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9 hours ago, showmethesnow said:

We came close to stopping there for a day on the way up to our maine vacation. Decided not to bother because it wasn't winter and didn't feel that one day would do the area justice. 

Well if you wanna ski or snowshoe i concur. If you want to get up top, summer is the time to do it. With the wind it was a bit uncomfortable even yesterday. It's pretty spectacular though. Yesterday would have been a super high visibility day but the haziness was attributed to smoke from wildfires in Canada. Obviously the weather is typically brutal in winter at the summit, and auto road is closed. I guess the cog still runs unless the winds are blowing 100 mph or something. BTW, still some decent 'snow' in spots on the north face of Mt Washington, as well as a few places on other peaks on the Presidential range.

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Currently in Northhampton MA. Really cool little town.

Drinking a Long Trail Vermont DIPA, Green Mountain Haze. Super good.

Heading back to my burning yard tomorrow. Look for my posts in the drought thread shortly.

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1 hour ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Currently in Northhampton MA. Really cool little town.

Drinking a Long Trail Vermont DIPA, Green Mountain Haze. Super good.

Heading back to my burning yard tomorrow. Look for my posts in the drought thread shortly.

I guess that means double ipa ? I had a Flying Dog DIPA and it was fierce man...and 12.1%alc lol . Anything from Vermont has to be good ...right?

Have a safe trip back man

PS......You'll never catch me in any drought thread 

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6 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

I guess that means double ipa ? I had a Flying Dog DIPA and it was fierce man...and 12.1%alc lol . Anything from Vermont has to be good ...right?

Have a safe trip back man

PS......You'll never catch me in any drought thread 

Yeah DIPAs are usually higher gravity- 8 to 12% abv. Then you have the DFH 120 min- that is in another class at 18%. The holy grail as they say.

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23 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Yeah DIPAs are usually higher gravity- 8 to 12% abv. Then you have the DFH 120 min- that is in another class at 18%. The holy grail as they say.

18% ...that is another level ..dam*. Remember jungle juice? ...with pure grain alc. ..and fruit . I remember getting hammered just from eating the fruit after marinating for 2 days lol. 

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It's funny...the weather channel was talking about Sandy but never mentioned the incredible record  blizzard in SW Pa, Western Md, WV etc that occurred .

I was on my way to chase that blizzard  but I turned around because of my failing sump pump  . Mby got 5.6 " of rain .

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Arlington has officially declared a state of emergency following the flooding earlier this week.

https://www.arlnow.com/2019/07/10/arlington-county-declares-disaster-after-flash-flood-emergency/

This is probably the most-talked about non-snow related weather event since the derecho, just based off me listening to conversations. Lots of people comparing flood damage and talking about their experiences. Unforgettable weather day for many in my very local area, eight houses down the hill the water was in the first floor!

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23 hours ago, losetoa6 said:

It's funny...the weather channel was talking about Sandy but never mentioned the incredible record  blizzard in SW Pa, Western Md, WV etc that occurred .

I was on my way to chase that blizzard  but I turned around because of my failing sump pump  . Mby got 5.6 " of rain .

I really wish we had our place here back then...would have been epic to be here for that.

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4 minutes ago, nj2va said:

I really wish we had our place here back then...would have been epic to be here for that.

A blizzard like that would be epic anytime in winter but ....in October...and from a tropical system..wow! 

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Was body boarding down North Wildwood New Jersey, and wow in my 45 years  of memory I can never recall seeing rays there.

Many in groups, some surfacing.  Did not bother us.  My brother-in-law was in amazement. The water was aqua color and warm and the tide was coming in. 

I Googled on the beach and it seems they are after clams and also moving, or migrating,  from South to North. 

What a day, many great waves, a great day !  Magic Seaweed does a great job along with Swell.com when it comes to forecasting winds changes and swell direction and height. Conditions were at times glassy.   

 

 

 

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@frd speaking of ocean, I am up at southport, an island off the Maine coast, and the difference between high and low tide is astounding. Unlike down through our region where we see roughly a 2ft? difference, up here they average 9-10 ft with occasional 11 ft. When I get back in a few days I will post some pics. 

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11 minutes ago, showmethesnow said:

@frd speaking of ocean, I am up at southport, an island off the Maine coast, and the difference between high and low tide is astounding. Unlike down through our region where we see roughly a 2ft? difference, up here they average 9-10 ft with occasional 11 ft. When I get back in a few days I will post some pics. 

Wow that is crazy, I like to see some images. 

By the way, how is the food, I imagine very yummy.

You might like this recipe..... I love calamari.  My grandmother handed down years to me years ago a recipe that features  linguine pasta served with a marinara, from  garden tomatoes of course,  sauted with the calamari in olive oil and topped of with fresh basil. An excellent seafood sauce , believe ir not.   

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Plenty of great waterfalls in Vermont and NH. Most are pretty easy to get to with relatively short and not difficult hikes. I always end up climbing down(or up) off the trails to get a better vantage point. The weather was so perfect too. I am ready to go back!

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Worst thing about a vacation is the trip home. On the last leg with a little over an hour to go. Maine is gorgeous though and the long drive was well worth it. Mohegan Sun poconos casino made out like bandits from our 2 day stop over on the way home. Now I have my fingers crossed that my garden hasn't had any issues from not being tended for 11 days.

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@losetoa6

A friend of mine is moving and needs to get rid of the exact table that I have. An 8 ft Olhausen. I think they'd take a couple hundred for it. Any interest? Anyone else? If so, PM me.  The table is located in Columbia.

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34 minutes ago, nw baltimore wx said:

@losetoa6

A friend of mine is moving and needs to get rid of the exact table that I have. An 8 ft Olhausen. I think they'd take a couple hundred for it. Any interest? Anyone else? If so, PM me.  The table is located in Columbia.

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Same age as mine . I don't know off hand anyone interested but ...a "couple hundred" is a freaking steal . It looks in excellent shape from here .

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3 hours ago, showmethesnow said:

Worst thing about a vacation is the trip home. On the last leg with a little over an hour to go. Maine is gorgeous though and the long drive was well worth it. Mohegan Sun poconos casino made out like bandits from our 2 day stop over on the way home. Now I have my fingers crossed that my garden hasn't had any issues from not being tended for 11 days.

It’s all dead.

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1 hour ago, showmethesnow said:

Nah, I am going to have to get my machete out.

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Ah yes, I forgot you aren’t living in Stephens City.

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Hey everyone! I stopped by the forum to see if there is any cool down in sight, but it’s not looking good. I usually don’t mind summers around here, but I was in the UK and Ireland for almost 3 weeks (it was between 55- 75 degrees), and came back to this nasty heat and humidity.  Can’t wait to start tracking snow, but this increasing heat can’t be good for our winter prospects...

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18 minutes ago, snowmagnet said:

Hey everyone! I stopped by the forum to see if there is any cool down in sight, but it’s not looking good. I usually don’t mind summers around here, but I was in the UK and Ireland for almost 3 weeks (it was between 55- 75 degrees), and came back to this nasty heat and humidity.  Can’t wait to start tracking snow, but this increasing heat can’t be good for our winter prospects...

Yea I want to go back to Spearfish SD. We went from being outside everyday to staying cooped up inside. 

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12 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

Heat warnings to wind chill warnings :o

Light jackets for Mon afternoon :lol:

Gfs 2m temps at 18z Mon

 

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What the hell lol... super backdoored?

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Show of hands....who HASN'T been above 90.0 degrees so far this year? I can make that claim. Hottest day so far this year was yesterday's 88.5. They are calling for low 90's Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If that happens it will be first time since the heat wave of July 24-28, 2016. Here are the days since 1/1/2016 I have been at 90.0 or higher.

90.2  6/12/16  93 (1983)

90.0  6/17/16  93 (1983)

93.3  7/24/16  99 (1999)

93.2  7/25/16  97.7 (2010)

92.8  7/26/16  98.1 (2010)

92.0  7/27/16  96 (1982)

90.1  7/28/16  98 (1993)

90.6  8/14/16  97 (1995)

90.3  9/09/16  95.8 (2007)

90.5  9/10/16  92 (1983)

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90.2  7/13/17  96.6 (2011)

90.3  7/20/17  96 (1986)

91.0  7/21/17  97 (1983)  

92.2  7/23/17  98.4 (2011)

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90.0  6/20/18  94 (1994)

91.2  7/04/18  95 (1999)

90.0  7/05/18  97 (1999)

Edited to include record highs for the dates

 

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19 minutes ago, yoda said:

What the hell lol... super backdoored?

Super something lol....Gfs im sure is overdoing it no doubt  but a departing trough and high building in from the northwest with a north ne fetch and rain cooled air . Sounds good to me .

We might be fighting suppression in July :D and EJ ..Depression lol .. because he's not getting his HHH weather.

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26 minutes ago, wxdude64 said:

Show of hands....who HASN'T been above 90.0 degrees so far this year? I can make that claim. Hottest day so far this year was yesterday's 88.5. They are calling for low 90's Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If that happens it will be first time since the heat wave of July 24-28, 2016. Here are the days since 1/1/2016 I have been at 90.0 or higher....

 

Not bad. Please contact DCA and teach them proper instrument siting.

I hit 90 here today for the 3rd time in July. Had 1 time in June. Been a slightly cool summer.

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