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Mid Winter Banter, Observation and General Discussion 2018

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Temp had been at 61 for a couple of hours when the wind suddenly gusted. Thinking the front was coming thru, I got up to close the windows. Checked a little while ago, and we're back up to 64. Guess that wasn't the front! High of 71 yesterday and today. At this point in the season any storm needs to be huge, or I'm ready for days like today!

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11 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

My aunt and uncle had their grandkids frolicking on the beach in Hull the last two days.  Coastal Maine looked nice, too.

Why not?  The water temp probably not that much different than July!

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I can't figure out how it's raining/ZR.  It's 23F at 4000ft, 21F at 3600ft, 27F at 2,600ft and 31F at 1500ft.  

Thats gotta be at least a 3000ft thick layer of subfreezing air.  Surprised it's not sleet.  I mean low-20s at 4000ft is cold, you'd think that tall of a column would refreeze the droplets.

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6 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

I can't figure out how it's raining/ZR.  It's 23F at 4000ft, 21F at 3600ft, 27F at 2,600ft and 31F at 1500ft.  

Thats gotta be at least a 3000ft thick layer of subfreezing air.  Surprised it's not sleet.  I mean low-20s at 4000ft is cold, you'd think that tall of a column would refreeze the droplets.

Not cold enough for nucleation in the cloud layer? I haven’t looked at soundings.

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16 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Not cold enough for nucleation in the cloud layer? I haven’t looked at soundings.

Ahhh that may be.  The rain drops are huge, too.  No way that size of a drop is refreezing was my initial thinking.

 

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26 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

I can't figure out how it's raining/ZR.  It's 23F at 4000ft, 21F at 3600ft, 27F at 2,600ft and 31F at 1500ft.  

Thats gotta be at least a 3000ft thick layer of subfreezing air.  Surprised it's not sleet.  I mean low-20s at 4000ft is cold, you'd think that tall of a column would refreeze the droplets.

It's just not our winter :cry:

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A few rattles against the window here, now stopped.  The radar again shows a dry wedge centered over US Rt 2 with echoes north and south, the 4th-5th time I've seen that phenomenon this season.  Of course, the current event is a tiny tot, so it really doesn't matter.

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