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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:52 pm

I'm getting sick of the weather here. It's not about being hot or cold, it's that it can't make up its mind.

Brief warmup to bring 50-degree Fahrenheit temperature swing in northeastern US
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:33 pm

I'm with you there. The temps here are swinging twenty or thirty degrees on a daily basis. We just went from a week of temps well below normal to one well above normal (actually, I kind of like that).

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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:59 pm

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The temps here are  swinging twenty or thirty degrees on a daily basis.
Welcome to normality.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:14 am

I meant to say that the high temperatures would vary from day to day.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:58 pm

Every harsh (for us) winter, I think about moving. Today is the kind of weather that has kept me here for so long.
80 degrees with a light breeze of the ocean (35 degrees warmer than Tuesday). Fucking great!

And our little valley is green from all the rain.

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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:46 pm

Heard about the Hoffman curve. It is illustrated in the first slide in this pdf:
https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/events/seminars/seas/2014/pdf/seas-052714-slides.pdf

Track carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Subtract off the 278ppm that were there pre-industrialisation. Then make the vertical scale logarithmic.
The result is an almost exact straight line. Because of the logarithmic scale, that means the carbon is doubling every 32 years.

Neat. Also a tad scary.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:06 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:19 am

Yeah, the increased CO2 levels would be nice - if we were trees. Or triffids.

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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:49 pm

It would seem that the rain may be finished for the year. We got 3/4" of rain in March; the average is 4 inches in March and 1.5 inches in April.
The long range forecast shows no rain through the sixth of May.
Gives me some time to have a bunch of anti-rain work done on the property.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:34 am

We've had mild weather so far. One day got to 104 but most have been in the eighties.

But I was reminded yesterday that it is  that time of year again:

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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:53 pm

Big report on NPR tonite about global warming. Some countries will be winners and some will be losers, and within the USA some states will be winners and some will be losers.

Losers: hot dry areas will become uninhabitable. Low-lying land will be submersed. Storms, hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis will increase in frequency and severity.

Winners: cold dry high-elevation land will become temperate and arable. Food production overall may increase. Those with the means to relocate may find tropical beachfront property in Vermont.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:00 pm

I think I mentioned in another thread that we have been having a somewhat-mild spring and summer so for.
Well, color that finished. After going until yesterday with only day this year that hit 100 degrees, things seem to have changed. Yesterday, it was 110 degrees here, and right now it is a bit over 113. Welcome to my nightmare.

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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:53 am

Cooled off to 107 yesterday, but it was still 100 degrees at nine last night.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:32 pm

Very nice today - 90 degrees with a nice breeze.

It was smoky this morning. There is a fire about 43 miles south that has now burned 24,000 acres and is only ten percent contained. While we do get smoke from fires to the south - we had very heavy smoke once from a fire that was a hundred miles south - the fires tend to move southward, so I'm not worried about this fire right now.

There have been several small fires very close, but most of them were quickly stopped. There are still a few burning, however. The idea of moving away is becoming at least thinkable.



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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 pm

We still have a couple of larger fires burning - 12,000 acres and 29,000 acres. All of the close, small fires have been contained or extinguished. All four of these fires were caused by mechanical faults; three by cars.

CalFire wrote:
...caused by a vehicle fire that spread to nearby vegetation. That fire burned 1,598 acres and destroyed four homes.

CalFire wrote:
...also caused by a vehicle fire that spread to vegetation along Highway 101. It burned 58 acres.

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...was caused by mechanical equipment that was clearing brush. It burned 340 acres and destroyed one home and six other structures.

CalFire wrote:
...a grouping of five fires along Highway 101 that broke out on July 11. They were caused by hot exhaust particulate from a passing vehicle that ignited the vegetation along the freeway.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:16 pm

How many fires are burning right now on the Oregon coast?
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:50 am

Strange weather. We are getting monsoonal moisture from the south. That gives us cloudy skies that trap the heat. We have been having a fairly mild summer: highs around ninety degrees, plus or minus five degrees. Yesterday, it zipped up to 109 and the low last night was 81. The cloud cover does a great job of trapping heat, but doesn't seem to stop it from getting in.

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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:56 am

Seattle is predicted to break three digits tomorrow. The all-time high temp for Seattle is 103.

We've been 44 days without rain. All time record is 51.

Skies are somewhat "cloudy" but the clouds are actually smoke from British Columbian wild fires.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:27 am

I don't know what the all time record for consecutive dry days is here, but in 2012, we went 150 days without rain, and 206 days in 2004.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:12 pm

Today we equaled the all time record (set in 1951) for rainless days, and there is no precipitation in the forecast for at least another week or ten days.

Burning some coal to celebrate.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:07 am

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We've been 44 days without rain.  All time record is 51.
Broke the streak this morning, at 56 days. Longest dry spell in recorded history, by a full five days. We've been having brush fires along the freeway nearly every single day.

Glad to have some drizzle back this morning!
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:57 pm

As mush as I normally hate precipitation, I could go for a little drizzle right now. After a cooler than normal summer, it jumped up to 112.5 today. Oh well, summer is almost over.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 pm

112.5 is something you set your oven to, not a temperature people live in.

Christ, pretty soon Venus is going to look like a pleasant vacation getaway.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:22 pm

It's 65 going down to 56 overnight. Feels damn chilly.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Hot Hot   Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:25 pm

Howard, how's the house hunting in Corvallis coming?
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