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  1. That's all that matters to me. Get the 75F+ heat out until July, and bring on the faucet. My lawn needs a drink and some shade.
  2. Samesies. Booked it east on I90 across the Gorge, then hooked south to Othello and eventually to Kennewick. Got smacked by severe criteria outflow and ended up in a polygon of my own!
  3. That last point would suggest a 100F heatwave mid month followed by several days on either side of 80F, interspersed with marine layer days. Pretty excessive, even for June. Would be hot for July actually.
  4. Phil's insistent proclivity to brandish such an excessively verbose diction just warms my iddy biddy widdle heart
  5. I'm pretty sure thesaurus.com is probably his #2 most visited website..
  6. Whether it be the grass, the trees, or Tim, it seems that this early onset Summer is giving everyone a reason to jizz everywhere
  7. Sometimes they trip the same wires in my head for a moment and I get super excited. Blue Angel season is a biiiiiitch haha
  8. Its really nice when May and June aren't sunny and hot given the days are so long. Just feels wrong... like we are missing out on soft white skies and wet morning grass lit by a 4am dawn. I would gladly take more clouds in May and September!
  9. What a weird climate. Peak heating in May and then again during the turn to October. And the marine layer is so reliable that native trees over thousands of years have learned to adapt.
  10. Friday night looks good for some more PSCZ drizzle. Seems to be the best way to get precip after April 15th now.
  11. Ugh. It really is beautiful weather but it's showing up way too early. My grass is already turning yellow.... By the time Independence Day comes along, it'll be parched, and the soil will be stiff like clay. That is an August thing, if we ever do manage get that way during the warm season. I think even you'd agree that it would have been best to wait another month before completely drying out like this. Let's hope June brings some appreciable rainfall.
  12. Suddenly Friday is a point of interest. Some residual moisture being slung around into the area from the east due to a dying cutoff ULL to the south. Temperatures are tame too, mainly below 80F.
  13. It sounds like this is fun for everyone from top to bottom in this situation. It's like a sitcom, honestly
  14. Posts like this are why I am convinced you love the drama, even though you'll never admit it...
  15. Lake Salmonella doesn't deserve to be made fun of. All lakes are beautiful, even if they are fouled by rancid swarms of writhing milfoil.
  16. Ah! What glorious blessings! Dense drizzle, water dripping off trees and roofs. 52F. What a marvelous turnaround from 24 hours ago. Looks like KSEA, a bit too far to the south, has just now mixed up to 60F. Almost had a psub-psixty there.
  17. I think our epidemic of brown summertime lawns speaks less to the stark aridity of our warm season, and more to the beneficial cooling power which forests provide. Heavily forested city arterials, such as the ones on Capitol Hill and Queen Anne, often run as much as 10-15F cooler than areas with only exposed concrete on clear Summer days. And the evapotranspiration canopies provide keeps the humidity much higher, and lowers the temperature even further. UHI thermodynamics are actually quite microscale from an atmospheric dynamics perspective. The various surfaces and environments found in the city and how they are spatially oriented, on top of the existing topography of the area and its existing local scale climatology, both combine to create some zany temperature and wind differences on the scale of just a few meters. What rings true in these terms is loud and clear: we need more forested arterials in the city. They are a lifesaver, especially during heatwaves. And they are one more weapon in our arsenal against a heavily warming climate.
  18. PWATs are pretty decent today. And the vegetation isn't all that dry yet.
  19. Truth be told, it's been a nice stretch of weather right when the biosphere is in peak color. We avoided a 90F at KSEA, which is always a win. Nothing objectively unprecedented aside from the duration. Not to mention the frequent convective opportunities, which have been fun to track. Really the only thing that sucks is that my lawn is beginning to show signs of dry stress. That's unfortunate considering it is only mid May. The good news is that the following week or so looks much more tame and seasonable, with some rain chances intermixed. There's a way we can halt or reverse that stress, beginning as soon as tonight.
  20. We just sit under this big, wacky bowling ball of stratoform rain. You love to see it. Maybe these errant ULL's are how we make it to Phil's prophesized zonal period as we flip to June while avoiding a heatwave?
  21. Radar is filling in and I just saw lightning to the east. It's happening tonight.
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