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George BM

April Discobs 2020

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After running more than 6 degrees above normal through Jan-Feb-Mar, MRB is -1.1 for April.  Only two 70 degree days so far this month, versus the 5 we had in March.

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12 hours ago, JakkelWx said:

I think we'll see a sharp transition from cool to very warm or even hot around the mid-May timeframe. But as of the next 2 weeks, I think it'll be cooler and wetter than normal. Polar vortex is finally breaking down and the main source of cold air now is the arctic with all the snowcover still. Once that melts the temps are off to the races

That would figure.  We're set up for the worst possible Fall to Spring pattern for those of us who enjoy beautiful 60s and 70s and snowy 20s and 30s:  Above normal September/October, below normal November, above normal Jan-March, below normal April, and above normal May.  That's a lot of 40s and 50s quickly transitioning from/to 80s and 90s.  Bleh!

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Couple of rounds of wet weather...Thursday night and then Saturday night.  Good for the lawns at least.

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1 hour ago, southmdwatcher said:

Euro's latest run is a soaking through Monday morning. 2-3.5 inches regionwide and some higher amounts. More rain on Wednesday and Friday next week.

Jeez...4"+ through D10. 

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LOL  That Euro 4" from 12z yesterday dropped to 2" at 00z. Cancel the Flood Watches. Of course, it is somewhat delusional to pay serious attention to a 10 day qpf from any model.

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Fully believe that the theory of a region wide drought is false and based on what must be incomplete data. We are above normal here, in a place that is prone to being dry.

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15 minutes ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

Fully believe that the theory of a region wide drought is false and based on what must be incomplete data. We are above normal here, in a place that is prone to being dry.

Hello up north. I don't know who has a theory of a "region wide drought"?  Can you enlighten me? What is his or her handle?  During late March after a very dry month in Augusta I posted an advisory of a growing rainfall deficit in the central valley. I also advised that this is NOT DROUGHT,  but we would be in agricultural drought if the pattern continued another 60 days.

Fortunately, April has been generous. The first 22 days gave my recording station 2.58". Normal for the first 22 days of April would be 2.42".

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3 hours ago, stormy said:

Hello up north. I don't know who has a theory of a "region wide drought"?  Can you enlighten me? What is his or her handle?  During late March after a very dry month in Augusta I posted an advisory of a growing rainfall deficit in the central valley. I also advised that this is NOT DROUGHT,  but we would be in agricultural drought if the pattern continued another 60 days.

Fortunately, April has been generous. The first 22 days gave my recording station 2.58". Normal for the first 22 days of April would be 2.42".

The region wide drought thing I mentioned was referring to those drought maps we often see posted. I’ve always thought they were notoriously inaccurate. Heck around here 5 miles can be the difference between desert and swamp, especially during the thunderstorm season.

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Steady light rain has commenced here. I got ready this morning by cleaning the bird turd out of the rain gauge that got dumped in there a few days ago. I had to break out the big gun brewery cleaning PPW powder to get the last of the dried-on stuff out of the inner cylinder.

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16 minutes ago, nw baltimore wx said:

Steady light rain has commenced here. I got ready this morning by cleaning the bird turd out of the rain gauge that got dumped in there a few days ago. I had to break out the big gun brewery cleaning PPW powder to get the last of the dried-on stuff out of the inner cylinder.

I just got a new one a few days ago. My old one was junk and cracked when the water froze. It's out there collecting rain for the first time. Just applied some nitrogen to my corn growing soil. This rain is perfect for melting it into the soil. 

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3 hours ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

The region wide drought thing I mentioned was referring to those drought maps we often see posted. I’ve always thought they were notoriously inaccurate. Heck around here 5 miles can be the difference between desert and swamp, especially during the thunderstorm season.

Those drought maps are often 2 or 3 weeks outdated. The short-long term map yesterday from NOAA was dated April 11. This map indicated large portions of northern Virginia and Maryland in a short-term drought condition.

The latest map dated April 18 indicates all of this area back into a normal condition after beneficial rains.

I never depend on any government operation to be prompt about anything. Simply, too much bureaucracy.

We are all normal at this time.

I have enjoyed chatting with you!  I have received .42" rainfall today at 7 pm. 

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

Pouring here this morning.

1.6" so far.

1.38", definitely was not expecting those early morning downpours

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Wide range in closest weather stations IMBY between 0.5-0.9.  

This weather is depressing when compounded w/ the virus impacts of staying at home (and working from home aka Zoom/calls 13 hours a day).  Sun/warmth please?  #rantover 

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2 minutes ago, SnowtoRain said:

1.38", definitely was not expecting those early morning downpours

I think it's the combo of a secondary wave and a LLJ.

Closing in on on 2" here.

And probably another inch or so over the weekend.

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47 minutes ago, nj2va said:

Wide range in closest weather stations IMBY between 0.5-0.9.  

This weather is depressing when compounded w/ the virus impacts of staying at home (and working from home aka Zoom/calls 13 hours a day).  Sun/warmth please?  #rantover 

I only have .39"  I need to look at my rain gauge and make sure it isn't blocked up with debris.  Seems low.

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

Ok this can end anytime now. Seems to keep 'redeveloping' and running over the same areas.

2.23"

Ok, good. I thought my new rain guage was faulty when I saw 2.25" in it. It rain harder then I thought. 

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I received a total of .61".  Confirmed by two gauges. Very welcome rainfall.

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45 minutes ago, MN Transplant said:

Yeah, that seems wrong.

 

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It was clogged but no water in the gauge so it did drain.  Could be something on the see saw part.  Its an old VP2.  Hand me down from Aviation Dave.

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