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Can't wait for Sunday's severe threat. Also we will lose the heat then :)

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Another little mini cell in the same spot as the last one.  Even has a tiny anvil top.

 

This storm messes with my perception of direction. It seems like it's to my northwest, over Warren or Wentworth but it's actually due north over the middle of the Kanc.  I should buy a compass someday.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME

151 PM EDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...

CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MAINE...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RIPOGENUS...MOUNT KATAHDIN...BAXTER

ST PARK...

NORTH CENTRAL SOMERSET COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE...

* UNTIL 230 PM EDT

* AT 149 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND

DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES

NORTH OF SEBOOMOOK...OR 27 MILES WEST OF RIPOGENUS...AND MOVING

EAST AT 45 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

CAUCOMGOMOC LAKE...LOBSTER LAKE...CHESUNCOOK AND TELOS LAKE.

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Caucomgomoc might be the best lake name ever.

 

Too many clouds around now to get my temp past 90.3 :(

 

lol, yes

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Caucomgomoc might be the best lake name ever.

 

Too many clouds around now to get my temp past 90.3 :(

 

How about Chemquasabamticook?  Located about 10 miles north of Allagash Lake (but most folks call it Ross Lake, for some reason.)

 

Wow, +RN shower came out of know where

 

Popcorn variety, probably some of the same energy that produced a larger clump just north of the border.  According to radar, two separate cells - small but 45-50 dbz - passed 1-2 miles north of my place about an hour ago.   Typical...

 

 

 

 

 

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First 90.0 day for my station:

 

2006:  7/16

2007: 6/26 (89.9 on 5/25)

2008:  6/7

2009:  4/28

2010:  5/25

2011: 7/11

2012:  4/16

2013:  5/31

I like when we do this...my numbers...

 

2006: 6/18 -- 91.8F

2007: 6/27 -- 91.4F (6/26 -- 89.9F)

2008: 6/8 -- 90.2F

2009: None (4/28 -- 89.8F)

2010: 5/26 -- 90.6F

2011: 7/21 -- 91.6F

2012: 6/20 -- 91.8F

2013 so far: None (5/31 -- 89.9F)

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Took off from work early and headed to the mountains. It was spur of the moment and I didn't have much time, so I selected a short yet scenic trail off the Kancamagus - the Boulder Loop Trail. I saw the cumulus towers that Eek mentioned as I drove out of Portland, but any activity seemed to be localized so I gave it no further thought. Trailhead temp was 85F with a bit of a breeze. About 10 minutes in the skies darkened and rumbles of thunder were heard. Then some light rain. I continued on as the rain was light and I could see the sky clearing to the west. As I meandered along the scenic ledges the sun came out and it was pretty dang nice. A sweet way to spend a Friday afternoon.

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Great photos as usual ;)

Today hit 90F in Stowe, and we are down in the low 60s...hopefully in the 50s by morning.

Surprised that its still 69F on Mansfield at midnight. This year was the quickest 90F reading in BTV following measurable snow at the Mansfield COOP (5 days)...and tonight's lows in the upper 60s has to be some kind of warmest minimum temp record within a week of a snowfall; especially a 12"+ snowfall haha.

That must mean this goes down as the most erratic week of weather in Vermont in recorded history ;). From 1-2 feet of snowfall on the mountains to 90 degree heat in the valleys all in under a week.

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I can't believe I went from measurable snow to 90F in 6 days either.

Min 62.4F this morning. Some spots may be warmer today than yesterday.

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I can't believe I went from measurable snow to 90F in 6 days either.

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Yeah I forgot you actually pulled that off...not just a mountain summit to adjacent valley.

I highly doubt you come close to pulling that one off again...measurable snow and a 90F max temp in under a week's time.

Sorry Eek to bring up the snow...I should just let you enjoy the tropics for another day ;)

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Yeah I forgot you actually pulled that off...not just a mountain summit to adjacent valley.

I highly doubt you come close to pulling that one off again...measurable snow and a 90F max temp in under a week's time.

Sorry Eek to bring up the snow...I should just let you enjoy the tropics for another day ;)

I'll have to check the dates, but Mar 98 was close.

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I'll have to check the dates, but Mar 98 was close.

You hit 90F in March? I thought the April 2002 heat was the earliest 90F for many locations in New England...didnt know 98 got so hot in March.

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You hit 90F in March? I thought the April 2002 heat was the earliest 90F for many locations in New England...didnt know 98 got so hot in March.

Yeah...I was just outside of MHT at the time. A few spots touched 90F and there were a lot of 89s. CON, MHT, and BDL all hit 89F. ASH, OWD, BAF and CEF hit 32C (89 or 90).

 

Looks like the weekend snow event in 98 was on the 21st-22nd. So it was a 9 day separation from accumulating snow to 90F.

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Sorry Eek to bring up the snow...I should just let you enjoy the tropics for another day ;)

 

You've been taking it easy on me lately, so I'll let it slide.  Usually, this is the time of the year when I plant my tomatoes and you post pictures of sad vegetation half buried in patches of snow at 3800 feet.  :icecream:

 

88.4 at Noon.

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I like when we do this...my numbers...

 

2006: 6/18 -- 91.8F

2007: 6/27 -- 91.4F (6/26 -- 89.9F)

2008: 6/8 -- 90.2F

2009: None (4/28 -- 89.8F)

2010: 5/26 -- 90.6F

2011: 7/21 -- 91.6F

2012: 6/20 -- 91.8F

2013 so far: None (5/31 -- 89.9F)

Update

 

2013: 6/1 -- 90.7F so far

 

THSW index hit 108F on the Davis.

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I'm not a fan of hot days (like most people per the poll). As a result, when the forecast calls for 90s on the weekend, I escape to the mountains and go to 5000'+. So that's what I did. I headed for Mt Jefferson, Clay and Washington for a viewapalooza in comfort.

I arrived at the trailhead at 8:00 and it was already 70° and hazy skies. Atop Mt Clay around 11:00am it was 64° with winds gusting to 30 per the Kestrel. The wind was constantly in the 15-20mph range, and it felt great. I even kept the long pants on. There were still numerous patches of snow but figure those will be going fast in these temps. Back down at the trailhead it was 85°. Peeps were still coming up, but I can't imagine ascending in these temps. Hvy hvy dying. Anyway, a couple of cellphone pics here. First one is of Mt Washington from the slope of Mt Clay. Second one is from my snack perch high above the Great Gulf (one of my favorite vistas). Enjoy!

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I like when we do this...my numbers...

 

2006: 6/18 -- 91.8F

2007: 6/27 -- 91.4F (6/26 -- 89.9F)

2008: 6/8 -- 90.2F

2009: None (4/28 -- 89.8F)

2010: 5/26 -- 90.6F

2011: 7/21 -- 91.6F

2012: 6/20 -- 91.8F

2013 so far: None (5/31 -- 89.9F)

 

My lilac-biased thermometer last touched 90 (hit 91) on June 25, 2005.  Haven't looked this aft, but I'm thinking 88 or 89 was tops.  Fair amount of clouds since 3 PM, with another little shower a couple miles south at 4, and temps a tad lower than at 1 PM.

 

Got on to North Pond at 7 AM and the sun was already hot, though it was still cool in the shade at that time.  Not a single strike for 2 hr, then 2 pike in about 4 casts, the first large enough for a couple fish stews, the smaller one becoming my lunch.  Got home about 10:20 and it was already well into the 80s.

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"You dont need A/C in Vermont."

 

Bull. 

 

I'd like those 4 fitful hours of sweaty sleep back please. 

 

K....

 

it's a swamp in BTV right now. 

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"You dont need A/C in Vermont."

Bull.

I'd like those 4 fitful hours of sweaty sleep back please.

K....

it's a swamp in BTV right now.

Agree completely. My house finally got down to 75F. I need to get a new ac unit.

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"You dont need A/C in Vermont."

 

Bull. 

 

I'd like those 4 fitful hours of sweaty sleep back please. 

 

K....

 

it's a swamp in BTV right now.

 

As they say, the BTV area is only close to Vermont, so that axiom may still hold ;).  In any event, from many years of living in both places at this point, and many a disgustingly sultry, fitful, sleep-filled night in BTV, it’s clearly night and day with respect to overnight temperatures in the Champlain Valley and areas in the mountains off to the east.  The 7:00 A.M Vermont Weather Roundup data for BTV and MPV is a perfect example:

 

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Those temperature and dew point numbers are substantially different.  I never heard a peep to that effect though back when I lived in the Champlain Valley, and never even had a clue about the difference in overnight temperatures until we lived here – to this day the only people I’ve ever heard talk about it are me and Powderfreak on this forum.  Obviously the ventilation, heat retention, etc. of the residence plays the biggest role, but if temperatures never drop out of the 70s F overnight, that’s going to be an issue, and I’ve never seen that happen since we moved here in 2006.  I can still recall one July 4th weekend when I lived in the hill section of Burlington.  We came back from Maine where we’d done some rafting and hiking, to be greeted with evening air in Burlington that seemed so thick that you could chew it.  One of my roommates at the time literally went and slept outside because there was just no relief in the house.  I hope to never repeat a night like that again, and it may have been even worse for those of us just returning from the mountains of Maine where the overnight temperatures were of course quite cool.  There’s no question - there are definitely those nights in BTV where A/C is the right call, for some reason they really hold that overnight heat.  It must be that heat, not the economy/politics, keeping BTV from being Vermont ;).

 

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It was definitely warm last night, but I slept fine with the dual window fans. Min this AM was 66F, but it was still 74F at 1am/5Z.

CON may sneak in a heat wave today...probably no dice here as clouds should be on the increase today and the severe chances rise.

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