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Summer 2019 New England Banter and Disco

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I just noticed we never started a summer banter thread and were still using the spring one for general discussion so I decided to start a new one just for organizational sake.

 

Hope everyone's been enjoying the CoC weather for the most part so far this summer!

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5 hours ago, MetHerb said:

Is that even real?  I've seen pine pollen before but never in that quantity.

Spruce pollen (as in that tree) can be even worse.  I've seen it 3" deep and rotting on a lee shore in N. Maine.

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27 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

When is my first 90+ day?

No 90's ever again...coc k a dewdle dewless 4eva

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1 hour ago, Dr. Dews said:

No 90's ever again...coc k a dewdle dewless 4eva

9 days of 90s later...

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45 minutes ago, dendrite said:

9 days of 90s later...

I mean that is on another level of being wrong.  Wow, that didn’t age well.

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Meh... some years ... months are different - shocking revelation!     June last year has zero bearing on June this year.  If anyone has a modicum of philosophical awareness, it may occur to them that the comparison really has equal value to that:  Zero. It's tantamount to saying June last year is not June this year - right...got it.  Thanks. 

We had a temperate June ... yay.  While most of us in here discussed that as a very likely plausibility ... back at the end of May (btw), I guess now we are stunned that June was banal for heat?  I guess..  

Going forward, July very likely will start above normal.  How much exactly remains to be seen... But, I could see the first 1/4 of the month finishing solidly above.  

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2 hours ago, dendrite said:

9 days of 90s later...

"May not hit it at all" meaning, it might!

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I was just reading about that crazy hail storm in Guadalajara Mexico yesterday.  The NBC story that I just read said that more than 3 feet of hail fell.  I don't believe that for a second,  I'm sure that low lying areas where water pooled the hail was over 3 feet not a general 3 foot hail coverage.  Never the less very impressive.  The city is at 5000 in elevation  which helps.  We never have deep hail here in New England as they do out in the plains.  I'm sure elevation helps in that regard.

Here is link with some very impressive pictures to the hail story.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/summer-hail-storm-guadalajara-mexico-buries-cars-damages-houses-n1025321?cid=public-rss_20190701

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21 minutes ago, wxeyeNH said:

I was just reading about that crazy hail storm in Guadalajara Mexico yesterday.  The NBC story that I just read said that more than 3 feet of hail fell.  I don't believe that for a second,  I'm sure that low lying areas where water pooled the hail was over 3 feet not a general 3 foot hail coverage.  Never the less very impressive.  The city is at 5000 in elevation  which helps.  We never have deep hail here in New England as they do out in the plains.  I'm sure elevation helps in that regard.

Here is link with some very impressive pictures to the hail story.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/summer-hail-storm-guadalajara-mexico-buries-cars-damages-houses-n1025321?cid=public-rss_20190701

 

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Storm drains got blocked. My guess is the hail flowed and piled up in low draining areas as water drained out through it. Impressive either way. 

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3 hours ago, wxeyeNH said:

I was just reading about that crazy hail storm in Guadalajara Mexico yesterday.  The NBC story that I just read said that more than 3 feet of hail fell.  I don't believe that for a second,  I'm sure that low lying areas where water pooled the hail was over 3 feet not a general 3 foot hail coverage.  Never the less very impressive.  The city is at 5000 in elevation  which helps.  We never have deep hail here in New England as they do out in the plains.  I'm sure elevation helps in that regard.

Here is link with some very impressive pictures to the hail story.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/summer-hail-storm-guadalajara-mexico-buries-cars-damages-houses-n1025321?cid=public-rss_20190701

There was an event - I wish I could remember when - that they had to bring out plows in parts of Holyoke, MA.  It's pretty rare but that's the one event I can remember, at least in New England.

That's some impressive stuff though in Mexico!

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65/58

Warm but not warm enough here. DIT would be angry having to tie his B.U.M. Equipment sweatshirt around his waist so he can throw it on when he gets that chilled weenie by the fire. 

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23 minutes ago, MetHerb said:

There was an event - I wish I could remember when - that they had to bring out plows in parts of Holyoke, MA.  It's pretty rare but that's the one event I can remember, at least in New England.

That's some impressive stuff though in Mexico!

Looking at some of the Mexico pictures it looks like the kids were having fun.  They probably get some hail from time to time but many have never seen frozen.  About 10 years ago we had some visitors from Miami that came up around Thanksgiving.  The 3 kids had never seen snow.  Ground was bare but it started snowing.  Lightly at first but then big wet parachutes that gave us an inch or two.  Watching those kids was priceless.  They were excited to see the first flakes but then with parachutes they were in awe.  Fun stuff!

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To put it in perspective, MX sees more ice in one storm than some of us will see snow this coming winter.

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8 hours ago, wxeyeNH said:

Looking at some of the Mexico pictures it looks like the kids were having fun.  They probably get some hail from time to time but many have never seen frozen.  About 10 years ago we had some visitors from Miami that came up around Thanksgiving.  The 3 kids had never seen snow.  Ground was bare but it started snowing.  Lightly at first but then big wet parachutes that gave us an inch or two.  Watching those kids was priceless.  They were excited to see the first flakes but then with parachutes they were in awe.  Fun stuff!

My junior year at Lyndon there was a transfer student from Sunrise, FL (just outside of Fort Lauderdale).  He had only seen snow once (late 70s) and that was falling.  He specifically chose Lyndon because he wanted to experience winter.  This kids response to everything was so funny.  I remember the first night we had frost he came bursting in and said that everyone had to go outside that everything was covered with a dust that sparkled.  Then when it snowed, I remember his first reaction to touching it - he said that it was colder than he thought it was.  He thought it would be cottony and feel like air.

There's nothing like an outsiders perspective on something!

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1 hour ago, MetHerb said:

My junior year at Lyndon there was a transfer student from Sunrise, FL (just outside of Fort Lauderdale).  He had only seen snow once (late 70s) and that was falling.  He specifically chose Lyndon because he wanted to experience winter.  This kids response to everything was so funny.  I remember the first night we had frost he came bursting in and said that everyone had to go outside that everything was covered with a dust that sparkled.  Then when it snowed, I remember his first reaction to touching it - he said that it was colder than he thought it was.  He thought it would be cottony and feel like air.

There's nothing like an outsiders perspective on something!

lol

Did he graduate?

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9 hours ago, dendrite said:

65/58

Warm but not warm enough here. DIT would be angry having to tie his B.U.M. Equipment sweatshirt around his waist so he can throw it on when he gets that chilled weenie by the fire. 

Yup. That’s not summer. You were shivering last night catching lightning bugs 

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