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Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

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35 minutes ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

Is there any time of year where sunshine dominates in the midwest? Seems like winter, spring, and summer is primarily cloudy and rainy. Maybe fall ? I'm convinced that the midwest is even cloudier than the Pacific  northwest. 

I grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula, just west of Seattle. All 18 years of my child/early adulthood! It rarely rains in the summer. We would get the occasional onshore flow bringing us clouds off the Pacific, and maybe a bit of drizzle, but there is sunshine galore from about May-October.

Not only does Fort Wayne (where I live now) get more annual rain than Seattle, it is far cloudier. Fall in Indiana, however, has proven to be the most reliable and pleasant of seasons. Lots of sun, stunning color, and an occasional severe threat to keep things interesting. 

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1 hour ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

Is there any time of year where sunshine dominates in the midwest? Seems like winter, spring, and summer is primarily cloudy and rainy. Maybe fall ? I'm convinced that the midwest is even cloudier than the Pacific  northwest. 

 

The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Total Hours is the average number of sunny hours the city normally has in a year. Clear Days is the average number of days annually when cloud covers at most 30 percent of the sky during daylight hours.

Hours of sunshine are the means calculated for 1961 to 1990. Indianapolis is the top row of hours and Seattle the bottom.
 
J        F      M      A       M      J       J       A       S      O      N      D      Total 
132.1 145.7 178.3 214.8 264.7 287.2 295.2 273.7 232.6 196.6 117.1 102.4 2,440.4

 

55%  Clear Days - 88

  69.8 108.8 178.4 207.3 253.7 268.4 312.0 281.4 221.7 142.6   72.7   52.9

2,169.7

47% Clear Days - 58

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1 hour ago, IWXwx said:

 

The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Total Hours is the average number of sunny hours the city normally has in a year. Clear Days is the average number of days annually when cloud covers at most 30 percent of the sky during daylight hours.

Hours of sunshine are the means calculated for 1961 to 1990. Indianapolis is the top row of hours and Seattle the bottom.
 
J        F      M      A       M      J       J       A       S      O      N      D      Total 
132.1 145.7 178.3 214.8 264.7 287.2 295.2 273.7 232.6 196.6 117.1 102.4 2,440.4

 

55%  Clear Days - 88

  69.8 108.8 178.4 207.3 253.7 268.4 312.0 281.4 221.7 142.6   72.7   52.9

2,169.7

47% Clear Days - 58 

I have a hard time believing Indianapolis averages more sun than Seattle in June and July, especially since Seattle is further north and has more daylight.

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14 minutes ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

I have a hard time believing Indianapolis averages more sun than Seattle in June and July, especially since Seattle is further north and has more daylight.

My chart might be hard to read, but Seattle does beat out Indy in July and also in August. Believe it or not, other than a near-tie in March, Indy wins every other month of the year.

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One of the absolute worst starts to summer I can ever remember. Temps running right around -3.5 for the month, wouldn’t be bad if the damn rain would stop. 

This pattern has been relentless.

 

Honestly though, I said this back in April, this spring/early summer has been very 2013 ish. 

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Thank goodness the 21st has passed.  DST just flippin' sucks.  Still daylight at 9:30 and twilight after 10?  DST wasn't so bad down south but when I moved back here it blew my mind.  Especially since IN was a holdout.  I don't give a crap about the advantages they spout out.  If I wanted to live in the land of the midnight sun I'd be there.  Stop f%^&ing with my clock!

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14 minutes ago, Jackstraw said:

Thank goodness the 21st has passed.  DST just flippin' sucks.  Still daylight at 9:30 and twilight after 10?  DST wasn't so bad down south but when I moved back here it blew my mind.  Especially since IN was a holdout.  I don't give a crap about the advantages they spout out.  If I wanted to live in the land of the midnight sun I'd be there.  Stop f%^&ing with my clock!

I really just feel like we should be on Central time. Daylight savings time and time changes don't bother me, but it's ridiculous when the sun rises at 8:00 AM in the dead of winter and sets after 9:00 PM in summer. I feel that if everything was shifted backwards an hour all would be better. I lived in Illinois for a while as well, and the sunrise/sunset times seemed to make a lot more sense there, with the only issue being how early the sun would set in the winter.

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6 hours ago, The_Doctor said:

I really just feel like we should be on Central time. Daylight savings time and time changes don't bother me, but it's ridiculous when the sun rises at 8:00 AM in the dead of winter and sets after 9:00 PM in summer. I feel that if everything was shifted backwards an hour all would be better. I lived in Illinois for a while as well, and the sunrise/sunset times seemed to make a lot more sense there, with the only issue being how early the sun would set in the winter.

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I wonder if the models will start to trend south with the heat dome for later in the week..it seems wagons south this year so far

also that would mean any MCSs will be more South as they turn the ridge and move SE

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I would take a 9:30 sunset over an 8:30 sunset in a heartbeat. Sucks big time being so far east in the central time zone. There’s nothing good about living here honestly. I seriously might consider moving.

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3 hours ago, NegativeEPO said:

I would take a 9:30 sunset over an 8:30 sunset in a heartbeat. Sucks big time being so far east in the central time zone. There’s nothing good about living here honestly. I seriously might consider moving.

Think of all the things you will miss complaining about, if you move.

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Absolutely love being in the western part of the Eastern Time Zone, sun comes up around 6am and goes down around 9:15pm in summer and 8AM/5PM in winter.

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As a kid I absolutely loved DST.  Most of us had to head home "when the street lights came on".  In the summer that was around 9pm.  Have fond memories of coming home late in the evening on hot summer days, and watching baseball in the cool A/C after a nice shower.

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Was driving by a local outdoor fest earlier when the heavens opened up.  I mean torrential, blinding rain.  There were some tents off in the distance but there was a row of porta potties that was much closer to where some folks were.  I was wondering if any of them was going to opt for a porta potty to take cover instead of making a lengthy run to a tent.  Wasn't able to see what happened since I was just driving by.  If I were one of them, I probably would've settled for a porta potty lol. 

Always have a plan B.  

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2 hours ago, Chinook said:

No tornado warnings this year in eastern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, Aberdeen SD region.

 

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Check out that office in northwestern CA.

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

Check out that office in northwestern CA.

Sure, but how many gale warnings have they had? Those Pacific storms do straight line winds rather well.

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Miami FL hit 98 yesterday, which tied the all-time monthly high for June.  And, this is only the 11th time on record that Miami has hit 98 or higher.  All-time record high is 100 on 7/21/1942.

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14 hours ago, Hoosier said:

Check out that office in northwestern CA.

What?! It's only been sixteen and a half years. lol The mets at that office probably need a refresher on spotting a velocity couplet.

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