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Old 04-16-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Might be the first AC day of the year today.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Already 26.36" of precip this year, which is almost as much precip as the entire year of 2008 (30").
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Did a 60 mile bike ride today. Was more tiring than I expected with the heat, being mostly inactive for the last half a year didn't help, particularly choosing a hill with a long, steep hill (800? feet, small section with close to 20% grade).

If the leaves were out larger they would have blocked the sun better and made it more comfortable. That being said, I'm surprised how many small green leaves I saw up in the hills. Normally the hills stay bare for a long time, until just about the end of April. Many of the country homes had lots of flowers and flowering bushes. In a week, there'll be few bare trees left and the hills will be a carpet of light green. A lot of trees have a tinge of brown on the edge of their leave; frost damage?

High was exactly as predicted; 90F. Bizarely, the skies were kinda cloudy at times, making it look like a much cooler day, especially with the amount of bare vegetation. Cloudy skies with a temperature in the high 80s and a dew point around 50F is a strange combination; I assumed the dew point was close to 60F from the sky cover. Fire danger is 4/5, with 5 being the highest. Found this surprising quote:

The region could see as much as 2 inches of rain over Saturday and Sunday, he said.


Hoping...
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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If I were home a fan would have been sufficient. But my room at school gets hot and has no fans. I guess I could bring one, but I may as well not skimp out on indoor climate control since it costs an arm and a leg to be here anyway.

Expected to be near 90 F this afternoon.
You have A/C at college? Or are you not in a dorm?

I never had one in college; except one year. That dorm had it on needlessly (on days cooler than today, more like 80/55 and many times colder) and it wasn't me, I remember a number of people in the hall trying to figure out to close the vent. I'd wake up and be too cold. Try opening the windows, but it was colder outside than in.

Maybe A/C is more common in colleges in NJ than upstate NY? NYU does not have A/C in its dorms, though.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:58 PM
Status: "Brace yourselves! Arctic Front coming!" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Got about half an inch of snow Saturday night into Sunday. Today was in the 50s all day The rest of the week doesn't look bad, but getting on the warm side towards the weekend. Only good thing is I'm going to Alamosa this weekend, so I know I'll have colder nights.

Our forecast: 10 Day Weather Forecast for <location_name> - weather.com

Alamosa's: 10 Day Weather Forecast for <location_name> - weather.com
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Got about half an inch of snow Saturday night into Sunday.
Cool! You just reminded me to look for something. I know nothern Minnesota got 5-10" of snow this morning, I wanted to see if there was any videos of it. Maybe over coffee tomorrow. :-)
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You have A/C at college? Or are you not in a dorm?

I never had one in college; except one year. That dorm had it on needlessly (on days cooler than today, more like 80/55 and many times colder) and it wasn't me, I remember a number of people in the hall trying to figure out to close the vent. I'd wake up and be too cold. Try opening the windows, but it was colder outside than in.

Maybe A/C is more common in colleges in NJ than upstate NY? NYU does not have A/C in its dorms, though.
I'm in an apartment on campus. I don't know about the dorms.

I'm not sure if A/C is more common here. I doubt many people live here during the summer so it would really only be needed a handful of days at the end and the beginning of the school year.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Anyone see whats out in the Atlantic? It's not tropical but it could mean 1 of two things.

1. It delays the NorthEast weekend storm (maybe thats why models have it for 24th now)
2. It surpresses it.

Check out the loop on it! http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/eaus/flash-wv.html

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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For those who follow the climate change debate

Just 0.2 F and April 2012 will be the third month in a row to make the list of the top 10 warmest months for each month going back to 1869 at Central Park. Today NYC should again see 80s (low /mid 60s are normal).


In the last 17 daysonly two day were not above normal!



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Old 04-17-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The North American warmth has been an outlier compared to global temperatures this year.
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