How is the weather?

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Pohjolas Daughter

@LKB So, how did he fare?  I think that today there are similar predictions.

Saw some footage and an interview with a homeowner on CNN...awful!

PD
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LKB

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on April 27, 2024, 03:49:21 AM@LKB So, how did he fare?  I think that today there are similar predictions.

Saw some footage and an interview with a homeowner on CNN...awful!

PD

Everything's OK at my brother's. There is going to be more rough weather today, in Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. Possibly worse than yesterday, but nobody can be absolutely certain until the afternoon. The SPC is definitely on alert:


   ...A regional severe-weather outbreak is expected from north TX
   across OK into KS with strong tornadoes, very large hail and
   damaging winds all part of a long-duration threat...

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

krummholz

Hearing about all the severe weather coming down in the Midwest makes me glad to live in New England, where violent storms are rare - though last summer Vermont lived through flooding rains, then again in December, and we've had some power outage-causing winter storms this past winter.

Y'all stay safe!

Currently between 18º and 19ºC and sunny, though we're expecting rain by tonight. For now, perfect hiking weather, except that most trails are closed because this is really not Spring in Vermont, but the 5th season, Mud Season. (The ones on the local former ski hill are luckily dry, though.)

LKB

More twisters in Kansas right now. Big supercell headed for my brother, about an hour away.

This link shows some of what happened within the last couple hours as I am posting this.

https://youtu.be/rNKQolIbuf4?si=t2XHFW-M44BPSDWK
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71 dB

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After the very long winter we are finally having warmer weather this week. +12°C (54°F) in Helsinki.

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In Kuusamo, one of the most seismically active areas in Finland (700 km from Helsinki) has been an earthquake of magnitude 2.0. Yes, earthquakes of magnitude 2.0 on Richter scale are news in Finland. :D

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krummholz

Possibly a 2.0, but a 3.0 quake would definitely be news in Vermont. Anything that anyone could feel, would be a very unusual event - once in a decade or less.

Currently +12ºC here as well (central Vermont) and probably getting up to 15ºC by midday, though it's cloudy and scattered showers are in the forecast (rain, not snow).

JBS

A meteorologist for a local TV station posted this with the comment that we would be getting a cold front this weekend...GO4FzdEXoAENQgH.jpg

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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: JBS on May 30, 2024, 07:51:14 PMA meteorologist for a local TV station posted this with the comment that we would be getting a cold front this weekend...GO4FzdEXoAENQgH.jpg
That's a cold front?!  :o

Soggy here lately.

PD
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drogulus

    It would take too long to explain.  >:D
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DavidW

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on May 31, 2024, 07:19:20 AMThat's a cold front?!  :o

Texas in the summer... yes.  Most places, no.  Oh unless the temperatures are measured in Kelvin, then you're dead!

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: drogulus on May 31, 2024, 08:47:03 AMIt would take too long to explain.  >:D
Now you behave you young whippersnapper (Granny waving her cane into the air)!  :P  :laugh:

Quote from: DavidW on May 31, 2024, 09:42:56 AMTexas in the summer... yes.  Most places, no.  Oh unless the temperatures are measured in Kelvin, then you're dead!
I would take warmer temps with dry heat vs. cooler ones but high humidity....but obviously, there are limits for all creatures great and small.  I feel particularly for the homeless, the elderly/infirm, and the poor.  One can spend a huge amount of money on electricity during the summer trying to keep cool.

PD
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krummholz

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on May 31, 2024, 12:49:23 PMNow you behave you young whippersnapper (Granny waving her cane into the air)!  :P  :laugh:
I would take warmer temps with dry heat vs. cooler ones but high humidity....but obviously, there are limits for all creatures great and small.  I feel particularly for the homeless, the elderly/infirm, and the poor.  One can spend a huge amount of money on electricity during the summer trying to keep cool.

PD

Of course, as global warming intensifies, people like ourselves in northern US states, Canada, Scandinavia, maybe also in New Zealand and southern Chile, will need to deal with millions of climate refugees looking for a habitable climate... and we'll have it, even if the summers are a bit uncomfortable.

A family friend keeps urging me to move to Florida... I tell him, there is no way I will move south.

We hit 27ºC here (about 80ºF) for only the second time this season today, and the next few days are forecast to be sunny and very warm.

LKB

I might have relayed this anecdote already, but here goes...

During my last winter in Kansas, l got bored enough during one graveyard shift to start checking the weather in various cities around the country. Looking at the NWS web pages for cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and other cold spots made me feel a bit better about the 20°F outside my window.

Then, out of what can only be described as a perverse curiosity, l checked the page for Orlando, Florida and read:

Current temperature: 82

Wind Chill: 69

Now, Overland Park, KS is hardly the Arctic Circle, and has nothing on New England or the Great Lakes region for cold weather... the very worst winter in OP is probably merely average for the real icebox cities.

But I still found myself in -11 and -15 windchill a few times and, even in full winter layers, parka etc. it's no picnic. It can kill you just as dead as Alaska if you're foolish, or hugely unlucky.

So when l saw Orlando's " wind chill " of 69°, l was extremely offended. I wished for the power to teleport the entire population of Orlando to my building, and then turn them out so they would gain an appreciation for our brisk morning air.

69° wind chill, my a$$...  >:D
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JBS

Quote from: LKB on June 02, 2024, 07:38:51 AMI might have relayed this anecdote already, but here goes...

During my last winter in Kansas, l got bored enough during one graveyard shift to start checking the weather in various cities around the country. Looking at the NWS web pages for cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and other cold spots made me feel a bit better about the 20°F outside my window.

Then, out of what can only be described as a perverse curiosity, l checked the page for Orlando, Florida and read:

Current temperature: 82

Wind Chill: 69

Now, Overland Park, KS is hardly the Arctic Circle, and has nothing on New England or the Great Lakes region for cold weather... the very worst winter in OP is probably merely average for the real icebox cities.

But I still found myself in -11 and -15 windchill a few times and, even in full winter layers, parka etc. it's no picnic. It can kill you just as dead as Alaska if you're foolish, or hugely unlucky.

So when l saw Orlando's " wind chill " of 69°, l was extremely offended. I wished for the power to teleport the entire population of Orlando to my building, and then turn them out so they would gain an appreciation for our brisk morning air.

69° wind chill, my a$$...  >:D

I suspect it was automatically generated by the system. But wind that can cause 13 degrees of apparent chill was probably fairly strong.
And all things are relative. 82F is relatively comfortable, 69F relatively cold by Florida standards.
(In fact it's 82F right now in my locale, at 10:30 PM EDT.)

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Pohjolas Daughter

@krummholz How are the trails in your area these days?

PD
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LKB

Quote from: JBS on June 02, 2024, 06:28:30 PMI suspect it was automatically generated by the system. But wind that can cause 13 degrees of apparent chill was probably fairly strong.
And all things are relative. 82F is relatively comfortable, 69F relatively cold by Florida standards.
(In fact it's 82F right now in my locale, at 10:30 PM EDT.)

I expect you're correct in that wind chill values will be displayed when it happens, regardless of location, whether through automation or because there's a requirement for the NWS to do so.

But when you're surrounded by icicles and know you'll be walking home in sub-freezing weather, seeing a wind chill in the 60's elsewhere just seemed ludicrous.
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krummholz

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on June 02, 2024, 07:39:40 PM@krummholz How are the trails in your area these days?

PD

Hi PD,

It depends on the trails. Most well-traveled trails are dry, and even the high country trails are officially open now (since Memorial Day). But I hiked a primitive, unmaintained trail on Scrag Mt. yesterday and it was VERY muddy in places. I think I'll avoid that one for a while!

Karl Henning

91° F. 57% humidity. Heat advisory until 7PM tomorrow. 
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
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DavidW

Quote from: Karl Henning on Today at 08:48:37 AM91° F. 57% humidity. Heat advisory until 7PM tomorrow.

Do you have central air?

Karl Henning

Quote from: DavidW on Today at 09:34:34 AMDo you have central air?
No, and the neighbor who normally helps with placing the AC's in the windows has gone missing.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot