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August 2019 General Discussion

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5 hours ago, luckyweather said:

 


Here in Rockford August opens with an average high/low of 83.6/62.5 and closes with 80.5/58.8. September opens with 80.3/58.5 and closes with 69.5/45.8. August opens with a day length of 14:26:49 and closes at 13:11. September opens with 13:09 and closes with 11:47. September starts out the first ten days or so as a continuation of August, but then things start happening in a hurry. The shorter days start getting noticeable. The pretty large dip in average high produces some of the most spectacular days a given year has to offer, usually somewhere around 9/15 through 10/5 or so. Bluebird skies, highs in the 70s, very low humidity, smells of earth and fall. I love winter, but that short stretch of fall takes a close second.

Agree with the beautiful weather in late September. I call it dull, but I also find it very enjoyable. (Other than weather extremes, I like dull). It gives me a last chance to do outside, summer type activities. For example, the fishing is great at that time of year.

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On 8/7/2019 at 4:45 PM, Stebo said:

Oh you! :lol: Could definitely be a wild winter, ENSO is all over the place right now with cold east warm central.

Yeah.  The ENSO is not going to do any favors as a forecasting tool for this upcoming winter, imo.

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Trying to forecast this winter is like trying to figure out if the pattern wants another round of RNA/-EPO heatwave during the 2nd half of August......the models sorta do, but then sorta don't. I suspect the disagreements by Halloween will have a pretty wide spread. Last year was a big bust for the forecasting community though. Outside 3 weeks, the met winter was pretty bleh east of Chicago. With this kind of spread, they may have a warm bias.

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The dewpoint has really shot up today.  It is now 75º.  There is no wind at all, so it's pretty sultry outside, even though clouds kept the temp down a bit today.

Monday's rain event is now not looking so great for much of Iowa.  This summer has been a broken record.

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5 hours ago, cyclone77 said:

Picked up 0.27" of rain today.  1-2" was looking fairly likely with this 2-day event, but it ended up being a very wussy setup overall.  

They were originally calling for 2-3" here...we got a trace lol

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Enjoying the weather outside right now with a cold one. 85 partly cloudy with dew point at 65.  Cicadas are about to kick soon within the hour.

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On ‎8‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 6:49 AM, luckyweather said:

 


Here in Rockford August opens with an average high/low of 83.6/62.5 and closes with 80.5/58.8. September opens with 80.3/58.5 and closes with 69.5/45.8. August opens with a day length of 14:26:49 and closes at 13:11. September opens with 13:09 and closes with 11:47. September starts out the first ten days or so as a continuation of August, but then things start happening in a hurry. The shorter days start getting noticeable. The pretty large dip in average high produces some of the most spectacular days a given year has to offer, usually somewhere around 9/15 through 10/5 or so. Bluebird skies, highs in the 70s, very low humidity, smells of earth and fall. I love winter, but that short stretch of fall takes a close second.

 

The further north you go in our subforum, the better August/September tend to be, with the more active jet stream and plenty of warm, but not unbearable summer/early fall days.  The Ohio Valley tends to bake and dry out in those months, so I can see how the summer doldrums could set in.

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On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 4:42 PM, Chinook said:

possibly the highest heat index I've seen in the USA, Mississippi

 

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That calm wind ought to be a real kick in the shorts.

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It's a cold air funnel type of day across Northern IN. Here's a couple of pics from about an hour ago at LAF.

cold air funnel 1.jpg

cold air funnel 2.jpg

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2 hours ago, IWXwx said:

It's a cold air funnel type of day across Northern IN. Here's a couple of pics from about an hour ago at LAF.

cold air funnel 1.jpg

cold air funnel 2.jpg

I recognize where pic 2 was taken.  

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20 hours ago, Hoosier said:

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Surprised they introduced D1, it’s been fairly wet here recently, or at least enough to green things up a bit.

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Just had an impressive morning storm move in and now 2 round following right behind it in dupage. 

Just missed out on the hail. But it got really dark. Strong gusting and a few respectable bangers around with ctg’s. 70 degrees with dew at 69. It was a matter of time til we had respectable storms in August from an otherwise quiet summer. 

Noticed that happens here in the past and saw it coming.

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We were in a good spot this morning.  The line intensified a bit as it moved in and then a big rain shield filled in behind the line.  I finished with a great 1.61" of rain.  The far north side of Cedar Rapids received nickel size hail, but I did not see any.  The wind gusted to 30-40 for a bit, but it wasn't bad.  This is the first time all summer an expected heavy rain event verified.

OT: About a week ago, this site(only this site) suddenly became very slow & laggy for me.  It makes typing posts difficult.  Any idea what the issue could be?

OT Update:  There is a thread about this on the home page that has a few posts, but that's it.

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34 minutes ago, hawkeye_wx said:

We were in a good spot this morning.  The line intensified a bit as it moved in and then a big rain shield filled in behind the line.  I finished with a great 1.61" of rain.  The far north side of Cedar Rapids received nickel size hail, but I did not see any.  The wind gusted to 30-40 for a bit, but it wasn't bad.  This is the first time all summer an expected heavy rain event verified.

OT: About a week ago, this site(only this site) suddenly became very slow & laggy for me.  It makes typing posts difficult.  Any idea what the issue could be?

You're not the only one who has been having problems, but they seem to have gotten better for some people.  Not sure what's going on.  

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1 hour ago, hawkeye_wx said:

We were in a good spot this morning.  The line intensified a bit as it moved in and then a big rain shield filled in behind the line.  I finished with a great 1.61" of rain.  The far north side of Cedar Rapids received nickel size hail, but I did not see any.  The wind gusted to 30-40 for a bit, but it wasn't bad.  This is the first time all summer an expected heavy rain event verified.

OT: About a week ago, this site(only this site) suddenly became very slow & laggy for me.  It makes typing posts difficult.  Any idea what the issue could be?

OT Update:  There is a thread about this on the home page that has a few posts, but that's it.

Wow you guys got a nice soaking out there.

 

24 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

You're not the only one who has been having problems, but they seem to have gotten better for some people.  Not sure what's going on.  

I've been having issues with the Tropical Tidbits site the last few weeks.  Doesn't seem to want to load the maps very quickly anymore.  

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8 minutes ago, cyclone77 said:

Wow you guys got a nice soaking out there.

 

I've been having issues with the Tropical Tidbits site the last few weeks.  Doesn't seem to want to load the maps very quickly anymore.  

Levi changed the way the maps load to make them load slower to reduce server load. Now instead of loading all the frames at once, it only loads the current and then a few on either side.

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Just got back yesterday from being up in Eagle River since the 10th. Had fairly good weather up there most of the time, with a few bouts of rain/storms a few of the nights. Did a bunch of hiking, kayaking, boating, etc. Also ventured up into the UP for one day as well, not too far from Bo country.

Looks like I didn't miss too much down here. A few bouts of rain/storms in the area, but didn't miss much imby.

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I received another 1.53" of rain this morning.  We had lightning and thunder for 2-3 hours, the best of the season.  My 3-day total is 3.14".

While there was little wind during the rain, strong wind (40+ mph) at the back edge caused garden damage and blew bird feeders down.

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3 hours ago, hawkeye_wx said:

I received another 1.53" of rain this morning.  We had lightning and thunder for 2-3 hours, the best of the season.  My 3-day total is 3.14".

While there was little wind during the rain, strong wind (40+ mph) at the back edge caused garden damage and blew bird feeders down.

Yea, rather impressive wake low/MCV this morning. Not to mention this series of MCSs is doing wonders for our dry stretch.

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