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Pattern Swamptember 2021

September Thread Name

  • Septembre Caliente Hombre

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • September 2021- Transition Into Fall

    Votes: 9 15.0%
  • Sucky September

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • September Thread

    Votes: 7 11.7%
  • Semitropical September

    Votes: 6 10.0%
  • Swamptember 2021

    Votes: 18 30.0%
  • Soggy September

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Sunsational September

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • Scintillating September

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • Scorching September

    Votes: 5 8.3%

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NickyBGuarantee

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I’d be a rich man if I had a nickel for every time people wish cast a mega drought here for the SE .. probably been going on for 3-4 months now .. still only abnormally dry conditions for a small portion of NC to show for it .. give it a rest guys trust in Mother Nature
 

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I’d be a rich man if I had a nickel for every time people wish cast a mega drought here for the SE .. probably been going on for 3-4 months now .. still only abnormally dry conditions for a small portion of NC to show for it .. give it a rest guys trust in Mother Nature
I've had .83 of rain in 30 days that's dry no matter how you spin it, I don't understand why you aren't willing to accept that. Not everyone got their months worth of rain last week.
 

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I’d be a rich man if I had a nickel for every time people wish cast a mega drought here for the SE .. probably been going on for 3-4 months now .. still only abnormally dry conditions for a small portion of NC to show for it .. give it a rest guys trust in Mother Nature
This is a borderline Birdman or Dewy D level post.
 

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I've had .83 of rain in 30 days that's dry no matter how you spin it, I don't understand why you aren't willing to accept that. Not everyone got their months worth of rain last week.
1.06 for me since August 17th, with some good 90's mixed in during that time period.
 
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I’d be a rich man if I had a nickel for every time people wish cast a mega drought here for the SE .. probably been going on for 3-4 months now .. still only abnormally dry conditions for a small portion of NC to show for it .. give it a rest guys trust in Mother Nature
Seems to happen every year. And when we do end up in an actual drought we always end up getting more than enough rain to make up for it.
 

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1.06 for me since August 17th, with some good 90's mixed in during that time period.
Yeah most of the yards in my neighborhood that aren't watered are dormant. When you start seeing zoysias and the tif bermudas going dormant that's really dry, the rain last weekend didn't even fully green them back up
 

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That just means you don't have to mow the lawn every week. I don't see the problem.
I actually like being outside and having a green nice lawn and enjoy doing so. So for me it sucks when I only receive fractional inches of rain and I know that having a dry period when it's time for my grass to be preparing itself for winter dormancy is a negative impact.
 

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not dry enough I suppose .. new drought map should come soon .. but I doubt it’s any worse than this (which isn’t bad at all) I just don’t see the need to worry at this point
 
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Have you guys in central and eastern North Carolina had 90s this month? I checked RDU, and it looks like there were a couple of days.
 

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It's really easy in this situation for 2 people to be right given how convective season works but instead some want to ignore observed data outside of their own area and generalize
I’m not saying it’s been wet we all know it hasn’t .. all I’m saying is we shouldn't see significant drought from it.. I can see an expansion of abnormally dry conditions this next run but I also see some moisture in the picture in the short range .. maybe nothing widespread but it should help us stay out of significant drought
 

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It's really easy in this situation for 2 people to be right given how convective season works but instead some want to ignore observed data outside of their own area and generalize
True. But we are not in a drought. On the other hand, nobody is claiming we are in a drought. So there really isn't an argument either way.

Some neighborhoods are dry and others really aren't. But like you said, convection season rainfall distribution can vary wildly. But we go through periods of generally dry conditions, just like we go though periods of heat. They both suck, but it's not unusual. And it will end.
 

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True. But we are not in a drought. On the other hand, nobody is claiming we are in a drought. So there really isn't an argument either way.

Some neighborhoods are dry and others really aren't. But like you said, convection season rainfall distribution can vary wildly. But we go through periods of generally dry conditions, just like we go though periods of heat. They both suck, but it's not unusual. And it will end.
I think the argument is that some claim it's getting dry, and needing rain (me), and then others come in and say it's not dry cuz no drought and they saw it rain.

It just gets annoying.
 

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I’m not saying it’s been wet we all know it hasn’t .. all I’m saying is we shouldn't see significant drought from it.. I can see an expansion of abnormally dry conditions this next run but I also see some moisture in the picture in the short range .. maybe nothing widespread but it should help us stay out of significant drought
To be honest when you look at the factors that go into the drought monitor I doubt we see much expansion or worsening. Most of what I and @smast16 are complaining about is soil moisture related and that's only a percentage of the drought monitor. It would probably take dry for a larger portion of the state through the rest of the year to get more than D0. Streamflow will keep the drought monitor from looking as bad as my scorched yard
 

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I think the argument is that some claim it's getting dry, and needing rain (me), and then others come in and say it's not dry cuz no drought and they saw it rain.

It just gets annoying.
If you're in one of those spots that always gets completely missed, or even side swiped continuously, it can be completely infuriating.
 
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