Portal Forum General General Discussion Weathermania!

  • This topic has 1,083 replies, 59 voices, and was last updated Aug 7 at 8:58pm by The RubeThe Rube.
Viewing 75 posts - 301 through 375 (of 1,084 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #150641 Quote
    BertogliatBertogliat
    • Posts: 1201
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Jupiter wrote:


    ahhh… a quick 1.5″ of rain from the storm that came through NYA this morning. My lawn REALLY appreciated that!

    The Weather Channel said 97% chance for us at 7AM. Not one drop.

    Same here. I was hauling corn to town, and thought I would only get a load in. Hauled in a few more, and then the future radar said it would be pouring at 2, so I quit since I don’t have tarps on the wagons. They also said we were going to get 3/4 of an inch today. Now down to 2 tenths, and we will see. :roll:

    Is this 2020 corn? :confused2:

    #150642 Quote
    HockeyBumHockeyBum
    • Posts: 136
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    At least where I live in the east metro, today’s forecast has been a dud. Barely enough rain here to make the ground wet.

    I’ve lived in my house for 12 years, and my lawn has never looked worse. I have large patches of grass that got completely scorched from the long stretch of hot dry days. I have irrigation, and even that hasn’t helped.

    #150643 Quote
    OrionOrion
    • Posts: 136
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    It’s about time to start watering the foundation of the house. Damn clay soil.

    #150644 Quote
    BertogliatBertogliat
    • Posts: 1201
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    HockeyBum wrote:


    At least where I live in the east metro, today’s forecast has been a dud. Barely enough rain here to make the ground wet.

    I’ve lived in my house for 12 years, and my lawn has never looked worse. I have large patches of grass that got completely scorched from the long stretch of hot dry days. I have irrigation, and even that hasn’t helped.

    Have you increased the time each zone waters? My grass is green but some of my drier zones run for 45 minutes, every other day. And I have supplemented the driest spots with hose sprinklers in the worst areas This is about 50-75% more water than I normally use in June.

    Water bill won’t be fun to pay.

    #150645 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bertogliat wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Jupiter wrote:


    ahhh… a quick 1.5″ of rain from the storm that came through NYA this morning. My lawn REALLY appreciated that!

    The Weather Channel said 97% chance for us at 7AM. Not one drop.

    Same here. I was hauling corn to town, and thought I would only get a load in. Hauled in a few more, and then the future radar said it would be pouring at 2, so I quit since I don’t have tarps on the wagons. They also said we were going to get 3/4 of an inch today. Now down to 2 tenths, and we will see. :roll:

    Is this 2020 corn? :confused2:


    Yes. Corn I have in the bins that I have contracted at the local elevator for July delivery. About half of the crop I harvest in the fall I store and sell the next year depending on my needs for cash to pay bills.

    #150646 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1096
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bertogliat wrote:


    HockeyBum wrote:


    At least where I live in the east metro, today’s forecast has been a dud. Barely enough rain here to make the ground wet.

    I’ve lived in my house for 12 years, and my lawn has never looked worse. I have large patches of grass that got completely scorched from the long stretch of hot dry days. I have irrigation, and even that hasn’t helped.

    Have you increased the time each zone waters? My grass is green but some of my drier zones run for 45 minutes, every other day. And I have supplemented the driest spots with hose sprinklers in the worst areas This is about 50-75% more water than I normally use in June.

    Water bill won’t be fun to pay.

    Even 30 minutes every other day in a large part of my yard was leading to heat stress during the prolonged heat wave and I had to jack up the time.

    I’m just starting to get a feel for what does and doesn’t work with the new system.

    #150647 Quote
    BertogliatBertogliat
    • Posts: 1201
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    davescharf wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    HockeyBum wrote:


    At least where I live in the east metro, today’s forecast has been a dud. Barely enough rain here to make the ground wet.

    I’ve lived in my house for 12 years, and my lawn has never looked worse. I have large patches of grass that got completely scorched from the long stretch of hot dry days. I have irrigation, and even that hasn’t helped.

    Have you increased the time each zone waters? My grass is green but some of my drier zones run for 45 minutes, every other day. And I have supplemented the driest spots with hose sprinklers in the worst areas This is about 50-75% more water than I normally use in June.

    Water bill won’t be fun to pay.

    Even 30 minutes every other day in a large part of my yard was leading to heat stress during the prolonged heat wave and I had to jack up the time.

    I’m just starting to get a feel for what does and doesn’t work with the new system.

    I’ve tried watering at night which can help greatly, but it leads to mold issues which make my grass appear brownish. The blades get brown stripes on them. My Kentucky blue grass just doesn’t like it.

    My next door neighbor waters in the evening all the time. He has a different grass variety and if has no issues. He also mows at a ridiculously high setting too (maybe 4+ inches).

    #150648 Quote
    HockeyBumHockeyBum
    • Posts: 136
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bertogliat wrote:


    HockeyBum wrote:


    At least where I live in the east metro, today’s forecast has been a dud. Barely enough rain here to make the ground wet.

    I’ve lived in my house for 12 years, and my lawn has never looked worse. I have large patches of grass that got completely scorched from the long stretch of hot dry days. I have irrigation, and even that hasn’t helped.

    Have you increased the time each zone waters? My grass is green but some of my drier zones run for 45 minutes, every other day. And I have supplemented the driest spots with hose sprinklers in the worst areas This is about 50-75% more water than I normally use in June.

    Water bill won’t be fun to pay.

    I have tried everything… even giving the dry areas extra water with a hose and sprinkler. There are 2 patches in my back yard (both about 15′ x 10′) that are completely dead, and no amount of watering is bringing it back. I’m guessing I’ll have to dig those spots up and replace with sod in the fall.

    It has to be bad soil under the grass. My house was built in 1968, and the lawn was neglected for years before I bought it. I’ve worked hard to improve it in the 12 years I’ve been there (put in a sprinkler system, fertilize 4 times a year, etc…), but I can only do so much because the foundation for a nice lawn was never there. If money weren’t an issue, I’d love to bulldoze my whole yard, put down about 4″ of nice black dirt, and start over again.

    #150649 Quote
    BeaunerBeauner
    • Posts: 1009
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    HockeyBum wrote:


    At least where I live in the east metro, today’s forecast has been a dud. Barely enough rain here to make the ground wet.

    I live in Eagan and that’s basically the case here. It rained reasonably hard for 25-35 minutes around 8am. Basically intermittent sprinkles since, and every time I open the weather app the percentage of chance of rain goes down.

    #150650 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2390
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Rained before I woke up this morning, at some point, then some sprinkles here and there (Hopkins area). Just kind of a blah day overall.

    #150651 Quote
    CowgirlCowgirl
    • Posts: 1392
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    It’s been raining steadily in Burnsville/Eagan area for a bit. But I did spend four hours cleaning/waxing my car Sunday so of course it has rained on me every time I’ve driven it since then.

    I was surprised when I got in the car a little bit ago and the Twins game was on. Must be a small cell.

    #150652 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Nice rain here last night. I’m up to 1.1″ since Memorial Day!

    #150653 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm wrote:


    Nice rain here last night. I’m up to 1.1″ since Memorial Day!

    We had 2 tenths. Tomorrow will be interesting. 2 websites “predict” 8 tenths for us, the NWS says between 1/4 and 1/2. The local talking heads say 2+ inches… I will go with the NWS. It is a crapshoot.

    #150654 Quote
    BigbeerBigbeer
    • Posts: 746
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Nice rain here last night. I’m up to 1.1″ since Memorial Day!

    We had 2 tenths. Tomorrow will be interesting. 2 websites “predict” 8 tenths for us, the NWS says between 1/4 and 1/2. The local talking heads say 2+ inches… I will go with the NWS. It is a crapshoot.

    Everything I see shows 0% chance of rain for tomorrow

    #150655 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bigbeer wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Nice rain here last night. I’m up to 1.1″ since Memorial Day!

    We had 2 tenths. Tomorrow will be interesting. 2 websites “predict” 8 tenths for us, the NWS says between 1/4 and 1/2. The local talking heads say 2+ inches… I will go with the NWS. It is a crapshoot.

    Everything I see shows 0% chance of rain for tomorrow

    The system is “supposed” to hit SW Mn where I live. Norm lives north and east of me by an hour and a half or so.

    #150656 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Hope that both you guys get the rain you need & at the right time between now and harvest.

    #150657 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Nice rain here last night. I’m up to 1.1″ since Memorial Day!

    We had 2 tenths. Tomorrow will be interesting. 2 websites “predict” 8 tenths for us, the NWS says between 1/4 and 1/2. The local talking heads say 2+ inches… I will go with the NWS. It is a crapshoot.

    DTN says .65 Thursday down your way +.35 Friday.

    My cousin in Worthington has had several nice rains lately.

    #150658 Quote
    gopher6gopher6
    • Posts: 373
    #150659 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    #150660 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Nice rain here last night. I’m up to 1.1″ since Memorial Day!

    We had 2 tenths. Tomorrow will be interesting. 2 websites “predict” 8 tenths for us, the NWS says between 1/4 and 1/2. The local talking heads say 2+ inches… I will go with the NWS. It is a crapshoot.

    DTN says .65 Thursday down your way +.35 Friday.

    My cousin in Worthington has had several nice rains lately.

    Well, the results are in from Thursday… No rain during the day, and 1 website said we had a 92% chance of rain overnight and I went to bed optimistic and I woke up to ….. Zip, nada, nothing.

    #150661 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    It all went further south.

    #150662 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1212
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Just curious, do you use regular apps or websites (TWC, Weather Underground, etc.) or are there specialized apps or websites that allow farmers to get forecasts targeted for your location? I have used GPLs resident meteorologist (my niece the misguided uw alum) for forecasts when we’ve had big groups at our lake cabin and she has been fairly accurate & wondering if something like that is available. I presume irrigation is expensive as hell plus not easy to deploy so accurate forecasting is like gold.

    BTW, for anyone interested I highly recommend “Clarkson’s Farm” on Amazon Prime. Yes it’s often silly and irreverent like Grand Tour/Top Gear but the underlying theme of the show is the impact weather has on farming. You may recall last year in the UK they went from rains that led to massive flooding to a horrible drought and the series was filmed during this period. It offers tremendous insight as well as a lot of chuckles. As a product of a suburban upbringing and as a current urban dweller it was an eye-opener for me. Hail the farmer….wait……hail….horrible word choice…..Three cheers for our farmers!!

    #150663 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Greyeagle wrote:


    Just curious, do you use regular apps or websites (TWC, Weather Underground, etc.) or are there specialized apps or websites that allow farmers to get forecasts targeted for your location? I have used GPLs resident meteorologist (my niece the misguided uw alum) for forecasts when we’ve had big groups at our lake cabin and she has been fairly accurate & wondering if something like that is available. I presume irrigation is expensive as hell plus not easy to deploy so accurate forecasting is like gold.

    I just use NWS and DTN (neither of which have been worth looking at this year). There are companies offering custom forecasts for a fee, but I can’t imagine that they would be any more accurate.

    #150664 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Greyeagle wrote:


    Just curious, do you use regular apps or websites (TWC, Weather Underground, etc.) or are there specialized apps or websites that allow farmers to get forecasts targeted for your location? I have used GPLs resident meteorologist (my niece the misguided uw alum) for forecasts when we’ve had big groups at our lake cabin and she has been fairly accurate & wondering if something like that is available. I presume irrigation is expensive as hell plus not easy to deploy so accurate forecasting is like gold.

    BTW, for anyone interested I highly recommend “Clarkson’s Farm” on Amazon Prime. Yes it’s often silly and irreverent like Grand Tour/Top Gear but the underlying theme of the show is the impact weather has on farming. You may recall last year in the UK they went from rains that led to massive flooding to a horrible drought and the series was filmed during this period. It offers tremendous insight as well as a lot of chuckles. As a product of a suburban upbringing and as a current urban dweller it was an eye-opener for me. Hail the farmer….wait……hail….horrible word choice…..Three cheers for our farmers!!

    There are some subscription based sites that are more geared towards farmers, but I have never used those sites. I have about 5 weather websites that I monitor (along with the TV forecasters) and try to find a consensus among those. For me, wind speed and direction is an important factor when I need to spray, so that is an important items I look for. . Part of my issue is, that I live near the Buffalo Ridge, (Coteau des Prairies) and the weather here is really affected by it and most weather sites just use a blanket approach of the weather here, and the weather can be so different on either side of the Ridge (which I farm on both sides). I realize that predicting the weather is not easy, and normally don’t get too bent out of shape when they are wrong. It is just funny when they say it will rain (75% or higher), and we don’t get a drop.

    As far as irrigation, there are not a whole lot of them in my area. I am not an expert on this, but some of the irrigation systems just draw the water from the aquifers under their land, so they don’t have to pay for it. I recall as a kid when someone a few miles away put one in, the locals were concerned that it would use up all the water and not allow enough water for the local farmers wells. Now, most of the people who live in the country around here have “rural water”. It is just like in the city, with a pipeline delivering water to our farm. Plus, I would not drink any well water these days with all of the chemicals that seep into the soils now. I cringe at thinking that is what I grew up on drinking as a kid, but the chemical uses back then was minimal.

    #150665 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    All of a sudden NWS and DTN are now both predicting rain here tonight. 70% chance–3/4 inch. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    #150666 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    It was a dry heat though… :D

    [media]https://twitter.com/edgarrmcgregor/status/1413664238338416641[/media]

    #150667 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2390
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm wrote:


    All of a sudden NWS and DTN are now both predicting rain here tonight. 70% chance–3/4 inch. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    In Plymouth area, it’s looked like rain at times, SMELLED like rain at times, but no rain today (so far).

    #150668 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I went to bed last night with an 80% chance of 1 inch. Got skunked again. :censored:

    #150669 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm wrote:


    I went to bed last night with an 80% chance of 1 inch. Got skunked again. :censored:


    Well, I actually got 9/10ths today. That will settle the dust for a day. It soaked right in. Just need it to keep coming.

    #150670 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    I went to bed last night with an 80% chance of 1 inch. Got skunked again. :censored:


    Well, I actually got 9/10ths today. That will settle the dust for a day. It soaked right in. Just need it to keep coming.

    Good for you!. I’m still stuck on 1.1″ since Memorial Day. :censored:

    #150671 Quote
    BertogliatBertogliat
    • Posts: 1201
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    The forecast for me on Weather Underground is a little odd for tomorrow. Just a 57%chance of rain with forecasted rain total of 1.5”.

    That is a lot of rain predicted considering there is a 43% chance it doesn’t rain at all.

    #150672 Quote
    gopher6gopher6
    • Posts: 373
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    KSTP this am said Twin Cities could get 3 inches of rain tomorrow ☔️

    #150673 Quote
    D2DD2D
    • Posts: 453
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    gopher6 wrote:


    KSTP this am said Twin Cities could get 3 inches of rain tomorrow ☔️


    I’ll take the under.

    #150674 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    D2D wrote:


    gopher6 wrote:


    KSTP this am said Twin Cities could get 3 inches of rain tomorrow ☔️


    I’ll take the under.

    We’ve got 80% chance of 1 inch. Same as last Saturday when we got 0.

    #150675 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    NWS just raised our forecast to 1 to 2 inches. They’re crazy.

    #150676 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm wrote:


    NWS just raised our forecast to 1 to 2 inches. They’re crazy.

    They had us for 1 1/4 for today. We have had .40 so far and the “heavy” rain has passed. So, I’m guessing we will end up with around a half inch.

    #150677 Quote
    BeaunerBeauner
    • Posts: 1009
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Was hoping it’d downpour so much that softball would get rained out tonight. Seems less likely every time I look at the radar.

    #150678 Quote
    BertogliatBertogliat
    • Posts: 1201
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Beauner wrote:


    Was hoping it’d downpour so much that softball would get rained out tonight. Seems less likely every time I look at the radar.


    Seems like the heavy stuff went south. still hoping for decent rain today.

    Forecast went from 2″ to 0.75 in a couple of hours…. So annoying.

    #150679 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 812
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Looking at the severe weather forecast from the Storm Prediction Center, what it sounds like they’re expecting is that after this current round passes through, later this afternoon into evening, along a line north of where that passed earlier will have re-development of possible thunderstorms.

    #150680 Quote
    BertogliatBertogliat
    • Posts: 1201
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Downpour in Blaine. Such a welcome sight.

    #150681 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 812
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Not sure what’s going to happen the rest of the day, but a bit over 1 inch for me so far. (Looks like about 1 1/4, but I don’t feel like getting soaked to do the proper measurement.)

    #150682 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Out here in the middle of nowhere we ended up with 1/2 inch. Sun is now coming out. The extended forecast for us shows nothing more in the next 10 days.

    #150683 Quote
    D2DD2D
    • Posts: 453
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    frozen4champs wrote:


    Out here in the middle of nowhere we ended up with 1/2 inch. Sun is now coming out. The extended forecast for us shows nothing more in the next 10 days.


    So, for most areas, it was temporary – but very welcome relief – at best.

    #150684 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Our forecast from NWS was 80% chance of 1 to 2 inches. From DTN it was 80% chance of 1.5 inches. With a consensus like that you would expect it to be fairly accurate. We got .2 :censored:

    That brings me to 1.3″ since June 1. Long term average is 6.5″.

    #150685 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 812
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Up to around 2.1 inches in Brooklyn Park just south of 610/252… after it passed, I went out and dumped around 2 inches from the gauge. Still need to go back in the morning to get the official reading for the day.

    #150686 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2390
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Pretty slow rain in the Plymouth area for most of the day, minus a short burst (20 minutes?) of torrential rain. I am relating to the sound of it on the roof of my warehouse building.

    #150687 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1096
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    The Rube wrote:


    Pretty slow rain in the Plymouth area for most of the day, minus a short burst (20 minutes?) of torrential rain. I am relating to the sound of it on the roof of my warehouse building.

    It wasn’t slow in my part of Plymouth. We had multiple waves of very heavy rain. Judging by the amount of water my dog was kicking up in the yard outside I’m guessing we got 1.5 inches at least.

    #150688 Quote
    fightclub30fightclub30
    • Posts: 223
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    davescharf wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Pretty slow rain in the Plymouth area for most of the day, minus a short burst (20 minutes?) of torrential rain. I am relating to the sound of it on the roof of my warehouse building.

    It wasn’t slow in my part of Plymouth. We had multiple waves of very heavy rain. Judging by the amount of water my dog was kicking up in the yard outside I’m guessing we got 1.5 inches at least.

    Ditto in Wayzata. Had a river running through the parking lot in the shadow of the Carlson Towers.

    #150689 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2390
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I work right off the corner of 494/Carlson Parkway.

    #150690 Quote
    BigbeerBigbeer
    • Posts: 746
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    1.5 inches in Hudson. 10 day forecast has no more rain.

    #150691 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 812
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Final tally: 2.09 inches

    #150692 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 873
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Only .25 inch in South St. Paul

    #150693 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 812
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    There was a line that cut across the West/North of the cities that had most of the rain:
    [attachment=0]Capture.PNG[/attachment]

    JupiterJupiter
    Admin
    • Posts: 770
    • Bringer of JollityOwner/Creator of Gopher Puck Live
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Steve MN wrote:


    There was a line that cut across the West/North of the cities that had most of the rain:

    Capture.PNG


    Not accurate in my area… on this map it show .38 in NYA. We had .8 here.

    #150695 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 812
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Jupiter wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    There was a line that cut across the West/North of the cities that had most of the rain:

    Capture.PNG


    Not accurate in my area… on this map it show .38 in NYA. We had .8 here.

    That was a report from someone in the cocorahs network. Given how focused the heavy rain was, it’s possible that the measurement site in question is just far enough from your house that they got significantly less.

    https://maps.cocorahs.org/

    You can zoom in on that to find the area in question. The locations shown are where the measurement was taken.

    #150696 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Steve MN wrote:


    Jupiter wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    There was a line that cut across the West/North of the cities that had most of the rain:

    Capture.PNG


    Not accurate in my area… on this map it show .38 in NYA. We had .8 here.

    That was a report from someone in the cocorahs network. Given how focused the heavy rain was, it’s possible that the measurement site in question is just far enough from your house that they got significantly less.

    https://maps.cocorahs.org/

    You can zoom in on that to find the area in question. The locations shown are where the measurement was taken.

    I’d be curious if you can find a gauge with less than 1.3″ since June 1.

    The crops are just money, but we’ve planted over 2,000 trees around the farm during my time here. A hell of a lot of work went into planting all them. We’ve got some CRP where we’ve planted blocks of Red Cedar for the deer and pheasants. Cedars are very hardy, but they are now dropping their needles. It would be a shame to lose them.

    #150697 Quote
    Steve MNSteve MN
    • Posts: 812
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Jupiter wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    There was a line that cut across the West/North of the cities that had most of the rain:

    Capture.PNG


    Not accurate in my area… on this map it show .38 in NYA. We had .8 here.

    That was a report from someone in the cocorahs network. Given how focused the heavy rain was, it’s possible that the measurement site in question is just far enough from your house that they got significantly less.

    https://maps.cocorahs.org/

    You can zoom in on that to find the area in question. The locations shown are where the measurement was taken.

    I’d be curious if you can find a gauge with less than 1.3″ since June 1.

    The crops are just money, but we’ve planted over 2,000 trees around the farm during my time here. A hell of a lot of work went into planting all them. We’ve got some CRP where we’ve planted blocks of Red Cedar for the deer and pheasants. Cedars are very hardy, but they are now dropping their needles. It would be a shame to lose them.

    Seeing a few under 1 inch since June 1.

    I’m apparently at 3.33… so, June1 to yesterday 1.24

    #150698 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1096
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Steve MN wrote:


    There was a line that cut across the West/North of the cities that had most of the rain:

    Capture.PNG

    That 1.58 reading in Plymouth is basically .25 miles east of my house.

    The 3.6 reading just northwest of it is maybe a 5 minute drive from home. That’s a big difference in what is maybe 2 miles as the crow flies

    #150699 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2390
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Holy haze right now. It didn’t seem that bad this morning/afternoon, but it’s REALLY noticeable now. Thanks, Canada! :evil:

    #150700 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1096
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    The Rube wrote:


    Holy haze right now. It didn’t seem that bad this morning/afternoon, but it’s REALLY noticeable now. Thanks, Canada! :evil:

    It looks like it’s gotten worse in the last hour too

    #150701 Quote
    D2DD2D
    • Posts: 453
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    davescharf wrote:


    It looks like it’s gotten worse in the last hour too


    I was just watering the flowers and you’re 100% right. It’s hazy as can be, at least for the Twin Cities.

    #150702 Quote
    BigbeerBigbeer
    • Posts: 746
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I was up north midday and the further up you got it was becoming really gross, like walking into a bar before the smoking ban

    #150703 Quote
    ComposerComposer
    • Posts: 163
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    The Rube wrote:


    Holy haze right now. It didn’t seem that bad this morning/afternoon, but it’s REALLY noticeable now. Thanks, Canada! :evil:

    I think it’s Oregon now.

    #150704 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1096
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bigbeer wrote:


    I was up north midday and the further up you got it was becoming really gross, like walking into a bar before the smoking ban

    I’ll be curious what my daughter says. She’s at a camp near Leech Lake and we’re picking her up on Sunday. Of course we may witness it firsthand ourselves too

    #150705 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2390
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    KFAN said it was coming from northern MN this morning. I was at Back Channel in Spring Park (Orono) until about 6ish, and it wasn’t that bad at all. As I got within the 494-694 loop, it was like night and day.

    #150706 Quote
    Snowcool08Snowcool08
    • Posts: 202
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Looks like the smoke is sticking around until Thursday at least.

    https://twitter.com/nwsduluth/status/1417671754923888640?s=21

    #150707 Quote
    KarlssonKarlsson
    • Posts: 818
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I’m out near Waupaca, WI on their chain of lakes and it got very hazy suddenly at about 5:00pm. Got to the point it was a touch tricky docking the pontoon. Lots of docks in one small area. I was keying in on the color of the one I was aiming for, haziness made it hard to tell the different colors apart as everything went a bit sepia.

    #150708 Quote
    CowgirlCowgirl
    • Posts: 1392
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I am genuinely concerned for the future of this planet, with how crazy weather has been lately (and all summer).

    That being said, it’s 53 right now where I’m at. Good thing breweries sell sweatshirts. :)

    #150709 Quote
    BladepullerBladepuller
    • Posts: 437
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    This AM the air is clear around ML

    All day yesterday it was very “foggy”.

    #150710 Quote
    JC65JC65
    • Posts: 207
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    https://fire.airnow.gov/ shows smoke plumes. Layers and layers of smoke plumes.

    #150711 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    With no substantial rain in the forecast for the next 10 days, and 90 degree heat ahead of us, the extreme part of the chart will expand.

    [media]https://twitter.com/WCCO/status/1418198271458152451[/media]

    #150712 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 405
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    frozen4champs wrote:


    With no substantial rain in the forecast for the next 10 days, and 90 degree heat ahead of us, the extreme part of the chart will expand.

    [media]https://twitter.com/WCCO/status/1418198271458152451[/media]

    Not disputing that it’s dry, but the drought monitor is a joke.

    I drive up 71. From Olivia to New London Spicer there’s green grass and green fields, yet they’re severe.

    Same with the stretch along I90 from Blue Earth to Albert Lea. Looks like a freaking garden.

    #150713 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    With no substantial rain in the forecast for the next 10 days, and 90 degree heat ahead of us, the extreme part of the chart will expand.

    [media]https://twitter.com/WCCO/status/1418198271458152451[/media]

    Not disputing that it’s dry, but the drought monitor is a joke.

    I drive up 71. From Olivia to New London Spicer there’s green grass and green fields, yet they’re severe.

    Same with the stretch along I90 from Blue Earth to Albert Lea. Looks like a freaking garden.

    LOL, I think I hit a nerve :wink: . Not a perfect map for sure as pockets of rain have hit certain areas in the same county. I can see the difference for me as my home farm is black dirt and the other farm that is about 12 miles away is mostly sandy and light soil. About the same amount of rain, but the sandy soil farm is burning up much faster.

    #150714 Quote
    frozen4champsfrozen4champs
    • Posts: 1815
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    [media]https://twitter.com/kare11/status/1418420608078077956[/media]

    Quote:

    While there will three categories – destructive, considerable and baseline – only storms that are classified as “destructive” will trigger a mobile notification.

    The three categories are described as:

    Destructive damage threat: At least 2.75 inch diameter (baseball-sized) hail and/or 80 mph thunderstorm winds. Warnings with this tag will automatically activate a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on smartphones within the warned area.

    Considerable damage threat: At least 1.75 inch diameter (golf ball-sized) hail and/or 70 mph thunderstorm winds. This will not activate a WEA.

    Baseline or “base” damage threat: 1.00 inch (quarter-sized) hail and/or 58 mph thunderstorm winds. This will not activate a WEA. When no damage threat tag is present, damage is expected to be at the base level.

    #150715 Quote
    ZwakZwak
    Moderator
    • Posts: 873
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    frozen4champs wrote:


    [media]https://twitter.com/kare11/status/1418420608078077956[/media]

    Quote:

    While there will three categories – destructive, considerable and baseline – only storms that are classified as “destructive” will trigger a mobile notification.

    The three categories are described as:

    Destructive damage threat: At least 2.75 inch diameter (baseball-sized) hail and/or 80 mph thunderstorm winds. Warnings with this tag will automatically activate a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on smartphones within the warned area.

    Considerable damage threat: At least 1.75 inch diameter (golf ball-sized) hail and/or 70 mph thunderstorm winds. This will not activate a WEA.

    Baseline or “base” damage threat: 1.00 inch (quarter-sized) hail and/or 58 mph thunderstorm winds. This will not activate a WEA. When no damage threat tag is present, damage is expected to be at the base level.


    I wonder how they define “area”. Is it by county? We live in Dakota County which is relatively large metro county. I used to get weather alerts on my weather but turned them off as too many of them were for the southern cities like Burnsville, Lakeville, Rosemount, etc.

    p.s. I would have thought Dakota County was one of the larger counties in MN. I was WAY wrong. It is the 58th largest county in Minnesota. #cityboy

    http://www.usa.com/rank/minnesota-state–land-area–county-rank.htm

Viewing 75 posts - 301 through 375 (of 1,084 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Portal Forum General General Discussion Weathermania!