Great Wx End to July!

By: masshysteria , 8:54 AM GMT on July 01, 2013

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49. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:13 PM GMT on August 01, 2013
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48. Proserpina
2:06 PM GMT on August 01, 2013
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May August be a good one for you! White Rabbits x3!
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47. Ylee
8:27 AM GMT on August 01, 2013
White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits, Mass! One thing that stays the same about the weather, it's always changing! :' )

Have a good day!
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46. masshysteria
4:36 PM GMT on July 31, 2013
Good Afternoon, Folks!

We're continuing to enjoy the cool dry air front that made its way here a couple days ago! At long last, it's been so pleasurable keeping the windows wide-open, while the A/C and fans can be kept off! Boy, it would be terrific if all this warm dry air could linger well into Fall! The electric bills could also use a breather! Unfortunately, it's becoming harder to predict what will happen next, even in the short-term, as our more typical New England seasons have either overlapped (as in this past winter lasting well into spring) or recently interchanged with those due well South of us (as in usually tropically felt Florida, etc.) I can't remember any past summer season when our dewpoints ever climbed to 74 - 77F, let alone, remained that way for nearly six weeks straight!

Currently, this wonderful weather could possibly linger around, at least, through the first half of August. Tomorrow, we could be in for a serious storm sweeping through, so I hope that our luck will hold for avoiding any/all damaging consequences. Next week could see another dip in temps to where daytime highs reach only 75F! Sounds great, but I sure don't want the actual fall season to hasten; as the many months of cold and snow seem to follow sooner and last forever!


APRSWXNET Methuen MA US, Methuen, Massachusetts (PWS)

78F degrees
Clear
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 56F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 7.0 mph
Pressure: 30.11 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 79F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 11 out of 16
Pollen: 4.30 out of 12
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 114 ft

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45. masshysteria
7:21 PM GMT on July 26, 2013
Hi Folks!

Thankfully, much of last night's heavy overnight downpours have left us with only some remaining intermittently light rainfall today. Our temps remain a pleasantly cool (68F - 72F) degrees on average. Tomorrow brings a return to more seasonably hot (83-87F degrees) but drier weather.

Sunday through Monday look rather iffy with the potential for more t'storms to arrive due to higher temps. The remainder of the week looks excellent with sunshine, temps averaging 81F and comfortable dewpoints. One can only hope!
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44. masshysteria
6:53 PM GMT on July 24, 2013
Good Afternoon, Folks!

Yesterday, we luckily escaped the serious weather that passed through the Eastern regions of Mass. Tewksbury, MA's (Rt. 38), just 8 miles away, got blitzed with a windshear that toppled quite a few trees, downed electrical wires, plus damaged cars, trucks and homes. It wasn't until last night when this particular area was finally cleared of heavy debris and the utilities were back on. A few other nearby or neighboring towns/cities also had their electricity knocked out but, overall, received far less damage than that mentioned above. So grateful, our neighborhood and town has managed to avoid the severity and damage caused from all these recently fierce storms or downpours. Fingers crossed that it remains that way throughout the remaining season, as I'm frazzled enough.

Today started out a tad hot and steamy again but thankfully nothing close to the intensity of these past four weeks. The forecast for our remaining week looks quite decent with temps averaging in the upper 70's, low 80's and far drier dewpoints. Aaaahhh! Yup, it's definitely "Time For A Cool Change" or far more bearable weather! Hope other heat-prostrated people out there receive a safe comfortably cooler change as well!




OUR TEMPS AND DEWPOINTS HAVE FINALLY BECOME DOWNRIGHT BEARABLE! Pun intended! LOL!!

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43. NEwxguy
6:00 PM GMT on July 22, 2013
Hi,Mass,
I guess shutting your water off at night is preferrable to the daytime.Hoping we don't have to deal with any long downpours tomorrow.Don't need flooded streets,although my brown grass could use some watering.
This first day back is a long one,its been quiet,but I need a nap,my mind has shut down after lunch.
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42. masshysteria
3:49 PM GMT on July 22, 2013
Hi Folks!

Nice to wake up to a much cooler morning/day, (72F) despite our overcast skies and near oppressive humidity. It's also a great feeling to be able to keep our windows wide-open and the A/C and fans turned off. Such much needed respite from all the noise and upcoming expense! The only drawbacks to our week ahead are a few potential t'storms cropping up by mid-week and a weeklong stint by local DPW workers who must shut off our water every night from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am in order to fix the so-called "water distribution" and/or old piping in our street. It's good that the town's tacking some of its underground infrastructure problems, but it sure hasn't considered the infrastructures of some of its older citizens who have to get up a few times in the middle of the night. LOL! Boy, talk about an inconvenience! Things could get somewhat tricky for either half-asleep hubby or myself, especially, when needing to flush the toilet with large pre-filled water containers in the middle of the night. In any case, hope neither of us misses the intended target or there could be quite the rude wide-awakening! LOL!


Good Morning, Plap ~ Sounds like you, your Queen and even Alley have recently been considering all the benefits to residential downsizing now that age, circumstances and home upkeep have begun to catch up with you. Truthfully, I've been giving it some careful thought myself, but hubby's not yet ready to throw in the towel. Nevertheless, I hope that, if you decide to move, your new apartment/condo. allows for pets, doesn't charge exhorbitant fees for its interior/exterior maintenance nor includes too many strict by-laws/policies set by management. Something to consider before one finally decides to sign on the dotted line! Understandably, at this point, you want to keep life simple, affordable and convenient without foresaking all of your former simple pleasures or longtime constant canine companion, Abbey!

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41. plapman
12:37 PM GMT on July 22, 2013
Good morning Mass.
The price includes stump removal but not evcavation of the root sysyem. The contractor asked if I wanted the wood, about 6 cords he estimated, but if not he'll take it away. he probably has buyers for it.
the biggest problem is that the trees are close to a hydro line on one side and the neighbors yard on another. I should sell the house this winter:) as I'm having a hard time keeping up with the yard work. The Queen and I don't need a 4 bedroom house anymore.
The youngest at home daughter is now an adult and will soon be leaving.
Enjoy your day.
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40. masshysteria
12:34 AM GMT on July 21, 2013
Good Evening!

Thankfully, much of the more seriously active weather, connected with the slow moving cold front that's finally moving through much of New England tonight, seems to have remained far North (VT, NH, ME) or South (Southeastern, MA, CT, RI) of us. What a relief! It's also great that our temps and, especially, dewpoints will fianally fall to more bearable levels. I can't wait till we can re-open our windows for the return of naturally cool fresh air! I appreciate owning a functioning air-conditioner, during these hot/humid spells, but the air can feel so dry and, at times, even stuffy. Hope today has marked the last of these intense heatwaves for quite some time. To date, it's been four record-breaking brutal weeks of this stuff!


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39. masshysteria
4:08 PM GMT on July 20, 2013
Good Afternoon, (((Pros))) and Folks!

Hopefully, today will mark the last in a series of intensely hot and oppressive weeks that's enveloped us and many others for nearly a month! We look forward to the sudden arrival of much cooler weather, later this afternoon, but not the prospect of very severe weather along with it. May we all be able to breath a deep sigh of relief by day's end and, finally, sleep more comfortably throughout the nights ahead. Feel so wilted and tired despite having mostly hibernated inside our air-conditioned home.

Here's hoping that these are the last of the two weather warnings that need to be issued around here for quite some time!


Heat Advisory
Statement as of 4:04 AM EDT on July 20, 2013

.....

... Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT
this evening...

* locations... include northern Connecticut... portions of
western... central... eastern... southeastern... and northeastern
Massachusetts... as well as northern and central Rhode Island.
This includes the cities of Hartford and Willimantic in
Connecticut... Boston... Gloucester... Framingham... Quincy... Taunton...
Brockton... Fall River... New Bedford... Worcester... and
Springfield in Massachusetts... as well as Providence and
Warwick in Rhode Island.

* Heat index values... around 102 degrees is expected.

* Timing... of hottest conditions will be around midday today
into the evening hours.

* Impacts... those outdoors for prolonged periods will be more at
risk for heat-related illnesses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated
areas. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
environment... stay out of the sun... and check in on relatives and
neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 9 1 1.




For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston




Special Statement
Statement as of 11:38 AM EDT on July 20, 2013





... Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and
evening across the region...

A cold front will approach the region this afternoon... bringing
scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms
may produce localized damaging winds. There may also be some
localized flooding from any shower or thunderstorm. Any
thunderstorm may also produce frequent cloud to ground lightning.

With all the activities going on out of doors... monitor further
forecast updates as well as any possible severe weather watches
that may be issued later this afternoon. If threatening weather
approaches... seek safe shelter indoors.


Evt



1138 am EDT Sat Jul 20 2013

... Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and
evening across the region...

A cold front will approach the region this afternoon... bringing
scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms
may produce localized damaging winds. There may also be some
localized flooding from any shower or thunderstorm. Any
thunderstorm may also produce frequent cloud to ground lightning.

With all the activities going on out of doors... monitor further
forecast updates as well as any possible severe weather watches
that may be issued later this afternoon. If threatening weather
approaches... seek safe shelter indoors.


Evt

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38. Proserpina
8:04 PM GMT on July 19, 2013
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37. masshysteria
2:17 PM GMT on July 19, 2013
Good Morning, Ylee and Other WU Friends!

Seems we're in for a more intensely hot and humid one today, as our temps are expected to rise to 100F with heat indices reaching 104-109F.! Ouch! Hope that tomorrow's dip in the jet stream (that seems to have been continually vacationing up in bordering Canada) will safely arrive back to the U.S. and bring us hot, bothered wilted people some lengthier relief! Unfortunately, very severe weather is expected to accompany tomorrow's cold front so remain vigilant at best!

Hubby and I plan to stay inside our air-conditioned home for the next couple of days. We will dash out by car at suppertime to pick up convenient take-out meals, etc. It's been way too hot this week for us to do any full grocery shopping (as interiors of parked cars can easily reach well over 120F plus degrees) and the outside air is very unhealthy.

Thankfully, Sunday starts off a week of much cooler drier air. so we should be able to revive and resume essential chores by then.

Ironically, we've been notified by our City's Department of Public Works Dept. that their workers plan on doing overnight testing/ repairs to our street's water pipes all next week. Naturally, this requires that piped water will be turned off between the hours of 9:00 pm and 5:00 am throughout! Yup, welcome to "Little House on the Prairie", where we get to re-enact the era of obsolete plumbing, 8 hrs a night for one full week ... hope you get the gist and not the drift of this pending saga. Argh! LOL!!!

Excessive Heat Warning
Statement as of 7:11 AM EDT on July 19, 2013

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from noon today to
7 PM EDT this evening...



* locations... include portions of south-central... eastern... and
both northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts... as well as
portions of southeast New Hampshire... northern Rhode Island...
and north-central Connecticut. This includes the cities of
Manchester and Nashua New Hampshire... Boston... Lawrence...
Brockton... Worcester... and Springfield Massachusetts...
Providence Rhode Island... and Hartford Connecticut.

* Heat index values... are expected up to 110 degrees due to
temperatures ranging in the upper 90s to 100 degrees... and
dewpoints around 70.


* Timing... of hottest conditions will be around midday today into
the evening hours.

* Impacts... those outdoors for prolonged periods will be more at
risk for heat-related illnesses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Avoid prolonged
work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Drink plenty of
fluids... stay in an air-conditioned environment... stay out of the
sun... and check in on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 9 1 1.




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36. Ylee
6:50 PM GMT on July 18, 2013
Hi, Mass! Hoping you're coping with all this heat! It's about the same down here, with low 90s for air temperature, and low 100s for heat index!

You may have some rough stuff headed your way this weekend; theimage below is for Saturday.



Stay cool!
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35. masshysteria
3:14 PM GMT on July 18, 2013
Hi Plap!

Glad your Queen has made good use out of your former basement bedroom and that the adjacent fully remodeled bathroom can still be used by your youngest daughter. No fun competing with a teen for the bathroom in the early am or later pm hours. LOL!

Well, at the risk of sounding redundant, we're under yet another heat advisory today, as temps are expected to rise slightly higher, with heat indices reaching 100F or higher! It's best to stay within air-conditioned homes or cooling centers and drink plenty of water throughout the daylight hours! One can only hope that we all can make it through the remainder of this intense weather week totally intact! What an incredibly hot and challenging season it's been here to date!

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 12:01 PM EDT on July 18, 2013

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening...

* location... southwest New Hampshire... much of Massachusetts
except Cape Cod and the islands.

* Heat index values... in the upper 90s due to temperatures in
the upper 80s... and dewpoints around 70.

* Timing... through evening.

* Impacts... those outdoors for prolonged periods will be more at
risk for heat-related illnesses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated
areas. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
environment... stay out of the sun... and check in on relatives and
neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 9 1 1.

For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

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34. plapman
12:39 PM GMT on July 18, 2013
Good morning Mass.
The youngest at home daughter already has a room in the basement. our old bedroom has been converted to a storage area for papers from the queens genealogy project.
Enjoy the day.
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33. masshysteria
6:00 PM GMT on July 17, 2013
Good Afternoon, Folks!

The Northeast has seemingly become part of the hot and humid bed of the U.S. during these first few weeks of summer. Hope all those affected are finding ways to stay cool while under this lengthy duress. At least, a cold front is expected to arrive here on Saturday with potentially severe t'storms as an intro. Hopefully, when all is said and done, the better repositioning of this cooled jet stream will miraculously stay in place and allow us the chance to enjoy our more usually warm dry summer weather.

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 11:08 AM EDT on July 17, 2013


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening...

* location... southwest New Hampshire... much of Massachusetts
except Cape Cod and the islands... and southern Rhode Island.

* Heat index values... in the upper 90s due to temperatures 90 to
95... and dewpoints in the mid to upper 60s.

* Timing... through early evening.

* Impacts... those outdoors for prolonged periods will be more at
risk for heat-related illnesses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Wear
light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink
plenty of water. Try to spend time in air conditioning.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 9 1 1.

For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston



Plap ~ Thanks for clearing up the question, the other day, as to why you moved your bedroom upstairs. Under the circumstances, it makes perfect sense! Hope you, your "Queen" and Abbey, manage to acclimate yourselves to the newer living arrangements real soon. A couple years ago, ubby and I also had to make some necessary changes to our home for the purpose of emergency accessibility. There was no room for a full stretcher to navigate around the strange small alcoved layouts of our front and back doors. An installed sliding glass door between our dining room and back porch solved the problem by giving us direct easy access in and out of our house during such emergencies. No more tipsy emergency chairs for us either!

May everyone stay safe, cool, well-hydrated and conserve energy during these elongated hot/humid spells!
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32. plapman
2:10 PM GMT on July 16, 2013
Good Morning Mass.
The main reason the Queen moved our sleeping quarters to the main floor was to make it easier for the paramedics. In the basement they had to carry me up in a little chair. it made for quite a ride with me tipped forward looking down the stairs.
I've always liked the basement arrangement as the washroom was right next to our bedroom but now I have to walk through the living room and kitchen to use it during the night.
Have a good day.
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31. masshysteria
4:52 PM GMT on July 15, 2013
Good Afternoon, Plap and Folks!

Well, here we go again, with yet another heat advisory posted for today and, most likely, throughout the week ahead. Temps and dewpoints are steadily rising to where heat indices could reach approximately 100F degrees. I realize that many southern states (especially around the GOM or Atlantic) usually experience far worse than this during the summer months, but Northeasterners just aren't accustomed to such unprecedentedly high dewpoints (approx. 74F - 77F) adjoined to these 90F and above temps. It sure is putting a strain on our electricity and wallets. Hope that, by Sunday, our forecast will begin to improve due to favorable changes in jet streams, etc.

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 10:30 AM EDT on July 15, 2013

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

* location... northern Connecticut... most of interior Rhode
Island... the Merrimack valley in southern New Hampshire...
interior eastern Massachusetts as well as portions of the
Connecticut River valley in Massachusetts.

* Heat index values... in the upper 90s and around 100 due to
temperatures in the lower 90s... and dewpoints in the upper 60s.

* Timing... the worst conditions will be during the afternoon and
early evening.

* Impacts... persons outdoors for prolonged periods will be more
at risk for heat-related illnesses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated
areas. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
environment... stay out of the sun... and check in on relatives and
neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 9 1 1.

For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston


Plap ~
Nice of you to drop by and post earlier! Glad that your grandson is capable and approachable about cutting your grass during those more oppressively hot periods in La Prairie. Lately, it's hard to believe how far-reaching these tropically hot/humid air masses have traveled. I have a strong feeling that your region of Canada is breaking a few weather records as well! Hope that you and yours continue to stay cool, calm, collected and hydrated during this lengthy heatwave!

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30. plapman
1:35 PM GMT on July 15, 2013
Good morning Mass.
it sure was nice to get the grass cut. :)
I even had an offer to let him do it for the summer.
I may decline that as on cooler days I have no problem cutting it.
Have a good day while we start to bake again.
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29. masshysteria
1:58 PM GMT on July 14, 2013
Good Morning, Folks!

Well, it appears that the wonderfully cool dry Canadian air mass, which comfortably enveloped us these past couple of days, is once again surrendering to the tropical heat and humidity traveling up from Florida. Much of the week ahead looks to have daytime highs of 91-93F with consistent overnight lows of 72F. The heat alone wouldn't feel so bad if it weren't for these accompanying, unprecedentedly high, dewpoints (74-77F)! Hope this persistently hot/humid weather ends soon, as this New Englander isn't fond of treading water while just walking outdoors. At least, there are no serious storms indicated with this week long forecast, as many living in CT, PA, VT and Western to Central Mass. are still recovering from damaging floods resulting from recent severe weather!

(((Pros))) ~ Nice to hear from you! I'm doing alright and just took a couple days offline to attend to some outside errands while the weather was good.

Hope, by now, you're found some effective forms of relief from your recent health issues. If it's any consolation, various news outlets have reported about the increasing negative effects this season's had on quite a large number of people. Apparently, there's been quite an uptick in the number of severe skin-sensitivities due to increased allergies or sensitivities from oppressive weather. No fun having to remain amongst air-conditioned interiors days on end, but there's been so few alternatives seen these past few weeks.

NEw ~ Hope your vacation week ahead is a most pleasant and relaxing one! Hopefully, the Cape remains less oppressive than that now found further North and the beaches or refreshing ocean provides a most therapeutic retreat! RELAX AND ENJOY!
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28. NEwxguy
4:02 PM GMT on July 12, 2013
ahhh,refreshing cool air out there this morning.
Hope you can get out and enjoy,before the oven gets turned on again starting Sunday.
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27. Proserpina
3:45 PM GMT on July 12, 2013
Hi Mass. I hope that you are well!
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26. masshysteria
7:21 PM GMT on July 10, 2013
Hi Folks!

Briefly posting here today, as I just heard a not too distant rumble of thunder! So much for today's forecast, (by a favorite TV MET) of a t'storm-free eastern Mass.! LOL! Heat, humidity and periodic sunshine amongst newer shades of overcast skies have returned within the hour. We're looking ripe for a humdinger! Time to turn the air on for awhile, batten down the hatches and monitor the skies till all seems safe.



Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 12:37 PM EDT on July 10, 2013


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 5 PM EDT this afternoon
through Thursday afternoon...


The National Weather Service in Taunton has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of eastern
Massachusetts... including the city of Boston as well as
Providence County in Rhode Island... including the city of
Providence.

* From 5 PM EDT this afternoon through Thursday afternoon

* a slow moving cold front will approach the region this
afternoon... then will stall tonight. The front will finally move
offshore late Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms will develop
early this afternoon and continue into Thursday.

* Very moist air remains across the region. The ground across the
region is already saturated due to heavy rainfall over the last
week or so. It will not take much more rainfall to cause flash
flooding. Any thunderstorms could produce one to two inches of
rain in an hour or less. If several showers and thunderstorms
move across the same area in a short period of time... there may
be localized rainfall amounts of 3 inches of rain or more.

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25. masshysteria
5:18 PM GMT on July 09, 2013
Good Afternoon, Folks!

Thankfully, yesterday afternoon's back door cold front and early evening storms resulted in a pleasant cool down that is to last throughout the day! Naturally, once all storminess had passed, we opened up our windows to allow some of that cool fresh air to waft within! Dewpoints are still a little high (mid to upper 60's) but not so damp as to offset. Actually, earlier this am, we had to close up a few windows, as the interior temp dropped to 72F! Nevertheless, this reprieve from all the hot and intensely humid gives us the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of those lapsed chores that either involve the use of interior hot appliances or strenuous activity outdoors.

Unfortunately, our remaining weekly forecast shows continuing unstable weather, temps averaging in the low to mid-80's with climbing dewpoints. All 'n all, not too bad as long as the more oppressive humidity isn't joined at the hip. Next Monday looks to be a return to 90F degree days again! So, for now, I guess it's time for us to make the most of what's in-between!
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24. masshysteria
8:46 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Nasty stuff heading our way??? Hopefully, it misses us or just skirts!

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23. masshysteria
7:26 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Good Afternoon, NEw, Jus, Bogon and other folk!

Didn't originally feel the cooling effects of that supposed "back door" cold front, as hubby and I left his frigidly cold, air-conditioned, doctor's office about an hour ago! At least, I wasn't confronted with any severe weather forecasted throughout the afternoon into evening! Hubby has problems enough having to relegate all the driving duties onto me even in the better weather. Seems, despite my very lengthy, safe, clean driving record, hubby continues to get a tad jittery with me behind the wheel! I guess one could now say that "payback is a b....", (well you can fill in the word), as I can truthfully say that I have worn out enough shoes, myself, while tap dancing on the passenger-side floormat within the many years he drove. LOL! Age, gender and circumstances definitely are large factors when facing this type of vehicular angst! LOL!

Anyhoo, hubby's just come inside to announce that it, indeed, feels much cooler out and so feels compelled to mow the lawn while the going's good. Quite the hayfield to cut out there!

Nevertheless, it looks like any t'storms and downpours are presently eluding us and affecting much of waterlogged central New Hampshire and the Southwestern portion of Mass. Unfortunately, despite our cool down, there continues to be a strong potential for severe weather (pop-ups?) around here as the day progresses, so keep your hatches down and tightly secured!
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22. Bogon
6:37 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Couldn't help noticing your seven day forecast up top, which says your temperatures are not that different from ours, despite being 450 miles farther north. No wonder you have been complaining!

Be glad that you don't have to deal with our current 72° dewpoint.
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21. juslivn
5:42 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Hi Mass, seems you didn't melt but now may get even more wet! UGH. Well at least maybe it cooled down a bit for you out there.

Beautiful graphics on the blog for the fourth!

Stay safe!
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20. NEwxguy
5:37 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Hi,Mass,well,it seems a little back door front has moved in to our area,cooled things down a little,dewpoint even dropping.So we may luck out this afternoon,as long as the east wind hangs in there,that should knock down any storms that try to form near us.
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19. masshysteria
2:57 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Just another hot and humid Monsoon Monday?


Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:12 AM EDT on July 08, 2013


... Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of
northern Connecticut
and Massachusetts... including the following areas... in
northern Connecticut... Windham CT. In Massachusetts... central
Middlesex MA... southern Worcester MA and western Essex MA.

* Through this evening

* showers and thunderstorms will develop today. They will have
the potential to produce heavy downpours. Local rainfall rates
of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible.

* Heavy rain could lead to flooding of urban and poor drainage
areas. Fast responding streams and rivers could overflow their
banks. Roads adjacent to fast responding streams could
experience washouts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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18. masshysteria
9:34 PM GMT on July 05, 2013
Good Late Afternoon, Everyone!

Hope you got to spend an enjoyably comfortable Fourth as well! Yesterday, hubby and I had to suddenly change our plans for attending a family poolside cookout, since his condition, meds, mixed with heat and humidity got the better of him while stepping out earlier in the day. Truthfully, under the circumstaces, I enjoyed quietly celebrating inside our air-conditioned home. We were able to compensate for the lost cookout by reheating some of the grilled food he had prepared earlier the day before. Thankfully, it appears there's enough pre-grilled food made to last us well throughout this hot and humid spell.

Eastern and Southern parts of Mass. have on-going heat advisory posted for, at least, the next several days, as our heat indices are expected to reach approx. 100F degrees. Ouch!

Yup, it's time to make the most of these dang spells by remaining cool, calm, well-rested, hydrated and nourished while indoors!

In any event, may you all stay safe, well and able to make the best of your weekend's weather as well!

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17. NEwxguy
1:00 PM GMT on July 05, 2013
GM,Mass,hope you stayed cool yesterday and through the weekend.
I had a quiet day,I was oncall so couldn't go far,but staying in a cool house was all that mattered.Took Belle for a short walk in the evening,but kept it short,she was really panting.This is not good weather for man or beast.
Interesting to see the smaller crowds at the esplanade last night.Combination of heat,the extra security and maybe people were stilled concerned,but it went off without a hitch.
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16. plapman
12:24 PM GMT on July 05, 2013
Good morning Mass.
The forecasr says the heat wave will stop fr the week but start again on the weekend.
Enjoy your day.
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15. AllyBama
4:42 AM GMT on July 05, 2013
{{Mass}} hope you had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
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14. masshysteria
3:06 PM GMT on July 04, 2013
Good Morning Folks and Happy Independance Day to all U.S. Citizens!




NEw, Pat, Prose and Rob, thanks so much for your Happy Fourth sentiments! I, too, sincerely hope that you and everyone are also able to safely and enjoyably celebrate this special holiday where you live!

Seems we're in for a real scorcher today! Heat indices reaching 100F could last well into next week! Please follow weather. gov's important heat advisory suggestions in affected parts of Mass., etc. even if you're just outside its specific parameters. An ounce of prevention and all that ..
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13. RobDaHood
2:57 PM GMT on July 04, 2013
Happy Independence Day Mass!
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12. Proserpina
2:42 PM GMT on July 04, 2013
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FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE, HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
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11. Patrap
9:49 PM GMT on July 03, 2013
Have a Happy 4th of July up dere mass,..


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10. NEwxguy
6:58 PM GMT on July 03, 2013
Mass,
Have a happy and safe 4th of July,hopefully staying cool.Sure looks like a long hot stretch a head of us,but considering the winter we had and how quickly the summer will be gone,I will not complain.
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9. masshysteria
3:14 PM GMT on July 03, 2013
Hi Folks!

Busy day ahead, so I may not be able to post on many other blog sites today! Nevertheless, I want to wish all my good WU buddies. here in the U.S., A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY AND LONG WEEKEND! May all my WU Canadian friends be well and also get to enjoy a pleasant remainder to our special week!

..........................
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8. masshysteria
6:56 PM GMT on July 02, 2013
Wow, we've received a mind boggling but much appreciated cool down to our temps and humidity just within the past hour! We've gone from a high of 81F degrees with an oppressive (for us anyway) dewpoint of 75-77F to a current temp of 69F degrees and a 65F dewpoint! Now, this I can live with! LOL! Hope we don't end up paying a large price for this reprieve later on, as we have a pending forecast for a 90F plus degree heatwave starting Thursday and lasting well into next week! Nevertheless, I'm going to enjoy these fall-like conditions while they last! Whoo-hoo!

APRSWXNET Methuen MA US, Methuen, Massachusetts (PWS)
Updated: 23 min 38 sec ago
69F Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 65F

Wind: 1 mph from the East
Wind Gust: 11.0 mph
Pressure: 30.19 in (Steady)
Visibility: 7.0 miles
UV: 6 out of 16
Pollen: .60 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 114 ft

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7. masshysteria
3:27 PM GMT on July 02, 2013
Good Mornin' Folks!

Plap ~ Thankfully, we made out A-Okay after yesterday's severe storms swooped through the area. I'm so grateful that no tornadoes or wind sheers were spawned around my way, but Agawam, MA (near Springfield, MA / CT border) received a damaging windshear that uprooted very large old trees that, in turn, demolished 12 parked cars, etc. Windsor Locks, CT, in Hartford County, also reported a damaging FI tornado! Hopefully, the repeat storminesss expected this afternoon, won't produce the same or worse effects! Will be nice when we're finally free of this outrageously oppressive humidity! Don't mind the summer heat when it's dry, but it's no fun treading water when outside of a swimming pool.

Presently, it feels so-o-o-o damp and sticky inside that we've just relented to turning on our air-conditioner. Feels better now and my computer keys are beginning to stick less! LOL!

Hopefully, the "Bermuda High", that's been out in the Atlantic, will start pushing this persistent rain train away from us or back towards the Central Great Lakes by, at least, tomorrow's end. This will be a welcomed relief for us, but not so for those living in the upper central US! They've already experienced so much weather-related devastation in recent weeks that it will be adding insult to injury. Sorry, Jus!

Hope New Englanders will continue to remain safe at either work or home during today's repeat of storms. Don't want to see another potential develop for another tornado. Seems, yesterday, CT received a F1 tornado, and Agawam, MA, a damaging micro-burst that uprooted large trees that demolished at least 12 parked cars. Boy, this season's persistently horrific weather patterns and related damage seems to have no end in sight!
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6. plapman
7:48 PM GMT on July 01, 2013
Good afternoon Mass.
Stay dry and safe.
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5. masshysteria
7:43 PM GMT on July 01, 2013
Tornado Warning
Statement as of 3:35 PM EDT on July 01, 2013


The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
northeastern Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts...
central Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts...

* until 415 PM EDT

* at 334 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm
capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm was located
near Billerica... or 7 miles south of Lowell... and moving northeast
at 25 mph.

* Locations impacted include...
Lawrence... Beverly... North Andover... Groveland... Peabody...
Hamilton... Wenham... Woburn... Chelmsford... Carlisle... Bedford...
Lexington... Danvers... Wakefield... reading... Burlington...
Wilmington... Lynnfield... North Reading and Middleton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take cover now. Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a Mobile home or
outdoors... move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris.


Lat... Lon 4257 7078 4242 7131 4258 7143 4281 7094
time... Mot... loc 1935z 243deg 21kt 4254 7129


Rlg




335 PM EDT Mon Jul 1 2013

... The Tornado Warning for central Essex County is cancelled...

the tornadic thunderstorm which prompted the warning has moved out
of the warned area. Therefore the warning has been cancelled.

Lat... Lon 4267 7073 4265 7076 4269 7064 4266 7059
4258 7066 4261 7066 4253 7078 4256 7079
4254 7089 4253 7090 4254 7088 4252 7089
4250 7089 4251 7082 4250 7083 4246 7095
4263 7104 4272 7078
time... Mot... loc 1934z 251deg 22kt 4268 7058


Kjc




Flash Flood Warning
Statement as of 3:27 PM EDT on July 01, 2013


The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
central and northern Essex County in eastern Massachusetts...

* until 530 PM EDT

* at 324 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Doppler radar indicated that
one to two inches of rain fell with additional thunderstorms
poised to move through the area. Flash flooding appears likely.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Newburyport... North Andover... Newbury... West Newbury... Groveland...
Hamilton... Wenham... Merrimac... Andover... Salisbury... Ipswich...
Topsfield... Georgetown... Boxford and Rowley.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Warning is issued for rapid and potentially life
threatening flooding. In urban areas avoid flooded roadways and obey
Road closures. Those living along streams and creeks should move to
higher ground immediately to protect life and property.

Lat... Lon 4283 7081 4281 7087 4280 7083 4282 7082
4278 7081 4279 7081 4273 7078 4272 7079
4276 7081 4271 7083 4270 7079 4270 7081
4269 7081 4269 7080 4258 7085 4266 7117
4285 7104


Thompson




Areal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 2:23 PM EDT on July 01, 2013


The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
minor flooding of poor drainage areas in...
central Middlesex County in southeast Massachusetts...
northwestern Essex County in eastern Massachusetts...
northern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
southeastern Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire...

* until 515 PM EDT

* at 215 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated heavy rain from passing
thunderstorms that will cause urban flooding. Overflowing poor
drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area.
A few of the thunderstorms may produce an inch of rain in less
than an hour.

* Some locations that will experience minor flooding include
Lowell... Lawrence... Leominster... Newburyport... Dracut... Pelham...
North Andover... Newbury... Haverhill... West Newbury... Groveland...
Methuen... Princeton... Woburn... Chelmsford... Carlisle... Bedford...
Lexington... reading... Burlington... Stoneham... Wilmington...
Winchester... Merrimac... Amesbury... North Reading... Middleton...
Andover... Tyngsboro and Billerica.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Advisory is issued for minor small stream flooding or ponding
of water in urban or other poor drainage areas. Do not drive through
flooded roads.


Lat... Lon 4286 7085 4245 7110 4242 7201 4279 7137
4277 7135 4276 7127 4274 7124 4274 7119
4280 7118 4282 7114 4281 7107 4286 7103
4289 7089


Thompson








NEXRAD Radar:



- Tornado Warning
A tornado warning is issued when a funnel cloud has been spotted or a rotating thunderstorm has been indicated by doppler radar.
- Flood Warning
A flood warning is issued when flooding is occuring or is about to occur.
- Flood Watch / Flood Statement
A flood watch is issued when flooding is possible in the watch area.

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4. masshysteria
7:35 PM GMT on July 01, 2013
Quoting NEwxguy:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...
WESTERN ESSEX COUNTY IN EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS.
..
NORTHEASTERN WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...
SOUTHEASTERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 224 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED
NEAR LANCASTER...OR 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LEOMINSTER...AND WAS
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LOWELL...LAWRENCE...DRACUT...PELHAM...NORTH ANDOVER...METHUEN...
CHELMSFORD...CARLISLE...BOLTON...STOW...ANDOVER.. . BERLIN...
CLINTON...HUDSON...TYNGSBORO...TEWKSBURY...HARVAR D ...AYER...
BOXBOROUGH AND LITTLETON.


Quoting masshysteria's posted response on NEwxGuy's blogsite:



A-A-A-ACK! Until now, I can't believe how oblivious I've been to this alarming tornado warning indicated for our area! Nevertheless, it now appears that we've only received copious amounts of rainfall without any seen lightning strikes! Our street drains are keeping up with the strong flow of rushing water and it looks like the remaining reds/oranges on the local wx map could remain, just above or below us, as heavy rain with distant thunder continues to travel in a northeasterly direction well into Southern, NH and ME.

Our earlier day high of 81F has cooled considerably to approx. 72F! I think this dramatic temp reduction has also helped to curb the severity of the storm and any potential for a tornado to actually develop ... at least, in my area. Nevertheless, it sure is wet out there and affected Mass. residents should take particular caution while traveling out and about this afternoon into evening!

Be safe everyone!


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3. masshysteria
5:55 PM GMT on July 01, 2013
Good Afternoon, NEw, Prose and Lurkers!

Seems we're about to enter into a bit of storminess soon which puts a crimp on errands this afternoon. Thankfully, the majority of severe storms seen in my local/regional weather maps seem to lie mostly west of us, but we could be in for a nasty clipping within the half-hour.

Thankfully, our current weather-related events in the Northeast are far from the severity and destruction seen in other parts of our Nation right now! Each new month seems to bring about more tragic news! My thoughts and prayers currently go out to the surviving family members of those 19 heroic Arizonan firemen who lost their lives, while attempting to contain the huge spreading wildfire that's devoured much of Yarnell, AZ.
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2. Proserpina
3:40 PM GMT on July 01, 2013
July 1, Maria photo 014aJuly_zpse7d2facf.jpg

July
"Answer July—
Where is the Bee—
Where is the Blush—
Where is the Hay?

Ah, said July—
Where is the Seed—
Where is the Bud—
Where is the May—
Answer Thee—Me—"
- Emily Dickinson, Answer July
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1. NEwxguy
2:20 PM GMT on July 01, 2013
GM,morning,Mass,Welcome to the New England Sauna.It feels miserable when you walk outside.With any luck we here in the eastern portions will miss out on the flooding rains,and just get an occasional downpour,which will be fine with me. \
One of the drawbacks to all this rain is the mosquito population has exploded.I tried sitting outside on my deck during the evening and was swarmed by mosquitoes.I hope everyone is spraying on repellent,especially since they've already detected the West Nile Virus in some mosquitoes south of Boston
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Elevation: 114 ft
Temperature: 64.0 °F
Dew Point: 63.0 °F
Humidity: 95%
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Wind Gust: 9.0 mph
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Wind Gust: 4.7 mph
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