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Title: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Bunty on March 22, 2022, 12:54:11 AM
Time to start another time of year weather thread:

For the Southern Plains, March 21 was great for raining much of the day on land in drought all winter long.  Much of Oklahoma got 1 to 2+ in. of rain.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: DRoberts on March 25, 2022, 08:23:05 AM
After one of the driest November thru 20 March periods on record for many reporting stations in NWS Hastings, NE, a lot of ranchers and farmers are hoping the spring will bring change. My CoCoRaHS station reported 1.4" in the snow/rain we had Tuesday night,  but many places north in Nebraska had little. "Abnormally Dry" for my location as of 24 March.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Notsorusty on March 26, 2022, 11:54:07 AM
A little bit of a u-turn this week. 74° earlier this week, some rain and it is now snowing and temps down to 30°.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on March 28, 2022, 10:46:02 PM
Tuesday
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. High near 64. West wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.


That's a number not floated around here very often. I guess that means even I might see a 0.01". Maybe I'll get lucky and see a quarter, which is a whopping 50% of what I've gotten so far this year as is.  :-({|=
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: DRoberts on March 29, 2022, 05:04:26 PM
That Low is tracking right over us. Pressure is 29.15" now and still falling.  Max wind gust today 47 mph...so far.

On a more humorous note, the wind blew the David VP2 rain cone off (second time in last 4 months) and it was rolling around on the side of the driveway. The cat could not figure out what that dark shape was, but it was obviously up to no good and not to be trusted. His tail was huge and he was eye-balling that thing real good.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on March 29, 2022, 06:19:45 PM
On a more humorous note, the wind blew the David VP2 rain cone off (second time in last 4 months)
:eek: Jeez, when I used the VP2 tipper, removing the cone was like pulling teeth. I mean I really had to yank on it. Matter of fact, I think I broke one of the tabs off it was such a PITA.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: DRoberts on March 29, 2022, 07:53:54 PM
On a more humorous note, the wind blew the David VP2 rain cone off (second time in last 4 months)
:eek: Jeez, when I used the VP2 tipper, removing the cone was like pulling teeth. I mean I really had to yank on it. Matter of fact, I think I broke one of the tabs off it was such a PITA.

I have triple checked it both times. All the tabs are in place and the slots they fit into seem fine. It is just possible this unit has gotten weak/loose/stretched?,  or was never as tight as it should have been. I don't know the answer.

First time it blew off was during the dust storm in December 2021, gusts near 70; today gusts 45+. All day events may have loosened the unit.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on March 29, 2022, 07:59:59 PM
Perhaps you could fashion a shim(s) or such to squeeze between the the slot/tab to tighten things up. Shouldn't be too difficult I would think..
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on March 30, 2022, 03:44:17 AM
It would appear things are getting off to a pretty quick start this spring. Mighty big area of 'moderate', and already the second such of this very early season.

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Bunty on March 30, 2022, 06:22:18 PM
That Low is tracking right over us. Pressure is 29.15" now and still falling.  Max wind gust today 47 mph...so far.

That was unusually low.  Tuesday night pressure got down to 29.31 with a 35 mph gust.  There was a severe storm watch out.  Storms formed in two lines, and I was in the gap between them, so only got .01 out of the front.  Most of Oklahoma City was left out, too.

(https://stillwaterweather.com/photos/radarloopmarch29-22.gif)
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on April 01, 2022, 05:16:51 PM
I guess it wasn't my imagination.

https://www.foxweather.com/weather-news/busy-tornado-season-sets-record-with-nearly-250-twister-reports-in-march-alone
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Notsorusty on April 10, 2022, 02:23:45 PM
A little bit of everything for everyone this week, especially Wednesday.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: ocala on April 10, 2022, 03:10:50 PM
43 this morning. Guessing we won't see temps that cool again till xmas. 
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: DRoberts on April 12, 2022, 01:24:03 PM
Be a good day to make raisins here:

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Notsorusty on April 12, 2022, 01:37:44 PM
Crispy raisins!
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: DRoberts on April 12, 2022, 02:00:27 PM
That is a low barometer too. Now 29.16"

Highest wind gust so far today 43 mph; average today 25 mph.
Lowest barometric pressure: 29.09"
Highest temperature: 93° F
Lowest RH: 11%
Current visibility estimate: 1.5 miles in blowing dust

Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Notsorusty on April 15, 2022, 09:22:43 AM
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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Notsorusty on April 18, 2022, 08:59:31 PM
Easter Sunday was breezy and cold. This morning we got ½" of snow and about ¼" of rain during the day. More snow again tonite. Saturday is forecast to be near 80°

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: worachj on April 28, 2022, 09:37:32 AM
Colder than normal start for the year here in Minnesota. From: https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities

2022 temp departures from normal at MSP (Twin Cities Airport).

Jan: -5.5
Feb: -6.1
Mar: -1.5
Apr: -6.1 (as of 4/26)

Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: DJ Cane on April 28, 2022, 10:27:16 PM
We recently hit 40" for the water year outside of Portland. Too bad Central Oregon hasn't been able to get in on enough of the rain to clear their drought.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: BKS97 on May 05, 2022, 06:21:37 PM
After an extremely cloudy, windy, cool, wet, and, for some areas of Minnesota, snowy April, the State Climatology Office summed it up this way:
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/climate/journal/windy-cloudy-cold-wet-and-snowy-april.html

But April's dreary weather is gone and. . .

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on May 05, 2022, 06:41:30 PM
Nice to see a sense of humor which has pretty much been canceled nowadays.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: chief-david on May 05, 2022, 09:46:27 PM
I shut off the furnace today so I can turn on the AC next week.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on May 05, 2022, 10:31:34 PM
I shut off the furnace today so I can turn on the AC next week.
So in other words, you got as much springtime as I did...none.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: chief-david on May 05, 2022, 11:10:35 PM
yup. gets tiring.


But I will be a chaperone next week. On a trip to Alabama to Civil rights sites. 
yippie. Humidity. and heat.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on May 05, 2022, 11:46:11 PM
On a trip to Alabama
Dixie Alley prime time. Active year too. Eye to the sky dude!
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Notsorusty on May 11, 2022, 03:45:07 PM
What a difference a week can make.

Last Wednesday we had a low of 39° (4 C). Today we were up to 90° (32 C) with a heat index of 102°.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: Notsorusty on June 14, 2022, 07:43:57 PM
An interesting evening in Chicago yesterday:

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We had almost ¾" of rain in about half an hour and major winds. Other suburbs and parts of the city faired much worse with tree damage and power outages, some are still out this evening. Currently we are in the high 90s, heat index at 111° F. More of the same tomorrow.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: WheatonRon on June 14, 2022, 11:27:52 PM
I live in Wheaton, a Chicago suburb about 20 miles Southwest of O’Hare. We didn’t get any rain here yesterday but today was a scorcher. 103F temperature with a 123 heat index. Tomorrow, Wednesday, is supposed to be about the same. Not a lot of fun. Miss being able to walk my dogs—too hot and dangerous for that!
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on June 14, 2022, 11:52:09 PM
103F temperature with a 123 heat index.
But it's a wet heat... :P
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: ocala on June 15, 2022, 07:19:25 PM
Wettest month of the year and so far I'm not even in double digits.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: ocala on June 16, 2022, 07:00:50 PM
Have had a weather station for 19 years. Have never hit the century mark. Until today.
100.2.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: ValentineWeather on June 16, 2022, 09:46:23 PM
Have had a weather station for 19 years. Have never hit the century mark. Until today.
100.2.

I'm sure the Russians are behind it.  ;)

Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on June 16, 2022, 10:00:18 PM
Russia is soooo yesterday. It's big oil now...at least for today!  :-"
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: chief-david on June 19, 2022, 03:00:59 PM
hot


could be worse..I think the humidity is coming
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: WheatonRon on June 19, 2022, 03:12:28 PM
In my post 5 days ago I stated the temperature was 103 with a heat index of 123. Last night it got down to 48 and now a pleasant 83 with low humidity, for Chicago that is, 36%. Later this week back around 100 with high humidity. Can’t blame the Russians or big oil, maybe global warming?😀
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: CW2274 on June 19, 2022, 06:53:30 PM
Can’t blame the Russians or big oil, maybe global warming?😀
Well, it is a different day. They'll "circle back" to the others, or find new ones, when the current malaise has been deemed ineffective at further BS-ing us. 
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2022
Post by: chief-david on June 20, 2022, 11:41:55 AM
dew point above 70

The wind is not full SE but more SSE.

Cleaned some windows this morning before it gets really bad and I have to be in the sun