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  1. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    Mid-late May is pretty much the time of year anymore that I expect to see a "summer preview" of shorts and short sleeve weather. Used to be a routine April thing around here, but not anymore. Our consistently warm season has been shaved down to about 4 months.
  2. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    I had an appointment this morning with a dermatologist. I developed Alopecia Areata last fall, which is a condition where your hair falls out in round patches. After I started taking vitamin D supplements, the hair loss stopped....but the patches haven't grown back in, and I've gotta shave my head with a straight razor in order to look even semi-normal. Did some blood work, and my D levels are still ridiculously low....So I was advised to "double up" on the supplements. The doctor told me that over the past couple of years he's seen a massive uptick in Alopecia cases in this area, and he personally blames it on the lack of UV rays. Makes sense. Even last summer, sunshine was hard to come by. Usually it was just endless rain and clouds.
  3. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    Jesus. I thought I was just basking in my own negativity when I mentioned the "flip" in the LR. Apparently not. Sigh. Oh well. I've become accustom to the whole "April is the new March" here in SWPA. I really need to find an outlet where I can bet against "normal" temperatures during the now nonexistent "spring". I'd clean up. March through mid / late April needs to be considered a fifth season too. "Spinter" seems like a fitting name for it. It's not really winter.....but it sure as hell isn't the classical definition of spring anymore either.
  4. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    Gee willikars, I wonder what can be causing that year after year in the same place. I'm sure it's just "chance", lol.
  5. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    And just like that, the advertised warmup went "poof" on the GFS. Christ, it's gonna be another delayed spring after all....
  6. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    Hells to the yeah.
  7. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    When isn't it around here? I mean really.....
  8. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    The whole run looks a little more subdued, as does today's EPO index. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come. All in all, this winter here in SWPA wasn't too terrible. We've had two bouts of extreme cold departures. The first was in late January, and the second has been this past week. I didn't mind the one in January so much, but there's something about highs struggling to get above 20 degrees in March that I can just never get used to. Maybe it's the fact that I subconsciously sense the days getting longer, so any sustained backward slide in temps just feels weird and unnatural. I dunno. I just miss the "breaking" of spring around here. Remember all those years when winter let go over the course of 3-5 days, and there was that marked change in the air all at once? I kinda miss that. Now it's totally possible to have 5 days in the 50's and 60's in March followed by 5 days of deep winter conditions. Then rinse and repeat. It's a little maddening.
  9. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    Nah, I wouldn't say that completely. More like they overlap more. It's especially noticeable in early spring. Instead of one brief cold snap with some wintery precip, we get three or sometimes even four during March and early April. Spring no longer "breaks". Winter just fades away in intermittent pulses.
  10. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    March is the new February east of the Mississippi. Has been for a while now. I don't even recall JB calling for another delayed spring this year. At least not loudly. Oh well. I've pretty much accepted it as the new norm myself. Vitamin D gummies help tremendously.
  11. suvyerdise

    Winter 2018-2019 | Outlooks and Discussion

    You couldn't have hit the nail any harder on the head.
  12. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    How does next week's slug of arctic air get bottled up for 2 weeks as some of the models are showing? Blocking???
  13. suvyerdise

    Spring 2019 | Outlooks and Discussions

    It's worse out west. I know someone who lives in eastern WA. The wheat farmers there are gonna really struggle this year.
  14. suvyerdise

    Winter 2018-2019 | Outlooks and Discussion

    Last March and April were ridiculously cold here in western PA, with virtually nonstop precipitation. Apart from a few weeks in June, the majority of 2018 as a whole was a washout here. It was our wettest year on record. A friend of mine pointed out the lack of static electricity in the air this winter, and he's right. Even during the PV intrusion back in January, I didn't notice it that much. Certainly not as much as I normally do.
  15. suvyerdise

    Winter 2018-2019 | Outlooks and Discussion

    Has there been a single late February / early March period over the last 6-7 years where JB didn't start crooning about 1993 around this time? Seems to happen every single year.
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