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2 hours ago, PowderBeard said:

Look for the peregrines. Love watching them  and the red tails out the office.

I'll  have to check it out.. saw two big turtles fighting or mating.. they kept pulling each other under the water near the bridge.. never seen that lol

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4 hours ago, dendrite said:

54/32 Avocadoes and figs are coming in.

Avocado and lemon trees came back in the house here too.

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12 minutes ago, Lava Rock said:
1 hour ago, PowderBeard said:
What a great way to end May, impressive heat. Not much in terms of dews though. 
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House never got above 64* today. 

Nice jotul

Thanks, she's a beast. Older two-door F400. Not the longest burn times but heats 1500' a little too well. 

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1 hour ago, PowderBeard said:

Saw the pics on FB, looks like a few new lines. How much vert? lol

Might be about 800 vertical feet? 

Now there's a series of chutes/slide paths in this zone.  I counted about a half dozen different swaths cleared.  When I first heard about it, I assumed it was the other side of the road as there are south facing cliffs there that are so much closer to the road (shadows in this satellite image).

You can see evidence of some past ones to the south too... but I think this was the biggest rock slide in quite some time, at least since I came up here to UVM back in the early 2000s there's been nothing remotely close to this.

They do highly suspect the weather playing a big role... before the record heat, there was still snow high up there and water inside the rocks was almost certainly still frozen solid.  Then it hits 85F rapidly before dropping back to freezing this morning with a period of heavy rain yesterday and the day before with thunderstorms.  I'm no geologist but the idea seems to make sense that rapid temperature swings could do that, like frost heaves in our roadways.

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11 hours ago, ineedsnow said:

I'll  have to check it out.. saw two big turtles fighting or mating.. they kept pulling each other under the water near the bridge.. never seen that lol

That's how snapping turtles mate.  I've seen it go on for half an hour.

Solid frost this morning and the low of 27 is my coldest in 23 Junes here.  Last Friday set my warmest minimum and mean for the month of May; yesterday's mean of 48.5 was 26.5 lower than Friday's.  Two-day drops of that magnitude aren't uncommon in mid-winter but it's the first time I've seen it in the warmer seasons.

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On 5/31/2020 at 9:00 PM, powderfreak said:

Might be about 800 vertical feet? 

Now there's a series of chutes/slide paths in this zone.  I counted about a half dozen different swaths cleared.  When I first heard about it, I assumed it was the other side of the road as there are south facing cliffs there that are so much closer to the road (shadows in this satellite image).

You can see evidence of some past ones to the south too... but I think this was the biggest rock slide in quite some time, at least since I came up here to UVM back in the early 2000s there's been nothing remotely close to this.

They do highly suspect the weather playing a big role... before the record heat, there was still snow high up there and water inside the rocks was almost certainly still frozen solid.  Then it hits 85F rapidly before dropping back to freezing this morning with a period of heavy rain yesterday and the day before with thunderstorms.  I'm no geologist but the idea seems to make sense that rapid temperature swings could do that, like frost heaves in our roadways.

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They did a news story on the slide there on NBC10 Boston. Vermont reporter did the report. Don;t have a link but I'm sure you can find if you wanted to

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1 hour ago, BombsAway1288 said:

They did a news story on the slide there on NBC10 Boston. Vermont reporter did the report. Don;t have a link but I'm sure you can find if you wanted to

Nice.  Yeah it was a big deal around here as the road hasn't been hit by a slide in a long time.  One of those things where you see the large boulders around the base of the Notch but something you assumed happened a really, really long time ago.  We are talking geological time scale type stuff, where you could certainly go a lifetime without seeing this.   It does prove to everyone that while highly unlikely, it is possible to get crushed by rocks driving and hiking around in the Notch.

This photo was my favorite.... the State Trooper looking up like where the hell did this just come from?  It's almost like a scene from Jurassic Park, like what could've dislodged that rock?  Oh shit here comes a dinosaur through the forest.

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Here's a drone shot of it, the smaller boulders made it to the road.  The largest ones seemed to get hung up in the forest just before the road.

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6 hours ago, powderfreak said:

Nice.  Yeah it was a big deal around here as the road hasn't been hit by a slide in a long time.  One of those things where you see the large boulders around the base of the Notch but something you assumed happened a really, really long time ago.  We are talking geological time scale type stuff, where you could certainly go a lifetime without seeing this.   It does prove to everyone that while highly unlikely, it is possible to get crushed by rocks driving and hiking around in the Notch.

This photo was my favorite.... the State Trooper looking up like where the hell did this just come from?  It's almost like a scene from Jurassic Park, like what could've dislodged that rock?  Oh shit here comes a dinosaur through the forest.

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Here's a drone shot of it, the smaller boulders made it to the road.  The largest ones seemed to get hung up in the forest just before the road.

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Awesome drone shot. Saw it on NECN also. Def. was a big deal up there

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