How's The Weather There ?

orbital

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
4,285
Location
WI
+

Local meteorologist did an interesting graph for our area.
It showed the average temperatures through todays date for the year ( temps: Jan1~Sep6 averaged)

Four of the five highest have been in the last 13 years.
That's not an opinion.
 

idleprocess

Flashaholic
Joined
Feb 29, 2004
Messages
7,197
Location
decamped
+

Local meteorologist did an interesting graph for our area.
It showed the average temperatures through todays date for the year ( temps: Jan1~Sep6 averaged)

Four of the five highest have been in the last 13 years.
That's not an opinion.

I've often wondered If there's some historical measure of seasonal/monthly/weekly atmospheric thermal energy - let's call it degree-hours - that could be compared over time for a given area. Something that could better quantify how hot or cold an area is over time than min/max values that may not tell the story - go under baseline for a period and it's colder than usual, over and it's hotter than usual.
 

orbital

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
4,285
Location
WI
I've often wondered If there's some historical measure of seasonal/monthly/weekly atmospheric thermal energy - let's call it degree-hours - that could be compared over time for a given area. Something that could better quantify how hot or cold an area is over time than min/max values that may not tell the story - go under baseline for a period and it's colder than usual, over and it's hotter than usual.
+

1921 was the bogey year in her graph.
Must have been alot of underwater vulcanism in the Pacific that year, or somethin'
 
Last edited:

rwolfenstein

Enlightened
Joined
Mar 29, 2017
Messages
548
Out here in this area of the PNW, we have 75 degrees and sunny. Which is a rarity for this area. Unfortunately this will be short lived as we move into the rain season.
 

Monocrom

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
20,081
Location
NYC
And now we're in the midst of that heat wave. 😓 Yuck. I went for a ride a 10 last night and came back soaked. July is back with a vengeance, although it appears it'll be short-lived. We'll be in the 60s and 70s by next week. Hopefully until next year,
Fingers crossed.
Yeah, I worked last night. My 3rd shift job is just over the bridge and a few blocks away from the old neighborhood. Got out of my car at around 10:30pm and got hit with a massive wall of humidity/heat! Thankfully the A/C was left on at my job.
 
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Messages
10,343
Location
Pacific N.W.
Out here in this area of the PNW, we have 75 degrees and sunny. Which is a rarity for this area. Unfortunately this will be short lived as we move into the rain season.

Our area of the Pacific Northwest -
IMG_4797.jpeg


Where abouts are you located, wolfenstein?
 

orbital

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
4,285
Location
WI
+

Had the longest stretch of hot weather just a few days ago, broke a number of records.
Right now it's overcast & 63F


200.gif
 

orbital

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
4,285
Location
WI
... but what does it feel like? 😁
+

We had just under 115F heat index few weeks ago, from the massive humidity (high Dew Point)
inescapable, crushing feeling with that humidity, just hell.

btw: -40F or colder windchill is much more of a burning sensation than feeling cold.
Seriously, you can get various skin injuries far faster than what weather channels say.


right now, upper 50s'
 

bykfixer

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 9, 2015
Messages
20,445
Location
Dust in the Wind
The rain I mentioned in post # 853 and some tropical moisture the next two days has my lawn growing again. I left for the grocery store thinking "eh, maybe in a couple of days I'll cut it". Get back an hour later and "awe man it needs cutting today". Air so thick with humidity it looked foggy. High of 83 with 'real feel' index of like 133? Nope, not getting cut today. Afternoon storm sealed the deal anyway even if I wanted to.

Tomorrow same thing so I may use my liquid mower.....


I had a nice stand of creeping red and chewings fescues under trees. Bermuda don't dig shade. Well, the trees are gone so sunshine is plentiful now. And so is a broad leaf bermuda that just loves a summer storm. It has shallow roots. Shallow enough where the morning dew can keep it growing, even in a drought. It's a hardy turf if you have a large open area and don't mind cutting grass. But during a 6 week rainless period, without watering it still needed cutting twice a week to not leave a messy, clumpy lawn.

You don't kill Bermuda grass like homey said in the video. You control it. In the 80's in my city a developer built a shopping mall on a desert area of all sand and rocks. They spent big $ on sod. A year later the sod had largely been replaced by Bermuda grass. It's the native grass south of the Mason/Dixon. No getting around it. You can pave a slab of asphalt for your front yard and 5 years later you'll have a Bermuda grass yard if you don't control it.

So how's the weather there? It's Bermuda grass slaughtering season here.
 
Last edited:

bykfixer

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 9, 2015
Messages
20,445
Location
Dust in the Wind
A dip in the jet stream has weather south of the Mason/Dixon quite pleasant. Warm with less tropical humidity means it's pretty comfy in the shade.

Watch out for Lee folks in the northeast
IMG_0750.jpeg
 
Top