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September Disco/Obs Thread

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7 minutes ago, mitchnick said:

Northerly/northwesterly breeze all day and it's still 74 degrees at 9pm. Gotta love MA falls. Yes, I know,  not technically fall until the weekend, but close enough. 

I was thinking a couple of weeks ago that I can't remember when I've seen this much color in the leaves this early. In past years when we've had early color it was from drought, but this year there's been plenty of rain, so I figured it was all the cool weather we had in mid August and especially early September. But since then, it's warmed up and put the brakes on the colors.

Probably time for a fall foliage thread anyway.

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4 hours ago, midatlanticweather said:

87 degrees is just too hot for this time of year! 

 

Co-sign.  Our annual glamping (glamour camping) weekend on the 29th-1st looks beautiful though and potentially pretty chilly in the mornings. 

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8 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Yesterday was a tad warm and felt humid to me. Not complaining though, given we haven't sniffed a 90 for weeks, at least that I can recall.

The shorter days make it somewhat more bearable, but still....  Shouldn't have to worry about 7+ days straight of mid-upper 80s this time of year.  Just terrible.  But, I knew when we were basking in upper 60s 2 weeks ago that we were going to pay dearly for it.

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2 minutes ago, EastCoast NPZ said:

The shorter days make it somewhat more bearable, but still....  Shouldn't have to worry about 7+ days straight of mid-upper 80s this time of year.  Just terrible.  But, I knew when we were basking in upper 60s 2 weeks ago that we were going to pay dearly for it.

86 is the highest forecast temp for here, with mostly low 60s at night. Yeah the shorter days/lower sun help. As long as the dews stay relatively low this is fine for late September. I don't want this in another 3 weeks though.

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It's just too warm matty. Awful may have been too harsh. How about a little bit more uncomfortable than I would like for this time of year? Getting dry out there also. I don't think there is a rain drop it in the forecast for the next 10 days. 

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40 minutes ago, Stormpc said:

It's just too warm matty. Awful may have been too harsh. How about a little bit more uncomfortable than I would like for this time of year? Getting dry out there also. I don't think there is a rain drop it in the forecast for the next 10 days. 

After trying and failing to get some grass going in parts of my yard, I hired a company for a reasonable rate that came out and did the aeration/overseeding thing on Tuesday.  Of course it isn't going to rain again in Sept.

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1 hour ago, Stormpc said:

It's just too warm matty. Awful may have been too harsh. How about a little bit more uncomfortable than I would like for this time of year? Getting dry out there also. I don't think there is a rain drop it in the forecast for the next 10 days. 

And I probably shouldn't have said you're take was "dumb." I get it though - it's a bit much for some people at this point, and that's fair enough!

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1 hour ago, MN Transplant said:

After trying and failing to get some grass going in parts of my yard, I hired a company for a reasonable rate that came out and did the aeration/overseeding thing on Tuesday.  Of course it isn't going to rain again in Sept.

Same here, except I did the aeration and seeding myself (see the lawn thread). Problem is that I have some seriously thin (i.e. bald) patches where the broadleaf weeds were recently zapped by the lawn service, so it's almost like I'm completely re-seeding. I'm not worried about birds since it's the coated Scott's seed, but I have to get some straw down this weekend to make sure the seed doesn't wash away with any rain we may get and/or too much watering on my part.

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Dulles was a staggering -8 or so departure for the first 12 days of September, and increasingly looks like a lock to finish the month in the + departure category.  

LR progs for early October are all over the place run to run.

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This is amazing weather. If it was the middle of July. This being the middle of September absolutely sucks. We shouldn't be flirting with 90 for 5-7 days in a row. Can't wait for relief to close out September next week. 

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1 minute ago, MN Transplant said:

It has been warm mid-day, but for those of us with inside jobs the temps haven't been bad in the morning or evenings.  A nice climo 77/60 would be excellent though.  

ha, tell that to my husband. his building has had the heat running. he had to leave early yesterday because it was 86 in his office. guess the a/c is broken, or was shut off for the year. 

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1 minute ago, mappy said:

ha, tell that to my husband. his building has had the heat running. he had to leave early yesterday because it was 86 in his office. guess the a/c is broken, or was shut off for the year. 

Anyone who would shut off the AC in mid-Sept in the DC region is insane.  86 is nasty in a stale office.

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Just now, MN Transplant said:

Anyone who would shut off the AC in mid-Sept in the DC region is insane.  86 is nasty in a stale office.

I'm leaning broken, but either way it sucks. I doubt he makes it a full day today. 

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End of next week looking beautiful.  Bought a new gas fire pit yesterday that I can't wait to sit around on a cool evening and enjoy some fall brews.  Anxious to use it next Friday.  Until then, miserable.  

Did not mow last week, and won't be mowing this week either it looks like.  Prone areas of the yard are browning rapidly.  A lot of leaf drop occurring locally.  I assume it's due to the drought forming here.  3.5" in the last 8 weeks, and not a drop in sight.

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Grass still growing rapidly here. Unfortunately.  Dew from cooler evenings keeping things moist. High 80s is ok when it takes almost all day to get there,  Then the Sun goes down and it cools off rapidly. Not so terrible. 

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On 9/21/2017 at 8:54 AM, EastCoast NPZ said:

The shorter days make it somewhat more bearable, but still....  Shouldn't have to worry about 7+ days straight of mid-upper 80s this time of year.  Just terrible.  But, I knew when we were basking in upper 60s 2 weeks ago that we were going to pay dearly for it.

KOKV hasn’t had a temp above 82 since Aug 22.

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7 hours ago, EastCoast NPZ said:

End of next week looking beautiful.  Bought a new gas fire pit yesterday that I can't wait to sit around on a cool evening and enjoy some fall brews.  Anxious to use it next Friday.  Until then, miserable.  

Did not mow last week, and won't be mowing this week either it looks like.  Prone areas of the yard are browning rapidly.  A lot of leaf drop occurring locally.  I assume it's due to the drought forming here.  3.5" in the last 8 weeks, and not a drop in sight.

Would this suffice?

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This weather is perfect for growing grass. Even though its gotten dry here the past couple weeks, it was super wet before that when I started putting down seed, and now I can do controlled watering. Had that deluge a couple weeks back that came at a bad time- moved the ungerminated seed all over the place. I have overseeded since then, and its all looking good now. I have one more area to do, and hoping for no heavy rain for another week so I can get the seed germinated by watering. Need to get that established before the leaves start coming down.

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31 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

This weather is perfect for growing grass. Even though its gotten dry here the past couple weeks, it was super wet before that when I started putting down seed, and now I can do controlled watering. Had that deluge a couple weeks back that came at a bad time- moved the ungerminated seed all over the place. I have overseeded since then, and its all looking good now. I have one more area to do, and hoping for no heavy rain for another week so I can get the seed germinated by watering. Need to get that established before the leaves start coming down.

Just a little advice from someone who does know a little about growing grass (if not much of anything else, lol)......mow that new grass about every 3 days.  Mowing grass makes it grow faster and that’s what you need when trying to establish it early.

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1 minute ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

Just a little advice from someone who does know a little about growing grass (if not much of anything else, lol)......mow that new grass about every 3 days.  Mowing grass makes it grow faster and that’s what you need when trying to establish it early.

Mattie G is making moonshine, but I hear that growing grass is becoming quite the pastime in certain locations.

Just make sure there are no gov drones flying overhead. 

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Just now, WinterWxLuvr said:

Just a little advice from someone who does know a little about growing grass (if not much of anything else, lol)......mow that new grass about every 3 days.  Mowing grass makes it grow faster and that’s what you need when trying to establish it early.

I waited 3 weeks before mowing. Most "experts" said 4-5. It was 3-4 inches, so I mowed after not watering for a couple days. Its been a week since, so I will mow tomorrow. Its filling in nicely.

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Just now, C.A.P.E. said:

I waited 3 weeks before mowing. Most "experts" said 4-5. It was 3-4 inches, so I mowed after not watering for a couple days. Its been a week since, so I will mow tomorrow. Its filling in nicely.

My theory has always been let it get 4” high then mow to 3” and then hit about every 3 days for about 6 mowings.  I’ve had good success with that.  Good luck with yours.

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