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It's that time of year in the Northeast US

Ned_L

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Wed 10-Apr-13 05:25 PM

Wow, April is often a crazy month weather wise in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States in the US and this year is no exception.

I was walking around the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday last week and the temperature hit 57°F (14°C) and we had on light sweaters. Then last Saturday morning it was 40°F (4.5°C) and we wore parkas.

Today it's currently 85°F (29.5°C) and humid, so the air conditioner is on. The expected high is 88°F-90°F (31°C-32°C).

Saturday it's back down to 59°F (15°C) for the day's high, and 34°F (1°C) for the nighttime low.

This is definitely weather during which you can get sick if you're not careful.

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coolmom42

McEwen, US
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#1. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" | In response to Reply # 0

coolmom42 Moderator Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011
Wed 10-Apr-13 10:03 PM

Pretty much the same here in middle Tennessee.

I have a splitting headache from the barometric pressure change, and we are under a tornado watch beginning at 1 AM.

This is a dangerous time of year in the mid-South.

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter Member
Wed 10-Apr-13 10:26 PM

It's been that way in North Georgia. Tomorrow I guess it's going to start to rain for two days to boot. I have to check the smart phone each morning whether to dress warm or cool, wet or dry.

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Ned_L

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#3. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" | In response to Reply # 0

Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter Member
Wed 10-Apr-13 10:35 PM

The front for our two days of on and off rain and thundershowers just ran through here, and it's pouring, and what an electrical show we're having.

More interesting the temperature at 8:17pm ET was 85ºF (29.5ºC) and the temperature now, at 8:31pm ET is 68ºF (20ºC). That's quite a drop.

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mklass

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#4. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" | In response to Reply # 3

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Wed 10-Apr-13 10:57 PM

Hey, I envy you guys. Here in the PNW, except for a few renegade days of sun, we're gray and 5 degrees either side of 50. Consistency is boring.

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coolmom42

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Thu 11-Apr-13 02:31 AM | edited Thu 11-Apr-13 02:32 AM by coolmom42

The storm front is about 150 miles west of my town, and not moving very fast. The slow movement is actually good, it's helping to get it here when temps are cooler, thus lessening the chance of tornadoes. The humidity is so high I had to turn on the AC, too.

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Ned_L

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Thu 11-Apr-13 03:13 AM

Good luck with the storm. It's been torrential at times and I couldn't see my neighbor just a hundred feet away. We're in between storms now. Next one looks to be around 5am.

See you later back in the forums.

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SheriB

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Thu 11-Apr-13 08:24 AM

I am jealous. Just over two hours west of you and we had some lightning...but no rain last night. Becoming very dry here in the lower Susq Valley. Supposedly some rain tonight through tomorrow morning.
And iI thought you were going to say 'pollen seaon' .....

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Ned_L

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter Member
Thu 11-Apr-13 10:39 AM

I didn't realize that Sheri. Now I understand all those fire warnings I've seen from the US Weather Service in your neck of the woods.

Here we've had quite a bit of rain. In the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge they might have to open the gates in its large impoundment pond to let water out, it's gotten so high, to ensure shore birds will be welcomed with good mud flat areas.

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Sportymonk

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Thu 11-Apr-13 07:58 PM

This is my problem putting down my Weed and Feed. Shouldn't be under 70 for over 89 and can't put on until three day after cutting or 5 days before cutting and can't rain for three days after applying.In North Carolina???? 5 days i a row between 70 and 89 with no rain just doesn't happen.

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Ned_L

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Thu 11-Apr-13 09:08 PM

I hear you. Maybe soon. By this weekend it's supposed to be temps in the 60's and sunny for 3-4 days. I hope you get the weather you need soon.

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benveniste

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Fri 12-Apr-13 12:55 AM

In New England, spring is the nicest three days of the year...

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Ned_L

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Fri 12-Apr-13 01:10 AM

I love it!

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nrothschild

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nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Fri 12-Apr-13 10:38 AM

On April 4th, I shot images of Wilson's Snipe ice skating on a solid frozen edge of a freshwater mud flat. And not much different the next couple of days. I thought that quite strange for April, to say the least.

On Wednesday, April 10, my useful shooting was cut short around 9am when at least it felt like the temps hit 90F and the birds laid down like it was mid-day in July. By noon it did pass 90F, at least in town where the local weather stats are kept. Same thing yesterday and it probably cost me decent shots of an important bird.

Like Michael, I'd like to see more than 3 days of Spring this year .

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Ned_L

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Fri 12-Apr-13 11:01 AM

Today it's raining hard here and according to the radar, where you are too. The weekend is looking great for birding.

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RockyIII

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Fri 12-Apr-13 12:59 PM

In North Carolina, it is the time of year for pollen. Achoo!

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