 1983  2.5 1892
19  57  38 0.12 0.0  87 /1945  27 /1877  12 /1876  55 /1905  2.12 1958  2.3 1906
20  57  39 0.13 0.1  83 /1945  20*/1885  12 /1885  60 /1945  1.95 2003  5.2 1914
21  58  39 0.12 0.0  89 /1921  31 /1885  10 /1885  57 /1921  2.15 1918  5.3 1924
22  58  39 0.12 0.0  90 /1907  27 /1885  17 /1892+ 66*/1948  1.83 1891  3.8 1914
23  58  40 0.12 0.0  93*/1907  28 /1885  16 /1888  64 /1929  1.85 2005  2.8 1934
24  59  40 0.12 0.0  85 /1907  28 /1906  17 /1885  54 /1979  1.45 1905  1.9 1990

http://www.erh.noaa..../dca/Dcamar.txt

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Most records are in the 80s this time of the year.

DAILY NORMALS AND RECORDS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH FOR WASHINGTON DC

DAILY TEMP NORMALS AND EXTREMES  GREATEST PRECIP FOR CALENDAR DAY

DY NMX NMN NPCP NS  RMX /YEAR LOMX/YEAR RMN /YEAR HIMN/YEAR MXPCP YEAR MXSN YEAR

12  54  36 0.11 0.0  89 /1990  30 /1900+ 11 /1900  55 /1898  2.60 1878  2.0 1968
13  55  37 0.11 0.0  87 /1990  25 /1888  14 /1896+ 57 /1977  2.29 1993  6.5 1993
14  55  37 0.11 0.1  86 /1990  28 /1993  13 /1888  59 /1929  1.66 1940  4.0 1937
15  56  37 0.12 0.0  81 /1990  32 /1932  15 /1993  60 /1990  1.45 1953  8.0 1900
16  56  38 0.12 0.1  87 /1945  28 /1911  14 /1911  63 /1990  1.79 2007  5.2 1892
17  56  38 0.12 0.0  88 /1945  25 /1900  13 /1900  56 /1945  1.34 1990  1.9 1965
18  57  38 0.12 0.0  81 /1989  30 /1941  13 /1900+ 58 /1927  1.00 1983  2.5 1892
19  57  38 0.12 0.0  87 /1945  27 /1877  12 /1876  55 /1905  2.12 1958  2.3 1906
20  57  39 0.13 0.1  83 /1945  20*/1885  12 /1885  60 /1945  1.95 2003  5.2 1914
21  58  39 0.12 0.0  89 /1921  31 /1885  10 /1885  57 /1921  2.15 1918  5.3 1924
22  58  39 0.12 0.0  90 /1907  27 /1885  17 /1892+ 66*/1948  1.83 1891  3.8 1914
23  58  40 0.12 0.0  93*/1907  28 /1885  16 /1888  64 /1929  1.85 2005  2.8 1934
24  59  40 0.12 0.0  85 /1907  28 /1906  17 /1885  54 /1979  1.45 1905  1.9 1990

http://www.erh.noaa..../dca/Dcamar.txt

Yeah those 90s will be tough.

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that 95 at the Customs House tarmac in 1990 was memorable, the only day Baltimore has logged the highest temp in the world (at reporting stations)

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Gaithersburg Maryland VP2 backyard report for Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday was sunny and cool, last one of those kind of days for a while. Looks like a significant warmup will start on Sunday, and continue for several days, probably most if not all of the coming week. One more frosty night tonight (Don't forget to change your clocks- move them forward 1 hour!) then sunny and milder on Sunday with highs in the low 60s. Monday should be milder still, with highs in the upper 60s, then turn a bit cloudy in the evening with a 30 POP for showers. Tuesday sun returns with high temps in the low 70s. This pattern continues through Thursday, then Thursday night into Friday a bit of clouds and another 30 POP for showers. The next weekend looks to return to sun and high temps in the low 70s. After this weekend, most of the nights should find lows in the 40s and 50s, depending on cloud cover - the warmer low temps with the clouds and showers.. Snow looks more and more like it won't be around till next season... Chances for snow keep fading as time marches on.

Saturday's precipitation: 0

March total precipitation: 0.57"

2012 annual YTD precipitation total: 5.26"

Seasonal snowfall: 4.9"

VP2 data for Saturday as follows :

High temp 48.2° (1631)

Low temp 31.2° (0643)

Obs temp tonight 33.2°

Relative humidity ranged from a max of 66% (2343) to a low of 25% (1518)

Dew point ranged from 23° to 13°.

Peak Wind Gust 16 MPH from the N (0904)

Pressures ranged from 30.60"(0944) to 30.39"(0000).

At midnight EST obs the temp was 33.2° and clear. Winds Calm, barometer 30.55" and steady, humidity 66% with a dew point of 23°.

Currently at 0402 EDT the temp is 31.2°, Clear, Winds Calm, barometer 30.56" and steady, humidity 73% with a dew point of 23°.

The current radar is clear through the Eastern US and southern Canada north of Florida at this time.

Kevin the Walrus from Gaithersburg Maryland, signing off early on Sunday morning.

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