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Old 08-30-23, 07:25 PM
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My dudes! How're y'all dealing with your chunky air?

We've got it weird up here; windy, warm, and smoky, but according to PurpleAir not bad at all.


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Old 08-30-23, 08:03 PM
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Smokey but not terrible. Views are not so good, but breathing is OK.
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Old 08-30-23, 09:19 PM
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All that smoke will be moving east tomorrow.
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Yeah, yesterday's ride was a little hot, dry, and smokey. But since I'd been travelling for business and hadn't ridden since the 20th, it was still pretty damn good!
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It stopped just shy of 100F week ago yesterday where I am, after several days just before as well as earlier in August above 90F for the daily high. About 2" TOTAL rainfall since Fathers Day in June, maybe 1-1/2" since Mothers Day the month prior. That's about 12 - 13" below normal for this region, we're in a "severe drought" condition according to the NWS:

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/...ent_wi_trd.png

It's been pleasant enough for the season since last weekend, getting some things done outside that weren't possible with the higher temps earlier. Forecast - no mention of rain - has us looking at 92 Saturday, 96 Sunday, 95 on Labor Day, then a slow drop over the next three days to something more like what September historically brings to this region.

Literally nobody I've talked to who's lived here longer than me (be nine years the end of this month) can recall a drier year than this one. Farmers are telling me they're paying three to five times what they used to buy hay for their livestock (this is beef and dairy country) than in prior years because the dry weather has made hay yields less than 15% what they've been in previous years.

Hotter years? Yes, but there's always been rain from time to time, enough to keep things rooted to the earth alive. I'm watering the three trees in my yard monthly just to help them survive the coming winter months. I won't water my lawn. The costs for water from the city service to my thinking are a small enough fraction of what it would cost me to have even one of the two largest trees removed if one or both don't survive this prolonged drought.

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Old 08-31-23, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Korina
My dudes! How're y'all dealing with your chunky air?

We've got it weird up here; windy, warm, and smoky, but according to PurpleAir not bad at all.


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Old 08-31-23, 02:41 PM
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Good gravy it's raining! You stop looking at the weather forecast and it rains! I fervently hope it makes its way inland to the fires.
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Old 09-21-23, 02:13 PM
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How all y'all enjoying the (coughcough) fine fall weather? PurpleAir shows the entire California coast with a breakout of measles.
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Old 09-21-23, 03:08 PM
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Smokey but a pretty nice day here. A lot of mask being worn.
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Okay, today was just about perfect here in the East Bay. Upper 60s with a gentle breeze on the Berkeley side of the hills, mid to upper 70s with the hint of a breeze on the Orinda side of the hills.

My complaint? Winter is coming and it is going to get colder. Not Minnesota cold, but cold enough so that I actually have to think about and plan how many layers to wear. Harumph.

And no, I'm not expecting a lot of sympathy . . . .
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Not complaining about the weather; we're finally getting the warm temps (68F so far) and sunshine we've been promised the last few days. And I'm nursing my first head cold in at least four years. ::headdesk:: Entirely my fault; I knew better and didn't wear my mask anyway.
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What is this water falling from the sky bull-bleep?What happened to my God-given right to perfect riding weather on October weekends?
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I rode my usual circuit today. Rain started around noon, in the middle of my ride. That's fine with me, I had put on my jacket and phone in the bag in the pocket and it was a lovely ride. Trails were mostly empty, some annoying teenagers at Walden Park but no big deal. Is this a thing to push a (newer) iphone into some ones face? That's what I got when going out of the restroom to get my bike off the rack. I won't let this crap bring me down, it's a beautiful day and great riding on mostly empty trails.
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Old 10-22-23, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
What is this water falling from the sky bull-bleep?What happened to my God-given right to perfect riding weather on October weekends?
No kidding! I made it about 5 miles before turning around. Turns out that I live in a deceptively dry spot and riding only 2 miles put me in a steady rain, which then continued till I was 2 miles from home again. Thank goodness I had decided t take a rain jacket! If only I'd thought to attach the fender. Nothing like a cold, wet butt to kill my sense of adventure. I'm too old for that ****.

So, I came home, got into some dry kit, and rode 33 "miles" ITG.(In The Garage) in addition to 10.6 IRL. That'll have to do.
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I wanted to ride today but had too many family events on. Beautiful riding weather, reminded me of home in Dublin.
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Despite being frosty the last several mornings in my neck of the woods, it's been quite pleasant during the day so I was able to get my usual 23 mile loop in out towards the coast and back. Rain is coming next weekend though, as is knee surgery. Won't be riding again until late December.
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hard freeze last night. got in my car at 26F & windshield washer fluid turned to slush, time to buy the winter stuff


& time to chop down my outdoor palm plants & put the tubers (bulbs) in my basement, until next March, when I start them, all over again, in pots, inside
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Old 11-06-23, 08:46 PM
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This morning after about half an inch of rain overnight the temperature was about 61F. After fiddling around this morning I was out on the road at about 10 am. Wearing my leg warmers. Very nice riding. Few people on the trails maybe only serious types (me). There were a couple menacing dark clouds out but no rain. I am not complaining about the weather. I am loving it.
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We got 1 3/4" of rain today. You?

It did not stop raining all. day. and most of the night. We're only under a flood watch not warning, thank Bob for small favors. ::checks:: Whoops, nope, it's a flood advisory. That was a lot of rain for this area.
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Originally Posted by Korina
We got 1 3/4" of rain today. You?
Wet and foggy, but did not get heavy rains this week in the shadow of Diablo.

This is just some random guy who crossed paths with me yesterday.
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It was more of a mist in the morning but got out around 10 to what I call perfect conditions. Cool and light winds.
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