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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%

  • Total voters
    60
  • Poll closed .

SD

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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 there's a little fomo and jealousy that creeps in here too. It really sucked bigly to see places just a few miles away get 1-4 inches the other day. I'd expect the same level of complaining or worse if we got bullseyed with snow on a coastal and much of the rest of the region took an L while we danced in the street
 

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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.
Most of the time, when you have this large of a community, people have widely different perspectives. Simply using the drought monitor fails to give you a proper sense of the things that matter to people, like what you and @SD are talking about. I totally understand the irritation of dry conditions when one of your hobbies is yard work. On the other hand, I hate yard work, so the less I have to mow, the better. Both perspectives are valid, and I think most people here are probably fine with that.

But we've seen posts since early May anticipating dryness and heat, and only recently have we seen much of both. And in retaliation to that, we see opposite posts jabbing at the previous posts. And then we see jabs back at that. And around we go.

It's not much different than what we see in the winter about how it's never going to be cold or snow again. Some kidding around is fun. But constantly griping about it being too cold or never getting cold anymore is annoying and silly. The weather is variable and usually we don't have unending stretches of anything.
 

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I think there's a little fomo and jealousy that creeps in here too. It really sucked bigly to see places just a few miles away get 1-4 inches the other day. I'd expect the same level of complaining or worse if we got bullseyed with snow on a coastal and much of the rest of the region took an L while we danced in the street
I hear you about the snow, but where I think it's a little different is that you realistically only get a couple of chances of snow per year. So if you blow it, it's done. On the other hand, it rains all year round. But I definitely agree on the point about gloating. Just because you got 5" of rain doesn't mean others that want rain need to see you laughing about it.
 

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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.
You say things how I wish I could say things lol this is a fair statement
 

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Western ridging is quite weak this run don’t know if it’s enough to push a front thru our areas, west of the apps maybe, there might at least be a wedge
Yep, first front can’t really make it thru and just stalls, this is interesting however but it’s something that could easily trend west and dump out west or in the C US E3FFAEC9-9804-4288-AB6A-FD3BD7E7CC7B.png
 

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Most of the time, when you have this large of a community, people have widely different perspectives. Simply using the drought monitor fails to give you a proper sense of the things that matter to people, like what you and @SD are talking about. I totally understand the irritation of dry conditions when one of your hobbies is yard work. On the other hand, I hate yard work, so the less I have to mow, the better. Both perspectives are valid, and I think most people here are probably fine with that.

But we've seen posts since early May anticipating dryness and heat, and only recently have we seen much of both. And in retaliation to that, we see opposite posts jabbing at the previous posts. And then we see jabs back at that. And around we go.

It's not much different than what we see in the winter about how it's never going to be cold or snow again. Some kidding around is fun. But constantly griping about it being too cold or never getting cold anymore is annoying and silly. The weather is variable and usually we don't have unending stretches of anything.
It has been dry for longer than that for me in the Western Piedmont, vs a wet July for much of the US 1 east corridor.
 
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