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Silas_Sancona
2 minutes ago, AZPalms said:

I’m all game for a cooler start to summer! Keeps my AC use down and I can keep banking my solar credits for the summer. Although the monsoon last year was fun, the near daily severe winds and the damage it did to my patio and trees can stay home. Near 80mph wind gust at our home shot a good sized glass table into my pool area. Glass into a pool = no bueno. Don’t feel like draining a pool this year. Also brought down about a 50ft tree into my adjoining driveway with my neighbor. Missed homes and a truck somehow. 

Agree w/ you on avoiding the Air Conditioning for as long as possible.. Not sure why but this house stays hot during the summer. I'm sure it has to do with not being properly insulated.. anyway.. Turn off the Air during the afternoon ( SRP's 3-6PM plan) and the temp inside will hit 82-92F by 6PM.

Your side of town got slammed last summer for sure.. We had the dust, several times ( won't miss that at all, even if it made for some crazy, "end of the world" -looking scenes ) but i'm pretty sure winds with a couple storms that we had were in the 60+MPH range, at least briefly.. Had to be since i'd watch channels of dust lift off the ground of the front yard, which is all gravel.. / drift up the road like clouds of snow during a blizzard.  Was surprised the somewhat wimpy Mesquite planted out front didn't come down ( think its a Chilean.. never plant / allow anyone you know to plant those btw ).  The backyard "Beast" ( my name for the massive Mesquite out there ) didn't flinch at all..  and there were a couple times i was watching it closely.. It falls, it will take out a shed, maybe both located there, and a sizable section of the block wall in that corner of the property.. or cover most of the yard, bite into the Patio cover. Not sure on the species, maybe our native Velvet.. Possibly a similar-looking sp. from down in Mexico.. but that thing is sturdy.. Planning on growing seed i'd collected from it later on. Pods are really sweet.

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cm05

45° right now, which is the low temperature this morning. Some areas to my west (NJ/NYC) got near 80° yesterday, meanwhile I didn’t even reach 60°, being on the immediate coast sucks in the spring, we normally catch up with inland areas by May.

A few more nights below freezing next week but none in the long range afterwards. Already moved some of the hardiest stuff outside permanently this week.

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GottmitAlex

Holy mackarel, our highs are on the other side of the spectrum compared to last week:

Today we hit 30C 

 

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Silas_Sancona

61-64F under clear skies and a light easterly breeze in the neighborhood at 10:55PM after reaching 84-88F earlier.  Always hotter than most other Wx stations close to the house hit 95F.

While there is no station located in the park itself, closest neighborhood Wx station, located across hwy 77 in a newer housing development to where i spent the day hit 81.5F. Id estimate it was within a degree or two of that on the trails. There had been some summer-ish pop up shower / T-storm development down there over the mountains, over the weekend but only some scattered afternoon clouds over head today.

Warm again tomorrow, then cooling back down again, with possible showers by Thursday / Friday.

This grainy as heck picture out my wind sheild was my morning view as i got closer to today's destination. Nice to see some Snow still up there on Mt. Lemmon.
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Not a bad way to start the week..

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PalmatierMeg

60.8F. We had a cold/rain front move in overnight and are getting steady rain. We desperately need the rain but I wish the temp was 10-15 degrees higher for the sake of my container garden and germinating seeds. Can't have everything.

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Palm crazy

Another beautiful day here in the PNW 78F this makes four record days in a row and a few more to go.  78F not a bad day on the last day of winter. 

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Silas_Sancona
5 hours ago, Palm crazy said:

Another beautiful day here in the PNW 78F this makes four record days in a row and a few more to go.  78F not a bad day on the last day of winter. 

I saw this earlier, pretty crazy after the crazy cold you guys just had.. Also saw a couple spots in Alaska hit 70F ..in MARCH. ...And a wx station up in the N.W territories ( Canada ) recorded 20C today.. Bonkers weather continues..

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Palm crazy
6 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

I saw this earlier, pretty crazy after the crazy cold you guys just had.. Also saw a couple spots in Alaska hit 70F ..in MARCH. ...And a wx station up in the N.W territories ( Canada ) recorded 20C today.. Bonkers weather continues..

Yeah, the warmer than normal weather pattern is supposed to consist in Alaska big time hopefully that will keep us warmer too.  :D  The warmest in WA state was Forks on the northern coast at 81F. 

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UK_Palms

It's 38F at 10pm here with crystal clear skies, so it looks like we will be having our first frost in about 3 weeks tonight. A low of 30F is forecast. 

Hopefully that will create some morning dew, as we appear to be entering into another drought cycle. We are nearly a quarter of the way through 2019 and I have only recorded 2.1 inches of rain so far this year, with no rain on the horizon for the next 10-14 days. Unless April and May have above average rainfall, I will be looking at water shortages, restrictions and a hosepipe ban being imposed on my county. The water table still hasn't had a chance to recover from last summer's 10 week drought and combined heatwave.

The creek at the back of my garden disappeared last July and still hasn't come back. It has disappeared in previous years after droughts, but this is the first ever spring where it has not been present, which is slightly worrying. Clear evidence of climate change in my opinion. 

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Silas_Sancona

Currently  running in the mid - 60s atm ( 11:05 PM MST ) around the 'hood after reaching into the mid / upper 80s this afternoon. Tomorrow could see the first official 90F readings reached around the valley / at Sky Harbor downtown, which would be within the ballpark of when Phoenix, and the rest of the valley, typically sees our first 90 degree day ( March 31st )

Looks to cool back to the lower / mid 80s later in the week but looking like ( regretfully ) our stretch of pretty good temps is about to end..   and so the race to the first 100F  may begin.  If tonight's FV3-GFS run is on to something, ( lets hope not... ) a day or two of highs reaching 95-101F might occur right around April 10th. Since this is only showing up in one Model run ( tonight's 00Z ), i'm going to call it a trash / scare -cast ) we'll see if such early heat tries to stick around on tomorrow's / Wednesday's model runs..     Spring Showers?   Looks like the tap is shut off for the season.

Mesquite in the yard / around the neighborhood are leafing out, Palo Verde should be about a week behind. Large planting of Sweet Acacia across the street really colored up over the weekend.. Can smell them from the backyard, or when out front in the morning the last few days. Should be interesting to see how all the moisture from a wet winter, now tucked deep below the surface effects growth on these trees over the next several weeks.. This is when they start tapping that reserve.

On a side note, some interesting things i have been following for the coming summer got a slightly better boost of confidence from the Nat. Weather Service when they issued their latest seasonal forecasts. Wayy to early to get excited about, but a nice dose of increased optimism.

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mdsonofthesouth

9pm and hovering around 55F. Forecast doesn't have bellow freezing so I am super happy!

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cm05

62° and sunny. This weather was long overdue. I see two cold nights ahead and then that looks to be it. Finally!!

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mdsonofthesouth

75F and semi sunny kids are about to play in the sprinkler!

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GottmitAlex

82F /28C  @10:41am pst

Finally back on track.

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GottmitAlex

30c/ 86f 2:57pm PST

April 1st, 2019. No, lol, this is not a joke.

Although, with last month's weather, it sure seems like it.

 

 

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cm05

37° and headed for what is hopefully our final freeze. Forecast is 31°.

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UK_Palms

35F under a clear, starry night with us about to transition into an abnormally cold spell, with highs of 45-50F over the next 3-4 days. The first week of April is going to feel more like the first week of February. Damn it. 

I hope this doesn't interfere with the outdoor cacti as they are starting to flower already. Not that cacti are even supposed to grow in the British Isles. 

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cm05
17 hours ago, cm05 said:

37° and headed for what is hopefully our final freeze. Forecast is 31°.

Ended up at 28°....I really hope that’s the last of it.

50° today, forecast looks warmer with most days around 60° and nights in the 40’s.

Already fertilized the hardiest palms as they’re growing, I’ll hold off on the tropicals until next month.

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UK_Palms

My coldest April night in 7 years here, with the low currently sitting at 29F at 6am. That's colder than anything I experienced in February, believe it or not. And it looks like it will be the same temperature tomorrow night. Possibly a degree or two colder. A high of only 48F forecast today as well, which is well below average. 

I hope the Reclinata x Roebellini hybrid will be alright left out in this... :bemused:

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cm05

66° here, and I just saw this large mosquito hanging out in my Trachycarpus fortunei: 

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Mosquito season is here, but as much as I hate them, I hate the cold 10 times more.

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GottmitAlex
43 minutes ago, cm05 said:

66° here, and I just saw this large mosquito hanging out in my Trachycarpus fortunei: 

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Mosquito season is here, but as much as I hate them, I hate the cold 10 times more.

Wow. That's a big one

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GottmitAlex

26C/79f 2:26pm PST

 

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Silas_Sancona
On 4/3/2019 at 1:43 PM, cm05 said:

66° here, and I just saw this large mosquito hanging out in my Trachycarpus fortunei: 

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Mosquito season is here, but as much as I hate them, I hate the cold 10 times more.

That is a Crane Fly,  AKA Mosquito Eater, though they don't eat skeeters  ..Big but harmless, unless you're rotten Compost,  lol..

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NorCalKing

72°F. All my trees are starting to wake in a big way!

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cm05
16 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

That is a Crane Fly,  AKA Mosquito Eater, though they don't eat skeeters  ..Big but harmless, unless you're rotten Compost,  lol..

Lol yeah I figured it was way too early for mosquitos of that size, but the resemblance caught me off guard. So far I’ve only seen the little mosquitoes.

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Silas_Sancona
1 hour ago, cm05 said:

Lol yeah I figured it was way too early for mosquitos of that size, but the resemblance caught me off guard. So far I’ve only seen the little mosquitoes.

Yea, we're already starting Mosquito season here, thanks in part to this years' wetter winter. Glad we don't have Gallinappers out west. Been bit by those while in FL. Quite painful compared to other skeeters, lol. The larvae of those and another species sometimes called Elephant Mosquito ( Don't actually attack elephants.. or seek out blood meals at all ) will actually eat the larvae of other sp. Been some research on using it and a couple other non blood sucking sp. from Australia as biological control for the bad guys. All for it as long as doing so doesn't really mess up the food web.

 

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greysrigging
6 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

Yea, we're already starting Mosquito season here, thanks in part to this years' wetter winter. Glad we don't have Gallinappers out west. Been bit by those while in FL. Quite painful compared to other skeeters, lol. The larvae of those and another species sometimes called Elephant Mosquito ( Don't actually attack elephants.. or seek out blood meals at all ) will actually eat the larvae of other sp. Been some research on using it and a couple other non blood sucking sp. from Australia as biological control for the bad guys. All for it as long as doing so doesn't really mess up the food web.

 

We have had a near record dry 'wet' season this year, only 40". Warmer than normal too. We have a late burst of monsoonal rain happening at the moment ( rare ish in April ) with about 5" in my back yard gauge over the weekend. Beautiful cool overcast morning temps as low as 23c ( 73.4f ) as opposed to the +80f's overnights normally. 

We have a few mongrel mosquito breeds in the Top End of the Northern Territory, the worst of which is known as the Salt Marsh Mosquito. It actually breeds in brackish salty water, and in my suburb of Darwin I am close to the Leanyer Swamps which fill up old historical bomb craters ( a former WW2 and post WW2 bombing range ) with salty water during spring tides. The Salt Marsh mosquito carries a debilitating  Malaria type disease called Ross River Fever. I contracted a dose in 1997 and suffered for 2 years before the symptoms slowly abated. Even now for a couple of days a year I can feel the joint ache and lethargy re appear.

There are still cases of Dengue Fever reported from tropical Far North Queensland and the real deadly mosquito born virus in Australia is called Murray Valley Encephalitis, which can cause permanent neurological disease or death.

There is a Top End species in Kakadu National Park we call 'dive bombers'..... they attack humans in formation, proboscus first.... ie they don't land on you, they actually impale ya ! Truely an evil mosquito.... haha.

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mdsonofthesouth

Peaked at 85F sitting at 83F and might cool if the rains make it to us.

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palmsOrl

Upper 80s right now and in an almost summer-like pattern with diurnal showers and thunderstorms.

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GottmitAlex

34c/94f @12:45pm PST

Watered all the palms last night.  Hope they don't get scorched too early this growing season.

 

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Silas_Sancona

Currently running between 93- 100F around the neighborhood atm ( 3:36 PM MST ) First day of the year Sky Harbor in downtown Phoenix has reached at or above 90F.. About 7 days later than what is average ( March 30-31st ) The typically hottest-reading station closest to the house sits at 103F atm, after topping 105F about 45 min. ago. Some high clouds moving in which will likely keep temps in the 60s overnight. One more day at / above 90F Valley-wide before another big cool down for the rest of the week, maybe a shower or two sometime Friday / Friday night. 

Just about the time of year we say goodbye to our "nicer" spring weather, and reluctantly start crankin' up the thermostat to the 100s as May and June inch closer..  Crossing my fingers we see few ( if any ) prolonged stretches of 110F+ ahead.. and no 116+ Nuke fests before Monsoon season kicks in later on.. 

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GottmitAlex
7 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

34c/94f @12:45pm PST

Watered all the palms last night.  Hope they don't get scorched too early this growing season.

 

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Ok. Watered them again this afternoon. The scorching sun dried up the soil on both the garden and pots. Unexpected.

 

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Coarse sand just dissipates water like crazy. Fine sand makes mud...

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mdsonofthesouth
8 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

Ok. Watered them again this afternoon. The scorching sun dried up the soil on both the garden and pots. Unexpected.

 

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Coarse sand just dissipates water like crazy. Fine sand makes mud...

Love that little strip of dirt, I'm sure it benefits from the heat of the concrete well! Not that yall need it where you are lol. 

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GottmitAlex
10 hours ago, mdsonofthesouth said:

Love that little strip of dirt, I'm sure it benefits from the heat of the concrete well! Not that yall need it where you are lol. 

Every little bit helps.

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mdsonofthesouth

67F currently @9:22am@9:22am should be 77F+ at the peak today. Only one night low dipping into the 40s in the 10 day forecast with all highs in the  70s and beyond with one in the 60s. Spring is here for sure!

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GottmitAlex

80f/26c 4:46 pm pst

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NorCalKing
3 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

80f/26c 4:46 pm pst

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Surprisingly my current yard temp all the way up here inland NorCal was 81°. And my current yard temp has you by 1° again at 65° (8:09PM Local time) lol

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mdsonofthesouth

Lol said 77F we got to 86F+! I'll take it!

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UK_Palms

79F here right now. The hottest place in Europe today and tomorrow as well.

Tomorrow we are forecast to be 15F warmer than LA. 

20F warmer than Madrid.

15F warmer than Athens.

10F warmer than the Canary Islands. 

10F warmer than Marrakech in Morocco.

And at least 5F warmer than Cairo in Egypt. 

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