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Title: How is the weather?
Post by: Mozart on November 24, 2007, 12:01:07 AM
I love the cold! Make me jealous with your stories of freezing weather. It is actually a cold night for Baja California, it is 8 degrees c now, almost enough for a sweater. It doesn't help that my window is broken and doesn't close :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Lethevich on November 24, 2007, 12:29:03 AM
Third frost so far this season, and delightfully freezing :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mark on November 24, 2007, 01:12:02 AM
Third frost so far this season, and delightfully freezing :)

About -2 or -3 degrees in the English countryside overnight, so a hard frost outside.

I love cold weather, too. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Peregrine on November 24, 2007, 02:17:41 AM
It was stunning yesterday, bright blue sky with the sun streaming down over the frost laden Chilterns and Berkshire downs as I travelled up on the train to Oxford. Saw quite a few Red Kites rising and basking on the thermals, being mobbed by the odd crow. Very chilly in the wind, but a nice, 'clear the cobwebs' chill I thought.

Expect much British contribution to a thread about the weather!!!
 :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mark on November 24, 2007, 03:03:08 AM
It was stunning yesterday, bright blue sky with the sun streaming down over the frost laden Chilterns and Berkshire downs as I travelled up on the train to Oxford. Saw quite a few Red Kites rising and basking on the thermals, being mobbed by the odd crow. Very chilly in the wind, but a nice, 'clear the cobwebs' chill I thought.

Wonderful. 8)

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Expect much British contribution to a thread about the weather!!!
 :P

We enjoy nothing more than discussions about the weather. ;D What else can you expect from a nation that can easily get all four seasons in a single day?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 24, 2007, 03:09:44 AM
Gestern war es etwas kuhl (5 Grad), und jetzt ist es 0 Grad. Vielleicht regnet es morgen. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: knight66 on November 24, 2007, 04:32:14 AM
Wonderful. 8)

We enjoy nothing more than discussions about the weather.

With boring regularity, my step-father resorts to weather discussions within moments of us starting ANY phone conversation.  If we are together he will often give me running weather reports looking out of the same window I can. Mind you I am referring to someone who I caught watching a blue TV screen....because there was nothing on worth watching.

Mike
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Keemun on November 24, 2007, 10:26:04 AM
Presently 50 degrees F (10 degrees c) and overcast with thunderstorms on the way. 

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9809/radartq0.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 24, 2007, 11:02:50 AM
It is 39°F (4°C), 20mph wind, and raining its ass off! Not what you would call a nice day... :(

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/11_24_0712_55CST.gif)

(I'm right there where the little circle with the + is)

8)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Kullervo on November 24, 2007, 11:40:20 AM
73º F with a nice moderate breeze.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Keemun on November 24, 2007, 12:15:15 PM
73º F with a nice moderate breeze.

 :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Anne on November 24, 2007, 12:43:12 PM
Four inches of snow in the last 2 days - northern Michigan.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on November 24, 2007, 01:18:43 PM
:P
perfect weather!

at 5 in the morning it's getting pretty cold now, less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mozart on November 25, 2007, 03:03:28 AM
I never understood why anyone would talk about the weather. Of course I spent 20 years nowhere besides southern California! I lived i New England for a few months and then it hit me, some people actually have weather! It rained more in 1 weekend in Providence than it does all year in San Diego...Pretty eye opening :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Heather Harrison on November 25, 2007, 07:14:52 AM
While driving through central Utah yesterday evening, the car thermometer read 15F/-9.5C at one point.  Perhaps that is why the deer were at a lower elevation than usual; they were close to the towns at the valley floor, where it was about 25F/-3.9C.  The elk must be more cold-tolerant; I saw them in one of the coldest places.  This is my kind of weather, and I'm looking forward to many more months of cold and snow.

Heather
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: 12tone. on November 25, 2007, 09:02:53 AM
I'd like to travel to Iceland.  A bit scary though.  Wish I could go with someone  ;D


(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/11/07/Iceland_wideweb__430x320,0.jpg)
(http://elementaryteacher.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/iceland.jpg)

Reykjavik:
(http://www.art-iceland.com/image-files/reykjavik-multi-shapes-and-colors.jpg)
(http://frontpage.simnet.is/icetravel/images/Reykjavik/Reykjavik_2.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Iago on November 25, 2007, 09:41:04 AM
IMO, anybody living in a "cold" climate needs to have their head examined.
As we develop as fetuses, we are encased in an environment which presumably is at normal body temperature (98.60)F. When we are finally born, we are swaddled in warm blankets or other garments, to preserve the natural state of things. As we grow older and presumably more economically capable, we seek warm climates for the comforts of life (vacations and even the conducting of business).

Anybody that professes to "love the cold weather", only does so because in the back of their minds they know that they can retreat to the warm comfort of hearth and home anytime they wish. They really don't "live" in that cold climate, nor would they choose to do so if they could.
In addition the cost of living in a warm climate is far lower than that for those living in a cold climate. (unless you're an alaskan eskimo). For me the most amenable climate is located in the southwest USA. Warm (even HOT summers) gorgeous comfortable springs and falls, and very mild (even temperate) winters.
No snow to shovel, no heavy clothing to protect you from the cold, easier on your automobile and on your heating bills. All resulting in people in far better moods (year round) than those soured by the need to "fight" the elements.
Nobody moves to northern Canada or Siberia for the climate. But many move to Florida, Southern California,. Arizona or Nevada just for that reason.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: 12tone. on November 25, 2007, 09:48:41 AM
Wow.  I'm Canadian and I've seen it pretty cold.  It's pretty cold these days and no one is grumpy.  That's because we're oh...what was it, oh yeah, Canadian.  Do people in Alaska, Norway, Russia fight because it's so cold?  No.  They were born into that climate.  It's what they're used to. 

If you went to those places and were grumpy I could see that because you're used to the warmness of where you live.

People in those places and here in Canada don't get grumpy because 0c isn't weather 'out of the blue'.  It's normal where it should apply.

Come on Iago...

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Iago on November 25, 2007, 10:18:31 AM
Wow.  I'm Canadian and I've seen it pretty cold.  It's pretty cold these days and no one is grumpy.  That's because we're oh...what was it, oh yeah, Canadian.  Do people in Alaska, Norway, Russia fight because it's so cold?  No.  They were born into that climate.  It's what they're used to. 

If you went to those places and were grumpy I could see that because you're used to the warmness of where you live.

People in those places and here in Canada don't get grumpy because 0c isn't weather 'out of the blue'.  It's normal where it should apply.

Come on Iago...



Yes, but if people in Alaska, Norway  Russia or even in Canada (where you live) could experience the comfort zone which a warm climate (year round) provides, I doubt very much if they would opt to return to the "cold" regions. That's of course if they could afford to relocate and their governments allowed such emigration./
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: EmpNapoleon on November 25, 2007, 01:02:26 PM
I recently learned a method to keep warm from a taxi driver.  I haven't used it yet, since the Chicago winter has not arrived.  He basically told me to relax.  I should try and compose myself when I'm shivering, chattering my teeth, moving around to shake the cold.  As I relax, the temperature of my body will automatically increase 2 degrees.  And I won't look like an compulsive maniac.  Hope it works.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Lilas Pastia on November 25, 2007, 01:08:57 PM
A lot of people prefer year-round warmth, while others prefer changing weather. In northern climes 80% of the people cheer and their mood lightens up at the first snowfall. The novelty effect wears off after thee first 3 or 4 months of course :D, so it's time for another change!  I couldn't live in a place where seasons don't change. That's probably why the northeastern states are those I prefer, and Vermont above all others!

When people get older they also then to always feel cold, so I think that the combination of old bones and availability of money is what makes the southern states so popular with senior citizens.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Iago on November 25, 2007, 04:31:49 PM
If only "old" people are attracted to warm climates, how come the States of Florida, Arizona and Nevada are building schools (to accommodate the influx of pupils) at a breakneck rate? People of "retirement" age don't usually have children in the public schools.
Young people are moving to those climes because those are the places that offer multiple job opportunities. The population of this country is in the midst of a shift from the northeast to the southwest. And relatively low taxes are one of the factors attracting them (except in California).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on November 25, 2007, 04:53:51 PM
If only "old" people are attracted to warm climates, how come the States of Florida, Arizona and Nevada are building schools (to accommodate the influx of pupils) at a breakneck rate?
cuz of all the Mexicans!  ;D


(i'd think that people would be turned off by all the hurricanes by now)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Kullervo on November 25, 2007, 04:57:13 PM
Climate? In Florida? It feels like a rice paddy in Laos for 9 months of the year! The period from November to February is the only time the climate could be called "nice".
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 25, 2007, 05:09:02 PM
If only "old" people are attracted to warm climates, how come the States of Florida, Arizona and Nevada are building schools (to accommodate the influx of pupils) at a breakneck rate? People of "retirement" age don't usually have children in the public schools.
Young people are moving to those climes because those are the places that offer multiple job opportunities. The population of this country is in the midst of a shift from the northeast to the southwest. And relatively low taxes are one of the factors attracting them (except in California).

I'm fairly sure, actually, that it is to accommodate the children of people in the service industries. Certainly that's true in Florida, not so sure about Nevada. Of course, there IS a shift towards warmer climates, but a lot is also going to states that aren't known especially for catering to oldsters. A prime example being Texas. Only a lunatic would come here to retire... ;)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mark on November 25, 2007, 05:11:00 PM
A prime example being Texas. Only a lunatic would come here to retire... ;)

So, George W Bush is going home after he's done in the Whitehouse, then? ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 25, 2007, 07:19:42 PM
Der Schnee is fast hier! Der kommt im Morgen!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: orbital on November 27, 2007, 11:53:38 AM
Wow.  I'm Canadian and I've seen it pretty cold.  It's pretty cold these days and no one is grumpy.  That's because we're oh...what was it, oh yeah, Canadian.  Do people in Alaska, Norway, Russia fight because it's so cold?  No.  They were born into that climate.  It's what they're used to. 

If you went to those places and were grumpy I could see that because you're used to the warmness of where you live.

People in those places and here in Canada don't get grumpy because 0c isn't weather 'out of the blue'.  It's normal where it should apply.

Come on Iago...


I agree with Iago (particularly considering I am generally freezing at any weather below 55-60F, :-\). in NY that would mean from Mid-October to end-of-April.

There is obviously a change of attitude between people living in warm climates and cold climates. The colder climates do not necessarily induce people to fight (to the contrary in fact, warmer climates bore hot blooded people), but it does affect their general outlook on life. As a general rule, warm climate makes the people more social, as they spend more time outdoors, socializing. World's more hospitable nations are generally the ones closer to the equator (The Mediterranean, South America, Middle East in general, etc..)

Plus, people generally just look better  ;D Probably due to the fact that they wear less garments and thus have to take better care of themselves.

Personally, I would not mind living in a constant 80-90F environment year-round  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on November 27, 2007, 01:22:00 PM
Climate? In Florida? It feels like a rice paddy in Laos for 9 months of the year! The period from November to February is the only time the climate could be called "nice".
February is horrible..... you ever wait for the bus and shiver the whole time uncontrollably, freezing to death? And have your nose running the whole time, for 2 or 3 months? And get sick once or twice a year? i hate the winter!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mozart on December 10, 2007, 12:24:51 AM
I recently learned a method to keep warm from a taxi driver.  I haven't used it yet, since the Chicago winter has not arrived.  He basically told me to relax.  I should try and compose myself when I'm shivering, chattering my teeth, moving around to shake the cold.  As I relax, the temperature of my body will automatically increase 2 degrees.  And I won't look like an compulsive maniac.  Hope it works.

If your body temperature increases 2 degrees, isn't that a fever?


Its currently 7 c degrees...wonderful! This is the coldest i can expect here. My parents think im a lunatic when I go out in such weather with just a tee shirt :) But I love the feeling and since there is no wind...its not bad at all. Just my feet, sometimes I wear 2 pairs of socks.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Kullervo on January 03, 2008, 07:13:05 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Picture1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: orbital on January 03, 2008, 07:17:56 AM
weather.com says:
14F  (-10C)
Feels like -2F (-19C)
 >:(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on January 03, 2008, 07:20:11 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Picture1-1.jpg)
ugggh don't remind us... every year you have to wear two coats one day, and a t-shirt the next, back and forth  :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: carlos on January 03, 2008, 10:46:45 AM
In Buenos Aires, 36oC now (4.45 pm), and not a cloud
in the sky. We are all boiling here. :( :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mozart on January 03, 2008, 06:37:50 PM
It seems that Baja Ca is getting some more perspiring clouds this week. Kind of strange I think.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Lilas Pastia on January 03, 2008, 09:23:54 PM
Gorgeous weather: minus 20 , with 1.5m of snow since December 1.  :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: uffeviking on January 04, 2008, 10:07:24 AM
That's what our weather looks like:

http://www.missionridge.com/webcam/Tmissioncam.jpg

Look real close and you see a ridge, look real close. The reason you can't see more clearly is because it's snowing very hard, blocking the camera!  ::)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ChamberNut on January 04, 2008, 10:21:26 AM
IMO, anybody living in a "cold" climate needs to have their head examined.

I guess I need to make an appointment with a doctor, because I love where I live, in spite of the cold winter months.   ::)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: uffeviking on January 04, 2008, 10:37:38 AM
That's my front yard and driveway!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mikkeljs on January 04, 2008, 11:03:56 AM
Here in Copenhagen it has just turned colder, so now it is minus 2-3 degrees during the day, and a bit lower in the night. But no snow yet. :(

Generelly the danish weather sucks! In the summer it is always too cold and gray, the same in the winter just much colder. Only 1 or 2 months during the summer time, it is actually nice.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mozart on January 07, 2008, 12:50:58 PM
After being pounded by rain and lightning, its a nice breezy day in baja :D I think we even got inches of rain...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Lilas Pastia on January 20, 2008, 08:10:08 PM
Minus 24 and going down. The stars up there shine beautifully.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2008, 08:51:03 PM
Minus 24 and going down. The stars up there shine beautifully.

And I thought my cross-town sufferings today in near zero temperatures would garner some sympathy.

-24? Ouch.  :o (It's 6 in Chicago at the moment)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Kullervo on January 20, 2008, 09:31:45 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/screen.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Anne on January 21, 2008, 08:46:00 AM
We have -9 degrees F.  Forecast is for 5 - 10 inches of snow today.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: andy on January 21, 2008, 08:54:24 AM
IMO, anybody living in a "cold" climate needs to have their head examined.
As we develop as fetuses, we are encased in an environment which presumably is at normal body temperature (98.60)F. When we are finally born, we are swaddled in warm blankets or other garments, to preserve the natural state of things. As we grow older and presumably more economically capable, we seek warm climates for the comforts of life (vacations and even the conducting of business).

Anybody that professes to "love the cold weather", only does so because in the back of their minds they know that they can retreat to the warm comfort of hearth and home anytime they wish. They really don't "live" in that cold climate, nor would they choose to do so if they could.
In addition the cost of living in a warm climate is far lower than that for those living in a cold climate. (unless you're an alaskan eskimo). For me the most amenable climate is located in the southwest USA. Warm (even HOT summers) gorgeous comfortable springs and falls, and very mild (even temperate) winters.
No snow to shovel, no heavy clothing to protect you from the cold, easier on your automobile and on your heating bills. All resulting in people in far better moods (year round) than those soured by the need to "fight" the elements.
Nobody moves to northern Canada or Siberia for the climate. But many move to Florida, Southern California,. Arizona or Nevada just for that reason.

Admittedly, humans originally evolved to live in warm climates, but we've evolved since then to adapt to cold climates as well. I grew up in Wyoming, where it's cold, and now live in southern Ontario, where it's cold. I like the cold and hate hate hot weather.

I lived in Phoenix for a while and despised it. People there don't go outdoors, they shuffle from one air conditioned corridor to another. And besides, the growth in the American south is unsustainable. Phoenix and it's 50 mile radius of sprawl will be slums in another 50 years. You think people are going to live there after we run out of oil? Not only is air conditioning every bit as expensive as heating, the lack of water is a big deal. There's not sufficient fresh water to sustain a large population. Living in really cold climates will be difficult too, so we'll all have to move to moderate climates (maybe the American southeast, the coasts and the center of the country).

Someone mentioned that people in hot climates are more social. This is true by and large, but they are also less productive from an economic standpoint. Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing, just pointing it out. The worldwide pattern is that medium cold areas are wealthy and have industry and warm climate areas have lousy economies. It's understandable though. Right now it's -15 C out, so I can't be outside too long. Instead, I'm inside working away watching the snow fall from my window.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Morigan on January 21, 2008, 08:57:18 AM
-23 °C, windy and chilly :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Lethevich on January 21, 2008, 10:25:29 PM
Yesterday there was a rain storm that was the loudest I've ever heard - the rain was being blown so hard against the roof and windows that it sounded like they might break. I've never heard rain anywhere near that loud before - it was like mid-North Sea weather, despite me not being anywhere near the coast.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Lilas Pastia on January 22, 2008, 05:42:25 PM
And I thought my cross-town sufferings today in near zero temperatures would garner some sympathy.

-24? Ouch.  :o (It's 6 in Chicago at the moment)

That was celsius. In fahrenheit it's - 11. Conversion table HERE (http://www.energyshop.com/es/toolbox/temperature.cfm).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brahmsian on August 10, 2010, 05:55:06 AM
Very hot and humid right now.  Thank goodness we have air-conditioning

33 celcius, and with the humidex it feels more like 43 celcius.

 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on August 11, 2010, 08:43:49 AM
Very hot and humid right now.  Thank goodness we have air-conditioning

33 celcius, and with the humidex it feels more like 43 celcius.

 8)

      Don't worry, the weather is fine. Even though it feels terrible when it's hot and humid, I have it on good authority that everything is functioning normally weather-wise. I do worry about stray asteroids because of what happened in the Yucatan a while ago, but that's probably just hypochondria. I'm not really a hypochondriac; I'm only doing a test run because I'm getting older. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: karlhenning on August 11, 2010, 09:12:03 AM
It's taken a very nice turn in Boston today.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: petrarch on August 11, 2010, 02:30:37 PM
It's taken a very nice turn in Boston today.

The best part of the year. What was tough in Boston and NYC for me was the ~5 months of truly cold weather, with the middle 3 very bitter.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: springrite on January 05, 2013, 07:48:24 AM
I wonder if the weather has been usually cold everywhere. Here in Beijing, the lows has been -15 or so for the past 3 weeks or so. The high has been well below zero. They just predicted a "warming up" in the coming week, which means the high will be around -1 and low in the single digits below zero. Typically, we get maybe one week like this the whole winter.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2013, 08:41:35 AM
I wonder if the weather has been usually cold everywhere. Here in Beijing, the lows has been -15 or so for the past 3 weeks or so. The high has been well below zero. They just predicted a "warming up" in the coming week, which means the high will be around -1 and low in the single digits below zero. Typically, we get maybe one week like this the whole winter.

Time for an extended vacation in Saigon, I think.  :)

Our previous year of weather has been very close to the long-term averages. The flipside of that is that we have been divergent from the long-term averages for so long (last 15 years) that 'normal' seems really odd. :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on January 06, 2013, 11:48:37 AM


    The weather will never be normal until Bernanke ends QEInfinity....(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/angry.gif)

    Oh wait, wrong Universe....(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/cheesy.gif)

    It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

    Is it just me or do the squirrels look fat?

    We put a little Christmas gourd out in the yard for a squirrel to eat. It's still there, hours later. Perhaps the face I painted on it is unnerving.

    (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3051/3110705053_e3810f7b88_b.jpg)

    Squirrel with non-seasonally adjusted gourd. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/cheesy.gif)
   

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on January 06, 2013, 11:53:21 AM

     We brought the gourd back in to spare it further embarrassment. It's glowering at me now.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ibanezmonster on January 06, 2013, 09:06:33 PM
That squirrel just got trolled.  :o
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Holden on January 07, 2013, 02:14:16 AM
Just about to go into a heatwave here in SE Queensland. For the next 6 days the temp will not drop below 32C and will reach 40 at some stage. For you guys who don't use Celcius, 38C is 100F. The temps in themselves are not remarkable but the continuous period is. Thank God I've got aircon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 07, 2013, 02:45:31 AM
We are bracing ourselves for possibly the worst bushfire day in decades (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-07/nsw-faces-27worst-ever27-fire-danger-day/4455368?section=nsw), here in Canberra, Australia. Sydney is expecting 43°C (about 106°F) and high winds.

We have had temperatures in the high 30's (thats about 100 °F for our US friends) for the last week, and the heatwave is expected to last at least a week more.

Tomorrow, high winds will make perfect bushfire condition.

Most of the state is declared Extreme fire danger, with several areas near us declared Catastrophic (http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_TOBAN_HTML.cfm).

We have our Bushfire Plan in place ("grab children, dog, photos, hard drive and get the ^%$^# out of here")

All-in-all a typical summer's day in climate-change Australia.

If I don't post for a while, you can assume my computer and/or I are out of action.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Florestan on January 07, 2013, 02:53:35 AM
If I don't post for a while, you can assume my computer and/or I are out of action.

God forbid! Good luck in overcoming the challenge!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on January 07, 2013, 03:12:50 AM
Move your server to Holland, the wettest country in Europe it seems.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Opus106 on January 07, 2013, 03:14:44 AM
For you guys who don't use Celcius...

high 30's (thats about 100 °F for our US friends)

Save us some typing time, US -- this (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-metric-system-standard-united-states-instead-imperial-system/FndsKXLh) is your chance! ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on September 22, 2013, 02:30:27 PM
I love casually studying the weather and think its patterns are quite fascinating, especially here in Pittsburgh, where the high temperatures dropped from the lower 90s to the lower 60s in a matter of days a couple weeks ago. This weekend has been a chilly one. The highs have been around 62 both today and yesterday. We received a lot of welcome rain yesterday (we've been in a mild drought). It's supposed to be a gorgeous week, with temperatures climbing from the mid-60s tomorrow to the mid-70s by Wednesday with sun every day! September and October are such beautiful months here. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on September 22, 2013, 02:41:18 PM
It's autumn here in Oulu, Finland - rain and some hail today, too. 50-60 F. A great weather for spending time inside... But yes, very beautiful, what with the autumn foliage.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on September 22, 2013, 03:21:55 PM
It's autumn here in Oulu, Finland - rain and some hail today, too. 50-60 F. A great weather for spending time inside... But yes, very beautiful, what with the autumn foliage.

Hail in 50-60 degree temperatures? Finland must have some really weird weather! :D I've actually only encountered hail twice in my lifetime-once when I was riding a train, and the other when I was driving and had to pull into a nearly-flooded supermarket parking lot for safety!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on September 22, 2013, 03:30:44 PM
We are only 20-30 minutes from Boulder, CO, but we were spared flooding in our neighborhood.  Some serious road damage about two miles from us.  Closed my wife's school and my son's.  Simply brutal in some parts.  We had more rainfall on our lawn in a day than we have in some years.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on September 22, 2013, 05:24:52 PM
I'm glad that you and your family are alright Bill.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on September 22, 2013, 05:52:27 PM
I'm glad that you and your family are alright Bill.

Thanks, David.  You know with your time in OK that droughts can be at their worst when heavy rains follow.  It got a bit rainy tonight, but not even approaching where it was.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on September 22, 2013, 05:58:22 PM
We are only 20-30 minutes from Boulder, CO, but we were spared flooding in our neighborhood.  Some serious road damage about two miles from us.  Closed my wife's school and my son's.  Simply brutal in some parts.  We had more rainfall on our lawn in a day than we have in some years.

Glad to hear you and your family are safe, Bogey. :) I've heard about the flooding in Colorado and it looks and sounds terrible. :( My prayers go out to everyone who has to endure such a disaster.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on September 23, 2013, 02:57:40 PM
Glad to hear you and your family are safe, Bogey. :) I've heard about the flooding in Colorado and it looks and sounds terrible. :( My prayers go out to everyone who has to endure such a disaster.

Many thanks. 

The deal is this.  When I got married back in '92 we moved into the house my wife grew up in.  Every spring our sump pump when run almost non-stop because we are near and  underground river.  I mean it ran.  Then a decade went by and one spring nothing.  Dry.  Has stayed like that since.  So in short, we were experiencing a drought.  Our average rainfall is 15-17 inches (which includes snow).  Boulder has had 30 this month alone.  Decent short article here.  Read down to the bullets. 

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/flood-ravaged-boulder-colorado-sets-annual-rainfall-record-16481
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on September 30, 2013, 01:26:22 PM
Just a random comment: I HATE it when the meteorologists predict the weather to be PARTLY cloudy yet it turns out to be COMPLETELY cloudy. Today was a perfect example of this. This must be the tenth day over the past couple months where this situation has occurred.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on October 01, 2013, 05:43:00 AM
Just a random comment: I HATE it when the meteorologists predict the weather to be PARTLY cloudy yet it turns out to be COMPLETELY cloudy. Today was a perfect example of this. This must be the tenth day over the past couple months where this situation has occurred.

Personally,  I've never understood the min/max on 'partly' in both 'partly sunny' and 'partly cloudly'.  After all, unless you're having a day like you had, with complete cloud cover,  there's always at least some sun and some clouds, so almost every day qualifies as partly sunny and partly cloudly.

I have observed, btw, that in Florida, when the rain chances are described anywhere between 30 percent and 60 percent,  there will always be rain at some point in the day. When it's over 60 percent, that means it will rain all day long.
But at least I know what the percent means in that--that X percent of the forecast area will receive rain in some amount at some point during the day.  Apparently,  I always end up in the X percent part.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on October 06, 2013, 06:37:37 PM
It was a pretty warm day in Pittsburgh today. Got up to around 85 I think. Bet this will be our last day above 80 until April or so!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on October 06, 2013, 08:50:55 PM

      The weather is only interesting when it's extreme, unless you're sharing it. Is it cloudy with showers in the afternoon 20 miles south of Hog's Breath, Iowa? I fail to wonder. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/rolleyes.gif)

      I find the idea of Finland appealing. I'll bet it has weather. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif)

     
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on October 06, 2013, 09:10:08 PM
It was a pretty warm day in Pittsburgh today. Got up to around 85 I think. Bet this will be our last day above 80 until April or so!

In unrelated news, Pittsburgh Pirates beat the hell out of the St. Louis Cardinals today. They were tied up for awhile but Pirates pulled it out. Pirates just need to win one more against the Cardinals to advance.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on October 06, 2013, 09:49:15 PM
      The weather is only interesting when it's extreme, unless you're sharing it. Is it cloudy with showers in the afternoon 20 miles south of Hog's Breath, Iowa? I fail to wonder. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/rolleyes.gif)

      I find the idea of Finland appealing. I'll bet it has weather. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif)

     
Our weather is definitely varying, and all four seasons are pretty much equal here. Some years we have four feet of snow by Christmas, and ten years ago, when our family moved to this  house after we'd built it, the grass sprouted in mid-December. :o
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: springrite on October 06, 2013, 09:52:55 PM
WHen I left Beijing, I know my second stop, Taiyuan, just had three nights in a row with lows in the 30's (34F, 1C). So I was well prepared for the cold. But when I arrived four days later, it is 80F (27C). Because of the cold of the past week, signalling that cold weather had arrived, the hotel had turned off their central air conditioning system. It is HOT in my room! I am not happy about paying for a five star hotel but the conditions are so uncomfortable!

How will the weather be in LA and Phoenix? I leave on the 10th...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on October 06, 2013, 10:30:22 PM
WHen I left Beijing, I know my second stop, Taiyuan, just had three nights in a row with lows in the 30's (34F, 1C). So I was well prepared for the cold. But when I arrived four days later, it is 80F (27C). Because of the cold of the past week, signalling that cold weather had arrived, the hotel had turned off their central air conditioning system. It is HOT in my room! I am not happy about paying for a five star hotel but the conditions are so uncomfortable!

How will the weather be in LA and Phoenix? I leave on the 10th...

I'm in San Diego.  October weather is generally some of the nicest in the Southwest.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: springrite on October 06, 2013, 10:32:00 PM
I'm in San Diego.  October weather is generally some of the nicest in the Southwest.

I may drive by SD on my way back. Most of SoCal was like my backyard for 22 years. May spend a night at Torey Pine (Ritz) just to relax.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on October 07, 2013, 12:09:17 AM
Our weather is definitely varying, and all four seasons are pretty much equal here. Some years we have four feet of snow by Christmas, and ten years ago, when our family moved to this  house after we'd built it, the grass sprouted in mid-December. :o

     What time does it get dark in the summer?

     I was in Paris last May and it didn't get dark until 9:00pm or thereabouts, maybe later. I never thought of Paris as north of Boston, but it's approx. 450 miles closer to the North Pole.

     
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on October 07, 2013, 01:39:42 AM
     What time does it get dark in the summer?

     I was in Paris last May and it didn't get dark until 9:00pm or thereabouts, maybe later. I never thought of Paris as north of Boston, but it's approx. 450 miles closer to the North Pole.

Depends on where you are, in the very northern Finland the sun doesn't go down for a couple of months 8)
Much of the summer it doesn't really get dark here (500 km south) either.
And OTOH, in the very Northern Lapland, the the Polar night lasts about 40 days.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: The new erato on October 07, 2013, 03:46:29 AM
     What time does it get dark in the summer?

     I was in Paris last May and it didn't get dark until 9:00pm or thereabouts, maybe later. I never thought of Paris as north of Boston, but it's approx. 450 miles closer to the North Pole.

   
Here in Bergen at about 22.30 in midsummer  ;D. And at 15.30 in midwinter  :(.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on October 07, 2013, 11:25:45 AM
In unrelated news, Pittsburgh Pirates beat the hell out of the St. Louis Cardinals today. They were tied up for awhile but Pirates pulled it out. Pirates just need to win one more against the Cardinals to advance.

Didn't know you followed sports, John (I don't, for the most part), but yeah, the Pirates are kicking some major ass this year. We call it Buctober. 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on October 09, 2013, 07:22:22 PM
I may drive by SD on my way back. Most of SoCal was like my backyard for 22 years. May spend a night at Torey Pine (Ritz) just to relax.

It's raining very nicely here now.  Should clear up by Thursday night according to Wunderground.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on October 09, 2013, 07:26:31 PM
Didn't know you followed sports, John (I don't, for the most part), but yeah, the Pirates are kicking some major ass this year. We call it Buctober. 8)

I don't usually follow sports, but my Dad and I have gotten into the MLB Playoffs this year. By the way, Pittsburgh got creamed tonight by St. Louis and I'm happy they did. I hate Pittsburgh. No offense of course. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on October 23, 2013, 11:54:00 AM
Ugh! What a truly miserable day here in the Burgh! Highs only in the low 40s with on-and-off rain showers. How I dread the thought of the upcoming winter! :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on October 23, 2013, 11:55:51 AM
I don't usually follow sports, but my Dad and I have gotten into the MLB Playoffs this year. By the way, Pittsburgh got creamed tonight by St. Louis and I'm happy they did. I hate Pittsburgh. No offense of course. :)

Just saw this post! No offense taken, but why do you hate Pittsburgh? Or do you mean you just hate the Pirates?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on October 23, 2013, 12:15:58 PM
Just saw this post! No offense taken, but why do you hate Pittsburgh? Or do you mean you just hate the Pirates?
It must be the endless polls..  ::)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on October 23, 2013, 12:27:00 PM
It must be the endless polls..  ::)

What does that have to do with it?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on October 23, 2013, 12:31:25 PM
What does that have to do with it?
Oh, absolutely nothing, I was just kidding, Kyle.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on October 23, 2013, 12:32:13 PM
Oh, absolutely nothing, I was just kidding, Kyle.

And I thought I was cutting back on the polls! ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 23, 2013, 01:00:55 PM
Just saw this post! No offense taken, but why do you hate Pittsburg?

I'm from northeast Ohio. Hating Pittsburgh comes with the territory  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brian on October 23, 2013, 01:10:04 PM
I'm from northeast Ohio. Hating Pittsburgh comes with the territory  8)

Sarge
Random, but did you ever hear of Sweetest Day?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on October 23, 2013, 01:13:42 PM
Do you know why Kyjo posts so much on the Lutoslawski, Penderecki, Gorecki and Szymanowski threads? 


Because he loves the Poles. :D :D :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 23, 2013, 01:16:48 PM
Random, but did you ever hear of Sweetest Day?

Of course. I thought it was national. It isn't?   ??? :D

Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on October 23, 2013, 06:16:11 PM
Do you know why Kyjo posts so much on the Lutoslawski, Penderecki, Gorecki and Szymanowski threads? 


Because he loves the Poles. :D :D :D

 :laugh:
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on November 22, 2013, 06:41:14 AM
Nippy, even for Winnipeg at this time of year.

Currently:  -14 Celcius, with windchill feels like -28 Celcius.

translated for Americans:  6.8F, -18.4F with windchill.  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 22, 2013, 06:51:46 AM
Quite mild and rainy in Boston, a balmy 42°.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on November 22, 2013, 07:42:45 AM
First snow is on the ground, temperature at -2oC (28 oF)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 06, 2013, 10:55:39 AM
Well, right now the weather sucks, but soon it won't. Actually, I have a question for my fellow weather buffs;

When the hell did we start naming winter storms as though they were hurricanes? What rocket scientist came up with this idea?  Our current little disturbance is officially called "Cleon", the one that is moving in is called "Dion". Really?   ::)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on December 06, 2013, 11:06:40 AM
Well, right now the weather sucks, but soon it won't. Actually, I have a question for my fellow weather buffs;

When the hell did we start naming winter storms as though they were hurricanes? What rocket scientist came up with this idea?  Our current little disturbance is officially called "Cleon", the one that is moving in is called "Dion". Really?   ::)

8)

Undoubtedly part of THE END IS NEAR marketing by TV stations, so that viewers will become obsessively glued to their broadcasts!  Every snowstorm "could" be DANGEROUS, and every heat wave also  "could" be DANGEROUS, so keep listening to us, because you really are an idiot, and your parents were idiots also, and so you never learned what to do when the weather is cold or hot! (And did you know that you should wear gloves and boots and dress warmly when it is cold?  And did you know that you should drink plenty of liquids and put on sunscreen when it is hot?)

Part of the Nanny State mentality gone berserk!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 06, 2013, 11:17:17 AM
Undoubtedly part of THE END IS NEAR marketing by TV stations, so that viewers will become obsessively glued to their broadcasts!  Every snowstorm "could" be DANGEROUS, and every heat wave also  "could" be DANGEROUS, so keep listening to us, because you really are an idiot, and your parents were idiots also, and so you never learned what to do when the weather is cold or hot! (And did you know that you should wear gloves and boots and dress warmly when it is cold?  And did you know that you should drink plenty of liquids and put on sunscreen when it is hot?)

Part of the Nanny State mentality gone berserk!

Well, I can easily accept that as the facts. Sad commentary on our times when something so mollycoddlingly outrageous is so easily acceptable as The Truth... :(   But really, Cleon?  ::)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brewski on December 06, 2013, 11:21:02 AM
I think that trend has only been in place a couple of years (could be wrong). But yes, I also wondered how Cleon got on the "master list" of names for this year.  8)

--Bruce
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brian on December 06, 2013, 11:37:37 AM
Cleon and Dion? Is the next one Eon?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 06, 2013, 11:39:20 AM
Cleon and Dion? Is the next one Eon?

It'll stop 'em when they discover that Freon has been discontinued though....   :D

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 06, 2013, 01:47:48 PM
We felt the effects of hurricane (Orkan) Xaver last night. The storm pummeled the north coast of Germany but was rather mild here in the southwest (65 KM winds and just a little rain).

Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on December 06, 2013, 01:51:55 PM
I think The Weather Channel is the one to blame for naming winter storms.  Obviously they needed something to keep themselves busy from December to May.


Thread duty:
Highs in the mid 80s,  low chance of precipitation ,  strong breeze allows me to keep the windows open and not turn on the a/c so I can fully enjoy it.  Warm temps and low humidity is not a combination that occurs very often here. 


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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 06, 2013, 02:03:26 PM
I think The Weather Channel is the one to blame for naming winter storms.  Obviously they needed something to keep themselves busy from December to May.


Thread duty:
Highs in the mid 80s,  low chance of precipitation ,  strong breeze allows me to keep the windows open and not turn on the a/c so I can fully enjoy it.  Warm temps and low humidity is not a combination that occurs very often here. 


(This message was not sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.)

I was afraid of that. This is where I saw it, last night they were actually showing a weather report, as opposed to their usual run of "reality" programming, and there it was staring me in the face; Winter Storm Cleon!!   :o :o

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: (: premont :) on December 06, 2013, 02:45:04 PM
The two last days we have had storm and hurricane and much flood. The water level in many towns is the highest ever measured. (Measurements have been made regularly during the last hundred years).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on December 06, 2013, 07:24:54 PM
We're experiencing warm temperatures here in NE Georgia, which is unusual for this time of year. Also, rain, rain, and more rain. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 06, 2013, 07:32:23 PM
We're experiencing warm temperatures here in NE Georgia, which is unusual for this time of year. Also, rain, rain, and more rain. :)

I greatly enjoy rain, except when it is like it was here, 34° and windy! 'cause as much as I like rain, I hate ice storms!! >:(

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on December 06, 2013, 07:38:33 PM
I greatly enjoy rain, except when it is like it was here, 34° and windy! 'cause as much as I like rain, I hate ice storms!! >:(

8)

Yes, I'll take rain over ice any day of the week. People here seem to freak out at even the sight of a snow flurry, but snowstorms aren't completely uncommon where I'm from.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on December 06, 2013, 07:43:36 PM
Yes, I'll take rain over ice any day of the week. People here seem to freak out at even the sight of a snow flurry, but snowstorms aren't completely uncommon where I'm from.

Does Atlanta still grind to a halt when it snows?  When I was at Emory, there was a total of three days in four years on which snow actually fell.   Everything pretty much closed down completely.  We were told the city kept almost no snow plows--it was felt the expense of keeping them was not worth the one time a year they might be used. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on December 06, 2013, 07:51:57 PM
Does Atlanta still grind to a halt when it snows?  When I was at Emory, there was a total of three days in four years on which snow actually fell.   Everything pretty much closed down completely.  We were told the city kept almost no snow plows--it was felt the expense of keeping them was not worth the one time a year they might be used.

I don't live in Atlanta, but things do seem to 'freeze in time' whenever snow arrives. :) Like I said, snow isn't uncommon in the NE part of the state, but people just act like it's the apocalypse when something like this happens and it's pretty ridiculous. I can understand Atlanta not wanting to invest in snow plows. It just wouldn't be worth the expense. GDOT does get out on the major highways and put salt and gravel down on the roads, but obviously back roads and such don't get touched and people are left to fend for themselves.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: lisa needs braces on December 08, 2013, 10:25:41 PM
The trees in Northern Virginia are right now covered with icicles...it's gorgeous.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on December 08, 2013, 10:29:48 PM
Right now, it's rain, rain, and more rain. The temperature is about 40 °F. Will be glad when the rain passes over.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on December 31, 2013, 07:18:59 AM
Now we are talking deep freeze temperatures!  :D  This is pretty damn cold, even for Winnipeg!  8)

Currently: -37C or -34F

Windchill factor:  -49C or -54F
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 31, 2013, 07:23:31 AM
Stay warm, Ray!

Clear and cold in Boston (not Winnipeg-cold);  we hear tell of some heavy snow coming in later this week.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on December 31, 2013, 07:24:55 AM
Stay warm, Ray!

Clear and cold in Boston (not Winnipeg-cold);  we hear tell of some heavy snow coming in later this week.

I do report that although it is incredibly chilly today, it is a cloudless, sunny sky.  I love a bright, winter sunny day!  The sundogs will be out in full force, I'm sure.  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: springrite on December 31, 2013, 07:29:50 AM
After a few cold days, it is really heating up in most of China for New Year's Day. Tomorrow will be 10C (50F) for the high. I am thinking T-shirt!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on December 31, 2013, 07:38:21 AM
Now we are talking deep freeze temperatures!  :D  This is pretty damn cold, even for Winnipeg!  8)

Currently: -37C or -34F

Windchill factor:  -49C or -54F

Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on December 31, 2013, 07:39:47 AM
Jesus Christ.

 :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on December 31, 2013, 07:46:00 AM
:D

Now I don't feel so bad knowing that there are even crazier people living in even more brutal climates. ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on December 31, 2013, 07:47:36 AM
Now I don't feel so bad knowing that there are even crazier people living in even more brutal climates. ;)

Haha!  :laugh: +1
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 31, 2013, 09:06:05 AM
Now we are talking deep freeze temperatures!  :D  This is pretty damn cold, even for Winnipeg!  8)

Currently: -37C or -34F

Windchill factor:  -49C or -54F

Beauty! Sounds a mite air-ish to me, but you take what you can get. Here it was a balmy 0°F this AM, sounds almost tropical compared to you! :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on December 31, 2013, 09:08:57 AM
Beauty! Sounds a mite air-ish to me, but you take what you can get. Here it was a balmy 0°F this AM, sounds almost tropical compared to you! :)

8)

Yes, that is suntanning weather for us!  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: springrite on December 31, 2013, 09:09:09 AM
Beauty! Sounds a mite air-ish to me, but you take what you can get. Here it was a balmy 0°F this AM, sounds almost tropical compared to you! :)

8)

Yeah, that sounds like a good winter temp. I can't stand "winter heat" like this. I need a bit more bite!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 31, 2013, 12:52:50 PM
Jesus Christ.

Yep - let's blame him for that Canadian weather!  ;) ;D

Piedmont, North Carolina - 49F and sunny - suppose to be in the low 50s & cloudy next 2 days - but like the comments about Atlanta & Georgia, ice storms are what we hate around here; snows are infrequent, but as expected most everything shuts down (schools are even closed the night before an expected storm which sometimes never occurs!).  There is just not a LOT of $$ invested in equipment & supplies needed like up north.  Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on December 31, 2013, 04:55:56 PM
Now we are talking deep freeze temperatures!  :D  This is pretty damn cold, even for Winnipeg!  8)

Currently: -37C or -34F

Windchill factor:  -49C or -54F
Ouch! Perhaps later in January we'll get to have similar temperatures again - or at least around -32 oC. During the last couple of weeks, the temperature's been around 0 oC here.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on December 31, 2013, 06:33:48 PM
I'll phrase this gently.

the rain, which has been hovering over us for the last two weeks or so,  again ruined my plan to go for a walk on the beach this afternoon.  That, and a sore throat that means my body can't decide if it's coming down with a cold or not. 

Temperatures would have been fine for the beach, if too cool to go in the water--in the 70sF--just all the windy rain that keeps dropping in.

And annoyingly, the rain has not visited us tonight, so I'm subjected to all the neighbors who can think of nothing better to do on Change Your Calendar Eve than light firecrackers all over the street.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on December 31, 2013, 07:12:10 PM
Right now, it's a cloudy night sky with a temperature of 53°F. Not bad at all at least compared to my northern neighbors. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 31, 2013, 07:28:48 PM
Right now, it's a cloudy night sky with a temperature of 53°F. Not bad at all at least compared to my northern neighbors. :)

This.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on January 03, 2014, 04:24:12 AM
Here in the Boston area this morning, the temperature is 2 degrees F. (-16c) with a windchill of -18F (-28c). We have about a foot (.3m) of snow outside and it's still coming down. Relatives on the coast not too much farther north have twice as much. Luckily, no work today so my feathered friends are glad to have me home to keep the birdfeeders full while I peruse GMG.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on January 03, 2014, 06:01:48 AM
A cold December in Winnipeg, and Manitoba.  As cold as Mars apparently, according to this CBC news article.   :D


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-deep-freeze-as-cold-as-uninhabited-planet-1.2479967 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-deep-freeze-as-cold-as-uninhabited-planet-1.2479967)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 06:14:29 AM
A cold December in Winnipeg, and Manitoba.  As cold as Mars apparently, according to this CBC news article.   :D


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-deep-freeze-as-cold-as-uninhabited-planet-1.2479967 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-deep-freeze-as-cold-as-uninhabited-planet-1.2479967)

I already hate this winter.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 03, 2014, 06:40:24 AM
I already hate this winter.

I'm not much fond of any winter. This one is no exception. >:(

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 06:42:15 AM
Let's all purchase a tropical island together and start a community: Good Weather Island.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 03, 2014, 06:59:38 AM
Let's all purchase a tropical island together and start a community: Good Weather Island.
I prefer Good Weather and Good Music (with sophisticated gadgetry and oustanding listening stations) Island. I'm sure there is more that should be put in parentheses! :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 03, 2014, 07:00:42 AM
Pretty freaking cold here this morning in NE Georgia: 21 °F. Brrrr....
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Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 03, 2014, 07:10:43 AM
Pretty freaking cold here this morning in NE Georgia: 21 °F. Brrrr....

Same thing here. 21° sucks. I know there will be some whining about that from the Northern contingent, but they chose to live in an icebox. I didn't move here to freeze my ass off. Supposed to be 13°F overnight Monday.  >:(

Let's all purchase a tropical island together and start a community: Good Weather Island.

Put me down for a half acre. :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 07:13:14 AM
I prefer Good Weather and Good Music (with sophisticated gadgetry and oustanding listening stations) Island. I'm sure there is more that should be put in parentheses! :)

We'll have to put it to a vote.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 03, 2014, 07:15:05 AM
No, I allow my friends south aways to complain about 21° F. I mean, it's not your feel-good temperature.  But a strong frost now and again is good for killing off some bacteria in the environment  ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 07:49:34 AM
Same thing here. 21° sucks. I know there will be some whining about that from the Northern contingent...

We do not "whine". We chortle.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 03, 2014, 07:51:31 AM
No, I allow my friends south aways to complain about 21° F. I mean, it's not your feel-good temperature.  But a strong frost now and again is good for killing off some bacteria in the environment  ;)
Actually, cold weather makes it easier for viruses to do their thing (not to mention the dryness).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 03, 2014, 07:55:37 AM
Same thing here. 21° sucks. I know there will be some whining about that from the Northern contingent, but they chose to live in an icebox. I didn't move here to freeze my ass off. Supposed to be 13°F overnight Monday.  >:(

I'm sure our Northern neighbors are having a good laugh at my post, but I just don't dig winter at all. I love autumn and spring. One can keep the other two seasons. 8) Summers here are brutal sometimes but probably not as bad as Texas. It's the humidity in the summer that seems to make it worse than it actually is.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 03, 2014, 08:17:45 AM
I'm sure our Northern neighbors are having a good laugh at my post, but I just don't dig winter at all. I love autumn and spring. One can keep the other two seasons. 8) Summers here are brutal sometimes but probably not as bad as Texas. It's the humidity in the summer that seems to make it worse than it actually is.

Yes, your summers are pretty bad. Ours are only slightly hotter here in East Texas. However, we are humid too. Central/West Texas is much hotter, but as Mn Dave says, it's dry.... ::)  As far as winter goes, I was born and raised in Vermont, so there is nothing I haven't endured on the winter weather front. That's why I don't live there now, to get back to that. :D

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 03, 2014, 08:23:17 AM
In Rheinhessen today: overcast but dry, 45°F (7°C).


Sarge
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Post by: North Star on January 03, 2014, 08:54:51 AM
Boston, NYC & Winnipeg's weather made it into our TV news today. I wish we had snow here.  :-\
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 03, 2014, 09:17:57 AM
We do not "whine". We chortle.

Tell, 'em, Dave!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 03, 2014, 09:24:33 AM
Yes, your summers are pretty bad. Ours are only slightly hotter here in East Texas. However, we are humid too. Central/West Texas is much hotter, but as Mn Dave says, it's dry.... ::)  As far as winter goes, I was born and raised in Vermont, so there is nothing I haven't endured on the winter weather front. That's why I don't live there now, to get back to that. :D

Like Gurn, I grew up in a 'bad winter' state, i.e. Michigan - but as a kid getting 8-10 days off of school wasn't bad - could play in the snow w/ friends or ice skate on a golf course creek for miles - but being in North Carolina since '71 has been just fine w/ us (Susan was form NJ) - today in Winston Salem, high to 37F w/ clear skies! Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on January 03, 2014, 12:16:29 PM
I actually had to put on a heavy jacket this morning for my weekly grocery run.   Temperature was about 58F this morning when I woke up, and allegedly won't get out of the upper sixties today.


BTW, if any of you are ever tempted to visit Florida, I do have a sofa bed in the living room.  But the CD player is in my bedroom, so you'll have to bring your own.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: The Six on January 03, 2014, 12:43:54 PM
74 and sunny here.

I don't know how I survive.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 03, 2014, 12:50:11 PM
74 and sunny here.

I don't know how I survive.

To be fair, you are coming off from the driest year in recorded times, with a mere 3" of rain last year in your city. You have your own issues to deal with, or soon will when fire season begins in earnest!  :-\

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 01:20:26 PM
74 and sunny here.

I don't know how I survive.

Where do you live and do you have a room available?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 03, 2014, 06:51:41 PM
Yes, your summers are pretty bad. Ours are only slightly hotter here in East Texas. However, we are humid too. Central/West Texas is much hotter, but as Mn Dave says, it's dry.... ::)  As far as winter goes, I was born and raised in Vermont, so there is nothing I haven't endured on the winter weather front. That's why I don't live there now, to get back to that. :D

8)

Ah, okay so you being from Vermont, you're accustomed to being blasted by arctic fronts. ;D Yes, I can see Texas being rather hot in the summer in general, but this past summer here in NE Georgia it rained...and rained....and, you guessed it, rained some more. I don't think I've ever seen such a damp, wet summer. I certainly didn't miss the heat, though. 8)

From what I understand, the South hasn't even felt the effects from this cold front yet. Oh dear and it's 27 °F right now.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ibanezmonster on January 03, 2014, 08:15:14 PM
I actually had to put on a heavy jacket this morning for my weekly grocery run.   Temperature was about 58F this morning when I woke up, and allegedly won't get out of the upper sixties today.
And I think it was 80something-F yesterday or a few days ago during the day...
beats -40F.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 06:07:26 AM
26 below F on the drive into work.  :(

...with killer 60 below wind chills to liven things up!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 06, 2014, 06:12:44 AM
26 below F on the drive into work.  :(

...with killer 60 below wind chills to liven things up!

Do you still have all your toes, Dave?

Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on January 06, 2014, 06:14:05 AM
26 below F on the drive into work.  :(

...with killer 60 below wind chills to liven things up!

 :o

Same here, Dave.

-33 C, windchill of -45 C

or

-27 F, windchill of -49 F 

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 06:18:08 AM
Do you still have all your toes, Dave?

Lessee...1, 2, 3...9. 9!!

Yep, all there.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 06:19:05 AM
:o

Same here, Dave.

-33 C, windchill of -45 C

or

-27 F, windchill of -49 F

We are now officially part of Canada. :) (Some people seem to think we are anyway.)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on January 06, 2014, 06:22:08 AM
We are now officially part of Canada. :) (Some people seem to think we are anyway.)

Wear that Maple Leaf with pride, Dave!!  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 06:23:30 AM
Wear that Maple Leaf with pride, Dave!!  ;D

I will! Actually I am on another forum which is Canadian-based.  :) I've always liked Canadians. Nice people.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 06, 2014, 06:25:05 AM
Bizarre warmth has come in to Boston this morning . . . drizzle, which on its own merits, plus melting some of the snow, is making for wicked deep puddles. Current temperature is 52° !!!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 06, 2014, 06:25:55 AM
Lessee...1, 2, 3...9. 9!!

Yep, all there.

Somebody cooked Dave's 10's!

Stop by and say "Hi!" to Bullwinkle in Frostbite Falls!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on January 06, 2014, 06:28:43 AM
Somebody cooked Dave's 10's!


Please see the "What are you eating?" thread.  :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 06:39:47 AM
 :)
(http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/Frozen%20Jack%20Nicholson.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 06, 2014, 08:14:53 AM
Bizarre warmth has come in to Boston this morning . . . drizzle, which on its own merits, plus melting some of the snow, is making for wicked deep puddles. Current temperature is 52° !!!

It's rather balmy in Germany too. 48° today with a forecast of 52° tomorrow.

Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2014, 08:29:55 AM
26 below F on the drive into work.  :(

...with killer 60 below wind chills to liven things up!

Yikes! Damn...I don't know how you guys stand it up there. Stay warm, Dave.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 08:33:29 AM
Yikes! Damn...I don't know how you guys stand it up there. Stay warm, Dave.

Well, this isn't normal. I mean it's usually bad, but not this bad.

I'm too old for this shit.   ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2014, 08:47:39 AM
Well, this isn't normal. I mean it's usually bad, but not this bad.

I'm too old for this shit.   ;D

 :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2014, 08:50:42 AM
Right now in NE Georgia, it's 27 °F but I imagine it warming up a bit more later on in the day.
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Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 06, 2014, 09:00:17 AM
Right now in NE Georgia, it's 27 °F but I imagine it warming up a bit more later on in the day.

22°F in East Texas. It's midday, probably won't go up much from here. Supposed to get to 13 overnight. I hate this stuff. :P

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 06, 2014, 09:03:31 AM
22°F in East Texas. It's midday, probably won't go up much from here. Supposed to get to 13 overnight.

You've got Dave thinking, T-shirt weather!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2014, 09:04:56 AM
22°F in East Texas. It's midday, probably won't go up much from here. Supposed to get to 13 overnight. I hate this stuff. :P

8)

Yeah, it's supposed to get down to the teens here tonight as well. I actually don't mind Georgia's winter, it's just the snow/ice that I can't deal with, but I don't like when the temperatures get in the teens either with the wind blowing hard...ah who am I kidding? I HATE THIS SHIT!!!! :P ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brian on January 06, 2014, 09:15:17 AM
22°F in East Texas. It's midday, probably won't go up much from here. Supposed to get to 13 overnight. I hate this stuff. :P

8)

It's 16 here in Dallas already. Heck, it was like 30 when I got to work!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on January 06, 2014, 09:49:13 AM
Right now in NE Georgia, it's 27 °F but I imagine it warming up a bit more later on in the day.

Poor babies!  When we lived in Atlanta for 10 months in 2006, we went to a high school football game in late September.

The temperature was about 60 degrees.  The crowd (my colleagues at the school and parents) wore hats, zipped up jackets, and even winter coats!   ??? ??? ???

We showed up in short sleeves and were constantly asked: "Aren't you cold?!"

One of my colleagues was an immigrant from Sierra Leone: I recall him being huddled and shivering!   8)

Here in central Ohio it is Zero, but the sun is shining and is not too bad.  I swept off the driveway and sidewalk and things felt fine.  We had -25 about 20 years ago, and similar temperatures now and then in the good ol' days. 

And yet, here we are, still alive!  0:)  What we did NOT have back then were Weather Preachers on TV chastising the flock for being on the road, for not remembering to put on gloves and hats, for being in general too dumb to know what to do when the weather gets cold, or hot, or when it rains, or when the wind blows, etc. etc. etc.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 06, 2014, 10:19:04 AM
Poor babies!  When we lived in Atlanta for 10 months in 2006, we went to a high school football game in late September.

The temperature was about 60 degrees.  The crowd (my colleagues at the school and parents) wore hats, zipped up jackets, and even winter coats!   ??? ??? ???

We showed up in short sleeves and were constantly asked: "Aren't you cold?!"

One of my colleagues was an immigrant from Sierra Leone: I recall him being huddled and shivering!   8)

Here in central Ohio it is Zero, but the sun is shining and is not too bad.  I swept off the driveway and sidewalk and things felt fine.  We had -25 about 20 years ago, and similar temperatures now and then in the good ol' days. 

And yet, here we are, still alive!  0:)  What we did NOT have back then were Weather Preachers on TV chastising the flock for being on the road, for not remembering to put on gloves and hats, for being in general too dumb to know what to do when the weather gets cold, or hot, or when it rains, or when the wind blows, etc. etc. etc.

I know all that is true, but not sure if it hits the mark; when I lived in Vermont we got this weather all the time, it was a normal part of life there and frankly, we loved it. However, it is NOT a normal part of life in East Texas (or Georgia) and so for us, now, it sucks the juice out of bull-poop. We hate it.   >:(   

Our houses aren't built to keep out the real cold because it wasn't cost effective to do that. And many of the people down here haven't a clue how to drive on ice or snow. They scare the hell out of me. My thought is, if I'm going to freeze my ass off anyway, might as well go back to Vermont where I can buy warm clothes and live in a warm house!   :D

On the up side, it is supposed to be 67°F here Thursday, overnight low of 53. Now, that's Texas winter weather!   :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on January 06, 2014, 10:33:26 AM
And many of the people down here haven't a clue how to drive on ice or snow. They scare the hell out of me.


True: when we lived in Atlanta, cars and trucks went flying through the air with a heavy rain!


On the up side, it is supposed to be 67°F here Thursday, overnight low of 53. Now, that's Texas winter weather!   :)

8)

Here we are looking at 45 degrees for Sunday!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on January 06, 2014, 12:22:13 PM
Bizarre warmth has come in to Boston this morning . . . drizzle, which on its own merits, plus melting some of the snow, is making for wicked deep puddles. Current temperature is 52° !!!

When I left for work this morning, there was close to a foot of snow in my yard. I just came home and it's all gone! The warm temperature and heavy rain washed it all away.

It's supposed to go back down below freezing overnight, so the roads will be skating rinks tomorrow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2014, 12:41:30 PM
Went to the store to get a few groceries and the wind that whipped up in that parking lot made it feel a lot colder than it actually was. I had on a sweater, a leather jacket, and a scarf and I was still freezing my ass off. The temperature right now is 21°F but the wind was blowing 20 mph. I still don't see how my Northern neighbors stand this weather! This ol' Georgia boy can't take this shit! :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 06, 2014, 12:51:33 PM
When I left for work this morning, there was close to a foot of snow in my yard. I just came home and it's all gone! The warm temperature and heavy rain washed it all away.

It's supposed to go back down below freezing overnight, so the roads will be skating rinks tomorrow.

Oof.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2014, 04:43:34 PM
Well it's 12°F right now, which was expected, but I hope it warms up tomorrow and that damn wind subsides. I can deal with a cold that's still, it's the wind that gets me every time. But, thankfully, we've had no rain and it's been nothing but a blue sky. The snow and ice can stay in Minnesota (sorry Dave). 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 07, 2014, 03:09:45 AM
I can hear the wind, so I readily credit the weather report of 15°, feels like -2°.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: The new erato on January 07, 2014, 03:11:39 AM
There's lots of wind on this site, I often hear it.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 07, 2014, 03:14:15 AM
(* chortle *)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Florestan on January 07, 2014, 06:02:50 AM
I hope each and every North American GMGer is alive and well. You must keep in mind that, as the current Romanian president Traian Basescu once said, the winter is nothing like the summer. So lift your hearts and cheer up, there is a summer to come.  :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 07, 2014, 06:36:03 AM
I hope each and every North American GMGer is alive and well. You must keep in mind that, as the current Romanian president Traian Basescu once said, the winter is nothing like the summer. So lift your hearts and cheer up, there is a summer to come.  :D

"the winter is nothing like the summer..."  No wonder he got to be president! That would work here, too, being relatively non-controversial. :D

Hey, Florestan. Thanks for the cheering up. I know when I thaw out I will look back and appreciate it even more.

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 07, 2014, 06:46:19 AM
Well, it's 8°F right now and I'm hating every minute of it. I'm happy to be inside, and warm, but my goodness spring can't get here soon enough.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 07, 2014, 06:49:42 AM
Well, it's 8°F right now and I'm hating every minute of it. I'm happy to be inside, and warm, but my goodness spring can't get here soon enough.

We got a little bit lucky in that the center of the Polar Vortex (don'tcha love having a name for everything?) came down east of us. So you guys got shithammered while we just got backdoored. Anyway, this AM they were predicting 13°F, but it only got to 17, so it was rather luxurious. :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 07, 2014, 07:37:44 AM
We got a little bit lucky in that the center of the Polar Vortex (don'tcha love having a name for everything?) came down east of us. So you guys got shithammered while we just got backdoored. Anyway, this AM they were predicting 13°F, but it only got to 17, so it was rather luxurious. :)

8)

You lucky bastards. :P Well, it's supposed to warm up throughout the week, so here's for hoping warm temperatures come our way as the week progresses.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 07, 2014, 07:53:38 AM
-9F right now. High is 2 I guess.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 07, 2014, 07:56:59 AM
-9F right now. High is 2 I guess.

Ooch...yeah and here I'm complaining about 8°F weather when you guys are feeling the brunt of this so called 'Polar Vortex.' :-[
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 07, 2014, 08:02:54 AM
Ooch...yeah and here I'm complaining about 8°F weather when you guys are feeling the brunt of this so called 'Polar Vortex.' :-[

We're sorta used to it. :) It's all relative anyway; to you, 8 degrees is like 50 below!  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 07, 2014, 08:06:28 AM
We're sorta used to it. :) It's all relative anyway; to you, 8 degrees is like 50 below!  ;D

That's true and thankfully there's no wind chill (right now), but having a strong wind chill would be the perfect cherry on top of this cold as shit f***** up morning. :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on January 07, 2014, 08:22:26 AM
That's true and thankfully there's no wind chill (right now), but having a strong wind chill would be the perfect cherry on top of this cold as shit f***** up morning. :P

Oh yes, the wind chill is what cuts through you.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 07, 2014, 08:23:38 AM
Oh yes, the wind chill is what cuts through you.

...like a knife.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 08, 2014, 11:29:07 AM
Well it's a nice, as they say balmy, 43°F right now with a clear sky. Beautiful day. Looks like this arctic blast is behind us. Now, the weather wizards say it's supposed to rain the rest of the week. ::)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: The Six on January 09, 2014, 08:29:32 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdcM4jSCEAAjYoc.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: springrite on January 09, 2014, 08:31:54 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdcM4jSCEAAjYoc.jpg)

Watching weather on CCN. WHen are they going to give weather reports like this? At least try it late at night!

1C to minus 9C (34F to 14F or so) here.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 09, 2014, 09:18:52 AM
Well it's a nice, as they say balmy, 43°F right now with a clear sky. Beautiful day. Looks like this arctic blast is behind us. Now, the weather wizards say it's supposed to rain the rest of the week. ::)

Yep in Piedmont, NC, we're back into the 40Fs today & cloudy - dipped below 10F a few nights ago (rare here) - the cartoon below might have been appropriate! Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-xJQzXD7/0/O/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-09%20at%2012.14.57%20PM.png)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 09, 2014, 10:22:20 AM
Here in NE GA we're back up to normal temperatures for this time of the year. It's 41°F with partly cloudy skies. Another beautiful, and thankfully, warmer day.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on January 09, 2014, 05:40:40 PM
Saw this on Facebook today.
Slightly photoshopped to keep GMG's Google status safe from profanity

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 07:32:53 AM
In case any of you didn't hear about this through the news whether in live broadcast or read about it online, Georgia was hit pretty hard yesterday with snow averaging about 2'' to 3'' and what makes this particularly hard on us is the fact that everything froze overnight creating large sheets of ice along streets and interstates. Also, on I-85 (going through Atlanta) there were vehicles, including buses full of schoolchildren, stranded out there for 11 hours. Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency and now the National Guard are involved trying to get food and water to these people that have been stranded there all night.

Let's all hope everyone involved gets home safely. This state is not prepared for this kind of weather, though it's not completely uncommon, it's still a difficult situation for everyone.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 07:40:06 AM
I had heard this arctic front moved all the way from Texas to the Carolinas, I wonder what the weather is like for Gurn and Sonic Dave?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 29, 2014, 08:03:41 AM
I had heard this arctic front moved all the way from Texas to the Carolinas, I wonder what the weather is like for Gurn and Sonic Dave?

I would think it is worse for you than anyone. At least if you are close to Atlanta, which is virtually paralyzed. It cleared out of here yesterday AM, and we missed the frozen precip by less than 10 miles!!  Got colder than heck though  (15°F). Better now!   :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 08:08:40 AM
I would think it is worse for you than anyone. At least if you are close to Atlanta, which is virtually paralyzed. It cleared out of here yesterday AM, and we missed the frozen precip by less than 10 miles!!  Got colder than heck though  (15°F). Better now!   :)

8)

Missed by 10 miles? You're quite the lucky fellow. ;) Yeah, it's bad in Atlanta or so I keep hearing on the news anyway. I live about 45 miles NE of Atlanta and, though we've been hit with snow and ice, it's nothing like what Atlanta must be feeling now. Still, I wasn't able to make it into work today because of the ice and the hills I have go up and down in order to get there. Just not worth risking an accident. Good to hear it's okay on your end of the country. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 08:35:31 AM
I heard this morning about your area as well as Alabama, where I went to UA and have many friends.  Hope you get through it without any harm.

Spring is on the way!

Thanks, sanantonio. I'm going to stay indoors and try my best not get behind the wheel until a lot of the snow has cleared up.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 29, 2014, 08:40:11 AM
Missed by 10 miles? You're quite the lucky fellow. ;) Yeah, it's bad in Atlanta or so I keep hearing on the news anyway. I live about 45 miles NE of Atlanta and, though we've been hit with snow and ice, it's nothing like what Atlanta must be feeling now. Still, I wasn't able to make it into work today because of the ice and the hills I have go up and down in order to get there. Just not worth risking an accident. Good to hear it's okay on your end of the country. :)

So you didn't miss by much either. Can't beat that! What puzzles me is that this was the second storm in a week to drop heavy freezing precip between us and the coast. In my 30 years here I have never even seen this even once before, let alone twice in a week!  :o

My guess is Sonic Dave & Sue got smacked pretty good, it seemed to be really wanting to take the turn and head their way.  :-\

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 29, 2014, 08:42:32 AM
I had heard this arctic front moved all the way from Texas to the Carolinas, I wonder what the weather is like for Gurn and Sonic Dave?

Hello John - we were lucky, most of the heavier snowfall was east of us - I was out an hour ago just brushing off the cars and took a pic of the front of the house - probably just over an inch of snow on the cars and already melting w/ the sun out.  The other pic shows the snowfall in North Carolina - I put a blue dot on Winston-Salem; Greensboro is just east in the adjacent county - looks like the Outer Banks around Hatteras received 2-3 inches (which would be a 'shocker' for them!).

Now come spring in April-May, we'll return to the azaleas & the dogwoods blooming - bottom pics, the same snow covered yard a few years ago at a much more pleasant time of the year - Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-BskbVvF/0/O/SnowJan14.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-FqFJRC9/0/O/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-29%20at%2011.19.51%20AM.png)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-BWTQvJk/0/M/Azeleas_Front-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-TSrRx5w/0/M/Dogwoods_Front-M.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 29, 2014, 08:45:29 AM
I just got off the phone with my sister who is a little north of Dallas and she said their weather was cold but no ice, but it was weird when San Antonio and Houston have ice and snow and not Dallas.  Usually it is the reverse.

Precisely. We got the same as Dallas, but just a few miles south of us, heavy ice and snow on top, lots of wrecks etc. We got 0, which is even better than Dave's 'dusting'!   :)

Good on ya, Dave. ;)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 08:57:36 AM
So you didn't miss by much either. Can't beat that! What puzzles me is that this was the second storm in a week to drop heavy freezing precip between us and the coast. In my 30 years here I have never even seen this even once before, let alone twice in a week!  :o

My guess is Sonic Dave & Sue got smacked pretty good, it seemed to be really wanting to take the turn and head their way.  :-\

8)

Yes, I suppose it's all the global warming doing it's annual trickery. ;) ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 09:01:10 AM
Hello John - we were lucky, most of the heavier snowfall was east of us - I was out an hour ago just brushing off the cars and took a pic of the front of the house - probably just over an inch of snow on the cars and already melting w/ the sun out.  The other pic shows the snowfall in North Carolina - I put a blue dot on Winston-Salem; Greensboro is just east in the adjacent county - looks like the Outer Banks around Hatteras received 2-3 inches (which would be a 'shocker' for them!).

Now come spring in April-May, we'll return to the azaleas & the dogwoods blooming - bottom pics, the same snow covered yard a few years ago at a much more pleasant time of the year - Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-BskbVvF/0/O/SnowJan14.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-FqFJRC9/0/O/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-29%20at%2011.19.51%20AM.png)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-BWTQvJk/0/M/Azeleas_Front-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-TSrRx5w/0/M/Dogwoods_Front-M.jpg)

Good to hear you didn't receive any of this winter mayhem, Dave. 8) Nice pictures also! Yeah, I bet those people in Greenville are having a blast trying to figure out what to do with this weather.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 29, 2014, 09:03:47 AM
Precisely. We got the same as Dallas, but just a few miles south of us, heavy ice and snow on top, lots of wrecks etc. We got 0, which is even better than Dave's 'dusting'!   :)

Good on ya, Dave. ;)

Hi Gurn - well as you can see, we lucked out although there were a lot of accidents in the area last night - but hey I'm now retired, so will just stay in the house, listen to music, and do some reading! 

Our only problem is our maid service cancelled, so I'll have to help Susan change the sheets on the beds - otherwise we'll just let the house go down hill until 2 weeks from now!   ;) :D  Dave

P.S. BUT the mailman just showed up - I'll see if there are any CDs for me!  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 29, 2014, 09:08:40 AM
Gov. Deal just announced that Ga. State offices will be closed tomorrow, and he urges area businesses to do the same.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 29, 2014, 09:28:47 AM
Good to hear you didn't receive any of this winter mayhem, Dave. 8) Nice pictures also! Yeah, I bet those people in Greensboro are having a blast trying to figure out what to do with this weather.

Hi again John - Greensboro is near the white-pink line so probably just a little more snow than we got - BUT, in the blue zone (i.e. 4-7 inches) extending to Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds (those big inlet estuaries just west of the Outer Banks) - they will likely be shut down for a number of days (just don't invest in snow removal/equipment there) and likely a bunch of accidents due to ignorance in driving in that type of weather - Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 09:33:46 AM
Hi again John - Greensboro is near the white-pink line so probably just a little more snow than we got - BUT, in the blue zone (i.e. 4-7 inches) extending to Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds (those big inlet estuaries just west of the Outer Banks) - they will likely be shut down for a number of days (just don't invest in snow removal/equipment there) and likely a bunch of accidents due to ignorance in driving in that type of weather - Dave :)

Oh okay, yeah, I can't imagine anyone being equipped to handle this weather due to the abnormality of it for even for this time of the year.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 09:38:51 AM
Gov. Deal just announced that Ga. State offices will be closed tomorrow, and he urges area businesses to do the same.

Good idea, but I doubt area businesses will take the word of caution. Money is the root of all evil of course.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on January 29, 2014, 06:23:15 PM
Some thirty odd years ago,  I was a college kid in Atlanta (Emory)
Freshman year,  we had one day in which snow stayed on the ground.  That same day was the day when snow flurries were experienced in Miami for the only time on record.
Sophomore year, one day.
Junior year,  two days.
Senior year,  zero days.

The amount of snow on the ground was not very much in any of those instances--pretty much enough to cover the grass and make a bother on the roads, and nothing more.  Certainly nothing like the current storm.

And then people wonder why they bother with snow plows in Georgia....

BTW,  the low tonight in South Florida will apparently be about 60F.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2014, 06:39:51 PM
Some thirty odd years ago,  I was a college kid in Atlanta (Emory)
Freshman year,  we had one day in which snow stayed on the ground.  That same day was the day when snow flurries were experienced in Miami for the only time on record.
Sophomore year, one day.
Junior year,  two days.
Senior year,  zero days.

The amount of snow on the ground was not very much in any of those instances--pretty much enough to cover the grass and make a bother on the roads, and nothing more.  Certainly nothing like the current storm.

And then people wonder why they bother with snow plows in Georgia....

BTW,  the low tonight in South Florida will apparently be about 60F.

I remember several instances of snow here in NE GA. My earliest recollection was in 1987 when the whole neighborhood was involved in a 'snow fight.' Another one happened around '91 or '92, which I remember being pretty bad and for some reason I remember Oprah being on television crying about something. I see little has changed. :) Another one was in '96 (I think). We again had another one in '04 or '05 and this one caused a lot of power outages. I believe half the city was shut down due to these outages. Then we had another one in '09 and a White Christmas in '12. Now, we're getting over this one. Considering the frequency of snowstorms here, I don't see any reason to invest a lot of money into snow plows either, but I'm thankful for the Georgia DOT for doing what they can. There's a saying 'Every little helps' and I think that aptly applies here.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 01, 2014, 12:56:52 PM
Just as a contrast, we are in our second record-breaking heatwave here in south-eastern Australia:

Temperatures in the 38-42°C range (thats about 100 to 108°F) for the last 4 days, and 2 more days to go. No rain since November. Some parts of Australia are hitting almost 50°C (about 122°F).

While Australia is always hot in summer, never before have we had heat waves so hot, and for so long. This year already, we have had 2 of them lasting over a week.

January 2013 is the hottest month on record in Australia.

And our politicians, who don't have a science degree between them, still don't get the hint. Our recently elected conservative government is planning to remove a very effective carbon tax put in place by the previous government. In fact, they were largely elected on that promise.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 01, 2014, 01:54:00 PM
Just as a contrast, we are in our second record-breaking heatwave here in south-eastern Australia:

Temperatures in the 38-42°C range (thats about 100 to 108°F) for the last 4 days, and 2 more days to go. No rain since November. Some parts of Australia are hitting almost 50°C (about 122°F).

While Australia is always hot in summer, never before have we had heat waves so hot, and for so long. This year already, we have had 2 of them lasting over a week.

January 2013 is the hottest month on record in Australia.

And our politicians, who don't have a science degree between them, still don't get the hint. Our recently elected conservative government is planning to remove a very effective carbon tax put in place by the previous government. In fact, they were largely elected on that promise.

Frustratin', isn't it? We have some states here (North Carolina jumps to mind) that have enacted laws making it illegal to even discuss 'global warming'! We have finally come to the point where the morons have taken over. They were always lurkers, of course... :-\

Parts (most of, really) California are having the driest winter on record. Total rainfall in Los Angeles for the month of January was 0.00". :(

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2014, 07:45:12 PM
I hope all my Northern neighbors stay safe during Winter Storm Nika. Take care of yourselves.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: knight66 on February 05, 2014, 12:11:15 AM
Uncomfortable here rather than dangerous, though more severe weather warnings around the coast and the Somerset Level's villages have been flooded continually now for weeks. Last night the rain and wind so severe that water was comeing in through the front windows and the noise was so loud I decanted to a bedroom at the back of the house. Today, trains cancelled so far, but when I do get to London, here is the picture.....

http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/4728126?utm_hp_ref=tw

I may just work from home and hope I can get in tomorrow, though the forecast is getting worse with 12 mm of rain due in about eight hours tomorrow.

Mike
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 05, 2014, 05:26:09 AM
Expecting 6 to 12 inches of snow here in the Boston area by the end of the day.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 05, 2014, 05:47:23 AM
We've already got half a foot here.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 05, 2014, 05:53:56 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/05/dejeduje.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 05, 2014, 05:55:33 AM
On Monday it looked somewhat similar here.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on February 05, 2014, 05:57:48 AM
We had 6 inches and then a thin layer of ice last night: Snow Day today from school, our 5th this year!  An entire week down the drain!

Anyway, while shoveling the driveway at 6:45 A.M., I heard a very merry and quite possibly very crazed cardinal chirping away as if it were the month of May.

To be sure, not one other bird responded: possibly they were readying a birdie strait-jacket for the much too happy fellow!   0:)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Lisztianwagner on February 05, 2014, 06:18:31 AM
It would be wonderful if it snowed here too, I love snowy landscapes very much; instead it has rained for several days, no snowflakes. :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 05, 2014, 06:21:57 AM
It is beautiful; I hope it stays cold so that the snow remains light, and thus easy to move :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 05, 2014, 06:30:45 AM
Yeah, snow does have its benefits
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/12318156885_30c017b591_z.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on February 09, 2014, 11:02:32 PM

     The trouble with snow is it melts into slush, which I hate furiously, then it freezes and makes walking to the bus stop for work treacherous.

     I don't want to die of a brain hemorrhage in the Walgreen's (WAG (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WAG)) parking lot for the crime of wanting a roll of Tums and a lemon lime soda, though the soda is surprisingly good considering it's a store brand.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 10, 2014, 02:54:07 PM
Well, apparently we're in for another snowstorm in NE Georgia. Damn winter. >:( Come on spring! Come on!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 11, 2014, 06:23:18 AM
Well, it's snowing here and it's 32 °F. I really hope this is the last snow we get this winter. I'm really, really hoping. Us Southerners aren't cut out for this stuff.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 11, 2014, 06:32:06 AM
Well, it's snowing here and it's 32 °F. I really hope this is the last snow we get this winter. I'm really, really hoping. Us Southerners aren't cut out for this stuff.

Snowing? I'm at the airport and can't see any windows at the moment. It was just rain this morning.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 11, 2014, 06:44:52 AM
Snowing? I'm at the airport and can't see any windows at the moment. It was just rain this morning.

Well, it's snowing up here and we're supposed to get about 3-7''. Yeah and you can guess what it will do overnight. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 11, 2014, 07:20:59 AM
BTW, Greg, don't worry the snow is coming your way. According to the Weather Channel anyway. It just hasn't hit you guys yet.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 11, 2014, 07:47:30 AM
Frosty, but clear.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 12, 2014, 05:12:04 AM
Remember what I was telling you Monkey Greg about the snow? Well, to paraphrase a line from Poltergeist, "It's here!!!" :) Anyway, I haven't seen a snow this rough since probably '93. It never ceases to amaze me that people actually are getting out in this weather and finding their vehicles soon in a ditch. ;D Seriously people, stay home! Don't risk your life or the chance of damaging your vehicle. It's just not worth it. Stay warm and safe.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 12, 2014, 05:13:54 AM
Remember what I was telling you Monkey Greg about the snow? Well, to paraphrase a line from Poltergeist, "It's here!!!" :) Anyway, I haven't seen a snow this rough since probably '93. It never ceases to amaze me that people actually are getting out in this weather and finding their vehicles soon in a ditch. ;D Seriously people, stay home! Don't risk your life or the chance of damaging your vehicle. It's just not worth it. Stay warm and safe.
So, will you be joining in on the winter cycling effort, John?  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 12, 2014, 05:17:03 AM
So, will you be joining in on the winter cycling effort, John?  8)

What kind of cycling are we talking about here? :) No, I'm probably not going to be joining anyone with anything outside today, although, I might trek up to the grocery store today which isn't far from my house. That will be my daily exercise. 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 12, 2014, 05:24:37 AM
What kind of cycling are we talking about here? :) No, I'm probably not going to be joining anyone with anything outside today, although, I might trek up to the grocery store today which isn't far from my house. That will be my daily exercise. 8)

https://www.facebook.com/WinterBikeToWorkDay

I don't think many Georgia US citizens are going to cycle on snowy roads anyway.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 12, 2014, 06:01:43 AM
Too cold for snow in Boston this morning, 5° F . . . although the snows are to begin falling tonight, so we look forward to the heat wave ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 12, 2014, 06:05:47 AM
Remember what I was telling you Monkey Greg about the snow? Well, to paraphrase a line from Poltergeist, "It's here!!!" :) Anyway, I haven't seen a snow this rough since probably '93. It never ceases to amaze me that people actually are getting out in this weather and finding their vehicles soon in a ditch. ;D Seriously people, stay home! Don't risk your life or the chance of damaging your vehicle. It's just not worth it. Stay warm and safe.

No snow here, just ice. But power went out at 7:30 this morning. We are watching trees in our backyard leaning close to a 90 degree angle.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 12, 2014, 06:38:45 AM
No snow here, just ice. But power went out at 7:30 this morning. We are watching trees in our backyard leaning close to a 90 degree angle.

Oh, that's right, I forgot you live just outside of Atlanta. It was said that you guys would get a lot of ice. That sucks about your power being out. I hope all is well with you. Stay safe and warm.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 12, 2014, 06:39:14 AM
Oh, that's right, I forgot you live just outside of Atlanta. It was said that you guys would get a lot of ice. That sucks about your power being out. I hope all is well with you. Stay safe and warm.

Thanks, same to you.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: jut1972 on February 12, 2014, 08:13:06 AM
UK weather is never extreme but its the heaviest rain for 200 years or something.  Whole areas of the South West are flooded and even the edges of London are under water which is really wierd to see.  Train lines have been washed away, 100 mph winds, the army has been drafted in etc etc.

It's reached the point where the loonies have blamed gay marriage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-26152345
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 12, 2014, 08:47:29 AM
UK weather is never extreme but its the heaviest rain for 200 years or something.  Whole areas of the South West are flooded and even the edges of London are under water which is really wierd to see.  Train lines have been washed away, 100 mph winds, the army has been drafted in etc etc.

It's reached the point where the loonies have blamed gay marriage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-26152345

      8)         (http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2014/jan/21/how-same-sex-marriage-causes-floods)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 12, 2014, 09:04:40 AM
No good for you, of course, but I am relieved that not all the loonies are stateside . . . .
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 12, 2014, 10:03:49 AM
     The trouble with snow is it melts into slush, which I hate furiously, then it freezes and makes walking to the bus stop for work treacherous.

     I don't want to die of a brain hemorrhage in the Walgreen's (WAG (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WAG)) parking lot for the crime of wanting a roll of Tums and a lemon lime soda, though the soda is surprisingly good considering it's a store brand.

... and then as the giant frozen mounds in the parking lot begin to melt, their brilliant whiteness turns into the ugly black and brown hues of the dirty, dusty, detritus originally plowed up with the snow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 12, 2014, 10:22:44 AM
Just started snowing in Piedmont North Carolina - will continue into much of tomorrow during the day - 4-6 total inches expected - covered our cars w/ some tarps just to avoid cleaning them off!  Just hope that we don't get much ice and lose power - it is cold out!  Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 12, 2014, 10:30:17 AM
Just started snowing in Piedmont North Carolina - will continue into much of tomorrow during the day - 4-6 total inches expected - covered our cars w/ some tarps just to avoid cleaning them off!  Just hope that we don't get much ice and lose power - it is cold out!  Dave :)

Yeah, I think the bulk of the storm has already hit (hopefully). Some areas (Atlanta and a bit south of Atlanta) have gotten nothing but ice whereas the area I live in about 40 miles NE of Atlanta had nothing but snow. It's beautiful, but I really hope it doesn't get any worse than it already is. Here's hoping you and yours stay warm and safe during this difficult time.

As I've written before, it's not uncommon to receive snow here and, while it does look nice on the ground, make no mistake this isn't driving weather and I urge everyone to stay inside and only get out if you absolutely have to.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 12, 2014, 10:33:42 AM
There is time, and the forecast may change yet again . . . but it almost looks as if we aren't expecting all that much snow up here, but snow changing to rain, which will just be a mess . . . .
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 12, 2014, 11:04:25 AM
The ice is so heavy on the trees that about every 30 minutes a large branch breaks off. It's done damage to two spots to our fence. These trees are about 70-90 feet tall.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 12, 2014, 11:07:15 AM
Ice storms are the worst.  There was one winter when a massive ice storm walloped Rochester, Ny, and Cleveland . . . but somehow missed Buffalo in between . . . .
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: jut1972 on February 12, 2014, 11:53:10 AM
No good for you, of course, but I am relieved that not all the loonies are stateside . . . .

my favourite loony story was saying  "all these floods... it's the immigrants weighing the country down and pushing it below sea level".

And then people saying damn right!!
...idiots.

Stay safe people.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 12, 2014, 12:45:26 PM
Stay safe people.
i.e., out of London?  :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 12, 2014, 01:36:48 PM
The ice is so heavy on the trees that about every 30 minutes a large branch breaks off. It's done damage to two spots to our fence. These trees are about 70-90 feet tall.

Hi Greg - sorry to hear about the ice - so far we're just getting fluffy snow - nearly 2 inches as of 4 PM - pic below from my living room bay window - our cup-de-sac is covered and the blue tarp seems to be working well on my car - hope you the best, especially in keeping your power!  Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-Sh2Fmj3/0/O/P1010650.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 12, 2014, 01:50:24 PM
Hi Greg - sorry to hear about the ice - so far we're just getting fluffy snow - nearly 2 inches as of 4 PM - pic below from my living room bay window - our cup-de-sac is covered and the blue tarp seems to be working well on my car - hope you the best, especially in keeping your power!  Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-Sh2Fmj3/0/O/P1010650.jpg)

Ah, this is the way this storm started off yesterday. The roads were absolutely fine, but by 5 AM this morning it was a completely different story. I think we had about 5-6'' of snow. Supposedly, this storm is supposed to move northward. I only hope it looses strength by the time this happens (around Friday or so).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 12, 2014, 05:07:42 PM
Hi Greg - sorry to hear about the ice - so far we're just getting fluffy snow - nearly 2 inches as of 4 PM - pic below from my living room bay window - our cup-de-sac is covered and the blue tarp seems to be working well on my car - hope you the best, especially in keeping your power!  Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-Sh2Fmj3/0/O/P1010650.jpg)

Interesting that you and Dave both covered your cars with tarps. What's the reasoning behind doing so? That's not something that's done up here where it snows regularly.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: snyprrr on February 12, 2014, 06:02:24 PM
Snow in Charm City.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 12, 2014, 07:36:32 PM
Well, it's 28 °F right now. Hopefully, tomorrow and Friday bring warmer temperatures so all of this snow and ice will start melting down.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on February 12, 2014, 08:40:28 PM
     

     
     
      Big Impressive Thing: Let there be ice and snow and freezing rain to plague the miserable sinners of Massachusetts.

      Miserable etc:             Oh woe is us can we have Subaru's at least?

      B.I.T.:                           Without objection so ordered.

                                        (http://tylergourley.com/files/gimgs/33_transportationtylergourley0219.jpg)

     
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on February 12, 2014, 08:55:40 PM
     

     
     
      Big Impressive Thing: Let there be ice and snow and freezing rain to plague the miserable sinners of Massachusetts.

      Miserable etc:             Oh woe is us can we have Subaru's at least?

      B.I.T.:                           Without objection so ordered.

                                        (http://tylergourley.com/files/gimgs/33_transportationtylergourley0219.jpg)

     

My family in Boston (two uncles and an aunt) put off their annual visit to Florida from January to February.  This allowed them to avoid the big airport messes last month.
But the date they chose to fly down is February 13.   So winter weather will get its chance to screw up their trip anyway.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on February 12, 2014, 09:20:35 PM

     I like to watch the citizens of the South on the TV news trying to drive on the interstate through ice and snow.

     Ohh noooo, why are we going that way? (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/laugh.gif)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 12, 2014, 10:43:00 PM
     I like to watch the citizens of the South on the TV news trying to drive on the interstate through ice and snow.

     Ohh noooo, why are we going that way? (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/laugh.gif)

I do too. :) In fact, I like to watch anyone drive on ice who doesn't have the proper tires for it.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 13, 2014, 06:28:18 AM
Looks like the 4"-6" band that we're in;  so it's in to the office for me . . . chances are fair that there will be no great interference.
Title: How is the weather?
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 13, 2014, 07:55:23 AM

I do too. :) In fact, I like to watch anyone drive on ice who doesn't have the proper tires for it.

Not only about the tires, many southerners don't know how to drive in this weather. I see too many drivers begin to lose control and immediately begin slamming the breaks or gas.

Got some nice snow over night, already above freezing so it's turning to slush pretty quickly. But another nice snowy white blanket view this morning...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/13/4abe9are.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 13, 2014, 07:58:05 AM
It looks so lovely, before it degrades to slush :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 13, 2014, 08:13:44 AM
Not only about the tires, many southerners don't know how to drive in this weather. I see too many drivers begin to lose control and immediately begin slamming the breaks or gas.

Got some nice snow over night, already above freezing so it's turning to slush pretty quickly. But another nice snowy white blanket view this morning...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/13/4abe9are.jpg)

I know I can't drive in it, which is why I stay home. :) Hopefully, today and tomorrow will bring all of this to a close and people can start getting back out on the roads.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on February 13, 2014, 08:24:45 AM
Looks like the 4"-6" band that we're in;  so it's in to the office for me . . . chances are fair that there will be no great interference.

And, going by JetBlue's  flight status page,  Logan is only 30-45 minutes behind schedule. 

Here in Florida, we just got the very tail end of the system coming through as some squalls last night and this morning: one squall was strong enough to tear a frond off the small palm tree in my back patio.  Meanwhile, when I woke up this morning the temperature was approximately 70F;  after the last squall line came through at about 8-9AM,  temperatures started dropping, and are now (I think) about 65F.  For us a typical cold snap--one cold night, one night not so cold, and then back to normal.

(Well, cold by Florida standards--overnight lows about 50F)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 13, 2014, 10:37:32 AM
Interesting that you and Dave both covered your cars with tarps. What's the reasoning behind doing so? That's not something that's done up here where it snows regularly.

Hi Tony - I usually don't cover the cars but the prediction initially was up to 6 inches or more - really hate now @ my age to clean off cars w/ that much snow (and ice on the windows) - our last snow was just under 2 inches and did not bother w/ the tarps.

We normally average about 8 inches for the winter season (mainly 3-4 months) so our typical snows may be less than an inch or just a couple of inches - still snowing here into the second day and I believe there will be about 4-5 inches total around my house which is a lot for just one snowfall.  Added a pic from an hour ago - the tarp is working fine (held in place w/ just 4 bungee cords).  Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-kC7WxkJ/0/O/P1010654.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 13, 2014, 10:50:30 AM
It appears that things are thawing out now and the snow is turning into a very drivable slush. 8) The only thing I fear is if temperatures drop below freezing tonight, then we're dealing with ice at that juncture. But if the sun keeps shining, like it's doing now, then hopefully by tonight the bulk of this slush will be gone.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 13, 2014, 11:55:40 AM
Hi Tony - I usually don't cover the cars but the prediction initially was up to 6 inches or more - really hate now @ my age to clean off cars w/ that much snow (and ice on the windows) - our last snow was just under 2 inches and did not bother w/ the tarps.

We normally average about 8 inches for the winter season (mainly 3-4 months) so our typical snows may be less than an inch or just a couple of inches - still snowing here into the second day and I believe there will be about 4-5 inches total around my house which is a lot for just one snowfall.  Added a pic from an hour ago - the tarp is working fine (held in place w/ just 4 bungee cords).  Dave :)


Around here, we just scratch out a peephole on the windshield and take a spin up the highway to get the snow cleared off   ;D

(http://karenpetkau.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/snowy-car1.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 13, 2014, 02:09:55 PM
Sure, that looks safe enough!

It was a messy return homeward.  Glad to have a hot mug of tea at my elbow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: The Six on February 13, 2014, 04:26:27 PM
73 degrees and sunny. When will the horror end? Darn you, polar vortex?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 13, 2014, 07:18:59 PM
Hey Monkey Greg, do you have power yet?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 14, 2014, 09:06:52 AM
Around here, we just scratch out a peephole on the windshield and take a spin up the highway to get the snow cleared off   ;D

(http://karenpetkau.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/snowy-car1.jpg)

Yesterday I was watching the weather channel - Jim Cantore was in Augusta, GA - he commented that it was a traffic violation if ice flies off the roof of a vehicle and hits another one - hmmm; not sure how many states have that particular law (one story HERE (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/18/connecticuts-ice-missile-law/4581121/)) - Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on February 14, 2014, 09:28:25 AM
Gorgeous and warm in San Diego, which hides the fact that severe water shortages are ahead.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Wanderer on February 14, 2014, 12:57:05 PM
I envy all your snow photos. But then, as a recompense, I get to go out in 18C/65F weather and sip my coffee looking at this:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13995830/2014-02-10%2012.51.11.jpg)

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 15, 2014, 11:33:14 AM
Yesterday I was watching the weather channel - Jim Cantore was in Augusta, GA - he commented that it was a traffic violation if ice flies off the roof of a vehicle and hits another one - hmmm; not sure how many states have that particular law (one story HERE (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/18/connecticuts-ice-missile-law/4581121/)) - Dave :)

Yes, I passed by a sign near a state police station yesterday stating it's a $200 fine for not cleaning the snow off of your vehicle before driving. It's a bit difficult to clear the roof of the Ford Explorer I drive now because of its height and roof racks, but still easier than the Dodge Ram pickup I used to drive. My wife's Volvo is a piece of cake. It's a good idea to stay well back of 18-wheelers on the highway, though.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 15, 2014, 11:44:18 AM
I envy all your snow photos. But then, as a recompense, I get to go out in 18C/65F weather and sip my coffee looking at this:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13995830/2014-02-10%2012.51.11.jpg)

Of course, you might have other things to worry about ...

(http://greece.greekreporter.com/files/volcano2.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on April 28, 2014, 04:12:49 AM
Piss off, rain.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: knight66 on April 28, 2014, 06:28:53 AM
Exactly Dave, it is dire.

Mike
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on April 28, 2014, 06:53:02 AM
Exactly Dave, it is dire.

Mike

What is this? London? Seattle?

Oh, it's Minneapolis.  :'(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 28, 2014, 07:03:45 AM
Beautiful day in Boston.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on April 28, 2014, 07:05:59 AM
Beautiful day in Boston.

 >:(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 28, 2014, 07:07:00 AM
And I am grateful . . . I took the train back from New York this morning.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on April 28, 2014, 07:09:13 AM
>:(
Don't feel bad, Dave - it's beautiful here, too :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on April 28, 2014, 07:11:53 AM
Don't feel bad, Dave - it's beautiful here, too :)

 >:( >:( :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 28, 2014, 07:12:25 AM
Tough crowd, Dave!  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on April 28, 2014, 07:12:34 AM
It's partly cloudy here, but the sun seems to breaking through. It might rain here, though, which is nothing new of course as Georgia weather is known to turn on a dime.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: springrite on April 28, 2014, 07:15:11 AM
Smoggy, as always, to be improved after the bubble bursts and the economy collapses.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on April 28, 2014, 07:18:17 AM
>:( >:( :(
I think I can see a cloud in the horizon.  0:)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mn dave on April 28, 2014, 07:30:55 AM
I think I can see a cloud in the horizon.  0:)

You're welcome.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on April 28, 2014, 09:10:26 AM
A beautiful clear bright day, with pollen that could bring down anyone.  I'm looking forward to the rain to settle down the pollen again.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on July 05, 2014, 11:01:29 AM
Tornado warning for southern Manitoba!  ???
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 06, 2014, 05:39:44 AM
Partly cloudy today with a little cool breeze which is a welcome relief from the usual Southern heat of summer. BTW, Ray, a tornado warning in Manitoba? That's interesting. I hope nothing comes of it, though.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on July 06, 2014, 05:46:50 AM
Tornado warning for southern Manitoba!  ???

Umm, hate to see tornado warnings that far north. It's like in Minnesota; they don't get a lot of tornadoes, but by and large they are serious ass-kickers. Hope it gives you a wide berth, Ray. Manitoba is huge though, it could easily miss by 200 miles.... :-\

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on July 06, 2014, 05:48:47 AM
Party cloudy today with a little cool breeze which is a welcome relief from the usual Southern heat of summer. BTW, Ray, a tornado warning in Manitoba? That's interesting. I hope nothing comes of it, though.

Fortunately, nothing did come of it.  It did look ominous out there yesterday afternoon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on July 06, 2014, 05:50:57 AM
Party cloudy
Visiting Colorado, John?   ;)
77 Fahrenheit here in Oulu. 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: OrchestralNut on July 06, 2014, 05:51:30 AM
Umm, hate to see tornado warnings that far north. It's like in Minnesota; they don't get a lot of tornadoes, but by and large they are serious ass-kickers. Hope it gives you a wide berth, Ray. Manitoba is huge though, it could easily miss by 200 miles.... :-\

8)

We don't get a lot of tornadoes in Manitoba, Gurn.  However, they do occur every now and then, but usually nothing really catastrophic.

Do a google search for tornado in Elie, Manitoba (about 1/2 hour west of Winnipeg), back in early-mid 2000s.  That was a corker!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 29, 2014, 03:22:39 AM
It appears that a tornado touched down in Revere, Mass., a scant seven miles from the office.  Here in Boston, we only enjoyed the rumble of thunder and the occasional lightning flash.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on July 29, 2014, 04:00:45 AM
Here in Boston, we only enjoyed the rumble of thunder and the occasional lightning flash.
Similar weather during the weekend here, with a good deal of rain. No tornados anywhere near, though.  0:)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: EigenUser on July 29, 2014, 06:21:42 AM
It appears that a tornado touched down in Revere, Mass., a scant seven miles from the office.  Here in Boston, we only enjoyed the rumble of thunder and the occasional lightning flash.
Yeah, I saw that on the local news here! We just drove through Revere not even a month ago. The pictures looked pretty bad, but they said that surprisingly no one was seriously injured. It was very windy here yesterday, but beautiful.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on July 30, 2014, 02:23:57 AM
I cannot remember a wetter July here in the Denver area. Beginning to remind me of last fall when many areas had to deal with flooding. 

Just a day after tornadoes touched down in the Denver metro area, another wave of dangerous weather swept into northern Colorado, this time, hitting close to areas swamped in what was described as "biblical flooding" last fall.

Cities north of Denver were already dealing with major flooding by Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service in Boulder estimates between 3-5 inches of rain fell across eastern Larimer and western Weld counties in just a few hours. Interstate 25 in the Loveland/Fort Collins was at a standstill in several places, according to 9 News in Denver. In Harvard Gulch Park, two girls were stranded and one had to be rescued by rope.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DaveF on January 27, 2015, 01:13:41 PM
Today in South Wales a comfortable 7° with a hint of spring in the air, getting me out into the garden for the first serious bit of tidying-up of the year.  And in the NE USA?...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on January 27, 2015, 02:24:15 PM
Today in South Wales a comfortable 7° with a hint of spring in the air, getting me out into the garden for the first serious bit of tidying-up of the year.  And in the NE USA?...

     "Fuck you", he explained. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif)


Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 27, 2015, 02:36:53 PM
Today in South Wales a comfortable 7° with a hint of spring in the air, getting me out into the garden for the first serious bit of tidying-up of the year.  And in the NE USA?...

We're out for tidying, too!
Title: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 27, 2015, 02:38:02 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/27/a61747f0f75e85fafaa7ac38c8287296.jpg)
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Post by: Szykneij on January 27, 2015, 03:27:55 PM
My street today.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on January 27, 2015, 03:29:57 PM
Braved the elements and went for a walk through what would usually be a traffic-filled downtown (driving ban was in effect.)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on January 27, 2015, 03:33:47 PM
This  inconsequential-looking snow covered roadway heading south to Boston is the bridge that goes "Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandfather's House."
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: EigenUser on January 27, 2015, 03:39:57 PM
This  inconsequential-looking snow covered roadway heading south to Boston is the bridge that goes "Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandfather's House."
Arghhh! Your pictures make me want to go back to Mass!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on January 27, 2015, 03:49:16 PM
Arghhh! Your pictures make me want to go back to Mass!

Bring your shovel.   :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on January 27, 2015, 03:52:21 PM
Mostly sunny and 22º C here in Southern California.  But despite a bit of rain lately, we're still in a severe drought.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on January 27, 2015, 04:03:49 PM
Mostly sunny and 22º C here in Southern California.  But despite a bit of rain lately, we're still in a severe drought.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA

Send me your address and I can ship you several tons of solid water by U.P.S. (c.o.d. of course).   :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brian on January 27, 2015, 04:05:01 PM
Daverz is an amateur. It was 26º C (78+) here in Dallas today!!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on January 27, 2015, 05:08:58 PM
Daverz is an amateur. It was 26º C (78+) here in Dallas today!!

Well, I'm not using the tube amps today.

Send me your address and I can ship you several tons of solid water by U.P.S. (c.o.d. of course).   :)

Wait a few years and it might be cost effective.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on January 27, 2015, 07:55:05 PM
It is in the 50s for overnight lows here in SoFla almost all this week!
Meanwhile, this low level chuckle shared on FB.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on January 27, 2015, 08:44:23 PM
Braved the elements and went for a walk through what would usually be a traffic-filled downtown (driving ban was in effect.)
Tony, where do you live?  I know  there might be a generic look to regional architecture, but that looks almost exactly like the buildings just down the road from my uncle's house (the road in his case being Trapelo Road in Belmont).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DaveF on January 28, 2015, 12:20:21 AM
     "Fuck you", he explained. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif)

Hey, some guys have got 26°.  F*** them first!  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on January 28, 2015, 02:59:37 AM
Tony, where do you live?  I know  there might be a generic look to regional architecture, but that looks almost exactly like the buildings just down the road from my uncle's house (the road in his case being Trapelo Road in Belmont).

I'm not far from there, Jeffrey. The pictures are of Medford, just a few miles east of Belmont. If you were to take a right onto Route 16 in the last picture I posted, you'd get to your uncle's house in about 5 to 10 minutes.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on January 28, 2015, 07:29:38 AM
I'm not far from there, Jeffrey. The pictures are of Medford, just a few miles east of Belmont. If you were to take a right onto Route 16 in the last picture I posted, you'd get to your uncle's house in about 5 to 10 minutes.
Almost neighbors!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: jochanaan on January 28, 2015, 08:59:32 AM
70+ in Denver yesterday. :D *ducks*
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 03, 2015, 06:12:57 AM
Well, we now have another foot of snow on top of what he already had. The good news is, my "Who's Who in Baseball 2015" is supposed to be delivered today (provided the UPS truck can make it down the street.)
 Spring can't be too far away!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 03, 2015, 06:15:12 AM
Spring can't be too far away!
I like winter too, but I don't have anything against spring.  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 09, 2015, 05:41:25 AM
The record for the most snow in Boston in a 30-day period has just been set in a little over two weeks, with the current storm not expected to end until tomorrow and another on the way! Staying inside with my cup of coffee for a while.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 09, 2015, 05:43:29 AM
Definitely an indoorsy day, Tony.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 09, 2015, 05:46:48 AM
What nonsense - those are the best days to go outside. (unless it's not a choice. . .) The cup of coffee will taste much sweeter after a exposing one to the weather, too.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 09, 2015, 05:52:23 AM
What nonsense - those are the best days to go outside. (unless it's not a choice. . .) The cup of coffee will taste much sweeter after a exposing one to the weather, too.

Yes, but it's still early in the morning here so I'm going to relax on the couch for a bit longer before putting the boots on.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 09, 2015, 05:57:00 AM
The record for the most snow in Boston in a 30-day period has just been set in a little over two weeks, with the current storm not expected to end until tomorrow and another on the way! Staying inside with my cup of coffee for a while.

And as I understand, there is yet another scheduled for Thursday... Reminds me of my youth; misspent in snow country!   >:D

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 09, 2015, 06:12:04 AM
And as I understand, there is yet another scheduled for Thursday... Reminds me of my youth; misspent in snow country!   >:D

8)

Luckily, the temperature is cold so the snow is light. Moving it isn't too hard, but finding a place to put it is the challenge.

Gurn, we're you around here for the Blizzard of '78?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 09, 2015, 06:17:47 AM
Luckily, the temperature is cold so the snow is light. Moving it isn't too hard, but finding a place to put it is the challenge.

Aye.

Quote
Gurn, we're you around here for the Blizzard of '78?

I was in northern Jersey.  Massachusetts got it much worse, of course, but it was no picnic down yonder, either  ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 09, 2015, 06:23:55 AM
Ah '78. Now THAT was a great snow year. We had ice storms too, and the electricity was out for almost a week. I remember our neighbor had a generator and he ran a cord across the street to our house (which we just 'buried' by putting water and ice over it so that is wouldn't move when cars drove over it) and we were able to watch the super bowl. We had no lights, but the fridge was working and the TV. I remember about 25-30 people crammed around the tv. I think it was Cowboys/Steelers (or maybe it was a playoff game), but I don't recall exactly. It was the only time I remember snow high enough to build a short sled 'run', because of all the snow piled up. Was also the only time we had enough snow for a fort.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 09, 2015, 07:25:41 AM
Gurn, we're you around here for the Blizzard of '78?

The Great Blizzard of '78 (Ohio) (aka the White Hurricane) happened two weeks before your blizzard. An ice storm with very strong winds preceded the snow. Unnoticed by Mrs. Rock and me, the wind forced the door to our balcony open (a sliding glass door). The ice froze the door in place; we couldn't get it closed. When the snow arrived, we had a blizzard in our living room  ??? ;D The snow actually piled up on the rug. It was two days before we were able to close the door.

Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 09, 2015, 07:45:45 AM
Gosh, what a story!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 09, 2015, 07:52:33 AM
Luckily, the temperature is cold so the snow is light. Moving it isn't too hard, but finding a place to put it is the challenge.

Gurn, we're you around here for the Blizzard of '78?

Yes, in Vermont. We hardly noticed it in the background noise. Go back another 10 years though and we had one to remember; 3' of snow in 24 hours, on top of 30" already on the ground. Only time I can ever remember shutting down the Interstate hwy.  Back where we lived, 180"/year was about right. Back then, trips to Boston usually involved seeing the grass for the first time in a month or 3... :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 09, 2015, 07:55:54 AM
The Great Blizzard of '78 (Ohio) (aka the White Hurricane) happened two weeks before your blizzard. An ice storm with very strong winds preceded the snow. Unnoticed by Mrs. Rock and me, the wind forced the door to our balcony open (a sliding glass door). The ice froze the door in place; we couldn't get it closed. When the snow arrived, we had a blizzard in our living room  ??? ;D The snow actually piled up on the rug. It was two days before we were able to close the door.

Sarge

Geez! Now, that sucks!  :P  You know, if you just smooth out the snowpack from the inside, it will produce an igloo effect and won't allow it to get any colder than 32°F. Just sayin'... :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 09, 2015, 08:58:26 AM
Comparing our current situation to 37 years ago, the Blizzard of '78 was much worse. This picture was taken at the time. The shoveled-out area was the opening to our driveway. The street (if you could see it) actually runs to the left and right.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 09, 2015, 10:37:20 AM
I get sentimental about sepia-toned snow, too (j/k)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 09, 2015, 01:45:13 PM
I get sentimental about sepia-toned snow, too (j/k)

That photo was taken by me with my spiffy Yashica Electro 35 gsn camera (probably while I was wearing my trendy striped bell-bottoms). I guess the photo finisher should have left the prints in the fixer a bit longer.  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Wanderer on February 10, 2015, 11:37:45 AM
It started snowing timidly yesterday (surrounding mountains were already clad in white, but it was not cold enough in the city for the snow to stay on the ground) and it went on with varying degrees of intensity all day today. It snows properly now (car rooftops and vegetation are already snow-covered) and, should it continue through the night, I might have enough material for a snowman tomorrow.  8)

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 10, 2015, 01:49:58 PM
Comparing our current situation to 37 years ago, the Blizzard of '78 was much worse. This picture was taken at the time. The shoveled-out area was the opening to our driveway. The street (if you could see it) actually runs to the left and right.
And yet you now have had more snow in a 17 day period than you did in a 30 day period then. And they are predicting more. In case anyone is not following, there is a lot of snow in the northeast!!

The snow is higher than I am (she must be thinking, among other things) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9cWJr-CQAAJcEZ.jpg:large)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 10, 2015, 01:52:25 PM
Geez! Now, that sucks!  :P  You know, if you just smooth out the snowpack from the inside, it will produce an igloo effect and won't allow it to get any colder than 32°F. Just sayin'... :)

8)
But when it snows like that, it relects the sunligh/heat back and cools down faster, thus making it harder to get rid of it. For those who live there, head down to sunny Florida or something!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 10, 2015, 02:10:39 PM
Recent pictures taken inside an abandoned mall (Rolling Acres, Akron Ohio) near my hometown. So weird. So sad.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/feb2015/rollingacres1.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/feb2015/rollingacres2.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 11, 2015, 06:12:01 AM
Recent pictures taken inside an abandoned mall (Rolling Acres, Akron Ohio) near my hometown. So weird. So sad.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/feb2015/rollingacres1.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/feb2015/rollingacres2.jpg)


Sarge


Looks like Twelve Monkeys . . . .
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 11, 2015, 07:26:23 AM
Looks like Twelve Monkeys . . . .

How are things in Greater Boston, Karl? Is it the calm before the (next) storm?  :-\

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 11, 2015, 07:40:46 AM
Waiting for more (though, hopefully, not so much at once as we've been pummeled with)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 11, 2015, 07:41:32 AM
My view while waiting for the train (which was not terribly late, but was terribly crowded):
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 11, 2015, 07:55:47 AM
My view while waiting for the train (which was not terribly late, but was terribly crowded):

As long as the trains are running, civilization continues... :)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 11, 2015, 08:44:20 AM
I left it on the knees of the gods this morning;  I went to the train station, and figured, if the train comes, I'll board it ... if it's irredeemably late, it's back home to work off the network ....
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 15, 2015, 07:43:38 AM
Make it stop!  :o

In the middle of another blizzard. This is the view outside our living room window. The fence (which you can no longer see) between our house and our neighbor's is over 5 feet high!

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on February 15, 2015, 03:32:39 PM
A meme my cousin in New Hampshire posted to FB.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sammy on February 15, 2015, 03:45:57 PM
I grew up in the Boston area and feel for those folks still stuck there.  Here in Albuquerque, the temps. have been mainly in the high 60's which is pretty unusual for February.  When it comes to climate, it's hard to beat the southwest U.S.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2015, 03:55:32 PM
I grew up in the Boston area and feel for those folks still stuck there.  Here in Albuquerque, the temps. have been mainly in the high 60's which is pretty unusual for February.  When it comes to climate, it's hard to beat the southwest U.S.

+1

We had 78°F yesterday, a more realistic 58 today. Oh well, I knew there was a solid reason I left New England 37 years ago...    >:D

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 15, 2015, 06:30:52 PM
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Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2015, 07:15:59 PM
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Looks a mite airish there, Tony... say, you don't subscribe to all that 'wind chill' crap, do you?   0:)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on February 15, 2015, 07:39:59 PM
My dad who lives in Maine was recalling the blizzard of '62.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/01/02/the-weekly/blizzard-of-62-shut-down-bangor-50-years-ago/
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: EigenUser on February 16, 2015, 01:13:19 AM
My dad who lives in Maine was recalling the blizzard of '62.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/01/02/the-weekly/blizzard-of-62-shut-down-bangor-50-years-ago/
Where in ME? My dad is from Waterville. I was there twice last year visiting family.

Looks a mite airish there, Tony... say, you don't subscribe to all that 'wind chill' crap, do you?   0:)

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...except it isn't crap when you are standing outside at 5:05AM in near-zero temperatures and 30mph winds and the person opening your university's gym hasn't shown up yet (true story). Not even whistling the first few bars of the Feuersymphonie will keep you warm (they're all A's, anyways, if I recall correctly)...

The wind chill here in DE is -16F right now, so we aren't doing any better temperature-wise, Tony. Some snow would be nice (can we have some of yours?!). We are supposed to get 3-5 inches tonight, but they always say that.

Right now, my biggest fear is that there will be a major snowstorm just before the all-Ligeti concert I'm going to in NYC on the 25th. I should buy some snowshoes just in case. I do have a pair of racquetball racquets that could work...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: jochanaan on February 16, 2015, 08:22:16 AM
Well, Denver is finally getting some snow.  Nothing like you in the East, but still a respectable snowfall, about a foot so far. 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 16, 2015, 09:40:41 AM
My dad who lives in Maine was recalling the blizzard of '62.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/01/02/the-weekly/blizzard-of-62-shut-down-bangor-50-years-ago/

I don't remember the Blizzard of '62 (perhaps it wasn't as big a deal this far south), but I now acknowledge there is more snow on the ground here in the Boston area than there was during the Blizzard of '78.

If there is any bright spot to the bone-chilling windchill it's that it keeps the white stuff light and fluffy (no heart-attack snow) and the high winds have blown most of it off of my pitched roof. Several structures in the area with flat roofs (or rooves as my grandparents would have said) have had collapses. Not a wise construction choice for New England.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 16, 2015, 09:52:21 AM
Although even pitched roofs aren't safe ...

http://www.lmtonline.com/featured-ap/article_2c667466-ffcd-5992-a626-94a21308c3ba.html (http://www.lmtonline.com/featured-ap/article_2c667466-ffcd-5992-a626-94a21308c3ba.html)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on February 17, 2015, 07:21:12 PM
Mayor Walsh tried to nip the new sport of snow diving in the bud....http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/02/17/mayor-urges-knucklehead-bostonians-not-to-jump-out-of-windows-and-into-the-snow/?tid=sm_fb
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 17, 2015, 07:44:37 PM
On Monday, the power went off around 10 PM and it didn't come back on until 3 PM today. All of this due to an ice storm that apparently knocked out some transformers near our neighborhood. Pretty annoying, but that's nature for you. My dad built a fire so it was quite toasty inside. :) It seems this storm left many other people without power as well. The roads were clear, though, so my mom and I went to go get some Mexican food for all of us and this also warmed us up rather quickly. ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 19, 2015, 03:37:12 AM
When in Boston, don't take someone else's shoveled-out parking spot (especially if you're a Yankee's fan).   :)

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/02/18/boston-man-gets-revenge-on-driver-who-parked-in-shoveled-spot/?icid=maing-grid7|maing11|dl15|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D615053 (http://www.autoblog.com/2015/02/18/boston-man-gets-revenge-on-driver-who-parked-in-shoveled-spot/?icid=maing-grid7|maing11|dl15|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D615053)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on February 19, 2015, 08:21:46 PM
Coldest night of the year....overnight lows in the upper thirties Fahrenheit, wind chills lowering that to the lower thirties or even upper twenties.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/sfl-things-that-happen-when-it-gets-too-cold-in-southflorida-20140106-photogallery.html
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Ken B on February 19, 2015, 09:01:07 PM
Coldest night of the year....overnight lows in the upper thirties Fahrenheit, wind chills lowering that to the lower thirties or even upper twenties.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/sfl-things-that-happen-when-it-gets-too-cold-in-southflorida-20140106-photogallery.html

I am going to Naples next week, and see there is a frost warning there tonight. :o
We originally thought about going this week!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2015, 05:09:17 AM
3° F here in Woburn, Wonder of the North.  (And the air is fairly still.)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on February 20, 2015, 05:19:29 AM
My dad who lives in Maine was recalling the blizzard of '62.


That was a good one!  In Dayton I recall it was -17 during that! 

I went sledding!   :D

Here in central Ohio temperatures range this morning from -9 to -13.  It was -18 in Athens (in southern Ohio).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2015, 05:22:52 AM
Yeesh, yer makin' us feel downright toasty here in the Bay State!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on February 20, 2015, 05:31:32 AM
Yeesh, yer makin' us feel downright toasty here in the Bay State!

I worked up a sweat yesterday, while I was shoveling snow in -3/ -12 wind chill.  When it rose to 9, things felt pretty warm!

After a few days, you become accustomed: 25 tomorrow (12 degrees below normal) will feel downright balmy!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2015, 05:37:05 AM
Yes!  Surprises you how that happens!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on February 20, 2015, 05:45:09 AM
Yes!  Surprises you how that happens!

I forgot to mention the plump robin who landed, chirped, and hopped around right next to me on the blacktop for a few moments.  I hope he has a nice nest!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: listener on February 21, 2015, 03:20:19 PM
North of the border (Canada)  10ºC /50ºF in Vancouver this afternoon, crocuses were out last week, daffodils and ornamental cherries this week.    Photo off the web of Jericho Beach at low tide.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: jochanaan on February 22, 2015, 05:06:10 PM
North of the border (Canada)  10ºC /50ºF in Vancouver this afternoon, crocuses were out last week, daffodils and ornamental cherries this week.    Photo off the web of Jericho Beach at low tide.
Brings back fond memories of my visit to Vancouver during the 1986 World's Fair. ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 24, 2015, 09:25:43 AM
Possible new snow accumulation tonight of one to three inches (which is nothing);  and apart from that, the forecast for the week is clear.  Whew!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: EigenUser on March 05, 2015, 10:15:58 AM
From my apartment balcony 15 minutes ago.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/s9m8gqvujyqnxmb/Photo%20Mar%2005%2C%2012%2054%2001%20PM.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 05, 2015, 10:26:52 AM
From my apartment balcony 15 minutes ago.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/s9m8gqvujyqnxmb/Photo%20Mar%2005%2C%2012%2054%2001%20PM.jpg)

Gorgeous view! Whip up some hot cocoa and enjoy!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 05, 2015, 11:03:12 AM
Gorgeous view! Whip up some hot cocoa and enjoy!

Hey Tony, did you go over the record mark yet?  Looked like it would be this week...

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: jochanaan on March 05, 2015, 11:09:50 AM
Well, I have been posting smug comments about Denver's spring-like weather, but I should have known better.  For the last two weeks we've been getting slammed too, and we actually set a new record for most snow in February, breaking the old one from 1912! :o :-[ :laugh:
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 05, 2015, 11:19:57 AM
Dear fellow, I don't fault you for enjoying the mild weather while it lingered . . . .
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 05, 2015, 12:54:13 PM
Hey Tony, did you go over the record mark yet?  Looked like it would be this week...

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We're close, but not there yet.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 05, 2015, 01:06:38 PM
We're close, but not there yet.

Well, I hope you get hammered then. It would be a shame to have endured all this snow without setting any records while you are at it... :D

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 05, 2015, 01:17:14 PM
Well, I hope you get hammered then. It would be a shame to have endured all this snow without setting any records while you are at it... :D

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Another big snowstorm and I'll need to get hammered!   ;D
Title: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 05, 2015, 03:40:38 PM
Bring the scotch to Symphony!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 05, 2015, 06:22:01 PM
Dewars it is!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: EigenUser on March 08, 2015, 02:08:21 AM
Some pretty big icicles (yesterday morning).
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/3z10lnr53ts37sy/Photo%20Mar%2007%2C%206%2047%2029%20AM.jpg)

Then again, I've seen some monstrous icicles when I went to Lake Tahoe 15 years ago. They really can look quite vicious.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on March 08, 2015, 01:28:48 PM
It's simply gorgeous weather here. It's partly cloudy with a temperature of 68°F. Spring is approaching.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on March 09, 2015, 01:24:50 AM
The sky is grey and the air chilly but clear. I've been for my morning run (well, 'trundle' is perhaps more accurate...) and wouldn't have been surprised to find puddles to negotiate on my way home.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 16, 2015, 11:00:28 AM
Well, I hope you get hammered then. It would be a shame to have endured all this snow without setting any records while you are at it... :D

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We set the record for snowfall in Boston with 2.9 inches last night -- 108.6 inches for the season.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 16, 2015, 11:15:50 AM
Made for a slushy ride home from "my" concert yesterday!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 16, 2015, 11:38:44 AM
We set the record for snowfall in Boston with 2.9 inches last night -- 108.6 inches for the season.

Huzzah! Something to tell your Grand-kids about (if you can dig them out of the snow drift!) :D

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 16, 2015, 11:43:35 AM
(if you can dig them out of the snow drift!) :D

"I can.  I just choose not to."
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on March 16, 2015, 11:57:52 AM
Another gorgeous day here. It's 81°F with a clear sky. Spring is around the corner.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on March 17, 2015, 05:14:04 AM
Susan & I are on a short vacation to southern Florida (East Coast) this time - left North Carolina a few days ago in the rain and temp @ 45 F; been sunny and in the 80s in FL - enjoying!  Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on July 08, 2015, 10:56:10 AM
Record snows - still there in July: http://news.yahoo.com/boston-snow-summer-161226044.html# (http://news.yahoo.com/boston-snow-summer-161226044.html#)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on July 08, 2015, 11:09:26 AM
96°F / 36°C and sunny here in East Texas. Freakin' humidity is through the roof, though, due to the great rains we had all winter and spring. Once that dries out it'll be perfect!

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on July 08, 2015, 11:35:26 AM
Denver's yearly norm on rainfall: 14.3

It's only July and we are already at 11.55

Here you go:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/weather/weather-blogs/rainfall-in-denver-is-4-inches-above-normal
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on July 08, 2015, 11:45:44 AM
Denver's yearly norm on rainfall: 14.3

It's only July and we are already at 11.55

Here you go:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/weather/weather-blogs/rainfall-in-denver-is-4-inches-above-normal

Yeah, but Dude, we had 20+" in May alone!!!  :o :o

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 18, 2015, 10:11:53 AM
Gosh, suddenly it is pouring.

(And, yes, we do need the rain.)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on March 23, 2016, 09:27:11 AM
Getting walloped with snow.  70 yesterday and out doing spring yard work in short sleeves.  Now, we are looking at 14 inches and it did not kick in until 4 A.M.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 23, 2016, 09:55:14 AM
Zowie.  We had not much snow at all overnight Sunday into Monday, and the weather has turned milder right away.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on March 24, 2016, 10:13:51 AM

     Soon I won't need my heater.(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/cheesy.gif)

     
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: jochanaan on March 25, 2016, 02:59:30 PM
Getting walloped with snow.  70 yesterday and out doing spring yard work in short sleeves.  Now, we are looking at 14 inches and it did not kick in until 4 A.M.
Typical Colorado weather.  Reminds me of the Mind Eraser roller coaster at Elitch Gardens! 8) :laugh:
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Bogey on March 25, 2016, 03:11:50 PM
Typical Colorado weather.  Reminds me of the Mind Eraser roller coaster at Elitch Gardens! 8) :laugh:

 ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on August 17, 2016, 11:35:04 PM
15-20 oC (59-68 oF) and partly cloudy for a good long while.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on August 18, 2016, 12:14:26 AM
It's cloudy, overcast and no longer hot - hooray!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on August 19, 2016, 06:40:50 AM
This week the weather has been beautiful - apart from today. More exactly...

...I've been on jury service since Monday. I could have got out of it relatively easy due to being self-employed, but that wouldn't sit right with me. So all week I've been at the court. I walked there (two miles) and walked back (different route and so almost two and a half miles) every day apart from this one, because as soon as we'd been discharged and I stepped outside the building it began to rain heavily. It's still raining and if anything heavier than before.

An aside: despite my perhaps somewhat colourful life, this was my first time in a courtroom. When we arrived they put us in a basement area with tables and chairs, but no windows and so everyone was sweating. Ah, "just like in 12 Angry Men". Remember the scene where the fan doesn't work? With that in mind I volunteered to stand on a chair and switched on the air conditioning. It didn't work.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Ghost Sonata on September 05, 2016, 06:06:57 AM
In St. Louis, autumn does not so much "arrive" as summer just exhausts itself.  On our street, dried-up leaves drift along the thorough-fare creating an autumnal scene, but temps remain in the 80s and low 90s. It's Labor Day today and so am being laborious:  the creeping jenny (ground cover) in our rose circle gave-up the ghost several weeks ago and so I'm going low maintenance and covering the area with weed carpet and stone. Prob. look better anyway.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 05, 2016, 01:47:09 PM
TO all our southeastern US members, stay safe! Hopefully, you'll miss the brunt of things from Hurricane Matthew, but it's looking like some of you might get a sideswipe at a minimum.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on October 05, 2016, 02:21:55 PM
TO all our southeastern US members, stay safe! Hopefully, you'll miss the brunt of things from Hurricane Matthew, but it's looking like some of you might get a sideswipe at a minimum.

Thank you!
I live in the southern edge of the Hurricane Warning area, and will certainly get at least tropical storm conditions even if the core of the storm stays at sea.  I am expecting to lose power at some point Thursday night/Friday early AM.

Availability of bread, water, batteries, and gas for cars this morning was like a scene from Venezuela: bare shelves, gas stations out of gas, etc.  I think a lot of people were panic buying.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 05, 2016, 02:35:07 PM
Susan & I just returned from a 4-day trip to the NC coast (Atlantic Beach-Morehead City-Beaufort) - tip of the arrow that I put on the map below - Matthew is predicted to come through the area as a Cat 2 hurricane - there are a lot of low-lying properties there - hope for the best, a beautiful area to visit - back home in Winston-Salem and suspect just some rain and wind, hopefully not too bad?

ADDENDUM - just in!  See second pic -  :laugh:  Dave (showed up on my FB page a few minutes ago).

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-wBSsSGm/0/L/1538088_1280x720-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-XMDKT9j/0/O/Screen%20Shot%202016-10-05%20at%206.26.59%20PM.png)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on October 10, 2016, 10:53:41 PM
During my run the sky was cloudy and the temperature around 48° F/9° C - not terribly cold, but I think I'll be wearing an extra layer tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on October 10, 2016, 11:00:13 PM
Rather cold and humid, autumnal. And I´ll be off to the South and Madrid tomorrow, and forecasts say rather miserable there too.
Then I´ll be going to the Soria province, and they say cold, but quite dry up there.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Jaakko Keskinen on October 18, 2016, 09:14:03 AM
Ï am one of those relatively few people who enjoy rain. It hasn't rained here for quite some time now and it's a bit depressing. It's still cold, though.  :-\
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: cilgwyn on October 18, 2016, 09:20:53 AM
I like it too. It;s quiet. No one hanging around. No open windows with noisy music pumping out of them. No noisy construction work....and definitely less! If it wasn't for the leak in the roof!! ??? :( Cold weather helps even further.......except for the heating bills! :(
I wish this mild snap would end! ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on October 18, 2016, 10:37:08 PM
Just been out for my morning run and the weather is decidedly dreich (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dreich).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 25, 2017, 05:10:36 AM
To anyone in the path of Harvey, stay safe! 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: John Copeland on August 25, 2017, 05:13:48 AM
To anyone in the path of Harvey, stay safe! 
Harvey looks ominous.  Here in Glasgow we have a mere pish of rain... :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 25, 2017, 05:14:15 AM
To anyone in the path of Harvey, stay safe!

Thanks, Neal. To my Texas friends; don't underestimate what 30+" of rain can do! We've seen it before, we don't expect a lot of wind (I don't), but I am ready for 15" of rain. Since I am further north of Houston, that should be about it. If you are south of Houston and reading this from home, WTF?  :o

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 25, 2017, 05:39:49 AM
Im in Hou, not much to see, but the city is stocking up for the storm

(http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/65/00/02/13893779/5/1024x1024.jpg)

http://m.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/In-preparation-for-Harvey-Houston-gets-boozy-11957142.php?cmpid=fb-mobile#photo-13893779 (http://m.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/In-preparation-for-Harvey-Houston-gets-boozy-11957142.php?cmpid=fb-mobile#photo-13893779)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 25, 2017, 05:45:19 AM
Man, nab that Dos Equis, stat!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: cilgwyn on August 25, 2017, 05:51:02 AM
Can't wait for it to rain again. I'll see less of my neighbour! The only downside. Heating bills,and water trickling down the upstairs wall. But less of my neighbour! Heating bills and leaking roof? Bring 'em on!! :) :) :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 25, 2017, 05:54:39 AM
Im in Hou, not much to see, but the city is stocking up for the storm

http://m.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/In-preparation-for-Harvey-Houston-gets-boozy-11957142.php?cmpid=fb-mobile#photo-13893779 (http://m.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/In-preparation-for-Harvey-Houston-gets-boozy-11957142.php?cmpid=fb-mobile#photo-13893779)

Remember 2001 when Allison dumped 30+" on you guys, what a freaking mess! If it turns to that, I hope you have some ideas... :-\
Man, nab that Dos Equis, stat! 


Too late, Karl, me and the girls already have them all. Bwa-ha-ha :D

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 25, 2017, 05:55:50 AM
Can't wait for it to rain again. I'll see less of my neighbour! The only downside. Heating bills,and water trickling down the upstairs wall. But less of my neighbour! Heating bills and leaking roof? Bring 'em on!! :) :) :)

Are you in a seasonal type of area? Or just having a drought?

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 25, 2017, 06:01:39 AM
Remember 2001 when Allison dumped 30+" on you guys, what a freaking mess! If it turns to that, I hope you have some ideas... :-\


Yes, but that 30+ was all in one day, this is going to be spread out over several days. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 25, 2017, 07:18:18 AM
Yes, but that 30+ was all in one day, this is going to be spread out over several days.

Well, almost. But yes, this time it looks like a whole week of it, which is way better than it sounds to outsiders. We are one of the best-drained places I've ever seen. Still, I'm glad to have my hilltop. :)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on August 25, 2017, 08:08:28 AM
It's not 30 inches of rain, but it it is enough to make staying indoors and listening to music the most reasonable option today
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/invest-92l-southeast-coast-florida-tropical-subtropical-development
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 25, 2017, 08:15:24 AM
It's not 30 inches of rain, but it it is enough to make staying indoors and listening to music the most reasonable option today
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/invest-92l-southeast-coast-florida-tropical-subtropical-development

That is always a "most reasonable option". :D  :D

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 25, 2017, 08:21:23 AM
Well, almost. But yes, this time it looks like a whole week of it, which is way better than it sounds to outsiders. We are one of the best-drained places I've ever seen. Still, I'm glad to have my hilltop. :)

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I am 72 feet above sea level, which qualifies as a hilltop in Houston
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 25, 2017, 08:50:31 AM
Practically the Washington Monument!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 25, 2017, 11:20:38 AM
I am 72 feet above sea level, which qualifies as a hilltop in Houston

Yeah, really! I didn't know there was anything that high down there. Here, it isn't tidal surge, it's rain. It would have to be of biblical proportions for me to be concerned. Now I have plenty of gas for the generator and a few cases of water, we're good for a month. :)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Senta on August 25, 2017, 12:06:31 PM
I am 72 feet above sea level, which qualifies as a hilltop in Houston

Hey neighbor! What part of town? We're on the west side, near Fondren/Westheimer.

Not worried about direct flooding to our residence, just hoping the power stays on, we may be stuck here for a while when everything else floods.

This was pretty funny - no one here likes Chicken and Waffles Lay's apparently -

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIBoS8GUQAArziZ.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 25, 2017, 12:43:46 PM
Hey neighbor! What part of town? We're on the west side, near Fondren/Westheimer.

Not worried about direct flooding to our residence, just hoping the power stays on, we may be stuck here for a while when everything else floods.

This was pretty funny - no one here likes Chicken and Waffles Lay's apparently -

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIBoS8GUQAArziZ.jpg)

Im in Katy, our power was out for about 6 hours after IKe, so not really worried about this one
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 25, 2017, 12:52:30 PM
This was pretty funny - no one here likes Chicken and Waffles Lay's apparently -

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIBoS8GUQAArziZ.jpg)

It would take more than a hurricane to get me eating those rascals!  :o  :D

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Parsifal on August 25, 2017, 12:53:58 PM
It would take more than a hurricane to get me eating those rascals!  :o  :D

Would nuclear conflagration do the trick?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 26, 2017, 04:10:58 AM
Zombie Apocalypse.

Maybe.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 26, 2017, 05:05:33 AM
Would nuclear conflagration do the trick?

You think El Tupé works for Lays?   :D

Zombie Apocalypse.

Maybe.

When is that scheduled, BTW?  I may need to run out and stock up on whatever is left from the hurricane and the nuclear conflagration...  :o  :o

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Parsifal on August 27, 2017, 04:25:06 PM
Silence on this thread has become unnerving. I hope our Texas members are safe.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Senta on August 27, 2017, 04:53:42 PM
I think we're just all in the same boat, completely stressed out :o

I'm sure many of you have been watching the news - "horrific" is an understatement.

Popping by here as we've kind of done all we can do preparation-wise right now, it's just waiting out a marathon of hell.

Thankfully we are on the second floor so our residence is safe, just worried about our cars right now. There are thousands and thousands in so much worse shape right now, cutting out of their roofs being rescued by boat.

In the five years I've lived in this location, we never had water up near us through several massive floods, but this time the bayous are out EVERYWHERE. It's just unimaginable devastation, looks like it will be even worse than TS Allison in 2001, and that was apocalyptic.

SW Houston is under a tornado warning right now, in areas where people are currently in rising water hoping for rescue.

I don't really have any more words for the situation taking place right now, all the way from the Hill Country to Louisiana.

Please take a moment to send some good vibes/prayers/anti-rain dances - anything positive our way, for the next several days.
Title: SO, GURN - SRV time?? - Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Scion7 on August 27, 2017, 05:05:51 PM
"Oh, there's a flood down in Texas . . . "

Be sure and check your house for rat'lers, coral snakes, moccasins, copperheads ...... they'll be seeking dry conditions.
Probably curled under the Haydn symphony box-sets.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Johnnie Burgess on August 27, 2017, 05:09:21 PM
I am north of Austin and only getting rain and some wind.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 27, 2017, 05:10:32 PM
Things are nothing here like they are down south. The latest report I saw is that they are now expecting 50" of rain in some places. 50"! That's freaking incredible. It has been raining here since noon yesterday, but it isn't a hard rain, just steady. We had only 3" when I checked it before dark. That's nothing. I just talked to a friend in Humble, which is north of Houston, where the airport is. She says her street is flooded but not up to her house yet. Plus she still has electricity and water. Millions don't, apparently.

Things on the prediction front would have to change a lot here before I would be concerned. I know a lot of people down that way though... :-\

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Title: GURN - Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Scion7 on August 27, 2017, 05:21:20 PM
It has been raining here since noon yesterday, but it isn't a hard rain, just steady. We had only 3" when I checked it before dark.

BUT your forecast calls for rain for the next three days (non-stop?)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c6/f1/d9/c6f1d9ae6dc03af3bef2decf07fe41a2.jpg)
Title: GURN - - Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Scion7 on August 27, 2017, 05:29:31 PM
We had only 3" when I checked it before dark. That's nothing. I

Thursday afternoon, when that 3" has turned into 16" . . .

(http://renewservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screen-Shot-2013-09-05-at-10.10.17-AM.png)

^ box of Gurn's Haydn string quartet collections . . .
Title: Re: GURN - Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 27, 2017, 05:32:36 PM
BUT your forecast calls for rain for the next three days (non-stop?)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c6/f1/d9/c6f1d9ae6dc03af3bef2decf07fe41a2.jpg)

No, the next 4 days... :-\

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Title: Re: GURN - - Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 27, 2017, 05:34:09 PM
Thursday afternoon, when that 3" has turned into 16" . . .

(http://renewservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screen-Shot-2013-09-05-at-10.10.17-AM.png)

^ box of Gurn's Haydn string quartet collections . . .

No worries, I live on top of a 50' hill, about 75' above the nearest water level. The one thing which would be a problem would be if I had to leave home for some reason. That might be a little trickier. :)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Scion7 on August 27, 2017, 05:50:16 PM
It's not the wind, it's not the rain, it's not the tornadoes . . .
it's those pesky man-eating sharks swimming down the streets.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d1/2e/e2/d12ee2f34ad89589091d481a236e4c4c.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 27, 2017, 05:52:37 PM
It's not the wind, it's not the rain, it's not the tornadoes . . .
it's those pesky man-eating sharks swimming down the streets.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d1/2e/e2/d12ee2f34ad89589091d481a236e4c4c.jpg)

Yup, that'll do it. Between that and those Lays Chicken & Waffles Potato Chips which are all that's left on the shelf, this storm is gonna be a bitch! :o  :o 

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Title: Re: GURN - Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Johnnie Burgess on August 27, 2017, 05:53:20 PM
No, the next 4 days... :-\

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Killeen Tx is expected to get rain 3 out of the next 4 days.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Scion7 on August 27, 2017, 05:55:47 PM
those Lays Chicken & Waffles Potato Chips which are all that's left on the shelf

Use it as shark repellent!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Senta on August 27, 2017, 07:35:31 PM
At least conditions are good for fishing here right now -

https://www.youtube.com/v/qQ2E8o1kahM
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 28, 2017, 02:08:59 AM
Use it as shark repellent!

But . . . what if it attracts them?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 28, 2017, 02:32:54 AM
Of the handful of people I know in Houston, at least two are flooded in their house to the knee. A third is not responding to anyone, so the hope is that the cell tower near them is down or some other similar reason for not responding (and not because they are in dire trouble). A fourth has some water leaking in, but they consider themselves lucky!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 28, 2017, 04:47:01 AM
I think we're just all in the same boat, completely stressed out :o

I'm sure many of you have been watching the news - "horrific" is an understatement.

Popping by here as we've kind of done all we can do preparation-wise right now, it's just waiting out a marathon of hell.

Thankfully we are on the second floor so our residence is safe, just worried about our cars right now. There are thousands and thousands in so much worse shape right now, cutting out of their roofs being rescued by boat.

In the five years I've lived in this location, we never had water up near us through several massive floods, but this time the bayous are out EVERYWHERE. It's just unimaginable devastation, looks like it will be even worse than TS Allison in 2001, and that was apocalyptic.

SW Houston is under a tornado warning right now, in areas where people are currently in rising water hoping for rescue.

I don't really have any more words for the situation taking place right now, all the way from the Hill Country to Louisiana.

Please take a moment to send some good vibes/prayers/anti-rain dances - anything positive our way, for the next several days.

Glad to see you all are OK,  The flood control tech is amazing, been monitoring creek levels online through the whole storm.  With my house at 117' about a mile west of GB Park / Barker reservoir and about 10' higher than the levee walls, I am lucky to be in a good location.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 28, 2017, 05:00:45 AM
what pisses me off is the news reports saying the city should have been evacuated.   You cant just wave your hands evacuate millions of people. The only reason to evacuate is for a storm surge, not potential rain fall. The proof is that while the property damage is extensive, the death toll in a city of 6 million people is less than 10. Would that have been the case with millions of people clogging the freeways trying to get out of town in the unpredictable path of a major hurricane?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Johnnie Burgess on August 28, 2017, 05:30:38 AM
what pisses me off is the news reports saying the city should have been evacuated.   You cant just wave your hands evacuate millions of people. The only reason to evacuate is for a storm surge, not potential rain fall. The proof is that while the property damage is extensive, the death toll in a city of 6 million people is less than 10. Would that have been the case with millions of people clogging the freeways trying to get out of town in the unpredictable path of a major hurricane?


If you are in a place that floods if you get 4 inches of rain in a day what would you expect if they were forecast is for over 20 inches and now is going to be for over 50?  Tell people to stay and hope it does not happen?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on August 28, 2017, 07:53:03 AM
A tiny note found somewhere in the massive, global news feed about the Harvey hurricane:
while all media attention is on that, 8 million people are fleeing floodings in Bangladesh.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 28, 2017, 07:56:10 AM
Ghastly.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 28, 2017, 08:01:39 AM
A tiny note found somewhere in the massive, global news feed about the Harvey hurricane:
while all media attention is on that, 8 million people are fleeing floodings in Bangladesh.

But thankfully we have morally superior people on the Internet to remind us of these things
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brian on August 28, 2017, 08:05:06 AM
If you are in a place that floods if you get 4 inches of rain in a day what would you expect if they were forecast is for over 20 inches and now is going to be for over 50?  Tell people to stay and hope it does not happen?
Last time Houston told its citizens to flee, the traffic looked like this:

(https://www.kingwood.com/message_board/forumimgs/826577952559773.jpg)

And more people died in the traffic - when waters rose on the roadways and left them trapped in cars - than died at home.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 28, 2017, 08:07:17 AM
Last time Houston told its citizens to flee, the traffic looked like this:

(https://www.kingwood.com/message_board/forumimgs/826577952559773.jpg)

And more people died in the traffic - when waters rose on the roadways and left them trapped in cars - than died at home.

yes, but actually there was no water - the storm (Hurricane Rita) veered east and left the city high and dry.  Over 100 people died from heat exposure, traffic accidents and other issues completely unrelated to weather.  If these storms had hit people on the road like there would have been a catastrophic loss of life.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 28, 2017, 08:07:57 AM
Last time Houston told its citizens to flee, the traffic looked like this:

(https://www.kingwood.com/message_board/forumimgs/826577952559773.jpg)

And more people died in the traffic - when waters rose on the roadways and left them trapped in cars - than died at home.

Well, that would have been catastrophic this week.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 28, 2017, 08:14:03 AM
The flooding will expand, and it will be slow to recede. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/harvey-impact/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-low_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.5271a396dd8a)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 28, 2017, 08:17:19 AM
yes, but actually there was no water - the storm (Hurricane Rita) veered east and left the city high and dry.  Over 100 people died from heat exposure, traffic accidents and other issues completely unrelated to weather.  If these storms had hit people on the road like there would have been a catastrophic loss of life.

What was particularly ironic is that many of those people were heading up here to Nacogdoches and Longview. I was in Nac at the time; we got our asses kicked! The eye, still at 75mph when it got here, passed withing a mile of downtown, and took out thousands of acres of forestland and the other things up here that got in its way. In addition, all of the stores and filling stations got emptied out in record time and many people couldn't even get gas to get back home again!

No point in coming all the way up here just to be in time for the storm to really hit. :-\

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Parsifal on August 28, 2017, 08:33:21 AM
Sounds like the news reports I've been reading are not exaggerated. The quantities of rain being forecast are impossible for me to even imagine.

The worst weather experience I've had was 7 years ago. Two snow storms came through and dropped 30" of snow in the space of 48 hours. Then the power went out for 4 days. It stayed very cold for the following week. Temperature was down to 40 degrees (5C) in the house and 15 degrees (-10C) outside. Couldn't get the car out for 5 days. But we had enough food and could cook on the gas stove. Seems like an idyllic vacation, in comparison.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 28, 2017, 08:48:23 AM
Sounds like the news reports I've been reading are not exaggerated. The quantities of rain being forecast are impossible for me to even imagine.

The worst weather experience I've had was 7 years ago. Two snow storms came through and dropped 30" of snow in the space of 48 hours. Then the power went out for 4 days. It stayed very cold for the following week. Temperature was down to 40 degrees (5C) in the house and 15 degrees (-10C) outside. Couldn't get the car out for 5 days. But we had enough food and could cook on the gas stove. Seems like an idyllic vacation, in comparison.

I've been in those in Vermont (I grew up there). We didn't lose electricity usually, which is what makes the difference, but the rest of it was pretty regular. I have only peripherally dealt with flooding, and that was bad enough. I've been around a little bit, and I agree, the whole concept of 50" of rain simply boggles the mind. The only possible exaggeration I can see with this coverage is the idea that it is equally bad everywhere. There are many "islands in the stream", but even for them, there is not really a way out right now. :-\

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on August 28, 2017, 08:51:41 AM
But thankfully we have morally superior people on the Internet to remind us of these things
The source was a Red Cross official.

Wasn't my intention to be morally superior, but the international media focus on the US regarding most issues isn't a balanced policy, and quite tiring to some.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 28, 2017, 08:54:35 AM
Sounds like the news reports I've been reading are not exaggerated. The quantities of rain being forecast are impossible for me to even imagine.

The worst weather experience I've had was 7 years ago. Two snow storms came through and dropped 30" of snow in the space of 48 hours. Then the power went out for 4 days. It stayed very cold for the following week. Temperature was down to 40 degrees (5C) in the house and 15 degrees (-10C) outside. Couldn't get the car out for 5 days. But we had enough food and could cook on the gas stove. Seems like an idyllic vacation, in comparison.

1 inch of rain = about 13 inches of snow, but at least here you don't have to worry about exposure
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 28, 2017, 08:57:40 AM
Looks like we are now at about 10:00 on the hurricane, rain is coming from the East rather than the South and slowing as the dirty right side slowly moves past.  Now the issue is the rivers and reservoirs
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Parsifal on August 28, 2017, 09:11:12 AM
I've been in those in Vermont (I grew up there). We didn't lose electricity usually, which is what makes the difference, but the rest of it was pretty regular. I have only peripherally dealt with flooding, and that was bad enough. I've been around a little bit, and I agree, the whole concept of 50" of rain simply boggles the mind. The only possible exaggeration I can see with this coverage is the idea that it is equally bad everywhere. There are many "islands in the stream", but even for them, there is not really a way out right now. :-\

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Our storm was in a region not accustomed to heavy snowfall (DC) and even got a nickname (Snowmaggon). It was very egalitarian, everyone was socked in. Very different from Houston where those on high ground will be relatively fortunate and will only have to wait for the water to drain away. Others will have overwhelming damage to their homes and loss of property.

1 inch of rain = about 13 inches of snow, but at least here you don't have to worry about exposure

...and you don't have to shovel it. For a month there were dump trucks with license plates three states away rumbling past our house, hauling snow to the outskirts of town.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 28, 2017, 09:18:45 AM
Our storm was in a region not accustomed to heavy snowfall (DC) and even got a nickname (Snowmaggon). It was very egalitarian, everyone was socked in. Very different from Houston where those on high ground will be relatively fortunate and will only have to wait for the water to drain away. Others will have overwhelming damage to their homes and loss of property.

...and you don't have to shovel it. For a month there were dump trucks with license plates three states away rumbling past our house, hauling snow to the outskirts of town.

Ah, I remember that; Snow-mageddon or sommat such. You're right, it all depends where you grew up on how much of an ordeal it is. And when, for that matter. It has been several years since Vermont had that sort of weather, although when I was in my early teens, I recall a stretch of 180 hours below zero F which actually made the papers. I got a rude reminder of that last February when I went up for my father's funeral and we got 16" of snow overnight. Just like old times.  :)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 28, 2017, 09:20:27 AM
Looks like we are now at about 10:00 on the hurricane, rain is coming from the East rather than the South and slowing as the dirty right side slowly moves past.  Now the issue is the rivers and reservoirs

That can only be a good thing, although not so much for Louisiana, I reckon. It was originally predicted to pass over us on the way out, but now it looks to be more easterly. Still raining here though...

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 28, 2017, 10:04:50 AM
The area under Harvey got 3.6 times as much water dumped on it over the last 120 hours than flowed into the Gulf from the Mississippi River


https://spacecityweather.com/harvey-almost-certainly-the-biggest-us-flood-storm-of-all-time/ (https://spacecityweather.com/harvey-almost-certainly-the-biggest-us-flood-storm-of-all-time/)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brian on August 28, 2017, 10:13:58 AM
By the way, I in fact did evacuate Houston. My friends and I were visiting on vacation, and we left not out of necessity, but just because we wanted to be careful that we got back to work Monday (today). When we made the decision to leave, not many people in Houston believed it would get this bad - the hotel desk clerks were joking with me that other guests had simply ordered a couple bags of groceries so they could stay the weekend. They were a little surprised when we asked to check out early. Traffic leaving the city Friday around 10:30 a.m. was very light.

We did evacuate a friend of ours who packed and rode back in my car. He's staying in Dallas for at least a week, looks like.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Parsifal on August 28, 2017, 10:56:04 AM
I'm not sure ending a vacation early counts as "evacuation." :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Brian on August 28, 2017, 11:11:14 AM
I'm not sure ending a vacation early counts as "evacuation." :)
well...fair enough  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 29, 2017, 09:12:42 AM
Despite efforts to control release, second Houston dam expected to overflow (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/28/houston-releases-water-from-two-dams-in-attempt-to-prevent-uncontrolled-overflow/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_dams-1210pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.1d27c008b27c)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on August 30, 2017, 01:08:26 AM
I must apologize if a previous entry of mine gave the impression that I thought the Harvey hurricane wasn´t a particularly serious incident. Obviously it has been proved to be that. The main reason for my entry was the media tendency to exaggerate small weather stories, extremely common in my country too, and the tendency to focus on less important material from the US at the expense of other stories, such as celebrity gossip and recently when an unidentified bag was found outside the White House, literally producing headlines globally just a few minutes later.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 30, 2017, 02:21:34 AM
I took you as simply pointing out another terrible and similar disaster elsewhere, exactly for the reason you say:  A lot of "news" air-time in the US gets taken up with the latest Snooki sighting, e.g.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on August 30, 2017, 02:31:05 AM
I took you as simply pointing out another terrible and similar disaster elsewhere, exactly for the reason you say:  A lot of "news" air-time in the US gets taken up with the latest Snooki sighting, e.g.

Thanks.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 30, 2017, 03:39:29 AM
I must apologize if a previous entry of mine gave the impression that I thought the Harvey hurricane wasn´t a particularly serious incident. Obviously it has been proved to be that. The main reason for my entry was the media tendency to exaggerate small weather stories, extremely common in my country too, and the tendency to focus on less important material from the US at the expense of other stories, such as celebrity gossip and recently when an unidentified bag was found outside the White House, literally producing headlines globally just a few minutes later.

I knew that. On the subject of Bangladesh, my office mate is Bangladeshi and I asked him what was going on. He says the problem isn't any rain in their country, it is the monsoon rains back up against the Himalayas. They swell the rivers, and the excess water is caught up in flood control dams in India. By treaty, India is able to release this water when reservoirs are full. The timing of the release is ungoverned, and this time they just decided to do them all at once, since there is nothing downstream but Bangladesh anyway. 8 million people may have been affected by this, but they didn't necessarily evacuate in the sense the news media may have given. There is no place for them to go, so they just hunkered down until it is all over and will rebuild. So really, this was more a manmade disaster which would have been an act of war if the combatants were equal...

OT, you probably now know and care more about it than Trump ever will. MAGA.

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 30, 2017, 05:39:57 AM
I must apologize if a previous entry of mine gave the impression that I thought the Harvey hurricane wasn´t a particularly serious incident. Obviously it has been proved to be that. The main reason for my entry was the media tendency to exaggerate small weather stories, extremely common in my country too, and the tendency to focus on less important material from the US at the expense of other stories, such as celebrity gossip and recently when an unidentified bag was found outside the White House, literally producing headlines globally just a few minutes later.

Sorry I was a little caustic, things have been tense around here
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 30, 2017, 06:14:08 AM
Sorry I was a little caustic, things have been tense around here

No doubt.  Be strong!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Senta on August 30, 2017, 10:12:25 AM
So, an update:

We did turn out fine in west Houston, cars even okay too, never lost power.

My parents live where right now on CNN they are desperately doing boat and air rescues so they didn't fare so well.

About 4 inches of water in the house, at least they had a second story to go to, it is receding and now they begin a long cleanup.

Had a cousin get rescued by boat this morning (with a baby and toddler!) after water coming waist deep in the space of just hours middle of the night.

Awful! Time to just move maybe, doubt I could get my parents to though (and they really need to), but all the family is around this area.

Mother Nature sucks. If not hurricanes here, elsewhere it's flash floods/wildfires/earthquakes/tornadoes/too much snow or something!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Parsifal on August 30, 2017, 10:25:35 AM
Mother Nature sucks.

The alternative is worse.

Glad you are ok, and hopefully your family has survived the worst of it.

Whatever doesn't kill you makes you str.... that's bullshit and we all know it.

I knew this song when I was a kid, but it never made sense to me until much later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fpbCLNyPUA
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 30, 2017, 11:28:36 AM
So, an update:

We did turn out fine in west Houston, cars even okay too, never lost power.

My parents live where right now on CNN they are desperately doing boat and air rescues so they didn't fare so well.

About 4 inches of water in the house, at least they had a second story to go to, it is receding and now they begin a long cleanup.

Had a cousin get rescued by boat this morning (with a baby and toddler!) after water coming waist deep in the space of just hours middle of the night.

Awful! Time to just move maybe, doubt I could get my parents to though (and they really need to), but all the family is around this area.

Mother Nature sucks. If not hurricanes here, elsewhere it's flash floods/wildfires/earthquakes/tornadoes/too much snow or something!

Glad to hear everyone is OK, sorry about your parents' flooding. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 30, 2017, 12:07:35 PM
So, an update:

Thanks for the update. I'm sure I'm not the only one who was concerned for your safety.

Sarge
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 03, 2018, 05:46:18 AM
A “bomb cyclone” doesn’t really sound very good, does it? (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_cwg-vortex-405pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b611a857322c)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mahlerian on January 03, 2018, 02:48:55 PM
A “bomb cyclone” doesn’t really sound very good, does it? (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_cwg-vortex-405pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b611a857322c)

Best of luck to you and your family.  It's going to be quite a storm.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on January 03, 2018, 03:10:38 PM
I think "bomb cyclone" is what used to be called a "nor'easter", or "winter storm."  ::)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 03, 2018, 03:13:18 PM
A “bomb cyclone” doesn’t really sound very good, does it? (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_cwg-vortex-405pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b611a857322c)

Indeed. It doesn’t sound good at all nor does it look good on the radar:

(https://www.sciencealert.com/images/articles/processed/wind-pressure-cap2_1024.jpg)

I hope everything turns out well for you and your family, Karl. Godspeed, kind sir.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on January 03, 2018, 03:31:37 PM
I don't know, it seems that in the age of the weather channel weather rhetoric has just gotten out of control. I looked at the forecast for Boston. 8-12 inches of snow and wind up to 30 miles per hour. They had to make up a new word (bomb cyclone) for that? It will, however, get impressively cold for a day after that (not getting above 5 degrees F on Saturday). It will be like being transported to Buffalo, New York for a day. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kyjo on January 03, 2018, 04:49:09 PM
Not much snow here in Pittsburgh, just cold. Looking foward to a balmy high of 9 degrees on Friday 8)

And yeah, I agree with Scarpia, the Weather Channel does tend to blow things out of proportion with their dramatic rhetoric. That said, it's better that they over-hype things so people are prepared than the other way around.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 04, 2018, 05:54:16 AM
I think "bomb cyclone" is what used to be called a "nor'easter", or "winter storm."  ::)

Well, in this case it's coming up from the sou'east.

Snow emergency in Boston in effect 7am.  I am sheltering in place up in Middlesex County.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 04, 2018, 05:55:48 AM
Not much snow here in Pittsburgh, just cold. Looking foward to a balmy high of 9 degrees on Friday 8)

And yeah, I agree with Scarpia, the Weather Channel does tend to blow things out of proportion with their dramatic rhetoric. That said, it's better that they over-hype things so people are prepared than the other way around.

I never go near the Weather Channel (I think it was they who started naming winter storms as a market gimmick).

It's the National Weather Service (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.3559&lon=-71.055&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=digital) for me, or nothing.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on January 04, 2018, 06:54:52 AM
Many here have made a habit of visiting the Norwegian weather office´s detailed forecast for Denmark, since the Norwegian www.yr.no folks tend to do it better than our local one www.dmi.dk ... Still, even today´s forecast can be quite wrong from time to time, especially as regards rain.

Not much of a winter here yet, hardly any frost, and no snow ...

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 04, 2018, 07:23:46 AM
I don't know, it seems that in the age of the weather channel weather rhetoric has just gotten out of control. I looked at the forecast for Boston. 8-12 inches of snow and wind up to 30 miles per hour. They had to make up a new word (bomb cyclone) for that? It will, however, get impressively cold for a day after that (not getting above 5 degrees F on Saturday). It will be like being transported to Buffalo, New York for a day. :)

Bombogenesis is a real thing, and there are certain conditions that must be met to be called a 'bomb' (like falling air pressure of 24 millibars or more within  24 hours). On the other hand, the whole 'bomb' thing is often misused or refers to other things in other countries.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: (: premont :) on January 04, 2018, 07:25:11 AM
Many here have made a habit of visiting the Norwegian weather office´s detailed forecast for Denmark, since the Norwegian www.yr.no folks tend to do it better than our local one www.dmi.dk ... Still, even today´s forecast can be quite wrong from time to time, especially as regards rain.

Yes, and this applies even more to me, who live in the northern part of the country.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on January 04, 2018, 07:35:03 AM
Yes, and this applies even more to me, who live in the northern part of the country.

I always double check with www.yr.no, and this also applies to one of my (municipal) employers, when we are to do any outdoor field work ... Both services have forecasts with very detailed, hourly developments, which is a nice, modern feature - when they function ;D Normally however, when abroad, I´d check out the local, national weather office for reliability ... I guess that say in the US ther are many, competing services.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 04, 2018, 07:43:28 AM
I never go near the Weather Channel (I think it was they who started naming winter storms as a market gimmick).

It's the National Weather Service (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.3559&lon=-71.055&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=digital) for me, or nothing.

Karl - stay safe and warm!  :)  I'm watching the Weather Channel at the moment - enjoy a lot of the people out in the 'storms' like Jim Cantore - brother in-law in the Montauk house which is under blizzard conditions at the moment - he'll likely post a pic or two on FB.  The Carolina coastal area is getting snow and wind but in the Piedmont we are just in a cold spell and sunny.  Looks like we are up to 'Winter Storm Grayson' - Dave

(https://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/winter-names-2017-2018.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 04, 2018, 08:27:12 AM
I do remember, Dave, days when I did watch The Weather Channel with the girls, and Jim Cantore and Mike Seidel always seemed to find astonishing storm photo settings  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on January 04, 2018, 08:45:44 AM
Well, in this case it's coming up from the sou'east.

Snow emergency in Boston in effect 7am.  I am sheltering in place up in Middlesex County.

Nor'easter describes the direction of the wind, with would be from the North-east in a cyclone approaching the U.S. east coast from over the Atlantic ocean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27easter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27easter)

The current storm seems to be a particularly severe example of this type of storm.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 04, 2018, 08:51:11 AM
Nor'easter describes the direction of the wind, with would be from the North-east in a cyclone approaching the U.S. east coast from over the Atlantic ocean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27easter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27easter)

The current storm seems to be a particularly severe example of this type of storm.


I expect you are right.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on January 04, 2018, 01:51:12 PM
Sounds nasty. I hope everyone is hiding inside with a nice hot chicken soup.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: BasilValentine on January 04, 2018, 02:09:31 PM
I expect you are right.

Yes, the system moving SW to NE but its rotation counterclockwise so that the winds come from the NE. Learned the phenomenon well when I lived in Boston. Here in the Adirondacks we are largely out of range of this one but look forward to below zero highs for the weekend. Burning lots of wood.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on January 04, 2018, 06:34:52 PM
Unless they are gigantic systems, the weather in Montreal is generally different from that of nearby New England. The Appalachians stand in between, so what we normally get originates from the west or southwest (the Great Lakes) instead. Sometimes, as has been true for the last 10 days it’s a direct onslaught from the arctic north. Our eastern neighbours in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, though, usually get the brunt of northwestern atlantic storms.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 05, 2018, 04:47:40 AM
Phase I of digging out the cars was not bad (snow is dry and light), but there was too much work for an hour's effort, which was as much as I could reasonably manage.  Will head out later to finish the task . . . by which time, my landlord may have cleared off the driveway, too.
Title: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 05, 2018, 04:48:48 AM
Before ....


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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on January 05, 2018, 08:56:51 AM
Warming up here, looking forward to the beginning of Spring next month
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on January 05, 2018, 09:13:32 AM
Warming up here, looking forward to the beginning of Spring next month

???  Spring starts the month after next.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on January 05, 2018, 09:17:15 AM
???  Spring starts the month after next.

St Valentines day is basically the first day of Spring in Houston
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on January 05, 2018, 09:24:19 AM
St Valentines day is basically the first day of Spring in Houston

If you are going to go by temperature, there is no winter in Houston. 75% of the year is summer and spring directly follows autumn. For me the most significant thing about the seasons is light. The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year, the first day of Summer is the longest day of the year. Spring and autumn are defined by the equinoxes, temperature not withstanding.  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on January 05, 2018, 10:00:01 AM
If you are going to go by temperature, there is no winter in Houston. 75% of the year is summer and spring directly follows autumn. For me the most significant thing about the seasons is light. The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year, the first day of Summer is the longest day of the year. Spring and autumn are defined by the equinoxes, temperature not withstanding.  :)

None of that is relevant in a tropical climate.  Houston is subtropical so it’s fuzzy and I was just using the term casually, but Mid Feb is the time you start to plant around here
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: bwv 1080 on January 07, 2018, 05:10:18 AM
Was in the high 20s a couple days ago and a much more civilized high of 72 forecast today
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on January 07, 2018, 06:04:49 PM
Supposed to get into the low 80s here next week.  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Hollywood on January 07, 2018, 11:43:24 PM
Still no snow here in Vienna. It's raining today but the temps here have been warmer than usual (in the 40s F mostly). New Year's Eve we got up into the 50s F. According to The Weather Channel the next 10 days here will be in the 40s F. In the 24 years that I have been living in Austria, this is the warmest winter so far. Being a native Los Angelino I am quite happy not having to deal with the snow in Vienna.  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 08, 2018, 03:05:56 PM
It’s 41°F here with light rain. Not bad and quite happy that the below freezing temperatures have subsided (for now).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 09, 2018, 08:14:27 AM
Emerging out of the sharp frost, today's 40° feels like T-shirt weather here in Boston.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on January 09, 2018, 08:52:20 AM
It's raining, winter has finally started.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 09, 2018, 07:00:10 PM
Emerging out of the sharp frost, today's 40° feels like T-shirt weather here in Boston.

And a welcome relief I’m sure! :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on February 27, 2018, 05:15:25 AM
About a foot of snow here. Country grinds to a halt.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2018, 05:41:01 AM
Unseasonably warm, though at present only mildly.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2018, 05:41:40 AM
About a foot of snow here. Country grinds to a halt.

If it is any comfort, Tennessee grinds to a halt if there is half an inch of snow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on February 27, 2018, 05:51:31 AM
The polar vortex we endured in January brought us -30 celsius temperatures. It has now moved east and Europe is under its spell. My sister-in-law sent us pictures of her Provence garden under 4 inches of snow. Unreal !
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Jo498 on February 27, 2018, 06:00:30 AM
It is not all that cold in Germany although it is cold for late February and compared to most winters of the last years: 10-15 below freezing at night and 3-5 below during the day despite sunny blue skies. Somewhat colder in the eastern parts. And, unfortunately, a biting wind.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Biffo on February 27, 2018, 06:09:18 AM
It has just started snowing here in Bournemouth, a rare event, hope it doesn't settle. Earlier in the month I was in Brittany and a couple of centimetres of snow made headline news in the local newspaper in Pontivy; it had nearly all gone by late afternoon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on February 27, 2018, 06:21:20 AM
Winter got here very late, but now we are sharing a Siberian weather delivery with a lot of Europe, typically minus 5 -10 degrees Celsius but also strong, icy winds and a bit of snow. One of my jobs implies cycling 3-4x 45 minutes per day, a cold experience. But a good deal of sun, which is refreshing compared to earlier. There has been a public call for volunteers willing to share their homes with the homeless, some of them immigrants, for the night - to avoid fatalities.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Spineur on February 27, 2018, 06:54:46 AM
Its quite cold here (not that cold by André's standard !).  But this leads to rather unusual and beautiful view of snowy cities.  The Colosseum under the snow is something I had never seen before.

(https://media.ouest-france.fr/v1/pictures/a9ce47ccab18744cdaa92534a19a997f-rome.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on February 27, 2018, 07:08:59 AM
Btw, in spite of a bit of European winter, temperatures in the Arctic are no less than 20 degrees Celsius above average, and at the northernmost weather station the other day they measured 4 degrees plus.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2018, 07:26:30 AM
The general warming notwithstanding, things will get erratic locally.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Jo498 on February 27, 2018, 07:31:46 AM
As I said, the only somewhat unusual thing is such late cold and sunny weather after a mostly mild and very grey winter. The weather would not be unusual at all between late december and early february but overall such cold has become rare and winters greyer and milder.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on February 27, 2018, 08:49:39 AM
Oh yes, the greyness ... not so nice.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 27, 2018, 08:56:39 AM
It’s absolutely gorgeous here with a blue sky and with a current temperature of 55°F.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on February 27, 2018, 11:19:41 AM
scattered showers, afternoon high 81F, overnight low predicted to be in the low 60s.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on February 27, 2018, 11:20:38 AM
It rained yesterday, winter is resurgent!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on February 27, 2018, 03:44:15 PM
Currently 27 degrees and sunny. Will probably reach a maximum of 31 by the afternoon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on February 27, 2018, 05:01:52 PM
Currently 27 degrees and sunny. Will probably reach a maximum of 31 by the afternoon.

Centigrade?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on February 27, 2018, 07:04:17 PM
Centigrade?

Yes, at least I hope it's centigrade/celsius otherwise I would be a block of ice right now
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 27, 2018, 08:30:03 PM
Yes, at least I hope it's centigrade/celsius otherwise I would be a block of ice right now

Indeed or you might as well move to Siberia. ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Hollywood on February 27, 2018, 11:14:21 PM
Here in Vienna it has been very chilly indeed. Today's high should reach 22°F if we're lucky. This is way too cold for Vienna but by next Monday it should be back in the low 40°s F which is normal. Since the beginning of Nov. it has only snowed here 3 times and if it stuck around at all it was only for one day. The last couple of days here we have had very light snow flurries but it isn't sticking. The snowflakes are so tiny you can barely see them.

I'll just be so glad when winter is over. Even though I have lived in Vienna for almost 25 years I still hate the winters here. I am a native SoCal gal where it's pretty much summer all year round. You can take the gal out of SoCal, but you can't take SoCal out of this gal.  ;) 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 27, 2018, 11:29:58 PM
It's -23 °C/-9.4 °F (-28 °C/-18 °F with windchill) here and it's cold enough for me.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on February 27, 2018, 11:59:35 PM
It's -23 °C/-9.4 °F (-28 °C/-18 °F with windchill) here and it's cold enough for me.

That sounds painful
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Marc on February 28, 2018, 03:31:05 AM
It's -23 °C/-9.4 °F (-28 °C/-18 °F with windchill) here and it's cold enough for me.

If only we had your climate.
Every year an Elfstedentocht / Eleven Cities Race.

Dutch madness.
Yet in a positive way.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/47/42/MTh7il3M_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/83/45/8R1b7inK_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/fc/12/0vtrDxjG_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/1d/3a/XEXl2oB4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on February 28, 2018, 04:02:07 AM
If only we had your climate.
Every year an Elfstedentocht / Eleven Cities Race.

Dutch madness.
Yet in a positive way.

Yeah the winter's been quite nice and mild really, apart from these couple of days, and some similar temperatures earlier in Feb/Jan.
Last summer was the coldest in 55 years or so here, not a fan of that..
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Jo498 on February 28, 2018, 04:07:54 AM
If only we had your climate.
Every year an Elfstedentocht / Eleven Cities Race.

Dutch madness.
Yet in a positive way.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/1d/3a/XEXl2oB4_o.jpg)

I am surprised that the last one was in 1997. In Germany both (especially) 2009/10 and 10/11 were long and frosty, apparently not enough in the Netherlands. I do not remember 1997 well enough, though.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Marc on February 28, 2018, 05:03:07 AM
I am surprised that the last one was in 1997. In Germany both (especially) 2009/10 and 10/11 were long and frosty, apparently not enough in the Netherlands. I do not remember 1997 well enough, though.

In those winters there was a chance, but due to several reasons, a.o. influence of salty sea water, snowfall, et cetera, they didn't manage to realize it. Mind you: the route is 200 kilometers, and there are 16.000 competitors.

So, we dreamt for a while, but it never became reality.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on February 28, 2018, 06:09:38 AM
You should have lived in the Little Ice Age  :D

(https://ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com/a031c22880a58664654cfebdc79f2fd3f4fdf00d.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on February 28, 2018, 06:18:21 AM
We even had a visiting army of Swedes crossing the sea back then ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 28, 2018, 06:18:39 AM
And, about that “Chinese hoax”:

Europe is so cold now that the Arctic appears to be a warm escape

As London and Rome — which rarely see freezing weather — get buried under snow, the Arctic is witnessing one of its warmest winters ever. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/02/28/europe-is-so-cold-now-that-the-arctic-appears-to-be-a-warm-escape/?utm_term=.d05c48bf6730)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on February 28, 2018, 08:29:49 AM
Yes, at least I hope it's centigrade/celsius otherwise I would be a block of ice right now

For a lot of people 27 F would be warm. I had to look up your profile, determine what hemisphere you are in, determine that it is summer at your location and evaluate both unit options to surmise that it was centigrade. That's a lot of work.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Marc on February 28, 2018, 12:35:01 PM
You should have lived in the Little Ice Age  :D

(https://ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com/a031c22880a58664654cfebdc79f2fd3f4fdf00d.jpg)

Yeah.
Warming ourselves in the Amsterdam Nieuwe Kerk, with JP Sweelinck playing the organ. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on February 28, 2018, 03:39:27 PM
For a lot of people 27 F would be warm. I had to look up your profile, determine what hemisphere you are in, determine that it is summer at your location and evaluate both unit options to surmise that it was centigrade. That's a lot of work.



I am not really used to converting to F when the majority of the world doesn't use it. :-\
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Baron Scarpia on February 28, 2018, 03:45:09 PM
I am not really used to converting to F when the majority of the world doesn't use it. :-\

I'm not suggesting you convert, just that you supply the units with the number.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 05, 2018, 02:38:00 AM
No water here since Saturday morning. Thawing out water pipes have burst. Local water company delivering bottled water to the village and surrounding area. Makes you realise how much water you usually use. Just had to use a fortunately full watering can to flush the loo (toilet) - probably too much information  :o.

Follow that camel!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on March 05, 2018, 03:15:21 AM
No water here since Saturday morning. Thawing out water pipes have burst. Local water company delivering bottled water to the village and surrounding area. Makes you realise how much water you usually use. Just had to use a fortunately full watering can to flush the loo (toilet) - probably too much information  :o.

Follow that camel!

Ouch. Hopefully a speedy recovery ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 05, 2018, 04:42:33 AM
Ouch. Hopefully a speedy recovery ...

Very many thanks.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on March 05, 2018, 07:06:52 AM
No water here since Saturday morning. Thawing out water pipes have burst. Local water company delivering bottled water to the village and surrounding area. Makes you realise how much water you usually use. Just had to use a fortunately full watering can to flush the loo (toilet) - probably too much information  :o.

Follow that camel!

(https://f-origin.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/2437/files/2016/10/w.jpg)

Carle van Loo, Vandermolen’s favourite painter  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 05, 2018, 01:06:41 PM
(https://f-origin.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/2437/files/2016/10/w.jpg)

Carle van Loo, Vandermolen’s favourite painter  ;D

LOL

Yes, another undeservedly neglected figure from the arts world.
 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on March 05, 2018, 07:41:48 PM
1) After Irma, I was under a boiled water order. It is true. You don't realize how much water you use until you can't just turn on the faucet. 
My solution was to half fill up juice bottles as I used them, and stow them in the freezer until needed. Some experiment is required to find the ratio that gets a relatively full bottle but allows for expansion of water as it freezes.
2)Karl, did you have any trouble after this weekend's nor'easter? My uncle in Belmont lost a tree but otherwise had no real problem.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on March 05, 2018, 07:46:20 PM
No water here since Saturday morning. Thawing out water pipes have burst. Local water company delivering bottled water to the village and surrounding area. Makes you realise how much water you usually use. Just had to use a fortunately full watering can to flush the loo (toilet) - probably too much information  :o.

Follow that camel!

Sorry to hear about this, Jeffrey. I hope everything gets straightened out for you soon!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 05, 2018, 11:26:27 PM
Sorry to hear about this, Jeffrey. I hope everything gets straightened out for you soon!
Thank you John! As the other Jeffrey says you don't realise how much water you use until you don't have any! Hope to be reconnected in the next day or two but the whole thing has been a bit of a shambles to say the least.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Hollywood on March 05, 2018, 11:46:55 PM
Looking out of the window now and it's snowing here in Vienna. This is only the 4th time since the biginning of Nov. that it has snowed here. Of course it had to snow today since it's our regular grocery shopping day. Nothing like dragging our little shopping cart through the snow. Unfortunately we don't have any tiny chains for the 2 cart wheels.  :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 06, 2018, 02:11:36 AM
1) After Irma, I was under a boiled water order. It is true. You don't realize how much water you use until you can't just turn on the faucet. 
My solution was to half fill up juice bottles as I used them, and stow them in the freezer until needed. Some experiment is required to find the ratio that gets a relatively full bottle but allows for expansion of water as it freezes.
2)Karl, did you have any trouble after this weekend's nor'easter? My uncle in Belmont lost a tree but otherwise had no real problem.

Not by us;  the coast was a different matter (I saw a photo of the Aquarium T stop at the end of State Street under water).  Trees down here and there all over, though none of them interfered with my own movements.

We were fine power-wise, as well;  a number of my friends here and there, though, suffered outages, some of them prolonged.

Now, Wednesday night we seem to be expecting up to 8" of the nasty wet sort of snow.  Thursday may prove interesting . . . .
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 08, 2018, 08:29:16 AM
Now, Wednesday night we seem to be expecting up to 8" of the nasty wet sort of snow.  Thursday may prove interesting . . . .

In the event (and, there is still a light snow falling) we have more than a foot, and yes, wet and heavy.  Too much to try to move, and then get to church tonight, so I've canceled choir rehearsal.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 13, 2018, 05:44:57 AM
Before the night is through, we shall see almost two feet of snow.  So I am not sure what to expect tomorrow morning, either (in terms of clean-up, reliability of public transportation, &c.)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 13, 2018, 06:39:30 AM
Before the night is through, we shall see almost two feet of snow.  So I am not sure what to expect tomorrow morning, either (in terms of clean-up, reliability of public transportation, &c.)

Keep safe Karl.

The water is back on here and the water company is giving us £100 off our bills.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 13, 2018, 06:41:41 AM
Keep safe Karl.

The water is back on here and the water company is giving us £100 off our bills.

Thank goodness you've got water back!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mahlerian on March 13, 2018, 06:43:32 AM
Before the night is through, we shall see almost two feet of snow.  So I am not sure what to expect tomorrow morning, either (in terms of clean-up, reliability of public transportation, &c.)

Best of luck to you and your family!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 13, 2018, 06:43:55 AM
Thank goodness you've got water back!

Was off, in the end for four days. Came back very late on last Tuesday. One of my work colleagues was cut off until Sunday this week.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 13, 2018, 06:44:24 AM
Best of luck to you and your family!

Thanks! You, too!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 13, 2018, 06:44:55 AM
Was off, in the end for four days. Came back very late on last Tuesday. One of my work colleagues was cut off until Sunday this week.

How trying!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on March 13, 2018, 07:36:53 AM
Before the night is through, we shall see almost two feet of snow.  So I am not sure what to expect tomorrow morning, either (in terms of clean-up, reliability of public transportation, &c.)

My cousin was visiting here in Florida this past week, and scheduled to fly back today (Tuesday) to Boston.   She reported on Facebook this morning that not only was her flight cancelled, but the first available flight will not be until Friday!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 13, 2018, 08:51:01 AM
It's a mess.  Most of my work yesterday was rebooking/cancelling travel.
Title: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 13, 2018, 09:42:42 AM
Since today, anyway, I can enjoy it from homey comfort — it's a beautiful day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/947727cfdf9aabf8e53843384d7766ca.jpg)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 13, 2018, 11:33:07 AM
Since today, anyway, I can enjoy it from homey comfort — it's a beautiful day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/947727cfdf9aabf8e53843384d7766ca.jpg)

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Beautiful picture.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on March 18, 2018, 09:08:48 AM
I came through to Glasgow for a concert this afternoon (a chamber recital - ' Celebrating Debussy'- which was good and  8) ) and found that it has snowed again. At the moment I'm temporarily using crutches and so navigating the snow and ice from door to taxi and then taxi to concert hall was a thrill. It now seems to be alternating between snow and hail, although the most recent forecast promises more pleasant weather.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on March 18, 2018, 02:31:22 PM
The high was 60F today.  I hate cold weather!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 18, 2018, 02:44:14 PM
Snow again here is SE England.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on March 18, 2018, 02:53:53 PM
I came through to Glasgow for a concert this afternoon (a chamber recital - ' Celebrating Debussy'- which was good and  8) ) and found that it has snowed again. At the moment I'm temporarily using crutches and so navigating the snow and ice from door to taxi and then taxi to concert hall was a thrill. It now seems to be alternating between snow and hail, although the most recent forecast promises more pleasant weather.

Sorry to hear constant irritation of the weather, but glad you enjoyed that Debussy chamber concert. 8) That had to be thrilling. Do you remember who the musicians were and what pieces they performed? If I ever heard his Sonata for Flute, Viola, & Harp live, I’d probably faint. Not because of horror but because the music is not of this earth and I doubt I could even bear it. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on March 18, 2018, 03:25:43 PM
Sorry to hear constant irritation of the weather, but glad you enjoyed that Debussy chamber concert. 8) That had to be thrilling. Do you remember who the musicians were and what pieces they performed? If I ever heard his Sonata for Flute, Viola, & Harp live, I’d probably faint. Not because of horror but because the music is not of this earth and I doubt I could even bear it. :)

Thanks. Yeah, it was well worth going out and getting there. A great Sunday afternoon.

They're all musicians from the RSNO and/or The Royal Academy.

Katherine Bryan - Flute
Scott Mitchell - Piano
John Cushing - Clarinet
Tom Dunn - Viola
Pippa Tunnell - Harp


Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp  8)
Ravel: Piece en Forme de Habanera (transcr. Larde)
Debussy: Syrinx
Debussy: Petite Suite for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Debussy: Il pleure dans mon coeur
Debussy: Bilitis
Messiaen: La Merle Noir
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 19, 2018, 04:04:00 AM
Quite a stretch of bitter cold here in greater Boston.  Presently 22°, and that is a good bit warmer than the low overnight . . . .

Edit :: minor typo / I blame autocorrect
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on March 19, 2018, 04:35:51 AM
Quite a stretch of bitter cold here in greater Boston.  Presently 22°, and that is a good bit warmer than the low overnight . . . .

Edit :: minor typo / I blame autocorrect
^
Hats, coats and scarves and then more hats, coats and scarves for you and yours.


Meanwhile, this morning our local weatherman Irving Berlin says -
Blue skies smilin' at me,
Nothin' but blue skies, do I see.

Now, if it can stay that way until tomorrow for the first recital of the Preludes & Fugues of Bach and Shostakovich series, and then until I'm back in Embro afterwards, it will be cool and good.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Turner on March 19, 2018, 05:19:23 AM
Still freezing here, later in Spring than usual, but sunny and not much wind. I have some outdoor work, but generally it's ok, however I forgot to wear two pairs of socks when out this morning ... ❄️
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on March 19, 2018, 06:11:08 AM
Thanks. Yeah, it was well worth going out and getting there. A great Sunday afternoon.

They're all musicians from the RSNO and/or The Royal Academy.

Katherine Bryan - Flute
Scott Mitchell - Piano
John Cushing - Clarinet
Tom Dunn - Viola
Pippa Tunnell - Harp


Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp  8)
Ravel: Piece en Forme de Habanera (transcr. Larde)
Debussy: Syrinx
Debussy: Petite Suite for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Debussy: Il pleure dans mon coeur
Debussy: Bilitis
Messiaen: La Merle Noir

Awesome, program! A Debussyian dream. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on March 19, 2018, 06:57:35 AM
Awesome, program! A Debussyian dream. :)
My thoughts as well!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on March 19, 2018, 06:58:52 AM
Quite a stretch of bitter cold here in greater Boston.  Presently 22°, and that is a good bit warmer than the low overnight . . . .

Edit :: minor typo / I blame autocorrect


Back to the weather channel  :D

-10 C here (14F), with a chill factor of -16 (3F). Just back from walking the dogs, rosy cheeks but well energised  :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 19, 2018, 07:28:27 AM

Back to the weather channel  :D

-10 C here (14F), with a chill factor of -16 (3F). Just back from walking the dogs, rosy cheeks but well energised  :D

It rather felt like that, the time I was there for a visit!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 19, 2018, 09:28:08 AM
'Tis a bright, sunny day, so I had to get out for a walk on my lunch break.  But, gosh, it is cold out there.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on March 19, 2018, 11:05:42 AM
It rather felt like that, the time I was there for a visit!

Indeed, it was very cold. But was it in March ?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on March 19, 2018, 04:57:24 PM
Quite a stretch of bitter cold here in greater Boston.  Presently 22°, and that is a good bit warmer than the low overnight . . . .

Edit :: minor typo / I blame autocorrect

Same temperature here...in Celsius  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: kishnevi on March 19, 2018, 05:06:31 PM
Here in in SoFla, after being unseasonably cool for most of last week, it was unseasonably hot today...high roughly 90F.

Meanwhile, a local DC politician has revealed the ugly truth, then eventually retracted
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/379056-dc-councilman-apologizes-for-promoting-conspiracy-theory-that/
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: BasilValentine on March 19, 2018, 05:22:58 PM
Here in in SoFla, after being unseasonably cool for most of last week, it was unseasonably hot today...high roughly 90F.

Meanwhile, a local DC politician has revealed the ugly truth, then eventually retracted
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/379056-dc-councilman-apologizes-for-promoting-conspiracy-theory-that/

Here in my corner of the Adirondack Park at 1,100ft., the snow cover has been holding at about a foot. I've been getting out most days on snow shoes. Below freezing day and night for the last week with just a few hours above. Intense sunlight today with reflection off the snow. Gorgeous weather but — running out of fire wood.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 22, 2018, 04:52:35 AM
I am not at all sorry to report that the snow was a non-event here in Boston (though highly bothersome in New Jersey and NYC).

The customary reliability of the NWS does not change the fact that the weather can be volatile.  And with global warming, the volatility will only increase, I suppose.  So . . . even though, when I hit the hay last night, we were still led to expect 7-11" of snow, I am relieved that we are looking at <2" of wet snow, which will wash away in the change to rain mid-afternoon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on March 22, 2018, 07:21:46 AM
I am not at all sorry to report that the snow was a non-event here in Boston (though highly bothersome in New Jersey and NYC).

The customary reliability of the NWS does not change the fact that the weather can be volatile.  And with global warming, the volatility will only increase, I suppose.  So . . . even though, when I hit the hay last night, we were still led to expect 7-11" of snow, I am relieved that we are looking at <2" of wet snow, which will wash away in the change to rain mid-afternoon.

Good stuff. I suppose the volatile weather will eventually become something we all learn to live with. People are good at adapting.

It's back to the usual rain here. So my journey home should proceed with nary a hitch, impediment, and not even a soupçon of a snag.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on March 22, 2018, 08:10:41 AM
I am not at all sorry to report that the snow was a non-event here in Boston (though highly bothersome in New Jersey and NYC).

The customary reliability of the NWS does not change the fact that the weather can be volatile.  And with global warming, the volatility will only increase, I suppose.  So . . . even though, when I hit the hay last night, we were still led to expect 7-11" of snow, I am relieved that we are looking at <2" of wet snow, which will wash away in the change to rain mid-afternoon.

My Wednesday morning flight to North Carolina was canceled due to that non-event. United rebooked me for late evening. I was in Raleigh a midnight   >:(. Weather here is nice. No snow cover, sunny with temperatures in the mid fifties (10 C).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 12, 2018, 11:10:45 AM
Best to all our friends who may be in the path of the incoming Florence. It looks like it will be a whopper. I hope SonicDave and anyone else who may be in the vicinity will stay safe.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on January 19, 2019, 06:26:49 PM
Minus 22 C, winds at 40km/h, 25 cm of ❄️snow❄️ for the next 24 hours. ☃️
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on January 19, 2019, 07:19:59 PM
Minus 22 C, winds at 40km/h, 25 cm of ❄️snow❄️ for the next 24 hours. ☃️

We have a cold front coming tomorrow. So the low on Monday is forecast to be 47°F (8.333°C). No snow.

I appeal to your sense of patriotism. Visit us here in Florida. Quebecois have a reputation for being cheap old farts. Prove them wrong!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on January 19, 2019, 08:19:17 PM
I've been here in the West of Scotland most of the week and at 04:15 as I wait for the Pacquiao v Broner WBA welterweight title fight to start it's -
(https://i.postimg.cc/13Wwcnr4/IMG-20190120-041421-830.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on January 19, 2019, 08:20:37 PM
I've been here in the West of Scotland most of the week and at 04:15 as I wait for the Pacquiao v Broner WBA welterweight title fight to start it's -
(https://i.postimg.cc/13Wwcnr4/IMG-20190120-041421-830.jpg)

You're welcome to visit too... :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on January 19, 2019, 08:34:33 PM
You're welcome to visit too... :P

What a kind offer. Cheers, mate.  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on January 20, 2019, 12:40:01 AM
Wet, windy and cold (relatively speaking) in East Sussex yesterday - looks a bit brighter today.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Jo498 on January 20, 2019, 02:44:46 AM
cold  about -6° Celsius in the morning but blue skies and sunny, very little snow remaining in shadowy places.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on January 20, 2019, 03:40:58 AM
Sunny, -27 °C (-16.6 °F), -35 °C (-31 °F) with windchill
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Ciaccona on January 20, 2019, 03:56:08 AM
Sunny, -27 °C (-16.6 °F), -35 °C (-31 °F) with windchill

Wow... ???

Very hot in my City today: 41 C
A bit too hot to go outdoors - spent just about all day inside with the Air-Con going.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on January 20, 2019, 09:35:22 AM
We have a cold front coming tomorrow. So the low on Monday is forecast to be 47°F (8.333°C). No snow.

I appeal to your sense of patriotism. Visit us here in Florida. Quebecois have a reputation for being cheap old farts. Prove them wrong!

I wish I could. Love northern Florida (Btw Daytona and St Augustine). Such lovely memories...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on January 20, 2019, 09:37:06 AM
Sunny, -27 °C (-16.6 °F), -35 °C (-31 °F) with windchill

Four airlines offer nonstop flights between Helsinki and Miami.  Flight time is given by Google as 11 hours 10 minutes.....
 :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on January 20, 2019, 10:06:03 AM
Four airlines offer nonstop flights between Helsinki and Miami.  Flight time is given by Google as 11 hours 10 minutes.....
 :P
You want to come ice fishing?  0:)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on January 20, 2019, 10:13:01 AM
You want to come ice fishing?  0:)
:D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on January 23, 2019, 05:15:24 PM
Snow turning to rain and then ice on the way from Inverness to Glasgow. Not the longest (three hours) or worst journey, but it has been a while since I've driven that kind of distance. I prefer to take the train.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 23, 2019, 05:52:18 PM
It's colder than a witch's ass here, although you non-Texans might snicker. 0 deg. C (32F), 20 knot NNW wind. We got 2" rain overnight so it is very damp; in short, it's just plain nasty. I don't complain though, no, not me... :-\

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: NikF on January 26, 2019, 10:21:59 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/13rcjSj5/IMG-20190127-062032-969.jpg)

I'm about to head out for a morning run in sweatpants and hoody weather. And while the weather forecast for next week doesn't look bad there's a growing temptation to grab a cheap flight/hotel deal for a few days in the sun.

e: Gran Canaria.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Daverz on January 26, 2019, 11:38:57 PM
The high today in the inland areas of San Diego was about 80F (27C).   8)

Nice, but I do wonder what that going to mean when August rolls around...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 27, 2019, 06:40:19 PM
It’s 41°F right now with a clear night sky. It’s a little chilly, but I’m not outside so I don’t really know how cold it really is. It’s suppose to get colder here beginning early in the week since there’s a cold front moving in. I’m not expecting anything major in the way of snow or ice, though, as it’s been a bit above freezing.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on January 30, 2019, 02:45:43 PM
It is now colder in Chicago than in Antarctica and Pt. Barrow, AK (northernmost town in the US)

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/30/chicago-deep-freeze-extreme-cold-wind-chill-warning-temperature-records/

My plan:
1) stay indoors
2) listen to VW's 7th Symphony (Sinfonia antartica)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on January 30, 2019, 03:57:06 PM
Zero degrees Fahrenheit and colder here in central Ohio!

I LOVE this weather!!!  8)  (No sarcasm!)

In the winter of '63, a snowstorm hit with temperatures of -10 to -20.  One of my school friends called and said "Let's go sledding at the orphanage!"  (The orphanage was a Catholic one perched on a high hill (Dayton is on the edge of Appalachian foothills in the northern edge of southwestern Ohio.)

My mother was skeptical, but said only: "Make sure you bundle up!"   I recall not staying very long (a 6-block walk or so through drifted snow) but...it was fun!   

Now the nanny's on television are warning everyone to say inside, huddle in a corner, wrap blankets around yourself, drink hot cocoa, etc. etc. etc.  To be sure, my adventure did not involve much wind, but I do not believe "wind chill" had been invented in '63!    ;)   So it was no problem!

Yes, I find the winter invigorating, exhilarating!   Summer to me is somewhat depressing, especially if it is warmer than 75 or so.   ???
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: PerfectWagnerite on January 30, 2019, 04:55:48 PM
Around 10F supposed to get down to 5F or so overnight in Queens, NY.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 30, 2019, 09:39:18 PM
Zero degrees Fahrenheit and colder here in central Ohio!

I LOVE this weather!!!  8)  (No sarcasm!)

In the winter of '63, a snowstorm hit with temperatures of -10 to -20.  One of my school friends called and said "Let's go sledding at the orphanage!"  (The orphanage was a Catholic one perched on a high hill (Dayton is on the edge of Appalachian foothills in the northern edge of southwestern Ohio.)

My mother was skeptical, but said only: "Make sure you bundle up!"   I recall not staying very long (a 6-block walk or so through drifted snow) but...it was fun!   

Now the nanny's on television are warning everyone to say inside, huddle in a corner, wrap blankets around yourself, drink hot cocoa, etc. etc. etc.  To be sure, my adventure did not involve much wind, but I do not believe "wind chill" had been invented in '63!    ;)   So it was no problem!

Yes, I find the winter invigorating, exhilarating!   Summer to me is somewhat depressing, especially if it is warmer than 75 or so.   ???

Sounds fun! (totally being sarcastic) ;) I can’t stand cold weather. Well, to be certain, anything below 25°F is too cold for me. I think the perfect temperature for me would be between 65°F and 70°F. Summer is depressing for me, too. It’s so hot here and it’s the worse kind of heat you can have, a heat with a high humidity. Talk about feeling like your roasting over an open flame. :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Biffo on January 31, 2019, 01:51:54 AM
Cold and damp here in Bournemouth, UK. No sign of snow yet but some possibly expected later. I was in Bruges, Belgium over the weekend and it was cold and raw, intermittent heavy rain and a chilling wind - Bruges still looked beautiful though.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on January 31, 2019, 02:34:10 AM
Indeed, Bruges can be beautiful in winter.
Today, here in Antwerp, it is very sombre, cold & wet. The last snow disappeared.

(https://www.climatestotravel.com/images/Antwerp.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on January 31, 2019, 02:59:08 AM
Sounds fun! (totally being sarcastic) ;) I can’t stand cold weather. Well, to be certain, anything below 25°F is too cold for me. I think the perfect temperature for me would be between 65°F and 70°F. Summer is depressing for me, too. It’s so hot here and it’s the worse kind of heat you can have, a heat with a high humidity. Talk about feeling like your roasting over an open flame. :D

We lived in Atlanta for 10 months some years ago: huge mistake on all kinds of levels, although my wife enjoyed the lack of a "real" winter.  I believe it went down to 32 degrees once, while we were there.  With great relief we were able to come back to Ohio.

I still recall going to a high-school football game there in early September.  The temperature was about 65 degrees, and so my wife was wearing short sleeves and pedal pushers, and I had a short sleeve shirt on.  Most of my colleagues had coats and hats and - yes! - even gloves on!

One of them looked at us in complete disbelief, as if we had just come off the Mother Ship from Ice Planet Hoth, and said: "Aren't you cold?!"   8)

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 31, 2019, 03:03:01 AM
I LOVE this weather!!!  8)  (No sarcasm!)
It's yours!!! :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Biffo on January 31, 2019, 03:32:46 AM
Indeed, Bruges can be beautiful in winter.
Today, here in Antwerp, it is very sombre, cold & wet. The last snow disappeared.

(https://www.climatestotravel.com/images/Antwerp.jpg)

Thanks for the beautiful picture of Antwerp, I must visit some day.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on January 31, 2019, 03:51:33 AM
That picture is not recent.

Today is more like this:

(https://loemedia.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/regen.jpg)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Papy Oli on January 31, 2019, 03:54:18 AM
nippy   ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 31, 2019, 08:45:34 AM
We lived in Atlanta for 10 months some years ago: huge mistake on all kinds of levels, although my wife enjoyed the lack of a "real" winter.  I believe it went down to 32 degrees once, while we were there.  With great relief we were able to come back to Ohio.

I still recall going to a high-school football game there in early September.  The temperature was about 65 degrees, and so my wife was wearing short sleeves and pedal pushers, and I had a short sleeve shirt on.  Most of my colleagues had coats and hats and - yes! - even gloves on!

One of them looked at us in complete disbelief, as if we had just come off the Mother Ship from Ice Planet Hoth, and said: "Aren't you cold?!"   8)

Your second mistake, with living in Atlanta being your first, was going to a a high school football game. ;) ;D Anyway, 65°F is nothing. That is jeans and t-shirt weather for sure!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on January 31, 2019, 08:46:47 AM
We lived in Atlanta for 10 months some years ago: huge mistake on all kinds of levels, although my wife enjoyed the lack of a "real" winter.  I believe it went down to 32 degrees once, while we were there.  With great relief we were able to come back to Ohio.

I still recall going to a high-school football game there in early September.  The temperature was about 65 degrees, and so my wife was wearing short sleeves and pedal pushers, and I had a short sleeve shirt on.  Most of my colleagues had coats and hats and - yes! - even gloves on!

One of them looked at us in complete disbelief, as if we had just come off the Mother Ship from Ice Planet Hoth, and said: "Aren't you cold?!"   8)

In contrast to that, a lady I went to high school with here in Fort Lauderdale now lives in Colorado with her husband.  Like her, he is a native of Florida.
When it snows, he shovels the driveway dressed in t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.  And has done so for all 30plus years that they have lived there.

But having gone to college in Atlanta, I can say that snow there is rare enough, and the terrain hilly enough, that driving is no pleasure there when it does snow. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 31, 2019, 08:50:52 AM
But having gone to college in Atlanta, I can say that snow there is rare enough, and the terrain hilly enough, that driving is no pleasure there when it does snow.

The driving is no pleasure when it doesn’t snow. One of the worst cities for traffic in the Southeast. Like, for example, if you have to be at work at 8 AM, you need to go ahead and get there three hours early, because, otherwise, you’ll be be three hours late for work.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on January 31, 2019, 08:57:49 AM
The driving is no pleasure when it doesn’t snow. One of the worst cities for traffic in the Southeast. Like, for example, if you have to be at work at 8 AM, you need to go ahead and get there three hours early, because, otherwise, you’ll be be three hours late for work.

Fortunately for me, I had no car and never needed one thanks to MARTA.

But I have endured worse traffic jams in Miami, Houston, and the DC area.  In the afternoon rush hour, the whole stretch of I95 from about fifteen miles south of Baltimore to thirty miles south of Alexandria is one long crawl.  When I worked in Miami, I purposely stayed an hour late every day at work, and arrived home at the same time I would have arrived if I left work on time.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 31, 2019, 08:09:32 PM
Fortunately for me, I had no car and never needed one thanks to MARTA.

But I have endured worse traffic jams in Miami, Houston, and the DC area.  In the afternoon rush hour, the whole stretch of I95 from about fifteen miles south of Baltimore to thirty miles south of Alexandria is one long crawl.  When I worked in Miami, I purposely stayed an hour late every day at work, and arrived home at the same time I would have arrived if I left work on time.

Yeah, but have you been in Atlanta in the last 15 years or so? You’d be whistling a very different tune now.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on January 31, 2019, 08:16:25 PM
Yeah, but have you been in Atlanta in the last 15 years or so? You’d be whistling a very different tune now.

No. Not been back since graduation in 1980.

And to add to the absurdity, I had a minor accident that will put the car in the shop (literally a fender bender, and the other driver is no doubt convinced it was my fault as I am convinced it was hers). Thank God nothing seems hurt that was not a fender.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 31, 2019, 08:26:26 PM
No. Not been back since graduation in 1980.

And to add to the absurdity, I had a minor accident that will put the car in the shop (literally a fender bender, and the other driver is no doubt convinced it was my fault as I am convinced it was hers). Thank God nothing seems hurt that was not a fender.

That stinks! Good to see nothing happened to you and you are alright. The last accident I had cost me around $450 around 8-9 years ago. I forget the exact circumstances now.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on February 01, 2019, 11:37:48 AM
Was -20F Wednesday morning so worked from home. Way too much for someone who used to think 40F Florida winters were horrible when waiting for the school bus in the morning.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Cato on February 02, 2019, 04:24:12 PM
The driving is no pleasure when it doesn’t snow. One of the worst cities for traffic in the Southeast. Like, for example, if you have to be at work at 8 AM, you need to go ahead and get there three hours early, because, otherwise, you’ll be be three hours late for work.

This was 12 years ago, but we had parents who literally got the kids up at 4:00-4:30 A.M. to get them to our school by 7:30.  A 25-mile drive could take 75 minutes to 2 hours, depending on accidents and weather, usually the former.

And why did they live so far away?  They could not afford the million-dollar dumps near our school! 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 02, 2019, 10:49:01 PM
This was 12 years ago, but we had parents who literally got the kids up at 4:00-4:30 A.M. to get them to our school by 7:30.  A 25-mile drive could take 75 minutes to 2 hours, depending on accidents and weather, usually the former.

And why did they live so far away?  They could not afford the million-dollar dumps near our school!

 :P

Was -20F Wednesday morning so worked from home. Way too much for someone who used to think 40F Florida winters were horrible when waiting for the school bus in the morning.

Yikes! :o Yeah, it’s going to take some getting used to for sure, but since you weren’t born into cold winters, I’m not sure how many years it’s going to take to get used to the weather.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on October 01, 2019, 07:17:51 PM
It seems several of our members will be in for some heavy weather the end of this week
(https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT13/AL132019_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on October 14, 2019, 08:54:18 AM

     I was in Paris for Heat Wave 1 which was less severe than predicted. Shortly after I came home Heat Wave 2 arrived, and that was really bad.

     My next trip to Paris will be in May, I think. It won't matter much if it's warmer or colder than expected.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on October 17, 2019, 09:34:19 AM

     I survived the bomb cyclone. There are leaves all over the street. Last night the power flickered infinitesimally with no interruption to the MSNBC screed in the background while I was saving the world.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on October 17, 2019, 04:02:19 PM
Last weekend we enjoyed one of the most gorgeous Thanksgiving weekends I can recall  :)

Today:gusting winds, pouring rain, felled trees, power failures. And 15cm of snow in some areas expected tomorrow  ???
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on October 18, 2019, 12:13:06 PM
Today:gusting winds, pouring rain, felled trees, power failures. And 15cm of snow in some areas expected tomorrow  ???

Sounds like the welcoming of the long Canadian winter is ahead. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 08, 2020, 09:22:28 AM
Snow is falling and I expect around 3-4 inches. I don’t expect this snow to last much longer, though. It’s supposed to freeze over tonight when the temps drop even more. As a consequence, I didn’t go into work today. I definitely would be afraid to drive if the snow ends up icing over tonight (I work the 2nd shift).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on February 08, 2020, 10:09:44 AM
I imagine other parts of the world would laugh at 80 mph winds but I am worried. They usually cop it up north but this is forecast to hit the South East at 6am Sunday morning. A carefully erected metal frame covered by a net to keep birds off my broccoli is likely to take off and land at anyone's guess! 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on February 08, 2020, 11:06:05 AM
I imagine other parts of the world would laugh at 80 mph winds but I am worried. They usually cop it up north but this is forecast to hit the South East at 6am Sunday morning. A carefully erected metal frame covered by a net to keep birds off my broccoli is likely to take off and land at anyone's guess!

In my part of the world 80mph is a Category 1 hurricane. Far from the worst weather, but definitely nothing to laugh at.  Forget about your broccoli net, and check on your roof.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on February 08, 2020, 11:47:41 AM
I imagine other parts of the world would laugh at 80 mph winds but I am worried. They usually cop it up north but this is forecast to hit the South East at 6am Sunday morning. A carefully erected metal frame covered by a net to keep birds off my broccoli is likely to take off and land at anyone's guess!
Hope the broccoli survive. We're trying to maintain the Dunkirk spirit here  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 08, 2020, 12:31:55 PM
Snow is falling and I expect around 3-4 inches. I don’t expect this snow to last much longer, though. It’s supposed to freeze over tonight when the temps drop even more. As a consequence, I didn’t go into work today. I definitely would be afraid to drive if the snow ends up icing over tonight (I work the 2nd shift).

Do you no longer live in Georgia, John?  If you do, I must say, surprising weather. It stayed above freezing here in East Texas, not much, but enough. Cold, windy, rainy... better now though.  :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 08, 2020, 12:38:19 PM
Do you no longer live in Georgia, John?  If you do, I must say, surprising weather. It stayed above freezing here in East Texas, not much, but enough. Cold, windy, rainy... better now though.  :)

8)

It’s actually not surprising to get weather like this as I live in the NE part of the state. What would be surprising, however, is if the snow stuck around for a week. But it’s usually gone by the next day. I have to say the National Weather Service got this one wrong as they only predicted heavy rain, but their forecasts in Georgia are usually Atlanta-centric and often don’t consider there are other parts of the state. ::)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 08, 2020, 02:22:01 PM
It’s actually not surprising to get weather like this as I live in the NE part of the state. What would be surprising, however, is if the snow stuck around for a week. But it’s usually gone by the next day. I have to say the National Weather Service got this one wrong as they only predicted heavy rain, but their forecasts in Georgia are usually Atlanta-centric and often don’t consider there are other parts of the state. ::)

Ah, gotcha. I've been close by there before, drove on I 20 to Birmingham, turned north on I 59 to Chattanooga, and then to Knoxville etc. When I was approaching TN from AL, one could look to the right and behind a little bit and see Stone Mountain, IIRC. It was certainly not down in the flatlands, you knew there was the potential for some wintry weather there.

They got our prediction here pretty right. It only got to 35 while it was still raining, so when it got down in the high 20's later on, the precip was gone. So that was good. :D

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 08, 2020, 02:47:20 PM
Ah, gotcha. I've been close by there before, drove on I 20 to Birmingham, turned north on I 59 to Chattanooga, and then to Knoxville etc. When I was approaching TN from AL, one could look to the right and behind a little bit and see Stone Mountain, IIRC. It was certainly not down in the flatlands, you knew there was the potential for some wintry weather there.

They got our prediction here pretty right. It only got to 35 while it was still raining, so when it got down in the high 20's later on, the precip was gone. So that was good. :D

8)

Very nice. There are certain points where I live where the Appalachians are clearly visible and in the horizon. I’ve never been to Texas before. The furtherest west I’ve been has been Louisiana. I’d like to get out to Texas at some point. The state is practically a country within itself.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 08, 2020, 05:21:50 PM
Very nice. There are certain points where I live where the Appalachians are clearly visible and in the horizon. I’ve never been to Texas before. The furtherest west I’ve been has been Louisiana. I’d like to get out to Texas at some point. The state is practically a country within itself.

I don't flatter us when I say "Louisiana is the South; Texas is the West". It is surprising how you can note the difference as soon as you cross the Sabine River; the terrain changes, the vegetation changes, and damn sure the people change! :D  That said, however, the cities are like big cities anywhere in America, maybe a bit cleaner and more spread out. If you are interested in countryside though, there is plenty of it!  :)

8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Holden on February 08, 2020, 11:23:43 PM
After a couple of months of 'fire weather' the tables have turned. We've had consistent rain since Thursday and it looks as if this is going to continue well into next week. This is Australia folks, as Dorothea Mackellar opined in her patriotic poem 'My Country' - "...a land of drought and flooding rains."

The rains have affected most of eastern Australia and all the bushfires will have been extinguished before the sun rises tomorrow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on February 09, 2020, 03:15:39 AM
I imagine other parts of the world would laugh at 80 mph winds but I am worried. They usually cop it up north but this is forecast to hit the South East at 6am Sunday morning. A carefully erected metal frame covered by a net to keep birds off my broccoli is likely to take off and land at anyone's guess!

We made it round a park with the dogs a couple of hours ago when it was wet and windy enough but now the rain is really lashing down and the wind has just destroyed a fence panel >:(.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Iota on February 09, 2020, 10:03:57 AM
Four of us running idiotically down Piccadilly earlier in the wind and rain to the Royal Academy. I gave up and dragged everybody into a high end clothes shop where we had to pretend to be interested in expensive suits until the rain passed.

We made it round a park with the dogs a couple of hours ago when it was wet and windy enough but now the rain is really lashing down and the wind has just destroyed a fence panel >:(.

The last time we had high winds here (N.London) the patio fence was absolutely trashed, and the neighbourhood had to endure the sight of my very Heath Robinson response to the situation for a while. There's a kind of back passage serving three houses that acts like a wind tunnel mercilessly seeking out any weaknesses, and recently I had the fencing and gate replaced by some not so confidence-inspiring builders, so was very relieved when it withstood the onslaught.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on February 09, 2020, 11:17:43 AM
Looking at the weather forecast we might have to leave the row of bins blocking the dogs’ entrance to next door’s garden till Wednesday before risking a spare fence panel. Loud thunder with lightning about an hour ago but at least no flooding unlike some places not too far away.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 10, 2020, 09:51:56 AM
I don't flatter us when I say "Louisiana is the South; Texas is the West". It is surprising how you can note the difference as soon as you cross the Sabine River; the terrain changes, the vegetation changes, and damn sure the people change! :D  That said, however, the cities are like big cities anywhere in America, maybe a bit cleaner and more spread out. If you are interested in countryside though, there is plenty of it!  :)

8)

Indeed. I’ve read a good bit about Texas and there’s wide-open country for days. I wouldn’t mind going to Austin and San Antonio. Strangely, I don’t have much interest in Dallas.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DaveF on February 16, 2020, 02:10:03 AM
We in the UK are enduring the second "named storm" within two weeks - last week it was Ciara, with damaging winds and flooding, this weekend Dennis, with perhaps less wind although considerably more rain and even worse flooding.  Heartbreaking pictures on the news of whole communities in Wales and the north of England under water.  Luckily for me I'm OK here, but the river (Usk) in town is over its banks, Brecon (20 miles upstream) is badly flooded and a small village near here (Skenfrith) has been evacuated.  I allegedly moved house on Friday, but so far my wife is stuck in the new property and I'm in the old one (luckily in the circumstances not sold yet).  We are being told not to travel unless absolutely necessary, but a spouse trapped by floodwater (again, luckily, not actually flooded) and down to her last half-bottle of Prosecco is pretty damn serious, if you ask me.

But there is a wryly funny side: this weekend Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra were supposed to be putting on our annual orchestral workshop (Elgar 2 this year), conducted by our much-loved and soon to be retiring chief conductor, Dennis Simons.  I expect if we reschedule it for next week it will fall victim to Storm Edward...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on February 16, 2020, 02:19:48 AM
I think that a helicopter air-drop of Proseco might be needed. Hope you both keep safe. We are up a hill here but only 30 miles from the coast and Storm Dennis made its presence felt last night. The council were out very early last week cutting down the branches of a tree (immediately outside the house) which had fallen into the power/telephone lines outside.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on February 16, 2020, 03:24:31 AM
Some very high rivers round here but still inside the big banks.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on May 14, 2020, 02:43:35 PM
It seems the hurricane season is starting a bit early this year.
(https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/storminfo/90L_geps_latest.png)

By about this time tomorrow, it may have reached tropical storm status. The name will be Arthur.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on June 07, 2020, 06:13:35 AM
Torrential rain just now. The garden needs the water as it has been unseasonably hot. As a Hay Fever sufferer I don't like it at all. We went out for a walk on the South Downs this morning - luckily got back just in time. Now I shall relax and read the Sunday Times with a nice glass of red wine - although I'll probably be given an onerous domestic chore before long. Worryingly my wife has been saying, disapprovingly, 'are you texting your music group again?' whenever I'm on my iPad.
 :-\
PS there is now a storm going on. BBC Weather suggest that this might be the case around 4.00pm, so they don't always get it wrong.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on June 07, 2020, 07:05:21 AM
As of June 7 at noon, my locale has had 7.2 inches of rain for the month.  That's an inch a day.

For perspective, our year to date total is 32 1/4 inches.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 07, 2020, 09:51:27 AM
Hot
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Jo498 on June 07, 2020, 12:47:26 PM
More like April than June. Moderately warm, very unpredictable with occasional rain showers but overall not too bad.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 08, 2020, 04:39:33 AM
Was horribly hot and humid a few days ago, but now thankfully, it's much cooler, sunny, and crisp...delightful!

We did also get a good downpour several days ago....needed the water, so pleased about that!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: 71 dB on June 22, 2020, 05:13:16 AM
Amazing weather in Helsinki! They say this will become the warmest June since 1961*!  :o  8)



* Juri Gagarin happened to visit Finland that summer.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on June 22, 2020, 05:18:41 AM
Amazing weather in Helsinki! They say this will become the warmest June since 1961!  :o  8)

[Goes outside in t-shirt and shorts and realizes it’s still too f****** cold!] :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 22, 2020, 05:35:27 AM
Amazing weather in Helsinki! They say this will become the warmest June since 1961!  :o  8)
How warm did it get for you today?  I see (according to weather.com) that it's supposed to get up to 73 tomorrow.  Is that an abnormal high for you?  Sounds lovely to me!  What are normal temps for you this time of year?

Supposed to get into the 90's today here.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: 71 dB on June 22, 2020, 06:49:09 AM
How warm did it get for you today?  I see (according to weather.com) that it's supposed to get up to 73 tomorrow.  Is that an abnormal high for you?  Sounds lovely to me!  What are normal temps for you this time of year?

Supposed to get into the 90's today here.

As you may know, Helsinki is located in the southern Finland by sea (Gulf of Finland) which has a cooling effect during the first half of summer before the sea water warms up and temperatures are typically a few degrees higher in "inner" Finland. It can be nice in Helsinki in June on a few days, but it can also be cold (something like +10°C/+50°F). Something like +18°C/+64°F is typical. Today it was +21°C/+70°F and it will get warmer this week so +23°C/+73°F for tomorrow is correct. Thursday should be +27°C/+81°F which is "hot as hell" for us and in inner Finland even +32°C/+90°F is possible. June in Helsinki is like winter in Florida.  ;D

+23°C/+73°F is not abnormally high in June, but typically rare, much more common in July when the cooling effect of sea has ended. Now we are having a lot of warm days in June which is "abnormal."

+32°C/+90°F is about the warmest I have experienced in Finland. AC is a bit rarity in Finland for obvious reasons (but central heating works miracles in the winter) and warm weather makes apartments really hot. I have +29°C/+84°F inside at the moment.  :P

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 22, 2020, 02:42:23 PM
As you may know, Helsinki is located in the southern Finland by sea (Gulf of Finland) which has a cooling effect during the first half of summer before the sea water warms up and temperatures are typically a few degrees higher in "inner" Finland. It can be nice in Helsinki in June on a few days, but it can also be cold (something like +10°C/+50°F). Something like +18°C/+64°F is typical. Today it was +21°C/+70°F and it will get warmer this week so +23°C/+73°F for tomorrow is correct. Thursday should be +27°C/+81°F which is "hot as hell" for us and in inner Finland even +32°C/+90°F is possible. June in Helsinki is like winter in Florida.  ;D

+23°C/+73°F is not abnormally high in June, but typically rare, much more common in July when the cooling effect of sea has ended. Now we are having a lot of warm days in June which is "abnormal."

+32°C/+90°F is about the warmest I have experienced in Finland. AC is a bit rarity in Finland for obvious reasons (but central heating works miracles in the winter) and warm weather makes apartments really hot. I have +29°C/+84°F inside at the moment.  :P
Hi dB,

Thank you for the further details.  Your Finnish summer temps are lovely as far as I am concerned--normally anyway.  Agree though, anything over 80 feels hot to me these days....though my nightshades love it and I, them!  By the way, is a lot of the gardening/farming in Finland done in things like high tunnels and greenhouses and not certain what else....thinking in terms of vegetables and fruit that need warmer conditions to grow and produce well?  Or are a lot of things like that imported from other European countries and elsewhere?

I did see an article on the BBC's website today about conditions in the Arctic Circle having higher than ever temps.  https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53140069

Gave in and turned on the A/C today.  Are A/Cs units readily available for purchase in Finland?  Or hard to come by?  It sounds like central air conditioning isn't though.  Do you have some decent fans?  They can help a great deal.

Stay cool (and hydrated!),

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on June 22, 2020, 10:58:32 PM
The Low countries: it will be far too hot this week - about 32°C. 
We had a few unusually fierce rainstorms.
The combination of all the Covid problems, another scorching summer, water shortage and failed harvests ....is deeply disturbing and frightening.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on June 23, 2020, 12:10:41 AM
To hot for me in the UK this week. They are predicting 27-30 degrees C. Most people probably love it.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DaveF on June 23, 2020, 12:33:04 AM
Amazing weather in Helsinki! They say this will become the warmest June since 1961

Apparently in eastern Siberia, north of the Arctic Circle, they've been having temperatures of 35°.  (I know that's probably about the same distance from Finland as Brazil is from the UK, but it shows that something is very wrong in the Arctic regions and thereabouts.)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: 71 dB on June 23, 2020, 03:30:51 AM
Hi dB,

Thank you for the further details.  Your Finnish summer temps are lovely as far as I am concerned--normally anyway.  Agree though, anything over 80 feels hot to me these days....though my nightshades love it and I, them!  By the way, is a lot of the gardening/farming in Finland done in things like high tunnels and greenhouses and not certain what else....thinking in terms of vegetables and fruit that need warmer conditions to grow and produce well?  Or are a lot of things like that imported from other European countries and elsewhere?

I did see an article on the BBC's website today about conditions in the Arctic Circle having higher than ever temps.  https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53140069

Gave in and turned on the A/C today.  Are A/Cs units readily available for purchase in Finland?  Or hard to come by?  It sounds like central air conditioning isn't though.  Do you have some decent fans?  They can help a great deal.

Stay cool (and hydrated!),

PD

Yep, the Northern Finland has been hot. We have AC units of course available to buy but they are not popular because the hot periods are so short typically. I have a fan, but it circulates hot air so it doesn't help much.

I'm afraid you are asking the wrong guy as I know very little about agriculture, but obviously greenhouses  are used to produce certain things and of course bananas, coffee beans (Finns drink most coffee in the World), coconuts and other exotic things are imported.  ;D

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 23, 2020, 03:43:40 AM
The Low countries: it will be far too hot this week - about 32°C. 
We had a few unusually fierce rainstorms.
The combination of all the Covid problems, another scorching summer, water shortage and failed harvests ....is deeply disturbing and frightening.
PJME,

What happened with the harvests?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 23, 2020, 03:45:54 AM
Apparently in eastern Siberia, north of the Arctic Circle, they've been having temperatures of 35°.  (I know that's probably about the same distance from Finland as Brazil is from the UK, but it shows that something is very wrong in the Arctic regions and thereabouts.)
Dave,

I know!  Scary news.  I don't know whether you saw it or not, but I had linked to an article on the BBC's website earlier?

Speaking of which, I need to move the soaker hoses...

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on June 23, 2020, 05:55:34 AM
To hot for me in the UK this week. They are predicting 27-30 degrees C. Most people probably love it.

I don't love it, 20 degrees is fine for me.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on June 23, 2020, 08:12:00 AM
PJME,

What happened with the harvests?

I should have written:  another scorching summer means water shortage (for the third year in a row) and will lead to failed harvests.
Ground water levels are already alarmingly low - for the third year in a row.

Peter
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Jo498 on June 23, 2020, 08:59:48 AM
Close to perfect here, about 25-27°C with a light breeze and cool nights and mornings. There was quite a bit or rain last week and earlier, so I think that at least my region is not in danger of drought. It's supposed to get warmer towards the weekend but I doubt we will hit 30°, so still not too hot.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 23, 2020, 09:22:27 AM
Yep, the Northern Finland has been hot. We have AC units of course available to buy but they are not popular because the hot periods are so short typically. I have a fan, but it circulates hot air so it doesn't help much.

I'm afraid you are asking the wrong guy as I know very little about agriculture, but obviously greenhouses  are used to produce certain things and of course bananas, coffee beans (Finns drink most coffee in the World), coconuts and other exotic things are imported.  ;D
I guess I was thinking more of what I think of as common things that one could grow with much more protected conditions like tomatoes, peppers and maybe eggplant for folks that live in northern climes vs. things that grow like in the tropics...like bananas. ;-)
I should have written:  another scorching summer means water shortage (for the third year in a row) and will lead to failed harvests.
Ground water levels are already alarmingly low - for the third year in a row.

Peter
.Ouch!  Three years in a row?   :(

Close to perfect here, about 25-27°C with a light breeze and cool nights and mornings. There was quite a bit or rain last week and earlier, so I think that at least my region is not in danger of drought. It's supposed to get warmer towards the weekend but I doubt we will hit 30°, so still not too hot.
Glad that you are comfortable!  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: 71 dB on June 23, 2020, 10:21:33 AM
I guess I was thinking more of what I think of as common things that one could grow with much more protected conditions like tomatoes, peppers and maybe eggplant for folks that live in northern climes vs. things that grow like in the tropics...like bananas.

Sure, tomatoes and eggplants are grown in Finland, but also imported.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 23, 2020, 11:29:37 AM
Sure, tomatoes and eggplants are grown in Finland, but also imported.
Must admit, it's the gardener-grower in me that likes to know how people in cooler climates cleverly grow things.  All kinds of new technology these days along with different tricks for keeping warm-weather plants happy.   :)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: 71 dB on June 23, 2020, 01:26:07 PM
Must admit, it's the gardener-grower in me that likes to know how people in cooler climates cleverly grow things.  All kinds of new technology these days along with different tricks for keeping warm-weather plants happy.   :)

PD

I think it comes down to having the types of tomatoes etc. that are fine with colder weather (I don't know the terminology...) Nowadays you can even genetically modify and what not... but of course you can do it biologically, concentration, refinement, selective breeding... whatever the correct term is...I told you I don't know agriculture...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 24, 2020, 02:21:35 PM
I think it comes down to having the types of tomatoes etc. that are fine with colder weather (I don't know the terminology...) Nowadays you can even genetically modify and what not... but of course you can do it biologically, concentration, refinement, selective breeding... whatever the correct term is...I told you I don't know agriculture...
[/quoteThat's o.k. db, if I feel further compelled, I'll do some googling.   ;)

Best wishes,

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on June 25, 2020, 06:21:22 AM
I think it comes down to having the types of tomatoes etc. that are fine with colder weather (I don't know the terminology...) Nowadays you can even genetically modify and what not... but of course you can do it biologically, concentration, refinement, selective breeding... whatever the correct term is...I told you I don't know agriculture...
[/quoteThat's o.k. db, if I feel further compelled, I'll do some googling.   ;)

Best wishes,

PD

As part of the potato family blight is a major problem with growing tomatoes. Blight resistant types have been cultivated and I have grown Crimson Crush for the last three years. Far as I am aware the one element for the successful production of toms is sunshine. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on June 25, 2020, 07:01:06 AM
As part of the potato family blight is a major problem with growing tomatoes. Blight resistant types have been cultivated and I have grown Crimson Crush for the last three years. Far as I am aware the one element for the successful production of toms is sunshine.
Yes, sunshine IS very important!  This year, I'm growing 2 X Jet Star (a reliable one and very popular), 1 X Big Beef (don't think that I've grown this one before but was recommended to me by a farmer), 1 X Green Zebra (a really cool looking and tasty green-striped tomato (in a large pot--am going to try trellising it) and 2 Dwarf varieties (1 each of Cyril's Choice and Confetti).  Miss not having cherry tomatoes, but as far as I know, those all turn into huge and sprawling plants!

Next year, I'll check and see if anyone is growing Crimson Crush around here....or maybe order some seeds--if I get organized in time!

Stay cool!  And drink plenty of water too.  :)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on June 25, 2020, 07:01:33 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbXY45pXkAA76N7?format=jpg&name=small)

Temps in the 90s (Fahrenheit) but the humidity will push the "feels like" to over 100.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on August 12, 2020, 08:19:56 AM
We've had no water in the village since last night due to a burst water mains. Great in the current baking temperatures! The water authority have at least delivered bottled water to the village.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 12, 2020, 08:24:16 AM
Lousy July, hot and summerly August - pretty much sums it up here in DK ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 12, 2020, 09:38:56 AM
We've had no water in the village since last night due to a burst water mains. Great in the current baking temperatures! The water authority have at least delivered bottled water to the village.
??? :o  So sorry to hear that Jeffrey.  How are the repairs going?

Hot hear too though not as bad as what I've been hearing from you gents in Europe!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 12, 2020, 06:53:00 PM
We've had no water in the village since last night due to a burst water mains. Great in the current baking temperatures! The water authority have at least delivered bottled water to the village.

I saw that on the BBC website. Gary Walker, from Warninglid, said he had been forced to "manually remove waste from the toilet and bury it in the garden". ???
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 12, 2020, 07:12:40 PM
We’ve been having thunderstorms and heavy rain showers the last few nights. It’s been high 20s and unpleasantly humid  this week but looks like it might be starting to return to normal soon :).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Biffo on August 13, 2020, 04:02:53 AM
We’ve been having thunderstorms and heavy rain showers the last few nights. It’s been high 20s and unpleasantly humid  this week but looks like it might be starting to return to normal soon :).

Same here on the south coast though even hotter. The last four days have been hot, overcast (most of the time) and humid. Just a few minutes ago it finally started raining with distant rumbles of thunder. Hopefully, it will be a cooler night.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 13, 2020, 05:37:18 AM
I noticed on the BBC website that there's a chance of flooding rains now after the heatwave and drought?   :(

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on August 13, 2020, 05:54:02 AM
Belgium: still swelteringly hot at around 35° C. Clouds are forming. We may get another thunderstorm and heavy rain - for a short moment.
It is very unpleasant.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on August 13, 2020, 06:04:58 AM
??? :o  So sorry to hear that Jeffrey.  How are the repairs going?

Hot hear too though not as bad as what I've been hearing from you gents in Europe!

PD

Thank you PD for the characteristically thoughtful enquiry.  :)
The water company reported last night that they had 'completed the repairs' but there was still no water due to air locks in the system.
The water final came back on a couple of hours ago but whether it lasts remains to be seen. We are expecting heavy storms with thunder and lightning very shortly.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on August 13, 2020, 06:07:18 AM
I noticed on the BBC website that there's a chance of flooding rains now after the heatwave and drought?   :(

PD

Yes, sadly there was a fatal train derailment in Scotland due to a landslide.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 13, 2020, 06:56:55 AM
Thank you PD for the characteristically thoughtful enquiry.  :)
The water company reported last night that they had 'completed the repairs' but there was still no water due to air locks in the system.
The water final came back on a couple of hours ago but whether it lasts remains to be seen. We are expecting heavy storms with thunder and lightning very shortly.
Yay water!  Are you worried about old town pipes?  Hope that your power stays on!
Yes, sadly there was a fatal train derailment in Scotland due to a landslide.
Oh, dear!  I noticed an article about a train derailment in Scotland, but hadn't yet read it.  :(

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on August 14, 2020, 06:20:11 AM
A crack of thunder yesterday afternoon that was extremely scary. My wife in another room was momentarily blinded with lightening that lit up the room - the power of nature can be awesome.

I was told this morning of a chap up a ladder cleaning out his gutters at the same time. He shot up in the air as I did but thankfully, unlike him, I was sitting in a chair at that moment! He managed to cling on but not an experience he will forget anytime soon. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 14, 2020, 06:28:32 AM
A crack of thunder yesterday afternoon that was extremely scary. My wife in another room was momentarily blinded with lightening that lit up the room - the power of nature can be awesome.

I was told this morning of a chap up a ladder cleaning out his gutters at the same time. He shot up in the air as I did but thankfully, unlike him, I was sitting in a chair at that moment! He managed to cling on but not an experience he will forget anytime soon.

Crikey, I bet that cleaned out his gutters :o.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 14, 2020, 06:34:32 AM
A crack of thunder yesterday afternoon that was extremely scary. My wife in another room was momentarily blinded with lightening that lit up the room - the power of nature can be awesome.

I was told this morning of a chap up a ladder cleaning out his gutters at the same time. He shot up in the air as I did but thankfully, unlike him, I was sitting in a chair at that moment! He managed to cling on but not an experience he will forget anytime soon.
Eek!!  ???

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on August 14, 2020, 12:56:38 PM
A crack of thunder yesterday afternoon that was extremely scary. My wife in another room was momentarily blinded with lightening that lit up the room - the power of nature can be awesome.

I was told this morning of a chap up a ladder cleaning out his gutters at the same time. He shot up in the air as I did but thankfully, unlike him, I was sitting in a chair at that moment! He managed to cling on but not an experience he will forget anytime soon.

I'm glad that your wife is ok Lol.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on August 16, 2020, 12:07:19 AM
I'm glad that your wife is ok Lol.

She is fine Jeffrey, thanks. We live in Mole Valley and storms often skirt around the edge of valley. This was right above us with a massive single clap of thunder then lightening, again just once, followed by the heavens opened with hailstones. The M23 flooded in minutes and closed.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 16, 2020, 04:24:40 AM
She is fine Jeffrey, thanks. We live in Mole Valley and storms often skirt around the edge of valley. This was right above us with a massive single clap of thunder then lightening, again just once, followed by the heavens opened with hailstones. The M23 flooded in minutes and closed.
Hope that the hail didn't do a lot of damage?  Particularly to your allotment!   ???

PD

p.s.  I must admit, I get antsy and jumpy during a thunderstorm.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on August 16, 2020, 05:20:52 AM
Hope that the hail didn't do a lot of damage?  Particularly to your allotment!   ???

PD

p.s.  I must admit, I get antsy and jumpy during a thunderstorm.

My garden is heavy clay and suffered flooding in the past. This time it has been so hot and dry the lawn and flower beds acted like a sponge. Great for allotment, as I don't need to water at 7.30 am as I had to do during this hot spell.
Storms must freak out pets and wildlife.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 16, 2020, 09:50:56 PM
We've had great weather for almost 3 weeks, following a bad July. The late-summer Danish landscape presents itself at its most beautiful - here it's from the Bisserup coast near Næstved and a beach on tiny Omø island where the sea was warm even on this early morning. Am doing another small trip now in the Zealand region, before resuming work on Wednesday.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 10:08:21 PM
Great photos - looks really nice.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 16, 2020, 10:22:09 PM
Great photos - looks really nice.

Thank you. Yes, and these areas see very few tourists except for a few locals/domestic ones ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 17, 2020, 01:34:58 AM
Beautiful MT!  And the ocean looks so inviting!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 17, 2020, 01:51:11 AM
Yes, lovely, and sandy ground in the water too ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 17, 2020, 02:00:02 AM
Yes, lovely, and sandy ground in the water too ...
Mmmmm!  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 08, 2020, 01:38:23 PM
A neighbor tells me that a tornado hit Worcester yesterday.  We had very high winds, and were without power for 24 hours. It has only just winked back on ... so I am waiting for my phone to charge back up.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 09, 2020, 02:59:09 PM
A neighbor tells me that a tornado hit Worcester yesterday.  We had very high winds, and were without power for 24 hours. It has only just winked back on ... so I am waiting for my phone to charge back up.
Wow!  Glad that you have it back.  I wonder whether or not Drogulus lost power (doesn't he live in Worcester?)?

Enjoy a nice hot bath and a warm dinner Karl.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 09, 2020, 07:55:57 PM
Wow!  Glad that you have it back.  I wonder whether or not Drogulus lost power (doesn't he live in Worcester?)?

Enjoy a nice hot bath and a warm dinner Karl.

PD

Thx, PD!

Watertown, not far from me, really.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on November 04, 2020, 01:08:48 PM
A nice, unusually long Indian Summer is forecast for the next 7 days  :).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on November 05, 2020, 01:07:34 AM
The Low Countries:
mild weather for the next days, some mist in the morning, a little bit of (ground level)frost  in the Ardennes, plenty of sun: a lovely autumn.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on November 07, 2020, 04:36:10 PM
It was warm today and cloudy, so I turned on the air conditioning which I haven’t done in about a week or so. Humidity was up.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 15, 2020, 11:34:26 AM
Snow storm coming in late tomorrow night through Thursday.  We may get up to 12"
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on December 15, 2020, 04:34:50 PM
No snow here, but the temperature will drop to - 20 celsius tonight 🥶
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on December 16, 2020, 03:39:38 AM
No snow here, but the temperature will drop to - 20 celsius tonight 🥶
Brrrrrr....!

Snow on its way here too.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Biffo on December 16, 2020, 05:44:16 AM
Just endless rain here
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on December 16, 2020, 06:14:48 AM
Just endless rain here
Hopefully no flooding?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on December 16, 2020, 07:45:49 AM
Maybe an hour with some lovely sunshine here today, following just one hour totally in December so far, due to cloudy weather.

Mild today as well, so far no snow this winter, and very little frost.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Biffo on December 16, 2020, 08:44:10 AM
Hopefully no flooding?

Fortunately no flooding where I am but there have been warnings for elsewhere earlier in the week but, as yet, no actual floods. It has now stopped raining, for a while.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 16, 2020, 03:24:01 PM
Below our 10-day forecast through Christmas - chilly at night, not much rain, and NO snow on Christmas Day in Piedmont, North Carolina - Dave :)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Classical-Music/i-2dts8Bj/0/128af8c5/O/WSWeatherDec2020.png)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 16, 2020, 04:32:19 PM
Well, our winter storm warning got pushed out to 10pm tonight.  the forecast is 9-15" possible between now and 1pm tomorrow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ritter on January 09, 2021, 04:16:39 AM
The biggest snowstorm in living history in Madrid. It started yesterday, and it's still snowing.

The metro is operating, but buses are not running, the airport is closed, and train connections are suspended.

It's supposed to stop snowing later today, but temperatures are expected to drop further, so the disruptions will probably persist for several days.

(https://www.lavanguardia.com/files/image_607_341/uploads/2021/01/09/5ff994efb7884.jpeg)
People skiing on Gran Vía, one of the main streets in the city centre.

(https://s.libertaddigital.com/2021/01/09/1920/1080/fit/nevada-temporal-filomena09012020-01.jpg?_ga=2.97840214.818548379.1610194295-1490463654.1610194295)
A section of the M-30 (the inner ring road of the city). Some people have been stuck in cars on the M-40 (the outer ring road) since 7 pm yesterday (i.e. for some 18 hours now).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Biffo on January 09, 2021, 06:06:11 AM
The biggest snowstorm in living history in Madrid. It started yesterday, and it's still snowing.

The metro is operating, but buses are not running, the airport is closed, and train connections are suspended.

It's supposed to stop snowing later today, but temperatures are expected to drop further, so the disruptions will probably persist for several days.

(https://www.lavanguardia.com/files/image_607_341/uploads/2021/01/09/5ff994efb7884.jpeg)
People skiing on Gran Vía, one of the main streets in the city centre.

(https://s.libertaddigital.com/2021/01/09/1920/1080/fit/nevada-temporal-filomena09012020-01.jpg?_ga=2.97840214.818548379.1610194295-1490463654.1610194295)
A section of the M-30 (the inner ring road of the city). Some people have been stuck in cars on the M-40 (the outer ring road) since 7 pm yesterday (i.e. for some 18 hours now).

You have my sympathy, I hate snow. It looks pretty but rapidly becomes a pain in the neck, especially in places that rarely have snow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ritter on January 09, 2021, 06:10:31 AM
Thanks, Biffo. Yes, it was nice to walk around my home in the snow (I live in the city centre), but I think this “cuteness” will wear thin soon, and the coming days will be unpleasant.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 09, 2021, 06:46:45 AM
Thanks, Biffo. Yes, it was nice to walk around my home in the snow (I live in the city centre), but I think this “cuteness” will wear thin soon, and the coming days will be unpleasant.
How much snow have you received so far?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ritter on January 09, 2021, 07:30:11 AM
About 18 inches, PD. Something unheard of here....
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 09, 2021, 12:14:56 PM
About 18 inches, PD. Something unheard of here....
Wow!  What would be a common amount during your winter?

In the States if an area like Washington, DC gets a couple of inches of snow, it basically shuts down; not enough equipment for plowing, sanding/salting and even worse, a number of people who don't know how to drive in snow!

Stay safe,

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on January 09, 2021, 12:24:25 PM
Wow!  What would be a common amount during your winter?

In the States if an area like Washington, DC gets a couple of inches of snow, it basically shuts down; not enough equipment for plowing, sanding/salting and even worse, a number of people who don't know how to drive in snow!

Stay safe,

PD

My brother lives near Raleigh, NC. That’s exactly what he says  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mandryka on January 09, 2021, 12:32:46 PM
About 18 inches, PD. Something unheard of here....

Yes I just heard on the news about the gusts, les bourrasques. Sounds wild!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on January 09, 2021, 12:39:38 PM
My brother lives near Raleigh, NC. That’s exactly what he says  ;D
I've seen pictures/stories about it on the news for years!   ::)  You would think, at least for the capital region, that they would have more equipment/preparedness training, etc., non?   :(

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: ritter on January 09, 2021, 12:48:46 PM
Wow!  What would be a common amount during your winter?
In the city of Madrid, for the past 20 years or so, we've had 1 or 2 days of snow each winter, but it rarely stays on the ground. Every 5 or so years, we'll get a "snowstorm" (for our standards)  that'll leave 2 or 3 inches maximum (and will wreak havoc in the city). What we had between yesterday and today had not been seen since 1971, apparently.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on January 09, 2021, 02:40:47 PM
Interestingly, our own ‘snowstorm of the century’ happened in 1971  :o.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Iota on January 09, 2021, 03:13:55 PM
Interestingly, our own ‘snowstorm of the century’ happened in 1971  :o.

In the UK one of the worst blizzards happened in 1978 in the South West, which is exactly where I happened to be, learning to parachute!  ::)

We ended up stranded for a week in a cold, remote Royal Marine building on Exmoor, which was half buried in a 20-foot drift, where we had to sleep in parachutes (rather warm!) and live off cereal and a few bits and bobs that had been left in the kitchen.
We were eventually helicoptered out, after spending a week doing little else but dig out various stranded farm animals and, um, eating cereal. The helicopter bit was kind of fun though.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 08, 2021, 10:32:07 AM
We finally got a bit of wintery weather here in DK, though less so in the capital, but with snow, frost and wind. In some parts of the country, people are now advised to remain indoor, because of snow storms, and to reduce strain on rescue work. Some youngsters were also rescued from a lake by helicopter, when they ventured on a long walk into rather thin ice. Overall it's fairly modest compared to countries experiencing harsher winter conditions, though. It's now less often we get really hard conditions, though I remember some in my childhood, where villages would become isolated for days. They say that in the future, snow will be even more rare.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 08, 2021, 11:10:23 AM
We finally got a bit of wintery weather here in DK, though less so in the capital, but with snow, frost and wind. In some parts of the country, people are now advised to remain indoor, because of snow storms, and to reduce strain on rescue work. Some youngsters were also rescued from a lake by helicopter, when they ventured on a long walk into rather thin ice. Overall it's fairly modest compared to countries experiencing harsher winter conditions, though. It's now less often we get really hard conditions, though I remember some in my childhood, where villages would become isolated for days. They say that in the future, snow will be even more rare.
It's important to have snow--both for the moisture and also protects plants from harsh freezing weather and cold winds.  I hope that snow doesn't become even more rare for you--for all of us.

A bit more snow here recently (did a round of shoveling today) and possibly more in the near future.  As a silly aside, a friend and I went for a very short walk along a river.  We sat in the sunshine for a while watching some ducks swimming around in the water.  Sometimes a few of them would venture out onto some thin wet ice...slipping as they went along...before getting back into the water.  I suspect that they did much better at keeping aright than I would have!  😂 :)  Not a tumble from any of them as far as we could see.  Must be those webbed feet.  :D  Fun to see them in the water too when their heads go below surface and their little wiggly tails stick up.  And watching them take off, fly for a bit over the shimmering water and then go skidding into the water again.  It felt good to get out into the sunshine and nature and see things that made us smile for a change.  🦆🦆🦆 ❤️

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 08, 2021, 11:31:05 AM
Must be great having a real river close by! We've had glimpses of sun too, and when the wind softens, I'll cycle out to enjoy the scenery a bit. Work and almost all shops are on lock-down, so a lot of sparetime ... Here in the city, we just have some tamed and quiet canals of varying smallness, and some lakes in parks. They're well populated with birds of course, but nowadays the official policy is for people not to feed them. One guy however is well-known for having made friends with a lot of wild herons in the Frederiksberg Have gardens, and they eagerly wait for him and land on his arms, picking up food. The city's sea front, more of a strait, is of course very built up and domesticized, so for any ~wilder scenery, it's a longer journey from here ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 08, 2021, 05:09:53 PM
On Saturday night, we had some atrocious weather conditions --- snow + some sleet and all of it had stuck since it was below 32°F. During this time, I was at work, but went with my gut and asked if I could leave two hours early and so I did. It was hellacious driving home and I had a panic attack that thankfully subsided. This was mainly due to my inexperience with driving while its snowing. I slid on some ice a few times, but nothing came of it as I was able to stay on course until I got home. Running into a cluster of cars who were going as slow as dripping molasses didn’t help either, but I was able to get around these cars. I know this is nothing for many members here who were raised in these types of conditions (long, snowy winters), but for a Southerner like me, it was quite an adventure to say the least. Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about this sort of thing too much as winters are pretty mild here in general.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 09, 2021, 05:21:49 AM
Must be great having a real river close by! We've had glimpses of sun too, and when the wind softens, I'll cycle out to enjoy the scenery a bit. Work and almost all shops are on lock-down, so a lot of sparetime ... Here in the city, we just have some tamed and quiet canals of varying smallness, and some lakes in parks. They're well populated with birds of course, but nowadays the official policy is for people not to feed them. One guy however is well-known for having made friends with a lot of wild herons in the Frederiksberg Have gardens, and they eagerly wait for him and land on his arms, picking up food. The city's sea front, more of a strait, is of course very built up and domesticized, so for any ~wilder scenery, it's a longer journey from here ...
Yes, it is nice being able to walk along it.  :)

And I found this (without much googling effort).  Sounds like this is your guy?  https://www.carstenegevang.com/fredriksberghave

Must get outside more often--at my end anyway!  I'll bet that your parks are pretty?

PD
On Saturday night, we had some atrocious weather conditions --- snow + some sleet and all of it had stuck since it was below 32°F. During this time, I was at work, but went with my gut and asked if I could leave two hours early and so I did. It was hellacious driving home and I had a panic attack that thankfully subsided. This was mainly due to my inexperience with driving while its snowing. I slid on some ice a few times, but nothing came of it as I was able to stay on course until I got home. Running into a cluster of cars who were going as slow as dripping molasses didn’t help either, but I was able to get around these cars. I know this is nothing for many members here who were raised in these types of conditions (long, snowy winters), but for a Southerner like me, it was quite an adventure to say the least. Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about this sort of thing too much as winters are pretty mild here in general.
Glad that you were able to get home safely.  How are your tires by the way?  That can make a big difference too. 

More snow due here today.

Best wishes,

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 09, 2021, 06:42:44 AM
Yes exactly, that's the heron guy, I didn't know he'd been more thoroughly described on the web in English! I'm sure there are such special characters in all cities ...

We have quite a few parks, different from each other, some bland, some impressive ... Frederiksberg Have is one of the prettiest, with an antique Chinese Tea House on a tiny island, that is open in summer, fashionable cafes and inns next to it, a garden association area & art exhibition hall, rental rowing boats, an outdoor ice skating rink in winter, and a proximity to the old zoo, that you can easily smell in one corner. Very popular (sometimes actually too crowded) in weekends ...  it's about 3 km or so from where I live.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: BasilValentine on February 09, 2021, 07:24:01 AM
It's beautiful in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. We've had snow on the ground since Christmas and it keeps coming. It's only been above freezing for a couple of hours since then and the snow has stayed light and fluffy and deep — no thawing and freezing, little ice. We've been out on snowshoes or skis most days. Light snow falling now.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 09, 2021, 07:57:15 AM
Yes exactly, that's the heron guy, I didn't know he'd been more thoroughly described on the web in English! I'm sure there are such special characters in all cities ...

We have quite a few parks, different from each other, some bland, some impressive ... Frederiksberg Have is one of the prettiest, with an antique Chinese Tea House on a tiny island, that is open in summer, fashionable cafes and inns next to it, a garden association area & art exhibition hall, rental rowing boats, an outdoor ice skating rink in winter, and a proximity to the old zoo, that you can easily smell in one corner. Very popular (sometimes actually too crowded) in weekends ...  it's about 3 km or so from where I live.
I just looked it up on Wiki--how wonderful!  That park is huge too!  :)  You're lucky that you're so close to it. 

Those herons have quite the life:  apparently he buys Norwegian salmon for them and gets free bread from a bakery!

It's beautiful in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. We've had snow on the ground since Christmas and it keeps coming. It's only been above freezing for a couple of hours since then and the snow has stayed light and fluffy and deep — no thawing and freezing, little ice. We've been out on snowshoes or skis most days. Light snow falling now.
Sounds wonderful!  I suspect that we probably have enough of a base around here that I could try snowshoeing.  I do have some winter hiking boots that I've made good use of too.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 09, 2021, 01:08:46 PM
Glad that you were able to get home safely.  How are your tires by the way?  That can make a big difference too. 

More snow due here today.

Best wishes,

PD

Thanks, PD. Tires are brand new. I had some put on about a month ago. 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Handelian on February 09, 2021, 01:11:09 PM
Freezing here!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 09, 2021, 02:14:31 PM
My brother lives near Raleigh, NC. That’s exactly what he says  ;D

LOL!  :laugh:  André - we are about 2 hrs west of Raleigh as I-40 runs - that description of a few inches of snow is what I like!  Two days ago I woke up to our first snow of the winter - view below via our doorbell cam - pretty but light amount - sun came out and all melted by the early afternoon.  Dave :)
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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 09, 2021, 02:49:58 PM
John sorry about your bad weather.  Even though I only live a few hours from you it was never that bad here.  Just rain.  It is very rare here to get rain and very cold at the same time, and it hasn't snowed here in I think four years.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 09, 2021, 06:29:33 PM
John sorry about your bad weather.  Even though I only live a few hours from you it was never that bad here.  Just rain.  It is very rare here to get rain and very cold at the same time, and it hasn't snowed here in I think four years.

Thanks, Dave. I keep forgetting you’re in South Carolina while the other Dave lives in North Carolina. You two guys should start a Country/Western vocal duo and call yourselves The Carolina Daves. :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 10, 2021, 05:46:28 AM
It's beautiful in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. We've had snow on the ground since Christmas and it keeps coming. It's only been above freezing for a couple of hours since then and the snow has stayed light and fluffy and deep — no thawing and freezing, little ice. We've been out on snowshoes or skis most days. Light snow falling now.

Yes, light and fluffy is good. We just had our second day of the stuff. It's pretty to look at and it's easy to move. Also, easier to get to the bird feeders when it's not icy or slushy.

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 10, 2021, 06:04:33 AM
Yes, light and fluffy is good. We just had our second day of the stuff. It's pretty to look at and it's easy to move. Also, easier to get to the bird feeders when it's not icy or slushy.
You had a downy woodpecker at your feeder--cool!  8)

I have fun watching some of Cornell's bird cams....particularly like the feeder cam and their hawk cams.  :)

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/cornell-lab-feederwatch/  A fun way to learn about birds...including this very unusual one (who makes regular appearances on the feeder cam):

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on February 10, 2021, 06:09:34 AM
Very cold here with an icy wind from Ukraine blowing in to Eastern England.
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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 10, 2021, 06:47:31 AM
Thanks, Dave. I keep forgetting you’re in South Carolina while the other Dave lives in North Carolina. You two guys should start a Country/Western vocal duo and call yourselves The Carolina Daves. :P

Dibs on the baryton!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 10, 2021, 07:22:05 AM
Very cold here with an icy wind from Ukraine blowing in to Eastern England.
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Looks cold!  I'm just in from an hour of shoveling (Round 1).  Must admit that I was a bit startled when I went into the living room and heard a bird or two twittering away; I had forgotten that I had left my computer on and had left the Cornell feeder cam on!   ;D

Cold but very pretty outside.  A nice sunny morning with everything covered in glistening white.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on February 10, 2021, 07:27:06 AM
Looks cold!  I'm just in from an hour of shoveling (Round 1).  Must admit that I was a bit startled when I went into the living room and heard a bird or two twittering away; I had forgotten that I had left my computer on and had left the Cornell feeder cam on!   ;D

Cold but very pretty outside.  A nice sunny morning with everything covered in glistening white.
I could actually feel the sun on my face today for the first time in days. At least I've been able to try out my new (very effective) insulated wellington boots from Poland!

Here's a 'Tapiola-like' scene from the local nature reserve:
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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 10, 2021, 07:36:11 AM
I could actually feel the sun on my face today for the first time in days. At least I've been able to try out my new (very effective) insulated wellington boots from Poland!

Here's a 'Tapiola-like' scene from the local nature reserve:
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Isn't feeling the sun on your face on a cold winter's day the best?  And I can see Tapio hiding in the shadows there...waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting traveler.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 10, 2021, 07:51:29 AM
Thanks, Dave. I keep forgetting you’re in South Carolina while the other Dave lives in North Carolina. You two guys should start a Country/Western vocal duo and call yourselves The Carolina Daves. :P

Hey John - LOL!  ;D  How about the Carolina Lintheads?  I've read a lot of books over the decades on the origins of Country Music - the 20th century textile mills were an important source of musicians/singers - the one below, a more recent read. :)  Dave

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on February 10, 2021, 08:26:32 AM
Isn't feeling the sun on your face on a cold winter's day the best?  And I can see Tapio hiding in the shadows there...waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting traveler.

No its not! Feeling the sun on your face on a warm summer's day is best. 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 10, 2021, 08:58:30 AM
Hey John - LOL!  ;D  How about the Carolina Lintheads?  I've read a lot of books over the decades on the origins of Country Music - the 20th century textile mills were an important source of musicians/singers - the one below, a more recent read. :)  Dave

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51fTZbsDhvL.jpg)

I have almost zero interest in country music, Dave, but that does look like an interesting read.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 10, 2021, 09:17:05 AM
No its not! Feeling the sun on your face on a warm summer's day is best. 8)
Tomāto/Tomahto....  ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 14, 2021, 08:53:16 AM
A beautiful, clear day in downtown Copenhagen. Following about a week with frost, the canals and lakes are partly frozen. I was surprised by the amount of skaters, a rare sight here, no doubt also there because of the lack of other things to do during the lock-down. It is possible to get take-away food and drinks from many of the cafes and eating places, though. The number of skaters and strollers might have been counterproductive in relation to Covid, however.

The light, the blue skies, and the leafless, silhouette-like trees, made the colours of the architecture particularly nice.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 14, 2021, 08:54:38 AM
A good day for a bit of photography ... :)

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 14, 2021, 11:59:44 AM
Beautiful photos MT!

I've been trying to get up earlier in the morning as I find that I love looking at the morning sunrises.  And, yes, the lighting in wintertime can be quite spectacular with trees stark in the winter snow, but with a beautiful sky blue around them.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: JBS on February 14, 2021, 01:51:16 PM
A beautiful, clear day in downtown Copenhagen. Following about a week with frost, the canals and lakes are partly frozen. I was surprised by the amount of skaters, a rare sight here, no doubt also there because of the lack of other things to do during the lock-down. It is possible to get take-away food and drinks from many of the cafes and eating places, though. The number of skaters might have been counterproductive in relation to Covid, however.

The light, the blue skies, and the leafless, silhouette-like trees, made the colours of the architecture particularly nice.

Beautiful!
My Twitter feed today had a photo of a Dutch canal frozen, full of skaters, with several windmills along one bank.
Very Dutchy, one might say.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 15, 2021, 12:42:14 AM
Beautiful!
My Twitter feed today had a photo of a Dutch canal frozen, full of skaters, with several windmills along one bank.
Very Dutchy, one might say.

Thank you - yes, the Dutch are traditionally more into skating than us Danes, it seems even a part of their culture, due to their countless canals - as seen also in many ancient paitings of folk life there, such as those by Averkamp etc. ...  :)

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on February 15, 2021, 08:36:00 AM
Never thought it would snow here in San Antonio... it's a few inches, legit snow just like snowfall in Iowa. And dropped down to 11F. People outside making a snowman.

Apparently it snows once a decade here... didn't expect it since the climate is almost the same as Florida, and it NEVER snows there. Never saw it there in 27 years (it does get frosty, though).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 15, 2021, 09:43:35 AM
Enjoy it while it's there!

We might be getting an ice storm here; that I don't want.  It can take only a quarter inch of ice/freezing rain on a power line to pull it down.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2021, 10:20:37 AM
Never thought it would snow here in San Antonio... it's a few inches, legit snow just like snowfall in Iowa. And dropped down to 11F. People outside making a snowman.

Apparently it snows once a decade here... didn't expect it since the climate is almost the same as Florida, and it NEVER snows there. Never saw it there in 27 years (it does get frosty, though).

In Nacogdoches, we got 8" of heavy wet snow on Jan 10, our first snow in 3 years. Tore down thousands of tree branches and power lines. That sucked.   :P

Then starting yesterday, we got about 1/2" of freezing rain, and then 6" of snow on top of that overnight. Nice light fluffy snow. And this time, for whatever reason, the power has (knock wood) stayed on. It was 12°F when I got up this morning, but it's 15 now. Supposed to get down to 3 tonight. Supposed to be here through the week. That sucks too. :P

Speaking of Florida, my wife and I spent Xmas there (in Altamonte Springs) with her parents in 1984 (I know, before you were born  ::) :D ) and on Xmas morning it was 15° and all the orange trees had huge icicles hanging off them to the ground, and everything at Cypress Gardens was pretty much dead and black, and all the tropical fish farms (which were our secondary reason to be there) had been wiped out and were just dead fish floating. So I know it gets freaking cold there, just not very often. :)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2021, 10:22:37 AM
Enjoy it while it's there!

We might be getting an ice storm here; that I don't want.  It can take only a quarter inch of ice/freezing rain on a power line to pull it down.

PD

Sorry, PD, I can't do that. I can bear it, but I can't enjoy it. I moved here from Vermont 41 years ago to get away from that white manure, and now here I am. My brother says it was 23° there this AM, twice as warm as it was here!  :o :o  ;)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 15, 2021, 10:49:09 AM
What I'm getting from your posts Mike is that no matter where you go bad weather follows you!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 15, 2021, 11:19:00 AM
Sorry, PD, I can't do that. I can bear it, but I can't enjoy it. I moved here from Vermont 41 years ago to get away from that white manure, and now here I am. My brother says it was 23° there this AM, twice as warm as it was here!  :o :o  ;)

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So, it sounds like you (unlike possibly Greg?) have been getting in a bit of shoveling exercise? 😇  ;)  But seriously, sorry to hear that it's so cold in your neck of the woods.  I see that your city is the oldest town in Texas?  And that was quite the move!  May I ask what prompted it?  And which are the best restaurants for barbecue?  :)

And how are growers in your area dealing with the cold?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2021, 12:36:40 PM
So, it sounds like you (unlike possibly Greg?) have been getting in a bit of shoveling exercise? 😇  ;)  But seriously, sorry to hear that it's so cold in your neck of the woods.  I see that your city is the oldest town in Texas?  And that was quite the move!  May I ask what prompted it?  And which are the best restaurants for barbecue?  :)

And how are growers in your area dealing with the cold?

PD

Actually, just a moderate amount of shoveling. We have 42 acres, so shoveling is a rather futile exercise, except insofar as allowing the dogs to get out their door into the great outside bathroom.  It's up to 17° now, which sounds great, but to put it in context, average high temp for this date is 63, average low is 40.

Yup, over 400 years old, amazingly. It used to be the capitol of Northern Mexico, back in the day. The barbecue is pretty darned good, although it is hard to match Fort Worth, where I came here from back in '86. Best barbecue in the world there, bar none. :)

I moved to the Greater Dallas area back in '79 because in Vermont, the best job I could find involved collecting unemployment. I had a friend whose company transferred him to Dallas, and he needed a roommate due to the outrageous rents. He sent me a copy of the want ads that had over 2 pages of ads just for my profession. So that was hard to resist. After 7 years there, I wanted to buy some land of my own, found this place, and the rest is history.

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on February 15, 2021, 12:48:11 PM
Speaking of Florida, my wife and I spent Xmas there (in Altamonte Springs) with her parents in 1984 (I know, before you were born  ::) :D ) and on Xmas morning it was 15° and all the orange trees had huge icicles hanging off them to the ground, and everything at Cypress Gardens was pretty much dead and black, and all the tropical fish farms (which were our secondary reason to be there) had been wiped out and were just dead fish floating. So I know it gets freaking cold there, just not very often. :)

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Yeah, that's a temperature I probably hadn't seen there before, even considering most of my life I lived only like 15 or so minutes away from Altamonte (was our goto place for shopping). Or maybe I was aware some years. :P

I will mention that I did see once something that was like semi-snow falling from the sky when I was about 4 years old, I think, so was probably 1992-ish, but that was in Jacksonville, so in Northern Florida it'd be less shocking.

Only concern Central Florida people have in the winter is covering their plants a few days to prevent damage from ice buildup.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 15, 2021, 12:56:42 PM
Actually, just a moderate amount of shoveling. We have 42 acres, so shoveling is a rather futile exercise, except insofar as allowing the dogs to get out their door into the great outside bathroom.  It's up to 17° now, which sounds great, but to put it in context, average high temp for this date is 63, average low is 40.

Yup, over 400 years old, amazingly. It used to be the capitol of Northern Mexico, back in the day. The barbecue is pretty darned good, although it is hard to match Fort Worth, where I came here from back in '86. Best barbecue in the world there, bar none. :)

I moved to the Greater Dallas area back in '79 because in Vermont, the best job I could find involved collecting unemployment. I had a friend whose company transferred him to Dallas, and he needed a roommate due to the outrageous rents. He sent me a copy of the want ads that had over 2 pages of ads just for my profession. So that was hard to resist. After 7 years there, I wanted to buy some land of my own, found this place, and the rest is history.

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Nice!  Must be neat to have all of that land?  Do you own horses and/or livestock?  I'll file away that Fort Worth = great barbecue--thanks! :-)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 15, 2021, 01:00:34 PM
Yeah, that's a temperature I probably hadn't seen there before, even considering most of my life I lived only like 15 or so minutes away from Altamonte (was our goto place for shopping). Or maybe I was aware some years. :P

I will mention that I did see once something that was like semi-snow falling from the sky when I was about 4 years old, I think, so was probably 1992-ish, but that was in Jacksonville, so in Northern Florida it'd be less shocking.

Only concern Central Florida people have in the winter is covering their plants a few days to prevent damage from ice buildup.
Greg,

Over the years, I've heard or read stories about the damage that frosts can do to farmers who grow things like oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, etc. for a living.  It hurts them and it also leads to steep increases in food prices all over the States.   I've experienced the effects myself (in terms of food prices and availability).  :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: greg on February 15, 2021, 01:18:25 PM
Greg,

Over the years, I've heard or read stories about the damage that frosts can do to farmers who grow things like oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, etc. for a living.  It hurts them and it also leads to steep increases in food prices all over the States.   I've experienced the effects myself (in terms of food prices and availability).  :(
For sure. One thing people will buy are special frost blankets, I have seen them used even when driving by the road in areas where they grow stuff like that. And we used them each year at the place I used to work for covering the plants (and sold them a lot, too). But there probably still are some issues after that, I'd imagine, haven't grown anything before but I have doubts they are a 100% solution.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 15, 2021, 01:43:55 PM
We’ve had nothing but rain here for the past week --- it’s just been cold, damp and wet. Thankfully, no snow or ice. You Texans can keep that stuff. :) It’s currently 41°F, but supposed to get in the 20s tonight.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2021, 02:52:29 PM
Yeah, that's a temperature I probably hadn't seen there before, even considering most of my life I lived only like 15 or so minutes away from Altamonte (was our goto place for shopping). Or maybe I was aware some years. :P

I will mention that I did see once something that was like semi-snow falling from the sky when I was about 4 years old, I think, so was probably 1992-ish, but that was in Jacksonville, so in Northern Florida it'd be less shocking.

Only concern Central Florida people have in the winter is covering their plants a few days to prevent damage from ice buildup.

Yeah, plants are a big problem, even bigger in FL than in many places. Her parents had a 75 year-old orange tree in their back yard, my first day there I ate a couple and had a big glass of juice with breakfast. The freeze killed it dead, which tells you how rare it is to have that weather!  I don't even think there are any groves left north of Orlando, too many years of unexpected cold weather drove them out. :(

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2021, 03:05:29 PM
Nice!  Must be neat to have all of that land?  Do you own horses and/or livestock?  I'll file away that Fort Worth = great barbecue--thanks! :-)

We love having the land. We have a large natural pond full of fish, and are overrun with deer and other critters. When we first came here, and for the next 20 years we had all sorts of livestock, but we finally sold it all off and planted up most of the open land with pine trees. The forest has taken over a lot of it now, which is what we wanted, our own big parkland. Here's what we have for critters now:

(https://i.imgur.com/QulCAfG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DqIhH65.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fz1B23f.jpg)

Lots of surprises come from that game camera!  :)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: BasilValentine on February 15, 2021, 03:06:57 PM
We’ve had nothing but rain here for the past week --- it’s just been cold, damp and wet. Thankfully, no snow or ice. You Texans can keep that stuff. :) It’s currently 41°F, but supposed to get in the 20s tonight.

Here in the Adirondack Mountains of NY we vastly prefer snow. We're expecting 8-12 inches overnight on top of the 18 we already have on the ground. The plows clear the roads before I even wake up and the skiing and snowshoeing is marvelous. If it ever rained — it's only been above freezing for a couple of hours since Christmas — it would ruin everything.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Wanderer on February 15, 2021, 03:15:45 PM
Snow may not be a big deal for many of you lucky souls, but in Athens, Greece it's rare enough to be considered big news (https://www.iefimerida.gr/ellada/sfodri-hionoptosi-sto-kentro-tis-athinas).
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 15, 2021, 04:51:25 PM
We’ve had nothing but rain here for the past week --- it’s just been cold, damp and wet. Thankfully, no snow or ice. You Texans can keep that stuff. :) It’s currently 41°F, but supposed to get in the 20s tonight.

Hey John - looks like we've been lucky, just the mountain areas of NC/GA on the edge of the storm according to the attached weather map - we're about the same as you, i.e. some rain but not freezing temps during the day at least.

@ Gurn - hi buddy - thanks for the posts and updates - didn't know that you had that many 'wild' animals visiting your land - you could start a zoo!  :laugh: 8)  But hope this weather passes you soon and that recovery is quick - our son is in Indy and will get hit w/ a lot snow; sister-in-law in Hot Springs, Arkansas which is in one of the darker areas on the map - she always seems to do well (born and bred in TX) - good luck!  Dave
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 15, 2021, 04:57:05 PM
Here in the Adirondack Mountains of NY we vastly prefer snow. We're expecting 8-12 inches overnight on top of the 18 we already have on the ground. The plows clear the roads before I even wake up and the skiing and snowshoeing is marvelous. If it ever rained — it's only been above freezing for a couple of hours since Christmas — it would ruin everything.

If one was raised with expecting snowfall and for six months, then I would certainly understand that it’s not a big deal, but around here, we’re just not equipped for those conditions.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 15, 2021, 04:58:14 PM
Hey John - looks like we've been lucky, just the mountain areas of NC/GA on the edge of the storm according to the attached weather map - we're about the same as you, i.e. some rain but not freezing temps during the day at least.

That’s very good to read. Yeah, the Texans can keep that weather. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2021, 06:13:20 PM

@ Gurn - hi buddy - thanks for the posts and updates - didn't know that you had that many 'wild' animals visiting your land - you could start a zoo!  :laugh: 8)  But hope this weather passes you soon and that recovery is quick - our son is in Indy and will get hit w/ a lot snow; sister-in-law in Hot Springs, Arkansas which is in one of the darker areas on the map - she always seems to do well (born and bred in TX) - good luck!  Dave


Hey, Dave,
That's just a fraction of them, the coyote was there during the last snowstorm, about a month ago. It's one of the best game camera pix I ever saw. That's just a small buck who happened to be in the same folder. Yeah, it's nice to have wild animals around to look at. Lots of folks don't realize this is the same forest that YOU live in, just further down the line. :)

Arkansas is getting all it can handle too. The odd thing is that the really crappy weather is hitting further south: they are getting snow, we are getting both snow and freezing rain, plus now they are calling for below zero temps tonight. *sigh*.

Hope the weather gives everyone a bit less than they are expecting. That would be far better than it could be.

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 15, 2021, 07:14:56 PM
Is that a motion detective camera?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 15, 2021, 08:13:04 PM


Hey, Dave,
That's just a fraction of them, the coyote was there during the last snowstorm, about a month ago. It's one of the best game camera pix I ever saw. That's just a small buck who happened to be in the same folder. Yeah, it's nice to have wild animals around to look at. Lots of folks don't realize this is the same forest that YOU live in, just further down the line. :)

Arkansas is getting all it can handle too. The odd thing is that the really crappy weather is hitting further south: they are getting snow, we are getting both snow and freezing rain, plus now they are calling for below zero temps tonight. *sigh*.

Hope the weather gives everyone a bit less than they are expecting. That would be far better than it could be.

Hi Gurn - nice pics; actually in my 'urban' western Winston-Salem neighborhoods in recent years, 'wild' animals are being seen, mainly coyotes and foxes - the black bear population is also expanding into the Piedmont area - have not seen anything unusual in my yard but stay in at night -  ???

That storm looks terrible on the map amazingly missing us on the southeastern coast - I'll check w/ my SIL in Hot Springs, Arkansas - hope all is well; most of my nuclear family moved there years ago (from Michigan where I grew up) but have all passed.  More concerning about our son in Indianapolis who is expecting 10" of snow, on top of another recent storm - but both he and his wife are working from home (very dependent on the internet), so hope that their power stays on.

Well, hope your 'recovery' is quick and stay safe!  Susan & I just got our 2nd COVID vaccine injection today and just have sore arms at the moment - in 2-3 weeks will decide if we can re-emerge from our house still w/ distancing and masks.  Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 16, 2021, 05:03:41 AM
Yeah, plants are a big problem, even bigger in FL than in many places. Her parents had a 75 year-old orange tree in their back yard, my first day there I ate a couple and had a big glass of juice with breakfast. The freeze killed it dead, which tells you how rare it is to have that weather!  I don't even think there are any groves left north of Orlando, too many years of unexpected cold weather drove them out. :(

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:'(  A very sad story.

Are smudge pots still used in orchards these days; if not, what?

Loved your game cam photos!  Was that a bobcat in one?

Thankfully, we're getting rain here and it looks like the temps are just high enough so that it's not freezing and sticking to wires, etc.  I had noticed some frozen onto the trees earlier.  That said, I don't want a lot of rain as the ground is frozen (= flooding)!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 16, 2021, 06:39:22 AM
Is that a motion detective camera?

Yes. And IR. It does vid clips too, but I don't use that much.

😎
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 16, 2021, 06:43:00 AM
Yes. And IR. It does vid clips too, but I don't use that much.

😎

That makes sense.  It was either that or you liked to stand around with a camera in the middle of the night hoping for an animal to leap into frame!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 16, 2021, 06:49:07 AM
Hi Gurn - nice pics; actually in my 'urban' western Winston-Salem neighborhoods in recent years, 'wild' animals are being seen, mainly coyotes and foxes - the black bear population is also expanding into the Piedmont area - have not seen anything unusual in my yard but stay in at night -  ???

That storm looks terrible on the map amazingly missing us on the southeastern coast - I'll check w/ my SIL in Hot Springs, Arkansas - hope all is well; most of my nuclear family moved there years ago (from Michigan where I grew up) but have all passed.  More concerning about our son in Indianapolis who is expecting 10" of snow, on top of another recent storm - but both he and his wife are working from home (very dependent on the internet), so hope that their power stays on.

Well, hope your 'recovery' is quick and stay safe!  Susan & I just got our 2nd COVID vaccine injection today and just have sore arms at the moment - in 2-3 weeks will decide if we can re-emerge from our house still w/ distancing and masks.  Dave :)

They say bears are making a comeback here, but I can't verify that personally. I HAVE seen a panther here though, it crossed the road in front of me at 4 in the afternoon! That was interesting.

That is really good news about the vaccinations. Kathy and I are on 3 different waiting lists, but there is no vaccine to give. 😕
As far as your son in Indy is concerned,  I don't make light of his situation, but they get this kind of weather all the time, when I lived in Vermont, we barely noticed it! I do send my best wishes for him and you guys too, 

Cheers,
😎🤠


Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 16, 2021, 06:53:47 AM
Have been hearing about rolling blackouts in Texas and in a bunch of other states.  Have any of you been experiencing that lately?  Or have friends or family going through that?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 16, 2021, 07:01:59 AM
:'(  A very sad story.

Are smudge pots still used in orchards these days; if not, what?

Loved your game cam photos!  Was that a bobcat in one?

Thankfully, we're getting rain here and it looks like the temps are just high enough so that it's not freezing and sticking to wires, etc.  I had noticed some frozen onto the trees earlier.  That said, I don't want a lot of rain as the ground is frozen (= flooding)!

PD

Well, I haven't been there in a long while, but as far as I know, they still do use them. They are about the only effective method that isn't cost prohibitive. They just have moved the entire operation further south.

Yes, a 10 point buck, a coyote in the snow, and a bobcat. I have some great daytime pictures of one, but I didn't have a chance to hunt them down. You would be very hard pressed to name an animal that's native here that I haven't gotten a picture of over the years. I've even got a nice picture of an owl 🦉 sitting on top of that post in the middle of the picture. He is about 2 feet tall!

Well, I don't know where you are at, but it almost doesn't matter, the crap is going to get there sooner or later. We're supposed to get another inch of ice tomorrow, and it was. -4F here this morning 😳

😎🤠
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Wanderer on February 16, 2021, 07:19:36 AM
Today Athens saw its heaviest snowfall in 13 years. Norwegian diplomats actually skied to work. (https://www.iefimerida.gr/ellada/norbigos-presbis-ellada-kanei-ski-stin-filothei)  ;D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 16, 2021, 07:30:51 AM
I don't know how much climate change and COVID have to do with it, but even though I'm just 5 miles out from downtown Boston, there was a coyote roaming down my street early yesterday evening. It was probably hunting a rabbit or other small animal whose populations have exploded as of late, just like the hawks that targeted my bird feeders all summer.

We've had steady rain all morning, which won't melt all of our snow and will probably create a hard, slippery glaze after temperatures drop down below freezing again.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 16, 2021, 07:44:03 AM
Well, I haven't been there in a long while, but as far as I know, they still do use them. They are about the only effective method that isn't cost prohibitive. They just have moved the entire operation further south.

Yes, a 10 point buck, a coyote in the snow, and a bobcat. I have some great daytime pictures of one, but I didn't have a chance to hunt them down. You would be very hard pressed to name an animal that's native here that I haven't gotten a picture of over the years. I've even got a nice picture of an owl 🦉 sitting on top of that post in the middle of the picture. He is about 2 feet tall!

Well, I don't know where you are at, but it almost doesn't matter, the crap is going to get there sooner or later. We're supposed to get another inch of ice tomorrow, and it was. -4F here this morning 😳

😎🤠
I'd love to see your owl picture!  :)  And a panther?!  I ended up doing some googling and see that there are such creatures as jaguarundi in Texas.  https://texasnativecats.org/cats-of-texas/  I want to go back to a trail/dog path not too far away.  I spoke to someone a few months ago who told me that she saw a snowy owl there.  I haven't checked the local weather lately (did just put on the Weather Channel a few minutes ago), but we escaped in my area today.  Warm enough at the moment that the rain didn't freeze.

Do you guys have a backup generator?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Wanderer on February 16, 2021, 09:24:37 AM
Drone footage from Athens:

https://youtu.be/VNHuGDp9BUo (https://youtu.be/VNHuGDp9BUo)

https://youtu.be/2BW-3XVyAAs (https://youtu.be/2BW-3XVyAAs)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 16, 2021, 09:26:55 AM
Not used to seeing images like that!   :o
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 16, 2021, 09:30:05 AM
Drone footage from Athens:

https://youtu.be/VNHuGDp9BUo (https://youtu.be/VNHuGDp9BUo)

https://youtu.be/2BW-3XVyAAs (https://youtu.be/2BW-3XVyAAs)

That's more than a little snow, for sure. Nice to see. Hope you're managing the cold.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 16, 2021, 03:08:24 PM
Drone footage from Athens:

https://youtu.be/VNHuGDp9BUo (https://youtu.be/VNHuGDp9BUo)

https://youtu.be/2BW-3XVyAAs (https://youtu.be/2BW-3XVyAAs)

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 16, 2021, 03:11:09 PM
It was a beautiful day, but it is windy with a temperature of 18°F currently. When I took my dogs out, I about froze and this is with a leather jacket with a hoodie underneath and corduroy pants on. Brrr....
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 17, 2021, 03:21:15 AM
It was a beautiful day, but it is windy with a temperature of 18°F currently. When I took my dogs out, I about froze and this is with a leather jacket with a hoodie underneath and corduroy pants on. Brrr....
You need proper winter clothes there!  I know, you'd probably only need to haul them out for a few days every ten years!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 17, 2021, 08:18:43 AM
I finally took my Astronomy students out for night lab last night.  It was perfectly clear.  It had been two years because last year it was constantly overcast and/or raining for the first half, and you know what happened in the second half.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 17, 2021, 09:02:50 AM
I finally took my Astronomy students out for night lab last night.  It was perfectly clear.  It had been two years because last year it was constantly overcast and/or raining for the first half, and you know what happened in the second half.
Oh, nice!  Do they bring scopes with them?  See anything of particular interest?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 17, 2021, 11:25:52 AM
Oh, nice!  Do they bring scopes with them?  See anything of particular interest?

PD

Not for the first lab.  I want them to learn how to use their planispheres and really get to know the night sky.  It is naked eye observation only.  The next lab will be with binoculars and only the final lab will use telescopes after they've completed an indoor training lab on how to use telescopes.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 17, 2021, 12:39:25 PM
Not for the first lab.  I want them to learn how to use their planispheres and really get to know the night sky.  It is naked eye observation only.  The next lab will be with binoculars and only the final lab will use telescopes after they've completed an indoor training lab on how to use telescopes.
Oh neat!  That would be quite interesting to learn how to use one of those.  Do you have to drive very far to find a place that doesn't have a lot of interfering street lights, etc.?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 17, 2021, 12:43:19 PM
Oh neat!  That would be quite interesting to learn how to use one of those.  Do you have to drive very far to find a place that doesn't have a lot of interfering street lights, etc.?

No just out of town.  Not great, not bad either.  You can see most but not all of the stars in the Little Dipper (how many stars you can resolve in that asterism is a good test).  I warned my students that standing around for 2-3 hours you will feel the cold much more acutely than zipping out to pick up some take out a couple of blocks away.  But they had to learn the hard way... I was wearing three layers plus gloves.  I didn't get cold.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on February 20, 2021, 03:02:15 AM
NIce and fairly warm springlike day in the Low Countries. Possibly  17/18 Celsius this afternoon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 20, 2021, 05:26:09 AM
NIce and fairly warm springlike day in the Low Countries. Possibly  17/18 Celsius this afternoon.
And I need to go outside and shovel soon!  :laugh:  :)  Enjoy your weather!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on February 20, 2021, 05:38:04 AM
And I need to go outside and shovel soon!  :laugh:  :)  Enjoy your weather!

I just finished. Luckily, light and fluffy - not heart attack snow.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 20, 2021, 07:20:56 AM
The ice is melting now, it started yesterday afternoon when it finally got above freezing for the first time in a week 😮. But it went back down to 16 overnight, so it's still a bit short of fully melting. The road is coated with 1"of glare ice, and since it was fully in the shade, it hadn't even started to melt when I checked it at dark-thirty last night. Don't be fooled when you see 'oh, they are up over freezing', this is going to take days to go away, just like that snow a few weeks ago. We had 3 days in the 70's before the snow was all gone!   😱❄️😳

😎
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 20, 2021, 07:23:01 AM
Beautiful, blue skied morning here with a temperature of 39°F.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2021, 07:25:48 AM
Beautiful!
My Twitter feed today had a photo of a Dutch canal frozen, full of skaters, with several windmills along one bank.
Very Dutchy, one might say.

Heel Nederlandse
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2021, 07:29:58 AM
In Nacogdoches, we got 8" of heavy wet snow on Jan 10, our first snow in 3 years. Tore down thousands of tree branches and power lines. That sucked.   :P

Then starting yesterday, we got about 1/2" of freezing rain, and then 6" of snow on top of that overnight. Nice light fluffy snow. And this time, for whatever reason, the power has (knock wood) stayed on. It was 12°F when I got up this morning, but it's 15 now. Supposed to get down to 3 tonight. Supposed to be here through the week. That sucks too. :P

Speaking of Florida, my wife and I spent Xmas there (in Altamonte Springs) with her parents in 1984 (I know, before you were born  ::) :D ) and on Xmas morning it was 15° and all the orange trees had huge icicles hanging off them to the ground, and everything at Cypress Gardens was pretty much dead and black, and all the tropical fish farms (which were our secondary reason to be there) had been wiped out and were just dead fish floating. So I know it gets freaking cold there, just not very often. :)

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Was going to ring, but then I thought perhaps I should leave your phone juice for possible essentials.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 20, 2021, 08:15:39 AM
Was going to ring, but then I thought perhaps I should leave your phone juice for possible essentials.

Our landline is out (I think the ice took out the switching station in town), and I get no cell service at home, so what you see is what I got! :D

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: pjme on February 20, 2021, 08:19:26 AM
Heel Nederlandse

Skating was only possible for two or three days. But for a week Belgium and the Netherlands were covered by snow and ice. Now snowbells and crocus are in full bloom and the birds chirp loudly.
Parks are busy (too busy) with corona weary families....
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 20, 2021, 08:34:07 AM
Beautiful morning here.  Nice to hear that the rest of the south is thawing out.  I have a fedex package that has been stuck in Memphis maybe it will get moving.  My parents have been under a boil water advisory, maybe that will change soon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2021, 09:25:57 AM
Skating was only possible for two or three days. But for a week Belgium and the Netherlands were covered by snow and ice. Now snowbells and crocus are in full bloom and the birds chirp loudly.
Parks are busy (too busy) with corona weary families....

Everybody's got "cabin fever" which means people need to be careful even if they don't feel like it.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2021, 09:27:21 AM
Our landline is out (I think the ice took out the switching station in town), and I get no cell service at home, so what you see is what I got! :D

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Smoke 'em if you got 'em (kippers, I mean)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 20, 2021, 09:33:51 AM
Our landline is out (I think the ice took out the switching station in town), and I get no cell service at home, so what you see is what I got! :D

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That stinks!  And no cell service?  Too far out into the country?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 20, 2021, 10:08:11 AM
That stinks!  And no cell service?  Too far out into the country?

Exactly. I can send texts over WiFi though, so I was able to get my brother yesterday and he called various family members who normally would be calling to check on us. And I can send emails. But that's pretty much it. After 35 years here, we are pretty used to crappy phone service. I remember the days when I used to get on here via a phone modem. Oy vey!  :o

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2021, 11:05:36 AM
Exactly. I can send texts over WiFi though, so I was able to get my brother yesterday and he called various family members who normally would be calling to check on us. And I can send emails. But that's pretty much it. After 35 years here, we are pretty used to crappy phone service. I remember the days when I used to get on here via a phone modem. Oy vey!  :o

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I can't even BELIEVE that Ted Cruz hasn't done anything about it!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 20, 2021, 11:13:28 AM
Exactly. I can send texts over WiFi though, so I was able to get my brother yesterday and he called various family members who normally would be calling to check on us. And I can send emails. But that's pretty much it. After 35 years here, we are pretty used to crappy phone service. I remember the days when I used to get on here via a phone modem. Oy vey!  :o

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Hi Gurn - been keeping up w/ the news/weather in the Lone Star State and reading through your posts - sorry about how the Texans have and are still suffering in this unusual weather event - and once one gets use to decent internet speeds, absence is sorely missed!  Although I can still remember the days of dial-up modems w/ 56 kbs speed max (of course, never reached and open not connected); assume Ted Cruz had a good internet connection in Cancun? - hope this clears up soon for you and family!  Dave :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 20, 2021, 12:11:09 PM
I can't even BELIEVE that Ted Cruz hasn't done anything about it!

He sent me a donation card, maybe that'll help... ;)

Hi Gurn - been keeping up w/ the news/weather in the Lone Star State and reading through your posts - sorry about how the Texans have and are still suffering in this unusual weather event - and once one gets use to decent internet speeds, absence is sorely missed!  Although I can still remember the days of dial-up modems w/ 56 kbs speed max (of course, never reached and open not connected); assume Ted Cruz had a good internet connection in Cancun? - hope this clears up soon for you and family!  Dave :)

Hey, Dave, thanks, amigo. Well, we haven't had it too bad, so I can't complain. There are others though, like the 11 y/o kid who died of exposure the third night he slept in an unheated trailer, and the family that died of CO while sleeping in their running car in the garage to get some heat. Be interesting to see the health fallout from the bad water situation. :-\ 

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 20, 2021, 02:46:42 PM
A Texas grocery store lost power and let people leave without paying. Shoppers paid it forward. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/02/19/texas-heb-lost-power/)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 20, 2021, 04:39:38 PM
I just finished. Luckily, light and fluffy - not heart attack snow.
Good to hear that it was easy for you where you live.  :)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 20, 2021, 04:42:52 PM
He sent me a donation card, maybe that'll help... ;)

Hey, Dave, thanks, amigo. Well, we haven't had it too bad, so I can't complain. There are others though, like the 11 y/o kid who died of exposure the third night he slept in an unheated trailer, and the family that died of CO while sleeping in their running car in the garage to get some heat. Be interesting to see the health fallout from the bad water situation. :-\ 

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And yes Gurn, I'm very sorry to hear what your state and its people are going through.  Happy to hear though that Pres. Biden is trying to help [I suspect that a certain former president might have acted differently].  All the best to you.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 20, 2021, 05:03:50 PM
And yes Gurn, I'm very sorry to hear what your state and its people are going through.  Happy to hear though that Pres. Biden is trying to help [I suspect that a certain former president might have acted differently].  All the best to you.

PD

Thanks, PD. It does suck for many, no question. Apparently there are still 14,000,000 affected by the water issue. :o

Oh, I'm sure He Who Shall Remain Nameless would have helped out, we voted for him, after all. God forbid it was NY, Cal or Mass, he would have required payment up front. ::)

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 20, 2021, 05:18:31 PM
Thanks, PD. It does suck for many, no question. Apparently there are still 14,000,000 affected by the water issue. :o

Oh, I'm sure He Who Shall Remain Nameless would have helped out, we voted for him, after all. God forbid it was NY, Cal or Mass, he would have required payment up front. ::)

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Yes, that also crossed my brain (re:  Nameless).  May I ask, what is the story about ERCOT and how did/have they manage to avoid federal regulations?  And is this a major part of the problem?  It sounded like it to me....

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 20, 2021, 05:54:20 PM
Yes, that also crossed my brain (re:  Nameless).  May I ask, what is the story about ERCOT and how did/have they manage to avoid federal regulations?  And is this a major part of the problem?  It sounded like it to me....

PD

I don't know the entire thing, just that several years ago (back in the Rick Perry days ::) ) the Feds proposed a national network/grid, and TX (of course) opted out of it. We set up a governing board which was answerable (in theory) to the legislature. Apparently they have decided they are answerable to no one. So they have not done a lick in the way of infrastructure improvement, for example, or disaster planning. Lately, they even elected board members who don't now (and never have) live in Texas, so they have no vested interest in making the utility work well for the customers. To how the recent disaster happened, 2-3 weeks ago, when the storms were first predicted, the governor asked for a status report and they replied that all was well, they just finished an audit and yada yada. They were gambling on the historical fact that Texas doesn't get ass-kicking winter storms. Well, Texas got an ass-kicking winter storm, and they lost. But of course, they didn't lose anything, it was the citizens who lost.

This is all on the legislature, much as I would like to blame Abbot, he is just playing the hand he was dealt. But if there isn't some serious butt-kicking in the very near future, then you can bet there will be at the next election. I expect the board to be forced to resign, which is the least that could happen. And some serious oversight. Anything less will be unacceptable. >:(

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on February 21, 2021, 05:02:28 AM
(https://images.lpcdn.ca/924x615/201807/18/1563811-suzanne-king-equipe-connues-milieu.jpg)
(http://pomverte.com/images/saviez-vous-ques/img-tempete-verglas-janvier.jpg)

1998 ice storm in the St-Lawrence Valley. 1.5 million without power for a week. Power outages lasted over a month in the hardest hit areas. 28 people died. Many people developed PTSD. The Hydro Quebec grid was a solid, well-maintained one, but 11 cm of ice (almost 5 inches) twisted the metal structures like a mad giant.

Freak weather can happen anywhere. Polar vortex is know to have southbound ‘hernias’ that engulf half the continent for days. It’s happened before.

Keep well, Mike. Hoping it’ll get better soon.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 21, 2021, 05:29:34 AM
I don't know the entire thing, just that several years ago (back in the Rick Perry days ::) ) the Feds proposed a national network/grid, and TX (of course) opted out of it. We set up a governing board which was answerable (in theory) to the legislature. Apparently they have decided they are answerable to no one. So they have not done a lick in the way of infrastructure improvement, for example, or disaster planning. Lately, they even elected board members who don't now (and never have) live in Texas, so they have no vested interest in making the utility work well for the customers. To how the recent disaster happened, 2-3 weeks ago, when the storms were first predicted, the governor asked for a status report and they replied that all was well, they just finished an audit and yada yada. They were gambling on the historical fact that Texas doesn't get ass-kicking winter storms. Well, Texas got an ass-kicking winter storm, and they lost. But of course, they didn't lose anything, it was the citizens who lost.

This is all on the legislature, much as I would like to blame Abbot, he is just playing the hand he was dealt. But if there isn't some serious butt-kicking in the very near future, then you can bet there will be at the next election. I expect the board to be forced to resign, which is the least that could happen. And some serious oversight. Anything less will be unacceptable. >:(

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These days, with all of the climate changes going on, I expect that we will continue to see more and more unusual weather; for everyone's sake in your state, I hope that the POBs are held accountable and they figure out what appropriate changes need to be made....and soon!  :(

(https://images.lpcdn.ca/924x615/201807/18/1563811-suzanne-king-equipe-connues-milieu.jpg)
(http://pomverte.com/images/saviez-vous-ques/img-tempete-verglas-janvier.jpg)

1998 ice storm in the St-Lawrence Valley. 1.5 million without power for a week. Power outages lasted over a month in the hardest hit areas. 28 people died. Many people developed PTSD. The Hydro Quebec grid was a solid, well-maintained one, but 11 cm of ice (almost 5 inches) twisted the metal structures like a mad giant.

Freak weather can happen anywhere. Polar vortex is know to have southbound ‘hernias’ that engulf half the continent for days. It’s happened before.

Keep well, Mike. Hoping it’ll get better soon.
Wow!  Incredible and terrifying photos there André!  And even worse story.  And you guys are used to cold and bad weather too.  :o  :(

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 21, 2021, 08:06:45 AM
(https://images.lpcdn.ca/924x615/201807/18/1563811-suzanne-king-equipe-connues-milieu.jpg)
(http://pomverte.com/images/saviez-vous-ques/img-tempete-verglas-janvier.jpg)

1998 ice storm in the St-Lawrence Valley. 1.5 million without power for a week. Power outages lasted over a month in the hardest hit areas. 28 people died. Many people developed PTSD. The Hydro Quebec grid was a solid, well-maintained one, but 11 cm of ice (almost 5 inches) twisted the metal structures like a mad giant.

Freak weather can happen anywhere. Polar vortex is know to have southbound ‘hernias’ that engulf half the continent for days. It’s happened before.

Keep well, Mike. Hoping it’ll get better soon.

I remember that storm, it was a major bitch!  These Polar Vortices seem to be getting more common as the firm discontinuity between Polar and Temperate Zone breaks down. Extremely rare they venture this far south, not that we haven't very often got "Northers" as we call them, but this severe for this long is historically unprecedented. We easily smashed a record set in 1898!

I fear there will be some PTSD around here after this is all said and done. :o :'(

Thanks, André, you too. Glad the days are getting longer!

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on February 21, 2021, 08:47:51 AM
Oh, I'm sure He Who Shall Remain Nameless would have helped out, we voted for him, after all. God forbid it was NY, Cal or Mass, he would have required payment up front. ::)

I'm not trying to be that guy or make excuses but isn't really your governor that has to take leadership right now (and is)?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 21, 2021, 08:53:07 AM
I'm not trying to be that guy or make excuses but isn't really your governor that has to take leadership right now (and is)?

Yeah, he's doing as good a job as the situation will allow. People who are blaming him for this shit are way off base. I'm not a fan of his, but he can only play the cards he is dealt, and it's a pretty bad hand right now. :-\   But the Feds are doing a lot to help, and Biden had already sent them in last Saturday, the day before the storms hit. So FEMA was already on the ground here when the bad stuff started. That is what we were talking about, do you think it would have been that way if it was 3 months ago? We would STILL be waiting for assistance, I expect.

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 21, 2021, 10:50:23 AM
It was icy and snowy here just a couple of days ago, but today was Spring-like and up to 13 C, with a nice excursion to under-visited areas bordering the Suså river south from Ringsted town.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 21, 2021, 10:51:07 AM
and yet another one, a tiny, frescoed church  at Vrangstrup dating back to the 13th century.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Spotted Horses on February 21, 2021, 12:10:25 PM
Yeah, he's doing as good a job as the situation will allow. People who are blaming him for this shit are way off base. I'm not a fan of his, but he can only play the cards he is dealt, and it's a pretty bad hand right now. :-\   But the Feds are doing a lot to help, and Biden had already sent them in last Saturday, the day before the storms hit. So FEMA was already on the ground here when the bad stuff started. That is what we were talking about, do you think it would have been that way if it was 3 months ago? We would STILL be waiting for assistance, I expect.

Except for the bit about going on Fox News and blaming it on Windmills and the Green New Deal...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 21, 2021, 02:51:30 PM
Yeah, he's doing as good a job as the situation will allow. People who are blaming him for this shit are way off base. I'm not a fan of his, but he can only play the cards he is dealt, and it's a pretty bad hand right now. :-\   But the Feds are doing a lot to help, and Biden had already sent them in last Saturday, the day before the storms hit. So FEMA was already on the ground here when the bad stuff started. That is what we were talking about, do you think it would have been that way if it was 3 months ago? We would STILL be waiting for assistance, I expect.

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Despite your comment, as you had brought up earlier, that your state had voted for him?  :-\   ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 21, 2021, 06:10:14 PM
Despite your comment, as you had brought up earlier, that your state had voted for him?  :-\   ;)

We voted for the Giant Orange Turd. I think he would have helped out here, after a suitable amount of time to allow the Gov to beg a bit. But no, I was thinking about the Blue states, or any territories. It only took 3 years for him to release funds to Puerto Rice, even though Congress had allocated them. They didn't suck up hard enough, plus brown-skinned people are notoriously pro-Dem...

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 21, 2021, 06:12:53 PM
Except for the bit about going on Fox News and blaming it on Windmills and the Green New Deal...

Yeah, on the first day he was sadly misinformed. He did correct himself later though, and seemed more than a little pissed about having been told all that and repeating it. He did some local interviews here (Tyler) that were substantially different from what was reported from Faux News (which I admit I didn't see, only heard about).

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Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: T. D. on February 21, 2021, 06:33:06 PM
https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-winter-storms-2021/2021/02/21/969912613/after-days-of-mass-outages-some-texas-residents-now-face-huge-electric-bills
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-20/texas-homes-slammed-with-thousand-dollar-bills-after-winter-woe

Looks like quite a few Texans rolled the dice on risky power deals and got hosed:

After enduring a wretched week of Arctic storms, hunger and cold, several Texans lucky enough to have power were handed another pain point -- massive electricity bills.

Houston resident David Astrein, 36, a human resources director at a manufacturing company, said he’s been charged $2,738.66 for 20 days this month versus $129.85 for the whole of January for a three-bedroom home with a detached garage. He and his wife stopped using their dishwasher, washer and dryer, and turned on as few lights as possible at night. They kept the heat on for their 5-month old son.

His bill for the month is set to exceed $3,000, according to his provider Griddy Energy.

Astrein is one of a swath of consumers facing sky-high payments in the aftermath of the storm -- many took to social media to show electricity bills ranging as high as $8,000. According to their screen shots, most are customers of Griddy, a supplier with a unique business model.

The Macquarie Energy-backed company charges electricity based on real-time prices in wholesale power markets, therefore exposing consumers to the full swings. Griddy saw the problem developing and even urged its retail customers last weekend to switch to another provider. By Sunday last week, 20% managed to do so. But not Astrein.

“We were stuck with Griddy and those astronomical prices,” he said by phone. “The failure in Texas as a whole to plan for this adequately is now a financial emergency for all of these customers on a program like Griddy.”
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 21, 2021, 08:12:44 PM
Do not ever underestimate the power of a storm whether it be a snowstorm, a tropical storm, etc. For those that may remember (or not), back in 2017 Hurricane Irma came barreling through NE Georgia even though it was downgraded to a tropical storm, it brought intense wind gusts that blew for two days straight (plus rain on top of all this wind). During the first night of these wind gusts, a neighbor’s tree was uprooted (quite possibly a microburst) and slammed into one of our trees thus creating a domino effect which landed right on the front of our house. Significant damage was caused and thousands of dollars of repairs (thank goodness for home insurance), but had the tree actually gone all the way through the house, my father and I would have died as my room and his office are two rooms in front of the house that got hit. We’re very fortunate nothing catastrophic happened, but it was a mess and we did lose a few material things (which thankfully could be replaced). To those members and everyone out in Texas who have been affected by this winter storm, I feel your pain and understand the hardships it brought. Things will get better in time as they say that time is a great healer and I honestly believe this to be the case.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 22, 2021, 04:37:38 AM
https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-winter-storms-2021/2021/02/21/969912613/after-days-of-mass-outages-some-texas-residents-now-face-huge-electric-bills
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-20/texas-homes-slammed-with-thousand-dollar-bills-after-winter-woe

Looks like quite a few Texans rolled the dice on risky power deals and got hosed:

After enduring a wretched week of Arctic storms, hunger and cold, several Texans lucky enough to have power were handed another pain point -- massive electricity bills.

Houston resident David Astrein, 36, a human resources director at a manufacturing company, said he’s been charged $2,738.66 for 20 days this month versus $129.85 for the whole of January for a three-bedroom home with a detached garage. He and his wife stopped using their dishwasher, washer and dryer, and turned on as few lights as possible at night. They kept the heat on for their 5-month old son.

His bill for the month is set to exceed $3,000, according to his provider Griddy Energy.

Astrein is one of a swath of consumers facing sky-high payments in the aftermath of the storm -- many took to social media to show electricity bills ranging as high as $8,000. According to their screen shots, most are customers of Griddy, a supplier with a unique business model.

The Macquarie Energy-backed company charges electricity based on real-time prices in wholesale power markets, therefore exposing consumers to the full swings. Griddy saw the problem developing and even urged its retail customers last weekend to switch to another provider. By Sunday last week, 20% managed to do so. But not Astrein.

“We were stuck with Griddy and those astronomical prices,” he said by phone. “The failure in Texas as a whole to plan for this adequately is now a financial emergency for all of these customers on a program like Griddy.”

Good Lord!  >:(

Do not ever underestimate the power of a storm whether it be a snowstorm, a tropical storm, etc. For those that may remember (or not), back in 2017 Hurricane Irma came barreling through NE Georgia even though it was downgraded to a tropical storm, it brought intense wind gusts that blew for two days straight (plus rain on top of all this wind). During the first night of these wind gusts, a neighbor’s tree was uprooted (quite possibly a microburst) and slammed into one of our trees thus creating a domino effect which landed right on the front of our house. Significant damage was caused and thousands of dollars of repairs (thank goodness for home insurance), but had the tree actually gone all the way through the house, my father and I would have died as my room and his office are two rooms in front of the house that got hit. We’re very fortunate nothing catastrophic happened, but it was a mess and we did lose a few material things (which thankfully could be replaced). To those members and everyone out in Texas who have been affected by this winter storm, I feel your pain and understand the hardships it brought. Things will get better in time as they say that time is a great healer and I honestly believe this to be the case.
So sorry to hear of the damage to your house.  And glad that your parents had insurance and that no one was hurt; alas, not everyone who goes through various types of storms, earthquakes, etc., has insurance.  And as Gurn brought up recently, aid in its various forms can be slow to arrive....and often too late to have averted more deaths and needless suffering.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Spotted Horses on February 22, 2021, 04:50:13 AM
“We were stuck with Griddy and those astronomical prices,” he said by phone. “The failure in Texas as a whole to plan for this adequately is now a financial emergency for all of these customers on a program like Griddy.”[/i]

No one compelled him to pick that company, instead of a company that provided a contracted price. He exposed himself to huge risk in return for routinely lower prices. The deregulated environment allowed him to do something profoundly stupid.

All that notwithstanding, the governor has reportedly called the legislature into session to take the socialist measure of having the state assume the burden of those high bills. Imagine that, Socialism in Texas. :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: T. D. on February 22, 2021, 06:31:02 AM
No one compelled him to pick that company, instead of a company that provided a contracted price. He exposed himself to huge risk in return for routinely lower prices. The deregulated environment allowed him to do something profoundly stupid.

All that notwithstanding, the governor has reportedly called the legislature into session to take the socialist measure of having the state assume the burden of those high bills. Imagine that, Socialism in Texas. :)

As I originally posted, he "rolled the dice on a risky power deal".
In my state (NY, which is of course far from TX in many ways), floating-rate power deals are notorious scams*. Sold on commission by dopes who pretend to be from the local utility and don't know anything about their product, generally have nasty increases after a "teaser rate" period. I've gotten cold calls from such peddlers and briefly amused myself (before hanging up) by asking them to explain the formula by which their rate floats and prove that it offered savings.  :laugh:

*Also alleged by TX parties in the NPR article I posted.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on February 22, 2021, 08:55:42 AM
So sorry to hear of the damage to your house.  And glad that your parents had insurance and that no one was hurt; alas, not everyone who goes through various types of storms, earthquakes, etc., has insurance.  And as Gurn brought up recently, aid in its various forms can be slow to arrive....and often too late to have averted more deaths and needless suffering.

PD

Thanks, PD. The problem was the waiting on the insurance to cough up the money to pay for the repairs. During that time, there was quite a large hole in the frontside of our house, which a tarp had been stapled down. We went through December with a lot of cold air coming through the front of the house. Thank goodness for heaters as our central heat and air couldn’t stop these cold wind drifts.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 22, 2021, 10:40:01 AM
and yet another one, a tiny, frescoed church  at Vrangstrup dating back to the 13th century.
Do you still have that lovely warm weather MT?  I just went for a nice walk yesterday.  It was bright and sunny here and not bitterly cold.  Felt good to be outside.  And I was fortunate to see my local hawks too so that put me in a good mood.  :)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: BWV 1080 on February 22, 2021, 12:37:28 PM
Survived the polar vortex in Houston and was back swimming in the backyard yesterday.   Giving myself a big pat on the back for coughing up the do-re-mi to replace my old galvanized pipe with pex a couple of years ago - had a few freeze and thaw without any issues
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 22, 2021, 12:41:25 PM
Survived the polar vortex in Houston and was back swimming in the backyard yesterday.   Giving myself a big pat on the back for coughing up the do-re-mi to replace my old galvanized pipe with pex a couple of years ago - had a few freeze and thaw without any issues
Smart guy!  And swimming?!  How warm is it there now?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on February 22, 2021, 12:45:37 PM
Do you still have that lovely warm weather MT?  I just went for a nice walk yesterday.  It was bright and sunny here and not bitterly cold.  Felt good to be outside.  And I was fortunate to see my local hawks too so that put me in a good mood.  :)

PD

Yes, and we needed it now, it should be warm for about a week, and possibly more ... temperatures around 15 C in February are very unusual. Speaking of birds, yes, they're becoming more visible now, we saw two majestic cranes flying high above the pictured river, and I talked quite a bit with two birders, who were looking for colourful kingfishers there, but hadn't seem any yet ...  also glimpses of hawks, deer and a hare in the countryside ...  I personally hope that the winter is over, since from the 1st of March I'll have to work quite a lot outdoors for about two months, provided work schedules etc. go as planned.

The extreme Texas weather stories of course also made headlines here. At times, it's a small world these days.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: BWV 1080 on February 22, 2021, 12:46:11 PM
Smart guy!  And swimming?!  How warm is it there now?

PD

70, but heated the pool to 84
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on February 22, 2021, 12:49:02 PM
70, but heated the pool to 84
Sounds wonderful!  Enjoy!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 22, 2021, 01:00:44 PM
Survived the polar vortex in Houston and was back swimming in the backyard yesterday.   Giving myself a big pat on the back for coughing up the do-re-mi to replace my old galvanized pipe with pex a couple of years ago - had a few freeze and thaw without any issues

Good to see your report.  Well done!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 02, 2021, 04:52:12 AM
It's freezing here!  Glad, knock on wood, that plumbing is doing o.k.  One of the times in particular when I really miss my two cats (body heat).

How are the rest of you doing?
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 02, 2021, 05:08:41 AM
It's freezing here!  Glad, knock on wood, that plumbing is doing o.k.  One of the times in particular when I really miss my two cats (body heat).

How are the rest of you doing?

Ouch. When do you expect Spring? Is the river scenery nearby wintery?

It's still rather mild here in DK, but we'll probably have to wait say 3 weeks for any tiny, early signs of blossoming and the oncoming foliage ... on the ground, winter aconites and small snowdrops have been around for long, though, but they're the only ones ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 02, 2021, 05:45:25 AM
Ouch. When do you expect Spring? Is the river scenery nearby wintery?

It's still rather mild here in DK, but we'll probably have to wait say 3 weeks for any tiny, early signs of blossoming and the oncoming foliage ... on the ground, winter aconites and small snowdrops have been around for long, though, but they're the only ones ...
The weather is supposed to improve soon.  An added problem, winds have been very strong recently which has lead to power outages in some areas.  Haven't seen the snowdrops yet (They're the first ones that come up.).  Hope to visit the river later this week.  I have an errand to do today, but it's so bitterly cold out that I'm reluctant to do it.  :(
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 02, 2021, 06:02:00 AM
The weather is supposed to improve soon.  An added problem, winds have been very strong recently which has lead to power outages in some areas.  Haven't seen the snowdrops yet (They're the first ones that come up.).  Hope to visit the river later this week.  I have an errand to do today, but it's so bitterly cold out that I'm reluctant to do it.  :(

Yes, I know the feeling, and strong, cold wintery winds, maybe even combined with slippery paths, can indeed be a somewhat tough deal.

Some hot chocolate can perhaps serve as a 'reward' afterwards, if available :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 02, 2021, 06:11:08 AM
Yes, I know the feeling, and strong, cold wintery winds, maybe even combined with slippery paths, can indeed be a somewhat tough deal.

Some hot chocolate can perhaps serve as a 'reward' afterwards, if available :)
Good suggestion:  I have some powdered and also have both milk and light cream.  :)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 02, 2021, 06:17:30 AM
The weather is supposed to improve soon.  An added problem, winds have been very strong recently which has lead to power outages in some areas.  Haven't seen the snowdrops yet (They're the first ones that come up.).  Hope to visit the river later this week.  I have an errand to do today, but it's so bitterly cold out that I'm reluctant to do it.  :(

The wind gusts are scary strong here, but the temperature is at least into the double digits now. My main errand today is to get my scheduled first Moderna shot, and that's one I'm definitely going to make.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 02, 2021, 06:19:52 AM
Got some good dark chocolate powder the other day, just to be mixed with sugar and hot milk, maybe cream/whipped cream, or whatever one can think of - planning for it to become a habit, to have it in stock, since instant coffee has now taken over too much of my drinking  :). Maybe one can even be a bit creative with the 'recipe', adding further stuff ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 02, 2021, 06:28:34 AM
The wind gusts are scary strong here, but the temperature is at least into the double digits now. My main errand today is to get my scheduled first Moderna shot, and that's one I'm definitely going to make.
Bundle up warm and be careful to protect your face, ears and hands in particular!  And good luck!  You might also want to run your car for awhile...drive around, etc., to keep your battery charged too.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 02, 2021, 06:30:06 AM
Got some good dark chocolate powder the other day, just to be mixed with sugar and hot milk, maybe cream/whipped cream, or whatever one can think of - planning for it to become a habit, to have it in stock, since instant coffee has now taken over too much of my drinking  :). Maybe one can even be a bit creative with the 'recipe', adding further stuff ...
Hot coco jar has now been moved to a more accessible spot.  Dark chocolate powder does sound yummy though.  I'll pick up some whipping cream when I go out.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 02, 2021, 06:41:52 AM
Bundle up warm and be careful to protect your face, ears and hands in particular!  And good luck!  You might also want to run your car for awhile...drive around, etc., to keep your battery charged too.

PD

Thanks - luckily I don't have to travel very far.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 02, 2021, 06:44:48 AM
The wind gusts are scary strong here, but the temperature is at least into the double digits now. My main errand today is to get my scheduled first Moderna shot, and that's one I'm definitely going to make.

Good luck, and big congrats, nice to hear.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 02, 2021, 12:12:41 PM
Got some good dark chocolate powder the other day, just to be mixed with sugar and hot milk, maybe cream/whipped cream, or whatever one can think of - planning for it to become a habit, to have it in stock, since instant coffee has now taken over too much of my drinking  :). Maybe one can even be a bit creative with the 'recipe', adding further stuff ...
I forgot to pick up the whipping cream!  Urgh!  Oh well.  I did get to the post office and also walked around a bit.  Breeze had calmed down quite a bit and the sun was out and it was a bit warmer.  Dressed up in layers and enjoyed being out in the sunshine and fresh air for a bit.  Had some of my cream of mushroom soup when I arrived back at home.  Hot chocolate will wait for another time.  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 02, 2021, 12:33:17 PM
I forgot to pick up the whipping cream!  Urgh!  Oh well.  I did get to the post office and also walked around a bit.  Breeze had calmed down quite a bit and the sun was out and it was a bit warmer.  Dressed up in layers and enjoyed being out in the sunshine and fresh air for a bit.  Had some of my cream of mushroom soup when I arrived back at home.  Hot chocolate will wait for another time.  :)

Well, I understand you, mushroom soup is good too, for sure, and if the weather turned out better, that's just fine.

But remember, milk can be had all the year round, including the fresh ones, advocated for here (translation isn't really needed, I think):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3_jDBL01QE
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 02, 2021, 12:50:24 PM
Well, I understand you, mushroom soup is good too, for sure, and if the weather turned out better, that's just fine.

But remember, milk can be had all the year round, including the fresh ones, advocated for here (translation isn't really needed, I think):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3_jDBL01QE
Is their milk (I did watch the video) the kind which is hermetically sealed in a paper carton which keeps for a long time and doesn't need refrigeration?  I have in the past kept some for when the weather forecasts were horrible (as in power going out).  I've never heard of whipping cream (perhaps you call it double cream?  It's something that one beats with a hand mixer to make a whipped topping for deserts.) being available in aseptic containers before?

Mushroom soup was quite good (if I do say so myself).  I made it from scratch yesterday (adding in some cream today...see "What are you eating" thread if interested).

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 02, 2021, 01:52:36 PM
Is their milk (I did watch the video) the kind which is hermetically sealed in a paper carton which keeps for a long time and doesn't need refrigeration?  I have in the past kept some for when the weather forecasts were horrible (as in power going out).  I've never heard of whipping cream (perhaps you call it double cream?  It's something that one beats with a hand mixer to make a whipped topping for deserts.) being available in aseptic containers before?

Mushroom soup was quite good (if I do say so myself).  I made it from scratch yesterday (adding in some cream today...see "What are you eating" thread if interested).

PD

No, long-term UHT milk mostly got popular in Southern Europe, but never up here; Denmark is an old dairy country, and we want our milk fresh, storing it in the fridge. UHT-milk is mainly bought as chocolate milk. Fresh milk is readily available even in the countryside in practically all of Europe now, but some of the people in the South seem to have a preference for it (and its taste); it is of course easier to store, if you live in a remote place, for example. The Danish add tells of milk coming from the cows into the shops in less than 24 hours, going of course through various processes on the way. "Arla Express" refers to the main dairy company and the express quality, of course.

I hope my translation was correct: whipped cream; I just mean ordinary, fat, fresh cream, that you make into that light, white substance yourself, like on the photo below. One doesn't normally add anything to the cream to make it. One can also buy it already made, in a can, where you can 'spray' it on your dish or drink, but the taste and density of that tends to be slightly different, IMO, it might even have added sugar.

Sounds great with homemade mushroom soup !

Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 03, 2021, 11:35:10 AM
No, long-term UHT milk mostly got popular in Southern Europe, but never up here; Denmark is an old dairy country, and we want our milk fresh, storing it in the fridge. UHT-milk is mainly bought as chocolate milk. Fresh milk is readily available even in the countryside in practically all of Europe now, but some of the people in the South seem to have a preference for it (and its taste); it is of course easier to store, if you live in a remote place, for example. The Danish add tells of milk coming from the cows into the shops in less than 24 hours, going of course through various processes on the way. "Arla Express" refers to the main dairy company and the express quality, of course.

I hope my translation was correct: whipped cream; I just mean ordinary, fat, fresh cream, that you make into that light, white substance yourself, like on the photo below. One doesn't normally add anything to the cream to make it. One can also buy it already made, in a can, where you can 'spray' it on your dish or drink, but the taste and density of that tends to be slightly different, IMO, it might even have added sugar.

Sounds great with homemade mushroom soup !
Hi MT.

The cream that I added to my mushroom soup was light cream not whipping cream (if I'm understanding your comments correctly).  I found this article which describes the different distinctions here in the US.  I was hoping to find some whipping cream (technically called light whipping cream by out Food and Drug Administration = FDA) to whip up for when I made hot chocolate (to dollop on top of it).  I could have also used what we call heavy cream too to create a whipped topping.  For what its worth, I'll sometimes add a small amount of sugar to it too.  It depends on what I'll be using it.  I used to love the canned stuff when I was a kid; I've learned better now that I'm older.  ;D

And, yes, I would have been surprised if UHT milk were popular in Denmark!  I know that you love your cheeses and dairy.  ;)

Here's a link to that article:  https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/whats-the-difference-between-heavy-cream-light-cream-and-whipping-cream

Nice day today:  sunny and much warmer and little wind, so I went out for a short walk trying to see what my local hawks were up to and soaking in a bit of sun too.  :)

PD

EDIT:  I meant to mention yesterday that I noticed that one bunch of daffodils is up about two inches (next to foundation) and that I checked in my backyard and noticed that a bunch of snowdrops have come up.  You can see their tiny white heads--not yet open.  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 04, 2021, 01:01:23 PM
Not certain where to post this, but this seemed like the best place.  Seismic activity has changed to the unusual side as in it's currently unrelenting (as in unusually frequent in Iceland) and is in the southwestern side of Iceland....where I believe, the densest in terms of population is.  It sounds like no towns could be in line for damage from lava flows, but obviously tremors and quakes can cause other damage too.  Hope that all works out for the best and that Mother Nature is kind.  I imagine that it would be difficult to sleep (as at least one person mentioned there) and that it could be quite stressful and worrying.  My thoughts and well wishes go out to the people of Iceland.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/03/world/iceland-volcano-eruption-keilir-intl-latam/index.html
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt on March 06, 2021, 03:00:58 PM
An overcast day here, but a pleasant 58 degrees (14.4444 C.) and so felt compelled to go on a very long walk.  I felt like a figure in Brueghel's Gloomy Day: neighbors were trimming their hedges, and just like that painting there was the presence of trouble in the distance: frequent sirens.  Fires? Covid victims? Accidents? Shipwrecks like in Brueghel?  I dunno.  My objective was a house more than a mile away that still has their Christmas tree up and is frequently lit, even in plain day, months after that holiday, perhaps an antidote to Covid cheerlessness.  I found it still up but lights disappointingly dark. 
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 06, 2021, 03:15:50 PM
An overcast day here, but a pleasant 58 degrees (14.4444 C.) and so felt compelled to go on a very long walk.  I felt like a figure in Brueghel's Gloomy Day: neighbors were trimming their hedges, and just like that painting there was the presence of trouble in the distance: frequent sirens.  Fires? Covid victims? Accidents? Shipwrecks like in Brueghel?  I dunno.  My objective was a house more than a mile away that still has their Christmas tree up and is frequently lit, even in plain day, months after that holiday, perhaps an antidote to Covid cheerlessness.  I found it still up but lights disappointingly dark.
Good to hear that you went for a nice long walk in temperate weather too!  Hoping that all is well re sirens.  Regarding the house with the Christmas tree, I hope that it was a fake one as having one up this late (even one freshly cut close to X-mas time = fire hazard!  :( ).  I went for a nice walk too though in cooler conditions.  You just bundle up well.  Great to be outside and in Mother Nature's kingdom.  :)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt on March 07, 2021, 06:19:21 AM
Thank you, PD, sure will.  Christmas tree is unlikely pukka; can you imagine all the needles on the floor by now?! I had the momentary thought to ring the door bell and ask them to turn the lights on but the thought of being assessed Mr. Stranger Danger shut the idea down forthwith!  (Also gun ownership and craziness runs high in these parts!)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 07, 2021, 07:14:48 AM
Hi MT.

The cream that I added to my mushroom soup was light cream not whipping cream (if I'm understanding your comments correctly).  I found this article which describes the different distinctions here in the US.  I was hoping to find some whipping cream (technically called light whipping cream by out Food and Drug Administration = FDA) to whip up for when I made hot chocolate (to dollop on top of it).  I could have also used what we call heavy cream too to create a whipped topping.  For what its worth, I'll sometimes add a small amount of sugar to it too.  It depends on what I'll be using it.  I used to love the canned stuff when I was a kid; I've learned better now that I'm older.  ;D

And, yes, I would have been surprised if UHT milk were popular in Denmark!  I know that you love your cheeses and dairy.  ;)

Here's a link to that article:  https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/whats-the-difference-between-heavy-cream-light-cream-and-whipping-cream

Nice day today:  sunny and much warmer and little wind, so I went out for a short walk trying to see what my local hawks were up to and soaking in a bit of sun too.  :)

PD

EDIT:  I meant to mention yesterday that I noticed that one bunch of daffodils is up about two inches (next to foundation) and that I checked in my backyard and noticed that a bunch of snowdrops have come up.  You can see their tiny white heads--not yet open.  :)

Interestingly enough, you have different, and more, distinctions regarding cream (and milk), than us in DK. We just have what we call whipping cream/piskefløde, used for that seen on my photo above, many desserts and a good deal of recipes, with a fat content of no less than 38%. And then we have a cream with a fat content of 18% called coffee cream/kaffefløde, cheaper, and used by some in their coffee and some recipes ... there may be further ones, but they're rareky used, I think. Milk is between 0.1% and almost 4% fat here. I prefer the fatter versions, though 1.5% is also acceptable for diet reasons plus its taste ...

To return to the thread subject, we've had more sun, but it's been rather cold too. Today, when cycling into the city, there were a few sings of spring - flowers or buds on some bushes, though still rare.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 07, 2021, 08:30:24 AM
Interestingly enough, you have different, and more, distinctions regarding cream (and milk), than us in DK. We just have what we call whipping cream/piskefløde, used for that seen on my photo above, many desserts and a good deal of recipes, with a fat content of no less than 38%. And then we have a cream with a fat content of 18% called coffee cream/kaffefløde, cheaper, and used by some in their coffee and some recipes ... there may be further ones, but they're rareky used, I think. Milk is between 0.1% and almost 4% fat here. I prefer the fatter versions, though 1.5% is also acceptable for diet reasons plus its taste ...

To return to the thread subject, we've had more sun, but it's been rather cold too. Today, when cycling into the city, there were a few sings of spring - flowers or buds on some bushes, though still rare.
Isn't it interesting how much easier it is to bear cold weather when it's sunny out? Hope to get in another nice walk today; sunny here though colder than Copenhagen.  Do you have to ride very far to get into the city?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 07, 2021, 09:18:53 AM
Isn't it interesting how much easier it is to bear cold weather when it's sunny out? Hope to get in another nice walk today; sunny here though colder than Copenhagen.  Do you have to ride very far to get into the city?

PD

Yes, it's encouraging, and we're all looking forward to the Spring here ... people were sitting, enjoying the sun and shielded from the wind, on the old promenade bridges in the centre, a sure sign of it. But you can't sit outdoors at eating places or cafes, due to restrictions.

For me, it's 20-25 minutes on bicycle to the innermost centre, such as the Town Hall Square and the Strøget pedestrian street, so that's convenient. By metro or train, it's about the same ... for getting to some other old parts of Copenhagen, such as Frederiksberg or Nørrebro, 15 minutes will do. But for some sense of rural nature, it's an hour or more, and for some more dramatic nature (by local standards), 3 hours or more, on bike. Of course, one can combine train and bicycle too ...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on March 07, 2021, 03:27:57 PM
Great day today. Still chilly, but nice and sunny. Drove to Maine and walked the dogs on the beach.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on March 19, 2021, 03:30:54 AM
Some sunny weeks, but chilly, and frost at night. A few, confused snowflakes descended down irregularly this morning ... Looking forward to warmer weather; the moment it becomes possible, I'll be off for some biking/camping in the provinces, but it requires close to 10 C at night for me, so maybe in 3-4 weeks ...

Apparently, the Northern parts of the UK, Iceland (!) and Portugal are the places for almost summer-like temperatures in Europe right now.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: North Star on March 25, 2021, 07:39:32 AM
+1 deg C / 34 deg F at the moment, spring is approaching. This is what it looked like last month.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51071108951_0c1a4d27d0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kNYMpe)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Papy Oli on March 25, 2021, 08:31:24 AM
Lovely picture, Karlo  :)
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Post by: North Star on March 25, 2021, 09:45:58 AM
Thanks, Olivier.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt on March 25, 2021, 03:41:53 PM
Quite pluvial.  We are at the northern edge of what is anticipated to be some tornado activity tonight.  I had precious hours this AM to set out my grass seed to good advantage but was more interested in listening to music.  :-[ Einmal wieder:  Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on March 25, 2021, 04:18:23 PM
Summer-like temperatures here, with record highs > 20 degrees these past two days. Snow this weekend, with temps dipping below 0.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on March 29, 2021, 09:36:23 AM
How are things going for our members based in Australia?  I've been hearing about the heavy rains and flooding in certain areas of NSW.

I know that our chief is in Canberra and that there are some others here from Australia.  How are you guys doing?

Cold and blustery here today....at least the sun came out.  :)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on April 05, 2021, 02:54:29 AM
Some Easter snow today, probably the last weather like this before the real springtime ... the woods will start to become greener in about two weeks.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on April 05, 2021, 06:28:28 AM
We've had perfectly blue skies, sun shining in the 70s (that is like 20-22 C), green trees, blossoming flowers and a gentle breeze yesterday and today.  In other words PERFECT.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 05, 2021, 06:56:52 AM
Some Easter snow today, probably the last weather like this before the real springtime ... the woods will start to become greener in about two weeks.
Brrr!  Trust that it was just a short flurry?  What is that tall and skinny (but pretty) tree?  Is it a type of cypress?

Like DavidW,  it's gorgeous here--though not as warm.  Daffs and some other bulbs are in bloom....needless to say, I'm in a good mood!  8)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on April 05, 2021, 07:03:26 AM
Brrr!  Trust that it was just a short flurry?  What is that tall and skinny (but pretty) tree?  Is it a type of cypress?

Like DavidW,  it's gorgeous here--though not as warm.  Daffs and some other bulbs are in bloom....needless to say, I'm in a good mood!  8)

PD

That sounds really lovely. Yes, it's a garden plant very common here, a thuja, maybe 15 m tall. Our senior Yugoslav neighbours are very much into gardening and spend a lot of time refining the place.

A rather cold day here, but the sun has returned, and there's no trace of snow on the ground now. Wednesday should see up to 7 C and hopefully then it will get warmer afterwards. I hope to go camping around the first of May with a tent, unless the nights will be too cold.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 05, 2021, 08:40:39 AM
That sounds really lovely. Yes, it's a garden plant very common here, a thuja, maybe 15 m tall. Our senior Yugoslav neighbours are very much into gardening and spend a lot of time refining the place.

A rather cold day here, but the sun has returned, and there's no trace of snow on the ground now. Wednesday should see up to 7 C and hopefully then it will get warmer afterwards. I hope to go camping around the first of May with a tent, unless the nights will be too cold.
Ah, yes, I remember now that you had mentioned their love of gardening before.

I need to clean out my beds...a bit too windy today to get much done.

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on April 05, 2021, 08:42:51 AM
Ah, yes, I remember now that you had mentioned their love of gardening before.

I need to clean out my beds...a bit too windy today to get much done.

PD

Wait until the bees emerge.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 05, 2021, 08:44:29 AM
Wait until the bees emerge.
I presume that you're not just wishing me to get stung?  ;)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on April 05, 2021, 08:54:40 AM
I presume that you're not just wishing me to get stung?  ;)

Don't want you to get stung but we need to save the pollinators, too.

https://xerces.org/blog/leave-the-leaves (https://xerces.org/blog/leave-the-leaves)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: DavidW on April 05, 2021, 09:57:43 AM
Wait until the bees emerge.

The bees are already out here.  Anything that stings freaks me out.  I saw this huge bumble bee swirling when I was talking to my neighbor.  I had to refrain from running away and it was hard!! :D
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on April 05, 2021, 11:36:32 AM
The bees are already out here.  Anything that stings freaks me out.  I saw this huge bumble bee swirling when I was talking to my neighbor.  I had to refrain from running away and it was hard!! :D

I haven't seen any bumblebees yet, but they're pretty docile creatures. I even pet then occasionally when they've landed on flowers. They're our native pollinators, so are very important to keeping things in balance. I had a honeybee hive one summer, but at the end of the season, the colony just swarmed away. Luckily, the native bumbles, hoverflies, and other solitary bees keep the garden pollinated.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on April 06, 2021, 07:20:12 AM
Panic stations! Forecast in my neck of the woods -5 tonight! I have a banana plant thankfully in a pot so can protect from extreme temperatures but the plan is to plant in the border due to size, will be a big problem next year if repeated. I purchased a greenhouse heater earlier in the year, nothing fancy  but earning it's keep big time at present.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on April 06, 2021, 07:25:40 AM
Panic stations! Forecast in my neck of the woods -5 tonight! I have a banana plant thankfully in a pot so can protect from extreme temperatures but the plan is to plant in the border due to size, will be a big problem next year if repeated. I purchased a greenhouse heater earlier in the year, nothing fancy  but earning it's keep big time at present.

Yes, it’s alternating between bright, warm sunshine and light snow showers here.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 06, 2021, 12:09:40 PM
Don't want you to get stung but we need to save the pollinators, too.

https://xerces.org/blog/leave-the-leaves (https://xerces.org/blog/leave-the-leaves)
Thanks for that link.  I skim-read the article (will go back)...quite interesting!  I have seen some bumbles out around here.   :)  For what its worth, I do have a fair number of flowering shrubs, etc. to keep everybody happy.  Will go into it further in the gardening thread.

Panic stations! Forecast in my neck of the woods -5 tonight! I have a banana plant thankfully in a pot so can protect from extreme temperatures but the plan is to plant in the border due to size, will be a big problem next year if repeated. I purchased a greenhouse heater earlier in the year, nothing fancy  but earning it's keep big time at present.

Uh, oh!  Fingers crossed for you Irons!  Trust that you've already covered it up for the night?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Irons on April 07, 2021, 06:32:29 AM
Yes, it’s alternating between bright, warm sunshine and light snow showers here.

Unusually we get off lightly in southern England, but not this year. Warm sunshine has been in short supply. Looking up the BBC weather map London is only one degree higher then Edinburgh today.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on April 07, 2021, 09:03:47 AM
Mostly a beautiful day during today's off-season excursion to the pretty Agersø island, about 120 km from Copenhagen, with some afternoon showers coming in.

About 175 residents on its 5 x 2 km, a 15 minute ferry crossing from the mainland.

Big flocks of migrating birds, especially geese; I'd think at least two groups of many hundreds of birds each. One photo has a glimpse of the neighbour island of Omø, where I went last summer. We saw lots of birds, hares, and some livestock.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on April 07, 2021, 12:14:49 PM
Very nice ! One can almost breathe that salty air  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on April 10, 2021, 08:23:43 AM
Snowing this morning, dry with sunny intervals this afternoon, wet snow and rain now.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 10, 2021, 01:02:00 PM
Beautiful day today....70's ...went for a walk by a river (and checking out the birds). :-)

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Szykneij on April 11, 2021, 04:24:32 AM
Snowing this morning, dry with sunny intervals this afternoon, wet snow and rain now.

Your avatar brought back memories of teaching 4th grade beginner violin classes. I saw many violins and bows in that condition.  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on April 11, 2021, 04:28:39 AM
Your avatar brought back memories of teaching 4th grade beginner violin classes. I saw many violins and bows in that condition.  :)

LOL. My thing was always to ensure the xylophone case was held upside down before opening it, but I couldn’t find any pictures of that. :P
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt on April 23, 2021, 04:49:05 AM
A gray day forecast with intermittent showers.  A good day to sit inside, drink tea, listen to music, wonder if my grass seed is growing, and try to avoid the Siren's call of chocolate and cookies...
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: steve ridgway on April 23, 2021, 06:27:19 AM
Sunny and 17 C today (French degrees which we don't get as much of compared to our own - we'd get at least 62 Fs.  >:( )
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 23, 2021, 06:59:22 AM
Sunny and 17 C today (French degrees which we don't get as much of compared to our own - we'd get at least 62 Fs.  >:( )
It's been all over the place lately...unusually warm to cooler than normal.  My porch plants have been bravely hanging in there (too awkward and/or heavy to move back indoors all the time).

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on April 23, 2021, 04:52:05 PM
For my birthday Wednesday it snowed (4 cm). It’s gone now and tomorrow we’ll have 19 degrees C.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Mirror Image on April 23, 2021, 06:27:50 PM
For my birthday Wednesday it snowed (4 cm). It’s gone now and tomorrow we’ll have 19 degrees C.

Happy Belated Birthday, Andre! 8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Papy Oli on April 23, 2021, 10:09:03 PM
For my birthday Wednesday it snowed (4 cm). It’s gone now and tomorrow we’ll have 19 degrees C.

Joyeux Anniversaire, André !!  8)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: vandermolen on April 23, 2021, 10:15:24 PM
Happy Belated Birthday, Andre! 8)
From me too!
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: André on April 24, 2021, 04:05:14 AM
Thank you !  :)
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on April 24, 2021, 04:51:26 AM
Thank you !  :)
Moi aussi!  Hope that you had a nice one (well as nice as one can considering everything that's going on at the moment)!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on July 28, 2021, 10:05:15 PM
Several weeks with pleasant summer weather, albeit with some heavy showers and a lot of thunder in other parts of the country recently. I'm on beautiful Bornholm, the most interesting among the smaller Danish islands (Møn being number two ...), which has been spared.

Below, the secluded Sose beach on the southern coast yesterday; also, the beach at Restaurant Kadeau this morning at 7 AM, clouds receding for the sun once again ... today it's a bit windy though (10 m/s on average), temperatures 20-25 C.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 29, 2021, 10:11:05 AM
I'm concerned about New Orleans and Louisiana overall with Hurricane Ida.  From what I understand it's entering as a No. 4.  Haven't been following closely enough though.  Any updates?  And don't know about where it's supposed to go from here.  :(  How are other states/areas fairing?

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: drogulus on August 29, 2021, 01:05:08 PM
I'm concerned about New Orleans and Louisiana overall with Hurricane Ida.  From what I understand it's entering as a No. 4.  Haven't been following closely enough though.  Any updates?  And don't know about where it's supposed to go from here.  :(  How are other states/areas fairing?

PD

     I've been livestreaming it on YT. It's pretty bad south and west of New Orleans around Houma and Thibodaux. It was drifting northwest but now it's just sitting there.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 30, 2021, 02:14:42 AM
     I've been livestreaming it on YT. It's pretty bad south and west of New Orleans around Houma and Thibodaux. It was drifting northwest but now it's just sitting there.
Thank you for the information.  I'm trying to catch up now via CNN.  I saw something earlier about the Mississippi River actually flowing backwards at one point!

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/29/weather/mississippi-river-hurricane-ida/index.html

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 11, 2021, 09:07:01 PM
Fantastic morning and cloud scenery here on a rarely frequented beach on Møn island. The water is still fine for swimming, following prolonged summer warmth. The hills in the far background belong to famous white cliffs.

A local businessman is planning a very big holiday park in this rather pristine area that just has farms and fields, causing a lot of local uproar. They've put up signs saying 'tourists welcome, holiday factories not'. Political decision-makers seem to be benefitting from larger municipality units, that make local protests less important, but we'll see.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 23, 2021, 08:53:00 AM
Denmark currently experiencing a short-lasting storm with some hurricane-like winds of 30 m/s, much to the enjoyment of local dare-devil kite surfers at Klitmøller "Cold Hawaii' and Nørre Vorupør coastal villages - at their BIGAIR gathering, allegedly with flights reaching 30 m altitude and 200 m between splashes into the ocean ...

I had to work outdoors today in Copenhagen, but the winds weren't really dramatic, and only 20 m/s. Just 11 days ago it was still possible to swim comfortably in the sea at Møn island, now the colder autumn is here and the days are surely getting shorter.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 23, 2021, 10:29:08 AM
Denmark currently experiencing a short-lasting storm with some hurricane-like winds of 30 m/s, much to the enjoyment of local dare-devil kite surfers at Klitmøller "Cold Hawaii' and Nørre Vorupør coastal villages - at their BIGAIR gathering, allegedly with flights reaching 30 m altitude and 200 m between splashes into the ocean ...

I had to work outdoors today in Copenhagen, but the winds weren't really dramatic, and only 20 m/s. Just 11 days ago it was still possible to swim comfortably in the sea at Møn island, now the colder autumn is here and the days are surely getting shorter.
Strangely enough, it was surprisingly windy here for a while today too.  Those are scary heights and distances!  I saw this article not terribly long ago.  Sometimes things don't always go well:  https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/25/us/kite-surfer-dies-fort-lauderdale-home/index.html   :(

Happy fall to all by the way...except for those south of the equator....in which case "Happy Spring"!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 23, 2021, 10:35:04 AM
Yes, I'm a bit amazed about the unworried press coverage here too. Some of the daredevils are teenagers. Apparently nothing went wrong today, though.

And a nice Autumn (or last part of 2021 :) ) to everyone from here too.
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 23, 2021, 10:42:46 AM
Yes, I'm a bit amazed about the unworried press coverage here too. Some of the daredevils are teenagers. Apparently nothing went wrong today, though.

And a nice Autumn (or last part of 2021 :) ) to everyone from here too.
Glad that all went well.  The gentleman who died in Florida was in his 50's.

And thanks (re autumn/seasonal wishes) too!

PD
Title: Re: How is the weather?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on November 22, 2021, 05:33:53 AM
For our posters like Classical Geek who live (from what I understand) in the Seattle, Washington area or for those in southwestern British Columbia, how are you folks doing?  I've been hearing about a lot of rain and some flooding in those areas.  What are you experiencing at your end?

PD