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The pretty low snow level (last night was around 500 meters in the Appennines north to the city, locally even lower on Emilia side) is what save us from being submerged a la Venice, all the snow that falls is water that doesn't flood down from the mountains.

Anyway rain has started again after a brief pause this afternoon/evening but until are light showers it's not a problem.
 
Brrrrrr... it's an icy, foggy 28F here right now, am going to the local Turkey Trot in a bit. Am not going to actually run it because I'm not trained at all, but I will at least cheer on the five people who show up at the start line who will run it. And then I will promptly go back home.

Gobble gobble, mfers!
 
Two months, four days with rain. Crazy times. Climate change is really, really affecting the weather here in W-Europe. All kinds of all-time records are broken here every year. Super-drought summer 2018, > 40 °C summer 2019, no winter 2020 followed by clear skies for weeks on end spring 2020. Blocked atmosphere is the new normal, making weather more extreme, less average. The same blocked situation that is causing the drought here, is causing a very wet spring in much of Spain for instance, and masses of snow in the Norwegian mountains.
 
Two months, four days with rain. Crazy times. Climate change is really, really affecting the weather here in W-Europe. All kinds of all-time records are broken here every year. Super-drought summer 2018, > 40 °C summer 2019, no winter 2020 followed by clear skies for weeks on end spring 2020. Blocked atmosphere is the new normal, making weather more extreme, less average. The same blocked situation that is causing the drought here, is causing a very wet spring in much of Spain for instance, and masses of snow in the Norwegian mountains.
It's rather cold around here and not to dry, but my parents (living close to the Netherlands) have had to start watering the garden in April. Absolutely crazy. The last two summers I was supposed to look after the garden a bit and work the rest of the time, while they were on holidays. I started the day with a shower, spent it hanging half-dead on the couch, watching the Tour, and when it cooled down a little I went out and watered the garden for four hours. When it got dark I stopped, took a shower, went to bed... In a region which has been known for drizzling rain throughout the year. It's actually scary. So I'm embracing the clouds here in the past days. But I'm preparing for a long, hot, dry summer and bad looking trees.
 
Another round:
mid 90s yesterday, mid 60s today and hours of torrential rain. The thunder this morning was unreal!

Our average June precip is .69", and we are expected to get .50 today and then again tomorrow. That will put us over 3" for the month (only half way through the month), and half way to our YEARLY average of 6.5!
 
June is going to be wetter than our yearly total.
Where are you exactly?

I study climate change impacts. Last year, we started an experiment looking into effects of more persistent weather. The trend for dry periods to be longer but also wet periods to be more persistent when they occur, has only been emerging recently. Basically, you're getting less average weather, and more situations where the atmosphere is 'stuck' in one mode.

After the wettest February ever recorded here in Belgium, we basically got almost no rain for nearly 3 months (mid-March until early June). These patterns are becoming clearer and clearer in many mid-latitude regions, probably caused by decreasing temperature differences between the arctic (climate warming goes faster there because of all sorts of positive feedbacks) and the equator, leading to a wavier jet stream with blocking highs. There are likely other factors at play regionally as well.

Fascinating stuff, weather and climate.
 
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Where are you exactly?

I study climate change impacts. Last year, we started an experiment looking into effects of more persistent weather. The trend for dry periods to be longer but also wet periods to be more persistent when they occur, has only been emerging recently. Basically, you're getting less average weather, and more situations where the atmosphere is 'stuck' in one mode.

After the wettest February ever recorded here in Belgium, we basically got almost no rain for nearly 3 months (mid-March until early June). These patterns are becoming clearer and clearer in many mid-latitude regions, probably caused by decreasing temperature differences between the arctic (climate warming goes faster there because of all sorts of positive feedbacks) and the equator, leading to a wavier jet stream with blocking highs. There are likely other factors at play regionally as well.

Fascinating stuff, weather and climate.

Don't know about dry and wet periods being longer, but I do know that hurricanes are getting stronger and larger.
 
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Where are you exactly?

I study climate change impacts. Last year, we started an experiment looking into effects of more persistent weather. The trend for dry periods to be longer but also wet periods to be more persistent when they occur, has only been emerging recently. Basically, you're getting less average weather, and more situations where the atmosphere is 'stuck' in one mode.

After the wettest February ever recorded here in Belgium, we basically got almost no rain for nearly 3 months (mid-March until early June). These patterns are becoming clearer and clearer in many mid-latitude regions, probably caused by decreasing temperature differences between the arctic (climate warming goes faster there because of all sorts of positive feedbacks) and the equator, leading to a wavier jet stream with blocking highs. There are likely other factors at play regionally as well.

Fascinating stuff, weather and climate.
Boise Idaho USA. We had a dryish winter, dry spring and so far wet June. Its one thing to be rainy, but the obvious crazy part is the amount that falls per hour. There are no sprinkles, its torrential.
 
Well it's that time of year and we have a hurricane headed this way. Originally they were saying it would be here Monday, now it's looking more like Tuesday. However it should be a tropical storm instead of a Cat 1 Hurricane. So basically that means it will be a prolonged summer storm more than anything else.
 
We survived with tree branches down, some fence damage and it appears my tomato plants didn't make it. Also lost power last night. Got it restored about 12 hours later. It is NOT fun being in the eastern eye wall of a hurricane. Those are the winds that knocked out power for basically the entire county I live in.
 
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We survived with tree branches down, some fence damage and it appears my tomato plants didn't make it. Also lost power last night. Got it restored about 12 hours later. It is NOT fun being in the eastern eye wall of a hurricane. Those are the winds that knocked out power for basically the entire county I live in.
I hope that you are still good! The news footage looks awful!
 

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