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Winter 2020 New England Banter and General Obs

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funny, I just had a Facebook memory from last year, pretty much sharing the same sentiment of this year in terms of lack of storms and snowfall...iirc, we did get one good weekend in late February and one big deal in March.which saved the winter from total disaster

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2 minutes ago, tavwtby said:

funny, I just had a Facebook memory from last year, pretty much sharing the same sentiment of this year in terms of lack of storms and snowfall...iirc, we did get one good weekend in late February and one big deal in March.which saved the winter from total disaster

It looks tough going forward. We went on a run from here on out last year. Maybe “run” is a little bit of an embellishment....but I made up significant ground. 

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12 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

If that is true to size then I pass 

That surely would add a sense of drama to that contest in Coney Island on July 4th. As always .....

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39 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

It's crazy the models are already poking into March. This means in two months they will be poking into May! 

“Poking”? Wiz may have inadvertent omitted a critical letter from the word. As always ....

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Only got to down to 1 here.  Just might go the entire winter without a below zero reading.

Meanwhile, I noticed some -35's in NNH & NME.

I have more tapping to do today but will wait a bit for things to warm up a bit.  Tapping in the cold risks splitting the tree and I don't want that!

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18 minutes ago, MetHerb said:

Only got to down to 1 here.  Just might go the entire winter without a below zero reading.

Meanwhile, I noticed some -35's in NNH & NME.

I have more tapping to do today but will wait a bit for things to warm up a bit.  Tapping in the cold risks splitting the tree and I don't want that!

Heard some tree popping last evening as I walked the dog with temp -13, with one especially loud pop from a spot with maple and ash, undoubtedly from one of the maples.  Had mid -20s this morning, about 99% chance it's the coldest morning of the winter.  (And close to the median for bottom of winter here.)

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Looking forward to another sunny day.  Going to be one of the worst months for solar production. Yesterday was the first decent sunny day this month. Solar panels run way more efficient on cold clear days. Heat significantly lowers efficiency.  

 

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15 minutes ago, tamarack said:

Heard some tree popping last evening as I walked the dog with temp -13, with one especially loud pop from a spot with maple and ash, undoubtedly from one of the maples.  Had mid -20s this morning, about 99% chance it's the coldest morning of the winter.  (And close to the median for bottom of winter here.)

One year I tapped when it was pretty cold (single digits/teens) and I don't know if I was putting the taps in too hard or the fact that I put the tap in while it was cold and I had a few trees develop vertical cracks.  Just want to avoid that again!

We might have a shot next weekend with that cold shot for a colder reading but you might be right...this morning might have been our coldest, that's for sure.

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Looking forward to another sunny day.  Going to be one of the worst months for solar production. Yesterday was the first decent sunny day this month. 


Yessir... yesterday, today and maybe one other good day earlier this month. Last month was my highest producing January in the 6 years I've had the panels on my roof. This will easily be the lowest February.
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18 minutes ago, butterfish55 said:


 

 


Yessir... yesterday, today and maybe one other good day earlier this month. Last month was my highest producing January in the 6 years I've had the panels on my roof. This will easily be the lowest February.

 

Yep. Lots of misery this month.  

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6 hours ago, butterfish55 said:


 

 

 


Yessir... yesterday, today and maybe one other good day earlier this month. Last month was my highest producing January in the 6 years I've had the panels on my roof. This will easily be the lowest February.

 

And last month was my cloudiest of 22 Januarys here.  We had measurable snow on 18 days but 1"+ on only 3 as all those clouds didn't produce much snow.  February has been cloudier than average as well though yesterday and today are bright.

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Any of you weenies know where I can find a roll of plastic material similar to what they use in these airpot planters? I know there's dimpled drainage products out there.

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-4jyra1dl3p/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/1325/1729/H07__11227.1573838916.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on&imbypass=on

The closest I could find from a box store was from Menards.

https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/insulation/foundation-insulation-coatings/superseal-5-0-x-65-6-dimpled-foundation-membrane/sm50150/p-1444444226423.htm

Yeah, I'd have to drill my own holes, but I'd save a lot of money and could make the pots whatever size I want. Something with holes already in it would be even better.

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7 hours ago, MetHerb said:

One year I tapped when it was pretty cold (single digits/teens) and I don't know if I was putting the taps in too hard or the fact that I put the tap in while it was cold and I had a few trees develop vertical cracks.  Just want to avoid that again!

We might have a shot next weekend with that cold shot for a colder reading but you might be right...this morning might have been our coldest, that's for sure.

Hit 1.4 here this morning for the low. You must have been colder in the elevated valley .

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Took a ride over to Littleton from Bethel today. The Whites are gorgeous. So envious of the views some people have. Did a quick hike towards Madison Hut but ran out of time and had to turn back. Perfect winter day.IMG_20200215_152254.jpgIMG_20200215_143639.jpgIMG_20200215_141503.jpgIMG_20200215_133417~01~01.jpgIMG_20200215_135143.jpg

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42 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

Hit 1.4 here this morning for the low. You must have been colder in the elevated valley .

Actually it only dropped to 1 here.  If we don't drop below zero next weekend, we might go the whole winter without dipping below zero.  Wouldn't be the first time but just shows how mild it's been.

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Caribou ME
111 PM EST Sat Feb 15 2020

...LOW TEMPERATURE REPORTS...

Location                     Temp      Time/Date       Provider

...Maine...

...Aroostook County...
Aroostook River (Masardis)   -36 F     0400 AM 02/15   USGS
Estcourt Station             -35 F     0415 AM 02/15   HADS
3 NNE Caribou                -34 F     0720 AM 02/15   NWS Employee
Westfield NERON Site         -33 F     0445 AM 02/15   HADS
Presque Isle Airport         -32 F     0556 AM 02/15   AWOS
Big Black River              -31 F     0200 AM 02/15   USGS
1 E Houlton                  -30 F     0700 AM 02/15   AWOS
3.2 W Fish River Lake        -28 F     0655 AM 02/15   HADS
Grand Isle                   -28 F     0646 AM 02/15   CWOP
Madawaska                    -28 F     0610 AM 02/15   CWOP
Fort Kent 1 SE               -27 F     0618 AM 02/15   COOP
Grand Isle                   -27 F     0601 AM 02/15   CWOP
Clayton Lake                 -27 F     1116 PM 02/14   AWOS
Connor Twp                   -27 F     0600 AM 02/15   CWOP
Limestone USCRN Site         -26 F     0400 AM 02/15   HADS
Dickey                       -25 F     0145 AM 02/15   HADS
Caribou                      -24 F     0354 AM 02/15   ASOS
0.5 SE Nine-Mile Bridge      -24 F     1215 AM 02/15   USGS
1.2 E Island Falls (RAINWISE)-22 F     0645 AM 02/15   MESOWEST
Oxbow NEPP Site              -22 F     0215 AM 02/15   HADS
Monticello                   -20 F     0708 AM 02/15   CWOP
Linneus                      -20 F     0701 AM 02/15   CWOP
1.2 E Island Falls (RAINWISE)-20 F     0600 AM 02/15   MESOWEST
E Eagle Lake                 -18 F     0635 AM 02/15   COOP
Monticello                   -18 F     0553 AM 02/15   CWOP
Linneus                      -17 F     0600 AM 02/15   CWOP
Presque Isle 1 ENE           -15 F     0700 AM 02/15   UCOOP
Frenchville Airport          -14 F     0553 AM 02/15   ASOS
2 ENE Smyrna Mills           -13 F     0130 AM 02/15   AWS
Soucey Hill                  -11 F     0400 AM 02/15   MEDOT
Bridgewater                   -9 F     0600

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9 hours ago, BrianW said:

Looking forward to another sunny day.  Going to be one of the worst months for solar production. Yesterday was the first decent sunny day this month. Solar panels run way more efficient on cold clear days. Heat significantly lowers efficiency.  

 

Screenshot_20200215-082131_SolarEdge.jpg

Mine are covered with snow. 

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My friend Devin lives in Wasatch county in Utah which is the mountain range and he just broke 400 inches today. It has been snowing all winter over there.

Amazing

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29 minutes ago, MJO812 said:

My friend Devin lives in Wasatch county in Utah which is the mountain range and he just broke 400 inches today. It has been snowing all winter over there.

Amazing

You posted the same thing in the New York and Philly subs... why doesn’t the upstate NY/PA group get the same love?

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Man I truly don’t remember the last time I went multiple weeks without even a fantasy 200+ hour storm to look at during February.  Just awful.  

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