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Winter 2020-2021 Banter

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I'll take whatever we get this winter, but I am looking forward to any picturesque snow we get. We moved this fall and are right by Riverside Park... there are many Jebwalks in my future and I'll be amping my snow photography game again. We also have a good line of sight across multiple blocks that will allow me to estimate visibility with precision. So bring (whatever) on...

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2 minutes ago, MJO812 said:

I'm so jealous of NNE. Why the **** is it so hard to get snow in our area. 

They’ve always been way more favored for snow than our area. Been pointed out many times how they can benefit from marginal setups and late-developers like this one seems to be. The only real setup where we’re favored are mod-strong suppressed El Niño’s like 15-16.

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39 minutes ago, MJO812 said:

I'm so jealous of NNE. Why the **** is it so hard to get snow in our area. 

Because we only average 20-25" and are near sea level plus the background warming state. 

Blocking has also been mostly absent which is critical for anyone south of 41N.

There's been years where we've gotten basically nothing like the early & late 90s and 80s. Years like 2010-11 and multiple snowy years from 2000-2018 are anomalies. 

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9 minutes ago, SnoSki14 said:

Because we only average 20-25" and are near sea level plus the background warming state. 

Blocking has also been mostly absent which is critical for anyone south of 41N.

There's been years where we've gotten basically nothing like the early & late 90s and 80s. Years like 2010-11 and multiple snowy years from 2000-2018 are anomalies. 

He's jealous of NNE- that made me laugh.  It's like saying someone in Florida is jealous of NYC because of how much snow NYC gets.  C'mon now LOL  Of course Florida isn't jealous of NYC for weather reasons anyway.

I guess he doesn't like how much better our springs and summers are and we dont get a "mud season" like New England gets.

 

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4 minutes ago, LibertyBell said:

He's jealous of NNE- that made me laugh.  It's like saying someone in Florida is jealous of NYC because of how much snow NYC gets.  C'mon now LOL  Of course Florida isn't jealous of NYC for weather reasons anyway.

I guess he doesn't like how much better our springs and summers are and we dont get a "mud season" like New England gets.

 

We get mud season from Oct-April here?

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The mention of Jonas in the coastal thread reminded me to pull this up. Probably the most pain I've ever felt from a snowstorm. You guys definitely reaped the benefits though. A gradient of 40 miles shut me out of over 8" and two hours shut me out from almost 30" 

jonas-final-totals.jpeg

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1 hour ago, crossbowftw3 said:

The mention of Jonas in the coastal thread reminded me to pull this up. Probably the most pain I've ever felt from a snowstorm. You guys definitely reaped the benefits though. A gradient of 40 miles shut me out of over 8" and two hours shut me out from almost 30" 

jonas-final-totals.jpeg

I got 31 inches from this storm. 27 hours of snow was great .

 

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12 hours ago, FPizz said:

We get mud season from Oct-April here?

No in my post I said we dont have a mud season like New England does, and it makes their springs worthless.  I'd rather be outside doing planting rather than being inside watching it rain.  Our climate is better than New England's.

 

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12 hours ago, crossbowftw3 said:

The mention of Jonas in the coastal thread reminded me to pull this up. Probably the most pain I've ever felt from a snowstorm. You guys definitely reaped the benefits though. A gradient of 40 miles shut me out of over 8" and two hours shut me out from almost 30" 

jonas-final-totals.jpeg

funny thing is my inland location near Allentown also got 30" and my coastal location near JFK also got 30" lmao I wish every snowstorm was like this....this was the Michael Jordan GOAT of snowstorms!

 

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But all I ask is that there be clear skies for this super conjunction coming up between Jupiter and Saturn.  I'm not clear on the exact date they'll be closest...I think it's December 21?

Nikon made a new superzoom camera that actually seems to be good at taking deep space pics as well as planetary images.  I found a review site about it:

The Moon and Mars:

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/moon-mars-conjunction/

Pleaides star cluster

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/the-pleiades-star-cluster-m45/

Lyra starfield

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/07/26/vega-lyra-7-18-2020/

The 50mm 10 sec shot at ISO 6400 is really good (even if the noise is a little high)- check it out!

 

added: images of M42 Orion Nebula taken with the P950 (note these were not stacked)

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/m42-the-orion-nebula/

at the bottom of that post. Click to expand

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/m31-andromeda-surrounding-sky/

Andromeda and surroundings

https://jzholloway.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/andromeda-135mm-1s.jpg

https://jzholloway.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/andromeda-400mm-1sec.jpg

https://jzholloway.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/andromeda200mm.jpg

 

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45 minutes ago, LibertyBell said:

But all I ask is that there be clear skies for this super conjunction coming up between Jupiter and Saturn.  I'm not clear on the exact date they'll be closest...I think it's December 21?

Nikon made a new superzoom camera that actually seems to be good at taking deep space pics as well as planetary images.  I found a review site about it:

The Moon and Mars:

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/moon-mars-conjunction/

Pleaides star cluster

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/the-pleiades-star-cluster-m45/

Lyra starfield

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/07/26/vega-lyra-7-18-2020/

The 50mm 10 sec shot at ISO 6400 is really good (even if the noise is a little high)- check it out!

 

added: images of M42 Orion Nebula taken with the P950 (note these were not stacked)

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/m42-the-orion-nebula/

at the bottom of that post. Click to expand

https://jzholloway.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/m31-andromeda-surrounding-sky/

Andromeda and surroundings

https://jzholloway.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/andromeda-135mm-1s.jpg

https://jzholloway.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/andromeda-400mm-1sec.jpg

https://jzholloway.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/andromeda200mm.jpg

 

Will it be dark enough to actually see Jupiter/Saturn at conjunction here? I notice them getting closer every evening but also sunset around the same time. 

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3 hours ago, jm1220 said:

Will it be dark enough to actually see Jupiter/Saturn at conjunction here? I notice them getting closer every evening but also sunset around the same time. 

Right, fortunately this is the earliest sunset can get around here, I was told to look right after sunset, since they're both very bright it should be easy to see them right after.

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3 hours ago, forkyfork said:

maybe we can get our first winter with 0"

Be careful Forky, the Snow Queen may arrange visitations on Christmas Eve. As always .....

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