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August Discussion/Obs


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2 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

We have a bit more luck further north where dry NW flow can help.

Up in more NNE we are probably getting what SNE used to get after heat.

But we’ve had some nice breaks up here…. Heat wave followed by a stretch of below normal… 4-5 days of mins in 40s, even a high in the 60s.

But note the high end is +10 to +15 departures, then -3F to -7F cool shot.  Averages above normal.

But I feel like we’ve had some nice relief behind heaters when you get 40s nights and highs upper 60s to low 80s.

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We had those few days where you dropped into the 40s...but otherwise this has been the trend for years. A lot of sustained warmth with weak ass breaks in the heat.

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Just now, CoastalWx said:

We had those few days where you dropped into the 40s...but otherwise this has been the trend for years. A lot of sustained warmth with weak ass breaks in the heat.

Yeah this year seemed better than recent years to me to be honest, but I think in some recent summers it’s been over-the-top style heat that’s baked us almost more so relative to normal.

This summer felt more gradient with the cooler air nearby in S.Quebec.  Felt like half the days were COC up here while Bob in TAN was posting Dominican Republic type obs.

I know for sure there’s some differences of opinion between up north and 3-4 hours drive south that hasn’t been present in recent years.  Next summer probably goes back to full latitude trough in the East. 

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5 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Yeah this year seemed better than recent years to me to be honest, but I think in some recent summers it’s been over-the-top style heat that’s baked us almost more so relative to normal.

This summer felt more gradient with the cooler air nearby in S.Quebec.  Felt like half the days were COC up here while Bob in TAN was posting Dominican Republic type obs.

I know for sure there’s some differences of opinion between up north and 3-4 hours drive south that hasn’t been present in recent years.  Next summer probably goes back to full latitude trough in the East. 

Jet stream likely is further north. We've also had some dry summers recently that sort of argue for that idea. Not last year lol.

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39 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

Do foxes go after dogs? Was on a call and all of a sudden I see a big fox just walking through the yard. Not sure I ever seen a fox that big. Thank God the dog wasn't in the room...he probably would have went wild. Usually outside playing too around that time. The Fox would have had a 2 for 1 meal

He/She is rabid if they're out roaming during the day.

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3 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

Nice ! You love to see it . Looked just like that here until this week . Stein is trapped within your fences 

It’s crazy. Even the leaves on the trees that are green are wilting and look sad. 

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43 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

Do foxes go after dogs? Was on a call and all of a sudden I see a big fox just walking through the yard. Not sure I ever seen a fox that big. Thank God the dog wasn't in the room...he probably would have went wild. Usually outside playing too around that time. The Fox would have had a 2 for 1 meal

https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/what-do-about-foxes#:~:text=It's normal for foxes to,be looking for a meal.

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With no rain happening today and a shut out last night we have a grand total of 7.16" since May 1st. 

May         2.25"
June        0.22"
July         1.03"
August    3.66"

I'll be in the shed with Stein until further notice.

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13 minutes ago, dryslot said:

He/She is rabid if they're out roaming during the day.

 

7 minutes ago, IrishRob17 said:

Well good news is the fox seemed to be acting normal. Sniffed some grass and carried on through a narrow gap between a missing fence piece. I always thought foxes were super small and low to the ground...not this one. Maybe climate change is causing foxes to get bigger too.

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4 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

 

Well good news is the fox seemed to be acting normal. Sniffed some grass and carried on through a narrow gap between a missing fence piece. I always thought foxes were super small and low to the ground...not this one. Maybe climate change is causing foxes to get bigger too.

Was it a coyote? lol

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23 minutes ago, dryslot said:

He/She is rabid if they're out roaming during the day.

Really?  I see fox all the time during the day.  Maybe it’s different at the mountain than in a suburban or urban setting?

They are all super skittish.

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2 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Really?  I see fox all the time during the day.  Maybe it’s different at the mountain than in a suburban or urban setting?

They are all super skittish.

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If there coats are ok, Then there ok, But in urban settings i would have concerns.

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7 minutes ago, dendrite said:

I see many during the day as well.

Not so much during the day but if you're driving late at night down these two-lane roads around here they can often be seen darting around under the cover of night.

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There more prevalent at night when there's more food available to them.

Although primarily nocturnal (active at night), fox are often seen in suburban or urban areas during the day. Fox are also fairly transient animals and frequently move from place to place. Fox present no danger to humans unless they are rabid, which is rare, or if they are being captured or handled.

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30 minutes ago, Sn0waddict said:

It’s crazy. Even the leaves on the trees that are green are wilting and look sad. 

Your in Milford? Whats your rainfall there this month?

BDR is .81 mtd. Normal for August is 3.87. 

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58 minutes ago, weatherwiz said:

Dog weighs somewhere around 50...in the 50's. The fox was pretty tall...must of been a full grown adult. I thought those suckers transited at night

Their fur makes foxes and coyotes look twice as big as they actually are.

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42 minutes ago, dryslot said:

He/She is rabid if they're out roaming during the day.

If it's hanging around the house and/or looking kind of tame, I agree.  But I've often seen foxes looking totally normal during the daylight hours, as many of their small rodent meals, especially squirrels and chipmunks, are in their nests at night.

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