Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:07 am

I can't remember ever seeing an August this cold in my 58 years. We have been as low as 46 degrees at night. It feels more like October around here. There have been zero dog days of August around here this year. Is it like this throughout the geographic range of the members of this forum?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:15 am

Yup. It was 48° yesterday when I woke up and 51° this morning when I was kicked out of bed by a snoring wife and a three year old. I'm not complaining. I kind of like the milder August weather.
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:20 am

I'm not that far from you & it was a few degrees cooler but I'm not complaining, I take cool & cold far better than hot & muggy which is coming in a few more days. I guess that is if you consider the 80s as hot. :)
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:25 am

I stand corrected. One of the local internet weather sources indicated that the low actually hit 42 degrees in this area on the night of the 15th. Another one recorded 44 degrees for the same night. Burr!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:29 am

Yes we've had a cold spell. It hasn't been a very good pool season. I actually saw 41 degrees in a cold pocket on my way to work a few days ago! Warmer days ahead though. Only a few weeks of pool season left. Here's the forecast for my area olean ny.
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:35 am

Compared to "The Year Without A Summer" (1816) I guess I shouldn't complain.

In July and August, lake and river ice were observed as far south as Pennsylvania. Rapid, dramatic temperature swings were common, with temperatures sometimes reverting from normal or above-normal summer temperatures as high as 95 °F (35 °C) to near-freezing within hours.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:49 am

Wow imagine if that happened now. There would be chaos hahaha
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:18 am

Lightning wrote:Wow imagine if that happened now. There would be chaos hahaha


What would Al Gore say?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:31 am

Notice it is rare to hear global warming anymore; the scam artists now use climate change.
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:02 am

franco b wrote:Notice it is rare to hear global warming anymore; the scam artists now use climate change.


Keep in mind weather is not climate, it's hot somewhere. ;) Of course that won;t keep the talking heads from mentioning it the next time there is a heat wave.


Here's the temperatures in WB/Scranton area for the last 30 days.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/bgm/climate/avp.shtml

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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:58 pm

To my untrained mind it looks like a normal august to me.
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:37 pm

Maybe a frog hair below normal average. The lows dip further under than the highs crest over. But not by much.
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:25 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:To my untrained mind it looks like a normal august to me.


The blue section on the bottom is the below normal and the records. There is a significant amount of days below normal especially compared to the above normal. Plus it extends a week into July.

Here's last August an more in the normal range:
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Here's another chart:

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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:01 am

Yeah this sucks - about ready to light the stove to take the chill off!

JUST KIDDING! :P It's perfect weather for this house. It heats up during the day, then the 40° temps cool it off so much that it doesn't get too hot the next day.

I hear some heat is on it's way though. I'm fine with that too. Helps the asthma.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Re: Could this be the coldest 'coal region' August in history?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:42 am

Certainly here in Maine it's the coolest August I ever remember. I mean, the weather is very nice, no complaints, but, we've had some very chilly nights & rarely have hit 80*.


A weather story: For the last 10 years or so we have gone to "north camp" for 2 weeks each August, usually the 2nd & 3rd weeks. The cottage has no insulation (we are adding some now). Every year we will have one, sometimes two, mornings that we build a wood fire to take the chill off. Other than that we are comfy, or hot & sticky at night. We've been here over 2 weeks already this year. ONCE this year we have NOT had a morning fire and we have yet to see it hit 80* or be the least bit humid. Yes, I'm saying this year is the coolest year in a long time.
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