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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2023, 09:45:00 AM »
Record high 87 on Wednesday.
Snow and windy today.

At least it is only snowing on the grass :grin:



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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2023, 01:39:39 PM »
Record high 87 on Wednesday.
Snow and windy today.

At least it is only snowing on the grass :grin:
Ahhhh! Spring in the upper midwest. Gotta love it! :-)
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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2023, 08:53:59 PM »
From snow on the ground to 87 to snow on the ground




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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2023, 11:23:34 AM »
85 F for a high yesterday (17 April) after a morning low of 21.  64 F diurnal range. 

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2023, 08:36:44 PM »
85 F for a high yesterday (17 April) after a morning low of 21.  64 F diurnal range.
That's insane. With your wild diurnal swings, how does the vegetation handle that freeze/hot stuff time and again?

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2023, 09:27:58 PM »
This one was rather extreme. 50 degree diurnal ranges are a lot more common, but spring and fall are favorite seasons for those. We are in a shallow bowl here and so favor the cold air in the morning. On this particular morning, my reading was between 3 and 8 degrees lower than other sites within 20 miles. I live in a non-populated area as well, so the effects of civilization upon microclimate are limited.

Most all the vegetation that we have here has adapted for such a climate. That would be the only answer I could think of. Not a heck of a lot of trees here except along some water courses, and the native grass is tough old stuff.  :-)

I have a relative down in S Arizona and have visited the national park there near Tucson. You have your share of wild swings in temperature too...to say nothing of your lack of rain. I guess it is called adapt or die. Something the human race should be paying attention to, in my humble opinion.

Anyway, keeping track of the precip, temps, and wind keeps me occupied in my retirement. Take care, sir.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2023, 06:22:52 PM »
Record May snow up in the Appalachians in WV. 12" of snow as of Wednesday morning at Snowshoe Ski Resort with the snow still pouring throughout the day, which destroyed the old record (records date back to 1975). It was also the biggest snow of the season as it was a historically dry snow season for most of the Appalachians, Snowshoe included. Another nearby town had records broken dating back well over 100 years.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2023, 11:15:30 AM »
This one was rather extreme. 50 degree diurnal ranges are a lot more common, but spring and fall are favorite seasons for those. We are in a shallow bowl here and so favor the cold air in the morning. On this particular morning, my reading was between 3 and 8 degrees lower than other sites within 20 miles. I live in a non-populated area as well, so the effects of civilization upon microclimate are limited.

Most all the vegetation that we have here has adapted for such a climate. That would be the only answer I could think of. Not a heck of a lot of trees here except along some water courses, and the native grass is tough old stuff.  :-)

I have a relative down in S Arizona and have visited the national park there near Tucson. You have your share of wild swings in temperature too...to say nothing of your lack of rain. I guess it is called adapt or die. Something the human race should be paying attention to, in my humble opinion.

Anyway, keeping track of the precip, temps, and wind keeps me occupied in my retirement. Take care, sir.

I'm doing the same retired a tad early in my 50s and moved to my original hometown where the weather is most interesting.  Just got back from the San Tan Valley area visiting my son and daughter-in-law south of Phoenix and can confirm you get outside the Phoenix heat Island the climate is so much cooler.  He has an accurate sensirion sensor and it was getting into the mid-40s for lows while Phoenix Sky Harbor was closer to 70. Daytime it was upper 80s when I was there so around a 45-degree swing with the dry air. 
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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2023, 08:41:54 PM »
I said we'd have no spring this year (which means no HVAC in my book), but it's been pretty good in that regard. Not only, May is technically our driest month, but we may actually see some rain/thunderstorms early next week from an anomalous low to our north pushing PW's to pre-monsoonal levels. That'd be nice! Must be that gas stove/dishwasher/HVAC/no drilling/no anything sane only EV ban taking effect! Whew! Just in the nick of time, too!  =D>

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2023, 05:25:02 AM »
I said we'd have no spring this year (which means no HVAC in my book), but it's been pretty good in that regard.

Not much Spring to speak of here in Portland. With the exception of a few weeks ago we're catapulting from 50s/60s and rain to mid 90s this week.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2023, 06:59:16 PM »
Woo-hoo! This upcoming week is shaping up to be a monsoon like, although, nothing to do with the monsoon, as this anomalous low will cut to our west making a very favorable scenario for scattered rain and t-storms in my neck of the woods. Our PW this time of year is usually around a bone dry 0.25", but will be pushing into the 1" range. Convective temps should be easily reached every day, making for some decent CAPE. We just don't see this in May...  \:D/

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2023, 10:54:03 AM »
summer has hit in north central Florida.
Had a storm last friday with winds, rain, thunder and lightning and the sun was shinning the whole time.  :-)
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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2023, 05:28:58 PM »
Interesting afternoon and evening coming up in Chicago area. Message from the NWS Chicago office:

Primary (only) forecast concern in short term is well advertised pneumonia front expected to blow in off the lake late this
afternoon.
. . . still looks like temps should drop from around 80 into the 50s in minutes with the fropa between about 22-00z.
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We get these sometimes especially in the spring time when the lake water is still cold. It's currently 81.5, off shore water temp is around 55.  I'll check in this evening with an update on temps.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2023, 05:47:01 PM »
Here we are having hazy skies caused by smoke from wildfires in Canada.  From the NWS Twin Cities Office this afternoon: "As we`re seeing today, anytime we get into northwest flow, it will likely come with a side of Canadian wildfire smoke."

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2023, 08:39:13 AM »
An update on yesterday's Pneumonia Front.

Started the day around 48, got up to 81 at 5 pm, dropped to around 57 during my daughter's softball practice and woke up to 42 this morning.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2023, 09:24:45 AM »
Don't let the smoke get in your eyes!

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Capture from yesterday, VIIRS Today/NOAA-20
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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2023, 10:02:41 AM »
Really bad in Valentine Nebraska. 472 on the purple air. Keep an air purifier mainly for pollen and with the bedroom window open last night it went nuts on turbo-high.  Visibility at the airport under 1/2 mile. 

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2023, 02:23:07 AM »
A current 63F dew point and 0.30" of rain in mid-May.  I'm sure some records will fall.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2023, 07:16:22 AM »
A comment from the NWS Chicago office:

On an interesting climate note, Chicago O`Hare has only received 0.42 inches of rain for the entire month of May, ranking this as the second driest May in observed Chicago weather history.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #44 on: Today at 09:02:59 AM »
Our extreme drought continues, no measurable rain for the last 16 days. And the Canadian wildfire smoke continues to obscure our skies. At least the warm temperatures are without much humidity but the downside is having to water the garden and flowers every day, lawn is toast.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2023
« Reply #45 on: Today at 10:32:25 AM »
Not a traditional spring here this year.  Some periods of record highs followed by periods of below seasonal temperatures, and lots of sunshine.  Month of May had the lowest rain of any month in my 15 years of weather recording.  May 1, 2, 3 had a couple of mm and May 19-20 a total of 10 mm and that is all in the past 35 days and no rain in sight.   http://www.komokaweather.com/cumulusmxwll//betel_datasummary.php?lang=en


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