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  •  Did it? (12+ / 0-)

    I remember a long streak of exceptionally hot days before it, too. It was so freakin' hot last summer here in central NC that I lost count of 100+ degree days.

    Heat waves breed derechos, either way.

    If you say "gullible" real slow, it sounds like "green beans."

    by weatherdude on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:17:14 PM PDT

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    •  Things were way out of kilter all year (4+ / 0-)

      I remember January and February, there were two or three distinctively, bitterly cold days, but mostly a very mild winter. There was one day in January when it snowed a total of about half-an-inch, and then there was nothing else. Winter 2011-2012 was the least snowy for DC.

      Only a single day went below freezing in March, and we had a streak of mid 80s weather for a while then. The cherry blossoms were blooming at their earliest. We averaged 66 degrees for a high that month.

      Late June onward, it just all went berserk, and that derecho set the tone... I couldn't keep count either...

      It made very real sense to me that 2012 was about to be the hottest year on record for the US. It only needed to hold out a few more months to receive its sordid prize.

      "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

      by rovertheoctopus on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:28:31 PM PDT

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