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Hey! How you folks been over here? I haven't dropped by and visited in a few. Hope you guys are well. Think winter is going to really get cranking here pretty quick.

Good lord.      

I would like to introduce a precip type that most of us have observed, but has not been categorized. I call it "sain." It is hard to see unless you are driving. When sain hits the windshield it splats

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What is up with these bigger lady bugs this year? I have notice them alot literly on the cars.

Interesting, haven’t seen any here.

 

I’ve noticed the insects are generally running 1-2 weeks late this year, though. Cicadas started singing just before the 4th, and the Katydids started last night. Lightning bugs at peak now. Usually lightning bugs peak around the solstice, cicadas start singing in late June, and Katydids follow two weeks later, around the 4th.

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Hilarious. Mostly cloudy day with mediocre upper level temps, yet somehow we’re pushing 90°F. Must be the downsloping flow.

 

15th consecutive day at/above 90°F. Gonna be another year with 60+ days above 90°F, I think.

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Hilarious. Mostly cloudy day with mediocre upper level temps, yet somehow we’re pushing 90°F. Must be the downsloping flow.

15th consecutive day at/above 90°F. Gonna be another year with 60+ days above 90°F, I think.

yeah seems like an unavoidable 60 + of 90s this summer for sure.
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Now 18 consecutive days above 90°F. :lol:

 

With another long term heatwave building in. Lol. You just have to throw your hands up at this point.

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Hit 90°F by 10AM today. Humidity much more tolerable this afternoon vs yesterday, however.

 

Upper 90s now but feels better than yesterday’s mid 90s.

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Only 108 for the heat index with a high of 100? I'd expect it to be somewhere closer to 130 with those high dew points.

Thankfully it’s not *that* humid out here. This ain’t Dubai.

 

Heat index is 112.5°F at the moment. Still too hot to go outdoors but nothing like 2011 et al.

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Convection saves the day after initially making it worse.

 

A sun shower briefly sent us to 89.4/81, then a heftier thunderstorm blew up on the differential heating boundary and produced a modest downburst with close lightning and winds to 40mph. Now a much more comfortable 83/75. Hopefully there’ll be more but might’ve exhausted the surface CAPE.

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Only took until 930AM for temps to hit 90°F today.

 

Storms also look healthier and more organized over the terrain today compared to yesterday. Hopefully something can find its way here this evening.

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Must’ve been a large microburst to the NE of here.

 

Several decent pulses of E/NE winds following a barrage of positive strikes. A few fat raindrops as well.

 

Now 77/72 after an afternoon high of 96.4.

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That was a big one. Winds to 51mph (despite trees blocking anemometer), 1.1” of rain in 40 minutes, multiple close strikes. Still ongoing but things have settled down somewhat.

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Beautiful lightning tonight. New storms going up now behind an outflow boundary collision.

 

DCA got 1.7” of rain in 30mins.

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Another round of storms this evening going through quite an active three day period.it is absolutely pouring here now.mother nature is sending her tears of the Sad year that is 2020.

Missed me this time. Though we’re pretty much saturated right now, so it’ll be nice to dry out for a few days.

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Hey Phil, check your pm's.

 

Cheers

 

 

PS. ..... Thing is, I’m not back.

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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Yup. Winds usually develop a S/SW component in the afternoon on big storm days. Knew today would be a dud when the NW winds were still blowing solid at 2pm.

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Small microburst here earlier in the evening. Wind roaring through the trees with sheets of rain.

 

Now 73°F with a light fog/100% humidity. Swampy.

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Tommore would have been a good event setup but the tropica system is what messing things up as is typical with tropica systems you tend to get mixing surppressing out ahead of the system. Monday and tuesday could be interesting depending what the system does and track.but still kind of sucks that it may have robbed an rare mid summer severe weather outbreak potentialy tommore.I know Anthony was hyping Tommore for the past few days :lol: but did warn that the tropica system could get in the way.

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Tropical storm warnings in effect “until further notice”.

 

Haha. If that ain’t the most 2020 statement ever, I don’t know what is.

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We’re probably looking at 3-6” of rain and possibly some gusty northerlies on the west side of the circulation here.

 

Exact track (and health of the circulation) will determine the westward extent/amplitude of the winds. Small wobbles and/or minute changes in structure could make all the difference out this way. But as of now, it looks like gusts are most likely to be in the 30-50mph range locally, which is similar to a typical winter post-frontal event, except we’ll have saturated soils and leaves on the trees.

 

Hurricane Irene might be a good analog..had a massive circulation, but tracked offshore and we still ended up with 50-60mph winds around here. I remember being surprised at how quickly it ramped up on the backside once winds flipped N/NW, while the E/NE winds on the front quadrant were lackluster (at least here, just west of the fall line).

 

For whatever reason, this area loves to mix down N/NW winds. They almost always find a way.

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Unexpectedly strong burst of S/SE winds with that squall an hour ago. Roaring through the trees. Heard cracking wood on two occasions, probably some weak limbs not typically exposed to gusts from that direction.

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Overall a fairly underwhelming event here.

 

24hr rainfall is 2.65”. Winds ~ 30mph. That’s about it.

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Overall a fairly underwhelming event here.

24hr rainfall is 2.65”. Winds ~ 30mph. That’s about it.

what ironic is we are only in early August and all ready reach the I name and the peak isnt until late month and September I don't think we have really seen the real brunt of this season yet september may prove to be trouble
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Explosive thunderstorm rocked the neighborhood late last night ~ 230AM. Bolt after bolt after bolt with almost instantaneous thunder, went on for 15+ minutes. Also a quick 0.7” of rain and winds to 37mph.

 

Not bad for a nocturnal event.

 

Now 3.65” of rain over the first 6 days of August. Much needed locally..soil was getting dry again.

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It’s downright oppressive today. Dewpoint touched 79° a half hour ago. Now mixed out to 77° but it doesn’t feel any better with the mercury climbing.

 

PWAT values are sky high..hoping for a good downpour.

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