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Title: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 09, 2008, 02:51:02 PM
I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread about something we all like to complain about. We've posted in the past about bad storms or freakish weather happenings, usually in the Endless, Pointless thread, but from what I saw on the news last week about those storms in Tennessee, it didn't belong in that thread.

I sure hope Matt's alright after those storms last week?

Down here it's supposed to be summer, but it hasn't been very hot at all. We haven't had one day over 40 degrees yet, although some days the humidity is high, but the highest the temperature has risen is about 35 for one day a couple of weeks back. This morning I woke up and it's only 14 degrees. You would think it's winter, not summer.

Then there's the rain! I know we're in a drought here, but some of the rainfall in the past few weeks has been phenomenal.

Here's a satellite pic of the Australia at the moment. All that cloud on the far right was over the east coast for the last few weeks and dump so much rain, some parts of south east Queensland got floods.

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1194/weatherwe0.png)

So, what's the weather like where you are?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 09, 2008, 03:37:17 PM
I e-mailed Matt yesterday. Haven't heard back from him, but he often takes several days to answer his e-mail these days.

New York has been abnormally warm and virtually snow-free so far this winter. When it does get cold (like it's supposed to tomorrow), it usually only lasts a day or so. I'm not complaining!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Brendan on February 09, 2008, 04:37:41 PM
KC, feel free to take all the crap we've been getting hit with.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on February 09, 2008, 05:38:15 PM
We had a storm move through last weekend that dumped  quite a bit of snow in the mountains:

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/60/pict0014edited1nm0.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0014edited1nm0.jpg)

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings I had to scrap ice off my windshield. And yet tomorrow we're supposed to have a high near 80 (27c).  Downright weird!
Nice if you're visiting. Too hot too soon for me though. (Yeah I know, "boo hoo"! :'()

Supposedly this years ample Winter rainfall is going to bring us a banner wildflower season; something we haven't had in about a decade.  We'll see.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 10, 2008, 12:59:50 AM
I heard back from Matt and he and his family are fine ... in fact he said they had "really nice weather" while a tornado was hitting a little further to the west in the same county!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 10, 2008, 01:54:04 AM
I heard back from Matt and he and his family are fine ... in fact he said they had "really nice weather" while a tornado was hitting a little further to the west in the same county!

That's great news. That storm in Tenneesee last week looked like the worst tornado I've ever seen on the news.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 10, 2008, 04:04:49 AM
Good to know Matt is OK.

Here we have had rain, rain and more rain.   Today there is sun and a heavy frost.   The spring flowers are all in bud.  Far too early.  We seem to have a few warm dry days, then rain, then very cold winds and frost.   I took Meg out last Wednesday and the wind was so strong we had to revise our walk as I couldn't move against the wind.   One day last week the river came up and literally chased us off the banking and we had to climb over a barbed wire fence and into a field full of sheep and out over a gate to get away from the bore of water that was coming down the path.  My place(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4431/megandmemyplaceontheswaqp1.th.jpg) (http://[URL=http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=megandmemyplaceontheswaqp1.jpg) on the river is under 3 meters of water right now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 11, 2008, 01:57:45 PM
Well a weather thread eh, I might be the highest poster for this thread especially in the winter time!  :)
We had about 2 wks of no warmer than -40C!! yup, and even down to -54degrees Celcius, one day, (yes I stayed home from work that day  ::) )
And it has warmed a bit ot -26C today. Not to bad after -40!!! And now we've been getting MORE snow. I guess the pastures will need it though come thaw!

It is interesting to hear about the weather from around the globe. I find it real hard to hear how hot it is in places like near CvW, and it be soo darn cold here. Kinda neat!  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 11, 2008, 06:39:38 PM
Well, I guess I shouldn't say anything about New York's weather this morning ... 11 Fahrenheit (-11.6 Celsius). Felt cold enough though, after a couple weeks of temperatures around 40 (5-6 Celsius) and one bizarre day last week when it got up above 60 (15.5 C)! :o

By the way, here's a good basic converter, F to C or vice versa:

http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 11, 2008, 10:59:31 PM
I cannot believe how nice the weather has been here in Texas the last few days. It is February and we can wear shorts outside. O0 I washed my truck on Thursday and it did not rain after the money costing wash. This has to be a first.  I am on vacation this week and I hope this beautiful weather persists.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 12, 2008, 08:39:42 PM
I cannot believe how nice the weather has been here in Texas the last few days. It is February and we can wear shorts outside. O0 I washed my truck on Thursday and it did not rain after the money costing wash. This has to be a first.  I am on vacation this week and I hope this beautiful weather persists.
An incredible thunderstorm came through last night about two hours after I posted the above.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 13, 2008, 02:58:07 AM
This morning there is a heavy frost and sun but there is no warmth in it.   At 10 am the ground is still crunching and my car covered in a thick coating of ice.   I have to get the ice off so I can drive to work.  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 13, 2008, 07:33:22 AM
It was 18 F yesterday morning ... snow started in the afternoon and the temperature started rising. By 10:00 or so, the temperature was up to freezing and there were a couple inches of sloppy snow on streets and sidewalks. Then, the snow changed to rain.

This morning when I went out for my run, it was 36, streets were slushy, sidewalks mostly clear. Now, about an hour later, it is up to 50!!! Heavy rain predicted for the rest of the day, then the temperature falls back to the thirties.

Weird! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on February 13, 2008, 09:15:17 AM
Little bit of snow yesterday, turned into ice rain (as soon as I got off the bus  >:(), which froze everything. Raining right now. Temperature is 36/2.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on February 13, 2008, 09:38:25 AM
0,0 Celsius..  >:( There is no winter in Finland anymore! When I was little there used to be at least -20 C. The last few winters have been black. No snow, no more than -10 C.  :(

It's windy though.. But that's not new because we live on the coast.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 15, 2008, 03:15:05 AM
I mentioned in the first post of this thread that last week Queensland got hit hard by floods. Nothing compared to today's downpour up there. In Mackay they got 600mm of rain in about 5 hours.  :o

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1197/floodsus5.png)

The Age (http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/mackay-declared-flood-disaster-zone/2008/02/15/1202760587750.html)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 16, 2008, 05:15:34 PM
That is dreadful.   you don't expect  Queensland to flood.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 19, 2008, 10:27:47 PM
We have very loud and violent thunderstorms here in Texas. I absolutely love them. One of life's treasures that I enjoy is to sit on my front porch and enjoy these when they happen. This message board has members from all over the world. What kind of great storms do you all get to observe?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 19, 2008, 11:32:40 PM
I don't like thunderstorms at all, the terrify me. I don't mind heavy rain, but when you get lighting and thunder I'm scared to death. But worst of all, are hail storms. There was one here back in December that destroyed roofs in one suburb that they are still waiting for them to be repaired. We were lucky this time that the hail wasn't very big over our place.

Back in the late 1980's our house copped a hammering from a dreadful hailstorm. All the windows down one side of the house were smashed to pieces, even the security blinds on other windows that can't be dented with a hammer were destroyed by these chunks of hail the size of tennis balls.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 20, 2008, 12:26:52 AM
I have had the experience of being through two tornados. I did not enjoy those moments at all. I am partial to the kind of thunderstorms with extreme lightning and ear splitting thunder with the heavy rains. Thoses are the kind of storms that I enjoy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 21, 2008, 02:48:19 AM
One week of summer to go and it's going to be only about the 4th day tomorrow where the temperature has gotten over 30 C.

So much for global warming.   ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 21, 2008, 07:39:38 AM
21 F this morning (-6 C) and sunny, but we're supposed to get 3 to 6 inches of snow tomorrow. Maybe sleet and freezing rain too (my favorites ... :o )
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on February 22, 2008, 01:06:30 AM
Well ... it's really (too) wet over here. It's been raining a lot in San Francisco lately. Kinda cold too. Nothing like the weather we had last year at the same time.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 22, 2008, 01:10:33 AM
21 F this morning (-6 C) and sunny, but we're supposed to get 3 to 6 inches of snow tomorrow. Maybe sleet and freezing rain too (my favorites ... :o )
Has all of that wonderful snow come in yet?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 22, 2008, 02:00:54 AM
I saw this on the news tonight. A frozen waterfall in Estonia.

http://www.russiatoday.ru/features/news/21194
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 22, 2008, 02:05:48 AM
I saw this on the news tonight. A frozen waterfall in Estonia.

http://www.russiatoday.ru/features/news/21194
That is a beautiul sight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 22, 2008, 07:27:12 AM
21 F this morning (-6 C) and sunny, but we're supposed to get 3 to 6 inches of snow tomorrow. Maybe sleet and freezing rain too (my favorites ... :o )
Make that six to ten inches of snow ... our first major storm this winter.

(http://imgsrv.1010wins.com/image/DbGraphic/200802/866605.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 22, 2008, 09:50:19 PM
The snow turned out to be not so bad, in the city, at least. It warmed up during the day (it's still 32 F or just 0 C) and the snow changed over to rain. The streets and sidewalks were pretty clear by the time I walked home from work.

I took a few pictures this morning on my way to work ... I work in the New York Public Library and there's a big park behind it, Bryant Park. You can see all of my pictures here:

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/343215/index.html

This is my favorite ... go to the link above to see it full-size!  :)

(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/8783/00006ags8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 24, 2008, 10:13:57 AM
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7668/19febriverswale019hb7.th.jpg) (http://img175.imageshack.us/my.php?image=19febriverswale019hb7.jpg)

Meg on the path by the river taken on Tuesday last.   The white is frost, it didn't clear for three days.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 24, 2008, 01:24:17 PM
Fabulous picture, Lin ... it must have looked something like the wonderful frosty morning I experienced in Sweden last November. This pic was taken later in the day, that frost didn't last as long as yours but it glittered on everything for most of that one day, at least.

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3502/frost1ki4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 24, 2008, 02:19:05 PM
I like the winter pictures Lin & KC. The New York Public Library has an awesome outside appearance KC. Do you know what year it was built?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 24, 2008, 04:46:58 PM
This photo was taken a month ago of an approaching storm in the evening.(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P1260004_01.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P1260004_01.jpg)
This one was on the 20 Dec last year when we had 150mm of rain in two days, this was taken just after 60mm in forty minutes.
My garage got flooded twice which has never happened before in the seven years I've been here. I live at the top of hill. This is down the road from me.
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_PC200006_03.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/PC200006_03.jpg)
This one is a cloud tower with pileus on top.
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_PB100004_01.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/PB100004_01.jpg)
Great pics Lin and KC O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 24, 2008, 06:46:19 PM
I like the winter pictures Lin & KC. The New York Public Library has an awesome outside appearance KC. Do you know what year it was built?

The cornerstone was laid in 1902, and the building opened to the public on May 23, 1911. :)

http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/about/hsslhistory.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 25, 2008, 08:33:15 AM
KC that is a great picture of the leaves covered in frost.    I like shots like that one.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 26, 2008, 02:09:12 AM
We had the weirdest storm here a couple of hours ago. It only lasted ten minutes, but there was thunder and lightning, heavy rain plus tiny bits of hail all while the sun shone brightly. Crazy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 27, 2008, 11:12:59 PM
It's the second last day of summer and the temperature is only 18 C.

What is going on ???

EDIT: And now I've just seen on the news, their having earthquakes in England!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 28, 2008, 01:50:24 AM
14.4C here and loving it, little bit sick of the hot weather. (A/c broke down a few weeks ago.)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on March 04, 2008, 02:14:20 PM
It was unseasonably warm here last week. We're back to normal now and hopefully Summer will take it's time getting here. We probably won't see any rain for the next few months although it has been a fairly wet Winter so far.

Normally our rivers or "washes" as we call them are bone dry and sun baked. But a heavy rain can fill them very quickly.

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/7892/pict0001edited1sf5.jpg) (http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/806/scan0116edited1il7.jpg)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6319/pict0003edited1nz8.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2097/scan0117edited1tt5.jpg)

It's definitely not a place to ride your horse during the rainy season.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on March 04, 2008, 05:25:23 PM
Bone dry indeed.


Its warm here, got to like 68/20 today and tomorrow the high is supposed to be 58/14. Gonna be warm for the rest of the week I think.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on March 04, 2008, 06:39:33 PM
Yesterday our high was supposed to have gotten close to 60 degrees. Today we got freezing rain and there's ice all over the place. :o ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 04, 2008, 09:49:19 PM
We had snow and rain yesterday and today was bright and nice. I did not even need a coat today.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Brendan on March 04, 2008, 09:53:46 PM
I currently have a nice blanket of ice on my car. The front windows to our house are covered in sheets of ice as well. Fun times!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 05, 2008, 12:34:48 AM
I certainly timed my holidays well with some finally great weather here. Wasn't too flash today so I went to the cinema, but yesterday on the golf course it was up around 30C and the forecast is for the same for the next 5 or 6 days. Happy Days!!!!  :)  :)  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 05, 2008, 09:20:10 AM
This week we have had snow, frost, ice, rain, gale force winds and today some sun AND it is only Wednesday!!! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on March 05, 2008, 09:55:35 AM
Wow, SK 30 above!! It rarely gets above 30 here. When it does we all seem to melt  ;D .

It got cold here again, -30C at nights warming to -15C during the day. We had a snow storm again, with it drifting bad with the winds.

Come on spring, any time you can show yourself!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 06, 2008, 04:14:29 PM
I thought this week's weather was great. Just have a look at the forecast for next week:

Quote
Monday Fine.

Min:   18  Max:   30

Tuesday Fine.

Min:   15  Max:   32

Wednesday Mostly fine.

Min:   16  Max:   32

Thursday Fine.

Min:   16  Max:   33

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN10064.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 07, 2008, 02:54:41 AM
Stop showing off Kid.   ;D


We've got sun today but the temps are -2 to 4 C and gale force winds and rain on Monday. 10th
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 08, 2008, 12:55:09 AM
With my aircon on the blink, I really didn't want to see this BOM forecast for this week.


Forecast for Sunday
Fine and mostly sunny. Light wind and afternoon seabreezes.

Precis:       Fine.                             
City:         Min 19    Max 35

Monday        Fine. Late cool change.               Min 21    Max 35
Tuesday       Mainly fine.                                  Min 16    Max 26
Wednesday      Fine.                                        Min 16    Max 30
Thursday       Fine.                                           Min 17    Max 32
Friday         Fine.                                              Min 22    Max 37
Saturday      Fine.                                            Min 21    Max 35

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 08, 2008, 05:23:30 PM
It's been raining here since early yesterday afternoon. I ran ten miles mostly in pouring rain this morning, and now when I'd like to go out and pick up the Sunday paper, there's another downpour out there. I may need to start building an ark soon! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 08, 2008, 05:28:39 PM
Could you send some of that rain down my way KC.

The forecast here is dry and hot :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 09, 2008, 08:03:26 PM
Well it's 37C nudging 100 degrees Fahrenheit a moderate cool change is on the way :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 08:42:17 PM
The rain started here a few hours ago and is expected to go through for the next 24 hours. I love it. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 10:51:26 PM
A line of thunderstorms is heading my way. I will be waiting. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 09, 2008, 10:55:50 PM
You lucky devil :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 09, 2008, 11:13:57 PM
Here's a link to Australian Satelite and lightning tracker.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/satellite.jsp (http://www.weatherzone.com.au/satellite.jsp)

Have you something similar Richard?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 11:16:52 PM
We have Cable tv here and there is a 24 hour local weather channel. I hear the thunder but there is little wind and a moderate rain fall.

The wind just picked up as I typed that. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 11:18:11 PM
The rain picked up as well. I am going to the porch to observe.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 11:25:25 PM
The wind has died but the rain and thunder are heavy. I love covered porches.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 09, 2008, 11:29:01 PM
I can see a heavy band of rainfall heading towards Fort Worth and south of there.

The red colour would also include that line of storms

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=FWS&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes (http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=FWS&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 11:33:55 PM
I am right south of Ft. Worth. I am going to check out that website you posted there S Cat.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 11:40:55 PM
When I was a child at St. Augustine Catholic School, Sister Filelma would tell us that thunder was the sound of the angels bowling in Heaven. That still brings a smile to my face when I hear thunder.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 09, 2008, 11:45:40 PM
"Angels bowling in Heaven". That's a good one, I've never heard that one before.

Looked like the rain was pretty heavy there for a while.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 09, 2008, 11:48:47 PM
It was heavy. The thunder and lightning are still there but the rain has died immensely. I have to make myself go to bed shortly.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 09, 2008, 11:52:59 PM
I was going to say, it must be round 2am your time. I'd do the same if I knew a storm was coming.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 11, 2008, 02:40:17 AM
18C atm just waiting for the next heatwave to come along....
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 11, 2008, 02:49:38 AM
Mid 20's north of the border.

I'm loving it.

Another 30C day on the golf course tomorrow.  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 14, 2008, 12:40:08 AM
39C here today now down to 37C with weak cool change on the way.

It's been hard to sleep in this heat.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 16, 2008, 09:47:22 AM
Just got home from night shift and it is 27C inside and 22C outside.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2008, 02:11:31 PM
The sensational weather has finally come to an end.  :(

Woke up this morning to a cloudy, drizzly, miserable day and the temperature is only going to get to about 20C.

Oh well, it's been a great run and it's suppose to clear by the end of the long weekend, so golf on Tuesday should be fine. (Fingers crossed)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 20, 2008, 03:08:42 PM
Tomorrow we go camping.  Forecast Friday ..cold winds and rain.   Saturday and Sunday snow!!!    Are we mad??
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2008, 08:22:19 PM
I decided to have a day indoors with a few movies since the weather has turned miserable. I just checked the weather website here and the current temp was only 16.8C.  :o


http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN60900.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 20, 2008, 10:54:51 PM
Well it's a very comfortable 18.6C here. Just finished doing 2 weeks of night shift in 30+C,it was very hard to sleep during the days. I too am lounging on the couch with a couple of movies.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 22, 2008, 05:49:21 PM
This is the convective outlook for tomorrow, taken from the Weatherzone website.

Figures crossed, hopefully I'll hear the angels bowling in Heaven. ;D

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_wz_storm_aus_d1_640x480.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/wz_storm_aus_d1_640x480.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 24, 2008, 04:17:27 AM
Massive storm that has been building all day has finally arrived. Many of us thought it would fritter away.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 24, 2008, 09:03:15 PM
Massive storm that has been building all day has finally arrived. Many of us thought it would fritter away.
I hope that the rain made you happy SC.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 24, 2008, 09:26:16 PM
Yeah thanks Rich, got 8mm out of it. Good light show as well. There is some more on the way this evening and tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 25, 2008, 08:07:10 PM
It was extremely windy today.  I had to have a good grip on my truck's steering wheel while running errands.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 25, 2008, 09:08:19 PM
I tell you, someone up there must like me.   :D

Golf yesterday in fine if a little cloudy weather. Last night it bucketed down. Woke up this morning to clear blue skies and another round of golf in great weather. It's a pity the golf isn't as great as the weather. Oh well, I can't have everything I suppose. Forecast for the remainder of my break is the same it's been for the last three weeks.

Fine.  :)  :)  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 25, 2008, 09:48:28 PM
Just had 6.5mm of rain, hail and a couple of thunder claps with another rain band on the way.

Forecast is showers, showers and more showers. Not complaining though, the garden and dams need it. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on March 26, 2008, 03:26:23 PM
Getting warmer, and theres a bit more rain. Spring is coming. Gladly will welcome it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 26, 2008, 05:38:06 PM
It's gonna get chilly again, though, Alcatraz! And me with a date for Yankee Stadium, just a week from Friday! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 26, 2008, 09:18:11 PM
It's gonna get chilly again, though, Alcatraz! And me with a date for Yankee Stadium, just a week from Friday! :o

Who do the Yankees play that night KC?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 26, 2008, 09:39:42 PM
The Tampa Bay Rays. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 26, 2008, 10:42:04 PM
Yesterday and last nights' rainfall totalled 40mm :o

Suburbs around Melbourne got between 5mm and 75mm, so it was a bit of a hit and miss affair.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 28, 2008, 08:42:23 AM
This is our weather over Easter.  One of those tents is ours.   Are mad or what??

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5372/thenonestoneraising049nw2.th.jpg) (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thenonestoneraising049nw2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 28, 2008, 05:23:51 PM
You're mad! :o

Did you take Meg along for warmth? ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 28, 2008, 05:54:34 PM
You're not mad Lin....you're bonkers :D

A shiver when down my spine when I saw that photo. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 28, 2008, 06:07:29 PM
You're mad! :o

Did you take Meg along for warmth? ???

No we left her and our cat at the kennels.     Meg would have to be left in the car a lot over the weekend so we prefer to leave her at the kennel.  We have those mummy style sleeping bags with hoods on and they are very warm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 31, 2008, 12:33:26 PM
There is a storm that should be here in about 30-35 minutes. There have been reports of quarter sized hail and winds up to 70mph. I am about to go sit on the porch and watch it come in. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 01, 2008, 01:54:20 AM
Nice one Rich, how did it go?

Tomorrow we're expecting 10-20mm of rain with very gusty winds.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 01, 2008, 02:47:37 AM
Supposed to be another fine and sunny 30C tomorrow. Not that it matters anymore. It can rain as much as it likes. It's back to work.  :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 01, 2008, 08:22:37 PM
Nice one Rich, how did it go?

Tomorrow we're expecting 10-20mm of rain with very gusty winds.

It got somewhat scary SC. The rain came with some dime sized hail. The wind got a little high. We were under a Tornado Warning for about 35 minutes. That is much more serious then a Tornado watch. The take cover sirens were going on and off for about 20 minutes I think. I had my eyes on the local weather channel and the bedroom window watching the heavy rain.The safe part of the house is the hallway restroom which is about a 3 second dash from my bedroom.  I was prepared with a big pillow and my cell phone in my pocket. With the house phone I kept calling the daycare  where my wife works and where my son was at. They were all taking cover. I love storms but I did not like this. The scary part was when the sky turned a little green and it got dead still. Luckily nothing touched down where I live south of Ft. Worth. There is speculation where one did touch down in Godley which is about 30 miles southwest from where I live. The sun was shining 30 minutes later after the storm and sirens had passed.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 02, 2008, 12:10:12 AM
Gee Rich, that did sound scary :o

Glad to hear you and your family are OK.

Today we had wind gusts over 60mph, a dust storm and now it's starting to rain. Power lines down everywhere, traffic lights out,  train services reduced and total gridlock of cars around Melbourne.

Here are some pics I took just around my small suburb. #4 pic is a policeman guarding down power lines.

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P4020003.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P4020003.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P4020004.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P4020004.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P4020005.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P4020005.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P4020006.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P4020006.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P4020007.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P4020007.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 02, 2008, 11:42:12 PM
We got  those winds today SC.

And tonight's overnight temp is only going to get to 8C.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 04, 2008, 05:41:24 AM
Gee those storms and winds were awful.   We are expecting SNOW again this weekend.  Just for the record, I wont be camping but I will be on the first weekend in May so I hope we are starting to see warmer weather before then.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on April 06, 2008, 12:26:59 AM
Snowing here in London right now... Ughhhh.

I'm off to Las Vegas in a coupla days.. can't wait to see some sun..... :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 11, 2008, 06:02:22 PM
I hope Rich and his family are ok as a series of tornadoes ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There are no reported fatalities. :(

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/041208dnmetweather.52847802.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 11, 2008, 07:26:15 PM
I hope Rich and his family are ok as a series of tornadoes ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There are no reported fatalities. :(

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/041208dnmetweather.52847802.html


Thank you SC. We are fine. The storm that came through Johnson County where I live woke me up sometime after 3:00 am. It was violent man. The rain, wind and thunder were so loud that I do not know if the warning sirens were going off. It knocked out our electricity for several hours. There were tree limbs scattered around Burleson the next day. It was a big one.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 11, 2008, 07:34:33 PM
That's good to hear Rich. Gee you're sure getting some wild weather. I suppose it's that time of the year for you guys.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 11, 2008, 07:44:19 PM
That's good to hear Rich. Gee you're sure getting some wild weather. I suppose it's that time of the year for you guys.
Late March through early June generally are good storm months around here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 12, 2008, 09:25:02 AM
Richard it is good to learn you are OK.   the weather sounds dreadful over there. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 12, 2008, 10:04:04 AM
Richard it is good to learn you are OK.   the weather sounds dreadful over there. :(

Thank you Lin. The weather has been nice & sunny the last two days. That is the odd thing about Texas weather. There can be a storm one minute and sunny the next.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on April 17, 2008, 04:40:10 AM
Back from Las Vegas where it was sunny and hot... to London, where it's very cold  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 17, 2008, 07:58:26 PM
The last several hours have been amazing with heavy rain and what I call heavy metal thunder and lightning. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 17, 2008, 08:20:57 PM
It was a beeyoutiful day today ... also yesterday, when I took these:

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5699/minoltapix00002smallgk8.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6553/minoltapix00009smallnr4.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/211/minoltapix00014smallpp1.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3888/minoltapix00020smallhd3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 17, 2008, 08:34:23 PM
Those are some beautiful pictures KC.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 18, 2008, 05:59:25 AM
KC they are really spring pictures.  Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on April 18, 2008, 07:51:03 AM
 ;) Those pics are beeyoutiful KC!! Very springy!!

The weather here has turned bad, again!!  >:( It was up to +8 C and sunny, melting all the snow finally. And now this morning it is -10C, snowing with a wind chill of -18C. URGH! What a shockl!!  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on April 18, 2008, 02:38:28 PM
Those are definitely some gorgeous Spring photos, KC! Makes me a bit homesick.( Even though it hasn't been home for many years.) I really like the shadows in the park. The leay close ups are pretty cool too!

Hang in ther CL. Better days are coming!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on April 20, 2008, 04:35:18 PM
Thunderstorm today. Saw some lighting and there was this one really loud thunder blast. Made a car alarm go off. Thought it was supposed to rain on/off-ish for the whole day, but never picked up again when it stopped.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 20, 2008, 04:43:48 PM
Ever since I went back to work a couple of weeks back the weather has turned sour. Showers most days and it caused golf to be canned today. First time this year we've missed a Monday game due to the weather.

http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.latest.shtml

It's all from that one little cloud, that just refuses to move on.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on April 20, 2008, 05:15:20 PM
Well, its raining again. Haha.


Missed a game? AFL, soccer or rugby (union or league)?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 20, 2008, 05:17:20 PM
Golf  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on April 20, 2008, 05:18:41 PM
Ahhhhh way off. That avy threw me off.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 20, 2008, 10:46:19 PM
Showers most days and it caused golf to be canned today. First time this year we've missed a Monday game due to the weather.



Come on SK, you can still play golf in the rain. It's better that way, no one is on the course. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 20, 2008, 11:04:53 PM
Only on Sunday's is when I'll play no matter what the weather. Monday's don't count and it takes forever for everything to dry out, so I don't bother playing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 21, 2008, 12:54:52 AM
Good call SK can't argue with that. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 22, 2008, 03:33:17 AM
If it rains tomorrow, that will be 11 straight days with rain. It's been on an off so it hasn't been real bad, but 11 days straight in April hasn't happened here since 1993.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 23, 2008, 03:56:45 AM
 ??? In Paris , this winter was very warm.  We did not watch snow .  But from the end in March , a shower fell almost every day. The wind very strongly blow and cold .  There was not such thing so far , as for the seeson of the cherry blossoms of this year was mediocre !  >:(   The weather seems to improve from the end of this week , but ....... :(

 It's a year of the bad weather because  we have 13 times of new moon turns around !
 13 times of new moon seems to be called ominous age in a certain year !  :o
 I wish that it should be a mere superstition , but a conventional natural disasters  proves it , unfortunately .  :(

 For example , The earthquake of  KOBE  17th January  1995  :'(  new moon was 1st & 31th January
                        Katrina                              September     2005  :'(  new moon was 2nd & 31th December  etc,etc.....

  It's easy to know.    So , be careful !
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 23, 2008, 04:02:21 AM
 :)  Earthday '08 is over .  But let's follow the Kyoto protocol !  O0

           Everybody feels concerned by the problems of environment .  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 23, 2008, 05:39:09 AM
??? In Paris , this winter was very warm.  We did not watch snow .  But from the end in March , a shower fell almost every day. The wind very strongly blow and cold .  There was not such thing so far , as for the seeson of the cherry blossoms of this year was mediocre !  >:(   The weather seems to improve from the end of this week , but ....... :(

 It's a year of the bad weather because  we have 13 times of new moon turns around !
 13 times of new moon seems to be called ominous age in a certain year !  :o
 I wish that it should be a mere superstition , but a conventional natural disasters  proves it , unfortunately .  :(

 For example , The earthquake of  KOBE  17th January  1995  :'(  new moon was 1st & 31th January
                        Katrina                              September     2005  :'(  new moon was 2nd & 31th December  etc,etc.....

  It's easy to know.    So , be careful !


In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077729/)  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 23, 2008, 09:03:03 AM
In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077729/)  ;)
???...
  :-[  I forgot to write  that so , this year 2new moon will turns around  in August  1st & 31th .  I think ... No ? KC .
        &  It's just the 13th year from the earthquake of KOBE !
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 26, 2008, 01:55:23 AM
Well it's currently raining here and I've had 4.6mm with more on the way. Good movie night to sit on the couch. Currently watching The Battle of Britain

Noticed a few tornado's and some thunderstorms going through Texas today, I hope Rich is OK
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 26, 2008, 02:51:34 AM
The rain finally stopped here today.

It's funny because it started two weeks ago, about 30 minutes after we finished golf and as I mentioned before it's rained on and off everyday since. A nice clear day today and another on the way for golf tomorrow. Although a little windy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 27, 2008, 08:26:03 PM
Holy cow!

I just went out to get the mail and almost got cut in half by the coldest wind. I just checked the current temperature and it's only 15.7C. :o  :o  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 27, 2008, 09:16:41 PM
Well it's currently raining here and I've had 4.6mm with more on the way. Good movie night to sit on the couch. Currently watching The Battle of Britain

Noticed a few tornado's and some thunderstorms going through Texas today, I hope Rich is OK
Everything is fine here SC. There was a good storm here last night. Thank you for thinking about me man.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 27, 2008, 09:22:48 PM
Good to hear Rich.

SK it's just got into double digits here, currently 10.6C. We could have some storms and hail here soon. Hopefully.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 27, 2008, 09:24:14 PM
I hope you get it all without the hail man.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 28, 2008, 03:04:22 AM
It's time for the long-john's.

Tomorrow morning's temperature will be 6C.

Wednesday will be 3C.   (http://bestsmileys.com/winter/14.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on April 28, 2008, 09:05:17 AM
Kid - Isn't it funny how in the different parts of the world humans can become climitized! Because we woke to 6degrees C. this morning and thought it was beautiful!! Everybody walking around in just sweaters!! 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 28, 2008, 10:59:28 PM
Hey CL, I know when you talk about it being -30C, I just shake my head in bewilderment.

I don't know what the official temperature was this morning but I heard on the radio that it was Sydney's coldest April night in 25 years.

With the same if not lower temps for tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 29, 2008, 02:22:54 PM
 " 3 tornadoes rip through Virginia ! "  :(

      I hope that there is nobody who met the damage of tornadoes  on this board .

 I know what a natural disaster is !   >:(   I have a terrible experience .   >:(    When I'm a child,  the typhoon attacked the district  Kansai.   By the rip of the dike , a river overflowed and flowed into the city .  My house is flooded up to the second floor !  :'(      Since, big dam was built and we are not anymore to worry about the flood .
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 29, 2008, 02:44:48 PM
 :) Last Sunday, we had the best weather for this spring.  We had the sun shone and very warmly. 27C!
     But , when I began to watch " Josey "    I heard the sound that rain strongly fell !  It was a shower encore !
      Yesterday, it was cloudy and after all it rained & the temperature fell is around 20C.
        And it's again rainy today ! We have only 18C..... to be continue !!! >:(
 
         " The weather seems to improve from the end of the week."  Who said that ?!!! >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 01, 2008, 10:27:55 PM
Finally had a storm come through today while I was having lunch. ;D

Had very heavy rain, hail and lightning for about 20mins.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on May 15, 2008, 10:11:27 PM
I sat on my porch Wednesday night and watched a good thunderstorm. It lasted a good 45 minutes. The sky was consistently illuminated with lightning and the thunder was a low bass that lasted quite a while. The rain was coming down in sheets. The whole experience brought a smile of serenity to my face.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 15, 2008, 10:25:12 PM
I think I saw that storm on your local radar a couple of days ago. It looked pretty big. It went past just south of you, if it was the same one.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on May 15, 2008, 10:29:10 PM
I think it headed Southeast because I watched the lightning in that area about an hour after the storm had passed.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 15, 2008, 10:36:44 PM
Cool 8) Ahh the serenity.

We should get some rain here over the weekend with possible storms tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on May 15, 2008, 10:45:51 PM
I hope that they are good ones man. Get yourself a cold beer and sit on the porch and enjoy brother. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on May 15, 2008, 11:38:53 PM
It was SO hot in SF today  :o
Heat wave or something. Temperatures hit the hundreds ... pretty unusual for the season -and for SF in general.

Nothing to complain about, though  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on May 15, 2008, 11:58:34 PM
I saw that heat wave on the Weather Channel AB. Try to stay cool.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 16, 2008, 08:39:15 PM
We should get some rain here over the weekend with possible storms tomorrow.

They're forcasting rain up here tomorrow as well, along with wind and a maximum temp. of 15. Great conditions on the course.   >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 17, 2008, 12:35:06 AM
We got rain SK but instead of storms we got snow about the hills. So me and a mate went to Mount Macedon which is about 55 km from Melbourne to have a look.

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P5170004.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P5170004.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P5170005.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P5170005.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P5170007.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P5170007.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P5170009.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P5170009.jpg)(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P5170011.jpg) (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P5170011.jpg)

That's me rugged up in the middle.

It was SO hot in SF today  :o
Heat wave or something. Temperatures hit the hundreds ... pretty unusual for the season -and for SF in general.

Nothing to complain about, though  ;)

This is unseasonal too AB. My mates girlfriend lives in Vallejo, she said it hit the 100's again today.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 17, 2008, 11:37:09 PM
After overnight showers the rain cleared for golf, but my God, the wind was brutal. It was a nice fine day but I had my two jumpers and two shirts on all round until the 19th. Brrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 18, 2008, 12:12:03 AM
Thank god you made it to the all important 19th ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 18, 2008, 12:54:04 AM
SK I was quite envious to see the snow on Mount Macedon.   It looks great.   I can remember heavy snow falls and mists in both the Blue Mountains and of course at Perisher Valley.   Katoomba used to get quite a lot of snow but by the time I left there were only light powderings and it didn't last.     This year the North East of the UK had only one or two snow falls lasting no more than 48 hours.  How the weather is changing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 19, 2008, 12:19:51 AM
Yes you are quite right Lin the weather is changing. Extreme weather events seem to come more frequently these days. The only time I was in Katoomba which a few years ago now, there was a light dusting of snow on my car overnight.

We have good rainfall in Victoria over the weekend...20mm to 60mm over the state. Need more though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 02, 2008, 10:19:10 PM
Could be a wet winter here if the first couple of days are anything to go by. Started coming down after golf on Sunday afternoon and hasn't stopped since. It's not torrential but steady continuous rain.

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2596/weather2mi3.png)

http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.latest.shtml

Hey SC, are you getting any of this?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 02, 2008, 11:33:52 PM
Nah mate. Had nothing in the last week or so. The forecast for the next 10 days is looking grim.

 That system your've got looks pretty good. 95% chance of getting 20-40mm for Wednesday, 80% to get 5-10mm Thursday and 70% to get 10-20mm Friday. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 03, 2008, 12:48:28 AM
How I wish rain was something you could pass around.   We are getting far too much and at home you are getting almost none.   However looking at the weather map SK it does seem there is some rainfall.   It is needed so much over there.   Friends from near Wellington have said they have not seen rain for years.  I hope this lot reaches them.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 03, 2008, 03:01:47 AM
Yeah that's the problem Lin. Whenever it's rained recently it's all down the coast and hardly anything drops further inland. Although they are saying that this week's rain should reach the farmers out west this time.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on June 03, 2008, 01:27:13 PM

It's beautiful here in LA.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 03, 2008, 03:20:27 PM
A doozy of a hailstorm was reported on in today's Times. It happened in the U.S. Midwest, where they have some of the most spectacular weather in the country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/science/03hail.html?ref=science

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/06/02/science/03hail-190.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 04, 2008, 10:22:51 PM
It's still raining after 4 days and looks like it's not going to stop until next week.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 04, 2008, 10:52:46 PM
Seen some wild stuff on the news SK. Massive King tides and rain, rain and more rain.

We've just had the San Francisco fog for the last 2 and a half days.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Brendan on June 06, 2008, 06:40:59 AM
So last night I'm looking out into the sky from the back porch and all I see is the lightening in the clouds. It was like something out of War of the Worlds (Spielbergo version) and I couldn't hear any thunder either. Now today we're at 27 degrees celsius and it's supposed to go up to 40 by mid-afternoon! And it's only 10:30am!! It's the humidity that's making it awful though. I wanted warm weather but not this warm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 06, 2008, 04:30:41 PM
You Canadians! We're supposed to get that heat wave in New York tomorrow and Sunday. And I'm running ten miles on Sunday. >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 06, 2008, 06:00:10 PM
Beautiful clear skies today.  8)

All the rain has moved on although they are predicting a couple of showers tomorrow. As long as they happen after the 18th hole, I'll be happy. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on June 06, 2008, 09:22:55 PM
So last night I'm looking out into the sky from the back porch and all I see is the lightening in the clouds. It was like something out of War of the Worlds (Spielbergo version) and I couldn't hear any thunder either. Now today we're at 27 degrees celsius and it's supposed to go up to 40 by mid-afternoon! And it's only 10:30am!! It's the humidity that's making it awful though. I wanted warm weather but not this warm.

Those lightning shows are amazing to watch.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 07, 2008, 07:14:39 AM
I don't get it ... it was 59 F/15 C yesterday morning, still around 65/18 when I went home at 6:30. It's in the low 70s (around 22) this morning. And they say we're in for a heat wave that will take it up to the 90s today and last till Wednesday with temperatures as high as 97/36! It didn't get up above 92/33 all last summer.

I hate hot weather. I envy a friend who's heading for Stockholm today.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on June 07, 2008, 02:34:06 PM
Thats how high it got up there last summer? Thats low - it's 95/35 here. And thats just the beginning, its only June.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 13, 2008, 02:30:09 PM
Finally got 15.5mm of rain over the last couple of days. The water catchments got a little more which is good to hear.

Currently it is 8C/46.7F
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on June 16, 2008, 09:59:28 AM
We're supposed to hit 108 today (42.2 C).

But it's a dry heat. Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Tell that to this guy:

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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on June 16, 2008, 12:59:04 PM
Thunderstorm today, but the weather seems undecided.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on June 16, 2008, 06:23:28 PM
It has been hot here as well. >:( I am not a summer person. We do have a chance of some much needed thunderstorms tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 04, 2008, 12:40:37 AM
Coldest day of the year here, today.

A maximum of 14C.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.   (http://bestsmileys.com/cold/5.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 04, 2008, 09:44:33 AM
A colleague of mine will be vacationing in Australia starting next Friday. I'll tell her to make sure to bring her woolies.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 08, 2008, 03:10:53 AM
The forecast for tomorrow is a top temp. of 13C. Then Thursday through Sunday, windy and a top of 16C.

Sunday morning at golf could be interesting this week. The overnight temp for Saturday & Sunday is 0C.

Oh well, at least it's supposed to be fine all the way through, no sight of rain.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 08, 2008, 03:45:37 AM
The forecast for tomorrow is a top temp. of 13C. Then Thursday through Sunday, windy and a top of 16C.


About the same temps as here and we are supposed to be having SUMMER!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 08, 2008, 12:02:04 PM
It is 3C as I type this....brrrrrr
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on July 08, 2008, 12:52:29 PM

It's 85 here today, as usual. Clear skies.  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 08, 2008, 05:13:08 PM
We actually had some good rain in North Texas in July. It made me happy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on July 08, 2008, 06:00:43 PM
Hot and dry weather has given way to the monsoon at last! We've had heavy rain almost every afternoon since the end of June. It's a real toad strangler outside at this very moment. Any more lighting and I'll be shutting down the 'puter.  Might try for some lightning pics before the Summer ends... but I think I'll stay put tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on July 09, 2008, 06:25:21 AM
It's been raining all summer.  :( I know the warmth will come just when I have to go to school again.  :'( Sometimes I hate it here.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 09, 2008, 10:49:18 PM
Had some good rain here in the last week and might get a storm or two tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on July 16, 2008, 07:41:38 AM
Wish we could all send our rain to Northern California!  The wildfires are incredibly bad this year!

The storms here this time of year make Summer bearable.  I love the scattered rain showers and the great clouds.


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The rainy season also makes for some interesting morning photography. For instance, on Sunday I was walking in the desert and I thought this little pin cushion cactus looked rather pretty:

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The rains really bring out the flowers.  But they bring out other things as well. After I took that shot I looked to my right and noticed this bad boy cruisin' by!

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He was moving too fast for me to get a full shot of him and I didn't feel like getting him to pose. ;)
I was at a safe distance when I took those. He (or she) wanted nothing to do with me anyway.  But I used the zoom setting just in case.
I'm into wildlife but I'm also into breathing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on July 16, 2008, 09:48:52 AM
If I saw that big boy cruisin' by, I don't think I'd take anymore walks in that area! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on July 16, 2008, 01:17:18 PM
I'm pretty careful - famous last words...

Actually it's been said the most frequenty uttered last words of a rattlesnake bite victim are, "Hey, hold my beer. Watch this!"
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 17, 2008, 10:36:18 PM
Great pictures CvW.   The rattler is fantastic. 


Our weather is rubbish more like November than July today.


Waiting in the Stone Circle for the sunrise. 2008 a little after 4.0 am.   (Note Meg and Gary in the centre)
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This was the sunrise on the Summer Solstice this year.

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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 20, 2008, 02:07:10 AM
Lin was it light at 4am in the first photo before the sun came up?

Currently raining here, 5mm very welcome.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 20, 2008, 06:27:17 AM
I'm pretty careful - famous last words...

Actually it's been said the most frequenty uttered last words of a rattlesnake bite victim are, "Hey, hold my beer. Watch this!"

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 20, 2008, 07:49:11 AM
Lin was it light at 4am in the first photo before the sun came up?

Yes it was light.  It was light from about 3.0 am only really dark from about 12.30 am to 2.30 am   It was the longest day.

Good to learn you are having much needed rain at last.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 20, 2008, 09:20:13 AM
Hot here in NYC ... mid 90s F and muggy. For some reason, they are playing baseball in the Bronx.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 31, 2008, 11:42:59 PM
Very wintery conditions here in Melbourne. Showers and rain every few days which is good to see.

Water catchments now over 30%

Cold nights around 0C-5C
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 01, 2008, 05:02:31 PM
The August winds didn't take long to show up. Last night it got so bad I thought I was going to wake up in Kansas. Should ease off this afternoon. Nice fine days lately but that wind is bitter.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 05, 2008, 09:58:16 AM
We're still getting rain on a daily basis here. Our Summer storms are always isolated and scattered.  There was a very nice rainbow over the city yesterday.

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Of course it looked nicer without all the pixials, but I'm working on that.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 06, 2008, 12:37:49 AM
Great picture CvW.   The colours of the rainbow are so clear.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 06, 2008, 12:49:07 AM
Yeah great photo CvW. Nice view too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 27, 2008, 10:55:29 AM
Thanks!

I made this video  of a late afternoon thunderstom. There's a couple of good lightning strikes if you have the patience to view it all. The entire vid is just under two minutes.

Desert Rain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72B6nyyF55A)

My first You Tube! Woo Hoo!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 27, 2008, 03:38:34 PM
Well done CvW.     That second lightening flash is so clear and not too far away either.   
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 28, 2008, 12:58:35 AM
Nice video CvW keep them coming ,I would like to see more . Well done.. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on August 28, 2008, 04:38:33 AM
 :)  Cool !  Is that your voice ?    That's very nice, too !  CvW .    ;)

           Be careful , don't get a Thunderbolt on you !    ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 28, 2008, 09:00:21 AM
Thank you Lin. SC, and higashimori.  Yes that's my voice. Just me talking to myself.

Maybe a bit pretentious to call myself "Cohassetfilms." As if I actually had a production company. I chose it as kind of a joke. Cohasset is a lake in New York State where my friends and I spent a lot of time as teenagers, and in our early twenties as well.O0
The comments below the vid were made by one of those friends.

Great lake! Great times!

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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 28, 2008, 03:47:20 PM
I like the name ... and it is a lovely lake. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 30, 2008, 03:05:58 PM
That really is a beautiful lake CvW.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 31, 2008, 09:19:09 AM
Yes it is.  It's in Harriman State Park in case any of you in the Tri-State area would like to visit it. You'll have to do a little homework to find the lake as there are no signs identifying it.  No parking nearby either.
The fishing is pretty good too. In fact, our friend Eric would often join us for a day on the lake! ;)

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On a more serious note (and to get back on topic) let's hope for the safety of those living in the path of Hurricane Gustav!

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on August 31, 2008, 09:59:06 AM
 :(  Yes, I hope so , too .        ' The Storm of The Century , Gustav ' is terrible & fear .

     I hope sincerely that damages of this storm will be minimum this times for the people who live in the State of Louisiana.
     And everybody takes refuge before a storm goes ashore this time !
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 31, 2008, 10:08:43 AM
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered this time.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Brendan on August 31, 2008, 01:16:16 PM
On the bright side they should at least get supplies and aid a week earlier then last time... right? I'd like to think people learned something from Katrina...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 31, 2008, 09:29:37 PM
Apparently there is another hurricane heading for the east coast later in the week, hopefully both storms don't turn out as devasting and destructive as they're saying on the news.

Meanwhile down here, last month was the coldest August since 1944.

1st day of spring is a beauty. Clear blue skies with temps in the high teens C.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 01, 2008, 12:02:10 AM
I hope Gustav is blowing less strong now.  I heard a news report about half an hour ago that said it was down to a cat.3 now and maybe only 2 when it reaches the land.  Don't know how true that is though.

Here's hoping everyone is safe.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 01, 2008, 12:05:42 AM

Meanwhile down here, last month was the coldest August since 1944.


We had the most rain in August ever recorded so neither of us had a good August.


1st day of spring is a beauty. Clear blue skies with temps in the high teens C.

I can't believe you are out of winter now Kid and heading for summer.  We haven't even had a proper summer yet.  A few hot days at the end of July does not constitute a summer!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 01, 2008, 12:18:31 AM
Yeah let's hope so Lin.

I was watching it this morning and it didn't look too good.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 01, 2008, 12:31:43 AM
We haven't even had a proper summer yet.  A few hot days at the end of July does not constitute a summer!!!

Well I hope this upcoming summer is better than the last one. We only had 2 days over 35C last year and that's not what I'd call summer.

In fact I think it was warmer on my holidays during autumn than it was during summer.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 02, 2008, 07:18:59 AM
I was so pleased to see Gustav didn't cause too much damage.  After Katrina I bet everyone was really worried.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 04, 2008, 03:03:35 AM
Apparently there is another hurricane heading for the east coast later in the week, hopefully both storms don't turn out as devasting and destructive as they're saying on the news.


 It's Hanna & next one is Ike !    >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 04, 2008, 03:11:19 AM
  A hailstone fell in the KENYA !!   :o

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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 05, 2008, 05:52:33 PM
The last couple of days have been fairly miserable weather wise. Rain, rain and more rain. I know we need it, but three days in a row of constant falls is a bit much.

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This pattern started north and has slowly made it's way down the east coast. Although it now feels like it has stopped right over Sydney. They are saying it will move offshore by tomorrow morning.

Doesn't look like you're going to get any of it SC?

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 05, 2008, 06:27:32 PM
Nah mate, not a cloud in the sky atm. Fine and mild conditions with a few showers last week and the same predicted for the coming week.

I saw some parts of NSW got over 100mm in 24 hours. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 05, 2008, 08:50:57 PM
This pic shows it even clearer.

It's only around Sydney (The Green part) and right on the coast. Go 200km north or south and only about 50 west and it's all gone.


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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 06, 2008, 03:41:25 AM
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/143/weather5ov4.png)

And 7 hours later it's all gone. Why do I always doubt what the weatherman says.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 06, 2008, 04:04:14 AM
It is raining here too.   We have had rain for the last few days and more is forecast.  The North East coast is not as bad as the South of the UK but bad enough'


Weather warnings overview

 Flash warnings have been issued for North East England
Sat 6 Sep Sun 7 Sep Mon 8 Sep Tue 9 Sep Wed 10 Sep Key
Map regions coloured show where severe weather warnings have been issued.
The Met Office has responsibility for providing weather warnings for the UK.

For any impacts caused by the weather please refer to our severe weather impact links.
Flash warnings of severe or extreme weather
These are issued when the Met Office has 80% or greater confidence that severe weather is expected in the next few hours.
Local areas affected
   
Warning type
   
Valid from
   
Valid to
North East England:
    Durham
    Northumberland
    Tyne + Wear
   Heavy Rain    0900 Sat 6    1600 Sat 6

Persistent rain across the region will turn heavy at times, giving in excess of 15 mm of rain within 3 hours. Rainfall totals through the period will exceed 40 mm in many areas, with more than 60 mm locally, mainly across high ground. The public are advised to refer to the Environment Agency Floodline and 'Flood Warnings in force', to take extra care and also refer to the 'Highways Agency' for further advice on traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads.

Issued at: 0519 Sat 6 Sep

Link.http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ne/ne_forecast_warnings.html?day=1

Bad weather warnings today just as well I don't have to go out!.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 06, 2008, 05:00:19 PM
What a difference 24 hours can make. Just sat out in the backyard reading the Sunday paper in glorious sunshine. A beautiful spring day. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on September 10, 2008, 09:00:55 PM
..HURRICANE IKE WILL SUBSTANTIALLY IMPACT NORTH TEXAS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

HURRICANE IKE WILL MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SATURDAY. THE HURRICANE WILL QUICKLY MOVE NORTH... GENERALLY ALONG OR JUST EAST OF THE INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY. AT THIS TIME...IKE IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH SATURDAY EVENING AS THE SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS NORTH TEXAS. HOWEVER...WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL OF 4 OR MORE INCHES...STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE ANTICIPATED.

...WIND IMPACTS...

ALL OF NORTH TEXAS WILL EXPERIENCE STRONG WINDS AS A RESULT OF IKE. THE REGION THAT IS EAST OF I-35 AND SOUTH OF I-20 WILL EXPERIENCE THE STRONGEST WINDS...WHERE SUSTAINED SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO HURRICANE FORCE ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. ELSEWHERE ACROSS NORTH TEXAS... SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. HIGH RISE BUILDINGS MAY EXPERIENCE EVEN STRONGER WINDS AT ROOFTOP LEVEL.

That was from Weather.Com
It mentions the region East of I-35 and South of I-20. That is where I am at.  I want the rain but I could leave the heavy winds behind.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 10, 2008, 09:52:41 PM
Be safe, Richard! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 11, 2008, 03:59:42 AM
I wouldn't sit on the front porch and watch that storm come through RE.

Hope you and your family are safe through it all.

Down here for the next couple of days it's finally getting back to my favorite sort of temps.

Tomorrow:  24C

Saturday:  27C

Happy Days.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 11, 2008, 04:08:02 AM
Richard,  I do hope you and your family are OK and there is not too much damage.    Looking forward to seeing a post from you so we know you are alright.

Lin.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 11, 2008, 03:18:47 PM
  Terrible !  Take care of you and your family & be safe , Richard ! 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 12, 2008, 08:58:00 PM
Down here for the next couple of days it's finally getting back to my favorite sort of temps.

Saturday:  27C

Happy Days.  8)


Just checked the temp out the back and we've gone past 27C. At 2:50pm it is 32C.  WHOO HOO!!!!!  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 13, 2008, 05:31:10 PM
Got to 28C yesterday and a very windy day much like today. Winds gusting up to 60km/h at my place.

Looks like Galveston Island took the brunt of Hurricane Ike.

It seems the hurricane has slipped past Richard's place. :) Although he would of suffered gale force winds with heavy rain and possibly a power blackout. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on September 13, 2008, 06:06:02 PM
Thank you all for the concern. Ike headed more east then what was expected. We did get some good rain all day long which was real nice.  :)The winds were not that bad either.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 13, 2008, 07:14:10 PM
Glad to hear you're safe and sound, Richard!

Old-timers on this Board may recall another Gulf Coast Texan, our former Moderator, mgk. I e-mailed her last night and heard back that her town (Victoria) was more or less spared. No rain and only about 25 mph winds. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 14, 2008, 12:57:24 AM
That is good to know both Richard and mgk are OK.    :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on September 14, 2008, 10:05:48 AM
Good to hear that your alright.


It frikkin hot here. Current temperature in 88/31 last time I checked.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 14, 2008, 10:09:15 AM
And humid. In NYC, it feels like August ... July even.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on September 15, 2008, 04:11:57 PM
Glad to hear the board's Texans are okay!

Ike's effects have been felt all over it seems! There were many storms with high winds where I live. A lot of people have been without power. My phone lines were down all weekend, which was why I wasn't around here any, ;) and the power was out for about 12 hours.

Not complaining, btw. ;) But that was obviously some hurricane!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 17, 2008, 09:53:13 PM
We are having summer temperatures in Spring here today it's just reached 35C/95F. 

It's also been bone dry for three weeks, only recorded 4mm for the month.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 21, 2008, 09:35:55 PM
Geez, just as I was getting used to the warmer weather. Bang, today's top temp. 15C. Ice cold wind and rain.

At least they're saying it will be back to low 30'sC on Sunday for golf. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 22, 2008, 08:14:55 AM
It is really autumn here now with misty mornings and sunny cool days.   I do like this time of year when all the trees are changing colour.

(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/3590/12thoct2008060it7.th.jpg) (http://img383.imageshack.us/my.php?image=12thoct2008060it7.jpg)(http://img383.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)   Oak tree and acorn taken on Sunday last.  (http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5100/12thoct2008072me3.th.jpg) (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=12thoct2008072me3.jpg)(http://img528.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)   The shrubs around my garden.                                                                                                                                             
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on October 22, 2008, 11:11:06 AM
Very nice, Lin! Wish I could grow those colorful shubs in our garden. They'd fry around here.

Autumn is definitely my favorite time of year. I just got back from working ( if you can call it that) in Chama, (No relation to Luis) New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado.  We had all KINDS of weather. In fact, I pretty much experienced all four seasons in the past seven weeks.  Fall was definitely the highlight though.


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I'll post some pics to the Photo Thread in a day or two.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on October 22, 2008, 02:26:49 PM
It is finally starting to get colder around here. Just a few days ago, it was still warm enough to be out in a t shirt and not be bothered to much. Now though, people are starting to cover up, out come the jackets and sweaters and pants.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 31, 2008, 09:31:54 PM
It is finally starting to get colder around here. Just a few days ago, it was still warm enough to be out in a t shirt and not be bothered to much. Now though, people are starting to cover up, out come the jackets and sweaters and pants.

Well the opposite is happening here, out come the t shirts and shorts.

It's the start of the storm season which kicked off two days ago with some nice lightning and thunder. There is a risk of more storms over the next two days.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 31, 2008, 09:59:29 PM
Weather is still a little strange here.

Last Monday -  35C, Tues-Thurs  -  low 20's,  Friday  -  35C,  Today  - low 20's.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 06, 2008, 11:33:08 PM
Finally some rain today, got 7.7mm so far with a bit more to come.

Hopefully this will save a few plants in my garden.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 07, 2008, 02:30:07 AM
Marge the rains are here, 13.4mm  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on November 07, 2008, 07:23:58 PM
I am glad you got some good rain there SC.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 11, 2008, 07:46:21 AM
I am glad you got some good rain there SC.

So am I Rich, thanks.

Well I can't sleep, it's too hot already(25C).  I've checked my weather station, it says for the second night in a row, there has been 1mm of rain.

I go outside and there is no evidence of any wet weather. The online radar confirms same.

I have a feeling my local possum could be using my rain gauge as a toilet. :D


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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 11, 2008, 09:03:51 PM
Sounds like you need some POSS OFF, SC. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on November 11, 2008, 09:32:42 PM
Our possums look a little different than yours.  Although some people have never seen one.

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8360/79065259mc3.jpg)

                                                                                                         
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 12, 2008, 01:44:52 AM
Not friendly or house broken.  I wonder why??    :D

I guess they did well to catch him. LOL
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on November 12, 2008, 02:38:47 PM
Yeah, I got a good chuckle out of that one myself!


I took this photo last Summer. Reminds me of the sci fi flick, The Crawling Eye.


(http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/4218/cid004901c7d46146668ab0vo2.th.jpg) (http://img240.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cid004901c7d46146668ab0vo2.jpg)(http://img240.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 13, 2008, 11:57:17 AM
Just had a cracker of a storm through here this morning. Multiple flashes and thunder.

BTW nice pic there CvW. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 04, 2008, 02:36:57 AM
At 3.00am when Gary left for work it was very cold and dry.   I made a cup of tea and had some toast then read for a while and at 4.00 am I looked out of the window to this..........

(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6079/snow4dec2008001sa3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5200/snow4dec2008007fj4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 04, 2008, 02:40:49 AM
I just noticed the above pictures took my posts to 5000.

It is still snowing and getting harder for vehicles to get around the quiet roads near me.   Meg and I are going to brave the cold and go down to the River to see how high it has gotten.

The snow was forcast so I guess full marks to the weathermen for getting it right for once.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 04, 2008, 06:23:04 AM
I just noticed the above pictures took my posts to 5000.

That's funny, when I clicked on this thread I was just thinking, "Lin is one of our better posters, I wonder how many posts she has now?" ;)

Congrats on 5 K, Lin. And enjoy the snow! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on December 04, 2008, 09:31:26 PM
Those are some beautiful pictures Lin. That snow looks Heavenly to me. We do not see much snow in Texas. How did the river look?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 06, 2008, 08:05:30 AM
How did the river look?

Like this

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/7553/snow4dec2008034ef7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 11, 2008, 11:41:11 PM
First week of summer has been weird.

Wet and miserable today and lucky if the temp. got over 20C.

Tomorrow fine and windy with a temp. of 34C.

Sunday for golf, fine and windy with a temp. of 25C.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 12, 2008, 12:59:56 AM
Plenty of solid showers/rain for SthEast Aust in the past couple of days.

Which is great for the gardens and water catchments. I've had 12mm so far today. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 12, 2008, 06:56:55 PM
In the last 24 hours I've had 42.4mm of good soaking rain. Another 10 to 20mm is on the cards in the next 12 hours.

The whole state has had rainfalls of between 40 and 100mm, which is great for the farmers and dams.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 16, 2008, 03:22:23 AM
In the last 24 hours I've had 42.4mm of good soaking rain. Another 10 to 20mm is on the cards in the next 12 hours.

The whole state has had rainfalls of between 40 and 100mm, which is great for the farmers and dams.

It is about time too.    Where I come from some areas have had no rain at all for over 10 years.  The other side of the Blue Mountains in and around Lithgow and Wellington.  New South Wales.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 16, 2008, 05:42:16 PM
I'm missing Californian winters -although I heard it was cold in SF right now. And raining.
I spent a good part of December 2006 on the beach wearing only a t-shirt. And now I'm back 'home' and I'm freezing. Yay  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 25, 2008, 08:53:10 PM
How's was the Christmas weather where you are?

We had a very comfortable 26C, cloudy but dry in the morning before the clouds move on after lunch giving way to a beautiful day.

A little warmer today. 33C for Boxing Day. Clear blue skies. :)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on December 25, 2008, 09:16:54 PM
Cloudy but very pleasant here today.  May have reached 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5C).

Looks like the mountains got some snow.  It's cleared up so there may be some frost on my windshield in the morning.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 25, 2008, 09:48:04 PM
We've had weird, very changeable weather lately.

A week ago Monday it got up to 67 F in NYC ... 19.4 C. Then, the bad weather started ... First, it chilled down ... to around freezing ...

Tuesday night, we got enough snow to give Central Park a light coating when I went out running Wednesday morning. (Roads were clear though.) It was gone by Thursday ...

Then Friday it started snowing, but temperatures hovered around 32/0, and the snow slid over into sleet and freezing rain, so by late Friday afternoon, there were a few inches of slushy stuff on streets and sidewalks. Then, it got cold ... down to 22/-5 on Saturday, and there was more snow, nearly 5 on the ground total by the time it was over. But on Sunday, it warmed up again, up to 37/2.7, and I could run on the (mostly) clear roads in Central Park without fear of slipping.

Monday, we really hit the deep freeze ... it was 13/-10.5 when I got up shortly after sunrise. I was afraid of ice in the park after the thaw-freeze, but it was OK. Tuesday was about the same, up a few degrees to 19/-7.2. At that point, I didn't see how we could NOT have a White Christmas. (Both days it was lovely in the park early in the morning, with the sun reflecting off the snow.)

But Wednesday ... it warmed up. And up. And up. It was 57/13.8 by the time I went to bed on Christmas Eve. And it had rained all day, hard at times. Then the temperature dropped back, but only to the 40s. By the time I got out this morning (Christmas morning) ... it was 41/5 and sunny. Almost all the snow was gone from grassy areas outside the park. When I got to the park, though, there was still enough snow on the ground to cover the grass in most spots, though it looked kind of sad and gray.

Still, it was a pretty day with the sun and there was a crowd in the park enjoying a Christmas stroll, so I can't complain.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on December 25, 2008, 10:00:42 PM
I wore shorts yesterday an today here in Texas. O0 Xmas was real nice.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 25, 2008, 10:10:14 PM
I may be wearing shorts to go out running on Sunday! They're predicting 60 F ... 15.5 C! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 26, 2008, 11:11:56 PM
Looks like a storm has us surrounded.

(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/2999/rainmo8.png)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 26, 2008, 11:19:13 PM
You should have thunder and lightning soon according to the lightning tracker from weather zone.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 27, 2008, 12:09:33 AM
Well it was noise for little action. Only lasted less than ten minutes.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on December 27, 2008, 04:29:53 AM
The weather on Christmas was quite nice in Finland (here in north). -8 degrees, and a little bit of snow. I'm glad there was snow. The last few years have been so dark without snow. Winter here is depressing without snow. It's dark and the sun doesn't show itself at all. Thick clouds.  :( But this year was better.  :) The snow brings more light.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 27, 2008, 09:25:24 AM
We had thunder last night, and it rained a lot. Today the sun came out, and it's around sixty degrees. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 27, 2008, 10:21:28 AM
It was very suspiciously warm last night... today it's raining but it's still fairly warm. This comes after we got dumped with 20-25 centimetres of snow a week ago!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 31, 2008, 11:53:53 PM
What a scorcher to start the new year.

It's almost 6pm and it's still 34C.   8)   8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 01, 2009, 02:40:33 AM
Gees SK it's 8.30pm and 12.5C here. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on January 02, 2009, 12:37:43 PM
C-C-C-COLD up here!!
It has warmed up to -35 C right now in the heat of the day!! Last night it was easily -45 without the windchill, so probly below 50 with the wind chill factor, anyway hope the rest of yous are warmer than we are!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 02, 2009, 07:21:08 PM
Oooooooooooooh kay. I will stop complaining about the cold weather in New York right ... about ... now! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 03, 2009, 02:48:23 AM
Just got up to a bright, crisp London morning.. Around 2 c......
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on January 03, 2009, 03:25:09 AM
We're in Rockford, IL. about 90 miles northwest of Chicago, about 15 miles south of the Wisconsin boarder. It's 15 degrees F. This winter started out just like last winter, a b*[email protected] Snow than cold followed by more snow then more cold. About two weeks ago we had 12 to 14 inches of snow on the ground but we had a warm up to the high 40s and one day we got up to almost 60 degrees. Most of the snow is gone but this freezing thawing situation is tearing up the roads causing huge pot holes to open up. The really nice thing about pot holes is they're filled up with water so you can't see 'em until you hit 'em. BOOM. There goes your tires, your front end, your shocks...your car. O0

Today they're calling for a high in the low 30s with freezing rain, my favorite.  ::)

I'm looking forward to spring.  :P
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 03, 2009, 08:29:53 PM
We might hit 40C tomorrow and Tuesday.

Will the weatherman be right?  ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on January 07, 2009, 09:03:58 AM
 :)  It is very cold in Paris for a few days .   This morning, it was -9C !  Brr...................................................!!

              (http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/8608/2430153905latoureiffeleno1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 07, 2009, 11:21:52 PM
We might hit 40C tomorrow and Tuesday.

Will the weatherman be right?  ???

It got to about 38C on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Today it only just got above 20C.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on January 10, 2009, 04:10:20 PM
I woke up early this morning to freezing rain, and there's reports of snow tonight. :o So this has changed my plans to see Gran Torino this weekend. I know a good portion of Ohio got hit with either freezing rain or snow today.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 13, 2009, 01:15:35 AM
Well our first real day of Summer in Melbourne after 6 weeks of pleasantly mild temps.

Right now it is 42C and I am sweating like you wouldn't believe.

More snow photo's please.

Edit: And by the way Rich....no summer storms as yet. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 13, 2009, 02:39:46 AM
Supposed to be 35C across the border here tomorrow SC.

We might hit 40C on Thursday with a chance of a late summer storm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 13, 2009, 03:26:56 AM
Any summer storm would be great SK :) Currently 34C and forecast 39C tomorrow. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: herofan on January 13, 2009, 06:33:55 AM
We were supposed to get snow last night, and I was hoping we would, but it went North.  Some single digit temperatures are predicted this week, though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on January 14, 2009, 04:00:18 AM
Here in northern Illinois we're in the deep freeze. Right now it's 3 F with a wind chill of -12 F. Today's high a balmy 12 F. with a low tonight of -8 F. Tomorrow's high -5 F with a low of -19 F with wind chills of -30 F. Plus 2 to 5 more inches of snow.

I'm looking forward to Spring.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 14, 2009, 07:43:49 AM
I heard it was 37 below in Grand Forks, North Dakota ... that would be -38.3 on the Celsius scale. :o

Here in New York it was balmy ... 17 (-8.3) this morning. Supposed to get down to around 5 (-15) by Friday morning, though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 14, 2009, 10:37:42 PM
We got over 40C today. 

A nice southerly change has finally arrived.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 17, 2009, 10:13:51 AM
It was 6 (-14.4 C) when I got up this morning. Up to 12 now ... that's double, right? ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on January 17, 2009, 12:40:21 PM
Well above normal here. Mid 70s all week.  My computer couldn't have picked a better time to crash.
Stopped here at the library to get a permit online for some hiking Monday.


I hope the weather back east and up north improves soon!

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on January 18, 2009, 06:42:31 PM
You know it's been brutally cold outside when the high is 18 F and it feels warm to you.   ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: herofan on January 19, 2009, 08:33:53 AM
We had 0 temperatures this week and snow flurries this morning.  I'm still waiting for a deep snow before winter ends.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 19, 2009, 11:40:18 AM
You had no temperatures at all? :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on January 22, 2009, 06:37:49 PM
Got up to 35 F today. I was looking around for my shorts and pumping air into the beach ball.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 22, 2009, 09:58:59 PM
Same here ... I sat out in the park on my lunch hour, soaking up some rays. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 23, 2009, 04:25:23 PM
Almost 10:30am and it's already nudging 35C.

5 straight days of +35C.

Summer is certainly making up for not turning up last year.


EDIT: Now almost 3:00pm and it's 42C or 108F, with a hot wind as well. Lucky I don't play golf on Saturday's.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: herofan on January 25, 2009, 09:51:06 AM
The forecast is calling for three days of mixed, winter precipitation next week and I hope we get it.  I'm excited about getting some winter weather, which we don't get as often here anymore, before April arrives.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 25, 2009, 04:44:27 PM
Starting tomorrow we are going to have 5 straight days of 35C/95F  :(

Since the 22nd Dec 08 I've had 1mm of rain. 5 weeks of bone dry weather. >:(

On the positive side, we get sent home from work when it hits 35C. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on January 26, 2009, 06:08:37 AM
 :(    This photo is the big and old tree which fell down by a terrible storm ( 170-180km/h )  that attacked the French South-West  ( The district which  I made a trip last autumn)    during last weekend .     :(

                   (http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8996/2009012500000006jijpintxf7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 26, 2009, 11:04:16 PM
On the positive side, we get sent home from work when it hits 35C. :)

Looks like you've got the rest of the week off SC. I just heard on the news that it's going to be 40C + for the next four days down your way.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 27, 2009, 01:21:33 AM
Yeah it's going to be real hot. :D

I should clarify that you only get sent home if your working outdoors. The job that I'm on atm is adding extra lanes on the main freeway into Melbourne.
Working next to thousands of cars screaming past you  is dam hot. >:D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 27, 2009, 01:34:01 AM
I just heard on the news that it's going to be 40C +

At last a reason for not wanting to go home.  ;)  Those temperatures are just too hot for me!   Mind you I could meet you half way. It is only 4 deg.C here and that is with a little sun shine too. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 27, 2009, 02:11:50 AM
The job that I'm on atm is adding extra lanes on the main freeway into Melbourne.

You're not doing a Kramer with the black paint to make the lanes wider are you. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 27, 2009, 03:17:19 AM
You're not doing a Kramer with the black paint to make the lanes wider are you. :D

Haha I forgot  about that episode, that was a classic. ;D Nice one SK.

I've got a little more motivation on this job......it's a road I use all the time.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: herofan on January 27, 2009, 06:03:41 AM
We got an "ice storm" this morning and all schools in our area are closed.  We don't have any trees down or power outages here, but just a few counties away they have those issues.  It is expected to turn to rain around noon and then back to ice and snow tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on January 27, 2009, 10:55:30 AM
Ice storms are the worst. It's hard to walk let alone drive and if it gets bad enough the ice can take down tree limbs and power lines. People can literally freeze to death. I can deal with the snow any day of the week.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 27, 2009, 08:09:00 PM
It's 43.4C/110F atm...my keyboard is melting. :'( Those aren't tears, it's sweat. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on January 27, 2009, 11:47:11 PM
We got a good ice storm here in Texas. My driveway is a solid sheet of ice.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on January 28, 2009, 12:24:45 AM
Oooooooooooooh kay. I will stop complaining about the cold weather in New York right ... about ... now! :o
Yup that was a cold stretch is lasted about 3 weeks of that stuff, yuck!!
But is has warmed up to about -20, not to bad at all!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 28, 2009, 02:30:39 AM
Hey SC,

Lucky we don't live in SA. Check out the temps. for the next week. I heard on the radio that they'll have 15 straight days with the temp above 38C.

Quote
Precis        Dry. Mostly sunny.
City:         Min 32    Max 44
Elizabeth:    Min 31    Max 45
Mount Barker: Min 26    Max 44
Noarlunga:    Min 30    Max 43

Friday           Dry. Mostly sunny.                     Min 30    Max 41
Saturday      Dry. Mostly sunny.                     Min 25    Max 40
Sunday        Dry. Mostly sunny.                     Min 23    Max 40
Monday        Dry. Mostly sunny.                     Min 22    Max 39
Tuesday       Dry. Mostly sunny.                     Min 22    Max 38
Wednesday Dry. Mostly sunny.                     Min 22    Max 38

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDS10034.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 28, 2009, 02:40:39 AM
Hey SK, we are struggling down here atm as well.

This is the hottest day we've experienced in 10+ years. Min temp tonight will be 30+.....I would love to scream right now.....not happy atm. :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 28, 2009, 07:42:55 AM
I got to run in new, fluffy snow in Central Park this morning! It's changed to rain/freezing rain now though ... and I have to go to work.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 28, 2009, 08:26:51 AM
After fog and rain yesterday, today is sunny and warm.  I was walking with Meg for nearly three hours as I didn't want to go inside.  Even warmer than spring.    The forecast for tomorrow is not so good.  :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 28, 2009, 08:49:17 PM
45C/113F again today, power blackouts across the state, brownouts, fires and cancelled trains due to tracks warping.

Got sent home at 8.30am after an hour and a half at work. 30C/86F was the minmum last night.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 29, 2009, 11:20:22 PM
45C/113F again today, power blackouts across the state, brownouts, fires and cancelled trains due to tracks warping.

Same again today, many temp records broken in this spell.

Many sleepless nights. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 30, 2009, 12:16:23 AM
I'm sorry for you, Southern cat! It's going down to 24F/-4.4 C here tonight ... but I won't complain. You can always bundle up to ward off the cold, but there's nothing you can do about the heat (except huddle around the air conditioner ... if you have one).

I think the hottest it's ever gotten since I've been in New York was around 100 F/37.7 C. I can't even imagine what 113 would feel like! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 30, 2009, 01:22:32 AM
****** cold here this morning in London town.. It's 2c and my truck wont start,,, >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Sylvie on January 30, 2009, 01:26:17 AM
0 here , in the middle of France !
But deep blue sky and Sun ! 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 30, 2009, 01:27:15 AM
Thanks KC.  I agree with you about the cold and the hot.

It's easier to get warm when you're cold but it's harder to cool off when you're hot.

The older I get, the more I love Winter.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 30, 2009, 09:03:02 AM
I'm in Holland this weekend.. Hope it's a little warmer there.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on January 30, 2009, 09:54:45 AM
The Schofield Kid, Southern cat...I hope you guys catch a break from those high temps soon. I don't like either extreme in temps but I think I can deal with the cold more so than the heat.

In northern Illinois summertime (July, August, sometimes September) we might see, on the high side, 98F but with humidity of 80% or higher. It's the humidity that drives a person into the ground. At times it's just too much.

Right now it's 7F but tomorrow we'll see a high of 35F. The month of January 2009 we've rarely been above 32F, mostly very much below that.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 30, 2009, 02:16:54 PM
It's easier to get warm when you're cold but it's harder to cool off when you're hot.

The older I get, the more I love Winter.

Actually, I'm the opposite. Sure it's too extreme when you start getting towards 45C, but I'd rather summer over winter any time. The cold weather just doesn't agree with me and I loathe those early morning starts in July/August.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 30, 2009, 08:30:05 PM
Actually, I'm the opposite. Sure it's too extreme when you start getting towards 45C, but I'd rather summer over winter any time. The cold weather just doesn't agree with me and I loathe those early morning starts in July/August.

Well, at least you and I are content with the weather at the same time of year, then! ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 02, 2009, 12:24:10 AM
Knee deep in snow...
Looks like I'll be spending the day diggin' out my elderly neighbours..

Then maybe a quick visit to the pub..  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 02, 2009, 02:29:03 AM
Knee deep in snow...

Same here in the North East of the UK.

Meg thinks it wonderful and I had a really difficult time getting her inside again.    We will be going on a long snowy walk as soon as I get myself sorted out with boots, hat, gloves and water proof trousers.  There are times when being covered in fur would be great.  ;D ;D

I imagine the river will be very high as there have been heavy falls of snow in the Dales and of course there has been snow falling along the length of the river too.    Should be a fun walk, well for Meg at least.  Actually I don't really mind walking in the snow when I don't have a time limit.   ;)

Yesterday afternoon a few brave souls including Gary and me went to our stone circle at Sentry farm to celebrate Imbolc.( or Candlemass as the old farmers called it.)   The wind on the hill and the flurries of snow made it a little shorter celebration than normal.  We stood in a circle wearing as many clothes as possible and our words were carried away by the wind.  Still it was a great welcome to spring.  Pity someone didn't remind Mother Nature that spring is just around the corner!!   :o

On the way to the farm we stopped to watch the NEW steam train Tornado.  She was on her first weekend steaming and looked wonderful with the white smoke flying along beside her.   It was freezing standing on top of the Land Rover for a better view.  After having to take gloves off to operate the camera I lost all feeling in my hands!  Still it was worth it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 02, 2009, 02:52:40 AM
The forecast for next weekend is what SC copped last week. Saturday & Sunday, 42C. Lucky it's the weekend I don't play golf.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 02, 2009, 04:01:09 AM
The forecast for next weekend is what SC copped last week. Saturday & Sunday, 42C. Lucky it's the weekend I don't play golf.
Ouch SK...Good luck mate.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 02, 2009, 08:08:31 AM
Feel like I've been hit in the face with a thousand snow balls... Probably because I have...

Need to thaw out with s bowl of soup.... Good fun tho.

(http://english.people.com.cn/mediafile/200804/07/P200804070901546417203162.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on February 02, 2009, 06:15:27 PM
Just thought you'd like to know. The UK was on CNN this morning due to the snow.

Just curious, doesn't the UK normally see snow in the winter? What are the winters like in the United Kingdom? Although my grandparents are originally from the United Kingdom, I've never been there but I'd love to visit someday.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 03, 2009, 01:18:21 AM
Visit in the summer.. it's nicer..  :)

This snow we've got now which has just about shut down the whole country is the first
proper snow we've had in 17 years...

St James park


(http://www.christopherholt.com/photos-2003/london_snow/st_james_park_snow_05.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 05, 2009, 04:41:47 AM

Just curious, doesn't the UK normally see snow in the winter?

Yes we do get snow but not so much in the South and not so much at once.   Up in Scotland there are Ski fields and snow on the high mountians for quite a while each year.  Where I live, North East,  we do get snow however over the last few years there has been very little and it has ony lasted a day or two.  After all the heavy falls on Monday the snow began to clear a little, especially up here, but today it is snowing again. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on February 05, 2009, 04:15:49 PM
Thanks for getting back to me Gant and Lin. In northern Illinois USA a normal winter, per year, gives us 36 inches of snow or more on average. A snow fall of 4 to 6 inches is not uncommon. A heavy snow fall would be 12 to 14 inches, that pretty much shuts things down for a day or so. Normally, we have snow on the ground from late November until March. Sometimes it's enough to wear a person into the ground. The older I get, the harder it is to take. I'm thinking Florida or someplace on the West coast, at least for the winter months. But I was born and raised here so we just roll with it. This winter has been brutal.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 06, 2009, 09:00:59 PM
It's just hit 40C.

What did we do before airconditioning?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 06, 2009, 09:26:06 PM
It's just hit 40C.

What did we do before airconditioning?

Melbourne has just broken it's highest temperature on record. Previously 45.6C now 46.4C

It's 47C(117F) at my place.

The sky was blue an hour ago, now it's grey. What few clouds around are hard to see because of all the bushfires around the state.

To make matters worse winds are gusting up to 100km/h(64mile/h) The radar is not showing rain atm but the trails of smoke from the fires.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 06, 2009, 10:00:02 PM
Australia is burning! :o

As for New York, we're having the coldest winter in a decade. I had gotten used to New York winters with transitory snow ... if it would snow one day, the next day it would warm up and melt it all. Even very heavy snows were usually gone within three or four days. Not this year. We had about three inches on Tuesday, then the bottom fell out of the thermometer. It's still all there, on top of remnants from the three-day weekend three weeks ago when it snowed every day.

It was 18 F/-7.7 C, 12 F/-11 C, and 18 F/-7.7 C degrees the last three mornings when I went out for a run.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 06, 2009, 10:05:09 PM
I found this story on the Australian heat wave on the Time site:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1876299,00.html

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2009/0902/heatwave_0202.jpg)

Stay cool, Southern cat! And if you have any elderly neighbours ... do pop in and check on them, won't you! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 06, 2009, 10:10:34 PM
Most of the neighbours near me are around my age.

We have Pyrocumulus cloud overhead atm, which is cloud that forms on top of smoke from fires. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 06, 2009, 11:22:14 PM
Here is a pic taken at the end of the street. That's smoke coming from the bushfires.

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P2070016.jpg) (http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/?action=view&current=P2070016.jpg)
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/th_P2070017.jpg) (http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/?action=view&current=P2070017.jpg)

And the second is pic looking straight up at the sky.....notice no blue
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on February 07, 2009, 01:42:40 AM
I've been in the heating/ventalation/air conditioning (HVAC) business for the last 31 years. What you good folks in Australia are experiencing is nothing short of extraordinary. You might be interested to know that most normal household air conditioning units (central air) or window box A/C units (we call them 'window rattlers' or 'window shakers'), are maxed out at 98F outside air temp. After that, it's Katie bar the door. I hope you guys catch a break real soon.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 07, 2009, 01:58:22 AM
Thanks JMG, a cool change has just come through. It's down to 30C now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 07, 2009, 02:40:13 AM
We won't be getting a cool change until late tomorrow afternoon, before that it's going to be the hottest place on earth here.

The temperatures that SA & Victoria have copped will head north. The forecast for the coming week looks a lot better after tomorrow. Mid 20C's & maybe some showers.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 07, 2009, 04:37:12 AM
I am so sorry for my fellow Ockers Down Under.    I can't believe you are having such heat.   I only remember once in Wellington NSW when it reached 43 deg C and when I got out of the car my shoes stuck on the road.   I thought that was awful .  It only lasted two days but you are really getting hit.    I do hope you are all safe from the bushfires.    I am thinking of you all.

Here it is cold but in the North East we have not had any more snow in the last 24 hours so we are lucky.   Today the sky is blue and the sun warm if you can get in a sheltered spot.   It seems the weather is going to extremes where ever you live.   ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on February 07, 2009, 05:02:41 AM
It's 51F here right now! That's it! I'm headed to Countryside Meats for a couple of nice New York Strip steaks. A good old fashioned cookout! Fire up the Weber grill! Sautd mushrooms and a baked potato with sour cream. A glass of wine or two. Mmmmmm  :D  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 07, 2009, 04:33:18 PM
I think we might get spared the expected 40+ temp.

Now at 10:30am it's just hit 30C. I would have expected it to be a lot hotter already.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 07, 2009, 05:25:05 PM
I just looked out and it is snowing but so far not sticking to the roads or the garden.  Here's hoping it stops soon.
I hope you get a respite from the heat SK and SC
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 07, 2009, 09:03:12 PM
3:00pm and still hasn't hit 40C. Looks like we got lucky today.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on February 09, 2009, 05:39:18 PM
It's 49F here but raining. Tomorrow's high 60F and lots of sun. Last week we had 10 inches of snow on the ground. Today? Gone. Old Man Winter might be starting to buckle at the knees but it's early on yet. We're still going to get hit a time or two but getting January behind us is the big thing. Whatever winter has in store for us won't last long. After that...Springtime.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 09, 2009, 11:30:13 PM
After the heat wave of the last few weeks, today was the coldest February day in 17 years. Not sure if the temp got much over 20C, and drizzle for most of the day will certainly bring the brown lawn and wilted garden back to life.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 06, 2009, 06:25:55 PM
Hey SC, apparently there was an earth tremor down your way last night.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/07/2509958.htm?section=justin

Quote
Melbourne escapes unscathed after earthquake

 
 




 



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 06, 2009, 06:47:38 PM
Yeah apparently there was, but I went to bed early so I missed out.

The last major one for me was about 29 years ago. I was sitting on my bed tying my shoe laces when the whole bed shook from side to side. I thought my brother was under the bed trying to scare me. I was more terrified to look under the bed to see no one there.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 06, 2009, 09:24:18 PM
It is a freaky experience.

When they had the Newcastle quake in '89. I felt the tremor here. I just sitting in the lounge room watching tv, when it felt like the whole house started to sway for a couple of seconds.

Nobody believed me at the time, until they saw the news later that day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 06, 2009, 10:54:25 PM
Hmm, is an earthquake "weather"? ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 06, 2009, 11:16:29 PM
Hmm, is an earthquake "weather"? ???

Technicalities  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 06, 2009, 11:25:23 PM
Hmm, is an earthquake "weather"? ???

It's probably the best thread to put it in since it was mild event. No point starting a new thread. ;)

Speaking of weather, in the last couple of days we've had water falling from the sky. Very strange indeed. 12mm of what they call "rain".

My first recorded mm since last year. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 07, 2009, 05:22:24 PM
Poor Victoria, an earthquake now, what ever next?    Well I guess the rain is MOST welcome.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lena on March 09, 2009, 02:42:38 PM
it was snowing here today...

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on March 10, 2009, 05:01:06 PM
Crazy weather. High today 60F, two inches of rain expected tonight with wind gusts of over 50 MPH, lots of flooding going on, thankfully I'm on high ground, about three miles from the Rock River. Low tonight of 20F. High Wednesday 30F with a low of 10F tomorrow night. I hear spring is coming but I'm starting to have my doubts. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lena on March 12, 2009, 01:56:39 PM
Crazy weather. High today 60F, two inches of rain expected tonight with wind gusts of over 50 MPH, lots of flooding going on, thankfully I'm on high ground, about three miles from the Rock River. Low tonight of 20F. High Wednesday 30F with a low of 10F tomorrow night. I hear spring is coming but I'm starting to have my doubts. 

we had strong winds here too, around 80 km/h :o, i dont like the wind... moving my hair all around... oh well, lol
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 20, 2009, 05:46:03 AM
Today in the North East of the UK it is sunny and fairly warm.    Gary has already gone to Sentry Circle to put up the tent for us, we sill be staying there until Monday.   I am going to Bradford this afternoon to see Where Eagles Dare so I don't really mind what the weather does.  I wont be going camping until Saturday morning as I will get back so late from Bradford.   I bet it rains tomorrow! :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 20, 2009, 06:32:20 AM
Crocuses are blooming, daffodils are getting ready to (one patch in Central Park is blooming), and this morning we had a shower of big white fluffy snow. And Spring arrived. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on March 20, 2009, 07:52:12 AM
On St. Patrick's Day we broke a 103 year old record with a high of 75F. First time I've been out of the house without a coat since October. It only lasted for one day though, it's 20F right now. The Winter That Would Not End is finally coming to a close.   O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2009, 02:38:28 PM
We're still clinging to summer here. Heading into the final week of my 4 week vacation and we've only had two days where the weather stopped me from hitting the golf course.

Temperatures have been perfect. Mid to high 20'sC. Although I have noticed that it is getting a little chillier first thing in the morning, so when I have to return to the 4:30am starts I'll need a jumper for the first time in months.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lena on March 27, 2009, 02:34:13 PM
around 15 degrees celcius for tomorow, and then were supposed to get rain all day on Sunday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on March 27, 2009, 08:46:54 PM
We're under a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday afternoon thru Sunday morning. They're calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow. I knew there was a reason I didn't put the snow blower away just yet.  O0

This is not unusual in these parts. I can remember playing league softball in the middle of May during a heavy snow storm...must be about thirty years ago. That was interesting.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 27, 2009, 08:52:21 PM
We need some rain in my part of Texas.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 28, 2009, 01:48:10 PM
We had snow on the high ground today. Last weekend I was camping!!  You never know what the weather is going to do next.  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on March 28, 2009, 02:13:05 PM
Bloody freezing here at the moment...  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on March 28, 2009, 04:41:03 PM
I just looked out my back door and saw a beautiful red Cardinal moving about in a tree. Right now it's 27F and we're getting freezing rain. I honestly don't know how birds survive these conditions.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on March 30, 2009, 09:39:11 PM
We need some rain in my part of Texas.

We are getting it right now. This has been an awesome thunderstorm. I have sitting on my porch for the past hour but even my covered porch would not stop me from getting wet. This has been great man.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 30, 2009, 11:38:38 PM
We are getting it right now. This has been an awesome thunderstorm. I have sitting on my porch for the past hour but even my covered porch would not stop me from getting wet. This has been great man.

Sounds fantastic Rich, wish I was there with ya.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 02, 2009, 02:35:13 AM
Somebody up there must love me. I had four weeks off & it probably rained on a couple days in all that time. Went back to work this week & its rained everyday & night with some pretty heavy downpours at times. Fingers crossed it clears up by Sunday when I can get back out onto the course. I haven't played since last Sunday and I'm starting to have withdrawal symptoms.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 02, 2009, 10:03:34 AM
It is the third day of lovely warm sunny weather.   I have been outside with Meg most of the day, it has felt like summer.    :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on April 02, 2009, 12:51:50 PM
The snow we were supposed to get over the weekend didn't amount to much. In fact, by Sunday afternoon it was pretty much melted away. We're not out of the woods until late April around here but whatever we get won't last. Right now it's 53F. Next up, tornado season.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 02, 2009, 08:11:22 PM
Best thunderstorms we've had in a couple of years are just passing through here just now. Plently of rain aswell. :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 02, 2009, 09:11:13 PM
I am glad you are getting to enjoy this Southern Cat. Enjoy those storms man.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: JMG on April 04, 2009, 08:40:54 PM
They're talking about 3 to 6 inches of snow on Sunday, high about 30F. It's been cold and snowy and miserable here for about 6 months, that's enough already! What happened to spring?  ;)  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Alcatraz on April 06, 2009, 01:57:19 PM
Despite the rain, it was/is enough for a t-shirt today. Nice.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 08, 2009, 02:45:20 PM
  :'(   For people of Aquila in Italy;  Italians , Japanese and others......people living at a volcanic zone cannot avoid the disaster of the earthquake !
         It is sad thing but many people live in fear more or less every day !       :(   :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2009, 07:04:05 PM
Winter must be on the way.

It's only going to be 7C overnight tonight.

Could be a chilly start on the golf course tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 25, 2009, 07:08:19 PM
Winter is definitely here, there is light snow on the the mountains.

Winds gusting to 45kph, windchill as low as 4.5C at my place.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 25, 2009, 09:06:50 PM
Hot as heck here. After midnight, and it's still 74 F ... 23.3 C. And tomorrow it's supposed to get up to 88/31.1 or so. And I'm supposed to run ten miles. Not looking forward to it.

Why can't it just be spring for a while? I'm not ready for August weather quite yet.

EDIT: According to my Google sidebar, the temperature just went UP. It's 77 ... 25 C!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2009, 10:25:58 PM
A Hot August Night in April. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on May 02, 2009, 05:37:23 AM
Rains are out of control where I live (Northeast of Brasil). Last night rained all night long and there's no prevision to stop.

Those are pics of my favorite restaurant in a sad situation. It is located riverside and the river has overflowed the whole inside area.

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/20080403193656_ca2b2.jpg?t=1241267500)

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/20080403194429_1a1f3.jpg?t=1241267590)

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/20080403193917_3d0d5.jpg?t=1241267541)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 02, 2009, 05:58:27 AM
   It is really terrible, I'm so sorry, Aline !     :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on May 02, 2009, 09:06:18 AM
So sorry to hear that, Aline! I hope the weather improves soon!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 03, 2009, 02:42:32 AM
It is sad Aline, that the river has flooded the restaurant and the surrounding area.   It will take time to dry out and for things to get back to normal.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on May 03, 2009, 06:47:33 AM
Thank you, girls.
Actually this happens every year and it doesn't stop the place to keep going. They use boats to attend the customers, can you believe that?
It's fun...particularly, I like to imagine I'm in Veneza :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Million Dollar Tommy on May 03, 2009, 09:08:04 AM
Me too, I'm sad for that, but I'm glad that Aline got humour in such an hard situation. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on May 03, 2009, 10:14:23 AM
Me too, I'm sad for that, but I'm glad that Lin got humour in such an hard situation. O0

Lin or Aline?

edit: and that was me doing what I do best...correcting people (http://planetsmilies.net/confused-smiley-17425.gif)
Sorry MDT, they're such look-alike names.


Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on May 04, 2009, 12:09:54 PM
We're having a really tough winter. I'm writing this in a short interval between electricity failures. The water level has overflowed even more and it is in the city now. The authorities in charge have decreed a whole shopping and a commercial building locked in order to keep customers and shop-keepers safe. And we might have a blackout tonight while the electric power is fixed.
I've seen nothing like this before :(

(http://www.portalaz.com.br/imagens/geral/20080405103022_08a6b.jpg)

(http://www.sistemaodia.com/imagem/materias/jiji_ae3a8e1b50681d4a71e1e34571a92a38.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 05, 2009, 12:15:33 AM
That looks awful Aline.   I hope your home does not get flooded.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 16, 2009, 04:47:45 PM
 :(   The thunder suddenly began and the rain has shoots down strongly before going to the concert of Kyle a couple of days ago .   >:(   It was rain when  I made shopping to the morning market yesterday. Still it is cold , the weather is very bad and is not still stable.   :(
Today, the sky is almost grey, some time the sun shines but the air is always cool. :(   I caught a cold and feels tired a little !    And the rotten weather continues !    >:D
 
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 21, 2009, 12:48:46 AM
We haven't had much rain since the first week of April but we're getting plenty this week. Hopefully it will clear up by Sunday for golf.

http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.latest.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 21, 2009, 09:58:52 AM
This afternoon we had the most amazing hail storm with thunder and lightening too.  The hail stones were huge and stayed on the ground for at least an hour after the sun came out.   Welcome to the British summer. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 25, 2009, 01:48:35 AM
Once again we've had a big break from rain, but now it has been raining for two hours. I love that sound.

Can't wait to see how much we've received.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on June 02, 2009, 10:00:28 PM
One hell of a storm is about to be here. I will be on my porch with a bourbon and coke.  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 02, 2009, 11:55:27 PM
One hell of a storm is about to be here. I will be on my porch with a bourbon and coke.  O0

The only way to watch a storm. :)

The last few days have been incredibly hot and sunny 8) for the UK, but today it is overcast and so much cooler up here in the north/east.  The south of the UK is still having strong sun and high temperatures.

If it rains tomorrow (as is forecast) the voting in the elections here will be poor.  People don't like going out in the rain.  ::)

I guess the upside of the cooler weather is I don't need to be out watering my newly planted bedding plants three times a day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 04, 2009, 11:53:20 AM
It is interesting to hear about the weather from around the globe. I find it real hard to hear how hot it is in places like near CvW, and it be soo darn cold here. Kinda neat! 


What part of the world are you in tata?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 10, 2009, 02:32:49 AM
Winter arrived this week.

Today it got to a maximum of 13C.  :o

The next few mornings are going to be hard to get out of bed.

4C tomorrow morning, 0C for Friday & Saturday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 10, 2009, 12:10:39 PM
Yesterday we had snow around the foothills of Melbourne and a Hail storm which woke me up in the middle of the night.

Windchill at my place was -4.7C :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on June 10, 2009, 03:29:51 PM
And it snowed here today in Northern New Mexico.  The town I'm living in is at an elevation of 8000 ft. (2438.4 meters) but the surrounding peaks are well over 12,000 feet (3657 meters) and they are just covered with the white stuff. Actually flurried here in town this morning. Ahhhhh...Summertime in the Rockies. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 03, 2009, 09:38:07 PM
Absolute glorious winters day here today.

Not a cloud in the sky but the temperature has been kept down due to an icy wind blowing. I think it may only be in the mid teens.

Tomorrow is expected to be the same. A chilly start on the golf course with the temp expected to be about 3 or 4C. 

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 04, 2009, 08:02:47 AM
Very hot here today.    It is the village scarecrow festival so there are loads of folk walking around the village with sun hats and eating ice creams.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 05, 2009, 08:20:37 AM
We have had 100 degree weather for almost 3 weeks with no rain.  We actually have a 50% chance of some rain/thunderstorms today.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 05, 2009, 10:08:54 AM
Perfect summer weather for the last two days! Temperatures in the mid seventies, low humidity and bright yellow sunshine! I had to buy a pair of sunglasses ... I forgot where I put last year's, it's been so long since I needed any! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on July 05, 2009, 06:48:14 PM
The party's over for me weatherwise. I haven't seen a day over 80 degrees in the last six weeks. Mostly mid 60s to low 70s with plenty of rain. Lots of wildflowers as a result.
It's back to the desert heat for me on Tuesday.  And I understand a very large list of "Honey dos" is waiting also.

Swell.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 05, 2009, 07:24:50 PM
Let's hope no more kittens, though, CvW! :o ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 05, 2009, 11:03:11 PM
It wasn't as cold as it was supposed to be yesterday morning on the golf course, but tomorrow at work we're looking at 1C to start the day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 05, 2009, 11:10:17 PM
Been raining here every night and showers during the day for the last 5 days.

Had 47mm in that time and finally this rain has reached our bone dry catchments. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 11, 2009, 06:21:17 PM
What a miserable Sunday.

Just gone past midday and the temp is just over 10C and it's raining.

I'm staying indoors. I've been here on the board, on and off since just before 6am.

I wonder what the record is for staying on in one day.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 12, 2009, 06:48:31 PM
I am tired of these consecutive 100 plus degree days. They have got old real darn quick.
http://www.weather.com/newscenter/alerts/national/severeWxAlertsNational.html

I am in the orange part of North Texas. There has been no rain either.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 12, 2009, 09:09:46 PM
Meanwhile, New York has been experiencing one of the coolest summers I can recall ... here it is the middle of July and I've only had the air conditioner on a couple of days. Today, it was so lovely out that I sat here in the late afternoon watching the Yankees lose to the Angels again ... with the apartment windows open and a nice breeze being stirred up by the trusty ceiling fan. It almost, ALMOST made the baseball game bearable. And afterward, I went out to a little park near here and read a book and drank coffee for an hour until almost sunset ... nearly 8:30.

'Course we DID have to put up with a lot of rain to keep it this cool for this long. In June, we had nearly ten inches, nearly twice the norm, and it really seemed as if "the rain it raineth every day."

Hang in there, Richard Earl! I hope it cools down soon where you are!

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 13, 2009, 10:31:27 PM
We might have a front by Friday that will bring us from 103 down to 90 degrees. That sounds ridiculous but 90 is okay to deal with compared to these 100 plus degree days.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 17, 2009, 03:09:17 PM
Here in the North/East of the UK we are having torrential rain and strong winds,   More like November than July.   The River Swale is in flood but looks amazing.

These falls at Richmond are so high you can't see the rocks and the warter is flowing straight across the top.
(http://www.gordon-valentine.com/photos/richmond/2001/200801b.jpg)

More like this   
(http://www.richmond.org/features/bridge/images/flood2.jpg)

The forecast is for more rain over night.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on July 23, 2009, 03:53:07 AM
" Quake moves NZ towards Australia " !    :o :o :o :o :o

   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8162628.stm

   
Quote
A massive earthquake last week has brought New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say.

The 7.8 magnitude quake in the Tasman Sea has expanded New Zealand's South Island westwards by about 30cm (12in).

Seismologist Ken Gledhill, of GNS Science, said the shift demonstrated the huge force of the tremor.

But correspondents say that with more than 2,250km (1,400 miles) separating the countries, the narrowing will not exactly be visible.

Nor, as the New Zealand media have observed, is it likely to bring cheaper air fares.

 That is really terrible!  When I imagine that Japan moves to the west, I will have a gooseflesh . 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 08, 2009, 07:32:57 PM
It may be still a month away down here, but we've been getting some beautiful spring weather in the past couple of weeks.

It's still a little chilly first thing in the morning and right after sunset each evening but during the day I can't complain.

Only 2C this morning and thankfully no golf tomorrow as it will be 0C. Hope the heater doesn't break down during the movie morning though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 10, 2009, 09:07:06 PM
In the next half hour we're going to get hit by a nice line of storms with heavy rain.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on August 11, 2009, 05:21:49 AM
 Japan suffers damage for an earthquake and the typhoon yesterday !  :(     And that will be attacked in the near future by an earthquake of bigger, about M8 is expected unfortunately !    :o   :(

      (http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7091/100080000000000yhjpg4.jpg)      (http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6405/eqlegall.gif)                         (http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9039/jp1small.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on August 13, 2009, 09:36:04 AM
   
         (http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4301/130809.jpg)

           :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 14, 2009, 09:29:23 PM
Forecast for tomorrow is for 29C!!!!  :o

That's 11 above average. It will be great to play golf without a couple of jumpers on, although I will have to start with them as it's only going to be about 3C in the morning. And they are saying that it will be windy.  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 24, 2009, 11:58:29 PM
Just had a very wild storm pass through here. Horizontal rain with white conditions, hail and thunder.

Rich, you would of loved it.

Ohh by the way this is my 1000th post. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 25, 2009, 05:41:34 AM
Ohh by the way this is my 1000th post. :)

8), SC!

We had a VERY violent thundersquall pass through the city last week. It destroyed more than 500 trees in Central Park! :o

Check out some of these great photos on The Gothamist:

Lightning, Thunder Rumble On A Summer Tuesday Night (http://gothamist.com/2009/08/19/lightning_thunder_roll_into_summer.php?gallery0Pic=6#gallery)

(http://gothamist.com/attachments/jen/2009_08_storm9.jpg)

Here's a couple of New York Times stories, mainly about the tree damage:

Brief, Violent Storm Turns Central Park Into an Obstacle Course of Downed Trees (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/nyregion/20trees.html)

As Wood Chippers Whine, Central Parks Toll of Uprooted Trees Rises (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/nyregion/21trees.html)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/08/21/nyregion/21trees_600.jpg)  :'(

But ... at least no one was hurt.

500 Injured Trees, Zero Injured People (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/injured-trees-500-injured-people-0/)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on August 25, 2009, 06:46:43 PM
Just had a very wild storm pass through here. Horizontal rain with white conditions, hail and thunder.

Rich, you would of loved it.

Ohh by the way this is my 1000th post. :)

I would have loved it for sure SC.

KC, I love the lightning picture.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 11, 2009, 04:23:50 PM
30C expected today and tomorrow.

The first time since March or April since it's been that warm.

Love playing golf when the weather is warmer. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 12, 2009, 07:55:31 AM
It has been hot today and is 23 C now.  In my garden suntrap it was much highier.    Here's hoping it is like this in 4 weeks when we are on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebridies of Scotland in a tiny village called Aird Uig.    We have rented a cottage overlooking the Atlantic ocean and close to the Callanish Standing Stones.

(http://skriftuk.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/callanish.jpg?w=300&h=225)   The Callanish Standing Stones

(http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/lewis/uig/images/viewsouth-450.jpg) The bay where Aird Uig is situated

(http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/lewis/uig/images/airduigbeach.jpg) The view of the Atlantic from where the cottage is.  

How amazing a thunder storm would be from here and a fantastic sunset.  It faces West so I can hope.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on September 12, 2009, 08:55:30 AM
It has been raining here for three straight days. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 22, 2009, 07:08:01 PM
I've never experienced anything like what happened this morning.

When I leave for work it's still dark and this morning when I first went out to get in the car it looked like it was quite foggy. As I was walking down the driveway, it struck me as odd that it seemed too warm and windy for it to be fog. When I got to the car I could see it was covered in a thick layer of dust like I'd been outback driving.

I was in the middle of a dust storm! 

When the sun was supposed to rise at just before six, it was still dark except for this orange tinge in the sky. It was quite eerie. I've never seen anything like it.
Anyway it was too dangerous and hazardous to work so we got sent home after a few hours of sitting around waiting for it to clear, but that doesn't look like happening until later today.

(http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200909/r440748_2126395.jpg)

abc.net.au (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/23/2693955.htm?section=australia)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 22, 2009, 07:09:41 PM
That's very weird, SK! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on September 22, 2009, 07:27:05 PM
It is a good thing that they sent you home SK! Bad dust storms are horrific to the respiratory system.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 22, 2009, 10:22:39 PM
I have just seen Sydney on the TV.  What an amazing sky and the rest of the country is having dreadful weather too.  There was no coverage of the Blue Mountains so I will be calling home later ans finding out what is going on.    I have seen dust storms at home before but never in the city. :o

SK I hope you are OK health-wise so it wont affect you.  Take care and stay inside.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 22, 2009, 10:33:13 PM

(http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200909/r440748_2126395.jpg)


That's crazy Kid!

Atlanta Georgia here in the states is just getting hammered by non stop rain.

A shot of Six Flags amusement park in Georgia.

(http://blog.taragana.com/n/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/six-flags-under-water-3.jpg)

Gives a whole new meaning to a water ride!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 22, 2009, 10:35:47 PM
D'Amb.  That looks dreadful.   The world weather is telling us something about what we are doing to this world.   :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on September 23, 2009, 06:22:44 AM
The world weather is telling us something about what we are doing to this world.   :(

Very true. It makes me remember of Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" video. It is breathtaking.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 23, 2009, 03:49:00 PM
      (http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4825/52765737.jpg)

SK, this abnormal phenomenon are terrible ! :o  I heard someone said to have a pain in eyes and a throat in news !   Would you be safe ?  I hope you are all right.
I feel uneasy about an abnormal climate by recent world global warming.  I do the eco-measures to be possible by oneself, but think that perhaps that is already too late.   :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 23, 2009, 10:06:54 PM
I'm fine. No need for panic. ;)

In the end it was only a dust storm. Nothing to do with all this other nonsense, but I won't go there. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 23, 2009, 10:50:13 PM
Atlanta Georgia here in the states is just getting hammered by non stop rain.

Any word on how Augusta National is coping D'Amb?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 23, 2009, 10:54:06 PM
Arhhh the good ole dust storm. I remember the one in 83, brings tears to the eyes....literally.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 29, 2009, 05:00:29 PM
  That's terrible !  :o  :(     I pray for not having big damages of an earthquake produced on Islands of Samoa.   

  http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

                              (http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5887/tsunami337.jpg)
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 29, 2009, 05:40:59 PM
That's bad ... sounds like the earthquake is over, though. It caused a tsunami that struck Samoa.

Here's a better link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/world/asia/30tsunami.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 30, 2009, 02:45:00 AM
This is so sad.  There was a report from  American Samoa on the radio this morning and the lady they interviewed said that everything along the coast had gone.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 30, 2009, 04:15:11 AM
This is so sad.  There was a report from  American Samoa on the radio this morning and the lady they interviewed said that everything along the coast had gone.
A tsunami swallowed the whole village !   What a horror !  :(
At Sumatra an earthquake of the same class of Samoa's got up today.  :o   The tsunami warning is given again !    That is really dreadful !     :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 03, 2009, 02:19:23 PM
On Thursday the temperature was 33C, fine clear blue skies.

Today it's lucky if we get to 17C, with rain on and off all day. It hasn't rained in so long, I'm not that upset and it's raining on the weekend I'm not playing golf so it's all good. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on October 06, 2009, 04:00:55 PM
A super strong typhoon seems to attack the Japanese whole land from tomorrow and I worry .   :(   Unfortunately, my son went to Osaka to attend at the international conference of the dentist this week !  :-X   Kansai district was attacked just 50 years ago by a super strong typhoon and my town suffered vast damage by a flood.   That's a very terrible memory.   :(

                     (http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3826/67219469.jpg)
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 06, 2009, 06:33:43 PM
That's terrible news Higgy. I hope your son will be alright. Keep us posted. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 07, 2009, 01:26:25 AM
That's terrible news Higgy. I hope your son will be alright. Keep us posted. :(

Yes please do keep us posted Higgy.   We will be thinking of your family.    You must feel very far away right now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 07, 2009, 02:10:50 AM
 I hope everything will be ok for your son higgy, give us news. I think of you.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on October 07, 2009, 04:49:01 PM
 :)  Thanks, Lin, Sylvie and SC !    I called him and he is all right . The Kansai district seems to have been in the rainstorm zone last night.  Luckily, the hotel where he stays is big and firm and the international conference center is next to a hotel.   Then he will be all right unless he goes out !   ;)   This typhoon seems to take a speed (45km/h), will leave Japan earlier than information! 
 
'Get off from Japan soon ! & No more Typhoon ! '   >:D

                (http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1810/43760203.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 07, 2009, 11:27:48 PM
Cool Higgy. That sounds like better news. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on October 08, 2009, 10:24:42 AM
This is better news Higgy. I hope everything is well.

We have had a nice amount of rain since September and hoping to have more today and tomorrow.

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/76028?phenomena=FF&significance=A&areaid=TXZ133&office=KFWD&etn=0007 (http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/76028?phenomena=FF&significance=A&areaid=TXZ133&office=KFWD&etn=0007)

This is what I like to read. More rain in store for North Texas. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on October 08, 2009, 02:26:24 PM
 :) Thanks, SC and Richard !     What a reassurance ! This typhoon did not make many damages !
 In Paris, it rained after a long absence for several days.  The thunder roared, and it was the atmosphere that recalled me to a Japanese typhoon.
 It seems to have been finally full-scale autumn.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 16, 2009, 04:45:23 PM
It's 45F/7.2C in New York City. It's drizzling. It's windy. And in the borough of the Bronx, they are playing baseball! :o

It was 38F/3.3C this morning when I went out running in Central Park. We normally don't see conditions like this till mid-November.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on October 17, 2009, 03:45:54 AM
It's 45F/7.2C in New York City. It's drizzling. It's windy. And in the borough of the Bronx, they are playing baseball! :o

It was 38F/3.3C this morning when I went out running in Central Park. We normally don't see conditions like this till mid-November.
:)  Here the same!  It seems that we are in winter suddenly for a couple of days!   :o   :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 25, 2009, 04:45:18 PM
It's gone back to winter here, since about lunch time yesterday. Rain, rain and more rain and the temp. is probably only about 15C.

What happened to that nice spring weather we had in winter?  ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 25, 2009, 10:10:28 PM
It's gone back to winter here, since about lunch time yesterday. Rain, rain and more rain and the temp. is probably only about 15C.

What happened to that nice spring weather we had in winter?  ???

That is just about the weather we are having and it is nearly winter here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 30, 2009, 06:23:23 PM
Had a wicked storm last night. Many cloud to cloud lightning with 20 minutes of heavy rain.

Looks like we're in for the same this afternoon, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 03, 2009, 01:43:12 AM
Looks like we had a glimpse of what to expect in the coming months today.

37C with a gusty wind. Whoa what a scorcher. Should only be about 22C tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 16, 2009, 10:25:56 PM
We're in for a scorcher in the coming days. :o  37C for golf on Sunday with showers.  >:(

Quote
Thursday Chance afternoon shower/thunderstorm.


City:          Min:   19  Max:   31
West:          Min:   16  Max:   39

Friday Chance afternoon shower/thunderstorm.


City:          Min:   21  Max:   33
West:          Min:   20  Max:   41

Saturday Chance afternoon shower/thunderstorm.


City:          Min:   24  Max:   35
West:          Min:   23  Max:   41

Sunday A few showers.


City:          Min:   22  Max:   30
West:          Min:   21  Max:   37

Monday A few showers.


City:          Min:   22  Max:   29
West:          Min:   20  Max:   35

Tuesday Shower or two.


City:          Min:   22  Max:   28
West:          Min:   21  Max:   35

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN10064.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 17, 2009, 02:00:30 AM
I suppose I am pleased I don't have to live in those temperatures.  I don't remember the Blue Mountains feeling so very hot  even when the temperatures got very high but SYdney, wow I had to buy a sterring wheel cover so I could hold the wheel after the car had been in the sun all day.

Here it is sunny, cold and very windy with showers forecast for everyday this week.  The River is quite high again so there must have been heavy rain in the Dales as it is the water from there that fills the river.
(http://www.swaledale.net/images/gallery/swalebarns2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 18, 2009, 12:10:44 AM
Sunday's forecast has now changed to chance of a late storm.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 19, 2009, 10:59:33 PM
(http://maps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/wiybyController?ep=ajaxmap&topic=fwa&layerGroups=1%2C&minx=422387.6&maxx=425562.6&miny=497023.7916666667&maxy=499140.4583333333&scale=4)   I live in the purple area which right now has a flood warning. My home is just above the 3 on the road number. The River Swale is over the banks and heading for the village.   Richmond is the nearest town about 8 km away and the Swale is pouring straight across the waterfall there, the river is level with the top of the falls.  I may find I am off the air later today, but fingers crossed the torrential rain that is falling now will stop.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 19, 2009, 11:58:30 PM
Wow Lin ... stay safe! Here's hoping your area doesn't suffer much.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 20, 2009, 12:57:48 AM
Wow Lin ... stay safe! Here's hoping your area doesn't suffer much.

Thank you KC
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 20, 2009, 06:07:50 PM
Yeah, I hope everything's ok Lin, and the rain eases off.

Down here the heat is really kicking in as expected. Over 40C yesterday. Geez, it was brutal at work. High 30's today and another 40C tomorrow. Thankfully, we're teeing off at 6am tomorrow morning, so hopefully we'll be at the 19th before it really hots up. Hope the sunscreen in the bag from last summer is still good though?

Are you getting any of this SC? I know it started in South Australia earlier last week and has been making it's way eastward all week.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 20, 2009, 06:32:23 PM
Yeah it's been hot all week with 38C yesterday. Been on night shift all week so I've had to put away a few coldies to put me asleep.

A large dust and thunder storm came through yesterday arvo with a relieving cold front.

ATM just waiting for a rain band coming from Adelaide. We've had literally no rain for nearly a month.

I hope Lin is ok.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 20, 2009, 06:37:52 PM
Being this hot even before it's officially summer, makes me shudder what it's going to be like in Janurary/February! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 21, 2009, 03:30:58 AM
I planned to post a couple of pictures of the river in flood but ImageShack has changed and I can't sign in even with the correct password will have to look for another host site.  Any ideas?      The rain has stopped for the moment and the river levels are all dropping.   Sadly a policeman lost his life trying to help peole by stopping them from crossing a dangerous bridge.  It collapsed and he was thrown into the water.
Link below.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/20/policeman-dies-floods-cockermouth-cumbria
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 21, 2009, 03:31:43 AM
Being this hot even before it's officially summer, makes me shudder what it's going to be like in Janurary/February! :o

For once I am pleased not to be at home, although the Blue Mountains didn't seem to get as hot as Sydney.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on November 21, 2009, 07:29:09 AM
I planned to post a couple of pictures of the river in flood but ImageShack has changed and I can't sign in even with the correct password will have to look for another host site.  Any ideas?      The rain has stopped for the moment and the river levels are all dropping.   Sadly a policeman lost his life trying to help peole by stopping them from crossing a dangerous bridge.  It collapsed and he was thrown into the water.
Link below.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/20/policeman-dies-floods-cockermouth-cumbria

It was terrible news that I saw on the yesterday's news.  The bridge was taken in a muddy stream . :(   They said that it's the Welsh north but  that is near to your house?   I hope you and Gary are safe, Meg too !
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 21, 2009, 09:14:46 AM
So sad to hear about the policeman's death ... I hope the worst is over, Lin!

I'm not having any trouble with ImageShack, my link to "My Images" still works the same way. I notice that the URL is www.imageshack.us/ ... was it always that? Is there a separate version for other countries?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 21, 2009, 09:28:00 AM
I'm not having any problems either. It's always been www.imageshack.us since I've been using them, when I started posting pics here in '05.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 22, 2009, 04:03:55 AM
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6035/009ob.th.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/009ob.jpg/)

There is a waterfall under all that lot.

I went back to old version of imageshack and it worked.  For some reason the new one wouldn't work properly for me to post on here.  i also took imageshack off bookmark and opened it fresh.

It was terrible news that I saw on the yesterday's news.  The bridge was taken in a muddy stream . :(   They said that it's the Welsh north but  that is near to your house?   I hope you and Gary are safe, Meg too !
 

We are very safe thank you Higgy.  The poiceman lost his life in Cumbria that is on the North West of England.  I live on the North East.  We did not have flooding as bad as Cumbria.  Today our river has dropped a about 2 metres so we should be OK as it is not raining now.   i feel so sorry for all the people in the town of Workington who have lost everything.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 22, 2009, 07:30:21 PM
According to her profile, Lin was last active "Today at 05:24:32 PM" (U.S. Eastern time). That was during the Movie Night ... she dropped out after mentioning that they were again experiencing torrential rains, and hasn't been heard from since. I do hope she'll post soon and let us know she's OK!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 22, 2009, 07:36:09 PM
Yeah, I hope Lin's OK. Going through the movie thread earlier I noticed she said it was pouring again and then she'd disappeared.

Down here the temperature has halved almost from what it was over Fri/Sat/Sun. Over 40C for those three days, today, only around 20C, cloudy with a few light showers.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 23, 2009, 05:37:28 AM
Thank you again for your concern.  As I said in the movie night thread, the power went off not long after I had said there was a torrential downpour.   It was well into the night before it was restored.   The river is very high but so far not over the top as it was in the picture I posted.  In fact this afternoon the sun is out and I am going to take Meg for a walk before it starts to rain again.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on November 23, 2009, 07:50:08 AM
 :) A little good news , Lin !  But continue to take care !   I'm going out now, too .  I have a rendez - vous with AB !  :D   But it raining here, too !   ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 25, 2009, 09:35:54 PM
Getting some massive storms pass through here in the last 2 hours. Lost power for a hour and a half. Hopefully they will continue into the night. I'm doing nightshift atm, so should be very interesting.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 25, 2009, 10:02:14 PM
I thought we were going to get a storm as well after another day in the 30C's. I just had a look at the radar and it looks like they're heading south and we won't cop anything.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 20, 2009, 04:22:00 AM
 :)  I am amazed and worried that it snows a lot and is very cold in Europe, in the USA and also in Japan since a few days.  ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 20, 2009, 10:46:36 AM
We have snow here in the UK too.  Not too much as you can just see from the picture taken about 10 minutes ago.

Our village always has a Santa trip around the houses.  They collect money for the childrens sports club and other village charities.   They do this on the nearest SUnday to CHristmas Day.   Some years they make a lot of money.  I hope they do this year as the collectors walking along side the Santa wagon were frozen!

Santa.
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1194/006w.th.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/006w.jpg/)

Not a very ggod shot, I just grabbed the camera and got a quick shot as they went past.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 20, 2009, 11:09:16 AM
Central Park, New York City, December 19, 2009 (from the New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/pressing_engagement_OXhfUAy27z5Dxp62NxXRXM)):

(http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2009/12/20/news/photos_stories/121909snow13CS124437--300x300.jpg)

She said "Yes" ...  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 20, 2009, 12:42:12 PM
:)  I am amazed and worried that it snows a lot and is very cold in Europe, in the USA and also in Japan since a few days.  ???

It is winter isn't it? Shouldn't it be snowing? The kiddies will love a White Christmas.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 20, 2009, 02:54:27 PM
Yup. No need to be amazed or worried. Travel will be kind of a hassle in many places for a day or so, though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2009, 11:50:18 AM
http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.latest.shtml

Going to be a wet Christmas here. Not that I'm complaining. It's been so long since we've had a decent drop of rain so it will be a welcome relief for many.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 24, 2009, 07:00:34 PM
It is winter isn't it? Shouldn't it be snowing? The kiddies will love a White Christmas.

:)  The cold wave that continued more than one week is over, and the temperature rises little by little.   But it raining now !
The cold wave that seemed to be this time was not seen for a long time in Paris. It will be that there was much snow in the district.
This cold wave made all most 100 victim in Europe and caused a lot of accidents and incidents.  On earth who may imagine that Eurostar stops in a tunnel for 13 hours?    Without the drink neither the food and in the the electric current was cut off !!!   :o
 
Satu will be very happy because she said that Finnish have not snow for a while and she wants it for the Christmas !   :D
When it snows in this time, the atmosphere of Christmas seems to become lively, but it will be surely only for a child or dog that is pleased in a town. No, most dogs which grew in a town dislike both the snow and the cold !  ;D  A City Girl as me like watching snow falling from a window, but it is scary to go out to get skid ! ;)
 
Merry Christmas everyone !   :)
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 24, 2009, 07:33:52 PM
Wow, didn't know things were so bad in Europe. I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad time over there!

The snow in New York City was a pretty normal winter one, the only thing special about it was that it was the first one of the season, and then that it came a few days before Christmas. The ground is still covered by the white stuff here, so we'll have a White Christmas (though you have to go into the parks to find it still looking pretty). Tomorrow, though, it's supposed to warm up and then rain until sometime on Saturday.

I posted a link to some pics I took of the New York snow in the Photo Thread. I guess it wouldn't hurt to repeat it here ...

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/356899/index.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 24, 2009, 08:12:06 PM
 :) Very nice and beautiful photos, thanks KC !  It's a little pity that ' She said " Yes !" '...'s photo is not yours !   It seems that Central park in autumn is beautiful , too !   ( I watched that John Lennon's  video of youtube   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb5hk7jDvvs )
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 26, 2009, 02:51:24 AM
It snowed again last night about 10 pm.   The first White Christmas I have ever seen.     We have had snow for over a week but unless it falls on Christmas Day it is not considered a white one.   
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 26, 2009, 09:15:13 AM
... unless it falls on Christmas Day it is not considered a white one.   

In that case we didn't have a White Christmas, either. And now it's been raining steadily for more than twelve hours; I expect most of the old snow will be gone by the time it stops.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 26, 2009, 11:04:33 PM
It's been raining for more than 24 hours in New York City. And it is now 55F/12.8C outside! :o

I was wrong about the snow yesterday; there still was quite a lot left in Central Park, especially on the non-paved paths. But I imagine most, if not all, will be gone when I go out for a run on Sunday morning.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 27, 2009, 12:50:20 PM
It's been raining here pretty constantly since lunch time on Christmas day. It hasn't been real heavy until this morning when I went to get the morning paper. It was coming down in buckets.

Now of course, it's starting to flood in some areas. One extreme to the other down here when it comes to rain.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 31, 2009, 12:06:59 AM
A massive line of storms is heading my way.  :) :) :)

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 31, 2009, 01:35:46 AM
You should enjoy those SC  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 31, 2009, 02:12:35 AM
Mother nature is now putting on the the best light show in years. This is the best new year eve ever!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 31, 2009, 02:16:00 AM
And a lot cheaper than fireworks!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 31, 2009, 06:57:29 AM
A New Year's Eve snowstorm here ... they promise it will be gone by midnight, though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 31, 2009, 08:04:44 AM
I checked the weather forecast this morning.... snow  :-\.....for the next.... 4 DAYS!  :o

.....I.......HATE >:( HATE  >:( HATE  >:( SNOW!!!  I can't wait for summer!  Never mind spring!  Bring on summer already!   O0

Oh, did I mention I hate snow?.....  :P
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 01, 2010, 02:17:55 AM
Another storm coming through right now....nice!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 02, 2010, 03:41:21 PM
Snow and more snow.    We have had snow for over two weeks and that is not usual for the UK.  Naturally the whole place is unprepared and up here as I was driving home from our nearest city the motorway was almost at a standstill.   It took me well over an hour to drive the distance from the city to my home. It usually takes me about 20 minutes.
Tonight it is warming up, a sign of more snow to follow.  However that is better than ice.  Our village roads are untreated and that can be very scary when going out early morning even on foot.



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 04, 2010, 12:00:51 PM
This past handful of days I found myself outside 3 days out of 4, clearing snow.  It's a good thing I got out of work early Thursday.  On Saturday, my wife's father stopped by and helped out.  I started Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and when I checked the clock upon my return inside, it was 12:30... and that's with using the snow-thrower.  It was still snowing when I began and I decided to give the driveway & sidewalks another once-over.

As much as I hate the snow, I'm glad it wasn't as bad as it could've been.  There could've been much more snow and much less sun.  I have my dad to thank for the snow-thrower he gave me a few years back and the snow-suit he gave me for my birthday this past November.  Those 2 sure do come in handy.

....I'd still rather live someplace where it doesn't snow!   8)

If only we didn't have a driveway that can fit 6-8 cars.... :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 04, 2010, 09:40:14 PM
....I'd still rather live someplace where it doesn't snow!   8)

(http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/sydney-australia.jpg)

                            :) :) :) :)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 05, 2010, 05:41:39 AM
Great!  Now comes the major task of convincing the wife to move..... :( :o ??? ;D :D

(http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/sydney-australia.jpg)

                            :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 05, 2010, 07:27:37 AM
yay yay :) We finally got a real winter here. On New Years' it was - 28 degrees in Kuusamo (our cabin is there, we went there to a little holiday). Our car was a bit frozen.. Now I'm at home again, and it's still -22 degrees. Well, it's a bit much but I'm glad it's not raining or anything  ;D

I'm not a winter person but snow is so much better than rain.  O0 But I'm waiting for the summer..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 06, 2010, 01:32:42 AM

....I'd still rather live someplace where it doesn't snow!   8)

(http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/sydney-australia.jpg)

     


Think before you movie Brian.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D     Only joking. ;)   This only happens for about 6 to7 days a year.

(http://www.katoomba-nsw.com/files/Localpics/Snow/SN31508T.jpg)   Blackheath Blue Mountains New South Wales.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 06, 2010, 01:46:22 AM
Bloody freezing here....  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 06, 2010, 01:53:29 AM
Bloody freezing here....  :o

You are so right Gant.    Your end of the country seems to be getting more snow than we are up here.  Last night we had about 10 cms.    I am about to take Meg out for a walk, she loves bounding through the drifts.   I am so rugged up I look like the (http://media.ft.com/cms/13762824-fa86-11de-a532-00144feab49a.jpg) who in this picture is floating near to Sylvie's hometown.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 06, 2010, 11:36:17 AM
(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/5755/jan62010034.jpg) (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/jan62010034.jpg/)     (http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/3116/jan62010025.jpg) (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/jan62010025.jpg/)

Meg in the snow taken this afternoon on our usual walk.
 
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1812/jan62010012.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/jan62010012.jpg/)     (http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/7964/jan62010020.jpg) (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/jan62010020.jpg/)

Goldfinches on and around my bird feeders after the heavy snow this morning.                Snow in my front garden
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 06, 2010, 11:33:43 PM
- 30 degrees.  ::) yup. It's going to be very difficult and slow to ride my bike to school.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 07, 2010, 12:34:58 AM
-30 C is -22 F! :o

Bundle up, -satu-!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 07, 2010, 02:19:06 AM
- 30 degrees.  ::) yup. It's going to be very difficult and slow to ride my bike to school.

You will be so cold when you reach school -satu-.    I think you are very brave to ride your bike in such cold weather.  I was thinking -18.4 C  that we had last night was bad but your weather is worse.    Take care and have lots of hot drinks.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 07, 2010, 04:37:07 AM
You will be so cold when you reach school -satu-.    I think you are very brave to ride your bike in such cold weather.  I was thinking -18.4 C  that we had last night was bad but your weather is worse.    Take care and have lots of hot drinks.  :)

Thanks Lin. I had some hot chocolate at school  ;)

I noticed that my bike is so frozen that my muscles didn't get me to school in time. I think I'll walk to school tomorrow ;D It's only a 15-minute walk.. It's fine, I know how to dress to this weather..  8) I just got home but I think I will go to a walk to the city. I have to get my GBU dvd, my mom took it to work so it's easy for me to get it. From my home to the centre of the city --> 1 km. Nice walk :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 07, 2010, 08:19:00 AM
-satu-   That is one walk you HAVE to do.   You can't miss having your GBU DVD for Saturday night.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 07, 2010, 09:37:06 AM
-satu-   That is one walk you HAVE to do.   You can't miss having your GBU DVD for Saturday night.  ;)

You are so right ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 07, 2010, 10:34:58 PM
Too hot here. 39C/102F
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 08, 2010, 04:00:50 AM
Too hot here. 39C/102F

where are you?  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 08, 2010, 04:22:08 AM
Below is a link to the extent of the snow over the UK.   I know that Finland, Norway and other countries further north look like this but for the UK to be all covered is Very rare.

LINK (http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/121033-satellite-pic-reveals-ice-age-britain.html)



-satu-    Southern Cat is in Australia.  Shall we all move over there.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 08, 2010, 07:00:10 AM
Wow ... snow is general all over Ireland ... and England, Scotland and Wales, too! :o

Too bad -satu- and SC can't average out their temperatures!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Sylvie on January 08, 2010, 07:07:24 AM
Snow on France too, even on the South, totally unusual ! :D 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 08, 2010, 08:47:02 AM

-satu-    Southern Cat is in Australia.  Shall we all move over there.   ;D ;D

Sure, why not. I have relatives there. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 08, 2010, 09:58:42 AM
Got attacked today by a coupla punks ( 8 yr olds) with snow balls...



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 08, 2010, 02:08:41 PM
Southern Cat is in Australia.  Shall we all move over there.   ;D ;D

I am not too sure this Ex-pat could cope with the heat at home these days.   On second thoughts YES I COULD.   :)

We just had yet another fall of snow.

Got attacked today by a coupla punks ( 8 yr olds) with snow balls...


I hope you gave as good as you got!  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 08, 2010, 04:42:55 PM
Too hot here. 39C/102F

It's going to be worse today they say SC.

It's supposed to be mid 30's for us but it feels like that now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 08, 2010, 05:05:07 PM
Well it's 37.5C now but there's a mild cool change expected to hit any minute.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2010, 11:01:51 AM
Well it's going to get to 43C/109F today. Not happy.... >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 10, 2010, 12:03:20 PM
Well it's going to get to 43C/109F today. Not happy.... >:(

Hope you've got the day off SC.

Nothing worse than going to work in those temps.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2010, 09:11:29 PM
Just got home from work and it's 46C/115C here. :o :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 10, 2010, 09:12:28 PM
46C!!!

My God, that's brutal. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2010, 09:14:50 PM

My God, that's brutal. :o
Tell me about it, no sleep for me tonight!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 10, 2010, 09:15:54 PM
I suppose we'll cop it tomorrow?

How is your cat when it's this hot?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 10, 2010, 09:19:15 PM
SC, just curious, what was the temperature out when you were watching the movie yesterday?

It would be interesting to know what the difference in degrees was between SC's location for Movie Night and -satu-'s!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 10, 2010, 09:21:59 PM
Possibly similar but one would have a minus sign  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2010, 09:36:05 PM
How is your cat when it's this hot?

Well one is inside spread out on the floor and the other one could be anywhere? They don't like it but they cope.


SC, just curious, what was the temperature out when you were watching the movie yesterday?

Well it was only 26C in the morning during the film but got to 35C.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 10, 2010, 09:40:24 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/2hot.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2010, 10:14:48 PM
Thanks KC, now that brought a smile to my face. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 11, 2010, 11:16:49 AM
The minimum temp last night was 32C/90C.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 12, 2010, 03:07:29 AM
The minimum temp last night was 32C/90C.

Pity we can't send snow and ice through the post.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 21, 2010, 01:05:30 AM
Looks like a couple of scorches coming our way in the next couple of days.

40C tomorrow & 43C on Saturday. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on January 21, 2010, 08:02:31 AM
Looks like we're really in for it.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/twc/ (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/twc/)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 21, 2010, 08:36:06 AM
WOW!  SK and CvW are really heading for extreme weather conditions.  :(

Ours is just dull, damp and cold but not doing anything awful.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 22, 2010, 11:41:09 AM
It's just past 6:30am and it's already 30C. In fact I think it's been like that all night. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 22, 2010, 08:04:38 PM
3:00pm- 42C and climbing!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on January 24, 2010, 06:03:31 AM
Took these yesterday morning.  The week's storms dumped a lot of snow on the mountains.

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5858/city2o.jpg)

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3769/city3.jpg)

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4554/city4.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Catalina_Mountains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Catalina_Mountains)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 24, 2010, 06:26:52 AM
Great pictures CvW.   I really like the cloud formation in the middle picture.   Thanks for the link about the Catalina Mountians too.  :)

I have never thought of there being snow in Arizona but the mountains are really high so why not.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 24, 2010, 12:09:18 PM
Great shots CvW. 8)

When that first pic was down loading I thought it was very reminicent of Pale Rider, then the bottom half appeared with the city buildings and I thought maybe not. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on January 24, 2010, 01:36:38 PM
When that first pic was down loading I thought it was very reminicent of Pale Rider, then the bottom half appeared with the city buildings and I thought maybe not. :D

I thought exactly the same thing :D

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4554/city4.jpg)

It's scary.
Very well-taken pictures, CvW.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2010, 02:59:57 AM
The last few days here have been unbearable.

The temp has only been in the high 20'sC, but fair dinkum, the humidity is a killer. You get up of a morning and the air is so thick and dense, then it will pour rain for 5-10 minutes, stop, sun comes out, dries everything up and then clouds over again and we're back to where we were.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 06, 2010, 05:41:50 PM
New York dodged a bullet today ... the huge storm that buried much of the East Coast to the south of us totally spared the city, except for some parts of the outer boroughs. I had to go in to work today and I woke up expecting to have to trudge through snowdrifts, but all we got in midtown Manhattan was a dusting, if that much.

Here's what it looked like outside the White House ... with more than two feet of freshly fallen snow:

(http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2010/02/06/image6180438g.jpg)

Snow Piles Up in Mid-Atlantic States (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/06/national/main6180275.shtml?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 06, 2010, 05:44:05 PM
The last few days here have been unbearable.

The temp has only been in the high 20'sC, but fair dinkum, the humidity is a killer. You get up of a morning and the air is so thick and dense, then it will pour rain for 5-10 minutes, stop, sun comes out, dries everything up and then clouds over again and we're back to where we were.

Well the humidity has eased off in the last day or so, but it just won't stop raining. No golf this weekend thankfully but geez, just going to buy the paper, it's a miracle if you can make it back without getting soaked.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on February 06, 2010, 08:09:45 PM
Hate heat. Hate humidity. Of course I complain when it's too cold too. Gettin' old, mean, and ornery I reckon.

Found this cool gif of a lightning strike in slow motion:

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9720/motion.gif (http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9720/motion.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 07, 2010, 04:18:09 AM
CvW that really shows what happens when lightening strikes.

SK I am sure you are pleased the dreadful humidity has eased, for a while anyway.  :)  The rain wont be too welcome with golfers though will it?

We had snow again on Friday but nothing at all compared with the fall on Washington.

Today we have fine rain, the type that soaks you, and it is cold and miserable.  All the little snowdrops are out along the river bank so spring MUST be on the way. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 07, 2010, 10:08:45 AM
We have snowdrops in Central Park, too ... as of last Sunday. Always a welcome sight in the last days of January. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 09, 2010, 09:32:36 PM
We may have dodged last weekend's storm here in New York City ... but it looks like we're set up to get the worst of the one expected tonight and tomorrow:

(http://imgsrv.1010wins.com/image/DbGraphic/201002/1492971.jpg?1265774560)

Mayor Bloomberg has already announced that the New York public schools will be closed. Unfortunately, he didn't say anything about the New York Public Library.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 10, 2010, 01:01:28 AM
KC  I do hope you are OK in that awful forecasted snow storm.   Will it be difficult to get to work or are you near enough to dig your way to the Library? ;)

It is hitting my friends in Wisconsin too but not as bad as you judging by the map.

We keep having snow flurries and hail stones plus a bitter wind.   So far it is not hanging around and the rain washes anything on grass away.  No fun walking Meg, even she is not too keen. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 10, 2010, 03:18:58 AM
I just looked out the window and so far the sidewalks are only wet. But the worst of the storm is supposed to be later on in the daylight hours.

I can walk to the Library. But if that's closed, I may have to take the subway out to our new "Library Services Center" (or the slaughterhouse for books, as I call it) in the borough of Queens.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 10, 2010, 03:49:48 AM
It is unusual these last meteo of the world, there is too much snow where we do not really need and there is no snow where we need really, as Vancouver for example !   ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 10, 2010, 09:59:49 AM
So far, it's not so bad. I actually got up a bit earlier than usual and checked the Library's website ... sure enough, snow day. :)

But I went out into Central Park anyway and did my usual 3-mile morning circuit. It was gorgeous out there ... about 3 inches of snow on the ground and almost as much on the trees. Probably nearly as  many dog owners as on an "ordinary" morning, if a few fewer runners. At least two of the dogs were having a blast in the snow.

I'm bored already. I may go out to a movie a bit later on. If the theater's open. But as I said ... in Midtown Manhattan, so far, it's not all that bad. From the talk on the news, I would have expected something like this ...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/The_Day_After_Tomorrow_movie.jpg)

EDIT: They've now scaled back the forecast for New York City proper ... probably around 8 to 12 inches, only. The heavier snow will hit to the north of us.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 11, 2010, 09:08:43 PM
We have had about 4-6 inches of snow since 3:00 am this morning and it has not stopped yet. I am loving this snow in North Texas.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 11, 2010, 10:02:32 PM
We have had about 4-6 inches of snow since 3:00 am this morning and it has not stopped yet. I am loving this snow in North Texas.

Hey Rich, do you get snow every year or every now and then?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on February 12, 2010, 06:22:31 AM
Compared to what is happening in others parts of the world, it is not very shocking but since here is shining sun all the year, it is to me.

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/tempoemteresinafevereiro.jpg?t=1265980170)

It's a tradition already...carnival parties start tomorrow as everybody can get at home all soaked >:(

It isn't good looking at your window room and see this when you're about to get out of the house...

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/tempo11defev2010.jpg?t=1265980275)

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/tempo11defev201-20.jpg?t=1265980235)

 :-[



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 12, 2010, 12:03:17 PM
-20 Celsius here this a.m. Should warm up to -5 hopefully today. Then I could tae the kids for a sleigh ride.
 O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 12, 2010, 05:09:05 PM
Hey Rich, do you get snow every year or every now and then?

Every now and then puts it mildly SC. It it rare for us to have snow at all. The last time that we were even close to this much snow was back when I was a kid in 1978. We are loving the snow here man. O0
We got about 7 inches yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 13, 2010, 02:18:20 PM
-20 Celsius here this a.m. Should warm up to -5 hopefully today. Then I could tae the kids for a sleigh ride.
 O0

Hey great to see on here CL.    I sure hope your weather does warm up. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on February 13, 2010, 08:32:48 PM
I had two snow days earlier this week... wouldn't mind some more! ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on February 21, 2010, 01:57:11 PM
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow. O0
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:-sBt5za4ApKiDM:http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/01/08/article-1241576-07CC6E28000005DC-182_634x650.jpg)  Snowing yet again in Yorkshire and the UK, we seem to get more and more of the white stuff, who knows maybe in a few years time we could be hosting the Winter Olympics!

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:er3p_fvhraPEAM:http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-48209-panoV9-udno.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 21, 2010, 06:28:52 PM
Meanwhile, in New York City, the snowdrops are back and Central Park has got 'em ... as quite a bit of the heavy snow from ten days ago has departed after several days of sunny weather and temperatures in the 40s F.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/kbaumle/NYC%20-%20JAN%202010/snowdrops_centralpark_1_15_10.jpg)

The above picture was taken in Central Park's Strawberry Fields on January 15, and I found it here:

http://ourlittleacre.blogspot.com/2010/01/garden-bloggers-bloom-day-from-central.html

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on February 21, 2010, 08:34:06 PM
For those of you in colder climates in need of a little Spring.

Click on the link. Then click everywhere and anywhere on the black page. Better yet, drag your curser around the page and see what happens.

Enjoy!  :)

Flower Garden (http://www.procreo.jp/labo/flower_garden.swf)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 21, 2010, 09:29:05 PM
Grat snowdrops KC!
And thanks CvW, we won't be seeing flowers for a long time up here!   :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 21, 2010, 09:36:58 PM
Not even snowdrops, CL?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 21, 2010, 09:43:07 PM
No snow icicles are more like it!  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 21, 2010, 10:36:30 PM
Last week of summer here and it looks like we're going out with a bang.

38C today.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 22, 2010, 01:05:35 PM
The snowdrops are out here along the river bank.   Just peeping up above the snow we have had over the last couple of days.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 25, 2010, 08:10:12 AM
Sun just coming up here and a balmy -16 C. Gonna be a great day today!
I have to say  have never seen a "snowdrop" flower. We don't get them here, that I know of. Thanks for the pic KC.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 27, 2010, 09:59:38 PM
We got a nice little storm happening here at the moment. Where's RE? He'd love this.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on February 28, 2010, 06:26:11 AM
We got a nice little storm happening here at the moment. Where's RE? He'd love this.

Yeah, I miss Rich too...where is he? ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 01, 2010, 12:02:30 AM
First day of autumn and summer is well and truely over already. Coldest day since October today. Temperature didn't get past 20C. Showers, cloudy, not a good day to be outside.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 01, 2010, 05:26:23 AM
Today is March 1, and  it is only 3 days since RE was on the CEWB so I wouldn't say he was 'missing'.  However he usually does post when there are the storms he enjoys.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 05, 2010, 09:45:59 PM
We just got SMACKED by the biggest storm I've ever seen. Hail 20cm was pelting the roof of the van as I drove home from work. I couldn't hear the radio. AM radio was just static with all the lightning.

Cars were sheltering under bridges and petrol stations. Total white out.

Got home to a flooded garage and water streaming from one of the down lights inside the house.

Had to wear my hard hat with wide brim to fix the roof problem.( A little risky, I know) Got totally drenched.

Still got thunder and rain now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 05, 2010, 10:22:44 PM
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8528/p3060002.jpg)

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5744/p3060003.jpg)

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2539/p3060004.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 05, 2010, 10:57:52 PM
Looks like you may need a few pans and saucepans laying around the house tonight, SC.

You may have to hang the carpenter. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 05, 2010, 11:06:32 PM
I just saw some of the vision on the news.

You really did cop it. What about those poor souls at Flemington for the horse racing. Totally drenched and the races called off.

20mm in 20 minutes. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 06, 2010, 02:57:16 AM
WOW! SC you are luck there wasn't more damage to your home with water pouring around the electrics.   Just as well the lights were off.  We saw a little bit of the weather on the news here and it looked dreadful.   Pleased you are OK.   I bet you enjoyed it though  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 06, 2010, 01:45:03 PM
Hard to believe that just a week ago I was tramping around in Central Park photographing snowdrifts and snowmen (this family group is in the garden behind my building).

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5472/201002270288.jpg)

Today it's 52F/11.11C and the sun is shining brightly. I enjoyed my midafternoon coffee outdoors in Union Square and now I'm home watching Spring Training baseball, with windows open in all three rooms that have 'em and the ceiling fan on ... it tends to be too warm in my apartment anyhow, and on days like today, it's positively tropical.

I haven't been in Central Park to check, but I imagine the snow is about gone. It was fleeing fast when I was out there yesterday morning.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on March 06, 2010, 07:02:33 PM
 ^o^ I hope the spring is coming soon !

 But for SC, you have get something terrible!  I hope you are safe.  You do not enjoy a storm, I think that you have to see what happened on the world recently ! Be careful, please !
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 06, 2010, 11:46:53 PM
Thanks girls for your concern but as you know love torrential weather.

We are about to get round 2 here. Heavy rain and more thunder storms. YAY!!! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: PeterD on March 07, 2010, 12:46:05 AM
Rain, rain and more rain in Bacchus Marsh.     :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on March 07, 2010, 03:05:35 AM
Am struggling to remember a time when it wasn't bloody freezing here in London..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2010, 04:32:37 PM
Back to summer here in the last few days. Low to mid 30'sC each day.

Someone up there looks after me every March. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on April 15, 2010, 03:41:13 AM
Most Airports in the UK have been closed today due to a massive cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland.
It's drifted into UK airspace!
(http://www.sky.com/skycom/page/showImage/ottNews?path=thirdparty%2Fjpg%2F2010%2FApr%2FWeek3%2F15602445_400x240.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 16, 2010, 04:01:03 AM
It's starting to get a little chilly of a morning and evening now. As soon as Daylight Savings ended it seems as though the sunsetting and the temp. drops.

Beautiful mid 20'sC during the day though. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on April 16, 2010, 02:44:15 PM
Nasa has taken pictures of the ash cloud as it spreads further south and east over the UK. :(

                (http://news.sky.com/sky-news/content/StaticFile/jpg/2010/Apr/Week3/15603438.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 16, 2010, 07:22:11 PM
 " Soaring meteor lights up skies across the Midwest "

   http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100415/ap_on_re_us/us_midwest_meteor_8

          (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4097/meteord.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on April 17, 2010, 04:39:01 AM
I'm glad I got home before the ash clouds started to spread, otherwise I'd still be in Paris, stuck..  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on April 17, 2010, 07:47:40 AM
I'm glad you made it home  -Satu- :)
Planes are now grounded in Paris and the ash has continued to disrupt air traffic across parts of Northern Europe. :-\
(http://daylife.sky.com/imageserve/02fU9j4eOm3jf/610x.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 17, 2010, 07:09:37 PM
I'm glad I got home before the ash clouds started to spread, otherwise I'd still be in Paris, stuck..  :o

You were really lucky Satu !  I am happy that you came back home safely !   You may not return to your home when departure late one day !    :o 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on April 18, 2010, 08:10:39 AM
Looks like most airports are gonna remain shut a few days yet.... We just made it back home from Germany via the ferry.. quite good fun really..beautiful day for sailing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 18, 2010, 03:56:13 PM
How come on the news and in the papers about this volcano, it's all about the disruption to travel plans and people being stranded as no flights can leave?

What about the people who live in Iceland? Aren't they affected? Aren't they in more danger than anyone else?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on April 18, 2010, 04:30:47 PM
SK,  You are absolutely right  :(
(http://www.sky.com/skycom/page/showImage/ottNews?path=thirdparty%2Fjpg%2F2010%2FApr%2FWeek3%2F15607803_400x240.jpg)
Nothings been on UK Tv about the dangerous and awful situation that
the icelandic people face :( :(
That's one mean volcano!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 18, 2010, 05:22:33 PM
slendingar f enga viringu. :(

Actually, except in the immediate vicinity of Eyjafjallajkull, things aren't so bad in Iceland, at least according to the official news site.

http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/04/18/icelandic-tourist-council-seeks-to-reassure-visitors/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 18, 2010, 11:28:36 PM


False alarm!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: dane with no name on April 19, 2010, 06:47:54 AM
Quote
What about the people who live in Iceland? Aren't they affected? Aren't they in more danger than anyone else?
From what I have heard from the danish media, 500-600 people were initially evacuated when the volcano erupted. Not due to any danger of lava, but more in the eventual case of a flooding due to the melting water from nearby glaciers.
That however has not been the case, and life has returned pretty much back to normal, especially now that the volcano seems to calm down.
   
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 20, 2010, 06:18:34 PM
I'm glad I got home before the ash clouds started to spread, otherwise I'd still be in Paris, stuck..  :o

Satu arrived at home safely!  But, when will her mobile which she left in the apartment of my friend will arrive ?  A man of post office said " I can not say when ?! "   :-X
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on May 03, 2010, 03:52:25 PM
(http://news.sky.com/sky-news/content/StaticFile/jpg/2010/Apr/Week3/15609829.jpg)
Air passengers are facing further misery as the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud returned, causing Scotland and Ireland to restrict flights.


Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on May 16, 2010, 12:13:50 PM
It's been a nice day, today in the U.K.
my sister and her family are due to go on Holiday but look who's back :-\
(http://home-images.sky.com/skycom/static/assets/page-8a408af928900f110128a0702c9e239d/ModulePart-8a408af928900f110128a076960f23a8/c8FM5_HP_news_Iceland_512x288.jpg)
There has been a slight increase in volcanic activity over the last 18 hours and with strong to gale force winds across southeastern Iceland, and our northwesterly air flow, a further ash plume, between 19,500 feet and 23,000 feet, is sinking southwards across Britain, currently causing airport closures in northwestern parts.  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on May 18, 2010, 06:11:06 AM
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/TWOMULES/DSCI0977.jpg?t=1274187725)

Wow, Blue Skies!  8)
Lovely day in the U.K.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 18, 2010, 12:11:52 PM
Yes it has been a beautiful day in the UK today.  Such a change from last week.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on May 19, 2010, 09:02:57 PM
It's supposed to go up to 80F here today. I hope so.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on May 20, 2010, 07:45:56 PM
It's been a nice day, today in the U.K.
my sister and her family are due to go on Holiday but look who's back :-\
(http://home-images.sky.com/skycom/static/assets/page-8a408af928900f110128a0702c9e239d/ModulePart-8a408af928900f110128a076960f23a8/c8FM5_HP_news_Iceland_512x288.jpg)
There has been a slight increase in volcanic activity over the last 18 hours and with strong to gale force winds across southeastern Iceland, and our northwesterly air flow, a further ash plume, between 19,500 feet and 23,000 feet, is sinking southwards across Britain, currently causing airport closures in northwestern parts.  :-\



Thanks for that amazing volcanic photo, Mules. I had no idea what it looked like.

Meanwhile, I'm hoping for summer weather tomorrow.

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on May 21, 2010, 09:39:24 AM
Satu arrived at home safely!  But, when will her mobile which she left in the apartment of my friend will arrive ?  A man of post office said " I can not say when ?! "   :-X


Got it alright.   ;)

It's been a summer in Finland. +25 C almost every day for the last week. I think it's gonna cool down now, today it was +16 C. The "real" summer comes after the Midsummer day I think. This was a preview, I hope, for what there will be later. It's about time we got a warm summer.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 22, 2010, 09:47:37 AM
Got it alright.   ;)

It's been a summer in Finland. +25 C almost every day for the last week. I think it's gonna cool down now, today it was +16 C. The "real" summer comes after the Midsummer day I think. This was a preview, I hope, for what there will be later. It's about time we got a warm summer.  8)

I am very happy to hear that Satu !  :)
Here also, this week was very pleasant but I am not very insured. I am afraid that temperature is again going to fall !  :-\

 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on May 22, 2010, 10:20:48 AM
I am very happy to hear that Satu !  :)
Here also, this week was very pleasant but I am not very insured. I am afraid that temperature is again going to fall !  :-\


Oh, let's not talk about Paris. Kidding, I'm glad it's nice over there too. I miss it too much  :D

Aw well, I can always visit.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on May 23, 2010, 12:20:33 PM
Very hot here this weekend.. I've been away  sailing (my first time)  Beautiful... Felt like I was in a different country...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on May 23, 2010, 04:57:30 PM
The south sure has been getting a good amount of rain except for where I live! We need the rain badly.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 23, 2010, 08:33:30 PM
Very hot here this weekend

What was the temperature Gant?

Whenever I hear the Poms saying it's hot, the temp is usually in the mid 20C and I can only laugh.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 23, 2010, 09:04:15 PM
We hit 30 yesterday afternoon.  Remember the UK is colder normally so when we get to 30 it is HOT.   ;)   When I got up this morning it was 28 in the house.  Yuk!  Much cooler forecast for today.  Makes a change to have a hot weekend.   Get the sweaters out again this week by the looks of the forecast.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on May 24, 2010, 12:56:24 AM
Yeah... about 28 down here.. tho that was out on the water..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 24, 2010, 10:12:01 AM
In Paris, too.  Yesterday and today the temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees and it was a real midsummer day!  :o  However, by the weather forecast, nearly 10 degrees fall on about Wednesday and seem to come back to the climate that is chilly in this time equal to or less than 20 degrees again.  :(   I think so too, unfortunately.  Because it is repetition of this ups and downs for a long time this year !!  :(
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2010, 12:44:19 AM
We've been getting some decent rainfall in the past couple of weeks and it's supposed to continue for a few more days. Nothing torrential but good falls that we haven't had in months and there's no golf for three weeks so it can come down all it likes.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 04, 2010, 11:32:22 PM
Pouring with rain for an hour now, finally. It's a long time between drinks.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on June 06, 2010, 05:48:21 PM
They were talking about tornadoes and hail, but we've had neither. I could have gone to the beach! I hate the weather forecasters!

LCat ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on June 06, 2010, 06:04:30 PM
It's so odd: the temperature is dropping after being in the upper 80's all today, but now I'm getting prickly heat, not earlier.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on June 08, 2010, 06:33:53 AM
It's just rained all day today :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 20, 2010, 10:24:04 PM
Lin's post in 15 questions reminded me that today is the shortest day, winter solstice down here. Although the weather over the weekend was perfect spring weather. A little chilly to begin with but clear blue skies and around 20C during the day. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 21, 2010, 03:21:25 AM
Yep winter solstice here and damm cold 8C on the weather station atm and will only get colder.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on June 21, 2010, 05:54:06 AM
First day of summer here. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 22, 2010, 01:59:11 AM
The sunrise yesterday was wonderful and the sunset last night was just perfect.  What a Solstice!   WHere I live there are big wide open spaces so I was able to stand and look at the amazing sunset without any buildings in the way.  It was so lovely i didn't even think about taking a picture.  Whoops!  Not like me.

Today is another sunny warm day and we had a lovely sunrise, not quite as spectacular as yesterday though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on June 23, 2010, 06:56:46 AM
The sunrise yesterday was wonderful and the sunset last night was just perfect.  What a Solstice!   WHere I live there are big wide open spaces so I was able to stand and look at the amazing sunset without any buildings in the way.  It was so lovely i didn't even think about taking a picture.  Whoops!  Not like me.

Today is another sunny warm day and we had a lovely sunrise, not quite as spectacular as yesterday though.

I am happy that you enjoyed the sunrise and sunset of the summer solstice.  I watched it at TV news ! You were there, Lin ! O0  It was fantastic and was beautiful !  Here it's much better today, but a cold day continued for a while so as not to be able to think that it was in summer already.  :-\
Will the ups and downs of this temperature be over this time? ?.........      I hope so.....!! 
 
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 27, 2010, 04:09:12 AM
Winter is going to arrive here this week looking at the forecast. Only 1C in the morning. Into the minus on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the temperature through the day only getting to the mid-teens C. Time for the longjohns I think. Brrrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 27, 2010, 12:18:36 PM
It has been over 30 degrees C. here and is forecast for the same tomorrow.  We had a storm last night and that did cool it down a little.  I wish I was with in Katoomba just now nice and chilly.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on June 27, 2010, 04:00:44 PM
It's hot here in NYC and I'm loving every second of it, even though my air conditioner is sitting in the middle of the floor in the living room...

Beach weather!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 27, 2010, 07:32:56 PM
They were right about the forecast, it's cold outside at the moment. Just gone past 12:30pm and it's probably only about 16C. It's a clear blue sky day but that breeze could cut you in half.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 29, 2010, 01:53:41 AM
Even colder today.

In fact it was the coldest June day in 27 years.

Quote
Sydney has shivered through its coldest June day in 27 years, with the mercury plummeting to 4.7 degrees in the city.

Not since 1983 has a colder June temperature been recorded, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said on Tuesday.

It was also the coldest day of any month since 2007.

www.smh.com.au (http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/sydney-has-coldest-june-day-in-27-years-20100629-zija.html)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 29, 2010, 02:02:46 AM
Seems to be couple of degrees colder in Sydney with overnight temps in comparison to Melb. :o

Temp here is dropping real fast here as the low wrappes around and we start getting winds from the south/west rather than nth/wst wind.

Getting real frosty now. Brrrrrrr.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on June 29, 2010, 02:46:22 AM
It has been over 30 degrees C. here and is forecast for the same tomorrow.  We had a storm last night and that did cool it down a little. 

It's same last night here but it seemes to continue ........ terrible !! 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 30, 2010, 12:45:58 AM
Crikey. If I thought it was cold yesterday morning it was worse today. I went out to get in the car at 5am for work and there was ice on the windscreen.

ICE!!

That rarely happens around here. It better start to warm up before the weekend. Golf on Sunday at the foot of the mountains where it's been in the minus the last couple of mornings. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 01, 2010, 08:20:04 PM
We actually had three days of rain in a row here in Texas in June! I am happy!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on July 02, 2010, 03:04:58 PM
We actually had three days of rain in a row here in Texas in June! I am happy!

Richard, that's a great title for a song O0

It's Been Raining In Texas For 3 Days In A Row
by  TWOMULES

It's been raining in Texas for 3 days in a row,

Well at  least it's not Finland, where I heard they get snow!

It's been raining in Texas for 3 days in a row,

It's making me happy I could play the Banjo,


It make be June but the weather is fine

it's just like England during their Summer Time.

It's been raining in Texas for 3 days in a row,

I don't need a brolly just Marilyn Monroe


it's time to get going, I just need a boat,

because all this rain is making me float.

It's been raining in Texas for 3 days in a row,

Now out comes the sun, goodbye I must go!


Sorry Richard, I'm just having a silly moment since you are a Song Writer ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 02, 2010, 06:26:04 PM
TwoMules, that is great! I wanna hear Richard's music to it! ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 03, 2010, 07:48:42 AM
I am smiling TwoMules. That was pretty good man.  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on July 03, 2010, 09:14:04 AM
This morning, there was a violent thunderstorm and it brought us the fraiche air but it was not enough because it is outside only, the inside is still very hot, 30C !!  >:(
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on July 03, 2010, 02:50:42 PM
I am smiling TwoMules. That was pretty good man.  O0
Thanks Richard :)

KC
Quote
TwoMules, that is great! I wanna hear Richard's music to it! ;D
KC, I wanna hear you do the vocals ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 06, 2010, 07:25:02 PM
It reached 103 F (39.44 C) in Central Park today! :o

A record for the date, and the hottest day in the city since 2001. And relief is still at least two days off ...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 07, 2010, 01:44:19 AM
We have rain this morning and it is quite cool.  More noticeable after the really hot weather we have been getting.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on July 07, 2010, 10:14:31 AM
We have rain this morning and it is quite cool.  More noticeable after the really hot weather we have been getting.

That's funny Lin, we also had rain this morning ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 07, 2010, 02:33:08 PM
That's funny Lin, we also had rain this morning ;)

Well let's face it 2M we are not that far apart are we?   It is the west of the country that needs the rain.  They have a hose pipe ban in the North West.  Usually it is the South who have the water problems.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on July 07, 2010, 02:43:34 PM
I think the hose pipe ban start's from Friday :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on July 09, 2010, 06:21:28 PM

More than 30C, day after day !!  :o  This night, there will be violent thunderstorm but the temperature will not fall very much. A Spanish heat wind seems to rise here.  If Spain wins the World Cup, it will become hotter !!  (Paul chose for Spain!!)  >:D   Please Lin, coming to bring the cool wind from England. Please!!   ;)
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on July 10, 2010, 07:42:19 AM

Unluckily, the violent thunderstorm was not there last night but it begins to rain a little now with the wind! :) I hope that this wind is going to bring out this heat wave and to make us cooler !  ;)
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on July 12, 2010, 05:29:40 AM

Finally we had a very violent thunderstorm this morning and the temperature fell a little, but the thunderstorm is not finished yet. I hope that Lin will arrive to Paris safe and sound !  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 20, 2010, 01:55:36 PM
Finally we had a very violent thunderstorm this morning and the temperature fell a little, but the thunderstorm is not finished yet. I hope that Lin will arrive to Paris safe and sound !  :)


It was dry and hot when we landed in CDG airport.   Even hotter when we met Sylvie and Cyrille in the Chatelet Les Halles metro station.  Had a lovely meal outside and then went to The Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.  The perfect evening. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 25, 2010, 05:33:49 PM
Finally a break in what had become, in effect, a three-week heat wave ... it did get up to around 93/33.89 early this afternoon (while I was out running, natch), but then a cold front came through (with a few violent storms) and it's a pleasant 73/22.78 out. I've turned off my air conditioning and opened the windows, and turned on the ceiling fan. :)

Daytime temperatures early this week are still expected to be in the high 80s ... ca. 30 C.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 25, 2010, 05:59:40 PM
The early morning drizzle has cleared here and it's another beautiful winters' day. Temp will probably get to about 17 or 18C.

I must admit though, we do need some more rain.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 25, 2010, 06:37:09 PM
Just crept over 10C here, lucky if we get to 15C.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 25, 2010, 06:47:21 PM
15 C ... (http://forums.nyyfans.com/images/smilies/drool.gif)

Probably won't see it here until mid-September, at the earliest.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on July 26, 2010, 03:58:54 PM
I LOVE summer, even the hottest days, but this apartment holds the heat in the summer (and the cold in the winter), and even I would like a break sometimes with an air conditioner, which is still sitting on the floor in the living room, taking up space.

Today is a slight relief from all of the humidity. I think, and I hate to say it, most of the hottest days of summer are over. I think most of the days from now on will be in the 80s, with just a few 90 days. I still have beach time, though it seems to me that the Memorial Day weekend just passed. Perhaps I will make it to the beach year-round from now on. Maybe the Polar Bear Club has the right idea! Brrrrr! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on July 28, 2010, 11:37:12 PM
They said it would be +33C today.. We'll see. 21C when I woke up at 8am.  8)

FINALLY, a real summer in Finland..  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 29, 2010, 12:29:28 AM
I must admit though, we do need some more rain.

Geez, ever since I said that on Monday, it practically hasn't stopped raining. At least they're forcasting it to clear early on Saturday and be fine for golf on Sunday. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 31, 2010, 10:58:26 PM
Real winters day here freezing cold, blowing a gale. My back gate keeps coming undone, slamming open and shut. Storms and rain are nearly here yay. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Doug on August 07, 2010, 05:16:41 AM
Just having our typical Vegas summer:

(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/69b2b457-4855-4889-8ffd-9c50659d7d80.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 08, 2010, 11:18:11 PM
Next two days forecast for rainfall for Melbourne. :o

Tue 90% 40-80mm

Wed 90% 20-40mm
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 08, 2010, 11:21:53 PM
I thought it rained everyday in Victoria. ;)

Can't complain about the weather here for the past three days. Blue skies and around the high teensC. Perfect for golf but it was my weekend off, so it was wasted on mowing the lawn, washing the car, gardening etc etc.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 08, 2010, 11:28:37 PM
I thought it rained everyday in Victoria. ;)

Sydney Water Storage 56.7 %

Melbourne Water Storage 37.1%

Sorry, what did you say umbrella boy. ^-^
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 09, 2010, 11:26:24 PM
Sorry, what did you say umbrella boy. ^-^

It hasn't stop raining since 5am.

SC must have done a rain dance. After three glorious days, today was the most miserable, rainy day. And it still is. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on August 11, 2010, 07:09:46 AM
It's Wednesday and is raining again.  We've had multiple fast moving thunderstorms every Wednesday for the last three weeks.  The temperature is already 27C, but is supposed to reach 32C, with a heat index of 35C.  I'm so glad for the A/C in my shop.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 12, 2010, 12:07:03 AM
It's Wednesday and is raining again.  We've had multiple fast moving thunderstorms every Wednesday for the last three weeks.

You lucky girl, I'm envious.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on August 12, 2010, 05:37:26 PM
It's said that it rains when a tree frog cries in Japan...
The damage by the heavy rain is given in many country but in Bangladesh, a country with a little rainfall seems to pray for rain every year.
 
" Frogs get married in Bangladesh ritual for rain "  This is a news about it of the last year.
 
http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/weird/frogs-wed-in-rain-ritual/story-e6frep26-1225698830404

 (http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2009/03/30/1225698/830386-crowds-watch-frogs-marry-for-rain.jpg)

  :D
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 13, 2010, 11:16:52 AM
It is raining today but last night was really clear and I was able to see some of the meteor show and it was quite spectacular.   Where I live it was very dark with no light pollution so I had an excellent view.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100811/tuk-meteor-shower-to-light-up-night-sky-6323e80.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on August 13, 2010, 12:43:33 PM
It is raining today but last night was really clear and I was able to see some of the meteor show and it was quite spectacular.   Where I live it was very dark with no light pollution so I had an excellent view.

Lin, that's great :)

I got to see the annual Perseid meteor shower, 2 years ago, I can't  remember the date but it was around 2am!

What time did you see them?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 13, 2010, 02:39:07 PM
Lin, that's great :)

What time did you see them?

Just after 11.pm
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 13, 2010, 05:57:40 PM
I think summer is on its way out and that we are going to have a very cold and long winter this year. I'm worrying myself sick about it. If only I had gone to school in Hawaii!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 13, 2010, 07:44:10 PM
I think summer is on its way out and that we are going to have a very cold and long winter this year. I'm worrying myself sick about it. If only I had gone to school in Hawaii!

Why are you worrying about the winter four months before it gets here? Enjoy the rest of the summer, and the fall. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 15, 2010, 04:30:03 PM
Why are you worrying about the winter four months before it gets here? Enjoy the rest of the summer, and the fall. :)

I will try not to worry. I will try to live in the present, KC, even though the commercial end to summer is Labor Day--It limits my access to the beach--That's why it bothers me so. However, I've decided I'm going to go to the beach year-round from now on and that will make me happier.

(I haven't been to Little Odessa this summer. I usually go there to eat. Russian food is really good and really rich in calories!)  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 21, 2010, 08:43:33 PM
Can you believe this?

An absolutely perfect winters day outside. Or I should say Spring. Not a breath of wind, clear blue skies and the temp must be up towards or over 20C.

And I'm stuck inside with a head cold, blowing my nose every 30 seconds and pouring tea down my throat every chance I can.

Hope I don't overdose on anti oxidants? :D  (I'm sure I've spelt that wrong, but the spellchecker says it's OK)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 21, 2010, 09:07:18 PM
Antioxidants. ;)

I don't think you can OD on those. Rosehip and hibiscus tea is a favorite remedy of mine when I have a cold. Here's a big box for you:

(http://www.pavi.com.mt/products/4009300522744.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 21, 2010, 10:16:38 PM
Thanks KC. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on August 22, 2010, 07:41:29 AM
And I'm stuck inside with a head cold, blowing my nose every 30 seconds and pouring tea down my throat every chance I can.

SK, get well soon :-[

Why don't you try drinking a Hot Toddy?(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.981) this always helps to get rid of my cold :)

(http://images.media-allrecipes.com/site/allrecipes/area/community/userphoto/small/328221.jpg)

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hot-Toddy/Detail.aspx?prop31=10

Please don't use the best whiskey like JD's ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 22, 2010, 06:50:23 PM
It's raining right now, and I don't know why, I'm enjoying that fact. Maybe it's because I'm not out there in the rain.

Feel better, SK. I used to pop vitamin C to get rid of colds when I had to substitute teach, and otherwise couldn't succumb to the ravages of a cold...Vitamin C  and rose hips never did me any harm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 24, 2010, 12:38:53 AM
Getting a fair bit of rain atm.

Water restrictions will be eased next week so we can water the gardens and wash our cars. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 24, 2010, 01:22:40 AM
Just recorded a windchill factor of zero on my weather station. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 24, 2010, 01:41:08 AM
Wow just got spanked by massive hail, rain and thunderstorm. :o 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 24, 2010, 04:48:48 AM
We had a beautiful weekend and Sunday was glorious but yesterday morning when we were packing up to leave the heavans opened and our tent, clothes, us and just about everything else got soaking wet.  Right now the tent is partially up in the garden to try to dry it before we put it away for the winter.  It is really too large for the garden so it is up as best as we can get it.  We have an 'L' shaped garden and the tent is an 8 man huge thing that takes up loads of room.
Right now there are showers and they are forecast for the rest of the day.  We have seen a little of the sun this morning but not enough to dry the tent.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 25, 2010, 01:53:05 PM

Water restrictions will be eased next week so we can water the gardens and wash our cars. :)


We are lucky in that respect because we use well-water to water the lawn--People in this area who don't know that think we are wasting fresh water (during droughts), when we're not.

I hope the water restrictions are lifted, soon.

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 25, 2010, 02:38:38 PM
Wow just got spanked by massive hail, rain and thunderstorm. :o 8)

How big were the hail stones?

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 25, 2010, 03:51:02 PM
I remember at home in Australia in the Blue Mountains getting hailstones as big as golf balls and the damage they did to cars.  In fact there used to be adverts for cars for sale offering hail damaged cars at big reductions.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 25, 2010, 04:26:13 PM
I remember at home in Australia in the Blue Mountains getting hailstones as big as golf balls and the damage they did to cars.  In fact there used to be adverts for cars for sale offering hail damaged cars at big reductions.

That must be quite a sight to see, golf balls hurtling from the sky! I almost got caught in a hail storm once--The sky turned absolutely black first. I got a lift home from a newly-made friend. The hail stones were the size of mothballs. It was amazing and I was lucky, because I was out where there was no shelter!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 26, 2010, 12:12:30 AM
How big were the hail stones?

10-20mm or around a half an inch mostly.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on August 26, 2010, 07:56:02 AM
It's still Summer in the UK but it feels more like Autumn (http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.001)

The nights are quickly drawing in and It's also raining yet again(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.002)



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on August 26, 2010, 08:44:34 AM
Autumn came in Finland. +4-8 C.. The wind is freeezinng.  :o

Going fishing this weekend, hope it doesn't rain. It has been raining all week.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 31, 2010, 12:36:54 AM
First day of Spring tomorrow and it's looking like a perfect day to kick it off.

25C and clear blue skies. 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 31, 2010, 01:38:08 AM
We are heading into autumn, the sun is shining but there is a chill in the air.  Some of the leaves are turning red and brown now and the hedgerows are full of blackberries.  Well just by me they are fairly empty of fruit, I have been busy picking them.  :)   This morning there is the lovely autumn freshness and there is a sweet smell of woodsmoke.  The nights are beginning to draw in and the sky is clear with stars.  I love the autumn/winter time.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 31, 2010, 10:58:37 PM
Been raining all day and water restrictions have eased today. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 01, 2010, 12:32:11 AM
It was the hottest first day of spring since 1865 today. 26C and it wasn't clear blue skies but cloudy!!  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 01, 2010, 06:32:19 AM
Supposed to get up to 97/36.11 here today, which would tie a record. And I'm going to the ball game tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 01, 2010, 07:47:10 AM
It was the hottest first day of spring since 1865 today. 26C and it wasn't clear blue skies but cloudy!!  :o

Supposed to get up to 97/36.11 here today, which would tie a record. And I'm going to the ball game tonight.

I think I'm living in the wrong country >:(

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 01, 2010, 09:10:16 AM
I think I'm living in the wrong country >:(


It was pretty hot in Richmond this afternoon 2M.  I was very warm walking Meg and we were both looking for water after about an hour.  Ended up eating loads of blackberries each.  A really lovely autumn day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 01, 2010, 09:39:04 AM
It was pretty hot in Richmond this afternoon 2M.  I was very warm walking Meg and we were both looking for water after about an hour.  Ended up eating loads of blackberries each.  A really lovely autumn day.

According to the local radio here in South Yorkshire it was 20C today, but what happened to the summer?

The last few weeks have been rubbish :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 01, 2010, 09:40:49 AM
I think I'm living in the wrong country >:(

2M, I'll trade you.  :D  It's supposed to be 85F/29C today.  At least we have a good stiff breeze to make it comfortable.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 01, 2010, 09:59:43 AM
2M, I'll trade you.  :D  It's supposed to be 85F/29C today.  At least we have a good stiff breeze to make it comfortable.

Thanks Elizabeth :) I hope that trade doesn't include Working in your shop ;)

Wow! 85F that's great (http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.000)

I always prefer the warmer weather  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 01, 2010, 12:34:05 PM
Thanks Elizabeth :) I hope that trade doesn't include Working in your shop ;)

Wow! 85F that's great (http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.000)

I always prefer the warmer weather  8)

But I thought you did painting and decorating.   ;D

Never mind the 85F.  It is now pouring down rain (how we need it), maybe 72F and blowing a gale.  All my hand painted and decorated shirts hanging outside are now soaking wet!!  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 01, 2010, 12:50:53 PM
Never mind the 85F.  It is now pouring down rain (how we need it), maybe 72F and blowing a gale.  All my hand painted and decorated shirts hanging outside are now soaking wet!!  >:(

Gee Elizabeth I hope they are not ruined and you can dry them and sell them.  All your hard work getting wet.  I hope it clears up soon and you are able to get everything outside in the sun.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 01, 2010, 12:59:12 PM
Gee Elizabeth I hope they are not ruined and you can dry them and sell them.  All your hard work getting wet.  I hope it clears up soon and you are able to get everything outside in the sun.

Don't worry.  Those are only the ones for you to see and want to come in and buy.  They'll dry out in a couple of days!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 01, 2010, 01:36:39 PM
But I thought you did painting and decorating.   ;D

I do! ;D

All my hand painted and decorated shirts hanging outside are now soaking wet!!  >:(

Gee Elizabeth I hope they are not ruined and you can dry them and sell them.  All your hard work getting wet.

I also hope they are not ruined, I don't fancy painting all those again ;)

Elizabeth,wasn't it your wedding anniversary not so long ago :)

I hope your husband got you a nice gift (http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.510) something like a (http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.002) ;D ;D




Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on September 01, 2010, 03:03:17 PM
It feels like 97F, and no rain is expected. I wish I had been at the beach, but I had to go to the dentist. There are a few days left of this glorious season. Perhaps I have 2 more times to get to the beach before the commercial end of summer, when the lifeguards leave for the year. Hooray, and, BooHoo! I saw an acorn fall today and I picked it up to save it as a souvenir.

Because of the rain we had, I believe the fruit this summer was exceptional with JUICY, SYRUPY SWEET plums, peaches, cherries, nectarines, watermelons, cantaloupes, pears, and apples. I wish I had the time to make fruit pies this year--I was only able to make fruit sauces--I guess I'll still be able to make apple cobblers or pear tarts.

We've only had 2 tornadoes, though unofficial, and few, if any, power outages due to storms or heat.

I think this has been the greatest summer ever! O0 :D (and I didn't even have an installed air conditioner!)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 01, 2010, 03:05:47 PM
I hope your husband got you a nice gift (http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.510) something like a (http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.002) ;D ;D

He didn't.   :)

Twomules, thanks for giving me something to laugh about today.  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 02, 2010, 06:45:30 PM
 "  Hurricane Earl "   Oh Richard , that's terrible !!  :(

 http://www.boston.com/news/weather/gallery/083010_hurricane_earl/

 http://www.boston.com/video/editor_picks/?bctid=601975273001

 boston.com

 
Quote
SAN JUAN Hurricane Earl battered tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roof-ripping winds yesterday, rapidly intensifying into a major Category 4 storm on a path projected to menace the United States.
  :o  :(

 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 03, 2010, 02:58:28 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.201009032030.jpg)

Looks like SC and myself are in for one hell of a wet weekend.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 03, 2010, 03:12:59 PM
12mm overnight here and she's starting to rain again.

(The biggest storm in 15 years (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/north-east-victoria-on-flood-alert-from-heavy-rain-and-winds/story-e6frf7kx-1225913698797))
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 04, 2010, 05:21:12 AM
The earthquake in the South Isalnd of New Zealand is dreadful.  I worked for a while in Christchurch and thought it a beautiful city.  Some of the lovely old brick houses have fallen and there are all sorts of problems for the people of the area.  it is so fortunate that, so far as is known, there has been no loss of life.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11183685
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 04, 2010, 07:43:33 AM
Meanwhile, in the northeastern U.S., Earl turned out to be a pussycat.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703946504575468961127027830.html

In New York City, the heat wave has broken, and it's sunny and 75/24.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 04, 2010, 02:55:29 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.201009042030.jpg)

I think SC may have got most of the wet weather as it's all clear here this morning, but it's blowing a gale. Thank God, I'm not out on the golf course this morning.

Unfortunately, poor New Zealand seems to be in the path of that weather front now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 04, 2010, 03:19:47 PM
Country Victoria copped the brunt of it. The army was called in to help evacuate some towns. Mount Hotham scored 130mm. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 04, 2010, 04:49:28 PM
In SK's last picture, that storm looks like a fist punching Australia! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 05, 2010, 10:10:16 AM
Country Victoria copped the brunt of it. The army was called in to help evacuate some towns. Mount Hotham scored 130mm. :o

SC, I hope that you and SK, don't have any family or friends living in this part of Australia, which have got caught up in the floods  :(

Hundreds Flee As Floods Swamp SE Australia.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Floods-In-Victoria-Australia-Hundreds-Forced-To-Leave-Homes-Amid-Warnings-Waters-Yet-To-Peak/Article/201009115714965?f=rss
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 05, 2010, 11:02:10 AM
SC, I hope that you and SK, don't have any family or friends living in this part of Australia, which have got caught up in the floods  :(

Hundreds Flee As Floods Swamp SE Australia.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Floods-In-Victoria-Australia-Hundreds-Forced-To-Leave-Homes-Amid-Warnings-Waters-Yet-To-Peak/Article/201009115714965?f=rss

That goes for me too.     The weather is sure throwing everything at the Southern hemisphere and areas of the USA. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 06, 2010, 09:40:50 AM
The forecast high for today is 83F/28C, but I don't think we're going to get there.  It is only 68F/20C and no sunshine.   :(
Oh well, if the weather were always perfect there would be nothing to talk about.   ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 06, 2010, 09:50:44 AM
if the weather were always perfect there would be nothing to talk about.   ;D

Elizabeth, If the weather was always perfect you would still get someone saying,"I Wish It Would Rain!" ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 06, 2010, 09:54:14 AM
So true.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 16, 2010, 08:59:24 PM
Apparently, a massive storm clobbered New York City around rush hour this evening and I knew nothing about it ... I worked until six and all I heard was a rumble or two of thunder. By the time I left, there wasn't enough rain to make it worthwhile to put an umbrella up. I went to the gym, walked home, did some shopping along the way ... got home around 8:30 and turned on the radio to hear about this ...

New York City Battered by Fierce Storm
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/nyregion/17storm.html

Quote
By RAY RIVERA and MICHAEL ROSTON

A brief but fierce storm roared through New York City on Thursday evening, throwing down trees like sticks, crippling debris-strewn neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, disrupting commuter rail service and killing at least one person.

The storm and its aftereffects bore many of the hallmarks of a tornado, with the tops of countless trees sheared off and roofs blown off houses, but National Weather Service officials were still analyzing data to determine whether it should be classified as one.

The fast-moving storm, with winds estimated at 60 to 80 miles an hour, caused widespread damage. There were numerous reports of small fires, power failures and damage to homes, stores and vehicles.

Robert Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association, a community group in Middle Village, Queens, somberly looked over the damage as he walked through the storm-ravaged neighborhood.

It almost brought me to tears, Mr. Holden said. Every block, two, three trees are down into houses, smashed into cars. Theres gridlock. Theres debris everywhere.

The winds ripped some trees out of sidewalks and blew them 30 to 40 feet, he said, knocking out electricity as they landed on power lines.

It wasnt the rain, but there was tremendous wind, he said. It didnt last very long. A few minutes, it seemed like.

A woman was killed when a tree fell on her car about 6:50 p.m. on the Grand Central Parkway near Jewel Avenue in Queens. The police said the woman, whom they identified as Iline Leuakis, a 30-year-old resident of Mechanicsburg, Pa., had pulled her car, a 2010 Lexus sedan, to the side of the parkway.

They said a passenger, a 60-year-old man, had minor injuries.

Trees were down on every street in the adjacent neighborhood, blocking traffic and preventing residents from getting in or out of their homes.

The worst of the storm started about 5 p.m., as a warm front from the south approached New York City. A line of thunderstorms moved through, intensifying as they reached the shore, causing winds to rotate within a small area, a characteristic that prompts a tornado warning, according to John Murray, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

The storm tore through Staten Island, then Brooklyn, hitting Park Slope and Bedford-Stuyvesant hard. It then moved into Queens, striking hard at Middle Village, Forest Hills and Bayside.


(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9088/szynolstormphoto.jpg)
(Photo by Paul Szynol, from the reader photo gallery (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/09/16/nyregion/20100917_READER_STORM.html) on the Times site.)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/09/17/nyregion/17stormch_2/17stormch_2-custom14.jpg)

(Many more photos on the Times site.)

It wasn't as bad in Manhattan as in the boroughs mentioned above, but according to the reports I've heard, I missed a drenching downpour and in some places, hail.

I'm still working in Manhattan at the central building of the New York Public Library, but many of my colleagues are at a location in Queens ... wonder how they made out?  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 17, 2010, 01:09:00 AM
Bloody hell, 100 to 130 km/h winds, now that's powerful. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 17, 2010, 06:45:49 AM
They think it may have been tornadoes. The destruction is quite amazing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 17, 2010, 06:57:52 AM
Wow.  To think that most of that system passed over my house some time between 11 pm and 2 am the night before.  All it did here was to rain a little with a gentle breeze.  It was warm and muggy.  We had another wave go through in front of a cold front about 3 pm yesterday afternoon.  Farther east it prompted tornado warnings.  This morning the sun rose in a clear sky and it was rather chilly.  It looks and feels like Autumn around here.   :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 17, 2010, 07:04:57 AM
They think it may have been tornadoes. The destruction is quite amazing.

KC,  I'm glad you were OK. :) 

I always associate Tornadoes with Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas, but never New York!   Have you had Tornadoes in New York before?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 17, 2010, 04:35:39 PM
KC,  I'm glad you were OK. :)  

I always associate Tornadoes with Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas, but never New York!   Have you had Tornadoes in New York before?

Actually, we had one in the Bronx (another borough of New York City) earlier this year. They're very rare around here, though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 17, 2010, 06:08:55 PM
Actually, we had one in the Bronx (another borough of New York City) earlier this year. They're very rare around here, though.

That's so terrifying, KC!  A tornado was generated in New York City ! ?  :o  I heard it for the first time that such a thing generated so far in NY !  :o


 http://toppayingideas.com/blog/2010/09/17/new-york-tornado-tornado-in-queens-and-brooklyn-video/
 
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/17/new-york-tornado-storm_n_720609.html#s141456
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 23, 2010, 05:51:46 PM
 
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Typhoon 12 where announcement is strong advances to the north with 20km an hour in about 230km south of Iwo Jima on 24th at 4:30 .
The caution is necessary that is severe a typhoon peripheral sea area equal to the course are stormy.....
 
:(

 (http://weather.c.yimg.jp/typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/typhoon/typha.jpg?n=1285288708)

   http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/typhoon/typha.html    

 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Iwo_jima_location_map.png)

  http://bit.ly/aAnbcH
  


                                                                                                                

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on September 24, 2010, 06:47:04 PM
I was in Queens when the 2 tornadoes hit. Trees were downed like crazy, covering roads and rails. I didn't see the hail because I was inside a library, but there were hailstones as big as mothballs! The traffic in about 5 bordering towns was horrendous. I jumped on whatever transportation I could to get home. It was amazing.

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 02, 2010, 05:31:05 PM
What a miserable day we've got here. Constant drizzle, then a heavy downpour. Storms expected later this afternoon. I'm envious of SC, that weather they had yesterday for the grand final looked perfect. I assume it's same today down there?

The rugby league grand final is on today and about 80,000 people are going to get drench. What a shame.  >:D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 02, 2010, 05:50:01 PM
Nice and sunny again today, I'd prefer storms though.

Looking good for storms today and especially tomorrow for you SK.

(http://www.weatherzone.com.au/httpdata_r/images/forecast/wz_storm_aus_d0_640x480.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 02, 2010, 06:02:00 PM
Thank God, or Mother Nature that I'm not out on the golf course this weekend. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on October 02, 2010, 08:02:59 PM
I had to relent and  close the windows--It's going to be in the 50's tonight--Cold! I have to come to terms with the fact that fall is here. However, today was a glorious day outside. The sky was fabulous.

Thank God, or Mother Nature that I'm not out on the golf course this weekend. :)

SK, how come you were happy not to be on a golf course this weekend?

LCat


Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 02, 2010, 08:18:03 PM
SK, how come you were happy not to be on a golf course this weekend?

Check out the pic posted by SC above my post on the previous page LCat. I haven't met a golfer that likes playing in the wet. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 02, 2010, 08:28:33 PM
I haven't met a golfer that likes playing in the wet. :)

Unless there is a storm about. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 02, 2010, 08:30:22 PM
SC's favorite past time of playing 18 holes, waving a metal stick around during lightning strikes. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 02, 2010, 08:39:56 PM
SC's favorite past time of playing 18 holes, waving a metal stick around during lightning strikes. :D

That's when I'm at my best. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 02, 2010, 08:50:01 PM
Autumn and October arrived together here.  Friday was a perfect autumn day, but this morning dawned cold and rainy.  We only got a momentary glimpse of sunshine today.  Right now it is 45F/7C and is predicted to get down to 35F/2C.  I don't think it will get that cold as there is plenty of cloud cover to keep it warmer.  Otherwise, we may have our first frost tonight.   :o

It's time for me to head back to Florida and get warm again.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2010, 02:56:06 AM
It is pouring with rain in the UK just about everywhere.   We have just moved over a ton of wood into the woodshed and we got drenched.  We were wearing Waterproofs I think that is false advertising. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 11, 2010, 05:40:37 PM
It was a beautiful day today, but now we're getting heavy rain, lightning and thunder ... and hail. I can hear it whacking against my windows.

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WEATHER ALERT: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 9 p.m. for many parts of the Tri-State Area.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/category/news/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 11, 2010, 10:20:52 PM
Excellent news KC. :) We are about to get the same deal here. 8)

(http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDV65643.gif?foolcache=201010121616)

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 11, 2010, 10:40:40 PM
Wow, it bounced all the way around the world! :o

Here's more on the New York City hailstorm:

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/10/12/nyregion/12storm4_inline/12storm4_inline-blogSpan.jpg)  (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/10/12/nyregion/12storm2_inline/12storm2_inline-articleInline.jpg)

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/hailstorm-hits-parts-of-brooklyn/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 11, 2010, 11:01:19 PM
What is the size of the coin KC?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 12, 2010, 06:30:46 AM
It's a U.S. quarter, currently 24.26 mm in diameter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_coin_sizes
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on October 13, 2010, 11:22:52 PM
Hey everybody!!

It's snowing here!  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 13, 2010, 11:23:59 PM
:o

Have fun, satu!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 13, 2010, 11:53:11 PM
A beautiful 29C here today. Perfect. Except for work.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on October 13, 2010, 11:54:15 PM
:o

Have fun, satu!

Sure, thanks  ;)

It's the first snow I'm seeing this autumn or should I say winter now..  ::) Sunday there was hail but I didn't see it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 15, 2010, 08:01:43 PM
Just when you think spring has arrived, we get a day like today. Partly cloudy with southerly winds gusting at over 50kms an hour.

Crikey, I could finish up in another state if this wind gets any stronger. It's the icy cold cut to it though that's the worst thing. Brrrr. What happened to the nice 29C we had a few days ago?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 15, 2010, 08:06:35 PM
Wind chill was down to 0.1C here this morning. It's been like a winters day with hail on and off in the last 24 hours.

Had 40mm of rain in that period. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 15, 2010, 09:33:24 PM
Well, it's 53 F/ 11.67 C here and drizzling, and a chill wind's been blowing all day. I must say, the time when I pined for a break in the constant parade of scorching days seems far away!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 16, 2010, 01:32:01 AM
Well, it's 53 F/ 11.67 C here and drizzling, and a chill wind's been blowing all day. I must say, the time when I pined for a break in the constant parade of scorching days seems far away!

We are never really satisfied with the weather are we?   It is raining here and chilly.  The leaves on the trees are turning and there is a smell of wood smoke in the air.  The mornings are misty and everywhere looks different.  Down by the river is all looks mysterious with swirling mist moving through the trees and hanging just above the water.   I love this time of year.   We have the woodburner lit so we are contributing to the wood smoke.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 16, 2010, 01:36:59 AM
I love the smell of a fireplace, at least it's a natural smell unlike those coming from large factories and chemical plants.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 16, 2010, 05:39:01 AM
I love the smell of a fireplace, at least it's a natural smell unlike those coming from large factories and chemical plants.

Me too now the fire is going properly it smells wonderful and it gives off just the right amount of heat for the chill outside.  When it gets colder we can up the heat.

Right now the sun is shining different from ealier on.  A wedge of swans have just flown over the house towards the big lake on the racecourse.  They looked amazing against the bright blue sky. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 16, 2010, 09:42:59 AM
Lin, your weather sounds lovely and it must be especially beautiful out in the country where you live. In general, I do love autumn. If it's rainy and blustery, though, especially in the city ... it's not so pleasant.

EDIT: I typed that before I read your post on this page. Those swans sound amazing! I wish I could see that.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 16, 2010, 02:34:26 PM
Thankfully the wind has disappeared and we're back to perfect Spring weather this morning. Just went to get the Sunday papers and not a cloud in the sky and a nice pleasant temp. Should reach about 22C today. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 16, 2010, 06:37:48 PM
I saw this pic and story in the paper sometime last week. KC were able to see this as it happened?

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Huge lightning bolt strikes Statue of Liberty...and someone captures it on camera

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1319837/Statue-Liberty-struck-lightning-bolt-photographer-captures-images.html

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 16, 2010, 06:40:17 PM
Yikes, no. I'm nowhere near the Statue of Liberty. I've only seen it maybe five times in all the years I've lived in New York.

But what doggedness by that photographer to finally capture that picture after trying for so long!

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The 58-year-old, who has been trying for more than 40 years to capture the magnificent moment, said he was stunned when he saw the image.

He said: 'I had been watching weather reports so I knew a storm was coming and it just seemed like a great opportunity.

'I was ready and waiting when the lightning finally started and took 81 shots before finally getting this one.

'I was shocked when I realised what had happened.

'It was pure luck really, a once in a lifetime opportunity. It's the first photograph of its kind I have ever seen.'
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 16, 2010, 06:45:29 PM
Mother nature kinda makes the Statue look small in away. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 16, 2010, 07:49:59 PM
I went back to the baseball site where I post and checked out the posts for the Game Thread on the night of that lightning strike. Here's what someone posted just five minutes earlier:

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This is what the radar looks like for the area.  There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 11pm.

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=OKX&region=a5&lat=40.82016373&lon=-73.92166138&label=Bronx,%20NY (http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=OKX&region=a5&lat=40.82016373&lon=-73.92166138&label=Bronx,%20NY)

They were in a rain delay at the time. At eight minutes past that lightning strike, someone posted:

Quote
Crazy rain/thunder/lightning right now in Brooklyn.

The site is http://forums.nyyfans.com/ , for the record.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 22, 2010, 11:33:44 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR711.gif?20101023062913)

This all better clear away in the next 12 hours!  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 22, 2010, 11:40:57 PM
Those red spots are storm cells you lucky bugger.

 Unfortunately Sydney is 90% chance of getting 10-20mm tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 22, 2010, 11:43:29 PM
Unfortunately Sydney is 90% chance of getting 10-20mm tomorrow.

Well hopefully out west at Penrith it isn't quite as wet, but I'm sure it will be. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 22, 2010, 11:48:24 PM
Well hopefully out west at Penrith it isn't quite as wet, but I'm sure it will be. :(

Penrith 90% 1-5mm
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 22, 2010, 11:51:36 PM
Only 1-5mm?

May not be such a bad day after all. Except for my score no doubt. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 22, 2010, 11:59:22 PM
Only 1-5mm?

According to Weatherzone, they are usually pretty close to the mark but sometimes they can be way off.

But that's the weather for ya.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 23, 2010, 09:10:49 PM
Penrith 90% 1-5mm

That was a little out I think. It didn't stop for the four hours I was out there and it was miserable as I expected. >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 23, 2010, 09:15:22 PM
Did your golf improve any today? I say that cringingly
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 23, 2010, 09:17:30 PM
Nope. And that's all I want to say. >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 23, 2010, 09:18:59 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 23, 2010, 09:25:22 PM
Aw, now I'm sorry I ribbed you a little in the "Google Chrome" thread.  :-[
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 25, 2010, 03:45:48 PM
It was 90F at 5 o'clock in the afternoon here in central Florida.  It's only slightly cooler now.  The heat index is still about 90, even though it's getting dark.  They've been threatening us with thunderstorms, but I don't think they'll happen here.  It hasn't rained once since we got home 2 weeks ago.   :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 25, 2010, 09:22:25 PM
We got our thunderstorms after all.  It rained good and hard at our house, but we weren't home to see it.  We saw plenty of lightning, though.  We were out at an evening market, and fortunately it did not storm there.  I'm not in the mood to dry out all my shirts.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 29, 2010, 08:57:11 PM
It's really coming down now. 5mm in 15mins.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 29, 2010, 08:59:12 PM
Get the flippers and snorkel out, you may need them in the morning going down to the milk bar for the Sunday papers. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 29, 2010, 10:15:45 PM
25mm and counting in an hour and a half. May need to borrow flippers and a snorkel.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 29, 2010, 10:20:15 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.201010300430.jpg)

Looks like we'll cop it too. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 29, 2010, 10:26:56 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR023.gif?20101030052151)

Yikes!!

SC, You under there somewhere?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 29, 2010, 10:37:44 PM
Yeah. Under Melbourne is Caulfield. I'm under the yellow under the "u" in Caulfield. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 29, 2010, 10:46:55 PM
Tomorrow Melbourne will hit 50% water storage. First time in 5 years i'd reckon.




Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 30, 2010, 07:19:45 PM
Water storage now at 50.1% with most areas recording 50-100mm in the last 24 hours. 74mm here. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 30, 2010, 07:24:17 PM
That pic I posted just above has changed. Obviously if you go to the actual weather website it would, but why has it here?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 30, 2010, 07:28:58 PM
I noticed it changed when I posted where I was. The yellow spot was further south.

It's a current radar shot. Must be constantly updating itself.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 30, 2010, 07:30:09 PM
The date and time changes as well.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 30, 2010, 07:31:19 PM
It's a current radar shot. Must be constantly updating itself.

That's what I thought. I just can't work out why it's updating here though. My headache is bad enough without trying to think about this. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 04, 2010, 12:15:45 AM
This is the coldest start in Spring we've had in 5 years I reckon. Only one day over 30C. La Nina has definitely kicked in here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 04, 2010, 12:33:57 AM
I don't think the temp got above about 18C today up here. I was reading in the paper earlier in the week about La Nina, and they're saying it's going to be a wet summer down the east coast of Oz. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 04, 2010, 01:49:19 AM
I don't think the temp got above about 18C today up here. I was reading in the paper earlier in the week about La Nina, and they're saying it's going to be a wet summer down the east coast of Oz. :(

SK, That last bit sounds like a typical British summer. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 04, 2010, 01:51:39 AM
SK, That last bit sounds like a typical British summer. :D

Yeah I know. If it hits 25C, it's called a heatwave. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 04, 2010, 01:57:18 AM
Yeah I know. If it hits 25C, it's called a heatwave. :D

SK, hahahaha! sooo funny! ;D ;D

I almost choked on my breakfast when I read this! ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 06, 2010, 10:24:18 PM
Looks like it's just going to miss me. :'(

(http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDV65621.gif?foolcache=201011071605)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 06, 2010, 11:05:09 PM
Our forecast is for storms tomorrow. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 06, 2010, 11:15:11 PM
That storm warning pic I posted has changed as well. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 06, 2010, 11:17:24 PM
My pic that I posted last week on the previous page is still staying up to date. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 06, 2010, 11:20:49 PM
Might want to change the title of this thread to "The Live Weather Thread" ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 07, 2010, 10:59:22 PM
Our forecast is for storms tomorrow. :o


(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20101108055145)

We're about to be hit with those storms that were predicted.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 07, 2010, 11:14:17 PM
There is lightning stretching from Mt Isa Queensland through to Eden, N.S.W. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on November 08, 2010, 06:48:41 PM
It's 55F/13C here in The Villages, Florida right now.  I'm cold and still have 15 minutes before the evening market closes.  Then I'll be here for another hour and 20 minutes or so packing.  Brrrrr!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 08, 2010, 10:17:10 PM
Another system coming in to Victoria this weekend is likely to produce some significant rainfall. Colours show rainfall in millimeters.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1261/5159621669_51fe000d88.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 09, 2010, 05:17:04 PM
We are forecast cold winter weather.  there was snow on Tan Hill last night. The highest pub in England is on Tan Hill not too far from me.    There was also snow in Scotland and the Lake District.  Oh! dear.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 10, 2010, 11:14:23 PM
Might want to change the title of this thread to "The Live Weather Thread" ;)

Ha, I was about to pop over to the weather website and see if there was any rain or storms on the way, and I thought, I don't have to leave here. I just have to check that pic I posted above. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 10, 2010, 11:20:24 PM
The last three times I've looked at it you've had storms too SK. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 10, 2010, 11:22:01 PM
Nothing too destructive though. That little bit of hail back on Monday was the worst of it, apart from some flooding in the usual places.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 10, 2010, 11:27:44 PM
This weekend the BoM are predicting 40mm for Melbourne. The inside word is that it will be closer to 80mm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 11, 2010, 11:51:31 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR023.gif?20101030052151)

Yikes!!

SC, You under there somewhere?

It's game on here, constant thunder. The sky is looking very unstable. Whoo Hoo!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 12, 2010, 01:20:33 AM
Last night,Wind speeds in some parts of the UK, topped 90mph, with widespread storm-force blasts making it too dangerous for planes to land at one airport, felling trees and power cables and causing bridge closures.

Worst-hit was north-west England, Yorkshire and the Humber - and planes had to be diverted from Leeds-Bradford airport after high winds caused havoc for some incoming flights.  :o

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 12, 2010, 02:04:22 AM
Last night,Wind speeds in some parts of the UK, topped 90mph, with widespread storm-force blasts making it too dangerous for planes to land at one airport, felling trees and power cables and causing bridge closures.

Worst-hit was north-west England, Yorkshire and the Humber - and planes had to be diverted from Leeds-Bradford airport after high winds caused havoc for some incoming flights.  :o



Yes it was an awful night 2M.  Driving home from the theatre I have to go along county roads (there's song there somewhere  ;))   and it was difficult avoiding fallen tree branches and all the standing water.  Much the same today.  :(

I have just got back from a walk with Meg.  She was in quite a hurry to get home. Not a Border Collie thing at all.  :o   The wind was so strong it was hard to walk.  Our river is right up too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 12, 2010, 02:16:47 AM
Lin, I'm glad you got home OK. It sounds like you had quite an adventure getting home!

Did the play go down a storm? ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 12, 2010, 02:38:47 AM
Lin, I'm glad you got home OK. It sounds like you had quite an adventure getting home!

Thanks 2M.  I have to drive that road for two more nights.  Hope the weather gets better.   The wind is still awful this morning.


Did the play go down a storm? ;)

Actually with an audience it was a lot different and the backstage crew (4 of us) heard the play in a whole different way.   We can't see what happens on the stage only glimpses now and then.  We are too busy getting props ready and helping the cast with quick costume changes.   The audience were really laughing at a lot of it.  One of the cast who was very nervous and didn't want to go on got the loudest laughs and what a difference it made to her performance.  In fact they all upped their game when the laughter started.  Great applause on the final curtain.  Hope the next two nights are as good.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 12, 2010, 09:05:38 PM
Really coming down here in bucket loads at the moment. There's only a little patch showing on that map above above it's yellow and red and pouring.

SC must be having fun working in the rain, it hasn't stopped down there all day. It looks miserable at the golf on tv.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 12, 2010, 09:58:09 PM
Last night,Wind speeds in some parts of the UK, topped 90mph, with widespread storm-force blasts making it too dangerous for planes to land at one airport, felling trees and power cables and causing bridge closures.

Whoa 90mph, batten down the hatches. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 12, 2010, 10:19:54 PM
Shorts one day then jumpers the next. Crazy weather. 30mm in the last 36 hours.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 13, 2010, 07:10:40 AM
Whoa 90mph, batten down the hatches. :o

We are having one thing in common this week.   The winds.   They are horrendous. >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 14, 2010, 12:57:38 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20101108055145)

Yikes, this doesn't look good. An hour to the movie night and the rain and I hope that is all it is, has me surrounded.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 14, 2010, 01:10:53 PM
Are you aussies Scared to death of the rain! ;)

You can't have Sunshine 24/7 :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 14, 2010, 01:13:20 PM
I don't mind rain, it's when it turns to chunks of ice and the wind starts blowing and you think you're going to finish up in another state that I start to worry. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 14, 2010, 01:15:41 PM
That's terrible, just think you could end up in Melbourne! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 14, 2010, 01:19:13 PM
That's terrible, just think you could end up in Melbourne! :D

That's the biggest worry!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 14, 2010, 03:38:27 PM
Then again you could catch another storm and end up in the Barossa Valley.   :P  That isn't pulling tongues that's lapping up the wine.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 14, 2010, 05:35:00 PM
Of course it didn't start raining until I had to go out.

Look at that pic now!! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 14, 2010, 09:47:22 PM
Of course it didn't start raining until I had to go out.

And it hasn't bloody stopped!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 14, 2010, 09:53:57 PM
Just received an email form Blaxland and they tell me it is pouring with rain there.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 14, 2010, 11:59:59 PM
That's terrible, just think you could end up in Melbourne! :D

YIKES....Melbourne flushed with Sydney siders...Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy Name....
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 15, 2010, 12:26:05 AM
YIKES....Melbourne flushed with Sydney siders...Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy Name....

That's one way to get struck by lightning. Praying after all these years. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on November 15, 2010, 02:07:03 AM
My weekend; -9 degrees, lots of snow = full winter.. I'm still riding my bicycle and I've fallen two times already. As a result I have some bruises but I'll just have to change my winter tire on  8)

Does anyone else here have snow yet?  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 15, 2010, 03:14:05 AM
I've fallen two times already. As a result I have some bruises but I'll just have to change my winter tire on  8)

Satu, I hope you are ok.   Tell Santa to bring you one of these for Christmas :o

(http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/117119/1130962/0/1259068412/Snow_Scooter_302_80CC_Snowmobile_Snow_Slide_with_CE_EPA.jpg)

 :)

http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/1238805/Snow_Scooter_302_130CC_Snow_Mobile_Snow_Slide_with_CE_EPA.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 15, 2010, 04:26:53 AM
There was a fall of snow a couple of days ago in the Lake District and a light dusting on Tan Hill where stands the highiest pub in England (Not the UK)  It has all cleared again after all the rain.

Satu take care we don't want you really hurting yourself.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 19, 2010, 10:23:43 PM
A very pleasant spring day here today. Mid 20'sC although the breeze is a little chilly.

Carbon copy expected again tomorrow. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 23, 2010, 11:09:04 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR023.gif?20101030052151)

Looks like I'm in for a stormy night. :) Oh yeah!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on November 25, 2010, 01:09:25 AM
We have a 60% chance of storms here in North Texas today.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 25, 2010, 02:49:11 AM
We have snow.   It started around 4.30 am and there are big fluffy flakes falling right now. (try saying fluffy flakes falling after a few beers SK  >:D  )    The sun is also shining.  What a cracker of a day.   I have to go to work this afternoon and drive home in the dark on the country, unlit and untreated roads.  Not so cracking. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 25, 2010, 07:53:32 AM
We have snow.   It started around 4.30 am and there are big fluffy flakes falling right now. (try saying fluffy flakes falling after a few beers SK  >:D  )    The sun is also shining.  What a cracker of a day.   I have to go to work this afternoon and drive home in the dark on the country, unlit and untreated roads.  Not so cracking. :(

That's great Lin! :)     It's been trying to snow here but so far it's just been the odd flake that's falling every 5 mins.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on November 25, 2010, 08:11:49 AM
Rains season has started here and when it comes, it come merciless.

Yesterday, a tree fell over during a strong rain very near to the apartment where I live. A car got totally covered by the tree. Thankfully anyone was hurt.

The happening caused a blackout in our area for five hours.

(http://www.cidadeverde.com/noticias/editor/assets/img44/arvore%201.jpg)

(http://www.cidadeverde.com/noticias/editor/assets/img44/arvore%203.jpg)

http://www.cidadeverde.com/chuva-derruba-arvore-sobre-carros-e-fecha-avenida-irapua-rocha-68616
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 25, 2010, 09:52:40 PM
Storms coming in now. Just had one pass by half hour ago. Can hear constant thunder about the place. Seems everyone is getting some wild weather.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 25, 2010, 10:09:07 PM
Well this just about tears it!

Three great days of sunshine and temps in the low 30C's and I'm stuck at work surrounded by morons. Just wanting the weekend to get here and go away for a nice golf weekend and they're predicting rain and storms all weekend. >:(

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 26, 2010, 01:44:02 AM
Well this just about tears it!

Three great days of sunshine and temps in the low 30C's and I'm stuck at work surrounded by morons. Just wanting the weekend to get here and go away for a nice golf weekend and they're predicting rain and storms all weekend. >:(

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. :(


That's just not fair SK.   I hope they are wrong.    We have had more snow and it is so cold I can't feel my feet.  Even Meg isn't too keen on going out but she will be getting a long walk nearer lunch time when I hope it will be a bit warmer.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 27, 2010, 01:21:22 AM
Finally, the snow has arrived.
 
The snow has been falling consistantly all night. This morning, I can't even see the Fish pond due to the heavy snow.
Severe weather warnings are in place for almost all of the UK, with heavy snow and bitter temperatures forecast that could last for up to two weeks. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 27, 2010, 03:47:09 AM
Finally, the snow has arrived.
 
The snow has been falling consistantly all night. This morning, I can't even see the Fish pond due to the heavy snow.
Severe weather warnings are in place for almost all of the UK, with heavy snow and bitter temperatures forecast that could last for up to two weeks. :(


So you now have snow at last 2M.   :)      We have more on top of yesterdays so it is quite deep.  Gary and Meg have gone out in it as the sun is shining right now and it looks lovely. Meg was bouncing along like Tigger she loves snow.  :D  The forecast is, as 2M said,  not good at all.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on November 27, 2010, 06:52:27 PM
Yesterday, when I went out of Japanese Culture Center having watched a Japanese movie, it snowed!!   And 30 minutes later when I arrived home, it already was to stop falling the snow!!    The weather forecast says that severe cold continues during next week.... :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 27, 2010, 10:02:15 PM
I noticed it's been very cold and snowing in Stockholm, where a friend of mine lives. And it's even colder in Helsinki ... Satu told us they had snow in Finland almost two weeks ago!

Stockholm right now:

http://www.bacoll.se/webbkamerademo/gondolen/webbkamera-alla_stor.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2010, 12:25:56 AM
We are getting another fall of snow right now!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/340?printco=Forecast&area=Richmond

Looks like it could clear over the next few days. Sure hope so.  I want to plant some bulbs.

It doesn't get much above freezing though.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 29, 2010, 01:17:14 AM
Lin, It's also falling very heavy here.

The Schools are all closed and the roads are quite bad.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2010, 01:39:45 AM
Lin, It's also falling very heavy here.

The Schools are all closed and the roads are quite bad.

That just proves the weather forecast I posted above was wrong.....again. :o

So you have your little pardners at home today?

Gary is out doing battle with the roads going North. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 29, 2010, 01:44:07 AM
So you have your little pardners at home today?

Yes. I hope Gary is ok, out on the roads.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2010, 01:51:31 AM
Yes. I hope Gary is ok, out on the roads.

Thanks 2M  However it is a very big truck so he can slide into everything..

(http://www.stobartgroup.co.uk/Images/StockPhotography/s/13DECEMBER.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2010, 02:35:41 AM
Just taken the stuck van and a car at the end of my road. 29th Nov.

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6758/007xjb.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/007xjb.jpg/)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2010, 02:49:05 AM
My bird feeders.  The water bowl is piled up with snow.  Taken about 5 minutes ago.

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9554/010c0.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/010c0.jpg/)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 29, 2010, 06:46:08 AM
"Oh, the North Wind will blow, and we shall have snow, and what will the robin do then? Poor thing!"
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on November 29, 2010, 07:39:06 AM
My bird feeders.  The water bowl is piled up with snow.  Taken about 5 minutes ago.

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9554/010c0.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/010c0.jpg/)
Whoa, certainly not ready for that here yet! But we don't usually get a bad snow until January or so.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2010, 07:46:54 AM
Whoa, certainly not ready for that here yet! But we don't usually get a bad snow until January or so.

We don't usually get snow before the new year either Christopher.  If we do it has all gone in two days.  It is snowing again now and the footprints Meg and I made have been hidden already.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on November 30, 2010, 03:35:43 AM
Heavy snow here too..
Not leaving the house today thats for sure, well might manage a quick sprint over to the bull for a swift
pint later.....
The roads are full of stuck cars and lorries.... I think we're gettin' pretty close to some road rage out there..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 30, 2010, 10:47:20 PM
What a first day of summer.

Rain, rain and more rain. Lucky if the temp got to 20C today.

Where's our Aussie summer for Mister Santy Claws sitting on the beach there on the left?   :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 30, 2010, 10:50:43 PM
Ever since I got online it's been bucketing down here. Had to go to the garage to get all the flat pack kitchen boxes off the floor just in case.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on November 30, 2010, 10:55:46 PM
Heavy snowfall and freezing conditions are expected to cause major disruption across most of Britain again today.

It's been snowing heavy throughout the night.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 01, 2010, 01:00:19 AM
It's been snowing heavy throughout the night.

Just what I needed today.   I have to get Meg to the highiest part of Richmond to the vet.  It will mean walking when I can't drive any further.   Yesterday when I left work the snow in that part of Richmond was causing havoc and not even the gritters could get through.  I hope the vet can.   Meg has been bitten by a another dog on the face.  :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 01, 2010, 01:50:05 AM
gritters

???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 01, 2010, 04:38:53 AM
Quote
gritters

This is a gritter.    A snow plough at the front and it spreads grit and road salt form the back to help clear the snow.  They can't keep up with the weather up here in North Yorkshire right now.   It snowing heavily again.

(http://www.kentonline.co.uk/images/Keeping%20Kent%20moving%20-%20Kent%20Highway%20Services%20clears%20away%20snow%20to%20help%20businesses%20and%20commuters_l.jpg)   (http://www.hopdeals.com/Images/2000%20Seddon%20Atkinson%206x4%20Econ%20gritter.gif)


Meg and I got back from the vet OK but did slip and slide a lot.  Only had to walk about half a mile after I abandoned the car as high as I could get it up the Richmond hills.

He little face is a bit of a mess but she will be OK.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 01, 2010, 06:00:24 AM
This morning, I took these 2 pictures of the garden. Can you see the fish Pond? :(

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/TWOMULES/DSCI2446.jpg?t=1291207204)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/TWOMULES/DSCI2445.jpg?t=1291207204)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 01, 2010, 06:37:39 AM
What fish pond 2M?    :(   The snow certainly looks very deep.

We are not used to this weather specially in November and early December.   Perhaps there will be a white Christmas this year.  :-\  Good for kids but no so good for us.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 01, 2010, 07:35:00 AM
This morning, I took these 2 pictures of the garden. Can you see the fish Pond? :(

Fishpond?  What fishpond!  All that snow!!  I'm envious in a theoretical sort of way. 

We've just received a reminder that it is December and Florida is not immune to cooler weather.  It's currently 55F (13C) and is supposed to get up to 63F (17C), then drop straight down to 34F (1C) by tomorrow morning.  Just to put it all into perspective, it was 81F (27C) yesterday afternoon.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 01, 2010, 08:14:24 AM
We've gotten snow here this morning to welcome in December. It is sticking and it's still snowing.

Elizabeth, 81 degree yesterday afternoon and falling to 34 tomorrow morning? :o Early last week we saw a dip in temperature from maybe around the 70s to I'm not sure how cool.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 01, 2010, 10:38:50 AM
What fish pond 2M?    :(   The snow certainly looks very deep.

Lin, in the last hour it's started snowing very heavy. So it's even deeper now! :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 01, 2010, 10:51:35 AM
Lin, in the last hour it's started snowing very heavy. So it's even deeper now! :(

Same here.  I am getting concerned about Gary in his truck driving up from Goole.  It took him ages to get there and he has a fully loaded trailer to bring back.

The forecast is for more of the same tomorrow.  Yuk!

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1623/snow1stdec20102.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/snow1stdec20102.jpg/)  Taken an hour or so ago from the spare bedroom window.  These people are walking on the road near my house.


This is why I had to venture out in that awful weather this morning.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7305/sbite002.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/sbite002.jpg/)  Meg with the bite on her cheek and on her nose.   :(





Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: GreenEyes on December 01, 2010, 05:14:56 PM
This morning, I took these 2 pictures of the garden. Can you see the fish Pond? :(

 :o Wow, that's a lot of snow! It is beautiful though. I don't envy your having to drive in it! 

My friend in London told me it's very cold but she's barely got an inch on the ground by her.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: GreenEyes on December 01, 2010, 05:19:50 PM

This is why I had to venture out in that awful weather this morning.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7305/sbite002.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/sbite002.jpg/)  Meg with the bite on her cheek and on her nose.   :(


Poor puppy! I hope you give her some extra love and attention!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 01, 2010, 05:20:55 PM
:o Wow, that's a lot of snow! It is beautiful though. I don't envy your having to drive in it! 

My friend in London told me it's very cold but she's barely got an inch on the ground by her.

Thanks GreenEyes, We actually have more snow now than the pictures show! :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 01, 2010, 05:28:54 PM
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7305/sbite002.jpg)

Lin, how is Meg doing?

 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 01, 2010, 07:41:38 PM
Poor Meg! I hope the vet got her all fixed up and she's feeling better.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 01, 2010, 10:04:32 PM
Sorry to see Meg like that. Gee look at those big beautiful brown eyes. She's gorgeous Lin!!!

Back on topic, storms, storms and more storms here.....arhh heaven!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 02, 2010, 12:18:47 AM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20101108055145)

Just posting this so it's handy. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 02, 2010, 02:10:54 AM
Thank you Greeneyes, 2M, KC and SC.  Meg is getting spoilt and fussed over.  Her face is swollen today but the vet said it would swell up.  She does have lovely eyes and she 'talks' with them.  She is such a nice natured dog it seems unfair that she got bitten.  There are some really nasty dogs around here and nothing ever happens to them.  She is lying in front of the wood burner fast asleep right now.  I will take her out later when the sun is brighter.  Our snow is so deep it is above the tops of her legs and she is quite a tall Border Collie.

SC the weather seems to be perfect for you over there.  I will be watching SK's map to see the movement of the storms.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 02, 2010, 02:23:17 AM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR023.gif?20101202091000)

No good looking at NSW for SC, Lin. I posted Victoria for you. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 02, 2010, 02:33:14 AM
Thanks Sk.  I thought you would show the storms moving over to the  south west forgetting that NSW has it's own weather map.   I have been away far too long.  :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 02, 2010, 02:34:20 AM
Notice there is some activity right over Caulfield.   :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 02, 2010, 02:36:38 AM
Isn't that dark cloud always hanging over that part of town? :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 02, 2010, 02:38:59 AM
Isn't that dark cloud always hanging over that part of town? :D

Yes I guess so but since SC has handed in his notice the sun should be breaking through.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 02, 2010, 09:51:45 PM
Just started to rain here again with more storms on the way.


(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR023.gif?20101202091000)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 05, 2010, 11:47:49 AM
I have just seen this on our TV.   :o

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/flood-disaster-hits-eastern-states/story-e6frea6u-1225966059631

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/galleries/gallery-e6frecfu-1225965950488

The floods are in the Wagga Wagga district,  Gundagai and Dubbo and there are also floods in Central Queensland.  

This is really awful.   I know a couple of families in Wagga and also in the Gundagai region.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 05, 2010, 04:48:16 PM
After a nice looking morning the weather has turned ugly and the rain has come in and it's torrential at the moment. There's not much on the radar but it's right where I am at the moment.


(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20101108055145)



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 05, 2010, 04:54:42 PM
And now it's eased off to a slight drizzle.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2010, 12:36:09 AM
Check out the Victoria map SC just above. A bit of rain heading your way by the looks of it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 06, 2010, 01:09:03 AM
Right now it is -12 C   No wonder I am cold.   :D   There are icicles on the inside of the conservatory.  :o   I know that is not cold for Scandinavia but it sure is for Richmond.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2010, 01:10:34 AM
I was going to ride my icicle to work tomorrow, but I think I'll take the car instead. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 06, 2010, 01:11:42 AM
Check out the Victoria map SC just above. A bit of rain heading your way by the looks of it.


I reckon it will thin out a bit, but there is some hope of a second squall line developing. I doubt it though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jaffe on December 06, 2010, 04:35:20 AM
Today Finland is celebrating it's independence day in a nice snowy weather with -5 C here in Helsinki.  Yesterday was spent pretty much inside watching The Pacific but today I have to go take a stroll outside... :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on December 06, 2010, 07:09:06 AM
There was a week when we had -20 degrees here in Finland but now it's -5 like Jaffe said. Nice weather for spending time outside.  :)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 06, 2010, 02:41:37 PM
Right now it is -12 C   No wonder I am cold.   :D   There are icicles on the inside of the conservatory.  :o   I know that is not cold for Scandinavia but it sure is for Richmond.

Forecasters warned temperatures may not rise much above zero in the next few days. They were as low as -18C (0.4F) in Yorkshire this morning.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 08, 2010, 12:34:19 AM
Drought is definitely over here. More rain and rain. Just lovely. Starting to bucket down as I type.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jaffe on December 08, 2010, 10:09:36 AM
There was a week when we had -20 degrees here in Finland but now it's -5 like Jaffe said. Nice weather for spending time outside.  :)



Yeah, it's pretty but I'm already getting a bit tired of all the snow because the city doesn't do it's duty of plowing the sidewalks over where I live...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 08, 2010, 08:34:45 PM
 
Today It snowed a lot here!  It is really very rare to snow in Paris like that !   Terrible!!   :(


   (http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5250/dscf09301.jpg)
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 09, 2010, 06:33:32 AM
"Oh, the North Wind will blow, and we shall have snow, and what will the robin do then? Poor thing!"

Apparently the ones that came to central Florida to avoid the cold weather have headed on down to Miami.  We haven't seen any robins or blue jays in the past 10 days. 

It's 39F (4C) right now, but the wind is straight out of the north and cold!  This is the first morning this week that hasn't started out around freezing.  They are forecasting another week like this one.  OUCH!  The price of citrus in the supermarket will go up if we get too much of this.  The oranges won't be ready for harvesting for most of a month yet and they'll freeze on the trees.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 09, 2010, 06:40:40 AM
Quote
they'll freeze on the trees

Elizabeth77, So do orange popsicles really grow on trees? ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on December 10, 2010, 09:42:33 AM
Still cold here... but I'll brave it to visit the pub.....  :) ;) >:D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 10, 2010, 11:58:26 AM
Elizabeth77, So do orange popsicles really grow on trees? ;)

Apparently they do every 20 years or so.  It has warmed up now, but we're headed for another cold snap Sunday night through Tuesday night.  Monday night is forecast to get down around 27F (-3C).  It did last Monday, so I have no doubt it will happen again.   >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 12, 2010, 08:40:38 PM
Heavy snow in the Minneapolis area yesterday. First the Giants (coming from New Jersey) couldn't get there for a football game scheduled for Sunday afternoon ... they were stuck in Kansas City. Then the inflatable roof of the football stadium collapsed! :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuxNLf87_Y

The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow ... in Detroit.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 12, 2010, 09:24:33 PM
Gee that must have been a heavy snow fall.  Just as well there was no one under it when all that snow poured on to the field.

We, on the other hand, are snowless.   At least today we are but there is more on the way.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 13, 2010, 02:51:42 PM
It's cold!!  Right now it is 44F (7C), but by 7 o'clock tomorrow morning is should have dropped to about 23F (-5C).  The real trouble is the 15 to 20 mph winds.  Brrrrrr!  My beautiful elephant ears and hibiscus plant will be done for.  :(  They came back after the big freeze in January, so hopefully they will survive.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on December 13, 2010, 02:52:57 PM
Yeah, it's pretty but I'm already getting a bit tired of all the snow because the city doesn't do it's duty of plowing the sidewalks over where I live...

Yea I heard you have that problem over there  ::)

-20 C again over here..

Higgy, enjoy the snow!!  ;) I would like to visit Paris during the winter sometimes..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 13, 2010, 03:17:26 PM
It's cold!!  Right now it is 44F (7C), but by 7 o'clock tomorrow morning is should have dropped to about 23F (-5C).


Elizabeth77, Here in England, we call that a warm day. ;)

My beautiful elephant ears and hibiscus plant will be done for.  :(  They came back after the big freeze in January, so hopefully they will survive.

Don't worry about your elephant ears plants. :)   Dumbo at Walt Disnet World, always makes it through the Florida winter. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 13, 2010, 04:56:47 PM
Elizabeth77, Here in England, we call that a warm day. ;)

I haven't quite forgotten what English weather is like.   ;D ;D ;D

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Don't worry about your elephant ears plants. :)   Dumbo at Walt Disney World, always makes it through the Florida winter. :D

My elephant ears are green and don't require any work on my part.  They also take up a lot less space than Dumbo does.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 13, 2010, 08:58:18 PM
 " Unbelievable video of Metrodome collapse from inside stadium "   :o :o :o

 By Chris Chase

 http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Unbelievable-video-of-Metrodome-collapse-from-in?urn=nfl-294816

 
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The Metrodome collapsed early Sunday morning after a blizzard dumped 17 inches of snow on Minneapolis. Because of the damage to the stadium, Monday's scheduled New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game was moved to Detroit's Ford Field.

 Fortunately there was nobody!!

 Paris also, the weather forecast says that this week it will be very cold and it's going to snow again!!  :(
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 14, 2010, 01:54:49 AM
Higgy, I already posted that video ... about five posts above yours.

It's winter. Enjoy the snow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 14, 2010, 02:04:46 AM
Comment from a Yankee fan upon learning that ace pitcher Cliff Lee has spurned buckets of money to take a lesser contract with the Philadelphia Phillies:

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[Comment From DimaDima: ]
My world just collapsed like the Metrodome roof.
http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2010/12/14/live-late-night-venting-live-chat-with-sam/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 15, 2010, 08:13:03 PM
Higgy, I already posted that video ... about five posts above yours.

It's winter. Enjoy the snow.

I'm sorry, KC, I overlooked it!   :-[    And thanks,  but for me the snow is beautiful when I look at falling the snow by the window!  :)
Once I am outside, it is hideous!  >:(  Then I wait that it rain so that it cleans every dirt of snow in the street.  And I hope that next week it will be better so that our English friend who comes from London by Eurostar will arrive with no problem at all and we can spend Christmas holidays pleasantly!  :)
( Eurostar has been suspended or were canceled for a heavy snow last week! )
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 16, 2010, 06:29:52 AM
Oh No...It's Snowing Again!!  :(

The snow is falling pretty heavy here at the moment.(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.003)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 16, 2010, 01:49:21 PM
Oh No...It's Snowing Again!!  :(

The snow is falling pretty heavy here at the moment.(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.003)

Yes and it is sticking.  >:(

There were huge hailstones this morning.   Meg ran inside when the hailstones hit her bucket.  Must have sounded very loud.  :D   Poor dog.  Stitches out tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 16, 2010, 02:13:13 PM
Poor Meg, how does handle the bucket? My two cats were absolutely miserable when that had to wear the Elizabethan collar.

They are predicting more storms for today. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 16, 2010, 06:00:46 PM
Poor Meg, how does handle the bucket? My two cats were absolutely miserable when that had to wear the Elizabethan collar.


She hates it but only a few more hours to go now and it will be off.  She has had to wear it for 10 days.  Just as well because she loves to rub her face in the snow and we have that all over again.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 18, 2010, 01:38:31 PM
I saw this pic in yesterday's paper.

You have to be kidding me!  :o

(http://www.boston.com/news/source/assets_c/2010/12/lighthouse_source-thumb-609x426-28725.jpg)

http://www.boston.com/news/source/2010/12/winter_wonderla.html?rss_id=Top+Stories
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 18, 2010, 01:53:20 PM
I wonder if the red and white light is still flashing every five seconds.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 18, 2010, 03:22:40 PM
I saw this pic in yesterday's paper.

You have to be kidding me!  :o

(http://www.boston.com/news/source/assets_c/2010/12/lighthouse_source-thumb-609x426-28725.jpg)

http://www.boston.com/news/source/2010/12/winter_wonderla.html?rss_id=Top+Stories

I saw this on Tv and it kind of reminded me of the movie, 'The Day After Tomorrow'. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 18, 2010, 07:00:58 PM
Just had a thunderstorm pass through, sent the poor cats into survival mode as they went scurrying for cover. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 19, 2010, 01:00:48 AM
Just had a heavy downpour ourselves. No storm just rain. It really came down there for about ten minutes. Seems to have passed through and has moved on now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 19, 2010, 01:39:46 PM
I woke up this morning and thought geez, it feels like it's colder than normal. Looked out the window and it's a clear blue sky morning but when I just went to get the paper, Oh, boy a chilly wind is a blowin'. Not sure what the temp is is but it certainly isn't above 20C like it has been the last few weeks at this time of the morning.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 19, 2010, 01:44:31 PM
It's winter down here SK.  Windchill down to 5C, temp was 8.5C o/night currently 12.4C. On top of that, it rained all night with storms and I just emptied out 65mm out of the gauge. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 19, 2010, 01:46:04 PM
I just checked the weather site and current temp here is 13.9C. I thought it might be lower but it must be the wind chill factor.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 19, 2010, 05:11:27 PM
Three weeks into summer and I've got the heater on. ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 19, 2010, 05:12:40 PM
It's blowing a gale here and I don't want to go out and see how cold it is after the way it was this morning. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 19, 2010, 08:03:36 PM
" Winter arrives to the Middle East "   :o

  (http://en.rian.ru/images/16175/41/161754194.jpg)

   http://en.rian.ru/images/16175/41/161754194.jpg



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 20, 2010, 04:58:55 PM
I saw this pic in yesterday's paper.

You have to be kidding me!  :o

(http://www.boston.com/news/source/assets_c/2010/12/lighthouse_source-thumb-609x426-28725.jpg)

http://www.boston.com/news/source/2010/12/winter_wonderla.html?rss_id=Top+Stories

I guess the light will be flashing but it wont be seen this makes it another hazard for shipping.

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/6515/mysterylighthouse.jpg) (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/mysterylighthouse.jpg/)

This picture was given to me when I visited Wisconsin some years ago.  We think it is one of the lights on either Superior or Michigan.  The light is not quite as coated as the one above it but still bad enough.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2010, 04:17:29 PM
An absolutely glorious Christmas morning here, weather wise. Clear blue skies, temp in the mid 20C's expected to top 31C. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 24, 2010, 05:34:41 PM
In New York, we're not only not having a white Christmas (and how I wish they could retire that song! :o) ... we haven't even had any snow yet, aside from a light dusting about ten days ago that was gone by nightfall. We usually do get one pretty good snowfall in December, so maybe it's coming up in the next several days ... but they're not predicting it yet, anyway.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 25, 2010, 12:22:58 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR712.gif?20101225191718)

What a turn around from yesterday's glorious weather. Just woke up and it's miserable outside.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 25, 2010, 05:03:57 PM
In New York, we're not only not having a white Christmas (and how I wish they could retire that song! :o) ... we haven't even had any snow yet, aside from a light dusting about ten days ago that was gone by nightfall. We usually do get one pretty good snowfall in December, so maybe it's coming up in the next several days ... but they're not predicting it yet, anyway.

I spoke too soon ...

http://bronx.ny1.com/content/top_stories/131198/winter-storm-on-the-way-with-blizzard-warning-in-effect-for-sunday

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On Saturday morning, the snow expected to hit the city on Sunday was classified as an approaching storm.

Now it's been upgraded to an approaching blizzard.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning starting at 6 a.m. Sunday and remaining in effect until 6 p.m. Monday for the New York City area.

Accumulations of 10 to 15 inches are expected.

NY1 Meteorologist Edgard Nunez says the storm will arrive in the city Sunday morning, with heavy snows accumulating by Sunday afternoon and lasting into the night. Strong winds gusts up to 35 or 45 m.p.h. will create will create blowing and drifting snow and make travel treacherous late Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

Some locations could receive more than 15 inches of snow by time the storm blows over on Monday afternoon.

This doesn't bode well for my ten-mile run in Central Park tomorrow! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: GreenEyes on December 26, 2010, 07:04:24 AM
I spoke too soon ...

http://bronx.ny1.com/content/top_stories/131198/winter-storm-on-the-way-with-blizzard-warning-in-effect-for-sunday

This doesn't bode well for my ten-mile run in Central Park tomorrow! :o

Unless you want to run in snowshoes!  :P
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 27, 2010, 03:31:53 AM
Our TV is showing dreadful weather in New York.     Hope you are not too snowed in KC.    Maybe you could do a 10 mile cross country ski.  ;)

It is snowing here too.  The flakes are those great big ones that fall slowly and stick on the ground.  It will be awful walking, snow on top of ice.  Yuk!    I hope Gary wont have too much bad weather while he is driving.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 27, 2010, 12:00:56 PM
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The New York Public Library Staff Emergency Notification Announcement

Today is Monday, December 27, 2010.

Due to the severe weather conditions, all units of The New York Public Library will be closed today.

And I was ALREADY scheduled to take today off. I missed getting a snow day! And we only get one about once every three years! >:(

I got my ten-mile run in yesterday just fine, I was back by 1:30, before it had really started to snow hard. There was a light cover of snow on most of my route, not a problem.

This morning, the problem was getting into Central Park (where they've recorded twenty inches of snow). Once I was in the park, it was fine. The main road was plowed and mostly covered with a layer of tightly packed snow. Only problem was all the people! It was worse than on a pretty June Sunday afternoon. Outside the park, city roads and sidewalks are still pretty messy, though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 27, 2010, 09:00:08 PM
It's cold and extremely windy and we're spending yet another evening home when we should have been out working.   >:(  We've had 7 days of work this month canceled due to the weather!  The other days/evenings have all been cut short.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 27, 2010, 09:01:44 PM
It's cold and extremely windy and we're spending yet another evening home when we should have been out working.   >:(  We've had 7 days of work this month canceled due to the weather!  The other days/evenings have all been cut short.

This weather is causing havoc all over the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern are getting weather they don't normally have too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 27, 2010, 09:04:50 PM
This weather is causing havoc all over the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern are getting weather they don't normally have too.

Misery loves company.  >:D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 27, 2010, 09:15:22 PM
Misery loves company.  >:D

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 29, 2010, 08:32:36 PM
It is really terrible that there are damages wherever in the world because of the abnormal climate for some time.  :(
I hope that each of you in the safety.

  La Seine; in Paris

  (http://q.liberation.fr/photo/id/227668)
 
  http://www.liberation.fr/terre/11011215-la-crue-de-la-seine
 
  http://ceron.jp/url/www.dailymotion.com/video/xgavek_la-crue-de-la-seine-a-paris-se-poursuit_news
 
  Queensland Australia
 
  http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland

  Poor kangaroo

  (http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01600/How%20What%20Why/Widout%20logo/queensland%20flood.jpg)

   http://bit.ly/gRAOK1

  And it is very dangerous that a crocodile seems to escape in the river which overflowed the flood  of the State of Queensland.  :o

  This is a video of a few days ago. in Sydney.  :o :o :o

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FQUheWovZI&feature=player_embedded

 




Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 29, 2010, 08:40:42 PM
The Associated Press caption to the above video ...

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A powerful summer storm has ripped across eastern Australia on Thursday, dumping large hailstones, causing minor flooding and killing one golfer in a lightning strike.(Dec. 16)

 :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 30, 2010, 10:11:45 PM
41C here atm and hopefully a storm will brew later on in the evening. Too hot for my liking.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2010, 10:17:02 PM
We're gonna get it tomorrow.

Well, I did ask for it a couple of days ago so I'm not complaining.


Yet.   :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 31, 2010, 08:06:13 PM
2pm and it's 36C.

Summer has arrived!!  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 01, 2011, 04:37:05 AM
Queensland is sure getting hit with floods.   Some of the news we have seen over here has been dreadful.  The whole world is seeing different weather than the norm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on January 03, 2011, 06:12:57 PM
" Suicide jumper saved by pile of trash bags "

 By PERRY CHIARAMONTE, JENNIFER BAIN & CATHY BURKE

 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/man_owes_life_to_best_sacks_ever_hV7fCH75uRPkc3YbsaiiIK

 
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The snowstorm that mangled New York saved the life of one Manhattan man......
  :o

 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 07, 2011, 05:33:41 PM
32C atm and I think she's going to be a warm night later on. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 08, 2011, 06:19:55 AM
Sun but it only 2 C here and it is middle day. :o   We had snow yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on January 13, 2011, 07:58:18 AM
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Over 350 people has died due the land sliding in country regions of Rio de Janeiro.

Nova Friburgo, Terespolis and Petrpolis are the most affected.

Those cities are under state of calamity.

In addition to all that, Nova Friburgo also suffers with eletricity power cuts and difficulties to make phone calls.

The Department of Health states that so far, they can't determine an exact a number of unsheltered people once the soldiers are still working on the countries more affected to help the victims.

This happens every year during the rains seasons but is always horrible to see. :(

(http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/not/tereso_01.jpg) (http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/news/0111/rio2.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/news/0111/rio4.jpg) (http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/news/0111/rio6.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/news/0111/rio7.jpg)

http://br.noticias.yahoo.com/s/12012011/48/manchetes-fotos-da-tragedia-na-regiao.html





Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on January 13, 2011, 04:12:53 PM
This happens every year during the rains seasons but is always horrible to see. :(


Aline, my heart goes out to all your people and just like the Queensland Floods this is horrifying to see on Tv. :(

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/50775000/jpg/_50775050_011000453-2.jpg)

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/50775000/jpg/_50775114_011000355-1.jpg)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12178073
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on January 13, 2011, 04:18:02 PM
Devastating Sri Lankan floods. :(

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/50778000/jpg/_50778662_011003161-1.jpg)

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The authorities say a million people are affected, a third of them left homeless by the floods. Thousands of houses across the country are under water and more than 20 have been killed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12180411
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 13, 2011, 10:25:30 PM
It seems like the whole world is flooding!

I feel so sorry for all those people. It really makes New Yorkers seem petty for complaining about a little snow that didn't get cleared off the streets right away after a snowstorm!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 13, 2011, 11:00:47 PM
I read in the paper today that it's been snowing in 49 of the 50 US states. Only Florida, where they've had heavy fog. That can't be right though. Does it ever snow in California or even Hawaii?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 13, 2011, 11:11:09 PM
I read in the paper today that it's been snowing in 49 of the 50 US states. Only Florida, where they've had heavy fog. That can't be right though. Does it ever snow in California or even Hawaii?

Try heavy frost in Florida.  This is the second night this week that temperatures are supposed to get below freezing for several hours.  The only reason we haven't had snow is that we've had very little precipitation of any kind for several months.  The irony of it is, while many places are flooding, we are experiencing severe drought.

Yes, SK, it does snow in California.  The Sierra Nevada mountain range has gotten plenty of it this winter.  I've never seen Mt. Shasta (in northern CA) when it didn't have snow on it's peak.  Hawaii got a few flakes of snow on a mountain top.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 13, 2011, 11:13:17 PM
Yes, SK, it does snow in California.  The Sierra Nevada mountain range has gotten plenty of it this winter.  I've never seen Mt. Shasta (in northern CA) when it didn't have snow on it's peak.  Hawaii got a few flakes of snow on a mountain top.

Thanks E77, I would never of thought it snowed there.

It's true, you learn something new everyday. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 23, 2011, 05:20:50 PM
It's the middle of summer here and I've just put a jumper on. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 23, 2011, 06:03:46 PM
It's the middle of summer here and I've just put a jumper on. :D

What a shame. >:D

33C at the moment here, same again tomorrow and maybe 40C on Australia Day. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 23, 2011, 07:03:38 PM
19 F = -7.2 C here and getting colder by the minute.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 23, 2011, 09:46:13 PM
19 F = -7.2 C here and getting colder by the minute.

I wonder how CL is going? I remember when she used to talk about the temps getting to -30F or some absurb figure like that up in Canada.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 23, 2011, 09:53:12 PM
I wonder how CL is going? I remember when she used to talk about the temps getting to -30F or some absurb figure like that up in Canada.

She hasn't posted for a while.  


Just looked at the weather for her area, it isn't so bad.

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Monday, January 24th, 2011
   Overnight    Temperature: -6C
A mix of cloudy and clear skies with a chance of flurries or freezing rain showers. Windy at times.    
   Monday Morning    Temperature: -4C
A mix of cloud and sun with a chance of flurries. Windy at times.    
   Monday Afternoon    Temperature: -4C
A mix of cloud and sun.    
   Monday Evening    Temperature: -10C
A mix of cloudy and clear skies.    

http://www.weathercity.com/ca/ab/manning/

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 24, 2011, 01:10:54 AM
19 F = -7.2 C here and getting colder by the minute.

It's now 8 F or -13.33 C. It's supposed to be going down to 5 F.  :o

If it does, it'll be the coldest it's been in the city in six years.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 24, 2011, 08:43:45 AM
Really nice weather here now, -9 C (15,8 F).. I'ts supposed to down to -16 C (3 F). I wish it wouldn't. I'm waiting for the spring weather already! I would like to go skiing but I'll just have to wait for a while. We have a nice amount of snow here, looks something like this outside at the moment. The pic is taken in my city, a park next to the centre of the city. I didn't take it, here's the link (http://oulu.ouka.fi/ppm/laukka/kuvat/2/1764.jpg). It's an old photo but the view from that point hasn't changed much.. The church's still the same, maybe the buildings are a bit different..

(http://oulu.ouka.fi/ppm/laukka/kuvat/2/1764.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 24, 2011, 09:32:17 AM
-satu- that is when snow looks lovely.   It would be nice if it stayed like that for a few days then went away.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 24, 2011, 09:36:49 AM
-satu- that is when snow looks lovely.   It would be nice if it stayed like that for a few days then went away.  :D

Better this than not having snow at all. It brings so much light to our dark, dark winter..  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Sylvie on January 24, 2011, 10:02:00 AM
Very nice picture -satu ! Thank you ! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 24, 2011, 09:57:20 PM
I just heard on the radio it's currently 49C at Coober Pedy in South Australia. :o

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy,_South_Australia
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 25, 2011, 03:24:27 PM
Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are passing through.  Sundown isn't for another 40 minutes, but it is almost completely dark outside.  The wind is about 40 mph and getting worse.  Our evening market was canceled, as were the kids' music lessons.  Too many tornadoes about.  If it keeps raining like it is right now, we'll have an inch of rain in less than an hour.

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/386/20110125flradar.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 25, 2011, 03:25:57 PM
Sounds scary E77. Keep safe. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on January 25, 2011, 03:31:40 PM
Sounds scary E77. Keep safe. :)

Elizabeth, I hope it's not too unpleasant for you and your family. Keep safe and take care. :)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 25, 2011, 03:36:44 PM
I wish I was there Liz. :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 25, 2011, 03:41:50 PM
I wish I was there Liz. :'(

Geez, I have this mental picture of you in that scene of Forrest Gump with Gary Sinese on the boat during that storm, not scared at all and screaming at God or Mother Nature to give him their best shot.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 25, 2011, 03:46:53 PM
Don't think I'd be screaming but the adrenaline sure would be pumped.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 25, 2011, 03:47:31 PM
I wish I was there Liz. :'(

You'd be welcome to it, Stormy.  Actually, I love thunderstorms, but I have a great respect for tornadoes and prefer them elsewhere.  Four years ago next week there was a really bad one that passed just north of us a few miles.  It came in the middle of the night and the hardest hit area only had about 7 minutes of warning.  Twenty people were killed.  It was scary to wake up in the morning and find out what had passed by while we were sleeping.

The worst of the storm has passed us by.   :)  Now it's supposed to rain for hours.  We need it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 25, 2011, 03:49:57 PM
  It was scary to wake up in the morning and find out what had passed by while we were sleeping.

That would be scary. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 25, 2011, 03:55:15 PM
I'm always amazed when you see on the news the aftermath of these tornadoes and the path they take. You can have three houses in a street, the one in the middle is destroyed or completely gone, while the two on either side aren't even touched. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 25, 2011, 04:44:17 PM
I hope you stay safe Liz.  We are all thinking of you.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 25, 2011, 09:51:39 PM
The storms have all passed by and I can look forward to sleeping without the weather radio going off endlessly during the night.   :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 25, 2011, 09:55:19 PM
Glad to hear, all is safe and well E77. :)

The temp gauge on the garage is only saying 35C down here, but I tell ya, it feels like it's 40C out there. That hot breeze is not pleasant.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 25, 2011, 10:06:33 PM
Great to hear that Liz. :)

 20C here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 26, 2011, 04:03:19 AM
Great that you didn't have any problems Liz.

It is 2C here and raining.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on January 26, 2011, 07:11:03 AM
Elizabeth, I'm glad to hear the storms have all passed by and you are ok. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 26, 2011, 08:21:44 PM
The storm system that had been troubling Florida has now moved up the Atlantic coast to the U.S. Northeast, and is hovering over New York City.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/okx/stormtotalprecip.php
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 26, 2011, 09:05:06 PM
Yes, and the cold front that followed after that storm system is freezing us out again.  Well, almost.  37 F / 3 C is the low for tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 26, 2011, 09:15:37 PM
Hmmm ...

Cold Jumps Arctic Fence, Stoking Winters Fury (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/science/earth/25cold.html)

(http://www.enterprisemission.com/_articles/05-14-2004_Interplanetary_Part_1/DayAfter-b.jpg)

:o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 26, 2011, 11:00:44 PM
Another scorcher here today with it getting past 35C. You know it's hot when just standing at work and doing paperwork and you start to sweat.

The air was so dead that it's like your clothes were clinging onto your body for dear life. It's so uncomfortable. I love summer, but not at work like that.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 26, 2011, 11:51:51 PM
No AC, SK? ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 27, 2011, 02:31:49 AM
Only in the lunchroom. Not down on the warehouse floor. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 27, 2011, 01:14:02 PM
I woke up at 7 AM to this delightful message:

Quote
The New York Public Library Staff Emergency Notification Announcement

Today is Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Due to severe weather conditions all branches of The New York Public Library are closed today.

We got 19 inches of snow in the latest "winter weather event." It's wet, heavy snow too ... the kind that sticks to tree limbs, only to fall off later. And now it's a few degrees above freezing and the intersections are impossible.

Anyway, someone likes it ...
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9411/12711snow1.jpg)
Credit: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times

More great pictures here:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/01/27/nyregion/20110127-SNOW.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on January 27, 2011, 03:38:42 PM
Quote
We got 19 inches of snow in the latest "winter weather event."
(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.003) :o

Wow!  I love those pictures KC :)

If you can't get out for a run, maybe you could always try Skiing. :D

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 27, 2011, 11:08:37 PM
I just signed up for a Flickr account. Testing ... Central Park, January 27, 2011, about 4:45

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5394482213_965081dbbc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5394482213/)
CP1-27-11_10 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5394482213/) by K CoblentzNYC (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

There's a few more over on Flickr, if you follow the link above.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on January 28, 2011, 01:22:44 AM
There's a few more over on Flickr, if you follow the link above.

Thanks KC. :)

Those are all great pictures. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 28, 2011, 04:29:24 AM
KC those pictures are great.  I love the composition of the last one.  The coloured sleds and clothes on the kids against the start white snow and black trees.  Just brilliant. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 28, 2011, 06:29:07 AM
KC those pictures are great.  I love the composition of the last one.  The coloured sleds and clothes on the kids against the start white snow and black trees.  Just brilliant. :)

I agree with Lin.  Of course, it's not just the composition that is so great.  It looks like fun!!  When I was a little kid we lived on a farm and had sledding parties every winter on the big hill behind the orchard.  We'd build a big bonfire and sled at night.  Add hot chocolate and marshmallows to that and it is a warm and pleasant memory.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 28, 2011, 06:33:38 AM
When I was a little kid we lived on a farm and had sledding parties every winter on the big hill behind the orchard.  We'd build a big bonfire and sled at night.  Add hot chocolate and marshmallows to that and it is a warm and pleasant memory.

Hmmmmmmm sounds lovely. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: GreenEyes on January 28, 2011, 08:07:47 AM
Beautiful photos of CP, KC.  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on January 28, 2011, 11:35:41 AM
I woke up at 7 AM to this delightful message:

We got 19 inches of snow in the latest "winter weather event." It's wet, heavy snow too ... the kind that sticks to tree limbs, only to fall off later. And now it's a few degrees above freezing and the intersections are impossible.

Anyway, someone likes it ...
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9411/12711snow1.jpg)
Credit: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times

More great pictures here:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/01/27/nyregion/20110127-SNOW.html
Do you know how many school snow days there have been? I'm guessing not too many, or at least not nearly as many as there'd be if that much dropped in Ohio. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 28, 2011, 08:29:45 PM
I'm glad you liked my snow pictures! I can't take too much credit, though ... wherever I pointed the camera, there was a great shot. It's hard to go wrong with Central Park and snow, and if you add in kids on sleds ... it's even harder!

Christopher, there have been only nine "snow days" for New York City public schools since 1978 (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703893104576108443369908716.html)! I'll bet there have been fewer still for the New York Public Library ... I recall at least one time in the past few years when the schools were closed and the Library was open. As I remember, the mayor suggested parents should send their kids to the Library, since they couldn't go to school. You can imagine how Library workers felt about that! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on January 28, 2011, 09:16:31 PM
Christopher, there have been only nine "snow days" for New York City public schools since 1978 (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703893104576108443369908716.html)! I'll bet there have been fewer still for the New York Public Library ... I recall at least one time in the past few years when the schools were closed and the Library was open. As I remember, the mayor suggested parents should send their kids to the Library, since they couldn't go to school. You can imagine how Library workers felt about that! :o
Can I just say that that would suck! ;) ;D

That is lower than I expected. I figured they might have missed a day or two THIS winter.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 30, 2011, 04:14:37 AM
40C atm can;t sleep....
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 01, 2011, 02:04:20 AM
Just gone 8pm and it's still 37C! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 01, 2011, 10:29:04 AM
Just how much more can Queensland take?

Now there is Cyclone Yasi. 

http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/story/2011/02/02/yasi-dubbed-largest-ever-to-hit-qld/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 01, 2011, 02:29:48 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR211.gif?20110201211800)

It doesn't look good for Innisfail through to Port Douglas atm with wind and rainfall expected to increase over the next several hours.

This is the radar on Willis Island approx 440 kms off the coast of Queensland.

(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR413.gif?20110201212355)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 01, 2011, 06:36:23 PM
Quote
Category five Cyclone Yasi has knocked out the weather bureau's radar system on Willis Island, about 450 kilometres east of Cairns in far north Queensland.

The weather bureau's radar and wind speed measurements on the island failed just before 9am (AEST).

The bureau says the maximum wind speed recorded before the equipment went down was 185 kilometres an hour.

Three weather observers and a technician left the island yesterday

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/02/3127757.htm?section=justin (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/02/3127757.htm?section=justin)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Willis_Island.JPG/800px-Willis_Island.JPG)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Willis_Island.JPG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Willis_Island.JPG)




Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 01, 2011, 06:47:32 PM
I hope there was no one left on Willis Island.  It has really arrived then.  I was hoping the winds would turn and send it back out to sea.  That has happened before.   Our news reports so far have not said anything.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 01, 2011, 07:03:59 PM
I hope there was no one left on Willis Island.  It has really arrived then.  I was hoping the winds would turn and send it back out to sea.  That has happened before.   Our news reports so far have not said anything.

Sounds like they all left yesterday.

They are predicting 1000mm of rain and with cyclone arriving at high tide the sea level could rise over 2 meters(6 and half feet) above normal.

Evacuation centers are now full.

This will be devastating make no mistake about that.

(http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2011/02/01/1225998/320610-cyclone-comparisons.jpg)

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/queensland-cyclone-yasi/story-e6frf7l6-1225998348468 (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/queensland-cyclone-yasi/story-e6frf7l6-1225998348468)



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 01, 2011, 07:15:37 PM
Meanwhile, a massive winter storm that has already buried half the country is bearing down on the U.S. Northeast ... in the form of an ice storm!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/us/02storm.html
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/02/02/nyregion/02stormspan-cnd/02stormspan-cnd-articleLarge.jpg)

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Winter-Storm-Warning-in-Effect-for-NYC-115000724.html

http://gothamist.com/2011/02/01/ice_storm_cancels_1300_nyc_flights.php
(http://gothamist.com/attachments/arts_jen/somuchsnowmap0211.jpg)
From NOAA (http://nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail.php?MediaID=640&MediaTypeID=1&sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4d4859aadf12521d,0)

(http://gothamist.com/attachments/arts_jen/dayaftericestorm0211.jpg)
Not the New York Public Library

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 01, 2011, 07:20:14 PM
Both Australia and the United States are having dreadful weather.  I think we are lucky here in the UK,  it is just cold and damp with some sun during the middle day. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on February 01, 2011, 07:44:44 PM
We got some ice last night and through today. I have another day off tomorrow, so thankfully I can just stay in for when it switches over to snow tomorrow sometime.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 01, 2011, 10:04:53 PM
There are some people doing a live storm chase of Yasi which you can follow on this link.

http://www.swxc.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=15 (http://www.swxc.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=15)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 03, 2011, 11:00:01 PM
Five straight days of +35C days and the nights haven't been much cooler.

+40C tomorrow. I know February is usually our hottest month but after having it quite mild for the first two months of the season, it's a bit hard to take all in one go. it wouldn't be so bad if we got a southerly change each night but it's just been constantly heat and heat with no respite.

I love summer but I do have a breaking point. At least I don't have to sweat it out at work in that heat tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 03, 2011, 11:06:51 PM
We've barely had summer here, only 5 or 6 really hot days.

Thankfully, some storms are rolling in right now. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 04, 2011, 01:47:58 AM
Garage is flooded, water streaming into the house, just been outside to try to clean the gutters. Had 22mm in the last half hour...I'm soaked to the bone. Arhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 04, 2011, 02:35:02 AM
Garage is flooded, water streaming into the house, just been outside to try to clean the gutters. Had 22mm in the last half hour...I'm soaked to the bone. Arhhhhhhhhhhh

SC,  I do hope nothing has been damaged in your garage.  You have some posters in there don't you?   I am thinking of you trying to clear out gutters.  I remember doing that in the Blue Mts once when there was a dreadful storm and the rain was going up under the eaves.  It wasn't much fun.   I do hope you are OK and your new kitchen isn't damaged after all your hard work.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 04, 2011, 02:35:44 AM


Garage is flooded, water streaming into the house, just been outside to try to clean the gutters. Had 22mm in the last half hour...I'm soaked to the bone. Arhhhhhhhhhhh

Are the girls OK, SC?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on February 04, 2011, 04:25:38 AM
Garage is flooded, water streaming into the house, just been outside to try to clean the gutters. Had 22mm in the last half hour...I'm soaked to the bone. Arhhhhhhhhhhh

SC, I hope everything is ok.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 04, 2011, 08:07:42 AM
Cheers Lin, SK and 2M, girls are OK.

Just changed all the towels round the house that were soaking up water. Thankfully the rain has passed. I checked the rain gauge and had to put the eyes back in the sockets. 120mm in just 6 hours. :o :o :o

That's a record here not much warning from the Bureau of Meteorology.  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on February 04, 2011, 08:18:22 AM
Rains keep going here.

During the night of this Wednesday almost the whole northeast region was victim of another blackout after a problem in one of the transmission lines.

According to the director of operations of the hydroelectric company, the problem happened due a failure in the eletronic circuit in one of the substations.

In Recife, prisioners took advantage of the blackout to start a tumult in one of the prisons. One of them was dead and another one was hurt.

Two main public hospitals of Cear city had to turn the emergency generators on. The civils had to take care manually of the patients in more serious conditions, until the machines got back working.

Talk about mess.

Some pictures of the blackout in Salvador.

(http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/0101/ae_apagaonordesteelevador.jpg)
(only part of the elevator Lacerda, one of the tourist attractions of the city, kept the lights on)

(http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/news/0111/apagao1_ae.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/a/i/br/news/0111/apagao2_ae.jpg)



http://br.noticias.yahoo.com/s/04022011/48/manchetes-apagao-deixa-oito-estados-nordeste.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 04, 2011, 05:03:49 PM
Gees, the weather has gone nuts all around the world.

Had 166mm at my place over 14 hours. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 04, 2011, 05:26:26 PM
How's the kitchen?

You're getting rain, we're getting non stop heat wave conditions. Up north have had floods and cyclones. What's next?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 04, 2011, 05:51:55 PM
Kitchen is OK but had water coming through one of the downlights in the lounge and under the front and back doors. A bucket I placed under the light filled with about 20 litres of water before I fixed the problem.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 04, 2011, 08:04:44 PM
Kitchen is OK but had water coming through one of the downlights in the lounge and under the front and back doors. A bucket I placed under the light filled with about 20 litres of water before I fixed the problem.

Maybe you should just hang the carpenter? ;)

Glad the important things are OK, SC!

(By the way, for the metrically challenged, like me ... 166mm = more than six and a half inches! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 04, 2011, 09:03:25 PM
3pm and it's 41C out in the backyard.

I think I'll stay indoors for the rest of the day unless I want to be a little toasty. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2011, 03:24:16 AM
No southerly change this evening so it's going to be another uncomfortable night. How many minutes of sleep will I get tonight?

Tomorrow will be the 7th straight day of +35C temps. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 05, 2011, 03:49:05 AM
Kitchen is OK but had water coming through one of the downlights in the lounge and under the front and back doors. A bucket I placed under the light filled with about 20 litres of water before I fixed the problem.

At least you got it fixed. SC.  You don't need water and electricity together.  :o

We had winds gusting up to 70 MPH, nothing like the cyclone at home but bad enough.  A few high sided trucks went over on the notorious A66 road near to me.  It is one of the worst roads in the UK.   It is so high and open whatever the weather is the A66 gets the worst of it.     Gary was OK driving in Wales but said he had a few hairy moments.  His truck is a curtain-sider so it is like driving with two huge sails when you are on the motorway in the wind.

This morning it is quiet with sun and a lot warmer. It is rather eerie.   There are branches and rubbish all over the place.  All my bird feeders blew off the stand and I found one of them in the middle of the road!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2011, 08:17:10 PM
After 7 straight days, a southerly change has finally arrived. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2011, 09:08:16 PM
I hope I don't get a chill with this cool breeze flowing through the house now. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 05, 2011, 09:15:49 PM
Here are some images from the latest rains we had in Melbourne.

(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/02/06/1226000/922795-victoria-floods.jpg)


Near where I grew up in Glen Iris.

(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2011/02/06/1226000/929817-victoria-floods.jpeg)

(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/02/06/1226000/931804-victoria-floods.jpg)
(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/02/05/1226000/641524-melbourne-floods.jpg)
(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/02/05/1226000/641500-melbourne-floods.jpg)

This is the busiest shopping street just outside of Melbourne.
(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/02/04/1226000/460479-victoria-storm-pictures.jpg)

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/photo-gallery/gallery-e6frf94x-1226000411841?page=1 (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/photo-gallery/gallery-e6frf94x-1226000411841?page=1)




Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on February 06, 2011, 02:40:11 AM
SC, After all the recent extreme weather events that have happened in Australia, you now get more floods in Melbourne due to all that heavy rain. :(

Is it ok where you live?

I hope your Garage and home are now ok and you don't have any damage.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 06, 2011, 03:00:44 AM
Yeah everything is under control right now, thanks 2M. :)

Geez half of the U.S. is under a blanket of snow. Wow, what the hell is going on??
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 06, 2011, 06:10:04 AM
Those are some pictures SC.  I had a look at the rest of them on the Heraldsun site.  I can't believe the rains after all the heat.  

Geez half of the U.S. is under a blanket of snow. Wow, what the hell is going on??


Well it is global warming.  We humans have started to change the weather patterns with all the fossil fuels we have been burning.  So they told me on the radio this morning.  

My friend in Wisconsin said they had 23 inches of snow in three hours because of the drifts.  She couldn't open her back door and had to wade through waist high drifts to get around to the back to clear the snow away from the door.  :o
She lives right near Lake Michigan and there has been snow and ice blowing from the lake towards her home.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on February 06, 2011, 09:30:08 AM
Impressive pictures, Cat!

Geez half of the U.S. is under a blanket of snow. Wow, what the hell is going on??

Well it is global warming.  We humans have started to change the weather patterns with all the fossil fuels we have been burning.  So they told me on the radio this morning. 

I think it is really that. Mother nature is not happy and is showing her merciless fury.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 06, 2011, 01:33:28 PM
So they told me on the radio this morning.  

I wouldn't believe everything you hear on the radio.

I'm not going to get into any political arguments here but we've always had cyclones at this time of year. Some are worse than others. We've had floods before. The area in Queensland that got hit last month was devasted in 1974 by a flood, Cyclone Tracy wiped out Darwin in 1974. Cyclone Larry in 2007 hit North Queensland, the same parts as Yassi last week. It wasn't called global warming then.

We've just had a week of heatwave temperatures but up until last month we hadn't had a hot day all summer, now we get it all in one week and the people in the media start jumping up and down alarming people.

Quote
The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft, dim skies -
I know but I cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of rugged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding plains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold rush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back three-fold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze ...

A opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.


http://www.australia-day.com/poetry.htm

Written in 1904!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 06, 2011, 09:23:02 PM
My Country by Dorothea Mackellar is one of my favourite poems.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 06, 2011, 09:39:04 PM
That's a beautiful poem. I think the first line of the last stanza has got to start with "An" rather than "A," however. Surely just a typo in the source SK was quoting it from.

For Yanks, and others who may not know Mackellar's "My Country" ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Country
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on February 06, 2011, 09:39:34 PM
My Country by Dorothea Mackellar is one of my favourite poems.

I can see why.  I found it beautiful and very moving.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 07, 2011, 12:11:00 AM
So to top it all off there are bushfires near Perth Western Australia.   I just listened to a firefighter who said they had so far lost 41 homes.

I totally agree with you SK about the cyclones and floods etc. However this year it just seems they have hit all together.  :(

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/02/07/australia.bushfires/?hpt=T2
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: PeterD on February 07, 2011, 12:19:12 AM
Bacchus Marsh has had a great day today. Couldn't have asked for more (except those swine Packers beat the Steelers).
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 07, 2011, 12:26:12 AM
^ This is weather news? ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: PeterD on February 07, 2011, 12:27:59 AM
Packers beating the Steelers? Probably not but it darkened my day.   :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 07, 2011, 07:29:39 AM
;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 07, 2011, 07:52:27 PM
Garage is flooded, water streaming into the house, just been outside to try to clean the gutters. Had 22mm in the last half hour...I'm soaked to the bone. Arhhhhhhhhhhh
Here are some images from the latest rains we had in Melbourne.


I am so sorry, ST Cat to hear about its terrible flood, nevertheless I am relieved that you are safe!  :)
 
In spite of in many of bad news of recently, there is a good one!  :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353124/British-midwife-delivers-baby-emergency-shelter-Cyclone-Yasi-strikes.html

Quote
British midwife caught up in Cyclone Yasi hailed a hero after delivering baby in crowded emergency shelter

By Richard Shears


 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 07, 2011, 08:12:42 PM
According to WMO, the bad weather of this world seems to continue until May.  :(
 
 La Nia of this season seems to be the strongest in these 100 years.  :o
 
 http://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/press_releases/pr_907_en.html

 
Quote
Geneva, 25 January 2011 (WMO) A significant La Nia episode, which is affecting climate conditions in different regions of the world, continues in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Its strength is expected to decrease during the course of the coming four months, according to a new Update issued today by the World Meteorological Organization.

Almost all forecast models predict a continuation of the current La Nia for at least the next 2-4 months, through the first quarter of 2011 and possibly into the second quarter (April or early May).

The strength of the event is likely to decrease during the course of the coming 4 months, says the El Nio/La Nia Update.   

 
The information as the above make to me be very pessimistic.  :(
Unfortunately many solar or moon eclipse get up as well as a La Nina abnormality phenomenon this year like last year.
Though all of you would remember that the last eclipse of the moon of 2010 was piled and got up the full moon and the winter solstice.....
At same time an abnormal cold wave, a heavy rain began all over the world!!
Etna of Sicily erupted at 4th January, the beginning of the New Year when the first solar eclipse was generated this year!!
And now at Kagoshima in south of Japan, the volcano of Kirishima erupted, too.
Also the city of the Sea of Japan side was damaged by the heavy snow a lot which often fell this year, like almost of US's city.
When a big city suffers a disaster, it receives a big blow to economically not only make paralysis to transportation. And, to make worse, it usually burdens for the citizen.

I am afraid of the influence the movement of the sun and the moon give the earth like full and low tide.
Remember the big earthquake of Haiti attacked on January 12, last year. The solar eclipse was generated on January 15, in a difference on only 3days.
Unfortunately, it is a great event to observe but often those tend to have a bad influence on our earth, showed by the world weather record of the long time.

To make matters worse, it says that the ominous year that 13 times of new moon plays this year!! 
 
I know what a flood is. And I know what an earthquake is,too....
We must recognize more the power of natural. We must not make light of the power of natural...
So that bad influence does not become arrogant, we should take more attention on the global protection of environment....... I think.
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 17, 2011, 10:52:13 PM
This radar shot should fill up with a large rain band on the way. Gee, we've barely had a summer here so far.

(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR023.gif?20101202091000)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 17, 2011, 11:20:49 PM
To make matters worse, it says that the ominous year that 13 times of new moon plays this year!! 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077729/   ;)

(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm106982878/in-year-with-13-moons-volker-spengler-dvd-cover-art.jpg)

Don't worry about the eclipses, Higgy ... they've been going on since before there was life on Earth, and a dragon hasn't eaten either the sun or the moon yet.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 17, 2011, 11:23:29 PM
By the way, it's after 1 AM here in New York and the temperature is 53 F/ 11.67 C. And tomorrow it's supposed to get up to 65/18.33!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 17, 2011, 11:30:35 PM
By the way, it's after 1 AM here in New York and the temperature is 53 F/ 11.67 C. And tomorrow it's supposed to get up to 65/18.33!

An early spring? :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 17, 2011, 11:53:45 PM
Could be. I saw snowdrops in Central Park on Sunday, and the first bulbs are sprouting in Bryant Park!

Taken yesterday on 42nd Street near Sixth Avenue:

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8467/sprouting2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 18, 2011, 01:09:07 AM
There are clumps of snowdrops along the river bank here.  They have been flowering for a week now.  Spring at last I hope.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on February 18, 2011, 07:33:21 AM
It's spring in Central Florida!  The early magnolia trees are in bloom, the azaleas are popping out, the ground is covered in falling oak leaves and everything is coated with a thick layer of yellow oak pollen.  In a few weeks we should have the scent of orange blossoms wafted to us on the warm evening breeze.  :)

The temperature highs for the next five days are supposed to be around 80 F / 27 C.  Just think, it was only Sunday morning when we had frost.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 18, 2011, 08:55:00 AM
It's spring in Central Florida!  The early magnolia trees are in bloom, the azaleas are popping out, the ground is covered in falling oak leaves and everything is coated with a thick layer of yellow oak pollen.  In a few weeks we should have the scent of orange blossoms wafted to us on the warm evening breeze.  :)

The temperature highs for the next five days are supposed to be around 80 F / 27 C.  Just think, it was only Sunday morning when we had frost.  :o

Sounds idyllic.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 18, 2011, 07:50:00 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077729/   ;)

(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm106982878/in-year-with-13-moons-volker-spengler-dvd-cover-art.jpg)

Don't worry about the eclipses, Higgy ... they've been going on since before there was life on Earth, and a dragon hasn't eaten either the sun or the moon yet.  :D

^^ What a reassurance, KC!  Thank God for that !!  :D      I would like to watch " In A Year with 13 Moons " sometime.

Could be. I saw snowdrops in Central Park on Sunday, and the first bulbs are sprouting in Bryant Park!

Taken yesterday on 42nd Street near Sixth Avenue:

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8467/sprouting2.jpg)

Nice pic, KC!
 
Though the weather is not yet stable, I can feel coming of spring surely when I find a bud of the flowers of the park begins to appear.  :)

By the way, did you read these articles?   :o
 
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/04jun_swef/

http://gawker.com/#!5556692/the-newest-threat-to-all-human-life-on-earth-solar-storms

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on February 19, 2011, 02:32:34 AM
Just when I thought spring was almost here!  It's Snowing again!(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.003)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 19, 2011, 02:49:08 AM
Just when I thought spring was almost here!  It's Snowing again!(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.003)

Final chance for the kids to build that Tees Snowman! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 19, 2011, 03:39:48 AM
Final chance for the kids to build that Tees Snowman! :D

No I think there will be more snow after this lot has cleared up.   The snowflakes here are those great big fluffy one that stay around.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 19, 2011, 10:40:29 AM
We, too, have had a somewhat rude awakening from our mini-spring. No snow (yet) but temperatures are in the 30s F (approaching 0 C) and falling. And it's very windy out.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 19, 2011, 10:39:37 PM
Temperature got up to 68F/20C on Friday ... and now it's 22F/-5.56C! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 19, 2011, 10:45:25 PM
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/sprachlos/speechless-smiley-020.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 22, 2011, 06:35:34 AM
I guess this is not really weather but rather a force of nature.   

The news is filtering in about the devastating earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand.   The reports say the beautiful cathedral has been extensively damaged.    I worked in Christchurch for a while and I loved the beautiful City with the tranquil river running through it and the lovely square in front of the cathedral.   So far 65 people have lost their lives.  This news is so sad.

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3146088.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12533291
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on February 22, 2011, 05:23:58 PM
Shocking news, absolutely terrible. It's front page news here and all over the radio.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on February 22, 2011, 05:38:21 PM
Very shocking and terrible news to watch on TV. :(

The US Geological Survey said the centre of the quake was three miles from the city at a relatively shallow depth of 2.5 miles.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 22, 2011, 08:14:42 PM
What a terrible earthquake occurred again in Charchetown!!
22 Japanese students are still buried alive in debris in Charchetown.  They are not lucky really in the foreign country...... :(
I pray for all being saved as soon as possible safely.
My sympathy to those who are suffering and be courage go to all the people in Charchetown, New Zealand.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/8882542/massive-quake-strikes-christchurch
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfcWraeZvcw
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 28, 2011, 01:49:35 PM
36C today on the first day of Autumn. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on March 02, 2011, 06:24:06 AM
So Paulo went through another chaos last Sunday. The strong rain that overflowed the city caused one death and delayed to one hour the beginning of a game in Morumbi stadium. The game was set to start at 4:00 pm but at this time the stadium grass looked like a swamp with big puddles everywhere.

Worst situation could be seen on the audience seats. Some viewers showed good humour and took advantage of the improvised "pool" to swim. According to specialists, the amount of water could have filled more than five olympic pools (more than 13 millions of litres)

Engineers and physicians have stated this situation is considered atypical.




(http://s.glbimg.com/es/ge/f/original/2011/02/27/carrosselflamengo.jpg)

(http://s.glbimg.com/es/ge/f/620x470/2011/02/28/banco_de_reservas.jpg.jpg)

http://www.sempretricolor.com.br/st2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25108:temporal-que-caiu-no-morumbi-encheria-cinco-piscinas-olimpicas&catid=40:marco (http://www.sempretricolor.com.br/st2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25108:temporal-que-caiu-no-morumbi-encheria-cinco-piscinas-olimpicas&catid=40:marco)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on March 02, 2011, 06:40:17 AM
Aline, I was reading about this in a british Newspaper and I can't believe the game between Palmeiras and Sao Paulo still went ahead. :o

Did the referee book any of the supporters for diving? ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on March 02, 2011, 07:02:49 AM
Did the referee book any of the supporters for diving? ;)

;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Doug on March 11, 2011, 06:13:31 AM
Regarding the earthquake off of Japan, I hope everybody who might be affected in that region are safe and their families are safe.  A lot of places are going to be hit by the tsunamis, and I hope the damage is minimal and people can make it to safe ground.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2011-03/11/c_13773728.htm
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 11, 2011, 07:36:55 AM
The earthquake and the tsunamis are dreadful.   I feel so sorry for all those people who will be affected by it.  So many places are going to be hit by the waves and the after shocks.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on March 11, 2011, 01:07:05 PM
My heart goes out to the victims of this massive quake and tsunami.  It's just so utterly devastating!  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on March 11, 2011, 07:17:56 PM

 (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/03/12/world/12japan-gallery1/12japan-gallery1-custom10.jpg)

 (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/03/11/world/11japan-chameleon/11japan-chameleon-custom11.jpg)

 http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na


 By today's terrible Japanese news, my heart almost burst with grief.....  :'(

The super large scale once in 1000 year, the biggest earthquake and tsunami since 140 years hit Japan !!  :'(    Just Shocking, Shocking and Awful.....!!  :'(
What was worse!  Japan is still state of sorrow over the death of the victims of the NZ's earthquake!!  :'(
 
I spent an all day to have news the safety of my family and friends live in Kanto region ( Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa- Yokohama...)
Fortunately, all the members were saved. Just terrible big quake seems not to have been able to move my older sister who live in Chiba for a while and several tableware and decorations fell, and the LC television which she bought newly seems to have fallen down!  Mini the beagle continued barking for fear..... :(   How will Ken the dachshund living in the 45th floor of the high-rise building of Tokyo?  :(
 
However, that.. unfortunately, this was not over by this time...  :'(
 
Then there is the thing that I should add.
After I read a quote of Gant in the thread of "Everyone's DVD collections" few days ago, Dans With No Name's long list caught me and a nickname of previous attracted my attention..... Kiwi Cowboy!!   I was interested this name very much because I like kiwi !...and went to watch a profile and was shocked very very much!!  The location place " Christchurch New Zealand " jumped into my eyes !!!   :o
I was so sorry, Kiwi Cowboy.... I pray for him being saved.....


 " Dispatch from Japan: Professors post-quake communiques "

 By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | March 11, 2011

 http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/03/11/japan-view/

 " Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days "

 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 11, 2011, 07:26:48 PM
I'm terribly sorry for all the devastation. Higashimori, I'm glad your relatives are safe!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 11, 2011, 10:42:13 PM
Glad to hear your relatives are ok, Higgy.

Jez, what's going with all this geological/weather madness lately?

The vision of this tragedy is truly horrifying.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 12, 2011, 01:41:39 AM
Quote
The sobering fact is that megadisasters like the Japanese earthquake can overcome the best efforts of our species to protect against them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/weekinreview/13limits.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 12, 2011, 06:07:26 AM
it is good to hear all your family are safe Higgy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Xichado on March 12, 2011, 01:54:49 PM
Higashimori,

Glad to hear you and your family are safe and sound. I couldn't believe the news yesterday, my thoughts and prayers are with anyone affected by this tragedy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on March 16, 2011, 07:41:39 PM

I thank everybody for the kind words and concern.
 
Also thanks for the kind words and images from all over the world for people of Tohoku region in Japan.

 (http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/257114697.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1300328680&Signature=bFdn8fe89jTBRZiZacA%2BOKwjluc%3D)

 http://twitpic.com/492uyx/full

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/towns-vanish-thousands-die--ndash-but-a-nation-begins-its-fightback-2240508.html

 http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2129985372846288901


 It's really really regrettable and I am so sorry...... It seems that I live in a nightmare since last Friday!  :'(

I thought that a big earthquake would attack Japan in the near future. Generally, because it will not be avoidable in Japan, unfortunately! 
However, on earth who would expect that like it widespread earthquake and a tsunami of more 10-15 meters attacked!! ? 
And this terrible tsunami does not waited people to escape.   It was only 15~30 minutes after.....
In Tohoku region, many towns were destructed  completely. Still in the climate of the depth of winters, all the lifelines still stop, the savable person will not be save without the food and noway to take the warmth either!  :'(
The victim will finally reach 30,000 people......  :'(

It's a real tragedy...  terrible tragedy.....  :'(   

And now, many problem of the nuclear power plant!!   

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html

Tohoku region and Japan have taken a big triple punch!!  :'( :'( :'(
 
I do not know what happen from now on.....I am afraid and just hope that everybody continue be safe !


All my condolence for the people who were robbed of life by this disaster heartily.
And I pray for all victims that Tohoku region restores and revive as soon as possible... Courage, Courage Everybody !!
 


Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Xichado on March 18, 2011, 02:06:11 PM
An interesting site, artists getting together to share their vision of the catastrophe and to help the victims

Tsunami - Des Images Pour Le Japon (http://cfsl.net/tsunami/)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 18, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20110319020459)

I just had to drive down south of Sydney and the rain was torrential, the wipers were going full blast and it was still hard to see the road and traffic on the freeway.

It hasn't rain here for a few months so I'm not complaining. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 19, 2011, 12:32:21 PM
Whoa, check out the map now!

100mm in the last 21 hours!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 19, 2011, 02:04:28 PM
The wet weather put paid to seeing that bright moon last night. Apparently the moon is closer to the earth than it has been in 18 years, so that's why it shone a lot brighter than normal.

Other parts of the world might get a better look now or in a few hours?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 19, 2011, 10:06:16 PM
It got up to 76F/24.4C here yesterday ... one degree Fahrenheit short of the record for the date.

And now it's 39F/3.9C, and it's supposed to get down to around freezing (yes, that is 0C or 32 on the F thermometer) tonight.

SK, I did notice the moon last night. It was just a half-day short of full. I was walking downtown on Tenth Avenue and it appeared and disappeared among streaky clouds when I looked east at the cross streets. I stopped and stared a couple of times but no one else seemed to be looking at it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 19, 2011, 10:21:45 PM
There's another chance to see the moon tonight. The weather is clearing here so I might get a look.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2011, 07:49:49 PM
It hasn't rain here for a few months so I'm not complaining. :)

If this continues though, I may start arcing up. In the last three days we've had our March average rainfall and some. They keep saying scattered showers but 10 minutes of torrential rain followed by a glimpse of blue sky and then back to rain again isn't what I'd call scattered showers. >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 20, 2011, 07:58:46 PM
Is "arcing up" Aussie slang, or is it a typo? ???

Quote
They keep saying scattered showers but 10 minutes of torrential rain followed by a glimpse of blue sky and then back to rain again isn't what I'd call scattered showers.

Scattered torrents, then? ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on March 20, 2011, 08:01:28 PM
 
Quote
Super Perigee Moon

The full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Washington. The full moon tonight is called a super perigee moon since it is at its closest to Earth in 2011. The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March 1993.

 http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1900.html

 (http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/529686main_image_1900_946-710.jpg)

I think that we can watch this super moon for several days more.  But actually it's a terrible feeling now that watch this....... :(

  

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2011, 08:07:30 PM
Is "arcing up" Aussie slang, or is it a typo? ???

Aussie slang.

As in, "I'll arc up if there's no beer in the fridge!" :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2011, 08:09:15 PM
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/529686main_image_1900_946-710.jpg)

How cool is that pic? That's what I missed seeing with all this wet weather. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 20, 2011, 08:15:29 PM
Aussie slang.

As in, "I'll arc up if there's no beer in the fridge!" :)

Ah, I should know enough by now to check the Urban Dictionary first ... oddly enough, the example there also involves beer!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=arc%20up
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on March 20, 2011, 08:23:22 PM
An interesting site, artists getting together to share their vision of the catastrophe and to help the victims

Tsunami - Des Images Pour Le Japon (http://cfsl.net/tsunami/)

 (http://cfsl.net/tsunami/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/PAscal-Pelletier.jpg)

Thanks, Xichado for posting that !  :)

I have dj vu this drawing by radio few days ago, it was exactly what I imagined by author's description.  I think that is published in Le Monde or Le Figaro......

 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2011, 12:45:50 AM

(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20110319020459)


Somehow I don't think I'll be playing golf tomorrow. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 21, 2011, 01:00:16 AM
How much rain have you had SK? Seems quite a lot in the last couple of days.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2011, 01:19:30 AM
I don't know exactly but I'm sure it's close to 150mm.

It seems to be along the coast that is copping the most. Kiama has had 155mm since 9am just today!

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/observations/nswall.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on March 21, 2011, 01:22:56 AM
150mm crikey, that's a lot. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2011, 02:45:32 AM
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Sydney has switched from its driest start to the year since 1965 to one of its wettest weeks in March after up to 200 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours this weekend - 1 times the monthly average, a meteorologist says.

Sydney Morning Herald (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydneys-heavy-weather-six-weeks-rain-in-a-day-20110321-1c2t7.html?from=smh_sb)

That article was posted earlier today so we've had even more rain since then.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2011, 11:26:44 PM
So of course as soon as I decided not to play golf today the clouds disappeared to a glorious day with a temp of 31C. It would have been too wet underfoot still to play but come tomorrow when it's supposed to be another fine day, I'll be out there. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 23, 2011, 11:44:27 PM
We had a thunderstorm with hail this evening. When I left work around 7:00, it was just drizzling a little (rain and/or sleet and/or snow had been falling all day) but before I was halfway home I saw the first lightning flashes and heard the first thunder. And soon the hail was coming down, in pellets somewhere between the size of a B-B and a pea. It coated sidewalks and streets and made walking treacherous. Fortunately, I was nearly home by then.

In Brooklyn across the East River, evidently the hail was worse ...

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/hailstorm-hits-parts-of-brooklyn/

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/hail-got-our-attention-but-it-could-have-been-worse/

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/10/12/nyregion/12storm2_inline/12storm2_inline-articleInline.jpg)
(Hailstone found by a man in Brooklyn.)

Here's a couple more pictures, from the Daily News:

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/03/24/amd_hail_hotel-intercontinental.jpg) 
(This is on West 44th Street, close to my route going home tonight.)

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/03/24/alg_hail-windshield.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on March 30, 2011, 04:19:37 PM
We had a huge line of thunderstorms roll through here between 1600 and 1630 this afternoon.  The weather radio went off constantly with tornado warnings for the entire area.  The storm moved through at 60 mph (96.6 km/h).  Apparently it caused trouble over a widespread area, because our electricity went out at 1635 and didn't come on again until 1810.  The electric company said that a couple of towns were affected.

We couldn't go to work and we couldn't work at home without power, so we spent the time playing various table games as a family.  It kept the boys from going wild (thunderstorms have a curious effect) and I think we all had some fun.  Now we're back to work.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on March 31, 2011, 07:44:47 AM
Today's storms make yesterday's seem like a picnic.  We've currently under a tornado warning.  The lightning and thunder are pretty much on top of each other and we've had nearly 2 inches of rain since 6 a.m.  Another day of work washed out.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on March 31, 2011, 09:12:32 PM
The storms are all gone now.   :)  It finally quit raining and the sun came out about an hour before sundown.  That last hour was brighter than it had been since Wednesday morning.  Our rain total for the 30th and 31st was 5 inches (127 mm).  We haven't had that much rain at one time for at least two years.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 01, 2011, 01:49:04 AM
Wow, that's a lot of rain! :o

Here we just had a cold drizzle most of the day ... temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s Fahrenheit. (Around 4.4 C.) And it was Opening Day at Yankee Stadium! But the Yankees won anyway, so it's all good. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 01, 2011, 09:42:56 AM
Elizabeth77 That really was some rainfall.  :o  Here in the UK we had strong winds up to 60 miles an hour and some of the roads were closed to high sided vehicles.  It is still windy today but nowhere near as strong.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 06, 2011, 07:11:44 PM
 " Swedish couple have honeymoon from hell "

  A newly-wed couple on a four-month honeymoon were hit by six natural disasters, including the Australian floods, Christchurch earthquake and Japanese tsunami.

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8432283/Swedish-couple-have-honeymoon-from-hell.html

 
Quote
By Our Foreign Staff 4:13PM BST 06 Apr 2011
Stefan and Erika Svanstrom left Stockholm, Sweden, on December 6 and were immediately stranded in Munich, Germany, due to one of Europe's worst snowstorms.

Travelling with their baby daughter, they flew on to Cairns in Australia which was then struck by one of the most ferocious cyclones in the nation's history.

From there, the couple, in their 20s, were forced to shelter for 24 hours on the cement floor of a shopping centre with 2500 others.

"Trees were being knocked over and big branches were scattered across the streets," Mr Svanstrom told Sweden's Expressen newspaper. "We escaped by the skin of our teeth."

They then headed south to Brisbane but the city was experiencing massive flooding, so they crossed the country to Perth where they narrowly escaped raging bush fires.  ............................


>・<! That's  unbelievable story !!  :o :o :o :o :o :o

If that's true really, I believe that it's them who caused these unfortunates catastrohes!!  >:( >:( >:( >:D   Not because of 13 new moon!!  ???

Do not approach them!!!!!! >:(



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 06, 2011, 08:58:54 PM
We need rain here in north Texas badly.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on April 07, 2011, 11:08:10 PM
We need rain here in north Texas badly.

I hope you get rain soon.

Part of my family is from Texas, the prettiest state I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on April 08, 2011, 04:57:51 PM
I hope you get rain soon.

Part of my family is from Texas, the prettiest state I've ever seen.

Thanks LCat! I love my home state!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 08, 2011, 08:58:04 PM
A picture perfect autumn day here today.

It started a little chilly with a bit of fog but that cleared pretty quickly to a clear blue sky and temps in the mid 20C's. Now if we can just get that again tomorrow. Fingers crossed.  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 08, 2011, 11:46:44 PM
Finally after weeks of just a shower or two here and there its raining full on here. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 09, 2011, 12:59:31 AM
Finally after weeks of just a shower or two here and there its raining full on here. :)

And it better stay there until after golf tomorrow.  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 10, 2011, 09:19:30 PM
Most of the UK has had an amazing weekend.  We went away and what a change not to need fleeces and sweaters.

It will be warm for today and perhaps tomorrow then the showers return.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 12, 2011, 12:12:05 AM
Over the past 2 days, I've had 96mm. :o

With most of the rain last night the roads were very slippery today, yet you still get idiots speeding. >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 12, 2011, 12:13:02 AM
Starting to get harder to get out of bed at 4am of a morning now with the temperature sliding down to almost single figures. 10C this morning. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 15, 2011, 04:28:19 PM
What a miserable day outside. Rain and more rain. :(

This better be all gone in 22 hours.  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 16, 2011, 12:24:22 AM
I have a serious question, no really I do.

What's the difference between isolated showers and scattered showers?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 16, 2011, 12:34:51 AM
Isolated showers are confined to a few small areas while scattered showers cover a wider area.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 16, 2011, 12:40:03 AM
Thanks.

I wonder why they don't say what areas will get the isolated showers then? :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 16, 2011, 03:16:02 AM
Thanks.

I wonder why they don't say what areas will get the isolated showers then? :D

Because they are not really sure so cover themselves.   ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2011, 12:12:19 AM
Brasil is copping a bad time again with floods and mudslides claiming lives. Hopefully Aline is safe and well and isn't in the areas affected.  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2011, 04:06:22 PM
Another miserable day here with drizzly rain and a temp that won't get to 20C. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 25, 2011, 04:12:33 PM
That's all it does in Sydney. Rain!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2011, 04:15:46 PM
That's all it does in Sydney. Rain!

;D

I turned on the telly yesterday to watch the pre game Anzac Day ceremony at the MCG and saw what a glorious sunny day it was while it was wet and miserable up here and I wanted to move, there and then.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 25, 2011, 04:21:00 PM
And the Pies shone through again. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on April 25, 2011, 04:21:21 PM
The UK just had the hottest Easter weekend ever. 8)

This was Brighton beach. It's just like Summer with all the sun worshippers. 8)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/22/article-1379159-0BBC7AEA00000578-637_964x644.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2011, 04:25:34 PM
I thought all the beaches in England were rocks and stones? ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 25, 2011, 04:25:41 PM
They should rename it pebble beach, that aint sand. ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2011, 04:27:38 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/22/article-1379159-0BBC7AEA00000578-637_964x644.jpg)

That pic reminds me of those "Where's Wally?" books.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on April 25, 2011, 04:30:36 PM
They should rename it pebble beach, that aint sand. ???

We only have sand up north. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 25, 2011, 06:32:36 PM
Well, it got up to 80 F (26.67 C) on Easter Sunday in New York City, and that was plenty warm enough. Way too warm for a ten-mile run, at least if you're used to temperatures thirty degrees F cooler than that. I felt like one of those sun worshipers in 2M's pic, only I was running, or trying to.

Supposed to get up to the eighties again tomorrow, too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on April 25, 2011, 09:34:42 PM
KC, I'm glad you're finally getting some sunshine! 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 25, 2011, 10:05:29 PM
Well, we're supposed to get some more this week ... mixed in with scattered thunderstorms every single day! ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 27, 2011, 11:18:04 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.201104280530.jpg)

SC, can you explain to me how we've copped so much rain in the last few days. I could understand it if I lived in South Australia with all that cloud but there's hardly any cloud over NSW and it's been pouring on and off for days.

Please explain?  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 27, 2011, 11:56:15 PM
You have an infrared satellite image posted, that mainly picks up high based cloud but you can see on the image cloud over Sydney that doesn't look intense. If you were to have a visual satellite image, that cloud over Sydney would show up as thick intense cloud mass because it's low based cloud. That's what the visual image picks up better, low based clouds. You can only get visual images during the day time while infrared images are taken every hour 24/7.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 28, 2011, 12:27:10 AM
Thanks, I knew you could explain it. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 28, 2011, 12:35:55 AM
No probs. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 28, 2011, 12:50:51 AM
Devastation in the southern U.S. From the New York Times:

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/04/28/us/28storm2_337_span/28storm2_337_span-articleLarge.jpg)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/us/29storm.html

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Scores Die in Storms Across South; Tornado Ravages City
By ANAHAD OCONNOR and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Devastating storms swept through the South on Wednesday, killing at least 83 people in five states and spawning a tornado that tore through downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala. The evening twister flattened homes and buildings and brought further damage and death to a region already battered by storms.

Across Alabama, at least 61 people were killed by storms on Wednesday alone, according to The Associated Press, which reported an additional 11 deaths in Mississippi, 9 in Georgia and 1 each in Tennessee and Virginia.

The tornado, one of several that struck the state, ripped through Tuscaloosa about 5 p.m. on a northwest path.

It veered past a major medical center, a high school and the campus of the University of Alabama. The extent of the damage was unclear Wednesday evening, but officials said many people were still trapped in homes and buildings. They feared the death toll could rise in the coming days.

There's some video here. I couldn't make the first one play in Firefox, but it was OK in IE.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/video-of-the-tornado-in-alabama/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 28, 2011, 01:01:58 AM
Crikey, that third video shows a second twister forming on the left hand side of the main one towards the end of the video. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Sylvie on April 28, 2011, 01:02:38 AM
I've just listerned to a long radio program talking about the terrible storms on Alabama and other states.
Poor people, how scaring it must be ...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 28, 2011, 04:43:56 AM
Those storms are dreadful.   The people in that area have surely had enough thrown at them over the last few years.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 28, 2011, 06:35:19 AM
We're getting the tail end of that storm system in New York City now. Nothing that severe, but they're predicting severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, wind, possibly hail.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 28, 2011, 06:40:49 AM
Unfortunately, the death toll in the South has risen steeply. Here's a quote from the updated version of that New York Times story:

Quote
The death toll in five Southern states rose sharply Thursday morning to nearly 200 after devastating storms ripped through the region, spawning a deadly tornado in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala., and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings in an area already battered by storms.

Across Alabama, at least 128 people were killed 13 in the Birmingham area alone and more than 300 injured by storms on Wednesday, said Yasamie August, information manager of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency.

I would be pretty sure about saying weve never had 128 people die in one day, Ms. August said. Its going to be difficult to get an accurate count of damage or injuries at this point. Many people cant get to a hospital.

There were at least 32 deaths in Mississippi, and The Associated Press reported 11 deaths in Georgia, 14 in Tennessee and 8 in Virginia.

As the storm churned towards the eastern seaboard on Thursday morning, tornado fears spread as far north as New York State. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Maryland, and in Sullivan County, N.Y., northwest of New York City.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 01, 2011, 07:28:55 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/04/29/us/before-after-satellite-images-showing-tornado-destruction.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1

In front of disaster as that, I have no words to express..... I just pray for such as that never occurring on this earth....and I would like to Shout !!  if it's possible " Enou~gh!!! "  >:( >:( >:(

I repeat that the menace of this nature disaster will continue from now on. It is our fate that is not avoided. In the case of countries of the Pacific side particularly Japan, Japan's all areas are threatened by the natural disaster.  :'(     However, in the American Continent,too.
This year is just 200 years when it hit the biggest earthquake of the M8 grade, four times in the North America central part, New Madrid earthquake zone on December 16 to February 7, 1811!!
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Seismic_Zone

An earthquake of the M2.5~M5 degree is hit like Alaska, California several times every day in this area, the same sector where these tornado caused the biggest damages......

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/

So even if the largest earthquake is hitting this area in the near future , it will not be wonder regrettably...... :(
The American Continent is big unlike Japan, there will be much less damage than Japan's. However, it is the same for a victim everywhere. Lose the human life, of animal, of house and all the things which there was of the attachment...... :'(
I only pray so that damage is settled in a minimum even if anything happened wherever......
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 03, 2011, 12:19:58 AM
Twisters in New Zealand now!

(http://images.smh.com.au/2011/05/03/2340896/1_tornado-new-thumb169-408x264.jpg)

smh (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/tornado-hits-auckland-shopping-mall--two-dead-20110503-1e626.html)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 03, 2011, 01:20:35 AM
The weather around the world is going crazy.   It makes you wonder just what is next.   It seems the countries that have been hit by other disasters are the ones most likely to be attacked by extremes of weather again.   :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on May 03, 2011, 07:46:45 PM
I could not believe that hail storm that rocked our house on Saturday night. You should see my truck. >:( It is okay because I have a new baby girl so everything else really does not matter.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on May 03, 2011, 10:03:09 PM
I could not believe that hail storm that rocked our house on Saturday night. You should see my truck. >:( It is okay because I have a new baby girl so everything else really does not matter.


I'm glad you and your family are well.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 04, 2011, 02:24:15 AM
All that hail must have been a bit scary.  As you say who cares about your truck you have much more important and happy things to think about.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 05, 2011, 07:00:24 PM
I could not believe that hail storm that rocked our house on Saturday night. You should see my truck. >:( It is okay because I have a new baby girl so everything else really does not matter.

Richard, it's terrify! :o  >:(      But it's good that your family was safe!  Continue to take care of your family...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 10, 2011, 11:30:55 PM
Winter has arrived. :(

5C this morning and further west it was down to 0C. Top temp through the day of about 17C.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 10, 2011, 11:36:48 PM
At home it didn't get over 10C, it's 7C atm with snow down to 700 meters with the odd rumble about too. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 10, 2011, 11:37:22 PM
We are having the same day time temps here just now and this is summer.  :D

It has been a lot warmer than 17C over the last few weeks but it is forecast for that and even less today.  I should have known as the camping season starts on May 20th.   I hope it is warmer then but no doubt it will be really chilly.
I only remember one camp when the weather was amazing it was July 2008.  There is usually at least one days rain.   >:(    Pity SC isn't able to tell us the weather here so I would know what to pack.   ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 10, 2011, 11:42:59 PM
If it's like Melbourne, pack for all four seasons. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 10, 2011, 11:43:38 PM
Pity SC isn't able to tell us the weather here so I would know what to pack.   ;D

I'm sure he can weave his magic across the oceans. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 10, 2011, 11:43:55 PM
If it's like Melbourne, pack for all four seasons. ;)

 ;D ;D   Yes I usually do!  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 11, 2011, 12:07:27 AM
Getting hail with heavy rain atm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 11, 2011, 12:29:10 AM
Getting hail with heavy rain atm.

Everytime you say 'at the moment' by typing atm. I get a mental picture of you at a cash machine. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on May 11, 2011, 03:38:24 AM
We should have some good storms later today. I want them without the hail this time.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on May 11, 2011, 06:34:09 AM
Everytime you say 'at the moment' by typing atm. I get a mental picture of you at a cash machine. :D

I thought I was the only one! ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 11, 2011, 11:34:03 PM

It's raining here (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dF_AK2nQIa0/TMbl5oqFU-I/AAAAAAAAAcI/gdA348H-ORM/s1600/atm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 11, 2011, 11:35:19 PM
It's raining here (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dF_AK2nQIa0/TMbl5oqFU-I/AAAAAAAAAcI/gdA348H-ORM/s1600/atm.jpg)

The best laugh of the week. Cheers mate. O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 12, 2011, 12:37:29 AM
And I thought yesterday was cold. Apparently it was the coldest May morning in Sydney today for over 50 years.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 13, 2011, 04:32:55 PM
Not a cloud in the sky this morning but crikey, the temp is only 12C at 9:30am but with an icy wind blowing it feels like -12. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on May 14, 2011, 08:33:03 PM
Not a cloud in the sky this morning but crikey, the temp is only 12C at 9:30am but with an icy wind blowing it feels like -12. :o

BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 20, 2011, 12:43:44 AM
Couldn't complain about the autumn weather of the last couple of days. 22C yesterday, 20C today and it didn't drop down to single figures either in the morning. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 24, 2011, 12:42:11 AM
Quote
Metropolitan areaCloudy. Scattered showers, more frequent near the coast. Winds south to southwesterly averaging up to 60 km/h with gusts over 90 km/h near the coast in the morning and early afternoon.

This doesn't sound good for tomorrow.

90km winds!! :o

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on May 25, 2011, 11:20:43 AM
Two tremendous thunderstorms rolled through late this morning about an hour apart.  There was a fantastic cloud to ground lightning show.  We're expecting another series of storms before supper time.

Sorry you missed it, Stormy.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on May 25, 2011, 11:37:55 AM
Speaking of lightning, the National Weather Service for Northern Indiana provides us with a daily weather history section which is mostly local.  However . . .

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On this day in weather history...

1987 -- A man in his boat on a Louisiana lake stood up during a thunderstorm and asked to be struck by lightning. He was, and was killed.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on May 25, 2011, 05:38:38 PM
Could you post a link for that, please, Elizabeth?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on May 25, 2011, 06:23:11 PM
Could you post a link for that, please, Elizabeth?

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/ (http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/)

The weather history for the day is at the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2011, 02:20:44 PM
Geez, we were so lucky with the weather yesterday after they forecast rain. It's pouring down this morning.

(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20110529211512)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2011, 09:49:16 PM
I might need Noah to take me to work tomorrow if this keeps up. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 29, 2011, 09:55:02 PM
Surprised there's no lightning in Sydney but there is some around Gosford. Heard any thunder SK?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2011, 09:59:34 PM
I thought I heard one rumble back when we started 15 questions but that's been it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 29, 2011, 10:02:41 PM
It is raining here but that is normal for a Bank holiday.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 29, 2011, 10:03:55 PM
Gosford has had almost 40mm, Sydney should push past 30mm soon.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2011, 10:07:58 PM
Gosford has had almost 40mm, Sydney should push past 30mm soon.

Sounds about right. I bet Warragamba dam has had about 0.00000001 mm. It never rains out there.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2011, 10:09:35 PM
A couple of rumbles just minute a go and it wasn't my stomach. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 30, 2011, 11:12:26 PM
Man, did it come down last night. I woke up at 3:30am with it teaming down like I've never heard it before. Thankfully it had stopped by the time I had left for work but a few more downpours through the day. I don't know how many mm we've had but I'm sure it's way past the monthly average in a day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on May 30, 2011, 11:16:26 PM
Just over 100mm for Sydney in the last 2 days. :o 65mm yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 30, 2011, 11:28:13 PM
Just over 100mm for Sydney in the last 2 days. :o 65mm yesterday.

Sounds about right. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 31, 2011, 05:37:03 AM

Here Paris, unusual summer weather continues since April and It rained just once!!  :o   Became 30C from this weekend, but fell to 18C suddenly this morning, thanks to a shower of last night, ouf!!  :)    However, according to the weather forecast, the temperature seems to rise again from tomorrow!   >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 05, 2011, 12:54:34 AM
Nice band of rain coming in on the radar, should get 10-15mm out of it. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 06, 2011, 11:43:24 PM
What I wouldn't kill for a large open fire place. It's freezzzzzzing down here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 06, 2011, 11:45:10 PM
What I wouldn't kill for a large open fire place. It's freezzzzzzing down here.

What's the temp, SC?

We only got to 15C and with the sun about to set the temp is dropping by the minute.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 06, 2011, 11:48:51 PM
8.5C windchill down around 2.5C
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 06, 2011, 11:49:59 PM
8.5C windchill down around 2.5C

Yikes!!

Start chopping up the furniture like they did in MASH. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 06, 2011, 11:54:04 PM
"Where did you get that wood?"

"My sister sent it to me sir."
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 06, 2011, 11:57:36 PM
"Where did you get that wood?"

"My sister sent it to me sir."

;D

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 07, 2011, 12:56:51 AM
I had a look at tomorrow's forecast and thought Blimey, 14C!! At least it will be sunny.

I then had a look at Melbourne's forecast and it said 11C with hail!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 11, 2011, 03:08:00 PM
Another cold, wet and miserable day by the looks of it.

I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 11, 2011, 03:42:21 PM
All the current Melbourne temps are appropriately half of the Sydney temps. 6C here.

The sun is out and the fog has got thicker. ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 11, 2011, 03:48:45 PM
This probably belongs in The Why Thread, but why does it get colder when the sun rises on a clear day?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 11, 2011, 03:53:23 PM
This probably belongs in The Why Thread, but why does it get colder when the sun rises on a clear day?

Sydney Airport temp is 14.4C but the apparent temp. is 7.3C.  ;) Also don't forget cloud cover keeps the heat in.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on June 11, 2011, 03:55:16 PM
Sydney Airport temp is 14.4C but the apparent temp. is 7.3C.  ;) Also don't forget cloud cover keeps the heat in.
You're like a weather dude! ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 11, 2011, 03:57:58 PM
Sydney Airport temp is 14.4C but the apparent temp. is 7.3C.  ;) Also don't forget cloud cover keeps the heat in.

Yeah, I wasn't talking about today. I meant on a clear sky morning before sunrise it will be cold, but when the sun comes up, the temp will drop and it gets colder.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 11, 2011, 03:58:38 PM
You're like a weather dude! ;) ;D

We don't call him Stormy for nothin'. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 11, 2011, 04:01:47 PM
You're like a weather dude! ;) ;D

 ;)


Yeah, I wasn't talking about today. I meant on a clear sky morning before sunrise it will be cold, but when the sun comes up, the temp will drop and it gets colder.

You could be getting a sea breeze to make it go colder.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 11, 2011, 07:03:07 PM
Yeah, I wasn't talking about today. I meant on a clear sky morning before sunrise it will be cold, but when the sun comes up, the temp will drop and it gets colder.

It's because you're upside down Down Under. Naturally the heat falls out of your sky as the sun rises! :P
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 11, 2011, 07:58:51 PM
It's because you're upside down Down Under. Naturally the heat falls out of your sky as the sun rises! :P

;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on June 11, 2011, 08:02:43 PM
This probably belongs in The Why Thread, but why does it get colder when the sun rises on a clear day?

It's because you're upside down Down Under. Naturally the heat falls out of your sky as the sun rises! :P

KC, I'd love to know your explanation for a similar occurrence in the northern hemisphere.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 12, 2011, 11:31:59 AM
It's because you're upside down Down Under. Naturally the heat falls out of your sky as the sun rises! :P

Should have know KC would have the answer.   ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 15, 2011, 12:23:55 AM
Another day and more rain comes down from the cloudy sky.

So miserable is winter and it's only just begun. :(

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: PeterD on June 15, 2011, 12:37:40 AM
Melbourne was perfect today, great sun and no breeze. Great winters day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 15, 2011, 12:41:14 AM
Melbourne was perfect today, great sun and no breeze. Great winters day.

If I wasn't depressed about the weather enough and then I read that and it wasn't even SC posting it with that wicked smile he has as he types it. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: PeterD on June 15, 2011, 12:43:47 AM
It is not often that Melbourne people can boast about their weather.    8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on June 15, 2011, 12:59:38 AM
It is not often that Melbourne people can boast about their weather.    8)

The pure fact of the matter IS, that it rains more in Sydney than it does in Melbourne and records reflect that fact!

Sydneysiders just don't know it. They live in dreamworld.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 15, 2011, 01:01:38 AM
Records, smecords. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 15, 2011, 01:51:26 AM
I can't keep quiet over this.      Every time I went to Melbourne.  Maybe 6/7 times a year it was ALWAYS raining.   OK so the records tell us different??  Maybe that is because we got rain over night and didn't notice  :D

Actually in the Blue Mountains we did not get much rain and just over the other side places like Lithgow and Wellington were starved of rain.  I do remember it raining heavily at one of the Bathurst 500's and getting soaked when the tent leaked.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 15, 2011, 01:55:33 AM
Nothing worse than a leaky tent.  ^-^
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 15, 2011, 02:04:22 AM
Nothing worse than a leaky tent.  ^-^

Tell me about it.   ;D ;D ;D ;D

The tent we have over here is massive and does cope well with the worst weather.   In fact it has withstood  torrential down pours and gale force winds.   It is so large IF an area leaked we could always move to a dry spot.  :)   Gary has said he would like a camper van  ::) but I love our tent.   It would sleep at least 10 and has a high enough roof to stand up straight, plus a large living area and a kitchen.  A camper van would be positively claustrophobic after the tent.  :D

We are camping again at the end of July and in August, both times the long range weather forecast is not so good.  However it could all change.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 16, 2011, 12:49:25 AM
Anybody see the luner eclipse this morning?

I was driving to work as it was starting but didn't get to see it as it turned blood red though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Sylvie on June 16, 2011, 01:48:50 AM
Anybody see the luner eclipse this morning?

I was driving to work as it was starting but didn't get to see it as it turned blood red though.
I saw it ! at 11pm yesterday evening, as the Moon was nearly "covered", only a thin and bright piece of circle on the left ... The sky was cloudy first, then totally clear ... What a beautiful "show", always amazing and moving ... I tried to take pictures with my numeric camera ... not a success at all !
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 16, 2011, 04:50:16 AM
I saw it too Sylvie, and we must have been looking at it the same time because I saw the fine light edge to the moon, the rest was in shadow.  Amazing.   I would have loved to see the blood red colour on the moon that SK saw.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 16, 2011, 02:05:34 PM
   I would have loved to see the blood red colour on the moon that SK saw.

Actually, I said I didn't get to see that. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 16, 2011, 07:50:17 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2011/06/16/3245326.htm :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on June 16, 2011, 08:02:49 PM



  (http://www.nationalgeographic.co.jp/news/bigphotos/images/total-lunar-eclipse-june-2011-castle_36582_big.jpg)

   http://www.nationalgeographic.co.jp/news/news_article.php?file_id=2011061605&ST=yahoo_headlines
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 16, 2011, 08:13:17 PM
^ The Castello Nuovo, Naples, Italy, if anyone wondered.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on June 16, 2011, 08:22:09 PM
 
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k2TaXoU7mY
     

  (http://addieworks.typepad.jp/.a/6a01287592d2a6970c0154330a5176970c-pi)

         http://addieworks.typepad.jp/.a/6a01287592d2a6970c0154330a5176970c-pi


Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 16, 2011, 08:42:27 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2011/06/16/3245326.htm :)

Thank You. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 21, 2011, 12:18:36 AM
Today's the shortest day in this part of the world so I can look forward to the days getting longer now and warmer. OK, it won't happen overnight, but it will happen.  In a couple of months.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 21, 2011, 05:37:02 AM
Today is the longest day in this part of the world.   It is also the Summer Solstice.  I went to Thornborough Henges for the sunrise.  Got there at 4.15am  (Sunrise 4.31am.)   It was RAINING.   I have never been to Thornborough for a Solstice before when it rained :o :o :o

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on June 21, 2011, 03:39:51 PM
Today's the shortest day in this part of the world so I can look forward to the days getting longer now and warmer. OK, it won't happen overnight, but it will happen.  In a couple of months.  :D

I know that summer is just beginning, but today is the longest day of the year, which means all the days will be getting shorter, again, bringing back that nasty winter! I sometimes think I should move, but I'm sure all temperature zones have there problems.

Right now, I'm envying you, SK, for all the light you'll be gaining. (Meanwhile, I'm planning my next beach day--I've only been 3 times so far--I've got to beef up my visits...)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on June 27, 2011, 11:05:08 PM

 Here Paris became sudden 37C yesterday!!!  :o :o :o :o :o :o ....too hot !!!!!!  It is a storm, and the temperature seems to fall 15 degrees today !!!  I am tired very much to follow a change of this abnormal temperature.  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 27, 2011, 11:09:50 PM
Here Paris became sudden 37C yesterday!!!  :

8)

The sun didn't last long this morning down here as I went out to relax and read the paper, the clouds rolled in to a dreary day. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 27, 2011, 11:19:49 PM
Terrible flooding in Minot, North Dakota ... my mother's home town.  :(

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/us/27flooding.html

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on June 28, 2011, 12:01:41 AM
Sorry KC. :(

It flooded an estimated 4,000 homes in the city? :o I hope you don't have any family or friends who were severely affected by the floods. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 28, 2011, 12:52:00 AM
No, I actually don't have any connection to the place at all, now. My mother left a long time ago, before she got married, and she's been gone herself, rest her soul, for quite a few years now.

I was only there a few times in my life, the last time when I was about ten or twelve.

But my mom used to talk about her childhood there, so I still feel a pang when I hear how bad the flooding has been.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on June 28, 2011, 12:18:28 PM
Here Paris became sudden 37C yesterday!!!  :o :o :o :o :o :o ....too hot !!!!!!  It is a storm, and the temperature seems to fall 15 degrees today !!!  I am tired very much to follow a change of this abnormal temperature.  >:(


I want Paris ;D Never too hot for me.. Well, I'm coming in August  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 28, 2011, 02:05:51 PM
11pm
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x91/pinki-e/DSCN3504.jpg)

Satu posted this in the photo thread but I wanted to discuss it here. What is it like to have the sun shining at 11pm? Has anyone else experienced it?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on June 29, 2011, 09:36:44 AM
I love it.  :) As I said, the German wondered if she could sleep in this light but I'm used to it of course. When the sun goes down, it's chilly outdoors so I like midsummer time for being able to sit out on the yard so late.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 29, 2011, 11:53:02 AM
Reminds me on Insomnia ... the original, I never saw the remake. A police officer from Stockholm was somehow sent to the north of Norway to investigate a murder. He can't sleep because of the light, and keeps trying to make his room darker at night, to no avail.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 02, 2011, 05:11:28 PM
3rd Sunday in a row and the weather has been perfect. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 02, 2011, 06:42:15 PM
Overcast here, but we are currently in a rain shadow, so raining around Melbourne not in Melb.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 04, 2011, 04:07:32 PM
65km winds predicted today! :o

August winds have arrived early I think.

Quote
A cold front will move through the state Tuesday. Strong to gale force winds are expected to develop in central and southern parts on Tuesday and to continue on Wednesday ahead of another cold front.

Damaging winds averaging 65 km/h with peak gusts around 110 km/h are forecast for the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and Hunter forecast districts and parts of the Metropolitan, Australian Capital Territory, South Coast, Central Tablelands and Snowy Mountains forecast districts.

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/severe.shtml
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on July 04, 2011, 04:11:45 PM
Those sound like terrible winds!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 04, 2011, 04:44:18 PM
It is just really hot here in the UK.  I cleaned all the windows outside today which was probably not a good idea.  I seem to have caught the sun.   Still being the UK it is forecast for rain tomorrow.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 06, 2011, 12:23:41 AM
The Blue Mountains copped the brunt of those winds yesterday.

http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/local/news/general/fallen-tree-was-scheduled-for-removal/2218303.aspx

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 06, 2011, 05:31:46 AM
The Blue Mountains copped the brunt of those winds yesterday.

http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/local/news/general/fallen-tree-was-scheduled-for-removal/2218303.aspx


Oh! dear.   I never remember winds that strong.   There were some but not 140mph.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 07, 2011, 09:10:07 PM
Those terrible winds have finally gone. The last few days the sky has been clear but just too windy to sit out in the sun in the backyard with a good book. I tried earlier but the breeze is still cold and I think the temp is only supposed to get to 16C today.

I am lucky though as my bedroom window faces the north west so the sun shines through between about 11am - 1pm straight down on the bed and I've been stretched out there the past couple of days reading. I'm like a cat in a warm spot. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 11, 2011, 11:17:08 PM
A nice 4C on the way to work this morning. (http://bestsmileys.com/cold/13.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 12, 2011, 11:46:08 PM
That hot air looks like it's coming from behind that little guy.  ???

 ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 13, 2011, 07:08:29 PM
We are having a record hot time here in North Texas and I hate it! It was yet another day of 100 degrees. It got to 105 today and rain is something that is needed around here. Please let October come fast!  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 22, 2011, 12:06:19 AM
Third straight day of constant rain. More to come over the weekend. I'm well and truely over winter. I had enough. Freezing cold of a morning. Only gets to about 15C during the day. It's cold, miserable and wet. I loathe it!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on July 22, 2011, 12:11:37 AM
We had our first sunny day in weeks. Not a cloud in the sky for the whole day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 22, 2011, 04:20:37 PM
We have still not had any rain and it is still over 100 degrees every day. Much of Texas is in a state of drought.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 22, 2011, 07:02:55 PM
New York City, July 22:

Quote
Central Park topped out at 104 degrees. Second hottest temperature on record. Hottest temperature since 1977.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/northeast-heat-records-notables_2011-07-22


That would be an even 40 C. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 22, 2011, 07:23:50 PM
We have still not had any rain and it is still over 100 degrees every day. Much of Texas is in a state of drought.

On the other hand, the Rangers are in first place! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 22, 2011, 08:04:07 PM
That would be an even 40 C. :o

Is that all!

I remember a new year's day here a few years ago when it was 46C.   :P
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 22, 2011, 08:23:04 PM
Hmmpf. But do you remember a day in late July when the temperature was -14.4 C (6 F) down your way? Because that was what it was here in New York at the end of January.

I ran in Central Park that day, and I ran today. (32.2 C/90 F at 9:00 AM.)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 22, 2011, 08:32:06 PM
Mmmm, I concede.

-14.4C is checkmate. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on July 23, 2011, 05:50:39 PM
On the other hand, the Rangers are in first place! :)

Yes they are! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 02, 2011, 01:05:09 AM
22C today. Absolutely stunning winter's day.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 02, 2011, 01:16:42 AM
Yeah, it was more like a autumn day here too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 02, 2011, 06:44:19 AM
"Baseball-sized" hailstones reported to have fallen in Queens, N.Y. ... and the Mets hadn't even started playing yet! :o

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/baseball-sized-hail-damages-cars-in-queens-and-long-island/

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/08/01/nyregion/01hail2-cityroom/01hail2-cityroom-articleInline.jpg) (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/08/01/nyregion/01hail2-cityroom/01hail2-cityroom-jumbo.jpg)

(Click the pic to enlarge)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 05, 2011, 07:29:19 PM
The beautiful weather looks like it's coming to end later today. Mid 20C's for the week has been pure bliss. I know next week it will be back to the mid teens and the winter chill will return but at least the days are getting longer and summer is getting closer each day. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 05, 2011, 07:31:46 PM
At least the days are getting shorter and winter is getting closer each day! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 06, 2011, 12:03:40 AM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR711.gif?20110806065904)

Here comes the rain. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 06, 2011, 12:58:02 PM
In the North East of the UK there have been a number of storms and heavy rains causing some localised flooding.   We were out with friends in Darlington and trying to cross the road wasn't easy.  The gutters were overflowing and the puddles were at least 15 cms deep.  Still we did get out to the restaurant for lunch as planned.  Wet though. >:(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14431625

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54457000/jpg/_54457285_flood4_bulmer.jpg)

Picture from above article.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on August 06, 2011, 01:15:51 PM
I am sorry, Lin. :( We have had no floors in my part of Yorkshire just rain.(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.002)

I'm glad you made it to the restaurant for lunch. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 06, 2011, 03:06:16 PM
We have had no floors in my part of Yorkshire just rain.(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.002)

You probably can't see the floor because of the rain. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 06, 2011, 11:04:20 PM
Getting a heavy downpour here at the moment. Must be what SC was getting yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 07, 2011, 09:18:57 AM
I am sorry, Lin. :( We have had no floors in my part of Yorkshire just rain.(http://mail.tools.sky.com/mail/e/sky_com.002)

I'm glad you made it to the restaurant for lunch. :)

Thanks 2M.  I was wearing a long skirt and it was soaked plus my soaked blue sandals dyed my feet blue.  :D

It was a really nice lunch and great to spend some time with our close friends.  :)    We went to a Mexican restaurant.  Lovely spicy food and a gorgeous pecan pie.   Diet began again today.  :(

Today the sun is shining but it is not very warm.  No sign of rain at all.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 19, 2011, 03:52:03 AM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20110819104508)

Looks like a wet weekend ahead. :(

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 26, 2011, 11:18:27 PM
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2097/nycw.png)

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/582191main_20110825_Irene-TD10-GOES_full.jpg

To KC, LCat, Alcatraz and all other members on the east coast of the USA. Take care over the weekend with this storm bearing down. It looks like a biggie, so stay safe and if you're told to get out, please don't argue. Belongings can be replaced. Lives can't be.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 27, 2011, 01:43:40 AM
To KC, LCat, Alcatraz and all other members on the east coast of the USA. Take care over the weekend with this storm bearing down. It looks like a biggie, so stay safe and if you're told to get out, please don't argue. Belongings can be replaced. Lives can't be.

I second that!    We are thinking of you.   Just stay safe.  We look forward to seeing your posts telling us you are all OK and your homes and cities are safe too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on August 27, 2011, 08:38:48 AM
 " Hurricane Irene Puts East Coast in Line for Fury "

 By KIM SEVERSON and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
 
 
Quote

WILMINGTON, N.C. Hurricane Irene began lashing the North Carolina shore on Saturday, foreshadowing with brutal authority what is to come as this vast storm, its most forceful winds stretching outward for 90 miles, churned north toward New York.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/27/us/27hurricane.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2


 That is terrifying!  I pray that everybody will be saved!!


 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/28/us/20110828-hurricane-irene-reader-photos.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1#/all

 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/28/us/20110828-hurricane-irene-reader-photos.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1#/4e5870bc75603b7255000151

 
  Yah, Go Away Nanmadol and Talas!!!  Two big typhoons approach Japan, too!!  :o >:(

  http://weather.c.yimg.jp/typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/typhoon/typha.jpg?n=1314452312

  (http://weather.c.yimg.jp/typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/typhoon/typha.jpg?n=1314452312)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 27, 2011, 10:31:07 AM
Thank you, everyone, for your kind wishes. We are okay so far here,  where I live, but as we are near a small body of water, there probably will be a bit of trouble when the main event storms tonight and tomorrow.

They have ordered many people to leave their oceanside homes. They have stopped the buses and trains from working. They might close off bridges.

I understand people were in a panic in the supermarkets in NYC yesterday--I stayed far away from that. I will fill up containers with water.

Again, Thanks!

LCat

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 27, 2011, 12:20:55 PM
Ridiculous overreaction on the part of Mayor Bloomberg, IMNSHO. Why shut down the entire transit system a full twelve hours before the storm is supposed to strike? Most of the stores on the West Side were closed this afternoon ... of course they were, if they had opened, how would their employees get home?

There was ONE grocery store still open, the good old West Side Supermarket at 77th and Broadway. And I went in, not because I'm lacking anything I might need this weekend, but because I need stuff for the week ahead ... this is my usual shopping day. Fortunately, they still had pretty much everything I needed, though the line curled around all the way to the back of the store. It moved fast though; doubt if I waited more than 15 minutes. I've waited longer in that wretched excuse for a store, Whole Foods, on a clear day!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on August 27, 2011, 06:49:17 PM
Hi, All.

I heard from one tv news report that it takes 8 hours to shut the transit system down, which is why I think they shut it down at 12 noon.

I have a friend who is stuck in Barbados,  and cannot fly out of there until next week. That's awful, being unable to get home, stuck in another country.

Gas just went up three cents per gallon because of the demand for gas.

I'll be glad when this storm is over--I'm exhausted--I took a 20-minute nap that was 3 hours! Yet, it wasn't enough rest.

People have been calling all day--They, the newspeople just said that people should text instead of call.

I know I should be more prepared than I am, but I'm not that panicked.

They say to stay away from the windows...This place isn't big enough to do that. Arrrgh!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 28, 2011, 12:15:33 AM
I had a lovely run in Central Park this afternoon ... from around 3:45 to 6:00. Almost the first thing I saw was a police car driving around and announcing "Central Park is closed! Please leave Central Park! Conditions are dangerous!" But they were making no effort to actually get anyone out of the park, and everyone kept strolling, running, walking their dogs, pushing their strollers, etc.

Conditions were NOT dangerous. The storm was still several HUNDRED miles south. There was either no rain or a light rain falling all the time I was out there, and absolutely no wind. I think the police knew that, and were obeying their orders to close the park in a "wink wink nudge nudge" sort of way.

How would they know how long it takes to shut down the transit system? They've never done it before, save on 9/11/2011 (and I think that was just subways) and one transit strike.

Three AM now, and still no sign of the storm other than some pretty heavy (but not torrential) rain.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on August 28, 2011, 01:20:19 AM
Thanks for the update LCat and KC. :)

Keep us updated on the latest conditions please. Weather sites are good for general information but ground reports are most precious.

Stay safe guys.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 28, 2011, 02:02:00 AM
Now almost 5 AM and still no wind obvious around here, though they say they've had some 60mph gusts out at Kennedy Airport.

It is raining quite heavily and steadily. I think they said we've already had more than four inches. That wouldn't be so bad except we've already had two heavy rainstorms this month, and the total rain for the month was already at around 12 inches.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 28, 2011, 03:49:38 AM
That is good news KC.  Here's hoping it starts to lessen and things can get back to normal.  It must be worrying though.

Take care and please keep us posted.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Aline on August 28, 2011, 06:43:57 AM
KC, LCat, Alcatraz and all other members on the area of the hurricane... I'm so glad you are ok, but keep being careful. All those security measures sound very upsetting and add a lot stress :-\ Thank you for giving us those informations.
Take care. I hope all this end very soon.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 28, 2011, 07:45:36 AM
Well, looks like the worst is past the city. The storm fizzled down into a tropical storm around 5 AM. I've got the TV news on and it looks like there was quite a bit of flooding in low-lying areas. Over in New Jersey, they may have major flooding problems with the rivers over the next couple of days.

According to Weather Underground (wunderground.com), New York City got less than five inches of rain (which is still a lot). Looking out my window, the rain has about stopped and it's breezy, but not extremely windy.

The 24-hour coffee shop across the street is still closed and I'm assuming most places around the city are closed. So what do I do all day? The baseball game (Yankees are in Baltimore) doesn't even start until 1:30. I don't even have the Sunday paperno place to buy it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 28, 2011, 08:08:54 AM
Times Square on Saturday night, August 27, 2011:

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/08/29/nyregion/29STORM1/29STORM1-popup.jpg)

"And all that mighty heart is lying still."
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 28, 2011, 08:12:25 AM
The above is from the New York Times site. Here's a link to their storm story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/nyregion/wind-and-rain-from-hurricane-irene-lash-new-york.html

Quote
Though the storm packed strong winds and heavy rain, it never dealt the kind of violent punch that forecasters had feared. There were no reports of major damage to skyscrapers, for instance, and officials said the flooding appeared to be limited

Quote
The full extent of the flooding was not immediately clear on Sunday, but from daybreak onward, forecasts offered some encouragement. City officials said it appeared that the hurricane moved more quickly than they expected, meaning less damage as the storm passed through the metropolitan area.

Things look better than we anticipated, said Christopher Gilbride, a spokesman for the citys Office of Emergency Management.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 28, 2011, 07:40:29 PM
Shortly after I posted the above, I went out in search of coffee and the Sunday paper. For blocks around where I live in midtown, everything was closed. "Never saw a town as dead as this one" came to mind. But I did end up at one of my favorite hole in the wall coffee and sandwich stores ... not even any seating indoors, there are chairs and tables out on the sidewalk. And they were open, and they even had fresh bagels! And shortly afterward the newsstand next door opened too, and so I got both of my wishes fulfilled.

Later in the afternoon, after another coffee, I took a long walk on the West side. By then, at least, quite a few places were open but they were still very much in the minority. I ended up in Central Park, where I took a few pictures with my phone cam. Unfortunately, the damb phone won't let me download them in any way except mailing them, and they wouldn't mail full size. But here are a couple that will give you an idea ...

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8318/centralpark828112.jpg)  (http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9163/centralpark828114.jpg)

By the way, the wind was still gusting very hard at times, and it was MUCH more dangerous in the park on that account than at any time when I was in there running yesterday. But then it was "closed" and today it was open. Go figure!

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Xichado on August 29, 2011, 04:50:39 PM
Glad to hear you guys are alright... the media coverage (here in the UK) was way over the top!!!  ::)

KC, nice picture of Times Square  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 29, 2011, 06:14:24 PM
KC, nice picture of Times Square  O0

Can't take credit for that one, it's from the Times ... it is a great picture though.

Apparently, we in New York City got off easy. Out in New Jersey and in upstate New York there is bad flooding, and there were a lot of power outages all over the region. I heard that half of Connecticut homes lost their power.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 02, 2011, 05:10:00 AM
It's September. So it's springtime down under. No more winter woolies. Longer days, warmer days, happier days. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 03, 2011, 02:45:37 PM
Expecting 24C today. 8)

I put off washing the car yesterday, so it looks like it was wise decision. Today will be perfect. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 03, 2011, 07:37:20 PM
We've been having what I hope is the last spell of miserably hot weather for Indiana this year.  It was 97F / 36C yesterday.  Today we merely hit 95F / 35C.  It's down to 70F / 21C since the thunderstorms have been rolling through at a tremendous rate.  The lightning has been terrific.  We've been short on rain since the end of June, but I think we made up for it tonight.  Too bad it didn't come in time to be of use to the farmers around here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 05, 2011, 01:13:23 AM
I am Glad to hear all our new york members are alright after reading about the hurricane.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on September 06, 2011, 08:13:50 PM
Thanks, y'all, for your best wishes.

It feels like it's freezing here now, raining, and in the 60's. I think summer will not be making a comeback. I didn't get to go to the beach once in August. I think I'll move Down Under--Summer will be coming there...

California Dreamin' on such a winter's day....

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 06, 2011, 08:35:33 PM
It's actually quite nice out ... 62 F by my Google Sidebar thermometer. Up at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees and Orioles have just started playing after a four-hour rain delay. :o

They're predicting that the heat and humidity will return later on in the week, so cheer up, LCat!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on September 06, 2011, 08:41:30 PM
It was over 80 degrees on Saturday, I think, and then by Monday it was around 60. Freeze time! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 06, 2011, 10:47:19 PM
Nearly 2:00 AM here, and it's still raining, and they're still playing that game in the Bronx. And they have a game this afternoon ... less than twelve hours from now. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 09, 2011, 03:29:50 PM
Just when you think you've seen the last of winter. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, it pulls you back in. At least it's not raining this morning like they predicted but boy, that icy wind is a killer. Looks like the long-johns will be on again tomorrow for golf at 6:30am!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on September 11, 2011, 10:41:07 AM
I hate the layers and layers of winter.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 16, 2011, 01:35:05 PM
It's only September but today is expected to hit 31C!!

Whoo Hoo. Bring it on, Baby!!   :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 17, 2011, 06:45:15 PM
I don't know if it got to 31C yesterday but they're expecting 33C today and I think it will go close.

Just finished washing the car and I'm sweating like it's January. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 17, 2011, 07:41:22 PM
Meanwhile here in the upper hemisphere, we're lurching toward winter. I hadn't worn a jacket, jeans or long sleeves in months and all of a sudden, over the last two days I've worn all three! It got down to 51F/10.56C Thursday night ... and one of the farmers in the Greenmarket told me they'd had a frost (he's from the Catskills).

Good running weather! 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 24, 2011, 12:23:25 AM
Yesterday - 33C.  8)

Tomorrow - 16C.  :o

Everytime I think I can put the lonjohns away for golf, I gotta drag 'em out again.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 24, 2011, 12:26:21 AM
You will need your wet weather gear too. Sorry.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 24, 2011, 12:27:38 AM
It didn't rain as much today as I was expecting. And it was that light misty rain so being inside you wouldn't even know it had been raining.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 24, 2011, 05:08:06 PM
Up until 9.30am, Bankstown where SK is playing golf was the only place in Sydney where there was little or no rain.

Now he'll be swimming the back 9.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 24, 2011, 08:34:34 PM
Up until 9.30am, Bankstown where SK is playing golf was the only place in Sydney where there was little or no rain.

Now he'll be swimming the back 9.

Yep, the rain got heavier through the morning. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on September 26, 2011, 01:57:28 AM
Yesterday - 33C.  8)

Tomorrow - 16C.  :o

Everytime I think I can put the lonjohns away for golf, I gotta drag 'em out again.  :(

I had to think about this for a minute.. I think you didn't mean for those to be below degrees, right?!  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 26, 2011, 02:17:18 AM
I had to think about this for a minute.. I think you didn't mean for those to be below degrees, right?!  :D

Yeah, I should have used : instead of -.

Sorry for the confusion -satu- and welcome back. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 27, 2011, 02:33:01 AM
Hi -satu- , great to see you on here again.

The weather in the North East of the UK is so warm (by our standards). It is already in the high twenties. This mini heatwave is forecast for the whole week.  :)  No excuse not to paint the woodshed. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 27, 2011, 10:44:33 PM
Constant thunder here with a line of storms heading straight for me, Ohhhhh YEEEAAAAHHHH!!! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 27, 2011, 10:55:10 PM
Hmmmm power has flicked on and off three times, torrential rain, lightning that is deafening. On second thoughts.....
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on September 28, 2011, 01:34:30 AM
we had a storm yesterday!  :o the wind blew 29 m/s. And I rode my bike to work.  :D Going there, it was nice, the wind came from behind me, but coming back it was a nightmare! It was raining and the drops were like little pins on my face. I had to ride through many bridges and I had to be careful not to let the wind take me. Things flew to the roads from the yards, here's an example http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2011092714466683_uu.shtml. Some kids trampoline on that light pole  :o And many big trees fallen, when I came from work, the fire department was working on one of those trees, to get it off the road. It was nice to come home and put wool socks on and have a cup of tea.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2011, 01:40:23 AM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR022.gif?20110928083304)

SC's underneath all that rain somewhere. I hope he's still there! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 28, 2011, 03:30:20 AM
He will be happy if there is a storm in there too.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2011, 06:07:51 PM
Hmmmm power has flicked on and off three times, torrential rain, lightning that is deafening. On second thoughts.....

Apparently that was Melbourne's wettest day in nearly 100 years. The wild weather is heading north and we're going to cop it this afternoon. We've had some rain but the winds are expected to hit between 60-90kmh later.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 28, 2011, 06:52:56 PM
we had a storm yesterday!  :o the wind blew 29 m/s. And I rode my bike to work.  :D Going there, it was nice, the wind came from behind me, but coming back it was a nightmare! It was raining and the drops were like little pins on my face. I had to ride through many bridges and I had to be careful not to let the wind take me. Things flew to the roads from the yards, here's an example http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2011092714466683_uu.shtml. Some kids trampoline on that light pole  :o And many big trees fallen, when I came from work, the fire department was working on one of those trees, to get it off the road. It was nice to come home and put wool socks on and have a cup of tea.

Goodness, Satu, trampoliini tolpassa!  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on September 28, 2011, 10:02:11 PM
Goodness, Satu, trampoliini tolpassa!  :o

LOL  :D I can't help myself, you gave me a good laugh. It's quite comical, like as you were really finnish writing that.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 28, 2011, 10:38:39 PM
Apparently that was Melbourne's wettest day in nearly 100 years. The wild weather is heading north and we're going to cop it this afternoon. We've had some rain but the winds are expected to hit between 60-90kmh later.

Wettest September day since 1916. I had 50mm and it has rained all morning today. Good enough to get sent home from work. What a shame! ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2011, 10:45:29 PM
Good enough to get sent home from work. What a shame! ::)

Make up for it on Saturday. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on September 28, 2011, 10:47:53 PM
Make up for it on Saturday. :)

Grand Final weekend is always a lockdown weekend enforced by the Unions. No work at all my friend.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on September 30, 2011, 03:09:21 PM
Britain felt its hottest end of September in more than 100 years. :o

The previous record for September 30 was set in 1908 - 27.8C in Maidenhead. The mercury has already risen to 29.2C in Cambridge this afternoon. 8)

Very crazy weather! :D  Heatwave this week, next week we will probably get snow.  :D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 30, 2011, 07:01:24 PM
It's raining hard in the Bronx, New York, and the first game of the Yankees' postseason is in a rain delay after one and a half innings.

It's been almost an hour now. Not much chance our starting pitcher will be able to go back out there ...  :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 30, 2011, 08:34:08 PM
^ The game was rained out. Or "suspended," as according to a recent rule change, it will be resumed at the same point tomorrow, tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the second. Then the second game will be played on Sunday, which had been scheduled as an off day.

All that is IF it doesn't rain. This is the rainiest baseball season for the Yankees in recent memory.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 01, 2011, 02:05:59 PM
Second Sunday in a row that it's wet and miserable. Oh well, at least I'm not out there playing golf again. Finally put everything back in the bag yesterday after drying out for a week.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 01, 2011, 05:00:45 PM
It's been raining again today on and off ... mostly on. The tarp is off the field at Yankee Stadium and the game's scheduled to start in about a half hour. But who knows if they'll get the whole thing in?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 01, 2011, 05:46:13 PM
Current temp is 14.7C! :o

What happened to the beautiful spring/summer weather we had a few week's back? :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 01, 2011, 07:51:20 PM
It's 10.5C here ... all right, it is autumn here now, but still!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 02, 2011, 12:38:54 AM
After the hottest few days on record it is raining in the North East of the UK, Not cold but wet.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 21, 2011, 06:01:05 PM
So after about a month of wet weekends, it finally looks like spring has arrived.

Upwards of 30C for the past couple of days and should be sticking around all weekend. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on October 21, 2011, 08:27:08 PM
SK, I'm drooling with envy--I wish spring were here! I took out and wore my down jacket today--I refuse to let even the slightest bit of cold touch me. It's going to be in the 40's for the first time tonight. :'(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 23, 2011, 01:08:26 PM
Expecting 35C today.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 23, 2011, 02:06:15 PM
57 F = 13.89 C here today and sunny. Just absolutely perfect running weather. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on October 27, 2011, 07:02:06 PM

 (http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/425/cache/northern-lights-aurora-borealis-reach-south-united-states-michigan-trees_42517_600x450.jpg)
 

 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/pictures/111025-northern-lights-aurora-borealis-united-states-south/

 
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If the devil went down to Georgia this week, he must have traded in his fiddle for blood-red auroras.

  :o :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 27, 2011, 07:25:03 PM
The picture above is actually from Michigan, showing a red and green aurora. Down South, they got a rare all-red display, like this shot from Arkansas:

(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/425/cache/northern-lights-aurora-borealis-reach-south-united-states-arkansas_42513_600x450.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on October 28, 2011, 12:23:58 AM
Those photos have plenty of WOW factor!!! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 28, 2011, 04:18:48 AM
I saw the aurora borealis while on holiday in Scotland years ago. It was mostly green and looked like curtains waving in the breeze. Wish I had a picture but I don't.  :(

Both those pictures are fantastic.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 28, 2011, 11:53:09 AM
I always see the Aurora Borealis about a half hour before getting a migraine. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 28, 2011, 12:28:58 PM
I always see the Aurora Borealis about a half hour before getting a migraine. :(

I can believe that.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 29, 2011, 09:56:42 AM
It is now 33 F here in New York City (yes, that is less than 1 C) and snowing. Yes, snowing.

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8140/snowun.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 29, 2011, 01:24:48 PM
^ Since I posted the above, I've been outside. It is truly messy out, with an inch or more of wet, sloppy slush on most surfaces, except by the few stores where they've bothered to obey the sidewalk-clearing ordinances. I went down to the Greenmarket, but by the time I got there (shortly after 1 PM), most of the farmers had left, or they never made the trip to the city to begin with (can't blame 'em).

And it's not even Halloween yet!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 29, 2011, 08:05:29 PM
^ Pics, for the unbelievers among you ...

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/708/6293117861675969f408z.jpg)

More here:

http://www.flickr.com//photos/[email protected]/sets/72157628007775044/show/

These were taken shortly after 1 PM. (Unfortunately, my camera's battery gave out just then, so I couldn't get any more.)

It snowed on and off all afternoon (when it wasn't snowing, it was doing sort of a sleety-freezing rain kind of thing). When I came in this evening around 10 PM, the grass in the garden behind my building was covered up pretty well. There was enough snow on the benches for someone to have built a mini-snowman on one.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on October 29, 2011, 08:36:45 PM

^^ Wow..... :o :o :o    It completely has something crazy!!   It's not yet in winter...... ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 29, 2011, 10:10:46 PM
What am I supposed to do for my run tomorrow if they don't rescind this?  >:(

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No one should enter any City Park until further notice. Heavy wet snow and strong wind gusts, combined with full leaves still on trees, is damaging thousands of trees in parks throughout the City, creating an elevated and ongoing danger of falling branches and trees.

http://www.nycgovparks.org/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 29, 2011, 10:24:49 PM
Can you run up and down the flight of stairs in your apartment building? ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 30, 2011, 07:25:29 AM
Sounds like I had better take that warning seriously ... this could have been me. Assuming they mean WEST 61st Street:

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A 69-year-old woman was taken to New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center at 1:21 p.m. after being struck by a branch at Central Park West and East 61st Street, according to OEM and Parks Department officials.

A Parks spokesman said the woman was hit on the back by the branch and then tripped over another tree limb, injuring her head and knees. She was breathing and conscious when taken to the hospital, but her current condition is unknown, according to Parks.

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20111029/manhattan/early-winter-storm-dumps-snow-of-manhattan#ixzz1cH6O4upz

http://www.dnainfo.com/20111029/manhattan/early-winter-storm-dumps-snow-of-manhattan#ixzz1cH1FKPe7

They said on the radio that Central Park got nearly three inches of snow ... triple the amount EVER recorded in October since they began keeping records (sometime in the 1880s, I think). But some other parts of the region are much worse off. All in all, this proved to be a far more damaging weather event than the hurricane two months ago that had everyone so worried!

There are some great photos in a slideshow at the link above.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 30, 2011, 10:10:15 AM
As of 1:00 PM today, they've backed off from "Parks closed" to "Be cautious."

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An advisory to be cautious when entering parks remains in effect.

http://www.nycgovparks.org/
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on October 30, 2011, 07:23:46 PM
I was on the D train going uptown last night between stations and the conductor announced that there was no power up ahead. We spent a long time on that train....After a bit, I was able to get a different train that goes near my hometown, and then I got a bus to my town but still kind of far from me. I was going to wait then for the next bus on a different route at that intersection, but it was sleeting and blowing a cold, wet wind--I felt like I had house slippers on!--so I walked 13 blocks as quickly as I could, and the bus didn't catch me before I got home.

I don't remember an October storm like this before. It was brutal. Fortunately, the weather is predicted to be a bit warmer and clear until Sunday or Monday next.

KC: We've got a lot of trees here--It just occurred to me that the limbs could fall off of them--I'm glad you mentioned about the trees. I hope you are warm, dry and safe!

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 30, 2011, 10:10:14 PM
Great pictures KC. It is hard to believe they were taken in October. I heard on the news last night that New Hampshire had up to 31 inches of snow in some areas.

I wonder what sort of winter we will get here in the UK.

Hey LCat, what a trip home. Glad to read you made it OK even if you were wet and cold.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on November 01, 2011, 08:48:28 PM

" Central Park Cleanup Has Sunday Deadline for Marathon "

I wish for the success of the marathon of New York 2011 and all participant enjoys and finish without the accident nor a injury!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/nyregion/central-park-cleanup-has-sunday-deadline-for-marathon.html?_r=1&nl=nyregion&emc=ura1

 
 (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/11/01/nyregion/trees/trees-articleLarge.jpg)

 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 01, 2011, 09:19:13 PM
^ That picture gives you a pretty good idea of what my running course has looked like the last few days. Except that until this morning, there was also still quite a bit of snow out there, as well!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 21, 2011, 02:24:46 AM
What a weekend of weather!!

36C on Saturday and Sunday. It was brutal on the golf course, Sunday. You know it's going to be a scorcher when you're soaked in sweat after just three holes at 9:00am.

Much cooler today in the mid 20's. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 22, 2011, 10:51:53 PM
Only got to 18C today. That's half what is was three days ago. It hasn't stopped raining all day too.

Bizarre!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 23, 2011, 05:24:17 PM
And it's still raining today! Time to get the winter woolies out again? If this keeps up, it will be. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 24, 2011, 06:31:03 AM
And it's still raining today! Time to get the winter woolies out again? If this keeps up, it will be. :(

In contrast to you SK we have warm sunshine today and are told this has been the warmest October and November since records began.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 25, 2011, 02:21:33 PM
Still raining!!

The forecast today was for the rain to clear for a sunny afternoon. Looking at the radar and hearing the rain come down at the moment. I'm finding that very hard to believe!

(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20111125211556)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on November 25, 2011, 02:41:23 PM
Its's finally reached here as well. That's a band of rain over four eastern states. :o

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5051/capture26.png)

And one territory. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 25, 2011, 07:52:34 PM
Well I'm stunned! The forecasters actually got it spot on. Clear blue skies now and high 20C's. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 26, 2011, 01:29:42 PM
I suppose they have to get it right once in a while to keep their jobs.  :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 02, 2011, 04:55:14 PM
The first three days of summer have been very ordinary here. A cold southerly wind on Thursday and Friday kept the temp in the low 20C's. The wind doesn't seem so bad today but after those two 35C + days a couple of weeks back, this feels more like winter than Summer, especially first thing this morning.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on December 02, 2011, 06:50:34 PM
We've been having strange weather, too, here in New York. Tonight is supposed to be cold.  It will soon be summer again here, after we have the rest of autumn, winter and spring!    ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 02, 2011, 08:22:21 PM
That's the spirit, LCat!  :)
 
Quote
                                                     O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on December 05, 2011, 02:36:27 AM
Again, one of these strange winters. I want snow for Christmas!  :D

There was a little bit of snow but the sea always melts it. I heard that at home it is snowing now (I'm in the middle of Finland right now and I live more up north).. I hope it stays on the ground this time. It's been rather 'warm', between -10 and +3 degrees.. Usually we should have a lot of snow and below degrees by now  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on December 07, 2011, 09:29:09 PM
Does anyone hear all the wind outside in NYC tonight? It sounds like a ferocious storm, and looks like icy rain. I hope it tones down by tomorrow.

Is there anyone who  likes weather like this?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 07, 2011, 10:44:20 PM
It sounds like a ferocious storm,

Is there anyone who  likes weather like this?

Paging RE and SC. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on December 07, 2011, 10:51:50 PM
It's 12:51AM and the storm still hasn't let up...

Hi, SK.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 07, 2011, 10:54:15 PM
Hi LCat.  :)

Can't sleep?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 07, 2011, 11:01:54 PM
Looks to be light rain on the radar but it doesn't show wind speeds although the rain is moving very fast which indicates high wind speeds.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 07, 2011, 11:30:35 PM
Does anyone hear all the wind outside in NYC tonight? It sounds like a ferocious storm, and looks like icy rain. I hope it tones down by tomorrow.

Is there anyone who  likes weather like this?

I hear the rain outside, but no wind, here in midtown Manhattan. And no, can't say I do care for weather like this!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 08, 2011, 05:23:35 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2071633/UK-weather-Wind-turbine-EXPLODES-hurricane-force-gusts-batter-Northern-Britain.html

The UK today. Especially Scotland. Near where I live there have been floods and people had to be rescued by helicopter when a bridge collapsed.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on December 08, 2011, 06:33:50 PM
That is my favorite kind of weather LCat!  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on December 09, 2011, 08:40:58 PM
I hear the rain outside, but no wind, here in midtown Manhattan. And no, can't say I do care for weather like this!


Hi, KC: Friends have told me that they had power outages, that's how bad the storm was....

If you didn't hear the storm then you were obviously safe, thank goodnes....
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on December 09, 2011, 08:46:05 PM
That is my favorite kind of weather LCat!  :)

I have a few friends who enjoy "inclement" weather, RE, though I can't figure out why. I used to cross the college campus upstate because I had no choice during lightning storms (and meteor showers). It was exciting, but dangerous and scary. (The meteor showers were beautiful.)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 09, 2011, 10:44:53 PM
A few storms brewing on the outskirts of Melbourne, hopefully I'll get lucky. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: davytriumph on December 11, 2011, 12:20:02 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2071633/UK-weather-Wind-turbine-EXPLODES-hurricane-force-gusts-batter-Northern-Britain.html

The UK today. Especially Scotland. Near where I live there have been floods and people had to be rescued by helicopter when a bridge collapsed.

Bugger, I lost a good flower pot due to the storm.

Heres a text I got sent to me with regards to the Scottish storm -

Hurricane Bawbag - 8/12/11

The day Scotland was awfy windy.

Did we panic? - NAW

Did we evacuate? - NAW

Did we abandon Scotland? - NAW

We just had oor tea early in case the lecky went oot !!!


Americans get Katrina, Irene, Pauline and Andrew.................we get Hurricane Bawbag!

You may take our fences,

You may take our wheelie bins,

But you`ll never take our banter!!!

 ;D

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 13, 2011, 06:20:08 AM
^^^

Love the above davytriumph.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on December 15, 2011, 01:48:08 AM
^^^
 ;D ;D Excellent stuff, Davy. ;D ;D O0

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2011, 02:10:01 PM
The first three days of summer have been very ordinary here. A cold southerly wind on Thursday and Friday kept the temp in the low 20C's. The wind doesn't seem so bad today but after those two 35C + days a couple of weeks back, this feels more like winter than Summer, especially first thing this morning.  :(

That weather continued for another 20 days. Finally yesterday the temp climbed up towards 30C and it's going to be a repeat today.

Summer is here. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 24, 2011, 07:26:32 PM
I posted the following a year ago today:

In New York, we're not only not having a white Christmas (and how I wish they could retire that song! :o) ... we haven't even had any snow yet, aside from a light dusting about ten days ago that was gone by nightfall. We usually do get one pretty good snowfall in December, so maybe it's coming up in the next several days ... but they're not predicting it yet, anyway.

As I noted a day afterward, I spoke too soon ... one of the worst December snowstorms ever struck New York City on the day after Christmas, and the city spent weeks digging out from it. This year, though, it doesn't look like anything similar is in store for us. That freak snowstorm we had back in October has been the ONLY snow so far this year, and much of December has been unusually warm. On Thursday, which was the first official day of winter, I went out running in shorts and a t-shirt!  :o

It's been a little cooler today ... down to 32 F/0 C right now, and it didn't get much above that during the daylight hours. However, tomorrow it's supposed to be warmer again, maybe up to 47 F/8.3 C. And sunny.

And NO White Christmas!  :P
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 24, 2011, 10:07:20 PM
Massive storm heading my way. I heard 6 callers on the radio reporting hail the size of tennis balls. You could hear them smashing down in the background. Some said that once they hit the ground they bounced up 6 to 7 feet in the air. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 24, 2011, 10:10:07 PM
The radar. :o :o :o

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6567439577_5094460bb0.jpg)

It's heading from left to right.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2011, 10:14:38 PM
Massive storm heading my way. I heard 6 callers on the radio reporting hail the size of tennis balls. You could hear them smashing down in the background. Some said that once they hit the ground they bounced up 6 to 7 feet in the air. :o

Yikes. :o

Stay clear of the windows SC and don't do anything silly like try and go out in it and take pics while it's hailing. Stay safe mate. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 24, 2011, 10:22:35 PM
Yikes. :o

Stay clear of the windows SC and don't do anything silly like try and go out in it and take pics while it's hailing. Stay safe mate. :)

Who me! ::)

I'll be back in 15 mins. I just gotta check on a few things outside. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on December 24, 2011, 11:34:56 PM
A tornado has been reported near Fiskville (15km west of Bacchus Marsh), that's near where PeterD lives.

You can see it in this pic of the radar in the shape of a hook.

(http://ken.bsch.au.com/gallery2/d/3322-1/Radar_ML_0606z_25thDec2011.JPG)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 25, 2011, 01:46:45 PM
A tornado has been reported near Fiskville (15km west of Bacchus Marsh), that's near where PeterD lives.

You can see it in this pic of the radar in the shape of a hook.

(http://ken.bsch.au.com/gallery2/d/3322-1/Radar_ML_0606z_25thDec2011.JPG)

I hope he is OK.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on December 25, 2011, 09:55:35 PM
I hope everyone is OK .

Merry Christmas--If you are wearing shorts and complaining about hot weather right now, I'm sooooooooo jealous.

At least we've already had the shortest day of the year here--Summer is on the way--Yes, I know winter has just begun here.

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2011, 11:08:11 PM
First three days of the new year look like we might get 30C + temps. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 01, 2012, 09:29:14 PM
It's 40C/104F here...now that's too bloody hot. (http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/ashamed/ashamed6.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 01, 2012, 09:31:02 PM
It's 40C/104F here...now that's too bloody hot. (http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/ashamed/ashamed6.gif)

I heard that forecast on the radio this morning and thought about you and the girls.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 01, 2012, 09:33:42 PM
Just as well you got the Air Con SC.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 01, 2012, 09:38:21 PM
Just as well you got the Air Con SC.

I would have died otherwise. :D And thanks SK! ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 01, 2012, 09:40:13 PM
You could sit in natures own in front of the open fridge if things got really bad. :D

Sorry, I watched The Odd Couple again last week and that line cracks me up everytime. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 01, 2012, 10:00:08 PM
Well, here it is 50 F/10 C ... and that is decidedly too hot for the first of January! :o

I saw snowdrops blooming in Central Park this afternoon, and a single red clover.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 02, 2012, 04:43:21 PM
There are a few snowdrops on the river bank here too. Not good when the real cold comes it will kill them all. My cherry tree has the buds of the blossom already showing. It normally flowers late April/ early May.  :o

Today there has been driving rain most of the day and a bitter cold wind.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 03, 2012, 11:54:46 PM
Finally!!!!

37C today. 8)

Southerly change has just blown in to make it a pleasant evening. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 04, 2012, 12:42:34 AM
And as of right now it is 14 F/-10 C in New York City! :o

That's the coldest it's been since last January. If I'm not mistaken, we only had one day all last winter when it was colder.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 04, 2012, 04:21:27 AM
The UK has been hit with winds gusting up to 102 miles per hour in Edinburgh and 85 mph where I live. My internet connection has been to say the least spasmodic. However today there is a drop in the winds and I seem to be able to send and receive on the Internet as I should be able to do. I wonder if 2M has had problems he is about the nearest to me.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8991115/Two-dead-as-100mph-winds-batter-Britain.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 15, 2012, 01:43:08 PM
Well that good weather we had a couple of weeks ago didn't last long. The last few days have been fairly miserable here with rain, rain and more rain.

It put the kybosh on golf this morning. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 15, 2012, 02:36:54 PM
Finally some snow! Christmas time was not as white as one would hope but now we got some. And it's -8 degrees, just fine. If it would stay like this, I'd be happy. I hate when it gets too warm, or when the temperature is circling around 0, it makes it impossible to ride my bike to work because the road usually gets icy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 22, 2012, 09:56:57 PM
It's hot here, 34 C/92 F. Good BEER weather.  (http://www.freewebby.com/beer-food-sick-smilies/cheers.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 22, 2012, 10:00:38 PM
It's hot here, 34 C/92 F.

Send it up here for the long weekend coming up please. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on January 24, 2012, 07:33:27 PM
It has been raining hard with loud thunder for the last two hours. I love it!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on January 24, 2012, 09:53:08 PM
It has been raining hard with loud thunder for the last two hours. I love it!

Two hours of thunder!!!   8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 24, 2012, 11:06:23 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR712.gif?20120125060326)

This looks like it could be around for days. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 02, 2012, 09:55:20 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20120203045110)

Well, it started raining yesterday morning and now 36 hours later and it still hasn't stopped. It isn't heavy rain but non stop drizzle and showers and it may be time for the oars to get to the supermarket on the weekend.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 03, 2012, 07:26:06 PM



 http://au.news.yahoo.com/full-coverage/qld-floods


 (http://l.yimg.com/ao/hp/pics/120125_floods3.jpg)

 That's terrible, I hope everybody of these region evacuate safely.  Unfortunately, bad weather continues all over the world!  Probably it will snow tomorrow in Paris!  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 03, 2012, 10:27:13 PM
The sun has finally made an appearance after three or four days of rain and tomorrow it's supposed to be fine and sunny and in the mid 30C's.

Crazy!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 04, 2012, 02:31:42 PM
The UK is preparing for a massive snow storm... Well, a light dusting anyway  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 04, 2012, 09:08:45 PM
New York continues to experience its mildest winter in recent memory. We've had exactly one snowfall since that freak storm last October, and it was gone in three days. There have only been a few days when the temperature never got above freezing, and indeed, I believe there have only been a few when it even dipped below freezing for any length of time.

It was 45F/7.22C here today, and on Monday it's supposed to be back up above 50F/10C again.

Meanwhile, it has been snowing in the Eternal City ...

(http://www.inmeteo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/San-Pietro-alle-6.55.jpg)

More pictures and video here:

http://www.inmeteo.net/blog/2012/02/04/neve-a-roma-3-4-febbraio-2012/

... and here, pictures from Rome and elsewhere in Europe:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096402/Rome-snow-Colosseum-closes-drivers-abandon-cars.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 05, 2012, 03:57:33 AM
The UK is preparing for a massive snow storm... Well, a light dusting anyway  ;)

We had SNOW yesterday afternoon and again this morning. There was around 4 inches. The sun is shinning now and it looks lovely on the garden. Gary is out with Meg and he rang to say it looks like a wonderland by the river.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2012, 04:00:26 AM
I was channel surfing earlier and one of the Premier League Soccer matches in the U.K was played in snow earlier today or I suppose it was yesterday now. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 05, 2012, 04:06:22 AM
yeh, I called that wrong Lin  :) we got tons o' the stuff here.
Luckily I spotted our local publican out early this morning clearing the path to his establishment,
So all should be ok for a pre lunch beer ....  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 05, 2012, 11:23:41 PM
yeh, I called that wrong Lin  :) we got tons o' the stuff here.
Luckily I spotted our local publican out early this morning clearing the path to his establishment,
So all should be ok for a pre lunch beer ....  ;)

That is most important, not missing the pre lunch beer.  ;)

It is pretty treacherous up here this morning. The side roads like mine are still covered in deep crunchy snow and the paths are icy. Will wait until midday before taking Meg out for a walk. Yesterday the sun shone most of the day so the area looked amazing with glittering fresh snow on the ground. When Gary left this morning his was the first vehicle to crunch out on to the cross roads. Just as well he has a Land Rover as the snow is very deep.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 06, 2012, 08:02:05 PM

It snowed a little in Paris yesterday morning. However, it seemed to freeze in an instant.  It's very cold since the last week and the temperature is still negative. This weather seemes to continue until the end of this week!  :(


 (http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/D3dkaoJASwE0qzG.nUQ6nw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0zNjE7cT04NTt3PTUxMg--/http://media.zenfs.com/fr_FR/News/AFP/photo_1328465957464-10-0.jpg)

 http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/D3dkaoJASwE0qzG.nUQ6nw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0zNjE7cT04NTt3PTUxMg--/http://media.zenfs.com/fr_FR/News/AFP/photo_1328465957464-10-0.jpg
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 06, 2012, 10:57:10 PM
Quote
IT'S official - Australia has had its wettest two-year period on record.
It will come as no surprise to most that the seemingly endless rain from spring 2010 to autumn 2011, and again in late 2011, resulted in record falls, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Averaged across Australia the two-year rainfall total for 2010-2011 of 1409mm beat the old record of 1407mm set during 1973-1974.

According to the bureau's special climate statement, the total rainfall for 2011 was 705mm, making it the second wettest year on record, behind 1974 with 760mm, and ahead of 2010 (third wettest) with 703mm.

The exceptional rainfall was heavily influenced by one of the strongest La Nina climate events in history.

These conditions, coupled with very warm sea surface temperatures to the north of Australia and in the eastern Indian Ocean, contributed to making 2010-2011 Australia's wettest two-year period on record, the bureau said.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/la-nina-brings-record-breaking-rains-to-australia/story-e6frg6nf-1226264832605
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on February 08, 2012, 04:12:11 AM
ahh yes.. Now, this is winter! Yesterday it was about -32C/-26F.. And in my city, there's always the wind. So the real feel to it was more like -45C/-49F.. Today it's a bit easier, only about -22C/-7F. But the sun was shining brightly in January already, that usually comes in March/April.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 11, 2012, 04:26:21 PM
I feel your pain Satu. It has been around the -30C mark the last few mornings, and it is usually windy here too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Rawhide7 on February 19, 2012, 01:45:12 PM
Which do you prefer hot summer weather, mild spring and fall weather, or cold winter weather?

I prefer cold winter weather.  Not like -10 degrees but maybe between 30 to 40 degrees.  I just always enjoy colder weather don't have to use the a/c and usually don't even have to run my heater either.  It's just nice and cozy going to bed when it's cold out.  The cold weather always kind of relaxes me and it's a comfortable feeling when I'm inside my house.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 19, 2012, 07:06:30 PM
We've had a winter here in New York that seldom got colder than that 30 to 40 degrees you prefer (degrees Fahrenheit, that would be from just below 0 to around 4.5 C), so far. I must say I've enjoyed itit's great running weather. And with no snow in the park I've been able to keep to my usual route all winter long.

I prefer cool weather to warm weather, but anything is better than really hot weather.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 19, 2012, 07:16:46 PM
I prefer the heat. Not extreme heat like +40C but anywhere between 28C - 33C is perfect. I loathe cold mornings in July/August when the temp is anywhere from -2C - 5C. It's miserable. Wearing a half dozen layers of clothing just to be comfortable but it isn't.

We've had a very mild summer here but the early mornings have been perfect. Around 18C- 21C. Just a T-shirt and no jumper or jacket weather. 8)

Talking of summer, only 9 days left and no +40C days at all here this year! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on February 19, 2012, 09:50:49 PM
I prefer the heat. Not extreme heat like +40C but anywhere between 28C - 33C is perfect. I loathe cold mornings in July/August when the temp is anywhere from -2C - 5C. It's miserable. Wearing a half dozen layers of clothing just to be comfortable but it isn't.

We've had a very mild summer here but the early mornings have been perfect. Around 18C- 21C. Just a T-shirt and no jumper or jacket weather. 8)

Talking of summer, only 9 days left and no +40C days at all here this year! :o

We've had a very mild winter here--I can't believe your summer is over already, SK. I wonder if we'll have 4 seasons here in NY this year. I cannot wait for the commercial start of summer to begin the Memorial Day Weekend.

Good Night, All!

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on February 21, 2012, 08:06:40 AM
I prefer the heat. Not extreme heat like +40C but anywhere between 28C - 33C is perfect. I loathe cold mornings in July/August when the temp is anywhere from -2C - 5C. It's miserable. Wearing a half dozen layers of clothing just to be comfortable but it isn't.

I couldn't help myself, I had little laugh reading this. Wanna visit Finland when it's -30C? ;D Well, it's what you get used to. Imagine my layers when it gets down to -30C. I would love Australian weather. I love the warm, even the heat sometimes! Although our finnish summer at its best, 20-25C, is great too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on February 21, 2012, 08:09:42 AM
I feel your pain Satu. It has been around the -30C mark the last few mornings, and it is usually windy here too.

Our pain is luckily over now, the coldest weather won't come back anymore I think. Now it's 0 - -5C here, it's nice. :) I like the -10C - -15C too, it's easier to ride my bike than now when the snow gets heavy and wet.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 02, 2012, 11:17:05 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR00004.jpg?20120303052505)

NSW has copped plenty of rain over the last few days. Mainly in the south of the state and also into Victoria. I wonder if SC has gotten much rain. Certainly looks like Victoria got plenty too today.

Quote
There has been an unprecedented amount of rain over a long duration.
 
This rain event covers 75 per cent of the state.



SMH (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/unprecedented-amount-of-rain-flood-evacuations-after-sydney-dam-spills-20120303-1u9a0.html)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 09, 2012, 09:14:32 PM
A solar storm this week caused fewer problems on earth than feared. But it did produce some spectacular Northern Lights displays, like this, recorded near Faskusfjordur on the east coast of Iceland:

(http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/media/ALeqM5iXlPR5CZjwhLqZ59-_hk-UkKpr4w?docId=9615f0f3df1d40ed95dd5b2619d713d6&size=l)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hJ9e0YjdJeTfdfn_5O6p9YCwlmgA?docId=92ef40bdf4f04481b734fce2b0dd5239
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 10, 2012, 10:13:47 AM
I am so mad.  The Northern Lights have been visible over the UK and I have been out each night to try to see them but there has always been cloud.  :(  The moon was full on Thursday night and mostly covered in cloud so no chance of a coloured lights display.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 10, 2012, 10:48:59 AM
I would love to see the Northern Lights! Not much chance of it in this city, however, with all the light pollution.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 10, 2012, 03:02:02 PM
I would love to see the Northern Lights! Not much chance of it in this city, however, with all the light pollution.



There is a lot to be said for living in the country. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on March 10, 2012, 08:41:42 PM
I missed the Northern Lights as  well, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 13, 2012, 11:04:13 PM
Beautiful autumn weather since last Friday. Everyday has been clear and sunny in the high 20'sC.

Just perfect. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 14, 2012, 12:44:28 AM
Beautiful autumn weather since last Friday. Everyday has been clear and sunny in the high 20'sC.

Just perfect. 8)

Would that be considered perfect golf weather?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 14, 2012, 01:10:09 AM
Would that be considered perfect golf weather?

Correct!! 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 15, 2012, 09:02:56 PM
So my holidays are half over already and I'm stoked about the weather we've had. All that rain we had in February had me really worried and a few days before I started my break, it was reported on the radio that they were expecting it to rain for about 27 days out of the 31 in March. So far it has only rained one day. We did have a month's rain in that one day but every other day has been spectacular.

Today was 30C and clear blue skies. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 16, 2012, 02:36:50 PM
I put the jinx on didn't I! Talking about the great weather. Wake up today to rain & thunder. :(

(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR712.gif?20120125060326)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 17, 2012, 02:26:20 PM
And we're back to normal clear blue skies and sunshine. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 23, 2012, 08:12:09 PM
This morning was the first time in months that I felt cold when I got out of bed this morning. Temp was down to 12C. It felt colder too with a southerly blowing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 24, 2012, 12:11:40 PM
What part of the season are you in?  Here where I live spring has just begun and my allergies are killing me.  Can't wait till winter time comes around again but that's a whole yr away because winter just ended here.  Like the much cooler weather instead of the 100 plus degrees.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 24, 2012, 08:19:27 PM
What part of the season are you in?

Autumn. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Southern cat on April 07, 2012, 09:35:06 PM
I see Richard Earl was online today which is good news because I was wondering how close those tornadoes came to his house in Fort Worth last week?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 08, 2012, 01:14:04 AM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20120408080904)

In the words of SC, "A lovely storm" passing through here at the moment.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 08, 2012, 01:17:08 AM
Is it a pretty bad storm SK? 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 08, 2012, 01:18:24 AM
Nah, just rain and thunder.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 08, 2012, 01:31:07 AM
Oh that's good news that it's not too bad.  A few days ago a really bad storm came through and I lost power like three different times but for no longer than about a minute or so each time.  Which that was good news.  However, it messed up my phone line a little bit.  Which is not good news since I still use dial up for my computer.  I know I'm still living in the dark age.  But I'm not able to get on the internet from my computer so I've been using my parents the last couple of days.  I'm having the phone company come out on Monday to fix it so hopefully then I'll be able to get back online from my computer.  I do like thunderstorms and rain as long as it's late at night, does'nt damage my property, and as long as I don't lose power.  But it messing up my phone line is no good because I can't get online and I don't know what to do without my computer.  My computer was'nt on during the storm but I'm thankful that I have a decent surge protector because even with my computer turned off if it's still plugged in it could cause my computer to not turn on at all and maybe damage my computer. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 08, 2012, 01:47:16 AM
Storm is all finished and has moved on.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 17, 2012, 10:58:47 PM
Boy, haven't we had some rain today. It's been torrential at times. Just driving home from work was tough. Thankfully it's still school holidays so there wasn't as much traffic as normal but a couple of times there, visibility was down to about 20 yards. I don't know how much has fallen but it wouldn't suprise me if we've had our monthly average in 24 hours.

(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20120408080904)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 17, 2012, 11:58:28 PM
You have too much rain and here in the UK there are hose pipe bans and a real shortage of water.  We have had two pretty dry winters and the water levels are getting really low everywhere.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on April 18, 2012, 09:31:53 AM
We are also very short of rain in Florida.  All winter long we have only had one or two days where it rained in any given month.  So far, it hasn't rained here in Central Florida since the beginning of March.  It tried once or twice, but nothing came of it.  The lake one street over from our house is amazingly low.  Just since Monday there are large areas of sand showing in the middle of the lake.  To give an idea of the lake's size, it is three miles around the edge.  There are other small lakes in the area that are so dry grass is growing on the bottom.  It's the only green grass around here.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 24, 2012, 05:56:52 PM
Very chilly this morning with a southerly blowing making it even chillier. Snow down south I heard on the radio and that doesn't surprise me. Brrrrr. Another thing I don't look forward to durin winter is early Sunday Golf Days when the temp is in single figures.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 05, 2012, 06:55:31 PM

 Unfortunately I was not able to observe the super moon here because it was rainy.....

 (http://cdn-aki.vmixcore.com/imgman.jpg?width=100&height=75&fill=000000000&url=http://cdn-aki.vmixcore.com/423/0/26/414361951/2761/423/1426/40043897bbca7c90837c84b285aa3466.jpg)

 Video

 http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?collection_id=14483&media_id=142605491&module=homepage

 photos

 http://news.cnet.com/2300-17938_105-10007135.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody
 http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20044993-1.html?tag=mncol;txt


 (http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/573674209.jpg?key=16001200&Expires=1336270103&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=phobzeQRVG-zN9N2~c6WFOkbh46jR6GVNm-RT7ycxXPaGuYY8yLOk55tfgTU-L8ZlMymzecWrknRKe1r50gSOuoE8UgVkBXTDrteyo1IWpWQ9w2yaXMEa1NhDtEjSpBDdk1PvuEuiQKkERrw6qd-sa1rvaLkNpsf-BQMnws3tMU_)

  http://twitpic.com/9hjtup
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on May 05, 2012, 07:32:03 PM
It was cloudy here. I did get a shot of it last night, though.

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3254/img04811w.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 05, 2012, 09:55:44 PM
Driving to golf this morning and the moon was the size of a china plate. A couple of times it was right in front almost like lighting the road for me. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on May 05, 2012, 11:29:23 PM
But did it hit your eye like a big pizza pie? ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 10, 2012, 12:15:48 AM
We're not far out from winter but you wouldn't know it after the weather we've had all week. Today it got to 29C!  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 13, 2012, 07:14:35 PM
After temps in the high 20's C on Thursday and Friday, the temps have plummeted over the weekend. The sky has been clear and blue but the icy wind that could cut you in half has been terrible. I think it's only about 16C today but with that wind it feels like 10C.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 13, 2012, 07:19:01 PM
It is really cold and windy here today too.  It was bitterly cold when I went outside with Meg half an hour ago.  I think the wood burner will be lit again today.  I've lots of stuff to do inside and when the house is cold I just want to snuggle up with a book and a coffee on the lounge.  I can't I've deadlines to meet.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 13, 2012, 07:21:15 PM
About 11am the sun streams through my bedroom window and I like to stretch out for a while and read. As soon as I get up and walk away from the warmth you can feel the change in temp in other parts of the house.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 15, 2012, 07:52:10 PM

" Prince Charles turns weatherman "   :o

 http://news.yahoo.com/prince-charles-turns-weatherman-scotland-151423855.html

 (http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/K.VNVVC8n5u4zwLyjq4ObQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0yNzQ7cT04NTt3PTQ1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-05-10T204401Z_3_CBRE8491BAW00_RTROPTP_2_BRITAIN.JPG)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 01, 2012, 12:26:05 AM
First day of winter and the forecast for the next 7 days is for rain and temps between 15 - 18C.

I know I've been on the board 8 years but have I ever mentioned, I HATE WINTER!!!!!!   :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 01, 2012, 12:41:11 AM
I know I've been on the board 8 years but have I ever mentioned, I HATE WINTER!!!!!!   :D

Not that I have ever noticed.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 02, 2012, 11:36:31 AM
Quote
Sunday 3 June
 
Summary Min 11C -  Max 15C  Rain easing.

Sydney area
 
Cloudy. Rain, easing during the day. Locally heavy falls possible during the morning. Light winds.

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/campbelltown.shtml


Looks like our luck with good weather for golf has run out today. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 02, 2012, 09:22:17 PM
Looks like our luck with good weather for golf has run out today. :(

Ha! Can you believe it? Not a drop until the final hole and that was only a light sprinkle. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 04, 2012, 02:29:21 AM
Ha! Can you believe it? Not a drop until the final hole and that was only a light sprinkle. 8)

Did your game follow suit SK?  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 04, 2012, 02:58:53 AM
Did your game follow suit SK?  :)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4889.msg205376#msg205376

:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 04, 2012, 05:35:50 AM
SK I just found your post.  :)

Rawhide7 posted some good advice.  :)


Weather here in the UK.... YUK!  It rained on the Thames Pageant yesterday but today the sun is trying to get through.  It is at least dry here but dull.  Today our village is holding celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and there are marquees and stalls on the local sports ground, plus music and an open air service and tree planting.  In about an hour the fancy dress parade will walk from the village green to the sports ground. Praying the rain stays away.  The day ends with a children's disco and finally an adult disco in the marquee until 11.00pm.  The forecast for the evening is not quite so dry.

When you consider the gorgeous weather we had last weekend it is inconceivable that the Jubilee 4 day weekend should be so cold and damp.  >:(  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 15, 2012, 06:02:31 PM
(http://www.bom.gov.au/radar/IDR713.gif?20120616005705)

So it's another wet Saturday. A Saturday before golf. The forecast is for it to clear tomorrow after a possible early shower or two. Could we possibly get lucky again and not play golf in the rain. I still can't get over that Sunday two weeks ago when it didn't rain at all when the forecast was for heavy rain at times.

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 16, 2012, 11:51:29 AM
Well the rain has disappeared from the above radar. It's only 4:50am and still pitch black outside so I don't know if it clear blue skies or not. Tee off in 2 hours and the temp is expected to be only 6C. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 17, 2012, 01:34:44 AM
Somebody up there definitely likes me. Clear blue skies all day. A little windy towards the end but after yesterday is was a magic day. Weather wise anyway.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 20, 2012, 07:18:09 PM
From the Aussie Thread:

Today was the shortest day in Australia or the official start to winter. No wonder I got the flu this week. I haven't missed getting up at 4am this week with the temp around 3-4C. :o

Well, today was the LONGEST day in the U.S., and the official start to summer. And in New York, at 9:30 PM, it was 92 F/33 C.

Going to be hotter tomorrow.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 20, 2012, 11:54:56 PM
at 9:30 PM, it was 92 F/33 C.

I love summer but that temp at night is a tad extreme! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 24, 2012, 12:33:50 AM
I'm not looking forward to getting up at 4am this week.

Forecast is for Tuesday - Friday, overnight temp = 6/7C.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 24, 2012, 03:08:02 PM
They might have been generous with 6/7C for the mornings. Today it was 2C!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 24, 2012, 07:18:37 PM
They might have been generous with 6/7C for the mornings. Today it was 2C!!!!!

Never mind you have passed the shortest day and are on the way towards summer!  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 24, 2012, 07:19:58 PM
Never mind you have passed the shortest day and are on the way towards summer!  ;)

Can't come quick enough! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 24, 2012, 07:24:39 PM
Over here there hasn't been a summer yet.  We had a few hot days in April and May but not many.  June is the wettest it has ever been and there are still more days left.  Of course this is the UK and we can expect rain for Wimbledon, the Olympics and anything else that is out doors this summer!  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 24, 2012, 07:30:32 PM
I heard that the Irish Indoor Bowls Championships were postponed because it was such a lovely day outside? ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 24, 2012, 07:30:56 PM
I heard that the Irish Indoor Bowls Championships were postponed because it was such a lovely day outside? ;)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 24, 2012, 09:29:34 PM
By the way, it was SK's gripes about the "winter" weather that inspired me in my choice of what would be IT in 15 Questions tonight. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 24, 2012, 09:41:41 PM
By the way, it was SK's gripes about the "winter" weather that inspired me in my choice of what would be IT in 15 Questions tonight. ;)

I should've known. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on July 18, 2012, 12:31:38 PM
Rain!!  :) :) :) :)

After weeks and weeks of hot, dry weather, it finally rained last night and again this morning.  Now it is hot and muggy like a good summer afternoon in Indiana ought to be.  There were lots of sparrows and finches out playing in the puddles while it rained.  Too bad the puddles have already dried up.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 19, 2012, 11:00:08 AM
I wish we could have less rain!!!! It has rained for days and days.  There was sun this morning but it is raining again this afternoon.   >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 10, 2012, 08:16:18 PM
August here in Australia is the last month of winter and for some reason it's the windiest month. We've had some big gusts over 100kmh since Thursday night with blackouts, trees down etc, have resulted.

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/372303/20120810/sydney-winds-weather-emergency.htm

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 11, 2012, 08:35:21 AM
Gee they were some winds.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on August 29, 2012, 06:41:02 PM

 (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/08/28/us/ISAAC-slide-18JA/ISAAC-slide-18JA-articleLarge.jpg)

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/us/tropical-storm-isaac-on-verge-of-becoming-a-category-1-hurricane.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120829

 I pray that Isaac will not leave damage as Katerina and everyone is safe....
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 01, 2012, 03:59:43 AM
In Australia, September 1 means:

(http://cdn.mdjunction.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/spring_is_here-9f7dfc9d04969ba1735859b2e836ee90.gif)



YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 02, 2012, 08:27:01 AM
We haven't even had any summer yet.  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 02, 2012, 09:16:48 AM
We've had way too much summer. It's hot again today and I have to go out for a ten-mile run.

BUT it should be cooling down soon. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: dane with no name on September 02, 2012, 01:17:48 PM
Quote
BUT it should be cooling down soon.  :)
NO!
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Can't you hold on to that nice warm summer weather for at least... (checks calendar) ...40 days more?  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on September 02, 2012, 01:30:49 PM
We'll have Indian summer then ... just for you!

New York is never more beautiful than on those sparkling Autumn days. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 03, 2012, 01:56:15 AM
I think I might leave the bomber jacket in the closet from tomorrow. I know it's a big call this early in spring but if I can just get through the first couple of hours of single digit temps in the mornings, the days are going to be delightful. 24C - 27C for the working week. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 09, 2012, 11:12:16 PM
Today's spring weather was brilliant. Around 25C.  8)

I missed a golden opportunity to take some great shots down at Circular Quay today. I should have taken my camera as Sydney Harbour was spectacular under a clear blue sky. The cinema is only a stones throw from The Opera House and I could have take some unobstructed shots of The Harbour Bridge too.

Definitely have to remember next time.

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 09, 2012, 11:51:09 PM
Over here the temperature in the North was less than your spring temp.  It is almost autumn (21st Sept.) here and the summer has only made a couple of appearances. When it should have been spring and this last weekend. Today it is cool again and there are forecasts for strong winds and showers.  >:(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 11, 2012, 04:36:43 PM
YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just when you think the warmer weather is here to stay, you wake up to single figure temps and the max today will be all of 16C. Windy, rain at times. Totally miserable weather. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 15, 2012, 02:19:30 AM
There was flooding in Catterick Village again. We were lucky this time but maybe not if there is much more rain. Friends of ours had at least 60cm in their house even with sandbags.   It always looks worse when it is where you live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56zVf_g0EJQ&feature=related
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 15, 2012, 06:01:54 PM
YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just when you think the warmer weather is here to stay, you wake up to single figure temps and the max today will be all of 16C. Windy, rain at times. Totally miserable weather. :(

You just have to wait a few days and BAM, the temp doubles.

33C today. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 26, 2012, 03:52:11 PM
Winter has arrived in the North East of the UK. We just let Meg out before going to bed and it is snowing.   :o :o  It's only October! What happened to summer and autumn?

Floods and now snow. The Dales fields send the melted snow down to the River Swale, here's hoping there are no more floods.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 28, 2012, 11:06:59 AM
The news of the storm expected to hit New York has just been on our television.

I don't think you are in the areas that are most at risk KC, but just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and hoping you are safe in your home.  I am sure the dreadful weather will reach you, even if the severity is less than some areas.  Take care.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 28, 2012, 02:24:39 PM
Thanks, Lin. I can't think it's going to be as bad as they sayit never isbut it looks like it will be bad enough. No danger of flooding where I am, but wind damage is always possible.

Central Park is closed. I got back from my run just after they closed it. The police were cruising around telling people to leave, or they risked a summons.

I've just found out the Library will be closed tomorrow, so I get a "snow day." :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on October 28, 2012, 05:56:20 PM
I'm jealous, SK.

I hear Hurricane Sandy's wind outside. I don't want to close all of the windows because of all the funky smoke that comes from the adjoining apartment--I've got respiratory issues...

Anyway, I've got an art project that is supposed to be done tomorrow morning and taken to Manhattan! I've only done about 1/3, and I've got the munchies! It's going to be an all-nighter! (I just remembered--I've got chips and some moldy, homemade guacamole! Oh boy!) Maybe I'll get a weather extension on the art project. The trains and buses are not running anywhere in the 5 boroughs of NYC...

LCat
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 28, 2012, 06:42:46 PM
I'm pretty sure you'll get that weather extension, LCat ... pretty much the whole city is shut down.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 29, 2012, 10:59:13 AM
I get TWO Snow Days:

Quote
Attention All NYPL Staff


As a result of the impending weather situation and the emergency precautions that the Mayor and Governor have put into effect,
Library officials have made the following decisions:


We will be closed today, Monday, October 29th and tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30th.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 29, 2012, 12:15:40 PM
Now there's an added element ... a construction crane has collapsed on 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh. That's just a couple of blocks from me:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6ZQpjACIAI19iO.jpg)

https://twitter.com/daveevansabc7/status/262986302943797248/photo/1

This is what is going to be the tallest residential building in the city when it's completed (90 stories). The crane is just dangling there for now ... the street has been cleared. (I'm not sure why anyone is out at all, besides journalists and first responders, because conditions have really deteriorated in the past couple of hours.)

EDIT: The police are evacuating buildings in the immediate area ... they may just have to let the crane fall, they have no way to get to it during the storm to fix the damage. The TV reporter who is covering this is being moved back from the area.

The reporter is now standing in Columbus Circle ... just a block from me.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on October 29, 2012, 07:38:11 PM
I hope you weren't affected by the crane situation, KC.

I did get an extension, and used it to my advantage--I did more work on the art project. It is colorful, the way the man who asked me to do the painting requested...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 29, 2012, 07:54:16 PM
I found this on another board ... First Ave. and 34th:

(http://distilleryimage1.instagram.com/d3ea16c0223211e29a0d22000a9f1320_7.jpg)

Many more photos here:

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/hurricane-sandy-pictures-photos2-20121025
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 30, 2012, 02:10:45 AM
Gee, KC those pictures make our village flood pale into insignificance. We are watching the news channels and hoping there are no more deaths caused by Sandy and the flooding. Keep safe.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 30, 2012, 08:22:27 AM
Indiana is rather a long way from KC, but we are also getting effects from the storm.  The wind picked up drastically last evening about 8:30 pm and was between 35 and 40 mph straight out of the north.  A large barn located less than half a mile from our house burned to the ground in less than two hours.  My husband passed by just before 9 pm as the first police car arrived and the barn was already engulfed in flames.  They had at least six fire trucks there and twenty other emergency vehicles, but there was nothing they could do except hope to keep the house and other buildings that were down wind from catching fire.  The wind blew sparks (probably bits of hay) nearly a quarter of a mile from the fire.  We could watch it all from behind our house.  I've never seen anything like it.  This morning, only the silo was left standing.

About 20 minutes ago it started snowing!! :o  It didn't last long, but we've had sleet and rain all morning.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 30, 2012, 11:12:44 AM
It's looking like New York City will not be getting back to normal anytime soon:

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Statement from MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota on Service Recovery

The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system, in every borough and county of the region. It has brought down trees, ripped out power and inundated tunnels, rail yards and bus depots.

As of last night, seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded. Metro-North Railroad lost power from 59th Street to Croton-Harmon on the Hudson Line and to New Haven on the New Haven Line. The Long Island Rail Road evacuated its West Side Yards and suffered flooding in one East River tunnel. The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is flooded from end to end and the Queens Midtown Tunnel also took on water and was closed. Six bus garages were disabled by high water. We are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery. Our employees have shown remarkable dedication over the past few days, and I thank them on behalf of every New Yorker. In 108 years, our employees have never faced a challenge like the one that confronts us now. All of us at the MTA are committed to restoring the system as quickly as we can to help bring New York back to normal.

http://alert.mta.info/

I was really lucky to be living where I do. Aside from that crane (which I can see from one of my apartment windows), there have been very few problems in my neighborhood: no flooding, no upended trees, no power loss. But most of the city south of Midtown lost power, there was bad flooding along the shorelines, and in the outer boroughs, there were other problems including a terrible fire that destroyed more than fifty homes in a Queens neighborhood. Several people have been killed by falling trees.

Here is a gallery of what it looked like in one Brooklyn neighborhood, Greenpoint:

http://gothamist.com/2012/10/30/gorgeous_photos_of_greenpoint_durin.php#photo-1

To say nothing of what it looks like outside the city ... The video they've been showing on TV from places like Atlantic City is hair-raising.

I'm home from work today, but checking my work e-mail, I found a message from a kindly soul at the German National Libraryin my capacity as a cataloger at the New York Public Library, I had pointed out an error in their catalog a few months back. The person who wrote me to say they had corrected the error added this:

Quote
Ich hoffe instndig, dass Sie alle Sandy heil berstanden haben und die Schden nicht so gravierend sind. Wir sind in Gedanken bei Ihnen.

Mit freundlichen Gren und den besten Wnschen nach New York ...

"I sincerely hope that you all have survived Sandy in good health and that the damage isn't so serious. Our thoughts are with you. Yours truly, and with our best regards to New York ..."

EDIT: This just in: The New York Public Library will be closed tomorrow, too. That is three days ... unprecedented, I believe.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 30, 2012, 04:19:31 PM
That was kind of the person from the German National Library.

I have been watching the news again this evening and the devastation is dreadful. The loss of life too. I am pleased to read you are safe and in an area that is not too battered by Sandy.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on October 30, 2012, 07:04:04 PM

 That's really scary this Sandy!!  I hope that you were in safe, KC and LCat!!

 

 (http://lpt.c.yimg.jp/amd/20121030-00000049-jijp-000-view.jpg)

 http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/29/us/sandy-bounty-ship/index.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on October 31, 2012, 11:05:35 AM
Breezy Point, Queens, where (they are now saying) as many as 100 homes may have been destroyed by a fire the Fire Department was unable to fight because of the flood conditions:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/31/2arage2y.jpg)

More here: http://gothamist.com/2012/10/31/photos_the_devastation_of_breezy_po.php#photo-1

They just showed some video from Staten Island, where the storm surge literally swept houses off their foundations. They were able to point out a track showing how one house had moved a half-mile before coming to a stop!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 31, 2012, 04:54:57 PM
Such heart breaking devastation.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on November 01, 2012, 01:44:15 PM
I have been watching The Weather Channel for the last two days. This has been a detaining storm.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on November 01, 2012, 02:03:34 PM
I am glad you are doing well from after this storm KC!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on November 02, 2012, 07:27:09 AM
I want things to return to "normal!"
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 02, 2012, 06:31:23 PM
For the first time in its history, the New York Marathon has been canceled!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/sports/new-york-city-marathon-will-not-be-held-sunday.html

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After Days of Pressure, Marathon Is Off

By KEN BELSON

After days of intensifying pressure from runners, politicians and the general public to call off the New York City Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, city officials and the events organizers decided Friday afternoon to cancel the race.

The move was historic the marathon has taken place every year since 1970, including the race in 2001 held two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but seemed inevitable as opposition to the marathon swelled. Critics said that it would be in poor taste to hold a foot race through the five boroughs while so many people in the area were still suffering from the storms damage, and that city services should focus on storm relief, not the marathon. Proponents of the race notably Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mary Wittenberg, director of the marathon said the event would provide a needed morale boost, as well as an economic one.

Its clear that the best thing for New York and the best thing for the marathon and the future is, unfortunately, to move on, said Ms. Wittenberg, the chief executive of New York Road Runners, the organization that operates the marathon. This isnt the year or the time to run it. Its crushing and really difficult. One of the toughest decisions we ever made.

George Hirsch, chairman of the board of Road Runners, said officials huddled all day Friday, hoping to devise an alternate race. They considered replacing the marathon with a race that would comprise the final 10 miles of marathon, starting at the base of the Queensboro 59th Street Bridge on the Manhattan side. But that was not deemed plausible, Mr. Hirsch said.

We still want to do something, and were going to do something, he said, referring to a replacement event for the marathon. But it wont require generators or water.

Quote
Nearly 40,000 of the 47,500 registered runners had already arrived in the city, Mr. Hirsch said.

Mr. Bloomberg and Ms. Wittenberg had repeatedly stood behind the plan, insisting it was best for the city. But many runners joined a chorus of politicians and area residents this week in speaking out against the plan to stage the marathon despite the widespread damage wrought by the storm Monday night.

For days, online forums sparked with outrage against politicians and race organizers, a tone that turned to vitriol against runners, even from some other runners who accused them of being selfish.

The city was divided so bitterly that it became clear to marathon organizers that to hold the race would defeat the very purpose of it.

The marathon is about uniting the city, Mr. Hirsch said. But all it was doing was dividing it. Is that what the New York City Marathon is all about? No, not at all.

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Deborah Rose, a City Council member whose district is in Staten Island, said she fully supported the decision to cancel the race, adding that she and her colleagues were imploring the mayor to change his mind about the event.

I thought it was a gross misplacement of priorities on the mayors part to even consider having the marathon when there are people in Staten Island facing life-and-death situations, she said. Im glad to see that the mayor had an epiphany and be sensitive to those communities that have been so impacted by the hurricane.

She called on all the marathoners to go to Staten Island to help with the cleanup effort and to bring the clothes they would have shed at the start to shelters or other places where displaced people were in need.

This is always a race that unites the entire city, said Howard Wolfson, the deputy mayor. Its something that 100 percent of the people who live here can agree on every year. When you have a significant number of people voicing real pain and unhappiness over its running, you have to hear that and take that into consideration. Something that is a celebration of the best of New York cant become divisive.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 02, 2012, 08:10:08 PM
Someone got a good angle on the famous dangling crane on 57th Street in Manhattan ... which is still dangling, but now scheduled to be removed over the weekend:

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-11-02-one57.jpg)

I found it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-gunther/the-dangling-crane-a-swor_b_2067109.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 23, 2012, 02:21:04 PM
So what's the expected temperature going to be in your neck of the woods on Christmas day?

Today is going to get close to 40C but tomorrow for the big day it should drop down to around 30C.  :coolsmiley: :coolsmiley: :coolsmiley: :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 23, 2012, 03:37:02 PM
UK weather.  It is going to be wet and windy.   :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on December 25, 2012, 01:05:47 AM
A very wet Christmas.... won't stop me making it across the road for a quick Christmas morning livener.. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 25, 2012, 10:58:41 AM
I'm in Connecticut, and we actually woke up this morning to a White Christmas. Not too much of the white stuff, just enough to make it pretty. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 29, 2012, 11:43:51 AM

 

 (http://lpt.c.yimg.jp/im_siggdoNFblFOVFleIoViT80QLw---x411-y450-q90/amd/20121225-00000546-yom-000-view.jpg)

It seems very hard Russian winter of this year. There are many victims of the cold.
Lots of snow since the beginning of this winter in Hokkaido, Japan, and there is a lot of damage too!
The famous fountain ' Tsuru ' of Hibiya Park in Tokyo was frozen!  :o  The whole of Japan seems to be very cold too!  Followed by very cold days, there was snow already here in Paris three weeks ago, there are some very rainy days and now it is becoming very hot temperature, above 10 degrees!!  :o
I feel a little afraid with climate like that........And new moon to coming next year again ......13 times!!  ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 29, 2012, 07:19:50 PM
And new moon to coming next year again ......13 times!!  ???

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077729/   ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on January 15, 2013, 10:46:22 PM

That's horrible!! since the beginning of the new year 2013, that's abnormal as typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones have already occurred.!!  :(

http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/wa/onslow.shtml

 (http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/c114.0.403.403/p403x403/486310_10151165555855887_418454806_n.jpg)

 New moon to coming this year again ......13 times!!  ???

 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077729/   ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 15, 2013, 11:04:56 PM
Cyclones are normal for this time of year here in Australia as are bushfires. It's all part of mother nature. It's been happening for longer than anyone knows. It hasn't gotten worse because of what some so called experts say.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on January 17, 2013, 09:24:02 PM

 " NASA Finds 2012 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend "

 http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-temps.html

 
Quote
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, released an updated analysis Tuesday that compares temperatures around the globe in 2012 to the average global temperature from the mid-20th century. The comparison shows how Earth continues to experience warmer temperatures than several decades ago.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 17, 2013, 10:05:23 PM
From the above link,

Quote
The average global temperature has risen about 1.4 degrees F (0.8 C) since 1880, according to the new analysis

1.4 degrees!!!!!  Yep, let the panic begin.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on January 18, 2013, 04:05:15 PM
At least it has been colder here in north Texas! :)   In all seriousness the warming of our planet concerns me as well.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on January 19, 2013, 11:02:28 PM

 It was very cold yesterday here in Paris and it snowed last night!!

 (http://cache.20minutes.fr/img/photos/20mn/2013-01/2013-01-19/article_sipa_ap21351243_000003.jpg)
  http://www.20minutes.fr/article/1083227/neige-verglas-52-departements-places-vigilance-orange
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 20, 2013, 10:13:36 AM
Tons of snow here in London.... Ive had enough of it already..!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on January 20, 2013, 09:38:10 PM
Send some  of that snow here to Texas Gant!  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 21, 2013, 12:21:58 AM
With pleasure....  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on January 21, 2013, 09:49:00 PM
I will sit on my porch and wait for it with anticipation Gant!  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 21, 2013, 09:50:12 PM
I hear it's gonna stop by NYC on its way to Texas ... :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on January 22, 2013, 11:21:36 AM
As long as its gone from my backyard...   :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 22, 2013, 08:44:17 PM
Cold here tonight ... 15 F (-9.44 C) right now, and headed down to 10/-12.2! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 08, 2013, 10:09:53 PM


Quote
Local authorities from New York City to Maine are working to battle what forecasters said could be the biggest blizzard in a century for some cities.

Something terrifying is happening at the east coast of U.S with very bad winter Storm!  :o :(
I pray for the safety of everyone especially KC and LCat!

http://projects.nytimes.com/live-dashboard/2013-winter-storm?emc=na

Quote
New York: Mayor Says to Stay Calm, and Stay Indoors

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Remembering the Great Blizzard of 1888
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 09, 2013, 03:40:07 PM
KC I saw the weather you are having on our TV news tonight. Although the pictures of downtown New York showed mostly cleared roads. Other states didn't look so good. We are forecast for heavy snow tonight. I know Sylvie in mid France was having heavy snow too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 09, 2013, 08:53:44 PM
Things weren't that bad in New York City itself, and the sidewalks and roads are pretty clear today. Other parts of the area had it much worse, however.

Lin, Sylvie and others in line for the European version of our storm: Stay safe and warm!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 09, 2013, 09:37:14 PM
Someone posted these on another forum ... snow scenes from Connecticut, where they got as much as 40 inches (more than a meter, for you metric types):

Ansonia, CT. Those are cars under there! :o

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c134.0.403.403/p403x403/555986_10151409378184330_854307433_n.jpg)

Wallingford, CT. Good thing that door opens in!

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/c0.10.403.403/p403x403/222775_10151408875729330_92838686_n.jpg)

News story here:
http://www.courant.com/news/weather/hc-weather-snow-connecticut-0208-20130205,0,4715023.story
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 10, 2013, 03:21:52 AM
I am happy you are alright KC. Those pictures and videos show just how bad the snow is. It doesn't look as if we will have it as bad here. The sky is so heavy right now and there is that silence in the air you get before and during heavy snow. Gary has taken Meg out before it becomes too difficult to get about.  I do hope all are members are safe.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 10, 2013, 11:09:53 AM
I think Jed Cooper (Brian) is in the Boston area, so I hope he and his family are OK.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on February 20, 2013, 09:46:46 PM

 
Quote
Snow-covered cactuses? Golf championship play stopped due to Arizona winter storm

 http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/20/17034402-snow-covered-cactuses-golf-championship-play-stopped-due-to-arizona-winter-storm

(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/pb-130220-arizona-snow-golf-nj-04.photoblog900.jpg)

Hopefully the next snow will be in Texas!  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on March 15, 2013, 10:19:14 PM

The weather was worst in Europe for a few days.  >:(
Fortunately it has become better but most transportation was arrested!  Planes, trains, TGV and also Eurostar!  And even the subway too! (Metro via the elevated tracks is dangerous!)
Next week as I plan to go to London by Eurostar for 10 days, I hope this weather is perfectly restored as soon as possible!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21766690

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 16, 2013, 09:42:24 AM
I hope you have good weather for your trip, higashimori!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on March 31, 2013, 11:14:47 AM
I hope you have good weather for your trip, higashimori!

Thank you KC!  :)

Unfortunately, the weather was terrible!!  :(
The first purpose of my stay in the UK this time was to go to the city of Hastings, on the south coast of 1h30' from London. As in London, with a little snow, rain and very strong winds, Hastings was cold!   But the weather was good for the trip to PARIS-LONDON thankfully!   ;)
Whatever the weather was worse, my stay in the UK was very significant and valuable.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 12, 2013, 09:05:50 PM
Watch for Northern Lights on Saturday night:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/dazzling_northern_lights_antic_1/10107004
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 20, 2013, 08:41:06 PM

Amazing but spring has finally arrived in Paris!!  :D

 (http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9159/dscf2173p.jpg)

 (http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/8518/dscf2174z.jpg)

 (http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1980/dscf21761t.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 09, 2013, 10:04:09 PM
Nice spring temp. today.

36C. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 05, 2013, 06:10:43 AM
Storms are battering the East coast of the UK.  Scotland is getting some of the worst weather for this time of year. Gusts of wind up to 100 miles an hour and torrential rain.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-driver-dies-in-high-winds-as-all-trains-in-scotland-are-halted-8984898.html


Gary is in his wagon driving up to East Kilbride in Scotland. He said it is dreadful.

I walked Meg a short distance this morning and found walking against the wind very difficult.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 22, 2013, 10:55:53 PM
On the day after the winter solstice, the temperature reached 71F/21.7C in New York City ... shattering the old record for December 22, which was 63/17.2.

This just eight days after we got seven inches of snow with temperatures around 25F/-3.9C. Plus a few more inches that fell last Tuesday.

I was out running in Central Park on Sunday (wearing shorts and a T-shirt), and there are only traces left of all that snow. On the other hand, unlike some previous late Decembers, I did not see any sign of snowdrops as yet!

It's supposed to get colder starting Monday afternoon, and by Christmas, it will be back below freezing all day.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 23, 2013, 06:06:22 AM
We have been seeing on our TV this morning dreadful storms over Canada and Michigan, floods in Ohio and power blackouts for many people. What an awful start to the Holiday season.

Here in my part of the UK it is pouring with rain and cold strong winds. YUK!  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 07, 2014, 07:32:23 AM
From my desktop this morning:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img542/790/c7fy.jpg)

That's -15.5 Celsius, for you non-Fahrenheiters.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 08, 2014, 06:04:30 AM
Rather chilly KC. 

Saw all the dreadful problems the snow and ice are causing on our TV news last night.

We are enjoying unseasonal warm weather today with sunshine and blue sky. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 08, 2014, 07:26:10 AM
Well, I didn't mention that it was 55 F (12.8 C) on Monday morning before it plunged to 4 overnight. :o

It's up to 9 F (-12.8 C) now. Supposed to start warming up, though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 08, 2014, 09:31:51 PM
It's been so cold here in northern Indiana that the world came to a halt for three days.  Today we slowly started coming back to life.  It wasn't so terribly cold on Sunday, but we got about 12 inches (30.5 cm) of snow over the course of the day.  My husband went out and shoveled the driveway three times!!  It was clear when we went to bed, but there were 2 ft deep drifts across it the next morning.  They didn't even plough our road for two days (not that anyone had anyplace to go).  The temperature hung down around -13 F (-25 C) from Monday morning through Tuesday morning.  The windchill was about -38/-39 F (-38/-39 C) during that time.  It got as low as -18 F (-27.7 C).  We're up to 4 F (-15.5 C) now and headed for a heatwave of 25 F (-4 C) and possibly more snow tomorrow.

My boys have had three extra days off school and we worked from home for two days.  I love this weather, although it's a bit colder than I'm used to.  Every morning there has been a dazzlingly beautiful sunrise to start the day and no clouds to dim the beauty as the day progresses.  The snow squeaks when you walk on it and doesn't track in on your boots.  It's so much better than that slushy stuff that will be around after it's rained on Friday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: LCat on January 08, 2014, 10:47:26 PM
I don't know how I did it, but I went to college upstate in snow country where we had temps that were -60F with the wind chill factor.

We didn't get snow days. We had to climb the snow/ice covered hills every day. Somehow, the professors were always there.

I used to trudge a mile to the supermarket in the snow to get food and come back.

I can laugh at it all now, but winter was rough there.

Well, time for midnight munchies.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 09, 2014, 06:08:08 AM

 I love this weather, although it's a bit colder than I'm used to.  Every morning there has been a dazzlingly beautiful sunrise to start the day and no clouds to dim the beauty as the day progresses.  The snow squeaks when you walk on it and doesn't track in on your boots.  It's so much better than that slushy stuff that will be around after it's rained on Friday.

It sounds idyllic E77 just the sort of snow I love too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 12, 2014, 04:52:42 PM
It's going to be a scorching in Adelaide for the next five days.

40C + each day.

http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml?ref=hdr
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on January 27, 2014, 05:07:48 PM
A lot of schools/colleges around here are closing tomorrow because of extreme cold temperatures. With the wind chill, it's going to get over -30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 28, 2014, 06:56:26 PM
A lot of schools/colleges around here are closing tomorrow because of extreme cold temperatures. With the wind chill, it's going to get over -30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Between bitterly cold temperatures and lots of snow blowing into huge drifts, many schools in northern Indiana and southern Michigan have been closed since last Thursday and won't start again until this Thursday.  When my younger son learned that there's no school again tomorrow, he complained loudly.  He's tired of being at home with nothing to do!!  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 28, 2014, 09:47:36 PM
Well, it's not that bad in New York City. The 7-10" of snow we had last week is gone from the streets and sidewalks, though it still lingers on in Central Park. After three days last week when the lows were in the single digits (F), and one day (Monday) when it got up to the 40s, we're back in the deep freeze again, but nothing like further West. I think it only got down to about 12 F last night ... it's 18 now, probably dropping only a few more degrees tonight.

So, after hearing from Christopher and Elizabeth77 ... I can't complain.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 30, 2014, 04:59:23 AM
Most of the UK has rain and more rain. We have not seen the sun for days. Scotland has had snow down to about 200 feet. So far we have not seen any this year. Snow would be preferable to this incessant rain.

The Somerset Levels have been under water since Christmas and a couple of villages are still cut off. The only way to reach them is my boat or specially adapted 4 x 4 vehicles.  See the pictures from the Daily Mail below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547737/Drowning-misery-Homes-flooded-month-vast-tracts-farmland-wrecked-lives-hold-staggering-incompetence.html

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 30, 2014, 08:34:51 PM
Most of the UK has rain and more rain. We have not seen the sun for days. Scotland has had snow down to about 200 feet. So far we have not seen any this year. Snow would be preferable to this incessant rain.

The Somerset Levels have been under water since Christmas and a couple of villages are still cut off. The only way to reach them is my boat or specially adapted 4 x 4 vehicles.  See the pictures from the Daily Mail below.

Wow!  After looking at all those pictures, I'll take the snow over the water.  It's well that I'm content with snow since more came down tonight, and we could get another 5 to 7 inches by Saturday night.

Lin, I understand the frustration over no sun for days.  That used to get to me every winter in the UK.  I'm not fond of deep freeze temperatures, but a side benefit is beautiful sunshine.  It really helps.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 15, 2014, 12:48:47 AM
Im a bit worried about the tree out front of our house... It wasnt there this morning...!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 15, 2014, 08:01:28 AM
Im a bit worried about the tree out front of our house... It wasnt there this morning...!

I hope you don't get any damage from falling trees Gant.

I am a bit worried about the tree across the road from my house. It is getting less branches everyday.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on February 15, 2014, 05:11:09 PM
Getting some nasty storms though your way, Gant and Lin?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 16, 2014, 06:47:17 AM
Getting some nasty storms though your way, Gant and Lin?

You could say that Christopher, however Gant will be getting worse weather than we are in the North East.  So far it is the South of the UK that has been hit the hardest.  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 16, 2014, 09:51:57 AM
Yes, even my local all-news station mentioned the storms that hit the London area. :o

Be safe, UK friends!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 16, 2014, 01:53:19 PM
Yes, even my local all-news station mentioned the storms that hit the London area. :o

Be safe, UK friends!

Thank you KC.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 18, 2014, 12:01:59 AM
Snow!  >:(  Enough already!  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Hemlock on February 19, 2014, 03:25:36 PM
The weather sucks in Finland...and with this I end my weather report  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 19, 2014, 06:49:11 PM
The weather sucks in Finland...and with this I end my weather report  ;)

Ditto for Boston.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Elizabeth77 on February 20, 2014, 06:24:19 PM
We had a change of weather today!! :o  There were thunderstorms and it rained all day.  Of course, now that the snow in the back yard is only 6 inches deep instead of 12 inches, it's supposed to get cold again and drop back down to single digit temperatures next week.  I wonder if the lake of water in the front yard will turn into a skating rink.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 21, 2014, 08:28:16 AM
I wonder if the lake of water in the front yard will turn into a skating rink.


You could start your own Winter Olympic Ice Dancing, if it does.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on February 28, 2014, 04:00:53 AM
Like Hemlock said the weather here sucks, we haven't really seen the winter much here. The weather now is like it should be in April.  ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 28, 2014, 06:42:57 AM
We're supposed to be getting more snow Monday.  I throw my hands up!  :D 

Where does Mother Nature live, anyway?....    :knuppel2:
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on April 15, 2014, 09:54:40 PM
New York City, April 14, 2014, 2 PM, 75 F = 24 C:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img802/3681/rhap.jpg)

 :D

New York City, April 15, 2014, around midnight, 33 F = .5 C:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img706/9025/c6o2.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img845/1285/npy0.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img845/4866/po7i.jpg)

 :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on September 05, 2015, 10:16:29 PM

 " Record Setting Three Category Four Storms in Pacific "  :o :o :o :o
 
 http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/record-setting-three-category-four-storms-in-pacific

 
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Hurricanes traversing the Pacific Ocean are often solitary storms. Occasionally they show up in pairs. But according to meteorologists, August 2015 marked the first time in recorded history that three Category 4 storms simultaneously paraded over the central and eastern Pacific.

 (http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/threestormsnight_vir_2015242.jpg)


 " Lightning strikes Delta plane at Atlanta airport "  :o
 
 http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/20/travel/delta-lightning-strike-atlanta-airport-feat/

 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM0HpOOXAAAdTiN.jpg)

 
   Terrific!!  Be careful everyone!!  ???
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 19, 2015, 09:58:49 PM
Hottest spring day in Sydney today since 1982.

42C.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 30, 2015, 10:55:33 PM
First day of summer and it hit 40C.

The way things are looking, I'll have melted away by February 29, 2016.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on November 30, 2015, 11:15:23 PM
First day of summer and it hit 40C.

The way things are looking, I'll have melted away by February 29, 2016.  :o

Do you use C rather than F in Australia? :)

I wish we would have our winter already. The snow we get, melts away. I hope it will be white before Christmas. I really feel like the climate has changed here. The winter doesn't really arrive properly until after the New Year's.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 30, 2015, 11:28:08 PM
Do you use C rather than F in Australia? :) 

Hi satu.

Yep we use Celcius in Australia.

40C = 104F

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on November 30, 2015, 11:31:06 PM
Hi satu.

Yep we use Celcius in Australia.

40C = 104F



I understand the Celsius better, we have it too. I was just wondering why you used it. 40C is quite a bit! But I think I would love it! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 01, 2015, 02:48:38 AM
I was just wondering why you used it. 

Australia changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius in the early 1970's so its what I've always known.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on December 01, 2015, 04:52:30 AM
I've always had the impression that Europe uses C more and the further you go from my point of view, the more they would use F. Seems I was wrong.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on December 14, 2015, 10:34:37 AM
These past two days have been stunning in Tennessee. Temps in the 60's and 70's, which is perfect. But what makes it extraordinary is the wind. I live with woods behind me, and my street is sort of a wind-tunnel, so the wind is literally howling like a pack of wolves, and trees are gusting and leaves are racing down the street, scraping the asphalt in a high pitched scratching sound. It's like a great horror movie, but at the same time, incredibly comforting. And no rain, just wind and gusts. This only happens once or twice a year, and I've never known it to last for more than a few minutes, let alone two days.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 13, 2016, 10:08:08 PM
We just had a nice storm roll through Sydney. The temperature hit 40C today so it's cooled things off but boy, has anyone had a clap of thunder right over the top of your house?

You know how you see the lightning and then count before the thunder cracks, to see how far away the storm is. I didn't have time to count. Sitting on the lounge, I saw the flash and almost simultaneously this crack, which almost had me on the ceiling like Sylvester the cat!!!!! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 13, 2016, 10:15:16 PM
Yes, and I love it. I don't know why, but I find lighting and thunder to be incredibly relaxing.  :idiot2:
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on January 13, 2016, 11:28:19 PM
Yes, and I love it. I don't know why, but I find lighting and thunder to be incredibly relaxing.  :idiot2:

I feel the same way. Violent thunderstorms brings me serenity. Texas has these year round.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 15, 2016, 03:32:15 PM
We just had a nice storm roll through Sydney. The temperature hit 40C today so it's cooled things off but boy, has anyone had a clap of thunder right over the top of your house?

You know how you see the lightning and then count before the thunder cracks, to see how far away the storm is. I didn't have time to count. Sitting on the lounge, I saw the flash and almost simultaneously this crack, which almost had me on the ceiling like Sylvester the cat!!!!! :o

Crikey! 40C one day. Less than 20C the next. Actually had to put a jumper on a work yesterday it was that cold. Bizarre weather!

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/weather-set-to-remain-unstable-as-new-cold-front-heads-towards-east-coast/news-story/d7e3b15fe97bfd8d125a51c55da6c05d
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on January 19, 2016, 02:22:25 AM
I would change places with Schofield Kid right now.. 20C would be a lottery win for me. It's funny when we go on a holiday to Spain or where ever it's around 20C (when we have winter). We put on shorts, t-shirts and sandals while the locals put on sweaters and jackets.  :) We have a lot of refugees right now, I guess they might have a hard time getting used to our weather.  :o


 -28 C.  :P (-18,4 F)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 19, 2016, 03:02:46 AM
Yikes! It's nowhere near that cold here ... it's 17F/-8.3C. But that's cold enough, since we had such a warm December and January has had a number of warm spells, too. It was up to 50F/10C as recently as Saturday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on January 21, 2016, 08:20:32 AM
Anyone around here set to get some of the snow that's traveling through tomorrow into Saturday? I'm not in its path--where I am may get around an inch is all. But some places possibly two feet! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 21, 2016, 01:10:11 PM
The forecast in Nashville is for 3" to 6". That's not much, in comparison. But I don't recall having that much snow here in my 10 years in TN.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 22, 2016, 06:37:32 AM
First it started with an ice storm last night. This morning, snow. It's beautiful. Glad I'm inside and don't need to go out. The fire is lit, and the fridge is stocked. I'm good for camping in for days. This is great.

How's everyone else doing? Are you getting it yet?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on January 22, 2016, 06:54:43 AM
First it started with an ice storm last night. This morning, snow. It's beautiful. Glad I'm inside and don't need to go out. The fire is lit, and the fridge is stocked. I'm good for camping in for days. This is great.
That sounds fun! :D It is nice when it hits and you don't have to get out in it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 22, 2016, 12:41:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bnBHMeO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PNmVmhp.jpg)

Backyard right now, and it's still coming down. Looks like we might already have our forecasted 6".
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 22, 2016, 09:06:15 PM
Goodness! In Tennessee! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on January 22, 2016, 09:11:51 PM
I love the snow covered bench among the trees. It looks more like it's just out in the middle of the woods, instead of being your backyard!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 22, 2016, 09:17:56 PM
That bench has a great story. I had to help WBITW (worst boss in the world) move. He had just bought a historic house and that  bench was in his backyard. It was broken, and covered in green stuff (I still have no idea what it is -- some type of growth, I guess). It was rustic, and awesome. I said if he decided he didn't want that bench, to let me know and I'd take it off his hands. A few months later, his wife tells him to get that eyesore out of her backyard, so he told me I could go get it. And yeah I parked it out there amongst the trees. You don't sit on it, it's just meant to look old and neglected in the woods. I love it.

The snow may have stopped by now. But it snowed the entire day. I think we got somewhere between 6" and 8". It was a big surprise to the dogs when they had to go out in it and it went up to their bellies. Once they got over the coldness of it, they had fun running around. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Conan on January 22, 2016, 09:28:48 PM
  That's a nice backyard, and I'm with you on the bench adding to the scenery.  Where I grew up in Virginia there is a stunning marshland area (in Poquoson if anyone knows P-town) near my parent's place that has a small shipwreck that is visible at low tide, and somehow that boat adds to the view.

  Its getting harder to find housing developments that have a real forest in the backyards.  These days they cram all the houses together.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 22, 2016, 09:59:37 PM
Yeah, I love the privacy of the wooded backyard.  I'm in a development, and the houses are stacked up close together. But, I really liked the woods. in Florida, I lived in a neighborhood with man-made lakes, and the houses went all around the lakes. Then they had a wooded preserve, and my house was on that. I was surprised when I sold the house that the comparable homes in the neighborhood were valued $10k higher if they were on the lake, than on the preserve. You can see everyone's playground sets across the lakes, and hear their music, and see them walking around. I'll never in a million years understand that. There's nothing like a wooded backyard (unless you're lucky enough to live on a body of water large enough to not be able to see across).
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 23, 2016, 07:03:36 AM
It's snowing again this morning!  :)

Let's hear from the Northeasterners who may not be as happy about all the snow. KC, bdc, AKA... how are things in your areas?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 23, 2016, 08:46:45 AM
We've got about a foot in New York City, and counting. The buses will stop running at noon. The Library robocalled me twice (once at 7 AM!!! :o ) to tell me the Library was closed. Thanks very much, I don't work today anyway.

Looks like no Greenmarket for me today. :(

EDIT: Yup, I just checked ...

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Due to inclement weather, the Union Square Greenmarket will be closed on Saturday, January 23rd.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 23, 2016, 09:50:25 AM
They're now saying 20" to 25"" of snow for New York City ... possibly one of the five worst storms all-time. The Governor has declared a state of emergency. This pic of Brooklyn's Prospect Park is from the New York Times website ...

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/01/24/nyregion/23snow-hpslide-16/23snow-hpslide-16-jumbo.jpg)

The weird thing is, we hadn't had any snow at all, not even a sprinkle all winter aside from a light dusting last Sunday. All last week, there were huge machines in Central Park making snow for an annual Winter Festival. And now I just read that it's been canceled!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 23, 2016, 10:14:27 AM
I hope you don't plan on doing your 10 mile run tomorrow. Just stay in and stay warm and safe.

PS... that picture is beautiful. :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: AKA23 on January 23, 2016, 11:26:48 AM
It's similar to NY in DC. I believe there is a state of emergency. The metro system is closed down all weekend, and they're telling everyone to stay off the roads and at home if possible. We're projected to have up to 2.5 feet of snow, which is extremely unusual in DC.

I went to Trader Joes on Thursday in preparation for the storm because I didn't have any food. It was the most packed that I've ever seen it. There was a line to enter the Trader Joes and the line to pay went around the entire perimeter of the store. My cashier said it had been that way since Wednesday morning. I'm just waiting for the storm to pass since I'm not a fan of cold weather at all! I don't have any commitments until Tuesday so if need be I can stay in until then.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on January 23, 2016, 11:47:52 AM
Wow, that sounds crazy (both the amount of snow, and the length of the Trader Joe's line).  Glad you got the supplies and are able to stay inside for a few days!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Conan on January 23, 2016, 02:56:30 PM
  Here in Eastern North Carolina, where things are nowhere near as bad as up North, they treat it like the End Times.  I just ran a few errands with no issues despite lots of businesses being closed.  Its not as fun as cruising around with my old Eagle in the snow, but no problems at all in a Nissan Maxima.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 23, 2016, 03:29:30 PM
This is one of the places where I normally go shopping on Saturdays (the one on the Upper West Side). Can't recall when this happened before:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZb8yIlXEAM9iGI.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 23, 2016, 06:16:19 PM
Here's a few of the pictures I took today. I'll post a link to the rest (or the rest of the ones I uploaded to Flickr) in the Photography thread.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1686/24543276176_7a893a4cca_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1714/24543273586_0ee59d2a99_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1589/24487144791_9463d2f0b4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 24, 2016, 10:13:54 AM
This is from Washington, D.C. ... an escalator in one of their subway stations. :o

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZfNtu3WwAIPrKd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 02, 2016, 05:28:39 PM
It does not get too cold in North Texas but this is not normal. The last three days it has been where you can where shorts and a short sleeved shirt in the afternoon hours if you wanted to.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 02, 2016, 06:14:46 PM
Same here in middle TN. Windows are open tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Charlie on February 02, 2016, 06:25:18 PM
It does not get too cold in North Texas but this is not normal. The last three days it has been where you can where shorts and a short sleeved shirt in the afternoon hours if you wanted to.

It got up to 80 on my truck guage today here in Houston...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on February 03, 2016, 09:53:23 PM
It got up to 80 on my truck guage today here in Houston...

It was a little cooler today but I did not need a jacket Charlie.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 04, 2016, 08:52:55 AM
The weather in the Boston area has been nice lately.  Some rain & wind last night and possibly snow tomorrow.  Forecast is just a couple of inches and that's all right by me.  We had enough snow last year to last a lifetime!  I thought it was funny some wanted to break the record for the most snowfall.  I could've cared less, to be honest.  Hell, if free beer and pizza were involved, I'd have been all for it!  Just glad that whole mess is over.  It was getting so there was hardly anyplace left to move the snow to!  So far, it's been a complete turnaround this season.  Nice enough to go out for walks at lunchtime this week.  Definitely enjoying it while it lasts. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 09, 2016, 12:59:07 PM
A more typical snow day in Tennessee.  About 1-2 inches of snow, and clear roads. I'll spare you all more photos of my bench covered with snow.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 10, 2016, 11:05:31 AM
We've had a couple of snowfalls since my last post.  Nothing major.  Certainly nothing like last February.  The first was about 5-7" of snow and a little on the wet & heavy side.  Nothing my snow thrower couldn't handle, thankfully.  More recently we only got 3-4" and it was the light & fluffly stuff.  Very easy to handle.  We're supposed to get another inch today so no worries there.  So, no complaints so far but it wouldn't break my heart not to see the white stuff again until next winter.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 11, 2016, 09:24:38 AM
We have a not had the usual snow fall this year compared to our norm.(last year 10ft over the full season) We have been warm and melting last week, but not the snow has started to fall, 4" in the last 24hrs, and the temp is back down to -14 Celsius
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 11, 2016, 11:21:22 AM
London is bright, cold and crisp today.. might need my jacket walking over to the pub for the quiz night later ..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 11, 2016, 08:37:09 PM
Down to 20F/-6.67C in New York, and going to fall farther from now till Sunday, all the way down to about 3F/-16C. No snow on the ground though ... the Great Blizzard of '16 wsa pretty much a memory a week ago already.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Charlie on February 11, 2016, 09:48:18 PM
I wore shorts and flip-flops to Lowes today...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 12, 2016, 07:14:40 AM
I wore shorts and flip-flops to Lowes today...

 ;D

Well, it's getting much colder in the Boston area and only going to get colder going into the holiday weekend and next week.  It's going to feel like winter for a change.   8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 12, 2016, 01:15:15 PM
I wore shorts and flip-flops to Lowes today...
I'm jealous lol
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 13, 2016, 04:56:46 PM
Winter has hit Tennessee.  27 degrees (but it says it feels like 19 degrees).  Going down to 20 degrees later tonight. I wonder what temperature that will feel like. I know it's colder than I want to feel.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 13, 2016, 09:20:51 PM
Beautiful summers day here today.  8)

38C and thankfully finished golf just after midday. Watched some poor suckers heading out to the first tee as we were finishing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 14, 2016, 11:07:42 AM
Down to 20F/-6.67C in New York, and going to fall farther from now till Sunday, all the way down to about 3F/-16C.

Turns out the forecast was wrong. From the sidebar on my computer desktop:

(http://i.imgur.com/Cmls7Ub.jpg)

Yes, that was 7:40 AM this morning. And I heard on the radio the official low was -1. Even zero would be the coldest it's been in New York City since 1994! It's still (1:00 PM) just only 9.

For you non-Fahrenheiters:

0F =  -17.8C
-1F =  -18.3C
9F =  -12.8C
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 16, 2016, 08:01:34 AM
Sunday morning:

(http://i.imgur.com/Cmls7Ub.jpg)

Yes, that was 7:40 AM this morning. And I heard on the radio the official low was -1. Even zero would be the coldest it's been in New York City since 1994! It's still (1:00 PM) just only 9.

For you non-Fahrenheiters:

0F =  -17.8C
-1F =  -18.3C
9F =  -12.8C

Tuesday morning, a bit more than 48 hours later:
(http://i.imgur.com/hFtGoV1.jpg)

52F=11.11C.

Fifty-three degrees in two days!  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 16, 2016, 08:35:19 AM
Awoke to about an inch of snow this morning.  A little on the heavy side because it was wet and slushy.  My arms were sore when finished with shoveling.  It wouldn't be so bad if we had a two-car driveway.  Nope, we've got a 7-8 car parking lot!  :D  So, it wasn't horrible this morning but time consuming as usual.  Not only clearing the driveway, but 4 entrances, two staircases of which one is two stories high, the sidewalk and driveway entrance.  The driveway entrance can be the worst sometimes because of plowing.  Definitely a workout, which is okay.  The warm air is definitely a help with melting a lot of what's come down last night.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on February 16, 2016, 10:03:14 AM
Jed, where you live and with that size driveway, a snow blower would be a wonderful help to you, I'm sure! I know those ain't cheap though.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2016, 10:09:59 AM
I've never once in my life shoveled snow. I refuse. A waste of time and energy. I don't have a sidewalk to worry about, so no one cares. I've never fallen on snow in my driveway either. Of course, I don't get feet of snow that prevent me from leaving home like you do in the northeast, then I might.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: AKA23 on February 16, 2016, 12:31:15 PM
I've never once in my life shoveled snow. I refuse. A waste of time and energy. I don't have a sidewalk to worry about, so no one cares. I've never fallen on snow in my driveway either. Of course, I don't get feet of snow that prevent me from leaving home like you do in the northeast, then I might.

That is probably a good policy, Matt! I didn't know this, but shoveling snow can apparently be very dangerous for many people. I saw some doctors on TV saying that shoveling snow for 15 minutes is the cardiovascular equivalent of riding your bike for 5 miles. They said if you aren't in good shape, or have risk factors for heart disease like advanced age, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. that it can be really dangerous to shovel snow. During the blizzard from a few weeks ago, many people apparently died doing that!  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Conan on February 16, 2016, 01:21:46 PM
I've never once in my life shoveled snow. I refuse. A waste of time and energy.

This would be on my "waste of time" list as well, along with ironing (use steam from the shower), vacuuming (this is what roombas are for), and using a leaf blower (higher noise and air pollution emissions than a car just to blow leaves around).
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 16, 2016, 01:26:29 PM
Well, no offense but its certainly not a waste of time when it comes to safety.  I have a wife, two children and a mother-in-law to consider (besides myself).  Not only is it my responsibility to ensure their safety when it comes to coming and going, but also visitors and even those walking by on the sidewalk in front of our home. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 16, 2016, 01:27:18 PM
Jed, where you live and with that size driveway, a snow blower would be a wonderful help to you, I'm sure! I know those ain't cheap though.

We have a snow thrower but unfortunately, there are times where the snow is to low and I have to resort to shoveling only.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Conan on February 16, 2016, 01:28:51 PM
  In your particular case, with young kids and older folks around, then of course its not a waste of time to shovel the walkways.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2016, 02:03:58 PM
Well, no offense but its certainly not a waste of time when it comes to safety.  I have a wife, two children and a mother-in-law to consider (besides myself).  Not only is it my responsibility to ensure their safety when it comes to coming and going, but also visitors and even those walking by on the sidewalk in front of our home. 

Well, yeah... you have to shovel sidewalks if you have them. I believe that's some kind of city or neighborhood policy. But, we don't have them in my neighborhood. And yeah, with all those other people around, I suppose you're in another situation.

Last year, my neighbor across the street sent their teenage son out to shovel their driveway, which was a sheet of ice. That poor kid was out there with a regular flat head shovel, just hammering to break up the ice. His mom kept showing him to get buckets of water from the house to melt it, and he was out there in the cold for HOURS. He kept throwing the shovel in frustration. I could only imagine what he was thinking all day long. That's just sad.

About 3 hours after he was finished, everyone's driveways were melted anyway without any work.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 16, 2016, 02:11:33 PM
Last year, my neighbor across the street sent their teenage son out to shovel their driveway, which was a sheet of ice. That poor kid was out there with a regular flat head shovel, just hammering to break up the ice. His mom kept showing him to get buckets of water from the house to melt it, and he was out there in the cold for HOURS. He kept throwing the shovel in frustration. I could only imagine what he was thinking all day long. That's just sad.

About 3 hours after he was finished, everyone's driveways were melted anyway without any work.

That's what they have rock salt for.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 17, 2016, 02:33:08 AM
That's what they have rock salt for.  ;)

Yeah, I was about to say the same thing. But maybe in Tennessee they don't know what to do with ice in the driveway.

Matt, since I've known you you've lived in Florida and Tennessee ... no wonder you don't shovel snow. My mother moved to Florida for the winter half of the year just to get away from it!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 17, 2016, 03:09:11 PM
We have so little use for rock salt you can't get it when you need it. I was entering a large grocery store during one of the recent snow/ice storms and the parking lot and walkway were sheets of ice -- very dangerous. I overheard a customer complaining to one of the employees that they needed to salt the entry, and he said there was no salt to be had anywhere. I believe it. There are probably 50 bags at the Home Depot, and that's it. We're not used to the snow when we get it. Everything, every business, shuts down.

Now, that being said, I think the grocery store should have found a way to clear their entry area, even if there were no snow shovels available, they should have been out there shoveling it with flat-headed shovels if they had to. That was a law-suit waiting to happen.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 17, 2016, 03:11:12 PM

Matt, since I've known you you've lived in Florida and Tennessee ... no wonder you don't shovel snow. My mother moved to Florida for the winter half of the year just to get away from it!

That's true. But when I lived in New Jersey, even my father, who was an insane leaf raker, set a precedent about not bothering with ice/snow shoveling. I do remember him putting sheets of plywood under the back tires to get a car or truck out of the driveway. That's about it.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 17, 2016, 06:26:03 PM
That's true. But when I lived in New Jersey, even my father, who was an insane leaf raker, set a precedent about not bothering with ice/snow shoveling. I do remember him putting sheets of plywood under the back tires to get a car or truck out of the driveway. That's about it.

Wow, to me, not shoveling is unfathomable.  I guess I could see it if you're single and living alone. You only have yourself to worry about.  Not shoveling is just not an option for me. It's all about safety.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 17, 2016, 07:36:35 PM
Wow, to me, not shoveling is unfathomable. 

         The Unfathomable Snowman!

(http://i.imgur.com/WNgZuMY.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on April 15, 2016, 08:44:42 PM

Again, a big earthquake occurred in Japan!!  :(
Since 11 March 2011, just 5 years after the Great Tohoku earthquake, this time in southern Japan, in Kyushu!!
The region of Kumamoto tremble with the power of about M7 several times since yesterday has made several victims and great damage, unfortunately!  :'(
This is maybe the fate of Japan, in face many of the area of the earthquake!  ???
But I pray that this will calm down as soon as possible !!

 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/16/world/asia/second-powerful-earthquake-strikes-japan.html?ref=world
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 22, 2016, 08:53:34 PM

 Last night, Paris was a storm!! :o

 (http://i.imgur.com/LSFSK52.jpg?1)

 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQSjI1wCQAAGfbu.jpg)

 By Kulik Bertrand
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 24, 2016, 03:29:52 AM
15th straight day of sun and not a drop of rain.  O0
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 27, 2016, 07:24:50 PM
Well, winter has arrived down under. Wet and windy and the temp is only around 10C. (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/Smileys/default/sad.gif)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on May 31, 2016, 09:08:25 PM

 " Weather: Rain record in Paris, road closures and evacuations in several departments "

 " Rain delays French Open on Tuesday following first wash-out since 2000 "

 https://fr.news.yahoo.com/m%C3%A9t%C3%A9o-routes-barr%C3%A9es-%C3%A9vacuations-france-044246215.html

 http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/french-open-delays-in-play-lik/57756407

 
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We had not seen it in Paris in May since 1873. As Marc Hay points out, one of BFMTV weather specialists, such an accumulation of precipitation was not recorded since 1873.

 And the rain continues .

With at present 170 mm rainfall since 1 May, the month of May 2016 was the second wettest month since 1873! However far behind July 2001.

 When I was in Reims this weekend, it rained often unfortunately!!  :(

 I forgot to mention, but it seems that the year worrying because there are 13 new moon this year !! So, take care, everybody!!  ???
 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on June 01, 2016, 10:15:38 PM

 " In Paris, the level of the Seine raises concerns "........  ???

 http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2016/06/01/01016-20160601ARTFIG00370-a-paris-le-niveau-de-la-seine-suscite-des-inquietudes.php

 (http://i.f1g.fr/media/figaro/805x453/2016/06/01/XVM7ae3cf26-2814-11e6-bb15-07d0dc61c50d-805x453.jpg)

 (http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/file/15194192.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on June 02, 2016, 09:35:53 AM
Looks like things are actually getting worse:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/rain-pummels-france-seine-river-overflows-paris-embankments/2016/06/01/fb869770-27ca-11e6-8329-6104954928d2_story.html
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on June 03, 2016, 08:31:08 PM

 Luckily it did not rain today in Paris!!

 But the Chambord Castle is in the water as the Chenonceau Castle ( In the castles of the Loire.) !!  :o  :(

 
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VIDEO. The impressive images of the flooding from Chambord Castle filmed by a drone

 http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2016/06/03/inondation-chateau-chambord-vue-du-ciel_n_10278728.html

 Chteau de Chambord

 (http://www.psbenlyonnais.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/chambord404x211.jpg)


 Chteau de Chenonceau

 (http://www.linternaute.com/sortir/monument/dossier/chateaux-de-la-loire/images/chenonceau.jpg)

 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 04, 2016, 02:45:47 PM
After going weeks without much of a drop, it's all coming down this weekend.

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Stormageddon: Weather pummels NSW

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Emergency services received more than 3000 calls for help on Saturday as wind and rain pummelled NSW, dimming Sydney's Vivid, threatening to split pines trees asunder, and flooding five river systems across the state.

But a reprieve is expected, with the intense weather system over the NSW Coast forecast to ease on Sunday morning.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/stormageddon-weather-pummels-nsw-dims-vivid-festival-floods-23-river-systems-20160604-gpbnzg.html



Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 27, 2016, 12:16:31 AM
Coldest day in Sydney for 20 years. Top temp of 11.2 degrees Celsius.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Rawhide7 on June 30, 2016, 09:14:42 PM
wow thats pretty cold in Austrailia.  No golf today! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 30, 2016, 10:32:49 PM
wow thats pretty cold in Austrailia.  No golf today! :)

Played last sunday and the temp didn't get above 12 degrees celsius. 0 when we arrived at the course.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Rawhide7 on July 01, 2016, 12:03:37 AM
Sk you are a die hard golfer. That would be to cold for me. Not sure how cold that is in degrees. But seems like it would be too cold for golf. Did you play well?  Did the weather affect your game very much?

Thanks
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on July 01, 2016, 01:32:11 AM
^12 degrees Celsius is 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit. And it is degrees, either way. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 01, 2016, 03:45:20 AM
Did you play well?  Did the weather affect your game very much?

I played ok with just one bad hole that let me down. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on October 05, 2016, 09:25:19 PM
(https://s.w-x.co/staticmaps/MAX_WEB_TROP_ATL14_swath_1280x720.jpg)

This is a serious hurricane that may hit the U.S. mainland tomorrow.

Richard, Conan, and any other members in the Southeastern U.S., I hope you're prepared and evacuating if you need to, or hunkering down. Be safe.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-matthew-united-states-impacts
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard on October 06, 2016, 10:50:09 AM
Riding out Hurricane Matthew here...and then weather should clear for the weekend I hope!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 06, 2016, 11:45:03 AM
Riding out Hurricane Matthew here...and then weather should clear for the weekend I hope!

Stay safe, Richard.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and all in Matthew's path.


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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2016, 11:49:28 AM
Richard -- come to Tennessee, and I'll put you up. This is not a typical hurricane. This one is looking bad.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2016, 12:07:27 PM
President Obama Issues State of Emergency for Florida: Gov. Rick Scott Says of Hurricane Matthew: 'This Will Kill You'

https://weather.com/news/news/hurricane-matthew-florida

There's a video on this page that I'd like to embed here, but it's not on YouTube, so I don't know how. Still, it's been a LONG time (if ever) that I've seen a headline say of a hurricane "THIS WILL KILL YOU".  So, at the very least, think about getting out of Dodge.

Oh, and Richard, according to your Governor:

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"Do not surf," Scott said. "Do not go on the beach. This will kill you." Scott said Floridans on Atlantic coast should expect to lose power, "possibly for a long period of time."
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2016, 01:13:10 PM
Don't even know that there's time to get out anymore. Stay safe Richard, and everyone else in its path.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard on October 06, 2016, 01:37:45 PM
I am going surfing tomorrow again!!!  Weather is not that bad in Fort Lauderdale.

Central / North Florida will be bad.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2016, 01:44:23 PM
 ;D Ahhhhh youth. Okay, keep checking in with us.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2016, 04:42:31 PM
https://weather.com/news/news/hurricane-matthew-haiti-deaths

(https://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/ap_16280519757754.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)

Haiti's death toll at 270 now, with 370,000 in need of assistance. Thousands of homes destroyed.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2016, 06:47:45 PM
Here's a live feed that's being undated during the hurricane if you don't have TV or cable.

https://www.youtube.com/v/tdGJ0FuAvoQ

Direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdGJ0FuAvoQ
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: AKA23 on October 06, 2016, 06:54:03 PM
My cousin works for Disney and lives in Orlando. Disney is being closed down and Orlando is supposed to be in the hurricane zone, so I'm pretty concerned about her. I called her and she said she's staying with a friend and that they seemed pretty prepared, so I hope she'll be ok! She said they'd probably lose power for a couple of days so not to panic if I don't hear from her, but that she'll try to call to let me know how she's doing. I will be saying a prayer for her! Stay safe Conan, Richard and any other affected board members. If you are in the hurricane zone and are told to evacuate, please do so. Don't try to be "Dirty Harry" and brave the elements thinking you will be ok. Be smart, be safe, and let us know how you all are doing! :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 20, 2016, 03:19:54 PM
Summer is arriving early. Mid 30's for the next couple of days. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on November 20, 2016, 03:22:15 PM
And we have the exact opposite. First freeze in Tennessee this weekend.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on November 20, 2016, 04:24:24 PM
Around here on Friday it was like 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and then Saturday it was in the 30s. I heard the average for this time of year is in the 50s. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Agent's Ghost on November 20, 2016, 04:33:04 PM
Around here on Friday it was like 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and then Saturday it was in the 30s. I heard the average for this time of year is in the 50s. :D

And then... there was nothing.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on November 22, 2016, 08:16:04 AM
I'm in Tokyo right now and felt those tremors last night.. Thought my room was gonna shake apart..,
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on November 22, 2016, 09:21:08 AM
Woah. I was worried about Higgy -- no idea you were there too.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Canadian Lady on November 22, 2016, 09:45:24 AM
I'm in Tokyo right now and felt those tremors last night.. Thought my room was gonna shake apart..,
Stay safe Gant!

Weather here is currently -13 celsius, snow falling.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on November 22, 2016, 11:58:56 AM
All seems fine now... In fact the weather is beautiful ..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on November 22, 2016, 07:38:06 PM
This is the first I'd heard of the earthquake off the coast of Japan ...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/09/22/earthquake-tokyo-japan/90882640/

Stay safe Gant!

Weather here is currently -13 celsius, snow falling.

Always nice to hear from you, Canadian Lady! :)

In New York, it's 39 F = 3.89 C, and windy ... I was thinking it was cold, but after reading CL's post, I've changed my mind! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on November 23, 2016, 12:55:33 PM
Weather here in Japan is beautiful. Bright and crisp.
We're touring all over.. Such a beautiful country..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on November 23, 2016, 01:44:13 PM
Woah. I was worried about Higgy -- no idea you were there too.
I'm in Tokyo right now and felt those tremors last night.. Thought my room was gonna shake apart..,

When we watched NHK World the day before yesterday, the screen turned red and suddenly the Breaking News began!! :o :o
I was feeling very uneasy reminding me of 2011 3 .11!!  ??? :(  And I worried about my friends' safety in the Kanto region and were calling!
Fortunately, the tsunami like 5 years ago did not occur and I was relieved!!

OMG!! Gant was in Tokyo?  I am glad that you are safe!!
But please be careful during your stay in Japan. Because it can still happen! ???
Please cover your head with a hat when you are going out! And when your are in room and if  you encounter a big earthquake, you escape to the toilet but do not close the door!!    In addition the weather forecast predicted that the snowfall in Tokyo !! :o   (And again it already snowed two weeks ago in PARIS !!  :o)

Take care of you Gant and hope you enjoy Japan anyway!! :)


Remarks,
2016 is a year with 13 new moons! And there was the greatest super moon too!!  Unfortunately they do not seem to have a positive impact on the attraction of the moon!   In Japan, for example, there was a great earthquake that occurred in Kyushu in April and Hokkaido was hit by the typhoon for the first time and suffered great damage!  :(     Ecuador, Italy also suffered by the great earthquakes!  :(   And in other parts of the world there were many damage from floods caused by typhoons!  :(

And 2016 is not over yet!  What will happen from now?  ???
In any case I just pray safety for you all !!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on November 24, 2016, 01:06:55 AM
Thank you Higgy I will remember your advice.
I'm in Nigata now. No snow but quite cold.. Ate Sushi today and loved it.. 🙂
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 14, 2016, 10:47:05 PM
You gotta love a Sydney summer. At 4:30pm the last three days;

Tuesday: 37C

Wednesday: 38C

Thursday: 16C
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on December 18, 2016, 12:37:16 AM
Fogbound  :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 18, 2016, 07:39:14 AM
It's been icy in my area this weekend.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 18, 2016, 08:30:06 AM
We've had snow,  which has melted now, as it's 54 degrees F. Hard to remember it was as cold as 17 degrees on Friday.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2016, 08:57:01 AM
We've had a really unusual few days here in TN.  High winds nearly constant for two days -- tornado warnings last night. It must have been nearly 80 degrees yesterday afternoon, and then I woke up to a snow dusting this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 18, 2016, 02:59:56 PM
It must have been nearly 80 degrees yesterday afternoon, and then I woke up to a snow dusting this morning.
:o  We had that sort of thing a few weeks ago in Ohio. It was maybe over 70 degrees one day and the temperature dropped drastically the next.

I mentioned about the ice all this weekend though. We got hit with some freezing rain Friday and Saturday nights. The temperature did get a little above freezing yesterday, but not so much today. You can see ice on individual blades of grass walking around the yard. It looks cool, especially trees, but driveways are all slippery.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 18, 2016, 09:57:59 PM
Back down below freezing here now ... going down to 25F tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: -satu- on December 19, 2016, 05:52:02 AM
We had about -15-20C (5F- -4F) before but now it looks like we're getting an english weather. 0C (32F), and foggy. Raindrops here and there. We have snow but I hope it doesn't melt away before Christmas. Luckily, during the night it's close to -5C (23F).
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 19, 2016, 08:00:06 AM
It's looking like by next Saturday, the temperature will be 40 degrees F. so there won't be a white Christmas this year. And it shouldn't be an icy one either, which is great.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on December 19, 2016, 04:27:20 PM
Very mild here today... 46 f
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: higashimori on December 24, 2016, 08:47:50 PM

 ‌‌‌‌" The cloud of father christmas!"  8)

 (http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article9497128.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/PROD-PAYSWNS_SANTA_CLOUD_01.jpg)

 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/father-christmas-really-see-everything-9498576

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2016, 02:18:12 PM
We had our first 40C day on Thursday.  :o

I drove to work Friday morning just after 2am and the temp was still 28C. Thank God for air conditioning.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 19, 2017, 07:08:08 PM
Crikey, Wednesday was brutal. Got up for work at 4am and its 30 degrees already. It was the hottest night on record. It reached 42 by the time I left work in the afternoon before a southerly change blew in and cooled things down.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on January 19, 2017, 10:15:57 PM
2016 was the hottest year on record. The New York Times featured this graphic on its front page today (I can only link to it, because it combines text with the image):

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/18/science/earth/2016-hottest-year-on-record.html

From the accompanying story (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/science/earth-highest-temperature-record.html):

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Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.

The findings come two days before the inauguration of an American president who has called global warming a Chinese plot and vowed to roll back his predecessors efforts to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.

In reality, the Earth is heating up, a point long beyond serious scientific dispute, but one becoming more evident as the records keep falling. Temperatures are heading toward levels that many experts believe will pose a profound threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.

In 2015 and 2016, the planetary warming was intensified by the weather pattern known as El Nio, in which the Pacific Ocean released a huge burst of energy and water vapor into the atmosphere. But the bigger factor in setting the records was the long-term trend of rising temperatures, which scientists say is being driven by increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2017, 03:16:16 AM
February is always the hottest month here and this week is a scorcher. 35C yesterday, 38C today, 40C tomorrow. A couple of lower temps on Tuesday and Wednesday before heating up towards the end of the week and next weekend with it close to 40C again.

The heat never bothered me as a kid but now it knocks the sails right outta me.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 08, 2017, 09:35:47 PM
We're expecting a little snow tomorrow ... 8 to 12 inches, starting around the morning rush. And I just got the word:

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Due to the oncoming snow storm, all units of the Library will be closed on Thursday, February 9.

Hot dog!!!! A snow day!!! :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 08, 2017, 09:52:02 PM
You never outgrow the excitement of a snow day!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 08, 2017, 09:58:54 PM
Hotter than Hades here for the next three days. 40 C -  44C. :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 08, 2017, 10:03:44 PM
Wish I could send you some of that snow we're supposed to get tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on February 09, 2017, 06:26:26 AM
That's great, KC! I still enjoy it when I get snow days. We just got a little last night though. The funny thing is that Tuesday it was around 60 degrees F. and then yesterday we got snow. :D
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 09, 2017, 10:25:23 AM
Yeah, it was 60 F or more on Wednesday here too, and now it's in the 20s. The snow has about stopped in the city. I'm going out for a walk later on. I think we got between 8 and 12 inches, though it doesn't look like that much out my window. The way the Governor is going on about it on the window, you'd think it was Snowpocalypse Now.

Times Square, early this morning:
(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/02/10/nyregion/10weather3_hp/10weather3_hp-superJumbo.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 09, 2017, 10:52:48 AM
Hope we get to see some of your pictures soon. Yeah, this Times Square photo just looks like a dusting.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on February 09, 2017, 10:57:47 AM
To be fair, it was just after the snow started.

There are some great pictures gathered from social media here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/snowstorm-new-york-city-photos_us_589c9217e4b04061313beecb

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on February 09, 2017, 11:03:07 AM
Better pics, but yours will be better than those.

Very cold and windy here in TN today, but no snow. We had the 60's yesterday also, and then down to the 20's last night. It's currently 35. The trees had started to bloom thinking it was Spring.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 10, 2017, 04:36:03 PM
Hotter than Hades here for the next three days. 40 C -  44C. :o

Got through Friday's 40C. Let's see what happens with today's 44C!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 11, 2017, 01:46:41 AM
Cold, wet, grey and miserable here now... Very typical February weather...
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 29, 2017, 06:33:02 PM
radar (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/national_radar_sat.loop.shtml)

A huge east coast low over Australia now in the wake of cyclone Debbie.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on April 05, 2017, 01:23:57 PM
I guess this is the place to post this...

How To See April's Stunning Full Pink Moon (http://www.refinery29.com/2017/04/148123/april-full-pink-moon-2017)

(http://s3.r29static.com//bin/entry/639/x/1771004/image.png)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on June 19, 2017, 10:00:12 PM
My God... London is the hottest place in the world right now... !!!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 20, 2017, 08:10:53 PM
I always get a giggle when the Brits complain about the heat. What is it? High 20's or something?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on June 20, 2017, 10:06:07 PM
33 !!!!!!!! We're melting over here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on June 20, 2017, 10:08:06 PM
Ok, maybe not quite the hottest place in the world :) but God it feels it.. It's the longest run of this heat here since our famous summer of 76..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 20, 2017, 10:44:23 PM
33!! Yikes.

Has it been just one day or over several days. That's when I feel the pinch, when it's 35C + for a few days straight.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on June 20, 2017, 11:21:31 PM
3 days now.. 34 predicted for today.. we just aint used to it over here :)

Only one thing can help..

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQM201fU88QfwOGnla_D7j5z2voI0yC6YxNEiX-cIZZesIsTYJdYA)

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on June 21, 2017, 09:42:31 AM
Ok, maybe not quite the hottest place in the world :) but God it feels it.. It's the longest run of this heat here since our famous summer of 76..

Hotter than many Spanish resorts. Can't believe us Brits Gant. People complaining its too hot, I am loving it!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on June 21, 2017, 07:31:03 PM
Chill out, boys ...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/business/flying-climate-change.html

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In recent days, American Airlines has been forced to cancel more than 40 flights in Phoenix. The reason: With daytime highs hovering around 120 degrees, it was simply too hot for some smaller jets to take off. Hotter air is thinner air, which makes it more difficult and sometimes impossible for planes to generate enough lift.

120 degrees Fahrenheit works out to 48.9 degrees Celsius. For days at a time.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: TWOMULES on June 22, 2017, 02:45:35 AM
Chill out, boys ...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/business/flying-climate-change.html

120 degrees Fahrenheit works out to 48.9 degrees Celsius. For days at a time.

48.9 Wow! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 22, 2017, 02:50:48 AM
48.9 Wow! :o

46 is the hottest I've experienced. It was last summer. The day our a/c broke down. :(
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on June 23, 2017, 05:44:21 AM
This weekend is going to be really nice in Ohio. Around mid-70s Fahrenheit, which I see would be around 24 degrees Celsius. It's been a little warmer and humid through much of this week.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on June 25, 2017, 06:44:09 AM
Just got back from a weekend in Finland.. Much cooler and fresher but still sunny....
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on August 29, 2017, 07:28:42 PM
Roll call --

How are our Texas members doing with the flooding in East Texas? Check in!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: mgk on August 29, 2017, 08:39:09 PM
Forgot my password so had to go through all those steps to retrieve it!   That's what I get for being away so long.

Anyway, I am fine.  I live in Katy, TX which is about 25 miles west of Houston.  We got over 30 inches at my house but, thankfully, no flooding.  My son lives about five minutes from me and he is fine, too.  There were some major concerns for a while because I live where a bayou runs behind my house (part of a Federal Reserve) but it never even threatened.  The scariest part for us, if there really was one, is that our subdivision was cut off from the rest of the world for about 36 hours.  It's a strange feeling to know that no one can get to you if you need them.

Compared to everyone in this area, my concerns were minimal.  Who would have thought we could get between 30 and 50 inches of rain (depending on where you lived) and NOT all be floating away.  I feel so sorry for those who are suffering so much.  Cleaning up and rebuilding will take forever!

I use to live in Victoria, TX and they got hit hard.  I still own one rent house there and it took some serious damage.  Trees were blown over...one on the roof...and knocked a big hole in it and all of the carpet was ruined.  (I could send you pictures but have forgotten how to do that, too.). I've already filed a claim and the adjuster is supposed to be there by the end of the week.  With the deductible, I guess that will cost a pretty penny.  Ugh!

But, all in all, I am grateful I'm still here (with no major problems) and my extended family is safe.  I have a great deal to be thankful for.

(Forgot how to use the smilies, too.  Otherwise this post would have been more colorful.  LOL)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on August 29, 2017, 09:02:15 PM
Wow!  :o  It's great to hear from you and that you and your family made it through okay.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on August 30, 2017, 01:21:26 AM
Thanks for checking in, mgk! So glad to hear you and your family are all OK. 50 inches of rain is unfathomable (literally). :o

We heard from Richard Earl in another thread, so I assume he is OK as well. But what a lot of suffering and loss. My sympathies to everyone in the disaster area!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: mgk on August 30, 2017, 04:03:42 PM
Beware, Matt!  It's headed your way.  I don't know how strong it will be when it reaches you but don't underestimate Harvey!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Christopher on August 30, 2017, 04:34:20 PM
Glad everything is okay where you are, mgk!
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on August 30, 2017, 05:15:32 PM
Beware, Matt!  It's headed your way.  I don't know how strong it will be when it reaches you but don't underestimate Harvey!

It's been raining all day-- and we're due for three days of rain. But, it's nothing...  nothing... like what Texas got. We'll be completely fine. I don't think we'll have any flooding here.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Richard Earl on August 30, 2017, 05:54:10 PM
I am south of Ft. Worth and it did not come close to us. I have friends in the Houston area that got it hard. I have been watching The Weather Channel the last few days and it is absolutely catastrophic  in parts of South Texas.  That water is going to be there for a while. 
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on September 04, 2017, 06:28:12 PM
Well, it looks like we're in for another major hurricane. Hurricane Irma is currently tracked to make landfall in Florida on Friday and is currently a Category 4, and they're saying it could be anywhere from a 3 to a 5 when (if) it hits. Hope all our Florida members, including Richard our board administrator, stay safe.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Matt on September 09, 2017, 09:02:17 AM
I heard from Richard that he's staying in South Florida. He's down in the Miami area, and it looks like they will be spared most of Irma's wrath. It's currently looking to hit Southwest Florida, from Marco to Naples/Ft Myers. I'm glad today (more than ever) that I moved away from there. But, my father's house is right on the water near Marco Island. He's safe in NJ now, fortunately.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: AKA23 on September 09, 2017, 07:21:56 PM
What a pleasant surprise to hear from MGK! O0 Glad you are safe, but sorry to hear of the damage to your rental property! The fact that you forgot your password from lack of use means that you will just have to check in here a lot more often moving forward  :)
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2017, 12:37:09 AM
The first month of summer this year has produced some scorchers already. 7 or 8 days where the temp has surpassed 40C!!

The heat never bothered me as a kid but the older I get it really knocks me around now.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 30, 2017, 01:55:08 AM
The first month of summer this year has produced some scorchers already. 7 or 8 days where the temp has surpassed 40C!!

The heat never bothered me as a kid but the older I get it really knocks me around now.

Just the opposite here. We're having a really unusual extended December cold wave! :o

It's 16 F (-9 C) here now, and I don't think it's been above 20 F (-6.7 C) since Christmas Day.  It may get up to the 20s today, but then it's going to snow ... then back to the deep freeze through at least the beginning of next week.

And New York has it good compared with the Midwest ... in Chicago it's 7F/-14C, in Duluth, MN, it's -3 F/-19C!

Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on December 31, 2017, 11:11:19 PM
Just after 1 AM in NYC, 1/1/2018 ... it is 6F/-15C here now. I can't imagine how people managed to stand for hours in Times Square waiting for midnight! :o
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 05, 2018, 01:33:54 PM
Just saw some footage of severe freezing flood waters in Boston. Hope Brian is safe and well?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 09, 2018, 06:07:04 PM
Just saw some footage of severe freezing flood waters in Boston. Hope Brian is safe and well?

He hasn't posted since last year. Hope he's ok?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on February 14, 2018, 04:16:52 AM
I've had enough now... Wet, grey,cold... I just want it to be Spring..
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on March 01, 2018, 10:37:48 AM
Heavy snow here now... Britain has shut down

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Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 01, 2018, 10:43:26 AM
Is it unusual to have this amount of snow so late in winter?
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: KC on March 01, 2018, 11:10:45 PM
We're supposed to get one to three inches tomorrow. After a downpour of rain. March is not for sissies.
Title: Re: The Weather Thread
Post by: Gant on March 02, 2018, 12:31:52 AM
It's quite unusual for us to have snow at all.... Hence we're not really geared up for dealing with it..