Labor day weekend

By: NEwxguy , 1:15 PM GMT on August 26, 2013

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Aug.26th
Don't know about anyone else, but I consider Labor day the last weekend of summer.We still can get some heat for the first couple of weeks of September,but it never feels like summer,it has that feel of fall,no matter what the temperature.Maybe its the shorter days,or just seeing September on the calendar.Looks to be an unsettled week ahead with humidity,but right now Labor day weekend looks perfect.

Aug.27th

A couple more light showers before dawn,but nothing to help the dry spell.All the heavy showers were down along the Conn. and RI and SE Mass area.Sun starting to break out now,should be a warm and humid day.
Things are changing as usual,first half of the weekend looks good,but not as warm as they were originally predicting and more unsettled weather moving in late Sunday and Monday.

Aug.28th
Our dry spell continues with no relief in sight.There is a chance of showers or storms in western parts of New England,but only a very slight chance in eastern areas.
Doesn't look like any real summery warmth will be moving in this weekend.The hot high pressure in the mid sections of the country will be slipping toward the west and a deep trough will be digging over us as the weekend progresses,giving cooler temps and possibility of some showery weather starting late Sunday into next week.

Aug.29th
I start my long holiday weekend at the end of the day today.As far as the forecast goes for the weekend going to be a mixed bag. After a below normal day today,summer will return tomorrow.Saturday looks good,and then showers and storms return Sunday and through midweek.Don't care,will take advantage of any good weather we have.

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24. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
6:13 PM GMT on September 04, 2013
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23. masshysteria
6:11 PM GMT on September 04, 2013
Hi NEw!

Thought I'd resurrect your blogsite from completely dropping out of sight! Hope you're not now paying a steep price for taking those extra vacation days from work! At least, on the bright side, you're left with only a three-day work week to pack it all in. Hope it will quickly go by while leaving you somewhat sane and intact!

Nice to wake up to wonderfully dry warm sunny skies this September morn! It's also a pleasantly PEACEFUL change now that schools are back in session. YEAH!

Seems that Thursday to Friday's big drop in temps (near 45F overnight, 69F as daytime highs) will feel quite surreal after all the heat and humidity felt here these past couple of weeks. I'm also not looking forward to hauling out and bundling up in all that heavy winter garb again so to combat a much colder interior thermostat setting! Hope enough warmer dry weather will miraculously return and linger throughout this remaining month. I can't let go of summertime just yet, no matter what other obstacles it brings!!

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22. NEwxguy
7:57 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
One more hour and I'm out of here,hope nobody gets in my way,could be a serious collision.
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21. NEwxguy
5:57 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Gusty northeast winds are really keeping us cool here,so far 65 is the high temp
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20. NEwxguy
2:42 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Thanks,Mass,if I can survive this day,which is shaping up to be quite a day.Have to call the wife before I leave today to have a glass of wine ready for me.
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19. masshysteria
2:12 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Hi NEw!

This morning, I don't mind waking up to these dreary overcast skies with much cooler temps, for I know September or fall still hasn't arrived as yet! LOL! Fingers crossed that some far better weather surprises will be in store for us in the weeks ahead.

Rain or shine, warm or cool, have yourself an enjoyable extended holiday weekend!

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18. NEwxguy
1:22 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Dark dreary morning in our area,backdoor cold front pushed through last night and moist onshore flow keeping it in the 60's today,possibly hitting 70 if we get any peaks of sun this afternoon.Warm front moves back tonight and warm us up again starting tomorrow through the weekend, just in time for my days off.
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17. NEwxguy
8:53 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
What a strange August.
Never hit 90 degrees for me.Only about 1.8 inches of rain and that fell the first week of the month. Little or no tropical activity,not one named hurricane.
Lowest temp for the month was 49 degrees.
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16. NEwxguy
5:21 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Mass,
I will never understand how one human or group of humans can be so ruthless in their quest for power.The picturs of those children suffering from the effects the gas warfare,is so unsettling.
I often think that we are so concerned about global warming and what it will do to our planet,but the existence of the human race will probably come down to whether we exterminate ourselves.
As far as a not being a long protracted affair,anytime you get involved in a civil war,you can get sucked into a long term involvement.Lets you and me hope and pray this does not happen.
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15. masshysteria
4:00 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Quoting NEwxguy:
getting nervous about the events over in Syria,last thing I want to see is the US get involved with a civil war,but then a country using chemical warfare is something the whole world needs to take seriously.


Especially, when it involves the mass genocide of its own innocent young children and women! I haven't forgotten how, in 1994, our government sat idly by and allowed the Rwandan Hutsis tribe to commit mass genocide on hundreds of thousands of innocent Rwandan Tutsis. In hindsight, it was realized or discovered that all it would have taken to prohibit this mass slaughter from occuring in the first place was just a few U.N. and U.S. military personnel to have stepped in. Just a few U.S./U.N. military and trucks ... not even a large army or convoy!!!

If the U.S. decides to step into Syria's present situation, they won't be alone and it shouldn't become a long protracted affair such as with Iraq or Afghanistan. The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has already come on board as well as France, Israel, Australia and a few other allies. Their specific mission will be to remove or eliminate all "chemical weapons of mass destruction" that are being used on or against the general Syrian population. They are not going in there to remove President al-Assad from power or end the civil war between both factions.
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14. sheslookingUP
1:35 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
NEw, I agree with you about Syria. We--the President--is kind of between a rock and a hard place. I sure am glad I don't have to make such decisions. So much misery over there. I think about the folks just trying to go about their daily lives--if they have any daily lives left to go about, you know?

So we are off to Eastham on the Cape on Sunday for our 3 weeks. Hope your long weekend is perfect, very relaxing, and fun. Hard to believe it is the end of the summer. When I was a kid it seemed endless, now it's over in a flash.
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13. NEwxguy
1:17 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Another big win last night 13-2,extending their first place lead.Nice to start seeing them get the edge over Baltimore,they've been a thorn in their side the last couple of years.
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12. NEwxguy
8:52 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
getting nervous about the events over in Syria,last thing I want to see is the US get involved with a civil war,but then a country using chemical warfare is something the whole world needs to take seriously.
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11. NEwxguy
6:41 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
Mass,
Your have a limitless supply of good news for us today. You like to punish yourself don't you.
Well,I'm not a big believer in long range forecasts,so many things change between now and the start of winter.Lets wait a few months until Oct or November to see the trends in weather.
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10. masshysteria
6:33 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
Sadly, according to this decent weather website, Snowbrains, NOAA's 2014 snowfall weather map falls in line with that of the Farmer's Almanac! Looks like we could be receiving above average snowfall along with colder than usual temps. ~ GROAN! ~

Safe link to Snowbrains.com for further explanation below.






Yup, it looks like 2014 Superbowl could end up another sort of Snow Bowl and Valentines Day could be easily be overtaken by the cold at heart. LOL!

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9. NEwxguy
6:03 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
I was reading the text from the Farmer's almanac forecast and started to shiver.


Significant snowfalls are forecast for parts of every zone. Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, we are “red-flagging” the first ten days of February for possible heavy winter weather. More importantly, on February 2, Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands—the very first time a Super Bowl will be played outdoors in a typically cold weather environment. We are forecasting stormy weather for this, the biggest of sporting venues. But even if we are off by a day or two with the timing of copious wind, rain, and snow, we wish to stress that this particular part of the winter season will be particularly volatile and especially turbulent.

“And mid-March could bring a wave of storminess stretching almost from coast to coast, bringing a wide variety of precipitation types as well as strong and gusty winds.”
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8. NEwxguy
5:23 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
Mass,I saw that report,but didn't want to comment on it before labor day.That prediction makes just about all of the US cold and northern areas bitterly cold and lots of snow.Come October,I think I'll pack up my things and head to Florida,don't know where as long as its south.
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7. masshysteria
4:25 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
Hi NEw!

Glad you could attach a couple extra days to the long weekend as extended vacation time! Hopefully, Tuesday's weather will be decent enough to head either to the beach or some other leisurely pursuit. Basically, just about any place that's far enough away from the shopping malls and heavy traffic would make for wonderful retreat! LOL!

You're right about this season's quieter tropics. The western coast of Africa has had much drier air aloft, which has helped to squelch heavy moisture from building up into more serious storms that usually head towards Florida, the G-O-M or more recently the Northeast!

Look what the 2014 Farmer's Almanac map states about our supposedly cold and snowy winter ahead! It's bone-chilling in more ways than one!!

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6. NEwxguy
3:21 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
GM,Mass,I need more than 2 out of 3 days.I'm taking Friday and the following Tuesday,can we make it at least 4 out of 5 days?
Anyway,that heat wave out there is pretty bad.Not going to see that here.The good news is if this pattern holds,it may protect us from any Tropical systems that try to come our way.
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5. masshysteria
2:37 PM GMT on August 27, 2013
Hi again, NEw!

Our weather and temps would be considered quite perfect right now if it weren't for all these dang oppressive dewpoints gumming up the works. At least, it's comfortable enough to keep the windows wide open with just the use of interior fans circulating. Glad we're not involved with the oppressive heat now experienced in the mid-West. They've had to keep schools from reopening due to temps around 103F degrees and lack of air conditioning in the buildings! Happy kids but parents must be tearing their hair out. LOL!

Seems Newport, RI, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, MA are under quite a deluge right now. Hopefully, the sunshine and warmth will return there by early afternoon. I'm sure there are still plenty of remaining vacationers who wish the same.

Hope that Labor Day, itself, will miraculously change back to something more enjoyable. It's felt like a challenging, shortened summer already and a stormy holiday is not the bang I had in mind when having to leave it all behind for September's arrival. For now, though, two out of three warm to hot sunny days isn't too bad of a deal.
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4. masshysteria
8:43 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
Quoting NEwxguy:
All indications are that the tropical atlantic is going to become very active over the next few weeks,which is peak tropical season. Lets keep our fingers crossed and say a few prayers that these storms will get steered out to sea.

Hi NEw!

I'm also praying for a hurricane-free season, for this season's rendered so much other weather-related devastation as it is. These past couple of weeks alone, I've been watching all the devasating wildfires that have been devouring parts of Yosemite National Park as well as in Idaho, etc... Hope that we haven't entered into a permanent form of weather-related armageddon, as each new year and season seems to bring increasing destruction everywhere one looks.

Grateful that our summer heatwave lasted only six weeks, but it sure seems to have cut the summer months in half. Hard to believe Labor Day's only a week away. Hope, down the road, we're lucky enough to retain some of this more enjoyable warmth without major incident. It would also be nice if this October's Halloween felt more like a treat rather than a mean trick like last year's Hurricane Sandy!
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3. NEwxguy
5:54 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
All indications are that the tropical atlantic is going to become very active over the next few weeks,which is peak tropical season.Lets keep our fingers crossed and say a few prayers that these storms will get steered out to sea.
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2. NEwxguy
3:40 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
sunshine has popped our here,so we'll see if the air becomes unstable enough for the showers this afternoon,humidity is still not that bad.
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1. NEwxguy
1:34 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
A few light showers around,but nothing serious,will see if anything developes this afternoon,but think most action will be in conn. and western new england.
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