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2 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Early hard freezes tend to do both. Dulls the color some and shortens the season. That prob wouldn’t affect powderfreak’s mid-slope pics because they didn’t freeze I don’t think. They would actually get enhanced color because “near-freeze” nights and sunny days bring out more oranges and reds. 

But lower down it might be more noticeable. Doesn’t mean it cancels the foliage season...just makes it less and shorter than it otherwise would have been. 

Maybe it shortens it but the trees in town seem equally vibrant red.  I’ll have to grab some photos from the road tomorrow, coming back from work today it was popping bright red in several spots.  We did freeze at 1500ft but I bet 2000+ avoided it.

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6 hours ago, Ginx snewx said:

My front and back property have stone walls. I am always amazed at the stone masons from the 1600 1700 1800 hundreds who took such time to build intricate walls. Such beauty as this stock pic shows

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Amazing, possibly as far back as the 17th century. True craftsman and Masons. Their never ending supply of material, a gift of the ice ages. As always

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Walking the dog right now, here’s an iPhone shot of one of the nuclear orange/reds out there.  Still plenty of green in town but the ones that have changed look like someone is feeding them fruity pebbles for fertilizer.

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1 hour ago, Damage In Tolland said:

We in it. We know  . We live here. Haven’t seen any pics looking anything like it does around here posted from E CT

Nobody burns their lawns here from excessive mowing and fertilizer that brings your PH down to 5 without water.  Of course hydrology determines stages not some guy in Tollands lawn.

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5 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Walking the dog right now, here’s an iPhone shot of one of the nuclear orange/reds out there.  Still plenty of green in town but the ones that have changed look like someone is feeding them fruity pebbles for fertilizer.

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Some epic pics Scott

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21 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Early hard freezes tend to do both. Dulls the color some and shortens the season. That prob wouldn’t affect powderfreak’s mid-slope pics because they didn’t freeze I don’t think. They would actually get enhanced color because “near-freeze” nights and sunny days bring out more oranges and reds. 

But lower down it might be more noticeable. Doesn’t mean it cancels the foliage season...just makes it less and shorter than it otherwise would have been. 

I mentioned that in a post a few days ago to  CoastalWx, I noticed that some mid slope PWS around here were staying in the Mid 30s some of those cold nights and that it would prob still be good in those elevation hillside zones.

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15 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

I mentioned that in a post a few days ago to  CoastalWx, I noticed that some mid slope PWS around here were staying in the Mid 30s some of those cold nights and that it would prob still be good in those elevation hillside zones.

Nobody said it would cancel foliage, just that multiple nights of temps 20-25 probably may cause an issue. Maybe it’s only in the hollows and those in town where it’s a few warmer and on mid slope do pretty well.

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35 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Maybe it shortens it but the trees in town seem equally vibrant red.  I’ll have to grab some photos from the road tomorrow, coming back from work today it was popping bright red in several spots.  We did freeze at 1500ft but I bet 2000+ avoided it.

Yeah maybe the freeze wasn’t bad enough to dull them much. I don’t know. Or maybe it would have been even brighter without the freeze. Hard to say. There’s obviously other factors too. We had a lot of cold crisp “near freeze” nights up north prior to the actual freeze, so perhaps that was enough to really juice the sugars in the hardwoods. 

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Just now, CoastalWx said:

Nobody said it would cancel foliage, just that multiple nights of temps 20-25 probably may cause an issue. Maybe it’s only in the hollows and those in town where it’s a few warmer and on mid slope do pretty well.

Right, I'm not saying you went all Kevin and said it was going to be a sea of brown like he does most years. 

There probably will be spots, even higher up little more dull where they radiate----hollows, etc.

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Just now, CoastalWx said:

Someone in the northeast is gonna go from Stein to mudslides. That’s a great heavy rain setup. It will favor west initially, but  the front is a slow mover. Could have a low develop offshore too and bring rains to eastern spots towards day 8-10ish.

No one asked .. but I've been wondering if that D5-10 trough might end up more of a Bahama blue pattern when no one was expecting... Particularly because the ridge signal in the west in unusually potent, and I'm wondering if the trough doesn't end up stalling for a bit more W of the mountains .. .setting the state for S conveyor deal - it's not far from that already.

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3 hours ago, PhineasC said:

Pretty sure my shallow dug well is about to go kaput. Unless I can get water delivered or it actually rains I will have to head back to MD. Damn Stein. 

A house of that quality you gotta get a real well bro lol 

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5 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Yeah maybe the freeze wasn’t bad enough to dull them much. I don’t know. Or maybe it would have been even brighter without the freeze. Hard to say. There’s obviously other factors too. We had a lot of cold crisp “near freeze” nights up north prior to the actual freeze, so perhaps that was enough to really juice the sugars in the hardwoods. 

Ha that’s true, maybe it could’ve been even brighter.

I could see it speeding up though for sure... like it feels like it’s over in a week at this rate lol.

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15 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Ha that’s true, maybe it could’ve been even brighter.

I could see it speeding up though for sure... like it feels like it’s over in a week at this rate lol.

Yeah I’m not a total expert on this stuff but from all the stuff I’ve read over the years, you want lots of cold (but not freezing) nights and sunny days. That was happening up until recently when the freezes happened...so perhaps there was enough sugar production to still get lots of reds/oranges from those previous “cold but not freezing” nights and the actual freeze is just going to act to shorten the season rather than have a large effect on dulling the colors. 

 

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1 hour ago, Ginx snewx said:

Nobody burns their lawns here from excessive mowing and fertilizer that brings your PH down to 5 without water.  Of course hydrology determines stages not some guy in Tollands lawn.

Let’s get some drought pics of your entire yard. Take one from the front in the street of the whole yard and house.. and then a full shot of the backyard , house , pool etc. Kind of give us a panoramic 

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35 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Yeah maybe the freeze wasn’t bad enough to dull them much. I don’t know. Or maybe it would have been even brighter without the freeze. Hard to say. There’s obviously other factors too. We had a lot of cold crisp “near freeze” nights up north prior to the actual freeze, so perhaps that was enough to really juice the sugars in the hardwoods. 

What does the extreme drought do? It seems some species here are browning and dying , but there are some very vivid reds. Maybe some bright, but short duration 

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12 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

Let’s get some drought pics of your entire yard. Take one from the front in the street of the whole yard and house.. and then a full shot of the backyard , house , pool etc. Kind of give us a panoramic 

JV team, some day you might make the varsity if you practice harder.

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11 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

It’s not difficult to do or a big ask. 

Same with getting a wx station online. 

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1 hour ago, PhineasC said:

I know. It’s now on the agenda. 

Radar seems to show a couple of very light showers heading in your direction but may not make it that far.

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Great day today.  77F.   A friend invited us for a sail on Newfound Lake.   Color is coming on very fast and very early in my hood.  My birch and aspen grove has really exploded with color the past 2 days.  We never had a freeze last week up here on my hill so it must be stress related to the drought. 

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18 minutes ago, klw said:

Radar seems to show a couple of very light showers heading in your direction but may not make it that far.

I was surprised to see a few cells on radar cut right through Barre and then into NH near Gene. Then another through Jay Peak heading towards Alex and Phin.  Given the dry air and how far away they are from the radar site, it’s hard to say if anything is even hitting the ground though.

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2 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

I was surprised to see a few cells on radar cut right through Barre and then into NH near Gene. Then another through Jay Peak heading towards Alex and Phin.  Given the dry air and how far away they are from the radar site, it’s hard to say if anything is even hitting the ground though.

We actually had a shower earlier today. Dropped a whopping 0.01

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Just now, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

My god.....scary to think this person is a homeowner or renter or something.

Lol. They dry out in 2 days inside anyway. Though this year you can envision them browning and dropping needles in 2 days. They haven’t had water since Napril. Might not be a good year to cut your own 

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15 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

I was surprised to see a few cells on radar cut right through Barre and then into NH near Gene. Then another through Jay Peak heading towards Alex and Phin.  Given the dry air and how far away they are from the radar site, it’s hard to say if anything is even hitting the ground though.

Some sort of shower passed through here while I was golfing. Nothing in Northfield but wet roads and puddles by the time I got back to Barre Town around 7:00. Foliage progressing nicely over there at about 750’. 

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5 hours ago, PhineasC said:

Yeah, trying to line up getting water delivered and dumped into the well. That would tide us over. I will be getting a drilled well put in at this point. They are backlogged to December however. 

Since covid, There are a lot of back logs with many company's no matter the industry.

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