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    Good Thursday morning! We're halfway through the New England trip and this will be our last day on the Cape. We will end our Cape Cod visit by taking the high speed ferry out to Martha's Vineyard for a little day trip today. We have an 80% chance of rain and it's cloudy and dreary looking, but the high on the island today is 72 degrees. Tomorrow we start our journey north toward Bar Harbor Maine. But the good news is the weather in Georgia! Here's a little from the Weather Prediction Center And the Atlanta NWS has this to say So it's looking like a good soaking rain coming up. The progression of the upper level trough will determine how long the rain hangs around. In the mean time, enjoy the cooler temperatures! You're looking at upper 70's to low 80's for at least the next 5 days. Finally, the relief that everyone has been waiting on. πŸ™‚ I hope everyone enjoys the day, I know I will even if it does rain here!
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    Is it time to address the over abundance of storm chasers and the circus it has become. It is no longer a scientific attempt to garner evidence and information. It is now a thrill β€œride” to make money. Was it ever anything else? #disgustedinGa
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    Good morning! One more sunny day before the moisture begins to return. It's all just general afternoon and evening thunderstorm activity, so just normal summer weather. Even the NWS doesn't have much to say about the pattern. So I come back and the weather goes back to meh. It should be a nice weekend to get out and do something outdoors. Just pay attention to the skies Sunday afternoon just in case a stray thunderstorm decides to pop up. Highs Today
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    Good Monday evening! It was a tough decision as to whether I should make a post this morning or take the high speed ferry out to Nantucket. Ok... it wasn't that hard. πŸ™‚ You are going to get rain and the temps will be falling like the rain. Here's my forecast but yours won't vary too much. But I thought I'd share the pictures I took from our Nantucket visit today. Temps this morning started off in the mid 50's so it was a cool morning, but as the day went on the sun came out and it was a beautiful day with highs in the 60's. The deciduous trees have new leaves on them, so they are running a few months behind us here in Georgia. Anyway, here's a link to the pictures and a couple of videos... hope you enjoy them as much as we did! πŸ™‚ https://photos.app.goo.gl/cwEc8AzMNfb5oHKM8
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    Great photos! And that's great weather for Nantucket. Laughing at that passenger talk about 'fawty dawllah lawbstuh rolls'. Hope my New England brethren aren't being too salty with their manners...
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    Good Wednesday morning to everyone! I couldn't sleep this morning... I am SO ready to get started on the trip! We'll be leaving around 4 am tomorrow morning for a journey though some of the most beautiful country anywhere, and I'm ready to leave RIGHT NOW. πŸ™‚ Patience.... I will do my best to do these in the morning each day, but just know it may not always be possible. πŸ™‚ But if anything important happens, I will be here to keep you updated as best as I can. More heat but some relief may be in sight. A few more records may be set across the southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic states today. No need to tell you it's been warm, but here's a look at the temperature anomalies so far for May So not a lot of changes for the moment, but the subtle shifts in the pattern leads me to believe that more changes are in store as we move into summer (no... this isn't summer... yet πŸ™‚ ). In the meantime... enjoy the heat! Of course, where I'm going is looking pretty nice in terms of temperatures right. We arrive in MA on Saturday.... and high temps look like this. The arrow points to West Yarmouth (Hyannis) where we will stay for about 6 days. You can see the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have highs in the 60's on Saturday. πŸ™‚ That water is COLD out there! Monday we will take the high speed ferry out to Nantucket, Wednesday a whale watch tour, and Thursday Martha's Vineyard, so three days on the water for at least part of the day. I hope you won't mind me talking about my trip, it will be hard for me not to. πŸ™‚ Maybe you can live vicariously through our adventure and have fun along with us! I hope everyone has a great day!
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    Thanks Steve! The placement of the Ridge makes a lot of sense also! Looking at weather stats in the Hot summer of 1980 it appears Atlanta was a slight bit warmer than Athens and if my memory is treating me right that death Ridge was a little further West towards Texas So Atlanta and West Georgia was closer to Center of Ridge!
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    Good Wednesday morning! Lather, rinse, repeat. And for the most part... it's just us in the southeast. I hate HOT weather. But hey... beggars can't be choosers. πŸ™‚ Not much in the way of rain over the next 7 days either Of well... summer in Georgia. Hope everyone enjoys the day!
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    Nice view of Newfound Gap right now
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    Happy Monday morning to everyone! And especially TEACHERS!!!! This is it... the home stretch. You can do this now!!! Seeing a little shower this morning? It's spitting rain here at the house right now but it won't last for long and won't really wet anything. The National Blend of Models (NBM) brings 95 degree temps to my area by Friday. All of this heat is only going to worsen the drought conditions over central and southern Georgia. For the moment we're doing fine up here, but that's not going to last for long. The plants are really starting to suck the moisture out of the soil (evapotranspiration) and it won't be long before we start feeling the effects here. Here are my calculations. I don't have a soil moisture sensor (but I will when I move to the mountains!) so these are calculations done by my software. This is a measure of how much moisture is being pulled from the soil and through the plants. I have this data on my main page at DaculaWeather.com So get use to it, the heat is going to hang around for a little while, but I'm still not convinced that this is what we will see all summer... at least we'd better hope not! πŸ™‚ Hope everyone has a GREAT day!
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    Good morning! I'm STILL going through videos but now I'm on to the dashcam versions. Imagine taking 5 minute videos for 3500 miles and you might get the idea of how many there are to go through. Granted, some days I didn't use it, like from our place in Cape Cod to the ferry, or our place to the whale watch dock, but those weren't far at all. I've already deleted most of them (and of course wish I hadn't...) as I had to take out some big chunks of boring driving, but they are great to show the New England settings and landscape. I'm almost ready to post the links to everything but I still have some videos to go through before I'm done. I'm starting to have fun with Adobe Premier Pro and would like to go back through some videos and "fix" them up a little. But I know you'd much rather hear about the weather so.... Rain Have a great day! Ok... 😜 There are and have been some showers around the north Georgia area this morning. The current radar shows more rain to our west and the entire system is headed east. So yes, rain chances every day. It's summertime. Get out and get wet! πŸ™‚ Just listen for thunder. Remember... if you can hear the thunder, you're close enough to be hit. Don't be a statistic, stay safe and have fun!
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    Good Monday morning to everyone! The start of the afternoon showers and thunderstorms was delayed by a day, but today should mark the beginning. So again... summertime in Georgia. Here's the general forecast and your's may vary just a little bit. Here's the 7 day rainfall forecast. Much of the rain is around the edge of the high pressure sitting out along the Atlantic coast. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms should be on Thursday. So no big changes and nothing out of the ordinary. Have a great Monday!
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    Good Thursday morning! Home at last. We got back around 9:30 last night so it was a long day. I was looking at all the pictures and videos and I have about half a terabyte worth of stuff. 😲 So I have plenty to keep me busy for a while. Man, we come back and the rain goes away! If the hot and dry come back again, I'm outta here once more, and that will cause the rain to return. πŸ™‚ Today will be nice and cool with sunny skies and the highs today will be below normal for this time of the year. Highs High Temp Anomalies As we approach the weekend we'll start to see an increase in moisture and the chances for afternoon and evening thunderstorms will return. So we'll dry out for a few days and then back to some rain chances. All in all, a great summer forecast!
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    Good Wednesday morning to everyone! This is the last day of my trip and it has really been awesome. I have about 500 GB of pictures and videos to go through once I get back home later today, and then my wife and I have to go through our log book and actually write some blog post. This may take a year or so... 😜 The weather is BEAUTIFUL here in Virginia. I'm sitting in the bed at our bed and breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley this morning at an amazing view. After breakfast we're on the road for the final leg of the trip. Looks like those around the metro Atlanta area got some heavy rain yesterday. Looking ahead. I like the "summer pattern" that is "looming". πŸ™‚ So no 90's for north Georgia for a while, that's always good news. Here's where we are at this morning. Breakfast is at 9 am. πŸ™‚ Hope everyone has a great day! I should be back on schedule tomorrow!
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    Good Sunday morning! Hope everyone is enjoying the rain and cooler temperatures! Here's the Flash Flood Watch information: Here's the radar estimated rainfall That's some serious rainfall. The NWS says this about the longer term So drier weather is on the way. Here's the next 7 day rainfall forecast and you can see that the axis of heavier precip is moving off to the east. Want to see my view this morning?
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    This is great news, will also help my eater bill!
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    Good Wednesday to everyone! RAIN!!!! COOLER!!! πŸ™‚ Man, I'm glad I can send some cooler weather your way! And at least for the next 7 days at that! πŸ™‚ My job is done. Look at what we saw today. The video is further away than we actually were. I have more to post later...
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    Good Sunday morning! Well... it's a WHOLE lot cooler up here right now that in Atlanta! We made it to West Yarmouth, a place that we'll call hoe for the next 6 days. Our temps are going to remain very cool for this time of the year, with our highs in the 60's and lows in the 50's. We were out a little last night and it was foggy/misty/and very cool. Here's our forecast: The highs today. We are staying where the little white circle is. Our lows this morning But here's the types of things we came to see. This was taken at the Beavertail Lighthouse in Rhode Island. The Beavertail Lighthouse is the 3rd oldest lighthouse in the US and sits on a rocky point overlooking the Atlantic. I have a ton of pictures and even more videos to share soon. The videos from the dash cam are awesome and I'll share some of those when I can upload them to YouTube, This was taken using my S7 with a polarizing filter. It is AMAZING how much the filter helps with colors. 20190601_120101.mp4 It looks like rain returns (FINALLY) on Wednesday for you, and hangs around at least through the weekend!!! YEA! I knew if I left things would get better! πŸ™‚ Hope everyone has a GREAT Sunday! I'm off to explore Cape Cod!
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    EDIT: This RSS import really messes with the blog post. This is a better link: http://blog.northgeorgiawx.com/new-england-trip/day-3-saturday-we-arrive We made it! We arrived in West Yarmouth about 4:30 pm on Saturday. Along the way we stopped to visit two lighthouses in Rhode Island and eat a lobster roll. πŸ™‚ I've added a few pictures and a couple of videos below. Most were taken at the two lighthouses or on the way to them. Oh... and my lobster roll. πŸ™‚ You can't forget the lobster roll. We're just getting started so I'll have lots more pictures and videos. Now is when it starts getting good! Here are a couple of videos I took on the ride, and both of these are from the Beavertail Lighthouse. I'll have more later. This first video is from the dash cam and the second video was taken using my S7 with polarizing filter. View the full article
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    After the fiasco from yesterday, we have decided to skip the stop in Philly to see Independence Hall, and I think that decision proved to be a wise one. Also... if you travel and use Google Maps... just know that the drive times you see is probably not going to be the time you actually spend on the road. Obviously Google doesn't know how many times you're gonna stop, and it doesn't know how fast you'll travel among other things. The bridge you see in the picture above is one of many on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut. Each bridge is a little different, but each one is very fancy. Those were kinda cool. Today we end up in Shelton Connecticut at a Hampton Inn. (EDIT: this was a GREAT place to stay). Tomorrow... onward through the fog! View the full article
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    Good Friday morning! Made it to Baltimore! But... instead of 10-11 hours, it took 15 hours of driving. Let me say this... if you ever thought you might like to live in northern Virginia/Maryland... you'd better drive those roads before you decide. One 14 miles stretch took 1:10 and after that the next 39 miles took 53 minutes. So 2 hours to go 53 miles. For those in Gwinnett that know the road, we took Lawrenceville Hwy all the way through Virginia. πŸ™‚ Yes, highway 29 goes all the way through Virginia (NC too). For the most part, Hwy 29 was an awesome drive. The speed limit is lower, but it's a 4 lane divided highway, and you can sit back, stick it on cruise and relax. It's nothing like taking I-95. Looks like you're getting a little cooler there, congrats! Glad I could send some cooler weather your way! The weather there continues to be boring with little to talk about, so I'll keep it short. We're off to our next overnight stop in Connecticut, this one will be a lot shorter! πŸ™‚ Have a great day!
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    Have a great time. I’ve been up there many times. Go to New Hampshire White Mountains if you have time. It’s beautiful. I stayed at the George Washington resort which is really nice in NH. I also went to Kennebunkport Maine and Portland which are very nice. Make sure you ride up to Boothbay Harbour Maine. Beautiful.
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    Have a great vacation!
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    And your morning Smokies images... πŸ™‚
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    There are also some Max Low's being set
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    Thanks that makes a lot of sense on why we are the hotspot here in Athens! Also I know Rome sits in a valley and am wondering if they have a similar situation?
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    Good question. I think much of the answer has to do with the orographic effects of the north Georgia area. Depending on how highs and lows setup and how stagnant they are will determine the flow of lack of, depending on where you are located. Just like in the winter time where certain areas favor CAD's, in the warm weather seasons, the location and strength of the Bermuda High determine who gets the hottest. Also, NW flow events in the summer can bring down sloping winds that warm the air. I know it's more complicated than that, but I suspect that plays the biggest part in it.
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    Yep 2016 brutal hot especially Athens area! We had from April-October 108 90+ days and 5 100+ days! Going back to the scorching decades of the 1920’s and 1930’s 1925 featured 117 days of 90+ and 33 days of 100+! 1931 featured 113 days of 90+ and 23 100+ days followed by the warmest winter on record! Steve a question you may or may not be able to answer and that is why is the Athens area always the hottest spot in Northeast Georgia especially for maximum temperatures! Minimum temperatures on the other hand we can be one of cooler spots outside mountains and South of I-85! It has always been that way including 3 different recording sites ? Also Rome seems to have the same problem for Northwest Georgia and North of I-85 ?
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    I have been worried about drought development since rain started backing off in February! Seen this many times over the years! That Displaced Atlantic Bermuda High has been pretty much a pain in our butt since Mid-December!
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    I would think a system like that would have a severe side with the heat already present and the humidity building
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    The flooding is insane right now over there. Has to be near record levels.
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    Im starting to think we are tracking rain like we do snow. Its rare.πŸ™„
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    Kermit does double duty
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    Good Tuesday morning to you! Did everyone survive all the bad weather we had yesterday? Oh wait... that wasn't us. 😜 Preliminary reports show that the damage wasn't as bad as it was suppose to be, so that is encouraging. I have all the storm reports in an easy to read format at this link. http://www.daculaweather.com/4_spc_storm_reports.php The next three days will bring more chances for severe weather and day 3 will be back over the same places that had it yesterday. Anyone ready to move to Oklahoma? But for us.... just heat for the most part. Notice that all of those records are VERY old. Here's a chart that shows which decade has had the most record highs and lows. So yes, it will be hot for May, a record may get broken. Stay cool, keep those outdoor pets in the shade and make sure they have PLENTY of water. Have a great Tuesday!
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    They've had some tornados and a few damaging, but ultimately the high risk is not going to verify. It's a good thing that the worst didn't transpire, but it does no favors in public perception of such high risk days in the future.
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    Yea, I'm hoping that we'll have a break in the clouds and have a great view. A nice big high pressure system sitting on top of the New England states would do the trick. πŸ™‚ We have reserved front row seats on the train, so we'll have a view out the side as well as what's in front. I will setup my camera to get videos out of the front window of the ride up. Here's a view of the front of the train. We are sitting on the side with the two windows. So basically an unobstructed view. I've been on top of Clingmans Dome many times but never Mt Mitchell.
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    Seeing a population center like Oklahoma City inside 45% hatching is scary... And a big tip of the cap to the folks at the SPC in Norman as they diligently do their duty while being in the bullseye themselves.
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    Good Saturday morning! Running a little late this morning, I was up at 5 setting stuff out for a yard sale we're having today. Anyone need anything? πŸ™‚ Some serious severe weather over the plains yesterday, and there will be more days to come. Day 3 is already a Moderate Risk and I'll lay money on a High Risk starting tomorrow. To see a Moderate this far out let's you know just how serious this may be. If you followed yesterday's post, you saw some clips of the tornadoes yesterday, and there will be more today. But the story for us will be about the heat. These are a few of the sites that "may" break a record next Friday So a hot day again with temps in the mid to upper 80's and another chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Summer in Georgia. Hope everyone gets out and enjoys the great day!
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    NOAA and NASA say we getting greener
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    I know Reed's one of the best out there but he really got caught in a bad spot on that one. He and his team are lucky to be okay there...
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    And moonlit pictures over the Smokies at 10:00 pm
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