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Rtd208

April 2018 Discussions & Observations Thread

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Just heard a rumble of thunder here in CI, now some lightning seen too.   8:22AM    Temp. is 50 with fog and heavy rain.  Ocean is about 50-75 feet farther inland than usual high tide.

@8:35AM, a one-second flash/bang.

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Newark's storm total rainfall has reached 3.07", which includes 2.63" today. Newark is approaching its daily rainfall record for April 16.

Other storm total figures include: LGA: 2.36" and NYC: 2.79". Both those locations have also received 2.00" or more rain today.

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25 minutes ago, donsutherland1 said:

Newark's storm total rainfall has reached 3.07", which includes 2.63" today. Newark is approaching its daily rainfall record for April 16.

Other storm total figures include: LGA: 2.36" and NYC: 2.79". Both those locations have also received 2.00" or more rain today.

That 3.07" at Newark is currently at the 6th biggest 2 day April rainfall total on record and still raining.

#1...6.70".....4/15-4/16, 2007

#2...5.29".....4/29-4/30, 2014

#3...3.89"......4/5-4/6, 1984

#4...3.79".....4/16-4/17,1986

#5...3.09".....4/28-4/29,1980

 

 

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58 minutes ago, bluewave said:

That 3.07" at Newark is currently at the 6th biggest 2 day April rainfall total on record and still raining.

#1...6.70".....4/15-4/16, 2007

#2...5.29".....4/29-4/30, 2014

#3...3.89"......4/5-4/6, 1984

#4...3.79".....4/16-4/17,1986

#5...3.09".....4/28-4/29,1980

 

 

It's 3.41" now in Newark. 

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1 hour ago, Morris said:

It's 3.41" now in Newark. 

That puts Newark in 6th place for the most precipitation between 2/1 and 4/16. Very impressive heavy precipitation pattern here since February.

#1....22.72...1983

#2...17.34....1984

#3...16.39....2010

#4...16.13....1953

#5...14.68....2007

#6...14.55....2018...so far

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Rtd208 said:

Final storm total rainfall of 3.02"

Plenty of street/basement flooding in my area.

Garbage cans were floating in the backyard, basement flooding, and flooding in the garage past my ankles. And then suddenly bright sunshine.

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1 hour ago, bluewave said:

That puts Newark in 6th place for the most precipitation between 2/1 and 4/16. Very impressive heavy precipitation pattern here since February.

#1....22.72...1983

#2...17.34....1984

#3...16.39....2010

#4...16.13....1953

#5...14.68....2007

#6...14.55....2018...so far

 

 

Would be a very active summer if this pattern continues.

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1 hour ago, SnoSki14 said:

Would be a very active summer if this pattern continues.

It will be interesting to see if the Euro and JMA are correct about about the 2nd big Western ridge summer in a row. That scenario would leave open the chance for some portion of the Eastern US to experience an active storm pattern. Last summer the storm track was displaced just to our west. 

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6 hours ago, bluewave said:

It will be interesting to see if the Euro and JMA are correct about about the 2nd big Western ridge summer in a row. That scenario would leave open the chance for some portion of the Eastern US to experience an active storm pattern. Last summer the storm track was displaced just to our west. 

I think this summer will be much more active then last summer and the last few summers overall.

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Cool Aprils like this year haven't been very common since 2000. It looks like we are on track for only the 5th cool April here since 2000.

NYC

2018....-3.4 so far

2014....-0.7

2007...-2.2

2003...-2.7

2000...-1.5

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This time back in 2002 we were into our great April heat wave, high temps at my station from the 16th thru 19th were... 91,96,91 and 91. Certainly installed the ac earlier that year.

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48 minutes ago, doncat said:

This time back in 2002 we were into our great April heat wave, high temps at my station from the 16th thru 19th were... 91,96,91 and 91. Certainly installed the ac earlier that year.

Remember it well. The end of a non winter and no snowcover anywhere certainly helped sustain the heat...   Sometimes big heat is possible in April especially with bare trees and dry ground...

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18 minutes ago, Brian5671 said:

Remember it well. The end of a non winter and no snowcover anywhere certainly helped sustain the heat...   Sometimes big heat is possible in April especially with bare trees and dry ground...

Man that winter was bad...That was the least snowy winter I've ever recorded, just 5.5" the entire season.

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1 hour ago, Brian5671 said:

Remember it well. The end of a non winter and no snowcover anywhere certainly helped sustain the heat...   Sometimes big heat is possible in April especially with bare trees and dry ground...

The sun angle is plenty strong to get it done. Part of our problem lately is what we consider a blessing in winter, thick snow cover a couple hundred miles upflow. The sun just is not able to help warm the airmasses crossing all that snow cover. 

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It would be nice if it was 15-20 degrees warmer outside right now, I am done with this colder weather already. Even a fall/winter weather lover like myself eventually wants the warmer temperatures to settle in.

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4 minutes ago, Rtd208 said:

It would be nice if it was 15-20 degrees warmer outside right now, I am done with this colder weather already. Even a fall/winter weather lover like myself eventually wants the warmer temperatures to settle in.

The record MJO and strat warming event flipped our pattern to colder. Funny how the MJO never missed an opportunity to hit the warm phases between October and February. Since then, it has found a way to miss the warm phases every time.

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