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Old 08-22-2015, 05:44 PM   #13891
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Very good (bad) wind flow across the state, Eastern Wyoming got ash fall when Mt. St Helens erupted.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:28 PM   #13892
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CG, Google Weather Bug. It will give you a more accurate report of your weather. It is free. Mine comes from the fire station house just a couple of blocks from my home. The weather bureau has the equipment stationed all over the country.

It is 71F. Overcast and very muggy. I actually have the AC on high. Most days I don't even have it on at all. I have been on a cleaning binge today. Maybe that is why I am feeling the muggies more today and usual.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:15 AM   #13893
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CG, Google Weather Bug. It will give you a more accurate report of your weather. It is free. Mine comes from the fire station house just a couple of blocks from my home. The weather bureau has the equipment stationed all over the country...
Yes, but when Weatherbug's nearest reporting station available to us is eight miles away, that's the temperature reading we get.

We've used Weatherbug on the computer since before we moved here 15 years ago. I have both Weatherbug and the Weather Underground apps on my phone. Weatherbug uses NOAA stations, but Weather Underground has more reporting sites since they have trained, amateur weather reporters maintaining sites. We're pretty much between two of those weather stations, either of which is less than two miles from our house.

We has a small memory unit in our bedroom with a sensor outside the window in a shaded and sheltered spot. It's pretty neat since it records the highest and lowest temperatures since the last time we reset it. We also have a monitor that is in a sheltered spot on our porch that displays on the station on my kitchen windowsill. That's the one that sometimes will get hung up on the humidity until we reboot it. However, we can't get much closer to OUR weather since we're getting info from inside our own property lines.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:25 AM   #13894
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Actually, Weatherbug has backyard stations, too, both professional and volunteer: https://www.earthnetworks.com/Produc...erStation.aspx I should install Weather Underground and compare.

But just because one is closest to you doesn't necessarily mean that it's the most accurate. DH (science specialist for our school district) says the one at the high school less than a mile from us is located in a protected, shady place on the building, so it doesn't have the best wind and temperature readings. I use a different one.

It's pretty cool here right now - 73 degrees!
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:00 AM   #13895
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Sunny today, sunny tomorrow. I wouldn't mind a change. Not too much. El Nino is gaining strength. The La Nina effect is what the US west has had for the last 6 years.

I waste a lot of water at my kitchen sink when I need hot water for clean up. I waste about 2-3 gallons while the water travels from the hot water heater to my faucet.

Point of service hot water heaters should be mandatory in all new construction out here.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:36 AM   #13896
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Actually, Weatherbug has backyard stations, too, both professional and volunteer: https://www.earthnetworks.com/Produc...erStation.aspx I should install Weather Underground and compare.
Yup, the Great Himself straightened me out after I had been here.

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But just because one is closest to you doesn't necessarily mean that it's the most accurate...
I'm mostly concerned with temps, humidity and dew point. Wind speed, etc, isn't as important when I'm in the house. If I hear the siding crackling or see whole small trees in motion, I know to panic! The two in-town locations can vary widely in their daytime highs. I know there can be small temp differences even in our yard due to microclimates, but when the temperature by the heavily-wooded pond near the post office is registering 95 and the one in an equally shady neighborhood street is reading 82 or lower (and they are about 3 miles from each other) you know one of those units has a fever - or is sunbathing. Right now they are only a degree apart, which is the norm at nighttime.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:39 AM   #13897
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it is currently 39F...I am in heaven! Going to go snuggle under a warm blanky and sleep!!!!
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:09 AM   #13898
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54 and the air is finally clear! I was outside watering the tomatoes are 6:30 this morning. It was so wonderful to have cool, clear air.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:14 PM   #13899
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It's a wet 74 - and it's not raining. I'm afraid that if I take a deep breathe when I go outside I'll end up drowing!
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:21 PM   #13900
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What is your weather like right now?

We have a refreshing 69F here along the river, lovely breeze, and for the first time this summer I was able to work outside for more than 10 minutes at a time without donating blood! Hopefully the mosquito/gnat season is over!
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