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April Discobs Thread

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Freeze watch up for tonight in the DC suburbs.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
408 AM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

MDZ003>006-503>507-VAZ036>040-050>053-501-502-505-506-171615-
/O.NEW.KLWX.FZ.A.0002.180418T0600Z-180418T1300Z/
Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-Northern Fauquier-
Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-
Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek,
Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Germantown,
Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring,
Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Lovingston,
Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Washington, Orange,
Gordonsville, Culpeper, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge,
Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville,
Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Warrenton, Turnbull, Purcellville,
Leesburg, Ashburn, and Sterling
408 AM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Freeze Watch, which is in effect from late tonight
through Wednesday morning.

* TEMPERATURES...32 degrees or less.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions may damage sensitive
  vegetation. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the
  cold.
 

 

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
124 PM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

MDZ003>006-503-505-507-VAZ026>031-039-040-051-501-502-505>507-
WVZ051>053-180130-
/O.UPG.KLWX.FZ.A.0002.180418T0600Z-180418T1300Z/
/O.NEW.KLWX.FZ.W.0002.180418T0400Z-180418T1300Z/
Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Northwest Montgomery-Northwest Howard-Northwest Harford-
Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Madison-
Rappahannock-Culpeper-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-
Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-
Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-
Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek,
Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Germantown,
Damascus, Lisbon, Jarrettsville, Harrisonburg, Strasburg,
Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray,
Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Madison,
Washington, Culpeper, Warrenton, Turnbull, Purcellville,
Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Big Meadows, Paw Paw, Martinsburg,
Charles Town, and Shepherdstown
124 PM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight
to 9 AM EDT Wednesday. The Freeze Watch is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 20s and lower 30s.

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1 hour ago, PrinceFrederickWx said:

We just can’t have April weather this year can we? It’s either January or July.

Seriously though, we haven't had seasonable all year.

First it was the Early January deep freeze

then it was the mid-late Feb warmup (with a couple seasonable days mixed in)

then it was the chilly, but rainy early February

and then of course.. the Mid-late Feb torcher

next was just about the entire month of March. Cold days, seasonable nights

and here we are..

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10 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

39/27 with stray flurries

Never would think by looking at this OBS that this is mid April! During the day! Just crazy

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30 minutes ago, mattie g said:

It sucks.

You know what's hilarious?  All 3 airports are basically at normal temps for the month-to-date (BWI even slightly above normal) because of the 2 torch days last week.

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7 minutes ago, WxUSAF said:

You know what's hilarious?  All 3 airports are basically at normal temps for the month-to-date (BWI even slightly above normal) because of the 2 torch days last week.

TBH that's why I like that PRISM map that's on Ryan Maue's website. Pretty accurate with temps

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2 hours ago, nw baltimore wx said:

We had some off and on scattered flurries here in the last hour that I at first thought were cherry blossom petals.

I thought they were coming from a tree too.  Then one landed on my sleeve and started to melt.  Wasn't expecting to see snowflakes today.

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This is more or less what a normal April is like. Swinging from 45 and cloudy to 70 or 80+ isn’t unusual. The next week from tomorrow on should be pretty seasonable.

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2 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

You know what's hilarious?  All 3 airports are basically at normal temps for the month-to-date (BWI even slightly above normal) because of the 2 torch days last week.

 

18 minutes ago, Fozz said:

This is more or less what a normal April is like. Swinging from 45 and cloudy to 70 or 80+ isn’t unusual. The next week from tomorrow on should be pretty seasonable.

THIS is why the 'I love spring with it's 60's/70's' is so misleading, because averages are just that-averages. You are correct Fozz, this week is exactly what April is, windy warm, cold, warm, windy cold...sun, rain, flurries, sun. The sunny and 60-70 that many crave generally are the 'oddball' days in between systems.

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55 minutes ago, Fozz said:

This is more or less what a normal April is like. Swinging from 45 and cloudy to 70 or 80+ isn’t unusual. The next week from tomorrow on should be pretty seasonable.

Going from borderline record highs at the airports and 90 IMBY, to a high of 45 on the afternoon of April 17th IMBY (while the northern tier gets snow showers) just three days later is not your typical April variance. As Cobalt pointed out earlier, the temperature swings this year have been kind of extreme.

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54 minutes ago, wxdude64 said:

 

THIS is why the 'I love spring with it's 60's/70's' is so misleading, because averages are just that-averages. You are correct Fozz, this week is exactly what April is, windy warm, cold, warm, windy cold...sun, rain, flurries, sun. The sunny and 60-70 that many crave generally are the 'oddball' days in between systems.

Yeah, it seems our best bet for that temperate weather comes in the fall.  One of the many reasons I live for that season.  October usually doesn't disappoint around here.

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Periods of flurries this afternoon.  Impressive cold for mid-April.  Definitely enjoying the cool weather after last week's furnace.  I thought I'd grown sick of chilly, windy weather, but then last weekend happened and I was reminded I liked that a whole lot less.

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Freeze Warning just got expanded towards I-95.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
912 PM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

MDZ011-504-506-VAZ038-050-052-053-055-056-180915-
/O.EXA.KLWX.FZ.W.0002.180418T0400Z-180418T1300Z/
Southern Baltimore-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Central and Southeast Howard-Greene-Orange-
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-Stafford-
Spotsylvania-
Including the cities of Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville,
Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Columbia, Ellicott City,
Stanardsville, Orange, Gordonsville, Dale City, Manassas,
Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale,
Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Falmouth,
and Fredericksburg
912 PM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect until 9 AM EDT
Wednesday.

* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 20s to lower 30s. The coldest
  temperatures will be in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Freezing temperatures may damage or kill sensitive
  vegetation. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the
  cold.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

&&

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