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Old 08-20-2018, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Sorry I'm probably just a grumpy gus, it seems like this has been an absolute wet and dreary summer in Philly.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Agreed. Past 3/4 weeks have been. BLAH. First half of summer was GREAT. I wonder if this has affected shore revenue. I know I have zero desire to go on a rainy day.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Agreed. Past 3/4 weeks have been. BLAH. First half of summer was GREAT. I wonder if this has affected shore revenue. I know I have zero desire to go on a rainy day.
according to action news it has, just for the reason you said. folks in philly hear the forecast a few days before and don't want to go if there is a chance it's lousy. then the storms sort of blow over the shore points and it turns out nice.

some guy they interviewed said he's down about 5%. not much but when you count on making most of your money during the high season I guess every little bit counts.

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/artic...ousy-forecasts
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:35 AM
 
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Absolutely terrible summer. I guess I'd rather have this than what they have out west with the droughts and fires, but this is no prize either. I can even handle the cloudy days, but the amount of rain has been treacherous.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:04 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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My first Philly summer was 2008, what the Inquirer (not known for its poetic turn of phrase) called "The Emerald Summer." Not entirely sure what that meant, but it sounded nice, and it was really pleasant - a good intro to the North.
Yeah this summer's been a stinker, but according to JcWeather this is only the 25th wettest year (up to Aug 21) on record, and two of the wetter ones were in the last 5 years. Maybe we're talking the same way about rain like we do about snow. Some years, we have more or less average amounts of snow but it's all bundled up into a couple of storms. Then there are "death by a 1000 cuts" years - there was one 2-3 years ago - where it's a tick above normal but there was snowfall after snowfall after snowfall (I think at the end of the season there were 17 "snow events" in Philly). So maybe it's the frequency that's bothersome.
I'll say this, too: I used to live in the piedmont region of North Carolina, and the summers sucked. Heat/humidity from as early as April till as late as the end of September. Even though what we have this summer isn't great, I'll take it over any summer day in the South.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:28 AM
 
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Sorry I'm probably just a grumpy gus, it seems like this has been an absolute wet and dreary summer in Philly.
Yeah.... And apparently the mosquitoes are really bad right now with an increased danger of West Nile.

But would you prefer being out west with wild fires? I have friends outside of San Diego. They're older than me and I always think about the fire dangers.

I hate summer, btw. There is such a thing as reverse seasonal disorders where one's physiology is more attuned to, and prefers, colder temperatures. That's me.

So right now I am borderline miserable because the minute the sun re-appears I'm freaking out over the humidity. Ugh and ewww.

We have had rainless summers though.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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Agreed. Past 3/4 weeks have been. BLAH. First half of summer was GREAT. I wonder if this has affected shore revenue. I know I have zero desire to go on a rainy day.
Isn't bringing up anything about New Jersey off topic in your head?
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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according to action news it has, just for the reason you said. folks in philly hear the forecast a few days before and don't want to go if there is a chance it's lousy. then the storms sort of blow over the shore points and it turns out nice.

some guy they interviewed said he's down about 5%. not much but when you count on making most of your money during the high season I guess every little bit counts.

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/artic...ousy-forecasts
Correct. The storm forecast sometimes do not materialize. Oddly, to me anyway, people have not figured out that many weather forecasts, beyond 24 hours, are inaccurate.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:43 AM
 
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Absolutely terrible summer. I guess I'd rather have this than what they have out west with the droughts and fires, but this is no prize either. I can even handle the cloudy days, but the amount of rain has been treacherous.
Days of gentle rain seem to be less. What we get now is a ton of rainfall at a time. Big ass downfalls like we're in the tropics.

Slightly OT. Where are the birds? Are there scattered sonic devices that are driving them off? Center City used to have lots of pigeons. Now? Very few. I see some sparrows but only a few of them too.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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Isn't bringing up anything about New Jersey off topic in your head?
I agree that it should have been posted in the South Jersey forum....jeez.



....and yes, this summer has been pretty bad.....about the wettest I can recall.
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