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September Weather Discussion 2019

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Can't buy anything more than a shower here and there it seems. West of the river seems to be a "thing" this summer, hopefully this trend changes once winter starts....

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6 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

56F with broken skies...should see some sunshine today.

broken like summugh's back

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7 hours ago, CoastalWx said:

Hopefully not in winter....lol. 

We hope you finally get your rain you poo poo'd for all summer.

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13 hours ago, dendrite said:

I saw a nasty yellowjacket nest at work. It’s like 5 in and out every second.

 

13 hours ago, kdxken said:

Those are the killers. Probably thousands. Somehow avoided a hurtin' yesterday after I got into this one. They have to taxi before entering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIYCSMwOac8

Yeah 5 in and out every second is a massive nest....that rate of activity would scare the sh** out of me. The nest I killed on the eaves of our house back in July was probably 1-2 every couple seconds....I estimate it had to have 100 in there....it would have ballooned to like 500+ by now if I didn't get it. It was above our deck and with my 3 year old son liking to play out there, there was zero chance I was letting it go even if it was 15 feet up. It took me 3 cans of raid to kill it over the course of about 7-10 days.

 

Your youtube video looks bad too...that's a big nest with that much activity.

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I like bald faced hornets, their nests look amazing and they are crazy aggressive like yellow jackets. This is one of the better nests I've seen, might not want to rattle that thing

 

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27 minutes ago, Dr. Dews said:

I like bald faced hornets, their nests look amazing and they are crazy aggressive like yellow jackets. This is one of the better nests I've seen, might not want to rattle that thing

 

Wow, that nest must have had plenty of time to develop undisturbed. 

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I had a lone bald faced hornet that hung out by my fig tree and run all summer and picked off houseflies and tore them to shreds. Never saw more than one at once and I have no clue where the nest was. 

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3 hours ago, Dr. Dews said:

I like bald faced hornets, their nests look amazing and they are crazy aggressive like yellow jackets. This is one of the better nests I've seen, might not want to rattle that thing

 

Only if you disturb their nest, then they go insane. White faced hornets (same thing as bald-faced) are not nearly as bad as yellow jackets though once you get away from the very immediate area surrounding their nest. They will typically go about their business without bothering you whereas a yellow jacket will be much more likely to sting you away from the nest. Yellow jackets love to get up in your business and then if you try and swat it away, it has no problem stinging you.

The white faced hornet stings are really painful though...worse than yellow jacket stings. They just don't happen as often.

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21 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Only if you disturb their nest, then they go insane. White faced hornets (same thing as bald-faced) are not nearly as bad as yellow jackets though once you get away from the very immediate area surrounding their nest. They will typically go about their business without bothering you whereas a yellow jacket will be much more likely to sting you away from the nest. Yellow jackets love to get up in your business and then if you try and swat it away, it has no problem stinging you.

The white faced hornet stings are really painful though...worse than yellow jacket stings. They just don't happen as often.

Another thing is the nests of bald hornets are usually up high(er) in trees, bushes or awnings, while yellow jackets often nest low or in the ground, so it is much easier to run into them. One thing I had forgotten is that BFH are actually a type of yellow jacket wasp, but not the eastern or German type mostly associated.

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30 minutes ago, dryslot said:

A buddy of mine that is the Animal control officer for LEW posted this one today.................

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Norway maple...kill it all with fire

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1 hour ago, CoastalWx said:

So much for torch next week. We may be nestled under HP most of the time.

Bigger anomalies NNE maybe?

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1 hour ago, ORH_wxman said:

Only if you disturb their nest, then they go insane. White faced hornets (same thing as bald-faced) are not nearly as bad as yellow jackets though once you get away from the very immediate area surrounding their nest. They will typically go about their business without bothering you whereas a yellow jacket will be much more likely to sting you away from the nest. Yellow jackets love to get up in your business and then if you try and swat it away, it has no problem stinging you.

The white faced hornet stings are really painful though...worse than yellow jacket stings. They just don't happen as often.

Absolutely.  Most recent example of this that I've suffered came a few years ago during our two-day "peer review" field trip.  I was about midway in a line of about 25 people, Bureau field staff plus our "Silvicultural Advisory Committee" - long-experienced non-Bureau foresters, biologists, ecologists.  I felt some stings, hollered "yellow jackets" (without seeing them, but I knew) and took off up the hill.  100 yards away we stopped to discuss some harvesting results, and one of those beasts flew past everyone else, buzzed around me a bit, and unloaded again.  No white-faced hornet would pursue even a quarter as far.

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Just now, CoastalWx said:

Yeah most likely. Fort Kent ftw?

If we still lived in the Perley Brook section of town, my garden would be dead already.  That's where we took frost damage on July 31.  Once we moved to the back settlement on sloping land 450' higher, the growing season was about a week longer at each end. 

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26 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Bigger anomalies NNE maybe?

Might finally get our over-the-top warmth up north.  Usually there’s a couple periods of it each summer but this year it’s just been strict N/NW=cooler, S/SE=warmer when it comes to anomalies.

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12 minutes ago, tamarack said:

If we still lived in the Perley Brook section of town, my garden would be dead already.  That's where we took frost damage on July 31.  Once we moved to the back settlement on sloping land 450' higher, the growing season was about a week longer at each end. 

It’s funny to think that,  but a small elevation change to the higher can extend a growing season. 

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13 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

It’s funny to think that,  but a small elevation change to the higher can extend a growing season. 

Yup... it’s like 1500ft will see snow before my house at 750ft... but my garden will die before the gardens up at the base of the ski area. 

The first time the base area hits 32F is usually with snow or a rain to snow CAA situation along a strong autumn FROPA.  The first time I hit 32F is just a random clear night lol.

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10 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Yup... it’s like 1500ft will see snow before my house at 750ft... but my garden will die before the gardens up at the base of the ski area. 

The first time the base area hits 32F is usually with snow or a rain to snow CAA situation along a strong autumn FROPA.  The first time I hit 32F is just a random clear night lol.

More or less the same here. I’ve had frost 100’ down my hill a week before me. It’s crazy. My in laws radiate like mad. They’ll hit freezing two weeks before me.

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