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Post by The fingers » Jun 01, 2017 7:54 am

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----------------------------------------------La Niña Rain Gage-----------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Post by amberwolf » Jun 05, 2017 5:27 pm

No sign of humidity, much less rain, here.

Been in the mid-high 100's for days now, was 107F yesterday, will probably be hotter today, and likely to stay this way until it gets even hotter. Summer is here, even if the calendar doesnt' say so. :(


Found some drip-watering hose (200 feet for $2) at goodwill, just have to add some clamp-on threaded ends so I can set it up for the stuff in the front yard that won't make it without watering, rather than me going out there and hand-watering stuff in the heat. Plus, a drip watering style will be better at keeping the soil at the right moisture all the time for the plants, rather than soaking it good periodically, which always has a lot of evaporation (wasting water). If I put the drip hose into the top layer of soil under the plants, where it will be shaded by the plants, it should help with that, though the water wont' be running all the time (at least not until it gets so hot that the plants are dying from it).

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Post by The fingers » Jun 08, 2017 7:43 am

Overnight
Patchy drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind.
Thursday
Patchy drizzle 10% chance before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
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Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Post by fechter » Jun 08, 2017 11:10 am

Actually got hit by rain this morning. This is very rare this time of year.
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Post by fechter » Jun 19, 2017 11:36 pm

More strange weather. Yesterday was officially 105 in San Rafael. Dang hot. Then last night I was awakened by a strange sound, which took me a while to figure out what it was. Pouring heavy rain. But only for about 3 minutes and it was gone. Enough to wash the dust off the cars. I wish it rained a little more.

I'm glad it was only 105 here. Phoenix is supposed to be near 120 tomorrow, and Death Valley will be around 127. Really bad conditions for lithium batteries.
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Post by amberwolf » Jun 20, 2017 2:30 am

It was already 116F yesterday, and 118F today. Projected to be 119F which means it'll probably actually be 121-122F, as it's been a few degrees hotter than predicted on just about every really hot day so far. Depends on the area you're in, of course, but that's what it's been like in mine.

It's a degree or so cooler at my house itself, due to all the trees/lantana (that's why I put them there), but the thermometers are still all hitting the red TFH mark up top. ;)


Sometimes pedal cyclists around here get flats due to the heat causing overinflation/tube/stem/etc failure. Used to happen to me when storing the bike in the house with high pressure on the tires, until I realized why it happened, and started underinflating the tires a bit to make up for the pressure change from 35-50 degrees F.

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Post by The fingers » Jun 21, 2017 10:50 am

132 degrees F at Furnace Creek in Death Valley California yesterday. :shock:
75 degrees F here. I'm going to have to get some mini dog booties for Oliver to go out for walks. Chomper stays buried for most of the day.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Don Kushner emerged from his afternoon hike on Camelback Mountain clearly a little run down from the heat.
Kushner was one of the few who ignored warnings to avoid strenuous outdoor activity and decided to exercise outside on one of the hottest days in Phoenix's recorded history.
"Here it's your own private mountain and it's wonderful," he said, covered in sweat Tuesday.

Phoenix authorities issued several warnings about the dangers of the heat. Phoenix park ranger Chris Webb said she saw about a dozen hikers on Camelback Mountain in the afternoon hours.
"I would recommend that people do something less strenuous than to come out to the toughest hike in Phoenix in the middle part of the day," she said. "Maybe go swimming. Maybe do something indoors instead."

The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. region has seen in years.
Meteorologists said Tuesday's temperature in Phoenix topped out at 119 degrees, a mark that's only been matched or surpassed four other times in the city's recorded history. The all-time high was 122 degrees on June 26, 1990.

Death Valley, California, reached 125 Tuesday and Palm Springs hit 121, still a degree lower than the same day last year.
The heat wave comes amid new research findings that nearly 1 in 3 people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels.
The study of nearly 2,000 deadly heat waves worldwide since 1980 was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Workers at a construction site in a Phoenix suburb huddled under the shade of an excavator during a break. At another building site, men in hard hats and yellow vests labored and sweated in the heat, downing water to stay hydrated.

Las Vegas also baked. Visitors tried to stay inside air-conditioned casinos, and some tourists lugged packs of bottled water around the Strip. Others went to a bar where the temperature is set at 23 degrees (-5 Celsius) and glasses, walls and seats are sculpted from ice.
Tonya and Lavonda Williams traveled from Orlando, Florida, to Sin City to see the Backstreet Boys in concert. Walking on the Strip in 112 degrees was too much to handle, even for people accustomed to heat.
"This is like the oven door is open," Lavonda Williams said as the sisters walked from a pedestrian bridge into The Palazzo casino-resort.
"It's too hot to even drink alcohol," Tonya Williams added.

In Phoenix, hundreds flocked to Grace Lutheran Church for water and refuge.
"We have homeless people come from a long way to sit here," longtime volunteer Moses Elder said. "There are other spots where you can go get cold water and sit down and cool off, but there are few places you can lay down and get something to eat."

In the Southwest U.S., this week's heat has caused a handful of problems.
In addition to grounding more than 40 flights of smaller planes, airlines have been taking other measures on larger jets to reduce their weight.
American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said the carrier began limiting sales on some flights to prevent the planes from exceeding maximum weight for safe takeoff in the hot conditions.

The main burn center in Phoenix warned people to be careful around car interiors and pavement and with their pets.
About 50 people went a PetSmart store in a Phoenix suburb Tuesday to receive free elastic booties to put on their pets' paws so they don't burn on concrete and pavement.

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Associated Press writers Regina Garcia-Cano in Las Vegas and Josh Hoffner contributed to this report.
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Post by markz » Jun 21, 2017 11:06 pm

+45C (+115F) in Pheonix

Aeroplanes cant fly because the air is less dense, so not enough bite in the air. Interesting fact I just learned from the news.

I feel sorry for those without a/c, I dont know what people would do, especially those who work outdoors.
There is such a day as "Snow Day" where you just cant work outside, but is there such a thing as "Hot Day" ?

I cant stand it when its too hot, I'd say anything above 22C (+72F) with no clouds is too much for me.
I like a breeze that is not too windy, lots of clouds with some clear sky breaks and 20C.
When I was in Barcelona Spain it seemed hotter at certain temps, maybe it was a humid heat that makes it feel hotter.

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Post by amberwolf » Jun 22, 2017 1:39 pm

This is the time of year when people get suddenly surprised with the fact they live in a hot desert. :roll:


The 20th it was over 120F in my area of the city; depends on where as to how hot. Up at Metrocenter it was a couple degrees hotter than at my house.

Was already 119F on my way to work around 1pm, and there were emergency vehicles stopped in a few places assisting people laying on sidewalks and bus stops, etc. Were quite a few cars stopped (at lights, in parking lots, etc) with hoods up (some with steam/smoke) and angry-looking people inside or nearby, on their phones.

Unsurprisingly not many people were out (even in cars), less and less of them as the afternoon got hotter. Business was pretty bad, about half of what we usually get on a Tuesday.

It was still 105F when I left work at 10pm, with the temperature dropping a little as I got toward the canal at the south end of Metrocenter, around 103-104F. Once I got into my neighborhood, it dropped down to 102F.

I saw dead birds (mostly pigeons) all over the place on the way home. Probably were more than I could see in the dark. They werent' there by the time I went to work yesterday; probably picked up by feral cats and homeless dogs.

Didn't get below 100F till after midnight, and it was still at least 90F at the coolest, before dawn.

The next day (yesterday) was the same, except we had a good breeze the whole day, rather than the still air we had the 20th, so it didn't "feel" quite as hot--but the humidity was a bit higher, making the difference mostly a wash. :/

Same at night, too, though it got a few degrees cooler around 86F by dawn.


There were less failed cars, and just as many emergency vehicles, and more poeple and cars out and about. Business was almost normal.

Today it's already over 103F at 11am, predicted to be only 113F for a high, rather than the 117F highs predicted the previous two days. So it'll probably only get to 115-118F, in reality, in this part of Phoenix.

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Post by wineboyrider » Jun 22, 2017 2:46 pm

markz wrote:+45C (+115F) in Pheonix

Aeroplanes cant fly because the air is less dense, so not enough bite in the air. Interesting fact I just learned from the news.

I feel sorry for those without a/c, I dont know what people would do, especially those who work outdoors.
There is such a day as "Snow Day" where you just cant work outside, but is there such a thing as "Hot Day" ?

I cant stand it when its too hot, I'd say anything above 22C (+72F) with no clouds is too much for me.
I like a breeze that is not too windy, lots of clouds with some clear sky breaks and 20C.
When I was in Barcelona Spain it seemed hotter at certain temps, maybe it was a humid heat that makes it feel hotter.
Yep the humidity sucks. I can still sit on my patio once the sun goes down here. Was 105 the last few days, but supposed to get down into the 90s which is a lot more bearable with our low humidity.
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Post by amberwolf » Jun 24, 2017 3:16 am

Gettin' tired of the heat already. Guess I'm gettin' old; didn't really have this big a problem with it in past years, and it's not really that much hotter.

Wasn't as hot today for a high, but stayed hot longer; was still over 103F by the time I got home tonight (a degree more than previously); that's with the gusty winds high enough to blow limbs off trees in various parking lots I pass thru on the way home.

Less dead animals laying around; probably not becuase the heat is a little less, but more likely because the weaker ones are mostly dead already. :cry:


Thankfully mine are (so far) smart enough to stay inside most of the time.

Wish I could do that with them. ;)

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64 degrees F and I'm freezing. :oops:
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Post by amberwolf » Jun 24, 2017 2:36 pm

I'll trade you.

That's just 3 degrees more than half of what it was here the other day.

Or to put it another way, it was just shy of twice that temperature here, middle of this week.

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Post by The fingers » Jul 04, 2017 11:16 pm

Saw the first June Bug in over two years yesterday evening. There used to be lots of them.
The fireworks this year are really out of control as of 9:pm. Some idiot is setting off 1/4 sticks of dynamite or barrel bombs across the street. Where are the cops? Oliver hides under the bed or under the covers, even with the windows closed with the A/C on. :twisted:
This is the official start of the smog season. :twisted:
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Post by amberwolf » Jul 05, 2017 1:53 pm

Yeah, Yogi and Kirin both hid on the bed with me (thankfully I was off work for the day, so I could be home with them for all of it), and though the Adaptil wall-plugin diffuser for calming pheremones kept Yogi from having a complete panic attack at every noise, he still shook and panted from around 6pm till about 2am.

Usually there's a lot of stuff going on all day, but it didnt' start till that late this time. It also didnt' go until dawn, either, which it usually does.


I also had the window AC running, plus a box fan on high right next to the bed for the noise, plus a HEPA filter unit without the filter installed for greater noise, to mask out all the little stuff, so only the big rockets and whatnot could get thru and scare them. Nothing that wouldn't leave us deaf would mask those--before the fire when I just had single-pane windows, those would rattle at every bang. Some of the bigger ones still rattle the doublepane windows; you can feel those in your chest even inside the house on the bed. Pretty sure they're not legal fireworks here. :/

At least a few fires in the area from poorly aimed or defective rockets, etc. Of course we also had the inevitable guns fired in the air--usually an entire 9- or 15-round clip at a time, or a 6-shot revolver. I expect those people probably had police eventually show up, cuz there are pole-mounted microphones to triangulate gunshots in the area, but probably not until long after they were gone.



Regarding the actual topic, the weather, it's about to get to the "potentially rainy" season, starting today/tonight, with around 20% chance of rain for at least the next week. Meaning, it'll be hot and humid with clouds surrounding the valley but not crossing it, so we just get sun and humidity but no shade or rain from the clouds. The plants will like it, but I don't. :/

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Post by The fingers » Jul 24, 2017 5:27 pm

Tropical storms Greg, Irwin, and Hillary to the south between Mexico and Hawaii; summer monsoon moisture bringing thunderstorms and flash flooding now to the local area. Arizona deaths tragic result of sudden flooding of a popular swimming hole. :cry:
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Post by amberwolf » Jul 24, 2017 6:53 pm

We've been dumped on pretty hard three times so far; here's to wishing for more of that. :)

Last Sunday (bit over a week ago) was quite the storm, at least a couple of inches of rain, more where I am. Yogi didn't like it at all but it wasn't as bad as the fireworks.

Friday evening was another about the same but shorter.

This morning was the latest, though there's more on the horizon coming at us right now that might make it here tonight.

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Post by markz » Jul 24, 2017 7:53 pm

Least you aint got the fire smoke to deal with.

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Post by amberwolf » Jul 24, 2017 10:14 pm

Not right now, but last week (and week before?) we did; there was a fire up north of here that left enough smoke in the air to make it hard for me to breathe, and the smell kept sending my back to the days of my house fire. :(

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Post by fechter » Jul 25, 2017 8:27 am

I've been lucky the wind has been blowing the smoke away from my direction. I drove to San Diego over the weekend and I could see the huge plume of smoke off in the distance.
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Post by wineboyrider » Jul 25, 2017 7:30 pm

It has been a relatively quiet fire season this year in southern New Mexico. But, we did have fires up in the north. Rainy season has been pretty kind to us this year I haven't had to water my yard in weeks. 8)
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Post by The fingers » Jul 26, 2017 8:34 pm

East Pacific Basin Maps
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In the sea temperature map, lots of La Niña green, seen off of the Cali coast. :pancake:
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Post by The fingers » Jul 28, 2017 3:13 pm

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/tpac/h5-loop-ft.html
Two storms on a rare collision course, converging over the Pacific. Check the box for Trop Fcst Pts to see the trajectories.
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