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« Reply #25: April 13, 2020, 03:52:51 PM »
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« Reply #26: June 02, 2020, 01:52:56 PM »
Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near the Yucatan, this is the third named storm of the season.  Last year, the third named storm didn't form until August 20.  It's the earliest third named storm since record keeping began in 1851 (beating out Colin that formed on June 5, 2016).  Current track has it nearing Cat-1 strength by Sunday south of Louisiana, but NOAA says their confidence is very low.

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« Reply #27: June 03, 2020, 06:52:33 AM »
If you're in the DC metro area, gonna be a hot motherfreaker today

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« Reply #28: June 03, 2020, 11:35:45 AM »
If you're in the DC metro area, gonna be a hot motherfreaker today
got in my bike ride at 6:30 this AM :)  OF course, the outlet to my refrigerator conked overnight :(

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« Reply #29: June 03, 2020, 11:42:35 AM »
got in my bike ride at 6:30 this AM :)  OF course, the outlet to my refrigerator conked overnight :(
Ruh-oh.

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« Reply #30: June 03, 2020, 02:25:29 PM »
It's nice being in a place with a breeze.

If you're in the DC metro area, gonna be a hot motherfreaker today

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« Reply #31: June 04, 2020, 09:26:40 PM »
so tonight DMV phase 1 dining al fresco met the reality of DMV summer weather.  Up to about 7 PM, all the thunderstorms were supposed to be heading west of the beltway, but then the storm went east rather than north and blew through Arlington.  Tore one of the tents in CCSP's parking lot on a crowd of 80 or so people.  Gonna be a tough reality to deal with if the outdoor dining is the main option for restaurants.

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« Reply #32: June 05, 2020, 01:57:05 AM »
Sounds like outdoor dining will have to close up under bad weather conditions.  Alot of work, but it is the only way to take advantage of using outdoors to make some money.

so tonight DMV phase 1 dining al fresco met the reality of DMV summer weather.  Up to about 7 PM, all the thunderstorms were supposed to be heading west of the beltway, but then the storm went east rather than north and blew through Arlington.  Tore one of the tents in CCSP's parking lot on a crowd of 80 or so people.  Gonna be a tough reality to deal with if the outdoor dining is the main option for restaurants.

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« Reply #33: June 05, 2020, 09:36:18 AM »
Sounds like outdoor dining will have to close up under bad weather conditions.  Alot of work, but it is the only way to take advantage of using outdoors to make some money.

thing is, this was a storm that all the forecasters said was not tracking towards Arlington and Alexandria.  You will have a lot of trouble if you shut down dining based on t-storm watches because they impact wide areas.  But if you only do it on t-storm warnings (that is, a specific storm is identified and its likely track put it over an area at a certain time), then you can go from no worries  to clobbered in a space of 45 minutes.  That's a heck of a spot to be in if you are basing your night's earnings on outdoor dining.

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« Reply #34: June 05, 2020, 10:26:04 AM »
it's not like outdoor dining is a new concept.  the challenge is at least for now, moving folks inside isn't an option in some areas.

We ate outside in a covered area once in Italy when storms rolled in, it was actually fun trying to dodge the gaps in the canopies that allowed water to fall in.

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« Reply #35: June 05, 2020, 10:31:21 AM »
Pretty cool visual from the GOES16 satellites of last night's storms moving through our area:

https://twitter.com/NOAASatellitePA/status/1268879537443614721

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« Reply #37: June 15, 2020, 05:58:48 PM »
It's been interesting here, but not for anyone wanting a beach fun vacation.  The rain amounts are perfect for the grass & trees .... so far.  That may change over the next 48 hours.  The weathers pros are calling for a few days of rain, a few days of sun, then another few days of rain.  But nothing is certain more than 24 hours in advance.

for those of you in OBX this week:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/06/15/mid-atlantic-heavy-rain/

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« Reply #39: July 10, 2020, 11:00:05 PM »
Highs in the mid 90s every day for the foreseeable future.  I don’t recall a stretch like this before.

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« Reply #40: July 11, 2020, 02:24:23 PM »
Highs in the mid 90s every day for the foreseeable future.  I don’t recall a stretch like this before.
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« Reply #41: July 11, 2020, 05:14:14 PM »
Highs in the mid 90s every day for the foreseeable future.  I don’t recall a stretch like this before.

Not at all hazy though. I wonder if it's the result of lower air pollution? Hot, sure. Humid, sure. But not hazy.

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« Reply #42: July 11, 2020, 05:35:25 PM »
Not at all hazy though. I wonder if it's the result of lower air pollution? Hot, sure. Humid, sure. But not hazy.
air quality index is at the high end of good right now (ozone is the driver), and forecast to be good to low moderate for the next few days. 

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« Reply #43: July 11, 2020, 05:53:38 PM »
Highs in the mid 90s every day for the foreseeable future.  I don’t recall a stretch like this before.
It's pretty rare.  With today (reached 91 at DCA) we have 16 days in a row.  The record of 21 days in a row was set back in 1980 and 1988.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/09/washington-dc-hot-streak/

Longest in the past 20 years was in 2011, which was 16 days in a row, so we are tied and will break that tomorrow.  Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be around 90 by NWS, but after that, it's 91+ for the rest of the 10 day. 

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« Reply #44: July 11, 2020, 08:35:30 PM »
It's pretty rare.  With today (reached 91 at DCA) we have 16 days in a row.  The record of 21 days in a row was set back in 1980 and 1988.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/09/washington-dc-hot-streak/

Longest in the past 20 years was in 2011, which was 16 days in a row, so we are tied and will break that tomorrow.  Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be around 90 by NWS, but after that, it's 91+ for the rest of the 10 day.
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« Reply #45: July 12, 2020, 06:02:51 PM »
It's pretty rare.  With today (reached 91 at DCA) we have 16 days in a row.  The record of 21 days in a row was set back in 1980 and 1988.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/09/washington-dc-hot-streak/

Longest in the past 20 years was in 2011, which was 16 days in a row, so we are tied and will break that tomorrow.  Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be around 90 by NWS, but after that, it's 91+ for the rest of the 10 day. 
today's max has been 89 and i is now 85.  streak broken.

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« Reply #46: July 12, 2020, 06:33:16 PM »
today's max has been 89 and i is now 85.  streak broken.
The heat here in Florida is killing the virus. Oh wait. Everyone is inside. 

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« Reply #47: July 12, 2020, 09:09:21 PM »
The heat here in Florida is killing the virus. Oh wait. Everyone is inside. 

I saw an article earlier saying that humidity above 40% makes it difficult to transmit.  Building HVAC systems  Are designed with a goal of 20% so they will likely change.

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« Reply #48: July 13, 2020, 02:58:53 PM »
today's max has been 89 and i is now 85.  streak broken.
apparently, the streak is on.  Sometime between 3 and 4 PM, it maxed somewhere between 91 and 93 at DCA (I've seen 3 different temps reported by the national weather service).  18 days.  Today it was 87 at the CC metro video board at 1.  While that runs about 2 degrees warmer than DCA, DCA probably will top 90 today. 

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« Reply #49: July 13, 2020, 06:00:25 PM »
apparently, the streak is on.  Sometime between 3 and 4 PM, it maxed somewhere between 91 and 93 at DCA (I've seen 3 different temps reported by the national weather service).  18 days.  Today it was 87 at the CC metro video board at 1.  While that runs about 2 degrees warmer than DCA, DCA probably will top 90 today.