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Old 04-17-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Currently it's too early to tell and not certain by any means, but a big trough and/or upper-level low bringing snow and abnormal cold is definitely a possibility .
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Some photos taken in a nearby park:
You're a bit further ahead than we are, but I'm starting to see small green leaves on most plants. Not much longer… Come on….
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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You're a bit further ahead than we are, but I'm starting to see small green leaves on most plants. Not much longer… Come on….
"starting"? On plants? Interesting. It was amazing to see a burst of green within 12 hours litterally yesterday. Its like we got microwaved.

Westport near coast. Shade and mini leaves already on trees.



Up state an hour away in Torrington. Blooms coming out but still bare on some trees.



Here's a map of where the pics were taken. And more amazingly, 3 weeks ago New Rochelle, NY (southern NY) was the same as the 1st pic Last Week!

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Looks like we're getting some much needed rain this weekend, hopefully we actually get a decent amount of rain instead of the "traces" of precipitation we've been getting lately.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:24 AM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Finally some rain in the East.
From CPC

NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
408 AM EDT WED APR 18 2012

VALID 12Z SUN APR 22 2012 - 12Z WED APR 25 2012

...GULF/EAST COAST CYCLONE TO BRING WET/POTENTIALLY SNOWY
CONDITIONS TO THE EAST...

WEATHER-WISE...THE GULF COAST CYCLONE SHOULD BRING A CONVECTIVELY ACTIVE FRONT ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA SATURDAY NIGHT. THE EASTERN SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD SIGNIFICANT/DROUGHT-RELIEVING RAINS THROUGH THE EAST WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF 6-10 INCHES POSSIBLE. SNOWS APPEAR MOST LIKELY ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA/PENNSYLVANIA/NEW YORK WITH THIS SYSTEM...THOUGH SNOWS ARE POSSIBLE FARTHER DOWN THE APPALACHIANS INTO THE SOUTHEAST IF THE DEEPER ECMWF VERIFIES. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE MONDAY ONWARD AS ONSHORE FLOW RESUMES. THE WEATHER SHOULD BE QUITE WARM AND DRY ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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The "heavy rain event" today has been well short of what was predicted, only 4mm has fallen, predictions went for 20-30mm today.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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We need rain here in the USA in many areas:

The warm winter and hot and sunny spring has pushed many areas into severe drought mode. Here in the Atlantic states from Connecticut/NYC south to northern Florida D2 to D4 conditions prevail. My garden soil is like beach sand as of right now. Most of the plants are showing little drought stress as of now, and the grass is very green, but I think as the solar angle continues to mount, that will not be the case in the coming weeks unless we get alot of rain. Otherwise, I enjoyed a nice sunny 80 F beach day yesterday, so I can't complain too much.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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We need rain here in the USA in many areas:

The warm winter and hot and sunny spring has pushed many areas into severe drought mode. Here in the Atlantic states from Connecticut/NYC south to northern Florida D2 to D4 conditions prevail.
Don't forget Massachusetts right next door. The eastern half of the state is in D2 conditions.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Rain all day and 10.1mm today. Nothing like a hosepipe ban in certain areas of the country to kickstart heavy rainfall.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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60 F tomorrow, and 65 F Thursday!!! I just hope we don't have 90 degrees again in April
Yea we did!
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