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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #165 on: August 06, 2018, 07:29:52 AM »
Had to pull out the flashlight for the first time this summer to let the dogs do their business before heading to work.  Morning light is fading as summer wanes--my least favorite part of heading toward winter--the shorter days.

All the trees have stopped growing and most have already set buds for next spring.  The hickory trees are weighed down with an abundant crop of nuts this year. As I set on the porch, I can hear dull thuds as they begin to drop, or loud bangs when they hit the metal shed. We're in what can be the hottest part of summer and early this week does look true to form with heat indices pushing into the mid/upper 90's.  However, it's short-lived as another round of storms mid-week is followed by a cooling trend.  Overall, it's not been a bad summer for most of the TN Valley.  No severe, lasting drought, and no death ridge took up residence over our area. 

Nice, love it. My favorite time of year, fall/winter, approaches. August/September seems like it drags on forever as I wait for that first crisp cool front. Summer, for the most part, has been relatively pleasant.

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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #166 on: August 06, 2018, 07:54:07 AM »
And December 21st is one my favorite days.. cause days slowly start to get longer .... lol
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #167 on: August 06, 2018, 10:27:53 AM »
While I was in town, summer was very nice in Knoxville. There were a couple of weeks in May and June that got pretty hot, but other than that, we've had plenty of rainfall, avoided a drought, and never hit triple digits. Normally, there are at least one or two forecasts for triple digits each summer (for East TN), and we have not experienced that yet.

It's a safe bet we will not approach 100 this summer. We came very close last summer, peaking at 99F in late July shortly before record cold low temperatures.

Pattern looks stormier than usual heading into the fall.

Post Merge: August 06, 2018, 10:33:19 AM
Nice, love it. My favorite time of year, fall/winter, approaches. August/September seems like it drags on forever as I wait for that first crisp cool front. Summer, for the most part, has been relatively pleasant.

With the exception of 2017, October has joined those months in seeming like the warm temperatures drag on forever. It's not abnormal anymore to reach 80 in the middle of October. Even that first week of November can be sticky and warm. After the first freeze last October, we were in the high 70s for the 1st week of November in Knoxville. It was gross.
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #168 on: August 06, 2018, 12:08:17 PM »
In the "year of fire" (2016), we regularly surpassed 80 clear up to Thanksgiving.  Worst autumn I've experienced since moving here in 2003, and hope for no repeat any time soon.
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #169 on: August 06, 2018, 02:51:35 PM »
The Interior Northwest is about to have a fierce heatwave.  Temperatures will flirt with 110 in parts of Washington State and Idaho. We have had our rounds with hot and humid weather but we have fared better than a lot of the world this summer. Thankfully we look to head into a stormier and cooler pattern this week.

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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #170 on: August 06, 2018, 07:43:46 PM »
After I read Storm's post, I checked the forecast for Walla Walla.  Pretty miserable. . .

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Tonight
Widespread haze. Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday
Widespread haze. Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Widespread haze. Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east in the evening.
Wednesday
Widespread haze. Sunny and hot, with a high near 108. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Widespread haze. Clear, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the evening.
Thursday
Widespread haze. Sunny and hot, with a high near 110.
Thursday Night
Widespread haze. Clear, with a low around 72.
Friday
Widespread haze. Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

Not a good summer to be huntin' Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest. 
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #171 on: August 06, 2018, 11:13:46 PM »
After I read Storm's post, I checked the forecast for Walla Walla.  Pretty miserable. . .

Not a good summer to be huntin' Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest.

I’m vacationing in Oregon this week. Fortunately down here in the Eugene area the haze hasn’t gotten too bad yet. Hoping that fires don’t flare up even more in southern Oregon/NorCal. My whole trip is based around going to the Redwood Forest.

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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #172 on: August 07, 2018, 07:30:18 AM »
As the ridge pumps up in the west, a trough begins to dig in our area leading to storms and cooler weather.  Looks like it could be a long wet spell extending into the weekend and beyond with at least a shot of rain every day—very atypical for the August dog days.  No complaints if it will help my electric bill. 
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #173 on: August 07, 2018, 09:58:16 AM »
As the ridge pumps up in the west, a trough begins to dig in our area leading to storms and cooler weather.  Looks like it could be a long wet spell extending into the weekend and beyond with at least a shot of rain every day—very atypical for the August dog days.  No complaints if it will help my electric bill.
Yesterday ended a streak of 7 straight days with some form of rain for me. And it was a close call. I heard loud thunder last night, but never got any rain.
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #174 on: August 07, 2018, 01:23:36 PM »
While I was in town, summer was very nice in Knoxville. There were a couple of weeks in May and June that got pretty hot, but other than that, we've had plenty of rainfall, avoided a drought, and never hit triple digits. Normally, there are at least one or two forecasts for triple digits each summer (for East TN), and we have not experienced that yet.

It's a safe bet we will not approach 100 this summer. We came very close last summer, peaking at 99F in late July shortly before record cold low temperatures.

Pattern looks stormier than usual heading into the fall.

Post Merge: August 06, 2018, 10:33:19 AM
With the exception of 2017, October has joined those months in seeming like the warm temperatures drag on forever. It's not abnormal anymore to reach 80 in the middle of October. Even that first week of November can be sticky and warm. After the first freeze last October, we were in the high 70s for the 1st week of November in Knoxville. It was gross.

I miss those crisp October days that actually felt like hunting and football weather, when you wanted to grab a flannel shirt and squeeze apples for cider instead of mowing grass. We don't have many of those anymore.

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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #175 on: August 07, 2018, 01:59:13 PM »
Spring and fall are my two favorite seasons as far as outdoor enjoyment, and both have declined in duration over the last decade. The transition time between summer and winter has shrunk nearly out of existence--and probably another reason spring severe season has been a no-show.  A winter type weather pattern has lingered well into April the last several years.  Likewise, summer warmth seems to linger on well into late October. 
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #176 on: August 07, 2018, 02:05:49 PM »
Spring and fall are my two favorite seasons as far as outdoor enjoyment, and both have declined in duration over the last decade. The transition time between summer and winter has shrunk nearly out of existence--and probably another reason spring severe season has been a no-show.  A winter type weather pattern has lingered well into April the last several years.  Likewise, summer warmth seems to linger on well into late October.

One of the great victims of today's climate definitely seems to have been the transitional seasons.

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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #177 on: August 07, 2018, 02:11:09 PM »
One of the great victims of today's climate definitely seems to have been the transitional seasons.
to be honest ... spring is also a thing in the past ... we pretty much have two seasons now ... summer.  Winter ...
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Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
« Reply #178 on: August 07, 2018, 05:52:02 PM »
Yesterday ended a streak of 7 straight days with some form of rain for me. And it was a close call. I heard loud thunder last night, but never got any rain.

Another 3 day wet spell coming (and could last even beyond Saturday).




Normally, we're baking and drying out under a sub-tropical high pressure, and hoping for tropical system to break the heat.  Not this year. 
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« Reply #179 on: August 08, 2018, 10:26:43 AM »
Nice complex is roaring through the Nashville area.

 

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